Complete Programming List for Comicon 2015

 

Besides the daleks, perhaps no villain is as iconic to Doctor Who as the Master. In this panel we look at the many faces of the Master, his plans for universal domination, and just what makes him/her so irresistible as the big bad in Doctor Who.

who'll be here
  • David Wendt
  • Jackson Turner
  • Jeff Schwarz
  • Joel Turner
  • John Wheeler
  • Josh Benjamin
 
Location: North 122

PHXCC’s very first MOTU panel! Have a blast discussing the toys, cartoons, comics, the subscription service and if we feel real crazy – the movie.

who'll be here
  • Casey Goslin AZ Collectors Marketplace
  • DJ Blayze
  • DJ Eye Que
  • Lindsay Carson
  • Vocab Malone
 
Location: North 129

Is it true that you can learn absolutely anything on the internet? I haven't found anything that didn't have instructions or a tutorial yet! Not just costume pieces, but props and makeup as well. Come & look at examples, get links, and ask questions!

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

As any fan knows, The Doctor has had his share of heartbreaking goodbyes during his 13 lives. Join our panel of Whovians as we discuss the most memorable of these farewells and how they impacted the mad man with a box.

who'll be here
  • Bells Diggins
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Gail Andreasen
  • Joel Turner
  • Matt Duncan
  • Sean Mushro
 
Location: North 229

CANCELED - Fon Davis is unable to attend Phoenix Comicon 2015 due to a schedule conflict - From the 1950s classics to modern day films - Stop Motion Animation has created some amazing visual stories. Join Industry Professional Fon Davis as he shows us what goes into making these fantastic films!

who'll be here
  • Fon Davis
 
Location: North 226

CANCELED - Fon Davis is unable to attend Phoenix Comicon 2015 due to a schedule conflict - Ever wonder what really goes into making movie magic or what it takes to make a ship fly without CGI effects? Join us as Industry Professional Fon Davis opens the curtain on how those visual effects are created!

who'll be here
  • Fon Davis
 
Location: North 225

Do you want to be the ultimate anime nerd knowing all the best shows and lording it over your friends? Ranging from retro to modern-day anime, we’ve got 10 little known, yet excellent anime that will help you become the ultimate Otaku!

who'll be here
  • RTC (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 121
Dr. Oblivion's Guide to Teenage Dating debuted 10 years ago in the valley and since then, local writer/artist Jeff Pina, has been trying to make as many comics as possible. Check out this panel where he talks about Dr Oblivion, Imaginatives, Bosco & Fleet and the other comics he's written and drawn, and what's next for his label, Sideways 8 Studios.
who'll be here
  • Jeff Pina
 

Allons-y! Come and join us in a fantastic discussion of 12 of the Doctor’s best stories, one story for each Doctor. Reverse the polarity, have a jelly baby, and have a brave heart, you’re not gonna want to miss this. Geronimo!

who'll be here
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Hayl Daugherty
  • John Wheeler
  • Katie Reilly
  • Steven Ditzel
 
Location: North 123

Come celebrate 20 years of Eric Mengel's self-published comic Ocho.  Find out what blind mice and cigar smoking teddy bears have to do with the evolution of the character and what his future plans are for the Ocho.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126A

Award winning novelist, editor, and screenwriter, Michael Stackpole, teaches how to prepare a novel in 21 days.

who'll be here

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: North 127

Interested in crafting your own cosplay armor? Working on a small budget? Unsure where to start? Well look no further! This panel presents the earliest steps needed to move you forward in your costuming endeavor. Presented by Thermo Cosplay (with additional cosplay guests), this panel will offer information on where to shop, what tools are needed, how to pattern foam armor and where to look for resources when fabricating costume apparel. Example pieces of armor will be available for viewing and Thermo Cosplay will do a live demo at the end using EVA Floor Mats, a utility blade, contact cement and good ole creativity! We look forward to providing the insight you need to get started on your cosplay journey!

who'll be here
  • Clever Fox Cosplay
  • Firelight Cosplay
  • StevieSpade Cosplay
  • ThermoCosplay
 

Every beloved series has at least a few be-hated episodes, and after 50 years, the Doctor has certainly had his share! This panel will look at some stories that just didn't work at all, and explore the possible reasons why, as well as how they could have been better (even if that does involve throwing the script in the fireplace!)

who'll be here
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • E. Adam Thomas
  • Katie Reilly
  • Richard Clayton
  • Sabina Prijic
 
Location: North 225

Join us as we share our appreciation for the underworld of re-dubbing known as abridged. We’ll talk about our favorites such as LittleKuriboh, TeamFourStar, ShadyVox, and more.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 

Hosted by local show The Absolute Geek Podcast, this game show pairs contestants with knowledgeable panelists in order to defeat and conquer the genres and mediums of pop culture! Covering topics of comics, movies, television, and pop culture, it’s sure to be a fun time! (Will be recorded and released online following the convention.)

who'll be here
  • Kellen McCall
  • Matt Alward
 

First twelve people in line get to participate, the rest can ask questions and will be the audience. Some basic improv/acting games and techniques.

who'll be here
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Add anger, happiness, boredom, or silliness to your characters! Rebecca Hicks, writer and artist of the web comic, Little Vampires, will demonstrate successful drawing techniques to show emotions in comic characters.

who'll be here
  • Rebecca Hicks
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

A presentation on how to take your costuming to the next level, hosted by some of Steampunk's finest costumers.

 

 

who'll be here
  • John Floyd
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Location: North 232

How does science get done anyway? Listen to tales of adventure and disaster from the field by scientists in the endless pursuit of knowledge!
who'll be here
  • Anna Zaniewski
  • Bradley Lusk
  • Daniel Jacobs
  • Kelly Reina
 

The film makers behind Aether, a steampunk fantasy motion picture about a group of outcasts banding together to defend their homeland from a power hungry political saboteur, outlander assassins, and a ruthless chancellor obsessed with keeping his floating kingdom sky born, will be having the world premiere of their concept short for their multi-million dollar film: Aether.  The credentials for the film makers on this independent film are the stuff of studios: The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Blade Runner, Demolition Man, even Pee-wee's Big Adventure.

Come and learn how to develop your own independent epic feature film!

Presenting: Drew Hall, Horst Sarubin, Kim Bailey, Scott Robinson, David L. Snyder

who'll be here
  • Drew Hall
  • Horst Sarubin
  • Kim Bailey
  • Scott Robinson
 

Calling all Cosplayers- meet and get photos with your fellow cosplayers. All Costumes welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Calling all Cosplayers- meet and get photos with your fellow cosplayers. All Costumes welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 121

The females of the Joe universe are brave, intelligent and strong-willed. They defy stereotypes and yet are exceedingly human; we discuss what makes them tick. Plus, live interviews with character cosplayers.

who'll be here
  • DJ Blayze
  • DJ Eye Que
  • Grey Rogers
  • Lindsay Carson
  • Vocab Malone
 
Location: North 126A

Technology is the key to creating fun and exciting Steampunk.  Most of these stories happen when air travel finally became real. Can Steampunk airships really work, move a character along, and make for an exciting adventure?

who'll be here
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Alyson Hannigan of How I Met Your Mother, The American Pie films and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alexis Denisof also from How I Met Your Mother and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and soon to be seen in Finding Carter.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 224

Think you have what it takes to be the best Amateur Anime Voice Actor or Actress in all of Arizona? Do you have the chops, the golden voice needed to stand above the rest? Then come test your skills in an epic battle of sheer acting prowess and talent. Registration, auditions and rehearsals will take place both Friday and Saturday before the event at the Arizona Voice Acting Guild Sign up Table on the anime programming floor so don't miss your chance to compete, come early.

who'll be here
  • Rice & Haggis (9 panelists)
 

Join Educating [Geeks] for a live podcast covering the FX Network hit American Horror Story: Freak Show

who'll be here
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Educating Geeks
  • Sara Santiago
 
Location: West 102B

“Not all heroes wear capes” - The American Red Cross Blood Drive and Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry result in lives being saved! Be a hero today - donate a part of yourself to better someone else's life and your own.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 102B

“Not all heroes wear capes” - The American Red Cross Blood Drive and Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry result in lives being saved! Be a hero today - donate a part of yourself to better someone else's life and your own.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 102B

“Not all heroes wear capes” - The American Red Cross Blood Drive and Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry result in lives being saved! Be a hero today - donate a part of yourself to better someone else's life and your own.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 102B

“Not all heroes wear capes” - The American Red Cross Blood Drive and Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry result in lives being saved! Be a hero today - donate a part of yourself to better someone else's life and your own.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Third Street Activities

This non-profit, non-sectarian organization is dedicated to recreation of the Sword and Sorcery genre, arts and sciences of the time and covers educational aspects of Medieval and Ancient cultures and combat systems in a friendly, social atmosphere.

who'll be here
  • Amtgard
 
Location: Third Street Activities

This non-profit, non-sectarian organization is dedicated to recreation of the Sword and Sorcery genre, arts and sciences of the time and covers educational aspects of Medieval and Ancient cultures and combat systems in a friendly, social atmosphere.

who'll be here
  • Amtgard
 
Location: Third Street Activities

This non-profit, non-sectarian organization is dedicated to recreation of the Sword and Sorcery genre, arts and sciences of the time and covers educational aspects of Medieval and Ancient cultures and combat systems in a friendly, social atmosphere.

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

We are very proud to welcome world renowned pumpkin carver Ray Villafane to Phoenix Comicon! Many consider Ray to be the greatest pumpkin carver in the world, so don't miss your chance to see how the magic is created! While the Villafane moniker has long been synonymous with Halloween, Ray's team of designers have helped to bring people's wildest dreams to life in 3D. Whether he is shattering world records, creating unforgettable characters in pumpkins, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live or sculpting 30-foot devils with 75 tons of beach sand, Villafane Studios doesn't believe in "comfort zones".

For more information on Ray and Villafane Studios, please visit here 

who'll be here
 
Location: Third Street Stage

Ana Log is an alt-rock collaboration of 4 friends from Tempe, AZ who are heavily influenced by the 70s and 90s. The band has driving guitar and rhythm with a powerful and yet subtle contralto voice.

who'll be here
  • Ana Log
 

A comparative study of six different ancient religions. Join Far From Home's Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, with this exciting game show style panel. It's fun for the whole family!

We will be delving into a comparative study of six different ancient religions and sorting out which God governs what aspect of life. 

who'll be here
  • Far From Home (3 panelists)
  • T.M. Williams
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Curious how early civilizations created their clay pots? In this session, kids will learn how ancient people made pottery and they will make their own pot to take home! 

who'll be here
  • Arizona Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Now that we've seen some of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, what do we think? Love him? Hate him? Still unsure? Come discuss with us all things 12th Doctor.

who'll be here
  • Jackson Turner
  • Jamie Robertson
  • Joel Turner
  • Kiko Cheyenne
  • Suzanne Jones
 

Animation professionals discuss working in the animation industry as well as the projects they have worked on.

 
Location: North 221

Do you get “the feels” when watching or finishing an anime series? Join the Anime Anonymous crew as we bring together people with similar interests and feelings towards anime. We will discuss different topics that include favorite anime series, characters, and more! Get to know, and learn from, panelists and other attendees in the discussion. Attendees are encouraged to participate by sharing thoughts, feelings and experiences!

who'll be here
  • Anime Anonymous
 
Location: Costuming Meetups area 1

Got an Anime Costume? Want to meet other Anime Costumers? This is the time and place to do that. Drop by our Cosplay Meetup room to meet and get photos with fellow Anime costumers.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 222

An otaku twist on the popular party game, this panel features murder mystery games themed from some of your favorite animus! Will the good guys save the day, or will the villains prevail? Join us to find out!

who'll be here
  • Princess Project (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

You've seen anime music videos produced by people all across the US. But ever wonder what sort of anime music videos come from other countries? Join Rice and Haggis as we tour the world and explore various styles and techniques unique to anime music videos created by other cultures. Strap in and prepare to be amazed and inspired.

who'll be here
  • Rice & Haggis (9 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Anime + Music = Awesome! Thinking about getting into the hobby of making anime music videos? Come on in, and Rice and Haggis will show you the basics and some helpful techniques that will make your Anime Music Video shine!

who'll be here
  • Rice & Haggis (9 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Welcome to the highest court in the anime multi-verse. Anime Parliament is where you can step forward as a character or fan, and institute the changes you feel should be made. Come and state your case, but be ready for a debate!

who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Piece together several different pictures to figure out the name of the anime or game title!

who'll be here
  • The Critical D (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

Come ask the Anime Department heads anything you want, regarding Anime at PCC 2015, or something else unrelated to the convention. We'll answer........... MAYBE.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 124

Author of Ancillary Juatice, the winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke awards, shares her experiences and plans for the future.

who'll be here
 

Hal C F Astell of Apocalypse Later has presented steampunk film festivals in Phoenix, Tucson and San Diego. Come on down to see an hour's worth of award-winning short steampunk films from around the world and here in Arizona.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
 
Location: North 123

Archie Comics is a mirror of socio-economics in America, trends, fashion, current events. Presenting these events with humor and through the eyes of “good kids” who would become future leaders.

who'll be here
  • Joanne de Biasi
  • Maegann Yarbrough
 
Location: North 223

Are you a lonely otaku looking for something to do on Saturday night? Come in as we discuss Conventions, anime groups, and geeky hang-outs that are located state wide. After this panel, you'll never be bored on a Saturday night again!

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: Third Street Stage

Present ideas of what the future might hold in this challenge by answering questions and building cities, sponsored by the Arizona Future City Competition, a STEM city-building competition for 6-8th graders. Compete for bragging rights and FUN!

who'll be here
  • Arizona Future City Competition
 
Location: Third Street Stage

Present ideas of what the future might hold in this challenge by answering questions and building cities, sponsored by the Arizona Future City Competition, a STEM city-building competition for 6-8th graders. Compete for bragging rights and FUN!

who'll be here
  • Arizona Future City Competition
 

Though far from Megacity, Arizona is part of the Cursed Earth that still is in need of Judges. And where the few of those remain....here is where they unite. Join the Judges in a panel where they discuss JUDGE DREDD from Comics to Film, their role in the Community,and how to build armor. There will be also a sneak peak into their involvement in the fan film based out of England call "The Cursed Edge"

who'll be here
  • Alli Whitney
  • Fernando Perez
  • Kurt Colin
  • Sam Mort
  • Suzy Stein
  • Tom Buck
  • Valon Kyone
  • Zoe Mora
 

A general look at historical re-enactment combat. Different standards and types of materials will be discussed as well as an overview of the different styles of combat in historical re-enactment with examples of different arms and armor being shown. Interested individuals will be able to ask questions about construction, rules, standards and modern training techniques used by the panelists to recreate medieval honorable combat.

who'll be here
  • Balin Maldovia
  • Bamm Bamm
  • John Penrod
  • Matthew Richardson
  • Michael Connell
  • Nevin Phull
  • Sir Simon
  • Thomas Batt
 

I told you I'd be back! Dust off your dumbbells, polish your greneades and come get pumped with Educating Geeks as they discuss Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies from 1980 to 1990. Come discuss films ranging from Conan the Barbarian to Total Recall. Those who lack discipline, girly men and Danny Divito will not be allowed.

