Nerd Culture

Saboten Con 2015 at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

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Benjamin Leatherman
Cosplaying attendees of Saboten Con 2015.
Fans of anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture in general — many of whom were adorned in colorful and spectacular costumes — converged on the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel to celebrate such genres and art forms during the annual Saboten Con from Friday, September 4, to Monday, September 7. The largest event of its kind in Arizona, and one of the biggest in the southwest, the four-day event featured several thousand in attendance, hundreds of panels devoted to anime and J-culture, countless cosplayers, and a enormous vendor hall.

Photos by Benjamin Leatherman