science fiction Programming
 
Location: North 121bc

Considering it has been named the "Longest Running Science Fiction Television Program", Doctor Who has a multitude of fascinating stories to choose from. Join our Whovian Experts as we discuss The Top 10 Must See Doctor Who Stories!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
All Men Must Die
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 124a

All men must die and all debts will be paid. Declare your house and join Educating [Geeks] & Geek News Network as they discuss the much loved HBO series Game of Thrones. The series has it all — Dragons, Zombies, Magic, etc. Come ready to share your thoughts and your drinking game rules for the series.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Ask SuperWhoLock
Day and time: TBA

It's back and even better than before! Wondering how Sherlock would deal with Lucifer himself? Or what Jack Harkness thinks of Castiel? Ask SuperWhoLock returns with your chance to grill your favorite hit TV show characters!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Astronomy of Middle Earth
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tolkien's characters lived in a world that shared our stars, but Middle Earth has its own constellations and lore. These inflatable planetarium shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3:00, but come at 2:45 to grab your ticket and reserve a spot.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Barry Bard @ The Movies
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122ab

Barry Bard's At The Movies - This always popular panel let's you get a sneak peak at upcoming genre films. After the trailers, a raffle for free movie promotional material will be held. Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society). 

who'll be here
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
  • Richard Bolinski
 
Be a Predator
Day and time: TBA

"The Desert Destroyers, Az Predator Clan" have been around for several years & have been steadily picking up new Hunters every year. We've appeared at Cons and events around AZ and will be presenting build techniques, animatronics, sculpting and casting tips as well as how to build “on the cheap”.

Presenters include Kurt Colin who is a “basher” and specializes in budget building. Shawn Lindemood who is a sculptor, caster and animatronics builder. Caitlin Fluck who is a budget builder and does foam construction. Tim Vandenover, builder, hunter, collaborator and all around good guy. Mike Arvizu, Madalorian Merc, builder and collaborator. Glendon Taylor, support specialist, archivist and collaborator.

who'll be here
  • Kurt Colin
 
Best of Doctor Who
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

Come sit in during this exciting panel as our Whovian experts discuss the best of our favorite British Sci-Fi TV Show! Catagories include: Best Companion, Best Serial/Story, Best Alien, Best Doctor, Scariest moment, Best Villain, and more!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124b

You love the movies but did you know there is a whole expanded universe that is waiting to be discovered through the avenue of books, comics, and games? This panel will explore what is in the Expanded Universe, how it all fits together.

who'll be here
  • Amber Hunt
  • Bryan Squires
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Dustin Diehl
 

Join the bloody best in Horror Screenwriting. Hear their stories and secrets for creating horror greatness such as Friday the 13th Part 9 (Dean Lorey), Sharktopus (Mike MacLean) & Exit to Hell (Robert Conway). This will be a panel to die for!

who'll be here
  • Mike MacLean
  • Robert Conway
 
Brain Eating Contest
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

All zombies are welcome to this brain eating feast. Multiple age groups will compete against each other to eat their way out of the ground earning the right to eat brains. Zombies, worms, brains, prizes and fun!!

who'll be here
  • Shaun Hayes
 
Location: North 121bc

We Look at the life of Nicholas Courtney and his famous alter ego Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart and see just how extraordinary they both were in Doctor Who's 50 year History.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Charlie Ross One Man Star Wars
Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: grand ballroom

Charlie Ross performs his world renown One Man Star Wars show live.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Charlie Ross One Man Star Wars
Saturday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: grand ballroom

An encore presentation of Charlie Ross's world renown One Man Star Wars show live.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Corpsing for Dummies
Sunday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Need a convincing corpse for you next cosplaying or movie project but have a next to nothing budget and hardly any time to make it? We will show a step by step demo on how to turn a cheap Halloween skeleton into a thing of terror!

who'll be here
  • Natalia Lopez
 
Cosplay Fashion Show
Day and time: TBA
Come see the Cosplayers from all walks of life showcase their talent and creativity at the Cosplay Fashion Show.
 
