Education Programming
 

Sgt. Darren Burch provides the details of a 2 year investigation of a tragic and violent 1997 home invasion of an elderly couple Phoenix. Hear the account of this real-life monster's crimes, ultimate demise and old-school 90's police investigation!

who'll be here
  • Sgt. Darren Burch
 
Location: South 151-154

Bring the kids and gather in an area where there will be arts and crafts all day long, as well as artist drop-ins, author readings, and other activities. A place where kids of all ages can explore their inner artist.

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 151-154

Craft tables include LEGO and coloring, drawing, & puzzles. A gallery is available to display artwork. In the morning: Thomatropes, necklaces (ala Percy Jackson). Afternoon activities: puppets, paper plate crafts. Crowns & helmets all day.

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 151-154

Craft tables include LEGO and coloring, drawing, & puzzles. A gallery is available to display artwork. In the morning: paper cube heroes, puppets. Afternoon activities: origami, Thomatropes. Collages/Books all day.

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 151-154

Craft tables include LEGO and coloring, drawing, & puzzles. A gallery is available to display artwork. In the morning: origami. Afternoon activities: miscellaneous crafts.

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Tolkien's characters lived in a world that shared our stars, but Middle Earth has its own constellations and lore. These inflatable planetarium shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12:00, but come at 11:45 to grab your free ticket and reserve a spot.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 

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 126a

Share your successes in using pop culture in your classroom, afterschool programs and libraries.

who'll be here
  • DJ Graham
  • Erik Francis
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 129b

Retailers talk about how to start your comic book collection and what to look for in high value comics.

who'll be here
  • Jesse James
  • Ken Brown
 
Location: North 128b

Fallen, Inc. creator H.L. Martin gives a comprehensive overview and demonstration of coloring with markers.

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

Get a taste of how middle and secondary students can integrate  savory graphic texts into their lessons and gain culinary skills in the process.

who'll be here
  • Jeff Barbanell
  • Robin MacPherson
 
Location: North 126a

Join Erik Francis, M. Ed. as he explores the most effective ways to use sequential art to teach critical thinking in the classroom

who'll be here
  • Erik Francis
 

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.
 
Comic books, anime, and video games don't offer costumes for kids. Learn how to alter clothing and patterns to make cosplay comfortable and fun for young cosplayers. Our panelists have over 25 years of experience making cosplay costumes for all ages
who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
 

Many characters in comic books, anime, and video games don't offer any costumes for kids. Discover ways to alter clothing and patterns to help make the cosplay comfortable and fun for young cosplayers. Our panelists have over 25 years of experience making cosplay costumes for both children and adults.

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
 
Location: North 128b

Learn how to create an independent comic that looks and reads as good as anything else on the stands. Panelists discuss the challenges of creating, publishing and marketing their independent comics.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
 
Location: North 129b
J "Ghost" Hause tutorial on how to create highly rendered art in photoshop, from linework to painting, to advanced visual effects. For everyone, from beginners to intermediate digital artists, with live demonstrations of techniques.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Jon Schneep talks about his career directing and producing animated show, while showing clips of the shows that he has worked on (Venture Brothers, Metalocalypse, Zenescope Fairy Tales Animated).

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Join Elsa, Anna, and your favorite Princesses as you go through a magical journey! Learn to dress, talk, sing, and act like your favorite Disney characters! As we go over how to create memorable Disney costumes and what it takes to be a Disney Royal!
who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Skinner
  • More To The Story Entertainment (4 panelists)
 

With the Doctor's travels spreading far and wide across the universe, he was bound to visit some notable star systems on the way! The TARDIS planetarium departs every 20 minutes starting at 4:30, but come at 4:15 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area
Aliens, Monsters, Bad Guys and more... See how artist Kevin Coulston draws his characters from the popular all-ages comics "Dylan McVillain" and "The Adventures of a 4th Grade Space Captain", and learn how to draw your own Super Villain!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Learn the basics of drawing exaggerated cartoon faces. Artist Rebecca Hicks, creator of the all-ages Little Vampires books and comics, will teach this fun and interactive class that will encourage artists of all ages and skill levels to draw!

who'll be here
  • Rebecca Hicks
 
Location: North 129b

Learn how to give fantasy creatures (such as dragons and griffins) unique expressions and characteristics.  Paper and pencils provided so you can draw along.

who'll be here
  • Jessica Feinberg
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Andy Runton tells you about his books, and teaches you how to draw like a professional cartoonist! Learn how to draw anyting using simple shapes in this fun and instructional demo. It'll be a blast!

