Steampunk Programming for Comicon 2016

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Location: West 104B

Whether it’s compliments at 50 paces, courtesies at dawn, or gallantry until first blush, Compliment Duelling has settled matters of honour, averted terrible strife and resulted in a few famous engagements. Join Count Chaos, Katherine Stewart and Madame Askew as they teach the ancient, honourable art of compliment duelling and host the inaugural Compliment Duelling tourney at Phoenix Comicon.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Katherine Stewart
  • Madame Askew
 

Families come in all different shapes and sizes, but they all share one thing when it comes to Phoenix Comicon, that is the love of pop culture. Whether it be Marvel, Transformers, Pop Funko, DC, or Disney, a real family discusses how sharing their individual passions have created discussions, traditions, and one of a kind experiences.

who'll be here
  • Caitlyn O'Dell
  • Mary O'Dell
  • Sean O'Dell
 

Join Matt, Kyle, Kellan, And Jose as they bring there uncanny brand of comedy to you live at Phoenix Comicon. Don't Miss the controlled chaos that is the Absolute Geek podcast as they bring you all the latest pop culture news surrounding the industry as well as updates live from the convention. If free stuff is your bag then don't miss a chance to play Absolute Geek Jeopardy.

who'll be here
  • Jose Cuellar
  • Kellen McCall
  • Kyle Stinson
  • Matt Alward
 
Location: West 104A

The mostly true adventures and history of the world’s most popular beverage as related by Madame Askew! Join Madame Askew on this romp through history that follows the perils and tribulations of acquiring the perfect cup of tea.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 
Location: West 104B

Back by popular demand after last year's popular show, the film critic and author Hal C F Astell of Apocalypse Later presents a sixty minute set of steampunk short films hand selected from around the world. These films feature action, adventure, romance and, of course, plenty of steam, gears and automata.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
 
Location: West 104A

Get tips and advice from some of the best seamstresses of Steampunk. These talented ladies will share their knowledge and answer your costuming questions.

who'll be here
  • Icy
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Madame Askew
 

Rose Tyler! Billie Piper helped launch the new Doctor Who series alongside Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant. The beloved Rose Tyler left the series as a regular at the end of Doomsday in one of the most heartbreaking moments in Doctor Who history. Billie went on to award winning performances in Secret Diary of a Call Girl and is now starring in Penny Dreadful.

who'll be here
 
Location: West 104B

The Brose Brothers' crew invites convention guests to an all inclusive step-by-step process of how they brought their Steam-powered Heroes to life. Viewers will get to see how the original Steam Hero concepts were conjured, illustrated than fabricated exclusively for their debut at Phoenix Comicon.

who'll be here
  • Brose Brothers' Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: West 104B

Over the years Brose Brothers' Productions has created many unique steampunk prop weapons. In this panel they will show convention guests what steps the Brose Brothers' Productions crew takes to create their one-of-a-kind prop weapons.

who'll be here
  • Brose Brothers' Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: West 104B

Come color with us! These days, coloring has become a cool and relaxing activity for everyone.  Color pages, crayons, markers and colored pencils will be supplied.  We'll have Steampunk, Victorian, and Cthulhu color pages for all ages.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 104A

Come color with us! These days, coloring has become a cool and relaxing activity for everyone.  Color pages, crayons, markers and colored pencils will be supplied.  We'll have Steampunk, Victorian, and Cthulhu color pages for all ages.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126A

Kelley, from A Sty'ch in Tyme presents how to draft a custom modern 8 panel corset. From design through drafting, Kelley will start with the very basics and advance through different techniques to help draft the perfect modern corset for your costume and cosplay needs.

who'll be here
  • Jemison Davenport-Lester
  • Kelley Lester
 
Location: North 126A

In the SECOND HALF of the Corset in a Day panel, Kelley, from A Sty'ch in Tyme will discuss Cutting, Fitting and Construction techniques and shortcuts (self lining and channel casings) as well as some traditional techniques for corsetry (waist tape and flossing). Topics covered will include: how to match patterns, proper fit, busk insertion and how to adjust for different fitting issues.

who'll be here
  • Jemison Davenport-Lester
  • Kelley Lester
 

We all start somewhere, and there’s no better place than your own closet! Go from cosplay on a budget to modifying re-existing items with tips and tricks of the trade taught by our awesome lineup of multi-level cosplayers! Get thrifty and DYI the heck out of your cosplay! Our panelists have varied experience in cosplay and a singular goal of giving you confidence and knowledge that you can walk away from this panel with in order to become your favorite character or original creation!