 

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Megan Calcote
  • Nathan Blackwell
 

Come and pre-register for the Phoenix Comicon / Kids Need to Read Live Charity Art Auction. There is no cost or commitment to register for the art auction. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Production Designers are the visual artists and storytellers, who, in consultation primarily with the director, create and develop the overall look, atmosphere and emotion that move the story in any film or television project. Learn abuot and discuss the "How To" of Art Direction and Production Design from it's beginnings, to working in today's modern art department with Designer Kim Bailey. Learn about the history and development of "Production Value" for films like Blade Runner, Mission to Mars, and the upcoming movie AETHER.

who'll be here
  • Kim Bailey
 
Location: Youth Art - West 101

Various arts and crafts, including colouring pages and paper bag puppets.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Public Library (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art - West 101

Various crafts and activities, including crowns and helmets all day, puppets in the morning, paper plate crafts in the afternoon. Face Painting and Balloon Twisting periodically throuout the day!

who'll be here
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Public Library (7 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art - West 101

Various crafts and activities, including colouring pages, free drawing, origami, and collages. Face painting and Balloon Twisting!

who'll be here
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Public Library (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art - West 101

Various crafts and activities, including cube craft and wands.

who'll be here
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Public Library (6 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Do you enjoy drawing and want more out of your art work? Do you want to see your story come to life? In this session artists and authors come together to share ideas and collaboration opportunities.

who'll be here
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to create illustrations? In this session, authors and artists come together to share ideas and discuss opportunities to collaborate.

who'll be here
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: North 223

Ever wanted know what your favorite ghouls do at Anteiku? What is Aogiri Tree's next move? Who exactly is this Night Owl? Come join us and have these questions and more answered!

who'll be here
  • UnderworldCos
 
Location: North 229

Ever wonder why there is a "Second Breakfast"? How many dwarven clans are there? How many Hobbits can you fit into a VW Bug? All these questions and more can be answered by our denizens of Middle Earth. Join us and ask away!

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Catherine Gallardo
  • Paige Hill
 

Are you a fan of Creepypasta? Have you always wanted to ask Slenderman, Masky, Hoodie, or Ticci-Toby questions about their free time? This is the panel for you! They also managed to wrangle Jeff the Killer and Trenderman along as Special Guests, so feel free to inquire about them, too!

who'll be here
  • Ask the CreepyPastas!
  • Caitlin McDaniel
  • Eric Torres
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Kyle Kittel
  • Steven Matadamas Ventura
  • Steven Turner
 
Location: North 223

Join characters from the world of Avatar: the Last Airbender and ask them whatever you'd like! (Please keep it PG for the young'uns attending! Also, we will be knowledgeable of the events from the show and comics, but nothing from Legend of Korra!)

who'll be here
  • Knights of the Con Table (5 panelists)
 

Are you a fan of Creepypasta? Have you always wanted to ask Ticci-Toby, Clockwork, Jeff the Killer, Pokemon Ghost Black, and/or Eyeless Jack questions about their free time? This is the panel for you!

who'll be here
  • Ask the CreepyPastas!
  • Caitlin McDaniel
  • Eric Torres
  • Keisha Brown
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Vincent Michael DeLaRosa
 

Meet and pose questions to your favorite band of Greek and Roman Demigods from Rick Riordan's best selling book series Percy Jackson, and The Heroes of Olympus. Hosted by none other than Annabeth Chase, Daughter of Athena, Goddess of wisdom.

who'll be here
  • Scourge Sisters
  • The Heroes of Olympus
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Get tips and advice from some of the best seamtresses of Steampunk. These talented ladies will be happy to share their knowledge with you.

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 
Location: North 224

The Homestuck Alpha Trolls are here to ask any questions you may have. Bring your curiosity and Homestuck passion to our in-character cosplay Q&A!

who'll be here
  • Catanova Cosplay (4 panelists)
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Calling all witches and wizards! Come watch the Sun Devil Quidditch team and all the chasers, beaters, keepers, and seekers in the exhibition game. Afterwards they will answer all your questions about how you too can play! www.asuquidditch.com

who'll be here
  • ASU Sun Devil Quidditch (37 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

A favorite Phoenix Comicon panel where you'll get a sneak peak at trailers for exciting upcoming movies. After the trailers, we'll hold a FREE raffle for movie promotional material (T-shirts, baseball caps, special posters and whatever else the studios have sent us). If you like movies and like free stuff please come on in.
Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society).

who'll be here
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
  • Richard Bolinski
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Join At Your Service Maid Cafe and relax, let them entertain and serve you. Con can be exhausting so why not let them help recover with food and drink, as well as their world renown entertainment! 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $10
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Join At Your Service Maid Cafe and relax, let them entertain and serve you. Con can be exhausting so why not let them help recover with food and drink, as well as their world renown entertainment!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $10
 
Location: North 222

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Titan killers do in their spare time? Or maybe you've considered joining the Survey Corps yourself? Ask your favorite members of the Survey Corps all the questions you've ever wanted to know the answer to!

who'll be here
  • Scissors and Tape (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 126A

Out-of-the-box ideas on describing people, places, things, and even feelings or sensations while using our nine senses. Yep - nine!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 124

Our hapless authors join Sam Sykes for another batsu game! (Batsu: the Japanese word for "punishment,") Each panelists is charged with performing a task under pressure. If they fail, they will be subjected to a "horrible" punishment. Sounds fun! Right?

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Author Signing

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get books signed by your favorite authors!

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors!

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: North 126b

The authors of the Build a Story and Airshops panels sign books

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Train to be an Avenger or X-Men by racing through the Danger Room Superhero Obstacle Course. Each obstacle will feature som of your favorite Mavel heroes like Black Widow and Spider-Man. Put all your skills to the test and see if you have what it takes to be one of Arizona's mightiest heroes!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Third Street Activities

Don't let the fishnets fool you; the AZRD bout features real women athletes playing this high-octane sport. Celebrating 12 seasons as the world's second-oldest flat track derby league and with 85 skaters, it’s one of the largest in the Valley.

who'll be here
  • AZ Roller Derby
 

Join professional time travelers Terry and Oliver Holler as they take you BACK through their incredible journey to find one's Density, then inspire you forward into the FUTURE!

who'll be here
  • Oliver Holler
  • Terry Holler
 
Location: North 226

Join our panelists as they discuss a future promised by Back to The Future 2 and how our current technological status compares.

who'll be here
  • Buddy Perkins
  • Sean Mushro
 

Because every loves a Bad Boy.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 232

Outbreaks! Earthquakes! Volcanoes! Asteroids! Nukes! Movie characters have survived countless calamities. But what would have happened to them really?? Join us in an exciting gameshow and see if you can do better than these characters would have done.
who'll be here
  • Amber Doig
  • Christopher Bilinski
  • John Cornelius
  • Johna Hutira
  • Penny Dechant
 
Location: Third Street Stage

Banana Gun’s sound is described as bluesy, jammy, eclectic and jazzy.

who'll be here
  • Banana Gun
 
Location: North 225

Have a fandom that you think is the best? We understand, but there are others who dare think their fandom is better. Join us as we pit fandoms against each other to see which will rule (or destroy) society!

who'll be here
  • Destroyers of Purity (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 226

Attendees test their sleuthing skills when President Roslin and Admiral Adama inform the fleet that there is a Cylon in the fleet. Attendees are assigned ships, a captain is chosen, and the Cylon must be left behind or, in 33 minutes, the next jump might be the last.

who'll be here
  • Amy Shaw
  • Erica Connell
  • Jesse W Canfield
  • Ryan Weeks
 
Location: North 128

Join "The Desert Destroyers" Az Predator Clan to see how we transform into the galaxy's most feared hunters. We will show you how to design, build, paint, and suit up. We will cover everything from the most basic of build cheap with recycled stuff, all the way up to custom, purpose built animatronic masks. So if you want to know where to buy your stuff, and what to do with it once you have it. We'll give away all the secrets.

who'll be here
  • Art Paige Allen
  • Kurt Colin
  • Mike Arvizu
  • Shawn Lindemood
  • Tim VanDenover
  • Weston Berry
 

Do you know a lot about Horror movies? Think you have what it takes to defeat our Horror Trivia Beast?! Then come up on stage to face off against our beast and other competitors in the most challenging of Horror Movie Trivia. Put on your horror thinking caps, because this is a competition where only the strongest of horror minds will survive! Hosted by our very own Dr. Diabolic!

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
  • Jeremiah Wilkerson
 
Location: North 123

"Beat The Bad Guy" is a contest where the hosts asks trivia questions on pop culture in the voices of Cobra Commander, Mum-ra, Destro, Skeletor and many others. Come see if you can "Beat the Bad Guy".

who'll be here
  • geek pop alliancr
 
Location: West 211

Meet the crew behind the Fright House at Phoenix Comicon. We'll share what was different between 2014 and this year. Find out how we built the props and setup the haunt in one day. Stick around after the panel for the Open "Fright" House guided tour.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126C

Join drama teachers from the Scottsdale School District, Phoenix Union School District, and Agua Fria School District to discuss how pop culture can be used to teach acting.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126b

The authors of Harper Voyager book signing

 
Location: North 129

"Those Cosplay Nerds” is a consulting group and business made up of 5 people, all credible in different areas of the costuming world. We have hobbyists as well as professionals who specialize in costuming, makeup, photography, and more, our main purpose being to provide tips, tricks, and fun to a creative area with limitless possibilities.

We’ll discuss how cosplay comes to life from pictures to clothing or armor as well as discuss ways to individualize your cosplay. One of the main points we will discuss is ways to personalize your cosplay and how to make your creations truly unique with a few simple twists. Researching historical eras, for example, is one process we’ll present in our panel, explaining how historical influence and textures can change a cosplay from simply accurate to a one of a kind, well thought out piece of art.

As reference, we’ll have some of the panelist’s own creations on display. These pieces will be known character costumes, but we’ll be able to show how these additions and simple choices of fabrics and detail change them from simply looking identical to looking better than identical. We have an array of sewing tips, pattern tricks, makeup tutorials and even photography ideas to present, all helping in making your character come to life. We want to convey that we are here to not just tell you how to make costumes, but how to become these characters.

Courtney Leigh is owner of Courtney Leigh Creations, a business that has been catering to cosplayers around the world since 2010. She has 4 years experience as a makeup artist and costume designer for numerous productions, haunted attractions, fashion shows, etc. and her degree in arts from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising has made pattern making and costuming second nature. She will be providing expertise in costumes, research, materials and various styles of makeup design. Amber and Matt Hunt are well known names in the AZ cosplay community, working as a cosplay duo under the name Firelight Cosplay. Their experience in body painting and creating new ways to create props and armor has given them the experience needed to talk about what to do and what not to do when thinking about materials, brands, and processes to use. We will also be joined by Jessica aka Ricochet Cosplay, an experienced blogger and writer for Confreaks & Geeks and cosplayer for 5 + years as well as Xander D., an avid cosplayer and gamer with a knack for creative photography and character embodiment.

who'll be here
  • Alex Davis
  • Courtney Leigh Fishell
  • Jessica Fishell
  • Matthew Hunt
 

Welcome to San Fransokyo's school of robotics where the big hero 6 gang has come to answer all your questions you have for them or bot fight with Hiro and learn to be a superhero!

who'll be here
  • big hero 6
  • Big hero 6
  • Ivy Wiegel
  • McKenna Carpenter
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 223

Come join the Arizona Dollfie Dream collectors and other BJD collectors for a general meetup and picture session. We love any and all dolls from BJD to other collectibles! Stop on by and feel free to ask us questions about the doll collecting hobby.

who'll be here
  • Arizona Dollfie Dream Collectors (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 227

You know how they made the thing with the ways in that movie / book and stuff? Does that actually work?

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229

Watch as some real blacksmiths take you through the process of making various items.

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

Come meet the 2015 Phoenix Comicon Science Fiction and Fantasy Programming Staff. Come learn about the best programming we have to offer. Ask questions and be sure to remind of of all the things you would have done better. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 122

The character of Blaze was created at Phoenix Comicon Fanfest in December 2014 with tons of fan input. The creators of Blaze tell you what is next for the home town hero and how anyone can work with the new character.  

who'll be here
  • Joshua Green
 

Join Geoff Notkin of TV's "Meteorite Men," Dr. Dante Lauretta of OSIRIS-REx, LEGO artist Dave Shaddix, and special guests as they discuss everything as big as outer space to as small as LEGO brick!  Science, art, creativity, and fun will all be incorporated in this amazing panel!

who'll be here
  • Dante Lauretta
  • Dave Shaddix
  • Geoffrey Notkin
 
Location: North 127

 Ivy Doomkitty presents this panel (a spin off of my So They Say You Shouldn't Cosplay panel), focusing on body image and confidence in oneself,  self worth, ways to work on confidence and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 127

No seating during setup. All guests must clear the room before setup can begin. We request that you have ID ready to show at the door to the Line Control personnel or you will not be admitted to the room. No photography allowed during setup. Thank you!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 127

The theme of this year’s bodypainting extravaganza will be “ALIENS”!  Mark Greenawalt will be joined by artists Papi Miranda, Vanessa Sophia Robertson, Jocelyn Casdorph, Christina Ranburger, and Eric Simmons.  Witness the transformation as the models are painted with special effects makeup to become original alien creations.  Photography will be permitted after the first half hour of painting

who'll be here
  • Alexandria Pierce
  • Christina Ranburger
  • Eric Simmons
  • Jocelyn Casdorph
  • Lia Fowler
  • Mark Greenawalt
  • Megan Brock
  • Melissa Marie
  • Michelle Gamboa
  • Nadine Economos
  • Papi Miranda
  • Vanessa Robertson
 

Fannibals and food enthusiasts rejoice! Join us as we explore the artistry of Dr. Lecter's most delectable dishes, play "Are You a Cannibal?" to discover what (or who) you would have consumed as one of his dinner guests, and find out how the food stylist made it all look so amazing. CONTAINS SPOILERS.

who'll be here
  • Augustine Rollinger
  • John Roanhorse
  • Kristen Mozaffari
 
Location: North 124

Meet our local authors and find out how they plan on spending their time at Comicon.  Giveaways and door prize for attendees.

