horror Programming for Comicon 2016

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As children, Marla and Carla lost their father in a horrific accident at a roadside attraction. Fifteen years later, the girls find themselves in a similarly lethal tourist trap after Carla’s fiancé Johnny and the other costumed employees of the ultra-kitschy “Uncle Slavko's All-American Family Lodge” are exposed to a super-cocktail of toxic waste and are transformed into primal, psychotic killers – dressed as Bigfoot. Now, the sisters must fight to survive the night and save Johnny’s life in a jaw-dropping, spine-ripping, gut-busting, heart-warming tale of Love in the Time of Monsters. Recently named a "Top 10 Bigfoot Movie Of The 21st Century" by Dread Central!

Love in the Time of Monsters is a 2014 comedy horror film directed by Matt Jackson and starring Doug Jones, Kane Hodder, Mike McShane, Shawn Weatherly and Heather Rae Young.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Jose Cuellar
  • Kellen McCall
  • Kyle Stinson
  • Matt Alward
 

Did you know there's Simpsons trivia monthly in Phoenix or that there are local video barcades? How about Ninja Turtle Pizza Parties? Join Geekly Phoenix and some geek event producers, for how to experience comicon year round with a breakdown of geeky events and how to get involved.

who'll be here
  • Victor Moreno
 

Check in to the Hotel Cortez with the hosts of Educating [Geeks] for a discussion on the most recent season of American Horror Story. We’ll discuss our impressions of of the new season including the storyline, new and returning cast members, the connections with the previous seasons and more.

who'll be here
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Diana Petersel
  • Jonathan Elliott
  • Sara Santiago
 

AT THE MOVIES with Free Raffle! A favorite Phoenix Comicon panel where you'll get a sneak peak at trailers for exciting upcoming movies. After the trailers we'll hold a FREE raffle for movie promotional material (T-shirts, baseball caps, special posters and whatever else the studios have sent us). If you like movies and like free stuff please come on in. Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society).

who'll be here
  • Jeff George
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
 

Attack on Titan meetup!

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

Your guide to basic survival needs in a post-apocalyptic world!

who'll be here
  • Katherine Huxster
  • Kelly Young
  • Mario Mendez
  • Parker Castleberry
  • Robert Strausbaugh
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Thursday Friday Saturday
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1:30 pm 1:30 pm 1:30 pm
3:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm
4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
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7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm

This Arctic Base has been contaminated, and is at risk of causing a world wide epidemic! The cure is hidden in the base, but in order to find it you and your crew must enter the base, exposing yourself to this deadly disease will cause death unless you can find the cure!

This hour-long experience runs Thursday through Saturday, every hour and a half, from noon until 7:30pm, & can accommodate up to 10 participants per session. Price is $30 per experience session.

who'll be here
  • Mystery Escape Room

Cost is $30
 

A panel for authors, actors & directors, fans, and anyone who wants to be a part of the horror business. As co-owner and editor of Blood Bound Books, Marc Ciccarone has worked on fiction stories with horror masters JACK KETCHUM, JOHN SKIPP, BRAIN LUMLEY, DENNIS ETCHISON, STEVE RANSIC TEM, and PAUL TREMBLAY just to name a few.  Ciccarone will be providing a look at the world of independent horror publishing, including tips for authors to break into the market. He will also dive into the future of publishing and how it is now mingling with all horror mediums. After panel questions, there will be an offer for FREE editing services to a limited number of attendees and business opportunities for all to connect with Blood Bound Books to create something horrific!

For more information on Blood Bound Books, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Marc Ciccarone
 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer has endless sources of evil, ranging from the quirky Drusilla and the ominous The First to the Jekyll and Hyde Angel/Angelus and the reformed (but still totally bad) Spike. Join us as we compare, defend, dismiss, and condemn both the loved and the despised Buffyverse villains.

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Christal Beauclaire
  • Todd Filek
 

Learn how to build a complete costume out of EVA and craft foam, including helmets, body suite, gloves, and shoes. We will show tools, types of foam, techniques on cutting and shaping foam as well as different types of glues and resin used to harden foam. We will describe various tricks of the trade and show how to seal and paint foam.

We will discuss how we built our prize winning costume "Mermaid Hunter" with other materials, expansion foam, wood, LED lights and a bubble machine. Let us show step by step techniques for building weapons such as a sword, AX, and guns out of different thickness of EVA and Craft foam. Learn how to create a pattern with tinfoil and duct tape.

 

who'll be here
  • Brian Ransom
  • Gabriel Espinosa
  • Gilbert Espinosa
 
Location: North 232ABC

AT THE MOVIES with Free Raffle! A favorite Phoenix Comicon panel where you'll get a sneak peak at trailers for exciting upcoming movies. After the trailers we'll hold a FREE raffle for movie promotional material (T-shirts, baseball caps, special posters and whatever else the studios have sent us). If you like movies and like free stuff please come on in. Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society).

who'll be here
  • Jeff George
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
 

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!

An Arizona native, Sarah’s professional experience includes countless photo shoots, private events, weddings, theater, runway, HD film, print, airbrush, body contouring, special effects, and prosthetic enhancements.

who'll be here
  • Sarah Bunch
 

Whether its a camp full of counselors or a group of Dream Warriors, horror and slasher fans love to cheer for hockey masked bad guy or razor fingered dream demon instead of the final girl left standing in a slasher film. Join the crew from Cult Classics as we discuss our favorite slasher films and horror slashers from Freddy to Jason and everywhere in between and try to figure out why horror audiences love the bad guys.

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

"Collider Heroes" Live Panel at Phoenix Comic Con. Based off the hit youtube show.

