youth Programming for Comicon 2015

 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Add anger, happiness, boredom, or silliness to your characters! Rebecca Hicks, writer and artist of the web comic, Little Vampires, will demonstrate successful drawing techniques to show emotions in comic characters.

who'll be here
  • Rebecca Hicks
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

We are very proud to welcome world renowned pumpkin carver Ray Villafane to Phoenix Comicon! Many consider Ray to be the greatest pumpkin carver in the world, so don't miss your chance to see how the magic is created! While the Villafane moniker has long been synonymous with Halloween, Ray's team of designers have helped to bring people's wildest dreams to life in 3D. Whether he is shattering world records, creating unforgettable characters in pumpkins, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live or sculpting 30-foot devils with 75 tons of beach sand, Villafane Studios doesn't believe in "comfort zones".

For more information on Ray and Villafane Studios, please visit here 

who'll be here
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Curious how early civilizations created their clay pots? In this session, kids will learn how ancient people made pottery and they will make their own pot to take home! 

who'll be here
  • Arizona Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

 
Location: Youth Art - West 101

Various arts and crafts, including colouring pages and paper bag puppets.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Public Library (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art - West 101

Various crafts and activities, including crowns and helmets all day, puppets in the morning, paper plate crafts in the afternoon. Face Painting and Balloon Twisting periodically throuout the day!

who'll be here
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Public Library (7 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art - West 101

Various crafts and activities, including colouring pages, free drawing, origami, and collages. Face painting and Balloon Twisting!

who'll be here
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Public Library (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art - West 101

Various crafts and activities, including cube craft and wands.

who'll be here
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Public Library (6 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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: Youth Activities - West 106

Calling all witches and wizards! Come watch the Sun Devil Quidditch team and all the chasers, beaters, keepers, and seekers in the exhibition game. Afterwards they will answer all your questions about how you too can play! www.asuquidditch.com

who'll be here
  • ASU Sun Devil Quidditch (37 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Train to be an Avenger or X-Men by racing through the Danger Room Superhero Obstacle Course. Each obstacle will feature som of your favorite Mavel heroes like Black Widow and Spider-Man. Put all your skills to the test and see if you have what it takes to be one of Arizona's mightiest heroes!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Because every loves a Bad Boy.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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!
 

Can you dig your way out of the grave, eat some brains, and be the last zombie standing? Come join us for our annual Brain Eating Contest! All ages welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Young Justice, Batman the Animated Series and Gargoyles. What do these three shows all have in common? They got cancelled. This panel is a tribute to ten amazing cancelledcartoons that were aired between 1990 - 2014. Come reminisce these awesome shows with us and compete in a game of trivia with prizes.

who'll be here
  • Breanna Bang
  • Ravenn Bang
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Third Street Activities

Parents, come give your cosplay dressed child or infant the opportunity to be the star of the day and walk with other families in a small parade through the 3rd Street.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Here comes a trivia contest for teams hosted by the FLIM SPRINGFIELD Team.  Contestants will be quizzed on the first 10 seasons of The Simpsons, with a variety of types of questions: From general knowledge about the show, fill in the quote, identify the character, and stuff only hardcore Simpsons nerds will know!  Prizes will be given away, but the real reward is WINNING!

More at FLIMSpringfield.wordpress.com

who'll be here
  • Alex Cardwell
  • Diana Welsch
  • JRC
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Come join us for a coloring session for the little ones, color pages and crayons will be on hand. Assorted prizes will be handed out.

 

who'll be here
  • Debbie Hall Leeper
  • Dee Astell
  • Holly Lotz
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

These Ninjas are not playing around man. Actually, all we do is play dude.  Come play with these radical Ninja Turtles themed parkour group: Scottsdale Parkour and Freeruning.  It's totally Awesome, a performance that will leave you with an out of this world memory like a true Ninja Turtle...but don't tell Splinter since we're grounded right now. 

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning (18 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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!
 

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!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

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 local customizers as we explore the tips and tricks of turning off the shelf toys into personal works of art.

who'll be here
  • Dave Shaddix
  • David Fitzmaurice
  • David Oakes
  • Patrick Billings
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

It's been 30 years since DC the seminal comic event Crisis on Infinite Earths. Well they are about to do it again with Convergence! What are you most looking for ward to? What will you miss the most? The post Convergence universe is sure to be filled with surprises. 

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: 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!
 

