It’s that time of year again. Phoenix Comicon is next week and here at Blabba the Hutt we’re thrilled for all the Star Wars activity that’s in store!
Here’s a quick preview of things the Blabbaverse can look forward to:
Star Wars fans know him and love him as K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The snarky droid has quickly become a fan favorite and you’ll be able to get photos, autographs and see a panel with the hilarious Alan Tudyk!
His panel will be Sunday May 28 10:30am-11:30am in room West 301BCD.
More info on photo ops/autographs here.
STAR WARS BOOKS
One panel I’m super excited for is ‘Star Wars Books’. This panel features powerhouse authors Timothy Zahn, Alan Dean Foster and Claudia Gray! I can’t wait to hear about each of their approaches to writing Star Wars books and what effect writing in a galaxy far, far away has had on them.
The Star Wars Books panel is Saturday May 27th 12:00pm-1:00pm in room North 125AB.
Also check out Alan Dean Foster’s spotlight panel on Friday May 26 at 1:30pm-2:30pm in room North 125AB.
OTHER STAR WARS AUTHORS
In addition to the previously mentioned three authors, other notable Star Wars authors in attendance will be: Kevin J. Anderson, Terry Brooks and Michael Stackpole.
There’s a spotlight on Terry Brooks on Friday May 26th at 3:00pm – 4:00pm in room North 125AB.
And be sure to catch ‘Between the Cacti’ with Kevin J. Anderson and Timothy Zahn on Thursday May 25 from 12pm-1:00pm in room North 125AB.
STAR WARS ART
Artist Alley is always a highlight at any con and Phoenix Comicon is no exception. This year there are so many great artists, many who have a Star Wars connection. Some of them include: John Layman, Steve Argyle, Albert Morales, Billy Tucci, Chris Bachalo, Ashley Witter, Peter David, The Fillbach Brothers, Livio Ramondelli, Tom Hodges, Ron Marz, Mark Brooks, and Brian & Kristy Miller.
Star Wars fans will definitely want to check out the ‘Meet the Star Wars Costuming Groups’ panel on Thursday May 25th 1:30pm-2:30pm Room North 228AB. You’ll learn how to join and about the charity and promotional events they attend. Groups you’ll see here are:
- 501st Legion
- Rebel Legion
- Dark Empire
- Mandolorian Mercs
- Arizona R2 Builders
- Galactic Academy
Also be on the lookout for the Star Wars area in the Hall of Heros where there should be some amazing photo ops!
OTHER STAR WARS STUFF
Other Star Wars things to look forward to at Phoenix Comicon are the numerous Star Wars related panels, amazing cosplay, and a vast show room floor full of more Star Wars collectibles than you can possibly imagine.
I can already tell Phoenix Comicon 2017 is gonna be a fantastic con! Be sure to check our Blabba the Hutt social media channels for on-the-scene updates and stay tuned for more coverage in the form of articles and podcasts in the weeks to come.
Buy your tickets here. ($75 for a 4-day pass.)
I also highly recommend downloading the Phoenix Comicon App to plan your weekend!
(Please note dates/times/locations for panels mentioned in this article are subject to change so double-check your schedule to verify!)