costuming Programming for Comicon 2015

 
Location: North 129

Is it true that you can learn absolutely anything on the internet? I haven't found anything that didn't have instructions or a tutorial yet! Not just costume pieces, but props and makeup as well. Come & look at examples, get links, and ask questions!

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 127

Interested in crafting your own cosplay armor? Working on a small budget? Unsure where to start? Well look no further! This panel presents the earliest steps needed to move you forward in your costuming endeavor. Presented by Thermo Cosplay (with additional cosplay guests), this panel will offer information on where to shop, what tools are needed, how to pattern foam armor and where to look for resources when fabricating costume apparel. Example pieces of armor will be available for viewing and Thermo Cosplay will do a live demo at the end using EVA Floor Mats, a utility blade, contact cement and good ole creativity! We look forward to providing the insight you need to get started on your cosplay journey!

who'll be here
  • Clever Fox Cosplay
  • Firelight Cosplay
  • StevieSpade Cosplay
  • ThermoCosplay
 

A presentation on how to take your costuming to the next level, hosted by some of Steampunk's finest costumers.

 

 

who'll be here
  • John Floyd
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
  • Mike Syfritt
 

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: 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
 

Though far from Megacity, Arizona is part of the Cursed Earth that still is in need of Judges. And where the few of those remain....here is where they unite. Join the Judges in a panel where they discuss JUDGE DREDD from Comics to Film, their role in the Community,and how to build armor. There will be also a sneak peak into their involvement in the fan film based out of England call "The Cursed Edge"

who'll be here
  • Alli Whitney
  • Fernando Perez
  • Kurt Colin
  • Sam Mort
  • Suzy Stein
  • Tom Buck
  • Valon Kyone
  • Zoe Mora
 

A general look at historical re-enactment combat. Different standards and types of materials will be discussed as well as an overview of the different styles of combat in historical re-enactment with examples of different arms and armor being shown. Interested individuals will be able to ask questions about construction, rules, standards and modern training techniques used by the panelists to recreate medieval honorable combat.

who'll be here
  • Balin Maldovia
  • Bamm Bamm
  • John Penrod
  • Matthew Richardson
  • Michael Connell
  • Nevin Phull
  • Sir Simon
  • Thomas Batt
 

I told you I'd be back! Dust off your dumbbells, polish your greneades and come get pumped with Educating Geeks as they discuss Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies from 1980 to 1990. Come discuss films ranging from Conan the Barbarian to Total Recall. Those who lack discipline, girly men and Danny Divito will not be allowed.

 

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Megan Calcote
  • Nathan Blackwell
 

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
 

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
 

Meet and pose questions to your favorite band of Greek and Roman Demigods from Rick Riordan's best selling book series Percy Jackson, and The Heroes of Olympus. Hosted by none other than Annabeth Chase, Daughter of Athena, Goddess of wisdom.

who'll be here
  • Scourge Sisters
  • The Heroes of Olympus
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Get tips and advice from some of the best seamtresses of Steampunk. These talented ladies will be happy to share their knowledge with you.

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 

Because every loves a Bad Boy.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 128

Join "The Desert Destroyers" Az Predator Clan to see how we transform into the galaxy's most feared hunters. We will show you how to design, build, paint, and suit up. We will cover everything from the most basic of build cheap with recycled stuff, all the way up to custom, purpose built animatronic masks. So if you want to know where to buy your stuff, and what to do with it once you have it. We'll give away all the secrets.

who'll be here
  • Art Paige Allen
  • Kurt Colin
  • Mike Arvizu
  • Shawn Lindemood
  • Tim VanDenover
  • Weston Berry
 
Location: North 129

"Those Cosplay Nerds” is a consulting group and business made up of 5 people, all credible in different areas of the costuming world. We have hobbyists as well as professionals who specialize in costuming, makeup, photography, and more, our main purpose being to provide tips, tricks, and fun to a creative area with limitless possibilities.

We’ll discuss how cosplay comes to life from pictures to clothing or armor as well as discuss ways to individualize your cosplay. One of the main points we will discuss is ways to personalize your cosplay and how to make your creations truly unique with a few simple twists. Researching historical eras, for example, is one process we’ll present in our panel, explaining how historical influence and textures can change a cosplay from simply accurate to a one of a kind, well thought out piece of art.

As reference, we’ll have some of the panelist’s own creations on display. These pieces will be known character costumes, but we’ll be able to show how these additions and simple choices of fabrics and detail change them from simply looking identical to looking better than identical. We have an array of sewing tips, pattern tricks, makeup tutorials and even photography ideas to present, all helping in making your character come to life. We want to convey that we are here to not just tell you how to make costumes, but how to become these characters.

Courtney Leigh is owner of Courtney Leigh Creations, a business that has been catering to cosplayers around the world since 2010. She has 4 years experience as a makeup artist and costume designer for numerous productions, haunted attractions, fashion shows, etc. and her degree in arts from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising has made pattern making and costuming second nature. She will be providing expertise in costumes, research, materials and various styles of makeup design. Amber and Matt Hunt are well known names in the AZ cosplay community, working as a cosplay duo under the name Firelight Cosplay. Their experience in body painting and creating new ways to create props and armor has given them the experience needed to talk about what to do and what not to do when thinking about materials, brands, and processes to use. We will also be joined by Jessica aka Ricochet Cosplay, an experienced blogger and writer for Confreaks & Geeks and cosplayer for 5 + years as well as Xander D., an avid cosplayer and gamer with a knack for creative photography and character embodiment.