 
Location: Third Street Stage

Boss Frog plays the freak funk all round the valley.

who'll be here
  • Boss Frog
 
Location: North 126C

Our Vision For Tomorrow is that our students will exit high school with basic business skills including customer service, cash handling, marketing and event logistics. BOTA clubs equip arts students with basic business skills. Learn about this new tool for arts integration and how it can be used effectively with pop culture arts.

who'll be here
  • KellyAnn Bonnell
 
Location: North 223

What do Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Avatar all have in common? Boys who aren't afraid to let their sensitive side show. Here we'll focus mainly on feminism, and challenging gender roles on both sides of the spectrum.

who'll be here
  • Crystal Queer (4 panelists)
 

Can you dig your way out of the grave, eat some brains, and be the last zombie standing? Come join us for our annual Brain Eating Contest! All ages welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

What makes a good genre television show or movie? What are the elements that can make the difference between modest hit and an international phenomenon? We will show you how to be a critical watcher of popular media, showing you ways you can develop material that can be favorites to the masses while retaining the unique elements of science fiction and comic book elements. We’ll even throw in a little bit of gossip to make things fun!

who'll be here
  • Reginald Mizell
 
Location: North 125

Writers Block: an occupational hazard.  Just because it happens doesn't mean the writing process has to stop or the tale never ends. What do authors do when stumped, where can they find inspiration, and how can writer's blocks become stepping stones?

 

Author Craig W. Chenery will present on the rich and genre defining history of British zombie cinema

For additional information on Craig, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: North 225

Cosplay for the starving student! Come learn all the tips and tricks for making your dream cosplay at a reasonable price.

who'll be here
  • Princess Project (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 227

18 years of Buffy: join us as we take a look back on the characters we love and hate and lore of one of the great supernatural settings!

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Emily Cotman
  • Julie Largent
  • Kyle Furlong
 
Location: North 125

Join a group of authors in building an impromptu story.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 128

Join Kurt Colin as he highlights some of of his cheap build secrets. Ever wonder what costume was made using some football armor and a couple of pizza pans? How about some motorbike armor and a few yoga mats? This panel will cover the basics of how to make something out of nothing. How to paint it, weather it, and finish it. Also new to the list this year will be building and starting up with basic 3D printing

who'll be here
  • Kurt Colin
 
Location: North 128
Corsets get a bad rap. Too tight, uncomfortable, can't bend over, can't wash them. The complaints are endless. But these are only true if you're doing it wrong. This panel will teach you tips and tricks for making sure you have the right fit, silhouette, and materials. I'll even help you modify the ones you already own. Q and A at the end.
*Part of the Surviving Your Own Creativity series. Book available.
who'll be here
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2
Corsetry has a bad name. The uneducated think of the wasp-waisted abominations that crushed women's internal organs. Others think of the sexy bondage option. But good corsetry is like a good bra: Supportive, flattering and essential to several types of costuming. This will help you identify a good from a bad corset and how to make one.
who'll be here
 
Location: Third Street Stage

Captain Squeegee is a progressive jazz rock band from Phoenix. Identified as quirky, eccentric, high-energy and simply unclassifiable.

who'll be here
  • 80/20 Records
  • Captain Squeegee
  • Epic Proportions Tour
 
Location: North 126C

Join Jeff Barbenall as he interviews pop culture creatives and other professionals in the world of pop culture.

 

Careers in Pop Culture Spotlight on Indie Creators:

Join moderator Martin Burke Brown (www.leonapeakadventures.com) for an exploration of 

indie writers and artists, how they honed their craft, and what they do to build an audience. 

Educators and Librarians can learn how to support students who want to pursue careers in Pop 

Culture. Panelists include artist Dan Parsons (Star Wars, Ghost, Nightwing), Jenna Elizabeth 

Johnson (www.jennaelizabethjohnson.com), Alexia Purdy (www.alexiapurdybooks.com), and 

Joseph Serrano (www.lifeforcesaga.com).

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

Meet the Pros Spotlight on Pop Culture Retailing:

Join several marketers and sellers of Pop Culture merchandise as they tell their individual 

successes and challenges in the labor of love called retailing. Panelists include: Bree Brouwer 

(www.breebrouwer.com), Cherise & Martyn (www.monstercomicbooks.com), and 

Maryelizabeth Hart (www.mystgalaxy.com).

 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

Join moderator Jesse Lozano (www.nerdwithballs.com) as he interviews creator Raven Gregory (and special guests) about his past and current projects, including Raven’s first ever Kickstarter project. Known for his writing on The Wonderland Trilogy, Raven left Zenescope in 2014 to produce his own new line of creator owned titles set to debut in 2015.  His incredibly dark, yet realistic stories of horror, his use of relatable personal tragedy, and powerful themes have made the writer a  fanfavorite across the nation (www.theravengregory.com).

who'll be here
  • Jeff Barbanell
 
Location: North 126C

Join Jeff Barbenall as he interviews pop culture creatives and other professionals in the world of pop culture.

 

Meet the Pros Spotlight on The Flash:

Join moderator Jeff Barbanell for an edifying and entertaining discussion with the current creative team for DC Entertainment’s THE FLASH. Targeted towards Educators and Librarians as well as casual fans, this panel will cover the careers of writers Van Jensen and Brian Augustyn, penciller Brett Booth, and inker Norm Rapmund. Subjects will range from juvenilia through training and experience to using comics in the classroom.

who'll be here
  • Jeff Barbanell
 

Young Justice, Batman the Animated Series and Gargoyles. What do these three shows all have in common? They got cancelled. This panel is a tribute to ten amazing cancelledcartoons that were aired between 1990 - 2014. Come reminisce these awesome shows with us and compete in a game of trivia with prizes.

who'll be here
  • Breanna Bang
  • Ravenn Bang
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Make your own catapult. Test your distance and fling various objects!

who'll be here
  • Arizona Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

In 1975 the "mother" of all Cult films hit theaters nation wide. It closed within two weeks. Somehow, as the particulars are argued, about two years later it found its niche as a midnight screened film that has since become a phenomenon. Join special guests Barry Bostwick (Spin City, FDR American Badass) "Little" Nell Campbell (Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Shock Treatment), and Patricia Quinn (Monty Python's "Meaning of Life", Rob Zombie's "Lords of Salem")  to reminisce on 40 years of  Rocky Horror Picture Show.

 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Charisma Carpenter’s career has taken her to so many of the shows that we all love and watched for years. But Charisma’s portrayal of Cornelia Chase in Buffy and Angel is what sticks with us. Come and hear about the things you might not know about. 

who'll be here
 

Come meet the film makers behind Aether, as they chat about behind the scenes and the making of Aether: A steampunk fantasy motion picture

who'll be here
  • Drew Hall
  • Horst Sarubin
  • Scott Robinson
 
Location: North 226

Earth has been attacked and the survivors converge at the Alpha site to learn that everything on the TV shows was real. humanity learns they're not alone and all that's left.

who'll be here
  • Erica Connell
  • Kirsten Schulte
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Ryan Weeks
 
Location: North 232

From wormholes to ancient genes, the science guide to Stargate.  Could we travel to distant planets?  How would the Ja'fa evolve?  Could a sickness
be transmitted by a light source like the Ori?  Come join the scientists as we discuss just how plausible it really is.
who'll be here
  • Brian Johnson
  • Johna Hutira
  • Rebekah Brubaker
 
Location: Third Street Activities

Parents, come give your cosplay dressed child or infant the opportunity to be the star of the day and walk with other families in a small parade through the 3rd Street.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Doc Brown wrote the book on time travel shenanigans. Listen to Christopher Lloyd discuss his career that has taken us to more eras and places than Marty ever dreamed of going.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 221

Ask all! Hetalia, DBZ, Yu Yu, Soul Eater, Shin Chan, Sgt. Frog, etc...

who'll be here
 
Location: North 124

Author of Blackbirds, The Blue Blazes, and Heartland, Chuck Wendig, joins us solo for an hour. He also writes hard hitting advice to aspiring authors. Discover what his past, present, and future projects hold in store for readers.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 225

Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior, Madokami? If so, stop by the Church of Madoka to discuss all things related to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magicka. From the series, to spinoffs, to movies, all is open to discussion with other fans!

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: Third Street Stage

Arizona Circus Arts is an Arizona-based troupe of entertainers offering multifarious traditionally-styled and contemporary circus entertainment. Performers of the Circus Farm have been entertaining the Phoenix area for over a decade!

who'll be here
  • Arizona Circus Arts
 

Everybody LOVES Clara Oswald... and, Everybody HATES Clara Oswald! This panel will look at how the impossible girl became such a polarizing character in the series, the inconsistencies of her development, and speculation into what will become of our lady de souffle!

who'll be here
  • Alissa McKersie
  • Gail Andreasen
  • Jackson Turner
  • Rachel Cawley
  • Sabina Prijic
  • Shawn Forth
 

Here comes a trivia contest for teams hosted by the FLIM SPRINGFIELD Team.  Contestants will be quizzed on the first 10 seasons of The Simpsons, with a variety of types of questions: From general knowledge about the show, fill in the quote, identify the character, and stuff only hardcore Simpsons nerds will know!  Prizes will be given away, but the real reward is WINNING!

More at FLIMSpringfield.wordpress.com

who'll be here
  • Alex Cardwell
  • Diana Welsch
  • JRC
 
Location: North 223

Are you a closet Otaku? Did you have to make up a fake story to your friends explaining where you would be this weekend? Does nobody know that you're here? Come down to share your hilarious closet Otaku confessions and hear others' as well!

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 130

You finally have the perfect outfit and accessories and you get yourself zipped up in your shiny polyester uni-suit with the jet pack, the tall boots and the full utility belt. You look amazing! Perfect! You pull your hood up and put your helmet on. You step into the hallway, strut through the admiring crowds of con-folk ...aaaaand now you have to pee. Q and A at the end. *Part of the Surviving Your Own Creativity series. Book available.

who'll be here
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Come join us for a coloring session for the little ones, color pages and crayons will be on hand. Assorted prizes will be handed out.

 

who'll be here
  • Debbie Hall Leeper
  • Dee Astell
  • Holly Lotz
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

These Ninjas are not playing around man. Actually, all we do is play dude.  Come play with these radical Ninja Turtles themed parkour group: Scottsdale Parkour and Freeruning.  It's totally Awesome, a performance that will leave you with an out of this world memory like a true Ninja Turtle...but don't tell Splinter since we're grounded right now. 

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning (22 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Couples, get ready! It's time to play the newlywed game in a fun, new, geeky way! Bring your significant other and test your love playing this timeless, interactive game for prizes and glory!

who'll be here
  • The Flock (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 122

Knowledge is power.  In the comic book world, it's everything. Answer comic book trivia questions to earn points. Points will add up as you answer questions.  Prizes awarded to those with the best scores.

who'll be here
  • Jeff Pina
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
  • Thomas Healy
 
Location: North 123

Learn about the process of making auditory comics for the viually impaired. 

who'll be here
  • Chris Rodriguez
  • Comicbooksand Visually impared
  • Harra Arial
  • Kristian Newton
  • Visually Impaired Comic Panel
 
Location: North 126C

Sequential art is an art form that uses images deployed in sequence for graphic storytelling or to convey information. Grahpic Novels and Comic Books fall into this category; and animated film does as well. It can be a very powerful instructional tool. This panel will explore best practices in sequential art integration in the classroom and why it is relevant to this new generation of learner.

who'll be here
  • Erik Francis
 
Location: North 130

Cosplay and cons are expensive, there’s no doubt about it. But there are ways to cut costs and save money, top to bottom. Join Melissa McEagle as we go over ways to save those benjamins, baby!

who'll be here
  • Melissa McEagle
 
Location: North 229

You may have heard fan theories about what really happened in the Star Wars Universe. Were the Stormtroopers REALLY terrible shots or was it something else? Don't exhaust ports push things out? Join us as we shed a new light on those Galaxy mysteries!

who'll be here
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Firelight Cosplay
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Matthew Hunt
 
Location: North 130
The Samurai dominated Feudal Japan until 1868. The armor is one of the most recognizable items in anime and games. Learn how to begin constructing your suit ofarmor for cosplay or SCA purposes. Learn all of the major parts of a suit of armor, their proper names, and how to assemble so that you may fight for your lord (or conquer Japan should the need arise).
who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament
 
Location: North 127

Are you new to conventions? Are you unsure of how to be accepted and enjoyed in the Con community? do you want to know the proper etiquette for communicating with cosplayers? Come learn how to do all these things and more without detracting from anyone's Con experience. There will be a Q&A session with several seasoned con-goers and cosplayers.

who'll be here
  • Brooke Scotti
  • Hayley Cochran
  • Kalin Wynne
  • Kelley Lester
  • PaperChild Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 127

With the modern digital age and rapidly intensifying spotlight on the cosplay community and it’s members, many positive and negative things have come to fruition. In this panel we will focus on the positive, and how to harness a good attitude in the fight against opposition. We will dive into further elaborating on the following subjects: -Cyber bullying. -Body positivity. -Common misconceptions about cosplayers. -The importance of accepting and not judging. -Cosplay Competitions and losing gracefully. -Dealing with Rainy Days. -Paying it forward. -Incorporating positivity into your daily routine. This panel will come full circle and focus on you as an individual. No one is perfect, but by working day by day we can all become better people and better members of the cosplay community. Let’s come together and discuss the issues and problems at hand and by the end of it swear an oath to make the community and the world in which we live in a better place.

who'll be here
  • Amie Lynn- Amy Pantea
  • Angelica Dawn
  • Liz Vickery
 
Location: North 127

Join Ivy Doomkitty, Jaze Cosplay, and Dave Turner as they share tips on how to appropriately interact with cosplayers during a convention, including personal/photography etiquette, and cosplay does not equal consent. They'll discuss how being acquainted and having proper convention etiquette can really boost your comic con experience taking it from good to OUT OF THIS WORLD! Q and A to follow

who'll be here
 

Cosplay is loved by people of all ages, and nothing can make dressing up for fun than some super easy face paints for the youngsters. In this panel we're going to show you super easy face paint ideas that you can do on your own kid! We're also going to show you some good products you can use. Come watch us do some fun makeup demonstrations, and ask us any questions you might have regarding cosplay makeup! Brought to you by RainbowFX.

who'll be here
  • Rainbowfx (7 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 129

In this panel we will go over the basics of building, priming and painting armor. There will be a brief review on embellishments and decorating. We will review supplies and techniques that can used in this creative process.

who'll be here
  • Eon Evangel
  • Nora Cerburas
 
Location: North 127

Cosplay is very easy to get into, but there are a ton of safety hazards to consider! Did you know heating up material can release dangerous fumes? From goggles, to respirators, to gloves, learn some handy tips to protect yourself while you work on your cosplays!

