Science Fiction Programming
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Gavin Hazeldene
  • Katie Reilly
  • Melanie Hazeldene
 

Who is Jon Snow's mother? What game is Varys playing? Is Stannis really the Prince that was Promised? Conspiracies abound and prophecies are dissected in this discussion of Game of Thrones' most crackpot theories. WARNING: HERE BE SPOILERS!

who'll be here
  • Neil Picard
  • Nicholas Grover
 

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

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
  • Nature Lewis
 
Location: North 125ab

In this panel we Geek Out about Arrow, the hit WB series about our favorite Emerald Archer. We'll discuss the Ins & Outs about this show that make it so very awesome.

who'll be here
  • Arthur Trout
  • Bennett Bruce Elrod
  • Shale LeBlang
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

It's back and even better than before! Wondering how Sherlock would deal with Lucifer himself? Or what Jack Harkness thinks of Castiel? Ask SuperWhoLock is back, your chance to grill your favorite hit TV show characters!

who'll be here
  • Alayna Scordato
  • Alexzandria Rossi
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Andi Mueller
  • Catherine (ZAA Cosplay) Ayotte
  • Dillon Burke
  • Micaela Gardner
  • Nikk Mcknight
  • Ryan Goldfarb
  • Rys Holmes
  • Viktoriya Mendick
 

Tolkien's characters lived in a world that shared our stars, but Middle Earth has its own constellations and lore. These inflatable planetarium shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12:00, but come at 11:45 to grab your free ticket and reserve a spot.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 

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

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

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!

 
About the Panelists: 
Terry and Oliver Holler are theatre veterans who, using inspiration from their favorite movie 'Back to the Future', hand-built their own DeLorean Time Machine.  They travel the states (and several other countries!) promoting the official website 'BackToTheFuture.com' and raising awareness and funding for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
who'll be here
  • Oliver Holler
  • Terry Holler
 

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

who'll be here
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
  • Richard Bolinski
 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Glendon Taylor
  • Kurt Colin
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
  • The Desert Destroyers Clan
  • Tim VanDenover
 
Location: North 124a

Ever wonder what it takes to become a Phoenix Comicon panel Moderator? Well come find out! Meet the team that recruits, trains, and supports our Phoenix Comicon Moderators. They will be available to answer questions and take sign-ups for 2015!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 122c

Being a parent is hard, but being a nerdy parent is harder! You want to expose your children to the things you love, but when is it too early, too much, or just a bad call?  Come discuss some good options for raising your kids right - the nerdy way!

who'll be here
  • Gretchen Whittaker
  • Rob Whittaker
 
Location: North 124a

Body painting. It instantly catches the eye, but have you seen it come to life? During this panel you will see how professional body painter, Brandon McGill, creates and redefines the experience. A brief, but beautiful documentary will guide you through a session from beginning to end. A live model will be on hand to showcase the work. Please join Brandon, and his featured models for a fun evening, beneath the surface. 

who'll be here
  • Brandon McGrill
  • Tyler Monzingo
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
  • Bells Diggins
  • Chris Swanson
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Karla Benitez
  • Sabina Prijic
  • Sean McGarry
 
Location: North 125ab

Some characters wrestle ogres & kill aliens in one blow and stand around with their open shirts constantly billowing in the wind. Others take a ... different approach. In this panel we discuss the strange characters that don't get to save the princess, or pose majestically for book covers and that's why we love them.

who'll be here
  • Amber FitzPatrick
  • Arthur Trout
  • Shale LeBlang
 
Location: North 122ab

You love the movies but did you know there is a whole expanded universe that is waiting to be discovered through the avenue of books, comics, and games? This panel will explore what is in the Expanded Universe, how it all fits together.

who'll be here
  • Amber Hunt
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Dustin Diehl
 
Location: North 125ab

Faculty and staff from Northern Arizona University present on the crux of gaming and education and where the two concepts blend. Come play a Live Role-Playing Game, a shortened version of the one we played at our Videogame Research Symposium, and experience discussions on gamification, literacy, and design and how to engage participants in any given setting. 

who'll be here
  • Christopher Harnois
  • Dr A Nicole Pfannenstiel
  • Everett Bradshaw
 

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
 

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.
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
  • Gavin Hazeldene
  • John Arney
  • John Wheeler
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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: North 122ab

Regardless of what is said - Pacific Rim was an amazing film. The question is - was this a culmination of many great anime and robot movies or was it really a poor bastardization of special effects, stolen ideas and a huge Hollywood Budget. Come join us as we break down the film and compare it to see if Pacific Rim was really all that or was it just a new shiney on the big screen.

who'll be here
  • Iria Sokoll
  • promstuck
  • Raymond Wolfe
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Bryan Dawson
  • Joanne de Biasi
  • Neil Picard
 
Location: North Ballroom 120
Danny Glovers' film career is almost too long to list. With some cult classics under his belt as well as some big franchises he has done it all. If you are a movie fan then, Danny is guaranteed to be on your must see list.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 211

Match ups are what comic books are all about. Join this roundtable discussion with Film and Television Weapons Expert, Gary Harper and Assistant Armorer for Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior, Victoria Wagner, to talk about match ups between historical warriors and fantastical superheros and the weapons at their disposal. We will discuss reality versus fantasy of these match ups and vote Who is the Deadliest?

who'll be here
  • Terry Wagner
  • Victoria Wagner
 

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)
 
Location: North 121bc

 

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

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

With the Doctor's travels spreading far and wide across the universe, he was bound to visit some notable star systems on the way! The TARDIS planetarium departs every 20 minutes starting at 4:30, but come at 4:15 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Eileen Mueller
  • Molly Martin
  • Tina Worley
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

Jump inside the TARDIS and Party Like a Time Lord with music, dancing, and themed drinks! Those wanting to participate in the costume contest should email DoctorWho@phoenixcomicon.com and include thier name and age.

who'll be here
  • Duncan MacLeod
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • James Richardson
  • Jeff Jones
  • Suzanne Jones
 
Location: North 121bc

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

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

Join man of 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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!

