Books-Authors Programming
 

Who is Jon Snow's mother? What game is Varys playing? Is Stannis really the Prince that was Promised? Conspiracies abound and prophecies are dissected in this discussion of Game of Thrones' most crackpot theories. WARNING: HERE BE SPOILERS!

who'll be here
  • Neil Picard
  • Nicholas Grover
 
Location: North 128a

Lee Harris and Mike Underwood of Angry Robot Publishing offer up a look at the latest and greatest books being released!

who'll be here
  • Danielle Jensen
  • Jay Posey
 
Location: North 132

Join Sam Sykes and a group of author friends for a rollicking good time~ Batsu is a type of Japanese game show where contestants are given a challenge-and punished if they fail to complete it.

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

Join contiributors to Chicks Dig Time Lords and Chicks Unravel Time as they discussed their love of Doctor Who and how it has influenced them in their careers.

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

Join Amber Benson, Christopher Golden, and Jeffrey Mariotte for a discussion about collaborations.

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

Books and Authors Signings will take place in the Exhibitor Hall at VIP20, Table 2526, and Table 2528.

Authors with assigned table space will generally be at their table during exhibitor hours when not on a panel. 

Be sure to visit Mysterious Galaxy at tables 2532-2538 and publishers Angry Robot Books (Tables 2410/2412), Tor Books (Booth 646) and Del Rey Books (Booth 640).

 

  VIP20 VIP20 2526 2526 2528 2528
Friday            
10:30 AM            
11:00 AM            
11:30 AM   Patrick Rothfuss Pierce Brown Mira Grant Myke Cole  
12:00 PM Jim Butcher Patrick Rothfuss Pierce Brown Mira Grant Myke Cole  
12:30 PM Jim Butcher          
1:00 PM            
1:30 PM Charlaine Harris Naomi Novik Scott Lynch Lynne Thomas Shonna Slayton C. J. Hill
2:00 PM Charlaine Harris Naomi Novik Scott Lynch Lynne Thomas Shonna Slayton C. J. Hill
2:30 PM       Michael Thomas    
3:00 PM Vicki Pettersson Laini Taylor/Jim DiBartolo Christpher Golden David Wellington Nate Taylor Catherynne Valente
3:30 PM Vicki Pettersson Laini Taylor/Jim DiBartolo Christpher Golden David Wellington Nate Taylor Catherynne Valente
4:00 PM            
4:30 PM Phil Plait   Carrie Vaughn Daniel Abraham    
5:00 PM Phil Plait   Carrie Vaughn Daniel Abraham Ty Franck  
5:30 PM            
6:00 PM            
who'll be here
  • Nate Taylor
 
Location: North 126bc

Books and Authors Signings will take place in the Exhibitor Hall at VIP20, Table 2526, and Table 2528.

Authors with assigned table space will generally be at their table during exhibitor hours when not on a panel.

Be sure to visit Mysterious Galaxy at tables 2532-2538 and publishers Angry Robot Books (Tables 2410/2412), Tor Books (Booth 646) and Del Rey Books (Booth 640).

Saturday            
10:30 AM            
11:00 AM            
11:30 AM            
12:00 PM Jim Butcher Naomi Novik Vicki Pettersson   Erin Quinn  
12:30 PM Jim Butcher Naomi Novik Vicki Pettersson   Erin Quinn  
1:00 PM            
1:30 PM Patrick Rothfuss Phil Plait Pierce Brown Myke Cole David Wellington Christopher Golden
2:00 PM Patrick Rothfuss Phil Plait Pierce Brown Myke Cole David Wellington Christopher Golden
2:30 PM            
3:00 PM Charlaine Harris Seanan McGuire   Elizabeth Bear Michael Thomas Lynne Thomas
3:30 PM Charlaine Harris Seanan McGuire Molly Idle Elizabeth Bear Daniel Abraham Ty Franck
4:00 PM     Molly Idle Shonna Slayton Daniel Abraham Ty Franck
4:30 PM Laini Taylor   C. J. Hill Shonna Slayton Scott Lynch Catherynne Valente
5:00 PM Laini Taylor   C. J. Hill   Scott Lynch Catherynne Valente
5:30 PM            
6:00 PM            
who'll be here
  • Erin Quinn
 
Location: North 126bc

Books and Authors Signings will take place in the Exhibitor Hall at VIP20, Table 2526, and Table 2528.

