Horror Programming for Comicon 2015

 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Alyson Hannigan of How I Met Your Mother, The American Pie films and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alexis Denisof also from How I Met Your Mother and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and soon to be seen in Finding Carter.

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Join Educating [Geeks] for a live podcast covering the FX Network hit American Horror Story: Freak Show

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  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Educating Geeks
  • Sara Santiago
 

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

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

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

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

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  • Far From Home (3 panelists)
  • T.M. Williams
 

Hal C F Astell of Apocalypse Later has presented steampunk film festivals in Phoenix, Tucson and San Diego. Come on down to see an hour's worth of award-winning short steampunk films from around the world and here in Arizona.

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  • Hal C F Astell
 

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

 

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  • Alice Baker
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Megan Calcote
  • Nathan Blackwell
 

Are you a fan of Creepypasta? Have you always wanted to ask Slenderman, Masky, Hoodie, or Ticci-Toby questions about their free time? This is the panel for you! They also managed to wrangle Jeff the Killer and Trenderman along as Special Guests, so feel free to inquire about them, too!

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  • Ask the CreepyPastas!
  • Caitlin McDaniel
  • Eric Torres
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Kyle Kittel
  • Steven Matadamas Ventura
  • Steven Turner
 

Are you a fan of Creepypasta? Have you always wanted to ask Ticci-Toby, Clockwork, Jeff the Killer, Pokemon Ghost Black, and/or Eyeless Jack questions about their free time? This is the panel for you!

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  • Ask the CreepyPastas!
  • Caitlin McDaniel
  • Eric Torres
  • Keisha Brown
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Vincent Michael DeLaRosa
 

Because every loves a Bad Boy.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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  • Jason Alofs
  • Jeremiah Wilkerson
 
Location: West 211

Meet the crew behind the Fright House at Phoenix Comicon. We'll share what was different between 2014 and this year. Find out how we built the props and setup the haunt in one day. Stick around after the panel for the Open "Fright" House guided tour.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Fannibals and food enthusiasts rejoice! Join us as we explore the artistry of Dr. Lecter's most delectable dishes, play "Are You a Cannibal?" to discover what (or who) you would have consumed as one of his dinner guests, and find out how the food stylist made it all look so amazing. CONTAINS SPOILERS.

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  • Augustine Rollinger
  • John Roanhorse
  • Kristen Mozaffari
 

Can you dig your way out of the grave, eat some brains, and be the last zombie standing? Come join us for our annual Brain Eating Contest! All ages welcome.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

For additional information on Craig, please visit here

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  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

In 1975 the "mother" of all Cult films hit theaters nation wide. It closed within two weeks. Somehow, as the particulars are argued, about two years later it found its niche as a midnight screened film that has since become a phenomenon. Join special guests Barry Bostwick (Spin City, FDR American Badass) "Little" Nell Campbell (Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Shock Treatment), and Patricia Quinn (Monty Python's "Meaning of Life", Rob Zombie's "Lords of Salem")  to reminisce on 40 years of  Rocky Horror Picture Show.

 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Charisma Carpenter’s career has taken her to so many of the shows that we all love and watched for years. But Charisma’s portrayal of Cornelia Chase in Buffy and Angel is what sticks with us. Come and hear about the things you might not know about. 

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Doc Brown wrote the book on time travel shenanigans. Listen to Christopher Lloyd discuss his career that has taken us to more eras and places than Marty ever dreamed of going.

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

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  • The Flock (2 panelists)
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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Location: West 213B

Tired of the same ole pop up scares in video games? Want a game that really gets under your skin? Venture into video game related Creepypastas about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary.

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  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 

Tired of the same ole pop up scares in video games? Want a game that really gets under your skin? Venture into video game related Creepypastas about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary.

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  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 

It takes something special to be successful on the stage and the screen. David Morrissey has done just that and more. Portraying the immoral “Mayor” in The Walking Dead, David showed us just how dangerous cold calculation can be.

