Iron the capes, stock up on utility belts and polish your golden lasso. The first annual Comic and Media Expo comes to Mesa October 17. The Comic Media Expo (CMX) is a convention for comic fans and anyone who is interested in other types of media including television shows, movies, animation and much more. CMX focuses on bringing new and upcoming talents to their events as well as the more popular established talents. In addition, the event will packed with special guests, panels, special events, cosplay contest, autograph sessions, an exhibit hall and Cosplay Alley. They are not here to overthrow, compete or replace other events in Arizona. They just want to be themselves and have a great time doing it.


Bookmans believes that “Geeking Out Is Half The Fun”, so of course we wanted to be a part of the awesomeness. Will we have a booth there? Will we be selling stuff? Will we still offer creepy winks? The answer to all of these questions is YES! We will have a booth on site, where we will bring sought after collectibles like the original first 20 issues of The Walking Dead, original Star Wars action figures (yes, even the rare sought after BLUE Snaggletooth), vintage toys, prop replicas, comics, statues and graphic novels.

Look for our booth from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 18, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 19. We can’t take trade credit at this event, so please bring cash. Due to the collectability of these items, we will be unable to transfer or hold any items. It will be a first come, first served basis.

Come to the Mesa Convention Center and check it out. There is sure to be a comic, toy, cosplay forum, or trivia game suited to your needs. Programming information can be found at It is a weekend not to be missed. Come down and let loose your inner geek. See you there!