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

At Henry VIII's court, the nobility needed assistance getting dressed in the morning in order to look their best. Our panelists will discuss & demonstrate how Henry & wives would have gotten dressed each morning, and the help they needed to look so extravagant.

who'll be here
  • Betsy Ponce
  • Bill Jackson
  • Ferenc Feher
  • Frances Martinez
  • Jeremy Crews
  • Maridith Feher
  • Michelle Chirip
 
Location: North 126a

Prepare students for logic, collaboration, and patience through sequential art & storytelling tools that help every child express their own narrative. Based on the latest Media Literacy Studies. With Jeff Barbanell.

who'll be here
  • Jeff Barbanell
  • John Blaszczyk
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Jerry’s Artarama, the new Youth Art Room Sponsor, will have various giveaways, art media demonstrations, and opportunities to 'test drive' new art supplies! Stop in to see what they have!  http://www.jerrysartarama.com/  

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

Jerry’s Artarama, the new Youth Art Room Sponsor, will have various giveaways, art media demonstrations, and opportunities to 'test drive' new art supplies! Stop in to see what they have!  http://www.jerrysartarama.com/  

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

Jerry’s Artarama, the new Youth Art Room Sponsor, will have various giveaways, art media demonstrations, and opportunities to 'test drive' new art supplies! Stop in to see what they have!  http://www.jerrysartarama.com/  

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area
Jerry’s Artarama, the new Youth Art Room Sponsor, will have various giveaways, art media demonstrations, and opportunities to 'test drive' new art supplies! Stop in to see what they have! http://www.jerrysartarama.com/  
who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Sewing cosplay can be one of the most frustrating hobbies on the planet. You have to consider everything from what patterns to pick to how you’re going to make that 6 foot scythe. However, it all starts with your fabric. Join Priapella Corp as we guide you through fabric selection and much more!

who'll be here
  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 

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.

 
Location: South 150

Join this panel of experts as they help families learn to deal with the pervasive menace of bullying. A free copy of Jay McGraw's Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies to the first 100 families in attendance, courtesy of Kids Need to Read!

who'll be here
  • Carrie SEVERSON
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Sgt. Darren Burch
 

Crawl inside an inflatable dome to learn which of your favorite characters have stellar counterparts, and how they fit into the Wizarding World. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 10:30, but come at 10:15 to grab your free  ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
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
 

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
 

Do you have a favorite robot? Ever think you would get to build and operate a robot while still in school? Join Westwood Robotics for a demonstration and discussion on how robotics will help out in our future.

who'll be here
  • Westwood Robotics (9 panelists)
 

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 159
Come watch David Oakes as he creates a custom LEGO minifigure right before your eyes while sharing his 20 years of experience with "Everything Awesome."
who'll be here
  • David Oakes
 

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

who'll be here
  • Kingdom of Umbria (3 panelists)
 
Location: South 150
Join Jonathan Simon of Lightning Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do all around the Valley and Arizona that families can do together all year round!
who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: South 150

Join Jonathan Simon of Lightning Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do all around the Valley and Arizona that families can do together all year round!

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: North 126a

Bradley Snyder, marketing consultant for Marvel and Nickelodeon will discuss the 5 simple truths about kids and how we can apply them in the classroom.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Want to make a costume but have no skills to help you start? Well look no further than this panel! House Lionheart will teach you techniques for costume creation that don't require a sewing machine. Ideas will work for cosplay, steampunk, & fantasy genres, just to name a few. Don't let your lack of skills interfere with your desire to join the costumed ranks! Listen and learn today!

who'll be here
  • House Lionheart (4 panelists)
 
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.
 

Do you aspire to strut the streets of Harajuku in authentic street style? Join Broken Doll Cosplay for an hour of fashionable fun! Lolita, gyaru, visual kei,decora; you name it and we'll be teaching you how to be it!

who'll be here
  • Broken Doll Cosplay
 

As the Klingon Empire expands across the galaxy, entire planets are now teaching their children Shakespeare in the original Klingon Language: tlhIngan Hol! Put yourself and your loved ones at a tactical advantage by learning at Phoenix ComiCon!

who'll be here
  • Dakota Ballejos
  • George Richardson
  • Kevin Burgess
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Join Alison Paul as she shows you how to draw and name your own My Little Ponies!  Alison is 24, and teacher in training. "My life is full of books, cartoons, and work at an elementary school". This is her third year at Comicon!

who'll be here
  • Alison Paul
  • Lizde Olivas
 
Location: South 150

So, you bought the kit. You built the model. Maybe you even tried to build some of the other scenes on the box. So what do you do with your LEGO now? Would you believe home furnishings? Or clothes?