 

 

 

who'll be here
  • Amber Skies
  • Bernadette Bentley
  • Bernie Bregman
  • Mac Beauvais
  • Miss Chrissy Lynn
 

Things like elf ears, noses, and zombie bites are the items that can take your cosplay to the next level! The store bought ones never seem to be exactly what you need, and they can look cheesy. Never fear, we can help you learn how to make your own using easily accessible items sold at your local costume and craft store. Join us as we explain and demo the process of making your own quality makeup prosthetic from the comfort of your own home using liquid latex, baby powder, craft clay, and patience. by RainbowFx

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (5 panelists)
 
Location: West 104B

Learn your first steps to making costumes, masks, and accessories in the Steampunk genre on a dime. In this open discussion panel, we will have continuous Q&A and demonstrations on making masks and accessories from craft foam and other materials, and how to make them for little money. Do you have a costume you would like to make, but are on a limited budget? This panel will help teach you how.

who'll be here
  • Justin Hackert
 
Location: West 104A

Do you have a character you want to create, but just don't know where to start? In this panel, we will discuss the creation of a Steampunk character, and how you develop that character from the bottom up. Featuring several well known individuals in the Arizona Steampunk Society, we will help you give your character life.

who'll be here
  • Justin Hackert
  • Madame Askew
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Welcome all Deisel and Cyberpunk enthusiasts!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 104A

Join these ladies of Steampunk who make and wear corsets as they divulge their wisdom, anecdotes, and tips on corsetry. From making your own, to buying a ready-made corset, these ladies will share their knowledge and debunk the myths as they share just how to get a great corseted look!

who'll be here
  • Illeana Vega Herrera
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 
Location: West 104B

In the aftermath of an apocalypse one thing is for sure, air is thin and you need your trusty Gas Mask to keep you breathing right. In this workshop you will have everything you need to make your own custom Leather Gas Mask! These kits will come in raw Veggie Tan Leather and will need to be stained or at least sealed. Pre-order your kit today through my Etsy shop and you will have your choice of brown or black stain and seal.
 

who'll be here
  • Autumn Syfritt
  • Hannah Syfritt
  • Mike Syfritt

Cost is $$
 
Location: West 104A

Learn more about the bustle, how and why they came into being. Our panel will discuss from the basic dainty bump to the full elaborate cage, and what goes into making one. 

who'll be here
  • Katherine Stewart
  • Kyla Kahn
  • Madame Askew
 
Location: West 104B

The differences in Steampunk costuming and style in the East Coast compared to the West Coast.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 

Foam vs Vacuumform plastic - Pros and cons of each when building your costume. While an inexpensive resource, the Arizona heat (and weather anywhere for that matter) can do a number on your foam armor, causing you to need to recreate pieces continually. Hollywood prop fabricator, Bear Burge, discusses the pros and cons of these two building materials, their processes and longevity.

who'll be here
  • Bear Burge
  • Heather Grant
 
Location: West 104B

Steampunk is it's own track this year.  Come check out what we have to offer, we will be discussing the panels and fun thing we have planned for you.  We will be handing out pocket programs dedicated to Steampunk.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Are you a geek parent who is interested in meeting other geek parents? Are you interesting in coordinating family-friendly activities for the convention weekend but don't know where to start? Join us for the Blue Ribbon Army Geek Family Meet-Up. Families of the Blue Ribbon Army, as well as representatives of Phoenix Comicon Youth and Family Programming will be on hand to answer questions about what Phoenix Comicon has to offer. Face Painters, balloons, and crafts will be available.

who'll be here
  • Jen Hinds
  • Matt Hinds
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Geek Girls is a web-series that follows Emma, a nerdy, quirky geek and her friends as she seeks loves outside her realm of nerdiness. Join the creator and cast of the new hit web series for an inside look into the making of the show followed by a Q&A with the cast!

