Complete Programming List for Comicon 2015

 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

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

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $15
 
Location: North 228AB

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

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

Is it true that you can learn absolutely anything on the internet? I haven't found anything that didn't have instructions or a tutorial yet! Not just costume pieces, but props and makeup as well. Come & look at examples, get links, and ask questions!

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

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

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

Do you want to be the ultimate anime nerd knowing all the best shows and lording it over your friends? Ranging from retro to modern-day anime, we’ve got 10 little known, yet excellent anime that will help you become the ultimate Otaku!

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

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127ABC

Interested in crafting your own cosplay armor? Working on a small budget? Unsure where to start? Well look no further! This panel presents the earliest steps needed to move you forward in your costuming endeavor. Presented by Thermo Cosplay (with additional cosplay guests), this panel will offer information on where to shop, what tools are needed, how to pattern foam armor and where to look for resources when fabricating costume apparel. Example pieces of armor will be available for viewing and Thermo Cosplay will do a live demo at the end using EVA Floor Mats, a utility blade, contact cement and good ole creativity! We look forward to providing the insight you need to get started on your cosplay journey!

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

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

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

Join us as we share our appreciation for the underworld of re-dubbing 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.
 

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

who'll be here
 
Location: West 101ABC events area

Add anger, happiness, boredom, or silliness to your characters! Rebecca Hicks, writer and artist of the web comic, Little Vampires, will demonstrate successful drawing techniques to show emotions in comic characters.

who'll be here
  • Rebecca Hicks
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 232ABC

How does science get done anyway? Listen to tales of adventure and disaster from the field by scientists in the endless pursuit of knowledge!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 101ABC events area

Curious how early civilizations created their clay pots? In this session, kids will learn how ancient people made pottery and they will make their own pot to take home! 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

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

An otaku twist on the popular party game, this panel features murder mystery games themed from some of your favorite animus! Will the good guys save the day, or will the villains prevail? Join us to find out!

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

Welcome to the highest court in the anime multi-verse. Anime Parliament is where you can step forward as a character or fan, and institute the changes you feel should be made. Come and state your case, but be ready for a debate!

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

Piece together several different pictures to figure out the name of the anime or game title!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 221ABC

Come ask the Anime Department heads anything you want, regarding Anime at PCC 2015, or something else unrelated to the convention. We'll answer........... MAYBE.

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

Are you a lonely otaku looking for something to do on Saturday night? Come in as we discuss Conventions, anime groups, and geeky hang-outs that are located state wide. After this panel, you'll never be bored on a Saturday night again!

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

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

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

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

 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 101ABC

Various arts and crafts, including colouring pages and paper bag puppets.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 101ABC

Various crafts and activities, including crowns and helmets all day, puppets in the morning, paper plate crafts in the afternoon. Face Painting and Balloon Twisting!

who'll be here
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 101ABC

Various crafts and activities, including colouring pages, free drawing, origami, and collages. Face painting and Balloon Twisting!

who'll be here
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 101ABC

Various crafts and activities, including cube craft and wands.

who'll be here
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 101ABC events area

Do you enjoy drawing and want more out of your art work? Do you want to see your story come to life? In this session artists and authors come together to share ideas and collaboration opportunities.

who'll be here
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: West 101ABC events area

Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to create illustrations? In this session, authors and artists come together to share ideas and discuss opportunities to collaborate.

who'll be here
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: North 223

Ever wanted know what your favorite ghouls do at Anteiku? What is Aogiri Tree's next move? Who exactly is this Night Owl? Come join us and have these questions and more answered!

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

Join characters from the world of Avatar: the Last Airbender and ask them whatever (PG questions only!) you'd like from the original series/comics and The Legend of Korra!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 102A

Meet and pose questions to your favorite band of Greek and Roman Demigods from Rick Riordan's best selling book series Percy Jackson, and The Heroes of Olympus. Hosted by none other than Annabeth Chase, Daughter of Athena, Goddess of wisdom.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 224AB

The Homestuck Alpha Trolls are here to ask any questions you may have. Bring your curiosity and Homestuck passion to our in-character cosplay Q&A!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 106 ABC

Calling all witches and wizards! Come watch the Sun Devil Quidditch team and all the chasers, beaters, keepers, and seekers in the exhibition game. Afterwards they will answer all your questions about how you too can play! www.asuquidditch.com

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 228AB

A favorite Phoenix Comicon panel where you'll get a sneak peak at trailers for exciting upcoming movies.  After the trailers we'll hold a FREE raffle for movie promotional material (T-shirts, baseball caps, special posters and whatever else the studios have sent us).  If you like movies and like free stuff please come on in.
Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society).

who'll be here
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Join At Your Service Maid Cafe and relax, let them entertain and serve you. Con can be exhausting so why not let them help recover with food and drink, as well as their world renown entertainment! 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $10
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Join At Your Service Maid Cafe and relax, let them entertain and serve you. Con can be exhausting so why not let them help recover with food and drink, as well as their world renown entertainment!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $10
 
Location: North 226ABC

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

who'll be here
  • Oliver Holler
  • Terry Holler
 
Location: North 232ABC

Outbreaks! Earthquakes! Volcanoes! Asteroids! Nukes! Movie characters have survived countless calamities. But what would have happened to them really?? Join us in an exciting gameshow and see if you can do better than these characters would have done.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225AB

Have a fandom that you think is the best? We understand, but there are others who dare think their fandom is better. Join us as we pit fandoms against each other to see which will rule (or destroy) society!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

From the 1950s classics to modern day films - Stop Motion Animation has created some amazing visual stories. Join Industry Professional Fon Davis as he shows us what goes into making these fantastic films!

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

Join drama teachers from the Scottsdale School District, Phoenix Union School District, and Agua Fria School District to discuss how pop culture can be used to teach acting.

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

Come join the Arizona Dollfie Dream collectors and other BJD collectors for a general meetup and picture session. We love any and all dolls from BJD to other collectibles! Stop on by and feel free to ask us questions about the doll collecting hobby.

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

Our Vision For Tomorrow is that our students will exit high school with basic business skills including customer service, cash handling, marketing and event logistics. BOTA clubs equip arts students with basic business skills. Learn about this new tool for arts integration and how it can be used effectively with pop culture arts.

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

What do Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Avatar all have in common? Boys who aren't afraid to let their sensitive side show. Here we'll focus mainly on feminism, and challenging gender roles on both sides of the spectrum.

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

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

For additional information on Craig, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: North 225AB

Cosplay for the starving student! Come learn all the tips and tricks for making your dream cosplay at a reasonable price.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 101ABC events area

Make your own catapult. Test your distance and fling various objects!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 232ABC

From wormholes to ancient genes, the science guide to Stargate.  Could we travel to distant planets?  How would the Ja'fa evolve?  Could a sickness
be transmitted by a light source like the Ori?  Come join the scientists as we discuss just how plausible it really is.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225AB

Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior, Madokami? If so, stop by the Church of Madoka to discuss all things related to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magicka. From the series, to spinoffs, to movies, all is open to discussion with other fans!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 228AB

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

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

Are you a closet Otaku? Did you have to make up a fake story to your friends explaining where you would be this weekend? Does nobody know that you're here? Come down to share your hilarious closet Otaku confessions and hear others' as well!

