Film and TV Programming for Comicon 2015

 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Step into the TARDIS with the Doctor and party with the Timelords at the Gallifrey Geek Prom! This event supports Kids Need to Read in their mission to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children.

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $15
 

Besides the daleks, perhaps no villain is as iconic to Doctor Who as the Master. In this panel we look at the many faces of the Master, his plans for universal domination, and just what makes him/her so irresistible as the big bad in Doctor Who.

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As any fan knows, The Doctor has had his share of heartbreaking goodbyes during his 13 lives. Join our panel of Whovians as we discuss the most memorable of these farewells and how they impacted the mad man with a box.

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Allons-y! Come and join us in a fantastic discussion of 12 of the Doctor’s best stories, one story for each Doctor. Reverse the polarity, have a jelly baby, and have a brave heart, you’re not gonna want to miss this. Geronimo!

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Every beloved series has at least a few be-hated episodes, and after 50 years, the Doctor has certainly had his share! This panel will look at some stories that just didn't work at all, and explore the possible reasons why, as well as how they could have been better (even if that does involve throwing the script in the fireplace!)

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

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The film makers behind Aether, a steampunk fantasy motion picture about a group of outcasts banding together to defend their homeland from a power hungry political saboteur, outlander assassins, and a ruthless chancellor obsessed with keeping his floating kingdom sky born, will be having the world premiere of their concept short for their multi-million dollar film: Aether.  The credentials for the film makers on this independent film are the stuff of studios: The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Blade Runner, Demolition Man, even Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.

Come and learn how to develop your own independent epic feature film!

who'll be here
  • Drew Hall
  • Horst Sarubin
  • Kim Bailey
  • Scott Robinson
 

Join Educating [Geeks] for a live podcast covering the FX Network hit American Horror Story: Freak Show

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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 

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A comparative study of six different ancient religions. Join Far From Home's Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, with this exciting game show style panel. It's fun for the whole family!

We will be delving into a comparative study of six different ancient religions and sorting out which God governs what aspect of life. 

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Now that we've seen some of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, what do we think? Love him? Hate him? Still unsure? Come discuss with us all things 12th Doctor.

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Hal C F Astell of Apocalypse Later has presented steampunk film festivals in Phoenix, Tucson and San Diego. Come on down to see an hour's worth of award-winning short steampunk films from around the world and here in Arizona.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
 

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

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

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

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

 

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Location: West 102A

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.

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Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
 

Join professional time travelers Terry and Oliver Holler as they take you BACK through their incredible journey to find one's Density, then inspire you forward into the FUTURE!

who'll be here
  • Oliver Holler
  • Terry Holler
 

Do you know a lot about Horror movies? Think you have what it takes to defeat our Horror Trivia Beast?! Then come up on stage to face off against our beast and other competitors in the most challenging of Horror Movie Trivia. Put on your horror thinking caps, because this is a competition where only the strongest of horror minds will survive! 

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 

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

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Author Craig W. Chenery will present on the rich and genre defining history of British zombie cinema

For additional information on Craig, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 

Everybody LOVES Clara Oswald... and, Everybody HATES Clara Oswald! This panel will look at how the impossible girl became such a polarizing character in the series, the inconsistencies of her development, and speculation into what will become of our lady de souffle!

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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

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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.  This is 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 enthusiast.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Nola Yergen
 
Location: North 121
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Kevin R. Phipps is an assistant director and director, known for Grief (2015), Thicker Than Water (2014) and Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary.  He is also an trained Meisner Acting Coach / Trainer.  Come and learn about directing from an actor's director and learn the differences between directing a narrative or a documentary.

who'll be here
  • Kevin R. Phipps
 

Dive into a discussion about gay actors, interspecies Victorian Lesbian couples, gender swapping villains, a gender-blind space potato, and the unflinching acceptance of diversity in Doctor Who. Come find out and discuss why Doctor Who resonates with people of all kinds and orientations. A fun filled hour of Doctor Who discussion with a rainbow twist.

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

Watched all 8 seasons of the new show, but none of the old? Come learn about the Doctors, the companions, the best episodes, and the worst. A great overview of the past glories of our favorite show!

