Complete Programming List for Fan Fest 2016

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Listen to your favorites from games gone by. Discuss what makes 8-Bit music memorable and learn about some new things being done with it.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

A fan discussion about the upcoming season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. featuring new characters, new threats and...the Ghost Rider!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

Want to see most of the costumers for Phoenix Fan Fest in one place? Here's your chance! Before the show doors open we invite all of our costumers and cosplayers to come have some awesome photo-ops. We have several themed backdrops available and Phoenix Fan Fest photographers will be on-site for official photos!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

Want to see most of the costumers for Phoenix Fan Fest in one place? Before the show doors open we invite all of our costumers and cosplayers to come have some awesome photo-ops. We have several themed backdrops available and Phoenix Fan Fest photographers will be on-site for official photos!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

Are you an Anime Fan so dedicated that you want to bring some of you favorite characters to life? Come see other Anime cosplayers and hang out for some great photo ops.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

Giant fighting robots, giant wall crushing titians, giant swords, and giant eyes define many parts of the anime fandom. Hang out with your fellow anime fans and take some time to see what Fan Fest has to offer.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

Arthur Darville captures our hearts as Rory in Doctor Who, keeps us on the edge of our seats in the crime mystery Broadchurch and takes us on adventures through time in DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

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Don't miss this fan favorite event featuring sneak peaks at trailers for exciting upcoming movies and a FREE raffle of fantastic movie promotional material including T-shirts, baseball caps, special posters and other great prizes. Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society).

who'll be here
  • Jeff George
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

An Interactive Intro to Improv Comedy Class! Hang out with the hilarious cast of National Comedy Theater and get up on your feet to try out some improv comedy games, scenes and exercises! Improv is a super fun, no pressure way to improve all your skills and build confidence!

who'll be here
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Brianne Kostielney
  • Dan McGivern
  • Dorian Lenz
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Josh Cox
  • Krissy Lenz
 

Why does it seem like all of the best shows on TV are coming out of the BBC? Why do they taunt us with their weird release schedule and delays in showing these shows here in the US? It's bollocks! Come meet some fellow BBC fans.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 
Location: 226A North

Dom Vitalli and his ring experts will supply the formula that packs thousands into arenas across the country. Find out what makes guys like Brock Lesnar huge draws in today's wrestling landscape.

who'll be here
  • Dom Vitalli
 

Join the creators of the Blaze and her nemesis Tormenta as they dish out some EPIC scenes with your help! They will take suggestions from the audience and create new action scenes pinning this pair of adversaries against each other to save or destroy the city!

who'll be here
  • Brian Augustyn
  • Jason Gonzalez
  • Joshua Greene
 

Cosplayers and Costumers spend weeks and months prepping their amazing outfits for conventions, but what are their secrets to wearing it all day and what do they do if something breaks or goes wrong? Veteran cosplayers and costumers give you the lowdown on what you can do to save your hard work!

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis Creations
  • Amber Brite
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Matthew Hunt
  • Red Nebula Cosplay
 

Brett Dalton is best known for his role playing Grant Ward and Hive on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He's currently working on new projects including Milo Murphy’s Law and The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

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Location: 229AB North Lego

Cactus Brick presents their fantastic Lego displays. Hang out with their master builders or let your imagination run wild in the interactive Free Build Lego area.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 229AB North Lego

Cactus Brick presents their fantastic Lego displays. Hang out with their master builders or let your imagination run wild in the interactive Free Build Lego area.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 229AB North Lego

Cactus Brick presents their fantastic Lego displays. Hang out with their master builders or let your imagination run wild in the interactive Free Build Lego area.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Fan Fest is rumored to have one of the rarest Pokémon lurking in its halls and something has happened to it! Come play this live action game of mystery and intrigue in the style of Clue!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 
Location: 226C North
 