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

Sequential art is an art form that uses images deployed in sequence for graphic storytelling or to convey information. Grahpic Novels and Comic Books fall into this category; and animated film does as well. It can be a very powerful instructional tool. This panel will explore best practices in sequential art integration in the classroom and why it is relevant to this new generation of learner.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

You may have heard fan theories about what really happened in the Star Wars Universe. Were the Stormtroopers REALLY terrible shots or was it something else? Don't exhaust ports push things out? Join us as we shed a new light on those Galaxy mysteries!

who'll be here
  • Amber Hunt
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Matthew Hunt
 

Cosplay is loved by people of all ages, and nothing can make dressing up for fun than some super easy face paints for the youngsters. In this panel we're going to show you super easy face paint ideas that you can do on your own kid! We're also going to show you some good products you can use. Come watch us do some fun makeup demonstrations, and ask us any questions you might have regarding cosplay makeup! Brought to you by RainbowFX.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 127ABC

Cosplay is very easy to get into, but there are a ton of safety hazards to consider! Did you know heating up material can release dangerous fumes? From goggles, to respirators, to gloves, learn some handy tips to protect yourself while you work on your cosplays!

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

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 clothing and patterns to fit your unique shape. If you want to cosplay as Doctor Who, Hetalia, Zelda, Batman, or whatever you’re into, then you'll have a fantastic time!

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Starting off in such a heavy-hitting cosplay world can be intimidating, but there's plenty of help! Learn the best tips and tricks to get started in cosplay from award winning cosplay professionals. Bring your questions!

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

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Cosplayers get ready for an epic event, the Cosplay Lip Sync Battle where you can dress in your best Marvel, DC, Sailor Moon, Star Wars or any costume of your choosing and lip sync to your favorite songs at Phoenix Comicon.

 

To enter, please send a video of yourself lip syncing by May 15, 2015. Eight (8) finalists will be announced and notified by May 20, 2015. Completion will include three (3) rounds with four (4) finalists eliminated in the first round, two (2) finalists eliminated in the second round, and the winner selected in the third round. The eight (8) finalists should be prepared to lip sync three (3) songs.


Video submissions should be sent to: anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 130

Your cosplay is just about finished, but now you just need one last thing: the makeup! You aren't entirely sure what you should do, and thanks okay, We're here to help you! Not only will you learn the basics of cosplay makeup, but we will also teach you how to use makeup to become the opposite gender! Come and watch us do makeup demonstrations, and ask us any questions you might have to get your cosplay makeup Con, and camera ready. brought to you by Rainbowfx.

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

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

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

Wigs and costumes just aren't enough - if you really want to become your favorite character, you need makeup to complete the transformation! You'll not only learn about the essentials of makeup, but your host Luluko will also apply her makeup for the day right before your eyes!

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

Join some of Arizona's veteran cosplayers in a round table discussion of cosplay tips and tricks. Whether you're here to learn or to share advice, cosplayers of all levels are welcome.

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

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

who'll be here
  • Nola Yergen
 
Location: North 127ABC

In this panel we go through our creative process on how we build our costumes for ourselves as well as our studio commissions, and give tricks of the trade on how to bring these character to life in person and on camera.

who'll be here
  • Aime Jaze
  • Lance Jaze
 
Location: North 232ABC

Do you have a cool idea for a story?  Want to illustrate an alien world?  Are you interested in blending art and science?  Get a scientist to assist you!  Immediately following the World Building panel discussion, we'll break out into small groups to discuss and assist you with your project, whether it be a novel, graphics, or even game design!  Let's get some creative ideas flowing and walk away with valuable new connections and projects to continue developing after the Phoenix ComiCon is over!

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

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

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

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224AB

Test your knowledge against others on classics such as Dragonball Z to contemporaries like Attack on Titan and find out who is the ULTIMATE Shounen master.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
  • Jim Poulin
 
Location: North 225AB

Have you ever progressed through an anime or manga, hoping it gets better? Did it seem promising, but never materialized to your hopes? Share your stories of some of the worst anime or manga you regret and help save others from such a boring fate.

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

Join the Renegades as we impart what wisdom we’ve gained over our past con experiences. We’ll give useful pointers to new attendees, and laugh at some mistakes that experienced con-goers may recognize.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224AB

Join NerdRage in fun games and trivia revolved around the Anime that gave you the best childhood ever!!!! We have lots of prizes for the big know-it-alls and those that can display their inner Saiyan. Keep on powering up!

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

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Join our author guests for a glass or two in an informal setting. There will be door prizes and other giveaways from our participating publishers.

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 126C

Super Scientists and Extraordinary Educators join forces to mix, mingle and explore best practices in Sci-Tech Integration in the classroom. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

Last year we presented as much information as the internet had to offer. Now we have cast information, images, storyboards and everything you wanted to know about Star Wars in ONE PLACE!

who'll be here
  • Christopher De Herrera
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Joel Cranson
 
Location: North 232ABC

Ebola!!! Should we panic? The media sure did. But did it need to? Learn about the science of epidemics, diseases, and viruses, the likeliness of a global catastrophe, and the procedures we have for dealing with potential disaster.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 128AB

To scared to heat up your glue gun? Terrified of dealing with haters? Cosplay can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Hosted by cosplayer Luluko, this is a safe space where cosplayers of all levels can ask any questions they have about cosplay and the community.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 232ABC

Meet the next Carl Sagans and Neil deGrasse Tysons!  FameLab is a global science communication competition sponsored in the US by NASA.  Join us for a spectacular evening show, where young scientists will be competing for your votes to proceed to the next level of competition in a series of 3-minute talks!  Who will tell the best science stories?  You decide!

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

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

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

If Greg Maguire and Douglas Smith hadn't played in Frank L Baum's world of the Wizard of Oz we wouldn't have Wicked. Conversely, If E.L. James hadn't played in Stephanie Meyer's world of twilight we woudln't have Fifty Shades of Grey. This begs the question, "Is it possible for fan-fic to cros "the line"?  Come share your thoughts on the topic during a facilitated discussion where the audience is the panelist.

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

Join us for our fourth annual fan debate on the topic of Utopian vs Dystopian Socieities. You've spent all weekend listing to others now you get to be the panelist and share your views on the topic. 

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

An all ages event, where you can come show off your cosplay.  Whether it be completely home made, all bought from a store, or a professionally made costume. ALL ARE welcome. This is not a competition.  This is a come strut your stuff and show us what you got event.  Come have your moment in front of an amazing crowd of fellow cosplay enthusiast.

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

Join East Blue Cosplay and Gay Balls Inc in a discussion on feminism, the male gaze, and lesbian representation in Ikuhara’s latest masterpiece: Yurikuma Arashi!

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

Have you ever been heartbroken after you bought a knockoff? Or tried to find a sold-out figure you never knew existed before? Cosplayer and figure collector Luluko is here to give you tips on starting your own harem of beautiful, expensive plastic.

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

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

who'll be here
  • Ted Chalmers
 

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

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

Do you want to find your waifu in real laifu or your husbando in Orlando? Come on down to this panel and talk among people with your same situation(s) and learn a thing or two from both the panelists and the attendees!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 213 B

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 226ABC

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

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

Sometimes we wander into the bowels of the internet and find such bizarre videos that we just have to share them with others. Come join us as we share our findings!

