Per the Phoenix Convention Center COVID-19 Operating Plan there are no restrictions on attendees, nor required proof of vaccination status, in order to attend an event at the Phoenix Convention Center.
In accordance with CDC guidelines unvaccinated individuals should continue to practice social distancing. Face coverings are recommended indoors for all individuals regardless of vaccination status.
An FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine is widely available and accessible, and decisions about whether to attend a large scale indoor event is a matter of personal choice, to be determined on an individual basis. We encourage everyone who is able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to do so to protect themselves and their communities.
We will continue to monitor the situation and make policies adjustments as we feel are needed. Should the Phoenix Convention Center, City of Phoenix, or State of Arizona require mandates in regards to mask wearing, vaccination status, or physical distancing, we will follow those mandates as well.
There are FOUR Floors of Fan Fusion Fun!
Your badge provides you with in-and-out access throughout the weekend (Full Event) or for the specific day you purchase (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).
Exhibit Halls 1-6 are located in the lower level and this is where you will find over 600+ vendors, artists, creators, dealers, publishers, along with ALL of our invited Celebrity Actors, Comic Book Creators, Authors, Cosplay Guests, and Charity or Community Costume Groups.
NORTH AND WEST BUILDING FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR
All of our programming rooms that feature our events, activities, panels, and workshops take place in these rooms. Every hour there are a few dozen events taking place at one time.
Ballroom 120AB is our mega Gaming Hall with tabletop, board game, console, and e-gaming all weekend long. Plus check out the second floor of the West building for more Gaming rooms, including Role Playing Games.
A true highlight is joining our celebrity actors for their panel and Q&A, which are included in your badge purchase without any additional cost. Most of these panels take place in Ballroom 301 in the Third Floor of the West Building.
EXTRA SEATING AND AFTER DARK EVENTS
During the day you'll find extra seating in Ballroom 120CD, just around the corner from the food court. At night we convert the space into our After Dark Parties, where our Friday Night Anime Rave and Saturday night Party will take place.
OFFICIAL CON MERCHANDISE
And for those who want a con specific souvenir from the show, you can find our Con Merch booth in the Lower Level across from Hall 6.
Radisson Phoenix Airport
Rooms are coming (Week of 4/11)
5 miles from Convention Center; 2 blocks from light rail
$TBD single / double
Complimentary self parking
HOTEL BOOKING LINKS ARE LIVE!
Book a room for the most authentic and immersive Fan Fusion Experience. Stay in the heart of the action all weekend. Enjoy After Dark Parties at Phoenix Fan Fusion and join your friends, and fellow superheroes, in all that downtown Phoenix has to offer. Impromptu get-togethers, dinner with friends, and planned meet ups are regular occurrences.
Costume and Prop Rules
Phoenix Fan Fusion does not tolerate harassment or discrimination. If you feel that you are being harassed, or see someone else being harassed, please locate a member of our crew, security personnel, or local police department officer right away. If you see something, say something!
All Phoenix Fan Fusion events are all ages and family-friendly unless otherwise indicated. Costumes, cosplay, and “acting the part” are always encouraged but please be aware of the people around you, especially when children are present.
Phoenix Fan Fusion abides by state laws for nudity and indecent exposure: A.R.S. §13-1402
Inappropriate costumes or actions may result in a request from our staff to change aspects of your costume. Failure to do so may result in revocation of your credentials and removal from the event.
Shoes are required to be worn while in convention space. You may remove your shoes for photos if desired, but they must be replaced directly after the photo is taken. Moving around any area of the event space without shoes is not permitted.
Roller Skates/Blades or other wheeled items such as skateboards and hoverboards may not be brought, worn, or used in convention space.
Depictions of hate symbols are not allowed and you will be asked to remove them. Failure to comply will result in revocation of your badge and removal from the event.
If your costume has pieces such as wings, spikes, armor, etc. that extend well beyond your person, or you are carrying a large prop, please be aware of your surroundings and of people around you. You may be asked to change your costume or remove your prop from convention space if it is found to be unwieldy, disruptive, or dangerous.
Please do not block doorways, walkways, or exits with your costume, props, or costume pieces.
HELMETS, MASKS, AND FACE PAINT
If your costume includes any item that covers or partially covers the face, especially if it is not easily removed, upon request, you may be asked for ID and/or additional information by security. Please be sure to keep your ID on you at all times.
Helmets, masks, and hoods should not severely limit or impair the wearer’s ability to see. If your costume includes an eyeless hood or other face covering, considering bringing a friend to act as your “handler” and guide you through crowded spaces.
We love cosplay and the creativity behind bringing your favorite characters to life. While safety is our number one priority for our attendees, guests, vendors, and staff, we still want you to bring your Cosplay A-Game, within the guidelines set by the Phoenix Convention Center.
The Phoenix Convention Center has designated a specific prop policy for Phoenix Fan Fusion, which is below. Final decisions on prop weapons and armor will always be at the discretion of Phoenix Convention Center Security and the Phoenix Police Department. While Phoenix Fan Fusion shares your feedback and concerns with the facility, the final decision is made by them.
A general list of approved and unapproved props is listed below.
For additional information or to request approval for your prop, please send your request, along with a picture to the Phoenix Convention Center here.
ALLOWED PROPS & ARMOR
Lightsabers, wands, and sonic screwdrivers are a-okay!
