Education Programming for Comicon 2015

 
Location: North 129

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

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 127

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

who'll be here
  • John Floyd
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
  • Mike Syfritt
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Kim Bailey
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

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

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 

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

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
  • Jeremiah Wilkerson
 
Location: North 126C

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Dante Lauretta
  • Dave Shaddix
  • Geoffrey Notkin
 
Location: North 126C

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

who'll be here
  • KellyAnn Bonnell
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2
Corsetry has a bad name. The uneducated think of the wasp-waisted abominations that crushed women's internal organs. Others think of the sexy bondage option. But good corsetry is like a good bra: Supportive, flattering and essential to several types of costuming. This will help you identify a good from a bad corset and how to make one.
who'll be here
 
Location: North 126C

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

 

Careers in Pop Culture Spotlight on Indie Creators:

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

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

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

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

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

Joseph Serrano (www.lifeforcesaga.com).

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

Meet the Pros Spotlight on Pop Culture Retailing:

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

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

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

Maryelizabeth Hart (www.mystgalaxy.com).

 

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

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

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

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

 

Meet the Pros Spotlight on The Flash:

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Arizona Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

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

 

who'll be here
  • Debbie Hall Leeper
  • Dee Astell
  • Holly Lotz
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 123

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Melissa McEagle
 
Location: North 127

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Amie Lynn- Amy Pantea
  • Angelica Dawn
  • Liz Vickery
 

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

who'll be here
  • Rainbowfx (7 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 127

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

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To enter you have two options:

Pre Reg:  

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

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

On Site Reg: 

Sign up on site before the show

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

Rules:  

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

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

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

 

Any questions email: anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Luluko
 
Location: North 130

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

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

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 128

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

who'll be here
  • Amie Lynn- Amy Pantea
  • Angelica Dawn
  • Liz Vickery
 

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

who'll be here
  • Nola Yergen
 
Location: North 127

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126C

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

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

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

 

 

who'll be here
  • Daniel M. Davis
  • Dawna Davis
 

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

who'll be here
  • Kevin R. Phipps
 

    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
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
  • Jim Poulin
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

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

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

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

who'll be here
 

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Luluko
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No children under 12 please

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

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Mark Newbauer
  • Ted Chalmers
 

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

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley-Canales
  • Final Girl (2 panelists)
  • Marc Ciccarone
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • DaVaun Sanders
  • Jeffrey Lamar
  • Michael Hanelin
  • Ruben Ybarra
  • Tony Severe
  • Yong Tak
 
Location: North 130
All those different pins and needles..... why so many kinds and are they really different? Which should I use when? Plus tools you may not know you need, some from places you may not have thought of utilizing. 

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

who'll be here
  • Pati Cook
 
Location: North 126C

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Christian Dameff
  • Jeffrey Tully
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Lisa Hansell
  • Tim Vittetoe
 
Location: North 127

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
 

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

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

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

Cost is $30.00
 
Location: North 126C

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

who'll be here
  • Todd Van Hooser
 
Location: North 130

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

who'll be here
  • James Johnson
  • Rose Johnson
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

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

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 
Location: North 126C

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Eric Tozzi
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Jason Ard
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 130

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

This panel is youth friendly for the well behaved and we will entertain your questions to the best of our ability!
who'll be here
  • The Society for Creative Anachronism (5 panelists)
  • Thomas Batt
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 102A

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

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

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: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Kids who love making and creating beautiful things will enjoy this session on weaving. Everyone will leave with a handmade bracelet!.

who'll be here
  • Arizona Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Come discuss the basics of leather craft, Learn about the tools of the trade. See the different types of leather and figure out what could be used to benefit your projects.

who'll be here
  • Noe Sanchez
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

You know the basics now its time to take it a step further. Learn what are the more advanced tools to work with leather. treating, conditioning, and overall care for your leather projects.

who'll be here
  • Noe Sanchez
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Express yourself with Lego bricks during this free build time.  Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

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

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: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Little Rhythms is a fun & interactive music class where you can bond with your little Superhero as you learn, sing, craft and play together. By creating a music-rich environment designed specifically for little superhero minds, this fun musical program can help set children up for education and super hero success. Join us for class as we will craft Super Hero Guitars!

