Science Fiction Programming for Comicon 2015

 

Besides the daleks, perhaps no villain is as iconic to Doctor Who as the Master. In this panel we look at the many faces of the Master, his plans for universal domination, and just what makes him/her so irresistible as the big bad in Doctor Who.

who'll be here
  • David Wendt
  • Jackson Turner
  • Jeff Schwarz
  • Joel Turner
  • John Wheeler
  • Josh Benjamin
 

As any fan knows, The Doctor has had his share of heartbreaking goodbyes during his 13 lives. Join our panel of Whovians as we discuss the most memorable of these farewells and how they impacted the mad man with a box.

who'll be here
  • Bells Diggins
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Gail Andreasen
  • Joel Turner
  • Matt Duncan
  • Sean Mushro
 

Allons-y! Come and join us in a fantastic discussion of 12 of the Doctor’s best stories, one story for each Doctor. Reverse the polarity, have a jelly baby, and have a brave heart, you’re not gonna want to miss this. Geronimo!

who'll be here
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Hayl Daugherty
  • John Wheeler
  • Katie Reilly
  • Steven Ditzel
 

Every beloved series has at least a few be-hated episodes, and after 50 years, the Doctor has certainly had his share! This panel will look at some stories that just didn't work at all, and explore the possible reasons why, as well as how they could have been better (even if that does involve throwing the script in the fireplace!)

who'll be here
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • E. Adam Thomas
  • Katie Reilly
  • Matt Duncan
  • Richard Clayton
  • Sabina Prijic
 

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Far From Home
 

Now that we've seen some of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, what do we think? Love him? Hate him? Still unsure? Come discuss with us all things 12th Doctor.

who'll be here
  • Jackson Turner
  • Jamie Robertson
  • Joel Turner
  • Kiko Cheyenne
  • Suzanne Jones
 

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.

who'll be here
  • 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.

 

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Megan Calcote
  • Nathan Blackwell
 
Location: North 227

Ever wonder why there is a "Second Breakfast"? How many dwarven clans are there? How many Hobbits can you fit into a VW Bug? All these questions and more can be answered by our denizens of Middle Earth. Join us and ask away!

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Catherine Gallardo
  • Paige Hill
 
A favorite Phoenix Comicon panel where you'll get a sneak peak at trailers for exciting upcoming movies. After the trailers, we'll hold a FREE raffle for movie promotional material (T-shirts, baseball caps, special posters and whatever else the studios have sent us). If you like movies and like free stuff please come on in.
Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society).
who'll be here
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
 

Join professional time travelers Terry and Oliver Holler as they take you BACK through their incredible journey to find one's Density, then inspire you forward into the FUTURE!

who'll be here
  • Oliver Holler
  • Terry Holler
 
Location: North 226

Attendees test their sleuthing skills when President Roslin and Admiral Adama inform the fleet that there is a Cylon in the fleet. Attendees are assigned ships, a captain is chosen, and the Cylon must be left behind or, in 33 minutes, the next jump might be the last.

who'll be here
  • Amy Shaw
  • Erica Connell
  • Jesse W Canfield
  • Ryan Weeks
 

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! 

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 
Location: North 229

From the 1950s classics to modern day films - Stop Motion Animation has created some amazing visual stories. Join Industry Professional Fon Davis as he shows us what goes into making these fantastic films!

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

You know how they made the thing with the ways in that movie / book and stuff? Does that actually work?

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229

Watch as some real blacksmiths take you through the process of making various items.

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

What makes a good genre television show or movie? What are the elements that can make the difference between modest hit and an international phenomenon? We will show you how to be a critical watcher of popular media, showing you ways you can develop material that can be favorites to the masses while retaining the unique elements of science fiction and comic book elements. We’ll even throw in a little bit of gossip to make things fun!

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

18 years of Buffy: join us as we take a look back on the characters we love and hate and lore of one of the great supernatural settings!