A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Holly Conrad
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 122ab

Want to find all about Episode VII in one place without a lot of internet crawling? Join us in this panel as our researchers share all known information about the upcoming Star Wars film all in one place! No credits required!

who'll be here
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Joe Holt
  • Trevor Campbell
 

Meet the New Carl Sagans! FameLab is a global science communication competition sponsored in the US by NASA.  Join us for an exhibition of the top US communicators and marvel as they spin tall-but-true tales from the cutting edge of science today.

 
Location: North 122ab

Join us as we explore the magical beasts of the wickedly captivating world of Harry Potter! We'll be discussing the upcoming film as well as some of our favorite creatures from the book!

who'll be here
  • Kali Johnson
  • Kat Alarcon
  • Marina Sharpe
 
Location: North 122ab

In some ways, Fringe was prophetic. In others, it was a bit silly. But over-all, it had a lot to say about both the fringes of science, and the ethical questions we face as the human race advances.

who'll be here
  • Rebekah Brubaker
  • Roberts Holmes
  • Rys Holmes
 

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

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

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

Visit: www.craigwchenery.com

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

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

who'll be here
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Michael Mahoney
  • Paul Tamayo
  • Tina Worley
 
Location: North 125ab

Game of Thrones has many strong characters... and it's said history repeats itself. Join us as we explore how the people we love - and hate - in the land of Westeros mirror people we have read about in our own history.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 131

All men must die and all debts will be paid. Declare your house and join Educating [Geeks] & Geek News Network as they discuss the much loved HBO series Game of Thrones. The series has it all — Dragons, Zombies, Magic, etc. Come ready to share your thoughts and your drinking game rules for the series.

who'll be here
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Hong Lee
  • Megan Calcote
  • Richard Begg
 
Location: North 121bc

This is a panel regarding the sexuality of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones series. Gender roles, power, freedom, male and female sexuality, and expectations will be explored. Further, we will address how this author uses sexuality in his novels, and how it differs from other fantasy authors. We will rely on both the books and the show for examples and discussion points. There will be opportunities for audience participation in this discussion. 

who'll be here
  • Ariana Morgan
  • Jennifer Perry
  • Raven Griffin
  • Tiffany Branum
 

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

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
  • Midnight Mayhem
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 
Location: North 122ab

No one is safe from getting “Jossed”, be they a beloved character, or a cruel villain. Join us for a memorial to the characters we’ve lost in the Whedonverse and a discussion of the impact it caused. Warning: spoilers . . . obviously

who'll be here
  • David Richins
  • Lisa Richins
 
Location: North 131

Who does it better when it comes to bringing the world's favorite city smashing leviathan to the screen? An in-depth look at the classic Japanese films, and their American counterparts, including the 1998 Emmerich and Devlin film, both animated series, and of course Legendary's newest version.

who'll be here
  • Adam Thomas
  • Bob Nelson
 
Location: North 132

Back and better than before, this discussion panel will delve into memories, the future of the Harry Potter fandom, and even debate the houses of Hogwarts as well as revisit our best from last year. All witches, wizards, and muggles are welcome to join.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Cara Beth
  • Jacqueline Chikos
  • Kali Johnson
  • Kat Alarcon
  • Marina Sharpe
 
Location: North 122ab

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

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

How do we get people to think creatively and optimistically about the future?  We team up scientists and authors to kindle  technological ambition via the power of story.

who'll be here
  • Braden Allenby
  • Ed Finn
  • Joey Eschrich
  • Zach Berkson
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Brie' Johnson
  • Greg Johnson
  • Rose Johnson
 
Location: North 125ab

So, can there be, like Highlander, only one, or did an entire colony of gojirasaurs survive the mass saurian extinction 65 million years ago (thanks, Adric!)? An analysis of Godzilla's ever changing look and attitude over the last 60 years.

who'll be here
  • Bob Nelson
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • John Wheeler
 
Location: North 122ab

How did fans become, well, fans? Come and explore the rich history of fandoms from the late 1800s to the fan culture we know today. Discuss fan behaviors and see where you place yourself on the Fan Scale.

who'll be here
  • Audrey Carlson
  • Paige Carlson
 
Location: North 124b

You have all heard the stories about the original models that were used in Star Wars - but how were they constructed? Join Industry Professional Fon Davis as he explains the art of Fabrication Techniques & how they were used in the movies.

who'll be here
 

No matter what your budget is, you can add lighting. We cover the spectrum from inexpensive off-the-shelf lights to custom-built microprocessor-controlled programmable LEDs.  It’s not just adding lights, it’s using them the make your costume come alive! Whether you are going for an organic or industrial look, adding the right illumination will take your costume to the next level.  I will show you the lights I’ve used, how I used them, and where to get them.

who'll be here
  • Jeff McDaniel
 

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 
Location: North 124a

Ever wonder what it takes to become a Phoenix Comicon panelist or presenter? Well here is your chance! Come meet with a Phoenix Comicon Programming Manager and find out exactly what it takes to present at Phoenix Comicon. 

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

You have seen them at conventions, on the internet and TV! Join us to see the process on how you can build your own R2 Astromech droid.

who'll be here
  • David Littleton
  • Jeff Hill
  • Joel Cranson
  • Robert Mcilroy
  • Scott Gray
  • Tom King
 
Location: North 121bc

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • James Laird
  • Neil Picard
  • Nicholas Grover
 

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: North 121bc

Ever wonder how were all those epic space battles were done in Star Wars or how they were able to do so a miniature scale? Join Industry Professional Fon Davis as he breaks down on the photography and CG FX work on the Star Wars films. 

