anime Programming for Comicon 2015

 
Location: North 225

Do you want to be the ultimate anime nerd knowing all the best shows and lording it over your friends? Ranging from retro to modern-day anime, we’ve got 10 little known, yet excellent anime that will help you become the ultimate Otaku!

who'll be here
  • RTC (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Join us as we share our appreciation for the underworld of re-dubbing known as abridged. We’ll talk about our favorites such as LittleKuriboh, TeamFourStar, ShadyVox, and more.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 

First twelve people in line get to participate, the rest can ask questions and will be the audience. Some basic improv/acting games and techniques.

who'll be here
 

Calling all Cosplayers- meet and get photos with your fellow cosplayers. All Costumes welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Calling all Cosplayers- meet and get photos with your fellow cosplayers. All Costumes welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 224

Think you have what it takes to be the best Amateur Anime Voice Actor or Actress in all of Arizona? Do you have the chops, the golden voice needed to stand above the rest? Then come test your skills in an epic battle of sheer acting prowess and talent. Registration, auditions and rehearsals will take place both Friday and Saturday before the event at the Arizona Voice Acting Guild Sign up Table on the anime programming floor so don't miss your chance to compete, come early.

who'll be here
  • Rice & Haggis (9 panelists)
 

Animation professionals discuss working in the animation industry as well as the projects they have worked on.

 
Location: North 221

Do you get “the feels” when watching or finishing an anime series? Join the Anime Anonymous crew as we bring together people with similar interests and feelings towards anime. We will discuss different topics that include favorite anime series, characters, and more! Get to know, and learn from, panelists and other attendees in the discussion. Attendees are encouraged to participate by sharing thoughts, feelings and experiences!

who'll be here
  • Anime Anonymous
 
Location: Costuming Meetups area 1

Got an Anime Costume? Want to meet other Anime Costumers? This is the time and place to do that. Drop by our Cosplay Meetup room to meet and get photos with fellow Anime costumers.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 222

An otaku twist on the popular party game, this panel features murder mystery games themed from some of your favorite animus! Will the good guys save the day, or will the villains prevail? Join us to find out!

who'll be here
  • Princess Project (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

You've seen anime music videos produced by people all across the US. But ever wonder what sort of anime music videos come from other countries? Join Rice and Haggis as we tour the world and explore various styles and techniques unique to anime music videos created by other cultures. Strap in and prepare to be amazed and inspired.

who'll be here
  • Rice & Haggis (9 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Anime + Music = Awesome! Thinking about getting into the hobby of making anime music videos? Come on in, and Rice and Haggis will show you the basics and some helpful techniques that will make your Anime Music Video shine!

who'll be here
  • Rice & Haggis (9 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Welcome to the highest court in the anime multi-verse. Anime Parliament is where you can step forward as a character or fan, and institute the changes you feel should be made. Come and state your case, but be ready for a debate!

who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Piece together several different pictures to figure out the name of the anime or game title!

who'll be here
  • The Critical D (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

Come ask the Anime Department heads anything you want, regarding Anime at PCC 2015, or something else unrelated to the convention. We'll answer........... MAYBE.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 223

Are you a lonely otaku looking for something to do on Saturday night? Come in as we discuss Conventions, anime groups, and geeky hang-outs that are located state wide. After this panel, you'll never be bored on a Saturday night again!

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Ever wanted know what your favorite ghouls do at Anteiku? What is Aogiri Tree's next move? Who exactly is this Night Owl? Come join us and have these questions and more answered!

who'll be here
  • UnderworldCos
 

Are you a fan of Creepypasta? Have you always wanted to ask Slenderman, Masky, Hoodie, or Ticci-Toby questions about their free time? This is the panel for you! They also managed to wrangle Jeff the Killer and Trenderman along as Special Guests, so feel free to inquire about them, too!

who'll be here
  • Ask the CreepyPastas!
  • Caitlin McDaniel
  • Eric Torres
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Kyle Kittel
  • Steven Matadamas Ventura
  • Steven Turner
 
Location: North 223

Join characters from the world of Avatar: the Last Airbender and ask them whatever you'd like! (Please keep it PG for the young'uns attending! Also, we will be knowledgeable of the events from the show and comics, but nothing from Legend of Korra!)

who'll be here
  • Knights of the Con Table (5 panelists)
 

Are you a fan of Creepypasta? Have you always wanted to ask Ticci-Toby, Clockwork, Jeff the Killer, Pokemon Ghost Black, and/or Eyeless Jack questions about their free time? This is the panel for you!