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Emily Martin
  • Julie Largent
 

Everybody LOVES Clara Oswald... and, Everybody HATES Clara Oswald! This panel will look at how the impossible girl became such a polarizing character in the series, the inconsistencies of her development, and speculation into what will become of our lady de souffle!

who'll be here
  • Alissa McKersie
  • Gail Andreasen
  • Jackson Turner
  • Rachel Cawley
  • Sabina Prijic
  • Shawn Forth
 
Location: North 229

You may have heard fan theories about what really happened in the Star Wars Universe. Were the Stormtroopers REALLY terrible shots or was it something else? Don't exhaust ports push things out? Join us as we shed a new light on those Galaxy mysteries!

who'll be here
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Firelight Cosplay
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Matthew Hunt
 

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.  This is 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 enthusiast.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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

To enter you have two options:

Pre Reg:  

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

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

On Site Reg: 

Sign up on site before the show

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

Rules:  

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

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

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

 

Any questions email: anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Luluko
 

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 228

A panel looking deeper into the creatures of Lord of the Rings. It would ask audience members to pick creatures that they would befriend or fight and why.

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

Dive into a discussion about gay actors, interspecies Victorian Lesbian couples, gender swapping villains, a gender-blind space potato, and the unflinching acceptance of diversity in Doctor Who. Come find out and discuss why Doctor Who resonates with people of all kinds and orientations. A fun filled hour of Doctor Who discussion with a rainbow twist.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Chris Swanson
  • James Laird
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Sara Santiago
 

Watched all 8 seasons of the new show, but none of the old? Come learn about the Doctors, the companions, the best episodes, and the worst. A great overview of the past glories of our favorite show!

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • David Wendt
  • Dwayne "Plain" Taylor
  • E. Adam Thomas
  • Jeff Jones
  • Richard Clayton
 

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

who'll be here
  • Mike Little
 

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.

who'll be here
  • 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!

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Brooke Campbell
  • Megan Calcote
 

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229

Last year we presented as much information as the internet had to offer. Now we have cast information, images, storyboards and everything you wanted to know about Star Wars in ONE PLACE!

who'll be here
  • Christopher De Herrera
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Joel Cranson
 

Have you ever wanted to feast your eyes on the iconic white armor of the Stormtrooper through the eras of Star Wars? This is your chance! In the Evolution of the Stormtrooper, we'll take an up close and personal look at a classic Stormtrooper, a couple different Clone troopers and a new Episode VII Stormtrooper! Learn things you never knew about our favorite armored troopers

who'll be here
  • Clint Randall
  • Matthew Shaw
  • Timothy Wiant
  • Will Rogers
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

In our fandom lives we have all had experiences that ruin fandoms for us, usually by people who just do not know how to behave. They give the whole fandom a bad name and you never want to be one of them! We'll discuss things that make you a bad fan and how to fix those behaviors so that fandoms can be a more harmonious place. Fun for all fandoms.

who'll be here
  • Ana Pacheco
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 227

The Sword of Godric Gryffyndor. Anduril. The Master Sword. What do these have in common? No - we all know these are weapons; but which one is the best? Why? Come to this panel and tell everyone which weapon (not just what was listed - ANY fantasy weapons) is the best. Win, and you just might get something!

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Dallin Holt
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Heather Grant
  • Julie Largent
  • Luis Reyes
 
Location: North 227

Pit your favorite character against someone else's! Brief arguments will be given for and against by each player before the audience decides!

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Julie Largent
  • Luis Reyes
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Film Makers
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 226

From the early origins, to the stories we have today, come learn about the fairy folk! Where do you fit in the Fae world? Join us and find out!

who'll be here
  • Joanne de Biasi
  • Knights of the Con Table
 

Starling City or Central City both seem like dangerous places to live in. Days filled with super powers or disasters. Join us to explore the terrors of these cities, their insane vigilante heroes, and their teams that we love so dearly

who'll be here
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Megan Mayer
  • Michael Mahoney
  • Paige Pino
  • Shawn Forth
 

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!

who'll be here
  • Sarah Bunch
 
Location: North 229

So we all know that Episode VII is coming out this year - but what about the other rumors? From Films, to Books to Video Games - join us as we gather all knowledge in one place!

who'll be here
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Jerome Lamberth
  • Todd Parent
 

Join our panel of Time Ladies as we discuss not only Doctor Who from a female perspective, but what it's like to be a woman in a scifi fandom, that, until very recently, was male dominated.

who'll be here
  • Alissa McKersie
  • Katie Reilly
  • Luz Navarro
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Molly Martin
  • Sabina Prijic
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Step into the TARDIS with the Doctor and party with the Timelords at the Gallifrey Geek Prom! This event supports Kids Need to Read in their mission to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children.