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Would you like to hear a scary story? Come join us to hear the most shocking stories of haunted games, creepy conventions and more. Hope you're not afraid of the dark.

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  • Muffin (3 panelists)
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join our author guests for a glass or two in an informal setting. There will be door prizes and other giveaways from our participating publishers.

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  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

You've played the hit Android and IOS app by Ellen Degeneres, now join us at PCC as we play this super fun party game with a comicon twist! Come compete for fabulous prizes and get ready to get creative!

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  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Brooke Campbell
  • Megan Calcote
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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On this last night of the Phoenix Comicon film festival, everyone is a winner!  Come and mix and mingle with your favorite panel hosts;  Learn more about film making; and  Celebrate the film makers behind your favorite films that screened at the festival.  Have fun, make friends, and learn stuff at the Renaissance Hotel!  Don't forget cards so you can show everyone what you do.  Cash bar provided

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  • Phoenix Comicon Film Makers
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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  • Andrea Beesley-Canales
  • Final Girl (2 panelists)
  • Marc Ciccarone
 

Ever have a question for the Five Nights at Freddy's crew? Want to talk about theories? Well, come on down to the Five Nights At Phoenix Comicon panel where we'll have a lovely chat, play games and have a whole lot of fun! We Love to entertain!

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  • Allison Simmerman
  • Crystal Hernandez
  • Dan Galaxy
  • Lizzie Codina
 

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

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  • Sarah Bunch
 

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

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  • Erin
  • Geek Girls Brunch Phoenix Chapter
 

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

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  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
 

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!

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  • Summer Helene
 

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

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  • Bill Collins
  • Hal C F Astell
  • John Grigg
  • Khurt Khave
  • Sean Hoade
 
Location: West 213B

Have you ever wondered where you can dine with a ghost in the downtown Phoenix area?  Or stay in a hotel where spirits refuse to check out? Take a haunting tour from the comfort of your chair with the MVD Ghostchasers as they tell stories of local Phoenix pubs, restaurants, theaters, hotels, train stations and more!  Some of these locations are within walking distance of the convention so you can check them out for yourself!

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  • MVD Ghostchasers (4 panelists)
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

The people behind Cult Classics AZ, Phoenix's award winning genre film screening series, discuss what makes a horror film really work, the monster at its core or the final girl or monster hunter out to stop them. Who is really the hero in a horror film? Monster or hunter?

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  • Adam Rutkowski
  • Kirby Nelson
  • Ruby Tate
  • Victor Moreno
 

Think you know everything about horror? This mind-challenging game has taken traditional Jeopardy and given it a delightful horrific twist.
Come test your trivia skills against other horror fans to become the Horror Jeopardy Champion! Hosted by our very own Dr. Diabolic, this is a game no horror fiend wants to miss!

 

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  • Jeremiah Wilkerson
 

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

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  • Far From Home (3 panelists)
  • Stephanie Olson
  • T.M. Williams
 

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

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  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

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  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

How do you feel about ZOMBIES? Often known as simply frightening monsters, stories like In the Flesh show an entirely different side. Zombies can be symbolic of many things, come discuss how they represent marginalization and discrimination in this BBC show, and join us in comparing them to zombies in other stories like The Walking Dead and Warm Bodies!

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  • Knights of the Con Table (3 panelists)
 

Join Founder(s) Jay & Marie Yates -As Seen On- Travel Channel, Biography Channel, & ABC along with Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The COPS Crew" & Affiliates from Paranormal Discord as they discuss the hysteria that the general public has at the first sign of a possible haunting that "It's Demonic". COPS Crew will give you an inside look at how they personal determine what is or is not demonic. In addition, dispelling the myths about the demonic and share with the audience their own personal experiences with their encounters with truly demonic forces in the field of paranormal investigations & their personal lives.

