Gila Valley Comic Con
A comic and pop culture convention. The costume contest on March 23 will include a prize for best steampunk ensemble. People can vote on the Facebook page for which prize will be awarded.
On Thursday March 21, the evening before the convention, the Stargazer 5 - Allen Theaters in nearby Stafford will host a 7 p.m. screening of the animated film "Batman: Gotham by Gaslight." This will be followed by a Q&A with Brian Augustyn, whose comic book was the basis for the movie. The evening will also include a costume contest and trivia game at 6:30 p.m.
The venues are about 160 miles southeast of Phoenix.