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

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 127

 Ivy Doomkitty presents this panel (a spin off of my So They Say You Shouldn't Cosplay panel), focusing on body image and confidence in oneself,  self worth, ways to work on confidence and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 127

No seating during setup. All guests must clear the room before setup can begin. We request that you have ID ready to show at the door to the Line Control personnel or you will not be admitted to the room. No photography allowed during setup. Thank you!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 127

The theme of this year’s bodypainting extravaganza will be “ALIENS”!  Mark Greenawalt will be joined by artists Papi Miranda, Vanessa Sophia Robertson, Jocelyn Casdorph, Christina Ranburger, and Eric Simmons.  Witness the transformation as the models are painted with special effects makeup to become original alien creations.  Photography will be permitted after the first half hour of painting

who'll be here
  • Alexandria Pierce
  • Christina Ranburger
  • Eric Simmons
  • Jocelyn Casdorph
  • Lia Fowler
  • Mark Greenawalt
  • Megan Brock
  • Melissa Marie
  • Michelle Gamboa
  • Nadine Economos
  • Papi Miranda
  • Vanessa Robertson
 

Fannibals and food enthusiasts rejoice! Join us as we explore the artistry of Dr. Lecter's most delectable dishes, play "Are You a Cannibal?" to discover what (or who) you would have consumed as one of his dinner guests, and find out how the food stylist made it all look so amazing. CONTAINS SPOILERS.

who'll be here
  • Augustine Rollinger
  • John Roanhorse
  • Kristen Mozaffari
 
Location: North 128

Join Kurt Colin as he highlights some of of his cheap build secrets. Ever wonder what costume was made using some football armor and a couple of pizza pans? How about some motorbike armor and a few yoga mats? This panel will cover the basics of how to make something out of nothing. How to paint it, weather it, and finish it. Also new to the list this year will be building and starting up with basic 3D printing

who'll be here
  • Kurt Colin
 
Location: North 128
Corsets get a bad rap. Too tight, uncomfortable, can't bend over, can't wash them. The complaints are endless. But these are only true if you're doing it wrong. This panel will teach you tips and tricks for making sure you have the right fit, silhouette, and materials. I'll even help you modify the ones you already own. Q and A at the end.
*Part of the Surviving Your Own Creativity series. Book available.
who'll be here
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2
Corsetry has a bad name. The uneducated think of the wasp-waisted abominations that crushed women's internal organs. Others think of the sexy bondage option. But good corsetry is like a good bra: Supportive, flattering and essential to several types of costuming. This will help you identify a good from a bad corset and how to make one.
who'll be here
 
Location: North 130

You finally have the perfect outfit and accessories and you get yourself zipped up in your shiny polyester uni-suit with the jet pack, the tall boots and the full utility belt. You look amazing! Perfect! You pull your hood up and put your helmet on. You step into the hallway, strut through the admiring crowds of con-folk ...aaaaand now you have to pee. Q and A at the end. *Part of the Surviving Your Own Creativity series. Book available.

who'll be here
 

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)
 
Location: North 130

Cosplay and cons are expensive, there’s no doubt about it. But there are ways to cut costs and save money, top to bottom. Join Melissa McEagle as we go over ways to save those benjamins, baby!

who'll be here
  • Melissa McEagle
 
Location: North 130
The Samurai dominated Feudal Japan until 1868. The armor is one of the most recognizable items in anime and games. Learn how to begin constructing your suit ofarmor for cosplay or SCA purposes. Learn all of the major parts of a suit of armor, their proper names, and how to assemble so that you may fight for your lord (or conquer Japan should the need arise).
who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament
 
Location: North 127

Are you new to conventions? Are you unsure of how to be accepted and enjoyed in the Con community? do you want to know the proper etiquette for communicating with cosplayers? Come learn how to do all these things and more without detracting from anyone's Con experience. There will be a Q&A session with several seasoned con-goers and cosplayers.

who'll be here
  • Brooke Scotti
  • Hayley Cochran
  • Kalin Wynne
  • Kelley Lester
  • PaperChild Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 127

With the modern digital age and rapidly intensifying spotlight on the cosplay community and it’s members, many positive and negative things have come to fruition. In this panel we will focus on the positive, and how to harness a good attitude in the fight against opposition. We will dive into further elaborating on the following subjects: -Cyber bullying. -Body positivity. -Common misconceptions about cosplayers. -The importance of accepting and not judging. -Cosplay Competitions and losing gracefully. -Dealing with Rainy Days. -Paying it forward. -Incorporating positivity into your daily routine. This panel will come full circle and focus on you as an individual. No one is perfect, but by working day by day we can all become better people and better members of the cosplay community. Let’s come together and discuss the issues and problems at hand and by the end of it swear an oath to make the community and the world in which we live in a better place.

who'll be here
  • Amie Lynn- Amy Pantea
  • Angelica Dawn
  • Liz Vickery
 
Location: North 127

Join Ivy Doomkitty, Jaze Cosplay, and Dave Turner as they share tips on how to appropriately interact with cosplayers during a convention, including personal/photography etiquette, and cosplay does not equal consent. They'll discuss how being acquainted and having proper convention etiquette can really boost your comic con experience taking it from good to OUT OF THIS WORLD! Q and A to follow

who'll be here
 

Cosplay is loved by people of all ages, and nothing can make dressing up for fun than some super easy face paints for the youngsters. In this panel we're going to show you super easy face paint ideas that you can do on your own kid! We're also going to show you some good products you can use. Come watch us do some fun makeup demonstrations, and ask us any questions you might have regarding cosplay makeup! Brought to you by RainbowFX.

who'll be here
  • Rainbowfx (7 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 129

In this panel we will go over the basics of building, priming and painting armor. There will be a brief review on embellishments and decorating. We will review supplies and techniques that can used in this creative process.

who'll be here
  • Eon Evangel
  • Nora Cerburas
 
Location: North 127

Cosplay is very easy to get into, but there are a ton of safety hazards to consider! Did you know heating up material can release dangerous fumes? From goggles, to respirators, to gloves, learn some handy tips to protect yourself while you work on your cosplays!

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
 

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
 

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 clothing and patterns to fit your unique shape. If you want to cosplay as Doctor Who, Hetalia, Zelda, Batman, or whatever you’re into, then you'll have a fantastic time!

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Cosplay for Beginners is a friendly atmosphere, jump into the cosplay world as Soupernatural takes you thru the ins and outs of the cosplay world, showing you your do's and don'ts, keeping you on your toes, how to buy items correctly, how to make it look better than you thought it would! We don't judge we allow all ages, and we love everyone and want to share our knowledge.

who'll be here
  • Soupernatural (2 panelists)
  • Soupernatural! (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Cosplay for Beginners is a friendly atmosphere, jump into the cosplay world as Soupernatural takes you thru the ins and outs of the cosplay world, showing you your do's and don'ts, keeping you on your toes, how to buy items correctly, how to make it look better than you thought it would! We don't judge we allow all ages, and we love everyone and want to share our knowledge.

who'll be here
  • Soupernatural (2 panelists)
  • Soupernatural! (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

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

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

To enter you have two options:

Pre Reg:  

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

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

On Site Reg: 

Sign up on site before the show

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

Rules:  

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

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

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

 

Any questions email: anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Cosplay Lounge - North 131BC

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place! Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station! We can help!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Cosplay Lounge - North 131BC

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place! Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station! We can help!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Cosplay Lounge - North 131BC

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place! Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station! We can help!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Cosplay Lounge - North 131BC

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place! Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station! We can help!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 130

Your cosplay is just about finished, but now you just need one last thing: the makeup! You aren't entirely sure what you should do, and thanks okay, We're here to help you! Not only will you learn the basics of cosplay makeup, but we will also teach you how to use makeup to become the opposite gender! Come and watch us do makeup demonstrations, and ask us any questions you might have to get your cosplay makeup Con, and camera ready. brought to you by Rainbowfx.

