Horror Programming
 
Location: South 166

Learn how to design then create a horror character in full makeup from scratch. Covering sculpting, molding, and casting of custom prosthetic pieces.

John has worked various haunted attractions across the country including Autumn Nightmare in Syracuse NY, The Haunted Mortuary in New Orleans LA and The Nest here in Phoenix AZ, he has also worked on indie films and web series such as Surviving the Zombie Plague and Blood Tweekers web series and currently (April through June 2014) Constitution of the Dead expected to be submitted to Sundance for 2015. John was also part of a Raw Natural Born Artists Showcase in January 2013 in Phoenix.

who'll be here
  • John Frye
 
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
 

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

who'll be here
  • Sgt. Darren Burch
 

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: South 166

All zombies are welcome to this brain eating feast. Multiple age groups will compete against each other to eat their way out of the ground earning the right to eat brains. Zombies, worms, brains, prizes and fun!!

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 

All zombies are welcome to this brain eating feast. Multiple age groups will compete against each other to eat their way out of the ground earning the right to eat brains. Zombies, worms, brains, prizes and fun!!

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 

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

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)
 

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)
 
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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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
 

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)
 

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.
 
Location: South 166

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.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
Location: South 167

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.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
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
 

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!! This event is for youth ages 15 and under.

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 

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!!

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 

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: South 166

Listen to examples of EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) classes A-C. Learn about the different kinds of EVP and their classifications.

who'll be here
  • Angela Smith
  • Lori Marshall
  • The Arizona Paranormal Research Society (3 panelists)
 
Location: South 166

The TAzPRS team will share EVP evidence captured on investigations and have a panel discussion about how the EVPs were captured.

who'll be here
  • The Arizona Paranormal Research Society (3 panelists)
 

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
 

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
 

Didn't come to Comicon fresh from the grave but still want to roam the streets with the rest of the undead? Well we are here for you! Stop by and get zombified before the Walk! Sponsored by Easley's Fun Shop.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Didn't come to Comicon fresh from the grave but still want to roam the streets with the rest of the undead? Well we are here for you! Stop by and get zombified before the Walk! Sponsored by Easley's Fun Shop.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 
Location: South 166

Learn how to design and then create a horror character in full makeup using commercially available prosthetics and wardrobe.

John has worked various haunted attractions across the country including Autumn Nightmare in Syracuse NY, The Haunted Mortuary in New Orleans LA and The Nest here in Phoenix AZ, he has also worked on indie films and web series such as Surviving the Zombie Plague and Blood Tweekers web series and currently (April through June 2014) Constitution of the Dead expected to be submitted to Sundance for 2015. John was also part of a Raw Natural Born Artists Showcase in January 2013 in Phoenix.

who'll be here
  • John Frye
 
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
 

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
 

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
 

Pesky jockeys. Stupid smokers. Are you getting tired of all these infected sneaking up behind you? Then come see your favorite characters from Left 4 Dead in a Q&A as we give you our tips and tricks to being a survivor.

who'll be here
  • Amanda Albregard
  • AmaraSama
  • Marlon Najera
  • SnapDragon Productions (2 panelists)
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 
Location: South 166

Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The C.O.P.S. Crew" Owner Jay Yates & Reverend Paul Lovegrove discuss their vary own Near Death Experiences. They will dive deep into the emotional roller coaster of their brushes with death & explain how that motivated them to seek out truth, understanding, and proof of the paranormal. In addition, COPS Crew will look for possible scientific answers that may suggest differently of their vary own Near Death Experiences.

Visit them at http://www.thecopscrew.com/

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

Get the run-down on translating video game screenshots & concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of accessible armor and costume-building techniques. Open QA at the end of the discussion, so you can get extra help to be ready for your next convention! Brought to you by Award-winning cosplayers from the "Men vs Cosplay" project.

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

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.
 
Location: South 167

Spooky Scary Skeletons send shivers down your spine and so will MrCreepyPasta with his reading of horror stories from around the internet. MrCreepyPasta is known for his story telling on YouTube™  and has come to give the same chilling scares LIVE!