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms (6 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Little Rhythms is a fun & interactive music class where you can bond with your little Superhero as you learn, sing, craft and play together. By creating a music-rich environment designed specifically for little superhero minds, this fun musical program can help set children up for education and super hero success. Join us for class as we will craft Super Hero Guitars!

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms (6 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Little Rhythms is a fun & interactive music class where you can bond with your little Superhero as you learn, sing, craft and play together. By creating a music-rich environment designed specifically for little superhero minds, this fun musical program can help set children up for education and super hero success. Join us for class as we will craft Super Hero Guitars!

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms (6 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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!

who'll be here
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

A discussion on creating or expanding your Steampunk character.  From finding a name to putting together a costume on a budget and all points in between. If you are building your character and are looking for a little insight, this would be a good place to start.

 

 

 

who'll be here
  • Justin Hackert
 

Come out and meet your some of your local Timelords, as High Council Members from AZ TARDIS discuss what it takes to grow a TARDIS, build a Dalek, maintain proper K9 care, and get your chameleon circuit to turn your TARDIS into a Police Box Motorcycle. Not to mention information on the wonderful charities that these Time Lords and Ladies support.

who'll be here
  • AZ T.A.R.D.I.S.  
  • Denise Hanks
  • Duncan MacLeod
  • James Richardson
  • Jeff Jones
  • Pat Harper
  • Suzanne Jones
  • Tom Hanks
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Hear the tales, trials and tribulations of the 137 year old, time traveling tea fiend, Madame Askew. Madame will share not only some of her favorite tea anecdotes but a variety of tips for entertaining at a tea party or soothing a savage opponent on the field of tea.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
 

The traditions, practices, and superstitions of death during the 19th century. Slideshow included. Not for the faint of heart! Images of actual dead bodies and beyond. 18+ only.

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Khurt Khave
 

Phoenix Comicon is pleased to welcome Arizona's Imagineer and Special FX Artist Kyle Thompson. Come get a behind the scenes look at Kyle's sculpture studio and make-up fx lab, Midnight Studios FX. His work has focused on creature design sculpture and illustration, breathing life into conceptual creature design, make-up fx, body suits, stop motion figures, hyper realistic dummies, art direction, and hot set decor for motion pictures as well as props and animatronics for theme parks and dark attractions.

For more information on Midnight Studios FX, please visit here

who'll be here
 

Don't miss out! Phoenix Comicon is pleased to welcome Arizona's Imagineer and Special FX Artist Kyle Thompson. Come get a behind the scenes look at Kyle's sculpture studio and make-up fx lab, Midnight Studios FX. His work has focused on creature design sculpture and illustration, breathing life into conceptual creature design, make-up fx, body suits, stop motion figures, hyper realistic dummies, art direction, and hot set decor for motion pictures as well as props and animatronics for theme parks and dark attractions.

For more information on Midnight Studios FX, please visit here

who'll be here
 
Location: North 129

Join us as we teach you how to strut your stuff on the catwalk! We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this class for anyone modeling in Fashion shows and Costume Contests! 

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay
  • Catherine Gallardo
  • Paige Hill
  • Vanya Holmes
 

A discussion of the current state of LGBTQ identities in mainstream games, including Mass Effect, Dragon Age, The Last of Us and more! A discussion of where we're at and where things are headed in the future.

who'll be here
  • Hana Khalyleh
  • James Fuchs
  • Phoenix Gaymers (2 panelists)
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Web comic artist and illustrator, Kevin Coulston, Dylan McVillain, will demonstrate techniques for drawing cool comic characters.

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

Ever wondered how you can easily meet awesome, talented people or just want to know why you should bother with a Facebook page? Then it's time you learned how to network! Join cosplayer and professional social media manager Luluko to learn the basics of effective networking.

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

Ever wanted to learn how to do the beautiful folded art of origami? In this hands on workshop you can make and take pieces from the simplest crane to the fanciest looking modular creations. Paper will be provided, and it'll be fun for everyone from level one novices to maxed out paper wizards.

who'll be here
  • Muffin (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Please join us for a couple of hours of pure fun. We will provide the paper parasols and acrylic paints in all the colors of the rainbow.  We have stencils and sponges and brushes, oh my.  And tons of glitter too.
If you are in the mood to paint a Hobbit Hole, or create a Steampunk masterpiece, or even paint your own Kaylee parasol, come on out and let your inner artist go crazy. 
To ensure your place in the class I strongly suggest you pay ahead of time using Paypal or at least send me an email to let me know you are interested in joining the class. I cannot guarantee a place in the class for walk-ins.

