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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:00 am

“Discover your inner geek” was the official tagline for Memorial Day weekend’s Phoenix Comic Fest — formerly Phoenix Comicon — the city’s largest annual celebration of science fiction, comic books and a host of other cultural products from manga and microzines to the latest in virtual-reality gaming.

Though it now fills the Phoenix Convention Center’s 900,000 square feet, spilling onto multiple blocks of downtown streets, the event’s beginnings in 2002 were humbler, with attendance at just around 500. Last year, it boasted more than 80,000 visitors to the hundreds of vendors and panels.

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