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It's no secret the ladies get more attention in the cosplay setting. We've come to accept the fact that our milkshakes don't bring anybody to the yard, and that's ok. As a cosplay girl's boyfriend (well, 3 boyfriends and 2 husbands), we have an extremely extensive job description. We are a one man army of chauffeurs, hot glue gun operators, and wedgie-pickers. Our job behind the scenes has it's perks, but it can be dangerous at times. We are emerging from the shadows of our beautiful lady-friends and basking in the limelight for once! We will share our experiences and help shape the future one-man cosplay armies of the future!

who'll be here
  • Andrew Longoria
  • James Anolick
  • Matthew Lacey
  • Steven Crawford
  • Zach Green
 

Join Crossing Over Paranormal Society and Owners Jay & Marie Yates as they discuss the consequences of Conjuring the Dead. Jay & Marie along with their team of Experienced Investigators will take you on a journey into some of the conjuring they have done which led them to having some interesting and sometimes dangerous paranormal activity. They will discuss the upside and the downsides of ghost hunting and what it has done to their personal lives.

who'll be here
  • Jamie Kroll
  • Michael Papp
  • Paul Lovegrove
  • The COPS Crew (2 panelists)
 

Phoenix Comicon's Cosplay Fashion Show is back again by popular demand! Bring your favorite cosplay to show Convention goers how savvy your slink is. Homemade, store bought or professionally coutured, this show is all about the costume! No prizes, no judges, just Cosplay! Interested in participating? Contact LeeAnn Jensen at leeann.jensen@phoenixcomicon.com

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

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

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (5 panelists)
 

When it comes to cosplay makeup there are plenty of do's and don'ts, but thanks to the popularity of internet tutorials sometimes people get misinformation. Some products can be unsafe and unwise to use. Whether it's bad for your skin, or just won't last you all day, it's always better to do your research before hand. Lucky for you, we've done that part for you, and can help you figure out what kind of makeup to use for specific occasions. Come ask us any makeup questions you may have: from gore to beauty, we can help you find what's safe and smart to use. by RainbowFx

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (5 panelists)
 

Zombies are what they eat, which would be dead humans. Come join us as we show you some tips and tricks to make your zombie makeup stand out from the rest. We will Demo some techniques, and will teach you which makeup products are better to use for different situations. Come learn how to turn yourself into a Zombie sensation that everyone will love(or be afraid of. yeah, probably that). Warning: This panel might not be for the faint of heart as the topic of choice is Zombies. There will be blood, and possibly brains. By RainbowFX

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (5 panelists)
 

Cosplaying inhuman characters is a project many want to take on, but it is hard to know where to start. Whether you want to know what makeup to use, how to make armor, or how to chage the anatomy of your body, there are always simple tricks out there that can make your project much easier. Learn about makeup techniques, useful brands, ways to stay inside your budget, and tircks to complete your alien or fantasy beast cosplay. Hosted by Courtney Leigh, fx makeup artist at Fear Farm/13th Floor Entertainment for 6 years and owner of Courtney Leigh Creations. Hear her tips about how to bring those inhuman characters to life.

who'll be here
  • Courtney Leigh
  • Miss Chrissy Lynn
  • Sarah Gange
 
Location: North 131ABC

Tired of the same 'ol pop up scares or scary stories? Want something that really gets under your skin and ruins your childhood at the same
time? Well my friends, you've come to the right place. Welcome to CreepyPasta Galore where we venture into creepypasta stories, video games, and videos that are either creepy or unintentionally scary. Forget about going to sleep tonight.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
  • Talia Delareto
 
Location: North 131ABC

Tired of the same 'ol pop up scares or scary stories? Want something that really gets under your skin and ruins your childhood at the same time? Well my friends, you've come to the right place. Welcome to Creepypasta Galore where we venture into creepypasta stories, video games, and videos that are either creepy or unintentionally scary.
Forget about going to sleep tonight.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
  • Talia Delareto
 

Ever get the action figure of your favorite character except something just isn't right? Or maybe they have never made the figure for your favorite character?  Join toy customizers as we explore the tips and tricks of turning off the shelf toys into personal works of art.

who'll be here
  • David Oakes
  • Donald Kennedy
  • Jeremy Western
 

Dai Kaiju Crew are composed of a group of wise-old sages seasoned in the artform of all things Kaiju and especially Godzilla! Start off your Phoenix Comicon week with TWO HOURS of talking and discussing all things Kaiju especially what the world can expect in the near future! Q&A! Video clips! Collectibles! Everything that you can think of and kick off Phoenix Comicon weekend with all things KAIJU!

who'll be here
  • David Sabal
  • Ray Torres III
 

Meet David Ramsey, David is well known for his role as John Diggle working alongside Oliver Queen in a quest to keep Starling City safe. Dexter fans know him as Anton Briggs.

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The Dead Right Horror Trivia Night team are brining their popular Los Angeles monthly horror trivia to Phoenix Comicon. A game that's sure to test even the biggest horror fans! So hit the books, brush up on your horror knowledge and come see if you have what it takes to have the greatest horror mind! 

 

Adventure, science fiction, innovation, fantasy; the publishers of some of genre's best and brightest stars are here to talk about what they've got coming out and what's next on the horizon for Del Rey.

 

The art of dowsing has been around for centuries.  Dowsing rods have been used to detect hidden or buried, water, metals, gemstones, lost people, or other objects without scientific apparatus.  Dowsing rods can also be an effective ghost hunting tool. The rods can detect magnetic spirit energies and locate dimensional portals.  This panel will teach you to communicate and locate ghostly spirits by using a basic set of dowsing rods.  Bring your dowsing rods to panel session and learn techniques to increase your skills.  The MVD Ghostchasers team does paranormal TV research and have appeared on many Travel Channel paranormal shows.  

who'll be here
  • MVD Ghostchasers (4 panelists)
 

DOZD Bootcamp For Youth (Ages 15 and Under) 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!!

 

 Join our Author Guests for a glass or two in an informal setting. There will be door prizes and other giveaways from our participating publishers.

