I randomly decided to check out the Phoenix Fan Fusion website today and to my surprise, it was given a make over and had a lot of information in regards to the 2022 convention. Before we get to it, I just wanted to remind you that with this information being posted 6 months out, I’m sure everything is subject to change.

COVID-19 Update
Phoenix Fan Fusion has posted the following in regards to COVID protocols
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.

Hotels
It looks like there are currently 10 partner hotels for the convention which are:
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Sheraton Downtown Phoenix
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown
AC Hotel Marriott Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
Resident Inn – Phoenix Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott – Phoenix Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Downtown
Radisson Phoenix Airport

Not all of the prices are listed yet (you can check here for what has been posted but I will create a separate hotel post when everything is finalized). When does the hotel sale open? Well, that depends on what group you follow into below


Hours of Operation
BADGE REDEMPTION STATION HOURS
Friday, May 27: 8AM – 11:30PM
Saturday, May 28: 8AM – 11:30PM
Sunday, May 29: 9AM – 5PM

SECURED ENTRANCE HOURS
[Entrances located at: 2nd & Adams, 3rd & Monroe, 3rd & Washington]
Friday, May 27: 9AM – 11:30PM
Saturday, May 28: 9AM – 11:30PM
Sunday, May 29: 9AM – 5PM

LOWER LEVEL EXHIBITOR HALL & HALL OF HEROES HOURS
[Located Lower Level Halls 1-6]

Friday, May 27: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday, May 28: 10AM – 7PM
Sunday, May 29: 10AM – 5PM

As a note, based off this wording, I think the Hall of Heroes will be in the normal lower level exhibitor hall like how it was before it moved to the top floor of the convention center. Based off this, this is why I believe that:

PROGRAMMING
Friday, May 27: 10:30AM – 11:30PM
Saturday, May 28: 10:30AM – 11:30PM
Sunday, May 29: 10:30AM – 5PM

Badges
First off, there will be no on site badges solid, only online for 2022. Second, only VIP memberships will be mailed, all other memberships will be redeemed on site. If you don’t have your badges still from the cancelled 2020 convention, you can currently purchase your membership now with a variety of options:
Single Full Event Membership – $90 ($102.36 after Tax + Service Charge)
Friday Membership – $40 ($45.56 after Tax + Service Charge)
Saturday Membership – $55 ($62.61 after Tax + Service Charge)
Sunday Membership – $50 ($56.92 after Tax + Service Charge)
Sidekick (ages 3 – 12) Membership – $15 ($18.41 after Tax + Service Charge)
VIP Membership – $295 ($346.99 after Tax + Service Charge)
Also looks like ALL the memberships will include a collectible badge and lanyard as well. For the full details of what comes with the VIP membership, you can check out those perks here.