Books-Authors Programming for Comicon 2015

 
Location: North 126A

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

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Cost is $20.00
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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

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Location: North 124

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

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

 

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  • Alice Baker
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Megan Calcote
  • Nathan Blackwell
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

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

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

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

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  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: North 126A

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

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Location: North 124

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

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Author Signing

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get books signed by your favorite authors!

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors!

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: North 126b

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

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 

Because every loves a Bad Boy.

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

The authors of Harper Voyager book signing

 
Location: North 124

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

 
Location: North 125

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

 

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

For additional information on Craig, please visit here

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  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: North 125

Join a group of authors in building an impromptu story.

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

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  • Drew Hall
  • Horst Sarubin
  • Scott Robinson
 
Location: North 124

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

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

who'll be here
  • The Flock (2 panelists)
 

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

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

Authors from the Del Rey panel signing

 
Location: North 124

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

 
Location: North 125

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

 
Location: North 126A

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

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Location: North 124

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

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Location: North 126b

Author signing with Diana Gabaldon

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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

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Location: North 125

All about mystical, mythical and unusual creatures.

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Location: North 126A

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

 

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
 

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

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Location: North 125

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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Location: North 126C

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

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

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

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

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  • Andrea Beesley-Canales
  • Final Girl (2 panelists)
  • Marc Ciccarone
 
Location: North 126A

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

 

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

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

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

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

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  • Erin
  • Geek Girls Brunch Phoenix Chapter
 
Location: North 125

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

 
Location: North 126A

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

 

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

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  • Bill Collins
  • Hal C F Astell
  • John Grigg
  • Khurt Khave
  • Sean Hoade
 
Location: North 124

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

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

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

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  • Amber Gould
  • Brandon Riddle
  • Catie Whitten
  • Shalane Harris
  • Stephen Dzienis
 
Location: North 125

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

 
Location: North 125

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

 
Location: North 126A

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

 
Location: North 126b

The authors of the Here on Earth panel signing

 

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

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

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

 

 
Location: North 126b

The authors from The Historical and the Fantastical panel signing

 
Location: North 125

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

 
Location: North 125

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

 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Eric Tozzi
 
Location: North 126b

Signing for the Hybrid Authors panel

 
Location: North 124

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

 

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

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  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 125

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

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

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

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

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 

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

who'll be here
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Educating Geeks
  • Megan Calcote
 

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

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Location: North 125

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

 
Location: North 126b

Authors Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr book signing

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Location: North 125

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

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Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 

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

For more information on Killer POV visit here

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126b

Authors from the Know Your History panel signing

 
Location: North 124

Historical Fantasy writers, history teachers, or self proclaimed history buffs, how much do they really know?  Be an author's Trivia-Titan and win.  Start the weekend right by being part of the best trivia game with trivial prizes.

 

Amazon Warrior Women, Lawful Ladies, Gals of Goodness and Vixens of Virtue.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 125

Vampires in a modern world.  What other beings lurk in the shadows of our cityscapes?  True Blood exposed us to these strange, intriguing lives lived in today's settings. Now we've been exposed, what more can we expect from these alternate realities?

 

Local author Craig W. Chenery will lead an open discussion on overcoming the challenges of creating, attending comicon and pop culture fandom for people living with bipolar disorder, depression and/or social anxiety.

For additional information on Craig, please visit here

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

Steampunk is a fantastic conveyance, in every sense of the term. Victorians spent a lot of time, money, and energy researching the Paranormal, and much of our modern fondness stems from those basic cells. This panel covers how to describe magic, and explores the lengths that Victorians went to not only touch the occult, but be the ones paid to do the touching!

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Location: North 126A

 Why does magic seem to withstand the test of time?  Panelists discuss the use of magic and how innovative ideas bring fresh new ways to use magic in literature. 

 
Location: North 125

Proper cover letters that work, what's a good "elevator" speech, how to get your manuscript read, what to send to whom and what about press kits

 

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 TD-0013! 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona
 

Max Brooks is the bestselling author of World War ZThe Zombie Survival Guide. His comic book and graphic novel work includes G.I. Joe: Hearts and MindsThe Extinction ParadeShadow Walk, and The Harlem Hellfighters.

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 A Get together for the good guys.

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

Panelists discuss and possibly debate what things are good for a frightening atmosphere and why some things will never be in a horror story. Some things beg to be vilified (lifelike dolls, black muscle car, magic wand); other things, too benign/silly to be haunted/possessed/evil. (Lucifer's lightbulb? Evil bunny slippers? Haunted highlighter?)

 
Location: North 126b

Authors from More Than a Haunted House panel signing

 
Location: North 125

 Demons, dragons, fiends, beasts, mutants; whatever you call them, monsters have been a part of fantasy as well as horror stories since we first heard a bump in the night.  Panelists discuss what makes a malicious, memorable and magical monster.