Authors with assigned table space will generally be at their table during exhibitor hours when not on a panel.

Be sure to visit Mysterious Galaxy at tables 2532-2538 and publishers Angry Robot Books (Tables 2410/2412), Tor Books (Booth 646) and Del Rey Books (Booth 640).

 

Sunday            
10:30 AM Todd Mcfarlane          
11:00 AM Todd Mcfarlane          
11:30 AM Todd Mcfarlane          
12:00 PM Charlaine Harris Christopher Golden Amber Benson C. J. Hill Myke Cole Erin Quinn
12:30 PM Charlaine Harris Christopher Golden Amber Benson C. J. Hill Myke Cole Erin Quinn
1:00 PM            
1:30 PM Jim Butcher Laini Taylor   Carrie Vaughn Shonna Slayton  
2:00 PM Jim Butcher Laini Taylor   Carrie Vaughn Shonna Slayton  
2:30 PM            
3:00 PM   Seanan McGuire Catherynne Valente      
3:30 PM   Seanan McGuire Catherynne Valente   Daniel Abraham Ty Franck
4:00 PM         Daniel Abraham Ty Franck
4:30 PM Jim Butcher Pat Rothfuss Kiersten White Jim Di Bartolo Elizabeth Bear Scott Lynch
5:00 PM Jim Butcher Pat Rothfuss Kiersten White Jim Di Bartolo Elizabeth Bear Scott Lynch
5:30 PM            
6:00 PM            
who'll be here
  • Erin Quinn
 

So, you know everything about Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight? Prove it by battling against other fans in an ultimate trivia competition. Trivia based on the books, not movies - we all know books are better!

A team based event - prizes for the winners. Limit: 10 teams of 5

who'll be here
 

The biggest question potential crowdfund campaigners ask is "How do I get started?".  Panelists discuss what you need to consider before launching your crowdfund project.

who'll be here
  • Jason Brubaker
  • Jon Schnepp
 
Location: North 127ab

A look at the other characters in Norse mythology with authors who know them well.

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

Producers Dean Lorey (Arrested Development, FOX; The Crazy Ones, ABC) and Frank Beddor (The Juliet, WB) share how they broke into Hollywood.

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

Are you interested in sci-fi? Are you annoyed by all the bad science in sci-fi movies and books? Here's your chance to meet up with real scientists to foster better connections to build better sci-fi.  Join us later for a Scientist Mixer!

who'll be here
  • Aireona Bonnie Raschke
  • Craig Hardgrove
  • Michael Pagano
  • Natalie Hinkel
  • Rebekah Brubaker
  • Viranga Perera
 

Join Catherynne Valente, author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making for a look at  her award winning series of children's books as well as her wide variety of adult fiction.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127ab

 Just how does one become a "Celebrity Nerd Poet"? Come on out and ask the Celebrity Nerd Poetry slam judges that very question. They'll talk about their writing, the history, the local community, and poetry slams.

who'll be here
  • Bob Nelson
 
Location: North 127ab

Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden discuss their new graphic novel series, "The Cemetery Girl", as well as other projects.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127ab

Join authors Pierce Brown and Jason Hough as they chat with astronomers Phil Plait and Patrick Young about our solar system and how it inspired their work.

who'll be here
  • Patrick Young
 

FANGORIA has ruled the horror magazine world since 1979. Now's your chance to get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be the #1 authority on all things scary! Hosted by FANGORIA Director of Marketing and Staff Writer, Rebekah McKendry!