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

Chris Gore returns to do DVD-duesday live, his popular segment from G4TV's Attack of the Show. Join Chris and a panel of film experts fora fun and heated movie discussion. Topics include things you'll learn from listening to the the best DVD commentaries, the weirdest DVD special features as well as discovering each panelist's pick for the best DVD of all time. Bring your questions and also participate in our movie trivia challenge.

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Location: North 128B

Its not enough to have a faceless villian who hides in the shadows, our authors discuss whether villiany can be a sympathetic motivation. 

 

Author and special effects artist Craig W. Chenery will provide an in depth look at how Hollywood has changed the appearance of the zombie over the past 80 years. For additional information about Craig, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 

In America, short horror stories gained momentum in the mid 20th century through a variety of media. We will briefly revisit the various incarnations of horror anthologies, before exploring their recent decline in traditional comics, film, and television, and transformation into something… else.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Elliott
 

Join Dragonforge Ironworks for a discussion of common misconceptions about the blacksmith craft. We will be debunking public knowledge along with bad forging examples from popular culture. There will also be a few odd facts covered which you may not have known. The dragons will be dropping knowledge like hot iron.

who'll be here
  • Amber Doig
  • David Doig
  • Michael Sobrado - Master Smith
 

You should know Bigfoot, the jackalope and the Jersey Devil, but do you know about the Whirling Wumpus, hoop snakes and side-hill antelopes? Most people know about many of the monsters of the Old World, so come learn about the forgotten monsters right here in your own backyard. We will discuss many kinds of American monsters from ancient Native American tribes up to the colonial days and beyond.

who'll be here
  • Far From Home
  • Far From Home Presents
  • Stephanie Olson
  • T.M. Williams - The Accidental Writer
 

The FREE Stand Up Comedy Show by PhoenixComedy.org! 

PhoenixComedy.org invites you to an evening of FREE comedy! Be barraged by a horde of nerdy local comedians, regaling you with tales of the things that matter most in life: comic books and video games. FREE comedy at the Comicon- it's almost an alliteration.

who'll be here
  • Eric Sobczak
  • Erin Ontko
  • Gene Moore
  • Joe Gangemi
  • Matt Micheletti
  • Matt Storrs
  • Rob Weatherholt
  • Scott Gesser
  • Steve Marek
 

Think you know everything about Camp Crystal Lake? Do you know when Jason first got his Hockey Mask, what part Kevin Bacon starred in and when Jason took a boat ride to Manhattan? Come compete against other campers in Friday the 13th trivia for a slashing good time! Ki-Ki-Ki Ma-Ma-Ma

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Dana Skvarek II
  • Haley Lyons
  • Jolene Houser
  • Rachel Flowers
 

Join us for Geeks Against Humanity, the geeky version of the popular card party game for horrible people. Geeky tongue-in-cheek humor, innuendos and some questionable humor included!

who'll be here
  • Brad Walling
  • Todd Filek
 

Want to call yourself the Ultimate Geek? Come test your geek knowledge and know-how in the ultimate game show challenge, inspired by the 'Geeks Who Drink' TV Show! Advance your way to the top through Matching, running Speed Lists, and Unscrambling your favorite Movies, Actors and Pop Culture Icons!

who'll be here
  • Jamel Singleton
  • Joe Holt
 

Join Professional Ghost Hunters, TV Personalities, and Paranormal Lecturers Jay & Marie Yates along with their Highly Experienced  Paranormal Team Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The COPS Crew" as they share their very own ghostly encounters in and outside the field of paranormal investigation & research. Hear their own interpretations of the events that unfolded and how it affected their own lives. Also hear from COPS Skeptics as they try to breakdown and debunk their own experiences and why seeing is not always believing! Then of course we open the conversation up to you for any questions you have yourself.

who'll be here
  • Haydyn Matthews of the Cops Crew
  • Jamie Kroll
  • Michael Papp
  • Paul Lovegrove
  • The COPS Crew (2 panelists)
 

WARNING: This panel is not for the faint of heart! Join us as we discuss the most taboo-breaking films and books. I everything fair game in today's world or is there a limit to what horror artists can expose audiences to? We examine the fine line between gore and real art/storytelling.

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

The Horror Show holds a LIVE DEBATE featuring all things horror, THEN they call upon the audience members to join in on the debate--featuring topics from all corners of the Horror genre!

who'll be here
  • Cecil Laird
  • David Friedman
  • Jaimé En Fuego
  • Marcia Hall
  • Susie Von Slaughter
 

Join the authors of Harper Collision as they discuss what's on the horizon for the publishing juggernaut. 

 

Learn what it takes to be a truly terrifying haunted house actor. Our seasoned veterans will take you through the basics and share some of their craziest stories from their professional haunted house careers. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join our resident Monster Makers as they walk you through makeup techniques specifically designed for haunted house ghouls and ghosts. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Hell's Kitty is now a movie! The team has turned an award winning web series into a movie that stars more horror icons than any movie in history! They'll discuss how they managed it and share some never-before-released footage! At the end will be the Best Cat Costume Competition for prizes!

who'll be here
  • Chanel Ryan
  • Denise Acosta
  • Gustavo Sampaio
  • Nicholas Tana
  • Robert Rhine
  • Sarah Buchynski
 

How did a small group of computer programming wiz-kids become Ferrari-driving gaming rockstars? This panel discusses the history of Id Software including Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. We also look at what they're doing now, and what the future could hold. This will also include a discussion on the controversial 2016 Doom reboot.

who'll be here
  • KatDensetsu
  • Melissa E
  • Mercurius FM
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

This meetup is everything out of your worst nightmares!

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

This meetup is everything out of your worst nightmares!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

This meetup is everything out of your worst nightmares!

