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Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010 1:00 am | Updated: 1:32 am, Mon Jan 17, 2011.

When Phoenix Comicon made its move last year from Mesa to downtown Phoenix, the East Valley might have felt left out in the cold when it comes to fandom.

But have no fear - there's a new con in town.

Amazing Arizona Comic Convention will be Jan. 8-9 at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St. - the same venue vacated by Phoenix Comicon in favor of the newer Phoenix Convention Center. But there is more separating the two events than four months and 20 miles of freeway: The organizer of the new convention says he's focused on staying true to the name "comic convention."

"The focus on this show is primarily comic book and their direct pop-culture spin-offs," said Los Angeles comics retailer Jimmy Jay, the organizer and promoter, with his brother Bill, of the Amazing Arizona Comic Convention.

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