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $15
 
Location: North 227

In Game of Thrones (HBO show) and A Song of Ice and Fire (George R R Martin's novels), the continent of Westeros has an interesting and familiar history. This panel will focus not only on the specific histories of houses great and small, but on Westeros's more ancient history - from the time of the Children of the Forest to the Targaryen conquerers, and until the fall of Aerys II Targaryen. It will also be discussed how these histories may reveal Martin's commentary on "real-life" history and current events, and perhaps even help us predict future events in the series. The primary materials discussed will be Worlds of Ice and Fire, but the novels and TV show will help in a support capacity (as there have been hints in the show not present in the books).

who'll be here
  • Ashleigh Feiring Feiring
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Tanya Gouchenour
 

Join us for some fun and excitement on fashionable outfits geeky enough to walk the halls of Phoenix Comicon but chic enough for a fashion show.  Tributes to your favorite TV show, movie, comic, book, or game, what will you see during this show?

Interested in participating?  Email Miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

For the first time at Phoenix Comicon, we are showcasing Geek Wedding Fashion in all it's glory. From the subtle to the outrageous, see a sampling of themed bridal fashion from flower girls to Brides and Grooms. 

Discover easy ways to geek out your own wedding. Themes including Comic book heroes, Sci-Fi genre, Japanese, Historical and Pop Culture weddings just to name a few. Featuring Mr. Formal Tuxes, K Street Couture,  Barb's Bridal Boutique, Goodwill of Arizona, candy bouquets courtesy of Candy Addict and many local Costume Designers with DIY accessories.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229

Join us for Geeks Against Humanity, the geeky version of the popular card party game for horrible people. Questions from a black card are asked, players answer with their funniest white card, and the audience votes on which answer wins.

who'll be here
  • Austin Baker
  • Christopher De Herrera
 
Location: North 227

Are you local and want to get involved in Phoenix's burgeoning geek scene! Join representatives from Geekly Phoenix, Cult Classics AZ and more as we discuss ways to make your geek name in the Valley. 

A great panel for burgeoning indie creators, those looking to get involved in conventions for their fandom and how to be a part of the scene locally in shops events and how to find indie events!

who'll be here
  • Gren Ryan Radcliff
  • Ruby Tate
  • Victor Moreno
 

Geek Out your Bridal Party with comic book hero themed Boutonnieres. DIY for all skill levels. Simple to make and budget friendly! Learn all you'll need to know and take one home today. Only 20 kits available. First come, first served!

who'll be here
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 

From Stephen Strange to Leonard McCoy, pop culture is littered with doctors who put down the stethoscope for a life of adventure and danger. But what about science fiction medicine itself- can its representation in geek culture possibly be an accurate reflection of where our healthcare is, and where it’s heading? Join Christian and Jeff- geek physicians extraordinaire- for a whirlwind trip through your favorite comic books, shows, and movies and across the new frontiers of human augmentation, genetic manipulation, and regenerative medicine. Whether covering more down to Earth examples like Stan Lee’s Night Nurse (coming soon to a Daredevil Netflix series near you) or taking you to galaxies far, far away (what’s up with bacta tanks, anyway?), your hosts will explore how medicine and science fiction often influence and feed off one another in amazing ways. But beware- sometimes, in the world of cutting-edge medicine, the truth is stranger than fiction…

who'll be here
  • Christian Dameff
  • Jeffrey Tully
 

Ever notice that the guns in movies and TV never run out of bullets? Come learn some of the real facts about firearms in Books, TV, and Films from Firearm Expert Gary Harper. 

