Film and TV Programming
 
Location: North 121bc

Considering it has been named the "Longest Running Science Fiction Television Program", Doctor Who has a multitude of fascinating stories to choose from. Join our Whovian Experts as we discuss The Top 10 Must See Doctor Who Stories!

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Gavin Hazeldene
  • Katie Reilly
  • Melanie Hazeldene
 
Location: North 227c

Twice a month, the Brick Cave Audio Podcast day schedules and pulls off 4 hours of live internet audio. Learn what goes in to planning a multi show programming experience from cast of the Podcasts and BCA's own illustrious Audio Engineer, Johnny Skinner.

who'll be here
  • Bob Nelson
  • Brent Heffron
  • Jenn Czep
  • Jenn LaBuzz
  • Johnny Skinner
 
Location: North 231a

How Rocky Horror Costuming has changed over the years, who and where are the best places and people to get Rocky Horror Costuming. Featuring members of Broadway Bound and Gagged!

(pictured: Valley Art, Tempe, 1979)

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 227c

We will discuss the latest in comics, games and movies as well as our experience at comicon.

who'll be here
  • Brenda Ace
  • Diethrich Shelton
  • Frank Oropeza
  • Jerry Martin
  • Luis Aviles
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com)

who'll be here
  • Andy Ladewski
  • Mike Grim
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here
  • Chris Maser
  • Dalyn Viker
  • Joshua Grygor
  • Ken Morrison
  • Kulamanu Nazarro
  • Leah Viker
  • Matthew Eghbali
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here
  • Hollis Jay
  • Katie Van Steen
  • Tori Smith
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here
  • David Sabal
  • Jeff Dolniak
  • Kevin Moyers
 

More and more of your favorite TV shows and movies are having their story extended and expanded in comic books.  Find out from the pros who work on those books what it takes to make that transition successful.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
  • Nature Lewis
 
Location: South 166

Join Educating [Geeks] as they discuss Season 3 of American Horror Story: Coven. The supreme requests that you wear your best black hat. Protect the coven!

who'll be here
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 
Location: North 225a

Ask A Detective Sherlocked EditionMeet the cast of Sherlock and ask them questions. Do you want to know how crazy Moriarty is? Maybe ask Sherlock if he knows that he looks like an otter? Perhaps ask Watson if he was a hedgehog in his past life? Interview us at this fun PG-13 panel!

If you'd like to audition for this panel then please visit here.

who'll be here
  • Bo E.
  • Katerina E.
  • MaryAnne E.
 

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
 

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

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

Barry Bard's At The Movies - This always popular panel lets you get a sneak peak at upcoming genre films. After the trailers, a raffle for free movie promotional material will be held. Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society). 

who'll be here
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
  • Richard Bolinski
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman stars of  the Iconic 60's Batman television show Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar.

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.
 

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.
 

"The Desert Destroyers, Az Predator Clan" have been around for several years & have been steadily picking up new Hunters every year. We've appeared at Cons and events around AZ and will be presenting build techniques, animatronics, sculpting and casting tips as well as how to build “on the cheap”.

Presenters include Kurt Colin who is a “basher” and specializes in budget building. Shawn Lindemood who is a sculptor, caster and animatronics builder. Caitlin Fluck who is a budget builder and does foam construction. Tim Vandenover, builder, hunter, collaborator and all around good guy. Mike Arvizu, Madalorian Merc, builder and collaborator. Glendon Taylor, support specialist, archivist and collaborator.

who'll be here
  • Glendon Taylor
  • Kurt Colin
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
  • The Desert Destroyers Clan
  • Tim VanDenover
 
Location: North 121bc

Come sit in during this exciting panel as our Whovian experts discuss the best of our favorite British Sci-Fi TV Show! Catagories include: Best Companion, Best Serial/Story, Best Alien, Best Doctor, Scariest moment, Best Villain, and more!

who'll be here
  • Bells Diggins
  • Chris Swanson
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Karla Benitez
  • Sabina Prijic
  • Sean McGarry
 

Join the bloody best in Horror Screenwriting. Hear their stories and secrets for creating horror greatness such as Friday the 13th Part 9, Sharktopus, Dark Dunes Productions Films, Exit to Hell and Necromentia. This will be a panel to die for!

who'll be here
  • Mallory O'Meara
  • Mike MacLean
  • Robert Conway
  • Stephanie Joyce
 
Location: North 126bc

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

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

The guest you've all been waiting for the one- the only: Bruce Campbell!

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

Join Dawn as she discusses how to dress a celebrity and make them shine for any Hollywood event. The art of celebrity dressing is no easy task. With all cameras on deck, it's important to understand the artist's needs and how to create a look for them that will be timeless.

Dawn will share with you her experiences and even a few of her trade secrets.

PS ... but not all of them ;)

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

Learn how to become a monster with the professionals at United Zombies of America. Learn how to scare your family and friends or just have fun. Great acting, learn to be wickedly scary and be the most monster you can be!

who'll be here
  • United Zombies of America (UZA) (2 panelists)
 

How to make it in Hollywood without selling your soul to the devil. Dawn will offer an inside look into the business of costume design and how to become successful without compromising your artistic integrity. Before the magic begins, the contracts need to be signed. Don't sell your craft short, learn how to legally protect your art and how to successfully negotiate your deal, pre and post representation.

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

Featuring original costumes that Dawn created for The Devil's Carnival, American Horror Story (title sequence), and recent feature, Lost in Austin. She will also share illustrations (Lucas Culshaw) of the costumes for the feature Lost in Austin, Slipknot (Art Director: Shawn Crahan) and Marilyn Manson.

Dawn will discuss the full process of costume design and how working with the Director and Actors helps bring life to a character's wardrobe.

This is going to be an amazing panel for all aspiring Costume Designers.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Eliza Dushku has maintained a cult-like following for her role as Faith, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and produced and starred in Dollhouse, also from creator Joss Whedon. She also played Missy in the hit cheerleading film Bring It On.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North Ballroom 120
Do you fear the Dread Pirate Roberts? Well, no need to fear this man! Cary Elwes has graced movies, TV, voice acting, and theater. Come and see what he has to say, maybe he will even talk about his "TIGHT tights"!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 227ab

Magic is outlawed, the truth is hidden. Only a fugitive princess holds the answers.

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

Join us as we look at the life of Nicholas Courtney and his famous alter ego Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart.  During this panel we'll examine their contributions to the world of Doctor Who and see just how extraordinary they both were.

who'll be here
  • Gavin Hazeldene
  • John Arney
  • John Wheeler
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

Join host Chris Gore for a night of Cosplay Comedy. See some of the best comedians in the nerd universe dressed as your favorite characters from Star Wars, Marvel and DC doing stand up comedy like you've never seen before! It's geektastic fun!

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

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

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

Comedy Mutant, a stand-up comedy show featuring Head Mutant Brian Posehn, Myk Kaplan and Mike Drucker!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A screening of "Confessions of a Comic Book Nerd" with a discussion on the stereotypes involving comic book "nerds" with the filmmaker.

who'll be here
  • Matt Mendoza
  • Ryan Hartford
 

Need a convincing corpse for you next cosplaying or movie project but have a next to nothing budget and hardly any time to make it? We will show a step by step demo on how to turn a cheap Halloween skeleton into a thing of terror!

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

Whether you're big, tall, or small, cosplay is definitely for you! Learn how to obtain confidence in the costumes you wear. Discover ways to alter clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you'll have a grand time

who'll be here
  • Bo E.
  • Katerina E.
  • MaryAnne E.
 

