Complete Programming List for Fan Fest 2016

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Listen to your favorites from games gone by. Discuss what makes 8-Bit music memorable and learn about some new things being done with it.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

A fan discussion about the upcoming season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. featuring new characters, new threats and...the Ghost Rider!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

Want to see most of the costumers for Phoenix Fan Fest in one place? Here's your chance! Before the show doors open we invite all of our costumers and cosplayers to come have some awesome photo ops. We have several themed backdrops available and Phoenix Fan Fest photographers will be on-site for official photos!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

Want to see most of the costumers for Phoenix Fan Fest in one place? Before the show doors open we invite all of our costumers and cosplayers to come have some awesome photo ops. We have several themed backdrops available and Phoenix Fan Fest photographers will be on-site for official photos!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

Are you an Anime Fan so dedicated that you want to bring some of you favorite characters to life? Come see other Anime cosplayers and hang out for some great photo ops.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

Giant fighting robots, giant wall crushing titans, giant swords, and giant eyes define many parts of the anime fandom. Hang out with your fellow anime fans and take some time to see what Fan Fest has to offer.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

Arthur Darville captures our hearts as Rory in Doctor Who, keeps us on the edge of our seats in the crime mystery Broadchurch and takes us on adventures through time in DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

who'll be here
 

Don't miss this fan favorite event featuring sneak peaks at trailers for exciting upcoming movies and a FREE raffle of fantastic movie promotional material including T-shirts, baseball caps, special posters and other great prizes. Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society).

who'll be here
  • Jeff George
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

An Interactive Intro to Improv Comedy Class. Hang out with the hilarious cast of National Comedy Theater and get up on your feet to try out some improv comedy games, scenes and exercises. Improv is a super fun, no pressure way to improve all your skills and build confidence!

who'll be here
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Brianne Kostielney
  • Dan McGivern
  • Dorian Lenz
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Josh Cox
  • Krissy Lenz
 

Why does it seem like all of the best shows on TV are coming out of the BBC? Why do they taunt us with their weird release schedule and delays in showing these shows here in the US? It's bollocks! Come meet some fellow BBC fans.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

When Disney purchased Star Wars, they quickly converted the Expanded Universe we all knew and loved, turning them into "Legends". With this new Universe taking shape, where should fans jump in? What's great about this new Universe and what elements of the old Expanded Universe do we miss the most?

who'll be here
  • Scott Appel
  • TJ Van Der Werf
 
Location: 226A North

Dom Vitalli and his ring experts will supply the formula that packs thousands into arenas across the country. Find out what makes guys like Brock Lesnar huge draws in today's wrestling landscape.

who'll be here
  • Dom Vitalli
 

Join the creators of the Blaze and her nemesis Tormenta as they dish out some epic scenes with your help. They will take suggestions from the audience and create new action scenes pitting this pair of adversaries against each other to save or destroy the city!

who'll be here
  • Brian Augustyn
  • Jason Gonzalez
  • Joshua Greene
 

Cosplayers and Costumers spend weeks and months prepping their amazing outfits for conventions, but what are their secrets to wearing it all day and what do they do if something breaks or goes wrong? Veteran cosplayers and costumers give you the lowdown on what you can do to save your hard work!

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis Creations
  • Amber Brite
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Matthew Hunt
  • Red Nebula Cosplay
 

Brett Dalton is best known for his role playing Grant Ward and Hive on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He's currently working on new projects including Milo Murphy’s Law and The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

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Location: 229AB North Lego

Cactus Brick presents their fantastic Lego displays. Hang out with their master builders or let your imagination run wild in the interactive Free Build Lego area.

Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 229AB North Lego

Cactus Brick presents their fantastic Lego displays. Hang out with their master builders or let your imagination run wild in the interactive Free Build Lego area.

Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 229AB North Lego

Cactus Brick presents their fantastic Lego displays. Hang out with their master builders or let your imagination run wild in the interactive Free Build Lego area.

Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

It's time to put on your detective hat, or jet pack, or tiara because you never know where your next choice will take you in this live game, inspired by the hit series from the 80's and 90's! Take the stage and see if you can make it to the end, where fame and fortune or a fate worse than death await you!

who'll be here
  • Jamel Singleton
  • Joe Holt
 
Location: 226C North
 

Coffin Comics is an independent publishing company, founded in September 2007 by Chaos! Comics founder and Lady Death creator, Brian Pulido. Coffin is dedicated to rock-n-roll inspired, supernatural tales and continues to craft authentically rare, limited edition comic books and assorted items for the discerning collector.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 226B North

How much are your beloved comic books worth? Comic book experts and aficionados share their insights on the ins & outs of collecting comics for fun and profit. Learn how to get started, how to store, and how to ensure your collection will hold its value.

who'll be here
  • Eric Burruel
  • Jim Smith
  • Shawn Demumbrum
 
Location: 226A North

Laugh it up with the cast of the National Comedy Theater as they perform hilarious and completely spontaneous comedy based on YOUR suggestions. Sight gags, bad puns, and invisible automobiles may be created right before your eyes!

who'll be here
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Brianne Kostielney
  • Dan McGivern
  • Dorian Lenz
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Josh Cox
  • Krissy Lenz
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

Ever wanted to get really technical in your comic conversation, but no one was up to the challenge? Come meet and hang out with some fellow comic fans, discuss the finer points and maybe compare who has the better collection.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

From Steampunk Harley to Zombie Sailor Moon; The art of cosplay lends itself to multiple mashups of your favorite characters from film, comic books, and television. Expereinced cosplayers and creators will show you how to switch up the mash-up on your favorite costumes and kits! 

who'll be here
  • Gabrielle Donathan
  • Itty Bitty Geek
 

Full on battle of the CW superhero show super fans. You'll have to be faster than The Flash, sharper than Green Arrow, more legendary than the Legends of Tomorrow and more powerful than Supergirl to win this game!

who'll be here
  • Cole Harder
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Paige Pino
  • Shawn Forth
 

The stars of the smash Netflix series Stranger Things: David Harbour who portrays samall town Police Cheif Jim Hopper and the unforgettable Millie Bobbie Brown who captures our hearts as the enigmatic  "Eleven".

who'll be here
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Department of Zombie Defense teaches you tactics that could save your life in a zombie apocalypse or other disaster. Recomended for ages 15+

 

Are you a Doctor or an Companion? Well it's time to show off your scarf, fez, suit, or Dalek. Come hang out with fellow Doctor Who cosplayers for some great photo ops from different planets around the galaxy and time!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Grace O'Malley? The Kraken? Mermaids? The Black Spot? Explore the seven seas and seek the treasures of the golden age of piracy. The pirates of the Dread Fleet share legends, myths, and tales of the sea! Learn something new about something old while sailing the seven seas of history with the Dread Fleet!

who'll be here
 

Are you into Dungeon Crawls? What about Trivia Games? Check this out to get both! Answer questions to advance, but wrong answers may cause your team's untimely demise... or not.

who'll be here
  • Jim Miller
  • Trevor Campbell
 

In a world of pure imagination... Even 45 years later that song still conjures up images of giant gummy bears and a river of chocolate hidden within Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. The great Gene Wilder has left our world but Educating Geeks remember the magic of this classic film and his moving performance.

who'll be here
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Matthew Calcote
  • Megan Calcote
 
Location: 231B Family Gaming

Remember sitting around the table playing Sorry! or Pictionary as a kid? Bring the family and play games from your youth in Fan Fest's open gaming Family Room.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 231B Family Gaming

Remember sitting around the table playing Sorry! or Pictionary as a kid? Bring the family and play games from your youth in Fan Fest's open gaming Family Room.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

 

Player Two has entered the game!

The Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown has been challenging Phoenix Comicon fans to prove their mettle, but for Fan Fest we’re going multiplayer!

That’s right, the same great geekery as regular PUGS, but with two contestants per team. You and your comrade will battle together against other teams to determine who will be supreme!