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  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
  • Michael Papp
  • Roy Weedmark
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Meet Jim Beaver, who starred as the gruff but tender prospector Ellsworth on HBO’s hit Western series Deadwood and as the beloved demon hunter Bobby Singer on Supernatural, also plays Sheriff Shelby Parlow on FX’s Justified and gun dealer Lawson on Breaking Bad, making him one of Hollywood’s busiest character actors and the proud owner of nearly 200,000 Twitter followers. He previously starred as Sheriff Charlie Mills on CBS’s Harper's Island and as "Uncle" Nick Vukovic on ABC’s Day Break. Before that, he starred as quirky Vietnam Joe on HBO’s series John From Cincinnati, while simultaneously playing Carter Reese on HBO’s Big Love.

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

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  • Bri Valdivia
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Educating Geeks
  • Megan Calcote
 

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

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Location: West 301 Ballroom

Katee Sackhoff is no damsel in distress, she is the warrior woman. With roles like Battlestar’s Starbuck, the Bionic Woman, Bo-Katan, and one of the few people to stand up to Riddick and live, Katee has shown us you don’t want to mess with her.

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

For more information on Killer POV visit here

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Come join Arizona's own Thrill The World group as they teach you, step by step, how to dance Michael Jackson's Thriller! Amaze your friends (Human or Zombie) with your thrilling new dance moves, no mere mortal can resist!

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  • Christina Meckel
  • Maureen Powers
  • Penny Hudspeth
  • Thrill the World - Phoenix (4 panelists)
 
Location: West 211

Professional Ghost Hunter(s) & Owner(s) of Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The COPS Crew" Jay & Marie Yates -As Seen On- Travel Channel, Biography Channel, & ABC will take you on a journey of their own personal accounts of growing up haunted, raising children with paranormal sensitivity, & the many paranormal related struggles that Jay Yates encountered as a young man trying to make sense of the supernatural. It will also feature COPS Crew Researcher(s) Haydyn & Jesse Matthews current daily struggles with the same issues as they are still teenagers trying to make sense of the paranormal by turning their focus to Ghost Hunting themselves.

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  • COPS CREW
  • Haydyn Matthews (cops crew)
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
 

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

For additional information on Craig, please visit here

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  • Craig Chenery
 

Do you have what it takes to get on the big stage and show off your costume? Want to see this year’s contestants? Come see this year’s Masquerade Costume Contest hosted by none other than TD-0013! 

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona
 

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

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

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  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Khurt Khave
 

 A Get together for the good guys.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A retrospective look at the making of Michael Jackson's ground breaking music video and album Thriller. Get a behind the scenes tour of the film makers, make up effects, dancers, musicians and artists responsible for creating some of the most influential music and images of all time. Stick around, immediately following will be the "Dance The Thriller Panel" to teach you all the dance moves. 

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  • Jason Alofs
 

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

For more information on Midnight Studios FX, please visit here

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

For more information on Midnight Studios FX, please visit here

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Think you've got an ear for all things Pop Culture? Come join us as we recreate this classic TV game show with a Comicon twist, and you may just get a chance to compete for fabulous prizes!

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Like MST3K or Rifftrax? Check out Spoof N Cinema as the hilarious cast of improv comedians from National Comedy Theatre take on Goosebumps: A Night in Terror Tower. The comedians create new dialogue, sound effects and more with trivia and prizes following the show.

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  • Derrick Tesson
  • Frenchie Lynn Augustin
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Mike Mayfield
  • Paul Broccolo
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Come one, come all to Phoenix Comicon 2015's PC Horror Gaming! Our brave panelists will take on PC horror game hits as well as the unknowns, but is sure to send chills down the spine of all who attend. Will you brave 'Five Nights at Freddy's' or be thrilled by a 'Pizza Delivery' gone wrong? Turn the lights off, huddle in, and be prepared for a frightening night!

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  • Angel Carrillo
  • Elizabeth Aguirre
  • Erika McKinley
  • Montana Graham
 

"Deflated" - A quirky, character-driven comedy about a middle-aged mother’s well-intentioned but misguided journey through the inevitable messiness, sorrow, and joy of sex. Whether you are a teenager with a meddling mom, or a middle-aged married couple trying hard to stay in the game (pun intended), just remember to hold on tight – it’s gonna be a hell of a ride!