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
 

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

who'll be here
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Jeff Jones
  • John Arney
  • Loren Toporek
 

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

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Jen Jondac
  • Marina Sharpe
 
Location: North 124b

Join Star Wars fans to test their knowledge & find out who the Grand Masters of Star Wars! Can you name a species, quote or determine who is missing from a picture? Test your Jedi knowledge and enjoy somes laughs & cool prizes! 

who'll be here
  • James Lister
  • Max Gendreau
  • Yaicha Gendreau
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Anything can and will happen with John Barrowman on stage!

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

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

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

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

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

As the Klingon Empire expands across the galaxy, entire planets are now teaching their children Shakespeare in the original Klingon Language: tlhIngan Hol! Put yourself and your loved ones at a tactical advantage by learning at Phoenix ComiCon!

who'll be here
  • Dakota Ballejos
  • George Richardson
  • Kevin Burgess
 

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

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 

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

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

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: North 122ab

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

who'll be here
  • Angelina Rising
  • Chris Way
  • Kali Johnson
  • Laurel Way
  • Vinny Alascia
 
Location: North 124b

For untold ages - sentient species across the galaxy have participated in the sacred tradition of earning the almighty credit at the end of the blaster. Come and learn the life, philosophy & tactics of the Mandolorian Mercs!

who'll be here
  • Chris Rensing
  • Isaac Irvine
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan
  • Michael Manning
 
Location: North 125ab

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Molly Martin
  • Zeke Huerta
 
Location: North 124a

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

who'll be here
  • Cinnamon Hayes
  • Debra Nickelson
  • Eileen Johnson
  • Kimberly Smith
  • Libby Mueller
 
Location: North 122c

Taking your character from in your head to in this room. Ever wonder what your favorite character would look like or sound like? And just what were they doing during those years before and between play sessions? In this magic room we have a sketch artist, a vocal chamelian and a character development specialist. Together this team will help manifest your character like never before.

who'll be here
  • Arthur Trout
  • Jacqueline Stevenson
  • Jonathan Olaiz
 
Location: North 124b

This is Makeup 101 you will learn the basics of safety so you are You will learn the basics of corrective makeup for different skin tones, from green to albino! Also a peek into the power of adhesives and the special effects that can come with them. Taught by Mesa Community College students of the Theatrical Arts!

who'll be here
  • Aimee May
  • Donnica Holland
  • Mason Reiter
  • Melanie Hazeldene
  • Shaun Smith
 
Location: North 124b

Ever wonder how to do makeup for the character you had in mind? We have the solutions. How to go from concept to creation in a somewhat orderly fashion. Taught by Mesa Community College Students of the Theatrical Arts

who'll be here
  • Aimee May
  • Donnica Holland
  • Mason Reiter
  • Melanie Hazeldene
  • Shaun Smith
 

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

who'll be here
  • Broken Doll Cosplay
 

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

who'll be here
 

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
 

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

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

Mara Jade is the definitive Warrior Woman who not only knew how to take out soliders & Jedi - she even MARRIED her Archenemy!. Join us as we explore her story & the history of our magenta lightsaber wielding warrior. 

who'll be here
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Joe Holt
 

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
 
Location: North 122ab

Firefly was canceled but the fans weren’t! Groups all over the world actively meet, hold charity events, and even produce full length films. Come find out what makes a Browncoat and how you can become part of this great community.

who'll be here
  • Lisa Richins
  • Shelby McBride
 
Location: North 122c

Seriously you should meet The Endless, we are pretty cool!

who'll be here
  • Ariana Morgan
  • Arthur Trout
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Sharon McCurdy
  • Tiffany Branum
 

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: North 124b

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

who'll be here
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • William Suphan
  • Zeke Huerta
 
Location: North 124a

There's more to the multiverse of Transformers than the inane Bay movies. Let us guide you through the many universes beyond good, beyond evil, beyond your wildest imagination.

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Zeke Huerta
 
Location: Hyatt Ellis

Think you got the knowledge of an entire galaxy in your head? Can you the difference between Duros and a Rodian? Come join us for a pint as we put your Star Wars knowledge to the test for a chance to win it all! 

who'll be here
  • Brad Walling
  • Todd Filek
 

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

who'll be here
 
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
 

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.
 
Location: North 122c

Tattoos are becoming a part of the nerd lifestyle, but it wasn't always that way. Come talk about the popularity of nerdy tattos and be ready to show off your own work!

who'll be here
  • Alexis Freeman
  • Bob Gibson
  • Jason Anthony
  • Kyle Ward
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 124a

Have you ever wondered what some of the food from your favorite Sci - Fi and fantasy worlds would taste like IRL? Returning to Phoenix Comicon for the second time are Jen and Matt, showing you a few simple, exciting and delicious recipes. Through unscripted video hijinks, watch her prepare these dishes and then grab a recipe card to try them out at home!

who'll be here
  • Jen Hinds
  • Matt Hinds
  • Steve Westphal
 
Location: North 125ab
Movies have spilled over to your favorite tourist attractions.  We will look at the pending Avatar, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and other movie based rides and attractions coming to a theme park near you.
who'll be here
 
Location: North 121bc

Hollywood loves to adapt books into movies, but it doesn't have a lot of success at it. Which sci-fi and fantasy movies nail their source material, which ones don't and which ones are spectacularly horrible failures? Which ones do we love to hate and which do we hate to love?

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Cara Beth
  • Dallin Holt
  • Kali Johnson
  • Kirsten Schulte
 
Location: North 124b

After seven years, True Blood is coming to a close. Come join us for a discussion over what has happened so far, as well as, the upcoming final season of this hit fantasy-drama television show.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Brenda Fuller
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Stephen Mooney
 

Authors discuss superheroes in prose, from their original fiction to the shared world of Wild Cards, how do they handle super powers?