Interested in modeling and showing off your unique take on your favorite character, contact kelley.lester@phoenixcomicon.com with the subject "fashion show".
who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Cosplay For All Sizes
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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 clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you'll have a grand time

who'll be here
  • Bo Eleftheriou
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
 
Cosplay for Intermediates
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

So do you think that you have what it takes to be an Intermediate? Well stop on in. Figure out the do's & dont's and get some helpful hints on when & where to show off your skills, and make things just right! Stop on in, cosplay friends and family, no judging, just fun!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Cosplay Horror Stories
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn from our pain. A panel of experienced Cosplayers tell you about their hard lessons learned from wearing a costume at a con. We will talk about the considerations beyond wearing the costume. Where do you put your phone? How to stay hydrated? How are you going to get to the bathroom? How to eat in your costume? What’s a Handler? Many of these untold mysteries will be revealed and discussed. Featuring Lady Ember Brennan Sparks, Commander Holly, and Steampunk Boba Fett!

who'll be here
  • John Strangeway
  • Kay Townsend
 

Are you just starting out, not sure where to start or even who to cosplay as? Come learn from our group; some members have been cosplaying for years & some are just starting out, like you! Fun & excitement, ending with a mini game with a prize!

who'll be here
  • Devin Sauceda
  • Gabrielle Miranda
  • Kaitlyn Sauceda
  • Mishell Roatch
 

Starting off in such a heavy-hitting cosplay world can be intimidating, but there's plenty of help! Anabel Martinez, a cosplay event coordinator and founder of Men vs Cosplay, has worked with cosplayers ranging from novice to experts for a variety of events and can help you whether you're just starting out, or want to get your cosplay out into the world.

who'll be here
  • Anabel Martinez
 
Costume Armor Weathering Techniques
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Allen Amis as he shares some of his coveted armor painting and weathering techniques in a live demonstration. Get the tips and tricks necessary to bring your armored cosplay to the next level- adding rust, battle damage, scorch marks, & more!

Allen Amis is an award winning and full-time costume builder.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
 

Take a look into the creation process of a costume, beginning with the actual concept (drawing) and then turning it into reality. Learn tips and tricks from Ivy Doomkitty on various materials that can be used to achieve your vision, as well as learn about modifications that can be made so that your 2D concept can translate well into the real world. Costuming samples will be on display (Notepad and pen recommended)

who'll be here
 

Unleash your imagination & learn to make professional quality masks in this interactive panel! Artists will demonstrate various mask-making techniques & teach you how to make personalized masks for your own costume using plaster bandage & paper clay.

The panel will be led by local artist legend Zarco Guerrero, who has devoted the last 30 years of his life to creating masks for theater, performance, and cultural displays. Zarco’s work has been featured during Phoenix Suns halftime events and cultural festivals for Japanese Matsuri Festival and Día de los Muertos, as well as an hour-long PBS documentary on his work, titled The Mask of El Zarco. He will be joined on stage by members of the Flow Ninjas: a group of parkour-enthusiasts-turned-cosplayers who regularly study mask-making under Zarco and perform at various cultural events and costume conventions.

who'll be here
  • Zarco Guerrero
 
Creating the Jurassic Park T-Rex
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Come meet the key sculptor of the T-Rex in the Jurassic Park film! Get a behind the scenes look at its creation from the very first clay prototype to the building & filming of the life-size animatronic T-Rex.

Visit: www.trcicstudio.com

who'll be here
  • Michael Trcic
 
Dalek Construction
Day and time: TBA

You've seen Rel the Dalek all over Phoenix Comicon, now come see what it took to build her from the bottom up.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 121bc

A fun filled hour of Doctor Who discussion with a rainbow twist. From openly gay actors who have appeared in the Davies era, to interspecies lesbian sidekicks during Moffat's reign, Doctor Who has Inclusive themes and characters for fans of all orientations. Join us as we look at why the show resonates so well with LGBT fans within the fandom.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Doctor Who Astronomy
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am

With the Doctor's travels spreading far and wide across the universe, he was bound to visit some notable star systems on the way! The TARDIS planetarium departs every 20 minutes starting at 10:30, but come at 10:15 to grab your ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Location: North 121bc

A Look at the Monsters of Doctor Who. The Best and Brightest and the not so bright (Myrka anyone). What makes a Doctor Who Monster special and what can we do to redeem it. Not your usual list.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Doctor Who on a Dime
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

So you want to be the Doctor, a companion, a villain, or the TARDIS? Maybe you just realized that the wardrobe closet on the TARDIS is bigger on the inside but your wallet isn't. Come sit in with our Whovian experts as we discuss Doctor Who Cosplay for the frugal whovian.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Doctor Who: Party Like A Time Lord
Friday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Valley of the Sun

Doctor Who: Party Like A Time Lord. Details coming soon.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 121bc

When Doctor Who went on "hiatus" in 1989, people questioned whether it would ever return. In 1996, due to a partnership with Fox, The BBC was finally able to continue the story of the Doctor with a made for TV film that aired in both Britain and The US. Unfortunatley, this production proved to be unsuccessful. Join our experts as we discuss the events leading up to, and the aftermath of this failure.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Duct/Duck Tape Costume Contest
Thursday, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

You've heard of the Duck Tape prom dress competition- now there's a pop culture version! You've watched the Mythbusters make a boat with duck tape, armor should be cinch. Let your creative juices fly ... then cover them in tape!