"Lapwing" - Superhero Lapwing must utilize his bird-like qualities in order to stop the evil DR. Curem from carrying out his dastardly plan to destroy the planet. But when he finds himself up a tree without a paddle Lapwing must also learn to accept help from the beautiful and aerially talented Mousegirl and discover that 99 times out of 10 it's better to be late, than sorry.

"Krabz" - Fake Grindhouse-style trailer: A small beach community is terrorized by mutant crustaceans.....KRABZ!

"Pride Otaku" - A look at a generation just growing up, and asking, “This is it?” A real-life Peter Pan takes us on a trek through the world of cosplay, and the stranger world of adulthood.

"Women & Anime: Beyond Portrayal" - Japanese animation, known as "anime," entered mainstream American media in the 1960s. Since then its popularity in the U.S. has spawned a growing fandom. Many female fans find inspiration and encouragement from anime characters that they don't find in American media. This documentary explores the similarities and differences between American and Japanese animation, with a focus on the positive and negative portrayals of women.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"Halloween Night Terror" - It is Halloween night in the state of Russellville, a few miles from the notorious Haddonfield, and resident, Jack Dennant, wants nothing more than to forget all about the ghouls, ghosts & glowing pumpkins, that line his street outside. But after begrudging some visitors at this door, looking for treats, little does he realize, the festival of Samhain has one last deadly trick to play....

"Somebody To Love" - When Sebastian brings Cassandra home he thinks he has found perfection. The fact that she is dead is only the first sign that perfection is rarely, if ever, attained.

"Dirty Bill Of Health" - A stranger on a road trip stops in for a random medical checkup looking for everything but a clean bill of health.

"Best Day Ever" - A young woman experiences the worst day ever only to deal with a tragic life changing event. But with some careful planning, she might turn her tragedy into a blessing in disguise.

"Lucifer (The Beginning)" - A kind hearted nurse agrees to help a dying man with his simple final wish, finishing his journal entry.

"Watch Over Me: Director's Cut" - A father and daughter must learn to work together to survive the grueling elements while being hunted by ravenous zombies in a post-apocalyptic America.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"Pale Blue Sky" - Harry Blackard is a lazy, grumpy, down on his luck, drunk photographer who, due to his unhappy demeanor lives in a haunted house. Whats even worse, his wife who has been dead for over four years is also haunting him. With each implication after another, the spirits that reside begin to annoy him rather than terrify him. In order to remedy the situation, he has his house exorcised, and cleansed. But each failure leads to certain terror. After each haunting leads to a darker, sinister reveal.

"The Case Of Evil" - When a down-on-his-luck blues musicians travels to the country to buy a guitar he suspects was stolen from him many years earlier, he finds that its hoodoo-practicing owner is reluctant to hand over the instrument, and she's got something more on her agenda than a simple sale.

"Sharkasaurus" - Tremors meets Jaws. A creationist vs Paleontologist vs Sharkasaurs. Faith, Facts and fins. An epic battle in the badlands of Drumhellor

"Hush" - A young woman baby sits a former professor's daughter. During the night she discovers a malevolent presence that has attached itself to the house.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"Drop Dead Gory: A Horror Comedy" - Maggie is a borderline insane Hollywood makeup artist. At the beginning of the movie, she gets shot down by a big time director after insisting on using practical effects in his new horror project. After a painful breakup with her girlfriend, she obtains a magical makeup kit from a supernatural being that will allow her to transform people into whatever she designs. Werewolves, zombies, you name it. She seizes this chance to get some bloody revenge on the director and girlfriend who wronged her. Set in a modern day Los Angeles, Drop Dead Gory is a horror romp that mixes scares and laughs, paying homage to the likes of Sam Raimi, John Carpenter, Stanley Kubrick, and others.