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

Writing humor is a difficult trick. Come listen to some of Phoenix Comicon's author guests who make it look easy and find out their secrets to getting laughs into a story.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: west 212

Join some of our guests who write mysteries as they talk about the best ways to construct mystery plots that leave the reader baffled until the very end.

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

Join our panelists of readers and authors for a look at what is new and interesting to read in science fiction, fantasy, and comics. 

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

Phoenix Comicon experts discuss the great books they've read recently and offer specific recommendations. Looking for a great YA book? This is the place to be!

who'll be here
  • Mira Domsky
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Come see the Cosplayers from all walks of life showcase their talent and creativity at the Cosplay Fashion Show.
 
Interested in modeling and showing off your unique take on your favorite character, contact kelley.lester@phoenixcomicon.com with the subject "fashion show".
who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 

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
  • Bo E.
  • Katerina E.
  • MaryAnne E.
 
Location: North 127ab

Our panel of fantasy authors look at what goes into creating their fantasy worlds.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Are you a writer looking for an artist to compliment your story? How about an artist, but have nothing to draw about? In this "speed dating" setting, you get 5 min. to share what you have to offer and see if you are a good match.

 Please be prepared by bringing business cards, manuscript samples or portfolios. However they are not required.

who'll be here
  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Are you a writer looking for an artist to compliment your story? How about an artist, but have nothing to draw about? In this "speed dating" setting, you get 5 min. to share what you have to offer and see if you are a good match.

Please be prepared by bringing business cards, manuscript samples or portfolios. However they are not required.

who'll be here
  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: North 128a

Want to add realistic crime elements to your story? Our panelists show you how.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127c

Panelists discuss how they cross the genre lines in their work and what they do to satisfy readers who are reading out of their comfort zone.
 

who'll be here
  • Erin Quinn
 

Hear about all the news happening about the weird western RPG Deadlands about to be turned into an Xbox TV Series.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
  • Shane Hensley
 
Location: North 126bc

Join writer/producer Dean Lorey and author Jon Lewis for a look at what Dean's been up to in Hollywood lately including Arrested Development and The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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

Join representatives of Del Rey as they talk about the exciting releases in the second half of 2014-plus giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Anne Groell
  • Keith Clayton
 
Location: North 127c

  Young adult author Tom Leveen, guides writers through an intensive class on writing  description. What does your villain smell like? What is proprioception and what’s it got to do with kissing? Bring something to take notes.

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

When James A Owen speaks at schools, he relates stories drawn from life. He tells of overcoming adversity, making choices, and how he made what he loves to do most in the world his job. He'll tell how how to make those choices in your own life.

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

Join man of 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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

You've heard of the Duck Tape prom dress competition- now there's a pop culture version! You've watched the Mythbusters make a boat with duck tape, armor should be cinch. Let your creative juices fly ... then cover them in tape! Hosted by none other than our Masquerade's own TD0013!

To give the judges time to deliberate, entertainment will be provided by Tom Tuerff. Later in the convention you'll see him MCing the "Talk Nerdy To Me: A Byte of Burlesque" shows on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. You may have already heard him at shows throughout the Valley; folk festivals, horror conventions, burlesque shows and a little radio show called Dr Demento

To get you started, here's some tutorials and inspiration (Note- your costume need not be 100% tape, you can cover fabric or cardboard with tape. Please make it MOSTLY duct tape, though!)

Get ideas on making tape clothing at Wikiehow's Make A Duct Tape Dress tutorial

Check out an article on this lovely Firefly couple at Costume Craze

Ohh look, a Princess Leia! She made it a mini-dress, but it's adorable.

Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!

A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.

(and then, after reading that, you'll think "Yeah, but how do I make one of those sweet Musketeer hats? Me too! Here ya go... )

Plus, the biggest question of all answered by Mental Floss: Is it Duck Tape or Duct Tape?

Titles awarded will include:
Most Amazing
Most Beautiful
Most Humorous
Most Applause (Audience Favorite)

Pre-registration is over. For last-minute entries, see the Costuming table to see if there's room. 

who'll be here
  • Holly Conrad
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 128a

Phoenix Comicon Books and Authors kicks off the Writer's Epic Quest. If you're an aspiring writer, come find out what it is and how you can participate!