(Oh, you haven't heard of it? You can check it out at the Duck Brand website)

To get you started, here's some tutorials and inspiration (Note- your costume need not be 100% tape, you can cover fabric or cardboard with tape. Please make it MOSTLY duct tape, though!)

Get ideas on making tape clothing at Wikiehow's Make A Duct Tape Dress tutorial

Check out an article on this lovely Firefly couple at Costume Craze

Ohh look, a Princess Leia! She made it a mini-dress, but it's adorable.

Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!

A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.

(and then, after reading that, you'll think "Yeah, but how do I make one of those sweet Musketeer hats? Me too! Here ya go... )

Plus, the biggest question of all answered by Mental Floss: Is it Duck Tape or Duct Tape?

Titles awarded will include:
Most Amazing
Most Beautiful
Most Humorous
Most Applause (Audience Favorite)
And maybe more....

To pre-register (even if you're not sure you'll be done in time) email Shirley.Runyon@PhoenixComicon.com. Include your name, contact phone number, and what your costume is. WIP (work-in-progress pics welcome!)

who'll be here
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Shirley Runyon
 
Location: North 124b

Want to find all about Episode VII in one place without a lot of internet crawling? Join us in this panel as our researchers share all known information about the upcoming Star Wars film all in one place! No credits required!

who'll be here
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Trevor Campbell
 
Location: North 125ab

Join us as we explore the magical beasts of the wickedly captivating world of Harry Potter! We'll be discussing the upcoming film as well as some of our favorite creatures from the book!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 125ab

In this panel we discuss the murderous intent of 2 of our favorite content providers, Disney and Squaresoft. Through the years many young heroes have come from these 2 great houses of creativity, and many more of their parents are now rotting in the ground.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Flawless Zombie Make Up
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Fringe Science
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 124a

In some ways, Fringe was prophetic. In others, it was a bit silly. But over-all, it had a lot to say about both the fringes of science, and the ethical questions we face as the human race advances.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Future Sounds
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 124a
The Science of Sound
History of the Toolbox
Composing for film, television and interactive media
Sound Design for Interactive Media
The Audio Iron Chef: Recipes for Common Sci-Fi Sounds
Question and Answer Period
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Gallifrey Falls No More
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

In the wake of the 50th anniversary special's revelation about the fate of the Time Lords, the whole landscape of modern Who has changed. Join us as we speculate and discuss what this means for the Doctor and the series, retrospectively and going forward.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Geek Weddings on a Budget
Thursday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

A panel of experts talk about their own Geek weddings while doling out advice on saving money here and there, as well as where to splurge.

who'll be here
  • Annette Gail Anderson
  • Kelley Lester
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 
GOJIRA VS GODZILLA
Sunday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 125ab

Who does it better when it comes to bringing the world's favorite city smashing leviathan to the screen? An in-depth look at the classic Japanese films, and their American counterparts, including the 1998 Emmerich and Devlin film, both animated series, and of course Legendary's newest version.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Harry Potter and the Panel of Fandom
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 125ab

Back and better than before, this discussion panel will delve into memories, the future of the Harry Potter fandom, and even debate the houses of Hogwarts as well as revisit our best from last year. All witches, wizards, and muggles are welcome to join.

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

How do we get people thinking more creatively and optimistically about the future? Start with a story. Project Hieroglyph teams up scientists and science fiction authors to rekindle grand technological ambitions through the power of storytelling.

who'll be here
 

Imagine a world where few could read or write. How would you know if the armor-clad warrior approaching is friend or foe? In popular shows like Game of Thrones and The Tudors, plus games like Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft, symbols are used to represent different factions. The use of symbols isn't limited to historical/fantasy, though. In comics such as Superman and Batman, symbols are used to represent the heroes, and sometimes the villans. In this panel we'll give a brief explanation of what heraldry is and how it's used in today's pop culture.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
HOW MANY GODZILLAE ARE THERE, ANYWAY????
Saturday, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: North 125ab

So, can there be, like Highlander, only one, or did an entire colony of gojirasaurs survive the mass saurian extinction 65 million years ago (thanks, Adric!)? An analysis of Godzilla's ever changing look and attitude over the last 60 years.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124b

You have all heard the stories about the original models that were used in Star Wars - but how were they constructed? Join Industry Professional Fon Davis as he explains the art of Fabrication Techniques & how they were used in the movies.

who'll be here
  • Fon Davis
 

No matter what your budget is, you can add lighting. We cover the spectrum from inexpensive off-the-shelf lights to custom-built microprocessor-controlled programmable LEDs.  It’s not just adding lights, it’s using them the make your costume come alive! Whether you are going for an organic or industrial look, adding the right illumination will take your costume to the next level.  I will show you the lights I’ve used, how I used them, and where to get them.

who'll be here
  • Jeff McDaniel
 
How to be Successful on YouTube
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

A surprising yet rapidly growing career field is the YouTube™ community. How do you make money on YouTube? How can you even become noticed on YouTube? MrCreepyPasta and CreepyRainbowPasta explain how to start, build and maintain your brand.