who'll be here
  • Ask the CreepyPastas!
  • Caitlin McDaniel
  • Eric Torres
  • Keisha Brown
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Vincent Michael DeLaRosa
 
Location: North 224

The Homestuck Alpha Trolls are here to ask any questions you may have. Bring your curiosity and Homestuck passion to our in-character cosplay Q&A!

who'll be here
  • Catanova Cosplay (4 panelists)
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Join At Your Service Maid Cafe and relax, let them entertain and serve you. Con can be exhausting so why not let them help recover with food and drink, as well as their world renown entertainment! 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $10
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Join At Your Service Maid Cafe and relax, let them entertain and serve you. Con can be exhausting so why not let them help recover with food and drink, as well as their world renown entertainment!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $10
 
Location: North 222

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Titan killers do in their spare time? Or maybe you've considered joining the Survey Corps yourself? Ask your favorite members of the Survey Corps all the questions you've ever wanted to know the answer to!

who'll be here
  • Scissors and Tape (3 panelists)
 

Because every loves a Bad Boy.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 225

Have a fandom that you think is the best? We understand, but there are others who dare think their fandom is better. Join us as we pit fandoms against each other to see which will rule (or destroy) society!

who'll be here
  • Destroyers of Purity (5 panelists)
 

Welcome to San Fransokyo's school of robotics where the big hero 6 gang has come to answer all your questions you have for them or bot fight with Hiro and learn to be a superhero!

who'll be here
  • big hero 6
  • Big hero 6
  • Ivy Wiegel
  • McKenna Carpenter
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 223

Come join the Arizona Dollfie Dream collectors and other BJD collectors for a general meetup and picture session. We love any and all dolls from BJD to other collectibles! Stop on by and feel free to ask us questions about the doll collecting hobby.

who'll be here
  • Arizona Dollfie Dream Collectors (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

What do Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Avatar all have in common? Boys who aren't afraid to let their sensitive side show. Here we'll focus mainly on feminism, and challenging gender roles on both sides of the spectrum.

who'll be here
  • Crystal Queer (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Cosplay for the starving student! Come learn all the tips and tricks for making your dream cosplay at a reasonable price.

who'll be here
  • Princess Project (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

Ask all! Hetalia, DBZ, Yu Yu, Soul Eater, Shin Chan, Sgt. Frog, etc...

who'll be here
 
Location: North 225

Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior, Madokami? If so, stop by the Church of Madoka to discuss all things related to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magicka. From the series, to spinoffs, to movies, all is open to discussion with other fans!

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Are you a closet Otaku? Did you have to make up a fake story to your friends explaining where you would be this weekend? Does nobody know that you're here? Come down to share your hilarious closet Otaku confessions and hear others' as well!

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 

Couples, get ready! It's time to play the newlywed game in a fun, new, geeky way! Bring your significant other and test your love playing this timeless, interactive game for prizes and glory!

who'll be here
  • The Flock (2 panelists)
 

This is the fashion show to kick-off the weekend's excitement! Hosted by Heroes United and Autumn Ivy, this is an all ages event, where you can come show off your cosplay. Whether it be completely home made, all bought from a store, or a professionally made costume, all are welcome. This is not a competition - it's a come strut your stuff and show us what you got event! Come have your moment in front of an amazing crowd of fellow cosplay enthusiasts! Pre-Reg Opens at 11:15am and goes till 11:55 or members can sign up through anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com  

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 225

Join some of Arizona's veteran cosplayers in a round table discussion of cosplay tips and tricks. Whether you're here to learn or to share advice, cosplayers of all levels are welcome.

who'll be here
  • East Blue Cosplay & Gay Balls Inc. (4 panelists)
 

Tired of the same ole pop up scares in video games? Want a game that really gets under your skin? Venture into video game related Creepypastas about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary.

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

Would you like to hear a scary story? Come join us to hear the most shocking stories of haunted games, creepy conventions and more. Hope you're not afraid of the dark.

who'll be here
  • Muffin (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Ever watch a series only to be disappointed by its plot progression? Come join Dowase Entertainment as we discuss awful adaptations and poor storytelling; maybe even discuss how these series could have turned out!

who'll be here
  • Dowase Entertainment (3 panelists)
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 224

Test your knowledge against others on classics such as Dragonball Z to contemporaries like Attack on Titan and find out who is the ULTIMATE Shounen master.

who'll be here
  • The Critical D (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Have you ever progressed through an anime or manga, hoping it gets better? Did it seem promising, but never materialized to your hopes? Share your stories of some of the worst anime or manga you regret and help save others from such a boring fate.