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

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Tyler Rising
 
Location: North 125ab

A discussion about the ABC show's take on classic fairy tales, the conspiracies, and much more!

who'll be here
  • Brenda Fuller
  • Dan Berman
  • Karla Orellana
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

One Man Star Wars Trilogy is an Off-Broadway play based on the original Star Wars trilogy, written and performed by Canadian actor Charles Ross?
https://twitter.com/charlie__ross
www.onemanstarwars.com
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-Man-Star-Wars-Trilogy-Charlie-Ross/122299621167356

 

 

 

 

 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

One Man Star Wars Trilogy is an Off-Broadway play based on the original Star Wars trilogy, written and performed by Canadian actor Charles Ross?
https://twitter.com/charlie__ross
www.onemanstarwars.com
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-Man-Star-Wars-Trilogy-Charlie-Ross/122299621167356

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
 
Location: North 121bc

Giant Robots! Giants Monsters! Why Pacific Rim is literally the greatest scifi blockbuster to come out of the theaters in years.

who'll be here
  • Andi Mueller
  • Bob Nelson
  • Iria Sokoll
 

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.
 

Learn how to build, wire and power a circuit with a battery or power supply to light costumes or props. $25, limit 15. Kit includes: Assortment of LEDs, Resistors, Battery, Battery holder, DC power supply.

who'll be here
  • Tim Holt
 

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

who'll be here
  • House Lionheart (4 panelists)
 
Hand-paint your own paper parasol! Parasol, paints and brushes, glue & glitter will be provided.  Freestyle Kit is $25, or paint a traditional Kaylee Firefly parasol for only $15. If you opt for a Kaylee Kit, I will supply the first stripe outline (in charcoal so it will wipe away easily)
 
Send payment through Paypal to Rkcarter@cox.net. You may contact me with any questions at that email as well. Have fun and let your imagination run wild!
 
 
   
who'll be here
  • Rebecca Carter
 

Creating a successful Steampunk costume can be achieved by creative character development. Learn how iconic costume pieces can convey the desired intent of your character for maximum impact. $5 workshop, Limit 25

Prepay below, or cash at the door

 

 

        

who'll be here
  • Diana Given
 

Learn techniques with specialty paint to create a vintage looking Steampunk gun! All materials will be provided including paint, applicators, and a gun already prepared for the fun part! The cost for this workshop is just $10 limit 25.

Prepay below, or Cash at the door.

 

 


  

who'll be here
  • Diana Given
 

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: Sheraton-Ahwatukee
Ladies and Gentleman!  Are you single?  Are you over 18?  Are you tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?  Are you ready to Terminate your single life?  If so, check out Sci-Fi Speed Dating!  The best in the business is coming here to Phoenix Comic Con!  
                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
 
It's super simple and tons of fun!  If you sign up, you'll go on 20-30 three minute dates, and who knows...you may even find your perfect match! To date Sci-Fi Speed Dating is responsible for 16 marriages, 23 engagements, 107 couples dating seriously, and 4 babies! Step up, give them a shot to work their magic!
 
This is a first come, first serve event. There is a $5 charge, proceeds go to Child's Play Charity.
who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating
 
Location: Sheraton-Ahwatukee
Ladies and Gentleman!  Are you single?  Are you over 18?  Are you tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?  Are you ready to Terminate your single life?  If so, check out Sci-Fi Speed Dating!  The best in the business is coming here to Phoenix Comic Con!  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
 
It's super simple and tons of fun!  If you sign up, you'll go on 20-30 three minute dates, and who knows...you may even find your perfect match! To date Sci-Fi Speed Dating is responsible for 16 marriages, 23 engagements, 107 couples dating seriously, and 4 babies! Step up, give them a shot to work their magic!
 
This is a first come, first serve event. There is a $5 charge for all men, proceeds go to Child's Play Charity.
who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating
 
Location: Sheraton-Ahwatukee
Ladies and Gentleman!  Are you single?  Are you over 18?  Are you tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?  Are you ready to Terminate your single life?  If so, check out Sci-Fi Speed Dating!  The best in the business is coming here to Phoenix Comic Con!  
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
 
It's super simple and tons of fun!  If you sign up, you'll go on 20-30 three minute dates, and who knows...you may even find your perfect match!
 
This is a first come, first serve event. There is a $5 charge for all men, proceeds go to Child's Play Charity.
who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating
 
Location: Sheraton-Ahwatukee
Ladies and Gentleman!  Are you single?  Are you over 18?  Are you tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?  Are you ready to Terminate your single life?  If so, check out Sci-Fi Speed Dating!  The best in the business is coming here to Phoenix Comic Con!  
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
 
It's super simple and tons of fun!  If you sign up, you'll go on 20-30 three minute dates, and who knows...you may even find your perfect match! To date Sci-Fi Speed Dating is responsible for 16 marriages, 23 engagements, 107 couples dating seriously, and 4 babies! Step up, give them a shot to work their magic!
 
This is a first come, first serve event. There is a $5 charge for all men, proceeds go to Child's Play Charity.
who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating
 
Location: Sheraton-Ahwatukee
Ladies and Gentleman!  Are you single?  Are you over 18?  Are you tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?  Are you ready to Terminate your single life?  If so, check out Sci-Fi Speed Dating!  The best in the business is coming here to Phoenix Comic Con!  
                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
 
It's super simple and tons of fun!  If you sign up, you'll go on 20-30 three minute dates, and who knows...you may even find your perfect match! To date Sci-Fi Speed Dating is responsible for 16 marriages, 23 engagements, 107 couples dating seriously, and 4 babies! Step up, give them a shot to work their magic!
 
