Nerd Culture

5 Must-See Guests at Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2015 in Phoenix

When it all boils down to it, comic book conventions are ultimately about just that: comic books. While it seems like most 'cons both locally and nationally include every possible aspect of geekdom imaginable -- ranging from science fiction and fantasy to video games, costuming, fan fiction, RPGs, and animation -- the very heart of such events is the pulpy adventures of superheroes and supervillains.

And at the annual Amazing Arizona Comic Con, which has been taking place every year since 2011, the focus is largely on the sequential art medium and the various creators and scribes that populate it. Hence the reason why its lengthy list of guests is heavy on comic book gurus and artists, including many notable names from the trade.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.