Programming Summary
 
#ShipIt
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Noth 223
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South 166

Educating [Geeks] discusses female characters in 3 stories by HP Lovecraft. Women figure prominently in these stories. Are the portrayals realistic? Are they just plot devices? What reactions are provoked? The Dunwich Horror film is also discussed.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • Megan Calcote
  • Philip Chang
 
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.
 
40 years of Rocky Horror Costuming
Friday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 231a

How Rocky Horror Costuming has changed over the years, who and where are the best places and people to get Rocky Horror Costuming. Featuring members of Broadway Bound and Gagged!

(pictured: Valley Art, Tempe, 1979)

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
  • Shirley Runyon
 
A Couple of Nobody's Go To Comicon
Saturday, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: North 227c

We will discuss the latest in comics, games and movies as well as our experience at comicon.

who'll be here
  • Brenda Ace
  • Diethrich Shelton
  • Frank Oropeza
  • Jerry Martin
  • Luis Aviles
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com)

who'll be here
  • Andy Ladewski
  • Mike Grim
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here
  • Chris Maser
  • Dalyn Viker
  • Joshua Grygor
  • Ken Morrison
  • Kulamanu Nazarro
  • Leah Viker
  • Matthew Eghbali
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here
  • Hollis Jay
  • Katie Van Steen
  • Tori Smith
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here
  • David Sabal
  • Jeff Dolniak
  • Kevin Moyers
 
Abridged Appreciation
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 222c

Join us as we share our appreciation for the underworld of redubbing known as abridged. We’ll talk about our favorites such as LittleKuriboh, TeamFourStar, ShadyVox, and more.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 128b
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 232bc

Sewing is a complex art and there is always room to improve. We'll teach you how to measure & draft custom patterns, use draping to match character design elements, and how to fit your costume exactly. Learn tips for sewing stretch & latex fabrics, and address reinforcing structure with batting, boning & interfacing. Techniques will be applied to the cosplay, Steampunk, and Fantasy genres to name a few, so everyone can learn from this presentation. Come learn from House Lionheart some of the most complex techniques that any costume junkie needs in their arsenal.

who'll be here
  • Brittanee Northrop
  • Joshiwa Winters
  • Miranda Indorf
  • Tara Johnson
 
Location: South 166

Learn how to design then create a horror character in full makeup from scratch. Covering sculpting, molding, and casting of custom prosthetic pieces.

who'll be here
  • John Frye
 
Adventures in Science
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

Local researchers talk about their research and the strange and exotic places it's taken them. Plus, what they've discovered!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Affordable Costuming 101
Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 232bc

Affordable Costuming 101, presented by TNXBCreations and Todd Cook Designs, will guide you during this hour on how to costume with a budget, focusing on the re-purposing of found items and where to find inexpensive fabrics to make truly outstanding costumes.

We will focus on key points in the construction of a costume on a budget. Step by step, we will show examples of how to create elaborate and awe-inspiring costumes by using found items and inexpensive materials. During this panel, hints, tips, and sources will be shared on where to find and acquire materials for your cosplay while on a tight budget.

who'll be here
  • Thomas Boyer
 
Alien Languages
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

How do we communicate with each other and how have we attempted to communicate with other species, like dolphins? Do linguistics offer any insight into how we would communicate with aliens?

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.
 
Alpaca'jama Party
Friday, 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Noth 223

What's better than cuddling up with alpacas in your pajamas while watching cute anime? That's right, nothing. So come on down, bring your alpacas and join us for a pajama party! Games, snacks, and anime for your viewing pleasure included!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
American Horror Story: Coven
Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: South 166

Join Educating [Geeks] as they discuss Season 3 of American Horror Story: Coven. The supreme requests that you wear your best black hat. Protect the coven!

who'll be here
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 
Anatomy of a Murder Investigation
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sgt. Darren Burch provides the details of a 2 year investigation of a tragic and violent 1997 home invasion of an elderly couple Phoenix. Hear the account of this real-life monster's crimes, ultimate demise and old-school 90's police investigation!

who'll be here
  • Sgt. Darren Burch
 
Angry Robot Preview Panel
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

Lee Harris and Mike Underwood of Angry Robot Publishing offer up a look at the latest and greatest books being released!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 222c

Do titles such as Dragonball and Blue Gender strike a nostalgic nerve? Have you found nothing better in anime since Cowboy Bebop? Come join us for a discussion on how anime has changed over the last two decades, for better or worse.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Are you smarter than a Rocket Grunt?
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 222c

Test your Pokemon knowledge against our elite team of mindless drones for a chance to win fabulous(?) prizes in a game inspired by "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?".

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126a

Pastiche (fan fiction) is a powerful way to capture students and get them writing. This facilitated discussion will explore how it is being used in classrooms across throughout Arizona and beyond.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Art Room
Thursday, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: South 151-154

Bring the kids and gather in an area where there will be arts and crafts all day long, as well as artist drop-ins, author readings, and other activities. A place where kids of all ages can explore their inner artist.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Art Room
Friday, 10:30am - 7:00pm
Location: South 151-154

Bring the kids and gather in an area where there will be arts and crafts all day long, as well as artist drop-ins, author readings, and other activities. A place where kids of all ages can explore their inner artist.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Art Room
Saturday, 10:30am - 7:00pm
Location: South 151-154

Bring the kids and gather in an area where there will be arts and crafts all day long, as well as artist drop-ins, author readings, and other activities. A place where kids of all ages can explore their inner artist.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Art Room
Sunday, 10:30am - 6:00pm
Location: South 151-154

Bring the kids and gather in an area where there will be arts and crafts all day long, as well as artist drop-ins, author readings, and other activities. A place where kids of all ages can explore their inner artist.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Ask A Detective: Sherlocked Edition
Friday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: North 225a

Ask A Detective Sherlocked EditionMeet the cast of Sherlock and ask them questions. Do you want to know how crazy Moriarty is? Maybe ask Sherlock if he knows that he looks like an otter? Perhaps ask Watson if he was a hedgehog in his past life? Interview us at this fun PG-13 panel!

If you'd like to audition for this panel then please visit here.

who'll be here
  • Bo Eleftheriou
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
 
Ask a Scientist
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

Speak with a diverse set of scientists to get your questions about anything answered.

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.
 
Location: North 122c

Mass Effect created a visually stunning and richly developed universe. But how much of what it portrayed is possible? Talk with scientists to learn about the science behind the plants, aliens, and artificial intelligences of this rich universe.

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
 
Attack on Titan
Saturday, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: North 222 ab

Come ask the Attack on Titan characters the things you have been wondering, their deepest secrets, their ships, who is dating who, and find out the Titan's secrets.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Author Batsu Game
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

Join Sam Syes and a group of author friends for a rollicking good time~ Batsu is a type of Japanese game show where contestants are given a challenge-and punished if they fail to complete it.

 
Location: North 126bc

Join contiributors to Chicks Dig Time Lords and Chicks Unravel Time as they discussed their love of Doctor Who and how it has influenced them in their careers.

 
Avatar: Beyond the Last Airbender
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 222 ab

Avatar goes beyond what was in the shows. The depth which went in to the creation of the Avatar world continues to expand with Legend of Korra, the comics, and much more. Come join us as we help you bring balance to your understanding of the series.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Avengers Boot Camp
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Arizona Avengers are back and looking for more future Avengers! Come see if you have with it takes throwing Thor's hammer, Captain Americas shield, and Hawkeye's bow- and become one of Arizonas mightiest heros!

who'll be here
 
Avengers Boot Camp
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

The Arizona Avengers are back and looking for more future Avengers! Come see if you have with it takes throwing Thor's hammer, Captain Americas shield, and Hawkeye's bow- and become one of Arizonas mightiest heros!

who'll be here
 
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
 

Want to be your favorite character? Don't want to spend a small fortune trying to find it online in your size? Want to do it as cost effectively as possible? Come learn the basics of machine-based costume creation. Covers: basics of the sewing machine, how to use your two most basic stitches and how to use a pattern. Techniques will be applied to the cosplay, steampunk and fantasy genres just to name a few. Whether you have never sewn or been sewing for awhile, House Lionheart promises to teach you something new.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

So, you know everything about Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight? Prove it by battling against other fans in an ultimate trivia competition. Trivia based on the books, not movies - we all know books are better!

A team based event - prizes for the winners. Limit: 10 teams of 5

who'll be here
 
Location: North 232bc

Ever see an awesome costume and think “Hey, I totally need that in my life” only to later find out you’d be on the hook for big bucks (that you don’t have) to buy it? Make it yourself, and make it cheap. Learn tips and tricks, plus many shortcuts to making great looking costumes for very little money. This panel will cover things such as “Kit Bash” guns and other Con-friendly weapons. Scratch building, painting and weathering techniques. Sourcing materials and those hard to find items. Need a quick suit of armor? I’ll show you how to get it done. Need that extra “Wow” factor for a current costume? I’ll show the most cost effective solutions for some quick awesome.

Kurt has been making costumes since grade school. Worked through several haunted houses, including a stint as casting director for “Alice Cooper’s Nightmare” in Phoenix, and most recently been seen at many Conventions and events around the state as a Predator, Mr. Freeze, a Colonial Marine and a rather large Klingon named Karg. Joining in the discussion is Caitlin Fluck who has been seen as a Predator, an Orion Slave Girl, a Colonial Marine, Catwoman and Mr. Freeze’s Henchgirl."

who'll be here
  • Kurt Colin
 
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
  • Caitlin Fluck
  • Glendon Taylor
  • Kurt Colin
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
 
Location: North 231bc

Ever wonder what Ivy smells like? Does she dream of rainbows and unicorns or of the rule of Doom over earth? Can she really fly? Is there any truth behind the rumors that she is really a cat? If you've ever wondered how the Legion of Doomkitty came to be or have burning questions, then you don't want to miss this one!

who'll be here
 
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 126a

Share your successes in using pop culture in your classroom, afterschool programs and libraries.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Best RPGs You've Never Played
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Noth 223

Think you've played every RPG out there? Dying for a new story that entices you for hours on end? Come join Arizona Midnight Channel as we discuss the rare RPGs you've never played.

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
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Dustin Diehl
 
Biohazard (Game Show)
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

An epidemic has broken out and is threatening the world. Can you save the world in time? Learn about viruses, bacteria, and genetic engineering as you race to save the world!

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

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
 
Brain Eating Contest
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: South 166

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
 
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
 
Building Better Sci-Fi
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

Are you interested in sci-fi? Are you annoyed by all the bad science in sci-fi movies and books? Here's your chance to meet up with real scientists to foster better connections to build better sci-fi.  Join us later for a Scientist Mixer!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
By Your Command
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

Where are we with artificial intelligence? How close are we to creating
Cylons, Data, and Borg intelligence? How does Sci-Fi shape the science
of AI? Can Sci-Fi help us avoid a BSG-style robot revolt and
Borgification?