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Join the Renegades as we impart what wisdom we’ve gained over our past con experiences. We’ll give useful pointers to new attendees, and laugh at some mistakes that experienced con-goers may recognize.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

Join NerdRage in fun games and trivia revolved around the Anime that gave you the best childhood ever!!!! We have lots of prizes for the big know-it-alls and those that can display their inner Saiyan. Keep on powering up!

who'll be here
  • NerdRage (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 129

Do you have questions or dares for Aoba and the Gang from DRAMAtical Murder? This panel will be full of dares, secrets, and fun! 

who'll be here
  • Brooke Scotti
  • Hayley Cochran
  • Kalin Wynne
  • PaperChild Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

Think you have what it takes to be an anime voice actor? Well come stand behind the condenser mic and see your true talents shine as you become an anime character on the big screen!

who'll be here
  • Rice & Haggis (9 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

An educational and in-depth discussion of episodes 25 and 26 of Neon Genesis Evangelion, as well as the movie End of Evangelion. Join the discussion!

who'll be here
  • Kuzon (3 panelists)
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 221

General question and answer session with the creator and administrators of FAKKU, the largest English speaking hentai website in the world.

who'll be here
  • Fakku
 

Is a whole year just too long to wait for more Phoenix Comicon in your life? Well you don't have to wait that long! Come join us as we discuss some of the information and details about our Winter show held at University of Phoenix Stadium. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Ana Pacheco
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Join East Blue Cosplay and Gay Balls Inc in a discussion on feminism, the male gaze, and lesbian representation in Ikuhara’s latest masterpiece: Yurikuma Arashi!

who'll be here
  • East Blue Cosplay & Gay Balls Inc. (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Have you ever been heartbroken after you bought a knockoff? Or tried to find a sold-out figure you never knew existed before? Cosplayer and figure collector Luluko is here to give you tips on starting your own harem of beautiful, expensive plastic.

who'll be here
  • Luluko
 

On this last night of the Phoenix Comicon film festival, everyone is a winner!  Come and mix and mingle with your favorite panel hosts;  Learn more about film making; and  Celebrate the film makers behind your favorite films that screened at the festival.  Have fun, make friends, and learn stuff at the Renaissance Hotel!  Don't forget cards so you can show everyone what you do.  Cash bar provided

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Film Makers
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 225

Do you want to find your waifu in real laifu or your husbando in Orlando? Come on down to this panel and talk among people with your same situation(s) and learn a thing or two from both the panelists and the attendees!

who'll be here
  • Overly Critical Otakus (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Sometimes we wander into the bowels of the internet and find such bizarre videos that we just have to share them with others. Come join us as we share our findings!

who'll be here
  • Dowase Entertainment (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

You've probably heard of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, maybe even watched a few episodes, but how much do you really know about it? Whether you’re a diehard fan or a simple bystander, join us for trivia and fun of friendship and folly.

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Have you ever wanted to ask your favorite Homestuck character a question? Well now you can! Stop by the Fruity Rumpus Ask Panel to ask some questions and have some fun with the beta and alpha kids, as well as the beta trolls.

who'll be here
  • Fruity Rumpus Factory (2 panelists)
 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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

Geek Girl Brunch is a meetup group of ladies who geek out together, typically when mimosas are involved. It started with a group of geek girls living in the NYC area, but has spread across the world and to alternate dimensions. Come and meet your Phoenix chapter officers to get involved!

who'll be here
  • Erin
  • Geek Girls Brunch Phoenix Chapter
 
Location: North 223

Drop in for the basics on Otomes, or dating sims for girls. Here we'll cover some of the better ones you can play for free, strategies for snagging the 2d man of your dreams, and even how you can make your own!

who'll be here
  • Crystal Queer (4 panelists)
 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Arianna Struble
  • Hannah Syfritt
  • John Grigg
  • Mike Syfritt
  • Sarah Miller

Cost is $30.00
 
Location: North 223

Whether you're looking to save the earth, or just save some green, we've got you covered. We'll discuss ways to apply recycling and earth friendly products to your cosplays!

who'll be here
  • Princess Project (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

What is the angle of Captain Daichi's jawline? How many extra chairs does Oikawa need to fit his ego in a room? Find the answers to these, and more “logical” questions, at the Haikyuu Q&A Panel!

who'll be here
  • Natalie Parker (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

Join the creator and administrators of FAKKU as they discuss the culture of hentai manga and doujinshi.

who'll be here
  • Fakku
 
Location: North 221

Join the creator and administrators of FAKKU as they provide commentary on some often overlooked hentai titles, generally yielding hilarious results, and share some stories of how they discovered hentai and what kept them coming back.
 