So do you think that you have what it takes to be an Intermediate? Well stop on in. Figure out the do's & dont's and get some helpful hints on when & where to show off your skills, and make things just right! Stop on in, cosplay friends and family, no judging, just fun!

who'll be here
  • Soupernatural! (4 panelists)
 

In this panel we will talk to you about Cosplay from the skin out. How to choose the proper undergarments to make the most of your body & your Cosplay costume. Also, we will discuss cleaning, maintenance & storage of cosplay costumes so they last.

Brought to you by Lady Ember Brennen Sparks, experienced cosplayer and professional costume designer and makeup artist.

who'll be here
  • Kay Townsend
 

Learn from our pain. A panel of experienced Cosplayers tell you about their hard lessons learned from wearing a costume at a con. We will talk about the considerations beyond wearing the costume. Where do you put your phone? How to stay hydrated? How are you going to get to the bathroom? How to eat in your costume? What’s a Handler? Many of these untold mysteries will be revealed and discussed. Featuring Lady Ember Brennan Sparks, Commander Holly, and Steampunk Boba Fett!

who'll be here
  • Holly Conrad
  • John Strangeway
  • Kay Townsend
 

Are you just starting out, not sure where to start or even who to cosplay as? Come learn from our group; some members have been cosplaying for years & some are just starting out, like you! Fun & excitement, ending with a mini game with a prize!

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay (4 panelists)
 

Starting off in such a heavy-hitting cosplay world can be intimidating, but there's plenty of help! Anabel Martinez, a cosplay event coordinator and founder of Men vs Cosplay, has worked with cosplayers ranging from novice to experts for a variety of events and can help you whether you're just starting out, or want to get your cosplay out into the world.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Bill Doran
 

Join Allen Amis as he shares some of his coveted armor painting and weathering techniques in a live demonstration. Get the tips and tricks necessary to bring your armored cosplay to the next level- adding rust, battle damage, scorch marks, & more!

Allen Amis is an award winning and full-time costume builder.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
 

Take a look into the creation process of a costume, beginning with the actual concept (drawing) and then turning it into reality. Learn tips and tricks from Ivy Doomkitty on various materials that can be used to achieve your vision, as well as learn about modifications that can be made so that your 2D concept can translate well into the real world. Costuming samples will be on display (Notepad and pen recommended)

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

Unleash your imagination & learn to make professional quality masks in this interactive panel! Artists will demonstrate various mask-making techniques & teach you how to make personalized masks for your own costume using plaster bandage & paper clay.

The panel will be led by local artist legend Zarco Guerrero, who has devoted the last 30 years of his life to creating masks for theater, performance, and cultural displays. Zarco’s work has been featured during Phoenix Suns halftime events and cultural festivals for Japanese Matsuri Festival and Día de los Muertos, as well as an hour-long PBS documentary on his work, titled The Mask of El Zarco. He will be joined on stage by members of the Flow Ninjas: a group of parkour-enthusiasts-turned-cosplayers who regularly study mask-making under Zarco and perform at various cultural events and costume conventions.

 

who'll be here
  • Zarco Guerrero and the Flow Ninjas (4 panelists)
 

The Jaze's pride themselves in ensuring their costumes, props, photography, & digital artwork are as authentic as possible, so that once in costume they actually become the character! This panel will discuss the challenges of making those costumes & bringing a character to life.

Although a young company, social media recognition has skyrocketed Jaze Cosplay into one of the most fashionable cosplayers in the industry. Formed by husband and wife team Aime and Lance, JAZE COSPLAY understand the value in honorably and respectfully portraying the cosplay characters that they love and admire. Their level of commitment positively impacts the fans of those characters, which, in turn, brings them the joy and satisfaction of knowing they've succeeded in making that fans' dream of meeting that character a reality!

who'll be here
  • Aime Jaze
  • Lance Jaze
 

Come meet the key sculptor of the T-Rex in the Jurassic Park film! Get a behind the scenes look at its creation from the very first clay prototype to the building & filming of the life-size animatronic T-Rex.

Visit: www.trcicstudio.com

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

You've seen Rel the Dalek all over Phoenix Comicon, now come see what it took to build her from the bottom up.

who'll be here
  • Nigel Strike
  • Pat Harper
 
Location: North 122c

Join us as we discuss our favorite Starfleet physicians - from Leonard "Bones" McCoy to the EMH; we've got the cure to what ails ya!

who'll be here
  • Bryan Dawson
  • Joanne de Biasi
  • Neil Picard
 
Location: North Ballroom 120
Danny Glovers' film career is almost too long to list. With some cult classics under his belt as well as some big franchises he has done it all. If you are a movie fan then, Danny is guaranteed to be on your must see list.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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

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

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

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

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.
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Need a "Horrible" way to spend Sunday at PCC? We do the Weird Stuff is back for an encore performance of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog. Come dressed in costume and compete to earn your PHD in Horribleness!

who'll be here
  • Arthur Trout
  • Cameron Peacock
  • Cheryk Manning
  • Huntington Keith
  • Jacqueline Chikos
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Mary Brockmeier
  • Matthew White
  • Megan White
  • Raymond Wolfe
  • S. Faye Handy
  • Sean Johnson
 
Location: North 121bc

 

From openly gay actors in the Davies era, to interspecies lesbians in Moffat's reign, Doctor Who has Inclusive themes and characters for fans of all orientations. Join us as we discuss why the show resonates so well with LGBT fans within the fandom.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Bells Diggins
  • Chris Swanson
  • Matt Chandler
  • Paul Tamayo
  • Tina Worley
 

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
 

A quick overview of some of the most iconic monsters of Dr. Who.

who'll be here
  • Bells Diggins
  • Eileen Mueller
  • John Wheeler
  • Pat Harper
 
Location: North 125ab

So you want to be the Doctor, a companion, a villain, or the TARDIS? Maybe you just realized that the wardrobe closet on the TARDIS is bigger on the inside but your wallet isn't. Come sit in with our Whovian experts as we discuss Doctor Who Cosplay for the frugal whovian.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Eileen Mueller
  • Molly Martin
  • Tina Worley
 
Location: North 121bc

When Doctor Who went on "hiatus" in 1989, people questioned whether it would ever return. In 1996, due to a partnership with Fox, The BBC was finally able to continue the story of the Doctor with a made for TV film that aired in both Britain and The US. Unfortunately, this production proved to be unsuccessful. Join our experts as we discuss the events leading up to, and the aftermath of this failure.

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Jeff Jones
  • Michael Mahoney
  • Molly Martin
 

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
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!

A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Holly Conrad
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 225a

Bat and Hammer discuss this week's hot topics in the world of nerdom!

who'll be here
  • Brian Simonsen
  • Matt Rader
 
Location: North 225a

A panel to explain the company Roosterteeth, all of the staff, the series they put out, the different branches of the company, the community, and the fandom itself. It will consist of talking about the company for most of the hour followed by a Q&A from the audience along with anything they'd like to share about Roosterteeth.

who'll be here
  • Ari Kulas
  • Chachi Tchotchke
  • Maddi Walsh
  • Sabrina Johnston
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Hello to all of the Fans, Dorks, Geeks and Nerds out there in Fanland and welcome to the world of Fanboy Rant.

