He we are, the first major Arizona convention of 2021 and it kicks off this Friday in Glendale. The premiere horror convention in Arizona , Mad Monster Party Arizona, returns with a slew of guests, vendors, and plenty of horror for an entire weekend.

It’s been a few years since I attended the con, but you can get a small taste of what it is about in an older article of mine.

When: Friday, July 2nd – Sunday, July 4th.
Friday’s hours: 6PM – 11PM
Saturday’s hours: 11AM – 7PM
Sunday’s hours: 11AM – 5PM

Where: Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel
9495 W Coyotes Blvd
Glendale, AZ 85305

Price: Friday and Sunday: $30 advance purchase, $35 at the door
Saturday: $40 advance purchase, $45 at the door
Three day pass: $80 advance purchase, $90 at the door
VIP Three day pass: $199 (available online only)
To purchase any tickets online, you can follow this link

Guests: Mad Monster Party Arizona has a nice guest list from all different parts of entertainment. The list is headlined by Jamie Kennedy, Mark Sheppard, James Remar, and Matthew Lillard. You can view the whole guest line up here.

Cosplay: Cosplay is always encouraged, Mad Monster is having a costume contest Saturday night at 7PM. On Sunday, the con is offering free green screen photos to attendees in cosplay.

Additional Details: Click here for the list of vendors
Click here for the schedule breakdown

Parking: Westgate offers plenty of parking but they have a handy parking guide on their website that I have included here as well.