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

Christmas may be over, but Horror Holiday Trivia lives on! Santa has decided to send you a special holiday edition to test your knowledge of holiday horror movies from Christmas, New Years and St. Patrick's Day to Halloween, 4th of July and Valentine's Day!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Meet "The Horror Show" - a locally-produced YouTube variety show, who is debuting their newest short film "Sweet" - a Vampire Western! Stick around after the film for a live Q & A with cast and crew.

who'll be here
  • Cecil Laird
  • David Friedman
  • Gwen Merriman
  • Jaimé En Fuego
  • Marina Maldonado
  • Ryan Ehler
 

That music that immediately tells you from the first note that the killer/monster/demon/alien is coming. We are here to talk about horror and music and the relationship each of them have with one another. We are going to take you on a journey into the depths of Horror and Music. Do You Wanna Party? 

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Whether to a publisher, a TV network, a studio, or a production company, your work won't sell itself. Pitching is more than just telling the plot of your comic book, graphic novel, television or movie idea.  In an extremely short amount of time you must convey the nature of your project, get the listener emotionally invested in the story, and explain why your Property deserves to be developed instead of hundreds of others. The panelists will walk you through the six parts of a good pitch, with practical advice on how to be clear and compelling. 

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Location: West 213A

Learn how to broadcast/record yourself on YouTube or Twitch while playing your favorite PC games, what equipment you'll need, and how to configure it all. Check out www.dutchlizard.com where we scream. If you go to our panel, you'll learn how as well!

who'll be here
  • Ken Lanious
  • Meredith Collins
 
Location: West 213A

Using what we learned in Part 1, we implement a recording setup and record a PC horror play/reaction live!

who'll be here
  • Ken Lanious
  • Meredith Collins
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area
Researchers from ASU’s Frankenstein Bicentennial Project and The Center for Science and the Imagination will be on hand with a discussion and a series of maker activities that use the Frankenstein myth as a springboard for science education, imagination, and artistry. Children will be creating a project to take home.
who'll be here
  • ASU Center for Science and the Imagination (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area
Researchers from ASU’s Frankenstein Bicentennial Project and The Center for Science and the Imagination will be on hand with a discussion and series of maker activities that use the Frankenstein myth as a springboard for science education, imagination, and artistry. Children will be creating a project to take home.
 
who'll be here
  • ASU Center for Science and the Imagination (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Explore the world of Italian Horror! An introduction to the films, directors and composers of one the most overlooked and controversial areas of horror. From Argento, Bava and Zombies to Fulci, Cannibals and Black Gloved Killers, join us for a taste of Italy's finest!

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James Marsters became a favorite of fans around the world when he played the wildly popular Spike, a punk-goth vampire on the critically acclaimed American TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After six seasons on Buffy, he continued the role of Spike on the equally popular spin-off, Angel. He went on to other roles in Smallville, The Mountain, Saving Grace and Without a Trace. He's also the narrator for the popular audiobook series of The Dresden Files.

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Watch Jaws with the film’s writer Carl Gottlieb and ASU film professor Joe Fortunato! This unique event includes live commentary followed by a discussion where you’ll learn insights into the film’s production and some fun trivia. You may have seen Jaws before, but you’ve never seen it like this!

Sponsored by ASU Film Spark and Filmbar Phoenix.

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history. The film stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Matt Hooper and Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint.

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Location: West 102C

Join the cast of Kakos Industries for a live reading of an original episode from their dark, satirical radio play/podcast. Kakos Industries is an evil megacorporation that specializes in helping you Do Evil Better. Episodes take the form of corporate announcements. For more information on the podcast, please visit KakosIndustries.com

who'll be here
  • Conrad Miszuk
  • Kakos Industries (5 panelists)
 

Best known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees, in four of the Friday the 13th films, he is to this day the most memorable Jason. To date, Kane Hodder starred in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, and Jason X. Kane is also well known for his role as Victor Crowley in Hatchet, which rolled into the film franchise, Hatchet II and in Hatchet III.

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Come join us for this EXCLUSIVE look at the return of Keen Halloween! Secrets! Insider information! All kinds of Halloween goodness! 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Please welcome Ksenia Solo, star of television's Orphan Black, Lost Girl and Life Unexpected. Ksenia also costarred alongside Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan.

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Coif your mullet and strap on your eye patch for a lively discussion of Kurt Russell Action films! Educating Geeks will discuss the films Big Trouble in Little China, Escape from New York, The Thing, and Stargate. And remember, call him "Snake."

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • Megan Calcote
  • Nathan Blackwell
  • TJ Houle
 

Paper mache is one of the most affordable materials for making costumes using just flour, water, masking tape, and newspaper. Learn techniques and tips for making armor, chest pieces and build a large costume.

who'll be here
  • Brian Ransom
  • Gabriel Espinosa
  • Gilbert Espinosa
 

Mark Pellegrino has built a career entertaining audiences and impressing critics with his work in numerous films and television series including ‘Paul Bennett,’ in Showtime’s widely acclaimed, “Dexter.” ‘Lucifer’ on the CW Network’s hit series, “Supernatural,” and ‘Jacob’ on ABC’s “LOST”.

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If you love Rifftrax, MST3K and bad 90s horror TV, this is the panel for you! The cast from National Comedy Theatre take a so-bad-it's-good episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark and create all new dialogue, sound effects and more, LIVE! Plus, trivia and prizes from NCT (formerly known as as Spoof N Cinema).

who'll be here
  • Dan McGivern
  • Derrick Tesson
  • Frenchie Lynn Augustin
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Shannon McGivern
 

It's the '90s horror TV show you love to hate, or hate to love: Goosebumps as you have never seen it before! The team of comedians from National Comedy Theatre take out all of the sound and create new dialogue, sound effects, and more, LIVE! Plus, trivia and prizes from NCT (formerly known as Spoof N Cinema).

who'll be here
  • Derrick Tesson
  • Frenchie Lynn Augustin
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Jesus "Chuy" Huerta
  • Mike Mayfield
  • Paul Broccolo
 

Join the Masked Blogster and his crew as they record a live podcast to discuss the start of Comicon and what they look forward to this year in comics and movies. They'll also debut their new show "Sketchy," a faux reality series about a comic book shop.

who'll be here
  • Dalyn Viker
  • Jeff Dolniak
  • Jeremy Brunansky
  • Kevin Moyers
  • Mandy Colliatie
  • Matthew Eghbali
 

Blumhouse Productions is a production company that has pioneered the production of high-quality micro-budget films for wide release, including Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious. Editor-in-Chief, Rebekah McKendry, will be on hand to give you a look at the inner workings.