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

Come on by and be a palentologist for an hour! We will be talking about fossils, dinosaurs, and how real palentologists unearth these amazing finds! Plus, try your hand at digging up your own fossil while you're here!

who'll be here
  • Blythe Feiring
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 222ABC

You've probably heard of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, maybe even watched a few episodes, but how much do you really know about it? Whether you’re a diehard fan or a simple bystander, join us for trivia and fun of friendship and folly.

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

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

who'll be here
  • Cassandra Nicholson
 
Location: North 222ABC

Have you ever wanted to ask your favorite Homestuck character a question? Well now you can! Stop by the Fruity Rumpus Ask Panel to ask some questions and have some fun with the beta and alpha kids, as well as the beta trolls.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

So we all know that Episode VII is coming out this year - but what about the other rumors? From Films, to Books to Video Games - join us as we gather all knowledge in one place!

who'll be here
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Jerome Lamberth
  • Todd Parent
 
Location: North 231ABC

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for Geeks Against Humanity, the geeky version of the popular card party game for horrible people. Questions from a black card are asked, players answer with their funniest white card, and the audience votes on which answer wins.

who'll be here
  • Austin Baker
  • Christopher De Herrera
 

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

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

Drop in for the basics on Otomes, or dating sims for girls. Here we'll cover some of the better ones you can play for free, strategies for snagging the 2d man of your dreams, and even how you can make your own!

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

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

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

Whether you're looking to save the earth, or just save some green, we've got you covered. We'll discuss ways to apply recycling and earth friendly products to your cosplays!

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

It is well-known that the path from childhood science interest to a career in science is a "leaky pipe", frequently losing women and minorities. Learn about the challenges that are faced on this pathway and ways we can help everyone engage with science every day.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

Author and Educator Todd VanHooser has more than ten years of teaching experience and has published numerous fantasy fiction books, designed a tabletop role-playing game, and written graphic novels. His presentation to students illustrates the importance of reading and becoming the author of their own life through examples of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey

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

What is the angle of Captain Daichi's jawline? How many extra chairs does Oikawa need to fit his ego in a room? Find the answers to these, and more “logical” questions, at the Haikyuu Q&A Panel!

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

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 101ABC events area

Do you sketch and doodle heroic characters? Do you wish you could draw better? Steven Riley will show kids how to create exciting heroes with his simple and successful drawing techniques.

who'll be here
  • Steven Riley
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 222ABC

Have you ever wanted to ask France about his cowardice, Italy about his favorite ways to cook, or America about his hero complex? Now's your chance! Come ask a nation from Hetalia about their secrets, pasts, and current shenanigans.

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

Come ask your questions to the nations of Hetalia!

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

BLEACH is one of the longest running manga of all-time but it is not without its missteps. For every high, there's a low and for every Soul Society Arc, there's a Full-Bring. Join us as we try to answer the question “Hey, what's up with BLEACH?”

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

The Force may be Awakening but the Galaxy is full of heroes and villains with nothing but a good blaster at their sides. Let's delve into the rich trove of Star Wars 'muggles'- Scoundrels, smugglers, troopers, bounty hunters and assassins, all with no Jedi wizardry at all.

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Jerome Lamberth
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan
 
Location: North 224AB

Come ask your favorite or not-so-favorite Homestuck Characters what’s on your mind! Enjoy while they suffer at your bountiful and surely embarrassing inquiries.

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

Welcome to the first ever Ladies Night, where the girls of Homestuck will share their thoughts, and answer your questions. Each one of the dear girls are here and waiting, so come on down and show them some love! Who needs boys to have some fun?

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

Do you love horror movies and anime? Not just horror or just anime, but the unholy combination of evil and Japanese illustration? Come check out the best examples of horror anime and prepare to have your katana scared off.

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

Remember running away from Nemesis as your heart beat out of your chest? Or holding your breath while playing Fatal Frame because you heard a rattle in the bathroom? Join Arizona Midnight Channel and vote on a horror game to play LIVE!

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

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

 

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

Join consultant Brad Snyder and his guests for a discussion on how children consume media and its impacts in the classoom.

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Eric Tozzi
 
Location: North 232ABC

What does it take to become a scientist? Have you questions about a science career answered and learn about the current funding situation and how it's driving young professionals to madness!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 221ABC

Come find out all about how to break out as an artist, to take the steps towards becoming an industry professional, and getting published. Learn the basics & advanced areas of Artist Alleys, understanding market strategies and online art promotions, and how to get published or print and publish your own comics. Everything from what you should sell in the artist alley (and for how much), to how to get noticed online, and attracting potential customers and publishers. Taught by Samantha Gorel, a veteran of the artist alley, self-publishing and traditional publishing author/artist from SEARCH Press.

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
 
Location: North 129AB

You've got an awesome full skirt but where do you find a full, fluffy petticoat that will fill out your dress/skirt correctly, but doesn't cost a bazillion dollars? If you've got time and patience, you can make your own! No, really. I'll show you!

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 128AB

Have you ever wanted to make your own full-body, to-scale minecraft cosplay? Join Alix and her two sisters Judy and Sydney as they show you the math and step-by-step creative process behind their 6-foot tall cardboard creations.

This panel will show you how to pick a costume size relative to your own height, and how to measure, grid, and assemble your pieces. We go over how to paint and secure and wear your costumes, how to make moving heads, and rough price estimates for your costume. The wonderful thing about cardboard costumes is that they are cheap and light while still looking wonderful! We will also discuss the importance of safety while cosplaying, such as being aware of your surroundings and having a handler to hold doors open, etc. Then, at the end of the panel, there will be a Q&A.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 223

Have you ever looked at two characters and thought they should smooch? Then join Priapella Corp for I Ship It, a panel where we discuss why we ship, how we ship, and shipping etiquette. From Destiel to NaruSasu, if it fits, It Ships!

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

The Ignoble Prizes celebrate the silliest, seemingly pointless of all science. But how many of these "pointless" research projects turned out to be critical breakthroughs that shaped our modern world? Learn about some of the most ridiculous research projects ever conducted and some of the surprising ways in which they've paid off.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 232ABC

How did life originate? It's one of the most intriguing unanswered questions in science. Learn about how cutting edge research is seeking to answer this question!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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

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

Your costume is amazing, your wig is fabulous, and your shoes are incredibly uncomfortable. But can you go the extra mile and stay in-character as we throw you into wild situations? Join Priapella Corp to test your skills in this fun improv game!

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

From Rocket Raccoon to Superman to the X-Men, astronomy is everywhere in the comic book universe! We'll explore both comics and constellations inside the infaltable planetarium. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3:00, however come at 2:30 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Tons of Star Trek aliens and episodes have real star systems in our sky! Come explore the galaxy Trek-style in an inflatable planetarium. Shows run every 20 minutes starting at 1:30, but come at 1:00 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 232ABC

NASA is synonymous with space exploration. But is that all that NASA does? Learn about the vast variety of research projects that NASA funds and develops besides its popular exploration program.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 129AB

Have you ever seen Iron Man or Master Chief armor and wanted to have a set of your own? Here's your chance to learn the basics of Pepakura, and start you down the road to building your own costumes. Learn the basics, including printing, cutting and gluing your pepakura and soon you will be on your way to winning best in show at Phoenix Comicon 2016!

who'll be here
  • Matt Rader
 
Location: North 222ABC

Welcome to our game show as we will pick audience members to figure out if what you are seeing or hearing is from a Hentai or a “normal” anime. See if you can fight your way through the rounds, prove you know your stuff, and win some awesome prizes.