This is a first come, first serve event. There is a $5 charge for all men, proceeds go to Child's Play Charity.
who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating
 
Location: Sheraton-Ahwatukee
Ladies and Gentleman!  Are you single?  Are you over 18?  Are you tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?  Are you ready to Terminate your single life?  If so, check out Sci-Fi Speed Dating!  The best in the business is coming here to Phoenix Comic Con!  
                                                                        
                                                                                                    
 
It's super simple and tons of fun!  If you sign up, you'll go on 20-30 three minute dates, and who knows...you may even find your perfect match! To date Sci-Fi Speed Dating is responsible for 16 marriages, 23 engagements, 107 couples dating seriously, and 4 babies! Step up, give them a shot to work their magic!
 
This is a first come, first serve event. There is a $5 charge for all men, proceeds go to Child's Play Charity.
who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating
 
Location: Sheraton-Ahwatukee
Ladies and Gentleman!  Are you single?  Are you over 18?  Are you tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?  Are you ready to Terminate your single life?  If so, check out Sci-Fi Speed Dating!  The best in the business is coming here to Phoenix Comic Con!  
                                                                                         
                                                                                                    
 
It's super simple and tons of fun!  If you sign up, you'll go on 20-30 three minute dates, and who knows...you may even find your perfect match! To date Sci-Fi Speed Dating is responsible for 16 marriages, 23 engagements, 107 couples dating seriously, and 4 babies! Step up, give them a shot to work their magic!
 
This is a first come, first serve event. There is a $5 charge for all men, proceeds go to Child's Play Charity.
who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating
 

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 and science-fiction genre

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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

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

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

Conundrum (An ex-con makes a fateful decision)

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 131
What's a Puppet Slam? It's your ticket to an amazeballs time! (we can say amazeballs, yeah?) Join us for an evening of puppetry for adults at the Phoenix Comicon Puppet Slam, where you'll see quirky, edgy shows performed by quirky, edgy puppeteers. Hosted by comedian/songwriter Scott Gesser and his guitar of love and glory, the Puppet Slam is for con-goers ages 18+
who'll be here
  • Adam Beechen
  • Great Arizona Puppet Theatre (5 panelists)
  • Gwen Bonar
  • Lisa Haslbauer
  • Mack Duncan
 

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
 

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
 

What do My Little Pony, X-Men, The Simpsons, Power Rangers, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Transformers and Halo all have in common? Astronomy! Inflatable planetarium shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12:00, but come at 11:45 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 

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.

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 125ab

Exploring the female roles in Martin's (ever-expanding) cast of characters, as well as how he successfully creates realistic women (where other authors fail).

who'll be here
  • Angelina Rising
  • Ashleigh Feiring Feiring
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Christy Holloway
  • Jen Senft
  • Tanya Gouchenour
 

Come learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing along with some methods of prep, painting, and assembly of printed props.

Printing 3D props and prop components lets you skip the difficult and time-consuming steps involved in cutting and shaping pieces from hand. Not that 3D printing is always superior to the traditional methods, but 3D printing lets you transition quickly from an idea, to a digital 3D version of your desired object, to a plastic version you can hold in your hand.

While covering basic modeling and printing techniques, we will go over many of the basic tools and supplies you’ll need before, during, and after your 3D printing adventure. We will also cover some techniques for prepping, painting, and assembling your 3D printed objects into finished props

who'll be here
  • Cory E. Alexander
  • Moheeb Zara
 
Location: North 124b

This little droid is the fan favorite but why is he so valuable to the Star Wars characters? Get to know R2 better and the fascinating history of this character from before the movies to well after. 

who'll be here
  • Brian Helm
  • Dianne Althouse
  • John Zweg
  • Michael Dohrmann
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: North 131

What's your guilty pleasure from the world of the 1980s? Back by popular demand after last year's Comicon, your panelists will present video clips from awesomely awful TV series, films and animated shows, then discuss why we love them anyway.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
  • Zombie Mommie
 
Location: North 124b

Sandworms! A concept that has run through Sci-Fi for decades. Join us as we explore its place in Sci-Fi as well as go through various safety & survival tips on how to deal with them in case you ever come face to face with one!

who'll be here
  • Anthony Fuentes
  • Cheryk Manning
  • Iria Sokoll
  • Kevin Hislop
 

John Eaves discusses Sci-fi Cosplay and Pinup Shoots.

who'll be here
  • Amanda Lee
  • Laura Morton
 
Location: North 122ab

Attention movie score lovers–this is your panel! This interactive, engaging discussion will hit all your favorite film scores – from SciFi to Fantasy to Superheros! We’ll cover the greats, the up-and-comers – and the scores you can’t wait to hear. 

who'll be here
  • Kevin Monelli
  • Michael Vargas
  • Ray Worley
  • Scott Appel
 
Location: North 124b

Firefly has found new life in the form of comic books. Is it the same experience we fell in love with?  Come discuss the comics that have taken this tale further.  The good, the bad and the influence of Joss! Warning: spoilers!!

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Megan Mayer
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 

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.

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

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

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

Who better to explain the ways of the Force than a Jedi Master? Come join us as we have members of the Jedi Order explain the meanings and philosophies behind the Force and its place in the universe.  If you have a burning question about the Force - go to this link and send your question directly to the Council! - http://tinyurl.com/pyx6ck2

who'll be here
  • Brian Helm
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Gina Neely
  • Michael Dohrmann
  • Michael Whyman
 
Location: North 131

Remember the Dating Game of the 1960s fame? Join us as we match our eligible Sith Lords to worthy apprentices! See Dark Side Dreams come true as Sith Lords question a would-be apprentice & demonstrate their skills live before a CAPTIVE audience! 

who'll be here
  • Art Lee
  • Christopher De Herrera
  • Kirk Kading
  • Todd Filek
 
Location: North 124b

Spoof & Cinema like you've never seen it! This will feature no holds barred comedy as the hilarious cast of NCT creates new dialogue & sound FX LIVE in front of your very eyes!

who'll be here
  • Andi Oliver
  • Andrew Melnik
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Becca Thornton
  • Francis Zagarrigo
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 
Location: North 124b