who'll be here
  • Fakku
 

A Meetup for the Mighty! Heroes only for this one.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 222

Have you ever wanted to ask France about his cowardice, Italy about his favorite ways to cook, or America about his hero complex? Now's your chance! Come ask a nation from Hetalia about their secrets, pasts, and current shenanigans.

who'll be here
  • Purple Circle Cosplay (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Come ask your questions to the nations of Hetalia!

who'll be here
  • Prussia's Birds (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

BLEACH is one of the longest running manga of all-time but it is not without its missteps. For every high, there's a low and for every Soul Society Arc, there's a Full-Bring. Join us as we try to answer the question “Hey, what's up with BLEACH?”

who'll be here
  • The Critical D (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

Come ask your favorite or not-so-favorite Homestuck Characters what’s on your mind! Enjoy while they suffer at your bountiful and surely embarrassing inquiries.

who'll be here
  • Corpse Party Rumpus Productions (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Do you love horror movies and anime? Not just horror or just anime, but the unholy combination of evil and Japanese illustration? Come check out the best examples of horror anime and prepare to have your katana scared off.

who'll be here
  • RTC (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Remember running away from Nemesis as your heart beat out of your chest? Or holding your breath while playing Fatal Frame because you heard a rattle in the bathroom? Join Arizona Midnight Channel and vote on a horror game to play LIVE!

who'll be here
  • Arizona Midnight Channel (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

Come find out all about how to break out as an artist, to take the steps towards becoming an industry professional, and getting published. Learn the basics & advanced areas of Artist Alleys, understanding market strategies and online art promotions, and how to get published or print and publish your own comics. Everything from what you should sell in the artist alley (and for how much), to how to get noticed online, and attracting potential customers and publishers. Taught by Samantha Gorel, a veteran of the artist alley, self-publishing and traditional publishing author/artist from SEARCH Press.

who'll be here
  • Samantha Gorel
 

Join Jonathan Simon from Lighting Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do in Arizona that families can do together in all year round.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Join Jonathan Simon from Lighting Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do in Arizona that families can do together in all year round.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 223

Have you ever looked at two characters and thought they should smooch? Then join Priapella Corp for I Ship It, a panel where we discuss why we ship, how we ship, and shipping etiquette. From Destiel to NaruSasu, if it fits, It Ships!

who'll be here
  • Priapella Corp (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Your costume is amazing, your wig is fabulous, and your shoes are incredibly uncomfortable. But can you go the extra mile and stay in-character as we throw you into wild situations? Join Priapella Corp to test your skills in this fun improv game!

who'll be here
  • Priapella Corp (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Welcome to our game show as we will pick audience members to figure out if what you are seeing or hearing is from a Hentai or a “normal” anime. See if you can fight your way through the rounds, prove you know your stuff, and win some awesome prizes.

who'll be here
  • Destroyers of Purity (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

The visual novels (VNs) are story-centered video games from Japan that go beyond the mainstream, including complex themes and adult content. JAST USA, publisher of VN titles such as Steins;Gate and Littlewitch Romanesque, will talk on the industry and their upcoming titles. Presented by Peter Payne, president of JAST USA and J-List. This is an 18+ only panel.

who'll be here
  • J-List
 
Location: North 222

Lip sing! Dance off! Or even real-sing! Come show off your skills any way you would like in this panel. No signups necessary, but bring your own music.

who'll be here
  • Arizona K-Pop Fans (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

The Wonder Girls are among this Korean record label that took America by storm from 2010-2011. Learn more about the groups such as 2PM, 2AM, GOT7, Miss A, and Rain.

who'll be here
  • Arizona K-Pop Fans (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

1TYM, JinuSean, Perry, and Lexy. These were the artists that paved the way for Big Bang, 2NE1, and Winner. Learn more about this Korean record label that has supplied some of the world's greatest music.

who'll be here
  • Arizona K-Pop Fans (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

THE ULTIMATE GAME TO TEST YOUR MELT AND MEET PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY! Try your luck and maybe even become king for a bit. Have a chance to make your subjects do something crazy or feel free to come in and watch! Brought to you by KeyRunners.

who'll be here
  • KeyRunners (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

East Valley Krav Maga Chief Instructor Derrek Hofrichter will demonstrate techniques from the Israeli military fighting system, take questions on fighting/self-defense scenarios, and discuss the realism of fight scenes in movies/TV.

who'll be here
  • East Valley Krav Maga
 

Amazon Warrior Women, Lawful Ladies, Gals of Goodness and Vixens of Virtue.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 222

Think your anime and video game knowledge is superior to the masses? Come show us what you got in Last Otaku Standing and prove you're the very best! You may even take home our grand prize!

who'll be here
  • Muffin (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Have you ever dreamed of making your own visual novel? Join us as we demonstrate the basics on how to make a visual novel using “Renpy” which was used to make the hit visual novel “Katawa Shoujo”.