 
This class is for age 12 and older, no small children allowed.

Freestyle -  $25.00
Kaylee Parasols -  $15.00 ( if requested, I will place the first swirl outline in charcoal for you for an additional $3.00 )

Paypal: rkcarter@cox.net

who'll be here
  • Holly Lotz
  • Rebecca Carter
  • Tracey Feltes

Cost is $15-25.00
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

With all the wonderful patterns available in the market today one needs to learn how to read a pattern. We will go over reading and understanding the back of the pattern, taking measurements and deciphering basic Patten instructions.

 

 

who'll be here
  • Christine Bedell
  • Illeana Vega Herrera
  • Johnna Buttrick
 

Ever wonder how you can achieve the perfect pin-up look? Wonder no longer! Pin-up model and Burlesque performer Pearl Necklace will show you the tricks of the trade, demonstrating both daytime and nighttime looks.

who'll be here
  • Amber FitzPatrick
  • Pearl Necklace
 

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
 

Join us as we talk with several key behind-the-scenes personnel that are responsible for making 'Star Trek Continues' a reality!

who'll be here
  • Chris White
  • James Kerwin
  • Kasey Shafsky
  • Lisa Hansell
  • Megan Warner
 

In the growing population of 3d Printing the world is finding every reason to use one. Costuming is no exception. In this panel we will discuss how to incorporate 3d Printed items into your costume, How you can model the art and a live demonstration of a 3d Printer in action.

who'll be here
  • Aaron Forrester
  • Chris Ross
  • Greg Verrill
  • Matt Glosser
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Learn all about the Red Cross safety program for children and decorate your own pillowcase to keep for emergencies.

who'll be here
  • The American Red Cross
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

So you have the idea and the scripts, and even actors... ...but how do you do all of it on a budget that can't even afford shoestrings? Join the crew of 'Star Trek Continues' as they explain how they keep the lights on and the cameras rolling!

who'll be here
  • Chris White
  • Megan Warner
 

Every day, history is made- whether it's the Rum Rebellion on January 26th, the birth of Nandor Fodor on May 13th, or the death of J.R.R. Tolkien on September 2nd, history happens every day.  And every day, comedians are painstakingly combing the headlines for new joke fodder.  With "This Day in History," comedians are challenged to write entirely new material about the past events of the date of the performance and bring their totally fresh, unrehearsed ideas to the stage!

who'll be here
  • Aaron Miles
  • Erin Ontko
  • Genevieve Rice
  • Jeff Turbitt
  • Kristofer Royer
  • Matt Storrs
  • Michael Kohn
  • Phoenixcomedy.org
  • Steve Mandel
  • Steve Marek
 

Become a S.H.I.E.L.D. Detective for a day, and help a real-life Forensic Video Analyst clean up video to help identify a suspect and find a missing S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent.  You will see colors that cannot be seen, watch as jumbled letters turn readable, and learn what it takes to become a Forensic Video Analyst.  Kids of all ages are welcome!

who'll be here
  • Brewster Rolland-Keith
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Become a S.H.I.E.L.D. Detective for a day, and help a real-life Forensic Video Analyst clean up video to help identify a suspect and find a missing S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent.  You will see colors that cannot be seen, watch as jumbled letters turn readable, and learn what it takes to become a Forensic Video Analyst.  Kids of all ages are welcome!

who'll be here
  • Brewster Rolland-Keith
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 126C

Middle Schoolers + Theatre + Star Wars = a trifecta of awkwardness in musical form.  

But not so long ago, in a city not too far away, a small band of rebels struggled to stage their musical interpretation of one of the greatest movies ever made : Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back. And this is their journey…

In 2009, students of all walks of life at the Arts & Learning Children’s Conservatory in Anaheim, CA set out to produce their own live musical parody version of The Empire Strikes Back, as interpreted through their young talents. Follow the young actors, artists, musicians (and a few supervising adults) as they audition, rehearse and perform their take on this classic film, released some twenty years before most of the actors were even born!