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

Climate change is constantly in the news. Why is it still debated? Should it be? Learn about the science of our climate, how humans interact with existing Earth systems, and the steps we can take to address an accelerating problem.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 232ABC

Why are so many topics in biology so fiercely debated in the public media? Learn about what real scientists say about evolution, vaccines, and GMOs and how all these topics tie together.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 221ABC

The visual novels (VNs) are story-centered video games from Japan that go beyond the mainstream, including complex themes and adult content. JAST USA, publisher of VN titles such as Steins;Gate and Littlewitch Romanesque, will talk on the industry and their upcoming titles. Presented by Peter Payne, president of JAST USA and J-List. This is an 18+ only panel.

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

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

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

Jurassic World will depict the exciting world of dinosaurs. But how much of it is an accurate reflection of an actual Jurassic world? Learn about how paleontologists go about exploring deep time and how they've reconstructed the world of the dinosaurs.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 106 ABC

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 of Arizona as they make superheroes out of you!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 222ABC

Lip sing! Dance off! Or even real-sing! Come show off your skills any way you would like in this panel. No signups necessary, but bring your own music.

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

The Wonder Girls are among this Korean record label that took America by storm from 2010-2011. Learn more about the groups such as 2PM, 2AM, GOT7, Miss A, and Rain.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224AB

1TYM, JinuSean, Perry, and Lexy. These were the artists that paved the way for Big Bang, 2NE1, and Winner. Learn more about this Korean record label that has supplied some of the world's greatest music.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

Pictionary & Kaiju? Two words thought would mix - but in fact they do! Join us if you have a sharp mind for guessing and imagination as we stretch the minds of our participants to create the newest Kaiju to scare the pants off any Jager defender coming their way!

who'll be here
  • Iria Sokoll
  • Kevin Hislop
 
Location: North 232ABC

How close are we to finding an Earth-like planet? Learn what alien worlds are like, how we build a habitable world, and how we would actually discover if life is present there!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225AB

THE ULTIMATE GAME TO TEST YOUR MELT AND MEET PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY! Try your luck and maybe even become king for a bit. Have a chance to make your subjects do something crazy or feel free to come in and watch! Brought to you by KeyRunners~East.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224AB

East Valley Krav Maga Chief Instructor Derrek Hofrichter will demonstrate techniques from the Israeli military fighting system, take questions on fighting/self-defense scenarios, and discuss the realism of fight scenes in movies/TV.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 211AB

Come join Arizona's own Thrill The World group as they teach you, step by step, how to dance Michael Jackson's Thriller! Amaze your friends (Human or Zombie) with your thrilling new dance moves, no mere mortal can resist!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 105ABC

Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105ABC

Express yourself with Lego bricks during this free build time.  Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105ABC

Express yourself with Lego bricks during this free build time.  Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105ABC

Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 225AB

Have you ever dreamed of making your own visual novel? Join us as we demonstrate the basics on how to make a visual novel using “Renpy” which was used to make the hit visual novel “Katawa Shoujo”.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

Everyone has a plan with the Force. Some people just aren't cut out to be Jedi and some people would make terrible Sith Lords. Join us as we explore which side of the Force works better for each and every member of our audience. By the end of this panel, you'll know where you belong...

who'll be here
  • Augustine Rollinger
  • Culann Lewis
  • Felix Blinn
  • Michael Whyman
  • Randy Elmer
 

Local author Craig W. Chenery will lead an open discussion on overcoming the challenges of creating, attending comicon and pop culture fandom for people living with bipolar disorder, depression and/or social anxiety.

For additional information on Craig, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: North 129AB

So you know the rules, prints and brands of lolita, but do you know what survey says? Contestants will be picked out of the audience to participate in a game of family feud, regarding lolita brands, prints, stereotypical passtimes, and almost whatever else you could think of!

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

Come and join your favorite magical girls and characters galore for an hour of hope and despair! Ask questions regarding any timeline and remember to not make a contract with Kyubey!

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

Everyone knows Sailor Moon, the anime that gave magical girl anime popularity, but few can trace it back to Sally the Witch in the 1960's. Join us, as we discuss how magical girl anime has evolved over the last 50 years.

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

Aparecium! The secrets of perfecting your Wizarding World cosplay revealed! Clothes, scarves, wands, etc., both simple and complex, will be shown! We'll also discuss the best cosplay items for HP you can buy, and which ones to avoid! Q & A afterwards.

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

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

Join us for a screening of Making Wookie.

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

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Calling all guys who believe they have what it takes to take center stage; hot looks, hot moves, that certain wow factor? Then prance, dance, and show off your best moves to music and the admiration of all. Make your fans cheer, scream and beg for more. Come in your best cosplay, from primal furry to irresistible undead? and everything in between come and strut your stuff. Prizes awarded. Everyone over 18 welcome.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Cost is $10
 
Location: North 229AB

Ever wonder what really goes into making movie magic or what it takes to make a ship fly without CGI effects? Join us as Industry Professional Fon Davis opens the curtain on how those visual effects are created!

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

PAID EVENT

Tired after a long day of running around at the convention? Well have no fear come to the Lair of the monster girls to rest your tired feet and interact with many of Types of monsters girls that we have to offer!! Come sit back enjoy a drink and rest your tired soul.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $10
 
Location: Sheraton Ahwatukee

PAID EVENT

Tired after a long day of running around at the convention? Well have no fear come to the Lair of the monster girls to rest your tired feet and interact with many of Types of monsters girls that we have to offer!! Come sit back enjoy a drink and rest your tired soul.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $10
 
Location: North 229AB

From the Aiig-Tii to the Zeison Sha, many other Force using groups exist in the Star Wars Galaxy. Join us as we take a look at some of the major groups and their perspectives of the Force.

who'll be here
  • Culann Lewis
  • Michael Whyman
 
Location: North 231ABC

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

 

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 101ABC events area

Web comic artist and illustrator, Kevin Coulston, Dylan McVillain, will demonstrate techniques for drawing cool comic characters.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Coulston
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 221ABC

Come meet the Ponies of Equestria, ask questions and learn about the Magic of Friendship at this cosplay Q & A!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

Let's shoot a man into space and force him to watch (and riff on) the worst movies ever made with the company of some homemade robots! MST3K super fans, Kane Black, Joel Cranson, and Brenda Cranson discuss what makes this cult followed TV show stand the test of time... and do a little riffing of their own!

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Joel Cranson
  • Kane Black
 
Location: North 224AB

Do you find yourself listening to Anime Openings and Endings all the time? Can you name an Anime based on the song alone? Come join Dowase Entertainment as we test your knowledge of Anime Openings and Endings in this Jeopardy styled game!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 130

Join Miss Pearl Necklace as she explores the world of Nerdlesque and shows you how to rig cosplay for the stage.

who'll be here
  • Pearl Necklace
 
Location: North 127ABC

Ever wondered how you can easily meet awesome, talented people or just want to know why you should bother with a Facebook page? Then it's time you learned how to network! Join cosplayer and professional social media manager Luluko to learn the basics of effective networking.