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Captains Cantina
Friday, 10:00pm - 2:00am
Location: pueblo

Our annual Captains Cantina party, this year with a FIREFLY theme. More details coming soon!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Careers in Science
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

For those aspiring to have a career in science, technology, engineering, or math, advice on schooling, the outlook on career opportunities, and what life in those fields can be like

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 129a

Discussing and displaying 50 years of GI JOE: from the 60’s to the present, 12” to 3 ¾”, vehicles, accessories, commercials, file cards, art/design, customization and even giveaways – this celebration has it all!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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.
 
Location: North 127ab

Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden discuss their new graphic novel, "Cemetery Girl".

 
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
 

Join host Chris Gore for a night of Cosplay Comedy. See some of the best comedians in the nerd universe dressed as your favorite characters from Star Wars, Marvel and DC doing stand up comedy like you've never seen before! It's geektastic fun!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Noth 223

What do a katana wielding mute, a nerdy girl, a ditzy princess, a robot, a knight in "frog's clothing", a bikini clad cave woman and a dark lord of magicks have in common? Join us as we recall the best moments from this classic RPG.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Closet Otaku Confessions
Day and time: TBA
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Closet Otaku Confessions
Day and time: TBA
Location: Noth 223
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Come Meet Fangoria!
Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: South 167

FANGORIA has ruled the horror magazine world since 1979. Now's your chance to get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be the #1 authority on all things scary! Hosted by FANGORIA Director of Marketing and Staff Writer, Rebekah McKendry!

who'll be here
 
Location: Valley of the Sun

Comedy Mutant, a stand up comedy show featuring Head Mutant Brian Posehn, Myk Kaplan and Mike Drucker!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Comic Book Company Spotlight
Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 128b
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Comic Book Company Spotlight
Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 130
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 130
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 129b
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 129b
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 130
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126a

Get a taste of how middle and secondary students can integrate  savory graphic texts into their lessons and gain culinary skills in the process.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Commercial Pattern Literacy
Friday, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: North 230

You've taken home your very first commercial pattern, you take it out of the envelope and unfold that thin tissue paper and wonder what the heck it all means! What are these symbols? Which line do I cut on? Why did this cost $16??? Come learn all this and more as we teach you how to read a commercial pattern!

who'll be here
  • Joy Halliday
  • Marcella Amparano
  • Nikki Drushel
 
Con-relationships 101
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 222c

Even the most seasoned con-goer could stand to make their con better. Learn some tips to meeting and keeping con-friends, and how to make this convention the best yet. Social links go!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Confessions Of A Comic Book Nerd
Friday, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

A screening of "Confessions of a Comic Book Nerd" with a discussion on the stereotypes involving comic book "nerds" with the filmmaker.

who'll be here
  • Matt Mendoza
  • Ryan Hartford
 
Location: North 127c

Phoenix Comicon experts discuss the great books they've read recently and offer specific recommendations. Looking for a great YA book? This is the place to be!

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
Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 232bc

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 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 Beginners
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 232bc

This is where we can all come together, with questions and anything else that you don't know about Cosplay?! Wait, what is cosplay you ask?! Jump on in, join The Show Off as she takes you thru the steps of cosplaying! FOR BEGINNERS!

who'll be here
  • Matthew Weldon
  • Myckala Felbab
  • Timothy Guthrie
  • Winter Appleby
 
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 for Kids
Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Comic books, anime, and video games don't offer costumes for kids. Learn how to alter clothing and patterns to make cosplay comfortable and fun for young cosplayers. Our panelists have over 25 years of experience making cosplay costumes for all ages.

who'll be here
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
 
Cosplay for Kids
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: South 159

Many characters in comic books, anime, and video games don't offer any costumes for kids. Discover ways to alter clothing and patterns to help make the cosplay comfortable and fun for young cosplayers. Our panelists have over 25 years of experience making cosplay costumes for both children and adults.

who'll be here
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
 
Cosplay from the Skin Out
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

In this panel we will talk to you about Cosplay from the skin out. How to choose the proper undergarments to make the most of your body & your Cosplay costume. Also, we will discuss cleaning, maintenance & storage of cosplay costumes so they last.

Brought to you by Lady Ember Brennen Sparks, experienced cosplayer and professional costume designer and makeup artist.

who'll be here
  • Kay Townsend
 
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
 
Cosplay Mixer
Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cosplay Mixer. More details coming soon.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Cosplay/Crossplay 101
Sunday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 231a

 The how to's of costuming! We'll help you with tips and tricks to make your costume look fabulous in under an hour! Makeup tips, how to make props, binding - everything you need to know! Presented by Snap Dragon Productions.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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
 

The Jaze's pride themselves in ensuring their costumes, props, photography, & digital artwork are as authentic as possible, so that once in costume they actually become the character! This panel will discuss the challenges of making those costumes & bringing a character to life.

Although a young company, social media recognition has skyrocketed Jaze Cosplay into one of the most fashionable cosplayers in the industry. Formed by husband and wife team Aime and Lance, JAZE COSPLAY understand the value in honorably and respectfully portraying the cosplay characters that they love and admire. Their level of commitment positively impacts the fans of those characters, which, in turn, brings them the joy and satisfaction of knowing they've succeeded in making that fans' dream of meeting that character a reality!

who'll be here
  • Aime Jaze
  • Lance Jaze
 
Crafting for Cosplay
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 231bc

House scarves, pastel pony hats & ears, magic wands, plushies & amigurumi - come see how our panelists have turned fabric, yarn, craft foam, and even cardboard boxes into excellent props for cosplay, or just cool things to have around!

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Mueller
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Vincent St. Germaine
 
Crazy Anime Pop Quiz!
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Noth 223

How many anime shows and movies do you know? Can you name a show or movie from a clip? Come showcase your anime knowledge at our crazy anime pop quiz!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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
 
Creator Connection
Friday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Are you a writer looking for an artist to compliment your story? How about an artist, but have nothing to draw about? In this "speed dating" setting, you get 5 min. to share what you have to offer and see if you are a good match.

 Please be prepared by bringing business cards, manuscript samples or portfolios. However they are not required.

who'll be here
  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Creator Connection
Saturday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Are you a writer looking for an artist to compliment your story? How about an artist, but have nothing to draw about? In this "speed dating" setting, you get 5 min. to share what you have to offer and see if you are a good match.

Please be prepared by bringing business cards, manuscript samples or portfolios. However they are not required.

who'll be here
  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
CreepyPasta Galore
Friday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: South 166

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

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
CreepyPasta Galore
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: South 167

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.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
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 127ab

Join writer/producer Dean Lorey and author Jon Lewis for a look at what Dean's been up to in Hollywood lately including Arrested Development and The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 222 ab

Join fellow Death Note fanatics for a fun, interactive, and in-depth discussion of the thrilling anime. Prizes will also be given away during Death Note Trivia & to the best Death Note costume!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Del Rey Publisher Preview
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127c

Join representatives of Del Rey as they talk about the exciting releases in the second half of 2014-plus giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Delicious Creepypasta
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 226 abc

Would you like to hear a scary story? Come join us to hear the most shocking stories of haunted games, creepy conventions and more. Hope you're not afraid of the dark. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 222c

Ever watch a series only to be disappointed by its plot progression? Come join Dowase Entertainment as we discuss awful adaptations and poor storytelling and maybe even discuss how these series could have turned out!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 230

Do you love to browse Etsy, but never buy anything because you think "I can make that"? Are you interested in learning how to make chainmail? Then this is the perfect panel/workshop hybrid for you. We will look at a few of the popular chainmail patterns and then everybody who wants to buy a kit can make a piece of jewelry to take home. $10/Limit 20. Limited number of kits available for cash purchase at the door.

who'll be here
  • Ryan DeFusco
 
Do you wanna build a Gunpla~
Thursday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Noth 223
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Doctor Horrible Shadowcast
Sunday, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: grand ballroom

Need a "Horrible" way to spend Sunday at PCC? We do the Weird Stuff is back for an encore performance of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog. Come dressed in costume and compete to earn your PHD in Horribleness!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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
 
Doctor Who Comics
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 129a
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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.
 
Dos and Don'ts of Anime Conventions
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: North 226 abc

Join the Renegades as they impart what wisdom they’ve gained over past con experiences. New attendees can get pointers on how to get the most out of their con experience, and for experienced con-goers share a few laughs over the mistakes.

who'll be here
 
Drawing Cartoon Emotions
Friday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Drawing Owly - Andy Runton
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Andy Runton tells you about his books, and teaches you how to draw like a professional cartoonist! Learn how to draw anyting using simple shapes in this fun and instructional demo. It'll be a blast!

who'll be here
 
Dressing the Court of Henry VIII
Friday, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: North 231a

At Henry VIII's court, the nobility needed assistance getting dressed in the morning in order to look their best. Our panelists will discuss & demonstrate how Henry & wives would have gotten dressed each morning, and the help they needed to look so extravagant.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Drinks With Authors
Saturday, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Duct Tape Costuming for Beginners
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 230

Learn the basic techniques of duct tape costuming! An intro to the tips, tricks, & techniques of the tape trade. Covers how to make the simple things (like vests, jackets, and hats) as well as get into some of the trickier aspects of duct tape costuming, such as texture and shape. There will be a project at the end - bring a roll of tape to craft along!

who'll be here
  • Huntington Keith
 
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!)