Coffin Comics is an independent publishing company, founded in September 2007 by Chaos! Comics founder and Lady Death creator, Brian Pulido. Coffin is dedicated to rock-n-roll inspired, supernatural tales and continues to craft authentically rare, limited edition comic books and assorted items for the discerning collector.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 226B North

How much are your beloved comic books worth? Comic book experts and aficionados share their insights on the ins & outs of collecting comics for fun and profit. Learn how to get started, how to store, and how to ensure your collection will hold its value.

who'll be here
  • Eric Burruel
  • Jim Smith
  • Shawn Demumbrum
 
Location: 226A North

Laugh it up with the cast of the National Comedy Theater as they perform hilarious and completely spontaneous comedy based on YOUR suggestions. Sight gags, bad puns, and invisible automobiles may be created right before your eyes!

who'll be here
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Brianne Kostielney
  • Dan McGivern
  • Dorian Lenz
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Josh Cox
  • Krissy Lenz
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

Ever wanted to get really technical in your comic conversation, but no one was up to the challenge? Come meet and hang out with some fellow comic fans, discuss the finer points and maybe compare who has the better collection.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

From Steampunk Harley to Zombie Sailor Moon; The art of cosplay lends itself to multiple mashups of your favorite characters from film, comic books, and television. Expereinced cosplayers and creators will show you how to switch up the mash-up on your favorite costumes and kits! 

who'll be here
  • Gabrielle Donathan
  • Itty Bitty Geek
 

Full on battle of the CW superhero show super fans. You'll have to be faster than The Flash, sharper than Green Arrow, more legendary than the Legends of Tomorrow and more powerful than Supergirl to win this game!

who'll be here
  • Cole Harder
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Paige Pino
  • Shawn Forth
 

The stars of the smash Netflix series Stranger Things: David Harbour who portrays samall town Police Cheif Jim Hopper and the unforgettable Millie Bobbie Brown who captures our hearts as the enigmatic  "Eleven".

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Location: 224AB North Activities

Department of Zombie Defense teaches you tactics that could save your life in a zombie apocalypse or other disaster. Reccomended for ages 15+

 

Are you a Doctor or an Companion? Well its time to show off your scarf, fez, suit, or Dalek! Come hang out with fellow Doctor Who cosplayers and have some great photo ops on scene from different planets around the galaxy and time!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Grace O'Malley? The Kraken? Mermaids? The Black Spot? Explore the seven seas and seek the treasures of the golden age of piracy. The pirates of the Dread Fleet share legends, myths, and tales of the sea! Learn something new about something old while sailing the seven seas of history with the Dread Fleet!

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Location: 231B Family Gaming

Remember sitting around the table playing Sorry! or Pictionary as a kid? Bring the family and play games from your youth in Fan Fest's open gaming Family Room.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 231B Family Gaming

Remember sitting around the table playing Sorry! or Pictionary as a kid? Bring the family and play games from your youth in Fan Fest's open gaming Family Room.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

 

Player Two has entered the game!

The Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown has been challenging Phoenix Comicon fans to prove their mettle, but for Fan Fest we’re going multiplayer!

That’s right, the same great geekery as regular PUGS, but with two contestants per team. You and your comrade will battle together against other teams to determine who will be supreme!

The Battlefield

Eight teams of two will brutally and ridiculously fight until only one pair remains

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 4:30pm
Where: Room 228

Sign Up your Team!

If you’re coming to Phoenix Fan Fest (and if you’re not, you lose your Geek cred right there), then it’s free to enter! Just visit our PUGS Multiplayer signup form and sign up your team,

We need the contact info for your team leader, and the name of your teammate, so go recruit the mightiest geek you know!

Got Questions?