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

Come and learn about shooting documentary video and photos in the Comicon environment and how to grow your skills to a professional level.  This was a very popular topic last year.

Greg Nosek has worked as a Freelance Documentary Videographer covering Broadcast Journalism, Rock & Roll, and the World of Corporate and Social Events for the last 30 years.

Jim Poulin has successfully nurtured a career spanning 35 years in the field of Editorial, Sports & Concert Photography. Jim Poulin is the Photo Editor for the Phoenix Business Journal is a proud graduate of Arizona State University.

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
  • Jim Poulin
 
Location: North 121

Fan-favorite Transformers artist Livio Ramondelli gives insight on his work for Robots in DisguiseCombiner Wars and other Transformers comics. He’ll answer your questions while simultaneously drawing Optimus Prime!

who'll be here
  • ladywreck
  • Laserbot
  • Vocab Malone
 

Clothing was power in the Tudor court. F.I.R.E. returns this year to show that no court was more richly attired than Henry VIII's. Members of F.I.R.E. will be dressing both Henry VIII. Once his Majesty is fully clothed join us as his final queen, Catherine Parr (our newest member) prepares for the day. If you enjoy period dramas, like Wolf Hall, The Tudors, or The Other Boleyn Girl, you will love the expanded information of our panelists. After the clothing demonstrations are complete the floor will open to questions from the public.

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

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 Comicon staff present this informative guide to experiencing Phoenix Comicon. Learn to make the most of your experience and get the inside track on the secrets and not to be missed events of 2015. Featuring special prizes and giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon staff present this informative guide to experiencing Phoenix Comicon. Learn to make the most of your experience and get the inside track on the secrets and not to be missed events of 2015. Featuring special prizes and giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join Chris Gore (PodCRASH, G4TV's Attack of the Show, Film Threat), along with other performers, who will read aloud YOUR FAN FICTION. Come to the panel prepared with copies of your best work to see actors, comedians and performers bring your story to life on stage. In addition, a celebrity guest will be invited to write a piece of fan fiction based on audience suggestions that will be read live for a spectacular finale

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Hello to all of the Fans, Dorks, Geeks, and Nerds out there in Fanland, and welcome to the world of Fanboy Rant.  On this Podcast we strive to explore different forms of fandom,  Be it from cars to comics, books to Barbies, or Zebras to Zuul, we wanna talk about your fandom.  We wanna show that everyone has the right to let their nerd flag fly and show the love they have for the subjects they're passionate for! So I, your Fanboy (Josh) with my cohost Brian and a rotating cast of friends and special guests, will explore the world of Fanboys! So sit back, have a listen, have some fun, but in the end, "Don't forget to be a fan!"

who'll be here
  • Brian Simonsen
  • Danielle Benjamin
  • Josh Benjamin
 

Before you shoot your movie, before you even start making costumes or sets, you need to develop your project.  Come and learn what it takes from two professionals that has gotten projects, both big and small, off the ground over the last 20 years.  Maybe even learn a little about current projects they have in development.

who'll be here
  • Mark Newbauer
  • Ted Chalmers
 

Join us as we present this year's winners in the Film Festival and the Film Challenge...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Film Makers
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Some people are just there for the loot bags. But most of the people at a film festival are trying to market and sell an independent film. Don’t be just one of the horde.  Come and learn the tricks and skills necessary to navigate the Film Festival waters from the expert and author of Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition: The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers (Chris Gore's Ultimate Flim Festival Survival Guide).

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Starling City or Central City both seem like dangerous places to live in. Days filled with super powers or disasters. Join us to explore the terrors of these cities, their insane vigilante heroes, and their teams that we love so dearly

who'll be here
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Megan Mayer
  • Michael Mahoney
  • Paige Pino
 

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!

who'll be here
  • Sarah Bunch
 

For aspiring writers-turned-producers, explore the creative - and sometimes arduous - process of taking a story from script to screen, including location scouting, casting, and hiring crew. DaVaun Sanders, last year's Phoenix Comicon Short Screenplay Winner won a one-scene shoot donated by Valley director, Kevin R. Phipps, producer, Ruben Angelo, and a variety of skilled crew. Follow DaVaun's journey from creating dynamic characters in a futuristic world to watching the filmmaking process unfold over the course of several months. Plus: Learn ways to bootstrap your own short film production.

who'll be here
  • Cassandra Nicholson
 

Join our panel of Time Ladies as we discuss not only Doctor Who from a female perspective, but what it's like to be a woman in a scifi fandom, that, until very recently, was male dominated.

