Complete Programming List for Comicon 2016

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Location: North 127AB Author Signings

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Becky Chambers, Beth Cato, James A Owen and Pierce Brown.

 

 

 

 
Location: North 127AB Author Signings

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Becky Chambers, Jamie Wyman, Jason Hough, Michael Kogge, Michael Martinez, Patrick Hemstreet, Sarah Remy and Yvonne Navarro.

 
Location: North 223

Last year we introduced you to 10 unique anime series that are pretty obscure. This year we are raising the stakes, bringing you 10 more that are totally awesome! Come check out our selections to become the envy of all your otaku friends (and possibly enemies – we don’t judge).

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  • RTC (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 224A

In this new spin on Jeopardy, prepare for the weird, the ecchi, the funny, and the opinionated! Filled with more memes and sexy questions that you can handle. Are you ready for 18+ The Game The Panel?

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  • Hermit Productions (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 229AB

WAR IS PEACE , FREEDOM IS SLAVERY , IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. Join the greatest panel party Nerdrage to praise Big Brother for his hard work of keeping us safe. Discuss the climate the book takes on, the similarities to today, and what you would do. 

who'll be here
  • NerdRage (3 panelists)
 

Welcome to the 221B Sherlock Holmes meetup!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Sherlock lovers unite!

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

The 80's brought us a surge of awesome sci-fi movies. Join 2Legit with Drew and Nick as we take on Bill and Ted, Back to the Future II, and The Running Man. Please be advised this panel might have strong language.  

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  • asbejarano@cox.net
  • Nicholas Sabori
 
Location: North 231BC
 

2Legit with Drew and Nick take on a few of the big budget sci-fi epics of the 90's. We discuss the awesomeness of Independence Day, Armageddon, and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. PLease be advised this panel may contain strong language.  

who'll be here
  • asbejarano@cox.net
  • Nicholas Sabori
 
Location: North 224A

We had some free time on our hands so we decided to draw some of our favorite anime scenes in MS PAINT! Think you can decipher our cryptic masterpieces for a chance at a prize?

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  • Dowase Entertainment (4 panelists)
 

An evil wizard, Lord Tensley, seeks the hand and heart of the beautiful princess, Lady Ennogard. When she refuses, he locks her away and releases a deadly dragon, which he controls, to terrorize the land.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Sarah, a selfish 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by Jareth, the Goblin King.

Labyrinth is a 1986 British-American adventure musical fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film stars Jennifer Connelly as Sarah and David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

As children, Marla and Carla lost their father in a horrific accident at a roadside attraction. Fifteen years later, the girls find themselves in a similarly lethal tourist trap after Carla’s fiancé Johnny and the other costumed employees of the ultra-kitschy “Uncle Slavko's All-American Family Lodge” are exposed to a super-cocktail of toxic waste and are transformed into primal, psychotic killers – dressed as Bigfoot. Now, the sisters must fight to survive the night and save Johnny’s life in a jaw-dropping, spine-ripping, gut-busting, heart-warming tale of Love in the Time of Monsters. Recently named a "Top 10 Bigfoot Movie Of The 21st Century" by Dread Central!

Love in the Time of Monsters is a 2014 comedy horror film directed by Matt Jackson and starring Doug Jones, Kane Hodder, Mike McShane, Shawn Weatherly and Heather Rae Young.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Show No Mercy is a retro-arcade sci-fi action short film featuring Martin Kove and Jesse Kove! Are you ready players? SHOW NO MERCY!

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

Knights, magic, enchanted weapons, the cup of a King, daring quests, a king, a wizard, a queen and one big table. These are the things that legends are made of separately, together they make the most iconic English legend of all time; the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Join us as we explore why this legend is so iconic to last the test of time as we discuss the origins, the evolutions and the present incarnations and the future of the Once and Future King!

who'll be here
  • Cynthia Randall
  • Far From Home
  • Sharon Skinner
 

What if the Empire were the good guys, the Rebellion were the bad guys, and the Jedi are a baby-stealing cult? Join Sandtrooper TD-0013 as he explains that everything you've been told about the Galactic Civil War is a lie. Everything from the accuracy of Stormtroopers to how you really need to keep your children away from Jedi Knights. Let the re-education begin!

who'll be here
  • Kevin O'Connor
 

Families come in all different shapes and sizes, but they all share one thing when it comes to Phoenix Comicon, that is the love of pop culture. Whether it be Marvel, Transformers, Pop Funko, DC, or Disney, a real family discusses how sharing their individual passions have created discussions, traditions, and one of a kind experiences.

who'll be here
  • Caitlyn O'Dell
  • Mary O'Dell
  • Sean O'Dell
 
Location: North 223

Created from the aftermath of the last great battle of the gods, a land was cut off from the rest of the world. This came to be known as Lodoss, The Accursed Island. Come and learn the history of Record of Lodoss War, a series that is heavily influenced by Dungeons & Dragons.

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  • Dollars (2 panelists)
 

In Star Trek, the Tricorder is a versatile device that allows high resolution scanning and analysis of patients to quickly diagnose disease. In this panel, scientists will discuss projects that are attempting to turn this science fiction into science fact!

who'll be here
  • Jordan Yaron
  • Moheeb Zara
  • Nicholas Schultz
  • Rajeshwar Nitiyanandan
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Young lads and lasses, it is time to answer the call of the sea! Experienced pirates of The Dread Fleet will train wee "cabin monkeys" in the ways of piracy. All welcome, as long as you are a kid. Join the crew and meet the greatest n'er-do-wells that ever sailed the desert! Fight, sing, and live like a pirate!

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Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Dalyn owns a struggling comic shop, and his friend Matt decides a reality show is the best way to help business. Unfortunately, his disastrous employees, customers, and rival are doing all they can to make a mess of things. Join the cast and crew for this new comedy series debut! Q&A to follow.

who'll be here
  • Dalyn Viker
  • Jeff Dolniak
  • Jeremy Brunansky
  • Kevin Moyers
  • Mandy Colliatie
  • Matthew Eghbali
 
Location: North 232ABC

Come join in the fun of our (recorded) Live Podcast as we send up our most beloved and Cheesiest Sci-Fi properties from the 1980's.  Celebrate those movies of the 80's that were so bad, they were good.  Be prepared to groan and always have your facepalms prepared.  Brought to you by the good, if slightly off, folks at Abnormal Entertainment.

who'll be here
  • Dalyn Viker
  • Jeff Dolniak
  • Kevin Moyers
 
Location: North 232ABC
 

Come join in the fun of our (recorded) Live Podcast as we send up our most beloved and Cheesiest Sci-Fi properties from the 1990's.  Celebrate those movies of the 80's that were so bad, they were good.  Be prepared to groan and always have your facepalms prepared.  Brought to you by the good, if slightly off, folks at Abnormal Entertainment.

who'll be here
  • Dalyn Viker
  • Jeff Dolniak
  • Kevin Moyers
 

Join Matt, Kyle, Kellan, And Jose as they bring there uncanny brand of comedy to you live at Phoenix Comicon. Don't Miss the controlled chaos that is the Absolute Geek podcast as they bring you all the latest pop culture news surrounding the industry as well as updates live from the convention. If free stuff is your bag then don't miss a chance to play Absolute Geek Jeopardy.

who'll be here
  • Jose Cuellar
  • Kellen McCall
  • Kyle Stinson
  • Matt Alward
 

Critically Acclaimed Tv/Film/Multimedia Actor/Director Eric Schumacher (Legends and Lies: the Real West -Wyatt Earp, Zhon: The Alien Interviews-Agent Killjoy, My Stolen Time Machine-Director, They Pretend-Director) offers professional acting and directing techniques in this hands on acting class to help you to gain greater joy from your gaming and cosplay pursuits.

who'll be here
  • Eric Schumacher
 
Location: West 213A

Action Castle II—Return to Action Castle is the inevitable sequel to the ridiculously popular Action Castle. Now you can “GO EAST” and “LIGHT LAMP” with the best of them. Many years have passed since a new king was crowned. Action Castle is inspired by Ye Olde Text RPG’s from days of yore (think Zork or Oregon Trail) ,This is group effort game as participants take turns giving one command to the human computer as you try to navigate through Action Castle and save the day!

who'll be here
  • Jim Miller
  • Tasha McEntire
 
Location: West 213A

Now YOU can “GO EAST” and “LIGHT LAMP” with the best of them. Canst thou master Action Castle before death claims thee? Action Castle is inspired by Ye Olde Text RPG’s from days of yore (think Zork or Oregon Trail) , but substituting a live human for the computer. This is group effort game as participants take turns giving one command to the human computer as you try to navigate through Action Castle and save the day!

who'll be here
  • Jim Miller
  • Tasha McEntire
 
Location: West 104A

The mostly true adventures and history of the world’s most popular beverage as related by Madame Askew! Join Madame Askew on this romp through history that follows the perils and tribulations of acquiring the perfect cup of tea.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Help engineers from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics design the next rocket to Mars!

who'll be here
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Help engineers from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics design the next rocket to Mars!

who'll be here
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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
  • Alexis Abboud
  • Christina Kwapich
  • Jessica Ebie
  • Jonathon Hill
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 129A

The world of fantasy has long been defined by the Fellowship but in a post Dragonlance world, does the adventuring party still have a place in epic fantasy. 

 

Why make a music video when you can make a MUSIC VIDEO. This is an entertaining and instructive panel discussion on the making of a long form post apocalyptic music video for a very unique band with a large following (www.kbassmusic.com). Topics of discussion will be: Making a world: Costumes, props and set design. Location shooting in Arizona: Heat, cold runaway cars and angry horses. Casting and Performance process Lessons learned directing a monstrosity. Fight choreography Raising the bar, How how to make everything feel bigger with performance , shot design and sound design. Blending a music video into a film cohesively.

who'll be here
  • Aaron Kyle Lee
  • Brian Windsor
  • Eric Schumacher
  • Ginger Ferguson
  • Jessica Shestko
  • Jesus Contreras
  • Josh Mattison
  • Robert Linden
  • Rogelio Camarillo
  • Sam Mattison
  • Sara Mirasola
  • Shelly Dunn
 

Did you know there's Simpsons trivia monthly in Phoenix or that there are local video barcades? How about Ninja Turtle Pizza Parties? Join Geekly Phoenix and some geek event producers, for how to experience comicon year round with a breakdown of geeky events and how to get involved.

who'll be here
  • Victor Moreno
 
Location: West 301BCD
 

Fan favorite Alex Kingston is probably most well known as Professor River Song from Doctor Who or as Dr. Elizabeth Corday from ER. More recently she has appeared as Dinah Lance on Arrow and as Patricia Alwick on CSI.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

All Things Disney Meetup!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Love the undead? Welcome all zombies and zombie hunters!

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

Check in to the Hotel Cortez with the hosts of Educating [Geeks] for a discussion on the most recent season of American Horror Story. We’ll discuss our impressions of of the new season including the storyline, new and returning cast members, the connections with the previous seasons and more.

who'll be here
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Diana Petersel
  • Jonathan Elliott
  • Sara Santiago
 

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

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Location: North 222AB

Anime Anonymous brings together people with similar interests and feelings towards anime, manga and anime RPGs. This is a meetup/discussion group that discusses the feelings people will experience when watching anime, reading manga and playing through anime related games. Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in this interactive panel that will, in turn, create new relationships and bonds between fans that have common anime interests.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224B

Anime Anonymous brings together people with similar interests and feelings towards anime, manga, doujinshi, eroge, RPGs, etc. This is a meet-up/discussion group to discuss the feelings people experience when watching anime, reading manga and more.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Hyatt Gilbert Room

Join Anime Anonymous and the group for some morning breakfast and fun. This cosplay coffee shop themed café will feature popular anime characters serving snacks and drinks, playing games and entertaining our guests. Stop in for a little bit before starting your day at the convention and join us for some morning fun and games.

who'll be here
  • Anime Anonymous

Cost is $10
 
Location: Hyatt Gilbert Room

Join the Anime Anonymous Karaoke Idols for an evening of snacks, karaoke and games! This Japanese inspired café has taken the two best things from Akihabara and combined them together, Maid Cafés and Idols! During this café,guests will be served with a smile by the cute Karaoke Idols and crew of Anime Anonymous. The Idols will entertain by performing karaoke songs and dances alongside our guests. Stop in, relax and join us for some café fun with karaoke and games.

who'll be here
  • Anime Anonymous (2 panelists)

Cost is $10
 
Location: Hyatt Gilbert Room

Join Anime Anonymous and the Macho Men, for an afternoon of snacks and entertainment! Inspired by the very popular Macho Café in Japan, we will bring you the full muscle filled experience. The Macho Men have prepared their whole lives for this day, and are ready to serve you. The Macho Men love interacting with customers and showing off their talents. So come in, take a break from the con, and be dazzled by our muscly men in tight clothing.

who'll be here
  • Anime Anonymous (2 panelists)

Cost is $10
 
Location: North 223

Have you always wanted to meet another anime fan who’s just as interested in shows you like? Come here to talk about anything and everything anime!

who'll be here
  • Overly Critical Otakus (6 panelists)
 

Open Meetup for all Anime Cosplayers!

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

Open Meetup for all Anime Cosplayers!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224A

Do you often wonder who your perfect match is? Not to worry, The Renegades are here to help! Come let us find your true love, with a bit more age-appropriate humor.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (10 panelists)
 
Location: North 224B

Do you often wonder who your perfect match is? Not to worry, The Renegades are here to help! Come let us find your true love, we promise you won't be disappointed.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (10 panelists)
 
Location: North 224A

A concert filled with the best lip-sync idols and air bands we could convince to join us! Featuring all of your favorite Anime songs from the past few seasons!

who'll be here
  • Hermit Productions (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 222AB

The Southwest's only Voice Acting Concert. . . for adults! Join Rice and Haggis and the performers of the Arizona Voice Acting Guild as we use our amazing vocal talents to bring to life some naughty anime on the big screen . . . all presented live! Lots of moaning and groaning, and morally questionable scenes, both lewd and terrible. Fun and laughs to be had as well as audience participation. Be sure to leave your dignity at the door!

who'll be here
  • Rice and Haggis (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 222AB

The Southwest's only Voice Acting Concert! Join Rice and Haggis and the performers of the Arizona Voice Acting Guild as we use our amazing vocal talents to bring to life entire anime episodes on the big screen. . . all presented live! Audience participation is a must!

who'll be here
  • Rice and Haggis (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Anime meetup!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224A

From Takarazuka to the latest Hakuoki musical, this panel explores the world of anime and manga made for the theatrical stage. We’ll go in depth into its long history and the recent explosion. What started it all and how prolific the genre has become.

who'll be here
  • East Blue Cosplay (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 224A

Welcome to the highest court in the anime multi-verse. Anime Parliament (R) 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 remember: be ready for a debate, because you'll certainly get one.

who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

SCIENCE! Join us as we talk about some of the amazing Physiological, Biological, and Psychological phenomena that occur in anime.

who'll be here
  • Hermit Productions (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 224A

Duke it out in a quiz show for the ages, to show that you are not an anime scrub, but that you are, in fact, very well invested in all of your anime.

who'll be here
  • Hermit Productions (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Let's Talk about all the different types of people you'll see in anime. From classic story character types to the Legendere Dere's.

who'll be here
  • Hermit Productions (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 224B

Are you looking for good anime to watch? Are you put off by the Narutos, Cleaning Products and Posing Muscle Men named JoJo? Take advantage of this panel and expand your horizons!

who'll be here
  • Overly Critical Otakus (6 panelists)
 
Location: North 121A

Slated for a July 4th Weekend release in 2018, Ant-man and Wasp continue the adventures of this unlikely hero.  Panelists discuss the first film, how his character differs in the comic book and what this film means for the future of comic book movies.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 121C
Creative Director/Creator and Artist Tom Hodges will be on hand to discuss ANTIIS COMICS, his new comic imprint that will make it’s convention debut at Phoenix Comicon! Tom will discuss his career and how it’s evolved into this new venture.
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Location: West 104B

Back by popular demand after last year's popular show, the film critic and author Hal C F Astell of Apocalypse Later presents a sixty minute set of steampunk short films hand selected from around the world. These films feature action, adventure, romance and, of course, plenty of steam, gears and automata.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
 

As a member of the Justice League, Aquaman is the one of the most underappreciated comic book characters.  Find out why Warner Brothers thinks enough of him to offer him his own film in Summer 2018.  Panelists discuss all things Aquaman.