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

School girls, magical girls, and monster girls oh my! Which will this edition of Let's Play an Eroge feature? Leave the kids at home and join local panelist group DollarsAZ to find out! (18+ only)

who'll be here
  • Dollars AZ (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

The Idolm@ster is one of Namco Bandai's most popular franchises! Learn the basic ins and outs to the world of idols and play some of the games in the series alongside local panelist group DollarsAZ!

who'll be here
  • Dollars AZ (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 129

So you know the rules, prints and brands of lolita, but do you know what survey says? Contestants will be picked out of the audience to participate in a game of family feud, regarding lolita brands, prints, stereotypical passtimes, and almost whatever else you could think of!

who'll be here
  • ARCC (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Come and join your favorite magical girls and characters galore for an hour of hope and despair! Ask questions regarding any timeline and remember to not make a contract with Kyubey!

who'll be here
  • Kaede Codina (2 panelists)
  • Natalie Parker
 
Location: North 225

Everyone knows Sailor Moon, the anime that gave magical girl anime popularity, but few can trace it back to Sally the Witch in the 1960's. Join us, as we discuss how magical girl anime has evolved over the last 50 years.

who'll be here
  • ARCC (2 panelists)
 

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 TD-0013! 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona
 

 A Get together for the good guys.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Sheraton Ahwatukee

PAID EVENT

Tired after a long day of running around at the convention? Well have no fear come to the Lair of the monster girls to rest your tired feet and interact with many of Types of monsters girls that we have to offer!! Come sit back enjoy a drink and rest your tired soul.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $10
 
Location: Sheraton Ahwatukee

PAID EVENT

Tired after a long day of running around at the convention? Well have no fear come to the Lair of the monster girls to rest your tired feet and interact with many of Types of monsters girls that we have to offer!! Come sit back enjoy a drink and rest your tired soul.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $10
 
Location: North 221

Come meet the Ponies of Equestria, ask questions and learn about the Magic of Friendship at this cosplay Q & A!

who'll be here
  • Arizona Cosponies (6 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

Do you find yourself listening to Anime Openings and Endings all the time? Can you name an Anime based on the song alone? Come join Dowase Entertainment as we test your knowledge of Anime Openings and Endings in this Jeopardy styled game!

who'll be here
  • Dowase Entertainment (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

Over 20 years ago two men took a vacation through Okayama Prefecture in Japan. That trip spawned the entirety of the Tenchi Muyo series. Come take a look at the inspiration behind Washu’s Cave, The Misaki Shrine, and the namesakes of each character.

who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Think you know everything there is to know about One Piece? Come and test your knowledge in this pub quiz style event and compete for prizes!

who'll be here
  • East Blue Cosplay & Gay Balls Inc. (4 panelists)
 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 223

Put on your comfiest pajamas and join the PSWG crew for some slumber party fun! We'll play party games, tell stories, and hang out! Of course, there will be lots of candy!

who'll be here
  • Princess Project (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

From the good to the bad, Pen and Paper games have their moments. The weird character concepts, the clutch critical rolls to kill a boss when near death. Come join TDP as we open the floor to everyone, so come share your most memorable stories!

who'll be here
  • True Damage Productions (3 panelists)
 

"Deflated" - A quirky, character-driven comedy about a middle-aged mother’s well-intentioned but misguided journey through the inevitable messiness, sorrow, and joy of sex. Whether you are a teenager with a meddling mom, or a middle-aged married couple trying hard to stay in the game (pun intended), just remember to hold on tight – it’s gonna be a hell of a ride!

"Lapwing" - Superhero Lapwing must utilize his bird-like qualities in order to stop the evil DR. Curem from carrying out his dastardly plan to destroy the planet. But when he finds himself up a tree without a paddle Lapwing must also learn to accept help from the beautiful and aerially talented Mousegirl and discover that 99 times out of 10 it's better to be late, than sorry.

"Krabz" - Fake Grindhouse-style trailer: A small beach community is terrorized by mutant crustaceans.....KRABZ!

"Pride Otaku" - A look at a generation just growing up, and asking, “This is it?” A real-life Peter Pan takes us on a trek through the world of cosplay, and the stranger world of adulthood.

