15 Phoenix Comicon Parties and Nightlife Events

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Darby Simon
The annual Geek Prom in 2011.
Downtown Phoenix is about to transform into a geek wonderland over the next 96 hours, both during the day and especially at night.

That's because Phoenix Comicon has become a round-the-clock experience with the actual convention and its related programming occupying everyone's attention when the sun is out, and a wealth of parties, masquerades, comedy shows, burlesque gigs, or hardcore gaming sessions taking place after dark at nearby hotels, bars, clubs, and other spots around downtown.

See also: 12 Must-See Phoenix Comicon Guests

Every evening from Thursday, June 5, through Saturday, June 7, offers some sort of nighttime distraction for the Comicon crowd, including a couple of happenings over in Tempe and Scottsdale. So if you've still got some energy left after marching around the Phoenix Convention Center, here are several places and parties to hit up, get down, or just fly your geek flag high, in costume or otherwise.

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Given that Nathan Fillion, the actor behind Captain Malcolm, is one of the biggest guests at Comicon this year, it comes as no surprise that the annual Captain's Cantina party boasts a Firefly theme. So expect to see plenty of space cowboys, companions, and Browncoats hanging out at the hotel's Pueblo Ballroom on Friday, June 6, during the event, which runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and will include a costume contest and themed cocktails. Admission is free.

Over in the hotel's grand ballroom that same night, the Talk Nerdy to Me: A Byte of Burlesque showcase returns for a third year with a lineup of ecdysiasts from around the Valley vamping it up in geeky attire before stripping down and "taunting, teasing and titillating" for the delight of the 18-and-over audience from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.


INTL

Although this Scottsdale champagne lounge is a bit removed from the utter Comicon hubbub of downtown Phoenix, it will nonetheless celebrate the event (and the recent release of X-Men: Days of Future Past) during a special edition of its weekly Global: Thursday Nights affair on June 5. Those wearing costumes won't have to pay a cover to get into the dance wonderland that will feature DJ Hazardous, DJ Tone, and AJ Slim Fly spinning house, electro, trap, and mashups. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Location Info

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Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

50 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Convention Center

100 N. Third St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

340 N. Third St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Palazzo

710 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Lustre Rooftop Garden

2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Gypsy Bar

50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Stand Up Live

50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Convention Center

100 N. Third St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Apollo's

5749 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

INTL

4405 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Sail Inn - CLOSED

26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music


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6 comments
Fausto Joaquin
Fausto Joaquin

Bro Matthew this sounds like a boys night out!!!

Nicole Begay
Nicole Begay

Bobbi Cooley thought of u when I saw this

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