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

Our panel of authors discuss how to write the "juicy parts" in both regular and erotic fiction. You'll learn and you'll laugh, because all participants should come prepared to play The Euphemism Game. Fun and prizes!

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

Come and explore the PBS Digital Studio Resources online in real time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Meet the New Carl Sagans! FameLab is a global science communication competition sponsored in the US by NASA.  Join us for an exhibition of the top US communicators and marvel as they spin tall-but-true tales from the cutting edge of science today.

who'll be here
  • Ariel Anbar
 
Location: North 127c

A look at fantasy that doesn't fall into neat categories.

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

Join authors John Scalzi and James S. A. Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) as they preview the upcoming TV series based on their respective novels, Redshirts (FX) and The Expanse (SyFy).

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

Cons are wonderful, temporary learning spaces that foster the 21st skills we need. Join panelists Todd Van Hooser, Tara Carpenter, and others who are using cons in educational spaces as they discuss their expeirences.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Tara Carpenter
  • Tauri Icenogle
  • Todd Van Hooser
 

How do we get people to think creatively and optimistically about the future?  We team up scientists and authors to kindle  technological ambition via the power of story.

who'll be here
  • Braden Allenby
  • Ed Finn
  • Joey Eschrich
  • Zach Berkson
 

Imagine a world where few could read or write. How would you know if the armor-clad warrior approaching is friend or foe? In popular shows like Game of Thrones and The Tudors, plus games like Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft, symbols are used to represent different factions. The use of symbols isn't limited to historical/fantasy, though. In comics such as Superman and Batman, symbols are used to represent the heroes, and sometimes the villians. In this panel we'll give a brief explanation of what heraldry is and how it's used in today's pop culture.

who'll be here
  • Brie' Johnson
  • Greg Johnson
  • Rose Johnson
 

A surprising yet rapidly growing career field is the YouTube™ community. How do you make money on YouTube? How can you even become noticed on YouTube? MrCreepyPasta and CreepyRainbowPasta explain how to start, build and maintain your brand.

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Author and illustrator Steven Riley has been writing stories and drawing for as long as he can remember. "It was always a creative outlet. Just me having fun." Now he enjoys traveling and teaching his techniques to kids everywhere.

who'll be here
  • Steven Riley
 
Location: North 131

A look at dystopian fiction-what makes some worlds believable, and others not? Join our panelists as they explore these questions.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127c

Join Kiersten White and Jim DiBartolo as they discuss their recent collaboration of art and prose with In The Shadows.

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

Mike Rugnetta, host of the PBS IDEA Channel and the team from PBS Digital Studios  will speak on the evolving nature of PBS' commitment to the education community and the community at large in an era where communities are no longer defined by geographies.

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

Join some of author Jay Lake's friends and colleagues as they talk about the life and work of this remarkable author.

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

Join contributors to Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, a new anthology of monster stories from Ragnarok Publications.

who'll be here
  • Edward Erdelac
  • Mike MacLean
 
Location: North 132

Authors who are writing long-running series talk about how they keep it fresh and exciting for both themselves and the reader.

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

Wait—isn't THIS really the 50th anniversary year of Star Trek? Come find out this question and more with author-producer, host and actor Larry Nemecek as we rifle through 40+ years of his Star Trek “attic trunk”: visit the Paramount stages and catch some of the oddballs-and-ends, all from the photo and art collection of Dr. Trek: the humor, the what-ifs, the bizarre— and even a little metaphysics. And oh yeah—some blooper stills, to boot.

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

Film and television are incredibly powerful tools to integrate into the learning process. By utilizing clips from Marvel, DC, Disney, and other movies, educators can be empowered to get students thinking at higher levels while being engaged!

who'll be here
  • DJ Graham
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126bc

A look at magic as power in YA fantasy, and why it's so popular with teens.

who'll be here
  • Danielle Jensen
 
Location: North 132

Epic fantasy and urban fantasy use magic in different ways..or do they? Panelists from both ends of the fantasy spectrum talk about whether magic is constrained by genre.

