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Saboten Con

Overview

Saboten Con is an anime convention that's been held in the Phoenix metropolitan area since 2008.

Background

It was founded by Square Egg Entertainment, the parent company of what is now Phoenix Fan Fusion, to fill a gap created by the cancelled AniZona 4. Square Egg ran the first three events, then Monkey Paw Entertainment took over and still runs the event today.

Monkey Paw also took over Con-Nichiwa in Tucson in 2011 and started Kikori Con in Flagstaff in 2013.

Most Recent Program Book Covers

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History

Chronology of Arizona Conventions

# Date Location Chair Guests Book Web Notes
1 2008
24 May
26 May
Crowne Plaza Phoenix
Phoenix
2 2009
30 Oct
1 Nov
Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa
Mesa
Steve Blum
Chuck Huber
Vic Mignogna
Yaya Han
M. Alice LeGrow
Mara Aum
David Doub
Jolene Houser
Armand Villavert
Kitsune Robot
Toybox

23 MB
3 2010
1 Oct
3 Oct
Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Phoenix
Colleen Clinkenbeard
Tiffany Grant
Matt Greenfield
Kyle Hebert
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

17 MB
4 2011
30 Sep
2 Oct
Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Phoenix
Greg Fennell
5 2012
1 Sep
3 Sep
Renaissance Glendale
Glendale
Greg Fennell
6 2013
31 Aug
2 Sep
Renaissance Glendale
Glendale
Greg Fennell
7 2014
29 Aug
1 Sep
Renaissance Glendale
Glendale
Greg Fennell
13 MB
8 2015
4 Sep
7 Sep
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
Greg Fennell
9 2016
2 Sep
5 Sep
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
Greg Fennell Ladybeard
Reika
Erica Mendez
Carrie Keranen
Kyle Hebert
Lisle Wilkerson
Yuri Lowenthal
Tara Platt
David Vincent

4 MB
10 2017
1 Sep
4 Sep
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
Greg Fennell
11 2018
31 Aug
3 Sep
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
Greg Fennell
12 2019
30 Aug
2 Sep
Sheraton Grand Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
Greg Fennell
2020
4 Sep
7 Sep
Sheraton Grand Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
Greg Fennell 1
13 2021
3 Sep
6 Sep
Sheraton Grand Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
Greg Fennell
14 2022
2 Sep
5 Sep
Sheraton Grand Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
Greg Fennell
15 2023
1 Sep
4 Sep
Sheraton Grand Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
Greg Fennell
16 2024
30 Aug
2 Sep
Sheraton Grand Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
Greg Fennell


Notes

  1. Saboten Con was cancelled in 2020 due to concerns over COVID-19. However, as it celebrated its fifteenth year anniversary in 2023, the numbering presumably skipped that year.

Other Documents

Index of Ephemera

Saboten Con 2

Programming Schedule (2 MB)

Saboten Con 9

Postcard (1 MB)

Saboten Con 10

Programming Schedule (117k)

Attendance

8 11 15
2015 2018 2022
6,745 13,298 25,812



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Last update: 23rd January, 2023