"Women & Anime: Beyond Portrayal" - Japanese animation, known as "anime," entered mainstream American media in the 1960s. Since then its popularity in the U.S. has spawned a growing fandom. Many female fans find inspiration and encouragement from anime characters that they don't find in American media. This documentary explores the similarities and differences between American and Japanese animation, with a focus on the positive and negative portrayals of women.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 224

Come watch music videos in various genres ranging from Anime, Sci-Fi, Adventure, to Cosplay and more!  After the viewing, the audience may vote on their favorite music video seen at the event.

Videos shown may have PG-13 content.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley-Canales
  • 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!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley-Canales
  • Dannie Moriarty
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

How does Equestria's premier party planner celebrate her very own birthday? Come find out as Fluttershy and Rarity try put on a birthday spectacular that equals one of Pinkie's birthday bash. Streamers? Balloons? Check! Music? Games? Pictures? Check! Party cannon?!? CHECK!!!! Don't miss out on this chance to celebrate Pinkie Pie's birthday with the pony of the hour.

who'll be here
  • Allora McChesney
  • TriAlicorn Inc (4 panelists)
  • TriAlicorn Inc. (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 223

Cosplay is for everyone! Join us to discuss tips and tricks for making a cosplay that feels and looks as fabulous as you do! From tweaking character designs to dealing with the haters, we've got everything you need to cosplay happy!

who'll be here
  • Princess Project (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

From comics to video games, anime and TV shows; can you become the champions in this team-based trivia game and win some prizes? Join Priapella Corp as we test your skills in all things nerdy.

who'll be here
  • Priapella Corp (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

Learn everything you need to know to get started raving at conventions. We'll talk about everything from what to wear, to music, to dancing, and more! The Renegades will show you how you can make the most of your con rave experience.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

Join us as we explore the world of rhythm games! In this panel, we'll talk about rhythm games, listen to some music, watch funny videos, and maybe YOU will even come up and play some games in front of everyone!

who'll be here
  • Pretty Creamy and the Perfect Pop Stars (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

Known for his work as the voice of Ghostface in the Scream films as well as Mojo Jojo in the Powerpuff Girls, Roger Jackson has had a career full of voice acting from games to cartoons. He's the voice for The Stranger in Tales from the Borderlands video game as well as Ichabod Crane in the video game, The Wolf Among Us: Smoke and Mirrors.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 224

Team RWBY, JNPR, friends and foes; the "yang's” all here to answer all of your questions! Join the crew for some fun questions, play some games, and get to know them behind the scenes.

who'll be here
  • Jaime Wilson (4 panelists)
  • ZAA Cosplay
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Ever wanna see what it's like to hangout with your favorite Sailor Scout? Well now's your chance so come on in and enjoy the company of Sailor Moon and all her friends well being served yummy snacks. Feel free to chat with us and just have a grand old time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $10
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Ever wanna see what it's like to hangout with your favorite Sailor Scout? Well now's your chance so come on in and enjoy the company of Sailor Moon and all her friends well being served yummy snacks. Feel free to chat with us and just have a grand old time

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $10
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Fighting Queen Beryl can be tiring and even Sailor Scouts need to let loose sometimes. Come dance the night away with the sailor scouts and enjoy the best party this side of the Moon Kingdom.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $15
 

A special area for Sidekicks (ages 12 and under) to get pictures with their fellow heroes.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A special area for Sidekicks (ages 12 and under) to get pictures with their fellow heroes.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A special area for Sidekicks (ages 12 and under) to get pictures with their fellow heroes.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 225

How often do you find yourself skipping an Anime Opening or Ending? It's quite surprising how many people skip these wonderful sequences. Dowase Entertainment is here to show why one shouldn't overlook these short clips, and their hidden meanings.

who'll be here
  • Dowase Entertainment (3 panelists)
 
Location: Renaissance Goldwater

Anime Anonymous presents the Singing Idols Cafe. During this cafe guests will be served by the Anime Anonymous Karaoke Idols and crew. Take a break from the con, stop in and join us for the full karaoke café experience. There will be great entertainment, karaoke, games and more!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $10
 

Friendship is Magic! Come and see your favorite Ponies drawn by some of the best talent in comics today.  Take home the sketches with a donation to the Kid's Need to Read Charity.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 222

Have you ever wanted to have a sleepover with your favorite Homestuck characters? Well now you can make your dream a reality! Come chill out and have some fun!

who'll be here
  • Fruity Rumpus Factory (2 panelists)
 