 
Location: North 124

Overview of Mythology, ancient to modern and how they work together and influence modern literature

 
Location: North 124

Award winning Naomi Novik is author of His Majesty's Dragon, Black Powder War, the first eight volumes of the Temeraire series, and more. Hear about her early days writing, the Organization for Transformative Works, and her plans for the future.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 124

The 6th Annual Phoenix Comicon Nerd Poetry Slam!  Once again the nerds of all fandoms clash with words to bring poetic truth to Phoenix Comicon!  Bring your work, love, pathos, heartbreak, joy, and grok-then see if you can be the Nerd Slam Champion!  Sestinas about Firefly? Haikus about Star Wars? Epics about Star Trek? Attack on Titan Freeverse? You want it, we've got it. And YOU are the poet. 

who'll be here
  • Jesse Parent
 

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

who'll be here
  • The Flock (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 126A

Many books can be easily categorized by a specific genre.  Not all authors create worlds so easily defined.  This panel highlights the unique and enjoyable efforts of these creative authors.

 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

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

Be it peer pressure or possession, how do outside influences get in and change a character?

 
Location: North 126b

Signing for the Paranormal Romance panel authors

who'll be here
 
Location: North 124

Can Love Survive?

 

We will be discussing practical weapon effects used in movies and television, budget vs reality. When the director calls for 'action' and how to make it the weapon action believable and safe.  What to watch for when looking at weapon fx in movies.

 

 

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126A

Taking history and conforming it into a realistic fantasy takes more than imagination.  Research and attention to detail are a must, but yet, cannot be overdone. How to put a story into the real past and bend the truth while creating a viable story.

 
Location: North 126b

Authors Richard Kadrey and Sherrilyn Kenyon Book Signing

 

Michael MacLean has written five films for the legendary Roger Corman, including Sharktopus, and Piranhaconda, and is currently working with Lady Death creator Brian Pulido on a comic book project. An Arizona local, Mike was born, raised, and still works in Tempe.  If you want a few screenwriting tips or some behind the scenes Sharktopus gossip, now's your chance.

who'll be here
  • Mike MacLean
 
Location: North 124

Hear how Serial Box is telling stories for the digital age and get a sneak peak at it's first serial.

 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Sevengill Will's Shark Adventure- The Day was bright and the sun was shinning down through the crystal clear water. On this day a young shark named Sevengill Will was longing to explore, so he swam to his friends house, Bobby Blue Shark. Join us for an adventure filled story time with author, Michelle Aviles.

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms
  • Michelle Aviles
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Sevengill Will's Shark Adventure- The Day was bright and the sun was shinning down through the crystal clear water. On this day a young shark named Sevengill Will was longing to explore, so he swam to his friends house, Bobby Blue Shark. Join us for an adventure filled story time with author, Michelle Aviles.

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms
  • Michelle Aviles
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 126b

Authors Diana Gabaldon and Sherrilyn Kenyon book signing. Diana Gabaldon  joining from 5-6

who'll be here
 
Location: North 124

#1 New York Times Best Seller, Sherrilyn Kenyon, author of No Mercy and Devil May Cry joins us for an hour discussing past literary achievements, her current project(s) and her future plans.  Discover the interesting world of Sherrilyn Kenyon.

who'll be here
 

A special area for Sidekicks (ages 12 and under) to get pictures with their fellow heroes.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A special area for Sidekicks (ages 12 and under) to get pictures with their fellow heroes.

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

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: North 126b

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

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

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: Exhibitor hall tables 16132,16136 & 1614

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 
Location: North 126b

Get your books signed by your favorite authors

 

Join Educating [Geeks] as they cover the controversial 2nd Season of the FOX Network hit Sleepy Hollow

who'll be here
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Devon Adams
  • Educating Geeks
 

Have you ever thought about creating your own podcast? Do you have a podcast already that you’d like to make the most of? This introduction to podcasting will help you with the skills needed to successfully create, market, and distribute your unique content to maximum effect. The Crew from Socially Awkward Studios and the Four Eyed Radio Network will discuss how to record, distribute, and market your podcast. We'll delve into equipment, software, hosting, content and more!
 

who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Matthew Renfro
  • Stephen Mooney
  • Ziggy Berkeley
 
Location: North 126A

What is it like out there amonst the stars?  Does it truely maatter what it's really like?  What do these authors see when they look at space through a science fiction filter?

 
Location: North 126A

Drawing Out The Dragons

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Location: North 124

Spotlight on Kevin Hearne, author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, and Star War's Heir to the Jedi, as well as much more.  Join Kevin as he talks about his past experiences, current projects, and future endeavors.

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Location: North 124

Come see the author of Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, Metrophage, Butcher Bird and more talk about his past works, current projects, and future plans.

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Come find out what it's like to be the spouse of a comic book creator.  From emotional support to artist partners, we talk to spouses of some of your favorite locally and nationally known comic book creators.

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  • Gus Reyna
  • MICAH STEWART
  • Michael Arrowsmith
 

So... ...what is the crew up to when they're not on the silver or television screen? Join us as we dive into the rich world of comics and books that expand the Star Trek universe!

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  • David Williams
  • Ted House
 

Fangoria magazine has been the leading authority on all things horror since 1979. Come join Rebekah McKendry, Fangoria's Director of Marketing and co-host of Killer POV, for all latest horror movies news, upcoming projects, what's hot and what's not or bring your own questions!