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
 
Location: South 167

The MVD Ghostchasers discuss their favorite haunted locations in England, Scotland & Ireland. Walk back alleys where Jack the Ripper roamed, sail with the Loch Ness Monster & venture to Leap Castle. No passport needed, just a 'spirit' for adventure!

who'll be here
  • MVD Ghostchasers (4 panelists)
 

Exploring the mythology of western civilization, a panel of fantasy and zoological enthusiasts will discuss the origins and significance of popular mythical creatures. Audience is encouraged to bring their questions!

who'll be here
  • Alyssa Garetson
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Jacqueline Chikos
  • Kirsten Schulte
  • Sarah Ferguson
 

A panel of fantasy and zoological enthusiasts will discuss the origins and importance of creatures found in eastern mythology (e.g. Indian, Japanese, and Chinese cultures) as well as delve into American Indian and present day American folklore.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Ashley Oberholtzer
  • Jacqueline Chikos
 

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

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

Special Event Registration Required $60 per team. 
Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

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

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

Special Event Registration Required $60 per team. 
Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

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

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
 

Special Event Entry is $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. Welcome to the first BFLAZ Zombie Gauntlet. Do you think you could survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Here's your chance to test your shooting skills with this laser tag style experience. Four (4) levels each progressively more difficult than the last. A prize awaits all who survive the dreaded ZOMBIE GAUNTLET

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

Special Event Entry is $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. Welcome to the first BFLAZ Zombie Gauntlet. Do you think you could survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Here's your chance to test your shooting skills with this laser tag style experience. Four (4) levels each progressively more difficult than the last. A prize awaits all who survive the dreaded ZOMBIE GAUNTLET

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South 167

What equipment is needed? How to set up audio and cameras for best coverage & angles? What to do during an investigation to minimize evidence corruption?

who'll be here
  • Angela Smith
  • Lori Marshall
  • The Arizona Paranormal Research Society (2 panelists)
 
Location: South 167

The Arizona Paranormal Research Society (TAzPRS) will share clips of some of their most compelling video evidence captured during their investigations.

who'll be here
  • The Arizona Paranormal Research Society (2 panelists)
 

Are you ready to turn off the lights and experience horror? Are you aching to watch other people jump out of their seat while playing horror games? Well then you've come to the right place. Come on down and experience indie horror games in our PC Horror Gaming panel. From SCP: Containment Breach to Slenderman, we have it all. Our brave panelists will take on Jeff the Killer and more. Don't forget the blankets and plushies, for they may be your only chance of surviving one terrifying hour.

who'll be here
  • adrianna cota
  • Avy Bonfield
  • David Leal
  • Montana Graham
 
Location: South 167

Are you ready to turn off the lights and experience horror? Are you aching to watch other people jump out of their seat while playing horror games? Well then you've come to the right place. Come on down and experience indie horror games in our PC Horror Gaming panel. From SCP: Containment Breach to Slenderman, we have it all. Our brave panelists will take on Jeff the Killer and more. Don't forget the blankets and plushies, for they may be your only chance of surviving one terrifying hour.

who'll be here
  • adrianna cota
  • Avy Bonfield
  • David Leal
  • Montana Graham
 

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
 

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.

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  • 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
 

Don't be a victim. Learn how to prepare for the upcoming zombie apocalypse from the experts. The Department of Zombie Defense (DOZD) will share how to plan and survive.

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  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 

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

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  • Cory E. Alexander
  • Moheeb Zara
 

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

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  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: South 167

Arizona has a history of shootouts and debauchery, effects are still felt in old buildings by way of spookies and things that go bump in the night. Investigators Katie Mullaly and Patrick Ohlde will describe methods and reveal their experiences!

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  • J Patrick Ohlde
  • Kathleen Mullaly
 

Choose an Apocalypse. With Google creating automated cars and drugged up Spice real life Zombies, we are slowly edging toward one apocalypse. Come be part of the discussion of who would win.

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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

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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

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  • Mike MacLean
 

Ever wondered what it would look like if you took the teasing talents of a burlesque dancer and twist them up with the fantastical world of geekdom?  Well, you can see it live at Talk Nerdy to Me: A Byte of Burlesque! Come see the talents of performers from Phoenix burlesque troupe BurlEscapades, vaudeville ensemble Romantasy Cabaret as well as a bevy of exceptional solo artists.  All of these ladies and gents will be taunting, teasing, and titillating you with their renditions of fan favorites, from comic book heroes and villains to cult classics. 

Due to the nature of the show this is an 18+ event and ID will be required at the door, but all ages are welcome to take pictures with the dancers after the show!

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  • Andres Morera
  • Bamm Bamm
  • Berlin Meowschwitz
  • Dix E. Tracy
  • Fernando Nomaw-Mez
  • Glen Goldblatt
  • Guy Fawkeswell
  • Gypsy Danger
  • Julio Morera
  • Katja Lukin
  • Lola Coquette
  • Merla Marionette
  • Mia Pia Cherrie
  • Pisa Cake
  • Rambo Reza
  • Sir Simon
  • Tom Tuerff
  • Visa V
  • Vorpal Shimmy
  • Wanda Pout
 

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.