The Battlefield

Eight teams of two will brutally and ridiculously fight until only one pair remains

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 4:30pm
Where: Room 228

Sign Up your Team!

If you’re coming to Phoenix Fan Fest (and if you’re not, you lose your Geek cred right there), then it’s free to enter! Just visit our PUGS Multiplayer signup form and sign up your team,

We need the contact info for your team leader, and the name of your teammate, so go recruit the mightiest geek you know!

Got Questions?

If you have any other questions, comments, or ideas just emailjeff@improvmedia.com

See you at the SMAAAACCKKKDOOOOOOOWWWWN!

 
who'll be here
  • Dannie Moriarty
  • Jeff Moriarty
 
Location: 226A North

Space is a vacuum with no friction, very little light and no oxygen for fire to burn; so just how would a space battle actually work?

who'll be here
  • Dante Lauretta
  • Parker Castleberry
  • Sara Santiago
 

Come and learn about the Scarlet Speedster from Central City. Learn about the origins of Jay Garrick, Barry Allen and Wally West and how each of them brought a different flavor to the speed force. Before you watch another episode of the Flash or see his big screen debut in the Justice League you must see this panel.

who'll be here
  • Brian Augustyn
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 

Experienced armored costumers and cosplayers share tips and tricks on creating realistic costume armor.

who'll be here
  • Ted Van West
 
Location: 226A North

Every Scientist has thought about this at some point in their scientific career. But the real question is - Villain or Hero? Real scientists choose sides in this ongoing war!

who'll be here
  • Brian Johnson
  • Rebekah Brubaker
 
Location: 227B North

From classic films like American Psycho & Fight Club to family favorites like Legally Blonde and Shrek, Broadway has made their mark. We'll discuss Broadway's adaptation of these cult classics including what changes improved the plot or ruined the show and what songs we could not stop singing.

who'll be here
  • Cole Harder
  • ManilynJoy Fortaliza
  • Paige Pino
 

The return of a Fan Fest favorite debate! Can Tony Stark & his suits match up to Doctor Strange's magic? Which is better and why? Can you relate more to someone with gadgets or with someone that has super powers?

who'll be here
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
  • Shawn Demumbrum
 
Location: 230 North

Board, card, role playing, video...With so many types of games out there, where do you start? We'll help you discover the best games for your interests- what games to pick up and where to find opponents or guildmates that will stretch your skills.

who'll be here
  • Ian Stedman
  • Kris Saddler
  • Michael Coe
 

We got a Ghostbusters sequel and we're finally getting Blade Runner 2. What else should be hitting theatres? What ever happened to the Golden Compass series? Weren't there more movies planned for the Chronicles of Narnia? Mortal Instruments? Jumper 2? What geek movies totally deserve another adventure (or two)?

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

Japan's original heavyweight king of monsters returns in Shin Godzilla \ Godzilla Resurgence. Note that this panel may include bad overdubbing.

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
  • Steve Mandel
 
Location: 230 North

Welcome to Wrestlemania- the Super Bowl of the wrestling world. Pro wrestler Dom Vitalli and fans Greg Holmes and Rebekah Brubaker discuss the glitz, the glamour and the memories of their favorite Wrestlemania moments. Will any of your favorites make the list?

who'll be here
  • Dom Vitalli
  • Greg Holmes Jr
  • Rebekah Brubaker
 
Location: 226A North

One word - Slime! Science can create some of grossest yet some of the coolest things to play with. Join us for strange fun with gross science.

who'll be here
  • Eileen Kane
  • Rebekah Brubaker
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

From wicked looking horns and exotic alien head pieces to terrifying visages- the art of making molds and casting these otherworldly creations can be a bit of mystery. Experienced creators will explain what goes into these amazing creations and how to get started.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis Creations
  • Amber Brite
  • Red Nebula Cosplay
 
Location: 230 North

Everyone wants to be a wrestler, until it's time to do wrestler things. Wrestling pros throw down the tricks and tools to get your foot in the ring!

who'll be here
  • Dom Vitalli
 

WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts is known for his signature move, the DDT, which was named the "coolest" maneuver of all time by WWE.

who'll be here
 
Location: 229AB North Lego

Build one, build all! Come and create your vision, have fun, and win prizes.

Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 226B North

Local artist Jason Gonzalez, creator of Luchadore comic: Le Mano Del Destino and Greg Holmes Jr discuss Lucha Libre and the Luchadores who have made the style legendary.

who'll be here
  • Greg Holmes Jr
  • Jason Gonzalez
 

Fans discuss the upcoming Assassin's Creed film, how it ties into the game franchise, and other Assassin's Creed properties and news.

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

An interactive game of Marvel Jeopardy! Hosted by The Arizona Avengers. Do you have what it takes to become a Professor X, or will your knowledge prove that you are  nothing but a Toad?

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Once again the forces of comics collide in this heated debate. Could the Dark Knight prevail against the Super Solider? Could Superman really take down the Hulk? How does the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. square off against the Legends of Tomorrow? We'll find out here!

who'll be here
  • Brian Augustyn
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
  • Shawn Demumbrum
 

Behold the Eye of Agamotto and the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak! Unravel the mysteries of Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme staring Benedict Cumberbatch this November. Warning- Spoilers may be conjured up.

who'll be here
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 

Our magical panel of mental health experts and Disney fanatics explore mental health topics across the Disney fandom. From Donald Duck to Disney Princesses, which characters demonstrate the best (or worst) messages about mental health? Will visiting the “Happiest Place on Earth” cure your depression? How many times can you listen to “It’s a Small World” before it drives you crazy?  Be Our Guest and find out!

who'll be here
  • Ashley Petersen
  • Christin Pike
  • Emilie Karlin, PhD
  • Kat Loveland
  • Laney Rhineheart
 
Location: 227C North

Geek Chic takes geeky female fashion choices parsecs away from those boring graphic tee’s and straight into modern wearable trendy fashion. Learn about the latest fan fashions and where to find those wonderful outfits.

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

Your favorite "Wayward Sons" get a live comedy overhaul as comedians from National Comedy Theater create new dialogue, sound effects, stories, characters and more live as this special Halloween edition episode plays.

who'll be here
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Brianne Kostielney
  • Dan McGivern
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Josh Cox
  • Krissy Lenz
 

Some people are born with a truly inspiring ability to create beautiful images. Those natural born artists have an unfair advantage when it comes to Pictionary. We level the playing field in this ultimate live, head to head challenge where audience members compete using only MS Paint. 

who'll be here
  • Brad Walling
  • Todd Filek
 

Professional Media and TV critics review, suggest, and discuss the best Netflix programming; why it's better (if it is) than network tv and Hollywood movies, and what gems are there that people aren't yet talking about.

who'll be here
  • David Ramsey
  • Shari Green
 
Location: 226A North

Find out why "bullies" are the last line of defense to preserve everything right about pro wrestling!

who'll be here
  • Dom Vitalli
 
Location: 226A North

Pro-wrestler, Dom "The Bomb" Vitalli hosts a live session of his no holds barred podcast: Nothing to Prove. He conquered the wrestling industry and now he's bringing his years of experience to podcasting. Maybe he'll even have a special guest drop by!

who'll be here
  • Dom Vitalli
 

The creative team behind "The Occupants" host a release party for the comic book tie-in of their film including a special announcement for their newest project and comic book tie in! 

who'll be here
  • Al Sparrow
  • Russell Emanuel
 
Location: 231C Open Gaming

Come check out your favorite game from our game library or bring your own. Open Gaming will be available during convention hours all weekend long.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest Staff
 
Location: 231C Open Gaming

Come check out your favorite game from our game library or bring your own. Open Gaming will be available during convention hours all weekend long.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest Staff
 

Nickelodeon's Avatar franchise stole our hearts from the get go. From the Last Airbender to the Legend of Korra, we're hooked. Fans discuss story arcs & characters from both series as well as the rumors for the next series. 

who'll be here
  • Josh Lowe
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Mayling Zarogoza
 

The 2017 Con season is just around the corner. Here's your chance to talk to Phoenix Comicon Staff and poke their brains about what may be coming up for Phoenix Comicon 2017! Puns and bad jokes may be included. Oh who are we kidding - puns and bad jokes definitely WILL be included.