who'll be here
  • Dana Skvarek II
  • Haley Lyons
  • Jolene Houser
  • Rachel Flowers
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Come one, come all to the Grande Olde Meeting of the Punks ala Steam! 

who'll be here
  • Karl Brevik
 
Location: West 104B

Does your comic book reading need a hefty dose of Steam? Could your graphic novel collection use a dash of aetherpunk western? Are your webcomic choices woefully bereft of Victorian scientists toting ray guns and having adventures?
Our panelists will tell you about all the excitement you've been missing.

who'll be here
  • Madeleine Holly-Rosing
  • Scott Wilke
 

We all have our favorite fandoms: Arrow, Harry Potter, etc., but what happens when we notice our favorite show, book or movie lacks diversity? This panel is an open discussion about how to continue enjoying our favorite favorite books, television shows, or movies etc., while also confronting the things we find problematic within them.

who'll be here
  • Breanna Bang
  • Ravenn Bang
 
Location: West 104B

Local cultists discuss the work of prophet and horror author H. P. Lovecraft, how the Cthulhu Mythos has influenced countless others in literature, film and video games, as well as the new love for EVERYTHING TENTACLES phenomena. 18+

who'll be here
  • Bill Collins
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: North 124B

Tips, tricks and advice from Bear Burge, professional Hollywood prop fabricator for iconic TV shows and movies such as Star Trek: TNG, Deep Space 9, Babylon 5, Waterworld and web series. An avid science fiction and long time anime fan, Bear started out in high school at conventions and to this day continues to build his own costumes and props not only professionally but also for his own enjoyment.

who'll be here
  • Bear Burge
 
Location: West 104A

Come discuss the basics of leather craft and learn about the tools of the trade. See the different types of leather and figure out what could be used to benefit your projects.

who'll be here
  • Kayla Becker
  • Noe Sanchez
 
Location: West 104A

You know the basics, now it's time to take it a step further. Learn about the more advanced leatherworking tools as well as treating, conditioning, and overall care for your leather projects.

who'll be here
  • Kayla Becker
  • Noe Sanchez
 
Location: West 104B

Join us for tips and ideas on how to take a basic mask and make it special. Free mask to the first 100 people who show up. We'll have markers, crayons, feathers, and other assorted goodies on hand to decorate with.

who'll be here
  • Countess Chaos
  • Illeana Vega Herrera
 
Location: West 104B

Join us for tips and ideas on how to take a basic mask and make it special. Free mask to the first 100 people who show up. We'll have markers, crayons, feathers, and other assorted goodies on hand to decorate with.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 104B

If you are new to Steampunk and want to meet more like-minded people and find out about Steampunk events in your area, then here's a great place to start. Meet founding members from the Arizona Steampunk Society, Tucson Steampunk Society, and Huachuca Mountain Steampunks.

who'll be here
  • Arizona Steampunk Society (3 panelists)
  • John Floyd
  • Madame Askew
  • Sabrina Floyd
 
Location: West 104B

Death in the Victorian Era: The traditions, practices, and superstitions of death during the 19th century. Slideshow included. 
Not for the faint of heart! Images of actual dead bodies and beyond. 
Must be 18+ to attend! 

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: West 104A

A discussion and look at Steampunk art and craft projects created with mixed media.

who'll be here
  • Countess Chaos
  • Illeana Vega Herrera
 
Location: West 104B

Join our community of the Monster Scouts in our Phoenix Rally! Learn about our order, badges, and secrets. All are welcome. 

who'll be here
  • Daniel M. Davis
  • Dawna Davis
 
Location: West 104B

With all the wonderful patterns available in the market today one needs to learn how to read a pattern. We will go over reading and understanding the back of the pattern, taking measurements and deciphering basic Pattern instructions.

who'll be here
  • Icy
  • Johnna Buttrick
 

Join us for an EXCITING & UNBELIEVABLE preview for this year’s Fan Fest! We have a NEW Location! NEW Dates! NEW Geeky Nerdy FUN!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

