Guests
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Amara is an Arizona native, cosplayer, and aspiring writer and photographer. She officially began cosplaying in 2005, creating many costumes since. More recently she has begun assisting and running panels at local conventions. Along with her friends, she hopes to bring entertainment and fun to these panels, while also being helpful to those hoping to learn from them!

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A childhood trip to tour the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá sparked Drew’s interest in archaeology and anthropology. His current research focuses on the peopling of South America during the Pleistocene and the ways in which people learn a brand new landscape.

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Founded to provide a collective identity for costuming fans with similar interests, the Arizona Avengers is proud to put its resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism.

The Arizona Avengers is a Marvel Comics fan club dedicated to celebrating the Marvel Universe through costuming. The Avengers is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Arizona Avengers seeks to promote interest in reading Marvel Comics through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Marvel Comics-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

The Arizona  Avengers recognizes it holds no claim over the costumes and characters it portrays. The members of the Arizona Avengers acknowledge and accept that while in costume, we represent the Marvel Entertainment brand and will do so professionally and responsibly at all times. 

Website: http://www.arizonaavengers.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arizonaavengers

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArizonaAvengers

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Developed by the Israeli Defense Forces during violent and tumultuous times, Krav Maga in Tempe is an easy-to-learn combat system that EVERY man, woman and child could deploy. It’s currently used by civilians, as well as law enforcement agencies, Military and S.W.A.T. teams around the world.

Regardless of your age, gender or fitness level, you can train to become a powerful, confident and “street-smart” fighter. You will be taught natural, intuitive moves to disarm, immobilize and counter-attack your opponent in confrontational situations.
 
As an official training center for Krav Maga Alliance, we are certified “experts in self defense”. We TRAIN using proven and effective REAL WORLD applications that give kids and adults alike the skills and information to protect themselves in all sorts of situations.
 
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In his two decade career, Fon Davis has worked on over 30 feature films. As a alumnus of the Industrial Light and Magic Model Shop, Fon has worked on features such as Star Wars, Pearl Harbor, Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, Terminator III, Mission Impossible III and the Matrix series. In addition to his work in visual effects, Fon has also worked in Disney’s art departments as a concept designer/model maker, and on several stop motion projects including The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline. More recently, Fon worked on Guardians of the Galaxy and Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. Fon is a creative director at New Deal Studios, instructor & co-host at the Stan Winston School, writes and develops his own projects, frequently using his broad knowledge in entertainment and visual story telling. With his vast experience, Fon is well-placed to discuss the art and craft of model making for cinema, from concept design to hybrid practical and CG VFX, with a particular expertise in knowing where models and miniatures can play a role in today’s digital world.

 

Fon will be signing at the Entity Eye Entertainment Booth - 1633!

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Gareth Von Kallenbach is a syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site “Skewed and Reviewed” as well as Skewed and Reviewed: The Magazine. Gareth has worked in the video game industry and has written three books of reviews and interviews  and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit.

Gareth has appeared in movies including the video game based films “Postal” and “Far Cry” and voiced a character in the Postal 3 video game and is a regular guest on the top rated Seattle morning show BJ Shea's Morning Experience and BJ Shea's Geek Nation which is syndicated via KISW FM to a world wide audience.

Gareth and his wife returned to Phoenix in 2011 to open a second office for Skewed and Reviewed and in 2012 launched the beta version of his second Skewed and Reviewed site, Skewednet and will have a new project with KISW FM in 2013.

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Heather is a biologist who studies microscopic organisms that live in underwater volcanoes. She often fantasizes about finding microbes like these on other planets! Her research has enabled her to dive down to the ocean floor in the famous submersible Alvin.

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Joseph is a biological anthropologist who lived and worked in southwest China for three years with a detection dog named Pinkerton where together they studied the evolution and conservation of black prested gibbons. Pinkerton helps him find scat from these endangered primates to study their population genetics.
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Josh is an astronomer who’s research explored the gorgeous, brilliant stellar explosions we know as supernovae. Josh is driven by a desire to share scientific discovery with students, peers, and the public, and is currently the John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow at the American Astronomical Society.

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The Justice League Arizona is a DC Universe fan club dedicated to celebrating the DC Universe through costuming; specifically the costumes and characters of the heroes, villains and denizens. The JLAz is an all-volunteer club formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity to promote interest in DC Comics and properties through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

Website: http://justiceleaguehq.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeLeagueArizona
 

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Kennda’s career path has taken her from working with the International Space Station Program to develop habitation hardware for the astronauts, to studying extreme environments on Earth as models for potentially habitable environments on Mars and other bodies in the Solar System.

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Lilah is a biologist who wants to know everything about how bacteria function. She works to understand the Magneto of the bacterial  world: bacteria that take iron from the environment and turn it into magnetite, a mineral that gives them magnetic super powers!

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Lisa is an anthropologist who studies the past by reconstructing landscapes that are now submerged under large bodies of water. She also uses the super powers of sedimentology, geophysical survey, microfossil analysis, and microdebitage to uncover areas of potential interest to archaeologists.

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Moshe is an environmental microbiologist who lived, worked, and played ultimate frisbee for roughly two years in Israel while studying the microorganisms that inhabit the Dead Sea. He’s recently transitioned to studying the human microbiome and how it is affected by HIV.

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Get ready to read this summer with the Phoenix Public Library! Make a button, and other fun activites! Find them in the South Building near the Art Room.

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Svet is currently working on how to create new laser instruments to put on future missions to Mars and other planets. Her lasers will be optimized to detect and characterize the signatures left by lifeforms that may have once inhabited those places, called fossil biosignatures.

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The DREAD Fleet is comprised of five ships, each specializing in a spectrum of pirate talents; belly dancing, sword fighting, living chess matches, stage shows, contra dancing, and all manner of pirate history! Our ships sail Arizona executing educational and entertaining performances. If ye think us merely a sailor’s grog induced ramblings, we beg you visit when we make port at Phoenix Comic Con. Our adventures promise to amuse and may entice the wayward free-booter!

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The Renegades (also known as the Rogue Panelists) is easily one of the craziest and most diverse groups currently on the con scene. Sit in on one of their panels and you will understand they’re not your ordinary panel group. As a matter of fact, it’s very rare to remain seated in a Renegade panel. As you experience emotions ranging from shock to amusement, to utter hilarity, you will be transported deep into the heart of anime and otaku culture. So prepare yourselves for a journey, but only if you dare, for once you pass the threshold there will be no turning back!

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