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

With the restart of the Large Hadron Collider, the tantalizing prospects of new physics are just around the corner! Learn about the Higgs Boson, supersymmetry, and dark matter and how the LHC can help us answer some of the most pressing questions in physics ... or maybe reveal something completely surprising!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 232ABC

With private companies and government space agencies both heavily investing in getting humans to Mars, learn about the current state of the new space race. Who's in the running? What are they doing? And how would we set up a Martian colony when we get there? Find out!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224AB

Over 20 years ago two men took a vacation through Okayama Prefecture in Japan. That trip spawned the entirety of the Tenchi Muyo series. Come take a look at the inspiration behind Washu’s Cave, The Misaki Shrine, and the namesakes of each character.

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

Think you know everything there is to know about One Piece? Come and test your knowledge in this pub quiz style event and compete for prizes!

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

"Those Cosplay Nerds” is a consulting group and business made up of 5 people, all credible in different areas of the costuming world. We have hobbyists as well as professionals who specialize in costuming, makeup, photography, and more, our main purpose being to provide tips, tricks, and fun to a creative area with limitless possibilities. We’ll discuss how cosplay comes to life from pictures to clothing or armor as well as discuss ways to individualize your cosplay. One of the main points we will discuss is ways to personalize your cosplay and how to make your creations truly unique with a few simple twists. Researching historical eras, for example, is one process we’ll present in our panel, explaining how historical influence and textures can change a cosplay from simply accurate to a one of a kind, well thought out piece of art. As reference, we’ll have some of the panelist’s own creations on display. These pieces will be known character costumes, but we’ll be able to show how these additions and simple choices of fabrics and detail change them from simply looking identical to looking better than identical. We have an array of sewing tips, pattern tricks, makeup tutorials and even photography ideas to present, all helping in making your character come to life. We want to convey that we are here to not just tell you how to make costumes, but how to become these characters. Courtney Leigh is owner of Courtney Leigh Creations, a business that has been catering to cosplayers around the world since 2010. She has 4 years experience as a makeup artist and costume designer for numerous productions, haunted attractions, fashion shows, etc. and her degree in arts from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising has made pattern making and costuming second nature. She will be providing expertise in costumes, research, materials and various styles of makeup design. Amber and Matt Hunt are well known names in the AZ cosplay community, working as a cosplay duo under the name Firelight Cosplay. Their experience in body painting and creating new ways to create props and armor has given them the experience needed to talk about what to do and what not to do when thinking about materials, brands, and processes to use. We will also be joined by Jessica aka Ricochet Cosplay, an experienced blogger and writer for Confreaks & Geeks and cosplayer for 5 + years as well as Xander D., an avid cosplayer and gamer with a knack for creative photography and character embodiment.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 228AB

This is an open session for Phoenix Comicon 2015 panelists to come and perform AV checks. Technology staff will be on-site to help make sure all computers and presentations are setup to work for later times. 

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

Put on your comfiest pajamas and join the PSWG crew for some slumber party fun! We'll play party games, tell stories, and hang out! Of course, there will be lots of candy!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 228AB

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

who'll be here
  • Jim Miller
 
Location: North 224AB

From the good to the bad, Pen and Paper games have their moments. The weird character concepts, the clutch critical rolls to kill a boss when near death. Come join TDP as we open the floor to everyone, so come share your most memorable stories!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224AB

Come watch music videos in various genres ranging from Anime, Sci-Fi, Adventure, to Cosplay and more!  After the viewing, the audience may vote on their favorite music video seen at the event.

Videos shown may have PG-13 content.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Pearl Necklace
 

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

who'll be here
  • Pearl Necklace
 
Location: North 223

Cosplay is for everyone! Join us to discuss tips and tricks for making a cosplay that feels and looks as fabulous as you do! From tweaking character designs to dealing with the haters, we've got everything you need to cosplay happy!

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

From comics to video games, anime and TV shows; can you become the champions in this team-based trivia game and win some prizes? Join Priapella Corp as we test your skills in all things nerdy.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

Join us for a look at the Sith culture, their manner of dress, and architecture from the time of the Old Republic and beyond!

who'll be here
  • Guillermo Hernandez, Jr.
  • Jerome Lamberth
  • Rebekah Lamberth
  • Tonia Antilla
 

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

who'll be here
  • Kim Bailey
 
Location: North 232ABC

Einstein. Newton. Curie. What do all these names have in common? They are scientists that everyone knows about. Come learn about some of the lesser sung superstars of science that have, nevertheless, had a tremendous impact.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Location: North 224AB

Learn everything you need to know to get started raving at conventions. We'll talk about everything from what to wear, to music, to dancing, and more! The Renegades will show you how you can make the most of your con rave experience.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 101ABC events area

Learn all about the Red Cross safety program for children and decorate your own pillowcase to keep for emergencies.

who'll be here
  • The American Red Cross
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 229AB

From Jango to Boba Fett - we caught only glimpse of Spartan-Like culture of the Mandolorians. Join us as we explore their language, teachings and what it really means to say "Oya! Time to Hunt!"

who'll be here
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 225AB

Join us as we explore the world of rhythm games! In this panel, we'll talk about rhythm games, listen to some music, watch funny videos, and maybe YOU will even come up and play some games in front of everyone!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224AB

Team RWBY, JNPR, friends and foes; the "yang's” all here to answer all of your questions! Join the crew for some fun questions, play some games, and get to know them behind the scenes.

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

Become a S.H.I.E.L.D. Detective for a day, and help a real-life Forensic Video Analyst clean up video to help identify a suspect and find a missing S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent.  You will see colors that cannot be seen, watch as jumbled letters turn readable, and learn what it takes to become a Forensic Video Analyst.  Kids of all ages are welcome!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 232ABC

Do you have a hot date with a Horta? Being seduced by a salt monster? Have your eye on a foxy Ardat-Yakshi babe? Find out what you need to know so that your special night doesn't end in chemical burns, fried synapses, cranial hemorrhage, or death.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Ever wanna see what it's like to hangout with your favorite Sailor Scout? Well now's your chance so come on in and enjoy the company of Sailor Moon and all her friends well being served yummy snacks. Feel free to chat with us and just have a grand old time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $10
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 5-8

Ever wanna see what it's like to hangout with your favorite Sailor Scout? Well now's your chance so come on in and enjoy the company of Sailor Moon and all her friends well being served yummy snacks. Feel free to chat with us and just have a grand old time

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $10
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Fighting Queen Beryl can be tiring and even Sailor Scouts need to let loose sometimes. Come dance the night away with the sailor scouts and enjoy the best party this side of the Moon Kingdom.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $15
 
Location: North 232ABC

Scientists are often criticized for deconstructing beautiful things into boring explanations and diagrams. But we see beauty in what we discover and explain! Come see how we find beauty in what we do and how we translate science and understanding into art and creative expression.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 232ABC

What's it like being an ant? Learn all about the incredible world of social insects and the physics of being tiny!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

What is better than science or superheroes? How about science AND superheroes. Come interact with some of Marvel's most brilliant scientists and assist them with some fun science experiments while learning how you can do them yourself at home.

