Misc Programming
 
Astronomy of Middle Earth
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tolkien's characters lived in a world that shared our stars, but Middle Earth has its own constellations and lore. These inflatable planetarium shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3:00, but come at 2:45 to grab your ticket and reserve a spot.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Avengers Boot Camp
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Arizona Avengers are back and looking for more future Avengers! Come see if you have with it takes throwing Thor's hammer, Captain Americas shield, and Hawkeye's bow- and become one of Arizonas mightiest heros!

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Avengers Boot Camp
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

The Arizona Avengers are back and looking for more future Avengers! Come see if you have with it takes throwing Thor's hammer, Captain Americas shield, and Hawkeye's bow- and become one of Arizonas mightiest heros!

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Want to be your favorite character? Don't want to spend a small fortune trying to find it online in your size? Want to do it as cost effectively as possible? Come learn the basics of machine-based costume creation. Covers: basics of the sewing machine, how to use your two most basic stitches and how to use a pattern. Techniques will be applied to the cosplay, steampunk and fantasy genres just to name a few. Whether you have never sewn or been sewing for awhile, House Lionheart promises to teach you something new.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

So, you know everything about Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight? Prove it by battling against other fans in an ultimate trivia competition. Trivia based on the books, not movies - we all know books are better!

A team based event - prizes for the winners. Limit: 10 teams of 5

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Location: North 231bc

Ever wonder what Ivy smells like? Does she dream of rainbows and unicorns or of the rule of Doom over earth? Can she really fly? Is there any truth behind the rumors that she is really a cat? If you've ever wondered how the Legion of Doomkitty came to be or have burning questions, then you don't want to miss this one!

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Valley of the Sun

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Cosplay For All Sizes
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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 Eleftheriou
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
 
Cosplay Horror Stories
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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
  • John Strangeway
  • Kay Townsend
 
Cosplay Mixer
Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cosplay Mixer. More details coming soon.

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Aime Jaze
  • Lance Jaze
 
Creator Connection
Friday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Are you a writer looking for an artist to compliment your story? How about an artist, but have nothing to draw about? In this "speed dating" setting, you get 5 min. to share what you have to offer and see if you are a good match.

 Please be prepared by bringing business cards, manuscript samples or portfolios. However they are not required.

who'll be here
  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Creator Connection
Saturday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Are you a writer looking for an artist to compliment your story? How about an artist, but have nothing to draw about? In this "speed dating" setting, you get 5 min. to share what you have to offer and see if you are a good match.

Please be prepared by bringing business cards, manuscript samples or portfolios. However they are not required.

who'll be here
  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Doctor Horrible Shadowcast
Sunday, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: grand ballroom

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Doctor Who Astronomy
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am

With the Doctor's travels spreading far and wide across the universe, he was bound to visit some notable star systems on the way! The TARDIS planetarium departs every 20 minutes starting at 10:30, but come at 10:15 to grab your ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Doctor Who: Party Like A Time Lord
Friday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Valley of the Sun

Doctor Who: Party Like A Time Lord. Details coming soon.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Duct/Duck Tape Costume Contest
Thursday, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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!

(Oh, you haven't heard of it? You can check it out at the Duck Brand website)

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)
And maybe more....

To pre-register (even if you're not sure you'll be done in time) email Shirley.Runyon@PhoenixComicon.com. Include your name, contact phone number, and what your costume is. WIP (work-in-progress pics welcome!)

Judges feature "Captain Tape-pants" himself Huntington Keith, and TV's Commander Holly!

who'll be here
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Shirley Runyon
 
Fanboy Rant
Thursday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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

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

who'll be here
  • Brian Simmonson
  • Josh Benjamin
 

Can you bend steel? Punch through walls? Lift tons? Fight crime with a batarang? See if you have what it takes to do the impossible and become a legend! Come join the Justice League Arizona as they make superheroes out of you!

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Location: South 150

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

who'll be here
  • Carrie SEVERSON
  • Denise Gary
  • Sgt. Darren Burch
  • Tom Leveen  
 
Geek Family Feud!
Sunday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: South 155-158

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

 

This is a pre-registreation event. If you are interested having your family considered as a contestant, please email amber.riendeau@phoenixcomicon.com for more information.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Geek Prom sponsored by Bookmans
Friday, 9:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Valley of the Sun

Don't miss the 5th annual Kids Need to Read Geek Prom, sponsored by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and made possible by Phoenix Comicon. The theme for Geek Prom 2014 is Retro Gaming. To learn more about this event, including ticketing information click: http://www.kidsneedtoread.org/geekprom/

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Harry Potter Astronomy
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Crawl inside an inflatable dome to learn which of your favorite characters have stellar counterparts, and how they fit into the Wizarding World. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12:00, but come at 11:45 to grab your ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
How to be Successful on YouTube
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 
Location: South 150

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

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Illusion: The Art of Cross-play
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Illustrator Workshop - Steven Riley
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Author and illustrator Steven Riley has been writing stories and drawing for as long as he can remember. "It was always a creative outlet. Just me having fun." Now he enjoys traveling and teaching his techniques to kids everywhere.

who'll be here
  • Steven Riley
 
J-Fashion Style Guide
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 231a

Want to learn more about what's popular on the streets of Japan? Look no further! This panel will cover the different types of J-Fashions, major brands, and a purchasing guide.

who'll be here
  • Michelle Turner
  • Nicole Schulke
  • Samantha Christoff
  • Stephen Brown
 
Lego Build Off - All Ages
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Challenge your imagination and LEGO building skills! LEGO will be supplied (sorry, not to keep). This friendly competition is open to all.