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Jay & Marie Yates As Seen on My Ghost Story-Caught on Camera & Ghost Adventure Crew will take the audience on a never before seen inside look of what life is like for them behind the Case & the struggles that they face as they lead a team of experienced Investigators into the darkest corners of Arizona. They will be talking about everything from time management issues, ghostly encounters, travels, ghost attacks, and their daily struggle as Ghost Hunters.
who'll be here
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Hanna Syfritt
  • Mike Syfritt
Cost is $30.00
 

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.

who'll be here
  • Bill Collins
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: North 227

Oh, you may not think we're pretty but don't judge by what you see, no one can sort your favorite characters as accurate as we...Join us for a magically filled hour of sorting a variety of fictional characters into the Houses of Hogwarts. What house would Steve Rogers, Sherlock, Honey-senpai, the Winchesters, Stiles Stilinski, Armin, and many more characters be in? Come help us decide.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Dallin Holt
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Kali Johnson
  • Kimi Ann
  • Sarah Ferguson
 

Can't tell the difference between an Andorian and a Borg, or a Phaser from a Mek'leth?  Join us as we provide an introduction to one of Science Fiction's most enduring anthologies!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229

The Force may be Awakening but the Galaxy is full of heroes and villains with nothing but a good blaster at their sides. Let's delve into the rich trove of Star Wars 'muggles'- Scoundrels, smugglers, troopers, bounty hunters and assassins, all with no Jedi wizardry at all.

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Jerome Lamberth
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan
 

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!

 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Far From Home
 

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

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

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!

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

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

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

This fan panel is a follow up to last year's hit panel, "Gone Too Soon".  But instead of discussing shows taht were cancelled too soon, this year this group of TV junkies will be talking about a selection of modern shows that went downhill fast and weren't cancelled soon enough!  We will discuss what ent wrong, if the show could have been saved, and what the future holds for these franchises.  Shows to be featured in this fan discussion include Heroes, Alias, The X-Files, and Lost, among others.

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

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)

who'll be here
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Megan Calcote
 
Location: North 229

Pictionary & Kaiju? Two words thought would mix - but in fact they do! Join us if you have a sharp mind for guessing and imagination as we stretch the minds of our participants to create the newest Kaiju to scare the pants off any Jager defender coming their way!

who'll be here
  • Iria Sokoll
  • Kevin Hislop
 
Location: North 230

Sing your heart out for the Glory of the Empire! Join us as we share an evening of song from Science Fiction, Fantasy, and anything you can think of!

who'll be here
  • Debra Nickelson
 

In a race to your heart, which would win: the Tardis, the Impala, or John Watson and his cane?  Come to Last Fandom Standing to explore this deep question and many more, as panelits take turnsrepresenting nominated fandoms and engage in a point/counterpoint discussion.  Attendees will be able to suggest fandoms for debate, provide feedback and ideas, and audience interaction will determine the ultimate winner.  Join us at this totally-not-sarcastic-at-all panel and watch superfans rip fandoms, and each other, apart!

who'll be here
  • Ben Mosey
  • Cody Hertig
  • Eric Downing
  • Hayley Tracy
 
Location: North 229

Everyone has a plan with the Force. Some people just aren't cut out to be Jedi and some people would make terrible Sith Lords. Join us as we explore which side of the Force works better for each and every member of our audience. By the end of this panel, you'll know where you belong...

who'll be here
  • Augustine Rollinger
  • Culann Lewis
  • Felix Blinn
  • Michael Whyman
  • Randy Elmer
 

Leonard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was best known for playing the role of Spock on Star Trek - but to the fans, we knew him as so much more.  Join us as we pay tribute to Nimoy through an exploration of his work, his life, and his legacy.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Cinnamon Hayes
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Award-winning cosplayers from the "Men vs Cosplay" project give you the run-down on translating video game screenshots and concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of accessible armor and costume-building techniques. 