On this podcast, we strive to different forms of fandom. Be it from cars to comics, books to Barbies, zebras to Zuul, we wanna talk about your fandom. We want to show that everyone has the right to let their nerd flag fly and show the love they have for the subjects they're passionate for! So your Fanboys Josh and Brian and a rotating cast of friends and special guests will explore the world of Fanboys! So have a listen, have some fun, but in the end, "Don't Forget To Be A Fan!!"

who'll be here
  • Brian Simmonson
  • Josh Benjamin
 
Location: North 227ab

A psychic who lives his life out of order – slipping between his past, present and future – must solve a murder he commits in the future. But how can he do that if he’s not even sure of “when” he is?

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

A LIVE podcast from the Four Eyed Radio Network as Eric, Stephen and Matthew talk pop culture, current events, music, gaming, movies, television and more!

who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Matthew Renfro
  • Stephen Mooney
 

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

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

Author & TV host Craig W. Chenery looks at the history of the zombie & how it has changed from a matinee monster to a Hollywood smash. He covers the genre from the zombie roots of voodoo to The Walking Dead & World War Z.

Visit: www.craigwchenery.com

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: North 121bc

In the wake of the 50th anniversary's revelation about the fate of the Time Lords, the whole landscape of the modern series has changed. Join us as we discuss what this means for Doctor Who, retrospectively and going forward. 

who'll be here
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Michael Mahoney
  • Paul Tamayo
  • Tina Worley
 

Out of the closet and into the arcade! Gaming In Color is a full length documentary of the story of the queer gaming community, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 159

October 24, 1994, Disney aired one of their best animated shows of all time! This year Gargoyles turns 20! Come celebrate with us by watching clips, playing trivia and discussing vaious aspects of the show.

who'll be here
  • Breanna Bang
  • Ravenn Bang
 
Location: North 131

Film and Televison Weapons Expert, Gary Harper has worked as an armorer in the industry for over 30 years.  He has worked on the sets of such productions as Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior, Discovery Channel's Sons of Guns, Tom Cruise's movie The Last Samurai and sound work for EA games.

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

Come join us as we put two families head to head in a Phoenix Comicon presentation of Geek Family Feud! Questions and answers that only the Geekiest Family will know! This is a pre-registration event.

 

If you are interested having your family considered as a contestant, please email amber.riendeau@phoenixcomicon.com for more information.

who'll be here
  • Logan Escobar
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A panel of experts talk about their own Geek weddings while doling out advice on saving money here and there, as well as where to splurge.

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
  • Midnight Mayhem
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 
Location: North 225a

A look back at some of the best TV shows to be cancelled too early, such as Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Heroes and Chuck.

We'll review what made the shows great, why they were canned, and if there is any future for the franchise. The panel will include an "In Memoriam" tribute video and a eulogy for each show, giving them the proper farewells they deserve. Join us for audience participation and trivia as we reminisce about other cult hits like Freaks and Geeks, Jericho, Reaper and Alphas.

who'll be here
  • Cody Hertig
  • Eric Downing
  • Hayley Tracy
  • Zachary Brown
 

Summer Helene will help you learn the ins-and-outs of Horror film...straight from the Hollywood perspective. Find out what makes this genre so popular and learn how to get your film made!

who'll be here
  • Summer Helene
 

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
 

Hell's Kitty is one of the first web-series to turn its digital images into a comic book. This Horror-Comedy is about a Hollywood writer and his possessed pussycat! Learn how this was made possible using a shoestring budget. Visit: www.hellskitty.com

who'll be here
  • adolph amarkarian
  • Denise Acosta
  • Michael Aushenker
  • Nicholas Tana
 
Location: North 122ab

Over the years, fans have made their own Star Trek fan films. Join us for a discussion of some of these fan films, from those locally made to the semi-professional 'Star Trek: Phase 2' and 'Star Trek Continues'.

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • Jeff Taylor
 

Join a discussion on Horror Movie Heroes & Villains from our panel of Horror Geeks! Who is YOUR favorite? Which heroes would make the cut against villains in an alternate universe? Machete wielding maniacs and scream queens, who will reign supreme?!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Marc Ciccarone
  • Monte Yazzie
  • Theresa Dillon
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 
Location: North 227c

The panel will discuss how to create and run a Comedy Writers Room. From "the Show of Shows" to the Onion, comedy writers rooms have always been collegues pitching lots of ideas the brainstorming and cutting quickly.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Patterson
 
Location: South 159

Hiccup Haddock III from the floating nation Berk, will preview his invention D.R.A.G.O.Ns (Domestic Reptilian Anthromorphic Gliding Organic Neo-tech). Explore these mechanical creatures and see how easy it is to tame them simply by holding an E.E.L.

who'll be here
  • BeCos-We-Can
 
Location: North 121bc

Join our panel of experts in a interactive discussion about why we love Doctor Who, what made us fans, and why we keep coming back for more!

who'll be here
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Eileen Mueller
  • John Wheeler
  • Karla Benitez
  • Paul Tamayo
 
Location: North 122c
Join our panel of temporarily displaced temporal mechanics as we discuss time travel in the Star Trek Universe!
 
OK - they're not really displaced... ...they're from here.  But either way, we'll have a really good time!
who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Joshua Silverman
  • Mark Restucci
  • Vinny Alascia
 

Cosplay is fun but it can be expensive when you’re starting out! Luckily, it doesn't have to be. Come learn to express yourself without maxing your AmEx. You too can bring your favorite characters to life! Whether you want to make your own outfits & props or purchase them, join Broken Doll Cosplay for a fantastical hour of cosplay madness!

who'll be here
  • Broken Doll Cosplay
 
Location: North 122ab

It’s not easy keeping a starship running properly. From Montgomery Scott to Charles “Trip” Tucker III, join our panel as we discuss the brilliant and capable engineers of the Star Trek Universe and what we feel makes them so special.

who'll be here
  • James Laird
  • Neil Picard
  • Nicholas Grover
 
Location: North 227c

Sleepy HollowJoin Educating [Geeks] as they discuss Fox TV's "Sleepy Hollow". From the origins of Irving's narrative to this adaptation's biblical allusions and cultural tropes, the panel will deconstruct the series and squee over its charming cast and clever writing.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Devon Adams
  • Sara Santiago
 

Found a character you want to cosplay, but it's the opposite of the gender you actually are? While "gender-bent" costumes are fun, what if you'd rather be accurate? Join professional Male Illusionist Anson Reign & guests for clues, tips, and a Q&A.

who'll be here
  • Anson Reign
  • Dionysus Khaos
  • Libby Mueller
  • Pandora DeStrange
  • Victoria Bacon
 
Location: North 225a

Do you like acting or are good at thinking on your feet? If so, then this panel is for you! We'll be playing some games like Freeze and doing other improvisational. So come on down and join the fun!

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Ariana Flatt
  • Emma Bowen
  • Meegan Swisher
 
Location: North 225a

Do you like acting or are good at thinking on your feet? If so, then this panel is for you! We'll be playing some games like Freeze and doing other improvisational. So come on down and join the fun!

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Ariana Flatt
  • Emma Bowen
  • Meegan Swisher
 

You’ve got your costume down, your wig is fabulous, & you think you’ve done a great job. But can you go the extra mile and stay in-character as we throw you into wild situations? What is Batman’s drink order at Starbucks? How would Naruto react on a blind date with Deadpool? Join Priapella Corp as we test your skills.