Judges feature "Captain Tape-pants" himself Huntington Keith, and TV's Commander Holly!

who'll be here
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Shirley Runyon
 
Durarara!!! in-character Q&A panel
Thursday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: North 222c

Right out of Ikebukuro and into the Phoenix convention center are everyone's favorite trouble makers and fairy-tales come true. Is it really milk that makes Shizuo so freakishly strong? Come take a seat and come find out. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Earn Your PhD in Horribleness
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: grand ballroom

Have you earned a degree in evilness, but are looking for something more than just sidekickery? Are you eager to serve the Evil League of Evil, but do not meet the current education requirements? Join We Do The Weird Stuff and earn your PhD in Horribleness! We are now accepting applications for: Best Dr. Horrible Cosplay, Best Villain Cosplay, Best Couple Cosplay. Degrees for everyone and prizes for winners. Space is limited, so arrive early. Stick around after the ceremony to watch Dr. Horrible in a live-action shadow-cast

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
East vs West
Friday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 222c

Ever wonder if Superman could defeat Goku? Think Hei could defeat Batman? Could Chuck Norris fight off Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star? Join the Midnight Channel to help decide between these and other ultimate character disputes!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225a

Bat and Hammer discuss this week's hot topics in the world of nerdom!

who'll be here
  • Brian Simonsen
  • Matt Rader
 
Engage Trickster Mode
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 226 abc

Everyone has gone Trickster Mode! Come Join us to see what shenanigans they've gotten themselves into.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Entai
Friday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 222c

Watch how amusing an adult anime can be when you take out all the sexy scenes.We will show hentai anime with all the sex scenes removed to point out just how hilarious, generic, and ridiculous those anime are without those scenes.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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
  • Joe Holt
  • Trevor Campbell
 
Eroge 101
Saturday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 226 abc

A fan of the panel Let's Play an Eroge, but not truly understanding what eroge is? Learn where to start in this exciting genre and check out some favorites and recommendations by local experts.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Evening Erotica
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 126bc

Our panel of authors discuss how to write the "juicy parts" in both regular and erotic fiction. You'll learn and you'll laugh, because all participants should come prepared to play The Euphemism Game. Fun and Prizes!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 126a

Prepare students for logic, collaboration, and patience through sequential art & storytelling tools that help every child express their own narrative. Based on the latest Media Literacy Studies. With Jeff Barbanell.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Everything About Roosterteeth
Friday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: North 225a

A panel to explain the company Roosterteeth, all of the staff, the series they put out, the different branches of the company, the community, and the fandom itself. It will consist of talking about the company for most of the hour followed by a Q&A from the audience along with anything they'd like to share about Roosterteeth.

who'll be here
  • Ari Kulas
  • Chachi Tchotchke
  • Maddi Walsh
  • Sabrina Johnston
 
Evolution off the Rails
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

What are the strangest lifeforms on Earth like and how can they help us hunt for real aliens?

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South 166

Listen to examples of EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) classes A-C. Learn about the different kinds of EVP and their classifications.

who'll be here
  • Frank Madrid
  • Gino Madrid
  • Mary-Anne Yanez
 
Location: South 166

The TAzPRS team will share EVP evidence captured on investigations and have a panel discussion about how the EVPs were captured.

who'll be here
  • Frank Madrid
  • Gino Madrid
  • Mary-Anne Yanez
 
Location: North 122c

Team up into colonies and see if you can successfully colonize a real, exotic alien planet!  Will you be able to successfully establish an offworld colony, or will you die in the most horrific way possible?  Outwit, outplay, outlast!

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

Sewing cosplay can be one of the most frustrating hobbies on the planet. You have to consider everything from what patterns to pick to how you’re going to make that 6 foot scythe. However, it all starts with your fabric. Join Priapella Corp as we guide you through fabric selection and much more!

who'll be here
  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 
Fanboy Rant
Thursday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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 different forms of fandom. Be it from cars to comics, books to Barbies, zebras to Zuul, we wanna talk about your fandom. We want to 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 your Fanboys Josh and Brian and a rotating cast of friends and special guests will explore the world of Fanboys! So have a listen, have some fun, but in the end, "Don't Forget To Be A Fan!!"

who'll be here
  • Brian Simmonson
  • Josh Benjamin
 
Fandom Share Fest
Friday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 126a

The great thing about fandom is that you can learn new things. Perhaps you published a comic and learned about self publishing, or you learned to sew to make a hall costume. Maybe you wrote a novel of made a steampunk invention. Come share it.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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.
 

Can you bend steel? Punch through walls? Lift tons? Fight crime with a batarang? See if you have what it takes to do the impossible and become a legend! Come join the Justice League Arizona as they make superheroes out of you!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 231bc

The whys of cosplay­: Why do we continue to cosplay & attend conventions? This panel is to serve as a reminder of good experiences in this sometimes­ stressful hobby. Come share and listen to stories reminding all of us of what makes it such a fun and worth­while experience!

who'll be here
 
Final Fantasy General
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 222 ab

Final Fantasy fans young and old will love this panel. Whether your favorite is IV, VII, or even X-2, you’ll feel more than welcome here. Come join our discussion and reminisce about your favorite Final Fantasy.

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.
 
Location: North 227c

A LIVE podcast from the Four Eyed Radio Network as Eric, Stephen and Matthew talk pop culture, current events, music, gaming, movies, television and more!

who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Matthew Renfro
  • Stephen Mooney
 
Freeware Gaming for Cheapies
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 222c

Some of the best things in life are free. The same rule applies to video games. We'll show you some of the best video games you can find, minus the $60 price tag.

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.
 
Location: South 150

Join this panel of experts as they help families learn to deal with the pervasive menace of bullying. A free copy of Jay McGraw's Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies to the first 100 families in attendance, courtesy of Kids Need to Read!

who'll be here
  • Carrie SEVERSON
  • Denise Gary
  • Sgt. Darren Burch
  • Tom Leveen  
 
Location: South 166

Author & TV host Craig W. Chenery looks at the history of the zombie & how it has changed from a matinee monster to a Hollywood smash. He covers the genre from the zombie roots of voodoo to The Walking Dead & World War Z.

Visit: www.craigwchenery.com

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Future Exploration
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

What missions does NASA have planned for the near and far future?

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.
 
Gainax: Rise and Fall
Friday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Noth 223

Gainax has had it's fair share of ups and downs over the years. With what many consider to be the possible end of Gainax ever drawing closer, come join the Mahou Shoujo Defense force as we discuss the good and bad of Gainax.

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 Family Feud!
Sunday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: South 155-158

Come join us as we put two families head to head in a Phoenix Comicon presentation of Geek Family Feud! Questions and answers that only the Geekiest Family will know!

 

This is a pre-registreation event. If you are interested having your family considered as a contestant, please email amber.riendeau@phoenixcomicon.com for more information.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Geek Prom sponsored by Bookmans
Friday, 9:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Valley of the Sun

Don't miss the 5th annual Kids Need to Read Geek Prom, sponsored by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and made possible by Phoenix Comicon. The theme for Geek Prom 2014 is Retro Gaming. To learn more about this event, including ticketing information click: http://www.kidsneedtoread.org/geekprom/

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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
 
Location: North 129b

155 issues focusing on a very human story, including the Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow rivalry.  Now on IDW, the book has inspired numerous spin-offs. We give you the highlights. Plus, a live-action cosplay “battle", Joe trivia, giveaways and a chance to sing happy birthday to writer Larry Hama.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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.
 
Location: North 225a

A look back at some of the best TV shows to be cancelled too early, such as Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Heroes and Chuck. We'll review what made the shows great, why they were canned, and if there is any future for the franchise. The panel will include an "In Memoriam" tribute video and a eulogy for each show, giving them the proper farewells they deserve. Join us for audience participation and trivia as we reminisce about other cult hits like Freaks and Geeks, Jericho, Reaper and Alphas.

who'll be here
  • Cody Hertig
  • Hayley Tracy
  • Zachary Brown
 
Good News, Everyone!
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

Doomsday scenarios are all the rage in sci-fi. How plausible is our destruction by asteroids, gamma ray bursters, robot revolt, or zombies?

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Guest Panel Pod Cast
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 129b
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Guest Panel Pod Cast
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 129a
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Guest Spotlight
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 129b
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Guest Spotlight
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 129b
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Harry Potter and Never Letting Go
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 225a

An interactive Harry Potter panel facilitated by teachers in order to spark debates and conversations on a variety of topics about the wizarding world.

who'll be here
  • Amber Gould
  • Brandon Riddle
  • Catie Whitten
  • Shalane Harris
  • Stephen Dzienis
 
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.
 
Harry Potter Astronomy
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Crawl inside an inflatable dome to learn which of your favorite characters have stellar counterparts, and how they fit into the Wizarding World. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12:00, but come at 11:45 to grab your ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 

Hell's Kitty is one of the first web-series to turn its digital images into a comic book. This Horror-Comedy is about a Hollywood writer and his possessed pussycat! Learn how this was made possible using a shoestring budget. Visit: www.hellskitty.com

who'll be here
  • adolph amarkarian
  • Denise Acosta
  • Michael Aushenker
  • Nicholas Tana
 
Location: North 126a

Cons are wonderful, temporary learning spaces that foster the 21st skills we need. Join panelists Todd Van Hooser, Tara Carpenter, and others who are using cons in educational spaces as they discuss their expeirences.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Hetalia Ask a Nation
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 226 abc

Come join your favorite nations as they find an abandoned mansion and invite everyone to take a look around! Things might get crazy or things might get sad you decide how it all turns out!

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 a B/A/M/F
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 222 ab

Ever wanted to know what it takes to become a bad@$$? Well you’re in luck! Let the Renegades tell you everything you need to know to create your very own bad@$$ alter ego and examine others’.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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
 
Location: North 231a

Are you a cosplayer who wishes they could be better, but you don't have the skill, money, and/or time to get there? Then come on down and learn some easy tips to become a better cosplayer (without even trying)!

who'll be here
  • Joy Halliday
  • Marcella Amparano
  • Nikki Drushel
 
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 129a

If you publish your own zines or comics, you might wonder, how can I turn this into something, like beer? Join the editors of The Devastator comedy zine, Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows, for practical tips on earning money with your art. We'll discuss making more than your table costs at conventions, selling your stuff to local shops, pricing with profit in mind, and more! Everyone who attends this panel will become eccentric billionaires, we guarantee it!*

 

*Not a guarantee

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
How to Run a Comedy Writer's Room
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 227c

The panel will discuss how to create and run a Comedy Writers Room. From "the Show of Shows" to the Onion, comedy writers rooms have always been collegues pitching lots of ideas the brainstorming and cutting quickly.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Patterson
 
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.
 
Location: South 150

Join Jonathan Simon of Lightning Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do all around the Valley and Arizona that families can do together all year round!

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
 

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
 
Location: North 126a

Bradley Snyder, marketing consultant for Marvel and Nickelodeon will discuss the 5 simple truths about kids and how we can apply them in the classroom.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Join Educating [Geeks] as they discuss Fox TV's "Sleepy Hallow". From the origins of Irving's narrative to this adaptation's biblical allusions and cultural tropes, the panel will deconstruct the series and squee over its charming cast and clever writing.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Devon Adams
  • Sara Santiago
 
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
 
Illustrator Workshop - Steven Riley
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Author and illustrator Steven Riley has been writing stories and drawing for as long as he can remember. "It was always a creative outlet. Just me having fun." Now he enjoys traveling and teaching his techniques to kids everywhere.

who'll be here
  • Steven Riley
 
Imports R Us
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 222c

Can you imagine all of those games that never make their way out of Japan? We'll discuss just why there's an entire library of games out there that we'll never get to play and how you can get your hands on some of them.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Improbable Dystopias?
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

A look at dystopian fiction-what makes some worlds beilevable, and others not? Join our panelists as they explore these questions.

 
Improv 101
Friday, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: North 225a

Do you like acting or are good at thinking on your feet? If so, then this panel is for you! We'll be playing some games like Freeze and doing other improvisational. So come on down and join the fun!