If you have any other questions, comments, or ideas just emailjeff@improvmedia.com

See you at the SMAAAACCKKKDOOOOOOOWWWWN!

 
who'll be here
  • Dannie Moriarty
  • Jeff Moriarty
 
Location: 226A North

Space is a vacuum with no friction, very little light and no oxygen for fire to burn; so just how would a space battle actually work?

who'll be here
  • Dante Lauretta
  • Parker Castleberry
  • Sara Santiago
 

Come and learn about the Scarlet Speedster from Central City. Learn about the origins of Jay Garrick, Barry Allen and Wally West and how each of them brought a different flavor to the speed force. Before you watch another episode of the Flash or see his big screen debut in the Justice League you must see this panel.

who'll be here
  • Brian Augustyn
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 
Location: 226A North

Every Scientist has thought about this at some point in their scientific career. But the real question is - Villain or Hero??? Real scientists choose sides in this ongoing war!

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  • Brian Johnson
  • Rebekah Brubaker
 
Location: 227B North

From classic films like American Psycho & Fight Club to family favorites like Legally Blonde and Shrek, Broadway has made their mark. We'll discuss Broadway's adaptation of these cult classics including what changes improved the plot or ruined the show and what songs we could not stop singing.

who'll be here
  • Cole Harder
  • ManilynJoy Fortaliza
  • Paige Pino
 

The return of a Fan Fest favorite debate! Can Tony Stark & his suits match up to Doctor Strange's magic? Which is better and why? Can you relate more to someone with gadgets or with someone that has super powers?

who'll be here
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
  • Shawn Demumbrum
 

Board, card, role playing, video...With so many types of games out there, where do you start? We'll help you discover the best games for your interests- what games to pick up and where to find opponents or guildmates that will stretch your skills!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

We got a Ghostbusters sequel and we're finally getting Blade Runner 2. What else should be hitting theatres? What ever happened to the Golden Compass series? Weren't there more movies planned for the Chronicles of Narnia? Mortal Instruments? Jumper 2? What geek movies totally deserve another adventure (or two)?

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: 230 North

Welcome to Wrestlemania! Wrestlemania is considered the Super Bowl of the wrestling world. The glitz, the glamour, the memories, join pro wrestler Dom Vitalli, fans Greg Holmes and Rebekah Brubaker as the discuss their favorite Wrestlemania moments. Come see, discuss and see if any of yours make the list! 

who'll be here
  • Dom Vitalli
  • Greg Holmes Jr
  • Rebekah Brubaker
 
Location: 226A North

One word - Slime! Science can create some of grossest yet some of the coolest things to play with. Join us for strange fun with gross science!

who'll be here
  • Eileen Kane
  • Rebekah Brubaker
 

From wicked looking horns and exotic alien head pieces to terrifying visages- the art of making molds and casting these otherworldly creations can be a bit of mystery. Experienced creators will explain what goes into these amazing creations and how to get started.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis Creations
  • Amber Brite
  • Red Nebula Cosplay
 
Location: 230 North

Everyone wants to be a wrestler, until it's time to do wrestler things. Wrestling pros throw down the tricks and tools to get your foot in the ring!

who'll be here
  • Dom Vitalli
 

WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts is known for his signature move, the DDT, which was named the "coolest" maneuver of all time by WWE.

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Location: 229AB North Lego

Build one, build all! Come and create your vision, have fun, and win prizes.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 226B North

Join local artist, Jason Gonzalez, creator of Luchadore comic, Le Mano Del Destino as he and Greg Holmes Jr discuss Lucha Libre and the Luchadores who have made the style legendary! 

who'll be here
  • Greg Holmes Jr
  • Jason Gonzalez
 

Fans discuss the upcoming Assassin's Creed film, how it ties into the game franchise, and other Assassin's Creed properties and news.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: 226A North

An interactive game of Marvel Jeopardy! Hosted by The Arizona Avengers. Do you have what it takes to become a Professor X, or will your knowledge prove that you are  nothing but a Toad?

