Phoenix Fan Fusion 2022 Has Been Rescheduled – Here’s Why

A crowd inside the Phoenix Convention Center during Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019.
A crowd inside the Phoenix Convention Center during Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019. Benjamin Leatherman
If you’re hoping to attend Phoenix Fan Fusion next year, your plans are about to change. The popular geek event's been moved deeper into 2022 on the calendar, and you probably can guess why.

Square Egg Entertainment, the local company behind the convention, announced on Tuesday they’re rescheduling Phoenix Fan Fusion for Memorial Day weekend because of concerns over the growing spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. The multi-day convention was originally set to take place from January 14 to 16 at the Phoenix Convention Center and will now happen from May 27 to 29.

A statement by Square Egg posted to social media read: “We’ve been looking forward to seeing you all at our next convention, unfortunately, we’re going to have to wait just a bit longer. Considering the current degree of uncertainty over the Delta variant surge we will not be holding our, 2022 convention … We feel this is the best option, as the safety and well-being of our attendees and participants is of utmost concern to us.”

Phoenix Fan Fusion last took place in May 2019 as last year’s event was canceled because of COVID-19. A 2021 edition was originally considered by Square Egg before the company postponed it until January 2022.

Square Egg also said that any tickets purchased for 2022 will be automatically transferred over to the new dates. Anyone with questions or concerns about the matter is asked to e-mail [email protected].
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.