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 
How to Build a Droid!
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 124b

You have seen them at conventions, on the internet and TV! Join us to see the process on how you can build your own R2 Astromech droid.

who'll be here
  • David Littleton
  • Jeff Hill
  • Joel Cranson
  • Robert Mcilroy
  • Tom King
 
Location: North 121bc

Join our panel of experts in a interactive discussion about why we love Doctor Who and what got us to be fans and what keeps us as fans.

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

Cosplay is fun but it can be expensive when you’re starting out! Luckily, it doesn't have to be. Come learn to express yourself without maxing your AmEx. You too can bring your favorite characters to life! Whether you want to make your own outfits & props or purchase them, join Broken Doll Cosplay for a fantastical hour of cosplay madness!

who'll be here
  • Jennifer Capodiferro
 
Icky Science
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Illusion: The Art of Cross-play
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Found a character you want to cosplay, but it's the opposite of the gender you actually are? While "gender-bent" costumes are fun, what if you'd rather be accurate? Join professional Male Illusionist Anson Reign & guests for clues, tips, and a Q&A.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

You’ve got your costume down, your wig is fabulous, & you think you’ve done a great job. But can you go the extra mile and stay in-character as we throw you into wild situations? What is Batman’s drink order at Starbucks? How would Naruto react on a blind date with Deadpool? Join Priapella Corp as we test your skills.

who'll be here
  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 
Location: North 124b

Ever wonder how were all those epic space battles were done in Star Wars or how they were able to do so a minature scale? Join Industry Professional Fon Davis as he breaks down on the photography and CG FX work on the Star Wars films. 

who'll be here
  • Fon Davis
 
Location: North 121bc

A look at the origins of Doctor Who, the impact of the classic stories, and how it changed science fiction.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Jedipardy!
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 124b

Join Star Wars fans to test their knowledge & find out who the Grand Masters of Star Wars! Can you name a species, quote or determine who is missing from a picture? Test your Jedi knowledge and enjoy somes laughs & cool prizes! 

who'll be here
  • James Lister
  • Max Gendreau
  • Yaicha Gendreau
 
Large Weapons: Looks Can Be Deceiving
Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

How to build large props without breaking your budget or your back. We will show you how to build props that are larger than life, but weigh next to nothing, for an all day con.

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 

Leather bracers are a key part of many cosplay styles and genres. Come join House Lionheart and learn hands on how to make a pair of bracers as well as decorate them. All supplies will be provided and the cost per pair is $35. If you have specific decor in mind, feel free to bring it along and the crafting experts will help your add your ideas to your personalized project.

who'll be here
  • Brittanee Northrop
  • Joshiwa Winters
  • Miranda Indorf
  • Tara Johnson
 
Make it Real
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 125ab

Taking your character from in your head to in this room.Ever wonder what your favorite character would look like or sound like?
And just what Were they doing during those years before and between play sessions? In this magic room we have a sketch artist, a vocal chamelian and a character development specialist. Together this team will help manifest your character like never before.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Maker Room
Day and time: TBA
Location: arcadia

More information coming soon...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Maker Room
Day and time: TBA

More information coming soon...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Maker Room
Day and time: TBA

More information coming soon...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Want to take your cosplay to the next level? Join Broken Doll Cosplay to learn the art of creating and applying makeup looks to transform you into your character! We will answer all of your questions, along with giving you useful tips and tricks. Feel free to bring makeup if you are interested in your desired look becoming a live demo!

who'll be here
  • Jennifer Capodiferro
 

Get the run-down on translating video game screenshots & concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of accessible armor and costume-building techniques. Open QA at the end of the discussion, so you can get extra help to be ready for your next convention! Brought to you by Award-winning cosplayers from the "Men vs Cosplay" project.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
 
Mandalorian Mercs
Friday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mandalorian Mercs

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Mara Jade - The REAL Warrior Woman
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 124b

Mara Jade is the definitive Warriror Woman who not only knew how to take out soliders & Jedi - she even MARRIED her Archenemy!. Join us as we explore her story & the history of our magenta lightsaber wielding warrior. 

