comics Programming
 

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.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Avengers Boot Camp
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

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

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

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Batman 75: Batman Sketchoff
Thursday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 129a

Help celebrate 75 years of Batman with a sketchoff. Comic book artists contribute their talent to create sketches while you watch. Art created will appear in the Charity Art Gallery (Booth 465) for purchase to benefit Kid's Need to Read.

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1st ANNUAL USA CLAN WAR:
Special Event Registration Required $60 per team.

Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

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.

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

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1st ANNUAL USA CLAN WAR:
Special Event Registration Required $60 per team.

Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

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.

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

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Location: North 130

50 years of GI JOE action figures: from the 60’s to the present, 12” to 3 ¾”, vehicles, accessories, commercials, file cards, art/design, and customization.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Comic Book Company Spotlight
Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 128b
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Comic Book Company Spotlight
Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 130
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Location: North 128b
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Location: North 128b
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Location: North 130
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Comic Book Trivia
Thursday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 129b

Knowledge is power. In the comic book world, it's everything. Answer comic book trivia questions to earn points. Point will add up as you answer questions. Comic book prizes will be awarded to those with the best scores.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Confessions Of A Comic Book Nerd
Friday, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

A screening of "Confessions of a Comic Book Nerd" with a discussion on the stereotypes involving comic book "nerds" with the filmmaker.

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  • Matt Mendoza
  • Ryan Hartford
 
Cosplay Fashion Show
Day and time: TBA
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".
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  • Fashion Show Models
 
Cosplay For All Sizes
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

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  • Bo Eleftheriou
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
 
Cosplay from the Skin Out
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

In this panel we will talk to you about Cosplay from the skin out. How to choose the proper undergarments to make the most of your body & your Cosplay costume. Also, we will discuss cleaning, maintenance & storage of cosplay costumes so they last.

Brought to you by Lady Ember Brennen Sparks, experienced cosplayer and professional costume designer and makeup artist.

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  • 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!

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  • Devin Sauceda
  • Gabrielle Miranda
  • Kaitlyn Sauceda
  • Mishell Roatch
 

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.

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  • Anabel Martinez
 

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)

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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.

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  • Zarco Guerrero
 
Creator Connection
Friday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

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

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

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  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Creator Connection
Saturday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

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

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

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  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Doctor Who Comics
Friday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 129b

Can't get enough of Doctor Who? Come hear comic book creators talking about their work on Doctor Who Comics.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Draw A Villain with Kevin Coulston
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Aliens, Monsters, Bad Guys and more... See how artist Kevin Coulston draws his characters from the popular all-ages comics "Dylan McVillain" and "The Adventures of a 4th Grade Space Captain", and learn how to draw your own Super Villain!

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Duct/Duck Tape Costume Contest
Thursday, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

You've heard of the Duck Tape prom dress competition- now there's a pop culture version! You've watched the Mythbusters make a boat with duck tape, armor should be cinch. Let your creative juices fly ... then cover them in tape!

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

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

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

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

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

Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!

A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.

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

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

Titles awarded will include:
Most Amazing
Most Beautiful
Most Humorous
Most Applause (Audience Favorite)
And maybe more....

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

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

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  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Shirley Runyon
 
Fanboy Rant
Thursday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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

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

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  • Brian Simmonson
  • Josh Benjamin
 

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

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Location: North 129a

155 issues focusing on a very human story, including the Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow rivalry. We give you the highlights, a live-action cosplay “battle",  and Joe trivia.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Geek Weddings on a Budget
Thursday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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.

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  • Annette Gail Anderson
  • Kelley Lester
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 
Guest Panel Pod Cast
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 129b
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Guest Panel Pod Cast
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 129b
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Hell's Kitty is one of the first web-series to turn its digital images into a comic book. This Horror-Comedy is about a Hollywood writer and his possessed pussycat! Learn how this was made possible using a shoestring budget. Visit: www.hellskitty.com

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  • adolph amarkarian
  • Denise Acosta
  • Michael Aushenker
  • Nicholas Tana
 
How to be Successful on YouTube
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

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  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 
Location: North 129a

If you publish your own zines or comics, you might wonder, how can I turn this into something, like beer? Join the editors of The Devastator comedy zine, Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows, for practical tips on earning money with your art. We'll discuss making more than your table costs at conventions, selling your stuff to local shops, pricing with profit in mind, and more! Everyone who attends this panel will become eccentric billionaires, we guarantee it!*

 

*Not a guarantee

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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!

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  • Jennifer Capodiferro
 
Illusion: The Art of Cross-play
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Found a character you want to cosplay, but it's the opposite of the gender you actually are? While "gender-bent" costumes are fun, what if you'd rather be accurate? Join professional Male Illusionist Anson Reign & guests for clues, tips, and a Q&A.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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.

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  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 

Fashion styles made popular from Japanese fashion magazines, movies & mangas like Gothic Lolita Bible, Kera, Kamikaze Girls, Rozen Maiden or Japanese bands Malice Mizer & LM.C. Watch for us during the Fashion Walk in the halls after the show.

Interested in showing off your style?  Contact Miranda at Miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon.com to sign up!

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  • Fashion Show Models
 
Learn to draw My Little Pony
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Join Alison Paul as she shows you how to draw and name your own My Little Ponies!  Alison is 24, and teacher in training. "My life is full of books, cartoons, and work at an elementary school". This is her third year at Comicon!

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  • Alison Paul
  • Lizde Olivas
 
Open Panel
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 129b
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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!

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  • 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!

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  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Skynet vs. Zombies
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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Location: Art Room - Events Area

Artist Spencer Brinkerhoff III will be teaching how to draw some of his favorite Star Wars characters with a special drawing coin that he's created. If you can trace a coin, then you've already accomplished step one!

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  • Spencer Brinkerhoff
 
Spotlight:
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 129a
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Spotlight: Fred Van Lente
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 128b
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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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Ever wondered what it would look like if you took the teasing talents of a burlesque dancer and twist them up with the fantastical world of geekdom?  Well, you can see it live at Talk Nerdy to Me: A Byte of Burlesque! Come see the talents of performers from Phoenix burlesque troupe BurlEscapades, vaudeville ensemble Romantasy Cabaret as well as a bevy of exceptional solo artists.  All of these ladies and gents will be taunting, teasing, and titillating you with their renditions of fan favorites, from comic book heroes and villains to cult classics. 

Due to the nature of the show this is an 18+ event and ID will be required at the door, but all ages are welcome to take pictures with the dancers after the show!

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 129a

Transformers isn't just the movies! The comics have been (almost) consistently running since 1984. Come join our panelists, who are fans/experts of the comics from the different eras; Marvel to the current run of the IDW Ongoing. It's More Than Meets the Eye verses Robots In Disguise! Come away with a better understanding of the brand and where to hop on ... or just to get some free stuff!

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

You've created your webcomic and it's awesome! One problem though, no one is reading it. Join us and learn how you can drive traffic to your webcomic and increase readership through advertising, social media and more.

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Webcomics: The Creative Process
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Have a great idea you think would made a great webcomic but don't know where to start? Chat with creators about thier unique creative processes and get an inside look at how webcomics are made.

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Youth Fashion Show
Sunday, 11:00am - 12:30pm

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

http://www.kidsneedtoread.org/

http://www.knightingail.com/

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  • Fashion Show Models
 
Zombie Gauntlet by Battlefield Live AZ
Thursday, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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. Special Event Entry is $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Four (4) levels each progressively more difficult than the last. A prize awaits all who survive the dreaded ZOMBIE GAUNTLET

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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. Special Event Entry is $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the door.

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.
 
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