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

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)
 

This panel will be an introduction on how to make a silicone rubber mold. We will cover single and multi-piece molds, when to choose certain mold types and what types of casting resins to use in the beginning.

who'll be here
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
 

This panel will be an introduction on how to cast resin pieces. We will review mold making and what can be cast in them, including tips and tricks for learning new materials and how to pick the right materials to begin with. 

who'll be here
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
 
Location: South 166

Educating [Geeks] discusses female characters in 3 stories by HP Lovecraft. Women figure prominently in these stories. Are the portrayals realistic? Are they just plot devices? What reactions are provoked? The Dunwich Horror film is also discussed.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Philip Chang
 
Location: North 121bc

A look at the origins of Doctor Who, the impact of the classic stories, and how it changed science fiction.

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Jeff Jones
  • John Arney
  • Loren Toporek
 
Location: North 128b

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been connected from the beginning.  With Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier those links blend into the Agents of SHIELD TV Show. Panelists discuss these links.

who'll be here
  • It's All Connected (5 panelists)
 

Come join us for a showing of this "Choose Your Own Adventure" style Doctor Who fan film. Followed by a Q&A and discussion session with the filmmaker and cast.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Jen Jondac
  • Marina Sharpe
 

Fashion styles made popular from Japanese fashion magazines, movies & mangas like Gothic Lolita Bible, Kera, Kamikaze Girls, Rozen Maiden or Japanese bands Malice Mizer & LM.C. Watch for us during the Fashion Walk in the halls after the show.

Interested in showing off your style?  Contact Miranda at Miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon.com to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Anything can and will happen with John Barrowman on stage!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

John Ratzenberger is a familiar face and voice. His career has taken him from the US Postal Service in Boston, to Echo Base on Hoth, and back to earth as a toy pig. Come and hear some of the ups and downs of sucha diverse career.

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

Come ask your favorite childhood characters the questions you've wanted answers to since you first saw them! Characters of all kinds from many series will be present: Disney, Dreamworks, Nickolodeon, and more! You never know who you might find!

who'll be here
  • Alayna Scordato
  • Amanda Albregard
  • AmaraSama (2 panelists)
  • AmaraSama  
  • Jaime Wilson
  • Silver Prince Productions
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 

Nine Nightmares, a dozen Friday the 13ths and six Texas Chainsaw Massacres prove that horror fans love their slashers and slasher franchises. Join Cult Classics (http://www.cultclassicsaz.com) Phoenix's favorite monthly genre film series, as we discuss our favorite horror franchises. We'll look at a history of several key slasher films and then discuss which movie maniac had the best overall installments and dismembered bodies of work and which should be better left forgotten (We're looking at you Halloween 3!)

who'll be here
  • Adam Rutkowski
  • Kirby Nelson
  • Ruby Tate
  • Steve Mandel
  • Victor Moreno
 

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
 

How to build large props without breaking your budget or your back. We will show you how to build props that are larger than life, but weigh next to nothing, for an all day con.

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 

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

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

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
 

Leather bracers are a key part of many cosplay styles and genres. Come join House Lionheart and learn hands on how to make a pair of bracers as well as decorate them. All supplies will be provided and the cost per pair is $35. If you have specific decor in mind, feel free to bring it along and the crafting experts will help your add your ideas to your personalized project.

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

Gas Masks are an essential part of many costumes from Gaming to Fantasy. This unique design was created with the do-it-yourself costumer in mind. I will provide all the materials you need to make and wear your one of a kind gas mask. $25 kit fee for the craft foam mask, and $50 for the leather.

(Main image is the craft foam, here's a pic of the leather)

You can bring some small items that you would like to add to personalize your mask; things like gears, pendents, brads and LEDs.

Workshop will be led by costuming veteran Mike Syfritt. Mike is a local cosplayer most known for his Gaslight Joker and steampunk outfits. He is a member of the Arizona Steampunk Society, Arizona Avengers and Justice League Arizona.

There will be color options on the masks for pre-orders.


Standard Black and Brown craft foam masks are $20 for the kit.
Add $5 for color options.
Red
Blue
Atomic green
Atomic orange
Hot Pink

Standard leather mask stain colors are Tan, Brown and Black for $45. Spikes and Clockwork packages are available for an extra charge.

(pre-orders have ended)

 

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 

If you have just discovered this new world of steampunk, the one thing you can't leave on your adventures without is your protective eye wear. Join me in this workshop ($35) to make your own pair of Genuine Leather Steampunk Goggles to take on your adventures. I will provide everything you need to make and take your goggles. You may want to add your own flair to them with gears, additional optical lenses or things to make them unique to you.

Workshop will be led by costuming veteran Mike Syfritt. Mike is a local cosplayer most known for his Gaslight Joker and steampunk outfits. He is a member of the Arizona Steampunk Society, Arizona Avengers and Justice League Arizona.

A pre-cut pattern will be supplied along with needle and thread. If you do not choose to order your kit ahead of time, you will also get unstained leather and clear lenses. (Pre-Orders have ended)

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Location: North 122ab

A good Captain is the soul of their ship, and the pride of the Federation Fleet.  But some rise above, and achieve legendary status. Join us as we talk about the men and women who led the charge to go boldly where no one has gone before!

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

The documentary film “Legends Of The Knight” tells the uplifting true stories of individuals who were inspired to become the real-life heroes by their childhood love of Batman.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 225a

Locker 13 is a thriller anthology feature film, in the style of 'The Twilight Zone', revolving around a mysterious locker 13.

Locker 13It's the story of Skip (Jason Spisak, Piranha), a young ex-convict who takes a position as a night janitor at an old-west theme park. His supervisor Archie (Jon Gries, Napoleon Dynamite), teaches him the ropes, but more importantly attempts to convey critical philosophical messages through a series of four stories: a down and out boxer (Ricky Schroder, NYPD Blue, Silver Spoons, The Champ) is given the opportunity to become a real golden gloves killer; an assassin (Rick Hoffman, Suits, Battleship) kidnaps three people in order to find out who hired him for his latest hit; a new recruit (Bart Johnson, High School Musical) is initiated into a lodge of fez-wearing businessmen where hazing can take a malevolent turn; and a member of a suicide club (Jason Marsden, Boy Meets World, White Squall) introduces real fear into a man about to jump to his death. The four stories suddenly come into play when Skip is faced with a life-or-death decision of his own.

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

From "Who am I?" to "Physician, heal thyself," a journey through the life of the most proliferate, sexy--and enigmatic--incarnation of the Doctor... Paul McGann.  Compete for a chance to win some 8th Doctor fiction!

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Molly Martin
  • Zeke Huerta
 

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

who'll be here
  • Andrea E. Morales
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Kelley Lester
  • Libby Mueller
  • Steven Bakos
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
  • Terre Steed
 
Location: North 124a

From Nurse Chapel to Lwaxana Troi, Majel Barrett has charmed generations of Trekkies. Join us as we celebrate the First Lady of Star Trek!

who'll be here
  • Cinnamon Hayes
  • Debra Nickelson
  • Eileen Johnson
  • Kimberly Smith
  • Libby Mueller
 

Using felt and a needle & thread, come join us and walk out with pony ears! We provide all materials and instructions, and walk you through the process. Included this year will be bobby pins to wear them out the door. $5 workshop fee.

Pre-pay has ended; kits will be available at the door.

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

Using felt and a needle & thread, come join us and walk out with pony ears! We provide all materials and instructions, and walk you through the process. Included this year will be bobby pins to wear them out the door. $5 workshop fee.

Pre-pay has ended; kits will be available at the door.