 

Demons, Vampires, werewolves, witches, warlocks and everything else that goes bump in the night!

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Take a step back in time, take the place of Sherlock Holmes as you try to foil the plans of his arch nemesis Professor James Moriarty.

This 20 minute experience runs Thursday through Saturday, every half hour, from noon until 7:30pm, & can accommodate up to 8 participants per session. Price is $10 per experience session.

who'll be here
  • Mystery Escape Room

Cost is $10
 

DF Movie Productions is casting for its upcoming comic book based movie franchise (and other projects such as film, web, and TV) and wants to give COMIC BOOK FANS the first chance at the auditions!  Costume designers and prop makers are also welcome. We will be taking meetings with those who have experience making costumes or props. Please brings samples, a photo resume, and/or a portfolio.

who'll be here
  • D.F. Movie Productions
  • Gemmenne De la Pena (2 professionals)
  • Russell Jones (2 professionals)
 

Gather 'round the campfire boils and ghouls as Mr. Creepypasta tells you stories that will give you nightmares for years to come. Listen as the Blue Man retells your favorite stories in the iconic voice you've come to know and love!

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Don't miss the Saturday Night Edition of Mr. CreepyPasta's Creepy Pasta Storytime! Gather round the campfire boils and ghouls and MrCreepyPasta will tell you stories that will give you nightmares for years to come. Taken from stories around the internet and some of your favorites from Youtube, listen as the one and only blue man retells them in the iconic voice you've come to know and love!

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From adorable cat videos, to Let's Plays, to a series that could rival Red vs Blue, Mr. CreepyPasta eill teach what to do to start a successful Youtube channel from the ground, to the penthouse suite.

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Writing has taken numerous twists and turns since the invention of the paper and pen, but the idea of the starving author is going away. Mr. Creepypasta will show how to break into this medium and write for horror stories such as Creepypastas!

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Think you can name that tune faster than anyone else? Prove it. Show your friends and fellow geeks you have what it takes to crown yourself the Champion of Sound as we play hit songs from movies, TV shows, and video games. Hundreds of songs, dozens of prizes, two hilarious hosts, and one great time!

who'll be here
  • Jamel Singleton
  • Joe Holt
 

Oded Fehr is known for his appearance as Ardeth Bay in the 1999 remake of The Mummy and its sequel The Mummy Returns, as well as Carlos Oliveira in the Resident Evil film series. He played Faris al-Farik in Sleeper Cell, the demon Zankou in the TV series Charmed and Eli Cohn on the TV series V.

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Come hang out with other cosplayers of all genres! 

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

Come hang out with other cosplayers of all genres! 

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

Come hang out with other cosplayers of all genres! 

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

They say paranormal romance is dead, but our panel of authors may have something to say about that.

 

Join Jay and Marie Yates as they discuss how Paranormal TV has changed the way many paranormal investigators conduct themselves in this field. They will also discuss their own experiences with TV and dismiss the common misconception that all TV is sensationalism.

who'll be here
  • The COPS Crew (2 panelists)
 

PC Horror Gaming turns down the lights and turns up the volume for a terrifying evening. The panelists will play a variety of the best up-to-date indie horror games out there, with audience suggestions and participation welcome. Take a seat and be prepared to be scared. 

who'll be here
  • Angel Carrillo
  • Elizabeth Aguirre
  • Erika McKinley
  • Montana Graham
 

Vampires, werewolves, and witches! Oh my! Join the hosts from Educating Geeks for a live podcast recording covering the often overlooked Showtime Original Series, Penny Dreadful. If you’ve never seen the show, that’s okay! We’ll show you what you’ve been missing.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Megan Calcote
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Come join us for a special screening of this year's entries in the Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge!

  • Carter Ink Films - Crux
  • Catdoor Productions - H.I.T.: Hazardous Individuals Taskforce
  • Colt Classic Pictures - Heroes?
  • Defy The Odds Films (Metro Arts Film dept) - The Pitch
  • Eventually Films - 2016!
  • Good Stew Productions - The Trials of Mallet Man
  • Green Dot Pictures - Harlequin
  • Hyn May Productions - How to Best a Gentleman
  • N'Raged Media - The Shark Pool
  • Paragon - The Odinsons Origins
  • Third Productions - Blind Detective
  • Tire Swing Pictures - Balaam
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B
  • The Golden Plates
  • The Messenger
  • The Woods
  • The Werewolf's Greatest Hit
  • Brentwood Strangler
  • A Haunting On Butterscotch Lane
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B
  • Prepare To Die
  • This Stays With The House
  • La Llorona
  • Witch Child (Trailer)
  • Maneater
  • Chase
  • Brainless Killers
  • Darker
  • Blurred Vision
  • White Collar
  • Postal
  • Ethel
  • Actual Cannibal Shia LeBeouf (Trailer)
  • Toward The Entryway
  • Kick Paddle, Kick Paddle
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B
  • Playtime Strikes Back
  • Better Stronger Faster
  • Lucid
  • Trolls & Antechambers: The Comeback
  • Alternate
  • Bluebird
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B

Two thousand years after the vampire Bathor has established the village of Bathory, superstition and religious violence take over as the men and women battle for control. Long-forgotten lovers Élisabeth and Fantine find that, with the help of those who were banished, it is their fate to piece together the past and help preserve the little that remains before Bathor’s impending return.

