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PSA: Some Cosplayers/Vendors Feel Vulnerable At Upcoming Phoenix Comicon

PSA: Some Cosplayers/Vendors Feel Vulnerable At Upcoming Phoenix Comicon To begin I want to say that I love and adore Phoenix Comicon. Their event blew my mind when I went my first time in 2012 and was one of the major factors in me starting The Geek Lyfe. I know just how hard everyone works because I have friends who work as staff for Phoenix Comicon and don’t want to miscommunicate my feel...

10 Ways To Have A Great Convention Experience

10 Ways To Have A Great Convention Experience I love conventions, including every single aspect of them from the guests to staff to events and panels. I have been attending various conventions for years and now feel confident that I know my way around events well enough so I can have fun without going broke or getting stressed about minor problems. However I remember in vivid detail just how lost ...

Phoenix Comicon’s Latest Survey Making Folks Feel Uncomfortable

Phoenix Comicon’s Latest Survey Making Folks Feel Uncomfortable It is not uncommon for a convention to follow up with its fans by emailing them with information and announcements for their upcoming events. In fact, these emails are often met with praise because it allows the convention attendees to be in the know about what they care about or even get to participate in making the event bette...

Phoenix Comicon Requires Volunteers To Pay To Work

Phoenix Comicon Requires Volunteers To Pay To Work *Note: We have been notified that an image of a pirate group from Arizona has been accidentally used by Facebook for the preview image. We would like to inform readers that this group is in no way involved in what is going on. The image intended for the preview link is the cover photo. Phoenix Comicon is Arizona’s largest comic book conventi...

The Geek Lyfe Is Thankful!

The Geek Lyfe Is Thankful!  Hey everyone! My name is DeAngelo Murillo AKA Darth Mexican and I am the founder of The Geek Lyfe. I wanted to take a moment this morning to recount my origin story of how I started The Geek Lyfe so many years ago. I started a humble blogspot blog back in 2012 and basically used it to share my favorite memes and occasionally write articles that contained my personal tho...

Fan Fest 2016 Review

Fanfest 2016 Review As most folks know in Arizona, Phoenix Comicon is by far the greatest comic book convention every year. It made many con goers sad when it’s time came and went then we had nothing but 12 long months to wait before the next event. However, when Fan Fest rolled out a few years ago, this changed! It was originally held in the harsh Arizona winter where geeks would travel thr...

Interview – Talk Nerdy to Me: A Byte of Burlesque

  Interview – Talk Nerdy to Me: A Byte of Burlesque Phoenix Comicon has now gone over the horizon; and with it, the memories and experiences that many Arizonians only experience once a year.  The capes are hung up, the $5 prints stored safely in the back of a closet (I’ll get a frame for them one day, I swear!), and cosplayers are already drawing up plans for next year.  There is,...

Review: Phoenix Comicon 2016

Review: Phoenix Comicon 2016 For convention goers in Arizona, we know that Phoenix Comicon is the big daddy of geeky events in our state. Every year we all look forward to the big headliners, cosplay debuts, new products sold by vendors, panels, and so much more! 2016 was hyped up like any past Comicon, however it did face it’s own series of challenges with record breaking heat and no major ...

Ring Light Photo Gallery – Phoenix Comicon 2016

Ring Light Photo Gallery – Phoenix Comicon 2016 This weekend at Phoenix Comicon I had come along with the idea of the Cosplayers and their Day Jobs project, which turned out to be a blast! Meanwhile one of our photographers, and a good friend of mine, Deegan Marie of Deegan Marie Photography had a brilliant idea of her own. She wanted to bring along a ring light to help capture the true beau...

Photo Gallery – Cosplayer Jobs – Phoenix Comicon 2016

Photo Gallery –  Cosplayer Jobs – Phoenix Comicon 2016 Phoenix Comicon 2016 has come and gone, we’re still getting our review written up and our photos together for our gallery but until then, I wanted to show you all this awesome project I did during the convention! I love the world of  cosplay/cosplayers, I always want to know more than just how they built their costumes but wh...

The Geek Lyfe Photo Shoots: Phoenix Comicon

The Geek Lyfe Photo Shoots: Phoenix Comicon If you cosplay, you more than likely but a ton of effort into your costume, make up, and may even alter your diet or workout so you have the body you desire for the character. By the end of the convention there will be wear and tear, although it can be fixed it may not ever return to that first rendition. So what do you do to capture the glory of your ha...

The Comicon Hustle

The Comicon Hustle Earlier this year I made a promise to myself that I would take able bodies and travel Arizona for as many geeky convention we could find. Sure enough we gathered our photographers, writers, backups and charged every convention we could find! When I started my conquest I was but a humble geek with an indie blog who was far too shy to approach most vendors and cosplayers for inter...

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