Follow the heartwarming story of six completely different students cast in this tiny production ofStar Wars as they use their gifts to overcome one of life's biggest obstacles, adolescence. 

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

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
 

Here's a career path that most photographers didn't know existed: Set Photographer.  Put your skills and your eye to good use capturing behind the scenes, production stills, and shots for use in marketing design.  There's a wealth to do and know.

who'll be here
  • Shannon Dia
 
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: Renaissance Salon 1-2

They weren't as uptight as you think. Learn about brothels, burlesque, the world's first adult toys, the beginning of the pornography industry plus much more. Slideshow included. 18+ only.

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: West 102A

Want to play a new video game, but hate picking up duds? Join Very Awesome Girls PHX as we talk about the games we love, and help you pick the games that are worth your allowance money.

who'll be here
  • ashley Nicole dee
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Emily Cotman
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Batman re-imagined and drawn by some of the best local and national artists in comic today. Take home the sketches with a donation to the Kid's Need to Read Charity.

who'll be here
  • Joshua Green
  • Justin Miller
 
Location: North 129
There are lots and lots of different specialty Threads on the market, what are they all about, how to best use them and the effects you can get with them. 
Add in the strange looking attachments and pressure feet available for your machine and you can easily get some remarkable effects from simple sewing. 

This will be a quick survey of just some of the different threads and feet you can get and a quick look at how to use them.

who'll be here
  • Pati Cook
 

Gene Roddenberry was a humanist who believed that we had a capacity to grow into the culture that Star Trek idealized.  Join us as we screen a video of the best humanist moments from all 5 series and talk about how Star Trek strived to apply humanist principles to the adventures of our favorite crews.

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Eileen Johnson
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Zebariah Young
 

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!

who'll be here
 

In the world of the Victorian Science Fiction you must look your best at all times. In this workshop we will give you what you need to make yourself a dapper Gentlemen or lady with your own custom EVA Foam top hat. Learn tricks to make your EVA foam look like leather or distress metals. Add a key whole or a nice ribbon. Make it your own. Seats are limited so preorder your Top Hat today, through my etsy store. There will be options for Mini Hats and different sizes of full size hats.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/224426036/phx-comicon-workshop-foam-tophat

Price for the Hats are $30 for full size and $20 for Mini

who'll be here
  • Hannah Syfritt
  • Jake Tounsel
  • Mike Syfritt

Cost is $20-30.00
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2
Steampunk Cosplay for Kids!
A guide and how-to, phase by phase approach for steampunk costumes for children, on a budget.
 
 
 
who'll be here
  • Felicia Mendoza
  • Mario Rosales
  • Nero Mendoza
  • Risa Rosales
 

Come take flight and build your own pair of steampunk wings! We have a variety of wing types and shapes, along with a plethora of clockwork parts to help your creativity soar. medium size wing kits $25, large $35. Hosted by your wing man, Mystic Twistic.

who'll be here
  • Arianna Struble
  • Crystel Snyder
  • Holly Lotz
  • Mystic Twistic
  • Sarah Miller

Cost is $25-35.00
 
Location: North 126C

Join education experts as we brainstorm ways to use summer movies to spark interest in academic subjects in an attempt to fight summer learning loss for kids.

who'll be here
  • KellyAnn Bonnell
 
Location: North 126C

SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. Among the notable on-camera talents in the film are Stan Lee, Adam West, Lynda Carter, Puliter Prize winners Michael Chabon and Jules Feiffer, and interviews iwth the late greats Joe Simon (co-creator of Captain America) and Jerry Robinson (who helped create the Joker). Hosted and Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY (1938-1958)

During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950's, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation.

GREAT POWER, GREAT RESPONSIBILITY (1959-1977)

In the 1960's, a new breed of superhero emerges in the pages of Marvel Comics, inspried by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk, and others are the first to have "problems" with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear ont the scene and the pages of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" explode with relevant storylines, as comic books are forced to confront th ereality of an increasingly complex world.

A HERO CAN BE ANYONE (1978-Present)

This episode captures the enthusiasm for superheroes as they are embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic "Superman" movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steele. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and polarized world. In the burgeoning new millennium, superheroes have take over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner of the world.

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

TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY (1938-1958)

During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950's, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation.

