Color me shocked but Amazing Arizona Comic Con announced on their website that will not be doing their annual show in Phoenix in 2017. The announcement also includes their show in Houston and probably won’t be returning any time soon. I’m a HUGE fan of Amazing Arizona Comic Con so I’ll be looking to attending their Las Vegas show in the summer for sure. 

The full announcement:

“In 2017, we have taken the both Arizona and Houston Conventions off our show schedule. Changes in guest policies, the comic market, and social climate were causes to re-evaluate moving forward in these cities. Phoenix and Houston are both strong fan communities with multiple genre celebrations throughout the calendar year. While we feel the perspective of Amazing Comic Conventions remains unique, where the Architects of Pop Culture are on the marquee, featuring primarily comic creators; we believe a greater attention can be built by focusing on each of two calendar dates, building these to be the best events possible.

We thank the creators which have joined us for past seven years including Robert Kirkman, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Stan Lee, Todd McFarlane, Geoff Johns, Greg Capullo, Kevin Eastman, George Perez, Jeph Loeb, Herb Trimpe, Mark Silvestri, Steve McNiven, Mark Bagley, Adam Kubert, Chad Hardin, and dozens more of the best artists and writers in the history of our industry that helped launch the Amazing Comic Con brand. Add Walking Dead Cast members Jon Benthal, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, and Danai Gurira all making their convention circuit debuts, as well as appearances of your favorite pop personalities from video games, voices of anime, Power Rangers and more.

Most of all we thank you the fans for supporting our events. Whether you arrive to our events from in town, or vacation in one of these exotic destinations, Amazing Comic Conventions believes in creating the best fan experiences. We look to build bigger and better in 2017 with the strongest Pop Culture Personalities!”

The shows will continue in Hawaii and Las Vegas for 2017.