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (8 panelists)
 

This is where things get a bit more exciting. Let's say you're cosplaying a character who is cell shaded(ie borderlands, or Comic Book style). The makeup is a bit more complex, but we want to show you how it can be done! Join us as we recreate characters from Borderlands and The Walking Dead Video game right before your eyes, and ask us any questions you might have to get your cosplay makeup Con, and camera ready. Brought to you by RainbowFX

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (8 panelists)
 

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

who'll be here
  • Luluko
 
Location: North 130

Are you a student whose parents won’t buy you a cosplay? Are you just looking to save some money and still cosplay? Come and and get tips and advice from a group of students who cosplay. we will also answer questions

who'll be here
  • Brooke Scotti
  • Hayley Cochran
  • Kalin Wynne
  • PaperChild Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 127

Get tips and tricks on posing, getting into character, knowing when to stay yourself, and more from a panel of cosplayers and photographers. Open floor for questions at the end.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 129

This will be a lecture about different materials used in the recreation and production of cosplay props and masks.  There will be an effort to emphasize the "safe" materials used to make con approved weapons and costumes.  As well as a look into the materials and chemicals used to make highly detailed masks ( what I am best known for throughout the prop making community ) There will be on open Q&A at the end

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 128

We have gathered a group of experienced Cosplayers together to share their hard learned lessons and war stories. Come to laugh at our pain and learn from our mistakes and mishaps.

who'll be here
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
 
Location: North 128

With the simplicity of the internet, it’s never been easier to share information. Individuals have been able to establish themselves and their business in a way they never could before. Learn from some seasoned vets and business owners on how they got started and what they do to continue to maintain and grow their following. We will dive into further elaborating on the following subjects: -Branding. -Finding a Niche. -Originality. -Advertising. -Seeking and Creating Opportunities. -Connecting with followers. -Networking. -Presenting yourself in a professional manner. -Keeping a Positive Outlook. Learn from our mistakes and successes in the years we have been at this. Even if you are just thinking about it, it can’t hurt to come. If this is something you’ve been wanting to do for some time, then by all means please come and join us and feel free to bring any questions you may have.

who'll be here
  • Amie Lynn- Amy Pantea
  • Angelica Dawn
  • Liz Vickery
 
Location: North 127

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 Aime Jaze and  Ivy Doomkitty on various materials that can be used to achieve your vision, as well as learn about modifications that can be made so that your 2D concept can translate well into the real world. Costuming samples will be on display (Notepad and pen recommended)

who'll be here
 

Nola Yergen is a costume designer and actor, known for Valiant (2014), Parallax (2012) and Red Sand: A Mass Effect Fan Film (2012) not to mention that she has worked on Castle and is also a theatre professor and costume designer at Grand Canyon University.  She's also an avid Cosplayer.  Learn how to turn your passion into a career in film, television, or stage.

who'll be here
  • Nola Yergen
 
Location: North 129

Learn how to put together an emergency costume repair kit and how to make emergency repairs to get you through the rest of your event. Also we'll be taking a look at costuming materials and their wearability. How wearable is bare skin or heavy Faux and real fur will be covered!

who'll be here
  • Greg Johnson
  • Rose Johnson
 
Location: North 127

In this panel we go through our creative process on how we build our costumes for ourselves as well as our studio commissions, and give tricks of the trade on how to bring these character to life in person and on camera.

who'll be here
 

We believe in monsters, we believe in you. Daniel and Dawna of Steam Crow lead a lively meetup of all things Crow Scouts in our first ever meetup. Watch the orientation video, take the pledge, and maybe even win a prize. Join yesterday at scouts.steamcrow.com!

 

 

who'll be here
  • Daniel M. Davis
  • Dawna Davis
 
Location: Costuming Meetups area 1

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Ever wanted to meet your favorite Disney princesses? Well now's your chance! Join us for our Disney ask panel, where we'd love to hear all your wonderful questions, and party like real princesses do!

who'll be here
  • Disney Nerds (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

    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 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: Youth Activities - West 106

A popular weapon seen in the Hunger Games and Arrow but has its roots in the middle-ages!  The knights from the Kingdom of Umbria are looking for new young knights. Set your sights on our targets and see if you're meant to carry the bow and arrow!

who'll be here
  • Kingdom of Umbria (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

who'll be here
 

As fans of shows like The Tudors, Wolf Hall, and The Other Boleyn Girl know, clothing was power in the Tudor Court.  No one displayed that power more than King Henry VIII and his wives.  Why did the Queen need so many ladies in waiting?  What is a pettygale?  Join members of F.I.R.E. as they dress both King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine Parr (who is new to our court) and find out the answers to these and other questions.  After the dressing demonstration come on up, get a close up look of each of the outfits, talk with the creators, and hear about some of the expanded information of our panelists.

who'll be here
  • House of F.I.R.E (10 panelists)
 

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

who'll be here
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 128

To scared to heat up your glue gun? Terrified of dealing with haters? Cosplay can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Hosted by cosplayer Luluko, this is a safe space where cosplayers of all levels can ask any questions they have about cosplay and the community.

who'll be here
  • Luluko
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Gears, Gizmos, Lace and Beads, create a special hair accessory, choose between creating a mini top hat or a tea cup headband, who knows it might just distract your opponent during tea dueling.
Cups, headbands, bows, ribbons, and other supplies included.

