2017 FAN GROUPS

Be sure to look for these fan groups at the 10th Annual Tucson Comic-Con! Group appearances may be subject to change.

 

ARIZONA AVENGERS

The Arizona Avengers were founded back in 2009. They’re an all volunteer-based charity costuming group located in the state of Arizona. They work very hard to accurately capture everyone’s favorite Marvel characters while they visit hospitals, schools, shelters, low-income recreational facilities, food, toy, and book drives. They work alongside other non-profits to interact with children and their families all throughout the entire state. Their goal is to make the world a better place by giving back to the community, spreading positivity, and enriching the lives of others through their costuming, commitment, and dedication to service.

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ARIZONA BROWNCOATS

A Browncoat is a fan of the works of Joss Whedon, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, and specifically the short-lived television series Firefly and its film adaptation Serenity. The term “browncoat” refers to the distinctive brown dusters worn by the rebel army soldiers in the Firefly’s backstory. Fans around the world have adopted the term as a representation of an international family who believes in quality entertainment that truly means something to those it touches. But, browncoats are much more than a fandom. We are a continually expanding family of socially conscious individuals with the common goal of making a difference. We have grown beyond the thirteen episodes and the movie that originally brought us together.

Arizona Browncoats, Inc. (AzBc, Inc.), is an official Arizona non-profit organization dedicated to promoting unity and equality among all people. Since 2006, Arizona Browncoats has raised over $80,000 for charity. Monies raised from our events have benefited Equality Now, an international women’s rights organization, as well as local charities, including the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, Growth Improvement for Female Teens, and Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and Resource Center. We have also participated in events for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Arizona Hemophilia Association, and Kids Need to Read.

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ARIZONA GHOSTBUSTERS

The Arizona Ghostbusters are a costuming fan club bound together by our mutual love for the Ghostbusters license in all its forms and the personal pride and accomplishment that comes with volunteering. Our Ghostbuster costumes allow us to draw extra attention to many well deserving Charities. Since forming in 2007, the smiles and joy that our costumes have generated help us give back to the community and put great meaning into our group.

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ARIZONA JUDGES

Though far from Megacity, Arizona is part of the Cursed Earth that still is in need of Judges and where the few of those remain….here is where they unite.

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ARIZONA LEGACY RANGERS

The AZ Legacy Rangers began as a small group of friends came together to reminisce about our favorite heroes. From there, we began having monthly meet ups where anyone who enjoyed the Power Rangers could come together and have fun. We have also had events where actors from the show have joined us in festivities. Please join us as we bring the Legacy to life.

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CACTUS BRICK

Formed in June of 2008, Cactus Brick is a group of adult (over 18 only) fans of LEGO who collect, build, play with, and share ideas about the LEGO hobby.  We meet officially on a monthly basis and present our creations at public displays throughout the year.  Please feel free to attend one of our meetings or find us at one of our public displays.

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DARK EMPIRE TWIN SUNS SPIRE

The Twin Suns Spire is a part of The Dark Empire, an international Star Wars costume club that focuses on the Dark Side. The Twin Suns Spire attends conventions and supports charity work throughout Arizona. We are always looking for more people to troop with! We are not limited to the Sith. We also allow for Dark Jedi, Grey Jedi (Jedi who walk somewhere between the worlds of the light and the dark), Sith Troopers, pirates, and even non-Mandalorian mercenaries (such as Hondo, Cad Bane, Bossk, etc). Any of these characters can be canon (IE: from the movies or books) or they can be your own custom creation.

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DESERT DESTROYERS PREDATOR CLAN

While we focus on Predator costumes, we have a diverse group of talented individuals. Most of our members have branched out into other areas of costuming to include a whole host of villains, monsters, aliens and other things that go bump in the night.

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DUNE SEA GARRISON

The Dune Sea Garrison is the Arizona chapter of the international Star Wars costuming club known as the 501st Legion. The Jundland Wastes Squad is the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Dune Sea Garrison. With over 5,000 members worldwide, the 501st, while not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group.

Members of the Dune Sea Garrison Jundland Wastes Squad strive to create movie quality, screen accurate costumes of the “bad guys” from the Star Wars Universe. From Stormtroopers to Boba Fett, from Jawas to Darth Vader we strive for quality and accuracy in every costume we create.

Beyond building screen accurate costumes, the primary focus of the Dune Sea Garrison Jundland Wastes Squad is charitable contribution to our community. We have helped raise thousands of dollars for many different charity organizations and have brought smiles to faces of sick children for years.

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END OF DAYS ENTERTAINMENT

End Of Days Entertainment is a hobbyists dream if you watch any post apocalyptic movie, and think you have the stones to live in the harsh world left behind after the end of days.