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Ariana Flatt
  • Emma Bowen
  • Meegan Swisher
 
Improv 101
Saturday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: North 225a

Do you like acting or are good at thinking on your feet? If so, then this panel is for you! We'll be playing some games like Freeze and doing other improvisational. So come on down and join the fun!

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Ariana Flatt
  • Emma Bowen
  • Meegan Swisher
 

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 232a

Know your way around a sewing machine? Want to dig deeper & grow your skills? Then join us as we teach you intermediate skills like decorative stitches and their actual functions, sewing with high maintenance fabrics like stretch & vinyl, and adding accents like trims or embellishments. All skills will be applied to Cosplay, Fantasy and Steampunk genres so you'll find something interesting and new to raise your costuming to the next level.

who'll be here
  • Brittanee Northrop
  • Joshiwa Winters
  • Miranda Indorf
  • Tara Johnson
 
Location: South 166

Learn how to design and then create a horror character in full makeup using commercially available prosthetics and wardrobe.

who'll be here
  • John Frye
 

Want to make a costume but have no skills to help you start? Well look no further than this panel! House Lionheart will teach you techniques for costume creation that don't require a sewing machine. Ideas will work for cosplay, steampunk, & fantasy genres, just to name a few. Don't let your lack of skills interfere with your desire to join the costumed ranks! Listen and learn today!

who'll be here
  • Brittanee Northrop
  • Joshiwa Winters
  • Miranda Indorf
  • Tara Johnson
 
Location: North 122c

Learn about the latest research in physics and reality, whether there are parallel universes, and about the multiverse

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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.
 
J-Fashion on a Budget
Sunday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 232a

Excited about all the things you learned at the J-Fashion panel but worry it’ll cost too much money? Have no fear! We’re here to teach you how you can dress in your favorite J-Fashion on a budget using everyone’s favorite online shopping mall, Taobao.

who'll be here
  • Michelle Turner
  • Nicole Schulke
  • Samantha Christoff
  • Stephen Brown
 
J-Fashion Style Guide
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 231a

Want to learn more about what's popular on the streets of Japan? Look no further! This panel will cover the different types of J-Fashions, major brands, and a purchasing guide.

who'll be here
  • Michelle Turner
  • Nicole Schulke
  • Samantha Christoff
  • Stephen Brown
 
Location: North 126bc

A spotlight on James S. A. Corey and his friends Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and M.L.N. Hanover. Five authors, 2 panelists, no waiting.

who'll be here
 

Do you aspire to strut the streets of Harajuku in authentic street style? Join Broken Doll Cosplay for an hour of fashionable fun! Lolita, gyaru, visual kei,decora; you name it and we'll be teaching you how to be it!

who'll be here
  • Jennifer Capodiferro
 

Fashion styles made popular from Japanese fashion magazines, movies & mangas like Gothic Lolita Bible, Kera, Kamikaze Girls, Rozen Maiden or Japanese bands Malice Mizer & LM.C. Watch for us during the Fashion Walk in the halls after the show.

Interested in showing off your style?  Contact Miranda at Miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon.com to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
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
 
Jeopardy: Kingdom Hearts
Sunday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 222c

Do you know how many Keyblades there are in Kingdom Hearts Re:coded? Do you know just exactly how many life bars the One-Winged Angel has? We will put all that trivia that you've stored up to the TEST!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
JoJo's A-GoGo
Saturday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Noth 223

Come join The Crows as we go through introducing you to the long running Jojo's Bizarre Adventure manga! On top of that, we'll be talking about the recent anime adaption, video games, fandom, etc! Spoiler Alert!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Friday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Noth 223

English vampires, south american supermen, unstoppable punching ghosts, all with a splash of fabulous. Jojo's Bizzare Adventure is one of Japan's most popular manga. Join the AZ Midnight Channel as we explain, discuss this iconic series!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225b

Come meet the Justice League Arizona and find out what motivates these amazing costumers as they bring the legends to life for fun and charity! The JLA is Arizona's DC exclusive costume group, dedicated to bringing attention to causes through appearances throughout the state!

Come find out what it takes to join the League, and BE THE HERO!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 127c

Join contributors to Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, a new anthology of monster stories from Ragnarok Publications.

who'll be here
 
Kevin Coulston - Drawing Villians
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Kevin Coulston demonstrates drawing techniques from "Dylan McVillian" - A Super Villian wiht the Best Intentions" & "The Adventures of a 4th Grade Space Captain". The later series debuts at the Phoenix Comicon!

who'll be here
 
Key Nagato: Tales of Conventionia
Thursday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: North 226 abc

Panelist, cosplayer, convention Santa, and stand up comedian? Key Nagato ventures into a new field of anime and convention comedy! Join Key Nagato(Jason Hill) as he shares stories about conventions and jokes about life as a cosplayer and anime fan.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Kids Galore, Disney and More!
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: South 159

Come ask your favorite childhood characters the questions you've wanted answers to since you first saw them! Characters of all kinds from many series will be present: Disney, Dreamworks, Nickolodeon, and more! You never know who you might find!

who'll be here
 
Kids Steampunk
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: South 159

Come join us introduce your kids into the world of Steampunk. Discussing weapon mods, clothing, books and anime for kids.

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
 
Kill la Kill
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 222 ab

This will be a discussion panel of TRIGGER Inc's 2013 anime Kill La Kill. The discussions will include but will not be limited to: the characters and events of the show, the music of the show, the directors/staff of TRIGGER Inc.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
King of the Otaku
Friday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 226 abc

Are you worthy of the title, King? Come compete in our own game of trivia based on the game “You Don’t Know Jack” and earn a shot at the big prize. Join us to find out just who is the true “King of the Otaku!"

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
King's Game
Saturday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 222 ab

The sexiest panel ever brought to Arizona Conventions. Can you handle all the antics? Then bring your bravest self and hope you get to be king!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Kingdom Hearts Q&A
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Noth 223

Come join Riku, Kairi, Sora, Organization XIII and more as we answer your questions and play games. Prizes will be given out throughout the panel to the winners and top competitors.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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
 
Location: North 122ab

Wait—isn't THIS really the 50th anniversary year of Star Trek? Come find out this question and more with author-producer, host and actor Larry Nemecek as we rifle through 40+ years of his Star Trek “attic trunk”: visit the Paramount stages and catch some of the oddballs-and-ends, all from the photo and art collection of Dr. Trek: the humor, the what-ifs, the bizarre— and even a little metaphysics. And oh yeah—some blooper stills, to boot.

who'll be here
 
Last Otaku Standing
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 226 abc

Think your anime and video game knowledge is superior to the masses? Come show us what you got in Last Otaku Standing and prove you're the very best! You may even take home our grand prize!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Learn to draw My Little Pony
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Join Alison Paul as she shows you how to draw and name your own My Little Ponies!  Alison is 24, and teacher in training. "My life is full of books, cartoons, and work at an elementary school". This is her third year at Comicon!

who'll be here
  • Alison Paul
  • Lizde Olivas
 

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
 

If you have just discovered this new world of steampunk, the one thing you can't leave on your adventures without is your protective eye wear. Join me in this workshop to make your own pair of Genuine Leather Steampunk Goggles to take on your adventures. I will provide everything you need to make and take your goggles. You may want to add your own flair to them with gears, additional optical lenses or things to make them unique to you.

Workshop will be lead by costuming veteran Mike Syfritt. Mike is a local cosplayer most known for his Gaslight Joker and steampunk outfits. He is a member of the Arizona Steampunk Society, Arizona Avengers and Justice League Arizona.

Cost for the workshop is $20. A pre-cut pattern will be supplied along with needle and thread. If you do not choose to order your kit ahead of time, you will also get unstained leather and clear lenses. On Pre-Orders you will be able to choose your lens color and stain color (Tan, Brown, Black or Laser-etched) Lens color choices are:
Clear
Smoke
Atomic Green
Purple
Pink
Blue
Red

To pre-order, click below:

Leather Goggles
Lens colors
who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Left 4 Dead Q&A
Friday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: South 166

Pesky jockeys. Stupid smokers. Are you getting tired of all these infected sneaking up behind you? Then come see your favorite characters from Left 4 Dead in a Q&A as we give you our tips and tricks to being a survivor.

who'll be here
  • Amanda Albregard
  • Autumn Saeugling
  • Katie McComack
  • Marlon Najera
  • Shino Talbott
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 
Lego Build Off - All Ages
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Challenge your imagination and LEGO building skills! LEGO will be supplied (sorry, not to keep). This friendly competition is open to all.

 
Lego Build Off - Youth
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

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

 
Let's Play Ero!
Friday, 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: North 222c

Monster girls, School Girls, and magical girls! Which will this edition of Let's an Ero feature? Come sit in to find out!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Let's Play Idolm@ster
Sunday, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 222 ab

In the world of Idols, only one can reach the peak to become number one! Sit in for an introduction and walkthrough to one of NamcoBandai's fastest growing franchises. Afterwards, we'll be playing several games from the series, just for you!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 222 ab

In this panel, we will discuss any anime, manga, video games or other media that include the loveable, but manly Delinquent characters! From Cromartie High to more obscure stuff like Sakigake!! Otokojuku, all are welcome!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 122c

Advances in our abilities to manipulate DNA are transforming biology into a field of science fiction. Learn how we can engineer bacteria to power rockets, grow Dark Lord noses from single cells, and bring species back from extinction.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Lolita University
Thursday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 231a

This course will cover an introduction into Lolita fashion and advanced techniques on proper coordination, types of styles, and make-up and hair. Students will also learn where to purchase Lolita and how to participate in the fashion on a budget.

who'll be here
  • Michelle Turner
  • Nicole Schulke
  • Samantha Christoff
  • Stephen Brown
 
Magic Wand Making
Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area
The wand chooses the wizard but at Comicon you can create your own magic!
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Magic's in the Makeup
Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 232a

You finally finished your costume- now what? Come learn from professionals how to step up your cosplay game with tricks of the trade. Makeup can be easy, fun, affordable, and it is a huge part of costuming. From Lolita lashes to Cutie Marks, from cross-dressing eyebrows to Disney princess nails, there is something here to benefit every type of cosplayer!

who'll be here
  • Bret Kanaday
  • Jaelen Stodghill
  • Sebastiana Renner
  • Sophia Radcliff
 

Join our panel as we discuss how to put together awesome Harry Potter costumes from scratch or "upcycling" Muggle clothes. Turn an old graduation gown into House robes! Wands, scarves & more will be covered. Now, turn to page 394...

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Mueller
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Kelley Lester
  • Vincent St. Germaine
 
Location: North 122ab

From Nurse Chapel to Lwaxana Troi, Majel Barrett has charmed generations of Trekkies. Join us as we celebrate the First Lady of Star Trek!

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Mueller
 
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.
 