Have you ever thought about creating your own podcast? Do you have a podcast already that you’d like to make the most of? This introduction to podcasting will help you with the skills needed to successfully create, market, and distribute your unique content to maximum effect. The Crew from Socially Awkward Studios and the Four Eyed Radio Network will discuss how to record, distribute, and market your podcast. We'll delve into equipment, software, hosting, content and more!
 

who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Matthew Renfro
  • Stephen Mooney
  • Ziggy Berkeley
 
Location: North 225

Prank War? Game match? Presidential debate? Troll fight? Biology class? Police chase? Anything you may need to win at, the Renegades have got your back. Leave the kids at home and bring your sense of humor for this outrageous comedy game show.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

Have you ever wanted to see how you would survive on a ridiculous Japanese Game Show? You'll fight with a rubber chicken on your foot, you'll pass eggs on your forehead, and you may leave in a state of confusion. The question is, can you handle this?

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

With the annual release of the Tales of... games in the USA, the long-time series is finally getting some exposure outside of Japan. But where did the game get its start? Join us as we delve into the history of this jRPG and its unique battle system.

who'll be here
  • Dowase Entertainment (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

TeamFourStar gets dirty! … er. Let's be fair, though: It's all about the audience in this one.

 
Location: North 221

The creators of DragonBall Z Abridged are back again to gently caress your funny bones!

 
Location: North 221

The creators of DragonBall Z Abridged are back again to gently caress your funny bones!

 
Location: North 225

Ever played Telephone? Ever played Pictionary? In this fun party game, we combine the two! Break out your favorite fandom quotes and brush up on your doodling skills!

who'll be here
  • Princess Project (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

New title, same panel! Think your favorite game is great? Think again! Join TDP and members of the AZMC as they join forces to take on the challenge of giving tough love to their favorite (and least favorite) games.

who'll be here
  • True Damage Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Every season of anime has its share of good and bad. Come discuss, argue, agree, disagree and agree to disagree our picks for best and worst of the recent times.

who'll be here
  • The Critical D (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Perverts unite! Come and join Arizona Midnight Channel as we celebrate all things Ecchi! We even get down to that age old question which has plagued mankind since ye olden times, boobies or buttocks? Which is more important? Come help us find out!

who'll be here
  • Arizona Midnight Channel (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

It’s tough to meet someone these days, with all the villains, arch foes, and heroes ruining all your first dates. Don’t worry; the Renegades have your back! Come as you are to the craziest dating show of your life and prepare to make some memories!

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Version 2 of our “Everything Goes Dating Show”. Now with 20% more adult content! Be warned, this could get real.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

A number of important artists have been the driving force in the increasing popularity of anime both in Japan and abroad. This panel examines their innovations in terms of character development, unique story lines and animation techniques.

who'll be here
  • Deborah Deacon (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Steven Universe has come far in his first season. How have his fellow Beach City inhabitants influenced him, and how has he made his mark on them? Also discuss how the show, its characters and themes, have impacted you! Why do you believe in Steven?

who'll be here
  • Knights of the Con Table (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

Yugi Moto has returned, and now he's in the hot seat for this epic roast. Join us for an adult experience in the secret life of children's card games as we learn more about the King of Games than any of us ever really wanted to know.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Who is this man? Where did he get his start? Where does he get his inspiration from? Find out this and more, as we learn about the history behind the man who changed the face of modern anime.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

East Blue and Gay Balls Inc presents; Your favorite Yaoi panel! Come join our panel as we spend an hour talking about and playing games centered on men loving other men. We’ll have an assortment of prizes for those brave enough to participate.

who'll be here
  • East Blue Cosplay & Gay Balls Inc. (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

Come listen you must. Known for his work as Jedi Master Yoda in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars, other works include Magneto on Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Wolverine and the X-Men. He has also done voice overs for such shows as  The Powerpuff Girls, Kim Possible and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. He has also appreared in such video games as Lego Star Wars, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Star Wars: The Old Republic. 

who'll be here
 
Location: North 221

Veronica Taylor was born on April 9, 1978 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Pokémon (1998), Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back(1998) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

who'll be here
 
Location: North 221

Vic Mignogna was born on August 27, 1962 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA as Victor Joseph Mignogna. He is known for his work on Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005) and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009).

who'll be here
 

Because everyone likes a Bad Girl. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 222

Still don’t know what Vocaloid is? Get scoffs when you ask people what anime Hatsune Miku is from? Stop being left in the dark and attend Vocaloid 101 as we cover the basics and what Vocaloid is all about.