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
 

This is the fashion show to kick-off the weekend's excitement! Hosted by Heroes United and Autumn Ivy, this is an all ages event, where you can come show off your cosplay. Whether it be completely home made, all bought from a store, or a professionally made costume, all are welcome. This is not a competition - it's a come strut your stuff and show us what you got event! Come have your moment in front of an amazing crowd of fellow cosplay enthusiasts! Pre-Reg Opens at 11:15am and goes till 11:55 or members can sign up through anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com  

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Whether you’re big, tall, or small, cosplay is definitely for you! Learn how to obtain confidence in the costumes you wear. Discover ways to alter clothing and patterns to fit your unique shape. If you want to cosplay as Doctor Who, Hetalia, Zelda, Batman, or whatever you’re into, then you'll have a fantastic time!

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Cosplay for Beginners is a friendly atmosphere, jump into the cosplay world as Soupernatural takes you thru the ins and outs of the cosplay world, showing you your do's and don'ts, keeping you on your toes, how to buy items correctly, how to make it look better than you thought it would! We don't judge we allow all ages, and we love everyone and want to share our knowledge.

who'll be here
  • Soupernatural (2 panelists)
  • Soupernatural! (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Cosplay for Beginners is a friendly atmosphere, jump into the cosplay world as Soupernatural takes you thru the ins and outs of the cosplay world, showing you your do's and don'ts, keeping you on your toes, how to buy items correctly, how to make it look better than you thought it would! We don't judge we allow all ages, and we love everyone and want to share our knowledge.

who'll be here
  • Soupernatural (2 panelists)
  • Soupernatural! (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Starting off in such a heavy-hitting cosplay world can be intimidating, but there's plenty of help! Learn the best tips and tricks to get started in cosplay from award winning cosplay professionals. Bring your questions!

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Brandon Meseure
  • Nathan DeLuca
  • Rene Koiter
 

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Cosplayers of all ages get ready for an epic event, the Cosplay Lip Sync Battle where you can dress in your best Marvel, DC, Sailor Moon, Star Wars or any costume of your choosing and lip sync to your favorite songs at Phoenix Comicon.

To enter you have two options:

Pre Reg:  

Send your names, Cosplay and song choice to anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com

This is the best option to ensure that we have your song on site.

On Site Reg: 

Sign up on site before the show

You will HAVE to bring your own music on a flash drive so we have your song choice.

Rules:  

Lets keep it clean everyone, this is an all ages event and children will be present. 

Two cosplayer will be chosen at random to compete with each other.

Three judges will vote, but the crowd makes the final decision.

 

Any questions email: anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Cosplay Lounge - North 131BC

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place! Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station! We can help!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Cosplay Lounge - North 131BC

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place! Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station! We can help!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Cosplay Lounge - North 131BC

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place! Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station! We can help!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Cosplay Lounge - North 131BC

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place! Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station! We can help!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 130

Your cosplay is just about finished, but now you just need one last thing: the makeup! You aren't entirely sure what you should do, and thanks okay, We're here to help you! Not only will you learn the basics of cosplay makeup, but we will also teach you how to use makeup to become the opposite gender! Come and watch us do makeup demonstrations, and ask us any questions you might have to get your cosplay makeup Con, and camera ready. brought to you by Rainbowfx.

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (8 panelists)
 

This is where things get a bit more exciting. Let's say you're cosplaying a character who is cell shaded(ie borderlands, or Comic Book style). The makeup is a bit more complex, but we want to show you how it can be done! Join us as we recreate characters from Borderlands and The Walking Dead Video game right before your eyes, and ask us any questions you might have to get your cosplay makeup Con, and camera ready. Brought to you by RainbowFX

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (8 panelists)
 

Wigs and costumes just aren't enough - if you really want to become your favorite character, you need makeup to complete the transformation! You'll not only learn about the essentials of makeup, but your host Luluko will also apply her makeup for the day right before your eyes!

who'll be here
  • Luluko
 
Location: North 130

Are you a student whose parents won’t buy you a cosplay? Are you just looking to save some money and still cosplay? Come and and get tips and advice from a group of students who cosplay. we will also answer questions

who'll be here
  • Brooke Scotti
  • Hayley Cochran
  • Kalin Wynne
  • PaperChild Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Join some of Arizona's veteran cosplayers in a round table discussion of cosplay tips and tricks. Whether you're here to learn or to share advice, cosplayers of all levels are welcome.

who'll be here
  • East Blue Cosplay & Gay Balls Inc. (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 127

Get tips and tricks on posing, getting into character, knowing when to stay yourself, and more from a panel of cosplayers and photographers. Open floor for questions at the end.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 129

This will be a lecture about different materials used in the recreation and production of cosplay props and masks.  There will be an effort to emphasize the "safe" materials used to make con approved weapons and costumes.  As well as a look into the materials and chemicals used to make highly detailed masks ( what I am best known for throughout the prop making community ) There will be on open Q&A at the end

who'll be here
 

Have a cosplay, prop or costume question that you've been dying to ask a pro about? Come meet up with Steven K. Smith of SKS Props, Jordan Duncan, Vensy of Vensy Props and Dara DeFreitas and have them answer all your costuming questions! 

who'll be here
 
Location: North 128

We have gathered a group of experienced Cosplayers together to share their hard learned lessons and war stories. Come to laugh at our pain and learn from our mistakes and mishaps.

who'll be here
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
 
Location: North 128

With the simplicity of the internet, it’s never been easier to share information. Individuals have been able to establish themselves and their business in a way they never could before. Learn from some seasoned vets and business owners on how they got started and what they do to continue to maintain and grow their following. We will dive into further elaborating on the following subjects: -Branding. -Finding a Niche. -Originality. -Advertising. -Seeking and Creating Opportunities. -Connecting with followers. -Networking. -Presenting yourself in a professional manner. -Keeping a Positive Outlook. Learn from our mistakes and successes in the years we have been at this. Even if you are just thinking about it, it can’t hurt to come. If this is something you’ve been wanting to do for some time, then by all means please come and join us and feel free to bring any questions you may have.

who'll be here
  • Amie Lynn- Amy Pantea
  • Angelica Dawn
  • Liz Vickery
 
Location: North 127

Take a look into the creation process of a costume, beginning with the actual concept (drawing) and then turning it into reality. Learn tips and tricks from Aime Jaze and  Ivy Doomkitty on various materials that can be used to achieve your vision, as well as learn about modifications that can be made so that your 2D concept can translate well into the real world. Costuming samples will be on display (Notepad and pen recommended)

who'll be here
 

Nola Yergen is a costume designer and actor, known for Valiant (2014), Parallax (2012) and Red Sand: A Mass Effect Fan Film (2012) not to mention that she has worked on Castle and is also a theatre professor and costume designer at Grand Canyon University.  She's also an avid Cosplayer.  Learn how to turn your passion into a career in film, television, or stage.

who'll be here
  • Nola Yergen
 
Location: North 129

Learn how to put together an emergency costume repair kit and how to make emergency repairs to get you through the rest of your event. Also we'll be taking a look at costuming materials and their wearability. How wearable is bare skin or heavy Faux and real fur will be covered!

who'll be here
  • Greg Johnson
  • Rose Johnson
 
Location: North 127

In this panel we go through our creative process on how we build our costumes for ourselves as well as our studio commissions, and give tricks of the trade on how to bring these character to life in person and on camera.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126C

The arts are making a comeback in education! The arts have been added to STEM to make STEAM, and industries are looking for not only degrees, but creativity in their workforce. So the question is, how do we connect creativity, K-12, colleges, and industry careers? Join Adobe Education Leader Sean Glumace as he presents how community colleges in California have been building creative pathways for students in Career Technical Education (CTE), and how you can as well! One lucky attendee will receive a 1 year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud (a $699 value).

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 232

Do you have a cool idea for a story?  Want to illustrate an alien world?  Are you interested in blending art and science?  Get a scientist to assist you!  Immediately following the World Building panel discussion, we'll break out into small groups to discuss and assist you with your project, whether it be a novel, graphics, or even game design!  Let's get some creative ideas flowing and walk away with valuable new connections and projects to continue developing after the Phoenix ComiCon is over!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 122

Copyright, Trademark, and Contracts - these are all things you need a working knowledge of if you want to be a successful comic artist. Come learn what your rights are and how to protect them. Yes, we have a lawyer on this panel, but we promise she's a fellow geek.

 

who'll be here
 
Location: North 228

A panel looking deeper into the creatures of Lord of the Rings. It would ask audience members to pick creatures that they would befriend or fight and why.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 213B

Tired of the same ole pop up scares in video games? Want a game that really gets under your skin? Venture into video game related Creepypastas about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 

Tired of the same ole pop up scares in video games? Want a game that really gets under your skin? Venture into video game related Creepypastas about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 

We believe in monsters, we believe in you. Daniel and Dawna of Steam Crow lead a lively meetup of all things Crow Scouts in our first ever meetup. Watch the orientation video, take the pledge, and maybe even win a prize. Join yesterday at scouts.steamcrow.com!

 

 

who'll be here
  • Daniel M. Davis
  • Dawna Davis
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Ever get the Action Figure of your favorite character except something just isn't right?  Or maybe they have never made the figure for your favorite character?  Join local customizers as we explore the tips and tricks of turning off the shelf toys into personal works of art.

who'll be here
  • Dave Shaddix
  • David Fitzmaurice
  • David Oakes
  • Patrick Billings
  • Red Rebel Customs
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Arrow and The Flash have taken the WB by storm. Danielle Panabaker is here to discuss her role on both shows and what it is like to be a part of the new DC television world that we have been watching so closely.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 121

For years, Dark Horse has brought the creations of the most talented creators in the comics industry to stands – and now’s your chance to jump onboard! Join Dark Horse PR coordinator Steve Sunu as he heads up a panel of Dark Horse’s incredible creative talent, including Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT), Paul Cornell (This Damned Band), Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse), and more!

 

It takes something special to be successful on the stage and the screen. David Morrissey has done just that and more. Portraying the immoral “Governor” in The Walking Dead, David showed us just how dangerous cold calculation can be.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 122

DC Comics has increased their animation division to include adapted and original movies.  Meet some of the creatives who work on your favorite DC animated films.

 
Location: Costuming Meetups area 1

Got a DC Comics Costume? Want to meet other DC Comics Costumers? This is the time and place to do that. Drop by our Cosplay Meetup room to meet and get photos with fellow DC Comics costumers.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

It's been 30 years since DC the seminal comic event Crisis on Infinite Earths. Well they are about to do it again with Convergence! What are you most looking for ward to? What will you miss the most? The post Convergence universe is sure to be filled with surprises. 

who'll be here
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 
Location: North 121

A fan favorite panel every year! The debate never ends Marvel or DC... Which company will reign as the best? 

 

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126b

Authors from the Del Rey panel signing

 
Location: North 124

Since 1977 Del Rey books has grown into a Science Fiction and Fantasy Imprint with many well-read authors. Who are the authors from Del Rey Books joining us this weekend? Discover what Del Rey Books and their authors have in store for the future.

 
Location: North 125

Who would win: Starlord with machine guns as legs or an ocelot that's really really emotional? How about Iron Man who hasn't slept in three days or Godzilla with an endless supply of trampolines? The Del Rey authors battle it out in a game of Superfight.

 

Would you like to hear a scary story? Come join us to hear the most shocking stories of haunted games, creepy conventions and more. Hope you're not afraid of the dark.

who'll be here
  • Muffin (3 panelists)
 
Location: Third Street Activities

Check out the action packed, fast paced game of USARS roller derby!

who'll be here
  • Desert Dolls Roller Derby
 
Location: North 126A

Natural Speech vs. Prose Dialogue-Is there a difference? Which is better? How to write it right? Explore ways to write dialogue that flows like natural speech.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 124

New York Times Best Seller, Diana Gabaldon, takes the stage at Phoenix Comicon.  Author of the ever popular "Outlander" series shares with us her experiences, current projects, and future endeavors.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126b

Author signing with Diana Gabaldon

who'll be here
 

Kevin R. Phipps is an assistant director and director, known for Grief (2015), Thicker Than Water (2014) and Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary.  He is also an trained Meisner Acting Coach / Trainer.  Come and learn about directing from an actor's director and learn the differences between directing a narrative or a documentary.

who'll be here
  • Kevin R. Phipps
 
Location: North 225

Ever watch a series only to be disappointed by its plot progression? Come join Dowase Entertainment as we discuss awful adaptations and poor storytelling; maybe even discuss how these series could have turned out!

who'll be here
  • Dowase Entertainment (3 panelists)
 

Ever wanted to meet your favorite Disney princesses? Well now's your chance! Join us for our Disney ask panel, where we'd love to hear all your wonderful questions, and party like real princesses do!

who'll be here
  • Disney Nerds (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 123

Come see some the Arizona masters of Do-It-Yourself comic projects, Dennmann and Eric Mengel.  Learn how to write, drawn and complete your comics on your own.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 224

Test your knowledge against others on classics such as Dragonball Z to contemporaries like Attack on Titan and find out who is the ULTIMATE Shounen master.

who'll be here
  • The Critical D (5 panelists)
 

Dive into a discussion about gay actors, interspecies Victorian Lesbian couples, gender swapping villains, a gender-blind space potato, and the unflinching acceptance of diversity in Doctor Who. Come find out and discuss why Doctor Who resonates with people of all kinds and orientations. A fun filled hour of Doctor Who discussion with a rainbow twist.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Chris Swanson
  • James Laird
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Sara Santiago
 

Watched all 8 seasons of the new show, but none of the old? Come learn about the Doctors, the companions, the best episodes, and the worst. A great overview of the past glories of our favorite show!

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • David Wendt
  • Dwayne Plain
  • E. Adam Thomas
  • Jeff Jones
  • Pat Harper
  • Richard Clayton
 

Come and learn about shooting documentary video and photos in the Comicon environment and how to grow your skills to a professional level.  This was a very popular topic last year.

Greg Nosek has worked as a Freelance Documentary Videographer covering Broadcast Journalism, Rock & Roll, and the World of Corporate and Social Events for the last 30 years.

Jim Poulin has successfully nurtured a career spanning 35 years in the field of Editorial, Sports & Concert Photography. Jim Poulin is the Photo Editor for the Phoenix Business Journal is a proud graduate of Arizona State University.

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
  • Jim Poulin
 
Location: North 225

Have you ever progressed through an anime or manga, hoping it gets better? Did it seem promising, but never materialized to your hopes? Share your stories of some of the worst anime or manga you regret and help save others from such a boring fate.