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
 

Phoenix's Museum of Science and Sustainability (MoSS) hosts a panel about environmentally conscious heroes and villains today. From the Eco-Famous "Captain Planet", and the ultra progressive "Iron Man" to the extremists "Ra's Al Ghul" and "Poison Ivy" that will kill people to protect the well-being of the world we live in. Of course the menace "Recyclopse" deserves a brief mention as well.

who'll be here
  • MoSS (2 panelists)
  • 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
 

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
 

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
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Join the FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams as they demonstrate their robots and thier skills. Watch these youth teams show off thier LEGO and Robotics skill as they navigate obsticles and negotiate simple tasks with robots made with LEGO.

who'll be here
  • First LEGO League
  • Jennifer Velez
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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: Youth Activities - West 106

Come on by and be a paleontologist for an hour! We will be talking about fossils, dinosaurs, and how real paleontologists unearth these amazing finds. Plus, try your hand at digging up your own fossil while you're here!

who'll be here
  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix (7 panelists)
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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!
 

An audience participation filled discussion lead by teachers who love Harry Potter.  This panel is filled with all the wonders of the wizarding world, and will make you never want to stop believing.

who'll be here
  • Amber Gould
  • Brandon Riddle
  • Catie Whitten
  • Shalane Harris
  • Stephen Dzienis
 

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: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Do you sketch and doodle heroic characters? Do you wish you could draw better? Steven Riley will show kids how to create exciting heroes with his simple and successful drawing techniques.

who'll be here
  • Steven Riley
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

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

Is your child into anime, comic books or cosplay? Have you witnessed your child painting themselves grey, or been asked to pay for odd colored wigs? If you feel overwhelmed or separated from your child because of their interests please come to this panel to learn more about it and how to bridge that gap happily. There will be a Q&A session with kids who may be like yours, and some sharing from a parent who may be like you.

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

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!
 

Tons of Star Trek aliens and episodes have real star systems in our night sky! Come explore the galaxy Trek-style in an inflatable planetarium. Shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3pm, but come at 2:30pm to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Come explore the galaxy Trek-style in an inflatable planetarium. We'll identify some real-life star systems used in Star Trek - including references to episodes, aliens, and even interesting edibles! Shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3:00, but come at 2:30 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

From Rocket Raccoon to Superman to X-Men, astronomy is everywhere in the comic book universe! We'll explore both comics and constellations inside the inflatable planetarium. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12pm, but come at 11:30am to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Jason Ard
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

This is comic craziness from the professionals at Zombie Dog! This fun drawing demonstration will help young artists improve their characters and stories.

who'll be here
  • Brent Donoho Chalk Artist and Illustrator
  • Jon Sanborn
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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

Originally thought of as "just for kids," many comics today are geared towards adults and include adult themes. It can be tough for parents to know what's available for their kids who want to dive in to comics. However, never fear - Very Awesome Girls is here! We'll talk about what comics are available for children of different ages, have some fun with comic creating, and there will even be some fun goodies!

who'll be here
  • ashley Nicole dee
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Tanya Gouchenour
  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix (2 panelists)
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

The only place to find one of a kind art created and donated by the guest and artist at Phoenix Comicon. 100% of the money raised at the auction will go to Kids Need To Read. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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!
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Kids who love making and creating beautiful things will enjoy this session on weaving. Everyone will leave with a handmade bracelet!.

who'll be here
  • Arizona Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Korra is under attack! Members of an underground Pro-Ozai society, which sprang up shortly after the Hundred Year War, are attempting to rid the world of Korra. Come watch as Korra, and other benders, try to fight off these treacherous foes.

 

A group of fire nation extremists, that rose up shortly after the hundred year war, have been training in secrecy and now have unveiled their devious plan: Defeat Korra and usher in an era of fire nation supremacy. Can Korra and a group of benders stop them before it's too late? Come check out Arrowhead Tang Soo Do's demo team's performance of Legend of Korra: New Ozai Society Attacks and a board breaking and weapons demonstration!

who'll be here
  • Allora McChesney
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Challenge your building skills! LEGO will be supplied (sorry, not to keep). This friendly competition is aimed at youth 12 and under, but all are welcome to come see the fun and creativity! Be prepared for a fun filled theme build!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Challenge your building skills! LEGO will be supplied (sorry, not to keep). This friendly competition is aimed at youth 12 and under, but all are welcome to come see the fun and creativity!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Challenge your building skills! LEGO will be supplied (sorry, not to keep). This friendly competition is all ages Be prepared for a fun filled theme build!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Express yourself with Lego bricks during this free build time.  Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Express yourself with Lego bricks during this free build time.  Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Express yourself with Lego bricks during this free build time.  Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Express yourself with Lego bricks during this free build time.  Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105
So, you bought the kit. You built the model. Maybe you even tried to build some of the other scenes on the box. So what do you do with your Lego now? Would you believe home furnishings? Or clothes? Join us as we explore some of the more interesting options you have to build with!
who'll be here
  • David Oakes
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Little Rhythms is a fun & interactive music class where you can bond with your little Superhero as you learn, sing, craft and play together. By creating a music-rich environment designed specifically for little superhero minds, this fun musical program can help set children up for education and super hero success. Join us for class as we will craft Super Hero Guitars!