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

"The First Sound of the Future" Team NerdRage is back with another edition of more virtual idol songs! Come hang out and enjoy the music!

who'll be here
  • NerdRage (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Team NerdRage brings you more Music Time! This time dedicated only to the 1st generation of Vocaloids!

who'll be here
  • NerdRage (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Don't be scared to come in and share your favorite waifu, what kind of anime girl OR guy you absolutely can't live without. We're all ears and we're all here to confess the kinks of being a real otaku.

who'll be here
  • Overly Critical Otakus (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

"My waifu is SO much better than yours!" "Yeah right MY waifu is best!" We're going to settle these arguments once and for all! Wear your strongest set of white knight armor and prepare to defend your waifu's honor against your fellow attendees!

who'll be here
  • Dollars AZ (5 panelists)
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Love anime? Perfect your drawing techiques and add style to your characters in this hands on art demonstration! 

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 223

Do you remember a time when you were first introduced to anime? When the only way to run was like Naruto, and every other word was Japanese? Come share your worst episodes of being a weeaboo; it's time to confess, baka-chan!

who'll be here
  • The Flock (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Ever wonder who would win in a match between Saber and Ryuuko? Kirito and Asuna vs. Shiroe and Akatsuki? It’s all possible with Bushiroad’s card game, Weiss Schwarz. Come join TDP as give the rundown on this unique and addicting card game.

who'll be here
  • True Damage Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Come let us, the greatest minds in Gensokyo, teach you what the world of Touhou Project is all about. We'll be explaining the basics, and answering any questions you may have about this shmup phenomenon.

who'll be here
  • Muffin (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 224

Ask the characters you love the questions on your mind. From an area located somewhere in the vast deserts of the United States, repel those smiling gods and accept the Glow Cloud. Praise the Glow Cloud.... ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD!

who'll be here
  • Kaede Codina (2 panelists)
  • Natalie Parker
 
Location: North 222

Do you think you have what it takes to call yourself a true Blue (and Red) Pokémon Master? If so, come Join AZ Nichibros as we test your Poké knowledge and see who will be crowned a True Master in a fantastic game of Who's That Pokémon!

who'll be here
  • AZ Nichibros
 
Location: North 225

DRAGON BALL Z! Yup. Is this series absurd? You bet it is! Robots, magic, aliens, doods that can bench press a PLANET? Yeah, we got that. So let’s all discover together how it became... well, what it is. Only this time… THE MOVIES!

who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 221

Come join us for Whose line is it Anime! The show where the games are made up and the points don't matter! Based off the popular improv show Whose Line is it Anyway with a slightly nerdier theme. We'll be taking volunteers from the audience.

who'll be here
  • Muffin (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

TDP wants you to start playing tabletop RPGs! Let us give you whatever knowledge you need to start playing one of the many amazing games on the market. We'll focus on how to get a group together, pick a game to your liking and getting started!

who'll be here
  • True Damage Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

An open discussion about every Otaku’s favorite subject: Anime! We’ll talk about everything from art, characters, personal stories, etc. This is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to share with their fellow Otaku what anime means to us.

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (12 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

“I never knew a human body had that much blood” is just one example of the many comments made in our previous years’ panel of Wildest Deaths in Anime. We’ve shown some terrible scenes in the past, but this year will top them all!

who'll be here
  • RTC (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

Join East Blue Cosplay and Gay Balls Inc for a thoughtful discussion on the representation of women and gender in One Piece: does it pass the Bechtel Test? Why are their waists so small? Is Koala just a cheap Nami knock-off?

who'll be here
  • East Blue Cosplay & Gay Balls Inc. (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

While many consider anime and manga to be the realm of young men, there are a number of women who have played key roles in the development of both anime and manga. This panel will discuss some of the most influential women artists in anime and manga.

who'll be here
  • Deborah Deacon (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 222

Oh my Glob! Did you hear? Japan is a crazy place, and is always full of surprises, but sometimes they make you go WTF! Join the Arizona Midnight Channel on a roller coaster of crazy anime, pranks, pictures, movies and more!

who'll be here
  • Arizona Midnight Channel (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225

The million dollar question: Wut Anime? This simple guessing game tests your wits as an anime fan! Come on, step it up and show me your moves!

who'll be here
  • Overly Critical Otakus (5 panelists)
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Do you love manga & anime? Learn techniques during this hands on drawing demonstration for various Chibis. 

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 224

There are a lot of video games out there, and unfortunately many slip under our radar. Come join Dowase Entertainment as we take a look through the gaming world to find the gems hidden in the rough.

who'll be here
  • Dowase Entertainment (3 panelists)
 
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