Molly Idle, former Dreamworks artist and creator of the Caldecott Honor book Flora and the Flamingo, will help young illustrators create their own flip books! Lean the techniques for making drawings come to life in this workshop for ages 8 and up.

who'll be here
 
Make Your Own My Little Pony Ears
Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Using felt and a needle & thread, come join us and walk out with pony ears! We provide all materials and instructions, and walk you through the process. Included this year will be bobby pins to wear them out the door. $5 workshop fee.

Pre-paid kit orders can choose a color:
Pink, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Purple, White, or Red.

Kits purchased at-con will be able to choose from Pink & Blue.

To pre-pay, send $5 using PayPal to glitzy.faery@gmail.com - add your color preference and the name of the person that the kit is for in the comment box.

who'll be here
  • Shirley Runyon
  • Vincent St. Germaine
 
Make Your Own My Little Pony Ears
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Using felt and a needle & thread, come join us and walk out with pony ears! We provide all materials and instructions, and walk you through the process. Included this year will be bobby pins to wear them out the door. $5 workshop fee.

Pre-paid kit orders can choose a color:
Pink, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Purple, White, or Red.

Kits purchased at-con will be able to choose from Pink & Blue.

To order, send $5 using PayPal to glitzy.faery@gmail.com - add your color preference and the name of the person that the kit is for in the comment box.

who'll be here
  • Shirley Runyon
  • Vincent St. Germaine
 
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

The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club will field questions on their club and handmade armor. They will provide an overview on the club & the Dune Sea Clan itself. Demos include examples of their armor & how you can make your very own. Want to become a Mandalorian? They'll help you get started on the path to becoming an official member. The Mando Mercs boast over 45 chapters across the globe, one of the largest right here in Arizona with over 50 Official members! Join in and celebrate the Mandalorians of the Star Wars universe!

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
  • Joe Holt
 

Mark Greenawalt and a team of professional body painting artists will transform a group of models into an original super villain team. This will be a live demonstration where the audience gets to experience the transformation as each artists uses their own unique styles and techniques to develop their character into a cohesive member of this evil team. Once all of the characters are painted, they will assemble for a photoshoot, poised for action in front of a staged theatrical backdrop. Photography will be allowed after the first hour of painting and during the final staged photoshoot.

. MARK GREENAWALT - Bio Artist Mark Greenawalt is best known for his live bodypainting exhibitions at galleries, conventions, and even the prestigious Playboy Mansion. He has lectured on the art of bodypainting in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America and he currently lives right here in Phoenix. Greenawalt's special effects makeup has been seen in numerous film and TV episodes and his digital illustrations have been published in magazines and comic book covers. To his online portfolios, visit www.FutureClassX.com and www.MarkGreenawalt.com.

Mark Greenawalt Gallery represented by FUTURE-CLASS X PUBLISHING

www.futureclassx.com

who'll be here
  • Mark Greenawalt
 
Masquerade Pre-Judging
Saturday, 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 231a

Masquerade Pre-Judging

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Mass Effect General
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 226 abc

Are you a Paragon or Renegade? Who lived and who died when you went to Virmire? Were you satisfied with the ending? Join us on our discussion about the story of Mass Effect. We want to hear what each of your Shepards have done.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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.
 
Mermaid 101
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dive into the world of mermaids with Mermaid Odette- The Swimming Mermaid of Arizona. Learn what it takes to become a mermaid, how to swim properly, tails, and more. Welcome to the world of mermaids! 

who'll be here
  • Ashley Lancaster
  • Emy Higdon
  • Marissa Goldman
 
Mermaid Sisters demo
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Sheraton Pool

Watch or even join in with The Mermaid Sisters Lilith and Summer as they play in the pool to swim and just be mermaids. They will be happy to let you get up close and personal with their tails & touch them, for those curious about what a mermaid's tail feels like.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Minecraft Block Party
Saturday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: grand ballroom

Block out in style at our all ages party. Try your hand at blasting Creepers, compete in the Block Build-off, forge your own tools or just dance your pixels off.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 122ab

Khan Noonien Singh is such an iconic Star Trek villain, they needed two actors to portray him! In this panel we'll compare and contrast Montalban and Cumberbatch, and determine who REALLY is superior.

who'll be here
  • Adam Thomas
  • William Suphan
  • Zeke Huerta
 
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Moon Mermaid has been sharing her magical adventures with children of all ages for many years. Join us in the Art Room this year as she reads from her new book. After reading she will be happy to sign autographs and take photos in her giant seashell

who'll be here
  • Moon Mermaid
 
Moontrap
Saturday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: North 227ab

TomCat Films presents "Moontrap"

During a routine flight, two veteran space shuttle pilots discover an alien artifact and bring it back to earth. It soon turns out to be an extraterristial war robot, which is able to recycle any biological or technical material for its own deadly use. The two astronauts are sent to the moon where NASA expects to uncover the mystery of the alien robot's origin. They discover an ancient humanoid culture and battle the ultimate threat of the war machines heading earth.

Starring Bruce Campbell and Walter Koenig

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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
 
MrCreepyPasta's Storytime
Friday, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: South 167

Spooky Scary Skeletons send shivers down your spine and so will MrCreepyPasta with his reading of horror stories from around the internet. MrCreepyPasta is known for his story telling on YouTube™  and has come to give the same chilling scares LIVE!

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
 
Music Video Contest
Saturday, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 224ab

Come and enjoy a variety music videos at the annual Phoenix Comicon Music Video Contest! All submissions will be shown and then voted on by the audience to determine which videos are the fan favorites!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
MVD Ghostchasers International
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: South 167

The MVD Ghostchasers discuss their favorite haunted locations in England, Scotland & Ireland. Walk back alleys where Jack the Ripper roamed, sail with the Loch Ness Monster & venture to Leap Castle. No passport needed, just a 'spirit' for adventure!

who'll be here
  • Cindy Lee
  • Debe Branning
  • Shiela McCurdy
  • Susie Dwyer
 
My Little Pony Friendship Hour!
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 229ab

Come and gather around to meet your favorite My Little Ponies! They have traveled far from Equestria to meet everypony and answer your questions!

Photo by Hyn May Productions

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Mystic Twistic Steampunk Wings
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Create Steampunk Wings.  Kids assemble their own cardboard wings with gears.  All supplies are provided.

who'll be here
  • Devin McKenna
 
Mystic Twistic Steampunk Wings
Sunday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Create Steampunk Wings! Kids assemble their own cardboard wings with gears. All supplies are provided.

who'll be here
  • Devin McKenna
 
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
 
Name that Anime Tune
Friday, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Location: North 224ab

Have you ever been able to recognize an anime or game from the opening or ending song? Show off your inner otaku and compete with others to name an anime based on the song alone! Small prizes will be given out to those with the best score!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 122c

NASA and FameLab International present an exhibition show of young scientists and science communicators who might just be the next Carl Sagan or Neil deGrasse Tyson!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 122ab

Join the National Comedy Theatre as they re-dub an episode of 'Star Trek: The Animated Series' live for your amusement!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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.
 
Non-Traditional Fantasy
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 126bc

Authors discuss how their work breaks the mold of what fans expect in a fantasy novel.

 
Location: North 122ab

Like it or not, The Abramsverse has has a profound impact on Star Trek Fandom. Join our panel of treksperts as we discuss the Pros and "Khaaans" of JJ's take on our beloved Sci-fi Series

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Obrien Must Suffer!
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122ab

Poor Chief Obrien, it seems that the universe has it out for him sometimes. Starting with his time on the Enterprise D to his tenure at Deep Space 9, luck has not been on his side. From being struck with an Aphasia Virus to losing his daughter in time, sit down with our treksperts as we lightheardly discuss the tragic life of Chief Miles Obrien and other unfortunate crew members who get the short end of the painstik.

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Shirley Runyon
 
Open Panel
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 129b
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Otaku Dance It!
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 222 ab

Like dancing to your favorite anime and J-pop songs? Wish you knew how to dance like a J-star? Dance otaku style along with us in this fun Renegade dance party!

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.
 

This one aint for the young'ins! Themed on the anime of the same name come dance all night to the best electronic dance music in your coolest PJs. Try to win a prize for best Cosplay dancer, Compete for the Miss Fanservice 2014 title, check out the go-go dancers and enjoy one of our themed adult beverages.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 167

What equipment is needed? How to set up audio and cameras for best coverage & angles? What to do during an investigation to minimize evidence corruption?

who'll be here
  • Frank Madrid
  • Gino Madrid
 
Paranormal Video Evidence
Thursday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: South 167

The Arizona Paranormal Research Socieyt (TAzPRS) will share clips of some of their most compelling video evidence captured during their investigations.

who'll be here
  • Frank Madrid
  • Gino Madrid
 
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
 
PC Horror Gaming
Saturday, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: South 167

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 128a

Join representatives from Penguin Random House as they talk about the exciting new stuff coming up in the second half of 2014. Plus  giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Colleen Lindsay
 
Peter Pan Pirate Pool Party
Saturday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Sheraton Pool

A Pool Party with a Peter Pan theme. Cool down in the pool overlooking the city or head over to the bar and grab a refreshing beverage. Dress in your best Neverland swimwear and enter the contest. You may even see a mermaid.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 127ab

Join us as we kick off the Books and Authors programming with some returning guests, as well as some new ones!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126a

Join us as we kick off the 3rd year of educator professional development programming. Meet the presenters we like to call the League of Extraordinary Academics and meet other educuators passionate about pop culture.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227ab

Join us as we award this year's winners for the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival, the Film Challenge and the Short Screenplay Competition!!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge
Friday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: North 227ab

Join us as we screen this year's entries for the Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge!!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

For some major productions, the process of selecting actors for sometimes hundreds of parts may often require specialized staff. While the last word remains with the people in charge, artistic and production, a casting director is in charge of most of the daily work involved in this process during pre-production. Faith Hibbs-Clark has worked on many studio projects including Jarhead, Take Me Home Tonight, and Piranha 3D. Come learn what it takes to be a casting director or get cast in a major motion picture.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Costuming for film and TV is different from Cosplay.  Somethings are easier, some are more difficult.  Come and learn from one of Arizona's own who has worked on shows like Castle, Goldilocks, and more.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Ever since Windows Movie Maker and iMovie were released, everyone thinks they can cut together a film.  Come learn from the pros on how to edit your film and provide simple FX to make your film pop.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Learn the art of raising the capital yourself then you are in the drivers seat of your career. No more begging agents, managers and producers to give you the time of day. You can make your movie the way You want, on YOUR own terms.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Learn the art of raising the capital yourself then you are in the drivers seat of your career. No more begging agents, managers and producers to give you the time of day. You can make your movie the way You want, on YOUR own terms.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

The location manager is a member of the film crew responsible for the finding and securing locations to be used, obtaining all needed fire, police and other governmental permits, and coordinating the logistics involved for the production to successfully complete its necessary work. They are also the face of the production to the community and responsible for addressing the issues that may arise due to the production's impact on the community. Jason Bonnell has worked as a location manager on independent and studio pictures including Cowboys and Aliens, Thor, and Star Trek. Come learn about locations, how to get started, and what to expect.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Do you want to tell a true story?  Making a Documentary is about pouring over hundreds of hours of footage to find the details in a mountain of needles.  Come learn about making your own Documentary.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

The script development process is not for the faint hearted because everyone will have an opinion on your work.  You know how to write, but come learn about working with a producer and the process of finishing your script.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Music and sound are key to making a finished film. Learn from the experts on how to successfully mix your dialog, sound FX, and music to somplete your film.  Sound like a Pro!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 125ab
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225a

Join us as this year's Phoenix Comicon Short Screenplay Competition winning screenplay will be the focus of a table read with actors/actresses.