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Dara DeFreitas
  • Garrick Backer
  • Jordan Duncan
 

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

who'll be here
  • AZ T.A.R.D.I.S.  
  • Denise Hanks
  • Duncan MacLeod
  • James Richardson
  • Jeff Jones
  • Pat Harper
  • Suzanne Jones
  • Tom Hanks
 

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

For more information on Midnight Studios FX, please visit here

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

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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Location: North 229

Ever wonder what really goes into making movie magic or what it takes to make a ship fly without CGI effects? Join us as Industry Professional Fon Davis opens the curtain on how those visual effects are created!

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

When people see the iconic T-Visor helmet, thoughts of Star Wars bounty hunters spring to mind. However, would it surprise you to find out that these fearsome warriors also do charity work? Meet the Shonare Vhekadla Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costumers Club! Join us as they talk about how they create their armor and the look of the Mandalorian Mercenary as well as the work the do for the community and charity.

who'll be here
  • Chris Rensing
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 229

From the Aiig-Tii to the Zeison Sha, many other Force using groups exist in the Star Wars Galaxy. Join us as we take a look at some of the major groups and their perspectives of the Force.

who'll be here
  • Culann Lewis
  • Michael Whyman
 

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

who'll be here
  • Echo Magazine
  • James Fuches
  • Phoenix Gaymers (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 229

Let's shoot a man into space and force him to watch (and riff on) the worst movies ever made with the company of some homemade robots! MST3K super fans, Kane Black, Joel Cranson, and Brenda Cranson discuss what makes this cult followed TV show stand the test of time... and do a little riffing of their own!

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Joel Cranson
  • Kane Black
 
Location: North 227

An indepth and highly descriptive look into common folklore seen in pop-culture today. The panel examines the history of mythological creatures, the original intended purposes, and how they have developed/been changed to fit into pop-culture.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Jacqueline Chikos
  • Sarah Ferguson
 
Location: North 227

An indepth and highly descriptive look into common folklore seen in pop-culture today. The panel examines the history of mythological creatures, the original intended purposes, and how they have developed/been changed to fit into pop-culture.

who'll be here
  • Sarah Ferguson
 

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.

who'll be here
  • Derrick Tesson
  • Frenchie Lynn Augustin
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Mike Mayfield
  • Paul Broccolo
 
Location: North 227

Help break Rumplestiltskin’s curse to get your happily ever after! How? By finding key components for a spell with the help of your favorite Storybrooke characters! Come and meet your Once Upon a Time faves, and maybe earn your True Love’s Kiss!

who'll be here
  • Alex Canto
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Robyn Bell
  • Rys Holmes
 
Location: North 228

You meet a group of travelers at the tavern in town, on the edge of the woods, in a land of great magic and adventure. The travelers are weary, having traveled from lands as distant as Austin, Texas. But they are no-less prepared for glory and honor! They are also the hosts and producers of PBS Digital Studios’ YouTube Shows! Join DM Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel and fellow PBS Digital Studios hosts Joe Hanson (It’s Okay to be Smart) and Jamin Warren (PBS Game/Show) on a quest to vanquish a knowledge-hating evil entity. As our intrepid party makes their way around town and into the murky depths of some enchanted Realm Which Has Been Forgotten, the audience will be invited to participate as townspeople, nosey kobols and other question-asking NPCs. There may or may not be funny hats involved.

who'll be here
  • Jamin Warren
  • Joe Hanson
  • Mike Rugnetta
 

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!

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Aguirre
  • Montana Graham
 

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 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
 
Location: North 229

Join us for a look at the Sith culture, their manner of dress, and architecture from the time of the Old Republic and beyond!

who'll be here
  • Guillermo Hernandez, Jr.
  • Jerome Lamberth
  • Rebekah Lamberth
  • Tonia Antilla
 

Production Designers are the visual artists and storytellers, who, in consultation primarily with the director, create and develop the overall look, atmosphere and emotion that move the story in any film or television project.  Learn about and discuss production design with the person, Kim Bailey, behind the design work of Blade Runner, Mission To Mars and the upcoming movie, Aether.

who'll be here
  • Kim Bailey
 

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

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Location: North 229

From Jango to Boba Fett - we caught only glimpse of Spartan-Like culture of the Mandolorians. Join us as we explore their language, teachings and what it really means to say "Oya! Time to Hunt!"