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

On an idyllic meadow that they chose as their location, Zina, Mia, Dragica, and Blitcz are violently attacked by its supposed owners Francl and Vintlr. Thus, an ordinary fashion shoot in nature turns into a fierce fight for survival.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join our panel of five comedians, who love all things Comicon, as they tell nerdy jokes and interact with audience. 

who'll be here
  • August O'neal
  • Ben Lewis
  • Durrell Johnson
  • Joseph Torres
  • Kingsley Amukamara
 

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

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

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

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

Throw on your shoulder pads and come learn about how the post apocalypse has taken hold in our culture.  We will discuss movies, fiction, and realities of end times, and what the End of Days post apocalyptic pre-enactment organization is all about.  Yes, you can gear up like Mad Max, and live the lifestyle in all its gritty greatness.  A short apocalyptic fashion display will end the panel and costumers will be available after the panel to talk about their creations. For additional information, please visit here and here

who'll be here
  • End of Days (4 panelists)
 
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Go back in time to the 1920's and solve the mystery behind Page Turner's death in this classic "who done it!" Murder mystery!

This 20 minute experience runs Thursday through Saturday, every half hour, from noon until 7:30pm, & can accommodate up to 8 participants per session. Price is $10 per experience session.

who'll be here
  • Mystery Escape Room

Cost is $10
 

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Ross
  • Devin Johnson
  • Hannah Syfritt
  • Mike Syfritt
 

Rain Man Digital presents "Supernatural: The Crossroads" Panel and Live Show! 

Listen to a live broadcast from the coolest Supernatural fan show around. The Crossroads is a fan show by fans for fans. Come take part in the discussion and listen to the live show. From interviews to episodic breakdowns The Crossroads has what you need to get you through Hellatus; plus you never know who might show up. Be a part of the best SPN fan show around.

Brought to you by the Rain Man Digital Foundation “Giving, Sharing and Connecting with Local Communities”

who'll be here
  • Michael Flores
  • Ryan Denton
  • Thomas Cowley
 

Whether it was Scream or Nightmare on Elm Street, Last House on the Left or The Hills Have Eyes, chances are one of your first brushes with Horror was a Wes Craven film. He was an icon in the horror community and last year, we lost that icon. This Panel is to honor and remember the genius who played a pivotal role in building the genre that we have come to know and love.

who'll be here
  • Caitlyn O'Dell
 

A look back at the most iconic and memorable video game music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era. This nostalgic panel will cover the music of video games from legendary systems like the NES, SNES, Genesis, and Game Boy. We will also pay respect to their composers and legacy. Discover the rich musical history of Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Chrono Trigger, Streets of Rage, and more! Presented by Mercurius FM, an avid retro gamer who produces video game remixes, throws gaming nightclub parties, and has reached worldwide audiences as an award winning DJ/Music Producer. He also operates a video game website which gets thousands of visits a month writing about his opinions on gaming, For additional information, please visit here 

who'll be here
  • KatDensetsu
  • Melissa E
  • Mercurius FM
 

Join the Rocky Horror Podcast Show for a live audio recording to talk about all things Rocky Horror. Shadowcasting, news on the Rocky Horror Picture Show remake to be released this fall and much, much more! So come up to the lab and see what's on the slab!

who'll be here
  • Adam Hecht
  • Rocky Horror Podcast Show (2 panelists)
 

Do you know how to walk the walk and talk the talk? Or at least pose like a boss and stay in character like a champ? No? Well let's fix that! In this mini school lesson, you'll learn how to get into character, pose like them, and how to pose on that stage like a pro! SO don't be shy, I promise we could bring out the inner star in you.

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

Cost is $20
 

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

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

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

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

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

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

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

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

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

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

Techniques for sculpting in a variety of clays for silicone prosthetics and latex mask-making as well as process of prosthetic appliance sculpting, casting and application. Robert Siracusa works as a sculpter in stone, bronze, and latex. 

who'll be here
  • Robert Siracusa
 

Buffy killed the vampires to save Sunnydale and Wash was a leaf on the wind, but do you have what it takes to win Whedonverse Jeopardy. Join us with your friends to find out if you have what it takes to win. 

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Julie Largent
 

Spoof & Cinema like you've never seen it before! Join us for a new edition of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that will feature new dialogue and sound effects LIVE in front of your very eyes created by the National Comedy Theater!

who'll be here
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Nate McWhortor
  • Paul Broccolo
 

Spoof & Cinema like you've never seen it before! Join us for a new edition of Supernatural that will feature new dialogue and sound effects LIVE in front of your very eyes created by the National Comedy Theater 

who'll be here
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Nate McWhortor
 

Spoof & Cinema like you've never seen it before! Join us for a new edition of True Blood that will feature new dialogue and sound effects LIVE in front of your very eyes created by the National Comedy Theater (+18)

who'll be here
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Frenchie Lynn Augustin
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 

The Horror Show leads a panel discussing the 1st Season of Ash vs. Evil Dead, including episodes, the characters and all the GORE the show had to offer! Then they all look ahead to what might be in store for Season 2! There will even be STARZ-provided swag for a few lucky audience members!

who'll be here
  • Andrew Mercer
  • Cecil Laird
  • David Friedman
  • Jaimé En Fuego
  • Susie Von Slaughter
 

Who is the sexiest man in SciFi today? For the third year in a row — YOU DECIDE who is the hottest hottie McHotterton! In 2014 our lively audience voted Hugh Jackman the winner. Last year Chris Pratt won the title. Only your vote can decide who will be crowned the Squeefest 2016 champion. Our panelists will present images of the hotties they think should be number one and your squees of delight determine the winner. Last year, audience members were so passionate about their fellas, they were doing cartwheels in the aisles! Come join the fun!  Must be 18+ to attend. 