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Little Rhythms is a fun & interactive music class where you can bond with your little Superhero as you learn, sing, craft and play together. By creating a music-rich environment designed specifically for little superhero minds, this fun musical program can help set children up for education and super hero success. Join us for class as we will craft Super Hero Guitars!

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Little Rhythms is a fun & interactive music class where you can bond with your little Superhero as you learn, sing, craft and play together. By creating a music-rich environment designed specifically for little superhero minds, this fun musical program can help set children up for education and super hero success. Join us for class as we will craft Super Hero Guitars!

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Little Rhythms is a fun & interactive music class where you can bond with your little Superhero as you learn, sing, craft and play together. By creating a music-rich environment designed specifically for little superhero minds, this fun musical program can help set children up for education and super hero success. Join us for class as we will craft Super Hero Guitars!

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms (5 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106
Attention Middle Earthlings large and small. This is the one play that rules them all. An Unexpected Journey to be sure you will find. With dragons, elves, and wizards of all sorts and kinds. Kidney-less unicorns, and the Harry Plodder few. Some special dwarves that will make you say "Ew." You'll see Princess Bride accents and Python jokes of Monty and 'Precious' will riddle you more than this summary. So get ready to interact with this fun motley crew if you like adventure and nerddom, this parody is for you!
who'll be here
  • Experience Arts School (31 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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!
 

Do you have what it takes to get on the big stage and show off your costume? Want to see this year’s contestants? Come see this year’s Masquerade Costume Contest hosted by none other than TD-0013! 

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

 A Get together for the good guys.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 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!
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Web comic artist and illustrator, Kevin Coulston, Dylan McVillain, will demonstrate techniques for drawing cool comic characters.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Coulston
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Friendship IS magic! Learn to draw the best Pony and think of your own cutie mark! Let Lily Scribbles help you through with detailed directions on sketching My Little Pony characters.. 

who'll be here
  • Alison Paul
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Ever wanted to learn how to do the beautiful folded art of origami? In this hands on workshop you can make and take pieces from the simplest crane to the fanciest looking modular creations. Paper will be provided, and it'll be fun for everyone from level one novices to maxed out paper wizards.

who'll be here
  • Muffin (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

A special time for our younglings to be able to rest while families re-boot.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

A special time for our younglings to be able to rest while families re-boot.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

A special time for our younglings to be able to rest while families re-boot.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

A special time for our younglings to be able to rest while families re-boot.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Calling all brave Jedi Knights and beautiful Princess Leias to join some of the characters from Starwars in a family friendly Zumba ® class! !!  Zumba ® is a calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Join us for this fun family event. May the force be with you as you move your body to the beat and have a blast!!

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms
  • Rene Maldonado
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

who'll be here
  • Allora McChesney
  • TriAlicorn Inc (4 panelists)
  • TriAlicorn Inc. (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Join Pinkie Pie as she attempts to fit a year's worth of birthday partying into a single day! Since Pinkie Pie can only be in Phoenix once a year, due to the limits of Equestrian magic, she wants to spend the day celebrating the birthdays of all of her friends! Come spend an hour with your favorite Equestrian Ponies as we dance, sing, and play games.

who'll be here
  • Allora McChesney
  • TriAlicorn Inc (4 panelists)
  • TriAlicorn Inc. (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Learn all about the Red Cross safety program for children and decorate your own pillowcase to keep for emergencies.

who'll be here
  • The American Red Cross
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Become a S.H.I.E.L.D. Detective for a day, and help a real-life Forensic Video Analyst clean up video to help identify a suspect and find a missing S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent.  You will see colors that cannot be seen, watch as jumbled letters turn readable, and learn what it takes to become a Forensic Video Analyst.  Kids of all ages are welcome!

who'll be here
  • Brewster Rolland-Keith
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Become a S.H.I.E.L.D. Detective for a day, and help a real-life Forensic Video Analyst clean up video to help identify a suspect and find a missing S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent.  You will see colors that cannot be seen, watch as jumbled letters turn readable, and learn what it takes to become a Forensic Video Analyst.  Kids of all ages are welcome!

who'll be here
  • Brewster Rolland-Keith
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

What is better than science or superheroes? How about science AND superheroes. Come interact with some of Marvel's most brilliant scientists and assist them with some fun science experiments while learning how you can do them yourself at home.