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

It was just over 4 years ago that both DC and Marvel Comics relaunched their titles with a set of new number 1 comics and restarted the origins of many of their popular characters.  They are both going through their relaunches again.  Is it too soon or is it a necessary move to bring in new comic book reading audiences?

who'll be here
  • Eric Burruel
  • Jesse James
 
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: West 104B

A discussion on Victorian practices and objects of weirdness.

who'll be here
  • Gary Sollars
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: West 211B Game CoLab

Game CoLab proudly presents the Arizona Video Games Showcase 2016 at Phoenix Comicon. AZVGS is a four-day event highlighting the most awesome games Arizona has to offer. Meet the developers, play their games, and celebrate this growing community. Join us and show your support for the Arizona video game industry!

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab
 
Location: West 211B Game CoLab

Game CoLab proudly presents the Arizona Video Games Showcase 2016 at Phoenix Comicon. AZVGS is a four-day event highlighting the most awesome games Arizona has to offer. Meet the developers, play their games, and celebrate this growing community. Join us and show your support for the Arizona video game industry!

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab
 
Location: West 211B Game CoLab

Game CoLab proudly presents the Arizona Video Games Showcase 2016 at Phoenix Comicon. AZVGS is a four-day event highlighting the most awesome games Arizona has to offer. Meet the developers, play their games, and celebrate this growing community. Join us and show your support for the Arizona video game industry!

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab
 
Location: West 211B Game CoLab

Game CoLab proudly presents the Arizona Video Games Showcase 2016 at Phoenix Comicon. AZVGS is a four-day event highlighting the most awesome games Arizona has to offer. Meet the developers, play their games, and celebrate this growing community. Join us and show your support for the Arizona video game industry!

 

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab
 

Arryn Zech is an American actress best known for her role as Blake Belladonna from RWBY.

She also voices the character Dr. Emily Grey in the longest running web-based series, Red vs. Blue, created by the Austin-based production company, Rooster Teeth. With a background in theatre and classical voice, Arryn is now based in LA pursuing her career in film and television.

who'll be here
 

Come and compete against other aspiring artists for some faboulous prizes, and pick up some art tips and techniques along the way. This competition is moderated and judged by local artist Kevin Coultson. Comic artist, Patrick Scullin will also be on hand!

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who'll be here
  • Kevin Coulston
  • Patrick Scullin
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

With so many comic book artists who have contributed to the Star Wars Universe, we discuss Star Wars with the people who helped create the comic books based on the series of films that we love so much.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 213A

Want to start running RPGs for your gaming group but afraid of where to begin? Have an ongoing campaign that needs a shot of nitro to spice things up? Bring your questions to this panel as our expert GMs talk about how to make a good game into a great one and how to overcome common issues facing GMs of all stripes!

who'll be here
  • Alan Venable
  • Ben Mandall
  • Bonnie Fasenfest
  • Gillian Frase
  • Jeff Fasenfest
 

Various arts and crafts: origami, coloring sheets, games & puzzles, puppets. Face painting and balloon twisting at specific times throughout the day.

See the daily schedule posted in the Art Room for demonstrations, contests, and fun workshops for kids!

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Sierra Jimenez
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Making crowns and helmets, origami, collages, puppets. Face painting and balloons at scheduled times throughout the day. Featured Artists:

Lily Scribbles, Kevin Coulston

who'll be here
  • Alison Paul
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Kevin Coulston
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Sierra Jimenez
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Origami, Circuit Boards, Games, Coloring Pages. Featured craft: Wands. Featured Artists: Kevin Coulston, Lily Scribbles.

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Kevin Coulston
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Origami, Circuit Boards, Games, Puppets, Coloring Pages, including activities for Toddlers. Art Contest today at noon! Featured Artists: Kevin Coulston, Patrick Scullin, and Mike Collins.

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 224A

We're doing it again folks, the crew of Dangan Ronpa 1 and 2. Back again to answer all the questions you have, with some truth or dare involved. If you're lucky, maybe, just *maybe* you'll escape despair.

who'll be here
  • Rachel Whitney (7 panelists)
 
Location: North 222AB

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

who'll be here
  • Knights of the Con Table (5 panelists)
 
Location: West 104A

Get tips and advice from some of the best seamstresses of Steampunk. These talented ladies will share their knowledge and answer your costuming questions.

who'll be here
  • Icy
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Madame Askew
 

The Star Wars Universe is vast and complex, but how much of it is science fact and not science fiction?

who'll be here
  • Aireona Bonnie Raschke
  • Jackie Monkiewicz
  • Jake Gonzales
  • Karen Knierman
  • Parker Castleberry
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

AT THE MOVIES with Free Raffle! 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
  • Jeff George
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
 

Attack on Titan meetup!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Attack on Titan meetup!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 129A

Join your favorite authors for Phoenix Comicon's 3rd Annual Batsu game. Authors will play a Russian Roulette style game and hope to survive another year.

 
Location: North 222AB

For over 10 years, the Avatar world has been built upon with comics, interviews, and a new series, each one opening up more to this rich and expansive setting. Come join us and explore the rich world created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, and expanded on by Gene Leun Yang, the first person to have a graphic novel awarded the National Book Award for Young Peoples Literature. Flameo Hotmen!

who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Calling all you Avenger types! The Con is in trouble, come save the day!

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

Back by popular demand! The '80s were bad but the '90s knew they had to be even worse. Party like it's 1999 with the Awesomely Awfuls with a fourth year of the most awesomely awful movies and TV shows from the decade of Blockbuster and dialup!

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Manning
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
 

Back by popular demand! The '80s were awful but often awesomely so and the Awesomely Awfuls return for a fourth year of guilty movie and TV show pleasures from the decade of boomboxes and Rubik's cubes. I pity the fool who doesn't come to this panel!

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Manning
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
 

Back by popular demand! You loved our picks last year for the most awesomely bitchin' movies of the '80s and '90s and asked us back for more. So here we are with some more of the most underrated and overlooked gems from two decades of film.

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Manning
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
 
Location: Third Street Performance Area

The Arizona Roller Derby girls might not be a someone you might want to pick a figtht with. But why not come see them battle their way to victory in a demo match at Phoenix Comicon! These girls skate to win and aren't afraid to savegely beat each other to do it!

who'll be here
  • AZ Roller Derby
 

Bartitsu is an eclectic martial art and self-defense method originally developed in England during the years 1898–1902. In 1903, it was immortalised (as "baritsu") by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.[1] Although dormant throughout most of the 20th century, Bartitsu has been experiencing a revival since 2002. It has received a huge surge of interest from the Steampunk Community, as the only martial art created and practiced during what is considered our "canonical" period!

who'll be here
  • Dirk Folmer
 
Location: North 124A

You've seen all the fantastic costumes on the con floor and wondered how you can get started. It looks complicated and like it takes talent you don't have. NOT TRUE! Here is a basic easy method which anyone can do. We will walk through the early design and concept stage through cutting, shaping and painting. You will get a first hand look at how easy this can be.

who'll be here
  • Aaron Englebeck
  • Gary Griggs
 

Comic book artists contribute their talents to create sketches while you watch. Sketches will be auctioned off for a donation to the Kid’s Need to Read Charity. Decide whether Batman or Superman wins with your bids.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 1

Batman and Superman meetup! No holding Alfred hostage and Kryponite is to be left at the door, please!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 231BC

"Life here... began out there..." Relive some of your favorite moments from the most successful "reboot" in TV history. Favorite episodes, characters, moments, and as much BSG as we can fit in a frakking hour will be here. So say we all.

who'll be here
  • Battlestar Galactica - Life Here Began Out There
  • Callan Smith
  • Erica Connell
  • Faith Willman
  • Mack Duncan
 
Location: North 126A

This panel will highlight how to plan out, budget and begin construction on a Predator Costume. Different build techniques will be discussed, visual aids will be displayed and explained. Construction types, and budgeting can also be applied in builds of other types of costumes.

who'll be here
  • Kurt Colin
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
  • Tim VanDenover
 
Location: Adams Street Beer Garden

Have you been suffering in costume all day? Well you deserve to come and relax and enjoy an adult beverage. Hang out with other cosplayers to disuss tips, tricks, pains, and wounds in the Phoenix Comicon Beer Garden!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Adams Street Beer Garden

Come join our science panelist and enjoy a nice cold PHXCC beer. Ask our guest about all those burning science questions you have. Are you a writer or comic book artist? Come down to get first hand knowledge on just how to make your characters or world exist.  Or if you just want to see what a scientist looks like in real life your welcome to join in the fun. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 223

There's been a lot of good anime in the last year. There's also been a lot of garbage. Join us for our best and worst picks from Summer 2015 to current, whether it's to get an idea of what you'd like to watch/avoid, or to tell us we're wrong. Whatever the case, we're here.

who'll be here
  • The Critical D (4 panelists)
 

Best Practices in Pop Culture Arts Integration in the Classroom

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Your guide to basic survival needs in a post-apocalyptic world!

who'll be here
  • Katherine Huxster
  • Kelly Young
  • Mario Mendez
  • Parker Castleberry
  • Robert Strausbaugh
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Learn the arts integration methodology that the team at Pop Goes the Classroom uses to incorporate pop culture into any lesson.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

With superheroes being more popular than ever, superhero fiction is on the rise. Or panelists discuss the next tall building for this genre to leap. 

 
Location: North 128B

Fantasy has made an art of the "door stopper" but is bigger truly better? Our authors discuss the new found popularity of short fiction and the challanges that lie with in. 

 

Rose Tyler! Billie Piper helped launch the new Doctor Who series alongside Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant. The beloved Rose Tyler left the series as a regular at the end of Doomsday in one of the most heartbreaking moments in Doctor Who history. Billie went on to award winning performances in Secret Diary of a Call Girl and is now starring in Penny Dreadful.

who'll be here
 
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This Arctic Base has been contaminated, and is at risk of causing a world wide epidemic! The cure is hidden in the base, but in order to find it you and your crew must enter the base, exposing yourself to this deadly disease will cause death unless you can find the cure!

This hour-long experience runs Thursday through Saturday, every hour and a half, from noon until 7:30pm, & can accommodate up to 10 participants per session. Price is $30 per experience session.

who'll be here
  • Mystery Escape Room

Cost is $30
 
Location: North 127C
 

Writers and artists have been inspired by leading-edge medicine for decades. Geeky Giving, a SFF anthology program to raise funds for Barrow Neurological Institute will discuss science, fiction, real-life inspiration, and the future of medicine in science fiction.  

 

who'll be here
 

As one of the break out characters from Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther has gotten a lot of attention.  Panelists talk about the latest incarnation of Black Panther as well as the history of Black Panther.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 1

Black Widow, Hawkeye and Spiderman meetup!

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

A panel for authors, actors & directors, fans, and anyone who wants to be a part of the horror business. As co-owner and editor of Blood Bound Books, Marc Ciccarone has worked on fiction stories with horror masters JACK KETCHUM, JOHN SKIPP, BRAIN LUMLEY, DENNIS ETCHISON, STEVE RANSIC TEM, and PAUL TREMBLAY just to name a few.  Ciccarone will be providing a look at the world of independent horror publishing, including tips for authors to break into the market. He will also dive into the future of publishing and how it is now mingling with all horror mediums. After panel questions, there will be an offer for FREE editing services to a limited number of attendees and business opportunities for all to connect with Blood Bound Books to create something horrific!

For more information on Blood Bound Books, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Marc Ciccarone
 

Looking for a magical place to party with your Con friends after hours? Want to make new friends in fantasy themed ballroom with special drinks, music, dancing, and surprises? Join us for 'Blue Ribbon Army Presents: One Party to Rule Them All'! All proceeds benefit the Kids Need to Read charity!


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who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $20
 
Location: West 213A

Love board games but not sure if your child can play? Perhaps you have a kid interested in gaming but not sure where to start. Join Gloryhoundd a Steve Jackson Games MIB and Professional Game Demonstrator as she discusses how to introduce board games to your children of 2 years old and up. She’ll share games that will prepare your children for school and grown up games they can play right now. She’ll also highlight how to ease your child into longer games and discuss what games her child loves.

who'll be here
  • Kat Rider
 

Bob Morley stars as “Bellamy Blake" in The CW’s drama/sci-fi series “THE 100”. In 2015 he was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice TV Actor in a Sci-fi/Fantasy Show."  Morley recently starred as Aiden in the hit Australian series “Neighbours” and starred in the Australian feature film thriller “Road Kill,” opposite Sophie Lowe, Xavier Samuels and Georgina Haig.  He was previously a series regular on the Australian TV series “The Strip” and “Home and Away,” 

who'll be here
 
Location: North 224B

You've tried everything your favorite manga has taught you, so why has senpai still not noticed you? Join us to find out the tips and tricks of getting senpai's attention, preferably before you go full yandere.

who'll be here
  • Hermit Productions (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 128B

Meet local AZ Authors

 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Boomerang and Harley Quinns welcome!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
We've been through the apocalypse and worse.  We've seen the rise of dystopians.  But science fiction was once the language of optimism and futurism.  Our panelists discuss whether we can go back to that era. 
 
Location: West 104B

The Brose Brothers' crew invites convention guests to an all inclusive step-by-step process of how they brought their Steam-powered Heroes to life. Viewers will get to see how the original Steam Hero concepts were conjured, illustrated than fabricated exclusively for their debut at Phoenix Comicon.

who'll be here
  • Brose Brothers' Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: West 104B

Over the years Brose Brothers' Productions has created many unique steampunk prop weapons. In this panel they will show convention guests what steps the Brose Brothers' Productions crew takes to create their one-of-a-kind prop weapons.

who'll be here
  • Brose Brothers' Productions (3 panelists)
 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer has endless sources of evil, ranging from the quirky Drusilla and the ominous The First to the Jekyll and Hyde Angel/Angelus and the reformed (but still totally bad) Spike. Join us as we compare, defend, dismiss, and condemn both the loved and the despised Buffyverse villains.

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Christal Beauclaire
  • Todd Filek
 

Learn how to build a complete costume out of EVA and craft foam, including helmets, body suite, gloves, and shoes. We will show tools, types of foam, techniques on cutting and shaping foam as well as different types of glues and resin used to harden foam. We will describe various tricks of the trade and show how to seal and paint foam.