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 

A discussion of Star Trek's props with professional prop fabricator Bear Burge. Bear was a founding partner in Prop'er Effects, the prop fabrication company used by Joe Longo, one of the two Star Trek prop masters of the 80's and 90's. During his time with Prop'er, Bear fabricated some of Star Trek's iconic props, such as Geordi's VISOR, Picard's Ressikan flute, Worf's Klingon Sash, and the "boomerang" phaser, among dozens of other props and set pieces for the series and films. If you've ever wanted to know about props from this iconic series and it's spinoffs, this is the place for you!

who'll be here
  • Bear Burge
  • Heather Grant
 

Are zombies still popular? Are there more remakes coming? Will we see more Sharknado? We'll bring you all of the latest news, current trends and projects in the world of horror films, tv and books. Hear it here first! 

Featuring Panelists:
Rebekah McKendry (Editor-in-Chief for Blumhouse)
David McKendry (Blumhouse)
Monte Yazzie (IHSFF Festival Director) 
Theresa Dillon (Freelance Writer for Fangoria)

who'll be here
 
Location: North 132A

There's a fine line between cheesy and effective when it comes to writing horror. Join authors Tom Leveen, T.M. Williams, and Ray Torres III as they discuss and answer your questions on what makes something 'truly scary' and how to avoid common mistakes made in the world of horror writing.  This panel will be moderated by Debbie Isbell. 

 
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

The Horror Show sits down with some SERIOUS Supernatural fans to discuss the most recent season of the show, and look forward to Season 12.  They will also discuss the show as a whole AND have an audience trivia session with some AMAZING Supernatural-themed prizes!  Finally, we'll have a Supernatural Costume Contest with a Grand Prize for the audience-voted winner!

who'll be here
  • Ashley Maul
  • C.J. Valenzuela
  • Cecil Laird
  • Jaimé En Fuego
  • Marcia Hall
 
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A massive escape experience where superheroes (you) are trapped by the arch villain who is planning on turning you into his minions by using mind control. Work as a group to decipher the clues left behind to find him and stop his evil plan.

This hour-long experience is team based and up to 150 can participate. This experience is offerend once nightly, Thursday through Saturday, at 10PM. Price is $30 per experience session.

who'll be here
  • Mystery Escape Room

Cost is $30
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

Supernatural meetup!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 132A
 
Location: North 129B

Two very distinct forms in the horror world draws in two different types of audiences. Why do we love - or hate - them and what's in store for the future of the literary world?  Join authors Tom Leveen, T.M. Williams, Ray Torres, and Randy Lindsay in a sure-to-be-lively discussion about suspense vs gore and see which one the audience ends up preferring!  This panel will be moderated by Veronica Baxter.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon is teased and pleased to bring back, for the fifth consecutive year, Talk Nerdy to Me: a Byte of Burlesque. The series you'll never get sick of!

Brainy and buxom brunette Sable Switch is bringing back favorite locals including her cohorts of BurlEscapades, sisters from other misters Vavavoom Burlesque and Romantasy Cabaret along with several out-of-state surprise performers joining our stage. Keep an eye on the Facebook event (must be logged into Facebook) for guest performer announcements. This year promises bigger, better and off the barometer nerdier! TNTM has gotten so big for its britches that Phoenix Comicon has declared the show will be  held in the convention center itself this year! While there will be more than double the amount of seating from last year, we strongly encourage you to purchase pre-sale passes as we were so sad to turn away fans last year who didn't have passes!

   Click here to purchase

who'll be here
  • Anya Graves
  • Guy Fawkeswell
  • Mia PiaCherrie
  • Sable Switch
  • Tom Tuerff
  • Visa V

Cost is $15
 

Join The Walking Dead Cosplay AZ as we discuss all things The Walking Dead! Audience Participation is both welcomed and encouraged,So bring your best ideas and theories! We'll be discussing the Television show,comic books,comparisons between the two,video games, and tips and tricks for cosplaying The Walking Dead. Watch out for spoilers!

who'll be here
  • Bri Gonzales-Reynolds
  • Hannah Nothnagel
 

We have sat through the up and downs of 11 seasons of the two brothers, but through out this, both of them have had their fan clubs. Now it's your turn to debate which is the better of the two. It's like Edward vs. Jacob, except the winchesters would have hunted both of them down!

 

who'll be here
  • Amanda Albregard
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Hannah Nothnagel
  • Sarah Hayes
  • Vanessa Rios
 
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Terrorists are planning an attack on the nation! To distract the authorities they have abducted you and your friends! Can you foil their plans and escape?

This 20 minute experience runs Thursday through Saturday, every half hour, from noon until 7:30pm, & can accommodate up to 8 participants per session. Price is $10 per experience session.

who'll be here
  • Mystery Escape Room

Cost is $10
 
George Romero Meets Jim Henson in this hilarious and terrifying new vision of the apocalypse.  From the Director & Producer of “Metalocalypse”, Jon Schnepp, and the Creature Builders behind “Where The Wild Things Are”, comes “They Coming”, a live action, off ­the­ wall, horror comedy following a zombie­like virus, which turns humans into crazed flesh eating puppets.
who'll be here
 

Ever wondered where the "scary ghost stories" comes from in the song, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?" This panel describes the dark side of the Holiday Season. Krampus, Black Pete, Frau Perchta. Names that in the Old World would send children scurrying under their covers. Come if you dare!

who'll be here
  • Far From Home
  • Far From Home Presents
  • T.M. Williams - The Accidental Writer
 

Join us in welcoming Timothy Omundson, who portrayed Cain in the hit series Supernatural as well as Carlton Lassiter on Psych.

who'll be here
 

Jeff Zanini moderates “Twisted Toonz Voice Actor Script Read- Ghostbusters” Join DC Douglas, Jess Harnell, Maurice LaMarche, Nolan North and Troy Baker as they read a classic movie script in character as their many wacky voices. You won’t want to miss this rib-cracking experience.