Join the NCT as they tackle the weird stories of R2D2 & C3P0 in their animated cartoon. Weird humor & new dialogue provided! 

who'll be here
  • Andrew Melnik
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Becca Thornton
  • Ellen Lopercio
  • Jordan Collier
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 
Location: North 124b

Join the NCT as they add their own mixture of humor to bad plots, cheesey acting and crude SFX to Star Wars Universe's Ewoks!

who'll be here
  • Andrew Melnik
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Becca Thornton
  • Ellen Lopercio
  • Jordan Collier
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 
Location: North 124a

It's Star Trek: the Animated Series like you've never seen it before, because the hilarious cast of National Comedy Theatre is taking out all the sound and replacing it with new, hilarious dialogue, sound effects and more.

who'll be here
  • Andrew Melnik
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Bob Caplan
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 
Location: North 121bc

 

The Spoof N Cinema crew from National Comedy Theatre have hijacked Dr Who! Complete with all new, hilarious dialogue, plot, sound effects and more! Prizes & Trivia following the episode provided by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and National Comedy Theatre! 

who'll be here
  • Andrew Melnik
  • Bob Caplan
  • Francis Zagarrigo
  • Jordan Collier
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 

Join L.E. Modesitt, Jr. as he talks about the newest novel in the Recluce series, Heirs of Cyador, upcoming projects, and answers fans' questions.

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

Join Educating [Geeks] in an interactive discussion of the hottest hotty mchottertons found in scifi/fantasy film & television today. We will share, discuss & squee over their favorite hotties. If you are an admirer of the male physique, join in and vote on who will be the THE hottest hotty of 2014.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 
Location: North 124a

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

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Kimberly Smith
  • Vinny Alascia
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

Join Larry Nemecek (Dr. McCoy) and Todd Haberkorn (Mr. Spock) as we screen the latest episode of Star Trek Continues, "Lolani", and host a Q and A with stars of the popular Star Trek fan series. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Ted House
 
Location: North 122c

Ever wanted to command a starship or lead an away team? While we can't explore strange new worlds in real life yet, Star Trek: Online lets us do the next best thing.  Join us as we introduce you to STO, and explore its digital frontiers!

who'll be here
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Luis Torres
  • Mark Restucci
 
Location: North 125ab

Always wanted to meet up with fellow Trekkies in the Valley of the Sun, but didn't know where to start? Step right up as we join several of the Star Trek fan groups in Arizona to talk about celebrating our favorite Sci-Fi show!

who'll be here
  • Dakota Ballejos
  • David Williams
  • George Richardson
  • Kimberly Smith
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 124b

Everyone knows Padme and Leia - but there are other female characters with conviction & strength to put the men in their place! Join us as we break down such epic female characters like Mara Jade, Tahira Vela, Jaina Solo, Mon Mothma and others!

who'll be here
  • Amber Hunt
  • Angela Mercado
  • Angie Rivera
  • Cindy Laing
  • Dianne Althouse
 
Location: North 131

This is the FINAL debate to see which is the ULTIMATE SPACE SAGA! . Star Wars and Star Trek fans debate against each other to finally decide who is #1. 2012 Saw a Star Wars Victory. 2013 was the Year of the Trek. Come support your side for 2014!

who'll be here
  • Christopher De Herrera
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Trevor Campbell
 
Location: North 124b

With a whole new gang of characters, what does this new animated series have in store for Star Wars fans? Set in the time between Episode III & Episode IV - come join us to get the low down on what is going to land on the small screen! 

who'll be here
  • Julie Largent
  • Trevor Campbell
 

Ever wonder how those amazing Steampunk costumes are created? Learn about Steampunk costuming from the experts. With years of experience creating their own outfits, they are here to help you with questions and tips that can make your gear look amazing!

who'll be here
  • Ben Brose
  • Diana Given
  • Jocelynne Weathers
  • John Strangeway
 

Steampunk costumes can be created on any budget. Join this experienced panel to learn how to make your money stretch!

who'll be here
  • Jocelynne Weathers
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Justin Hackert
  • Kay Townsend
 

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 211

We'll take some time to discuss that angels can be awful, demons can be fantastic, and sometimes they can even be allies. Sometimes, perhaps even most times, there is no black or white, and it's all just a murky gray. Brief Q&A session, at the end.

who'll be here
  • Catherine (ZAA Cosplay) Ayotte
  • Roberts Holmes
  • Rys Holmes
 
Location: West 211

Saving people, hunting thing- the family business! Join Team Free Will and more as we give you our hunters guide to saving the world. Play games with the characters to win prizes, join the Q&A, and more. Watch out for spoilers!

who'll be here
  • Amanda Albregard
  • Silver Prince Productions
  • SnapDragon Productions (2 panelists)
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 
Location: North 131

Where do YOUR loyalties lie? Who has EARNED the right to rule the underworld? Do you stand in Lucifer's camp, despite his being locked away? Do you just plain love Crowley? OR, has Abbadon won your heart? Join us as we discuss, and vote, for who we believe deserves to sit on the throne!

who'll be here
  • Cole Brafford
  • ManilynJoy Fortaliza
 

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

Visit: www.mikemaclean.net

who'll be here
  • Mike MacLean
 

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
  • 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.

who'll be here
  • Katie Machaiek
 

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

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

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

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

If you enjoyed our Awesomely Awful '80s panel last year (or this year's return), join us for a leap forward in time for the sequel: the Awesomely Awful '90s. Your panelists will present video clips from awesomely awful TV series, films and animated shows from the 1990s, then talk about why they're guilty pleasures.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Heather Rice
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
 
Location: North 121bc

Since the reboot in 2005 which Doctor is you favorite? Is it nine with his fantastic reintroduction to the series? Is the fan favorite ten? Or is it the young quirky 11? Come join some of the valleys most devoted fans as they debate each new doctor's merits in a battle for the title of best modern day Doctor!