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

Want to take your cosplay to the next level? Join Broken Doll Cosplay to learn the art of creating and applying makeup looks to transform you into your character! We will answer all of your questions, along with giving you useful tips and tricks. Feel free to bring makeup if you are interested in your desired look becoming a live demo!

who'll be here
  • Broken Doll Cosplay
 

Come find out what it takes to make silver screen magic and horror! Join our industry professionals as they talk about the ins & outs of working with FX in world of entertainment and what it takes to work in the industry. Imagination required!

who'll be here
 

The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club will field questions on their club and handmade armor. They will provide an overview on the club & the Dune Sea Clan itself. Demos include examples of their armor & how you can make your very own. Want to become a Mandalorian? They'll help you get started on the path to becoming an official member. The Mando Mercs boast over 45 chapters across the globe, one of the largest right here in Arizona with over 50 Official members! Join in and celebrate the Mandalorians of the Star Wars universe!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Known for his roles on Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Azog the Defiler in the Hobbit films and as Slade Wilson Arrow, meet Manu Bennett

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

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

 

Register here!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Meet with the Umbrella Corp AZ Hive. Find out what it takes to be member of the hive and how they have grown so fast over the last year. Learn about charities they are involved in and why they wanted to be a part of the Umbrella Corp AZ Hive.

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

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 227c

Jim Phelps (Jeff Dinsdale) so-called irreparable mission was a success in the eyes of those above him.  However, with the loss of a fellow agent, and his branch Director Yomin (Damien Baldwin), Phelps sees the glass as only half full.  Yet he’s given little time to mourn: the mission this time is more personal, and more dangerous, as the threat comes from inside. Phelps will have to rely on memories of the past, to solve the present events, if there is going be an I.M. Force in the future.

Website: www.checkmeoutman.com

who'll be here
  • Michael Doleshal
 
Location: North 227c

Nagging indigestion, a dead scientist, attempted murders by an unstable individual (Mitch Alcala), a captivating beauty (Melanie Jayne), and a liquid which could lead to World War III… For most men that’s enough to give up and go fishing, for Jim Phelps (Jeff Dinsdale) it might become a Mission: Irreparable.

Website: www.checkmeoutman.com

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

Khan Noonien Singh is such an iconic Star Trek villain, they needed two actors to portray him! In this panel, we'll compare and contrast Montalban and Cumberbatch, and determine who REALLY is superior.

who'll be here
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • William Suphan
  • Zeke Huerta
 
Location: North 227ab

TomCat Films presents "Moontrap"

During a routine flight, two veteran space shuttle pilots discover an alien artifact and bring it back to earth. It soon turns out to be an extraterrestrial war robot, which is able to recycle any biological or technical material for its own deadly use. The two astronauts are sent to the moon where NASA expects to uncover the mystery of the alien robot's origin. They discover an ancient humanoid culture and battle the ultimate threat of the war machines heading earth.

Starring Bruce Campbell and Walter Koenig

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Presented by Gareth Von Kallenbach of Skewed and Reviewed, this panel has been a big draw and has drawn capacity crowds so you will want to come early. This is a lively panel that will look at the new Star Wars, Super Hero, Science Fiction, and other films Hollywood is bringing to cinemas in the next 3-4 years. Bring your questions for the Q&A section and make sure you stay for the SWAG.

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

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124a

Poor Chief O'Brien, it seems that the universe has it out for him sometimes. Starting with his time on the Enterprise D to his tenure at Deep Space 9, luck has not been on his side. From being struck with an Aphasia Virus to losing his daughter in time, sit down with our treksperts as we lightheardly discuss the tragic life of Chief Miles O'Brien and other unfortunate crew members who get the short end of the Painstik.

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Tyler Rising
 

For many of us, Pokemon has been the foundation of childhood. Whether you're a new trainer, or a seasoned one, the spirit of Pokemon is the same. Come share your stories! Have any exciting run-ins with a shiny Pokemon? Perhaps you'd just like to share how the series has changed your life! We'd love to hear 'em all!

who'll be here
  • Arietis
 
This is an opportunity for any Phoenix Comicon Panelists to perform AV checks and ensure device comparability
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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 227ab

Join us for the presentation of the best of this year’s Phoenix Comicon Film Festival as well as the presentation of the winning entries in this year’s Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge and Short Screenplay Competition

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

Join us as we screen this year's entries for the Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge!!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the fan films/superhero genre

Girl Of Steel (A conceptual fan-film based on the DC Universe/Comics heroine, Supergirl). For more info, click here.

Logan Must Make Star Wars (Thrown back to the year 1974, Logan accidentally kills George Lucas. Now, to ensure that the greatest sci-fi trilogy is made, he must impersonate him and make Star Wars himself)

Kidnapped: A Gravity Falls Fan Film (Dipper Pines must fight for his life after he’s kidnapped by two mysterious agents who want to steal his latest discovery: a rare and powerful crystal)

Batman: Arkham Knight (One year after The Dark Knight Rises, John Blake struggles with the weight of being Batman)

Star Wars: Dark Heart (Set 4000 years before the time of Darth Vader, a war is waged between the Jedi and the Sith over the Dark Heart)

Superficial (A mysterious pathogen causes people to reanimate not as zombies but as superheroes)

Grayson: Earth One (Richard Grayson must help stop a mysterious man from abducting people from Gotham City in this imaginative multiverse story)

Project Potemkin: Archway (The crew of the Federation starship Potemkin investigates a planet where all of the inhabitants have disappeared. They discover it may have something to do with a mysterious archway that may be a portal to Hell itself)

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

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the festival short genre

Face Of Innocence (Jacob Szczypinski finds a piece of evidence that could bring down the serial kidnapper responsible for his sister’s disappearance)

Recursion (When an accident-prone best man loses the wedding ring, he tries everything possible (and impossible) to save the day)

Cassandra (Two thieves infiltrate a besieged medieval city to retrieve an artifact)

Cover (A quiet night at the library turns deadly when a librarian accidentally unleashes demonic forces from a strange book)

Dust Jacket (Horror/thriller about a young woman in danger) 

The Savior (A spectator watching a one-woman show gets lost in his thoughts, allowing the viewers to take a peek into his conflicted, violent work)

What Actually Happens (A light-hearted look at what men vs. women think happens after a break-up)

What Happened To The Gonkers? (This mockumentary follows the rise and fall of a local Arizona children’s show)

Wild Wild Breast (In 1895 Arizona, a ruthless killer chicken is the town’s sheriff)

Zhon: The Alien Interviews (Check out the latest episodes of this web series based on a man claiming to be an alien who turns himself in to authorities which leads to even more questions about the man’s real intentions)

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the horror genre

Case 1428 (Celebrating a beloved franchises 30th anniversary, an interrogation between an officer and a troubled teenager reveals a town’s deep, dark secret.)

Deep Sleep (James is on the brink, as for months his dreams have offered no rest but nightmares. Vivid images of others coming to horrible deaths and now even dreams of his own demise haunt him every time he dozes off.)

Delica M: Mean Something (A secret lab hides their gruesome experiment of several human test subjects.)

The Curse Of La Muerte (An assassin gets double-crossed after his last contract and loses everything including his own life. However, he is given a second chance to take revenge on those who have done him wrong.)

Children Of The Dust (Poor Vincent is befriended by beautiful Christine…and things get sexy and deadly.)

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the horror genre

Break Down (Three college friends speed through the desert on their way to Las Vegas for a weekend of crazy fun. They are unexpectedly held back when they run into strange car trouble and their weekend turns into something crazier than they imagined.)

Buddy System (Two men learn the buddy system when trapped together during the zombie holocaust.)

Flat End (A man is stranded in the middle of the desert on his last breaths meets a little girl that claims to be death.)

