by Chelo Grubb
Alright, nerds: Phoenix Comicon starts today.
Notable guests include Jewel Staite (Kaylee, from Firefly), Walter Koenig (Chekov, of Star Trek), Grant Imihara (Mythbusters host and Star Trek Continues cast member) and Wil Wheaton (from the Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Big Bang Theory, and the Internet in general).
A handful of Tucsonans will also be in attendance, including Jon Proudstar, Ross Demma, recent Tucson Weekly cover subject Adam Rex and frequent Weekly contributor and writer of on-going the ongoing comic series Smell Ya Later!, Eric M. Esquivel.
A full list of vendors, guests and a complete con schedule can be found on the Phoenix Comicon website.
The event is being held at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
The Exhibitor Hall hours are:
Thursday, May 23: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday May 24: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday May 25: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday May 26: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
See you there — I'll be the one dressed like Captain Hammer.