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

The 1950s and 60s were full of ideas on where the future of technology would lead the human race. While jet packs and hoverboards are the most popular, there were plans for solar-powered cars, weather control, a highway to Russia, and even robot butlers. We'll explore the physics, feasibility, and motivation behind some of these tantalizing ideas.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

A look at the history and present day of Special Effects, both Practical and Visual. Hosted by David Stipes (Star Trek:DS9, Battlestar Galactica (original), and Lon Muckey (Iron Man 3, Robocop, Pacific Rim)

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

AETHER: PROLOGUE (2015)

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

CONVERGENCE (2015)

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

who'll be here
  • Drew Hall
  • Scott Robinson
 

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

who'll be here
  • Mike MacLean
 

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

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

What's it like to be a forensic scientist? How do you evaluate evidence to reconstruct a crime? Learn about the techniques and science behind forensics!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225AB

How often do you find yourself skipping an Anime Opening or Ending? It's quite surprising how many people skip these wonderful sequences. Dowase Entertainment is here to show why one shouldn't overlook these short clips, and their hidden meanings.

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

Have you ever wanted to have a sleepover with your favorite Homestuck characters? Well now you can make your dream a reality! Come chill out and have some fun!

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

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 231ABC
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 231ABC
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

Spoof N Cinema like you've never seen it before! Join us for a new edition of The Clone Wars that will feature new dialogue and sound effects LIVE in front of your very eyes created by the National Comedy Theater

who'll be here
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Derrick Tesson
  • Frenchie Lynn Augustin
  • Heath Wilcox
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Krissy Lenz
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Spoof N Cinema like you've never seen it before! Join us for a new edition of The Clone Wars that will feature no holds barred 18+ comedy as the hilarious cast of National Comedy Theatre creates new dialogue and sound effects LIVE in front of your very eyes.

who'll be here
  • Andi Oliver
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Heath Wilcox
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 
Location: North 231ABC

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 226ABC

Help Educating Geeks crown the hottest hotty mchotterton of 2015! The panelists will share, discuss, and squee over their favorite hotties. Come join other admirers of the male physique! Everyone will be encouraged to vote on who will be 2015 winner.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 
Location: North 229AB

Join us in a galaxy far far away for a contest of galactic proportions! Come test your wits along with members of the Star Wars Universe for Fabulous Prizes & Credits!

who'll be here
  • Jim Manley
  • Jim Welch
  • Todd Filek
  • Victoria Rogers
 
Location: North 229AB

Sure, we all know lightsabers and hyperdrives, but what about the other fun Star Wars tech devices? From synthflesh to cortosis armor, explore the tech of a galaxy far, far away.

who'll be here
  • Christopher De Herrera
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan
 

Whether you love it or hate it, it's one of the most famous (and infamous) outfits from a galaxy far, far away! Angie Rivera and Lindsay Lewis Campbell will discuss the origins of the metal bikini, trivia facts and cultural impact of it.

who'll be here
  • Angie Rivera
 
Location: North 229AB

Join us for a recap of what Season 1 revealed to us as we expand on character information as well as what Season 2 may have in store for us!

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Jim Welch
  • Joel Cranson
 
Location: North 229AB

Prepare for blasphemy! George Lucas used an ancient technique called “ring composition” to reach a level of storytelling sophistication in his six-part saga that is unprecedented in cinema history.That means the prequels just might some of the most amazing feats of cinematic brilliance the world has ever seen. Come watch as we highlight some of the facts surrounding this theory. Could this be possible or is this just a load of bantha poodoo?

who'll be here
  • Cheryk Manning
  • Jim Miller
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Packed to the rafters for three years running, but now moved to the Grand ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel. The Steampunk Fashion Show is the centerpiece of Steampunk programming at Phoenix Comicon. Come and watch the most fantastic and versatile steampunks in the state strut their stuff, Steampunk style.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Gear up for the Gala as we kickoff off Phoenix Comicon in classic Steampunk Fashion with our Steampunk Homecoming Ball benefiting Kids Need to Read in their mission to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children.

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $10
 
Location: West 101ABC events area

Hear wonderful "tails" with Moon Mermaid and have an opportunity for photos after the story!

who'll be here
  • Moon Mermaid
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 225AB

Prank War? Game match? Presidential debate? Troll fight? Biology class? Police chase? 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.
 
Location: North 130

Ever tried to style a wig only to have it fall out the second you put it on or walk out the door? Hate dealing with the large tangles and gross looking wig? Well come on by and let our cosplayers teach you the tips and tricks to keep your beautiful wig neat and styled.

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay
 
Location: North 126C

SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. Among the notable on-camera talents in the film are Stan Lee, Adam West, Lynda Carter, Puliter Prize winners Michael Chabon and Jules Feiffer, and interviews iwth the late greats Joe Simon (co-creator of Captain America) and Jerry Robinson (who helped create the Joker). Hosted and Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY (1938-1958)

During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950's, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation.

GREAT POWER, GREAT RESPONSIBILITY (1959-1977)

In the 1960's, a new breed of superhero emerges in the pages of Marvel Comics, inspried by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk, and others are the first to have "problems" with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear ont the scene and the pages of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" explode with relevant storylines, as comic books are forced to confront th ereality of an increasingly complex world.

A HERO CAN BE ANYONE (1978-Present)

This episode captures the enthusiasm for superheroes as they are embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic "Superman" movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steele. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and polarized world. In the burgeoning new millennium, superheroes have take over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner of the world.

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

TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY (1938-1958)

During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950's, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation.

 

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

GREAT POWER, GREAT RESPONSIBILITY (1959-1977)

In the 1960's, a new breed of superhero emerges in the pages of Marvel Comics, inspried by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk, and others are the first to have "problems" with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear ont the scene and the pages of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" explode with relevant storylines, as comic books are forced to confront th ereality of an increasingly complex world.

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

A HERO CAN BE ANYONE (1978-Present)

This episode captures the enthusiasm for superheroes as they are embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic "Superman" movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steele. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and polarized world. In the burgeoning new millennium, superheroes have take over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner fo the world.

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

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

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

Hear the story of Star Wars through the eyes of the female heroes. The children of the audience will be asked to interact by giving suggestions for the progression of the story line, ultimately providing a positive outcome. The goal is to present positive morals ecouraging girls that they can have a powerful impact, as heroes, thus breaking perceived gender barriers.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106 ABC

Hear the story of Star Wars through the eyes of the female heroes. The children of the audience will be asked to interact by giving suggestions for the progression of the story line, ultimately providing a positive outcome. The goal is to present positive morals ecouraging girls that they can have a powerful impact, as heroes, thus breaking perceived gender barriers.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Story driven Jedi saber training sessions for young children. The story is about a Padawan that is being made fun of by thier peers, but with the help of children from the audience the day is saved. The goal is to teach children acceptance through a fun Star Wars activity.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Story driven Jedi saber training sessions for young children. The story is about a Padawan that is being made fun of by thier peers, but with the help of children from the audience the day is saved. The goal is to teach children acceptance through a fun Star Wars activity.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 223

With the annual release of the Tales of... games in the USA, the long-time series is finally getting some exposure outside of Japan. But where did the game get its start? Join us as we delve into the history of this jRPG and its unique battle system.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

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 “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, & titillating you with their renditions of fan-favorites, from comic book heroes & villains to cult classics as well as a bevy of exceptional solo artists including special featured guests: May Hemmer of New Orleans and Ava Dahl of Nashville. This event has been WAY over capacity every year- you can reserve a seat now for only $10 at https://www.phoenixcomicon.com/shop. At the door event entry price will be $15 until the room reaches capacity.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Cost is $10
 
Location: North 225AB

Ever played Telephone? Ever played Pictionary? In this fun party game, we combine the two! Break out your favorite fandom quotes and brush up on your doodling skills!