who'll be here
  • Chris Rensing
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 229

A look at the history and present day of Special Effects, both Practical and Visual. Hosted by David Stipes (Star Trek:DS9, Battlestar Galactica (original), and Lon Muckey (Iron Man 3, Robocop, Pacific Rim)

who'll be here
  • David Stipes
  • Lon Muckey
 

Michael MacLean has written five films for the legendary Roger Corman, including Sharktopus, and Piranhaconda, and is currently working with Lady Death creator Brian Pulido on a comic book project. An Arizona local, Mike was born, raised, and still works in Tempe.  If you want a few screenwriting tips or some behind the scenes Sharktopus gossip, now's your chance.

who'll be here
  • Mike MacLean
 
Location: North 228

Riker? I hardly know her! Join us for this 18+ candid discussion regarding the members of Starfleet and their explorations in and out of their quarters.

WARNING! THIS PANEL DEALS WITH MATURE CONTENT IN AN IMMATURE MANNER AND IS NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED!

who'll be here
  • Angelina Rising
  • James Laird
  • Neil Picard
  • Nicholas Grover
 
Location: North 229

Spoof N Cinema like you've never seen it before! Join us for a new edition of The Clone Wars that will feature new dialogue and sound effects LIVE in front of your very eyes created by the National Comedy Theater

who'll be here
  • Derrick Tesson
  • Frenchie Lynn Augustin
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Krissy Lenz
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Spoof N Cinema like you've never seen it before! Join us for a new edition of The Clone Wars that will feature no holds barred 18+ comedy as the hilarious cast of National Comedy Theatre creates new dialogue and sound effects LIVE in front of your very eyes.

who'll be here
  • Andi Oliver
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 

Like MST3K or Rifftrax? Want to see some classic Doctor Who get a comedy overhaul? Spoof N Cinema: Doctor Who is for you! Watch 1978’s the Power of Kroll with an entirely new, hilarious sound track created LIVE by National Comedy Theatre’s improv comics as you watch!

who'll be here
  • Derrick Tesson
  • Frenchie Lynn Augustin
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Mike Mayfield
 
Location: North 228

Join the cast of "Spoof N' Cinema" as they do a hilarious send up of 'Star Trek: The Animated Series'!

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Location: North 226

Help Educating Geeks crown the hottest hotty mchotterton of 2015! The panelists will share, discuss, and squee over their favorite hotties. Come join other admirers of the male physique! Everyone will be encouraged to vote on who will be 2015 winner.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 

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

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

So... ...what is the crew up to when they're not on the silver or television screen? Join us as we dive into the rich world of comics and books that expand the Star Trek universe!

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Ted House
 
Location: North 229

Join us in a galaxy far far away for a contest of galactic proportions! Come test your wits along with members of the Star Wars Universe for Fabulous Prizes & Credits!

who'll be here
  • Jim Manley
  • Jim Welch
  • Todd Filek
  • Victoria Rogers
 
Location: North 229

Sure, we all know lightsabers and hyperdrives, but what about the other fun Star Wars tech devices? From synthflesh to cortosis armor, explore the tech of a galaxy far, far away.

who'll be here
  • Christopher De Herrera
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan
 

Whether you love it or hate it, it's one of the most famous (and infamous) outfits from a galaxy far, far away! Angie Rivera and Lindsay Lewis Campbell will discuss the origins of the metal bikini, trivia facts and cultural impact of it.

who'll be here
  • Angie Rivera
  • Lindsay Lewis Campbell
 
Location: North 229

Join us for a recap of what Season 1 revealed to us as we expand on character information as well as what Season 2 may have in store for us!

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Jim Welch
  • Joel Cranson
 
Location: North 229

Prepare for blasphemy! George Lucas used an ancient technique called “ring composition” to reach a level of storytelling sophistication in his six-part saga that is unprecedented in cinema history.That means the prequels just might some of the most amazing feats of cinematic brilliance the world has ever seen. Come watch as we highlight some of the facts surrounding this theory. Could this be possible or is this just a load of bantha poodoo?

who'll be here
  • Cheryk Manning
  • Jim Miller
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Gear up for the Gala as we kickoff off Phoenix Comicon in classic Steampunk Fashion with our Steampunk Homecoming Ball benefiting Kids Need to Read in their mission to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children.

