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Archer! Oogie Boogie! TARDIS Prime! Behold the Cosplay of Phoenix Comicon

Last week I braved the 108 degree heat of the Arizona desert to visit the Phoenix Comicon. It was my first time attending the Southwest’s premiere geekapalooza, which was stuffed with as many attendees as the Phoenix Convention Center could hold. Seriously, check out the crowds in just the one of the convention center’s lobbies in this photo — it’s easy to see why some folks are calling Phoenix the nation’s third largest comic con (after San Diego and New York).

Phoenix crowds

Amidst the numerous film and TV celebrities in attendance — including Adam West, Nathan Fillion, Bruce Campbell, Stephen Amell, John Barrowman, and John Rhys-Davies — were comic book luminaries like Stan Lee, Chris Claremont (fresh off his cameo in X-Men: Days of Future Past), Todd McFarlane, Mark Bagley, and The Walking Dead‘s original artist Tony Moore. But the most eye-catching folks present were, as always, the co-splayers, costumed as Disney princesses, cyberpunks, monsters, elves, supervillains, and superheroes — including Nerdist’s own Holly Conrad (Host of Try This at Home) as the best damn Doctor Strange I’ve ever seen at a comic book convention. But the top prize must go to the clever chap who designed his very own TARDIS Prime costume out of cardboard. It’s the little touches that make this dual love letter to Doctor Who and the Transformers work, like the Tom Baker scarf and the Silence “skin” markings. Well done, sir!

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  1. El_Barto says:

    Hey Lisa
    Where did you put the toenail clippers?

  2. SimplyGoon says:

    Yes this will be the last time i come to your site until you guys hire a competent Web Developer.

  3. Melissa says:

    I love your cosplay photos but looking at them is a pain. A gallery, one you can click back and forth and see the photos at normal size would be really very nice. 

  4. Dear website admin, it is 2014…Please learn how to place photos into a gallery instead of all on separate pages…please? It is not so bad on a pc, but is annoying to a level beyond comprehension on mobile the way you guys do pics.