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

Come test your saber skills with other combatants and practice before the Spar Wars light saber tournament!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Lightsaber Academy
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Who has the better look, Ash and friends or Team Rocket? We invite all Pokémon Trainer and Pokémon cosplayers for some awesome group photo ops with our various background displays.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Are you a master Pokémon Go Trainer? Maybe you just want to share some tips and tricks with other trainers. This trainer meetup is a great chance to meet some new players and maybe plan an adventure in downtown Phoenix.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Unique from birth; let your spark of life guide you! Join your fellow Team Instinct members as they surge through Fan Fest.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Reflect on yourself; you can control the winds of change. Join your fellow Team Mystic members as they bring the chill to Fan Fest!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Fight ever onward; with each trial forge new strength! Join your fellow Team Valor members as they bring the rage to Fan Fest.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

J.K. Rowling has rekindled our imaginations and hearts with her latest offering of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Join our Wizards and Witches as they break down the story and what it means for the Wizarding World as well what may lay on the horizon.

who'll be here
  • Amber Gould
  • Shalane Harris
  • Stephen Dzienis
  • Steven Gould
 

From Basilisks and Centaurs to Unicorns and Dragons, the world of Harry Potter is coming back in November with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".  Our Guest Professors have scoured their ancient texts (and the internet) to find all the facts on this fantastic film. Learn about the new North American houses and how they fall in line with American History!

who'll be here
  • Amber Gould
  • Brandon Irwin
  • Shalane Harris
  • Stephen Dzienis
  • Steven Gould
 
Location: 226C North
 

The original heroes for hire. Luke Cage and Danny Rand hit the the Marvel scene in in 1972. Now with the Netflix debut of Luke Cage and the upcoming Iron Fist the interest in the character has grown intense. Come learn about the origins of Marvel Comics dynamic duo.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 

From malice filled glares to iconic poses. We go behind the camera with experienced costume photographers to explore what it takes to set up those amazing shots. And we look at things from in front of the lens to see what goes into modeling for the perfect picture.

who'll be here
  • Amber Brite
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Matthew Hunt
 
Location: 227C North

Are you part of the Muppet generation?  Have you always wanted to know what it's like to be a Muppeteer?  Professional Puppeteers Present the basics of moving-mouth puppetry for yourself, including lip sync and eye focus.

who'll be here
  • Great Arizona Puppet Theatre
 
Location: 227C North

Master Puppeteers demonstrate easy puppet projects for kids and show how to engage and manage a classroom through the magic of puppetry.

who'll be here
  • Great Arizona Puppet Theatre
 

Discover the secrets behind the strings of on screen puppets from muppets to a certain Admiral with an affinity for traps. 

who'll be here
  • Great Arizona Puppet Theatre
 

Attention Stranger fans! Are you brave enough to test your knowledge of the Upside Down and face our Demogorgons of Trivia? Here's your chance to win glory untold - just remember to stay away from the walls.

who'll be here
  • Devon Adams
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

You read Harry Potter and envisioned yourself as a Quidditch captain, alas you are a Muggle. Rejoice! The magical game has now been adapted for muggles. The ASU Sundevils show you how to play and let you try your hand (or wand) at the game!

who'll be here
  • ASU Sun Devil Quidditch
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Before scary films, people would gather around their radios to get creeped out by their favorite horror programs. Explore classic horror programs of old time radio and hear some original show broadcasts!