No children under 12 please

who'll be here
  • Crystel Snyder
  • Debbie Hall Leeper
  • Dee Astell
  • Holly Lotz

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Adrian Empire as they demonstrate historical combat.  The Kingdom of Umbria is the Arizona Chapter that holds monthly tournaments and activities throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.  The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.  Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts. More information can be found at http://www.adrianempire.org/.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Arizona Chapter of Amptgard as they demonstrate their style of combat, which is partly based on historical combat styles.  Amtgard is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that is dedicated to the recreation of the Sword and Sorcery genre as well as educational aspects of both Medieval and Ancient cultures. Amtgard focuses largely on a Medieval-based combat system but also encompasses the arts and sciences of the time, in a friendly, social atmosphere. More information can be found at http://www.azamtgard.com/portal/

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Arizona Chapter of Amptgard as they demonstrate their style of combat, which is partly based on historical combat styles.  Amtgard is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that is dedicated to the recreation of the Sword and Sorcery genre as well as educational aspects of both Medieval and Ancient cultures. Amtgard focuses largely on a Medieval-based combat system but also encompasses the arts and sciences of the time, in a friendly, social atmosphere. More information can be found at http://www.azamtgard.com/portal/

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Desert Demons Chapter of the Armored Combat League as they demonstrate full contact armored combat using steel weapons.  The mission of the Armored Combat League LLC is to enable North American athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in domestic and international Armored Medieval Combat competition and to promote and grow the sport of Armored Medieval Combat in North America.  More information can be located at http://armoredcombatleague.us/acl/

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Desert Demons Chapter of the Armored Combat League as they demonstrate full contact armored combat using steel weapons.  The mission of the Armored Combat League LLC is to enable North American athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in domestic and international Armored Medieval Combat competition and to promote and grow the sport of Armored Medieval Combat in North America.  More information can be located at http://armoredcombatleague.us/acl/

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the SCA as they demonstrate various fighting styles including heavy combat, rapier, and youth fighting. The Kingdom of Atenveldt encompasses the State of Arizona with chapters in Metro Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona. More information can be found at www.atenveldt.org.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship demonstrate historical combat using period manuals and modern equipment.  The Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship is part of the Historical European Martial Arts Alliance. We welcome all students who wish to learn to fight based off of historical Eurpoean manuals. We are not a re-enacter or role playing group, we focus heavily on historical authenticity in our fighting technique but we use modern saftey gear.  More information can be found at http://www.phoenixswordclub.com/

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Check out members of the Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship demonstrate historical combat using period manuals and modern equipment.  The Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship is part of the Historical European Martial Arts Alliance. We welcome all students who wish to learn to fight based off of historical Eurpoean manuals. We are not a re-enacter or role playing group, we focus heavily on historical authenticity in our fighting technique but we use modern saftey gear.  More information can be found at http://www.phoenixswordclub.com/

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

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
 

Want to make your zombies Flawless? Come join us for a demo from Make Up artist Sarah Bunch for the latest in Zombie FX make up. Learn about air brushing techniques, pointers on make up materials and tips on creating your own memorable zombie! One lucky audience member will be picked to be Sarah's on stage model for a professional make up design before the Zombie Walk

who'll be here
  • Sarah Bunch
 
Location: North 127

Learn techniques for using EVA, Craft, and Fun foam to construct lightweight, inexpensive, and amazing costumes.  From what foam to what paints, basic to advanced techniques will be shown and discussed.

who'll be here
  • Celeste Durham
  • Jay Zarecki
  • Kevin O'Connor
  • Roxanne Almblade
  • Tauri Icenogle
 
Location: North 128

We've all been there, doing something outrangous for our cosplays. Like gone days without sleep or food while working on cosplays or used the strangest items to make different pieces out of. So let's get together and talk about some crazy things we have done and give out warnings before using different products

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay
  • Catherine Gallardo
  • Paige Hill
  • Vanya Holmes
 
Location: North 130
All those different pins and needles..... why so many kinds and are they really different? Which should I use when? Plus tools you may not know you need, some from places you may not have thought of utilizing. 

This will be a very quick survey of many "notions" that will make some jobs a bit easier or more fun.

who'll be here
  • Pati Cook
 

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 128

Join Kurt Colin, the groom from Phoenix Comicon's 2014 Predator Wedding, Rev. Crystal Lloyd, and Kelley Lester as they discuss the whys and hows about incorporating your favorite con into your wedding. Or even how to get married at a Pop Culture convention!

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
  • Kurt Colin
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 

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

who'll be here
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 
Location: North 128

In the cosplay world wigs are something we all have a love or hate relationship to. Mostly hate. A lot of it. But no need to fear, because we are here to help you unravel that tangled mess and make it look brand spanking new fresh out of the bag. Topics covered: -Maintenance. -Washing your wig. -Wearing your wig. -Dying. -Wefts. -Ventilating a lace front wig. -Storage. -At the con upkeep. -Basic Styling. -Basic Supplies every wig owner needs. Come on out and learn more about wigs. With our veteran cosplayers on the panel, you are bound to learn something new! Have some cool tips about wigs you want to share? Please feel free to come in and join! Also, questions are highly welcomed.

who'll be here
  • Angelica Dawn
  • Liz Vickery
 

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

who'll be here
  • Lisa Hansell
  • Tim Vittetoe
 
Location: North 127

Want to get started as a Cosplayer but have no idea where to even begin? Is you sewing machine confusing and fabric choices mind boggling? Do you not know how to pick or even use a commercial pattern? Come learn all this and more and get started sewing for cosplay!

who'll be here
  • Ana Pacheco
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 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
 

As the mysteries of Gravity Falls continue to unravel, what lies ahead in the road of our characters? Find out for yourself, and ask all of your questions for Dipper, Mabel, and the gang at the Gravity Falls Question and Answer Panel!

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Have you ever wondered what life was like at Hogwarts? Do you really want to know the function of a rubber duck? ASU Dumbledore’s Army has flown in some very special guests for a Question and Answer session sponsored by the Ministry of Magic's new Wizard to Muggle Bridge Program! Come armed with wands, cloaks, and your Harry Potter knowledge for an exclusive glimpse into the world of your favorite fictional characters.

who'll be here
  • ASU Dumbledore's Army (8 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 130

A look at how heraldic forms and colors shape your impressions of Medieval royalty right up to our modern day Super Heroes!

who'll be here
  • James Johnson
  • Rose Johnson
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Far From Home (3 panelists)
  • Stephanie Olson
  • T.M. Williams
 

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

who'll be here
  • Alex Davis
  • Courtney Leigh Fishell
  • Jessica Fishell
  • Matthew Hunt
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Come join us for tips and ideas on how to take a basic paper mask and make it special.