 

There's nothing a true geek loves more than knowing more than their fellow geeks...except maybe the opportunity to one-up their fellow geeks by flaunting that knowledge. Join your hosts as they read some incorrect statements about fields ranging from anime to comic books to science fiction...and correct them by starting your sentence with "Umm...Actually..." (and yes, you get no points if you don't say that phrase!). No one under 18 admitted.

who'll be here
  • Al Sparrow
  • Steve Mandel
 

There's nothing a true geek loves more than knowing more than their fellow geeks...except maybe the opportunity to one-up their fellow geeks by flaunting that knowledge. Join your hosts as they read some incorrect statements about fields ranging from anime to comic books to science fiction...and correct them by starting your sentence with "Umm...Actually..." (and yes, you get no points if you don't say that phrase!). Prizes awarded for the most knowledgeable and smug geeks out there!

who'll be here
  • Al Sparrow
  • Steve Mandel
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

who'll be here
  • James Laird
  • Jen Hinds
  • Matt Hinds
 

Do you think you know your favorite characters? What about their one-liners? Think you can prove it? Whose One-Liner Is It Anyway is the perfect Trivia Game Show to show-off your knowledge. Whether you're a veteran fan or new to geeking out, come play with us and win some of our AWESOME PRIZES! Featuring one-liners from shows like Star Trek, Doctor Who, Firefly, Supernatural, and Star Wars. This event is family friendly!

who'll be here
  • Anastasia Eleftheriou
  • George (Bo) Eleftheriou
  • KatDensetsu
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
  • Melissa Bhagwandin
 

It's the end of the world as we know it, but these authors feel fine. Join our panelists to discuss why the appocolypse continues to be such a popular trend in science fiction. 

 

Horror themed pictionary! Bring your team down, where you’ll draw out your horror-related clues and see if your team can guess the answer before time runs out. Art degree not required! 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Guys aren't the only ones that know how to kick a little ass! We're going to look across all of our favorite fandoms and pick out the most ass-kicking females of the bunch. 

who'll be here
  • Alia-Camille Mackins
  • Anafelisa Solecita Jaksich
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lily Amanda Schleicher
 

From Blutbads to Zauberbiest, La Llorna & The Jersey Devil - join us as we explore the worlds of Grimm, Supernatural, and Teen Wolf and their use of the many creatures from history and other diverse cultures. Monsters such as the Kitsune of Japan, the Djinn of the Middle East, or the Chupacabra of Mexico and they have been used in these showsp interpretations as well as some of the cultures that brought them. See what it takes to defend humanity from creatures that do more than just go bump in the night. 

who'll be here
  • Anafelisa Solecita Jaksich
  • Jocelynn Sendelbach
  • Sean Pickell
  • Stephanie Day
 

Join the Phoenix Ghostbusters as they take you through the history of the films and the many incarnations of the franchise. See all types of media formats that have been crafted from the series, as well as items you thought you would never think to own! Experience the impact the franchise has had on the fan base and what the public has done to embrace it. Take a glimpse into the future of Ghostbusters with the upcoming film, future projects and merchandise.

www.phoenixghostbusters.com 

who'll be here
  • Charles Kuwanyaioma
  • Christina Glover
  • David Bird
  • Joseph Lilagan
  • Mark Worley
  • Phoenix Ghostbusters - Neil Ward
 

With the rise of both video games and dance music to mainstream popularity, gamers and DJ's are often one and the same. We have curated a selection of some of the very best video game remixes ever made. Video game remixes demonstrated will range from Sonic and Mega Man to Doom and F-Zero. We will also give some information for those who would like to become video game music remixers including tips and advice on arrangement and effects from dance music artist Mercurius FM. Presented by Mercurius FM, an avid retro gamer who produces video game remixes, throws gaming nightclub parties, and has reached worldwide audiences as an award winning DJ/Music Producer. He also operates a video game website which gets thousands of visits a month writing about his opinions on gaming. For addtional informaton please visit here 

 

who'll be here
  • KatDensetsu
  • Melissa E
  • Mercurius FM
 

Sarah Ozga and Valori Vlist request the pleasure of your company at their wedding ceremony. Please join us for an afternoon of love, laughter and slaughter (of the Walking Dead!). Beware of walkers in and around ceremony location.

who'll be here
  • Sarah Ozga
  • Valori Vlist
 

Bring out your Walking Dead costumes! This meetup up is for all the walkers, biters, roamers, infected, fast zombies, slow zombies, zombie hunters, Umbrella and DOZD cosplayers!

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

A panel dedicated to exploration of why zombies are so popular in contemporary culture, and what that says about modern society. Would the government be a help or a hindrance in the zombie apocalypse? Is it better to seek it's assistance or avoid it whenever possible? We'll explore zombies as both a literal and metaphorical threat to society and our way of life, and what steps you can take to prepare yourself , your family, and friends when the undead come clawing at your door.

who'll be here
  • Zombies Government and You Podcast
 
Location: North 132A

A panel dedicated to exploration of why zombies are so popular in contemporary culture, and what that says about modern society. Would the government be a help or a hindrance in the zombie apocalypse? Is it better to seek it's assistance or avoid it whenever possible? We'll explore zombies as both a literal and metaphorical threat to society and our way of life, and what steps you can take to prepare yourself , your family, and friends when the undead come clawing at your door.

who'll be here
  • Zombies Government and You Podcast
 
Location: North 132A

A panel dedicated to exploration of why zombies are so popular in contemporary culture, and what that says about modern society. Would the government be a help or a hindrance in the zombie apocalypse? Is it better to seek it's assistance or avoid it whenever possible? We'll explore zombies as both a literal and metaphorical threat to society and our way of life, and what steps you can take to prepare yourself , your family, and friends when the undead come clawing at your door.
 

who'll be here
  • Zombies Government and You Podcast
 
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