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Once again the forces of comics collide in this heated debate. Could the Dark Knight prevail against the Super Solider? Could Superman really take down the Hulk? How does the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. square off against the Legends of Tomorrow? We'll find out here!

who'll be here
  • Brian Augustyn
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
  • Shawn Demumbrum
 

The Crimson Bands of Cyttorak! Behold the Eye of Agamotto! Come and find out all that you can about Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme staring Benedict Cumberbatch this November. Warning- Spoilers may be conjured up!

who'll be here
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 

Our magical panel of mental health experts and Disney fanatics explore mental health topics across the Disney fandom. From Donald Duck to Disney Princesses, which characters demonstrate the best (or worst) messages about mental health? Will visiting the “Happiest Place on Earth” cure your depression? How many times can you listen to “It’s a Small World” before it drives you crazy?  Be Our Guest and find out!

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  • Ashley Petersen
  • Christin Pike
  • Emilie Karlin, PhD
  • Kat Loveland
  • Laney Rhineheart
 

Your favorite "Wayward Sons" get a live comedy overhaul as comedians from National Comedy Theater create new dialogue, sound effects, stories, characters and more live as this special Halloween edition episode plays!

who'll be here
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Brianne Kostielney
  • Dan McGivern
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Josh Cox
  • Krissy Lenz
 

Some people are born amazing aritsts, their ability to make beautiful images is truely inspiring. However, no one is born good at drawing things in MS PAINT! Come challenge eachother in a live, heads up game of Pictionary using nothing but MS Paint. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Professional Media and TV critics review, suggest, and discuss the best Netflix programming; why it's better (if it is) than network tv and Hollywood movies, and what gems are there that people aren't yet talking about.

who'll be here
  • David Ramsey
  • Shari Green
 
Location: 226A North

Find out why "bullies" are the last line of defense to preserve everything right about pro wrestling!

who'll be here
  • Dom Vitalli
 
Location: 226A North

Join pro-wrestler, Dom Vitalli, for his no holds barred podcast, Nothing to Prove. Dom has been around the wrestling industry for years, now that he has conquered wrestling he has turned to podcasting. Join him as he talks everything wrestling and more! Who knows maybe he'll have a special guest drop by, who knows with Dom "The Bomb" Vitalli!

who'll be here
  • Dom Vitalli
 

The creative team behind "The Occupants" host a release party for the comic book tie-in of their film including a special announcement for their newest project and comic book tie in! 

who'll be here
  • Al Sparrow
  • Russell Emanuel
 
Location: 231C Open Gaming

Come check out your favorite game from our game library or bring your own! Open Gaming will be available during convention hours all weekend long!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest Staff
 
Location: 231C Open Gaming

Come check out your favorite game from our game library or bring your own! Open Gaming will be available during convention hours all weekend long!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest Staff
 

Nickelodeon's Avatar franchise stole our hearts from the get go. From the Last Airbender to the Legend of Korra, we're hooked. Join us as we discuss story arcs & characters as well as the rumors for the next series. 

who'll be here
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Mayling Zarogoza
 

The 2017 Con season is just around the corner! Here's your chance to talk to Phoenix Comicon Staff and poke their brains about what may be coming up for Phoenix Comicon 2017! Puns and bad jokes may be included. Oh who are we kidding - puns and bad jokes definitely WILL be included.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Come test your saber skills with other combatants and practice before the Spar Wars light saber tournament!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Lightsaber Academy
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

You see them at conventions and various events - armored costumers and cosplayers! Join us as we show you our tips and tricks on how get started on your own armor based costume or cosplay.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Who has the better look, Ash and friends or Team Rocket? Well we invite all Pokémon Trainer and Pokémon cosplayers to come and see who has the look down. Come for some awesome group photo ops with our various background displays.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Are you a master Pokémon Go Trainer? Maybe you just want to share some tips and tricks with other trainers. Well come check out this trainer meet-up. A great chance to meet some new players and maybe plan an adventure in downtown Phoenix.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Unique from birth; let your spark of life guide you! Join your fellow Team Instinct members as they surge through Fan Fest!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Reflect on yourself; you can control the winds of change. Join your fellow Team Mystic members as they bring the chill to Fan Fest!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Fight ever onward; with each trial forge new strength! Join your fellow Team Valor members as they bring the rage to Fan Fest!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 226C North
 