who'll be here
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Dustin Diehl
 
Meet The Browncoats
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 124a

Firefly was canceled but the fans weren’t! Groups all over the world actively meet, hold charity events, and even produce full length films. Come find out what makes a Browncoat and how you can become part of this great community.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Meet the Endless
Friday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: North 125ab

The Endless are a local social organization that puts on theme parties and fun events.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
More Than Meets The Eye
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 124a

There's more to the multiverse of Transformers than the inane Bay movies. Let us guide you through the many universes beyond good, beyond evil, beyond your wildest imagination.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Mos Eisley Pub Quiz!
Friday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 124b

Think you got the knowledge of an entire galaxy in your head? Can you the difference between Duros and a Rodian? Come join us for a pint as we put your Star Wars knowledge to the test for a chance to win it all! 

who'll be here
  • Brad Walling
  • Todd Filek
 
Mythical Creatures 101
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Exploring the mythology of western civilization, a panel of fantasy and zoological enthusiasts will discuss the origins and significance of popular mythical creatures. Audience is encouraged to bring their questions!

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Kirsten Schulte
  • Sarah Ferguson
 
Mythical Creatures 102
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am

A panel of fantasy and zoological enthusiasts will discuss the origins and importance of creatures found in eastern mythology (e.g. Indian, Japanese, and Chinese cultures) as well as delve into American Indian and present day American folklore.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Ashley Oberholtzer
  • Jacqueline Chikos
 
Nerd Noms
Friday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 124a

Have you ever wondered what some of the food from your favorite Sci - Fi and fantasy worlds would taste like IRL? Returning to Phoenix Comicon for the second time are Jen and Matt, showing you a few simple, exciting and delicious recipes. Through unscripted video hijinks, watch her prepare these dishes and then grab a recipe card to try them out at home!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124a

Giant Robots! Giants Monsters! Why Pacific Rim is literally the greatest scifi blockbuster to come out of the theaters in years.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Parasol Painting Make & Take Workshop
Thursday, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Hand-paint your own paper parasol! Parasol, paints and brushes, glue and glitter will be provided. Have fun and let your imagination run wild. Kit is $25; send payment through Paypal to Rkcarter@cox.net

who'll be here
  • Rebecca Carter
 
PC Horror Gaming
Friday, 10:30pm - 11:30pm

Are you ready to turn off the lights and experience horror? Are you aching to watch other people jump out of their seat while playing horror games? Well then you've come to the right place. Come on down and experience indie horror games in our PC Horror Gaming panel. From SCP: Containment Breach to Slenderman, we have it all. Our brave panelists will take on Jeff the Killer and more. Don't forget the blankets and plushies, for they may be your only chance of surviving one terrifying hour.

who'll be here
  • adrianna cota
  • David Leal
  • Montana Graham
 
Location: North 125ab
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Pop Culture Astronomy
Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

What do My Little Pony, X-Men, The Simpsons, Power Rangers, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Transformers and Halo all have in common? Astronomy! Inflatable planetarium shows run every 20 minutes starting at 4:30, but come at 4:15 to grab your ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Location: North 124b

This little droid is the fan favorite but why is he so valuable to the Star Wars characters? Get to know R2 better and the fascinating history of this character from before the movies to well after. 

who'll be here
  • Brian Helm
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Michael Dohrmann
 
Rebel Legion
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Rebel Legion

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Critically acclaimed author & TV host Craig W. Chenery will provide an in depth look at the various remakes and unofficial sequels of George A Romero's original zombie trilogy - Night, Dawn & Day of the Dead. Visit: www.craigwchenery.com

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Return to the Awesomely Awful '80s
Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 125ab

What's your guilty pleasure from the world of the 1980s? Back by popular demand after last year's Comicon, your panelists will present video clips from awesomely awful TV series, films and animated shows, then discuss why we love them anyway.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Sci-Fi Speed Dating
Day and time: TBA
Location: Ahwatukee

Sci-Fi Speed Dating. Details coming soon..

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Sci-Fi Speed Dating
Day and time: TBA
Location: Ahwatukee

Sci-Fi Speed Dating. Details coming soon...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Sci-Fi Speed Dating
Day and time: TBA
Location: Ahwatukee

Sci-Fi Speed Dating. Details coming soon..