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

Join our panel as we discuss how to put together awesome Harry Potter costumes from scratch or "upcycling" Muggle clothes. Turn an old graduation gown into House robes! Wands, scarves & more will be covered. Now, turn to page 394...

who'll be here
  • Andrea E. Morales
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Kelley Lester
  • Libby Mueller
  • Steven Bakos
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
  • Terre Steed
 

Molly Idle, former Dreamworks artist and creator of the Caldecott Honor book Flora and the Flamingo, will help young illustrators create their own flip books! Lean the techniques for making drawings come to life in this workshop for ages 8 and up.

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

Comedy music duo Paul and Storm discuss their experience with their successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign, and share the lessons they learned along the way to help you make your own campaign not be a soul destroying disaster.

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

Do you have what it takes to get on the big stage and show off your costume? Want to see this year's contestants? Come see this year's Masquerade Costume Contest hosted by none other than TD0013! 

 

Register here!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Peter Orullian works at Xbox on the Xbox LIVE business around emerging technologies and services, and is here to tell you all about what's upcoming.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127c

Panelists discuss how they mix real history with their fantastic fiction and how they research the facts they use or adapt for their work.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Moon Mermaid has been sharing her magical adventures with children of all ages for many years. Join us in the Art Room this year as she reads from her new book. After reading she will be happy to sign autographs and take photos in her giant seashell

who'll be here
  • Moon Mermaid
 

Entertainment Weekly has dubbed him "The Geek God". Whether you know him as Captain Malcom Reynolds, Captain Hammer, Hal Jordan or Richard Castle you won't want to miss him!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127ab

Tthe Nerd Poetry Slam provides everyone the opportunity to share their love of pop culture in verse. Hosted by The Klute, everyone is encouraged to write a poem.

who'll be here
  • Bob Nelson
 

Authors discuss superheroes in prose, from their original fiction to the shared world of Wild Cards, how do they handle super powers?

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
This is an opportunity for any Phoenix Comicon Panelists to perform AV checks and ensure device comparability
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

Special Event Registration Required $60 per team. 
Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

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

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

Special Event Registration Required $60 per team. 
Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127c

New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole presents a 21-day program for writing a novel. He covers character creation, world building, dialogue development and character voice. There is an extra fee of $20 payable at the workshop.

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

Join the musical comedy duo Paul and Storm (Geek & Sundry's LearningTown) for a concert event with authors that you won't want to miss.  Joining in will be NYT bestselling authors Patrick Rothfuss, John Scalzi, and Seanan McGuire with other special guests.  The free concert will be Friday Night in the North Ballroom starting at 8:30 pm.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127ab

Join representatives from Penguin Random House as they talk about the exciting new stuff coming up in the second half of 2014. Plus  giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Anne Sowards
  • Colleen Lindsay
 
Location: North 132

We've been sending rovers to Mars to see what it's like and what it once was... and whether it could have ever supported life. In this talk, you'll find out just where our Curiosity has taken us.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127ab

Join us as we kick off the Books and Authors programming with Paul and Storm and some of this year's author guests.

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

The great thing about fandom is that you learn new things. Did you publish a comic or learn to sew to make a hall costume?. Maybe you wrote a novel or made a steampunk invention. Did you make a thing? Share it!

who'll be here
  • Dawn Opel
  • DJ Graham
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: North 126a

Pop Goes the Classroom: How to Effectively Integrate Pop Culture Into Your Classroom

who'll be here
  • DJ Graham
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

Science guest Phil Plait and science fiction writers talk about keeping the science real, or appearing real, in science fiction.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127c

Join our panel of science fiction and fantasy poets for some samples of their poetry and discussion of the craft.

who'll be here
  • Larry Hammer
 
Location: west 212

Several of our Urban Fantasy authors discuss how settings influences and drives their work.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: west 212

Join the SF Squeecast and their special guest for an hour of fannish squee and delight over the latest cool stuff in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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

Historical inspirations for the costuming in such shows as The Tudors, The Borgias and Rome!  Local re-enactors will present historically accurate costumes from all parts of history, from the Romans to the Renaissance. You can vote for your favorite costume and check them out up close!