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Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Ride into the Rising Sunset for a cuppa brown joy! Meet colorful characters from a past that never was. Learn about Western tea culture from the fabulous Madam Askew. Witness Tea Duelist "The Dirty Weasel" live up to his reputation as the Fastest Nom in the West. Meet the Characters behind the characters as Steampunk and local Small Press authors discuss books, genre writing and Boutique publishers. 

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Cost is $10
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Ride into the Rising Sunset for a cuppa brown joy! Meet colorful characters from a past that never was. Learn about Western tea culture from the fabulous Madam Askew. Witness Tea Duelist "The Dirty Weasel" live up to his reputation as the Fastest Nom in the West. Meet the Characters behind the characters as Steampunk and local Small Press authors discuss books, genre writing and Boutique publishers. 

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Cost is $10
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Ride into the Rising Sunset for a cuppa brown joy! Meet colorful characters from a past that never was. Learn about Western tea culture from the fabulous Madam Askew. Witness Tea Duelist "The Dirty Weasel" live up to his reputation as the Fastest Nom in the West. Meet the Characters behind the characters as Steampunk and local Small Press authors discuss books, genre writing and Boutique publishers. 

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Cost is $10
 
Location: North 124

Our panelists waste an hour of your time as they discuss, and possibly demonstrate, how to best utilize social media as a creator.  Oh, help us all!

 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Hear wonderful "tails" with Moon Mermaid and have an opportunity for photos after the story!

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  • Moon Mermaid
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 126A

It's all about the ghosts . . . and explaining the unexplainable.  History, experiences, tales, and the fun of creating super phnomenal experiences from scratch.  

 
Location: North 125

Modern technology has made an impact on how books are created, packaged, and promoted.  This discussion brings to light how a book doesn't have to be just paper and ink any more.  Consider creative ways to publish and promote literary creations.

 
Location: North 126A

Good Mysteries, Thrillers, Horror, and Actioin Adventures hold your attention and each page builds upon the other.  How is this done?  Is there only one way to build tension in a tale? How does a good book keep you glued to every page?  

 
Location: North 125
Feast scenes are a staple of any fantasy author's diet, just as much as dragons and talking swords. But is there more to a feast scene than just disturbingly elaborate portrayals of roast duck? Digest this issue with our panelists!
 

Winter is coming - to Phoenix Comicon! You are cordially invited to the Game of Thrones Red Wedding Party, benefiting Kids Need to Read. Dance, drink and be merry as combat unfolds, be shown how to "dance" like Arya, and stay to the end to see who wins the tournament to be King of Westeros. Have your picture taken in all your finery, chat with other Houses, and buy raffle tickets to win one of the House Stark banners lining the hall. 
Proceeds from the raffle also benefit Kids Need to Read in their mission to create a culture of reading for children, by providing books to underfunded schools, libraries and literacy programs across the United States. Price of party admission includes tax

We will have Game of Thrones prizes and raffles and the first 200 to attend will receive House buttons.

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  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $20
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

What if you fell through a bridge into the realm of Trolls. Misunderstood, you will learn about Trolls and make a mask to take home! Wonderful storytelling and creative activities woven together in this tale by JJ Czep!

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  • Jenn Czep
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 124

A panel for authors to gush about the facets of their research that surprised and delighted them.

 
Location: North 125

An author is not shaped just by books.  Anime, video games, comics, movies: in pop culture anything can influence an author's storytelling.  Our panelists discuss what non-book influences inspire their writing.

 
Location: North 125

Old School Vs. Modern Urban Fantasy. How do the two compare?

 

Because everyone likes a Bad Girl. 

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Are you a bad guy or girl? Want to meet other bad guys and girls? Then this is the place for you. No Heroes allowed at this Meetup of the Malicious!

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Characters in literature don't run around naked.  What should a character wear?  Why?  What function does it serve or does it just look really, really great?

 
Location: North 221

Who is SFWA? Panelists describe the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association of America, its fifty year history, its future, and the shape of F&SF going forward.

 
Location: North 126A

Should plot or character drive a story?  The pros and cons of either way.

 
Location: North 126b

Authors from the World Building panel book signing

 
Location: North 124

World building is a good start, but when is it enough and how to move on to the characters and the story.

 
Location: North 126A

Amidst the vast sea of panels and shared knowledge, how shall the aspiring author glean the direction to acquire their desired ultimate destination? Phoenix Comicon's Books and Authors ventures forth to aid the weary writer in achieving their desires.  Join the quest for literary excellence.  What is this quest?  Who shall embark upon this adventure? How does one attain the final treasure?  All will be revealed. 

Are you ready?  

Then get set . . .

TALLY HO!

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Location: North 125

Characters stuck in situations where heroism is the only choice.

 
Location: North 125

Have your Young Adult writing critiqued by professionals in the writing business. Be ready to read up to 3 minutes of your own work. What is good? What needs work?  See the Books and Authors/Writer's Epic Quest table for details.

 
Location: North 126A

Writing younger characters that still feel real to the reader.

 
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