Gaming Programming for Comicon 2015

 

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
 

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!

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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
 

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

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Location: West 213B

Tired of the same ole pop up scares in video games? Want a game that really gets under your skin? Venture into video game related Creepypastas about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary.

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  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
Location: North 125

Who do you think would win: Starlord with machine guns for legs or an ocelot that's really really emotional? How about Iron Man that hasn't slept in three days or Godzilla with an endless supply of trampolines? Come see the Del Rey authors battle it out in a game of Superfight.

 

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
 

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

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  • Phoenix Comicon Film Makers
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 213B

Ever have a question for the Five Nights at Freddy's crew? Want to talk about theories? Well, come on down to the Five Nights At Phoenix Comicon panel where we'll have a lovely chat, play games and have a whole lot of fun! We Love to entertain!

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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
 
Location: North 227

The world around you is not what it seems. Join our panel as we discuss the augmented reality of Ingress and conduct interactive demonstrations of gameplay at work in the real world. 

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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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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.

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Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

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A discussion of the current state of LGBTQ identities in mainstream games, including Mass Effect, Dragon Age, The Last of Us and more! A discussion of where we're at and where things are headed in the future.

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Location: North 123

Think you know indie comics and the cast of characters? Come and show your might in this exciting trivia contest!

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Location: North 228

We're back for our 2nd year! Explore the deepest dungeons beyond mountains of books of Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder. There you will find TRUE adventure in the world of INDY RPG's! Come and hear tales of tabletop roleplaying beyond the big two games you know so well. Indy rpg's have some of the most innovative systems out in gaming. In this panel we will showcase the best tabpletop Role Playing games that the Indy market has to offer.

who'll be here
  • Jim Miller
 
Location: North 228

You meet a group of travelers at the tavern in town, on the edge of the woods, in a land of great magic and adventure. The travelers are weary, having traveled from lands as distant as Austin, Texas. But they are no-less prepared for glory and honor! They are also the hosts and producers of PBS Digital Studios’ YouTube Shows! Join DM Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel and fellow PBS Digital Studios hosts Joe Hanson (It’s Okay to be Smart) and Jamin Warren (PBS Game/Show) on a quest to vanquish a knowledge-hating evil entity. As our intrepid party makes their way around town and into the murky depths of some enchanted Realm Which Has Been Forgotten, the audience will be invited to participate as townspeople, nosey kobols and other question-asking NPCs. There may or may not be funny hats involved.

who'll be here
  • Jamin Warren
  • Joe Hanson
  • Mike Rugnetta
 
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.

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Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 122
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 226

With E3 around the corner, get the latest on what games will be coming out in the next year and beyond as well as the latest on the Playstation 4 and the new Xbox console with Gareth Von Kallenbach of Skewed and Reviewed. Gareth has worked in the gaming industry and has covered the latest in games, industry news, and tech for over two decades. This is a lively panel with images, video, and Q&A as well as the SWAG table and you will not want to miss this.

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

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  • Umbrella Corp AZ Hive
 

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: 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
  • Blythe Feiring
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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