If you have any questions, please contact jo.stomel@phoenixcomicon.com.

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Location: North 128a

Join several editors from major publishers for a discussion of what they really do all day.

who'll be here
  • Anne Groell
  • Anne Sowards
 
Location: North 126bc

Join Carrie Vaughn as she talks about her new and upcoming books and answers fans' questions.

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

Join Charlaine Harris to talk about the end of Sookie Stackhouse, her new book Midnight Crossroad and other upcoming projects, and answers fans' questions.

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

A spotlight on James S. A. Corey and his friends Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and M.L.N. Hanover. Five authors, 2 panelists, no waiting.

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

Join Jim Butcher as he talks about the new Dresden Files book, Skin Game, upcoming projects, and answers fans' questions.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127ab

Join author John Scalzi to talk about the upcoming novel Lock In, other upcoming projects, and answers fans' questions.

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

Join L.E. Modesitt, Jr. as he talks about the newest novel in the Recluce series, Heirs of Cyador, upcoming projects, and answers fans' questions.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 132

Join Laini Taylor as she talks about wrapping up The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, upcoming projects, and answers fans' questions.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 132

Join Naomi Novik as she talks about  her latest Temeraire novel, upcoming projects, and answers fans' questions.

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

Join Patrick Rothfuss as he talks about The Kingkiller Chronicles, anything that takes his fancy, and answers your questions.

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

The Federation and beyond. The uniforms and civilian wear from TOS (The Original Series) to the Abrams-verse. How does/did the fashions of the time influence the fashions of the Federation.

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 

Simple ways to use make-up to transform yourself into your favorite alien. Includes discussion of various makeups and things to be aware of as you use them.

who'll be here
  • George Richardson
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 

How to apply your make-up and/or prosthetic so that it looks real (or as real as possible), doesn't fall off in the middle of a photo session, etc. Blending, shading, & basics on using prosthetics and hair to give your alien a more realistic touch.

who'll be here
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 
Location: North 127ab

Join authors Michael A. Stackpole and James S. A. Corey (Daniel Abraham/Ty Franck) for a look at their Star Wars novels and to hear their thoughts about the new Star Wars Legends label and the Expanded Universe.

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

Whether it's the motivating factor for your hero's journey or a distraction to take them off course, our panelists discuss how best to make romance work in your genre fiction.

who'll be here
  • Erin Quinn
 
Location: North 126a

Aligned with Arizona Common Core State Standards, come explore the bridges that span race, creed & culture through a pop media lens.

who'll be here
  • Jeff Barbanell
  • Steven Riggenberg
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

 Authors discuss what goes into deciding the supernatural elements that surface in their paranormal variations on the real world 

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

Join our panelists as they talk about the hows, whens.whys, and ways to write about tough issues like grief, illness, and abuse in YA fiction

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

Come join the spout-off! Author, producer, actor, interviewer and host "Dr. Trek" Larry Nemecek brings his 20+ years in Trekland to lead a fan forum for sharing and challenging the memes of where corporate AND fandom Star Trek are headed. Warning: no one admitted without an opinion!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127c

Our panel of  illustrators look at how they go about illustrating their own work and the work of others. 

who'll be here
  • Nate Taylor
 
Location: North 126bc

From Smaug to Eragon, dragons are an enduring part of fantasy literature. Join some of our author guests as they talk about the roles dragons play in their work.