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

Families who love reading, and a certain galaxy far, far away, are needed by the Phoenix Public Library to help defeat the Galactic Empire. Padawans from across the galaxy will complete their Jedi training by mastering the force through various quests and receive certification establishing them as the guardians of reading.

who'll be here
 

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
 
Location: North 230

Ever wonder how pin-up models do their hair & makeup? 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 for ladies - and "how to"s on pomade for men!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Podcasting for (and from) Dummies
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: North 227c

Have you ever thought about creating your own podcast? Do you have a podcast already that you'd like to make the most of? This introduction to podcasting will help you with the skills needed to successfully create, market and distribute your unique content to maximum effect.

who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Matthew Renfro
  • Stephen Mooney
 
Pokéstar Squares
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 226 abc

In the style of the classic Hollywood Squares, team up with your favorite Pokemon characters as you try to get three Unown in a row! But be Forewarned; they might not be willing to give you a Helping Hand. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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 126a

Pop Goes the Classroom: How to Effectively Integrate Pop Culture Into Your Classroom

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 231bc

Are you afraid to get in front of the camera, or don't know where to begin? Join Ivy Doomkitty in this discussion on how to model/pose for the camera, work with your photographer, and embody the character in your images to achieve the best images possible. There will be a mini shoot demo on stage and Q&A to follow.

who'll be here
 
Predator Themed Wedding
Saturday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: North 229ab

 

This year Phoenix Comicon will be hosting it’s first wedding. Kurt Colin and Caitlin Fluck will be tying the knot and exchanging trophies in a Predator themed wedding.

Kurt started out attending PCC as a vendor in 2008. In 2011 he moved on to costuming and in 2012 began presenting panels at PCC. Kurt is typically known as the “Big” Predator, but also appears as Mr. Freeze, a Colonial Marine and a Klingon. More personas get added every year. Be on the look out for Herman and Lily Munster wandering the hall this year.

Caitlin is relatively new to the costume scene, however she’s certainly jumped in with both feet and hit the ground running. Caitlin is known as the Blue Predator, Medieval Catwoman, a Colonial Marine, an Orion Slave Girl and Lily Munster.

Kurt and Cait met in 2012 and after a year of being together and working side by side, decided to take the plunge. Kurt had one idea, Cait had a better idea, so they will be joining as one at PCC on Saturday the 7th at 7pm in the fashion show room. Please feel free to join us on this special occasion and bear witness to a Predator wedding accompanied by a wedding party filled with Predator Groomsmen, Colonial Marine Bridesmaids and characters from the movies. This is a costumed event, costumes are not mandatory but are strongly recommended. Photographs and photographers are extremely welcome. The Bridal party will be posing for pictures after the ceremony.

We hope to see you all there as you join us for this joyous occasion

Sincerely,

Kurt Colin and Caitlin Fluck

who'll be here
  • Caitlin Fluck
  • Kurt Colin
 
Location: North 229ab

Doors open for the Predator themed wedding

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Princesses and their Nations: Q&A
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Ever wonder what Germany thinks of Snow white or vice versa? Or whats going on in the relationship between Anastasia and Russia? Maybe you're wondering if Mulan and China train together? Well it's a Disney Princess and Hetalia Q&A panel!

who'll be here
  • Kaitlyn Sauceda
 
Producing Independent Film in Arizona
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 225a

Discussing the challenges of producing film in Arizona and examining the filmmaking process from financing to casting to post-production.

who'll be here
  • Adam Montierth
  • Brian Pulido  
  • Bruce Dellis
  • Craig McMahon
  • Donovan Montierth
  • Kerry Bellessa
  • Nick Stahr
 
Promstuck: Social of the Sweep!
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 226 abc

Ever want to learn the Salsa from Seadwellers or dating tips from Dave? Here's your chance! The trolls and kids dress to impress as they answer specific questions about the upcoming Promstuck event!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 232a

Come learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing along with some methods of prep, painting, and assembly of printed props.

Printing 3D props and prop components lets you skip the difficult and time-consuming steps involved in cutting and shaping pieces from hand. Not that 3D printing is always superior to the traditional methods, but 3D printing lets you transition quickly from an idea, to a digital 3D version of your desired object, to a plastic version you can hold in your hand.

While covering basic modeling and printing techniques, we will go over many of the basic tools and supplies you’ll need before, during, and after your 3D printing adventure. We will also cover some techniques for prepping, painting, and assembling your 3D printed objects into finished props

who'll be here
  • Cory E. Alexander
  • Moheeb Zara
 
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 222c

Make a contract with the Mahou Shoujo Defense Force and discover the secrets behind one of the most revolutionary Magical Girl series in recent memory.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126bc

Scientists and science fiction writers talk about keeping it real, or appearing real, in fiction.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 231bc

This panel will show you how to draft and create your own custom corset in about a day. We will also go over a brief history of the corset, the wearing of corsets and how to make your "cheap" corset fit right.

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
 
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
 
Rage Quitters Anonymous
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 222c

Too many broken controllers, keyboards through their monitors, and pulsating veins on the forehead? You may have a Rage Quitting problem! Come join Midnight Channel and share your best rage quitting stories for great prizes!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Raving is Fun
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 222 ab

Learn everything you need to know to get started raving. We'll talk about everything from what to wear, music, dancing, and more! The Renegades will show you how to make the most of your rave experience. You don't want to miss this panel!

who'll be here
 

What actually goes into building a Rebel costume from the Star Wars universe? Fabrics; patterns; found items vs. built items; pre-made costumes (i.e. Rubies) vs. making your own. What kind of help can we expect from Arizona’s Mos Eisley Base or the full Rebel Legion?  A Show and Tell, Question and Answer panel where the only thing missing … is you!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Recent Anime from Japan
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 222c

With the Winter season completed, and Spring season wrapping up, come join the MSDF (Mahou Shoujo Defense Force) as we discuss the most recent anime from the Land of the Rising Sun.

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

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.
 
Rocky Horror Show
Friday, 10:00pm - 12:00am
Location: salon 5-8

Broadway Bound and Gagged presents the history of the original Midnight Cult movie and how it has shaped pop culture. See the mainstream movie musical, and the rise and current status of the longest continually shown movie in cinema history.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Roleplaying Workshop
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Noth 223

Need to brush up on your writing skills? Want to get into roleplaying with other people? With this hands-on roleplaying workshop, we'll help you develop the skills you need to be the best roleplayer you can be!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Noth 223

Interested in roleplaying? Whether it be around a table or on a blog, come learn about roleplaying canon characters and OCs, character development, roleplaying communities and interacting with other roleplayers.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Room "Hates"
Saturday, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: North 222c

What happens when you take a comic book fan, a gamer, an anime fan and have them live in the same apartment? They make a panel to discuss different fandoms clashing in daily life!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 227c

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
  • Steve Marek
 
Sailor Moon Music Videos
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 222 ab

Are you a Sailor Moon fan and enjoy homemade music videos? Then this is the panel for you! Come join your fellow Sailor Moon fans and enjoy some music and laughs!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 231a

People in the SCA wear garb from early period (450 CE) to Elizabethan(1600). Most focus on Europe, but there is also interest in Middle Eastern and Asian garb as well. We wear our garb while at all of our events; camping, fighting, cooking, shooting archery, doing crafts, sitting around campfires, etc. If you are interested in seeing and hearing what we do, please come and check this out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 229ab

People in the SCA wear garb from early period (450 CE) to Elizabethan(1600). Most focus on Europe, but there is also interest in Middle Eastern and Asian garb as well. We wear our garb while at all of our events:camping, fighting, cooking, shooting archery, doing crafts, sitting around campfires, etc. If you are interested in seeing and hearing what we do, please come and check this out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 167

Arizona has a history of shootouts and debauchery, effects are still felt in old buildings by way of spookies and things that go bump in the night. Investigators Katie Mullaly and Patrick Ohlde will describe methods and reveal their experiences!

who'll be here
  • J Patrick Ohlde
  • Kathleen Mullaly
 
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
 
Location: North 128a

Join several editors from our exhibiting publishers for a discussion of what is involved with being an editior and how to deal with authors who have an uneasy relationship with deadlines.

who'll be here
 
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.
 
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 122c

What do we think alien life will be like? How do we look for it? And what do we think we'll find?

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
 
Location: North 122ab

A candid look at the sexual explorations of 24th century. (18+)

who'll be here
  • Angelina Rising
  • The 3 Drunk Geeks
 
SF Squeecast Panel
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

Join the SF Squeecast and their special guest for an hour of fannish squee and delight over the latest cool stuff in SF and F.

 
Sherlock Social Media Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A picture scavenger hunt using your mobile device and Twitter. Choose your team and get ready. More details coming soon.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 155-158

All heroes must have a trusty side-kick! Come learn some key self-defence techniques. Use your instincts, voice, surroundings, and maybe your parents! nationally certified youth self-defence insturctors will get you moving like a true superhero!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 222 ab
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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

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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 131

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
 
Solar System Pioneers
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

How will we colonize the solar system?  Learn about recent advances in rocketry and space stations.  Also, learn about the future of asteroid mining and what it would take to terraform a planet.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South 150

This panel will touch on the history of Minecraft, a description and showcase of my Minecraft mod, things you may not know about Minecraft, the technical aspects of Minecraft and my mod, and will conclude with a Q and A.

who'll be here
  • Cody Darr
 
Location: North 225a

This panel is an overview and demonstration on how to create and apply practical special effects makeup and appliances. Scupting and casting techniques will be discussed and demonstrated followed by a Q & A session.

who'll be here
  • Robert Siracusa
 
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Artist Spencer Brinkerhoff III will be teaching how to draw some of his favorite Star Wars characters with a special drawing coin that he's created. If you can trace a coin, then you've already accomplished step one!

who'll be here
  • Spencer Brinkerhoff
 
Spirits of the Force: 10-Year Reunion
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 225a

The local Star Wars fan film, Spirits of the Force, was first screened at the Phoenix Comicon back in 2005. 10 years and a full trilogy later, the original cast reunites to discuss fan films and what it was like playing in the galaxy far, far away.