Join LEGO Builder Dave Shaddix, Stephen Lanyi, and host David Oakes as we explore some of the more out there items you can build with LEGO!

who'll be here
  • Dave Shaddix
  • David Oakes
  • Stephen Lanyi
 
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
 

 
 

 

Mark Greenawalt and a team of professional body painting artists will transform a group of models into an original super villain team. This will be a live demonstration where the audience gets to experience the transformation as each artists uses their own unique styles and techniques to develop their character into a cohesive member of this evil team. Once all of the characters are painted, they will assemble for a photoshoot, poised for action in front of a staged theatrical backdrop. Photography will be allowed after the first hour of painting and during the final staged photoshoot.

MARK GREENAWALT - Bio Artist Mark Greenawalt is best known for his live bodypainting exhibitions at galleries, conventions, and even the prestigious Playboy Mansion. He has lectured on the art of bodypainting in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America and he currently lives right here in Phoenix. Greenawalt's special effects makeup has been seen in numerous film and TV episodes and his digital illustrations have been published in magazines and comic book covers. To visit his online portfolios, visit www.FutureClassX.com and www.MarkGreenawalt.com.

Mark Greenawalt Gallery represented by FUTURE-CLASS X PUBLISHING

www.futureclassx.com

Presenting the models for our bodypainting project on Friday, June 6th at Phoenix ComiCon. From left to right is Alexandria Pierce, Breana L Guidry, Rosanna Rocha Cosplayer, and Tia Markie. The body paint artists will be Mark Greenawalt, Papi Miranda, Vanessa Allen, and Adam Slick Van Slyke.

 

 

 

 

   
  

who'll be here
  • Adam Van Slyke
  • Alexandria Pierce
  • Breana Guidry
  • carlton Miranda
  • Rosanna Rocha
  • Tia Markie
  • Vanessa Allen
 

Dive into the world of mermaids with Mermaid Odette- The Swimming Mermaid of Arizona. Learn what it takes to become a mermaid, how to swim properly, tails, and more. Welcome to the world of mermaids! 

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (3 panelists)
 
Be A Martian! Arizona State University’s Mars Space Flight Facility is hosting a special interactive exhibit featuring the Red Planet. Get updated news from mission scientists, have fun with hands-on activities, and see yourself in the infrared!
who'll be here
  • ASU Mars Exhibit (19 panelists)
 
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.
 

Learn how to build, wire and power a circuit with a battery or power supply to light costumes or props. $25, limit 15. Kit includes: Assortment of LEDs, Resistors, Battery, Battery holder, DC power supply.

who'll be here
  • Tim Holt
 
Hand-paint your own paper parasol! Parasol, paints and brushes, glue & glitter will be provided.  Freestyle Kit is $25, or paint a traditional Kaylee Firefly parasol for only $15. If you opt for a Kaylee Kit, I will supply the first stripe outline (in charcoal so it will wipe away easily)
 
Send payment through Paypal to Rkcarter@cox.net. You may contact me with any questions at that email as well. Have fun and let your imagination run wild!
 
 
   
who'll be here
  • Rebecca Carter
 
Location: North 127ab

Pastiche (fan fiction) is a powerful way to capture students and get them writing. This facilitated discussion will explore how it is being used in classrooms across throughout Arizona and beyond.

who'll be here
  • Dawn Opel
  • DJ Graham
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126a

Join us as we kick off the 3rd year of educator professional development programming. Meet the presenters we like to call the League of Extraordinary Academics and meet other educuators passionate about pop culture.

who'll be here
  • Dawn Opel
  • DJ Graham
  • Erik Francis
  • Jeff Barbanell
 

You think you've got what it takes to be a Pokemon master? Join us here at Pokemon Tech where we'll go through all regions to test your abilities as a Pokemon trainer. Will you pass, or flunk out? Join us to find out!

who'll be here
  • Arietis
 

What do My Little Pony, X-Men, The Simpsons, Power Rangers, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Transformers and Halo all have in common? Astronomy! Inflatable planetarium shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12:00, but come at 11:45 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 

Come learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing along with some methods of prep, painting, and assembly of printed props.