We will discuss how we built our prize winning costume "Mermaid Hunter" with other materials, expansion foam, wood, LED lights and a bubble machine. Let us show step by step techniques for building weapons such as a sword, AX, and guns out of different thickness of EVA and Craft foam. Learn how to create a pattern with tinfoil and duct tape.

 

who'll be here
  • Brian Ransom
  • Gabriel Espinosa
  • Gilbert Espinosa
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Join Sylvan Learning as we guide young learners through building and programming an amazing, singing, dancing robot out of Legos.  This activity is ideal for 1st - 5th graders, even if they have no previous robotics or programming experience!  Space is limited.

who'll be here
  • Alex de la Cruz
  • Ali Piersol
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Chloe Ogden
  • Chloie Stelton
  • Jordan Sternberg
  • Melissa Werner
  • Penni Honey
  • Sylvan Learning
  • Victoria Sherrard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Join Sylvan Learning as we guide young learners through building and programming an amazing, singing, dancing robot out of Legos.  This activity is ideal for 1st - 5th graders, even if they have no previous robotics or programming experience!  Space is limited.

who'll be here
  • Ali Piersol
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Cassandra Santibanez
  • Jordan Sternberg
  • Melissa Werner
  • Penni Honey
  • Samantha Gibson
  • Sylvan Learning
  • Tom Gibson
  • Victoria Sherrard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 128B

Where to start?  How to end?  How to make the whole thing work?  Ryan Dalton helps you figure out how to make your story functional with an interactive panel for aspiring and practicing writers.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 129A
 

Building a believable a world is more than just a good map, our pannelist discuss the finer points of constructing a believable universe. 

 
Location: North 221ABC
 

Join Caitlin Glass and Arryn Zech as they discuss their work.

who'll be here
 

Fans of the Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow know Caity as Sara Lance- the White Canary. Fans of AMc's Mad Men will recognize her as Stephanie.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 232ABC

AT THE MOVIES with Free Raffle! 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
  • Jeff George
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
 

A panel is designed specifically for kids aged 8-13. This event is filled with warm-ups, a high energy talk back period and professional theatrical instruction. The focus of the panel is to help kids feel comfortable taking the stage with learning through play!

who'll be here
  • Adam Blancas
  • Asher Smoote
  • Erik Brevik
  • Karl Brevik
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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!

An Arizona native, Sarah’s professional experience includes countless photo shoots, private events, weddings, theater, runway, HD film, print, airbrush, body contouring, special effects, and prosthetic enhancements.

who'll be here
  • Sarah Bunch
 

What would Iron Man be without some improvisation from Robert Downey Jr.? This panel helps prepare cosplayers to dive into the world of improv using examples, warm ups and games used by professional actors. Enjoy improv sessions provided by the panelist and get ready to get up, play along and learn what it takes to improvise.

who'll be here
  • Adam Blancas
  • Chase Meyers
  • Erik Brevik
  • Karl Brevik
 

J. Jonah Jameson himself is being flown in from New York on his latest press tour stop to discuss such topics as to why Spider-Man is a menace, why Spider-Man isn't a hero, why Spider-Man can't be trusted and why we would be better off without Spider-Man. Have a differing opinion? That means it's up to you, the audience, as guest reporters to this press conference to prove it. Square off against a professional character actor to see if you can be the reporter that forces the Daily Bugle's editor to announce a retraction. Listen to Jameson's editorial, hear him answer the panel's reporters and then prepare your own defense of Spider-Man in this interactive, entertaining, performance based panel. J. Jonah Jameson is presented by Karl Brevik, a member of SAG/AFTRA.

who'll be here
  • Adam Blancas
  • Asher Smoote
  • Chase Meyers
  • Cody Brevik
  • Karl Brevik
 

It's time for Animaniacs and they're zany to the max! It's time to warm up those vocal cords and join us for Animaniacs Sing Along panel. Autograph session will follow once the singing is done!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 221ABC

Spotlight Q&A with voice actress Tress MacNeille.

who'll be here
 

Come see scientists discuss cancer, immortality, and limb regeneration! Chimichangas optional.

who'll be here
  • Alex Andre
  • Cindy Xu
  • Rajeshwar Nitiyanandan
  • Valerie Harris
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 1

Captain America and Thor meetup!

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

Not only is Civil War the blockbuster hit of the summer, but it debuts ahead of the release of the comic book sequel of the series that the inspired the movie.  Panelists talk about the movie and series that inspired it as well as the differences in the two.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Third Street Car Show

Come see our 4th Annual Phoenix Comicon Car show! We have some amazing vehicles out on display. Ranging from screen used cars, to exact replicas, or fans using their daily drivers as another way to express their passion. There are vehicles for everyone to enjoy, especially with new cars every day!

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

Come see our 4th Annual Phoenix Comicon Car show! We have some amazing vehicles out on display. There are vehicles for everyone to enjoy, especially with new cars every day!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Third Street Car Show

Come see our 4th Annual Phoenix Comicon Car show! We have some amazing vehicles out on display. Ranging from screen used cars, to exact replicas, or fans using their daily drivers as another way to express their passion. There are vehicles for everyone to enjoy, especially with new cars every day!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Third Street Car Show

Come see our 4th Annual Phoenix Comicon Car show! We have some amazing vehicles out on display. Ranging from screen used cars, to exact replicas, or fans using their daily drivers as another way to express their passion. There are vehicles for everyone to enjoy, especially with new cars every day!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Adams Street Beer Garden

Fancy yourself the master of inappropriate humor? Well leave your honor, humility, and humanity at the door for this open invitation game of Cards Against Humanity. Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 104B

Many Gentlemen ( and not a few Ladies!) See a well groomed moustache as a mark of distinction and sophistication. With Steampunk this almost lost fashion has returned! Alas, many have no idea how to grow, style, and most importantly MAINTAIN a moustache. FEAR NOT, come to the "Care and Feeding of the Moustache" panel, and have your questions answered and fears allayed!

who'll be here
  • Daniel M. Davis
  • Dirk Folmer
  • Hal C F Astell
 

Every year Turner Networks invests thousands of dollars to learn what makes kids tick. This information guides their programming decisions. Join Jeff Grant as he premiers the newest research on plurals (kids in school  now) conducted by the the team at Turner and Cartoon Network.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Join Jeff Grant of Cartoon Network and his children's media consultant Brad Snyder as they discuss the science behind programming at Cartoon Network.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Hear ye, hear ye! Bandits have taken our castle and a huge treasure from us. We need you to get it back! You will start by building marshmallow shooting crossbows, then participants will have a game of skill where they can shoot at targets, then they will battle Knights of our realm. Once the Knights have been defeated, it will be on to storm the castle to victory. At the end, you keep your mini-crossbow, and be rewarded with a piece of treasure! So come and test your skills against our Knights, and save the treasure and castle for the Kingdom!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 121C

For Military and first-responders, there is the unfortunate reality of being in the business of protecting others and being surrounded by sadness.  This transition can be therapeutic in dealing with the trauma one encounters in this role.  To get through the daily battle, you are taught to push feelings aside in order to survive and help others.  Without a positive outlet this can lead to anger, depression and even suicide.  Many military and first-responders who gave everything, are lost every day because of this.  Regardless of the medium- artwork, comics, writing, film etc- art is a great way to channel the feelings that come from that experience onto paper no matter how dark or light they may be.

who'll be here
  • Chad Cavanaugh
  • D.L. Jones
  • Daniel Thomas
 

Whether its a camp full of counselors or a group of Dream Warriors, horror and slasher fans love to cheer for hockey masked bad guy or razor fingered dream demon instead of the final girl left standing in a slasher film. Join the crew from Cult Classics as we discuss our favorite slasher films and horror slashers from Freddy to Jason and everywhere in between and try to figure out why horror audiences love the bad guys.

who'll be here
  • Adam Rutkowski
  • Kirby Nelson
  • Ruby Tate
  • Victor Moreno
 
Location: North 224B

Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior, Madokami? If so, stop by the Church of Madoka’s panel to discuss all things related to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. 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: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Vide

Enjoy our rad selection and get nostalgic with vintage arcade games at the Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Video Game Lounge. All games will be set to free play for the whole weekend. And don't miss our tournaments or special guests! Game On!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Vide

Enjoy our rad selection and get nostalgic with vintage arcade games at the Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Video Game Lounge. All games will be set to free play for the whole weekend. In the evenings we go to 18 and up with special drink selection. And don't miss our tournaments or special guests! Game On!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Vide

Enjoy our rad selection and get nostalgic with vintage arcade games at the Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Video Game Lounge. All games will be set to free play for the whole weekend. In the evenings we go to 18 and up with special drink selection. And don't miss our tournaments or special guests! Game On!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Vide

Enjoy our rad selection and get nostalgic with vintage arcade games at the Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Video Game Lounge. All games will be set to free play for the whole weekend. And don't miss our tournaments or special guests! Game On!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host upright arcade tournaments. Come test your skills at Capcom vs SNK 2 in an arcade machine. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host arcade tournaments. Come test your skills by getting the high scores on classics Pacman, Centipede, Galaga and Donkey Kong. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host upright arcade tournaments. Come test your skills at Mortal Kombat XL in an arcade machine. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host upright arcade tournaments. Come test your skills at Street Fighter 3 Third Strike in an arcade machine. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host upright arcade tournaments. Come test your skills at Street Fighter V in an arcade machine. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host arcade tournaments. Come test your skills at Tetris. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 

Why do fans love this ruthless and witless biker gang? Is it their rudimentary weapons? European accents? 80's punk/metal-inspired wardrobe? Junk food diet? We'll discuss all the theories, mate. 

who'll be here
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Cockswain is a 7-piece Celtic folk punk band from Phoenix, Arizona, delivering high energy dance tunes that come straight from the heart! From their first show on St. Patrick's Day 2012 playing a handful of originals and a few traditional Irish tunes, Cockswain has evolved into a unique blend of Irish, Gypsy, and American Folk Rock. The title 'cockswain' is traditionally defined as “one who steers a ship,” but Cockswain sees this as someone in control of their own destiny, no matter what anyone says!

who'll be here
  • Cockswain
 

"Collider Heroes" Live Panel at Phoenix Comic Con. Based off the hit youtube show.

who'll be here
 
Location: West 104B

Come color with us! These days, coloring has become a cool and relaxing activity for everyone.  Color pages, crayons, markers and colored pencils will be supplied.  We'll have Steampunk, Victorian, and Cthulhu color pages for all ages.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 104A

Come color with us! These days, coloring has become a cool and relaxing activity for everyone.  Color pages, crayons, markers and colored pencils will be supplied.  We'll have Steampunk, Victorian, and Cthulhu color pages for all ages.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126B Masquerade Judging
 
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

The Ultimate Comic Book Costume Meetup!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 121A

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. Fellow geek and lawyer, Ruth Carter, joins an independent comic book creator to talk about creator rights.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 121B

"Comic Book LIVE" is a live and unscripted stage adaptation of a comicbook or graphic novel, performed in full costume by some of Hollywood's funniest improvisers! Join us for an improvised adventure filled with comedy, cosplay, and comic books, and see a Nerdtastically unpredictable performance come to life onstage at the Phoenix Comicon! 

who'll be here
  • Annika Pallasch
  • Derek Reid
  • Dollars AZ
  • Ken Breese
  • Patrick Ian Moore
 
Location: North 224B

Do you like to act? What about spontaneously, without a script, in weird scenarios and possibly with people you’ve never met? Do you have no shame, or just wanna show off? Well, Con Improv is the panel for you! Join Baby Dokis for a variety of improv games suggested by us or the audience! Come watch or participate in hilarious scenes or games such as "Questions Only,” “Foreign Film Dub,” “Dating Game,” “Alphabet,” “Freeze Tag,” “Party Quirks,” and many more! Come with a favorite game in mind, we will be taking audience suggestions and focus mainly on audience participation. All ages are welcome to watch or participate in the comedy event of the con!

who'll be here
  • Baby Dokis (2 panelists)
 

Geek out with some of the creators as they discuss bringing to life this highly successful and hilarious show.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 224B

So you're at a con, now what? Join us for some tips and tricks to make friends and maybe even meet that special someone. You're guarenteed to leave with at least one friend! Social links go!

who'll be here
  • Muffin (4 panelists)
 

It's no secret the ladies get more attention in the cosplay setting. We've come to accept the fact that our milkshakes don't bring anybody to the yard, and that's ok. As a cosplay girl's boyfriend (well, 3 boyfriends and 2 husbands), we have an extremely extensive job description. We are a one man army of chauffeurs, hot glue gun operators, and wedgie-pickers. Our job behind the scenes has it's perks, but it can be dangerous at times. We are emerging from the shadows of our beautiful lady-friends and basking in the limelight for once! We will share our experiences and help shape the future one-man cosplay armies of the future!

who'll be here
  • Andrew Longoria
  • James Anolick
  • Matthew Lacey
  • Steven Crawford
  • Zach Green
 

Join Crossing Over Paranormal Society and Owners Jay & Marie Yates as they discuss the consequences of Conjuring the Dead. Jay & Marie along with their team of Experienced Investigators will take you on a journey into some of the conjuring they have done which led them to having some interesting and sometimes dangerous paranormal activity. They will discuss the upside and the downsides of ghost hunting and what it has done to their personal lives.

who'll be here
  • Jamie Kroll
  • Michael Papp
  • Paul Lovegrove
  • The COPS Crew (2 panelists)
 

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.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Almost every culture uses the stars to tell stories. In this panel, experts will discuss constellations and their use in myths, movies, and books.

who'll be here
  • Amber Doig
  • Amelia Stahl
  • Karen Knierman
  • Lisa Will
  • Teresa Ashcraft
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 224A

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 of armor for cosplay or SCA purposes. Learn all of the major parts of a suit of armor, their proper names, construction techniques, assembly and donning of the armor so that you may fight for your lord (or conquer Japan should the need arise).

who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 224A

A follow-up to beginners level of samurai armor construction, this time we’ll delve in to Japanese mail and hardened leather construction. Learn how to craft Japanese style chain mail, banded mail and adorning all the dangly bitz and gubbinz.

who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament (4 panelists)
 

Join us as we delve into the extended voyages of the Star Trek universe through upcoming books and comics!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126A

Kelley, from A Sty'ch in Tyme presents how to draft a custom modern 8 panel corset. From design through drafting, Kelley will start with the very basics and advance through different techniques to help draft the perfect modern corset for your costume and cosplay needs.

who'll be here
  • Jemison Davenport-Lester
  • Kelley Lester
 
Location: North 126A

In the SECOND HALF of the Corset in a Day panel, Kelley, from A Sty'ch in Tyme will discuss Cutting, Fitting and Construction techniques and shortcuts (self lining and channel casings) as well as some traditional techniques for corsetry (waist tape and flossing). Topics covered will include: how to match patterns, proper fit, busk insertion and how to adjust for different fitting issues.

who'll be here
  • Jemison Davenport-Lester
  • Kelley Lester
 

We all start somewhere, and there’s no better place than your own closet! Go from cosplay on a budget to modifying re-existing items with tips and tricks of the trade taught by our awesome lineup of multi-level cosplayers! Get thrifty and DYI the heck out of your cosplay! Our panelists have varied experience in cosplay and a singular goal of giving you confidence and knowledge that you can walk away from this panel with in order to become your favorite character or original creation!