Night Of The Sea Monkey (A young boy discovers the horror of what happens when you send your sea monkeys down the drain. (POSSIBLE 3-D VERSION TO BE SCREENED))

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the horror and science-fiction genre

The Hoarder (A hoarder’s addiction finally catches up with her when she purchases a lamp online that is said to behold the power of a demon.)

Bright Eyes (The story of a woman who wakes up to suspect that someone or something may be stalking her in this satirical riff of the horror genre.)

Rat Catching (An insomnia-plagued loner becomes increasingly obsessed with an elusive rat that he believes has invaded his home.)

Terminus (After watching an infomercial for a job service called Terminus, David Kepler decides to go in for an interview. Once there, he agrees to go through the testing process unaware that the results of the test will determine his fate more ways than one.)

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the science-fiction genre

The Way We Are (Two aliens visit earth to experience humanity)

Indigo Child (Miranda deals with difficult childhood memories but ultimately finds peace in the one experience she had forgotten)

The Within (They are among us, within us. Who will stop them?)

CUPIC: Diary Of An Investigator (Dramatic series about paranormal investigators)

Conundrum (An ex-con makes a fateful decision)

Daydreams (A religious housewife finds herself troubled by the feelings that she has for her son’s babysitter)

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the science-fiction genre

Pressure (In an alternate future, a steam-powered San Francisco is controlled by corporate overlords enforcing strict compliance of its citizens. A father and daughter must work together to plan escape in their illegal airship.)

Toy Apocalypse (A private investigator, hell-bent on finding the killer of his partner, finds an answer bigger than he could ever imagine and apocalyptic in nature.) 

Ghost Light (An absent father and his son are set against a malevolent force.)

It's Go Time (A short film about how one man must get back the people that double crossed him during his last given job to recover a vile of liquid that turns people young in seconds.)

Void (After an astronaut escapes a catastrophic accident in deep space, he uses the memories of his wife on Earth to guide his crippled spaceship home. But as he moves further into the dark, his reality becomes blurred and madness takes hold.)

Heart Pumping Oil (Two women on a mission of freedom.)

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

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the science-fiction genre

Kick A** Cops (Ritter and Jacoby are back on the job as kick ass cops after losing their partner in a fierce gun battle. The two inept detectives are on the trail to find out who is killing coked-up prostitutes in their city of Madison Marshall.)

Tea Time (Izzy is having a tea party with her friends Jason and Shelly to introduce them to her new friend from out of town, Scott.)

The Greatest Lie Ever Told (Relationships are hard, people change, sometimes things just don’t work out, but what do you do if you’re cornered and there’s no way out? You tell the greatest lie ever told!)

The Date (A Cinderella story set in Buenos Aires. However, this is NOT your grandma’s Cinderella.)

Near Dead (An elderly man discovers he’s happier after the zombie apocalypse.)

Game Companion (Thirty-something Bob lives downstairs in his mom’s house, works in fast food and has one friend. His greatest accomplishment is making it to master in a fighter-style video game, permitting him a game companion, Kimiko, which turns out to be real.)

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

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the comedy genre

Moving Boxes (A man goes to extreme measures to capture the attention of the woman he loves as they pass each day in the elevator at work.)

Betcha Berlinetta (Sergio bets big to get a date with Mema as she lays everything on the line with one fateful ring toss.)

Close Quarters (A group survives the apocalypse only to have their way of life challenged by an outsider.)

The Will (A beloved family member dies and leaves a haunted artifact to a young man. He must keep himself tethered to it to win his inheritance.)

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

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the animation/comedy genre

No Strings Attached (A boy made of yarn learns the truth about himself)

Dead Votes Society (After the zombie apocalypse, everyone’s trying to get back to normal, even the zombies)

Zero (After his planet is destroyed, Zero the android discovers Earth in 1918. In 1939, sensing a negative change in our culture, Zero departs in search for another home. Finding nothing, he returns 74 years later only to find how much things have changed)

Sprocky Spittoon (A sepia-toned Saturday-morning style cartoon featuring a steamboat boy hero)

The Bob & Angus Show (News rams Bob and Angus deliver the news from the Mayfair Games) 

The Horde (The animated tale of a guild in a World-Of-Warcraft style environment that doesn’t seem to know how to fight) 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the music video genre

The Parting Glass (Music Video) 

Please Don't Tell Me (What I Did Last Night) (Music Video and fun romp based on a night of debauchery)

In The End (Music video with a storyline of lost hope and a refound joy and appreciation of life after a near-death experience) 

R.I.P. SAW: The Serpentine Deluge Of Serendipity (A music video representing the struggle of good and evil as represented by the band’s alter-egos) 

Star Wars Bohemian Rhapsody (A music video parody of Star Wars set to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”)

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the science-fiction genre

Phoenix Lights (Ten years after the mysterious “Phoenix Lights” incident, a group of young party-goers are visited by a surprise guest) 

The Inventor (A man struggles to deal with the ghosts of his past. When his mother dies, he is forced to come face-to-face with his past in the form of a mysterious box) 

Dystopia St. (Lost in a nightmare world, a man must unravel the mystery of his plight in order to find the key to his escape) 

Schism (An innovative short film that can only be told in split-screen…estranged from his father and upset over a failed romantic relationship, Greg didn’t think his life could get any worse – until rendered comatose by an accident) 

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

Check out a replay of some of our winning entries in this year’s Phoenix Comicon Film Festival and Film Challenge

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

For some major productions, the process of selecting actors for sometimes hundreds of parts may often require specialized staff. While the last word remains with the people in charge, artistic and production, a casting director is in charge of most of the daily work involved in this process during pre-production.

Faith Hibbs-Clark has worked on many studio projects including Jarhead, Take Me Home Tonight, and Piranha 3D. Come learn what it takes to be a casting director or get cast in a major motion picture.

who'll be here
  • Faith Hibbs-Clark
 
Location: North 227c

Costuming for film and TV is different from Cosplay.  Some things are easier, some are more difficult.  Come and learn from one of Arizona's own who has worked on shows like Castle, Goldilocks, and more.

who'll be here
  • Nola Yergen
 
Location: North 227c

Learn the art of raising the capital yourself then you are in the drivers seat of your career. No more begging agents, managers and producers to give you the time of day. You can make your movie the way You want, on YOUR own terms.

who'll be here
  • Ted Chalmers
 
Location: North 227c

Do you want to tell a true story?  Making a Documentary is about pouring over hundreds of hours of footage to find the details in a mountain of needles.  Come learn about making your own Documentary.

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
  • Jim Poulin
 
Location: North 227c

In film and television, a production designer or P.D is the person responsible for the overall look of a filmed event such as films, TV programs, video games, music videos or adverts.

Production designers have one of the key creative roles in the creation of motion pictures and television. Working directly with the director and producer, they must select the settings and style to visually tell the story.  Come learn about what it takes to work production design!

who'll be here
  • Kim Bailey
 
Location: North 227c

The script development process is not for the faint hearted because everyone will have an opinion on your work.  You know how to write, but come learn about working with a producer and the process of finishing your script.

