Billy Bolt is an Arizona cosplayer and propmaker who describes himself as a "professional nerd". Since 2009, Billy has been on the convention scene, debuting elaborate pieces from Harley Quinn's hammer to Doctor Strange's magic disks. In recent years, his work has grown into a side business, with hi...
Con Air Radio was the brainchild of Robert Tabb aka Smashtower. It now consists of Robert and Jared Bernal as Co-Hosts. We interview guests and vendors and musicians at conventions in and around the Phoenix Metro area. Conventions include Anime, Horror, Comic, and Game. Our goal is to eventually tra...
Alex Pescador is a writer from Phoenix, Arizona who founded Blue Crown Comics in 2016. Taking major influence from the cartoons of the 1980’s, the superheroes of DC Comics, and the anime influx of the 1990’s, Alex’s books exude a quirky mix of eastern and western influences. He currently writes Burn...
Unfortunately false information is being published that the entire first floor of the hotel will be under construction during Saboten Con. The hotel has agreed to not do any construction on the first floor during our event as we are one of their largest events and they didn't want to impact us.
We are now only two weeks away from the biggest Anime, Gaming, and Japanese Pop-Culture Convention in the area and things are heating up. We have released so much guest programming, more than any other year, and we still have more to come! Make sure you book your hotel rooms soon as we are seeing a ...
After the Vendor Hall closes, don't put that wallet away just yet! Swing by the Otaku Closet to see what Anime fans have to sell and trade. Or, are you looking to make a quick buck or two? Why not rent a spot at the Otaku Closet. Sell, trade, or barter your gently used anime merchandise for somethin...
Ryann Kay is an Arizona costume designer, cosplayer, and artist. She started sewing at age 11 and started working as a theatre costume designer at the age of 17. At 21 she discovered the cosplay community, which has since changed costuming from a job to a true passion. Since then she has created ove...
Thank you to all the Badge Art Contest participants! Everyone did such a great job and we are proud to showcase our 3 winners! Each of them will be featured on a Saboten Con 2019 Badge and will get a free-weekend pass. If you didn't get a chance to enter this year, we will be doing this again for ne...
Susan Lake's artistry covers both the visual and performing arts. A successful choreographer, performer and artist, she has been interviewed by CNN en Espanol, and was named one of Southern California's outstanding multi-talented artists. Her powerful on stage choreography, and high impact fashion d...
Kayla Ballesteros is an illustrator and comic book artist from Tucson, Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Visual Communications. Kayla's deep passion for art began at a young age, thanks to the comics and art books that she stole from her father’s bookshelves. Her...
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Saboten Con 2019
8/30 - 9/2, 2019
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 N3rd St
Phoenix AZ 85004
623-232-0580