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

 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

Discover DIY accessories to geek out your own wedding. Comic book heroes, Sci-Fi genre, Japanese, Historical and Pop Culture weddings just to name a few. Featuring Vox Curvy Couture, Mr. Formal Tuxes, K Street Couture, candy bouquets courtesy of Candy Addict and many local Costume Designers.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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Ever notice that the guns in movies and TV never run out of bullets? Come learn some of the real facts about firearms in Books, TV, and Films from Firearm Expert Gary Harper. 

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

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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!
 

Local cultists discuss the work of prophet and horror author H. P. Lovecraft, how the Cthulhu Mythos has influenced countless others in literature, film and video games, as well as the new love for EVERYTHING TENTACLES phenomena. Hosted by the First United Church of Cthulhu, the only Mythos-based religion in Arizona.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Khurt Khave
 

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!
 

You've played the hit Android and IOS app by Ellen Degeneres, now join us at PCC as we play this super fun party game with a comicon twist! Come compete for fabulous prizes and get ready to get creative!

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

Can't tell the difference between an Andorian and a Borg, or a Phaser from a Mek'leth?  Join us as we provide an introduction to one of Science Fiction's most enduring anthologies!

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

The people behind Cult Classics AZ, Phoenix's award winning genre film screening series, discuss what makes a horror film really work, the monster at its core or the final girl or monster hunter out to stop them. Who is really the hero in a horror film? Monster or hunter?

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

Think you know everything about horror? This mind-challenging game has taken traditional Jeopardy and given it a delightful horrific twist.
Come test your trivia skills against other horror fans to become the Horror Jeopardy Champion! Hosted by our very own Dr. Diabolic, this is a game no horror fiend wants to miss!

 

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Novels and Screenplays are two completely different types of writing, but that doesn't mean you can't do both.

For over five years Eric worked for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a documentary film producer and editor, covering Mars Exploration. Getting an up close, behind-the-scenes look at planetary exploration gave him a great inspiration his screenplay that eventually became the novel and audiobook called The Scout.

who'll be here
  • Eric Tozzi
 

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

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You want to work in the entertainment business, but how do you pay the bills between film projects or while you are trying to get your project off the ground?  Learn what it takes to put your skills together and make it as a freelance videographer.  Sports, News, Commercials, Weddings?  They are all options.

Greg Nosek has worked as a Freelance Documentary Videographer covering Broadcast Journalism, Rock & Roll, and the World of Corporate and Social Events for the last 30 years.

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
 

This panel is all about fun and getting a chance to learn skills with getting comfortable with coming up with stuff on the spot and going with it.  In the panel, the panelists teach the audience the guidelines to various improv games and then have the audience join in on the fun.  This is a good time all ages and nerds of all forms.

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
 

How do you feel about ZOMBIES? Often known as simply frightening monsters, stories like In the Flesh show an entirely different side. Zombies can be symbolic of many things, come discuss how they represent marginalization and discrimination in this BBC show, and join us in comparing them to zombies in other stories like The Walking Dead and Warm Bodies!

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Location: West 213B

Join Founder(s) Jay & Marie Yates -As Seen On- Travel Channel, Biography Channel, & ABC along with Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The COPS Crew" & Affiliates from Paranormal Discord as they discuss the hysteria that the general public has at the first sign of a possible haunting that "It's Demonic". COPS Crew will give you an inside look at how they personal determine what is or is not demonic. In addition, dispelling the myths about the demonic and share with the audience their own personal experiences with their encounters with truly demonic forces in the field of paranormal investigations & their personal lives.

who'll be here
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
  • Michael Papp
  • Roy Weedmark
 