 
Lego Build Off - Youth
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Chanllenge your building skills! LEGO will be supplied (sorry, not to keep). This friendly competition is aimed at youth 12 and under, but all are welcome to come see the fun and creativity!

 
Magic Wand Making
Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area
The wand chooses the wizard but at Comicon you can create your own magic!
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Molly Idle, former Dreamworks artist and creator of the Caldecott Honor book Flora and the Flamingo, will help young illustrators create their own flip books! Lean the techniques for making drawings come to life in this workshop for ages 8 and up.

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

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

Mark Greenawalt Gallery represented by FUTURE-CLASS X PUBLISHING

www.futureclassx.com

who'll be here
  • Mark Greenawalt
 
Mermaid 101
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

who'll be here
  • Ashley Lancaster
  • Emy Higdon
  • Marissa Goldman
 
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Moon Mermaid has been sharing her magical adventures with children of all ages for many years. Join us in the Art Room this year as she reads from her new book. After reading she will be happy to sign autographs and take photos in her giant seashell

who'll be here
  • Moon Mermaid
 

This one aint for the young'ins! Themed on the anime of the same name come dance all night to the best electronic dance music in your coolest PJs. Try to win a prize for best Cosplay dancer, Compete for the Miss Fanservice 2014 title, check out the go-go dancers and enjoy one of our themed adult beverages.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Parasol Painting Make & Take Workshop
Thursday, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Hand-paint your own paper parasol! Parasol, paints and brushes, glue and glitter will be provided. Have fun and let your imagination run wild. Kit is $25; send payment through Paypal to Rkcarter@cox.net

who'll be here
  • Rebecca Carter
 
Peter Pan Pirate Pool Party
Saturday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Sheraton Pool

A Pool Party with a Peter Pan theme. Cool down in the pool overlooking the city or head over to the bar and grab a refreshing beverage. Dress in your best Neverland swimwear and enter the contest. You may even see a mermaid.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Pop Culture Astronomy
Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

What do My Little Pony, X-Men, The Simpsons, Power Rangers, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Transformers and Halo all have in common? Astronomy! Inflatable planetarium shows run every 20 minutes starting at 4:30, but come at 4:15 to grab your ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Princesses and their Nations: Q&A
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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

who'll be here
  • Kaitlyn Sauceda
 
Sherlock Social Media Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A picture scavenger hunt using your mobile device and Twitter. Choose your team and get ready. More details coming soon.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 155-158

All heroes must have a trusty side-kick! Come learn some key self-defence techniques. Use your instincts, voice, surroundings, and maybe your parents! nationally certified youth self-defence insturctors will get you moving like a true superhero!

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

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

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Location: South 150

This panel will touch on the history of Minecraft, a description and showcase of my Minecraft mod, things you may not know about Minecraft, the technical aspects of Minecraft and my mod, and will conclude with a Q and A.

who'll be here
  • Cody Darr
 

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

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

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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!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Tea Dueling
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tea Dueling is the art of gracefully dunking a tea biscuit into a "Cup of Brown Joy," then successfully felling your opponent in a battle of wits and skill. Join us to learn the rules and techniques to compete on the field of tea. These duels are fully sanctioned by The American Tea Dueling Society.

who'll be here
  • Jocelynne Weathers
 
Location: pueblo

PhoenixComedy.org invites you to an evening of FREE comedy! Be barraged by a horde of nerdy local comedians, regaling you with tales of the things that matter most in life: comic books and video games. FREE comedy at the Comicon- it's almost an alliteration.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: pueblo

PhoenixComedy.org invites you to an evening of FREE comedy! Be barraged by a horde of nerdy local comedians, regaling you with tales of the things that matter most in life: comic books and video games. FREE comedy at the Comicon- it's almost an alliteration.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Ever wanted to know what it is like to be a mermaid, or what you need in order to become a mermaid? Well come on down to The Mermaid Sisters Lilith and Summer's how to become a mermaid Q & A panel. We will answer all your burning questions about how to become a mermaid, and some of the risks as well. We will then open the floor to take any questions you may have for us or about tail making.

Be sure to catch our demo at the Hyatt pool Sat at 4:30!

who'll be here
  • Chloe Klein
  • Elizabeth Morin
  • Savanna Klein
 
Trolls by Jenn Czep
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Enter the world of Czep's Trolls! Create your own Troll mask and hear stories of Emily's adventures among dragons, piskies, and dreadful dots!

who'll be here
  • Jenn Czep
 
Villains Aftermath Party
Saturday, 10:30pm - 12:30am

Finally a party for the baddies! Dress in your best villian outfit, sing karaoke with your follow evil doers, and get out all that pent up aggression in Shoot-a-hero.

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
 
What Do I Read Now?
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am

For those who have read the big series and are looking for something new to enjoy. We will discuss current and upcoming books that have mass appeal, also upcoming trends. Book suggestions for children, teens, and adults. Book lists will be provided.

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Youth Can Draw, Too!
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: South 150

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

who'll be here
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
 
Youth Fashion Show
Sunday, 11:00am - 12:30pm

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

http://www.kidsneedtoread.org/

http://www.knightingail.com/

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
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