 

 

 

who'll be here
  • Amber Skies
  • Bernadette Bentley
  • Bernie Bregman
  • Mac Beauvais
  • Miss Chrissy Lynn
 
Location: North 222AB

We all dream of being a rock star, but now's your chance. Join The Renegades as you perform your favorite songs air band style for our judges. Only one air band can win do you have what it takes?

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (10 panelists)
 
Location: Adams Street Beer Garden

Have you been suffering in costume all day? Well you deserve to come and relax and enjoy an adult beverage. Hang out with other cosplayers to discuss tips, tricks, pains, and wounds in the Phoenix Comicon Beer Garden!

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

Willing participants can come and join us as we give out prompts for anyone to act out. Anyone (cosplayers or non-cosplayers) are welcome to join and will be voted on by the audience to win free prints. The prompts will range from accidentally walking in on your cheating partner, to popstars arguing over who is the best singer. All are welcome to come and join!

who'll be here
  • Devon Johnson
  • Jasmine Marinelarena
  • Teada Tep
 

Phoenix Comicon's Cosplay Fashion Show is back again by popular demand! Bring your favorite cosplay to show Convention goers how savvy your slink is. Homemade, store bought or professionally coutured, this show is all about the costume! No prizes, no judges, just Cosplay! Interested in participating? Contact LeeAnn Jensen at leeann.jensen@phoenixcomicon.com

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 124A

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 clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you’ll have a grand time!

who'll be here
  • Anastasia Eleftheriou
  • George (Bo) Eleftheriou
  • KatDensetsu
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
  • Melissa Bhagwandin
 
Location: North 124A

Not sure you are doing it right? Do you think you are in the right community? Still not sure what cosplay really is?! Come join Soupernatural where out host the Trickster and friends will give you the low down the 411, the title of what you will need to know, showing you the basics, showing you in and outs of the convention and how to really make yourself known! The dos and don'ts! COME AND JOIN US!!

who'll be here
  • Soupernatural (2 panelists)
  • Soupernatural! (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 124B

Do your kids spend their cash creating the perfect costume of their favorite character? Do they watch YouTube videos for make up and costume construction? Then you might be the parent of a cosplayer! Come to our panel and learn the ins and outs of the role you can play as the parent of a cosplayer.

who'll be here
  • Aaron Edwards
  • Abigail Edwards
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Brookah Simmerman
  • Patrick Edwards
  • Sharon Edwards
 
Location: North 124B

Cosplay is not Consent. Feel comfortable in what you wear and how you wear it. BeccaBee is an experienced Cosplayer and Martial Artist with multiple years' experience in both disciplines. Having experienced multiple counts of sexual harassment in cosplay, she understands the difficulty women in the con scene experience. Please join Becca as she demonstrates basic defenses against grabs, holds, and chokes rooted in traditional Japanese and Korean Martial Arts.

who'll be here
  • BeccaBee Cosplay
 

Award-winning cosplayers give you the run-down on translating screenshots and concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of accessible armor, prop and costume-building techniques. This panel includes an open Q&A; bring your questions and get ready to cosplay like a pro!

who'll be here
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Justin Hackert
  • Know One's Designs
  • Red Nebula Cosplay
  • Wayne Sullivan
 
Location: North 126A

Award-winning cosplayers give you the run-down on translating screenshots and concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of advanced sewing techniques. This panel includes an open Q&A; bring your questions and get ready to cosplay like a pro!

who'll be here
  • Anabel Martinez
  • C'Loni Studios
  • Jackie Backer
  • KeiraSera Cosplay
  • Valarie Frias
 
Location: North 122BC Cosplay Lounge
 

Has your cosplay suffered a mortal wound? Need a place to repair your bent wings? Just need a place too cool off from your fur suit? The Cosplay Lounge is your cosplay's place of quiet healing! Power up and get extra life at the Cosplay Lounge! Please note that photagraphy is not allowed in the Cosplay Lounge. 

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

Has your cosplay suffered a mortal wound? Need a place to repair your bent wings? Just need a place to cool off from your fur suit? The Cosplay Lounge is your cosplay's place of quiet healing! Power up and get extra life at the Cosplay Lounge! Please note that photographs are not allowed to be taken in the Cosplay Lounge, so that cosplayers can repair costumes without worry.

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

Has your cosplay suffered a mortal wound? Need a place to repair your bent wings? Just need a place too cool off from your fur suit? The Cosplay Lounge is your cosplay's place of quiet healing! Power up and get extra life at the Cosplay Lounge! Please note that photagraphy is not allowed in the Cosplay Lounge. 

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

Has your cosplay suffered a mortal wound? Need a place to repair your bent wings? Just need a place to cool off from your fur suit? The Cosplay Lounge is your cosplay's place of quiet healing! Power up and get extra life at the Cosplay Lounge!  Please note that photographs are not allowed to be taken in the Cosplay Lounge, so that cosplayers can repair costumes without worry.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Things like elf ears, noses, and zombie bites are the items that can take your cosplay to the next level! The store bought ones never seem to be exactly what you need, and they can look cheesy. Never fear, we can help you learn how to make your own using easily accessible items sold at your local costume and craft store. Join us as we explain and demo the process of making your own quality makeup prosthetic from the comfort of your own home using liquid latex, baby powder, craft clay, and patience. by RainbowFx

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (5 panelists)
 

When it comes to cosplay makeup there are plenty of do's and don'ts, but thanks to the popularity of internet tutorials sometimes people get misinformation. Some products can be unsafe and unwise to use. Whether it's bad for your skin, or just won't last you all day, it's always better to do your research before hand. Lucky for you, we've done that part for you, and can help you figure out what kind of makeup to use for specific occasions. Come ask us any makeup questions you may have: from gore to beauty, we can help you find what's safe and smart to use. by RainbowFx

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (5 panelists)
 

Zombies are what they eat, which would be dead humans. Come join us as we show you some tips and tricks to make your zombie makeup stand out from the rest. We will Demo some techniques, and will teach you which makeup products are better to use for different situations. Come learn how to turn yourself into a Zombie sensation that everyone will love(or be afraid of. yeah, probably that). Warning: This panel might not be for the faint of heart as the topic of choice is Zombies. There will be blood, and possibly brains. By RainbowFX

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 124A

So you really want to get into character? What better way than through simple prosthetic applications, wig sculpting/styling, body paint and even choosing the right contact lenses. Chrissy Lynn has over 10 years of experience as a SFX applicator, body painter, hair stylist and wig sculptor. She's been a regular panelist on the Cosplay Makeup 101 panel in California for the last 3 years. Her work has been seen on Machinima, Nerdist and most recently Bat in the Sun's Superpower Beat down as well as in the cosplay community. Chrissy will teach the basics of purchasing and applying prosthetics, ways to save money, and what types of products and materials best fit your needs as a cosplayer or performer. So get ready to truly bring your character to life!

who'll be here
  • Miss Chrissy Lynn
 
Location: North 126A

Do you want to start cosplaying, but have no idea where to begin? Are you new to cosplaying and wondering how to move forward? This is just the panel for you! Come learn helpful tips for beginners, or share some tips of your own to help others.

who'll be here
  • Morgan Parker
  • RadiusFlux
 

Cosplaying inhuman characters is a project many want to take on, but it is hard to know where to start. Whether you want to know what makeup to use, how to make armor, or how to chage the anatomy of your body, there are always simple tricks out there that can make your project much easier. Learn about makeup techniques, useful brands, ways to stay inside your budget, and tircks to complete your alien or fantasy beast cosplay. Hosted by Courtney Leigh, fx makeup artist at Fear Farm/13th Floor Entertainment for 6 years and owner of Courtney Leigh Creations. Hear her tips about how to bring those inhuman characters to life.

who'll be here
  • Courtney Leigh
  • Miss Chrissy Lynn
  • Sarah Gange
 
Location: North 125AB

Many cosplayers know that creating a costume takes time, patience and money...lots and lots of money. So why is it that, when a cosplayer buys a pre-made product to save time and money, they are discredited as a cosplayer? ThermoCosplay and Stevie Spade Cosplay explore this unusual issue and shed light on the conflicts that may be stimulating these judgments.

who'll be here
  • Emma Roberts
  • Stevie Spade Cosplay
  • ThermoCosplay (2 panelists)
 

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!

who'll be here
  • Nola Yergen (2 professionals)
 

D.F. Movie Productions presents the realities of movie costuming! From design concept to reality learn from authentic producers, actors and designers the roll costumes play in productions for Theater, Television and Movies. Featuring:

  • Johnny Venokur - reality TV 
  • Russell Jones - Costuming movies and theater: Missing Audrey, Bunkers (post apocalyptic) preproduction, Annie get your gun, the Pirates of Penzance, Robin Hood, Joseph and the amazing Technicolor dream coat, La Cage aux Folles, and several others.
  • Mike Philpot Movies - Costumer,  in such films as, Spiderman III, the Superhero movie, Night at the Museum II, The Spirit, The Resistance, Tekken 2010, Spiderman IV, Oz the Great and Powerful, and the Man of Steel,  shows as Bones, and Life, as well as work on the Celine Dion world tour and Ushers All Star NBA halftime show and held the position of Costume Designer in The Lost Ones, The Republic, The 5th Dimension, The Barber, Amazing Race and over four dozen independent features, music videos, commercials, and shorts.
  • Gemmenne De la Pèna moderator
     

 

who'll be here
  • D.F. Movie Productions
  • Gemmenne De la Pena (2 professionals)
  • Russell Jones (2 professionals)
 
Location: West 104B

Learn your first steps to making costumes, masks, and accessories in the Steampunk genre on a dime. In this open discussion panel, we will have continuous Q&A and demonstrations on making masks and accessories from craft foam and other materials, and how to make them for little money. Do you have a costume you would like to make, but are on a limited budget? This panel will help teach you how.

who'll be here
  • John Floyd
  • Justin Hackert
  • Sabrina Floyd
 
Location: West 104B

Whether it’s compliments at 50 paces, courtesies at dawn, or gallantry until first blush, Compliment Duelling has settled matters of honour, averted terrible strife and resulted in a few famous engagements. Join Count Chaos, Katherine Stewart and Madame Askew as they teach the ancient, honourable art of compliment duelling and host the inaugural Compliment Duelling tourney at Phoenix Comicon.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Katherine Stewart
  • Madame Askew
 

Each day there are millions of hacking attempts around the world (only a few involve Angelina Jolie and Hugh Jackman). In this panel, experts in computer security will discuss what hacking looks like in real life, and why typing really fast isn't enough to get you into the NSA mainframe!

who'll be here
  • Brett Scott
  • Corbin Nash
  • Elio Greico
  • Katherine Bluma
  • Tina Slankas
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 125AB

Cosplay weapons are often elaborate, shaped in impossible forms and defy gravity on levels that any scientist would scoff at. That shouldn't deter you! You're a creative type and being innovative gives you stamina. There's just that teeny, tiny problem of money. Join ThermoCosplay and Stevie Spade Cosplay as they walk you through how to create AWESOME cosplay weapons using inexpensive, easily accessible materials.

who'll be here
  • Greg Beesch
  • Stevie Spade Cosplay
  • ThermoCosplay (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 228AB

Who will fill Clara's empty space aboard the TARDIS? Even though the next companion has already been cast, we can still speculate and discuss who we would like to see keep the 12th Doctor grounded!

who'll be here
  • Chester Magruder
  • Chris Swanson
  • Zeke Huerta
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

Local artist, Kevin Coulston, will take kids through the process of creating their own comic strip.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Coulston
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 104A

Do you have a character you want to create, but just don't know where to start? In this panel, we will discuss the creation of a Steampunk character, and how you develop that character from the bottom up. Featuring several well known individuals in the Arizona Steampunk Society, we will help you give your character life.

who'll be here
  • Justin Hackert
  • Madame Askew
 
Location: North 121A

The iPad has transformed the way you read comics but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Star Wars: Defend the Death Star) and Kristy Miller (Doctor Who) demonstrate step-by-step how to pencil, ink, and paint comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques including which apps work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 125AB

Cosplay is great! Cosplay armor is event better! Creating cosplay armor, however, can be difficult. Join ThermoCosplay and Stevie Spade Cosplay as they walk you through the ins and outs of cosplay armor crafting. From tools, materials, patterning, fabrication to painting: we'll give you the basics so you can create in style!

who'll be here
  • Stevie Spade Cosplay
  • ThermoCosplay (2 panelists)
 

This session is for authors and artists to meet and share ideas for stories and art work. Aspiring and experienced writers and illustrators will want to attend this networking opportunity.

who'll be here
  • Joshua Ferguson
 

This session is for authors and artists to meet and share ideas for stories and art work. Aspiring and experienced writers and illustrators will want to attend this networking opportunity.

who'll be here
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: North 131ABC

Tired of the same 'ol pop up scares or scary stories? Want something that really gets under your skin and ruins your childhood at the same
time? Well my friends, you've come to the right place. Welcome to CreepyPasta Galore where we venture into creepypasta stories, video games, and videos that are either creepy or unintentionally scary. Forget about going to sleep tonight.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
  • Talia Delareto
 
Location: North 131ABC

Tired of the same 'ol pop up scares or scary stories? Want something that really gets under your skin and ruins your childhood at the same time? Well my friends, you've come to the right place. Welcome to Creepypasta Galore where we venture into creepypasta stories, video games, and videos that are either creepy or unintentionally scary.
Forget about going to sleep tonight.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
  • Talia Delareto
 
Location: North 231BC
 

William Riker has wronged many aliens and humans in his career, and broken many hearts in his escapades across the galaxy. In this panel, Will Riker will be brought before an audience court and his many exploits will be detailed and judged for all to hear. Audience members will participate in justifying or vilifying his actions and in the end they will cast a vote to see if Riker should be stripped of his rank and cast out to space!

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

It's too much to ask genres to stay neat and organized. As the number of genres grow, so too does the chance for cross-genres to be born. Our panelists discuss what happens stories refuse to stay in one genre and behave.

 
Location: North 128A

It wasn't too long ago that Middle Grade wasn't even heard of.  Now, as young readers are a large enough audience to warrant a diversity of genres, our panelists discuss how the genres interact and grow as the readership does.

 

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 toy customizers as we explore the tips and tricks of turning off the shelf toys into personal works of art.

who'll be here
  • David Oakes
  • Donald Kennedy
  • Jeremy Western
 
Location: North 229AB
 

We will discuss the epic villains all 3 shows dealt with.  The amazing time as we experienced the build up of the epic crossover that brought us Legends of Tomorrow as well as not one but two crossovers with characters from different networks. Lastly, love was in the air but it has ended badly for most. Let’s discuss!

who'll be here
  • Cole Harder
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Paige Pino
  • Shawn Forth
 
Location: Adams Street CW6 Pavillion

Join CW Network, proud sponsor of Con on Adams! Come get your FREE picture with DC Comic's fastest man alive. While you might not see him while you are there, you will walk away with the photographic evidence of meeting the Flash!

who'll be here
  • CW6
 
Location: Adams Street CW6 Pavillion
Join CW Network, proud sponsor of Con on Adams! Come get your FREE picture with DC Comic's fastest man alive. While you might not see him while you are there, you will walk away with the photographic evidence of meeting the Flash!
 
who'll be here
  • CW6
 
Location: Adams Street CW6 Pavillion
Join CW Network, proud sponsor of Con on Adams! Come get your FREE picture with DC Comic's fastest man alive. While you might not see him while you are there, you will walk away with the photographic evidence of meeting the Flash!
who'll be here
  • CW6
 

Dai Kaiju Crew are composed of a group of wise-old sages seasoned in the artform of all things Kaiju and especially Godzilla! Start off your Phoenix Comicon week with TWO HOURS of talking and discussing all things Kaiju especially what the world can expect in the near future! Q&A! Video clips! Collectibles! Everything that you can think of and kick off Phoenix Comicon weekend with all things KAIJU!

who'll be here
  • David Sabal
  • Ray Torres III
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 1

Ladies of Disney meetup! 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 301BCD

Join Dan Starkey and Neve McIntosh to discuss what it's like to be part of the Paternoster Gang and all things Who.

who'll be here
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Come learn some English and Irish Community set dances! No experience or partner necessary! Come to have fun. Similar to the dances done in Pride and Prejudice, Firefly, Cinderella, or square dancing.