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 
Location: 230 North

Psychics, Ghosts and a Sleeping King - this urban fantasy drifts on the ley lines of imagination to bring us a story of modern mystery and the supernatural. This fan led discussion gives a bird's eye view of the amazing series by Maggie Stiefvater. 

who'll be here
  • ManilynJoy Fortaliza
  • Paige Pino
 
Location: 227B North

Sugar skulls and skull painted faces; spirituality surrounds this Mexican Autumnal holiday. We discuss the history and meaning of the celebration from beautifully painted faces to eating and drinking among the graves of our loved ones long past. 

who'll be here
  • Kevin Salazar
  • Kristina Venegas
  • Vanessa Rios
 

Ash, Dawn, and Amy present a special live recording of The Rocky Horror Podcast Show discussing Fox's new remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in-depth including reactions to the performances, the costumes, the sets, and how they all came together. We'll be discussing the latest in Rocky Horror and LGBT Community news, plus a live Q and A! You could be on the podcast! We promise to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you with our commentary!

who'll be here
  • Broadway Bound & Gagged (3 panelists)
  • Kelley Lester
  • Sean Johnson
 

Many Bothans are dying to bring us this information.* We'll share valuable intel about the upcoming Rogue One film. Learn about the new heroes and their part in the Rebellion. Caution - the Empire may be listening!

* No actual Bothans were harmed in the making of this panel

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 
Location: 230 North

Come learn what it means to be afraid! Explore what happens in your brain when you get scared, the value of fear, and ways to try and face your fears safely. Featuring fear boxes to put your hand inside, if you are brave...and even a ghost story!

who'll be here
  • Alex Cybulski
 

Is it really a healthy to just randomly ignite your entire body? Is Killer Croc mammal or reptile? Stockholm syndrome anyone? Could anyone from Task Force X actually be real?

who'll be here
  • Annie Wargetz
 
Location: 230 North

Yes, some science is safe enough to do in the comfort of your own home, and even cool enough to show off at your next gathering. Warning: studies have shown a desire to own lab coats, black rubber gloves and laughing at inappropriate times.

who'll be here
  • Dante Lauretta
  • Eileen Kane
  • Parker Castleberry
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Scottsdale Parkour brings gaming to life. We all remember our favorite video game character.  Come watch some of the best jumpers, crawlers and brawlers. Watch video game history, navigate through a fun parkour course and battle it out in an epic performance.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Scottsdale Parkour brings gaming to life. We all remember our favorite video game character.  Come watch some of the best jumpers, crawlers and brawlers. Watch video game history, navigate through a fun parkour course and battle it out in an epic performance.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning presents a specially designed lesson for kids aged 11-13 years old. Kids will get to run, jump and climb as they are taught correct ways to experience the worlds of Parkour and Freerunning.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning presents a specially designed lesson for kids aged 14 and up. Kids will get to run, jump and climb as they are taught correct ways to experience the worlds of Parkour and Freerunning.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning presents a specially designed lesson for kids aged 4-10 years old. Kids will get to run, jump and climb as they are taught correct ways to experience the worlds of Parkour and Freerunning.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

The athletes from Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning encourage you to try your skills as you run, jump and climb during this open gym session.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning (3 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

The athletes from Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning encourage you to try your skills as you run, jump and climb during this open gym session.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

The athletes from Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning encourage you to try your skills as you run, jump and climb during this open gym session.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

The athletes from Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning encourage you to try your skills as you run, jump and climb during this open gym session.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 224AB North Activities

The athletes from Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning encourage you to try your skills as you run, jump and climb during this open gym session.

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

To Do or to only try, that is the question. Fan favorite Shakespearean actress/director Katherine Stewart returns with more Sci-Fi sonnets and soliloquies than you can shake a stick- er, spear at.

who'll be here
  • Katherine Stewart
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

While Phoenix Fan Fest is finishing up for the night, there is likely still fun to be had! Come see who is going where and what's happening after the show. This is a chance for our fans to share their events with others and keep the good times rolling.

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

Prove you are the best of the best with a saber. Test your skills against your friends. Phoenix Saber Combat offers a supervised environment for safe competition. 
Participate in open combat with an opponent in padded arenas with a trained supervisor. Groups of 2-4 are welcome. Or face off one-on-one in our "Spar Wars" Tournament with prizes on the line. Spar Wars Tournaments are point based elimination tournaments with trained referees. All skill levels welcome!  