Bows that are completely inoperable: un-strung is best, but loosely strung is okay too.
Non-removable arrows in a quiver AND/OR arrows with no tip.
Foam, plastic, fiberglass, resin or metal shields with no sharp edges.
Metal shields are allowed, but may slow down the screening process at security.
Lightweight plastic bats. Any other accessories to the bat (such as those on Negan’s Lucille or the Demogorgon Killer) should also be made of foam or other lightweight material and incapable of harming others. No real barbed wire or nails, please!
Armor made of plastic, fiberglass, resin, or metal.
Please note: Metal armor is allowed, but will drastically slow down the screening process at security.
Any other props & armor (except for anything resembling any sort of real or replica firearm) made of Plastic, Thermoplastic (Worbla), Urethane Resin, Cardboard, Foam, Foam Rubber, or other lightweight material.
Any metal pieces of your costume will likely result in slowing down the security screening process.
Please plan accordingly so you don’t miss any of the fun!
Real and replica firearms of any kind, regardless of how unrealistic it looks, or material it is made of. This includes any weapon resembling a firearm such as Star Wars blasters, Nerf guns, Toy guns, Overwatch firearms, etc.
Real, replica, or simulated explosives, ammunition, chemical weapons of any kind, including but not limited to:
Simulated bomb vests
Metal or wood swords and other sharp-edged weapons
Swords, axes, Wolverine Claws, etc may be permitted as long as they are made out of one of the lightweight approved materials listed in the approved section with NO sharp edges.
Excessively noisy props including but not limited to:
Other Prohibited Items
Stick on Shoes
Wheeled shoes, skates, skateboards, hoverboards
RC cars, planes, drones
Heavy, unwieldy props
Final decisions on prop weapons and armor will always be at the discretion of Phoenix Convention Center Security and the Phoenix Police Department. Please keep this in mind as you’re creating your fabulous cosplays. For specific prop questions, please contact the Phoenix Convention Center.
HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATION
Phoenix Fan Fusion will always encourage fan convention costume enthusiasts (aka “cosplayers”) to SPEAK OUT against the inappropriate social behavior of a sexual and/or stereotypical nature toward themselves and fellow fans.
Phoenix Fan Fusion has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment and discrimination of any kind, including but not limited to:
Inappropriate physical contact
Physical assault and/or battery
Sexually offensive actions or comments
Non-consensual photography or recording
Constant disruption of panels, photo opportunities, and other events
Discrimination of any kind, including but not limited to:
Race & Ethnic Background
Sex & Gender identity
Sexual preferences & orientation
Violation of this code of conduct will result in revocation of one's badge and removal from the convention.
Should you feel unsafe: please speak to any member wearing a Phoenix Fan Fusion CREW badge, any security personnel in a Yellow or Blue polo shirt, or Police Officers stationed throughout the event.
SAFE ZONES are located at the following places:
West Building: Room 104AB, Room 212AB
North Building: Room 121C, Room 229AB
Lower Level Lobby: Official Con Merchandise booth
Exhibitor Hall: Exhibitor Manager Booth located at the back of Hall 4
You may also report incidents anonymously https://phxfanfusion.com/reporting. We only disclose this information to key decision making personnel within the Convention and Convention Center.
The culture of cosplay is one of fun, creativity, and mutual respect. No one should accept inappropriate behavior from their peers. Speak out, speak up, and help keep cosplay comfortable and fun!
If you are taking pictures or video of cosplayers or attendees, you should gain direct consent from each person in your shot. This extends to members of the media, private photographers, and fellow cosplayers alike.
Taking secret photos of cosplayers is not permitted at any time.
Photos or videos shot with the intent of commercialization without the consent of the subject is prohibited.
Cosplayers love to have their photos taken, so just be polite and ask first!
Take Valley Metro Rail to Phoenix Fan Fusion
Valley Metro Rail is the easy, convenient way to access Phoenix Fan Fusion.
Light rail stations closest to Phoenix Fan Fusion:
If crowds become to large in this area, riders may be asked to stay on and use next light rail station.
Eastbound riders should exit here and use 1st St/Adams entrance.
Purchase your fare ahead of time to skip long lines when heading home.
For more information on planning your trip to Phoenix Fan Fusion using light rail or any Valley Metro service, visit valleymetro.org
Parking Links Coming this Spring!
Pre-pay and reserve your parking for Phoenix Fan Fusion!
Once available the link will represent four downtown parking garages. We know there are others. However we have not received reservation links from them. Phoenix Fan Fusion does not own the parking garages, we do not set pricing, nor do we receive any money from parking.
We provide these links as a service to our attendees, exhibitors, and crew.
After 11pm the garages are no longer physically staffed with a person there. However, the garages will still be open for attendees to leave. No one’s car will be towed.
DATE & HOURS
BADGE REDEMPTION STATION HOURS
[located outside each of our three secured entrances]
SECURED ENTRANCE HOURS
[Entrances located at: 2nd & Adams, 3rd & Monroe, 3rd & Washington]
LOWER LEVEL EXHIBITOR HALL & HALL OF HEROES HOURS
[Located Lower Level Halls 1-6]
PROGRAMMING EVENTS HOURS
[Located Ballrooms 120, 301, First Floor and Second Floor Programming Rooms 101-232]
Phoenix Convention Center
100 N Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004