This fan panel is a follow up to last year's hit panel, "Gone Too Soon".  But instead of discussing shows taht were cancelled too soon, this year this group of TV junkies will be talking about a selection of modern shows that went downhill fast and weren't cancelled soon enough!  We will discuss what ent wrong, if the show could have been saved, and what the future holds for these franchises.  Shows to be featured in this fan discussion include Heroes, Alias, The X-Files, and Lost, among others.

who'll be here
  • Cody Hertig
  • Eric Downing
  • Hayley Tracy
 

You do know the release of Jurassic World is right around the corner, right? Then be sure to join Educating [Geeks] for a live podcast recording as they cover the film that started it all, Steven Spielberg's 1993 groundbreaking film Jurassic Park! (Humans and Dinos welcome)

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In a race to your heart, which would win: the Tardis, the Impala, or John Watson and his cane?  Come to Last Fandom Standing to explore this deep question and many more, as panelits take turnsrepresenting nominated fandoms and engage in a point/counterpoint discussion.  Attendees will be able to suggest fandoms for debate, provide feedback and ideas, and audience interaction will determine the ultimate winner.  Join us at this totally-not-sarcastic-at-all panel and watch superfans rip fandoms, and each other, apart!

who'll be here
  • Ben Mosey
  • Cody Hertig
  • Eric Downing
  • Hayley Tracy
 

A kickstarter launch party for Jump Ship Productions latest film, The Terminizer. Meet 426, "A Killer Robot Driving Instructor", and Blue Berry Crunch, a floating talking pie. Talk with the creators during the Q&A.

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

Leonard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was best known for playing the role of Spock on Star Trek - but to the fans, we knew him as so much more.  Join us as we pay tribute to Nimoy through an exploration of his work, his life, and his legacy.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Cinnamon Hayes
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A live podcast recording of the Educating Geeks podcast covering season 1 of Xena in celebration of its upcoming 25th anniversary. Come discuss the show with us and help create drinking game rules.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Sara Santiago
 
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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

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

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

For more information on Midnight Studios FX, please visit here

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

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

For more information on Midnight Studios FX, please visit here

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

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Rensing
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 231

Presented by Gareth Von Kallenbach of Skewed and Reviewed, this panel has been a big draw and has drawn capacity crowds so you will want to come early. This is a lively panel that will look at the new Star Wars, Super Hero, Science Fiction, and other films Hollywood is bringing to cinemas in the next 3-4 years. Bring your questions for the Q&A section and make sure you stay for the SWAG.

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

who'll be here
  • Pearl Necklace
 

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

who'll be here
  • Pearl Necklace
 

Production Designers are the visual artists and storytellers, who, in consultation primarily with the director, create and develop the overall look, atmosphere and emotion that move the story in any film or television project.  Learn about and discuss production design with the person, Kim Bailey, behind the design work of Blade Runner, Mission To Mars and the upcoming movie, Aether.

who'll be here
  • Kim Bailey
 

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

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 

Every day, history is made- whether it's the Rum Rebellion on January 26th, the birth of Nandor Fodor on May 13th, or the death of J.R.R. Tolkien on September 2nd, history happens every day.  And every day, comedians are painstakingly combing the headlines for new joke fodder.  With "This Day in History," comedians are challenged to write entirely new material about the past events of the date of the performance and bring their totally fresh, unrehearsed ideas to the stage!

who'll be here
  • Jamie Sanderson
  • Jeff Turbitt
  • Matt Storrs
  • Steve Mandel
  • Steve Marek
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

AETHER: PROLOGUE (2015)

Considered a 2nd class citizen by the Skyborne, Wil Laran embarks on a journey to define his destiny or meet his demise in this steampunk inspired science fiction film.  This is a preview of the epic, Steampunk feature Aether.

CONVERGENCE (2015)

Detective Ben Walls finds himself in a modern day Dante world, passing back and forth between the present and the future. Surrounded by the residents seeking redemption, Ben is left with the task to find a way out.

who'll be here
  • Drew Hall
  • Horst Sarubin
  • Scott Robinson
 

Michael MacLean has written five films for the legendary Roger Corman, including Sharktopus, and Piranhaconda, and is currently working with Lady Death creator Brian Pulido on a comic book project. An Arizona local, Mike was born, raised, and still works in Tempe.  If you want a few screenwriting tips or some behind the scenes Sharktopus gossip, now's your chance.

