Phoenix Fan Fusion is an annual festival dedicated to speculative fiction and entertainment, including cartoons, books and films. It started in 2002 as the Phoenix Cactus Comicon and lasted for just six hours. Less than 500 people attended that first year with tickets they purchased for $3. It later grew to include two days and now offers three days of fun and excitement. This is your chance to meet the illustrators and writers behind your favorite comic books and stop by panels and workshops as you enter contests and competitions. It is held at the Phoenix Convention Center, and Phoenix Fan Fusion features tons of guests and planned activities.
Phoenix Fan Fusion is beyond a comic con. It's the three-day signature pop culture event of the southwest ... with the silly, quirky name. Enjoy more than 1,000 hours of events, Q&As, Photo Ops, Costume Contests, Fan Panels, Workshops, Gaming tournaments, and the largest exhibitor hall of vendors and artists in Arizona!
Spend the weekend with others and discover your inner geek!
To help guests find everything they need, Phoenix Fan Fusion works with the Phoenix Convention Center to offer amenities for guests. This includes ATMs for withdrawing some last-minute cash, clean restrooms and Wi-Fi.
Phoenix Fan Fusion will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center at:
100 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Although there are no provisions for RV camping at the event itself, there are some nice RV parks near downtown Phoenix with amenities that you can use when you get back from the convention, including Wi-Fi, swimming pools, hot tubs, miniature golf courses and lending libraries. Some even offer scheduled activities that let you have fun before the convention. Some of the top RV parks near the Phoenix Convention Center include:
• Covered Wagon RV Park
• Twin Palms RV Park
• Desert Shadows RV Resort
• Eagle View RV Resort
• Desert's Edge RV Park
• North Phoenix Campground
Thanks to RVshare, finding and booking an RV rental for your trip to Phoenix Fan Fusion is a breeze. Not only can you search for a rental for the weekend or the whole week, but you can look for rentals based on how much you want to spend or how many people are in your group. Instead of cramming your whole group into a cramped hotel room, you can stay in an RV with more space. When you rent from RVshare, you can find owners who will meet you at the airport with an RV when you fly into town and those who will deliver the rental to the campground or park that you choose. You can make arrangements to have them pick up the RV when you leave too.
Phoenix Fan Fusion works with several hotels to get discounted rates for guests of the convention, so you have plenty of lodging choices if you aren’t camping in an RV at one of the above-mentioned campgrounds. You can view all the top hotels online and see how much they charge for parking and the nightly rate. One popular choice is the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, which offers single and double rooms for $138 a night and triple and quad rooms for $148 per night. When you split the cost with your group, you can save even more. This hotel also charges $25 per night for self-parking and $35 for valet parking but provides free Wi-Fi. Most of the hotels in downtown Phoenix offer similar rates for Fan Fusion guests, including the:
• Hyatt Regency Phoenix
• Hilton Garden Inn
• Embassy Suites Phoenix Downtown North
• Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport
You can take the Valley Metro Rail from almost anywhere in the city to get to Phoenix Fan Fusion. It costs $4 for a one-day pass and $2 per ride. There are two entrances from the light rail that will help you get to the convention on Washington and 3rd Street and Jefferson and 3rd Street.
The Phoenix Convention Center is conveniently located in the heart of the downtown area. Many of the streets are one-way only, which can be confusing for out-of-town guests. The best way to get there is via light rail. If you come by car, you'll want to take Washington Street and turn right on 3rd Street, which will take you directly to the convention center. You can also travel north on Central Avenue and turn right on Washington Street. The parking garages are on the north and south sides of the convention center near the intersections of Washington Street and Monroe Street.
You can park in any of the lots around downtown Phoenix or reserve a parking spot in advance. While spots are usually available for $12 per day, the cost often rises during special events. When you reserve a spot online, you pay as little as $20 per day and receive a guaranteed spot near the convention center. Both the North Phoenix Garage and the East Phoenix Garage will remain open until the convention ends. You can also reserve a spot in the Jefferson Street Garage online and receive a 25 percent discount. There are more than 4,000 spots available in the covered parking garage. You should keep in mind that you cannot leave during the day and return to your spot. None of these garages offer in-and-out access. Bicycle and motorcycle parking are available too.
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