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The Fifth Beatle is a graphic novel about the Beatle's manager Brian Epstein written by Vivek Tiwary.  Vivek talks about the graphic novel and the upcoming movie based upon it.

who'll be here
  • Alex Wilson
  • Vivek Tiwary
 
Location: North 127ab

A look at the military in speculative fiction. Writers of military ranging from the SOC of Myke Cole's Special Ops urban fantasy to the future of war in John Scalzi's Old Man's War series talk about how they use it and why.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 132

Join several of our author guests as they discuss what makes an epic fantasy really epic.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127c

Join some  new authors as they talk about what it's really like to be a debut author and the release of the first book.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127ab

The Taco Council convenes to give its mandates and rulings for 2014. Really, hang out with some awesome authors while they hang out with each other.

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

Henry VIII's reign is described as the beginning of the English Renaissance. Our presenters will discuss clothing worn during Henry's reign, how they have reproduced clothes from portraits, and how the period is portrayed in popular culture (ex: Showtime's The Tudors and Sony's The Other Boleyn Girl). Presenters' information will be followed by a question and answer session.

who'll be here
  • Betsy Ponce
  • Bill Jackson
  • Ferenc Feher
  • Frances Martinez
  • Jeremy Crews
  • Maridith Feher
  • Michelle Chirip
 
Join Sarah Clemens for an interactive program demonstrating the most geekish of instruments-the theremin.
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 128a

Thriller authors discuss how they keep the reader one the edge of their seats.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127ab

Join exhibitor Tor Books as they talk about what's new and exciting from the largest publisher in SF/F. Plus giveaways and prizes!

who'll be here
  • Patty Garcia
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Enter the world of Czep's Trolls! Create your own Troll mask and hear stories of Emily's adventures among dragons, piskies, and dreadful dots!

who'll be here
  • Jenn Czep
 
Location: North 127c

Join some of our YA author guests as they look at characters who keep their true natures and identities hidden, and why that's so popular in YA fiction.

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

Join some of our author guests for a look at their worlds and the similarities with the real world.

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

Authors who make use of zombies or creatures like them discuss their take on the creatures.

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

Phoenix Comicon would be nothing without AMAZING volunteers! Come join some of our Volunteer Relations Team and learn more about the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of volunteering for Phoenix Comicon!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

For those who have read the big series and are looking for something new to enjoy. We will discuss current and upcoming books that have mass appeal, also upcoming trends. Book suggestions for children, teens, and adults. Book lists will be provided.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126bc

Join our author panelists as they tell you the craft secrets they unlocked while writing their most recent novels.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 122c

The Looking Glass Wars is a transmedia series including  best-selling novels and  graphic novels  So why no movie? Frank Beddor  talks about his experience navigating the world of modern storytelling!

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

Or who pays for all those horses and rockets anyway? A crucial part of building a credible world is to create a believable working economy. Join some of our author guests as they share their secrets for doing just that.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 122c

The more believable, the more frightening. This is harder than it looks. Come and learn from some of the best in the business.

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

Join with 6 to 10 other writers in a critique sessions. Have your written work heard by professional writers.  All prose genres of unpublished work, in any stage welcome.

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

Join with 6 to 10 other writers in a critique sessions. Have your written work heard by professional writers.  All prose genres of unpublished work, in any stage welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 131

How do writers build careers that span decades? “Long haul” writers discuss their survival strategies, the challenges they’ve faced, and how they’ve supported their craft and maintained their enthusiasm over the long term.

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Location: North 128a

Join some top middle grade authors for a discussion of wrting for the younger audience.

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

With his unique and energetic style of writing instruction, YA author Tom Leveen (PARTY; SICK) once again brings this outstanding class on what goes into writing exceptional dialogue for the page, screen, or comic book panel.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 132

Kvothe, Harry, Atticus, Locke, Darrow, and Lenk are their names.  Meet the writers who created these rouges.

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

Writing is for all ages! You have the ideas, the stories, and amazing characters! Now, how do you reign them in to create a great book? Join Brick Cave Media writer J.J.M. Czep for tips and tricks on becoming a great author!

who'll be here
  • Jenn Czep
 

Exhibitor hall is closing and you want something to do. Why not make your way through the Zombie Obstacle Course. Beat your previous time or test your zombie survival skills for the first time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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