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

Music and sound are key to making a finished film. Learn from the experts on how to successfully mix your dialog, sound FX, and music to complete your film.  Sound like a Pro!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 225a

Join us as this year's Phoenix Comicon Short Screenplay Competition winning screenplay will be the focus of a table read with actors/actresses.

who'll be here
  • Keylor Leigh
  • Perry Smith
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Portia Beacham
  • Stephanie Garlick
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix was the used extensively as a shooting location for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.  John Eaves reveals the Phoenix landmarks that were used in filming this classic suspense film.

who'll be here
  • Douglas Monce
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: North 227c

Have you ever thought about creating your own podcast? Do you have a podcast already that you'd like to make the most of? This introduction to podcasting will help you with the skills needed to successfully create, market and distribute your unique content to maximum effect.

who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Matthew Renfro
  • Stephen Mooney
 

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
 

Ever wonder what Germany thinks of Snow white or vice versa? Or what's going on in the relationship between Anastasia and Russia? Maybe you're wondering if Mulan and China train together? Well it's a Disney Princess and Hetalia Q&A panel!

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay
 
Location: North 225a

Discussing the challenges of producing film in Arizona and examining the filmmaking process from financing to casting to post-production.

who'll be here
  • Adam Montierth
  • Bruce Dellis
  • Craig McMahon
  • Donovan Montierth
  • Kerry Bellessa
  • Nick Stahr
 

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
 

A comedy about B-string superheroes who go on a reality show.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Critically acclaimed author & TV host Craig W. Chenery will provide an in depth look at the various remakes and unofficial sequels of George A Romero's original zombie trilogy - Night, Dawn & Day of the Dead. Visit: www.craigwchenery.com

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: North 227ab

R.U.R. depicts a world populated by genetically engineered workers (“artificials”) – perfect, made-to-order people who lack fundamental rights.

R.U.R. Genesis starring Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Kipleigh Brown (Star Trek: Enterprise). There will be a Q&A after the film with director James Kerwin, producer Bernie Stern and Kipleigh Brown immediately following the short film presentation.

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

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
  • Anthony Desamito
  • Charlie Spies
  • Genevieve Rice
  • Jamie Sanderson
  • Jeff Turbitt
  • Justin Phillips
  • Matt Storrs
  • Robert Maxwell
  • Steve Mandel
  • Steve Marek
 

Check out the “softer” side of Imperial costuming: discuss what the baddies wear besides armor. From Fett’s battle-worn flight suit to the imposing cowl of the Emperor to the sandblasted Tusken wrappings, learn about sewing yourself to the Dark Side.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124a

A candid look at the sexual explorations of 24th century. (18+)

who'll be here
  • Angelina Rising
  • James Laird
  • Joshua Silverman
  • Neil Picard
  • Nicholas Grover
 
Location: Renaissance Pueblo

A picture scavenger hunt using your mobile device and Twitter. Choose your team of 4, charge up your phone and show up for a wild scavenger hunt though the 'con that will take all your deducting skills to finish.

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

What if one evening, you accidentally videotape a horrific event…a murder? What if the only person who believes you happens to be the killer?

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Location: North 227ab

“Give us your body, we’ll give you back control”

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Come and listen in on a panel led by Ivy Doomkitty, covering topics such as body image, skin color, age, and more. We will discuss how to push past boundaries that others try to place against you.  After all, cosplay is for everyone. It is not limited to one demographic. Q&A to follow

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225a

This panel is an overview and demonstration on how to create and apply practical special effects makeup and appliances. Scupting and casting techniques will be discussed and demonstrated followed by a Q & A session.

who'll be here
  • Robert Siracusa
 
Location: North 227ab

Spirits of the ForceSPECIAL 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!!!

Join us for a special screening of this critically-acclaimed Star Wars fan film trilogy

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 225a

Spirits of the ForceThe Arizona-based Star Wars fan film, "Spirits of the Force", had thousands of downloads when it hit the internet back in 2004! The film would soon have its big-screen debut at Phoenix Comicon 2005! 10 years after its release and a full trilogy later, the original cast reunites to discuss fan films and what it was like playing in the galaxy far, far away.

The Spirits of the Force Trilogy currently streams from its official website...

www.spiritsoftheforce.com

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Hal Semmens
  • Jessica Chup
  • Joel Cranson
  • Kevin Herrmann
  • Nathan Blaine
  • Webb Pickersgill
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Stan Lee is truly Marvel's golden goose. He is the indivudual who brought us Spiderman, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and more. In recent years, he has even had an aspiring movie career nearly all of the Marvel films. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124a

New to Star Trek? Don't know the differece between a Klingon and a Ferengi? Join us as our panelists provide an introductory look at one of the most enduring science fiction franchises on television!

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Kimberly Smith
  • Vinny Alascia
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before and in-between the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies, a comic book series has been telling additional tales of Captain Kirk and his crew. Join us as we review these comic book adventures, which revisit some TOS stories and set the stage for the next chapter in the new Star Trek saga.

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Ted House
 

Steampunk Boba Fett presents his first short fan film combining the Star Wars and Steampunk worlds together. Following the film, he discusses the process of making the movie with a zero budget!

who'll be here
  • John Strangeway
 

Victorian Fashion, Mechanical Wonders, and Alternate History Gadgets are just a few of the incredible spectacles to behold at the Steampunk Fashion Show. Enjoy a unique take on the style and vogue of the Steampunk world from a diverse group of designers, but beware of stray Ray Gun blasts! 

Interested in showing off your style?  Contact Diana at diana.given@phoenixcomicon.com to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 

Create a special tea cup hair accessory. Who knows, it might just distract your opponent during tea dueling! Cups, headbands, bows, ribbons, and other accessories included. Cost $15, limit 15

who'll be here
  • Dee Astell
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Stephen Amell plays the title character in the CW’s hit series Arrow, based on the famous DC Comics superhero, The Green Arrow. Oliver Queen, spoiled heir to his tycoon father’s empire by day, he moonlights as a crime-fighting vigilante.

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

Want to be a stormtrooper but don’t know how? Come learn what it takes to make your own Stormtrooper and Clone Trooper armor, and how to make it more accurate to the screen versions. No hokey religions and ancient weapons here!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 227c

Cast and crew will be talking cinema and screening their latest project, "Sum Of Its Parts", as well as bringing news on future Brick Cave Media projects

who'll be here
  • Brett Heffron
  • Charles LeSueur
  • J.A. Giunta
  • Jenn LaBuzz
  • Johnny Skinner
  • Ross Columbia
 

Ever wanted to know how fast Superman flies? Why Green Lantern is Green? Why Batman only works in black? Now you can ask your favorite superheroes all those questions! How does Wonder Woman find her invisible jet?

Get ready for some family friendly fun from the Justice League Arizona!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 227c

Have you ever wondered which "Hunting Trip" was Sam and Dean's favorite? Do you want to know the inner workings of the Winchesters, their friends and enemies (or "frienemies" as the case may be) alike? Then this is the perfect panel for you! Swing by to ask your favorite characters all the questions you've been dying to know the answers to.

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama (9 panelists)
  • Andi Mueller
  • One Piece Cafe
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 

Writer of Syfy hit movies Sharktopus & Dinocroc vs. Supergator tells what it's like working with the legendary Roger Corman and formulas for creating a monster flick! Win monster prizes & watch a creature feature kill reel!

Visit: www.mikemaclean.net

who'll be here
  • Mike MacLean
 
Location: North 225a

Awkward Conversation returns to the Phoenix Comicon for a LIVE podcast recording. This is your chance for YOU to put the hosts and members of the audience on the spot and the most awkward answer wins!

who'll be here
  • Anastasia Washington
  • Nathan Lichtman
 

Meet some of the special effects artists that appeared on Seasons 2-6 of Syfy’s Face Off. Talk shop with them about the show and their experiences after the show along with any questions about their current and future projects. Each of these artists has experience in the film industry, haunted house industry and many other facets of the special FX world including their own FX shops and schools. As the popularity of the show grows, so do the questions about the artist’s abilities, training and thoughts during their appearances on Face Off. Appearance courtesy of 13th Floor Entertainment Group.

who'll be here
  • Katie Machaiek
 

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

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

Prop designer/Illustrator/Concept Artist John Eaves talks about his work on the Star Trek movies.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South 166

What's going on in the world of horror films and what direction are we headed? Discuss the latest trends, hot topics and current news of horror movies with Fangoria's Rebekah McKendry, Author Craig W. Chenery and Horror Panel Coordinator Jason Alofs.