 

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

GREAT POWER, GREAT RESPONSIBILITY (1959-1977)

In the 1960's, a new breed of superhero emerges in the pages of Marvel Comics, inspried by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk, and others are the first to have "problems" with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear ont the scene and the pages of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" explode with relevant storylines, as comic books are forced to confront th ereality of an increasingly complex world.

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

A HERO CAN BE ANYONE (1978-Present)

This episode captures the enthusiasm for superheroes as they are embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic "Superman" movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steele. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and polarized world. In the burgeoning new millennium, superheroes have take over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner fo the world.

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

Steampunk doesn't need to be just brass, gears, and leather! A basic discussion of using lights in your Steampunk creations, using basic electronics such as LEDs and Arduinos microcontrollers.

who'll be here
  • Chris Kurtz
  • Jeff McDaniel
  • Peter Valentine
  • Tim Holt
 
Advanced discussion of adding lights, sounds, sensors, and other electronics to Steampunk gadgets! Building on the Teslapunk 101 panel, this will be a more detailed and advanced discussion of using electronics and microcontrollers such as the Arduino in Steampunk.
who'll be here
  • Chris Kurtz
  • Jeff McDaniel
  • Peter Valentine
  • Tim Holt
 
Location: North 127

Wonderflex, Worbla, Friendly Plastic and Sintra. You've seen others create amazing armor and realistic weapons, but where do you start? In thsi panel we will cover the basics of major brands of thermoplastics. History, applications, where to purchase and hands on demonstrations will be covered. See up close and personal what these products can do for your next costume project!

who'll be here
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
 
Location: North 126C

Many people know Dr. Seuss as the man behind "The Cat in the Hat"; but how many know that "Yertle the Turtle" was modelled after HItler?  THE POLITICAL DR SEUSS reveals how popular children's author Theodore Geisel advocated social change, teaching generations of children not only how to be better readers but better people as well.

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

Join a panel of experts representing formal and infomal arts education from the classroom to the policy makers as we explore the role that Pop Culture Arts plays in arts education.

Lynn Tuttle is Director of Arts Education at the Arizona Department of Education. Her duties include acting as a liaison to the state's arts educators, providing professional development in arts education, Arizona's Academic Arts Standards and arts assessment and promoting quality arts education progams in Arizona's schools. She has keynoted for the Kennedy Center's 2013 Partners in Education conference. Lynn serves as President for the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and is one of hte leaders in the revision of the National Voluntary Arts Education Standards. Lynn holds degrees from the Peabody Consevatory of Music,Johns Hopkins University and the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

David Bolman is the Provost for the University of Advancing Technology. The University of Advancing Technology is the technophile's college experience—a community uniquely suited to provide students passionate about technology an ideal place to live and grow. UAT is a private university that merges the values of the traditional academy with the modern technology campus, a fusion that enhances our ability to fulfill the mission of educating students in the fields of advancing technology who innovate for our future.

Erik M. Francis, M.Ed., M.S., is the owner and lead professional education specialist of Maverik Education LLC, providing professional development, guidance, and support to K-12 district and charter school nationwide on teaching and learning for cognitive rigor by demonstrating higher order thinking and communicating depth of knowledge through oral, written, creative and technical expression.  His book Now THAT'S a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning will be published by ASCD in November 2015.

Todd Van Hooser is an author, publisher and educator. He teaches English for Desert Edge High School in the Agua Fria School District. Todd is a the cutting edge integrating pop culture arts into his formal classroom instruction and his informal afterschool programs.

 

 

who'll be here
  • Erik Francis
  • Lynn Tuttle
  • Todd Van Hooser
 

A look into the more adult themed myths of Ancient Greece and Rome. Join Far From Home's Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, with this dark and sensual panel as we dig deep into the erotic past. Come hear about long forgotten aspects of ancient Greece such as incubi, the Bacchanalia, the true origins of the Minotaur and more.

This panel is for adults only, 18 and up please. Children will be turned away at the door so we can help protect their innocence. 

