Phoenix Comic Con Weapons Policy Change

On the first day of Phoenix Comic Con, police arrested an attendee who was carrying several knives, three hand guns, a shotgun, and other weapons on the convention center floor. In response to this, and working in conjunction with the local police, Phoenix Comic Con has announced that no prop weapons of any kind will be allowed on the floor beginning on Friday, May 26. In addition, entry to the con will be limited to three access points, with only one access point for people who don’t have a badge upon entry.
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Arizona Reading Series

Lee Whiteside has announced the creation of the AZSF Reading Series, to begin on September 22 at the Sip Coffee and Beer House in Scottsdale, AZ. The inaugural event will feature authors Melinda Snodgrass, Jane Lindskold, and Victor Milan.
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Tempe for Westercon

Tempe, Arizona is the only site that has submitted paperwork to run for the 70th Westercon in 2017. The bid is being headed by Gary Swatty with Kevin McAloran as Treasurer and will take place from July 1-4, 2017 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. All members of Westercon 68 are eligible to vote.

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