In brightest day, in blackest night, in a galaxy far, far away, the Geeks gather to do battle. Who will survive, and what will be left of them? Only one will stand undefeated in the Phoenix Ultimate Geek Finals! Witness! More Info

who'll be here
  • Dannie Moriarty
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

Witness the ridiculously entertaining carnage of the qualifying round of The Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown (PUGS) as 16 fans square off in heated debates on the silliest comicon related topics we could come up with! Not to be missed! More Info

who'll be here
  • Dannie Moriarty
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

With 3D printing becoming easier to obtain and getting cheaper by the year we are seeing it work its way into costuming. In this panel we will discuss the types of printers available and what it takes to make small props and costume pieces through 3D Printing. We will have a few different 3D printers on display and demo them. Come in costume! One person with a great costume will have the opportunity to be scanned in to 3D in front of a live audience.

who'll be here
  • Autumn Syfritt
  • Chris Ross
  • Hannah Syfritt
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Location: West 104B

Personalize your own gun to fit your style.  Gun, rub-n-buff, gears, and accessories will be provided in the supplies.

Assorted guns to choose from: Small $2.00/Med $5.00/Nerf Mavrick: $15.00 

who'll be here
  • Countess Chaos

Cost is $5.00
 
Location: West 104B

Personalize your own gun to fit your style.  Gun, rub-n-buff, gears, and accessories will be provided in the supplies.

Assorted guns to choose from: Small $2.00/Med $5.00/Nerf Maverick: $15.00 

who'll be here
  • Countess Chaos

Cost is $5.00
 
Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies
who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 
Location: West 104B

They weren't as uptight as you think. Learn about brothels, burlesque, the world's first adult toys, the beginning of the pornography industry plus much more. Slideshow included.  Must be 18+ to attend! 

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Khurt Khave
 

Do you have an idea for a story? Do you already have a story written but don't know what to do next?
Our talented Authors will talk to you about the in's and out's of making it the best story it can be.

 

who'll be here
 
Location: West 104B

Join Madame Askew and friends for the inaugural Phoenix Comic Con Splendid Teapot race, The Conflagration 500. Watch Steampunk makers maneuver their racers through a series of scorching hazards including the Ramp of Doom and the Chasm of Death. Sign up in advance to bring your own racer for a chance at glory! 
Contact MadameAskew@gmail.com to enter a racer.

 

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 
Location: West 104B

A discussion of film, TV and books that had steampunk elements before the term "steampunk" was coined

who'll be here
  • Countess Chaos
  • Gary Kieft
  • Hal C F Astell
 
Location: West 104A

Where Pinup fashion crosses into the world of steampunk aesthetic.

Come talk about the fusion of the fashion trends that are making a comeback.  With the likes of Brian Kesinger and his tea girls or models like Kato, we are starting to see the best of both worlds. 
The Father of Pin-up, Gil Elvgren helped set the bar. Now it’s time to surpass it.  Fashion, make-up and cosplay enthusiast are taking to this world like an airship to the skies and in the skies the only limits are your imagination.
Learn the history of pinup and how to adapt your wardrobe accordingly.  Get fabrication tips from seamstresses and prop builders. Learn how to become a steampunk pinup!
Having been published in over a dozen pinup magazines, Photographer Shoeless Noe will lead this panel.  Along with members of the pinup community, the Combat Dolls, A 501(c)3 Charitable organization. 
Remember, your only limits are those that you give yourself.

who'll be here
  • Kayla Becker
  • Noe Sanchez
  • The Combat Dolls (3 panelists)
 
Location: West 104B

In this open discussion panel, come tell us what you thought of the Steampunk track this year.
Do you have any suggestions for improvement, panels or guests you'd like to see next year?

 

 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Welcome all Stitch, Clock and Rococo Punk enthusiasts! 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 104A

Come test your knowledge with this trivia game of quotes and facts about these famous inventors.