 

who'll be here
  • Alex Canto
  • Tom Blake
 

Matt Murdock and Jennifer Walters, despite being two of Marvel's greatest crime fighters AND attorneys have almost never squared off in court. Come and watch as these two go head to head in a court of law with the Winter Soldier on trial. The panel will be held in a mock trial format with Will Soland as Matt Murdock and Shannon Jelle as Jennifer Walters.

who'll be here
  • Jeremy Jelle
  • Shannon Jelle (2 professionals)
  • William R. Soland
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 1

Welcome all Dark Horse fans! Come hither Tank Girls, Hell Boys, 300s, Sin City lovers, Elf Quest and everyone who loves them! 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 301A

Power up with David Fielding and Karan Ashley as they talk the craft of acting, voice over work, Power Rangers and more.

who'll be here
 

Meet David Ramsey, David is well known for his role as John Diggle working alongside Oliver Queen in a quest to keep Starling City safe. Dexter fans know him as Anton Briggs.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 221ABC

The 18+ SHOW that has been turning on and pleasing fans at cons across the nation and the UK is here! D.C. Douglas (voice of Albert Wesker) embarks on an erotic journey of language with the help of the audience. What happens in this panel stays in this panel. A must see! [Language warning, 1.5 hours]

who'll be here
 

DC Heroes meetup!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 131ABC

Join DC All Access host Jason Inman as he talks about the comic book even of the Summer DC Rebirth. Jason will be joined by some of the creators of the Rebirth titles.  Learn what is going on with your favorite superhero’s and how this event will shape the DC multiverse. 

who'll be here
 

Meetup for villains in the DC Universe

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

DC or Marvel? Heroes or Villains? Who wins the day? Come find out at this open mashup meetup!

 

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

Some of your favorite female DC Comics Gotham characters come to life from paper in Cyperpunk style. Come meet the creators and cosplayers behind the master class Cyber Gotham Girls Cosplay project.  Learn about collaborating with an artist for original cosplay designs.  Q&A session with the creators.

who'll be here
 

The Dead Right Horror Trivia Night team are brining their popular Los Angeles monthly horror trivia to Phoenix Comicon. A game that's sure to test even the biggest horror fans! So hit the books, brush up on your horror knowledge and come see if you have what it takes to have the greatest horror mind! 

 

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest Deadpool of all? Calling all Deadpools! Dust off your favorite cosplay and come join us to compete against your fellow Deadpool cosplayers to determine the most beautiful Deadpool of them all! Judges to be chosen from the audience by random chimichanga* toss! Who will hold the title of MOST DEADPOOL DEADPOOL at Phoenix Comicon 2016? Come and find out!

 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Comic book artists contribute their talents to create sketches while you watch. Sketches will be auctioned off for a donation to the Kid’s Need to Read Charity. 

who'll be here
 

Only in America could a film that grosses hundreds of millions of dollars be considered a failure.  Panelists discuss the influences of Batman vs. Superman and what the historical precedence is for their heroes rivalry.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Welcome all Deisel and Cyberpunk enthusiasts!

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

Adventure, science fiction, innovation, fantasy; the publishers of some of genre's best and brightest stars are here to talk about what they've got coming out and what's next on the horizon for Del Rey.

 
Location: North 129A

Superfight! 3 authors enter, 1 author leaves... join Del Rey in our new favorite gaming tradition. 

 
Location: North 224A

Would you like to hear a scary story? Come join us for some of the best creepypasta we know, and maybe even share your own stories. I hope you're not afraid of the dark.

who'll be here
  • Muffin (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 121B

In print or digital comic books need color but do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Batman vs Superman) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Squarepants) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Q&A session. 

who'll be here
 
Location: West 102C

Kevin R. Phipps is an director [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.

who'll be here
  • Kevin R. Phipps (2 professionals)
 
Location: North 121A

Comic books have often had characters with great powers and sometimes disabilities. Join panelists in an interactive discussion of the history of heroes with disabilities, how current technology has made comics more accessible, and how creators use disabilities in comic projects. There is a hero in all of us!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 224A

With all the anime out there, you're guaranteed to find disappointing series that really don't hit the mark. Perhaps the anime was adapting your favorite manga, and did everything wrong. Come discuss some terrible, disappointing anime, and maybe even discuss how they could have turned out!

who'll be here
  • Dowase Entertainment (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 231BC

Join us as we discuss various technologies of Discworld and their Roundworld counterparts. We will drag Phoenix Comicon kicking and screaming into the Century of the Anchovy!

who'll be here
  • Dani Carvalho
  • Ed Vasko
  • Hal Bass
  • Janina Naude
  • Karen Collins
 
Location: North 225AB Diversity Lounge

 Welcome to all, the Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQIA+, people of color and disabled people in geek culture.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Gaymers
  • Phoenix Pride
 
Location: North 225AB Diversity Lounge

Welcome to all, the Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQIA+, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Gaymers
  • Phoenix Pride
 
Location: North 225AB Diversity Lounge

Welcome to all, the Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQIA+, people of color and disabled people in geek culture

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Gaymers
  • Phoenix Pride
 
Location: North 225AB Diversity Lounge

Welcome to all, the 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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Gaymers
  • Phoenix Pride
 
Location: West 104A

Join these ladies of Steampunk who make and wear corsets as they divulge their wisdom, anecdotes, and tips on corsetry. From making your own, to buying a ready-made corset, these ladies will share their knowledge and debunk the myths as they share just how to get a great corseted look!

who'll be here
  • Illeana Vega Herrera
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 

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: West 104B

In the aftermath of an apocalypse one thing is for sure, air is thin and you need your trusty Gas Mask to keep you breathing right. In this workshop you will have everything you need to make your own custom Leather Gas Mask! These kits will come in raw Veggie Tan Leather and will need to be stained or at least sealed. Pre-order your kit today through my Etsy shop and you will have your choice of brown or black stain and seal.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/270629033/phoenix-comicon-diy-leather-gas-mask-kit

who'll be here
  • Devin Johnson
  • Hannah Syfritt
  • Mike Syfritt

Cost is $$
 
Location: West 104A

Learn more about the bustle, how and why they came into being. Our panel will discuss from the basic dainty bump to the full elaborate cage, and what goes into making one. 

who'll be here
  • Katherine Stewart
  • Kyla Kahn
  • Madame Askew
 
Location: North 227A

As a genre, vampire-driven fantasy has exploded onto the literary scene - especially in young adult fiction. This panel will explore some of the more notable vampiric fantasy books, tv shows, and movies (including Vampire Diaries, Glass Houses, The Greyfriar, Vampire Academy, and Bending Nature), and hopefully answer the question: do vampires really suck?

who'll be here
  • Heather Sours
  • Hunter Brown
  • Isabel Mae
 
Location: West 102C

Ever want to start a podcast but don't know where to begin? Bandrew Scott and Logan Naugle of Geeks Rising will provide tips, tricks and answers to any other questions you might have to get started.

who'll be here
  • Logan Naugle
 
Location: North 224B

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

who'll be here
  • The Critical D (4 panelists)
 
Location: Hyatt Gilbert Room

Come enjoy the late hours of Phoenix Comicon with Dobutsu Lounge! Let us entertain you with alluring performances, play cards and video games and enjoy boozy beverages for our 21+ guests  We hope you come and play with us!

who'll be here
  • anthony spadafore
  • Autumn Ivy  
  • Cakeshop couture
  • Chailey Takinen
  • Dana Dodge
  • Danielle Joann Swingle
  • Delanie Dodge
  • Dollars
  • Heather Macroe
  • Jasmine Avila
  • Jenna Leigh Morgan
  • Kayannon George
  • KeyRunners
  • Lauren Kiser
  • Marc Ojales
  • Marisa Marek
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Renee Wallin
  • Samantha Adair 
  • Savannah Klein
  • Thor Mitchell
  • Tom Orzel

Cost is $15
 
Location: Hyatt Gilbert Room

Come enjoy the late hours of Phoenix Comicon with Dobutsu Lounge! Let us entertain you on Friday night with our super smash themed bunnies and Super Smash Tournament. Let us entertain you with alluring performances play cards and video games and enjoy boozy beverages for our 21+ guests. We hope you come and play with us~!

who'll be here
  • anthony spadafore
  • Autumn Ivy  
  • Cakeshop couture
  • Chailey Takinen
  • Dana Dodge
  • Danielle Joann Swingle
  • Delanie Dodge
  • Dollars
  • Heather Macroe
  • Jasmine Avila
  • Jenna Leigh Morgan
  • Kayannon George
  • KeyRunners
  • Lauren Kiser
  • Marc Ojales
  • Marisa Marek
  • Renee Wallin
  • Samantha Adair 
  • Savannah Klein
  • Thor Mitchell
  • Tom Orzel

Cost is $15
 

While not the most wildly know comic book character, Benedict Cumberbatch has brought a lot of attention to Doctor Strange's new movie counterpart.  Panelist discuss who Doctor Strange is and what he could mean to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 231BC

What makes River Song a unique character in the Doctor Who universe? A multifaceted look at Alex Kingston's character.

who'll be here
  • David Wendt
  • Jackson Turner
  • Jeff Schwarz
  • Joel Turner
  • Johnathan Poole
  • Natalie Poole
 
Location: North 232ABC

Doctor Who is an ever-changing, ever-dynamic series loved by many, and each head writer of the show has their impact upon its legacy. With Steven Moffat's swan song season coming, join us to discuss what may be the golden age of Doctor Who, reliving and discussing some of the writer's finest and more troublesome moments, what these changes meant for Doctor Who as a whole, and where the show may be headed next as Chris Chibnall takes the helm.

who'll be here
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Catherine (ZAA Cosplay) Ayotte
  • Dillon Burke
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Rys Holmes
  • vanalosswen@hotmail.com
 

How do we travel in time without serious consequences? Can we change history at will, or does that make things go wibbly wobbly? What different outlooks has the show presented to the topic of time travelers changing history, and what do we think works most effectively as drama?

who'll be here
  • David Wendt
  • Jackson Turner
  • Jeff Schwarz
  • Joel Turner
  • Johnathan Poole
  • Natalie Poole
 

Enter the TARDIS (disguised as an inflatable planetarium) to view the wonders of the night sky! Shows run every 20 minutes starting at 5PM, but come at 4:45PM to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

In a show that has run for more than fifty years, there are a few embarrassing moments where one of the collaborators let us down. From awkward or cheating cliffhangers, to bad acting, to insane script ideas, here are a few moments from our favorite series that make us bury our face in our hands. Just because we love the show doesn't mean that it doesn't embarrass us more often than we would like.

who'll be here
  • David Wendt
  • Jackson Turner
  • Jeff Schwarz
  • Joel Turner
  • Johnathan Poole
  • Natalie Poole
 
Location: North 224A

Have you ever gone through episode after episode of an anime, or chapter through chapter of a manga, hoping it gets better? Did it seem promising, but never materialized and by the end you felt like you wasted your time? Come 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)
 

The art of dowsing has been around for centuries.  Dowsing rods have been used to detect hidden or buried, water, metals, gemstones, lost people, or other objects without scientific apparatus.  Dowsing rods can also be an effective ghost hunting tool. The rods can detect magnetic spirit energies and locate dimensional portals.  This panel will teach you to communicate and locate ghostly spirits by using a basic set of dowsing rods.  Bring your dowsing rods to panel session and learn techniques to increase your skills.  The MVD Ghostchasers team does paranormal TV research and have appeared on many Travel Channel paranormal shows.  

who'll be here
  • MVD Ghostchasers (4 panelists)
 

DOZD Bootcamp For Youth (Ages 15 and Under) The Department of Zombie Defense wants you!! Do you have what it takes to defend the citizens? Be a recruit in the DOZD boot camp to see if you have what it takes. Few will survive, many will turn! Oorah!!

 

From the 1st to the 12th, come all Dr.s, Rivers, Roses and Daleks to the Dr. Who meetup!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

From the 1st to the 12th, come all Dr.s, Rivers, Roses and Daleks to the Dr. Who meetup!

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

Do dragons have cloacae? What IS a cloacha? In this adults-only panel, experts will discuss reproductive anatomy and how Smaug and other fictional creatures might get it on.

who'll be here
  • E. Susanne Daly
  • Kelly Young
  • Melissa Wilson Sayres
  • Nicholas Schultz
  • Valerie Harris
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 224B

DRAGON DRAGON ROCK THE DRAGON!! Join NerdRage in another jam packed session of your favorite DragonBall experience. Treats, Dancing, SURPRISE TRIVIA (dont tell anyone). Also THE CONTINUATION OF THE MILLION MAN SCREAM!

who'll be here
  • NerdRage (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 129A

Dragons will never go out of style, our panelists wax poetically about the winged creatures and the mythological beasts which influence and populate fantasy fiction today. 

 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Dratini on the Rocks is a video game cover band with a jazzy twist. DOTR's ranges from classic tunes from the 8-bit era to current gen jams!

who'll be here
  • Dratini on the Rocks
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Dratini on the Rocks is a video game cover band with a jazzy twist. DOTR's ranges from classic tunes from the 8-bit era to current gen jams!

who'll be here
  • Dratini on the Rocks
 
Location: North 121B
Join Artist Tom Hodges (Star Wars/Antiis Comics Presents) for a life drawing class for artists 13 years of age and up. BYOAPPAS. Bring your own art pad, pencil and sharpener. 
 
who'll be here
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

Learn professional techniques to draw monsters and aliens from local web comic artist, Kevin Coulston.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Coulston
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

The DREAD Fleet presents another one of a kind show! This year we showcase Pirates and Plumbers! With scenes from J.J. Zbylski's Flushed as well as some other surprise guest appearances! Prepare yourself for amazing plunger battles, terrifying siren spells, and a chanty singalong you might never unclog from your ears! All ages welcome!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

 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 126B Masquerade Judging

Meetup for all the Droids, Sand people, Jawas, Ewoks and more! 