Free paper mask and assorted decorations for the first 50 people who show up.

who'll be here
  • Arianna Struble
  • Dee Astell
 
Location: North 127

Reverend Crystal Lloyd- Reverend Crystal is a geek by birth and has been embracing her love of performing since she was 7 years old. With over a decade in the wedding business and a thousand weddings to her credit, Crystal continues to provide personalized ceremonies for all types of people. From small gatherings to fully themed geek weddings, she is known for making weddings reflect the couples personalities. 

 
Stephen Szoke- Stephen is a professional DJ, emcee and wedding specialist with over  15  years of experience in the industry.  He has coordinated and assisted with the planning of hundreds of events.   Stephen’s knowledge of music, great voice and dynamic personality bring a whole new energy level to any event.
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David Orr-  David Orr has been documenting love through photography across Arizona since 2001. When he's not photographing weddings or engagement sessions, he enjoys hiking, bugs, good coffee, and cat farming.
 
Heather Pearson- Heather Pearson is an accomplished and creative makeup artist whose vibrant style shines through in a multitude of areas.  While she specializes in weddings, print, headshots and special occasions, she also partners regularly with other artists on various original projects. With 15 years in the beauty industry, Heather is a practiced and highly sought after professional who loves collaborating with each client to help bring their unique vision to life, while empowering them to feel and look like their most confident, radiant self.
How do you add geek chic to your wedding? Ask the Experts! Planning tips and Q/A with local Officiant Rev. Crystal Lloyd, Photographer David Orr, Stephen Szoke, Heather Pearson

who'll be here
  • David Orr Photography
  • Heather Pearson
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
  • Stephen Szoke
  • Tiffany Mieth
 
Location: North 129

You've got an awesome full skirt but where do you find a full, fluffy petticoat that will fill out your dress/skirt correctly, but doesn't cost a bazillion dollars? If you've got time and patience, you can make your own! No, really. I'll show you!

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 128

Have you ever wanted to make your own full-body, to-scale minecraft cosplay? Join Alix and her two sisters Judy and Sydney as they show you the math and step-by-step creative process behind their 6-foot tall cardboard creations.

This panel will show you how to pick a costume size relative to your own height, and how to measure, grid, and assemble your pieces. We go over how to paint and secure and wear your costumes, how to make moving heads, and rough price estimates for your costume. The wonderful thing about cardboard costumes is that they are cheap and light while still looking wonderful! We will also discuss the importance of safety while cosplaying, such as being aware of your surroundings and having a handler to hold doors open, etc. Then, at the end of the panel, there will be a Q&A.

who'll be here
  • Alix Haugen
  • Judy Haugen
  • Sydney Haugen
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!
 

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 129

Whether you are dying to enter or terrified to, competitions are a part of just about any endeavor. Tanglwyst has judged over 200 competitions, from costuming to skits to writing to historic recreation. Kevin has MCed the Masqurade at Phoenix Comicon for over 5 years. This panel will give you hints for getting the most from your competition and help cope when you feel you are being judged unfairly. Q and A at the end.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 129

Have you ever seen Iron Man or Master Chief armor and wanted to have a set of your own? Here's your chance to learn the basics of Pepakura, and start you down the road to building your own costumes. Learn the basics, including printing, cutting and gluing your pepakura and soon you will be on your way to winning best in show at Phoenix Comicon 2016!

who'll be here
  • Matt Rader
 
Location: North 130

Greetings all who witness these letters! The populace of the Kingdom of Atenveldt bid thee welcome and invites ye to attend our panel. We will share out stardust and introduce the many facets of our Realm; garb (costumes), armored combat, rapier fighting, archery, bardic, dancing, calligraphy and illumination, metal work, arts, sciences and royalty/hierarchy. 

This panel is youth friendly for the well behaved and we will entertain your questions to the best of our ability!
who'll be here
  • The Society for Creative Anachronism (5 panelists)
  • Thomas Batt
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 127

Ivy Doomkitty focuses on spotlighting several male cosplayers attending PCC, delving into what cosplay and the community is like from a male perspective, advice that they can give to other male cosplayers, and a Q and A to follow.

who'll be here
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

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 of Arizona as they make superheroes out of you!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Why does superman wear his underwear on the outside of his costume?! How does Batman keep the Bat Cave secret?! How fast can the Flash run?! Why is the Joker always smiling?! Does Catwoman like milk?! How does Wonder Woman find her invisible jet?! Ask your favorite DC Superheros and Villains themselves at Superhero Q & A! Hosted by the Justice League Arizona.
who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 102A

Come meet your favorite Destiny Islanders and members of Organization XIII in this engaging, interactive panel! Ask them anything you've ever wanted to know--whether it's about their inner thoughts during the happenings of the video game series, or anything else you, as a fan, are curious about!

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama
  • Jaime Wilson
  • Sara Brown
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Come join Arizona's own Thrill The World group as they teach you, step by step, how to dance Michael Jackson's Thriller! Amaze your friends (Human or Zombie) with your thrilling new dance moves, no mere mortal can resist!

who'll be here
  • Christina Meckel
  • Maureen Powers
  • Penny Hudspeth
  • Thrill the World - Phoenix (4 panelists)
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Come discuss the basics of leather craft, 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
  • Noe Sanchez
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

You know the basics now its time to take it a step further. Learn what are the more advanced tools to work with leather. treating, conditioning, and overall care for your leather projects.

who'll be here
  • Noe Sanchez
 
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 129

Aparecium! The secrets of perfecting your Wizarding World cosplay revealed! Clothes, scarves, wands, etc., both simple and complex, will be shown! We'll also discuss the best cosplay items for HP you can buy, and which ones to avoid! Q & A afterwards.

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

A discussion on creating or expanding your Steampunk character.  From finding a name to putting together a costume on a budget and all points in between. If you are building your character and are looking for a little insight, this would be a good place to start.

 

 

 

who'll be here
  • Justin Hackert
 

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

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Dara DeFreitas
  • Garrick Backer
  • Jordan Duncan
  • Nathan DeLuca
 
Location: Costuming Meetups area 1

It's Amalgam all over again!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Costuming Meetups area 1

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Which company reins supreme! Who wears red and blue better...Superman or Spiderman?! Who's Richer Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne?! A fan favorite panel that always entertains. 

who'll be here
 

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
 
Location: [[ costuming logistics - North 132 ]]

Pre-judging for Masquerade. 