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  • Katie Machaiek
 
Location: North 132

Come see what it takes to create amazing features at a world class haunted attraction. Learn everything about the 13th Floor's creative development process including a discussion on character conception, costuming, makeup, design, set construction and performance training.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • Exorcist Alaina Damewood
 

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!

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  • Aimee May
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Mason Reiter
  • Melanie Hazeldene
  • Shaun Smith
 
Location: South 167

Discussion on the research of property, history of past/present owners & the documentation of the claims. The use of the different types of equipment and techniques used in the investigation process including reviewing & analyzing evidence.

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  • SouthWest Anomalous Research Society (SWARS) (5 panelists)
 
Location: South 167

Ghost Hunters, enthusiasts and researchers all have their place in the field of the Paranormal. Hear about experiences & evidence captured on & off television and the challenges/rewards of running their own investigations on their own terms.

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  • Southern Arizona Ghost and Paranormal Society (4 panelists)
 

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.

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  • Brian Korzec
  • Talking Dead AZ (4 panelists)
 
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.

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  • Jason Alofs
 
Location: North 231a

Get the basics on zombie costuming, make up tips,and how to bring yer zombie character to life. Passages from the Zen of Zombie will also be read, for inspiration. Comparisons of different types of zombies,for inspiration will also be addressed. 

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  • Roby Dee
  • Zombie Mommie
 
Location: South 166

Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The C.O.P.S. Crew" Owner(s) Jay & Marie Yates will take you on a journey inside the lives of those that have experienced the sinister aftermath of conducting a paranormal investigations in some of the worst Demonically Haunted Private Homes that Phoenix has to offer. All locations & the identity of our clients that we serve will remain private and confidential due to the many hell's that they have already endured during their trials and tribulations of the demonic.

Visit them at http://www.thecopscrew.com/

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

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.

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  • 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
 

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: South 167

Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The C.O.P.S. Crew" will take you on a spine chilling discovery of what paranormal investigating has shown them about Spirit Energy. It may leave you thinking that there are far more possibilities to explain a haunting. We discuss self-generated manifestations, inhuman beings, "inner-dimensionalism", and scientific perspectives on really what is it that we are trying to make contact with during our paranormal investigations.

Visit them at http://www.thecopscrew.com/

who'll be here
  • Jamie Kroll
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
  • Michael Papp
  • Paul Lovegrove
 
Location: South 166

The horror genre will never die, with the large internet sub-genres of creepy pastas that fact has been solidified. Learn what makes up this new sub-genre and how to be a part of it.

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  • Chris Edmond
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

Bring out your dead to the annual Phoenix Comicon Zombie Beauty Pageant! Get ready to get bloody as this year's contest is open to both women and men! Contestants will face off for the creators of the 13th Floor and Fear Farm judging to award first, second and third place prizes to the most ghoulish guys and gals.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join us Thursday evening for the opening of the Zombie Obstacle Course. This will be a test of endurance as you work your way through various obstacles while trying to avoid zombies. Will you survive?!?

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Miss out on the Z.ombie Obstacle Course on opening day or just want to go for a faster time, now's your chance. Face real obstacle while making your way past the zombies to test your zombie survival skills

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

This is our Friday afternoon block for the Zombie Obstacle Course just before the Zombie Walk. Face real obstacle while making your way past the zombies to test your zombie survival skills.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 164-165

Did you just witness the horde of zombies marching down the street during the Zombie Walk. Get back on the horde and go through the Zombie Obstacle Course. This will be a test of endurance as you work your way through various obstacles while trying to avoid zombies. Will you survive?!?

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Kick off your Saturday the right way by making your way through obstacles and zombies. Test your zombie survival skills to see if you will be amongst the living. Already completed the course, try again to see if you can beat your previous time.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

It's almost dinner time and zombies need to eat too! Now's the perfect time to make your way through the Zombie Obstacle Course and work off some of those calories just before dinner. Beat your previous time or test your zombie survival skills for the first time.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

If you haven't already gone through the Zombie Obstacle Course, today will be your last day to test your zombie survival skills. Beat your previous time or make your through the obstacles for the first time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 3rd Street

The living dead can come add to the massive zombie horde, as it's tactically contained by the Department of Zombie Defense and Umbrella Corp's AZ Hive at the 7th annual event. Zombify yourself at the Get Your Zombie On panel before the Walk.

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  • AZ Roller Derby
  • Department of Zombie Defense
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Umbrella Corp AZ Hive
 
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