 

who'll be here
  • Countess Chaos
  • Michael Flanders
 
Location: West 104B

A discussion on Victorian practices and objects of weirdness.

who'll be here
  • Gary Sollars
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: West 104B

Many Gentlemen ( and not a few Ladies!) See a well groomed moustache as a mark of distinction and sophistication. With Steampunk this almost lost fashion has returned! Alas, many have no idea how to grow, style, and most importantly MAINTAIN a moustache. FEAR NOT, come to the "Care and Feeding of the Moustache" panel, and have your questions answered and fears allayed!

who'll be here
  • Daniel M. Davis
  • Dirk Folmer
  • Hal C F Astell
 

A brief look at the history of Steampunk literature and where the future might lead us.

 

who'll be here
  • Madeleine Holly-Rosing
 
Location: West 212ABC Stage Shows

Spend an hour with members of the Phoenix Society for Historical Swordsmanship as we review some of the best fight scenes in cinema. Whether it’s Jaime and Ned, Inego Montoya and DPR, or Jack Sparrow and Will Turner, movies are full of examples of swords used well and swords used poorly. Panelists will include award winning experts in swordsmanship providing demos about the dos and don’ts of sword fighting. While it’s no secret that the duels you see on the big screen are more akin to elaborate dances than actual fights, with a little bit of context you will find that the history behind these weapons is far more elegant and brutally entertaining than anything from a writer’s desk. We will across multiple fandoms to find the good examples of the epic duels between hero and villain as well as the silly or outright wrong. Does Thibault cancel out Capo Ferro like Inego said it would? Are light sabers more elegant weapons for a more civilized age or are they presented as just as bulky and random as blasters? We hope you will bring your open mind and humor to find out.
 https://www.youtube.com/user/swordpals

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Society for Historical Swordsmanship (4 panelists)
 
Location: West 212ABC Stage Shows

The Steampunk Fashion Show is the center piece of Steampunk programming at Phoenix Comicon. Come and watch the most fantastic and versatile steampunks in the state strut their stuff.
 

If you are interested in being in the show and want more details, contact:  dee.astell@phoenixcomicon.com

Registration for the show ends on May 25th.

who'll be here
  • Arizona Steampunk Society
  • Brose Brothers' Productions (3 panelists)
  • Dawn Nixon
  • Hal C F Astell
  • John Floyd
  • Katherine Stewart
  • Kayla Becker
  • Madame Askew
  • Noe Sanchez
  • Sabrina Floyd
  • The Combat Dolls (3 panelists)
 
Location: West 104A

How to put together a decent costume on a shoestring budget.  Our panelist will tell you about some of the best places to find a deal.

who'll be here
  • Dirk Folmer
  • Johnna Buttrick
 
Location: West 104B

Hold onto your teacups as Madame Askew takes you on a tour through the provocative history of the world’s most popular beverage. Learn the lurid details behind Darjeeling. Enjoy the scintillating gossip about Oolongs. No tea is to tempestuous for Madame Askew and no details too ridiculous! 18+

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 
Location: West 104B

Join Madame Askew and Marjorie Kosky as they demystify and defrock the Victorian lady. Take their guided tour through the many layers of frocks, frills and foibles as they unveil the undergarments that make big bustle dreams come true. 18+

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 

Calling all evil doers! Come meetup with your fellows who long to be remembered for their evil deeds! 

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

Meet Arizona's largest geek social club! Centered around the Phoenix Comicon, the Blue Ribbon Army (BRA) is a safe and fun group to just be yourself! Learn how their organization is the best place to make new and long-lasting friendships!

who'll be here
  • James Laird
  • Jen Hinds
  • Matt Hinds
 
Location: West 104A

Steampunk is often referred to as the “greatest era that never was.” Our panel discussion will open the door to what Steampunk is, for those new to the genre.

who'll be here
  • Arizona Steampunk Society (3 panelists)
 
Location: West 104A

Once the costume is in place and the character created, use improv to breath life into your persona and add verve to photographs. Madame A will discuss some of her tricks for improv and invite attendees to join in a few interactive games.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 
Location: West 104A

So you have the wig. Now what? Live demonstration of basic styling techniques and tricks from Kay L Townsend (Lady Ember Brennen Sparks) of All Is Vanity Expressions. Kay has over 10 years of theatrical wig styling experience and is a licensed cosmetologist. We will cover must-have tools and tricks to help your wig dreams come true!

who'll be here
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
 
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