Judges: Courtney Leigh Fishell, Firelight, Leandro Romero

Coordinator: Kevin O'Connor

who'll be here
  • Courtney Leigh Fishell
  • Firelight Cosplay
  • Kevin O'Connor
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • AZ T.A.R.D.I.S.  
  • Denise Hanks
  • Duncan MacLeod
  • James Richardson
  • Jeff Jones
  • Pat Harper
  • Suzanne Jones
  • Tom Hanks
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Come out and meet the AZPD!

Who or what is that, you ask?  Why it's the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls, an Arizona based, adult oriented, Steampunk/victoriana group. We are celebrating our first year anniversary and would like the Steampunk community to come help us celebrate.

who'll be here
  • Dee Astell
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Hear the tales, trials and tribulations of the 137 year old, time traveling tea fiend, Madame Askew. Madame will share not only some of her favorite tea anecdotes but a variety of tips for entertaining at a tea party or soothing a savage opponent on the field of tea.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
 

 A Get together for the good guys.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102A

Learn about the magical world of mermaids with Mermaid Odette! learn all about our magical world underwater and even how to make and swim in a mermaid costume of your own!

who'll be here
  • The Renegades
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

A retrospective look at the making of Michael Jackson's ground breaking music video and album Thriller. Get a behind the scenes tour of the film makers, make up effects, dancers, musicians and artists responsible for creating some of the most influential music and images of all time. Stick around, immediately following will be the "Dance The Thriller Panel" to teach you all the dance moves. 

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 

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

For more information on Midnight Studios FX, please visit here

who'll be here
 

Don't miss out! Phoenix Comicon is pleased to welcome Arizona's Imagineer and Special FX Artist Kyle Thompson. Come get a behind the scenes look at Kyle's sculpture studio and make-up fx lab, Midnight Studios FX. His work has focused on creature design sculpture and illustration, breathing life into conceptual creature design, make-up fx, body suits, stop motion figures, hyper realistic dummies, art direction, and hot set decor for motion pictures as well as props and animatronics for theme parks and dark attractions.

For more information on Midnight Studios FX, please visit here

who'll be here
 
Location: North 129

Join us as we teach you how to strut your stuff on the catwalk! We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this class for anyone modeling in Fashion shows and Costume Contests! 

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay
  • Catherine Gallardo
  • Paige Hill
  • Vanya Holmes
 

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 128

DF Movie Productions is casting for its upcoming comic book based movie (and other projects) and wants to give COMIC BOOK FANS the first chance to audition! 

who'll be here
  • Gemmenne De la Pena
  • Russell Jones
 

Think you've got an ear for all things Pop Culture? Come join us as we recreate this classic TV game show with a Comicon twist, and you may just get a chance to compete for fabulous prizes!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 130

Join Miss Pearl Necklace as she explores the world of Nerdlesque and shows you how to rig cosplay for the stage.

who'll be here
  • Pearl Necklace
 

Ever wondered how you can easily meet awesome, talented people or just want to know why you should bother with a Facebook page? Then it's time you learned how to network! Join cosplayer and professional social media manager Luluko to learn the basics of effective networking.

who'll be here
  • Luluko
 

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)
 

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: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Please join us for a couple of hours of pure fun. We will provide the paper parasols and acrylic paints in all the colors of the rainbow.  We have stencils and sponges and brushes, oh my.  And tons of glitter too.
If you are in the mood to paint a Hobbit Hole, or create a Steampunk masterpiece, or even paint your own Kaylee parasol, come on out and let your inner artist go crazy. 
To ensure your place in the class I strongly suggest you pay ahead of time using Paypal or at least send me an email to let me know you are interested in joining the class. I cannot guarantee a place in the class for walk-ins.

 
This class is for age 12 and older, no small children allowed.

Freestyle -  $25.00
Kaylee Parasols -  $15.00 ( if requested, I will place the first swirl outline in charcoal for you for an additional $3.00 )

Paypal: rkcarter@cox.net

who'll be here
  • Holly Lotz
  • Rebecca Carter
  • Tracey Feltes

Cost is $15-25.00
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

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 Patten instructions.

 

 

who'll be here
  • Christine Bedell
  • Illeana Vega Herrera
  • Johnna Buttrick
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back 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
 

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
 

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
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back for 2015. Join us on Thursday for our preview night and a slightly less scary haunt. We will be up and running, but with a limited crew. This will be a perfect time to bring the family down for a more "family friendly" haunt.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Want to see a haunted house with all the lights on? Join the staff behind the Phoenix Comicon's Fright House as they take you on a guided tour of the Fright House haunt. Make sure to join us for our panel on Sunday in Room 211 from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Those in the panel will be first in line for the guided tours.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Ever wonder how pin-ups do their hair? Wonder no longer! Pin-up model and Burlesque performer Pearl Necklace will show you the tricks of the trade, demonstrating both daytime and nighttime looks.

who'll be here
  • Jessica Boisseau
  • Pearl Necklace
 

Ever wonder how you can achieve the perfect pin-up look? Wonder no longer! Pin-up model and Burlesque performer Pearl Necklace will show you the tricks of the trade, demonstrating both daytime and nighttime looks.

who'll be here
  • Amber FitzPatrick
  • Pearl Necklace
 

We will be discussing practical weapon effects used in movies and television, budget vs reality. When the director calls for 'action' and how to make it the weapon action believable and safe.  What to watch for when looking at weapon fx in movies.

 

 

who'll be here
 
Location: North 129

Let’s get cray cray and interrogate our favorite Hetalia Nation or Torture-DARE a lovely princess. Don’t be shy, come on down let’s play. We don’t bite… maybe… 

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Catherine Gallardo
  • Paige Hill
 
Location: North 128

Join Arizona's premiere DC Costuming group the Justice League Arizona to show potential cosplayers that they CAN costume almost any dc hero/heroine almost regardless of their height, build, or age! Join the JLAz members as they share stories, and encourage you to find the hero inside yourself! See slides the JLAz in action, and a q&a section with experts on 1. fabricating (advanced) 2. altering (intermediate) and 3. just matching up right parts.(beginner), so you can achive your superhero dream!