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Far From Home (2 panelists)
  • Stephanie Olson
  • T.M. Williams
 

Fans of historical dramas such as Wolf Hall, The Tudors, and The Other Boleyn Girl will not want to miss this panel!   F.I.R.E. invites everyone interested in the Tudor court to come and see what it really takes to make Tudor clothing in our modern world.  To kirtle or not to kirtle?  How heavy can pearled sleeves get?  And how many yards of gold thread can be sewn onto a a sleeve?  Learn the answers to these and other questions at "The Tudor Project".   What started as a simple question: "Do you want to be one of Henry's wives?" has grown into F.I.R.E (Friends In Recreation and Education) and the ever growing clothing recreations inspired by paintings done during Henry VIII's time.  Our ten panelists will discuss the work involved in their individual ensembles and a bit about what they learned along the way. After the panelists have shared, the remainder of our time will be spent on questions from the audience.

 

who'll be here
  • House of F.I.R.E (10 panelists)
 
Location: North 126C

EDSITEment is a partnership among the National Endowment for the HumanitiesVerizon Foundation, and the National Trust for the Humanities.

EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.

Explore EDSITEment resources for use with SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE in formal and informal classrooms.

who'll be here
  • KellyAnn Bonnell
 
Location: North 126C

Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse) has become a perennial favoarite for fantasy loving teens and adults alike. The series has also been heaviliy criticized for its portrayal of unhealthy dating relationships in teens. In this panel we will explore the Adolescent Development Themes highlighted in the books/movies and look at how these themes can be used to teach students about developmental issues including self image, depression, risk taking behavior and romantic relationships.. 

who'll be here
  • KellyAnn Bonnell
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Delve under the various layers of Victorian fashion to discover what makes a bustle perky and supports a long day of flounced skirts. Madame Askew and her friends will discuss the ins and outs of corsetry, the foundations that build that Victorian silhouette and how to hustle that bustle through a modern world.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Love anime? Perfect your drawing techiques and add style to your characters in this hands on art demonstration! 

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

One of the fascinating aspects of cosplaying is the complexity and many disciplines associated with it. Fabrication, prop making, engineering, wig styling, and of course cosmetics. This panel will focus on makeup in an art form. Topics covered: -Standard base makeup. -Complimenting skin tones. -Creating a look. -Body Painting. -Face Painting. -Prosthetics. -Cosplay Contacts. -Upkeep throughout the day. -References. -Genderbending. This panel will cover the do’s and don’ts of basic makeup techniques. We will dwell into more advance topics such as basic prosthetic making and the debate of liquid latex vs. pro’s aide. Feel free to come and check our panel out and bring any questions you may have!

who'll be here
  • Amie Lynn- Amy Pantea
  • Angelica Dawn
  • Liz Vickery
 

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?

 

Join the Far From Home Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, as we bring you the myths, customs and creatures and the true origins surrounding one of our favorite holidays. All Hallowed Saint's Day Eve. Why do we trick or treat? Why do we wear costumes? What does the actual day signify? All of these questions and more will be tackled.

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

A Spirited look at the unsung art of Sound Effects in Doctor Who and other classic sci-fi series, including Star Trek, Jurrasic Park and classic TV shows.

who'll be here
  • E. Adam Thomas
  • Josh Benjamin
 

Bad news gumshoes! Carmen Sandiego and her Vile Henchmen are at it again and we need your help to crack the case! Join us at ACME Headquarters as we recreate the classic, geography based, PBS game show at Phoenix Comicon 2015, and compete for a chance to win fabulous prizes! 

Stick around after the game to find out how you can participate in a convention wide scavenger hunt to catch Carmen Sandiego!

Contestants for the game show will be picked 15 minutes prior to start time. Please arrive early for a chance to compete. All in attendance will be welcome to participate in the scavenger hunt.

*Scavenger Hunt will run from Friday at 5:30 PM until Sunday 2:30 PM. All Entries must be placed by 2:30PM on Sunday at Scavenger Hunt Headquarters. This will be a photo scavenger hunt. Make sure you have a fully charged phone or camera as you will need to snap shots of "The Loot", "The Warrant", and "The Crook" Winners will be announced on Sunday at 4:30 PM. Winners must be present to collect prizes.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Do you love manga & anime? Learn techniques during this hands on drawing demonstration for various Chibis. 

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 102A

Have you ever walked by a group of people playing a card game or tabletop game, and wanted to join, but you would be the only girl? We know that feeling, and are here to help! Join Very Awesome Girls PHX for the rundown on some of the most popular tabletop and card games.

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