Here at Visit Mesa, we were mega excited to hear that the 2015 Comic & Media Expo is returning to the Mesa Convention Center on Oct. 16 – 18, 2015. To experience all the expo has to offer, we’re sharing some insider-tips for what to start planning now to get you ready for October’s can’t-miss event.


Start designing and sewing your cosplay costume now! At the three-day expo don’t miss the cosplay contest. Event organizers have added a competitive edge to this performance art with a chance to win at cosplay. Start planning your costume now, as awards will be given. There are four levels of the competition: Masters, Journeymen, Novice and Youth. We’ll be checking out social channels during the expo to catch glimpses at all the great cosplay costumes.


There is so much more to come, and as the Expo is still a few weeks away. Surprises, guests and events are being added to the expo calendar daily. Make sure to sign up for the Expo Newsletter to stay updated with their announcements.

Stay nearby for the entire three-day expo at Hyatt Place Phoenix-Mesa, just three miles from the expo. Bonus: they offer a free a.m. kitchen skillet to all guests and complementary wi-fi throughout the property.

Discounted event badges are available online up to 48 hours before the event.

Prices per day are:

Friday: $15.
Saturday: $20.
Sunday: $15.


We can’t wait to see you at the 2015 Comic & Media Expo! Proud of your handiwork on your custom cosplay costumes? Share them with us on social, just use #mesacitylimitless and #CMX2015.


P.S.: This year’s special guest list is packed with glamorous comic and cosplayer celebrities.

A few celebs to be announced are:

  • Karl Yune, portrays Maseo Yamashiro on the hit show ARROW

  • Bill Salyers, voice of Rigby in The Regular Show

  • Wind of the Stars, veteran cosplayer who’s been featured on TV and in print