"Lapsus" - Terry is a psychologically disturbed predator whose sinister playground is a laundromat. Terry thinks he is the hero of a comic gangster that is reading: "Terry Laurence, Gentleman Gangster". That is when his memory playing tricks on him. Terry is a victim of an unknown phenomena that literature considers as a Lapsus memoriae or a slip of memory.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"Soapocalypse" - A young woman completely hooked to a popular brand soap, Thunder Red, goes crazy after the soap is mysteriously recalled.

"It Thirsts For Blood" - In this campy horror short, three women encounter a vicious being while backpacking through the Southern Arizona Desert.

"Defense Mechanism" - What would you do if the one you love asks you to do the unthinkable...and you only have minutes to decide?

"El Muerto: A Day For The Dead" - Based on the graphic novel by Texas artist Javier Hernandez, "El Muerto" is the story of a young man brutally murdered by a trio of supernatural villains as a sacrifice to ancient Aztec gods for their own gain. But on the Day of the Dead, he returns to earth to exact revenge on the men who killed him and stole him away from his beloved girlfriend.

"The Zombie's Trip" - After a sudden turn of events, a Zombie is suddenly brought from the world of fiction into the world of reality.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A group of college students researching the infamous killer Dorchester Stewart, aka Crinoline Head, return to the scene where horrific murders took place in 1996. Trying to complete a history assignment on local legends, the students were hoping to get answers but find something more terrifying. The sequel and prequel to the 1996 classic indie slasher starring Debbie Rochon and Jason Vail.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A high school girl and her bullying peers are terrorized by an escaped psychotic killer who is more than meets the eye.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Following a near-death experience in a car crash, a teenage girl is haunted by a ghostly figure she sees from the corner of her eye... something that followed her back from the other side of death.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

When two girls purchase an old clock, strange things begin to happen. One of the girls begins to see things. Hear things. Believe things that aren't true. Dee, who is deaf, seems unaffected. Is it true what the shopkeeper said about the clock? Is it haunted? Possessed? As time ticks by, both girls spiral into darkness as the clock shows them its dark and twisted past through six tales of the supernatural.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the huant this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back for 2015. Join us on Thursday for our preview night and a slightly less scary haunt. We will be up and running, but with a limited crew. This will be a perfect time to bring the family down for a more "family friendly" haunt.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Want to see a haunted house with all the lights on? Join the staff behind the Phoenix Comicon's Fright House as they take you on a guided tour of the Fright House haunt. Make sure to join us for our panel on Sunday in Room 211 from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Those in the panel will be first in line for the guided tours.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Back by popular demand! If the 1980s were bad, the 1990s were dead set on being even more awesomely awful. Our regular panelists bring you their guiltiest of pleasures, the most awesomely awful movies and TV shows from the decade of acid wash and angst.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
  • Nick Perillo
 

In 1975 the "mother" of all Cult films hit theaters nation wide. It closed within two weeks. Somehow, as the particulars are argued, about two years later it found it's niche as a midnight screened film that has since become a phenomenon. Join special guests Barry Bostwick (Spin City, FDR American Badass) "Little" Nell Campbell (Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Shock Treatment), and Patricia Quinn (Monty Python's "Meaning of Life", Rob Zombie's "Lords of Salem")

For a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with local live shadowcast from Broadway Bound and Gagged. Props are prohibited for this show due to time constraints within the conventions events.

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The incomparable and irascible Ron Perlman has been all over this universe and has traveled into several others as well. Whether battling the forces of evil alongside the B.P.R.D as Hellboy or tearing up the town in Sons of Anarchy, Ron Perlman is a force to be reckoned with.

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Join Sonoran Paranormal Investigations to go over evidence collected and analyzed at investigations completed at the Scottsdale Civic Center, Appaloosa Branch, and the Arabian Branch libraries. SPI answer questions about methods used for ghost hunting and go over debunking and the tools of the trade.

who'll be here
  • Sonoran Paranormal Investigations (4 panelists)
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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

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

Back by popular demand! The 1980s were awful but often awesomely so and our resident Awesomely Awfuls are gleefully happy to bring you a third year of guilty movie and TV show pleasures from the decade of big hair and bad puns.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
  • Nick Perillo
 