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Sevengill Will's Shark Adventure- The Day was bright and the sun was shinning down through the crystal clear water. On this day a young shark named Sevengill Will was longing to explore, so he swam to his friends house, Bobby Blue Shark. Join us for an adventure filled story time with author, Michelle Aviles.

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms
  • Michelle Aviles
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Sevengill Will's Shark Adventure- The Day was bright and the sun was shinning down through the crystal clear water. On this day a young shark named Sevengill Will was longing to explore, so he swam to his friends house, Bobby Blue Shark. Join us for an adventure filled story time with author, Michelle Aviles.

who'll be here
  • Little Rhythms
  • Michelle Aviles
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 102A

Want to play a new video game, but hate picking up duds? Join Very Awesome Girls PHX as we talk about the games we love, and help you pick the games that are worth your allowance money.

who'll be here
  • ashley Nicole dee
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Emily Cotman
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 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: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Hear wonderful "tails" with Moon Mermaid and have an opportunity for photos after the story!

who'll be here
  • Moon Mermaid
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

An all-female cast of players travels from Coruscant to tell a story of a young Jedi on an important quest. The story changes every time you watch, so come watch the girls of Syndicate Saber Arizona make their debut as The Coruscant Players in their performance of “Once Upon a Galaxy. There will be audience participation. Recommended for ages 5-12.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

An all-female cast of players travels from Coruscant to tell a story of a young Jedi on an important quest. The story changes every time you watch, so come watch the girls of Syndicate Saber Arizona make their debut as The Coruscant Players in their performance of “Once Upon a Galaxy.” There will be audience participation. Recommended for ages 5-12.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona (6 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Younglings ages 8 to 13 are invited to learn the arts of the lightsaber and stand beside a padawan as he faces a council of masters to attain his knighthood. The padawan’s fate will rest in the hands of the younglings as he faces his greatest weakness and darkest fears, leading to a showdown between the padawan, the younglings, and one of the most formidable specters of the Star Wars universe.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona (8 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Younglings ages 8 to 13 are invited to learn the arts of the lightsaber and stand beside a padawan as he faces a council of masters to attain his knighthood. The padawan’s fate will rest in the hands of the younglings as he faces his greatest weakness and darkest fears, leading to a showdown between the padawan, the younglings, and one of the most formidable specters of the Star Wars universe.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona (8 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Come join the Pirates of the DREAD Fleet as we train "cabin monkeys" in ways of piracy! All welcome, as long as you're a kid! Meet the greatest ne'er-do-wells that ever were. Learn how to fight, sing, and live like a pirate!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth/Parents Lounge - West 102C

Padawan Room is open to families with younglings 5 and under.  There is a designated private area for breastfeed moms, a "re-group" area for families with tables and chairs along with a play/reading area for kids.  Children must be supervised at all times.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

What if you fell through a bridge into the realm of Trolls. Misunderstood, you will learn about Trolls and make a mask to take home! Wonderful storytelling and creative activities woven together in this tale by JJ Czep!

who'll be here
  • Jenn Czep
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

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

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

Bad news gumshoes! Carmen Sandiego and her Vile Henchmen are at it again and we need your help to crack the case! Join us at ACME Headquarters as we recreate the classic, geography based, PBS game show at Phoenix Comicon 2015, and compete for a chance to win fabulous prizes! 

Stick around after the game to find out how you can participate in a convention wide scavenger hunt to catch Carmen Sandiego!

Contestants for the game show will be picked 15 minutes prior to start time. Please arrive early for a chance to compete. All in attendance will be welcome to participate in the scavenger hunt.

*Scavenger Hunt will run from Friday at 5:30 PM until Sunday 2:30 PM. All Entries must be placed by 2:30PM on Sunday at Scavenger Hunt Headquarters. This will be a photo scavenger hunt. Make sure you have a fully charged phone or camera as you will need to snap shots of "The Loot", "The Warrant", and "The Crook" Winners will be announced on Sunday at 4:30 PM. Winners must be present to collect prizes.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

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

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Kevin Coulston, artist and illustrator joins other local artists for a drawing contest in the Youth Art Room. Kevin and others from KidsComicClub will offer advice to young artists and judge attendees' work.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Coulston
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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!
 
Location: West 102A

Have you ever walked by a group of people playing a card game or tabletop game, and wanted to join, but you would be the only girl? We know that feeling, and are here to help! Join Very Awesome Girls PHX for the rundown on some of the most popular tabletop and card games.

who'll be here
  • Ashleigh Feiring Feiring
  • ashley Nicole dee
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix (2 panelists)
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!
 
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