Printing 3D props and prop components lets you skip the difficult and time-consuming steps involved in cutting and shaping pieces from hand. Not that 3D printing is always superior to the traditional methods, but 3D printing lets you transition quickly from an idea, to a digital 3D version of your desired object, to a plastic version you can hold in your hand.

While covering basic modeling and printing techniques, we will go over many of the basic tools and supplies you’ll need before, during, and after your 3D printing adventure. We will also cover some techniques for prepping, painting, and assembling your 3D printed objects into finished props

who'll be here
  • Cory E. Alexander
  • Moheeb Zara
 

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

 

www.asuquidditch.com

who'll be here
  • ASU Sun Devil Quidditch (28 panelists)
  • Brianna Bailey
 

Ever wanted to build a robot? Imagine if you could while being a high school student! Anyone at any age can get involved with robotic building and competition. Join Westwood Robotics for a focused discussion and demonstration on Aerial Assist.

who'll be here
  • Westwood Robotics (11 panelists)
 
Location: South 155-158
All heroes must have a trusty side-kick! Come learn some key self-defense techniques. Use your instincts, voice, surroundings, and maybe your parents! Nationally certified youth self-defense instructors will get you moving like a true superhero!
who'll be here
 

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: South Art Room - Events Area

Artist Spencer Brinkerhoff III will be teaching how to draw some of his favorite Star Wars characters with a special drawing coin that he's created. If you can trace a coin, then you've already accomplished step one!

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

Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam! Want to learn about the culture and honor of the Klingon Empire? Want to be able to talk your way out of a fight (or maybe into one)? This is the panel to give you a glancing view into glorious Klingon culture as well as tips, tricks and hint to cosplaying a member of the Klingon Empire.

who'll be here
  • Dakota Ballejos
  • George Richardson
  • Kevin Burgess
 
Location: North 127ab

You call it fan fiction. The technical term for it is Pastiche and no character has inspired more than Sherlock Holmes. 

who'll be here
  • Dawn Opel
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

The Red Cross Pillowcase Project shows kids about common hazards and protective actions they can take. Thanks to a partnership with the Walt Disney Company, kids get a free Disney pillowcase with markers to decorate it, and a preparedness workbook.

who'll be here
  • The American Red Cross (3 panelists)
 

Join ADHD cosplay as we teach you how to Reuse old stuff for cosplay, how to Reduce stress to nothing, & how to Recycle old cosplay items & what seems like trash for the good of all. So Go GREEN for cosplay! Did we mention this will save money, too?

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 126a

When Disney, Marvel and Nickelodeon need to understand kids, Brad Snyder is the man they reach out to. He has helped develop raw concepts into some of today's most successful kids entertainment .He shares his thoughts on video games.

who'll be here
  • Dawn Opel
 

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
 

Watch as Orion Slave Girls and Klingons are created LIVE during this interactive panel featuring professional Hollywood Creature Makeup artists!

who'll be here
  • David Ayres
  • Eileen Johnson
  • John Frye
  • Melanie Hazeldene
 
Location: North 126a

Join us when the audience becomes the experts for this annual facilitated discussion on Dystopian vs. Utopian societies.

who'll be here
  • Brad Snyder
  • Dawn Opel
  • DJ Graham
  • Erik Francis
  • Jeff Barbanell
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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
 
Location: North 129b

Watercolor painting example with Q&A. Learn about different types of papers, brushes and paints as well as how to layer paint, blend colors, and achieve details. 

who'll be here
  • Jessica Feinberg
 

You've created your webcomic and it's awesome! One problem though, no one is reading it. Join us and learn how you can drive traffic to your webcomic and increase readership through advertising, social media and more.

who'll be here
  • Aneeka Richins
  • Emma Lysyk
  • Frank Jordan
  • Patrick Scullin
 

Have a great idea you think would made a great webcomic but don't know where to start? Chat with creators about their unique creative processes and get an inside look at how webcomics are made.

who'll be here
  • Aneeka Richins
  • Emma Lysyk
  • Frank Jordan
  • Patrick Scullin
 

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
 

A discussion of the growing community of LGBT gamers in the Phoenix area, creating a safe space to get together, play games, and support each other. 

who'll be here
  • Delos Hawkins
  • Joe Erickson
  • Robi Cousins
  • Shane Blissett
 

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
 
Location: South 150

When it comes to art, age doesn’t matter. Anyone can be an artist! Children can come learn and draw in an anime style at this safe and family friendly environment. Prizes are provided by Cosplay & Fan Gear, LLC.

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
 
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