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

Learn the basic techniques of duct tape costuming! An introduction into the tips, tricks, and techniques of the tape trade. We will cover how to make the simple things (like vests, jackets, and hats) as well as get into some of the trickier aspects of duct tape costuming, such as texture and shape. There will also be talk of how to incorporate duct tape into normal costuming, and how it can be used to augment most any costume. An important panel to attend if you're planning on entering the Duct Tape Costume Contest at Phoenix Comicon 2017!

who'll be here
  • Huntington Keith
 
Location: North 126A

A hands on learning experience to create a duct tape wallet. This will give provide you with the basic skills and techniques needed for all of duct tape costuming, with the added bonus of brand new, personalized wallet. An important panel to attend if you're planning on entering the Duct Tape Costume Contest at Phoenix Comicon 2017!

who'll be here
  • Huntington Keith
 
Location: Adams Street Beer Garden

Grab a beer and play your favorite RPG! One catch, you gotta be a dwarf!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Adams Street Beer Garden

Grab a beer and play your favorite RPG! One catch, you gotta be a dwarf!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Chris Gore returns to do DVD-duesday live, his popular segment from G4TV's Attack of the Show. Join Chris and a panel of film experts fora fun and heated movie discussion. Topics include things you'll learn from listening to the the best DVD commentaries, the weirdest DVD special features as well as discovering each panelist's pick for the best DVD of all time. Bring your questions and also participate in our movie trivia challenge.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 231BC

The image of the future is not always democracy and shiny stuff. Sometimes it's widespread civil oppression and technology which expands the human condition, for better or worse. Join us as we discuss the elements which lead to dystopia and it's downfall, from Orwell to cyberpunk to Hunger Games. Topics will include mega corporations, cybernetics, transhumanism, and government oppression.

who'll be here
  • Bells Diggins
  • Cole Harder
  • Janell Stout
  • Katie Reilly
  • Mercurius FM
 
Location: West 104B

The differences in Steampunk costuming and style in the East Coast compared to the West Coast.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 

Author Ray Bradbury deemed Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs "the most influential writer of the Twentieth Century, bar none". Was this accolade deserved? Moderator Bob Leeper (Evermore Nevermore/The Arizona Cave) joins Jim Sullos (President, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Scott Tracy Griffin (author, "Tarzan on Film", "Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration"), and Cathy Wilbanks (Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Archivist), to trace Burroughs' influence on modern pop culture from Superman to Star Wars and beyond. A prize raffle will be held for attendees.

who'll be here
 
Location: West 213A

Back again this year, Educating Geeks brings you a comicon-style version of the wildly popular mobile app game made famous by Ellen Degeneres. With categories like Doctor Who Companions to High-Selling Manga to Act Out Super Powers come complete to win fabulous prizes. Get your team together and get ready to test your knowledge, be creative and have fun!

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Diana Petersel
  • Megan Calcote
 

You remind me of the Babe...Journey through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered to the Goblin City. Join us for a live podcast recording as we celebrate the Goblin King, David Bowie; Jennifer Connelly, the cast, the characters and more from this 1986 Jim Henson classic.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker (2 professionals)
  • Megan Calcote
 
 

June 2nd 6-8pm at the Create Space at the Science Center. Free to the public. Bringing new technologies to STEM teachers where they can try out/learn to use and have take-aways from groups that are available to them here in the city. 

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

You've seen the movies, you've read the books, now come learn about the different eras of the gods of ancient Egypt. We will break down some of the dynasties and help make sense of all the twists and turns of this dynamic time period. Ra, Horus, Amun and Anubis will be eagerly awaiting you.

who'll be here
  • Far From Home
  • Far From Home Presents
  • Stephanie Olson
 
Location: North 226A

The Elder Scrolls has produced an enthralling world that has grown with each installment of the video game. Join us as we discuss what might be the next adventure in the lands of Tamriel.  Where might we head next?  Why?/why not?  Bethesda is known for inserting clues for future games since at least Morrowind.  We'll look at TES 3, 4, and 5 to see where the clues might lead.

 

 

who'll be here
  • Aireona Bonnie Raschke
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Heather Grant
 
Location: North 227A

A genealogical, ethnographic look at the major races of the Elder Scrolls. We'll look at the development of each race in the world of Tamriel, explore the biodiversity, and consider the possible reasons for specific traits in each.  Additionally we'll consider what cross breeding may or may not be possible.

who'll be here
  • Aireona Bonnie Raschke
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Heather Grant
 
Location: North 128B

Everyone's got one.  Sometimes they witnessed it.  Sometimes they were a part of it.  Sometimes they caused it.  Our authors relive hilariously awkward and light-heartedly embarrassing experiences at conventions.

 
Location: West 301A

Emma Caulfield is an award winning actress known for her starring role as the young and beautiful demon-turned-mortal, Anya on the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and can currently be seen as the Blind Witch on Once Upon a Time.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 121C

Fans have amazing power to influence creative projects, both creatively and financially. Panelists talk about how building and energizing their fan base influenced their ability to create their comic book projects through fan sourcing.

who'll be here
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

This engineering challenge fires up participants to create a spinning top from everyday materials. Learn about engineering, design, and have fun!

who'll be here
  • Dana Hansen
  • Payne Junior High Cats (4 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

This engineering design challenge has participants working together on an impossible design task! Participants will be moving materials and working out logistics problems as they complete this entertaining and complex task.

who'll be here
  • Dana Hansen
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Enjoy live music? Come check out what your community has to offer with these incredible local artists. 

who'll be here
  • 80/20 Records
  • Epic Proportions Tour
 

Eve Myles trained at The Welsh College of Music and Drama. She began her career performing on stage in titles including Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 for the National Theatre, The Tamer Tamed/The Taming of the Shrew and Titus Andronicus, for which she was an Ian Charleston Award winner in 2004, and All New People at the Dukes of York Theatre. Continuing her career on television, Eve is known for her role as Gwen Cooper in the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood. She's also appeared in Broadchurch, Baker Boys, Framed, Little Dorrit, Merlin, Soundproof, Doctor Who, Colditz, Belonging, Score, Dot's Story, Tales from Pleasure Beach, and Large. In 2007, Eve won the Best Actress BAFTA for her portrayal of Gwen Cooper in Torchwood, and was also nominated at The National Television Awards 2012 for same role.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 128A

It's that time again! Time to learn a little bit about what erotica is and isn't. But mostly it's time to play The Euphemism Game! Come prepped because this year we're doing Lightning Rounds! As always, there will be tons (and we do mean tons) of prizes, so you're pretty likely to leave a winner. We might just have some fun Special Guests, too. A rollicking time for all is pretty much guaranteed!

Panel Rating: NC17 -- we use the words and we're talking about all the racy stuff. As with Deadpool, please don't bring the little ones, this is not the panel for them. Trust us. (But Deadpool is definitely welcome and we do love having our cosplayers come show off their wit as well as their costuming skills.)

who'll be here
 
Location: North 128B

Its not enough to have a faceless villian who hides in the shadows, our authors discuss whether villiany can be a sympathetic motivation. 

 

Senior VP Dave Olbrich (Malibu, Ultraverse) and friends will provide a sneak peak of Space Goat’s upcoming releases including award-winning Monster Elementary (featured on Free Comic Book Day), Evil Dead 2 and many others. 

who'll be here
  • Dave Olbrich
 

Back for the second year! 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! With updated and revised information! Presented by the 501st Legion Dune Sea Garrison

who'll be here
 

Author and special effects artist Craig W. Chenery will provide an in depth look at how Hollywood has changed the appearance of the zombie over the past 80 years. For additional information about Craig, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Bradley Beaulieu, Holly Jennings, Jason Hough, Michael J. Sullivan, Scott Sigler, Suzanne Young and Victoria "V.E." Schwab.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Alexandra Oliva, Austin Aslan, Michael Kogge, Michael Martinez and Shannon Messenger.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Adam Christopher, Alyssa Wong, Aprilynne Pike, Sarah Remy and Todd Lockwood.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Adam Christopher, John Peck / Jack Heckel, Kevin Hearne and Leanna Renee Hieber.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Alexandra Oliva, Jason Hough, Michael Martinez and Neo Edmund.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Austin Aslan, Bradley Beaulieu, Django Wexler, Neo Edmund, Patrick Rothfuss, Sarah Remy and Shannon Messenger.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Becky Chambers, Beth Cato, Jody Lynn Nye and Joseph Nassise.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Beth Cato, Greg van Eekhout, Michael J. Sullivan and Suzanne Young.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Beth Cato, Bradley Beaulieu, Christina Henry, John Peck / Jack Heckel, Leanna Renee Hieber, Mary Robinette Kowal and Sam Sykes.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Becky Chambers, Jason Hough, Joseph Nassise, Lexie Dunne, Sam Sykes, Scott Sigler and Todd Lockwood.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Becky Chambers, Greg van Eekhout, Jason Hough, Michael Kogge, Michael Martinez, Patrick Hemstreet and Sam Sykes.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Adam Christopher, Dan Wells, Greg van Eekhout, Joseph Nassise, Lexie Dunne and Victoria “V.E.” Schwab.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Alan Dean Foster, Diana Gabaldon, Holly Jennings, Jody Lynn Nye, Patrick Rothfuss, Shannon Messenger and Suzanne Young.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Alan Dean Foster, Christina Henry, Django Wexler, Greg van Eekhout, John Peck / Jack Heckel, Lexie Dunne and Patrick Rothfuss.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Christina Henry, John Peck / Jack Heckel, Leanna Renee Hieber, Mary Robinette Kowal, Victoria "V.E." Schwab and Pierce Brown.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Neo Edmund, Patrick Hemstreet and Ryan Dalton.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Alexandra Oliva, Alyssa Wong, Kevin Hearne, Michael Martinez and Patrick Hemstreet.

 
Location: Exhibitor hall signing area

You've read their books and seen their panels, now meet the authors and get your books autographed! This session features Alyssa Wong, Becky Chambers, Django Wexler, Kevin Hearne, Michael Kogge, Pierce Brown and Todd Lockwood.

 

Ever wonder what it would be like to live on Mars? Do you have what it takes to land a Martian rover? Are you an interstellar entrepreneur? 

who'll be here
  • Center for Meteorite Studies (9 panelists)
  • SEDS-ASU (6 panelists)
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Ever wonder what it would be like to live on Mars? Do you have what it takes to land a Martian rover? Are you an interstellar entrepreneur? 

who'll be here
  • Center for Meteorite Studies (9 panelists)
  • SEDS-ASU (6 panelists)
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Ever wonder what it would be like to live on Mars? Do you have what it takes to land a Martian rover? Are you an interstellar entrepreneur? 

who'll be here
  • Center for Meteorite Studies (9 panelists)
  • SEDS-ASU (6 panelists)
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Ever wonder what it would be like to live on Mars? Do you have what it takes to land a Martian rover? Are you an interstellar entrepreneur? 

who'll be here
  • Center for Meteorite Studies (9 panelists)
  • SEDS-ASU (6 panelists)
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 121B

Join Action Lab President, Dave Dwonch, writers Jason Martin (Vampblade), Adam Orndorf and Michael Martin (Blood+Dust), Nick Marino (Holy F*ck), and creator Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp) as they talk about pushing the boundaries of Mature Reader comics.

who'll be here
 

In 1849, Austria bombed the city of Venice with over 100 pilotless balloons. Since then, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have advanced dramatically, and now include both military and hobbyist devices. In this panel, experts will discuss the science behind drones and where the technology is heading.

who'll be here
  • Benjamin Koval
  • Jim Crowell
  • Michael Mackowski
  • Nikhil Kalige
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Where did they come from? What was their original intent? What have they become? Examining old folklore of fae proves these creatures were once feared by the masses. So why now are they so revered? What spurred the good faerie archetype and what ever happened to the creatures of old?

who'll be here
  • Alyssa Garetson
  • Jacqueline Chikos
  • Sarah Ferguson
 
Location: West 212ABC Stage Shows
 

Join artists Papi Miranda, Vanessa Sophia Robertson, Jocelyn Casdorph, Eric Simmons, Holly Shoemaker, and Brandon McGill as they transform their models into re-imagined versions of popular fairy tale characters. If you like shows like FaceOff, Skin Wars, and Naked Vegas, you’ll love getting the opportunity to see this edgy art form performed live by some of the top body art artists in Arizona.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 221ABC

Join FAKKU as they announce their new manga releases and discuss their recent transition into publishing.

who'll be here
  • Fakku
 
Location: North 221ABC

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

who'll be here
  • Fakku
 
Location: North 124A

Are you a vault dweller looking to explore the vast wasteland? Are you a fan of the big armor and laser weaponry of the Brotherhood of Steel? Do your loyalties lie with the NCR and you want to be an elite Ranger? If you are interested in learning how to create Fallout inspired costumes and props, then this panel is for you. Ghouls, super mutants and raiders are welcome to attend as well.  Drop your Nuka Cola and come on down!

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis Creations
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Robert Webb
  • Shawn Mennenga
  • Victoria Frias
 
Location: North 126B Masquerade Judging

Fallout and Wasteland meetup!

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

Geek lawyer Ruth Carter discusses how copyright law intersects with fan art and fan fiction. Find out what you can legally do and what is likely to result in a cease and desist letter or a lawsuit.

who'll be here
  • Ruth Carter
 
Location: Third Street Performance Area

Come and get an up close look at some of the Car Show's most impressive vehicles. The vehicle owners and builders will be on-site to show off the finer details as well as answer any questions you might have about their unique vehicles. Different cars will be showcased each day!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Third Street Performance Area

Come and get an up close look at some of the Car Show's most impressive vehicles. The vehicle owners and builders will be on-site to show off the finer details as well as answer any questions you might have about their unique vehicles. Different cars will be showcased each day!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Third Street Performance Area
 

Come and get an up close look at some of the Car Show's most impressive vehicles. The vehicle owners and builders will be on-site to show off the finer details as well as answer any questions you might have about their unique vehicles. Different cars will be showcased each day!

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

Powerful, mysterious, sometimes evil, and often magical beings exist in the fantasy realms of Middle Earth, Shannara, Rivia, and other universes.  This panel will discuss how races of magical beings, such as elves, dwarves, and halflings, are used differently through these types of fantasy worlds.

who'll be here
  • Coral
  • Isabel Mae
  • Karen Collins
 
Location: North 227A
 

This year Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the Cursed Child are slated to hit floor. What lies in store for our beloved Hogwarts alumni?

who'll be here
  • John Murphy
  • Marina Sharpe
 

Meetup for all the Fantasy Fans and cosplayers!

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

Meetup for all the Fantasy Fans and cosplayers!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 128A

Fantasy football. Hold the football. Our authors assemble an adventuring party from fantasy characters and duke it out to determine the one bracket to rule them all.

 

Scientists from NASA talk about the Dawn and New Horizons missions and show the latest images from Ceres and Pluto.