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
  • Jason Alofs
 

Join a discussion examining real world exorcisms and how they compare to what we see in entertainment. Led by Exorcist Alaina Damewood, a minster for over 10 years and has also studied religions and practices involving exorcisms for over 20 years.

who'll be here
  • Exorcist Alaina Damewood
 
Location: West 211

The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? is a Feature Length Documentary about the unmade movie "Superman Lives" directed by Jon Schneep.  Jon discussed the documentary of Kevin Smith/Tim Burton that never happened.

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

A look at one of the more recent favorite companions of the doctor. All the fun without all the drama. An interactive panel where the audience is encouraged to participate.

who'll be here
  • Caity Crabtree
  • Eileen Mueller
  • Loren Toporek
  • Suzanne Jones
 

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
 

Are you looking to gore up some of your make up FX skills? Come join us as this make up group shows you how to add basic gore, simple bruises, cuts and gashes. You won't want to miss these tips!

who'll be here
  • Aimee May
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Mason Reiter
  • Melanie Hazeldene
  • Shaun Smith
 

Can you hear it? The Roar of it... The roar of glory... Of fame... Of Victory! That's right! It's the Cosplay Coliseum, on a GRAND scale! New rules, new ways to grind your enemies into dust and of course, PRIZES! RPG Three-on-Three battles of epic proportions! Whether you're a Merc with a mouth or a caped crusader who wears his underwear on the outside, we want you for the epic battles that will rock Phoenix!

who'll be here
  • The Cookie Crusaders (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225a

Independent feature shot half in Arizona and half in California while facing the challenges of shooting an anthology. The entire process involving writing to production, from casting to post, will be discussed with the crew and cast.

who'll be here
  • Adam Montierth
  • Donovan Montierth
  • John Waldron
  • Jon Gries
  • Neil Mather
  • Rick Hoffman
 
Location: North 227c

Taking what he learned in making Mission: Irreparable, join Michael Doleshal (writer/director), and key cast members as they discuss GOOD and EVIL, with a behind the scenes look at the sequel Mission: Imposter.

While most cast members remained in the same parts from the first film one took on an entirely new character and one although dead, through flashback, had much more to do in the sequel!

Website: www.checkmeoutman.com

Jeff Dinsdale and mystery guestDamien Baldwin and Jeff DinsdaleNatalie BohlinMelanie JayneMitch Alcala

who'll be here
  • Damien Baldwin
  • Jeffrey Dinsdale
  • Melanie Jayne
  • Michael Doleshal
  • Mitch Alcala
  • Natalie Bohlin
 
Location: North 225a

Behind-the-scenes and Q & A from the Arizona-based web series

who'll be here
  • A.J. Romero
  • Alexis Johnson
  • Danielle Pajak
  • Eric Johnson
  • Katy Rector
  • Radcliff Misseri
 

If you love The Walking Dead, you will want to join THE WALKING DEAD AZ Cosplay group for an engaging discussion. We will be exploring the show's popularity; it's past, present and future; comparing it to the comics; and having fun with trivia. Warning of spoilers.

who'll be here
  • Brian Korzec
  • Talking Dead AZ (4 panelists)
 

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
 
Location: South 166

Maniacs, Chainsaws, Gore! Learn about the infamous Video Nasties movies. In the 1980s a UK campaign was launched targeting horror VHS. Extreme horror was too obscene and then totally banned, leading to moral panic. Do some films go too far? Safe for younger attendees - no Adult content will be shown.

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 
Location: North 122ab
Like it or lump it, the "Abramsverse" has a profound impact on Star Trek Fandom! Join our panel as we discuss the Pros and "Khaaans" of JJ's take on our beloved Sci-Fi series.
 
WARNING: Level 3 Environmental Suits may be required - this one’s going to get... ...spirited!
who'll be here
  • Arthur Trout
  • Bryan Dawson
  • Jeff Taylor
 
Location: North 121bc

Like Doctor Who, Its spinoff, Torchwood has made a splash with fans across the pond. Join our panel of Whovians as we discuss what makes John Barrowman so hot, and why this British MIB works so well.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Bells Diggins
  • James Richardson
  • Sabina Prijic
  • Sean McGarry
 

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
 

A group of daredevil friends find themselves caught in a nightmarish game of “Truth Or Dare” with a psychotic fan. The directorial debut of scream queen, Jessica Cameron.

who'll be here
  • 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 225a

The local web series about the worst starship crew in the galaxy is becoming a movie! Join the cast and crew for an exclusive look at what's involved bringing the show to the big screen.

who'll be here
  • Adam Rini
  • Craig Curtis
  • Gabrielle Van Buren
  • Logan Blackwell
  • Nathan Blackwell
  • Nathan Stipes
 

Want to know about Cecil & Carlos' condo? How about where Glow Cloud gets all those dead animals? Of course being too inquisitive is dangerous to you & your family's health. And of course we'd NEVER ask the Hooded Figures about the Dog Park. No one must enter the dog park...

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

Everyone has a favorite TMNT (if not all of them), let's find out why that is and even WHICH TMNT ARE YOU!?! Through a scientific approach and nostalgia, we'll discuss what turtle (and versions) were our favorites and just want made them tick.

who'll be here
  • Juan Kingsbury
 
Location: North 121bc

The Doctor has lead many different lives during his travels through time and space, with each of his regenerations being nothing like the last. Join our panel of Whovians as we discuss each of these incarnations in depth and help us decide who is the best of all!

who'll be here
  • Adam Thomas
  • James Laird
  • Matt Chandler
  • Michael Mahoney
 

20 years after the debut of X-Files, IDW returns to the continuing adventures of Agents Mulder and Scully. Meet the creative team of this series.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225a

Anna and Angelica are going to be filming the XX podcast live. Come on in and listen to the fun and randomness. You may even have a chance to ask them a few questions.

who'll be here
  • Angelica Dawn
 

Denise Gary (Kids Need To Read) will be the Mistress of Ceremonies with help from the Knightingirls, Knightingail and Kaeli, at the Youth Fashion Show. Kids showcase their fantastic costumes on the runway.

http://www.kidsneedtoread.org/

http://www.knightingail.com/

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Location: North 225a

Learn how to make a quality film on a tiny budget in this entertaining lecture and screening. Join Co-Executive Producers and Co-Stars Eric Schumacher (Agent Killjoy) and Robert Linden (Zhon); co-series director Tyrel Good (who also played series villain Agent Meyers); series writers Marty Ketola and Clif Campbell; series composer Peter Gorritz; caterer Ginger Ferguson and other members of the cast and crew of the widely critically acclaimed indie sci-fi series, "Zhon: The Alien Interviews" as they give a rare behind the scenes look and expose some of the secrets of how they accomplished a quality show, beloved by fans, with so few resources. More info about the show, including the entire series can be found at www.whoiszhon.com

who'll be here
  • Eric Schumacher
  • Ginger Ferguson
  • Robert Linden
  • Tyrel Good
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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