The original heroes for hire. Luke Cage and Danny Rand hit the the Marvel scene in in 1972. Now with the Netflix debut of Luke Cage and the upcoming Iron Fist the interest in the character has grown intense. Come learn about the origins of Marvel Comics dynamic duo.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 

From malice filled glares to iconic poses. We go behind the camera with experienced costume photographers to explore what it takes to set up those amazing shots. And we look at things from in front of the lens to see what goes into modeling for the perfect picture.

who'll be here
  • Amber Brite
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Matthew Hunt
 

Attention Stranger fans! Are you brave enough to test your knowledge of the Upside Down and face our Demogorgons of Trivia? Here's your chance to win glory untold - just remember to stay away from the walls.

who'll be here
  • Devon Adams
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

You read Harry Potter and envisioned yourself as a Quidditch captain, alas you are a Muggle. Rejoice! The magical game has now been adapted for muggles. The ASU Sundevils show you how to play and let you try your hand (or wand) at the game!

who'll be here
  • ASU Sun Devil Quidditch
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Before scary films, people would gather around their radios to get creeped out by their favorite horror programs. Explore classic horror programs of old time radio and hear some original show broadcasts!

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 
Location: 230 North

Psychics, Ghosts and a Sleeping King - this urban fantasy drifts on the ley lines of imagination to bring us a story of modern mystery and the supernatural. This fan led discussion gives a bird's eye view of the amazing series by Maggie Stiefvater. 

who'll be here
  • ManilynJoy Fortaliza
  • Paige Pino
 

Many Bothans are dying to bring us this information.* We'll share valuable intel about the upcoming Rogue One film. Learn about the new heroes and their part in the Rebellion. Caution - the Empire may be listening!

* No actual Bothans were harmed in the making of this panel

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: 230 North

Yes, some science is safe enough to do in the comfort of your own home, and even cool enough to show off at your next gathering. Warning: studies have shown a desire to own lab coats, black rubber gloves and laughing at inappropriate times.

who'll be here
  • Dante Lauretta
  • Eileen Kane
  • Parker Castleberry
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Scottsdale Parkour brings gaming to life with The Console Wars! We all remember our favorite video game character.  Come watch some of the best jumpers, crawlers and brawlers. Watch video game history, navigate through a fun parkour course and battle it out in an epic performance.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Scottsdale Parkour brings gaming to life with The Console Wars! We all remember our favorite video game character.  Come watch some of the best jumpers, crawlers and brawlers. Watch video game history, navigate through a fun parkour course and battle it out in an epic performance.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning has a specially designed lesson for kids aged 11-13 years old. Kids will get to run, jump and climb as they are taught correct ways to experience the worlds of Parkour and Freerunning.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning has a specially designed lesson for kids aged 14 and up. Kids will get to run, jump and climb as they are taught correct ways to experience the worlds of Parkour and Freerunning.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning has a specially designed lesson for kids aged 4-10 years old. Kids will get to run, jump and climb as they are taught correct ways to experience the worlds of Parkour and Freerunning.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

The athletes from Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning encourage you to try your skills as you run, jump and climb during this open gym session.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

The athletes from Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning encourage you to try your skills as you run, jump and climb during this open gym session.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

The athletes from Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning encourage you to try your skills as you run, jump and climb during this open gym session.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

The athletes from Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning encourage you to try your skills as you run, jump and climb during this open gym session.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

The athletes from Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning encourage you to try your skills as you run, jump and climb during this open gym session.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

To Do or to only try, that is the question. Fan favorite Shakespearean actress/director Katherine Stewart returns with more Sci Fi sonnets and soliloquys than you can shake a stick- er, spear at.