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $10
 

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

who'll be here
  • Mystic Twistic
Cost is $25-35.00
 
Location: North 227

In which we debate the nature of good vs. evil, Heaven vs. Hell, and everything in between.

who'll be here
  • Catherine (ZAA Cosplay) Ayotte
  • ManilynJoy Fortaliza
  • Roberts Holmes
  • Rys Holmes
 

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.
 

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

 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

An all-female cast of players travels from Coruscant to tell a story of a young Jedi on an important quest. The story changes every time you watch, so come watch the girls of Syndicate Saber Arizona make their debut as The Coruscant Players in their performance of “Once Upon a Galaxy.” There will be audience participation. Recommended for ages 5-12.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Younglings ages 8 to 13 are invited to learn the arts of the lightsaber and stand beside a padawan as he faces a council of masters to attain his knighthood. The padawan’s fate will rest in the hands of the younglings as he faces his greatest weakness and darkest fears, leading to a showdown between the padawan, the younglings, and one of the most formidable specters of the Star Wars universe.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Younglings ages 8 to 13 are invited to learn the arts of the lightsaber and stand beside a padawan as he faces a council of masters to attain his knighthood. The padawan’s fate will rest in the hands of the younglings as he faces his greatest weakness and darkest fears, leading to a showdown between the padawan, the younglings, and one of the most formidable specters of the Star Wars universe.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

50 years ago, Gene Roddenberry and Desilu Studios made "The Cage", the first pilot for 'Star Trek' - and for the first time in history, NBC rejected the pilot, but gave them the green light to try again. Join us as we discuss the making of 'The Cage'

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Come and meet the costume designers and makeup artists behind the award-winning web series Star Trek Continues! They will discuss the tips, tricks and particular challenges of bringing TOS back to life. Short presentation followed by Q&A.

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

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" Taylor
  • Jesse W Canfield
  • Matt Duncan
  • Sean Mushro
 
Location: North 231

An overview of the Elder Scrolls game series. History of the company and the games series - the good,the bad, and the ugly. Discussion of the legends and lore within the game (and how it relates to the real world).

who'll be here
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Heather Grant
  • Kirsten Schulte
  • Melissa Goble
 
Location: North 227

Movie lovers, fanboys and girls of all ages! Joe Holt and Jamel Singleton invite you to play The Greatest Movie Puzzle Game Ever, "The Game" (Now Featuring Pictograms)! The rules are simple, be the first contestant to solve a movie themed pictogram to win! There could be prizes, there will be fun!

who'll be here
  • Jamel Singleton
  • Joe Holt
 
Location: North 227

A look at strong female characters in SciFi/Fantasy TV shows and movies. What makes these women strong? Should they be role models?

who'll be here
  • Kristen Mozaffari
 

Come play the classic TV game show with a Doctor Who spin. Try to match the Doctors and companions to win prizes!

who'll be here
  • AZ T.A.R.D.I.S.  
  • Dennis Kanenwisher
  • E. Adam Thomas
  • Gail Andreasen
  • Jeff Jones
  • Molly Martin
  • Pat Harper
  • Suzanne Jones
 

Stephen Moffatt (The Showrunner for Doctor Who and Sherlock) is no stranger to hateful fans, but has he committed "writing" crimes so attrocious he must be punished by the Time Lords? Join us in this very special courtroom case as YOU decide the fate of the man that made Benedict Cumberbatch a househould name, and Doctor Who one of the most popular shows on television.

who'll be here
  • AZ T.A.R.D.I.S.  
  • Duncan MacLeod
  • Jeff Schwarz
  • Kiko Cheyenne
  • Molly Martin
  • Nicholas Grover
  • Rachel Cawley
  • Tom Hanks
 
Location: North 226

Sit back, relax and enjoy comedy from local Arizona comedian and avid nerds. 18+ Jokes will range from life as nerd to all things comic/nerd related. Audience participation would be the laughter they share as they enjoy the jokes.