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Kiko Cheyenne
  • Loren Toporek
  • Michael Mahoney
  • Paul Tamayo
 
Location: North 122ab

Join us as we re-explore the Best of the Best Light Saber battles. This year, we're expanding to include the best fights from Clone Wars, blaster vs. saber fights as well as some the best fan-made battles! Come join us for some awesome battles!

who'll be here
  • Felix Blinn
  • Michael Whyman
  • Trevor Campbell
 
Location: North 122c

Come discuss and learn about Big Finish, the company behind original, full-cast audio stories based on Doctor Who, Stargate, Highlander, Dark Shadows, and more! Fabulous prizes to be won!

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Jeff Jones
  • Molly Martin
 
Location: Sheraton-Oculus

It's time to put on your pretties for a mighty fine shindig. Join the Arizona Browncoats at the Sheraton Oculus for The Browncoats Jamboree. Stand up to the Alliance while getting down on the dance floor. Don't forget to dress your best for the costume contest and photo booth!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Exorcist Alaina Damewood
 
Location: North 121bc

It's no secret that The Doctor likes to travel with friends, but how does he pick them? Is the Doctor just lonely or is it something more? Come join our panel of Whovians as we discuss the many companions who've traveled in The TARDIS.

who'll be here
  • Bells Diggins
  • Chris Swanson
  • Katie Reilly
  • Molly Martin
  • Zeke Huerta
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
  • Caity Crabtree
  • Eileen Mueller
  • Loren Toporek
  • Suzanne Jones
 
Location: North 125ab

Folk and fairytales have enjoyed a second life on television with the likes of Once Upon a Time, Disney, and Grimm. What makes these tales so accessible that we continue to explore and adapt them to reach new audiences? How do these modern interpretations fare against the original tales? Join us as we explain the fundamentals of fairytales and compare their ideas and execution to the brand new versions. 

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Brianna Bailey
  • Joe Abbruscato
  • Megan Mayer
 
Location: North 125ab

The villains of Buffy. How do you raise the stakes (stakes, get it?) when every season ends with the end of the world? The trick is in the personal story. A discussion on what the Big Bads mean beyond impending doom. 

who'll be here
  • Andrew Dolberg
  • Raymond Wolfe
 
Location: North 122c

The Honor Harrington series, a political / military space opera set in the 41st Century, has exploded over the years into 15 core books, two spin-off series, six short story compilations, a graphic novel, mobile game app, and international fan group. Find out more about this exciting story!

who'll be here
  • Craig Porter
  • Darren Lee
  • Manuel Fierro
  • Marcus Johnston
 
Location: North 125ab

Examining the ties and relationships within Lost Girl, and how, often, the family we CHOOSE is the one that can mean the most. 

who'll be here
  • Alli Carroll
  • Kirsten Schulte
  • Roberts Holmes
  • Tina Worley
 
Location: North 122ab

Come take a rest from the heat, kick up your feet and enjoy some comedy from Arizona's local comedians and nerd enthusiasts. It should be a blast!

who'll be here
  • Ben Lewis
  • Diego Garcia
  • Durrell Johnson
  • Eligio Torress
  • Kristy Bullock
  • Steve Westphal
 

Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam! Want to learn about the culture and honor of the Klingon Empire? Want to be able to talk your way out of a fight (or maybe into one)? This is the panel to give you a glancing view into glorious Klingon culture as well as tips, tricks and hint to cosplaying a member of the Klingon Empire.

who'll be here
  • Dakota Ballejos
  • George Richardson
  • Kevin Burgess
 

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

who'll be here
  • Aimee May
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Mason Reiter
  • Melanie Hazeldene
  • Shaun Smith
 
Location: North 122c

Based on Washington Irving’s short The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the hit Fox show has tied religion, government and magic to the story of Ichabod Crane. This panel will deconstruct the mythology used to bring to life this spectacular series.

who'll be here
  • Brianna Bailey
  • Crystel Snyder
  • Michael Flanders
 
Location: North 124a

The historical methods and anecdotes of swordsmanship.

who'll be here
  • Adam Simmons
  • Cameron Maurin
  • Christopher Nelson
  • John Patterson
  • Kyle Griswold
  • Lisa Poje
  • Randy Reyes
  • Richard Marsden
  • Shane Gibson
 
Location: North 124a

This popular British Science Fiction series has stirred the imagination of both the young, old and imaginative. Join us as we look back and explore the Inspector Spacetime Universe (not to be confused with that lesser known imitator - doctor something) 

who'll be here
  • David Richins
  • Owen Stupka
  • Raymond Wolfe
 
Location: North 124b

The Galactic Empire was the legally established governing body of the universe. All until a bunch of terrorists started making guerilla warfare tactics to further their own political agenda. 

who'll be here
  • Art Lee
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Trevor Campbell
 
Location: North 122ab

Episode III: The Return of Science & Sorcery! Join the Science of Drinking as they bring another mix of libation from your favorite Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror genres! Grab your sword & shot glass and Hail to the King baby! 

who'll be here
  • Anthony Fuentes
  • Brad Walling
 
Location: North 124a

Kripke, Gamble, Carver: each show runner has brought a different theme and vibe to Supernatural. Did you like the tough, family struggles and horror of Kripke? The complicated relationships of Gamble? Or the whimsical plot lines of Carver? Come break down each show runner with this panel!

who'll be here
  • Crystel Snyder
  • Michael Flanders
 

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

who'll be here
  • Brian Korzec
  • Talking Dead AZ (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 121bc

Join us for the 1st Annual ULTIMATE RPS Competition! Rock, Paper Scissors - you know it and love it! Its time to break out your old school skills and see who is #1! Do you think you can psyche out your opponent and stand as the lone RPS Champ?