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Join the Renegades as we impart what wisdom we’ve gained over our past con experiences. We’ll give useful pointers to new attendees, and laugh at some mistakes that experienced con-goers may recognize.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

Join NerdRage in fun games and trivia revolved around the Anime that gave you the best childhood ever!!!! We have lots of prizes for the big know-it-alls and those that can display their inner Saiyan. Keep on powering up!

who'll be here
  • NerdRage (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 125

All about mystical, mythical and unusual creatures.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126A

The best military fiction doesn't have to include spaceships and laser beams. (Though it can and does add excitement)  These authors discuss what makes tales of warfare a good read. 

 
Location: North 129

Do you have questions or dares for Aoba and the Gang from DRAMAtical Murder? This panel will be full of dares, secrets, and fun! 

who'll be here
  • Brooke Scotti
  • Hayley Cochran
  • Kalin Wynne
  • PaperChild Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 121

Fan-favorite Transformers artist Livio Ramondelli gives insight on his work for Robots in DisguiseCombiner Wars and other Transformers comics. He’ll answer your questions while simultaneously drawing Optimus Prime!

who'll be here
 

Comic books are filled with sexy and strong women. Come and learn from top comic artists how they come up with there character designs. When is enough, enough and when do you crank up the sexy to eleven! Always a fan favorite. 

who'll be here
 
Location: Third Street Activities

Join the Pirates of the DREAD Fleet as they settle old scores by way of real fencing tournaments! Come and discover what a real tournament and duel would have been like!

who'll be here
  • Dread Fleet
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

A popular weapon seen in the Hunger Games and Arrow but has its roots in the middle-ages!  The knights from the Kingdom of Umbria are looking for new young knights. Set your sights on our targets and see if you're meant to carry the bow and arrow!

who'll be here
  • Kingdom of Umbria (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

What actually goes into building a Rebel costume from the Star Wars universe? Fabrics, patterns, found items vs. built items, pre-made costumes (i.e. Rubies) vs. making your own. What kind of help can we expect from Arizona’s Mos Eisley Base or the full Rebel Legion? A Show and Tell, Question and Answer panel where the only thing missing…is you!

who'll be here
 

As fans of shows like The Tudors, Wolf Hall, and The Other Boleyn Girl know, clothing was power in the Tudor Court.  No one displayed that power more than King Henry VIII and his wives.  Why did the Queen need so many ladies in waiting?  What is a pettygale?  Join members of F.I.R.E. as they dress both King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine Parr (who is new to our court) and find out the answers to these and other questions.  After the dressing demonstration come on up, get a close up look of each of the outfits, talk with the creators, and hear about some of the expanded information of our panelists.

who'll be here
  • House of F.I.R.E (10 panelists)
 

Join our author guests for a glass or two in an informal setting. There will be door prizes and other giveaways from our participating publishers.

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 224

Think you have what it takes to be an anime voice actor? Well come stand behind the condenser mic and see your true talents shine as you become an anime character on the big screen!

who'll be here
  • Rice & Haggis (9 panelists)
 
Location: Third Street Stage

DWARF is a fun alternative punk band out of Mesa.

who'll be here
  • DWARF
 
Location: North 226
While the Hunger Games Films are great on their own, they and many other YA dystopian adaptations have a fatal flaw: a lack of minority representation. Join Us in a look at how Hollywood under represents key parts of the dystopian experience. (18+)
who'll be here
  • Cole Brafford
  • ManilynJoy Fortaliza
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Paige Pino
 

Phoenix's Museum of Science and Sustainability (MoSS) hosts a panel about environmentally conscious heroes and villains today. From the Eco-Famous "Captain Planet", and the ultra progressive "Iron Man" to the extremists "Ra's Al Ghul" and "Poison Ivy" that will kill people to protect the well-being of the world we live in. Of course the menace "Recyclopse" deserves a brief mention as well.

who'll be here
  • MoSS (2 panelists)
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126C

Super Scientists and Extraordinary Educators join forces to mix, mingle and explore best practices in Sci-Tech Integration in the classroom. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

You've played the hit Android and IOS app by Ellen Degeneres, now join us at PCC as we play this super fun party game with a comicon twist! Come compete for fabulous prizes and get ready to get creative!

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Brooke Campbell
  • Megan Calcote
 

With a Science Fiction career ranging from Blade Runner to Battlestar Galactica to Agents of SHIELD, Edward James Olmos has proven to be a force of reckoning. This presence transcends fiction as he is a real work activist for minority rights.

 

You have your glorious costume and it's perfect! Now you get to the con and the halls are crowded. How to navigate the halls with a train or shoulder spikes or a jet pack without destroying your work or decapitating anyone. Dancing will be taught. Really COOL dancing.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 231

Last year we presented as much information as the internet had to offer. Now we have cast information, images, storyboards and everything you wanted to know about Star Wars in ONE PLACE!

who'll be here
  • Christopher De Herrera
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Joel Cranson
 
Location: North 224

An educational and in-depth discussion of episodes 25 and 26 of Neon Genesis Evangelion, as well as the movie End of Evangelion. Join the discussion!

who'll be here
  • Kuzon (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 125

It's the Annual PCC Evening Erotica Event and this year, we're going to Mardi Gras! Be prepared to learn a little bit about what erotica is and isn't and play the Euphemism Game with your hostess with the mostest (prizes), Gini Koch. 18+ only. Lots of fun, lots of laughs, lots of winning.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 232

Ebola!!! Should we panic? The media sure did. But did it need to? Learn about the science of epidemics, diseases, and viruses, the likeliness of a global catastrophe, and the procedures we have for dealing with potential disaster.
who'll be here
  • Amanda Courtright
  • Isaac Meisenheimer
  • Lindsey Hardison
 

Have you ever wanted to feast your eyes on the iconic white armor of the Stormtrooper through the eras of Star Wars? This is your chance! In the Evolution of the Stormtrooper, we'll take an up close and personal look at a classic Stormtrooper, a couple different Clone troopers and a new Episode VII Stormtrooper! Learn things you never knew about our favorite armored troopers

who'll be here
  • Clint Randall
  • Matthew Shaw
  • Timothy Wiant
  • Will Rogers
 

Trying the legendary Captains of Starfleet - join us as we put the most famous of Starfleet's leaders on trial for actions that resulted in death and destruction. You play the role of the jury - and the fate of Starfleet's Finest is in YOUR hands!

who'll be here
  • Angelina Rising
  • Chris Way
  • Laurel Way
  • Vinny Alascia
 

First time Phoenix Comicon attendee and want to know how to make the most of your experience? Or a seasoned veteran of Con and want to know what's new this year? Then join the PCC Street Team for a fun filled hour of fun, trivia, prizes and maybe even a sing-along or two! Get the inside track on not-to-be-missed events and maybe even some secrets. Fun for the whole family!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

First time Phoenix Comicon attendee and want to know how to make the most of your experience? Or a seasoned veteran of Con and want to know what's new this year? Then join the PCC Street Team for a fun filled hour of fun, trivia, prizes and maybe even a sing-along or two! Get the inside track on not-to-be-missed events and maybe even some secrets. Fun for the whole family!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 128

To scared to heat up your glue gun? Terrified of dealing with haters? Cosplay can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Hosted by cosplayer Luluko, this is a safe space where cosplayers of all levels can ask any questions they have about cosplay and the community.

who'll be here
  • Luluko
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Third Street Stage

Fairy Bones is a new-wave rock band based out of Phoenix.

who'll be here
  • 80/20 Records
  • Fairy Bones
 
Location: North 221

General question and answer session with the creator and administrators of FAKKU, the largest English speaking hentai website in the world.

who'll be here
  • Fakku
 
Location: North 232

Meet the next Carl Sagans and Neil deGrasse Tysons!  FameLab is a global science communication competition sponsored in the US by NASA.  Join us for a spectacular evening show, where young scientists will be competing for your votes to proceed to the next level of competition in a series of 3-minute talks!  Who will tell the best science stories?  You decide!

who'll be here
  • Geoffrey Notkin
 
Location: North 123

What are the legal rules about creating fan art & fan fiction? The copyright rules that apply to this are of law are murky but there are guidelines you should consider when deciding where and how to share your creations.
 

who'll be here
  • Ruth Carter
 

Is a whole year just too long to wait for more Phoenix Comicon in your life? Well you don't have to wait that long! Come join us as we discuss some of the information and details about our Winter show held at University of Phoenix Stadium. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join Chris Gore (PodCRASH, G4TV's Attack of the Show, Film Threat), along with other performers, who will read aloud YOUR FAN FICTION. Come to the panel prepared with copies of your best work to see actors, comedians and performers bring your story to life on stage. In addition, a celebrity guest will be invited to write a piece of fan fiction based on audience suggestions that will be read live for a spectacular finale

who'll be here
 

Hello to all of the Fans, Dorks, Geeks, and Nerds out there in Fanland, and welcome to the world of Fanboy Rant.  On this Podcast we strive to explore different forms of fandom,  Be it from cars to comics, books to Barbies, or Zebras to Zuul, we wanna talk about your fandom.  We wanna show that everyone has the right to let their nerd flag fly and show the love they have for the subjects they're passionate for! So I, your Fanboy (Josh) with my cohost Brian and a rotating cast of friends and special guests, will explore the world of Fanboys! So sit back, have a listen, have some fun, but in the end, "Don't forget to be a fan!"

who'll be here
  • Brian Simonsen
  • Danielle Benjamin
  • Josh Benjamin
 

In our fandom lives we have all had experiences that ruin fandoms for us, usually by people who just do not know how to behave. They give the whole fandom a bad name and you never want to be one of them! We'll discuss things that make you a bad fan and how to fix those behaviors so that fandoms can be a more harmonious place. Fun for all fandoms.

who'll be here
  • Ana Pacheco
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 126C

If Greg Maguire and Douglas Smith hadn't played in Frank L Baum's world of the Wizard of Oz we wouldn't have Wicked. Conversely, If E.L. James hadn't played in Stephanie Meyer's world of twilight we woudln't have Fifty Shades of Grey. This begs the question, "Is it possible for fan-fic to cros "the line"?  Come share your thoughts on the topic during a facilitated discussion where the audience is the panelist.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

Join us for our fourth annual fan debate on the topic of Utopian vs Dystopian Socieities. You've spent all weekend listing to others now you get to be the panelist and share your views on the topic. 

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

Fangoria brings their trivia fun to Phoenix Comicon! Fangoria Magazine Staff Members will host a night of Horror and Sci Fi trivia guarenteed to test Arizona's trivia lovers

who'll be here
 
Location: North 227

The time to defend your weapon is now! Teams are given the descriptions of different weapons' strengths and weaknesses and are left to prove why theirs would be the victor! Persuade the audience to favor your weapon and your team just may win a prize!

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Dallin Holt
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Heather Grant
  • Julie Largent
  • Luis Reyes
 
Location: North 227

Two teams, two characters, one winner. Teams are left pitting character against character and the audience decides which would be victorious in battle. If your character wins the match, so might you.

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Julie Largent
  • Luis Reyes
 
Location: Third Street Stage

An eclectic rag-tag band that knows no boundaries plays everything from Ren Faire music to modern pop and folk songs with voice, strings, percussion, flutes and kazoos. You can find them at https://m.facebook.com/FarFromHomeandFriends. Nazdrovye!

who'll be here
  • Far From Home
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Gears, Gizmos, Lace and Beads, create a special hair accessory, choose between creating a mini top hat or a tea cup headband, who knows it might just distract your opponent during tea dueling.
Cups, headbands, bows, ribbons, and other supplies included.

No children under 12 please

who'll be here
  • Crystel Snyder
  • Debbie Hall Leeper
  • Dee Astell
  • Holly Lotz

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: North 223

Join East Blue Cosplay and Gay Balls Inc in a discussion on feminism, the male gaze, and lesbian representation in Ikuhara’s latest masterpiece: Yurikuma Arashi!

who'll be here
  • East Blue Cosplay & Gay Balls Inc. (4 panelists)
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Arizona Chapter of Amptgard as they demonstrate their style of combat, which is partly based on historical combat styles.  Amtgard is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that is dedicated to the recreation of the Sword and Sorcery genre as well as educational aspects of both Medieval and Ancient cultures. Amtgard focuses largely on a Medieval-based combat system but also encompasses the arts and sciences of the time, in a friendly, social atmosphere. More information can be found at http://www.azamtgard.com/portal/

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Arizona Chapter of Amptgard as they demonstrate their style of combat, which is partly based on historical combat styles.  Amtgard is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that is dedicated to the recreation of the Sword and Sorcery genre as well as educational aspects of both Medieval and Ancient cultures. Amtgard focuses largely on a Medieval-based combat system but also encompasses the arts and sciences of the time, in a friendly, social atmosphere. More information can be found at http://www.azamtgard.com/portal/

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Desert Demons Chapter of the Armored Combat League as they demonstrate full contact armored combat using steel weapons.  The mission of the Armored Combat League LLC is to enable North American athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in domestic and international Armored Medieval Combat competition and to promote and grow the sport of Armored Medieval Combat in North America.  More information can be located at http://armoredcombatleague.us/acl/

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Desert Demons Chapter of the Armored Combat League as they demonstrate full contact armored combat using steel weapons.  The mission of the Armored Combat League LLC is to enable North American athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in domestic and international Armored Medieval Combat competition and to promote and grow the sport of Armored Medieval Combat in North America.  More information can be located at http://armoredcombatleague.us/acl/

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship demonstrate historical combat using period manuals and modern equipment.  The Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship is part of the Historical European Martial Arts Alliance. We welcome all students who wish to learn to fight based off of historical Eurpoean manuals. We are not a re-enacter or role playing group, we focus heavily on historical authenticity in our fighting technique but we use modern saftey gear.  More information can be found at http://www.phoenixswordclub.com/

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship demonstrate historical combat using period manuals and modern equipment.  The Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship is part of the Historical European Martial Arts Alliance. We welcome all students who wish to learn to fight based off of historical Eurpoean manuals. We are not a re-enacter or role playing group, we focus heavily on historical authenticity in our fighting technique but we use modern saftey gear.  More information can be found at http://www.phoenixswordclub.com/

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225

Have you ever been heartbroken after you bought a knockoff? Or tried to find a sold-out figure you never knew existed before? Cosplayer and figure collector Luluko is here to give you tips on starting your own harem of beautiful, expensive plastic.

who'll be here
  • Luluko
 

Before you shoot your movie, before you even start making costumes or sets, you need to develop your project.  Come and learn what it takes from two professionals that has gotten projects, both big and small, off the ground over the last 20 years.  Maybe even learn a little about current projects they have in development.

who'll be here
  • Mark Newbauer
  • Ted Chalmers
 

Join us as we present this year's winners in the Film Festival and the Film Challenge...with special guest CHRIS GORE!!!

who'll be here
 

On this last night of the Phoenix Comicon film festival, everyone is a winner!  Come and mix and mingle with your favorite panel hosts;  Learn more about film making; and  Celebrate the film makers behind your favorite films that screened at the festival.  Have fun, make friends, and learn stuff at the Renaissance Hotel!  Don't forget cards so you can show everyone what you do.  Cash bar provided

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Film Makers
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Some people are just there for the loot bags. But most of the people at a film festival are trying to market and sell an independent film. Don’t be just one of the horde.  Come and learn the tricks and skills necessary to navigate the Film Festival waters from the expert and author of Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition: The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers (Chris Gore's Ultimate Flim Festival Survival Guide).

who'll be here
 

Examine the phenomenon known as the “final girl”—a role primarily found in horror & sci-fi movies. Blood Bound Books’ editors Theresa Dillon & Marc Ciccarone join forces with filmmaker/webhost, Monte Yazzie (The Coda Film Reviews) and Film Programmer at FilmBar, Andrea Canales (aka Midnite Movie Mamacita) to countdown to the top final girl of all time while discussing if the title and role are empowering or sexist and what the future holds for final girls.