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  • Mike MacLean
 

Here's a career path that most photographers didn't know existed: Set Photographer.  Put your skills and your eye to good use capturing behind the scenes, production stills, and shots for use in marketing design.  There's a wealth to do and know.

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  • Shannon Dia
 

Join Educating [Geeks] as they cover the controversial 2nd Season of the FOX Network hit Sleepy Hollow

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Cast and crew of the web series Space Rangers talk and field questions regarding the show.

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  • Amanda Lee
  • Amber Nichols
  • David Stipes
  • Douglas Monce
 
Location: North 231
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Like MST3K or Rifftrax? Want to see some classic Doctor Who get a comedy overhaul? Spoof N Cinema: Doctor Who is for you! Watch 1978’s the Power of Kroll with an entirely new, hilarious sound track created LIVE by National Comedy Theatre’s improv comics as you watch!

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Gene Roddenberry was a humanist who believed that we had a capacity to grow into the culture that Star Trek idealized.  Join us as we screen a video of the best humanist moments from all 5 series and talk about how Star Trek strived to apply humanist principles to the adventures of our favorite crews.

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  • David Williams
  • Eileen Johnson
  • Jeff Taylor
 

So... ...what is the crew up to when they're not on the silver or television screen? Join us as we dive into the rich world of comics and books that expand the Star Trek universe!

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  • David Williams
  • Ted House
 

In 2010, a script was commissioned by studio execs that would combine three of the most popular television shows of the day: SHERLOCK, DOCTOR WHO and SUPERNATURAL. The project was abandoned and presumed lost in the desk drawers of Hollywood...until today. An early draft of that script has been found and a talented group of actors have come together to read it aloud for the delight of an audience...which is where you come in. Join us as we perform the project that was never meant to be.
 

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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.

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  • Sarah Zorman
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.

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  • Sarah Zorman
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

50 years ago, Gene Roddenberry and Desilu Studios made "The Cage", the first pilot for 'Star Trek' - and for the first time in history, NBC rejected the pilot, but gave them the green light to try again. Join us as we discuss the making of 'The Cage'

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

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While originally a "family show," Doctor Who has often had its dark side and dark themes. Our panelists will examine the darkness in Doctor Who's storytelling that's been there from the very beginning and continues all the way to today.

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

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Check out the Top 10 Films from this year's challenge! Every film was made for Phoenix Comicon. Each team was given a piece of classical music and they were told to use obscure Star Wars merchandise as a prop.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Winter is Coming to Phoenix Comicon. Don't miss our Game Of Thrones Party benefiting Kids Need to Read in their mission to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children.

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  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $20
 

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

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Is it a mistake? What happened to so and so? Is that a plot hole so large you could drive a bus through it? Continuity? Bah! We discuss all those and more in this panel devoted to the what about and could have beens..

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Location: North 226

Let's say Bye, Bye Lil Sebastian to one of the greatest comedies on TV. Join in for a good old fashioned Town Hall Meeting discussing the people of Pawnee and their influence on/from pop culture, and any other Pawnee issues you want to bring up.

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  • Luz Navarro
 

This year, we lost a titan of Sci-Fi when Leonard Nimoy passed away.  Join us as we take a look at his life, his work, and his legacy.

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  • Angela Kabasan
 

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

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A Spirited look at the unsung art of Sound Effects in Doctor Who and other classic sci-fi series, including Star Trek, Jurrasic Park and classic TV shows.

who'll be here
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • Josh Benjamin
 

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
 

Are you ready to take the plunge and start watching Doctor Who but think 50+ years of continuity is a bit daunting? Come listen to our panelists discuss which stories of Doctor Who make the best introduction to the series.

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

 

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Location: North 122

PHXCC’s very first MOTU panel! Have a blast discussing the toys, cartoons, comics, the subscription service and if we feel real crazy – the movie.

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  • Casey Goslin AZ Collectors Marketplace
  • DJ Blayze
  • DJ Eye Que
  • Vocab Malone
 
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