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Sci-Fi Speed Dating
Day and time: TBA
Location: Ahwatukee

Sci-Fi Speed Dating. Details coming soon...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Sci-Fi Speed Dating
Day and time: TBA
Location: Ahwatukee

Sci-Fi Speed Dating. Details coming soon...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Sci-Fi Speed Dating
Day and time: TBA
Location: Ahwatukee

Sci-Fi Speed Dating. Details coming soon...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Ahwatukee

Sci-Fi Speed Dating (LGBT). Details coming soon...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
SCORE!: The Movie Soundtrack Panel
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 124a

Attention movie score lovers–this is your panel! This interactive, engaging discussion will hit all your favorite film scores – from SciFi to Fantasy to Superheros! We’ll cover the greats, the up-and-comers – and the scores you can’t wait to hear. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Sew ...You Want To Join The Empire?
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Check out the “softer” side of Imperial costuming: discuss what the baddies wear besides armor. From Fett’s battle-worn flight suit to the imposing cowl of the Emperor to the sandblasted Tusken wrappings, learn about sewing yourself to the Dark Side.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Historical inspirations for the costuming in such shows as The Tudors, The Borgias and Rome!  Local re-enactors will present historically accurate costumes from all parts of history, from the Romans to the Renaissance. You can vote for your favorite costume and check them out up close!

If you have anu questions, please contact jo.stomel@phoenixcomicon.com.

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 

Come and listen in on a panel led by Ivy Doomkitty, covering topics such as body image,skin color, age, and more. We will discuss how to push past boundaries that others try to place against you.  After all, cosplay is for everyone. It is not limited to one demographic. Q&A to follow

who'll be here
 
So You Want to be a Jedi?
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 124b

Who better to explain the ways of the Force than a Jedi Master? Come join us as we have a member of the Jedi Order explain the meanings and philosophies behind the Force and how its place in the universe. 

who'll be here
  • Brian Helm
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Gina Neely
  • Michael Dohrmann
  • Michael Whyman
 
So You Want to be a Sith Apprentice?
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 124b

Remember the Dating Game of the 1960s fame? Join us as we match our eligible Sith Lords to worthy apprentices! See Dark Side Dreams come true as Sith Lords question a would-be apprentice & demonstrate their skills live before a CAPTIVE audience! 

who'll be here
  • Art Lee
  • Christopher De Herrera
  • Kirk Kading
  • Todd Filek
 
Location: North 124b

Spoof & Cinema like you've never seen it! This will feature no holds barred comedy as the hilarious cast of NCT creates new dialogue & sound FX LIVE in front of your very eyes!

who'll be here
  • Andi Oliver
  • Andrew Melnik
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Becca Thornton
  • Francis Zagarrigo
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 
Spoof & Cinema Mash Up: DROIDS!
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 124b

Join the NCT as they tackle the weird stories of R2D2 & C3P0 in their animated cartoon. Weird humor & new dialogue provided! 

who'll be here
  • Andrew Melnik
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Becca Thornton
  • Ellen Lopercio
  • Jordan Collier
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 
Spoof & Cinema Mash Up: EWOKS!
Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 124b

Join the NCT as they add their own mixture of humor to bad plots, cheesey acting and crude SFX to Star Wars Universe's Ewoks!

who'll be here
  • Andrew Melnik
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Becca Thornton
  • Ellen Lopercio
  • Jordan Collier
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 
Location: North 125ab

Join Educating [Geeks] in an interactive discussion of the hottest hotty mchottertons found in scifi/fantasy film & television today. We will share, discuss & squee over their favorite hotties. If you are an admirer of the male physique, join in and vote on who will be the THE hottest hotty of 2014.

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

The Federation and beyond. The uniforms and civilian wear from TOS (The Original Series) to the Abrams-verse. How does/did the fashions of the time influence the fashions of the Federation.

who'll be here
  • Dr. David Williams
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 

Simple ways to use make-up to transform yourself into your favorite alien. Includes discussion of various makeups and things to be aware of as you use them.

who'll be here
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 

How to apply your make-up and/or prosthetic so that it looks real (or as real as possible), doesn't fall off in the middle of a photo session, etc. Blending, shading, & basics on using prosthetics and hair to give your alien a more realistic touch.

who'll be here
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 
Location: North 124b

Everyone knows Padme and Leia - but there are other female characters with conviction & strength to put the men in their place! Join us as we break down such epic female characters like Mara Jade, Tahira Vela, Jaina Solo, Mon Mothma and others!

who'll be here
  • Amber Hunt
  • Angela Mercado
  • Cindy Laing
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Elly Snyder
 
Location: North 124b

This is the FINAL debate to see which is the ULTIMATE SPACE SAGA! . Star Wars and Star Trek fans debate against each other to finally decide who is #1. 2012 Saw a Star Wars Victory. 2013 was the Year of the Trek. Come support your side for 2014!

who'll be here
  • Christopher De Herrera
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Trevor Campbell
 