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley-Canales
  • Final Girl (2 panelists)
  • Marc Ciccarone
 
Location: North 225

Do you want to find your waifu in real laifu or your husbando in Orlando? Come on down to this panel and talk among people with your same situation(s) and learn a thing or two from both the panelists and the attendees!

who'll be here
  • Overly Critical Otakus (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 226

From the early origins, to the stories we have today, come learn about the fairy folk! Where do you fit in the Fae world? Join us and find out!

who'll be here
  • Joanne de Biasi
  • Knights of the Con Table
 
Location: North 226

Captain Kirk vs. Captain Reynolds, Scotty vs. Kaylee, McCoy vs. Simon... what are the similarities and differences between these two crews? What would happen if they met up? How cool would it be to see the Enterprise and Serenity side-by-side? Discuss all this and more at this crossover panel!

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Knights of the Con Table
  • Megan Mayer
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Join the FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams as they demonstrate their robots and thier skills. Watch these youth teams show off thier LEGO and Robotics skill as they navigate obsticles and negotiate simple tasks with robots made with LEGO.

who'll be here
  • First LEGO League
  • Jennifer Velez
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Ever have a question for the Five Nights at Freddy's crew? Want to talk about theories? Well, come on down to the Five Nights At Phoenix Comicon panel where we'll have a lovely chat, play games and have a whole lot of fun! We Love to entertain!

who'll be here
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Crystal Hernandez
  • Dan Galaxy
  • Lizzie Codina
 

Starling City or Central City both seem like dangerous places to live in. Days filled with super powers or disasters. Join us to explore the terrors of these cities, their insane vigilante heroes, and their teams that we love so dearly

who'll be here
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Megan Mayer
  • Michael Mahoney
  • Paige Pino
  • Shawn Forth
 
Location: North 225

Sometimes we wander into the bowels of the internet and find such bizarre videos that we just have to share them with others. Come join us as we share our findings!

who'll be here
  • Dowase Entertainment (3 panelists)
 

Want to make your zombies Flawless? Come join us for a demo from Make Up artist Sarah Bunch for the latest in Zombie FX make up. Learn about air brushing techniques, pointers on make up materials and tips on creating your own memorable zombie! One lucky audience member will be picked to be Sarah's on stage model for a professional make up design before the Zombie Walk

who'll be here
  • Sarah Bunch
 
Location: North 127

Learn techniques for using EVA, Craft, and Fun foam to construct lightweight, inexpensive, and amazing costumes.  From what foam to what paints, basic to advanced techniques will be shown and discussed.

who'll be here
  • Celeste Durham
  • Jay Zarecki
  • Kevin O'Connor
  • Roxanne Almblade
  • Tauri Icenogle
 
Location: North 128

We've all been there, doing something outrangous for our cosplays. Like gone days without sleep or food while working on cosplays or used the strangest items to make different pieces out of. So let's get together and talk about some crazy things we have done and give out warnings before using different products

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay
  • Catherine Gallardo
  • Paige Hill
  • Vanya Holmes
 
Location: Third Street Stage

A rock band with a dark and sludgy sound that is reminiscent of grunge, metal and progressive rock, which comes to life through a powerful voice, a relentlessly driving rhythm section, dynamic guitar solos, and high octane live performances.

who'll be here
  • Frequis
 
Location: North 222

You've probably heard of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, maybe even watched a few episodes, but how much do you really know about it? Whether you’re a diehard fan or a simple bystander, join us for trivia and fun of friendship and folly.

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 126A

Turning a book/story into a film/movie/TV show,etc...How's it happen? What's it like? What is the author's role? What are these authors' experiences?

 

For aspiring writers-turned-producers, explore the creative - and sometimes arduous - process of taking a story from script to screen, including location scouting, casting, and hiring crew. DaVaun Sanders, last year's Phoenix Comicon Short Screenplay Winner won a one-scene shoot donated by Valley director, Kevin R. Phipps, producer, Ruben Angelo, and a variety of skilled crew. Follow DaVaun's journey from creating dynamic characters in a futuristic world to watching the filmmaking process unfold over the course of several months. Plus: Learn ways to bootstrap your own short film production.

who'll be here
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • DaVaun Sanders
  • Jeffrey Lamar
  • Michael Hanelin
  • Ruben Ybarra
  • Tony Severe
  • Yong Tak
 
Location: North 222

Have you ever wanted to ask your favorite Homestuck character a question? Well now you can! Stop by the Fruity Rumpus Ask Panel to ask some questions and have some fun with the beta and alpha kids, as well as the beta trolls.

who'll be here
  • Fruity Rumpus Factory (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 229

So we all know that Episode VII is coming out this year - but what about the other rumors? From Films, to Books to Video Games - join us as we gather all knowledge in one place!

who'll be here
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Jerome Lamberth
  • Richard Pace
  • Todd Parent
 
Location: Third Street Stage

Gabe Kubanda is a solo acoustic pop artist and cast member on VH1’s Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp.

who'll be here
  • Epic Proportions Tour
  • Gabe Kubanda
 
Location: North 130
All those different pins and needles..... why so many kinds and are they really different? Which should I use when? Plus tools you may not know you need, some from places you may not have thought of utilizing. 

This will be a very quick survey of many "notions" that will make some jobs a bit easier or more fun.

who'll be here
  • Pati Cook
 

Join our panel of Time Ladies as we discuss not only Doctor Who from a female perspective, but what it's like to be a woman in a scifi fandom, that, until very recently, was male dominated.

who'll be here
  • Alissa McKersie
  • Katie Reilly
  • Luz Navarro
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Molly Martin
  • Sabina Prijic
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Join us at the Gallifreyan Geek Prom benefiting Kids Need to Read and party like a Time Lord! There will be the usual dancing, beverages, and prom photos. In addition, there will be geek face painting, and a contest for the best Doctor Dance Moves! The winners of the costume contests will be crowned King and Queen of the Prom (Adult Costume winners) and Prince and Princess (Youth winners).

Have a good time while supporting Kids Need to Read in their mission to create a culture of reading for children, by providing books to underfunded schools, libraries and literacy programs across the United States.

There will be Doctor Who prizes given away as well!

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $15
 
Location: North 227

Exploring the historical relationships between  the Great Houses, and how those relationships are reflected in current events as presented in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO TV show Game of Thrones.

who'll be here
  • Ashleigh Feiring Feiring
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Tanya Gouchenour
 
Location: North 126C

As society has matured so have the games our children play. This panel will explore the use of contemporary games, both table and video, in the classroom.

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

Join us for some fun and excitement on fashionable outfits geeky enough to walk the halls of Phoenix Comicon but chic enough for a fashion show.  Tributes to your favorite TV show, movie, comic, book, or game, what will you see during this show?

Interested in participating?  Email Miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

For the first time at Phoenix Comicon, we are showcasing Geek Wedding Fashion in all it's glory. From the subtle to the outrageous, see a sampling of themed bridal fashion from flower girls to Brides and Grooms. 

Discover easy ways to geek out your own wedding. Themes including Comic book heroes, Sci-Fi genre, Japanese, Historical and Pop Culture weddings just to name a few. Featuring Mr. Formal Tuxes, K Street Couture, Vox Curvy Couture, Barb's Bridal Boutique, Goodwill of Arizona, candy bouquets courtesy of Candy Addict and many local Costume Designers with DIY accessories.

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

Geek Girl Brunch is a meetup group of ladies who geek out together, typically when mimosas are involved. It started with a group of geek girls living in the NYC area, but has spread across the world and to alternate dimensions. Come and meet your Phoenix chapter officers to get involved!

who'll be here
  • Erin
  • Geek Girls Brunch Phoenix Chapter
 
Location: North 231

Join us for Geeks Against Humanity, the geeky version of the popular card party game for horrible people. Questions from a black card are asked, players answer with their funniest white card, and the audience votes on which answer wins.

who'll be here
  • Austin Baker
  • Christopher De Herrera
 
Location: North 227

Are you local and want to get involved in Phoenix's burgeoning geek scene! Join representatives from Geekly Phoenix, Cult Classics AZ and more as we discuss ways to make your geek name in the Valley. 

A great panel for burgeoning indie creators, those looking to get involved in conventions for their fandom and how to be a part of the scene locally in shops events and how to find indie events!

who'll be here
  • Gren Ryan Radcliff
  • Ruby Tate
  • Steve Mandel
  • Victor Moreno
 
Location: North 128

Join Kurt Colin, the groom from Phoenix Comicon's 2014 Predator Wedding, Rev. Crystal Lloyd, and Kelley Lester as they discuss the whys and hows about incorporating your favorite con into your wedding. Or even how to get married at a Pop Culture convention!

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
  • Kurt Colin
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 

Geek Out your Bridal Party with comic book hero themed Boutonnieres. DIY for all skill levels. Simple to make and budget friendly! Learn all you'll need to know and take one home today. Only 20 kits available. First come, first served!

who'll be here
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 

Pop culture is littered with doctors who put down the stethoscope for a life of adventure and danger. What about science fiction medicine itself- can its representation in geek culture be an accurate reflection of where our healthcare heading?

who'll be here
  • Christian Dameff
  • Jeffrey Tully
 
Location: North 128

In the cosplay world wigs are something we all have a love or hate relationship to. Mostly hate. A lot of it. But no need to fear, because we are here to help you unravel that tangled mess and make it look brand spanking new fresh out of the bag. Topics covered: -Maintenance. -Washing your wig. -Wearing your wig. -Dying. -Wefts. -Ventilating a lace front wig. -Storage. -At the con upkeep. -Basic Styling. -Basic Supplies every wig owner needs. Come on out and learn more about wigs. With our veteran cosplayers on the panel, you are bound to learn something new! Have some cool tips about wigs you want to share? Please feel free to come in and join! Also, questions are highly welcomed.

who'll be here
  • Angelica Dawn
  • Liz Vickery
 
Location: North 223

Drop in for the basics on Otomes, or dating sims for girls. Here we'll cover some of the better ones you can play for free, strategies for snagging the 2d man of your dreams, and even how you can make your own!

who'll be here
  • Crystal Queer (4 panelists)
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Come on by and be a paleontologist for an hour! We will be talking about fossils, dinosaurs, and how real paleontologists unearth these amazing finds. Plus, try your hand at digging up your own fossil while you're here!

who'll be here
  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix (7 panelists)
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Come watch and learn all about how Spock gets his ears by the award-winning makeup department heads of "Star Trek Continues." They will be turning a human into a Vulcan on stage while answering your questions about the process.

who'll be here
  • Lisa Hansell
  • Tim Vittetoe
 
Location: North 125

Finding, getting, and working with agents and editors.  How to know when to cooperate and when compromise is a good thing.  How to identify when it is time to move on and get a new agent.

 
Location: North 127

Want to get started as a Cosplayer but have no idea where to even begin? Is you sewing machine confusing and fabric choices mind boggling? Do you not know how to pick or even use a commercial pattern? Come learn all this and more and get started sewing for cosplay!

who'll be here
  • Ana Pacheco
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 panelists)
 

Jay & Marie Yates As Seen on My Ghost Story-Caught on Camera & Ghost Adventure Crew will take the audience on a never before seen inside look of what life is like for them behind the Case & the struggles that they face as they lead a team of experienced Investigators into the darkest corners of Arizona. They will be talking about everything from time management issues, ghostly encounters, travels, ghost attacks, and their daily struggle as Ghost Hunters.

who'll be here
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
 
Location: North 121

Back by popular demand! Last year, both sides battled before a packed audience. This year promises to be more intense. Witness this fun-filled Nerd Rage explosion: GI Joe and Cobra vs. Autobots and Decepticons. 

who'll be here
  • Grey Rogers
  • Joe Guy
  • Laserbot
  • Lindsay Carson
  • Steven Ditzel
  • Vocab Malone
 

In just about every costume in today's growing cosplay community there are goggles at the forefront of them. In this workshop you will be able to make your own custom Goggles in any color or design you can think of. This kit contains everything you need to get started. Added etched lenses and leather etching is available for preorder. Sets are limited so order your kit today from my etsy shop.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/230589876/phx-comicon-goggles-workshop

who'll be here
  • Arianna Struble
  • Hannah Syfritt
  • John Grigg
  • Mike Syfritt
  • Sarah Miller

Cost is $30.00
 
Location: North 126A

In a world of evil and mayhem, an opposing force is needed to squelch chaos. The good guy/gal or hero/heroine must have what it takes to conquer nefarious forces. Do they have to be perfect? When is perfection or flaws needed in a protagonist?

 
Location: North 229

The world around you is not what it seems. Join our panel as we discuss the augmented reality of Ingress and conduct interactive demonstrations of gameplay at work in the real world. 

who'll be here
  • Christen Groom
  • Christine Jones
  • David Earney
  • Jessa Mandeville
  • Joe Gomez
  • Kristin Lear
  • Nick Lane
  • Vlad Shimansky
 
Location: North 122

Gotham is one the best new comic related show on TV. Come and take part in a discussion about the similarities and differences between DC Comics most violent city. 

who'll be here
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 

As the mysteries of Gravity Falls continue to unravel, what lies ahead in the road of our characters? Find out for yourself, and ask all of your questions for Dipper, Mabel, and the gang at the Gravity Falls Question and Answer Panel!