who'll be here
  • Katherine Stewart
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

While Phoenix Fan Fest is finishing up for the night, there is likely still fun to be had! Come see who is going where and whats happening after the show. This is a chance for our fans to share their events with others and keep the good times rolling.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Prove you are the best of the best with a saber. Test your skills against your friends. Phoenix Saber Combat offers a supervised environment for safe competition. 
Participate in open combat with an opponent in padded arenas with a trained supervisor. Groups of 2-4 are welcome. Or face off one-on-one in our "Spar Wars" Tournament with prizes on the line. Spar Wars Tournaments are point based elimination tournaments with trained referees. All skill levels welcome!  

Adult Division (13 Years and older)
Youth Division (8-12 Years old)

You can preregister for the tournament HERE.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Lightsaber Academy
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Do you think that Chewbacca and a Stormtrooper could have been friends if they had met under different circumstances? Well let's see how many Star Wars costumes we can get in the same place for some photos and galactic fun.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

Do you know what color your lightsaber would be? Come and hang out with a bunch of Star Wars fans and see who you might compare some notes with. Lets count how many red Millenium Falcon shirts we see!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Take a walk on the Underside and explore the world of Stranger Things! Warning - this panel will have spoilers galore so if you haven't seen it, watch it now and avoid being surprised. Possible Demogorgon sighting if the lights are on.

who'll be here
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Educating Geeks
  • Nathan Blackwell
 

Who's the better arm-wrestler, Green Arrow or Hawkeye? When would they ever potentially meet? Right here! Come be with other superhero costumers for some awesome photo ops and some cross-universe meetings.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join Arizona's premier lightsaber combat and choreography group for an interactive workshop on lightsaber choreography.  Featuring fast-paced instruction on composition, spinning, flourishing, and how to deliver a dramatic finish.  Join us for this unique opportunity to learn how to fight like a daring Jedi, or a dastardly Sith from dedicated expert practitioners.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber Arizona
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Arizona's premier lightsaber combat and choreography group presents an interactive Star Wars story for old and new fans alike:  In the waning days of the Clone Wars, a group of Jedi venture to the forbidden planet Dathomir.  There, they will encounter ravenous rancor, the nefarious Nightsisters, a mysterious stranger with wisdom of The Force, and more!

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber Arizona
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Tahmoh Penikett is best known for his roles in Supernatural, Continuum, Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica, Riftworld Chronicles and more!

who'll be here
 

Hello Boils and Ghouls! The new Tales From the Crypt Series is right around the corner so it's time to dig in to the gruesome delights of the past. Explore the EC comics, HBO Series, Movies and your favorite hideous host The Crypt Keeper! You know what they say, the morgue the merrier!

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 

With the final season just around the corner, look back on all that Teen Wolf has shown us from characters we loved, lost & gained to plot holes & amazing musical choices. We celebrate the show that made us want to know as much as possible about werewolves and kitsunes.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Dallin Holt
 

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is continually growing on Netflix. First Daredevil, then Jessica Jones, and soon Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Join us as we discuss the build up of the small screen MCU and how it all will tie into the upcoming Defenders.

who'll be here
  • Jarvis Reddick II
  • Josh Magdaleno
  • Shawn Forth
 

J.K. Rowling has restarted our hearts and imaginations with her latest offering of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Join our Wizards and Witches as they break down the story and what it means for the Wizarding World as well what may lay on the horizon!

who'll be here
  • Amber Gould
  • Shalane Harris
  • Stephen Dzienis
  • Steven Gould
 

From Basilisks, Centaurs to dragons - the world of Harry Potter is coming back in November with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Join our group of Wizards and Witches as they have scoured the abyss of the Internet to find you the latest information on this film of monstrous proportions! Learn about the new North American houses and how they fall in line with American History!