Creating a successful Steampunk costume can be achieved by creative character development. Learn how iconic costume pieces can convey the desired intent of your character for maximum impact. $5 workshop, Limit 25

For payment, paypal: Cstarr888@hotmail.com

who'll be here
  • Diana Given
 
Steampunk Costuming
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Ever wonder how those amazing Steampunk costumes are created? Learn about Steampunk costuming from the experts. With years of experience creating their own outfits, they are here to help you with questions and tips that can make your gear look amazing!

who'll be here
  • Ben Brose
  • Diana Given
  • Jocelynne Weathers
  • John Strangeway
 

Steampunk costumes can be created on any budget. Join this experienced panel to learn how to make your money stretch!

who'll be here
  • Jocelynne Weathers
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Justin Hackert
  • Kay Townsend
 
Stormtroopers: 'Armor' Accurate
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Want to be a stormtrooper but don’t know how? Come learn what it takes to make your own Stormtrooper and Clone Trooper armor, and how to make it more accurate to the screen versions. No hokey religions and ancient weapons here!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Super 8
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124a

We'll take some time to discuss that angels can be awful, demons can be fantastic, and sometimes they can even be allies. Sometimes, perhaps even most times, there is no black or white, and it's all just a murky gray. Brief Q&A session, at the end.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Supernatural Q&A
Saturday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: North 124a

Saving people, hunting thing- the family business! Join Team Free Will and more as we give you our hunters guide to saving the world. Play games with the characters to win prizes, join the Q&A, and more. Watch out for spoilers!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124a

Where do YOUR loyalties lie? Who has EARNED the right to rule the underworld? Do you stand in Lucifer's camp, despite his being locked away? Do you just plain love Crowley? OR, has Abbadon won your heart? Join us as we discuss, and vote, for who we believe deserves to sit on the throne!

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

Writer of Syfy hit movies Sharktopus & Dinocroc vs. Supergator tells what it's like working with the legendary Roger Corman and formulas for creating a monster flick! Win monster prizes & watch a creature feature kill reel!

Visit: www.mikemaclean.net

who'll be here
  • Mike MacLean
 

Ever wondered what it would look like if you took the teasing talents of a burlesque dancer and twist them up with the fantastical world of geekdom?  Well, you can see it live at Talk Nerdy to Me: A Byte of Burlesque! Come see the talents of performers from Phoenix burlesque troupe BurlEscapades, vaudeville ensemble Romantasy Cabaret as well as a bevy of exceptional solo artists.  All of these ladies and gents will be taunting, teasing, and titillating you with their renditions of fan favorites, from comic book heroes and villains to cult classics. 

Due to the nature of the show this is an 18+ event and ID will be required at the door, but all ages are welcome to take pictures with the dancers after the show!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Tea Dueling
Sunday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Tea Dueling is the art of gracefully dunking a tea biscuit into a "Cup of Brown Joy," then successfully felling your opponent in a battle of wits and skill. Join us to learn the rules and techniques to compete on the field of tea. These duels are fully sanctioned by The American Tea Dueling Society.

who'll be here
  • Jocelynne Weathers
 
The Awesomely Awful '90s
Sunday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: North 125ab

If you enjoyed our Awesomely Awful '80s panel last year (or this year's return), join us for a leap forward in time for the sequel: the Awesomely Awful '90s. Your panelists will present video clips from awesomely awful TV series, films and animated shows from the 1990s, then talk about why they're guilty pleasures.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 121bc

Since the reboot in 2005 which Doctor is you favorite? Is it nine with his fantastic reintroduction to the series? Is the the fan favorite ten? Or is the the young quirky 11? Come join some of the valleys most devoted fans as they debate each new doctors merits in a battle for the title of best modern day Doctor!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124b

Join us as we re-explore the Best of the Best Light Saber battles. This year, we're expanding to include the best fights from Clone Wars, blaster vs. saber fights as well as some the best fan-made battles! Come join us for some awesome battles!

who'll be here
  • Felix Blinn
  • Trevor Campbell
 
The Browncoats Jamboree
Saturday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Sheraton Pool

It's time to put on your pretties for a mighty fine shindig.  Join the Arizona Browncoats at the Sheraton Hotel Pool for The Browncoats Jamboree.  Stand up to the Alliance while getting down on the dance floor.  Don't forget to dress your best for the costume contest and photo booth!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 121bc
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 121bc

A look at one of the more recent favorite companions of the doctor. All the fun without all the drama. An interactive panel where the audience is encouraged to participate.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 125ab