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Marc Neveu
  • Ryan Anderson
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

In America, short horror stories gained momentum in the mid 20th century through a variety of media. We will briefly revisit the various incarnations of horror anthologies, before exploring their recent decline in traditional comics, film, and television, and transformation into something… else.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Elliott
 
Location: North 226A

Witches have held sway in fiction for a millennium, but what makes them such an enduring, frightful idea? In this panel discussion, we will explore witches in popular fiction; such as the Bene Gesserit (Dune), the Aes Sedai (Wheel of Time), the Witches of Dathomir (Star Wars), the Witches of Discworld, and many other sci-fi and fantasy media.

who'll be here
  • Ashleigh Feiring
  • Karen Collins
  • Mark Rude
  • Na'amah Segal
  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix
 
Location: North 223

Join East Blue Cosplay for an in-depth discussion on the history of Boys’ Love in Japan and America, as well as why it’s so popular among women.

who'll be here
  • East Blue Cosplay (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 224B

With the recent revival of the sports anime genre, this panel explores the roles women have taken within the genre contrasting between classic series and more modern ones. It will also highlight a lot of lesser known sports anime and manga with predominantly female ensembles or a female protagonist.

who'll be here
  • East Blue Cosplay (5 panelists)
 

The search is on to find alien life! Spend the hour discussing just how scientists are looking, where they are looking and the tools they use to look.

who'll be here
  • Alyssa Adams
  • Dean Frias
  • Michael Pagano
  • Svet Shkolyar
  • Tessa Fisher
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 224A

Did you know that Fates is actually the 14th installment of the Fire Emblem series? How about that the first FE game to be released in the West was actually the 7th? Come learn about the previous games you might have missed, share your experiences, and see how far the game has evolved.

who'll be here
  • The Critical D (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

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

who'll be here
  • Dowase Entertainment (4 panelists)
 

You should come see the some of the Arizona Autobots, along with special guests Roxy Almblade and Kevin O'Connor and how they built costumes based off cartoons and video games and the difficulties of bringing it to life. The panel will focus mostly on beginning construction techniques and detailing and painting, as well as choosing and scaling characters based on build and personality. The use of foam, cardboard templates and FIRE will be discussed!!!

who'll be here
 

Foam vs Vacuumform plastic - Pros and cons of each when building your costume. While an inexpensive resource, the Arizona heat (and weather anywhere for that matter) can do a number on your foam armor, causing you to need to recreate pieces continually. Hollywood prop fabricator, Bear Burge, discusses the pros and cons of these two building materials, their processes and longevity.

who'll be here
  • Bear Burge
  • Heather Grant
 
Location: North 226A

Join us as we explore the characters and their stories as history unfolded around them. From the beginning with the sinking of the Titanic to Russian love affair - let us politely pay our respects to the Lord & Lady of the House (and those servants too).

who'll be here
  • Jacqueline Castillo
  • T.M. Williams - The Accidental Writer
 

Join Dragonforge Ironworks for a discussion of common misconceptions about the blacksmith craft. We will be debunking public knowledge along with bad forging examples from popular culture. There will also be a few odd facts covered which you may not have known. The dragons will be dropping knowledge like hot iron.

who'll be here
  • Amber Doig
  • David Doig
  • Michael Sobrado - Master Smith
 

You should know Bigfoot, the jackalope and the Jersey Devil, but do you know about the Whirling Wumpus, hoop snakes and side-hill antelopes? Most people know about many of the monsters of the Old World, so come learn about the forgotten monsters right here in your own backyard. We will discuss many kinds of American monsters from ancient Native American tribes up to the colonial days and beyond.

who'll be here
  • Far From Home
  • Far From Home Presents
  • Stephanie Olson
  • T.M. Williams - The Accidental Writer
 

The FREE Stand Up Comedy Show by PhoenixComedy.org! 

PhoenixComedy.org invites you to an evening of FREE comedy! Be barraged by a horde of nerdy local comedians, regaling you with tales of the things that matter most in life: comic books and video games. FREE comedy at the Comicon- it's almost an alliteration.

who'll be here
  • Eric Sobczak
  • Erin Ontko
  • Gene Moore
  • Joe Gangemi
  • Matt Micheletti
  • Matt Storrs
  • Rob Weatherholt
  • Scott Gesser
  • Steve Marek
 

The FREE Stand Up Comedy Show by PhoenixComedy.org! 

PhoenixComedy.org invites you to an evening of FREE comedy! Be barraged by a horde of nerdy local comedians, regaling you with tales of the things that matter most in life: comic books and video games. FREE comedy at the Comicon- it's almost an alliteration.

who'll be here
  • Derek McFarland
  • Glendon McGee
  • Ian Gilb
  • James Hoenscheidt
  • Justin Phillips
  • Kristofer Royer
  • Peter Kulikowski
  • Steve Mandel
  • Steve Marek
 

Think you know everything about Camp Crystal Lake? Do you know when Jason first got his Hockey Mask, what part Kevin Bacon starred in and when Jason took a boat ride to Manhattan? Come compete against other campers in Friday the 13th trivia for a slashing good time! Ki-Ki-Ki Ma-Ma-Ma

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

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 a fun time of friendship and folly as we discuss trivia you may or may not know about this sensational series.

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 224A

Have you ever wanted to ask your favorite Homestuck character something? Well now you can! Stop by to have a fun time with the Beta and Alpha Trolls, and the Alpha Kids! Hope to see you there!!!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 125AB

Have you ever wanted to ask your favorite Homestuck character? Well now you can! Stop by to have a fun time with the beta and alpha trolls, and the alpha kids! Hope to see you there!!!

who'll be here
  • Brook Yearin
  • Molly Crawford
  • Shaelyn Ellershaw
  • Sharay Kennedy
  • Sierra Kustes
 
Location: North 223

The fun is overflowing as the Trash Pirates are back with another exciting hour of Yaoi centered games. Think you can handle the head to head games with fellow fujoshis (or fudanshis) for awesome prizes? Come one, come all! We’re sure you’ll have a gay old time.

who'll be here
  • East Blue Cosplay (5 panelists)
 

Despite no longer being seen as a scientific discipline, alchemy in our world has a rich history; Isaac Newton studied it! In this panel, experts will discuss alchemy, how it relates to our modern understanding of chemistry and physics, and what the anime Full Metal Alchemist got right.

who'll be here
  • Amelia Stahl
  • Matt Chew
  • Parker Castleberry
  • Rebekah Brubaker
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 121B

From Deadpool to The Oatmeal, funny comics have never been more popular and more hilarious. Have you always wondered how an artist or writer translates their sense of humor into sequential art? Or how many different ways can you spell a fart sound? Join Geoffrey Golden (Disney Princesses, Sesame Street comics) and guests to discuss the whys and hows of making comics specifically designed to make you LOL. Presented by The Devastator, the only all-humor publisher in America.

who'll be here
 
Location: West 213A

After running the most successful RPG Kickstarter in history, John Wick Presents has big plans for 7th Sea. Learn about the supplements, organized play, live action rules, and everything else we have planned for 7th Sea!

who'll be here
  • Ben Woerner
  • Dan Waszkiewicz
  • John Wick
 

A brief look at the history of Steampunk literature and where the future might lead us.

 

who'll be here
 

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990 and is still in operation. Over two decades later, its successor the James Webb Space Telescope will launch in 2018. In this panel, astronomers will discuss the capabilities of this new telescope as well as others that are planned.

who'll be here
  • Annie Wargetz
  • Jackie Monkiewicz
  • Karen Knierman
  • Teresa Ashcraft
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 125AB

What is a Doctor Who wedding? It's when two souls, who have been connected for longer than either had themselves realized, finally come together in a celebration of love and respect. The ultimate time-bond. Two hearts, beating as one. Join us in celebrating the union Of Gail Antoinette and E. Adam Thomas as they embark on the ultimate adventure... A life of true love and commitment.

who'll be here
  • Adam Thomas
  • Gail Andreasen
  • Kelly Wise
 
Location: North 126B Masquerade Judging

Come to the Dark Side! Emperor Palpatine calls you forth to meetup at this time!

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

Come join Game Co-Lab as we announce and celebrate the award winners of our independent designer showcase! Special guests include the Mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton and other surprises!

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab
 

Westeros beckons! Meetup up with fellow Game of Thrones costumers.

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

 Best known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Director and Actress Gates McFadden joins us at Phoenix Comicon!

who'll be here
 
Location: West 104B

Steampunk is it's own track this year.  Come check out what we have to offer, we will be discussing the panels and fun thing we have planned for you.  We will be handing out pocket programs dedicated to Steampunk.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Discover easy ways to geek out your own wedding with this Geek Bridal Showcase! Themes may include Comic book heroes, Sci-Fi genre, Fantasy, Historical and Pop Culture weddings just to name a few. Featuring real couples in their own themed wedding attire and geeked out dresses from Goodwill Bridal Store and Cakeshop Couture. 

 

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

Are you a geek parent who is interested in meeting other geek parents? Are you interesting in coordinating family-friendly activities for the convention weekend but don't know where to start? Join us for the Blue Ribbon Army Geek Family Meet-Up. Families of the Blue Ribbon Army, as well as representatives of Phoenix Comicon Youth and Family Programming will be on hand to answer questions about what Phoenix Comicon has to offer. Face Painters, balloons, and crafts will be available.

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

Geek Girls is a web-series that follows Emma, a nerdy, quirky geek and her friends as she seeks loves outside her realm of nerdiness. Join the creator and cast of the new hit web series for an inside look into the making of the show followed by a Q&A with the cast!

who'll be here
  • Dana Skvarek II
  • Haley Lyons
  • Jolene Houser
  • Rachel Flowers
 

Join us for Geeks Against Humanity, the geeky version of the popular card party game for horrible people. Geeky tongue-in-cheek humor, innuendos and some questionable humor included!

who'll be here
  • Brad Walling
  • Todd Filek
 
Location: Adams Street Beer Garden

Geeks Who Drink will be presenting live quiz! Teams of up to 6 players compete to win geeky prizes. Free to play! No category is too weird for us! Presented By: Quizmaster Caribbean Joe with his assistants Patsquatch and Safari Mari

who'll be here
  • Geeks Who Drink
 
Location: Adams Street Beer Garden

Geeks Who Drink will be presenting live quiz! Teams of up to 6 players compete to win geeky prizes. Free to play! No category is too weird for us! Presented by Quizmaster Caribbean Joe with his assistants Patsquatch and Safari Mari

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

Want to call yourself the Ultimate Geek? Come test your geek knowledge and know-how in the ultimate game show challenge, inspired by the 'Geeks Who Drink' TV Show! Advance your way to the top through Matching, running Speed Lists, and Unscrambling your favorite Movies, Actors and Pop Culture Icons!

who'll be here
  • Jamel Singleton
  • Joe Holt
 
Location: North 126A

You want to have that geeky or themed wedding but you don't know where to start? Learn how to do a geeky wedding from those who've been in the trenches! Includes Q/A from couples, wedding professionals and a guide to start your planning. Pictures, successes and tales from the battlefield.

 

Theresa Morales is a Wedding Planner/Designer. She runs Weddings for Rebels which caters to the "we beat to our own drum" couples.Theresa is the first Accredited Wedding Planner in the state of AZ and is currently The Association of Bridal Consultants(ABC) State Manager. 

Rev. Crystal Lloyd is a Wedding Officiant with over 12 years experience in performing themed and traditional weddings. She is also a Geek Wedding Survivor.

Kurt Colin and Caitlin Fluck survived their own Predator themed Wedding.

Tiffany Mieth is a Steampunk Wedding Bride Survivor.
 

who'll be here
  • Caitlin Fluck
  • Kurt Colin
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
  • Theresa Morales
  • Tiffany Mieth
 
Location: North 221ABC

Girl Genius creator Phil Foglio and a cast of characters act out an episode of the Girl Genius Radio Play in the spirt of old time radio productions.  Adventure, Romance and Mad Science await you.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 1

Men of Disney meetup!

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

Do you love playing video games? How about making them? In this Game CoLab-led panel you'll meet local developers and learn how to make that engaging experience you've been dreaming of. With so many free and accessible options getting into games doesn't have to be hard. Hear from a local video game student, modder, jammer, indie and pro.

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab (7 panelists)
 

The race is on to get to Mars! In this panel, experts will discuss the process and technologies that will be used to send astronauts from Earth to our red neighbor!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

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 foissil while you're here!

who'll be here
  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix (4 panelists)
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Ghostbusters are waging high tech battles with supernaturals but it all starts with the jumpsuit. Join us as we talk about the costumes of the main film characters and non-humans, like a certain "marshmallow man" and Slimer! We will show you what they wore and how you can replicate many of the outfits from buying things off the shelf to fabricating your own! Topics of the many incarnations and designs of the characters through out the comics, games and cartoon will be shared.  There is no limit to what you can create! We will look into what we know so far about the new film and the costumes made for it as well! 

www.phoenixghostbusters.com

who'll be here
  • Charles Kuwanyaioma
  • Christina Glover
  • David Bird
  • Joseph Lilagan
  • Mark Worley
  • Phoenix Ghostbusters - Neil Ward
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Gozer play with your fellow Ghostbusters and ghouls! Don't forget your packs!

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

Join Professional Ghost Hunters, TV Personalities, and Paranormal Lecturers Jay & Marie Yates along with their Highly Experienced  Paranormal Team Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The COPS Crew" as they share their very own ghostly encounters in and outside the field of paranormal investigation & research. Hear their own interpretations of the events that unfolded and how it affected their own lives. Also hear from COPS Skeptics as they try to breakdown and debunk their own experiences and why seeing is not always believing! Then of course we open the conversation up to you for any questions you have yourself.

who'll be here
  • Haydyn Matthews of the Cops Crew
  • Jamie Kroll
  • Michael Papp
  • Paul Lovegrove
  • The COPS Crew (2 panelists)
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

The Phoenix based violin/percussion ensemble Tandem Duo will present "Girl Power in Music," a combination interactive performance and presentation on everything from decoding dress code lingo, to stage presence, to schlepping your own gear. Attendees will have the opportunity to perform with Tandem Duo and learn the tricks of the trade to be powerful individuals in the music industry.

who'll be here
  • Sugar & Carbs
  • Tandem Duo (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Glenn Morshower has guest-starred on many TV series, including Charmed, The Dukes of Hazzard, Matlock, The West Wing, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: The Next Generation, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Millennium, Babylon 5,Star Trek: Voyager, King of the Hill, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Secret World of Alex Mack, JAG, Alias, Star Trek: Enterprise, Crossing Jordan, Deadwood, ER, NCIS, The Closer, Bones, Full House, Trauma, Criminal Minds, Dollhouse, Friday Night Lights and 24.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 129A

The One Ring, Harry Potter's wand, Excalibur, epic fantasy is full of magical MacGuffins, but is this just a mere plot device or is there a deeper purpose? 

 
Location: North 222AB

New to the world of figurines? Avid figurine collector? Come on through and join us in a discussion panel about the slippery slope that is figurine collecting. Share with us your prized collection and let us show you ours.

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 

The world of body painting is often a mystery. Explore this exciting craft with Brandon McGill and a panel of models as they take you on a journey through his techniques. Brandon’s work has been featured in Echo Magazine, The Advocate, Phoenix New Times, and the Arizona Republic. A video introduction shows his recent work, including the great Cthulhu! 

who'll be here
  • Brandon McGill
  • Jacki Whitson
  • Seth C. Powers
  • Tyler Monzingo
 

WARNING: This panel is not for the faint of heart! Join us as we discuss the most taboo-breaking films and books. I everything fair game in today's world or is there a limit to what horror artists can expose audiences to? We examine the fine line between gore and real art/storytelling.

who'll be here
  • Marc Ciccarone
  • Monte Yazzie
  • Theresa Dillon
 
Location: North 121C
How do you create a comic book that may shock, offend, or even anger without ignoring the standard elements of story, character, and dialogue? Listen to these crazy creators as they explore storytelling that falls outside the boundaries of politeness and common human decency!
who'll be here
  • Dan Mendoza
  • Kevin Bieber
  • Matt Yuan
  • Nick Marino
  • Victor DeTroy
 

In this panel, moderated by State Senator Andrew Sherwood, experts will discuss the intersection of science, ethics, and public policy.

who'll be here
  • Andrew Sherwood
  • Chad Woodruff
  • Corey Harris
  • Corinna Kellner
  • Seráh Blain
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Gotham has been a breakaway hit.  It's origins begin with the comic book Gotham Central. Panelists discuss what the series keep, how it diverged and what makes it unique.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Come one, come all to the Grande Olde Meeting of the Punks ala Steam! 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 104B

Does your comic book reading need a hefty dose of Steam? Could your graphic novel collection use a dash of aetherpunk western? Are your webcomic choices woefully bereft of Victorian scientists toting ray guns and having adventures?
Our panelists will tell you about all the excitement you've been missing.

who'll be here
  • Madeleine Holly-Rosing
  • Scott Wilke
 

Join our scientists to talk about what gravitational waves mean and ask, does this mean that time is wibbley wobbley timey wimey?

who'll be here
  • Jim DeGraffenreid
  • Rick Sarmento
  • Sam Rochelle
  • Teresa Ashcraft
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 126B Masquerade Judging

Gravity Falls meetup!

