Cosplay and comics event in Phoenix: Superhero Saturday 2022

Heroes come in many forms: first responders, TV or movie superheroes, sports stars, support animals.

A Phoenix event will honor many kinds of heroes with Superhero Saturday, filled with cosplay, special guests, exhibitors, face painting and balloon animals, a Minecraft area, costume contests and auctions. The event returns for its third year on Saturday, January 15, after being canceled last year at the height of the pandemic.

Superhero Saturday is the main fundraiser for the Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association. The money raised goes to the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona, which helps child victims of crime and also supports families of officers in need.

Lt. Mark Schweikert, president of Superhero Saturday, has a long-standing interest in comic books, comic art, pop culture memorabilia, and conventions that highlight these topics. With Superhero Saturday, he has been able to combine these interests with giving back. He wanted the event to honor different kinds of heroes, including local ones.