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

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In 2010, a script was commissioned by studio execs that would combine three of the most popular television shows of the day: SHERLOCK, DOCTOR WHO and SUPERNATURAL. The project was abandoned and presumed lost in the desk drawers of Hollywood...until today. An early draft of that script has been found and a talented group of actors have come together to read it aloud for the delight of an audience...which is where you come in. Join us as we perform the project that was never meant to be.
 

who'll be here
  • Amy Shaw
  • Amy Shepherd
  • Christopher Campbell
  • Kara Gallo
  • Kimberly Butts
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join the Department of Zombie Defense as they walk you through what you need to survive the zombie apocalypse!

 

After three years of awesomely awful guilty pleasures of the '80s and '90s, the Awesomely Awfuls are happy to reward you with underrated gems and hidden treasures: the most bitchin' movies and TV shows that might have crept past you unnoticed.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
  • Nick Perillo
 

While originally a "family show," Doctor Who has often had its dark side and dark themes. Our panelists will examine the darkness in Doctor Who's storytelling that's been there from the very beginning and continues all the way to today.

who'll be here
  • Dwayne Plain
  • Jesse W Canfield
  • Matt Duncan
  • Sean Mushro
 

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

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

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

Come join the The Walking Dead Cosplay AZ group to discuss all things Walking Dead! TV Show vs. Comic Books, character development, predictions for the TV show/comics and fan theories! Audience participation is encouraged, so bring your best ideas!

who'll be here
  • Brian Korzec
  • Talking Dead AZ (8 panelists)
 

If there's one thing geeks and nerds love, it's knowing more than the people around them! Join us for a different spin on the usual trivia contest where your hosts will read incorrect statements which you need to correct with the statement "Ummm...Actually..." It's Jeopardy! meets Geek trivia!
 

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  • Al Sparrow
  • Steve Mandel
 

Because everyone likes a Bad Girl. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

Two rounds of six contestants go head to head in a Zombie Trivia gameshow. The winners of each round go to the finals to see who is the true Zombie Ace. Show your zombie knowledge and win great prizes.

who'll be here
  • Umbrella Corp AZ Hive
 

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

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Far From Home (3 panelists)
  • T.M. Williams
 
Location: West 213B

Professional Ghost Hunter(s) & Owner(s) of Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The COPS Crew" Jay & Marie Yates -As Seen On- Travel Channel, Biography Channel, & ABC along with their team of Paranormal Investigators of COPS Crew will share their real life stories of when the hunter became the hunted "When Ghosts Attack" in the field of paranormal investigation and in their own personal lives.

who'll be here
  • Jamie Kroll
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
  • Michael Papp
  • Paul Lovegrove
  • Roy Weedmark
 

The Department of Zombie Defense wants you!! Do you have what it takes to defend the citizens? Be a recruit in the DOZD boot camp to see if you have what it takes. Few will survive, many will turn! Oorah!!

Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

The Department of Zombie Defense wants you!! Do you have what it takes to defend the citizens? Be a recruit in the DOZD boot camp to see if you have what it takes. Few will survive, many will turn! Oorah!!

 

Facing hordes of the undead can be really hard as it is, but when a zombie dog comes barreling through your window what do you do to survive?! This panel is back from the dead, no pun intended, and looking for fresh victims! We'll be discussing the zombies and their types, how to survive in a disaster based scenario, and recently added - how to dispatch the less discussed animal undead! Join us for a brain blowingly good time!

 

who'll be here
  • Aaron Steven Hargis
  • Ashlyn Kaye Hargis
  • Autumn Ivy  
  • Lee Anzalone
 
Location: Third Street Activities
Meet in Room 120D: Join the horde of undead in our 8th annual Zombie Walk, bravely contained by the Department of Zombie Defense and Umbrella Corp's AZ Hive. And if you're looking too woefully alive, get zombified in the Get Your Zombie On make-up room (5:30-7:30pm in 120D too).
who'll be here
  • AZ Roller Derby
  • Department of Zombie Defense
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Umbrella Corp AZ Hive
 
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