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
  • Aaron Forrester
  • Chris Ross
  • Greg Verrill
  • Matt Glosser
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Location: North 130

Arizona Renaissance Festival Nobility Present - A powerpoint presentation on Tudor and Elizabethan Clothing, from Peasant to Royalty, featuring an in depth look at the differences between each. Join us for an educational time-traveling experience!

who'll be here
  • Arizona Renaissance Festival (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 130
The Samurai dominated Feudal Japan until 1868. The armor is one of the most recognizable items in anime and games. Learn how to begin constructing your suit of armor for cosplay or SCA purposes. Learn all of the major parts of a suit of armor, their proper names, and how to assemble so that you may fight for your lord (or conquer Japan should the need arise).
who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament
 

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 129

If you like Historical TV and Movies, check out local re-enactors as they model historical costumes from a variety of times in history. Featuring members of the SCA (Atenveldt) and Adrian Empire (Umbria).

who'll be here
  • Alison Kurston
  • Andrew Hoeffler
  • Charles Newton
  • Craig Maynard
  • Deborah Reardon
  • Erik Contreraz
  • House of F.I.R.E (10 panelists)
  • Kelsey Kelleher
  • Kingdom of Umbria (3 panelists)
  • Kristen Belt
  • Laura Hopf
  • Leon Noel
  • Rebecca Riney
  • Ritchyrd Handley
  • Russell Neal
  • Sandra McDaniel
  • Sanja Malinovic
  • Sara Grace Wilwater
  • Sheila Widmaier
  • Terri Valencia
  • Trina Taylor
 
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
 

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 129
There are lots and lots of different specialty Threads on the market, what are they all about, how to best use them and the effects you can get with them. 
Add in the strange looking attachments and pressure feet available for your machine and you can easily get some remarkable effects from simple sewing. 

This will be a quick survey of just some of the different threads and feet you can get and a quick look at how to use them.

who'll be here
  • Pati Cook
 
Location: Costuming Meetups area 1

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Angie Rivera
  • Lindsay Lewis Campbell
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

A discussion on the different styles and cultures finding their way into mainsteam steampunk 
From the wild west, to Japanese Edo, it isn't all just European anymore.

 

who'll be here
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

This is a basic primer class on what Steampunk is, with discussions on resources, costumes, books, films, groups, etc. We'll be handing out flyers that cover all the Steampunk events and vendors that you might be interested in checking out while enjoying your Comicon experience.

who'll be here
  • Dee Astell
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jenn Aerilyn
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

With Steampunk getting more popular every year, folks are getting more and more creative with their costumes. In this panel we will talk about taking steampunk to a new level and mixing it with DC and marvel amongst other genres. Learn the secrets to adaptive history for your character.

who'll be here
  • Alex Canto
  • Mark Cantwell
  • Mike Syfritt
  • Tiffany Garrison
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Packed to the rafters for three years running, but now moved to the Grand ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel. The Steampunk Fashion Show is the centerpiece of Steampunk programming at Phoenix Comicon. Come and watch the most fantastic and versatile steampunks in the state strut their stuff, Steampunk style.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

In the world of the Victorian Science Fiction you must look your best at all times. In this workshop we will give you what you need to make yourself a dapper Gentlemen or lady with your own custom EVA Foam top hat. Learn tricks to make your EVA foam look like leather or distress metals. Add a key whole or a nice ribbon. Make it your own. Seats are limited so preorder your Top Hat today, through my etsy store. There will be options for Mini Hats and different sizes of full size hats.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/224426036/phx-comicon-workshop-foam-tophat

Price for the Hats are $30 for full size and $20 for Mini

who'll be here
  • Hannah Syfritt
  • Jake Tounsel
  • Mike Syfritt

Cost is $20-30.00
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2
Steampunk Cosplay for Kids!
A guide and how-to, phase by phase approach for steampunk costumes for children, on a budget.
 
 
 
who'll be here
  • Felicia Mendoza
  • Mario Rosales
  • Nero Mendoza
  • Risa Rosales
 
Location: North 127
A Meetup for the Steampunk Gun Club Facebook Group, all are welcome to come and bring their Steampunk Guns for a massive show and tell! Bring your latest Steampunk gun creation and make everyone green with envy!
who'll be here
  • Chris Kurtz
  • Noe Sanchez
 

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

who'll be here
  • Arianna Struble
  • Crystel Snyder
  • Holly Lotz
  • Mystic Twistic
  • Sarah Miller

Cost is $25-35.00
 
Location: North 130

Ever tried to style a wig only to have it fall out the second you put it on or walk out the door? Hate dealing with the large tangles and gross looking wig? Well come on by and let our cosplayers teach you the tips and tricks to keep your beautiful wig neat and styled.

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Catherine Gallardo
  • Paige Hill
 
Location: North 121

Come join us and meet some of your favorite superheroes, super-heroines, and maybe even super-villains from film, television and comic books! See various characters from Marvel, DC and more interact with the audience (that's you!) and with one another. Ask them questions and interact with some of the greatest heroes of all time!

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama
  • Jaime Wilson
  • rachel cude
 

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

 
Location: North 129

Community and Charity Costuming. Using your costuming group to give back. Partnering with various organizations to better your community and simultaneously cast the often looked down upon cosplay culture in a positive light. It's a win-win!

who'll be here
  • Heroes United
 
Location: North 130

 Panelists are encouraged to come in and make sure all their tech adapters work with our standard set of connections. A perfect time to work out any bugs!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Steampunk doesn't need to be just brass, gears, and leather! A basic discussion of using lights in your Steampunk creations, using basic electronics such as LEDs and Arduinos microcontrollers.

who'll be here
  • Chris Kurtz
  • Jeff McDaniel
  • Peter Valentine
  • Tim Holt
 
Advanced discussion of adding lights, sounds, sensors, and other electronics to Steampunk gadgets! Building on the Teslapunk 101 panel, this will be a more detailed and advanced discussion of using electronics and microcontrollers such as the Arduino in Steampunk.
who'll be here
  • Chris Kurtz
  • Jeff McDaniel
  • Peter Valentine
  • Tim Holt
 
Location: North 127

Wonderflex, Worbla, Friendly Plastic and Sintra. You've seen others create amazing armor and realistic weapons, but where do you start? In thsi panel we will cover the basics of major brands of thermoplastics. History, applications, where to purchase and hands on demonstrations will be covered. See up close and personal what these products can do for your next costume project!

who'll be here
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
 
Location: North 128

This panel will focus on all of the behind the scenes jobs that go into running and growing a full time prop / costume business.  Such as social media skills, material costs, time management, conventions, and most importantly having fun!
There will be on open Q&A at the end

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
  • Ginger Holley
  • Hannah Barucky
  • Lisa Hansell
  • Tim Vittetoe
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

The DREAD Fleet’s newest captain, Barba, needs a few good pirates for his ship Diablo. His attempts to train a new recruit on the most important jobs on ship fall a bit short of the mark.

who'll be here
 

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

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

Winter is coming - to Phoenix Comicon! You are cordially invited to the Game of Thrones Red Wedding Party, benefiting Kids Need to Read. Dance, drink and be merry as combat unfolds, be shown how to "dance" like Arya, and stay to the end to see who wins the tournament to be King of Westeros. Have your picture taken in all your finery, chat with other Houses, and buy raffle tickets to win one of the House Stark banners lining the hall. 
Proceeds from the raffle also benefit Kids Need to Read in their mission to create a culture of reading for children, by providing books to underfunded schools, libraries and literacy programs across the United States. Price of party admission includes tax

We will have Game of Thrones prizes and raffles and the first 200 to attend will receive House buttons.