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

Join your host, the Doctor as he selects members of the audience to play the classic TV game show "Hollywood Squares", with series characters as the panelists.  Will anyone "crash" the panel again this year? All we can say is, Who knows? Who? Knows? 

who'll be here
  • Caity Crabtree
  • Dennis Kanenwisher
  • Duncan MacLeod
  • Eileen Mueller
  • Gavin Hazeldene
  • James Richardson
  • Jeff Jones
  • John Arney
  • Loren Toporek
  • Molly Martin
  • Pat Harper
  • Suzanne Jones
  • Tina Worley
 
Join Sarah Clemens for an interactive program demonstrating the most geekish of instruments-the theremin.
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 122ab
Like it or lump it, the "Abramsverse" has a profound impact on Star Trek Fandom! Join our panel as we discuss the Pros and "Khaaans" of JJ's take on our beloved Sci-Fi series.
 
WARNING: Level 3 Environmental Suits may be required - this one’s going to get... ...spirited!
who'll be here
  • Arthur Trout
  • Bryan Dawson
  • Jeff Taylor
 
Location: North 121bc

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

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

Watch as Orion Slave Girls and Klingons are created LIVE during this interactive panel featuring professional Hollywood Creature Makeup artists!

who'll be here
  • David Ayres
  • Eileen Johnson
  • John Frye
  • Melanie Hazeldene
 
Location: North 124b

Think you are the Master of Charades? If you believe you have what it takes - join as we have invited two wookies to challenge your ears and imagination in the first ever Wookie Charades contest!

who'll be here
  • John Zweg
  • Michelle Davidson
  • Patrick Potter
  • Todd Filek
 
Location: West 211

With E3 around the corner, get the latest on what games will be coming out in the next year and beyond as well as the latest on the Playstation 4 and the new Xbox console with Gareth Von Kallenbach of Skewed and Reviewed. Gareth has worked in the gaming industry and has covered the latest in games, industry news, and tech for over two decades. This is a lively panel with images, video, and Q&A as well as the SWAG table and you will not want to miss this.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 124a

Villains, Redemption, Death... What more could a fan ask for? Once Upon a Time loves to break our hearts, let's share the tears! SPOILERS GALORE!

who'll be here
  • Andi Mueller
  • Arthur Trout
  • Raven Griffin
 

Phoenix Comicon would be nothing without AMAZING volunteers! Come join some of our Volunteer Relations Team and learn more about the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of volunteering for Phoenix Comicon!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 125ab

Taking a look at the various artifacts presented within the show Warehouse 13, and speculating what sort of artifacts YOU could imagine existing within that world

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Molly Martin
 
Location: North 122ab

From the quiet little desert town of Night Vale, we present to you a City-Council approved presentation of our beloved community. We'll talk about the people you love, the people you just love to hate, and the amazing rebirth of radio drama/horror. The sheirff's secret police would like to remind you that cosplayers of the so-callled "dog park" or "angels" will be monitored at all times, and mentioning them, is strictly forbidden. 

who'll be here
  • promstuck
  • Rys Holmes
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 122ab

Join us as we explore various life lessons both profound and humorous in the Star Trek universe.

who'll be here
  • Angelina Rising
  • David Williams
  • Eileen Johnson
  • Eric Dewey
 

A discussion of the growing community of LGBT gamers in the Phoenix area, creating a safe space to get together, play games, and support each other. 

who'll be here
  • Delos Hawkins
  • Joe Erickson
  • Robi Cousins
  • Shane Blissett
 

Ever wonder would it would be like to own KITT, the TMNT Van, a Jurassic Park Jeep, or Herbie? Well come and the owners! What does it take to make them? Why did they make it? Have the caused an accident on the 101? They will answer these and more!

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

Join us as we explore the meanings of classic Star Wars lines & put a visual light to expressions like, "Many Bothans died...", or "Nerf-herder!" 

who'll be here
  • Ben Lewis
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Joe Holt
  • Michael Whyman
 
Location: North 125ab

We'll be discussing Teen Wolf, the hotness, the heartbreak, and everything in between! SPOILER ALERT!

who'll be here
  • Cole Brafford
  • ManilynJoy Fortaliza
  • Paige Pino
  • Rys Holmes
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

We’ve only seen about 10 seconds of him, so exactly “WHO” is the 12th Doctor? Join us for an in-depth look at Peter Capaldi; the actor and lifelong fan of Doctor Who. We’ll also break down the Doctor’s new look and how we think this new Doctor could bring a new dimension to the show.

who'll be here
  • Jeff Jones
  • Nicholas Grover
  • Steven Ditzel
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
  • Adam Thomas
  • James Laird
  • Matt Chandler
  • Michael Mahoney
 
Location: North 122ab

Taking a look at why we should let go of the show, Firefly, and explore other media expressions for the 'Verse. 

who'll be here
  • Brianna Bailey
  • Cole Brafford
  • ManilynJoy Fortaliza
  • Raymond Wolfe
 
Location: North 121bc

Time to crush dreams and have fun doing it. Let's discuss your favorite series and why they aren't as great as you think they are. We'll try not to make you cry. Open mindedness is required.

who'll be here
  • Sara Willbanks
  • Steven Dodd
 

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

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

Test your Joss Whedon smarts (or come watch others make fools of themselves) with a series of game night style challenges that will test both your knowledge of trivia and challenge just how much of a fan you really are. Warning: There will be spoilers!!

who'll be here
  • David Richins
  • Lisa Richins
 
Location: North 125ab

An overview of the entire Being Human series. What was original? What was borrowed from the UK version? What made the show stand out? And where could it have gone if it wasn’t untimely cancelled? It’s just not easy when a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf all share a house, and we’ll explain why here.

who'll be here
  • Crystel Snyder
  • Michael Flanders
 

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
 

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?!?

who'll be here
  • 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

who'll be here
  • 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
 

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.

who'll be here
  • 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.

who'll be here
  • 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.

who'll be here
  • 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
 
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