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2023 Phoenix Fan Fusion

Phoenix Fan Fusion is a family-friendly event where enthusiasts of every fandom, geeks of all kinds, creators, artists, entertainers, cosplayers, fans, and friends are invited to join and express their passions.

If you are planning to attend Fan Fusion at the Phoenix Convention Center this year, here's what you need to know to make the most of your experience:

Event Info
June 2-4, 2023
Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Badge Redemption Station Hours
Located outside each of the three secured entrances
Friday 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Secured Entrance Hours
Entrances located at 2nd & Adams, 3rd & Monroe and 3rd & Washington
Friday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-11:30p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lower Level Exhibitor Hall and Hall of Heroes Hours
Located in Lower Level Halls 1-6
Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Permitted and Prohibited Items
The safety and well-being of everyone who attends Phoenix Fan Fusion is of utmost importance. Please become familiar with and adhere to the Convention Center permitted/prohibited items policy.

Permitted Items

  • When prop weapons are a part of the event, the following list of prop weapons are allowed:
    • Simulated Edged weapons (swords, knifes, throwing stars etc.) made of soft foam, light weight plastic, cardboard and other materials that cannot be sharpened.
    • Impact weapons (clubs, bats, staffs, nunchaku, shields, hammers, and martial arts weapons) made of soft foam, light weight plastic, cardboard and other materials that cannot be sharpened.
    • Light Sabers
    • Archery weapons (bows, cross bows, and bolts, bows and arrows of all types) when the bow is unstrung and when arrows are permanently attached inside a quiver.
    • Wands, sonic screwdrivers, plushies, masks, fairy wings, empty holsters, signs attached to costumes, fur suits, cardboard-made costumes and non-weapon props, dishware associated with costumes, empty quivers, hats and helmets, Power Ranger Morphers, and umbrellas by example are allowed.
  • When allowed, prop weapons must be inspected by security staff upon entry.
  • The sale of items which are prohibited must be coordinated with the Event Manager. Delivery of sold prohibited items must take place off-site. When on display, these items must be secured in some way to prevent theft

Consistent with heightened security measures across the nation, all persons and items are subject to search prior to being granted access to the event. The Phoenix Convention Center reserves the right to either deny any person entry into or to eject any person from the facility for violation of any event rules, including, but not limited to, seeking to bring into and/or possessing or using any prohibited items.


Guests are encouraged to beat the crowd by purchasing parking space in advance. For more information, see the daily parking rates and review the parking map to locate exactly where you're going. Parking rates will be $20 online and $30 at the door due to other downtown events happening concurrently with Fan Fusion.

Public Transit
There are numerous transportation options available to the Phoenix Convention Center including Valley Metro Rail, Valley Metro Bus, ride sharing companies (e.g., Uber or Lyft), pedicabs, scooters, Grid Bikes, and many more.