who'll be here
  • Amber Gould
  • Brandon Irwin
  • Shalane Harris
  • Stephen Dzienis
  • Steven Gould
 

Ash, Dawn, and Amy present a special live recording of The Rocky Horror Podcast Show discussing Fox's new remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in-depth including reactions to the performances, the costumes, the sets, and how they all came together. We'll be discussing the latest in Rocky Horror and LGBT Community news, plus a live Q and A! You could be on the podcast! We promise to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you with our commentary!

who'll be here
  • Broadway Bound & Gagged (3 panelists)
  • Kelley Lester
  • Sean Johnson
 
Location: 230 North

Come learn what it means to be afraid! Explore what happens in your brain when you get scared, the value of fear, and ways to try and face your fears safely. Featuring fear boxes to put your hand inside, if you are brave...and even a ghost story!

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  • Alex Cybulski
 

Tim Rose is known for his puppeteer work as Admiral Ackbar, Sy Snootles, and Salacious Crumb in the Star Wars universe. Over the years he has been involved with many Lucasfilm and Jim Henson Studios movies, including The Dark Crystal and Howard the Duck.

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It made turtles into semi-humans, humans into rhino-human hybrids. Just what is it? And can we replicate it?

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  • Brian Johnson
  • Rebekah Brubaker
 

There's nothing a true geek loves more than knowing more than their fellow geeks... Except maybe the opportunity to one-up their fellow geeks by flaunting that knowledge. Join your hosts as they read some incorrect statements about fields ranging from anime to comic books to science fiction... And correct them by starting your sentence with "Umm...Actually..." (and yes, you get no points if you don't say that phrase!). Prizes awarded for the most knowledgeable and smug geeks out there!

who'll be here
  • Al Sparrow
  • Brooke Campbell
  • Steve Mandel
 
Location: 223 North Blood Drive

Not All Heroes Wear Capes - Be the One! United Blood Services Blood Drives and the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry result in saved lives. Be a Hero today and donate a part of yourself to better the lives of others, and you just might find your own life is better for helping.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 223 North Blood Drive

Not All Heroes Wear Capes - Be the One! United Blood Services Blood Drives and the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry result in saved lives. Be a Hero today and donate a part of yourself to better the lives of others, and you just might find your own life is better for helping.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

From goosebump raising tales to sightings of secretive creatures - We will take a walk through Arizona's creepy crawly tales of the unknown and mysterious!

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Netflix has made their mark on another childhood favorite - Voltron, Defender of the Universe! So did they do right by you? Join us as we discuss this new take on a classic from when we were young. 

who'll be here
  • Cole Harder
  • Jim Miller
  • Lonnie Gray
 
Location: 227B North

Experienced costumers and creators break down the cost of building costumes, bulldoze the stigma of commissioning/buying vs. making it yourself, and teach you the ins-and-outs of working with a seamstress for your custom costume. We will help you understand the price of custom costuming, the do's and don'ts, and explain the exciting process of having your very own sewing mentor. 

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  • Gabrielle Donathan
  • Itty Bitty Geek
  • Nicole Birkedahl
  • Talyah Rodriguez (Serenity Costumes)
 

Are you 1337? Do you think you are a hacker since you saw a few scenes from a few different movies and shows, and know how to regedit. Well come see what a real Info Security Expert thinks about Hollywood horrible protrayal the the tech, the processes, and people behind hacking.

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  • Rich Mogull
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

Take a moment and meet-up with some fellow pro wrestling fans and get to know someone new. Maybe you might just need them at some point for that tag-team cage match that you wanted to enter but needed a partner for.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

You know what is cuter than kids in costume, a bunch of kids in costume! This is a great chance to have your little superheros come and assemble thier very own superhero fantasy teams!

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

You know what is cuter than kids in costume, a bunch of kids in costume! This is a great chance to have your little superheros come and assemble thier very own superhero fantasy teams!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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