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Hal Semmens
  • Jessica Chup
  • Joel Cranson
  • Kevin Herrmann
  • Nathan Blaine
  • Webb Pickersgill
 
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
 
Spotlight on Jim Butcher
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 126bc

Join Jim Butcher as he talks about the new Dresden Files book, upcoming projexts, and answers fans' questions.

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Spotlight on John Scalzi
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

Join author John Scalzi to talk about the upcoming novel Lock In, other upcoming projexts, and answers fans' questions.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 127c

Join L.E. Modesitt, Jr. as he talsk about the newest novel in the Recluce series, Heirs of Cyador, upcoming projects, and answers fans' questions.

who'll be here
 
Spotlight on Laini Taylor
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

Join Laini Taylor as she talks about wrapping up The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, upcoming projects, and answers fans' questions.

who'll be here
 
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.
 
Location: North 122ab

Join us as we screen the latest episode of Star Trek Continues, "Lolani", and host a Q and A with stars of the popular Star Trek fan series.

who'll be here
 

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 125ab

Always wanted to join fellow Trekkies, but didn't know where to start? Step right up as we join several of the Star Trek fan groups in Arizona to talk about celebrating our favorite Sci-Fi show!

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

Gas Masks are an essential part of many costumes from Gaming to Fantasy. This unique design was created with the do-it-yourself costumer in mind. I will provide all the materials you need to make and wear your one of a kind gas mask. $20 kit fee for the craft foam mask, and $45 for the leather.

(Main image is the craft foam, here's a pic of the leather)

You can bring some small items that you would like to add to personalize your mask; things like gears, pendents, brads and LEDs.

Workshop will be lead by costuming veteran Mike Syfritt. Mike is a local cosplayer most known for his Gaslight Joker and steampunk outfits. He is a member of the Arizona Steampunk Society, Arizona Avengers and Justice League Arizona.

There will be color options on the masks for pre-orders.


Standard Black and Brown craft foam masks are $20 for the kit.
Add $5 for color options.
Red
Blue
Atomic green
Atomic orange
Hot Pink

Standard leather mask stain colors are Tan, Brown and Black for $45. Spikes and Clockwork packages are available for an extra charge.

To pre-order, click below.

Leather Mask
Craft Foam Mask
who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Steampunk Anime
Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Noth 223

It takes more than a top hat or a rusty robot to be truly considered steampunk. We will present and discuss the popular lists and differentiate between those anime which are steampunk, dieselpunk, or should not be included on the lists at all.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Steampunk Ball
Friday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Steampunk Ball. Details coming soon.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Steampunk Boba Fett presents his first short fan film combining the Star Wars and Steampunk worlds together. Following the film, he discusses the process of making the movie with a zero budget!

who'll be here
  • John Strangeway
 

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 Fashion Show
Saturday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Victorian Fashion, Mechanical Wonders, and Alternate History Gadgets are just a few of the incredible spectacles to behold at the Steampunk Fashion Show. Enjoy a unique take on the style and vogue of the Steampunk world from a diverse group of designers, but beware of stray Ray Gun blasts! 

Interested in showing off your style?  Contact Diana at diana.given@phoenixcomicon.com to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 

Learn techniques with specialty paint to create a vintage looking Steampunk gun! All materials will be provided including paint, applicators, and a gun already prepped for the fun part! The cost for this workshop is just $10 limit 25.                
Prepay Cstarr888@hotmail.com or Cash at the door.

who'll be here
  • Diana Given
 

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
 

Create a special tea cup hair accessory. Who knows, it might just distract your opponent during tea dueling! Cups, headbands, bows, ribbons, and other accessories included. Cost $15, limit 15

who'll be here
  • Denise Astell
 
Steampunk Weapons
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 230

The Brose Brothers' Productions Crew and Mike Syfritt show you what it takes to create the weapons of a steam-powered world.

who'll be here
  • Ben Brose
  • Casey Brose
  • Mike Syfritt
  • Mitchell Brose
  • Tim Holt
 
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
 
Location: North 226 abc

Prank War? Video game match? Presidential debate? Biology Class? Anything you may need to win at, the Renegades have got your back. Leave the kids at home and bring your sense of humor for this outrageous comedy game show.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Styling Synthetic Wigs 101
Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 232bc

You bought the wig, you want to wear the wig, but how to get the most out of that wig? In this panel we will discuss how to pick the right synthetic wig & how to straighten, curl, set & maintain your Cosplay wig.

Brought to you by Lady Ember Brennen Sparks, experienced Cosplayer, professional costume designer and theatrical hair and makeup artist, Wig Styling 101. Lady Sparks has been making and styling wigs professionally for over 10 years.

who'll be here
  • Kay Townsend
 
Location: North 227c

Cast and crew will be talking cinema and screening their latest project, "Sum Of Its Parts", as well as bringing news on future Brick Cave Media projects

who'll be here
  • Baron Dixon
  • Bob Nelson
  • J.A. Giunta
  • Johnny Skinner
 
Super 8
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126a

Join Jeff Barbanell as he explores the bridges that span race, creed & culture through a pop media lens through comics, games and film.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126a

Aligned with Arizona Common Core State Standards, come explore the bridges that span race, creed & culture through a pop media lens.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Super Nailbat Party Blowout
Saturday, 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 226 abc

Come join Project Nailbat and play several mini-games with the audience based on the video games and anime that we all know and love. We'll call up several audience members up at a time to compete for candy and prizes.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Super Science
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 122c

Learn about the science of superheroes!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Superhero Headquarters
Thursday, 10:00pm - 2:00am
Location: grand ballroom

Superheroes one and all come out for our opening night party. Compete in the DC vs Marvel tug-o-war to find out once and for all which side is strongest, dress up for the costume contest, dance or just sit back and enjoy one of our themed cocktails.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Ever wanted to know how fast Superman flies? Why Green Lantern is Green? Why Batman only works in black? Now you can ask your favorite superheroes all those questions! How does Wonder Woman find her invisible jet?

Get ready for some family friendly fun from the Justice League Arizona!

who'll be here
 
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.
 
Supernatural: In-Character Q&A
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 227c

Have you ever wondered which "Hunting Trip" was Sam and Dean's favorite? Do you want to know the inner workings of the Winchesters, their friends and enemies (or "frienemies" as the case may be) alike? Then this is the perfect panel for you! Swing by to ask your favorite characters all the questions you've been dying to know the answers to.

who'll be here
  • Morgan Parker
 

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
 
Tales of Historia
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 222c

With the annual release of the Tales of... games in the States, the long time RPG series is finally getting some exposure outside of Japan. Come join Dowase Entertainment as we delve into the history of this unique jRPG.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Talk Nerdy To Me!
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 225a

Awkward Conversation returns to the Phoenix Comicon for a LIVE podcast recording. This is your chance for YOU to put the hosts and members of the audience on the spot and the most awkward answer wins!

who'll be here
  • Anastasia Washington
  • Nathan Lichtman
 

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
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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
 
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
 
Team Rocket Training Camp
Friday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 222 ab

Are you prepared for trouble? Do you like to make it double? Come learn how to protect the world from devastation with Team Rocket, and even you may become one of the elite! No..not the Elite Four.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Tech Test room for panelists
Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 232a

Tech Test room for panelists

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 122c

Smaller schools and companies now have the option of putting their own tiny satellites into orbit. Learn about Cubesats and how you can participate in real space research!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 122ab
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
The Art of Anime Fighting
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Noth 223

Anime and fighting are synonymous for an excellent reason, some of the best shows in anime reach their climax with a fight between the protagonist and antagonist. Come check out some of the excellent fights that anime has to offer.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
The Art of Pastiche Part 1
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 126a

You call it fan fiction. The technical term for it is Pastiche and no character has inspired more than Sherlock Holmes. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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
 
Location: North 224ab

So you’ve heard about Bronies - those weirdos that watch this one show. Well, now we want to show you what we’re all about, so come check us out!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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: South 155-158

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

who'll be here
 
Location: South 155-158

History is DREADful! Adventure through some of the strange tales of history with the The DREAD Fleet. Meet the greatest ne'er-do-wells that ever were and learn a how to fight, sing, and be a pirate in this action packed romp through history!

who'll be here
 
The Everything Goes Dating Show 18+
Friday, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: North 222 ab

It’s tough to meet someone these days, with all the villains, arch foes, and heroes ruining all your first dates. Don’t worry, the Renegades have your back! Come as you are to the craziest dating show of your life and prepare to make some memories!

who'll be here
 
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 Feels
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 222c

We all have favorite anime, manga, and video games. Which ones go that extra mile to stick out amongst the rest? We're going to talk about our absolute favorites that make us laugh, cry, rage, or get depressed and why they do this so well.

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

PhoenixComedy.org invites you to an evening of FREE comedy! Be barraged by a horde of nerdy local comedians, regaling you with tales of the things that matter most in life: comic books and video games. FREE comedy at the Comicon- it's almost an alliteration.

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

PhoenixComedy.org invites you to an evening of FREE comedy! Be barraged by a horde of nerdy local comedians, regaling you with tales of the things that matter most in life: comic books and video games. FREE comedy at the Comicon- it's almost an alliteration.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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 Hottest of J-Pop
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 222 ab

Come discuss and listen to some of the most attractive J-Pop artists such as AKB48, Weather Girls, and Chemistry with other con goers!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
The Hottest of K-Pop
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 222 ab

Come listen to and discuss some of the most attractive K-Pop artists such as GLAM, Kim Hyun Joong, and Kara with other fellow con goers!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South 167

Discussion on the research of property, history of past/present owners & the documentation of the claims. The use of the different types of equipment and techniques used in the investigation process including reviewing & analyzing evidence.

who'll be here
  • Barry Doyle
  • Jodi Thompson
  • Kevin Baldwin
  • Kim Mendick
  • Krysten Garthwaite
 
The Making of Locker 13
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 225a

Independent feature shot half in Arizona and half in California while facing the challenges of shooting an anthology. The entire process involving writing to production, from casting to post, will be discussed with the crew and cast.

who'll be here
  • Adam Montierth
  • Donovan Montierth
  • Jason Spisak
  • John Waldron
  • Jon Gries
  • Neil Mather
  • Rick Hoffman
 
The Making of Mission: Imposter
Friday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 227c

Taking what he learned in making Mission: Irreparable, join Michael Doleshal (writer/director), and key cast members as they discuss GOOD and EVIL, with a behind the scenes look at the sequel Mission: Imposter. While most cast members remained in the same parts from the first film one took on an entirely new character and one although dead, through flashback, had much more to do in the sequel!

who'll be here
  • Damien Baldwin
  • Jeffrey Dinsdale
  • Melanie Jayne
  • Michael Doleshal
  • Mitch Alcala
 
The Many Faces of Batman
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 130
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Ever wanted to know what it is like to be a mermaid, or what you need in order to become a mermaid? Well come on down to The Mermaid Sisters Lilith and Summer's how to become a mermaid Q & A panel. We will answer all your burning questions about how to become a mermaid, and some of the risks as well. We will then open the floor to take any questions you may have for us or about tail making.