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

The Horror Show holds a LIVE DEBATE featuring all things horror, THEN they call upon the audience members to join in on the debate--featuring topics from all corners of the Horror genre!

who'll be here
  • Cecil Laird
  • David Friedman
  • Jaimé En Fuego
  • Marcia Hall
  • Susie Von Slaughter
 

Who loves 90's cartoons? We love 90's cartoons. Is it truuuuuue? We hope you do too. Join us as we discuss the greatest hits of 1990's cartoons including Gargoyles, Sailor Moon, Rugrats, Tiny Toon Adventures and many more. Win prizes for trivia and other fun activities.

who'll be here
  • Breanna Bang
  • Ravenn Bang
 
Location: North 231BC
 

You’ve never seen a Movie Puzzle Game quite like this before! The rules are simple: solve dozens of movie-themed pictogram puzzles faster than everyone else and win. Sounds easy, right? But proving you’re the Pictogram Princess or Prince is anything but! There could be prizes. There WILL be fun.

who'll be here
  • Jamel Singleton
  • Joe Holt
 

Green Arrow and Green Lantern meetup! 

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

Slated for Summer 2020, Green Lantern Corps promises to be everything that the Green Lantern movie wasn't.  Panelists talk about the main interesting characters that make up the corps and which ones might appear in the upcoming movie.

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

Take a deeper look into the cultural and historical significance behind some of the most celebrated fairytales. Happily ever after only happens in Disney movies, so where did these stories come from? This panel will inspect the roots of the infamous set of folklore that the Brothers Grimm collected.

who'll be here
  • Casey Pryor
  • T.M. Williams - The Accidental Writer
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
 

Gryffindor and Hufflepuff house meetup!

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

Guardian of the Galaxy was an unexpected hit with a team of unknown characters to the general public.  With the sequel a year away, we talk about the characters, the comics, what what might hold for the next feature film.

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

Weird magic, awkward relationships, witty banter; everyone's got a favorite trope, even if it's sometimes a dirty word. Our authors talk about the tropes we're most embarressed about but just can't quit. 

 

We all have our favorite fandoms: Arrow, Harry Potter, etc., but what happens when we notice our favorite show, book or movie lacks diversity? This panel is an open discussion about how to continue enjoying our favorite favorite books, television shows, or movies etc., while also confronting the things we find problematic within them.

who'll be here
  • Breanna Bang
  • Ravenn Bang
 

Is your idea the next “big thing”? Stop in and get an Insiders’ Guide, with Hollywood Executive, former Victoria Secret model and all around 'bad guy' Summer Helene. Do you have a passion for filmmaking? For television? Join us and find out what it takes to make a successful project and how it can reach millions of viewers.

who'll be here
  • A.J. Romero
  • Summer Helene
 
Location: West 104B

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. 18+

who'll be here
  • Bill Collins
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 1

Meetup for all sports Anime- Free, Haikyuu, Kuroko's Basket, Diamond No Ace!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224B

Come choose your own adventure, Homestuck style! A narrator will read classic fairytales like The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and others. However, the audience will choose how the story plays out.

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

Science fiction is the art of imagination tempered by science, our pannelists will discuss whether realistic science is a challange or a boon to writing Sci-Fi.

 
Location: North 121A
DC All Access host Jason Inman will lead a panel that will discuss, debate and decide the best of all aspects Harley Quinn, start of DC's upcoming Suicide Squad movie! Who is Harley Quinn's best partner, could Harley Quinn break out of Marvel's Negative Zone prison and what is Harley's Best Costume? All these questions and more will be decided in this interactive panel! 

 

who'll be here
 

Comic book artists contribute their talents to create sketches while you watch. Sketches will be auctioned off for a donation to the Kid’s Need to Read Charity. 

who'll be here
 

Join the authors of Harper Collision as they discuss what's on the horizon for the publishing juggernaut. 

 
Location: North 226A

An audience participation filled discussion led by teachers who love Harry Potter. We will begin a passion-filled discussion with all lovers of the Wizarding World, looking at many topics spanning all seven books and movies. This panel will make you never stop believing and solidify your reason for never letting go.

who'll be here
  • Amber Gould
  • Brandon Irwin
  • Matthew Gallucci
  • Stephen Dzienis
  • Steven Gould
 

Hear ye! Hear Ye! Welcome all to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry's Phoenix Comicon Meetup! Take photos with your favorite housemates! Argue (peacefully, please, or points will be deducted from your House!) about which house has the best Quiddich Team! Discuss the deeds of Dolores Umbrage and why chocolate is the best cure for Dementors!

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

Care to test your Harry Potter knowledge against your wizarding rivals? Come represent Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin in an hour-long trivia tournament so psychologically damaging it will have you sobbing like a house elf into your barely-alcoholic butterbeer.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Dallin Holt
  • Kali Johnson
  • Kat Alarcon
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Sarah Hayes
 

Enter an inflatable dome to explore the stars with a Harry Potter spin! Shows run every 20 minutes starting at 4:30PM, but come at 4:00PM to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 227A

Heard of the Boy Who Lived? Use your Time Turners and join us as we lovingly revisit our memories of the books and movies, jam out to some wizard rock, and take a look at a variety of elements that have gotten us to where we are as HP fans.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Dallin Holt
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Kali Johnson
  • Kat Alarcon
  • Marina Sharpe
 

Learn what it takes to be a truly terrifying haunted house actor. Our seasoned veterans will take you through the basics and share some of their craziest stories from their professional haunted house careers. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join our resident Monster Makers as they walk you through makeup techniques specifically designed for haunted house ghouls and ghosts. 

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

After learning the important facts about Masters of the Universe characters (and their sidekicks), cast a vote to answer: who is the most powerful? 

who'll be here
  • Casey Goslin AZ Collectors Marketplace
  • Lindsay Carson
  • Meiko Diego Starling
  • Pastor V
  • Vocab Malone
 

Hell's Kitty is now a movie! The team has turned an award winning web series into a movie that stars more horror icons than any movie in history! They'll discuss how they managed it and share some never-before-released footage! At the end will be the Best Cat Costume Competition for prizes!

who'll be here
  • Chanel Ryan
  • Denise Acosta
  • Gustavo Sampaio
  • Nicholas Tana
  • Robert Rhine
  • Sarah Buchynski
 
Location: North 221ABC

Join the moderators of FAKKU as they watch and provide commentary on some often overlooked hentai titles, yielding hilarious results. 
T
he panelists also share some stories of how they discovered hentai and what kept them coming back

who'll be here
  • Fakku
 

How close are we to invisible jets? Can a lasso ever be an effective lie detector? Scientists and engineers will discuss this and more!

who'll be here
  • Jeffery Tinius
  • Michael Fillman
  • Michael Mackowski
  • Michelle Loposky
  • Tracy Wood
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

If you converted the entire mass of the Sun into TNT, it would take over ten BILLION suns to generate as much energy as a supernova! In this panel scientists will discuss this and other mind-boggling sources of energy in the Universe.

who'll be here
  • Patrick Young
  • Rick Sarmento
  • Robert Strausbaugh
  • SEDS-ASU
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

All heroes of every genre and style, come meet up with your fellow mostly do-gooders.

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

Come together all heroes of the DC universe! 

 

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

DC heroes meet Marvel heroes! Who will come out on top? Come meet up and see who will win the comics war.

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

Scientists discuss who their heroes are and what inspired them to go into science. 

who'll be here
  • Annie Wargetz
  • Jeffery Tinius
  • Jordan Yaron
  • Ofir Levy
  • SEDS-ASU
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 224A

BLEACH is one of the longest running mangas 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 The Critical D as we try to answer the question, "Hey, what's up with BLEACH?".

who'll be here
  • The Critical D (4 panelists)
 

How did a small group of computer programming wiz-kids become Ferrari-driving gaming rockstars? This panel discusses the history of Id Software including Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. We also look at what they're doing now, and what the future could hold. This will also include a discussion on the controversial 2016 Doom reboot.

who'll be here
  • KatDensetsu
  • Melissa E
  • Mercurius FM
 
Location: North 231BC

Author Craig W. Chenery will provide an in depth look at over three decades of Star Wars video games from arcade games to home computers to gaming consoles.

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: North 226BC

Adult Potterheads, have you ever wanted to dive deeper into the 18+ side of Harry Potter? Do you want to selfishly hang out with other adults and discuss the books without second gen fans butting in? Join the Potter Professors, with our slightly risqué topics and sometimes comical insights, and let's chat about the adult side of the Wizarding World!

who'll be here
  • Amber Gould
  • Brandon Irwin
  • Matthew Gallucci
  • Stephen Dzienis
  • Steven Gould
 
Location: North 121A

Bert and Ernie, Spock and Captain Kirk, Sherlock and Watson. What do all of these pairs have in common? They are all epic bromances. In comics, Batman and Robin share one of the longest running bromances. Even as love interests cycle through, the bromance between the Dark Knight and Boy Wonder continues. How does their love for each other affect the representation of LGBT characters and even female characters? Come learn about what the bromance between the Dynamic Duo says about masculinity and heteronormativity.

who'll be here
  • Emma Collins
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 1

Homestuck meetup!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

This meetup is everything out of your worst nightmares!

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

This meetup is everything out of your worst nightmares!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

This meetup is everything out of your worst nightmares!

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

Christmas may be over, but Horror Holiday Trivia lives on! Santa has decided to send you a special holiday edition to test your knowledge of holiday horror movies from Christmas, New Years and St. Patrick's Day to Halloween, 4th of July and Valentine's Day!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Meet "The Horror Show" - a locally-produced YouTube variety show, who is debuting their newest short film "Sweet" - a Vampire Western! Stick around after the film for a live Q & A with cast and crew.

who'll be here
  • Cecil Laird
  • David Friedman
  • Gwen Merriman
  • Jaimé En Fuego
  • Marina Maldonado
  • Ryan Ehler
 

That music that immediately tells you from the first note that the killer/monster/demon/alien is coming. We are here to talk about horror and music and the relationship each of them have with one another. We are going to take you on a journey into the depths of Horror and Music. Do You Wanna Party? 

who'll be here
 
Location: North 223

With groups and artists such as Girl's Day, EXO, and Zion.t, who wouldn’t think that K-pop offers some of the most attractive artists in the music industry? So come discuss and listen to K-pop with other con goers!

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 231BC

The '90s brought us many sci-fi movies that changed the landscape of how films are made. Join 2Legit with Drew and Nick as we delve into how '90s sci-fi films influence today's movie experiences. Please be advised this panel may contain strong language.

who'll be here
  • asbejarano@cox.net
  • Nicholas Sabori
 
Location: North 228AB

Through the lens of satire and with the freedom of a fantasy setting, Sir Terry's Discworld comments in every story about the human condition. His profound yet compassionate observations have touched many lives. Come share your story or just listen to the tales of others who have been forever changed by the wisdom and humor of Discworld.

who'll be here
  • Dani Carvalho
  • Ed Vasko
  • Hal Bass
  • Janina Naude
  • Karen Collins
 

Whether to a publisher, a TV network, a studio, or a production company, your work won't sell itself. Pitching is more than just telling the plot of your comic book, graphic novel, television or movie idea.  In an extremely short amount of time you must convey the nature of your project, get the listener emotionally invested in the story, and explain why your Property deserves to be developed instead of hundreds of others. The panelists will walk you through the six parts of a good pitch, with practical advice on how to be clear and compelling. 

who'll be here
 
Location: West 213A

Learn how to broadcast/record yourself on YouTube or Twitch while playing your favorite PC games, what equipment you'll need, and how to configure it all. Check out www.dutchlizard.com where we scream. If you go to our panel, you'll learn how as well!

who'll be here
  • Ken Lanious
  • Meredith Collins
 
Location: West 213A

Using what we learned in Part 1, we implement a recording setup and record a PC horror play/reaction live!

who'll be here
  • Ken Lanious
  • Meredith Collins
 

Novels and screenplays are two completely different types of writing, but that doesn't mean you can't do both. Eric Tozzi is a published author and film maker with multiple novels and anthologies to his name as well as award winning web series and films.

who'll be here
  • Eric Tozzi (2 professionals)
 
Location: North 121B

Are you a menacing Black Widow, a scrappy Rey, or a confused April O'Neal? If you ever wondered how you could be more like your favorite badass female character, comedian Joan Ford (Funny or Die, Screen Junkies) can help! This ultra informative (read: hilarious) seminar will teach you how to be the most intimidating yet vulnerable Mary Sue. You'll leave this panel an ultra-skilled assassin who is not only incredibly hot, but also super chill about male heroes getting all the glory! 

who'll be here
  • Joan Ford
 
Location: North 124B

Tips, tricks and advice from Bear Burge, professional Hollywood prop fabricator for iconic TV shows and movies such as Star Trek: TNG, Deep Space 9, Babylon 5, Waterworld and web series. An avid science fiction and long time anime fan, Bear started out in high school at conventions and to this day continues to build his own costumes and props not only professionally but also for his own enjoyment.

who'll be here
  • Bear Burge
 
Location: North 121A
 

What is sexy? Join a few comic book artists as they share their insights of "what is sexy" in the comic book world. Besides some lowbrow humor, we'll be sharing some art tips on how to draw sexy art! 

who'll be here
  • Justin Miller (2 professionals)
 
Location: North 126A

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! We'll start with slides and a demo, and then take questions. 

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 121C

In 2015 Coffin Comics creator/publisher Brian Pulido raised 250K on Kickstarter & Backerkit for four graphic novel projects including two Lady Death stories. Learn insights on how Pulido did it and his next plans. All your comic book Kickstarter questions answered. Also, get the lowdown on Coffin Comics upcoming publishing plans.

 

Hulk and Iron Man meetup!

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

Super serums, exosuits, and robotic arms. How close are we to seeing the technology used by the Avengers, their friends, and their foes?

who'll be here
  • Heni Ben Amor
  • Ryan Stikeleather
  • Stephanie Montes
  • Theora Tiffney
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

How close are we to building RoboCop? Researchers will present the latest work in human/computer interaction and speculate on future products in sports, hearing and vision impairment, and stroke rehabilitation. Philosophical concerns will also be discussed.

who'll be here
  • K. Jacob Patten
  • Michael McBeath
  • R. Chandler Krynen
  • Richard A. Mansfield
Professional Development Credit Available!