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 223

Whether you're looking to save the earth, or just save some green, we've got you covered. We'll discuss ways to apply recycling and earth friendly products to your cosplays!

who'll be here
  • Princess Project (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 232

It is well-known that the path from childhood science interest to a career in science is a "leaky pipe", frequently losing women and minorities. Learn about the challenges that are faced on this pathway and ways we can help everyone engage with science every day.
who'll be here
 
Location: North 126C

Author and Educator Todd VanHooser has more than ten years of teaching experience and has published numerous fantasy fiction books, designed a tabletop role-playing game, and written graphic novels. His presentation to students illustrates the importance of reading and becoming the author of their own life through examples of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey

who'll be here
  • Todd Van Hooser
 

Summer Helene will help you learn the ins-and-outs of Horror film, straight from the Hollywood perspective. Find out what makes this genre so popular and learn how to get your film made!

who'll be here
  • Summer Helene
 

Local cultists discuss the work of prophet and horror author H. P. Lovecraft, how the Cthulhu Mythos has influenced countless others in literature, film and video games, as well as the new love for EVERYTHING TENTACLES phenomena. Hosted by the First United Church of Cthulhu, the only Mythos-based religion in Arizona.

who'll be here
  • Bill Collins
  • Hal C F Astell
  • John Grigg
  • Khurt Khave
  • Sean Hoade
 
Location: North 223

What is the angle of Captain Daichi's jawline? How many extra chairs does Oikawa need to fit his ego in a room? Find the answers to these, and more “logical” questions, at the Haikyuu Q&A Panel!

who'll be here
  • Natalie Parker (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 124

Harper Voyager provides a home for Science Fiction authors and readers.  Enjoy an hour discovering this publisher's latest efforts in the world of literature. Presented by representatives of Harper Voyager .

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

An audience participation filled discussion lead by teachers who love Harry Potter.  This panel is filled with all the wonders of the wizarding world, and will make you never want to stop believing.

who'll be here
  • Amber Gould
  • Brandon Riddle
  • Catie Whitten
  • Shalane Harris
  • Stephen Dzienis
 
Location: North 227

Oh, you may not think we're pretty but don't judge by what you see, no one can sort your favorite characters as accurate as we! Join us for a magic-filled hour of sorting several fictional characters into the Houses of Hogwarts. What house would Steve Rogers, Sherlock, Honey-senpai, the Winchesters, Stiles Stilinski, Armin, and others be in? Come help us decide.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Dallin Holt
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Kali Johnson
  • Kimi Ann
  • Sarah Ferguson
 

Have you ever wondered what life was like at Hogwarts? Do you really want to know the function of a rubber duck? ASU Dumbledore’s Army has flown in some very special guests for a Question and Answer session sponsored by the Ministry of Magic's new Wizard to Muggle Bridge Program! Come armed with wands, cloaks, and your Harry Potter knowledge for an exclusive glimpse into the world of your favorite fictional characters.

who'll be here
  • ASU Dumbledore's Army (8 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 213B

Have you ever wondered where you can dine with a ghost in the downtown Phoenix area?  Or stay in a hotel where spirits refuse to check out? Take a haunting tour from the comfort of your chair with the MVD Ghostchasers as they tell stories of local Phoenix pubs, restaurants, theaters, hotels, train stations and more!  Some of these locations are within walking distance of the convention so you can check them out for yourself!

who'll be here
  • MVD Ghostchasers (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 125

Read three minute of your work to literary professionals.  With compliments and constructive criticism, they will advise on how to better your writing, keep what works, and improve what doesn't. Details at Books & Authors/Writer's Epic Quest table.  (G to PG-13, proxy reader may be used but you must be present)

 
Location: North 125

Agents/publishers may not get past a manuscript's first page before giving it a chance or mailing that "not-what-we're-looking-for" letter. Read your first page for suggestions to help make it past that first cut. Details at Books and Authors table.  (81/2' X 11" sheet of paper, single side, minimum font size 10pt.  3 minutes maximum read time)

 
Location: North 221

Join the creator and administrators of FAKKU as they discuss the culture of hentai manga and doujinshi.

who'll be here
  • Fakku
 
Location: North 221

Join the creator and administrators of FAKKU as they provide commentary on some often overlooked hentai titles, generally yielding hilarious results, and share some stories of how they discovered hentai and what kept them coming back.
 

who'll be here
  • Fakku
 
Location: North 130

A look at how heraldic forms and colors shape your impressions of Medieval royalty right up to our modern day Super Heroes!

who'll be here
  • James Johnson
  • Rose Johnson
 
Location: North 126A

Science Fiction doesn't always have to take place in unknown space on unknown worlds. This panel celebrates Science Fiction on our planet Earth.  Discussions and comparisons on how Earth-centric Science Fictions compare to the typical space opera.

 
Location: North 126b

The authors of the Here on Earth panel signing

 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Do you sketch and doodle heroic characters? Do you wish you could draw better? Steven Riley will show kids how to create exciting heroes with his simple and successful drawing techniques.

who'll be here
  • Steven Riley
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 226

In Frank Herbert's Dune, characters rarely fall neatly into either category - sometimes they're even both. This panel will primarily discuss how Paul, Duncan Idaho, and Leto II, at various times in this series, could have been the hero or the heretic.

who'll be here
  • Ashleigh Feiring Feiring
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Christopher James
  • Harlan Sparer
  • Neil Picard
 

A Meetup for the Mighty! Heroes only for this one.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 222

Have you ever wanted to ask France about his cowardice, Italy about his favorite ways to cook, or America about his hero complex? Now's your chance! Come ask a nation from Hetalia about their secrets, pasts, and current shenanigans.

who'll be here
  • Purple Circle Cosplay (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Come ask your questions to the nations of Hetalia!

who'll be here
  • Prussia's Birds (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

BLEACH is one of the longest running manga of all-time but it is not without its missteps. For every high, there's a low and for every Soul Society Arc, there's a Full-Bring. Join us as we try to answer the question “Hey, what's up with BLEACH?”

who'll be here
  • The Critical D (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 124

What happens to history when reality is breached by more than just a person or 2 that never really existed? How does it stand up when strange, mystical, and/or magical occurrences take hold? Spice up history, make it more enjoyable with un-reality.

 

 
Location: North 123

The pantheon of comic book heroes and characters is vast and colorful but sometimes the history behind the creation of these characters is just as colorful. Often the creation of these characters directly coincides with the social climate and culture of the time. Come learn some of the interesting facts that surrounded the inception of a few of the most popular comic book personalities. Learn the answer to some interesting questions like: Why is Captain America's shield round? Why did Hitler call Superman a Jew? What did Wonder Woman's creator help invent which is still used in Law Enforcement today? And of course, Why the heck is Wonder Woman into bondage?? Join us to learn the answer to these questions and many more!

who'll be here
  • Aaron Englebeck
  • Gary Griggs
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Discover if you are not only a Steampunk but a Teapunk! A madcap survey of the origins and uses of the most fabulous of beverages, Tea! Madame Askew will present a mostly true history of this delightful beverage and its peculiar impact on history and culture.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 

Can't tell the difference between an Andorian and a Borg, or a Phaser from a Mek'leth?  Join us as we provide an introduction to one of Science Fiction's most enduring anthologies!

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126b

The authors from The Historical and the Fantastical panel signing

 
Location: North 229

The Force may be Awakening but the Galaxy is full of heroes and villains with nothing but a good blaster at their sides. Let's delve into the rich trove of Star Wars 'muggles'- Scoundrels, smugglers, troopers, bounty hunters and assassins, all with no Jedi wizardry at all.

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Jerome Lamberth
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan
 
Location: North 224

Come ask your favorite or not-so-favorite Homestuck Characters what’s on your mind! Enjoy while they suffer at your bountiful and surely embarrassing inquiries.

who'll be here
  • Corpse Party Rumpus Productions (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Do you love horror movies and anime? Not just horror or just anime, but the unholy combination of evil and Japanese illustration? Come check out the best examples of horror anime and prepare to have your katana scared off.

who'll be here
  • RTC (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Remember running away from Nemesis as your heart beat out of your chest? Or holding your breath while playing Fatal Frame because you heard a rattle in the bathroom? Join Arizona Midnight Channel and vote on a horror game to play LIVE!

who'll be here
  • Arizona Midnight Channel (4 panelists)
 

The people behind Cult Classics AZ, Phoenix's award winning genre film screening series, discuss what makes a horror film really work, the monster at its core or the final girl or monster hunter out to stop them. Who is really the hero in a horror film? Monster or hunter?

who'll be here
  • Adam Rutkowski
  • Kirby Nelson
  • Ruby Tate
  • Victor Moreno
 

Think you know everything about horror? This mind-challenging game has taken traditional Jeopardy and given it a delightful horrific twist.
Come test your trivia skills against other horror fans to become the Horror Jeopardy Champion! Hosted by our very own Dr. Diabolic, this is a game no horror fiend wants to miss!

 

who'll be here
  • Jeremiah Wilkerson
 
Location: North 125

They don't call it "epic" fantasy for nothin'. Share the glories and tragedies of writing big in epic fantasy: building massive worlds, creating huge casts of characters, and thinking the biggest ideas. Go big or go home (Don't go home, please come).

 
Location: North 125

Villains and anti-heroes/heroines.  Why have they become so popular?  How dark can you go?  What is unforgivable?  Should the "bad-guy/gal" seek redemption?  Interesting thoughts on what makes evil so good to read.

 
Location: North 126C

Join consultant Brad Snyder and his guest, Jeff Grant, senior vice president of research for Turner Broadcast System Inc. for a discussion on how children consume media and its impacts in the classoom.

Jeffrey Grant is senior vice president of research for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS, Inc.) Emerging
Consumers group. In this capacity, Grant is responsible for all aspects of research for the Adult Swim,
Boomerang, Cartoon Network and truTV brands as well as their respective ad sales divisions across linear and
digital. Grant is based in Atlanta and reports directly to Howard Shimmel, chief research officer for TBS, Inc.

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

Novels and Screenplays are two completely different types of writing, but that doesn't mean you can't do both.

For over five years Eric worked for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a documentary film producer and editor, covering Mars Exploration. Getting an up close, behind-the-scenes look at planetary exploration gave him a great inspiration his screenplay that eventually became the novel and audiobook called The Scout.

who'll be here
  • Eric Tozzi
 
Location: North 232

What does it take to become a scientist? Have you questions about a science career answered and learn about the current funding situation and how it's driving young professionals to madness!
who'll be here
  • Anna Zaniewski
  • Josh Klein
  • Michael Pagano
  • Natalie Wiegers
  • Teresa Ashcraft
 
Location: North 228

Phoenix Comicon wouldn't be the event that it is without our AMAZING Volunteers. Come learn what positions we have available and what it takes to become a Phoenic Comicon Volunteer.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 221

Come find out all about how to break out as an artist, to take the steps towards becoming an industry professional, and getting published. Learn the basics & advanced areas of Artist Alleys, understanding market strategies and online art promotions, and how to get published or print and publish your own comics. Everything from what you should sell in the artist alley (and for how much), to how to get noticed online, and attracting potential customers and publishers. Taught by Samantha Gorel, a veteran of the artist alley, self-publishing and traditional publishing author/artist from SEARCH Press.

who'll be here
  • Samantha Gorel
 

Join the Far From Home Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, as we bring you this fun and informative panel which combines science and magic. We bring Dr. Olson on board to give you the possible care instructions for your favorite magical creatures including unicorns, gryphons, and centaurs. She brings the science, we bring the magic, you bring an open mind.

who'll be here
  • Far From Home (3 panelists)
  • Stephanie Olson
  • T.M. Williams
 

Learn all about what it takes to go from a human being to an extraterrestrial creature, as we cover everything from Prosthetics, to paint, to limb extensions, and other awesome stuff

who'll be here
  • Alex Davis
  • Courtney Leigh Fishell
  • Jessica Fishell
  • Matthew Hunt
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Come join us for tips and ideas on how to take a basic paper mask and make it special.

Free paper mask and assorted decorations for the first 50 people who show up.

who'll be here
  • Arianna Struble
  • Dee Astell
 
Location: North 127

Reverend Crystal Lloyd- Reverend Crystal is a geek by birth and has been embracing her love of performing since she was 7 years old. With over a decade in the wedding business and a thousand weddings to her credit, Crystal continues to provide personalized ceremonies for all types of people. From small gatherings to fully themed geek weddings, she is known for making weddings reflect the couples personalities. 

 
Stephen Szoke- Stephen is a professional DJ, emcee and wedding specialist with over  15  years of experience in the industry.  He has coordinated and assisted with the planning of hundreds of events.   Stephen’s knowledge of music, great voice and dynamic personality bring a whole new energy level to any event.
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David Orr-  David Orr has been documenting love through photography across Arizona since 2001. When he's not photographing weddings or engagement sessions, he enjoys hiking, bugs, good coffee, and cat farming.
 
Heather Pearson- Heather Pearson is an accomplished and creative makeup artist whose vibrant style shines through in a multitude of areas.  While she specializes in weddings, print, headshots and special occasions, she also partners regularly with other artists on various original projects. With 15 years in the beauty industry, Heather is a practiced and highly sought after professional who loves collaborating with each client to help bring their unique vision to life, while empowering them to feel and look like their most confident, radiant self.
How do you add geek chic to your wedding? Ask the Experts! Planning tips and Q/A with local Officiant Rev. Crystal Lloyd, Photographer David Orr, Stephen Szoke, Heather Pearson

who'll be here
  • David Orr Photography
  • Heather Pearson
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
  • Stephen Szoke
  • Tiffany Mieth
 

You want to work in the entertainment business, but how do you pay the bills between film projects or while you are trying to get your project off the ground?  Learn what it takes to put your skills together and make it as a freelance videographer.  Sports, News, Commercials, Weddings?  They are all options.

Greg Nosek has worked as a Freelance Documentary Videographer covering Broadcast Journalism, Rock & Roll, and the World of Corporate and Social Events for the last 30 years.

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
 
Location: North 129

You've got an awesome full skirt but where do you find a full, fluffy petticoat that will fill out your dress/skirt correctly, but doesn't cost a bazillion dollars? If you've got time and patience, you can make your own! No, really. I'll show you!

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 128

Have you ever wanted to make your own full-body, to-scale minecraft cosplay? Join Alix and her two sisters Judy and Sydney as they show you the math and step-by-step creative process behind their 6-foot tall cardboard creations.

This panel will show you how to pick a costume size relative to your own height, and how to measure, grid, and assemble your pieces. We go over how to paint and secure and wear your costumes, how to make moving heads, and rough price estimates for your costume. The wonderful thing about cardboard costumes is that they are cheap and light while still looking wonderful! We will also discuss the importance of safety while cosplaying, such as being aware of your surroundings and having a handler to hold doors open, etc. Then, at the end of the panel, there will be a Q&A.

who'll be here
  • Alix Haugen
  • Judy Haugen
  • Sydney Haugen
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 102A

Is your child into anime, comic books or cosplay? Have you witnessed your child painting themselves grey, or been asked to pay for odd colored wigs? If you feel overwhelmed or separated from your child because of their interests please come to this panel to learn more about it and how to bridge that gap happily. There will be a Q&A session with kids who may be like yours, and some sharing from a parent who may be like you.

who'll be here
  • Brooke Scotti
  • Hayley Cochran
  • Kalin Wynne
  • PaperChild Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 126b

Signing for the Hybrid Authors panel

 
Location: North 124

Working with a publisher and self publishing are completely different worlds.  What are the pros and cons of building a career either way?  Find clarification and answers to many questions dealing with both ways of getting published.

