Another hot Saturday in Arizona and another Arizona convention! This time it was the brand new Arizona iCon, a pop culture and toy convention held at the Glendale Civic Center. It consisted of a vendor hall with what I am guessing was about 100 or so tables which made up of predominantly toy collectables but you could find a few tables made up of comics, video games, art and a few other random collectables such as Hallmark Christmas ornaments.
The lobby hosted the check in procedure (a small suggestion for next year, don’t use a stamp system, for people who wash their hands frequently like myself, it washes off easily) and a few organizations such as Very Awesome Girls of Phoenix, AZ Tardis, 501st, etc. Panel room A was just outside of the lobby and panel room B could be found just outside of the entrance in a separate building that had a few of the geek vehicles such as the Jurassic Park Jeep and the Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters.
There were a few guests of the convention, former employees who spent time working at Hasbro. Mark Ellis, who worked on Masters of the Universe, was the main draw. Time restraints forced me to miss the panel but I walked by as I was leaving and it seemed to be a full room.
It will be interesting to see what the final attendee count was because at times some of the aisles were at a stand still, very packed. I think the convention could easily fill a larger vendor hall but still keep it a one day event.
Enjoy some of the photos I took at the event and if you got the chance to attend, lets hear about it!