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $20
 
Location: North 130

Do you need a wig, but are unsure of where to buy them? Are you tired of buying lackluster wigs? Do you think the only place to buy wigs is at a party store? Then come learn about the best places to buy a high quality wig and how to learn what you're looking for in a wig.

who'll be here
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 panelists)
 

A look into the more adult themed myths of Ancient Greece and Rome. Join Far From Home's Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, with this dark and sensual panel as we dig deep into the erotic past. Come hear about long forgotten aspects of ancient Greece such as incubi, the Bacchanalia, the true origins of the Minotaur and more.

This panel is for adults only, 18 and up please. Children will be turned away at the door so we can help protect their innocence. 

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Far From Home (2 panelists)
  • Stephanie Olson
  • T.M. Williams
 

Come join the The Walking Dead Cosplay AZ group to discuss all things Walking Dead! TV Show vs. Comic Books, character development, predictions for the TV show/comics and fan theories! Audience participation is encouraged, so bring your best ideas!

who'll be here
  • Brian Korzec
  • Talking Dead AZ (8 panelists)
 

Fans of historical dramas such as Wolf Hall, The Tudors, and The Other Boleyn Girl will not want to miss this panel!   F.I.R.E. invites everyone interested in the Tudor court to come and see what it really takes to make Tudor clothing in our modern world.  To kirtle or not to kirtle?  How heavy can pearled sleeves get?  And how many yards of gold thread can be sewn onto a a sleeve?  Learn the answers to these and other questions at "The Tudor Project".   What started as a simple question: "Do you want to be one of Henry's wives?" has grown into F.I.R.E (Friends In Recreation and Education) and the ever growing clothing recreations inspired by paintings done during Henry VIII's time.  Our ten panelists will discuss the work involved in their individual ensembles and a bit about what they learned along the way. After the panelists have shared, the remainder of our time will be spent on questions from the audience.

 

who'll be here
  • House of F.I.R.E (10 panelists)
 
Location: North 130

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

who'll be here
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Delve under the various layers of Victorian fashion to discover what makes a bustle perky and supports a long day of flounced skirts. Madame Askew and her friends will discuss the ins and outs of corsetry, the foundations that build that Victorian silhouette and how to hustle that bustle through a modern world.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
  • Marjorie Kosky
 

Because everyone likes a Bad Girl. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Are you a bad guy or girl? Want to meet other bad guys and girls? Then this is the place for you. No Heroes allowed at this Meetup of the Malicious!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

One of the fascinating aspects of cosplaying is the complexity and many disciplines associated with it. Fabrication, prop making, engineering, wig styling, and of course cosmetics. This panel will focus on makeup in an art form. Topics covered: -Standard base makeup. -Complimenting skin tones. -Creating a look. -Body Painting. -Face Painting. -Prosthetics. -Cosplay Contacts. -Upkeep throughout the day. -References. -Genderbending. This panel will cover the do’s and don’ts of basic makeup techniques. We will dwell into more advance topics such as basic prosthetic making and the debate of liquid latex vs. pro’s aide. Feel free to come and check our panel out and bring any questions you may have!

who'll be here
  • Amie Lynn- Amy Pantea
  • Angelica Dawn
  • Liz Vickery
 
Location: North 129

6 women, all as beautiful as Aphrodite and wise as Athena, storm PCC as Princess Diana of the Amazons- Wonder Woman! Each and every cosplay looks different, was created in a unique way, but still honorably represents Wonder Woman in an inspiring way. These Wonder Women will share their experiences with costuming; how they constructed their costume and accessories, but also- their experiences within the Cosplay community.

These ladies have represented Wonder Woman for the Justice League of Arizona, Comicare and more, and still- some of these ladies have been told they’re too big, small, short or just “Not Right?? for Wonder Woman... and they want to prove them wrong! “We are ALL Wonder Women- despite our size, race, shape, crafting-level, modeling skills and costume design, and we hope to share our stories with you!”

who'll be here
  • Stray Kat Cosplay
 

Two rounds of six contestants go head to head in a Zombie Trivia gameshow. The winners of each round go to the finals to see who is the true Zombie Ace. Show your zombie knowledge and win great prizes.

who'll be here
  • Umbrella Corp AZ Hive
 

Characters in literature don't run around naked.  What should a character wear?  Why?  What function does it serve or does it just look really, really great?

 

Join the Far From Home Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, as we bring you the myths, customs and creatures and the true origins surrounding one of our favorite holidays. All Hallowed Saint's Day Eve. Why do we trick or treat? Why do we wear costumes? What does the actual day signify? All of these questions and more will be tackled.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Far From Home (3 panelists)
  • T.M. Williams
 
Location: North 129

This fashion show for youth is a non-competitive fun time for kids twelve and under to show off their costumes. Denise Gary of Kids Need To Read hosts. 

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

The Department of Zombie Defense wants you!! Do you have what it takes to defend the citizens? Be a recruit in the DOZD boot camp to see if you have what it takes. Few will survive, many will turn! Oorah!!

Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

The Department of Zombie Defense wants you!! Do you have what it takes to defend the citizens? Be a recruit in the DOZD boot camp to see if you have what it takes. Few will survive, many will turn! Oorah!!

 

Facing hordes of the undead can be really hard as it is, but when a zombie dog comes barreling through your window what do you do to survive?! This panel is back from the dead, no pun intended, and looking for fresh victims! We'll be discussing the zombies and their types, how to survive in a disaster based scenario, and recently added - how to dispatch the less discussed animal undead! Join us for a brain blowingly good time!

 

who'll be here
  • Aaron Steven Hargis
  • Ashlyn Kaye Hargis
  • Autumn Ivy  
  • Lee Anzalone
 
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