 

Join Jonathan Simon from Lighting Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do in Arizona that families can do together in all year round.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Join Jonathan Simon from Lighting Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do in Arizona that families can do together in all year round.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 223

Have you ever looked at two characters and thought they should smooch? Then join Priapella Corp for I Ship It, a panel where we discuss why we ship, how we ship, and shipping etiquette. From Destiel to NaruSasu, if it fits, It Ships!

who'll be here
  • Priapella Corp (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 129

Whether you are dying to enter or terrified to, competitions are a part of just about any endeavor. Tanglwyst has judged over 200 competitions, from costuming to skits to writing to historic recreation. Kevin has MCed the Masqurade at Phoenix Comicon for over 5 years. This panel will give you hints for getting the most from your competition and help cope when you feel you are being judged unfairly. Q and A at the end.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 232

The Ignoble Prizes celebrate the silliest science. But how many of these "pointless" research projects turned out to be critical breakthroughs that shaped our modern world? Learn about some of the most ridiculous research projects ever conducted and the surprising ways in which they've paid off.
who'll be here
  • Amanda Courtright
  • Dennis Dunn
  • Jessica Ebie
  • Russell TerBeek
  • Ted Pavlic
 

This panel is all about fun and getting a chance to learn skills with getting comfortable with coming up with stuff on the spot and going with it.  In the panel, the panelists teach the audience the guidelines to various improv games and then have the audience join in on the fun.  This is a good time all ages and nerds of all forms.

who'll be here
  • Angelo Talerico
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Daniel Walling
  • Kristopher Milstead
  • Rochelle Jarvis
  • Shelbie Reames
 

This panel is all about fun and getting a chance to learn skills with getting comfortable with coming up with stuff on the spot and going with it.  In the panel, the panelists teach the audience the guidelines to various improv games and then have the audience join in on the fun.  This is a good time all ages and nerds of all forms.

who'll be here
  • Angelo Talerico
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Daniel Walling
  • Kristopher Milstead
  • Rochelle Jarvis
  • Shelbie Reames
 
Location: North 125

What's it like to get that first book published? Do first time authors still stand a chance? The book is written, what needs done to get a publisher? Then what? Experienced to newly first time published authors reminisce about their first time.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 232

How did life originate? It's one of the most intriguing unanswered questions in science. Learn about how cutting edge research is seeking to answer this question!
who'll be here
  • Kimberly Olney
  • Parker Castleberry
  • Sam Rochelle
 

How do you feel about ZOMBIES? Often known as simply frightening monsters, stories like In the Flesh show an entirely different side. Zombies can be symbolic of many things, come discuss how they represent marginalization and discrimination in this BBC show, and join us in comparing them to zombies in other stories like The Walking Dead and Warm Bodies!

who'll be here
  • Knights of the Con Table (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Your costume is amazing, your wig is fabulous, and your shoes are incredibly uncomfortable. But can you go the extra mile and stay in-character as we throw you into wild situations? Join Priapella Corp to test your skills in this fun improv game!

who'll be here
  • Priapella Corp (4 panelists)
 

From Andorians to the beings from Zetar, there's one constant about the universe of 'Star Trek': Alien Life.  Join our panelists as we explore the strange worlds of 'Trek'.

who'll be here
  • CJ Skorpion
  • Daria Leno
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Vinny Alascia
  • Zeke Huerta
 

Tons of Star Trek aliens and episodes have real star systems in our night sky! Come explore the galaxy Trek-style in an inflatable planetarium. Shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3pm, but come at 2:30pm to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Come explore the galaxy Trek-style in an inflatable planetarium. We'll identify some real-life star systems used in Star Trek - including references to episodes, aliens, and even interesting edibles! Shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3:00, but come at 2:30 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

From Rocket Raccoon to Superman to X-Men, astronomy is everywhere in the comic book universe! We'll explore both comics and constellations inside the inflatable planetarium. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12pm, but come at 11:30am to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Jason Ard
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Third Street Stage

The world around you is not what it seems. Our future is at stake and you must choose a side. Come join this FREE event and meet other players. It’s for ALL levels and lasts 4-5 hrs (3-4 hrs of mobile gameplay and a 1 hr social meetup following).

who'll be here
  • Niantic Labs
 
Location: North 232

NASA is synonymous with space exploration. But is that all that NASA does? Learn about the vast variety of research projects that NASA funds and develops besides its popular exploration program.
who'll be here
  • Annie Wargetz
  • Cameron Hummels
  • Dante Lauretta
  • Dennis Bonilla
  • Jonathon Hill
  • Peter Nguyen
 
Location: North 129

Have you ever seen Iron Man or Master Chief armor and wanted to have a set of your own? Here's your chance to learn the basics of Pepakura, and start you down the road to building your own costumes. Learn the basics, including printing, cutting and gluing your pepakura and soon you will be on your way to winning best in show at Phoenix Comicon 2016!

who'll be here
  • Matt Rader
 
Location: North 130

Greetings all who witness these letters! The populace of the Kingdom of Atenveldt bid thee welcome and invites ye to attend our panel. We will share out stardust and introduce the many facets of our Realm; garb (costumes), armored combat, rapier fighting, archery, bardic, dancing, calligraphy and illumination, metal work, arts, sciences and royalty/hierarchy. 

This panel is youth friendly for the well behaved and we will entertain your questions to the best of our ability!
who'll be here
  • The Society for Creative Anachronism (5 panelists)
  • Thomas Batt
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 222

Welcome to our game show as we will pick audience members to figure out if what you are seeing or hearing is from a Hentai or a “normal” anime. See if you can fight your way through the rounds, prove you know your stuff, and win some awesome prizes.

who'll be here
  • Destroyers of Purity (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 123

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is growing larger every day. Join our discussion as we discover the connections, hints, and hidden gems of the MCU, as well as what may come and what to expect for our favorite heroes.

who'll be here
  • It's All Connected (5 panelists)
 

Join Founder(s) Jay & Marie Yates -As Seen On- Travel Channel, Biography Channel, & ABC along with Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The COPS Crew" & Affiliates from Paranormal Discord as they discuss the hysteria that the general public has at the first sign of a possible haunting that "It's Demonic". COPS Crew will give you an inside look at how they personal determine what is or is not demonic. In addition, dispelling the myths about the demonic and share with the audience their own personal experiences with their encounters with truly demonic forces in the field of paranormal investigations & their personal lives.

who'll be here
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
  • Michael Papp
  • Roy Weedmark
 
Location: North 232

Climate change is constantly in the news. Why is it still debated? Should it be? Learn about the science of our climate, how humans interact with existing Earth systems, and the steps we can take to address an accelerating problem.
who'll be here
  • Dean Frias
  • Elizabeth Barnes
  • Kristopher Fecteau
  • Mark Salvatore
  • Matt Chew
  • Steve Semken
 
Location: North 232

Why are so many topics in biology so fiercely debated in the public media? Learn about what real scientists say about evolution, vaccines, and GMOs and how all these topics tie together.
who'll be here
  • Alix Marinello
  • Elizabeth Barnes
  • Kimberly Olney
  • Ofir Levy
  • Yawen Zou
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

This is comic craziness from the professionals at Zombie Dog! This fun drawing demonstration will help young artists improve their characters and stories.

who'll be here
  • Brent Donoho Chalk Artist and Illustrator
  • Jon Sanborn
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 127

Ivy Doomkitty focuses on spotlighting several male cosplayers attending PCC, delving into what cosplay and the community is like from a male perspective, advice that they can give to other male cosplayers, and a Q and A to follow.

who'll be here
 

Some actors just make great villains. Jason Isaacs had been great in front of the camera, as well as the voice of some unforgettable characters. From Lucius Malfoy to the Inquisitor, Jason is not someone you want to cross.

who'll be here
 

What do Conan, Khal Drogo, and Aquaman all have in common? Jason Mamoa! Jason is a larger than life man who has been tasked with portraying many larger than life roles. Sprinkle in Jason’s role on Stargate Atlantis and you won’t want to miss this!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 221

The visual novels (VNs) are story-centered video games from Japan that go beyond the mainstream, including complex themes and adult content. JAST USA, publisher of VN titles such as Steins;Gate and Littlewitch Romanesque, will talk on the industry and their upcoming titles. Presented by Peter Payne, president of JAST USA and J-List. This is an 18+ only panel.

who'll be here
  • J-List
 
Location: Third Street Stage

It's Klezmer, but with a little funk in the trunk.

who'll be here
  • Jerusafunk
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Meet Jim Beaver, who starred as the gruff but tender prospector Ellsworth on HBO’s hit Western series Deadwood and as the beloved demon hunter Bobby Singer on Supernatural, also plays Sheriff Shelby Parlow on FX’s Justified and gun dealer Lawson on Breaking Bad, making him one of Hollywood’s busiest character actors and the proud owner of nearly 200,000 Twitter followers. He previously starred as Sheriff Charlie Mills on CBS’s Harper's Island and as "Uncle" Nick Vukovic on ABC’s Day Break. Before that, he starred as quirky Vietnam Joe on HBO’s series John From Cincinnati, while simultaneously playing Carter Reese on HBO’s Big Love.

who'll be here
 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 

This fan panel is a follow up to last year's hit panel, "Gone Too Soon".  But instead of discussing shows taht were cancelled too soon, this year this group of TV junkies will be talking about a selection of modern shows that went downhill fast and weren't cancelled soon enough!  We will discuss what ent wrong, if the show could have been saved, and what the future holds for these franchises.  Shows to be featured in this fan discussion include Heroes, Alias, The X-Files, and Lost, among others.

who'll be here
  • Cody Hertig
  • Eric Downing
  • Hayley Tracy
 

You do know the release of Jurassic World is right around the corner, right? Then be sure to join Educating [Geeks] for a live podcast recording as they cover the film that started it all, Steven Spielberg's 1993 groundbreaking film Jurassic Park! (Humans and Dinos welcome)

who'll be here
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Educating Geeks
  • Megan Calcote
 
Location: North 232

Jurassic World will depict the exciting world of dinosaurs. But how much of it is an accurate reflection of an actual Jurassic world? Learn about how paleontologists go about exploring deep time and how they've reconstructed the world of the dinosaurs.
who'll be here
  • Anne Stone
  • Isabelle Schrauwen
  • Marc Tollis
  • Steve Semken
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Can you bend steel? Punch through walls? Lift tons? Fight crime with a batarang? See if you have what it takes to do the impossible and become a legend! Come join the Justice League of Arizona as they make superheroes out of you!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Why does superman wear his underwear on the outside of his costume?! How does Batman keep the Bat Cave secret?! How fast can the Flash run?! Why is the Joker always smiling?! Does Catwoman like milk?! How does Wonder Woman find her invisible jet?! Ask your favorite DC Superheros and Villains themselves at Superhero Q & A! Hosted by the Justice League Arizona.
who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 222

Lip sing! Dance off! Or even real-sing! Come show off your skills any way you would like in this panel. No signups necessary, but bring your own music.

who'll be here
  • Arizona K-Pop Fans (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

The Wonder Girls are among this Korean record label that took America by storm from 2010-2011. Learn more about the groups such as 2PM, 2AM, GOT7, Miss A, and Rain.

who'll be here
  • Arizona K-Pop Fans (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

1TYM, JinuSean, Perry, and Lexy. These were the artists that paved the way for Big Bang, 2NE1, and Winner. Learn more about this Korean record label that has supplied some of the world's greatest music.

who'll be here
  • Arizona K-Pop Fans (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 229

Pictionary & Kaiju? Two words thought would mix - but in fact they do! Join us if you have a sharp mind for guessing and imagination as we stretch the minds of our participants to create the newest Kaiju to scare the pants off any Jager defender coming their way!

who'll be here
  • Iria Sokoll
  • Kevin Hislop
 

This past year Karl Urban became yet another victim of Fox canceling a great SciFi series in its first year. But that hasn’t stopped the man who portrays Eomer, Dr. McCoy, and Judge Dredd. From the Federation to Middle-earth, this man has stories!

who'll be here
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Katee Sackhoff is no damsel in distress, she is the warrior woman. With roles like Battlestar’s Starbuck, the Bionic Woman, Bo-Katan, and one of the few people to stand up to Riddick and live, Katee has shown us you don’t want to mess with her.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 125

Panel of authors who write fantasy set in the Gun Powder era.

 
Location: North 126b

Authors Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr book signing

who'll be here
 
Location: North 125

These authors address the question "Where'd they go and now what?" about the Norse gods, in their joint venture, The Blackwell Pages, a young adult series.  Enjoy an hour of speculation about what happens when gods go away but the saga continues.

who'll be here
 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: North 232

How close are we to finding an Earth-like planet? Learn what alien worlds are like, how we build a habitable world, and how we would actually discover if life is present there!
who'll be here
 
Location: West 102A

Originally thought of as "just for kids," many comics today are geared towards adults and include adult themes. It can be tough for parents to know what's available for their kids who want to dive in to comics. However, never fear - Very Awesome Girls is here! We'll talk about what comics are available for children of different ages, have some fun with comic creating, and there will even be some fun goodies!

who'll be here
  • ashley Nicole dee
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Tanya Gouchenour
  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix (2 panelists)
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

The only place to find one of a kind art created and donated by the guest and artist at Phoenix Comicon. 100% of the money raised at the auction will go to Kids Need To Read. 

who'll be here
  • Mark Moorehead
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Killer POV is a weekly horror talkshow podcast hosted by Fangoria's Rebekah McKendry, FEARnet's Rob Galluzzo and Inside Horror's Elric Kane. Join them as they discuss all things horror and go in depth with all the latest horror movies & news, welcome special guests and tackle a myriad of topics weekly.

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Location: North 225

THE ULTIMATE GAME TO TEST YOUR MELT AND MEET PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY! Try your luck and maybe even become king for a bit. Have a chance to make your subjects do something crazy or feel free to come in and watch! Brought to you by KeyRunners.

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  • KeyRunners (3 panelists)
 
Location: West 102A

Come meet your favorite Destiny Islanders and members of Organization XIII in this engaging, interactive panel! Ask them anything you've ever wanted to know--whether it's about their inner thoughts during the happenings of the video game series, or anything else you, as a fan, are curious about!

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  • AmaraSama
  • Jaime Wilson
  • Sara Brown
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 227

Sing your heart out for the Glory of the Empire! Join us as we share an evening of song from Science Fiction, Fantasy, and anything you can think of!

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  • Daria Leno
  • Debra Nickelson