From joining or creating your own tribe, gang or horde and gearing up for one of our events, to throwing on your body armor, equipping your Death Rally vehicle, and battling it out on the road. There are countless twists to keep you occupied.

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EL TARDIS DE TUCSON

We are a Doctor Who themed cosplay group from Tucson that is starting to build a group to participate in various cons and charity events! We are working towards creating a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) hands-on, minds-on interactive exhibits that will promote both Doctor Who cosplay as well as a science outreach experience.

What better way to help encourage STEM, than through play.

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FIRETEAM PHOENIX

Fireteam Phoenix is a group that builds video game cosplays and helps raise money playing games to help hospitalized children.

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HEROES UNITED

Heroes United AZ is a non-profit charity cosplay group based in Arizona with a mission: bring happiness to the community one costume at a time.  Rather in homage to the greats of DC and Marvel Comics, the magic and joy inspired by Disney, or from anime and games the world over, HU strives to bring to life icons that we all know and love.

We do this to help our community and our world, be it at a library encouraging kids to read, or to the support of real world heroes at local charities.  We seek to support and improve the world around us and remind everyone that heroes are alive and well.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE ARIZONA

The Justice League Arizona (hereafter referred to as “the JLAZ”) is an all-volunteer organization formed to bring Arizona costume enthusiasts together under a collective identity. JLAZ brings awareness to charitable organizations and causes, supports their events through dynamic DC character presence, and participates in unique and fun community events. The JLAZ performs direct charitable events (such as toy drives, hospital visits, etc.) and seeks to educate others on the DC Comics Universe, high-quality costume creation, and ways to help their community. Members strive to be the positive role models embodied by the heroes they represent and/or to be villains that do good deeds.

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NEW ARIZONA REPUBLIC

The New Arizona Republic: Fallout Costume and Prop Group is for those in and around Arizona that are costumers, prop enthusiasts, and just fans of the Fallout video game universe. We don’t discriminate, so all local folks are welcome to join, even super mutants.  Our goal is to be the hub for Arizonan fans to come together to post Fallout stuff, share ideas, and plan meet ups at cons or other events. We like to keep things friendly and fun while we crawl out through the Fallout.

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REBEL LEGION MOS EISLEY BASE

Mos Eisley Base is the official Arizona base of the Rebel Legion.

The Rebel Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucasfilm recognizes the Rebel Legion as a premiere volunteer Rebel costuming group.

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STAR TREK TUCSON

Star Trek Tucson is an open fan club devoted to celebrating everything Star Trek. We are more than just a cosplay group, we also pick various charities and causes in which to involve ourselves. We have a replica of the Captain’s Chair from the Original Star Trek Series that we can take to events. Our members all pitch in to help run booths and in some cases help find places where we, as a club, can be helpful by having a presence. All it takes to be a member is interest in Star Trek and a willingness to help out at the events. A costume is optional but welcome, the quality of which is never an issue. We also plan FREE social events for our members to come and hang out and do something Trek themed!

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TEAM ROCKET AZ

Prepare for trouble…

Steal Pokémon for profit. Exploit Pokémon for profit. All Pokémon exist for the glory of Team Rocket!

Being on Team Rocket is exciting and adventurous and we are always looking for more trainers to join our stalwart group.

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TUCSON STEAMPUNK SOCIETY

The TSS started in the spring of 2011 here in Tucson Arizona not long after the local Wild Wild West Con. We welcome Steampunk enthusiasts of all stripes, from the mad inventor in his desert workshop to the fashion maven behind the hat shop counter. Our purpose is simple–promote the Steampunk community in Tucson through fun and adventure.

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TUCSON ZOMBIES

Tucson Zombies is a makeup/effects artists and actors club.  We create monsters and characters across many genres at public events year round for donations which benefit local charitable organizations.  We also provide cast and crew for independent film in Arizona with multiple feature films and short films in our portfolio.

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UMBRELLA CORP

The Umbrella Corp AZ Hive specializes in creating costumes and props from the Resident Evil Franchise. The AZ Hive brings elements of the games and movies to life for our fans. We do events throughout the state. This year, AZ Hive: Tucson Division will be fundraising at TCC for Toys For Tots Organization in Southern Arizona.

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VOODOO REGENT

Voodoo Regent is a group full of nightmarish monster lead but their Queen Voodoo Vixen whose throat for vengeance has her hellbent on taking over the world. On a more real note we are a horror cosplay group that raises money to help Domestic violence victims seek better lives. We are bringing a little southern charm to Arizona!

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