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

New title, same panel! Think your favorite game is great? Think again! Join TDP and members of the AZMC as they join forces to take on the challenge of giving tough love to their favorite (and least favorite) games.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127ABC

Wonderflex, Worbla, Friendly Plastic and Sintra. You've seen others create amazing armor and realistic weapons, but where do you start? In thsi panel we will cover the basics of major brands of thermoplastics. History, applications, where to purchase and hands on demonstrations will be covered. See up close and personal what these products can do for your next costume project!

who'll be here
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
 
Location: North 223

Every season of anime has its share of good and bad. Come discuss, argue, agree, disagree and agree to disagree our picks for best and worst of the recent times.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 106 ABC

Train to be an Avenger or X-Men by racing through the Danger Room Superhero Obstacle Course. Each obstacle will feature som of your favorite Mavel heroes like Black Widow and Spider-Man. Put all your skills to the test and see if you have what it takes to be one of Arizona's mightiest heroes!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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

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

Perverts unite! Come and join Arizona Midnight Channel as we celebrate all things Ecchi! We even get down to that age old question which has plagued mankind since ye olden times, boobies or buttocks? Which is more important? Come help us find out!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224AB

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 222ABC

Version 2 of our “Everything Goes Dating Show”. Now with 20% more adult content! Be warned, this could get real.

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

In this "Dating Game" style show, see if scientists throughout history can successfully secure funding from aristrocrats, religious leaders, government bureaucrats, and multinational corporations! Who will walk away with the funding match of their dreams and who goes home to poverty (or becomes a supervillain)? And whose dreams will YOU help make come true?
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224AB

A number of important artists have been the driving force in the increasing popularity of anime both in Japan and abroad. This panel examines their innovations in terms of character development, unique story lines and animation techniques.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 226ABC

Movie lovers, fanboys and girls of all ages! Joe Holt and Jamel Singleton invite you to play "The Game"! The rules are simple, be the first contestant to solve a movie themed pictogram to win! There could be prizes, there will be fun!

who'll be here
  • Joe Holt
 

A retrospective look at the making of Michael Jackson's ground breaking music video and album Thriller. Get a behind the scenes tour of the film makers, make up effects, dancers, musicians and artists responsible for creating some of the most influential music and images of all time. Stick around, immediately following will be the "Dance The Thriller Panel" to teach you all the dance moves. 

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

What's a Puppet Slam? It's your ticket to an amazeballs time! (we can say amazeballs, yeah?) Join us for an evening of puppetry for adults at the Phoenix Comicon Puppet Slam, where you'll see quirky, edgy shows performed by quirky, edgy puppeteers. Hosted by comedian/songwriter Scott Gesser and his guitar of love and glory, the Puppet Slam is for con-goers ages 18+

who'll be here
  • Scott Gesser
 
Location: North 226ABC

Sit back, relax and enjoy comedy from local Arizona comedian and avid nerds. 18+ Jokes will range from life as nerd to all things comic/nerd related. Audience participation would be the laughter they share as they enjoy the jokes.

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

Many people know Dr. Seuss as the man behind "The Cat in the Hat"; but how many know that "Yertle the Turtle" was modelled after HItler?  THE POLITICAL DR SEUSS reveals how popular children's author Theodore Geisel advocated social change, teaching generations of children not only how to be better readers but better people as well.

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

Steven Universe has come far in his first season. How have his fellow Beach City inhabitants influenced him, and how has he made his mark on them? Also discuss how the show, its characters and themes, have impacted you! Why do you believe in Steven?

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

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

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $20
 
Location: North 126C

Join a panel of experts representing formal and infomal arts education from the classroom to the policy makers as we explore the role that Pop Culture Arts plays in arts education.

Lynn Tuttle is Director of Arts Education at the Arizona Department of Education. Her duties include acting as a liaison to the state's arts educators, providing professional development in arts education, Arizona's Academic Arts Standards and arts assessment and promoting quality arts education progams in Arizona's schools. She has keynoted for the Kennedy Center's 2013 Partners in Education conference. Lynn serves as President for the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and is one of hte leaders in the revision of the National Voluntary Arts Education Standards. Lynn holds degrees from the Peabody Consevatory of Music,Johns Hopkins University and the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

David Bolman is the Provost for the University of Advancing Technology. The University of Advancing Technology is the technophile's college experience—a community uniquely suited to provide students passionate about technology an ideal place to live and grow. UAT is a private university that merges the values of the traditional academy with the modern technology campus, a fusion that enhances our ability to fulfill the mission of educating students in the fields of advancing technology who innovate for our future.

Todd Van Hooser is an author, publisher and educator. He teaches English for Desert Edge High School in the Agua Fria School District. Todd is a the cutting edge integrating pop culture arts into his formal classroom instruction and his informal afterschool programs.

Steve Deschenes is a visual artist and educator. He teacher visual art for K-8 students in the Liberty School District. Steve's innovative approach to art makes creating fun and relevant for his students while instilling strong art foundations.

 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

Somehow sober - the guys from the Science of Drinking devised their own trivia game testing the full realm of trivial things in the movies you love to hate and hate to love. Come test your knowledge against their dry wit and cosmic humor! Sign up your team today by clicking HERE

who'll be here
  • Anthony Fuentes
  • Brad Walling
  • Todd Filek
 

A look into the more adult themed myths of Ancient Greece and Rome. Join Far From Home's Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, with this dark and sensual panel as we dig deep into the erotic past. Come hear about long forgotten aspects of ancient Greece such as incubi, the Bacchanalia, the true origins of the Minotaur and more.

This panel is for adults only, 18 and up please. Children will be turned away at the door so we can help protect their innocence. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

From the films, to the books, to the various animated series, this trivia challenge has something for every fan. Have fun testing your Star Wars knowledge and maybe even win some cool prizes in the process! No Jedi mind tricks allowed!

who'll be here
  • Jason Hunt
  • Joey Letson
  • Kyle Avery
 
Location: North 231ABC

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

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

Who is this man? Where did he get his start? Where does he get his inspiration from? Find out this and more, as we learn about the history behind the man who changed the face of modern anime.

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

East Blue and Gay Balls Inc presents; Your favorite Yaoi panel! Come join our panel as we spend an hour talking about and playing games centered on men loving other men. We’ll have an assortment of prizes for those brave enough to participate.

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

Can we ever end up like the Borg? Or Cylons? As medical devices and human-computer interfaces rapidly advance, learn about some of the ways in which we're transforming our species and how it will change our societies and us.
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Location: North 226ABC

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

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Location: North 226ABC

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

 
Location: North 229AB

What is it with Aliens & Charades? Well if you believe you have what it takes - join us as we have invited the Tusken Raiders to challenge your ears and imagination in the first ever Tusken Charades contest!

who'll be here
  • Jim Welch
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Todd Filek
 
Location: North 126C

EDSITEment is a partnership among the National Endowment for the HumanitiesVerizon Foundation, and the National Trust for the Humanities.

EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.

Explore EDSITEment resources for use with SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE in formal and informal classrooms.

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Location: North 126C

Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse) has become a perennial favoarite for fantasy loving teens and adults alike. The series has also been heaviliy criticized for its portrayal of unhealthy dating relationships in teens. In this panel we will explore the Adolescent Development Themes highlighted in the books/movies and look at how these themes can be used to teach students about developmental issues including self image, depression, risk taking behavior and romantic relationships.. 

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Location: North 222ABC

Still don’t know what Vocaloid is? Get scoffs when you ask people what anime Hatsune Miku is from? Stop being left in the dark and attend Vocaloid 101 as we cover the basics and what Vocaloid is all about.

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Location: North 223

"The First Sound of the Future" Team NerdRage is back with another edition of more virtual idol songs! Come hang out and enjoy the music!

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

Team NerdRage brings you more Music Time! This time dedicated only to the 1st generation of Vocaloids!

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

Don't be scared to come in and share your favorite waifu, what kind of anime girl OR guy you absolutely can't live without. We're all ears and we're all here to confess the kinks of being a real otaku.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229AB

Fighting with a lightsaber is more than just swinging a deadly weapon around at your opponent. For every teach there is form, finesses and style. Join us as we explore and demonstrate the use of an elegant tool of justice.

who'll be here
  • Culann Lewis
  • Felix Blinn
  • Michael Whyman
  • Todd Parent
 
Location: North 223

Do you remember a time when you were first introduced to anime? When the only way to run was like Naruto, and every other word was Japanese? Come share your worst episodes of being a weeaboo; it's time to confess, baka-chan!

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

Ever wonder who would win in a match between Saber and Ryuuko? Kirito and Asuna vs. Shiroe and Akatsuki? It’s all possible with Bushiroad’s card game, Weiss Schwarz. Come join TDP as give the rundown on this unique and addicting card game.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 224AB

Ask the characters you love the questions on your mind. From an area located somewhere in the vast deserts of the United States, repel those smiling gods and accept the Glow Cloud. Praise the Glow Cloud.... ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 226ABC

The Blue Ribbon Army (BRA) is the Unofficial Social Club of Phoenix Comicon/Fan Fest! Named for blue ribbons we wear to conventions, BRA is the group for people who want to share their geekiness with like-minded people! Come see what we're all about!

who'll be here
  • Jen Hinds
  • Matt Hinds
 
Location: West 211AB

Join the Far From Home Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, as we bring you the myths, customs and creatures and the true origins surrounding one of our favorite holidays. All Hallowed Saint's Day Eve. Why do we trick or treat? Why do we wear costumes? What does the actual day signify? All of these questions and more will be tackled.

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

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

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

Bad news gumshoes! Carmen Sandiego and her Vile Henchmen are at it again and we need your help to crack the case! Join us at ACME Headquarters as we recreate the classic, geography based, PBS game show at Phoenix Comicon 2015, and compete for a chance to win fabulous prizes! 

Stick around after the game to find out how you can participate in a convention wide scavenger hunt to catch Carmen Sandiego!

Contestants for the game show will be picked 15 minutes prior to start time. Please arrive early for a chance to compete. All in attendance will be welcome to participate in the scavenger hunt.

*Scavenger Hunt will run from Friday at 5:30 PM until Sunday 2:30 PM. All Entries must be placed by 2:30PM on Sunday at Scavenger Hunt Headquarters. This will be a photo scavenger hunt. Make sure you have a fully charged phone or camera as you will need to snap shots of "The Loot", "The Warrant", and "The Crook" Winners will be announced on Sunday at 4:30 PM. Winners must be present to collect prizes.

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

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

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

Do you think you have what it takes to call yourself a true Blue (and Red) Pokémon Master? If so, come Join AZ Nichibros as we test your Poké knowledge and see who will be crowned a True Master in a fantastic game of Who's That Pokémon!

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Location: North 225AB

DRAGON BALL Z! Yup. Is this series absurd? You bet it is! Robots, magic, aliens, doods that can bench press a PLANET? Yeah, we got that. So let’s all discover together how it became... well, what it is. Only this time… THE MOVIES!

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Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

A thrilling evening at the Phoenix ComiCon has ended in a shocking murder!  Do you have what it takes to solve the case?  Work with real forensic scientists to unravel the mystery and figure out the who, what, where, when, why, and how of the crime.  Interview witnesses, cross-examine suspects, and investigate the crime scene in detail ... using authentic forensic science!

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

TDP wants you to start playing tabletop RPGs! Let us give you whatever knowledge you need to start playing one of the many amazing games on the market. We'll focus on how to get a group together, pick a game to your liking and getting started!

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

An open discussion about every Otaku’s favorite subject: Anime! We’ll talk about everything from art, characters, personal stories, etc. This is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to share with their fellow Otaku what anime means to us.

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

“I never knew a human body had that much blood” is just one example of the many comments made in our previous years’ panel of Wildest Deaths in Anime. We’ve shown some terrible scenes in the past, but this year will top them all!

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

Join East Blue Cosplay and Gay Balls Inc for a thoughtful discussion on the representation of women and gender in One Piece: does it pass the Bechtel Test? Why are their waists so small? Is Koala just a cheap Nami knock-off?

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

While many consider anime and manga to be the realm of young men, there are a number of women who have played key roles in the development of both anime and manga. This panel will discuss some of the most influential women artists in anime and manga.

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

Science and science fiction are intimately linked. Science fiction fuels the imagination of scientists and scientist, in return, feed ideas and speculation into science fiction. Learn how to build a realistic science fiction universe, from planets through life and societies, for richer stories that won't make scientists facepalm.
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Location: North 222ABC

Oh my Glob! Did you hear? Japan is a crazy place, and is always full of surprises, but sometimes they make you go WTF! Join the Arizona Midnight Channel on a roller coaster of crazy anime, pranks, pictures, movies and more!

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

The million dollar question: Wut Anime? This simple guessing game tests your wits as an anime fan! Come on, step it up and show me your moves!

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

With Dawn orbiting Ceres and New Horizons approaching Pluto, it's the year of the Dwarf Planet! Learn about the history of these bodies, the exciting new discoveries we're making, and even their prospects for life!
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Location: West 101ABC events area

Do you love manga & anime? Learn techniques during this hands on drawing demonstration for various Chibis. 

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 229AB

Celebrate some of the best Clone Wars story arcs, revisit some of the greatest characters, and see how the animated series contributed to the larger Star Wars universe in an amazing way.

who'll be here
  • Jason Hunt
  • Joey Letson
  • Kyle Avery
 
Location: North 224AB

There are a lot of video games out there, and unfortunately many slip under our radar. Come join Dowase Entertainment as we take a look through the gaming world to find the gems hidden in the rough.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 101ABC events area

Kevin Coulston, artist and illustrator joins other local artists for a drawing contest in the Youth Art Room. Kevin and others from KidsComicClub will offer advice to young artists and judge attendees' work.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Coulston
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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