who'll be here
  • Ben Lewis
  • Diego Garcia
  • Roman Grisby
  • Steve Marek
 
Location: North 228

Dragon Age (Bioware) now has three epic games chock full of extensive lore and in-depth backstories of their engaging characters. This panel delves into the Dragon Age Universe and how much it means to the players of today. Discussions involve the examinations of familiar characters and how they tie into each game, the evolution of the mages' rights, the fall of the Templars, the societies of elves, the religions of Thedas, and of course the Romance Options! Disclaimer: Any historical information provided by Varric is not guaranteed to be accurate.

who'll be here
  • Chris Rensing
  • Clever Fox Cosplay
  • Elly Snyder
  • Sarrah Wilkinson
  • Sasha Hendricks
 
Location: North 229

Somehow sober - the guys from the Science of Drinking devised their own trivia game testing the full realm of trivial things in the movies you love to hate and hate to love. Come test your knowledge against their dry wit and cosmic humor! Sign up your team today by clicking HERE

who'll be here
  • Anthony Fuentes
  • Brad Walling
  • Todd Filek
 

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
  • Far From Home
 
Location: North 229

From the films, to the books, to the various animated series, this trivia challenge has something for every fan. Have fun testing your Star Wars knowledge and maybe even win some cool prizes in the process! No Jedi mind tricks allowed!

who'll be here
  • Jason Hunt
  • Joey Letson
  • Kyle Avery
 

Come join the AZ Walking Dead Cosplay 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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Is it a mistake? What happened to so and so? Is that a plot hole so large you could drive a bus through it? Continuity? Bah! We discuss all those and more in this panel devoted to the what about and could have beens..

who'll be here
  • Cinnamon Hayes
  • Gavin Hazeldene
  • Melanie Hazeldene
  • Richard Clayton
  • ZAA Cosplay
 
Location: North 227

A game where audience members try to put a name to quotes from various works within the Fantasy / Steampunk genres

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Kimi Ann
 
Location: North 130

Come test your knowledge of the transformers and see if you have what it takes to win some awesome prizes.

who'll be here
  • Celeste Durham
  • Jay Zarecki
  • Terry Fedder
 
Location: North 229

What is it with Aliens & Charades? Well if you believe you have what it takes - join us as we have invited the Tusken Raiders to challenge your ears and imagination in the first ever Tusken Charades contest!

who'll be here
  • Jim Welch
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Todd Filek
 
Location: North 229

Fighting with a lightsaber is more than just swinging a deadly weapon around at your opponent. For every teach there is form, finesses and style. Join us as we explore and demonstrate the use of an elegant tool of justice.

who'll be here
  • Culann Lewis
  • Felix Blinn
  • Michael Whyman
  • Todd Parent
 

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
 
Location: North 227

The Blue Ribbon Army (BRA) is the Unofficial Social Club of Phoenix Comicon/Fan Fest! Named for blue ribbons we wear to conventions, BRA is the group for people who want to share their geekiness with like-minded people! Come see what we're all about!

who'll be here
  • Jen Hinds
  • Matt Hinds
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Are you ready to take the plunge and start watching Doctor Who but think 50+ years of continuity is a bit daunting? Come listen to our panelists discuss which stories of Doctor Who make the best introduction to the series.

who'll be here
  • Alissa McKersie
  • Dwayne "Plain" Taylor
  • Jeff Schwarz
  • Jesse W Canfield
  • John Wheeler
 
Location: North 226

Join Joe Holt and Jamel Singleton as they present The Ultimate Movie Quote Trivia Game with famous lines from the 80's 90's and today. Hundreds of quotes, dozens of prizes, two hillarious hosts, and one great time!

who'll be here
  • Jamel Singleton
  • Joe Holt
 
Location: North 229

Celebrate some of the best Clone Wars story arcs, revisit some of the greatest characters, and see how the animated series contributed to the larger Star Wars universe in an amazing way.

who'll be here
  • Jason Hunt
  • Joey Letson
  • Kyle Avery
 

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
 
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