Folk and fairytales have enjoyed a second life on television with the likes of Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow, and Grimm. What makes these tales so accessible that we continue to explore and adapt them to reach new audiences? How do these modern interpretations fare against the original tales? Join us as we explain the fundamentals of fairytales and compare their ideas and execution to the brand new versions. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
The Geek Comedy Hour
Friday, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: North 124a

Come take a rest from the heat, kick up your feet and enjoy some comedy from Arizona's local comedians and nerd enthusiasts. It should be a blast!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
The Mythology of Sleepy Hollow
Saturday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: North 124a

Based on Washington Irving’s short The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the hit Fox show has tied religion, government and magic to the story of Ichabod Crane. This panel will deconstruct the mythology used to bring to life this spectacular series.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124a

The historical methods and anecdotes of swordsmanship.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124b

The Galactic Empire was the legally established governing body of the universe. All until a bunch of terrorists started making guerilla warfare tactics to further their own political agenda. 

who'll be here
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Trevor Campbell
 
Location: North 124a

Episode III: The Return of Science & Sorcery! Join the Science of Drinking as they bring another mix of libation from your favorite Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror genres! Grab your sword & shot glass and Hail to the King baby! 

who'll be here
  • Anthony Fuentes
  • Brad Walling
 
The Showrunners of Supernatural
Thursday, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: North 124a

Kripke, Gamble, Carver: each showrunner has brought a different theme and vibe to Supernatural. Did you like the tough, family struggles and horror of Kripke? The complicated relationships of Gamble? Or the whimsical plot lines of Carver? Come break down each showrunner with this panel!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
The Who-llywood Squares
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

A repeat performance of last years panel that John Barrowman crashed!!! We'll have nine panelists plus a moderator run a game show a la "The Hollywood Squares" with all the panelists acting as the character they're dressed as. Panel attendees would be chosen by raffle to participate in the game, with prizes handed out to the winners.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Torchwood
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

Like Doctor Who, Its spinoff, Torchwood has made a splash with fans across the pond. Join our panel of Whovians as we discuss what makes John Barrowman so hot, and why this British MIB works so well.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 124b

Think you are the Master of Charades? If you believe you have what it takes - join as we have invited two wookies to challege your ears and imagination in the first ever Wookie Charades contest!

who'll be here
  • John Zweg
  • Michelle Davidson
  • Patrick Potter
  • Todd Filek
 
Villains Don't Deserve Happy Endings
Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 124a

Villains, Redemption, Death... What more could a fan ask for? Once Upon a Time loves to break our hearts, let's share the tears! SPOILERS GALORE!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Welcome to Night Vale
Sunday, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: North 125ab

From the quiet little desert town of Night Vale, we present to you a City-Council approved presentation of our beloved community. We'll talk about the people you love, the people you just love to hate, and the amazing rebirth of radio drama/horror. The sheirff's secret police would like to remind you that cosplayers of the so-callled "dog park" or "angels" will be monitored at all times, and mentioning them, is strictly forbidden. 

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

Want to know about Cecil & Carlos' condo? How about where Glow Cloud gets all those dead animals? Of course being too inquisitive is dangerous to you & your family's health. And of course we'd NEVER ask the Hooded Figures about the Dog Park. No one must enter the dog park...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 124b

Join us as we explore the meanings of classic Star Wars lines & put a visual light to expressions like, "Many Bothans died...", or "Nerf-herder!" 

who'll be here
  • Benjamin "Culann" Lewis
  • Dustin Diehl
 
WHO's the Best?
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

The Doctor has lead many different lives during his travels through time and space, with each of his regenerations being nothing like the last. Join our panel of Whovians as we discuss each of these incarnations in depth and help us decide who is the best of all!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Why Your Fandom Sucks
Sunday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: North 125ab

Time to crush dreams and have fun doing it. Let's discuss your favorite series and why they aren't as great as you think they are. We'll try not to make you cry. Open mindedness is required.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
You Don't Know Whedon!
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 124a

Test your Joss Whedon smarts (or come watch others make fools of themselves) with a series of game night style challenges that will test both your knowledge of trivia and challenge just how much of a fan you really are. Warning: There will be spoilers!!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 125ab

An overview of the entire Being Human series. What was original? What was borrowed from the UK version? What made the show stand out? And where could it have gone if it wasn’t untimely cancelled? It’s just not easy when a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf all share a house, and we’ll explain why here.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Youth Fashion Show
Sunday, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Denise Gary (Kids Need To Read) will be the Mistress of Ceremonies with help from the Knightingirls, Knightingail and Kaeli, at the Youth Fashion Show. Kids showcase their fantastic costumes on the runway.

http://www.kidsneedtoread.org/

http://www.knightingail.com/

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
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