Be sure to catch our demo at the Hyatt pool Sat at 4:30!

who'll be here
  • Chloe Klein
  • Elizabeth Morin
  • Savanna Klein
 
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
 
The Roast: Goku
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 221

Come join The Renegades as they roast one of the most beloved characters in anime! They've roasted Naruto, Major Kusanagi and now GOKU! That's right the super saiyan himself gets his turn in the hot seat! This is an 18+ event. 

who'll be here
 
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
 
Location: North 127c

Join some up and coming new authors as they talk about what it's really like to be a debut author, some awaiting publication and others having their first book recently released into the wild.

 
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 State of Paranormal
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: South 167

Ghost Hunters, enthusiasts and researchers all have their place in the field of the Paranormal. Hear about experiences & evidence captured on & off television and the challenges/rewards of running their own investigations on their own terms.

who'll be here
  • Hector Barragan
  • James Rundel
  • Laura Ziegler
  • Leeann Kovac
 
The Sting Chronicles: An Introduction
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 225a

Behind-the-scenes and Q & A from the Arizona-based web series

who'll be here
  • A.J. Romero
  • Alexis Johnson
  • Danielle Pajak
  • Eric Johnson
  • Katy Rector
  • Radcliff Misseri
 
The Sting Chronicles: An Introduction
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 225a

Behind-the-scenes and Q & A from the Arizona-based web series

who'll be here
  • A.J. Romero
  • Alexis Johnson
  • Danielle Pajak
  • Eric Johnson
  • Katy Rector
  • Radcliff Misseri
 
The Taco Council
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

The Taco Council convenes to give its mandates and rulings for 2014. Really, hang out with some awesome authors while they hang out with each other.

 
Location: North 232a

Join ADHD cosplay as we teach you how to Reuse old stuff for cosplay, how to Reduce stress to nothing, & how to Recycle old cosplay itemss & what seems like trash for the good of all. So Go GREEN for cosplay! Did we mention this will save money, too?

who'll be here
  • Devin Sauceda
  • Gabrielle Miranda
  • Kaitlyn Sauceda
  • Mishell Roatch
 
The Tudor Project
Saturday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 231a

Henry VIII's reign is described as the beginning of the English Renaissance. Our presenters will discuss clothing worn during Henry's reign, how they have reproduced clothes from portraits, and how the period is portrayed in popular culture (ex: Showtime's The Tudors and Sony's The Other Boleyn Girl). Presenters' information will be followed by a question and answer session.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 166

Maniacs, Chainsaws, Gore! Learn about the infamous Video Nasties movies. In the 1980s a UK campaign was launched targeting horror VHS. Extreme horror was too obscene and then totally banned, leading to moral panic. Do some films go too far?

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 
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.
 
The Wildest Deaths in Anime
Saturday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 222c

Anime has some of the most gruesome deaths ever. From decapitation to eye trauma to severing of limbs, we'll show some of the most terrible, heinous examples you will ever see. Can you handle these over-the-top deaths?

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
The World of Tea
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Noth 223
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
The Worlds of Hayao Miyazaki
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 226 abc

This panel examines the four major themes in the works of Hayao Miyazaki: the importance of respecting the environment, the value of Japanese traditions, the wonder (and terror) of flight, and the social disruptions arising from war. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Theremin Demonstration
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127c

     Join Sarah Clemens for an interactive program demonstarting the most geekish of instruments-the theremin.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Tor Publishing Preview
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 126bc

Join exhibitor Tor Books as they talk about what's new and exciting from the largest publisher in SF/F. Plus giveaways and prizes!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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 129a

Transformers isn't just the movies! The comics have been (almost) consistently running since 1984. Come join our panelists, who are fans/experts of the comics from the different eras; Marvel to the current run of the IDW Ongoing. It's More Than Meets the Eye verses Robots In Disguise! Come away with a better understanding of the brand and where to hop on ... or just to get some free stuff!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Trolls by Jenn Czep
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Enter the world of Czep's Trolls! Create your own Troll mask and hear stories of Emily's adventures among dragons, piskies, and dreadful dots!

who'll be here
  • Jenn Czep
 
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
 
Utopian vs Dystopian Societies
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 126a

Join us when the audience becomes the experts for this annual facilitated discussion on Dystopian vs. Utopian societies.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Villains Aftermath Party
Saturday, 10:30pm - 12:30am

Finally a party for the baddies! Dress in your best villian outfit, sing karaoke with your follow evil doers, and get out all that pent up aggression in Shoot-a-hero.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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.
 
Visually Stunning Anime
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Noth 223

Animation is an art form, there is no denying this. But there are some series that make the others seem like crayon drawings on the fridge! Join us as we explore the most beautiful and unique pieces of animation out of Japan.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225a

The local web series about the worst starship crew in the galaxy is becoming a movie! Join the cast and crew for an exclusive look at what's involved bringing the show to the big screen.

who'll be here
  • Adam Rini
  • Craig Curtis
  • Gabrielle Van Buren
  • Logan Blackwell
  • Nathan Blackwell
  • Nathan Stipes
 
Location: North 122c

Test your knowledge of weird and crazy science in the news, featuring bad puns, rhymes, and other games!

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

You've created your webcomic and it's awesome! One problem though, no one is reading it. Join us and learn how you can drive traffic to your webcomic and increase readership through advertising, social media and more.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Webcomics: The Creative Process
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Have a great idea you think would made a great webcomic but don't know where to start? Chat with creators about thier unique creative processes and get an inside look at how webcomics are made.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Welcome to Gensokyo: Touhou 101
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Noth 223

Come let us, the greatest minds in Gensokyo, teach you what the world of Touhou Project is all about. We'll be explaining the basics and answering any questions you may have about this bullet hell phenomenon.

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: Noth 223

Join the Crows as we invite you to discuss the Persona series! We'll talk about the first game all the way to Persona 4 Golden! As well as the many spin offs and the upcoming Persona Q and Persona 5! Spoiler Alert!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
What Do I Read Now?
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am

For those who have read the big series and are looking for something new to enjoy. We will discuss current and upcoming books that have mass appeal, also upcoming trends. Book suggestions for children, teens, and adults. Book lists will be provided.

who'll be here
 
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
  • Joe Holt
 
Location: North 231bc

(information for costume panelists)

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
What to look for in an Anime
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: North 222c

If you're new to anime, or you're just looking for suggestions for some new shows to get into, we can help you figure out what shows that you could be watching to get your necessary dose of anime.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 227c

Everyone has a favorite TMNT if not all of them, let's find out why that is and even WHICH TMNT ARE YOU!?! Through a scientific approach and nostalgia, we'll discuss what turtle (and versions) were our favorites and just want made them tick.

who'll be here
  • Juan Kingsbury
 
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.
 
Who, Why & WTF of DBZ
Thursday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: North 222 ab

DRAGON BALL Z! Is the series absurd? You bet your last zeni it is! Robots, magic, aliens, dudes that can bench press a planet! But there was a time when this series was about adventure, puns and sweet T&A. Lets discover how it became what it is.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Whose Line is it Anime?
Friday, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 224ab

 

The show where the games are made up and the points don't matter! Based off the popular improv show Whose Line is it Anyway with a slightly nerdier theme. We'll be taking volunteers from the audience. *Now with 20% more lulz 

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.
 
Location: North 122c

There has been a lot of media attention paid to the fact that so few girls/women enter the STEM fields. Join us as we present some data, discuss what the data mean, and share resources for girls/women interesting in exploring the STEM fields.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Writer's Quest Kick-Off
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127c

Phoenix Comicon Books and Authors kicks off the Writer's Epic Quest. Aspiring Writerscome and find out how to participate.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 166

The horror genre will never die, with the large internet sub-genres of creepy pastas that fact has been solidified. Learn what makes up this new sub-genre and how to be a part of it.

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
 
Location: North 128a

New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole presents a 21-day program for preparing yourself to write a novel. He covers character creation, world building, dialogue development and character voice creation tools. There is an extra fee of $20 payable at the workshop

who'll be here
 
WTF Anime & Japan?!
Thursday, 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: Noth 223

 Oh my Glob! Did you hear? Japan is a crazy place, and it always is full of surprises. But sometimes, they make things make you go WTF. Join the Midnight Channel on a roller coaster of Crazy anime! 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 232a

If you grew up on shows like Combat or Rat Patrol, maybe this is for you. If you watched movies like A Bridge Too Far or The Longest Day or Where Eagles Dare, then perhaps WWII Reenacting is for you... If you liked Band of Brothers, The Pacific or Saving Private Ryan... well, you get it. WWII is something other time periods aren't and it's well worth checking it out.Come and meet some WW2 historical re-enactors with thier uniforms and equipment and learn what goes in to having an authentic period costume!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSgFgxSds3g

Reenacting WWII has come a long way since its origins in 1975. Back then, it wasn't "cool" to cut your hair short or even to wear military uniforms. However, there were groups of guys who wanted to understand what it was actually like, to really be in WWII. They rejected the "Hogan's Heroes" view of the war -- instead, doing research, interviewing veteran's -- it was a hard row to hoe and there were many pitfalls and false starts. Now, almost 30 years later, WWII is going well and strong, gaining momentum every event. Unlike Civil War or Rev War, WWII is not done for the crowds, so there isn't this "built-in" base of people who know about it, AND... we have to pay our own way, we don't get free food, ammo and t-shirts nor are we paid to come to events -- there is no large spectator base to pay for this. We have to pay our own way, but then again, we are free to do it OUR way!

who'll be here
  • James Ayers
 
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.
 
Young Authors Workshop
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Writing is for all ages! You have the ideas, the stories, and amazing characters! Now, how do you reign them in to create a great book? Join Brick Cave Media writer J.J.M. Czep for tips and tricks on becoming a great author!

who'll be here
  • Jenn Czep
 
Youth Can Draw, Too!
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: South 150

When it comes to art, age doesn’t matter. Anyone can be an artist! Children can come learn and draw in an anime style at this safe and family friendly environment. Prizes are provided by Cosplay & Fan Gear, LLC.

who'll be here
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
 
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
 
Zombie Beauty Pageant
Thursday, 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: Valley of the Sun

Zombie Beauty Pageant. More details coming soon.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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