Adult Division (13 Years and older)
Youth Division (8-12 Years old)

You can preregister for the tournament HERE.

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  • Phoenix Lightsaber Academy
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: 227C North

Shorter days mean longer, darker nights and as the season approaches, it's beginning to look a lot like chain-saw-axe-murdering psychopaths. In the 'Spirit' of the season we've assembled a horrifying horde of Horror Movie trivia questions that will make you scream!

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  • Cecil Laird
  • David Friedman
  • Jaimé En Fuego
  • Marcia Hall
  • Susie Von Slaughter
 

Do you think that Chewbacca and a Stormtrooper could have been friends if they had met under different circumstances? Well let's see how many Star Wars costumes we can get in the same place for some photos and galactic fun.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

Do you know what color your lightsaber would be? Come and hang out with a bunch of Star Wars fans and see who you might compare some notes with. Let's count how many red Millennium Falcon shirts we see!

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

From startling reveals to heart breaking scenes and revelations - Star Wars Rebels has certainly run the gamut of emotion. We take an in depth look at seasons 1 and 2  and discuss what we can expect from season 3.

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  • Dianne Althouse
  • Jim Welch
 

Take a walk on the Underside and explore the world of Stranger Things! Warning - this panel will have spoilers galore so if you haven't seen it, watch it now and avoid being surprised. Possible Demogorgon sighting if the lights are on.

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  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Diana Petersel
  • Nathan Blackwell
 

Who's the better arm-wrestler, Green Arrow or Hawkeye? When would they ever potentially meet? Right here! Come be with other superhero costumers for some awesome photo ops and some cross-universe meetings.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join Arizona's premier lightsaber combat and choreography group for an interactive workshop on lightsaber choreography.  Featuring fast-paced instruction on composition, spinning, flourishing, and how to deliver a dramatic finish.  Join us for this unique opportunity to learn how to fight like a daring Jedi, or a dastardly Sith from dedicated expert practitioners.

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  • Syndicate Saber Arizona
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Arizona's premier lightsaber combat and choreography group presents an interactive Star Wars story for old and new fans alike:  In the waning days of the Clone Wars, a group of Jedi venture to the forbidden planet Dathomir.  There, they will encounter ravenous rancor, the nefarious Nightsisters, a mysterious stranger with wisdom of The Force, and more!

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  • Syndicate Saber Arizona
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Tahmoh Penikett is best known for his roles in Supernatural, Continuum, Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica, Riftworld Chronicles and more!

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Hello Boils and Ghouls! The new Tales From the Crypt Series is right around the corner so it's time to dig in to the gruesome delights of the past. Explore the EC comics, HBO Series, Movies and your favorite hideous host The Crypt Keeper! You know what they say, the morgue the merrier!

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  • Cecil Laird
  • Jaimé En Fuego
  • Marcia Hall
 

With the final season just around the corner, look back on all that Teen Wolf has shown us from characters we loved, lost & gained to plot holes & amazing musical choices. We celebrate the show that made us want to know as much as possible about werewolves and kitsunes.

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  • Angela Kennedy
  • Dallin Holt
  • Rhiannon Michelle Miller
 

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is continually growing on Netflix. First Daredevil, then Jessica Jones, and soon Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Join us as we discuss the buildup of the small screen MCU and how it all will tie into the upcoming Defenders.

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  • Jarvis Reddick II
  • Josh Magdaleno
  • Shawn Forth
 

Tim Rose is known for his puppeteer work as Admiral Ackbar, Sy Snootles, and Salacious Crumb in the Star Wars universe. Over the years he has been involved with many Lucasfilm and Jim Henson Studios movies, including The Dark Crystal and Howard the Duck.

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Location: 231A Nintendo World Championship

This one is for all the marbles! Come cheer your favorite player on as they battle on stage for the ultimate glory and the title of champion!

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  • Magic Meeple Games
 
Location: 231A Nintendo World Championship

Ever wish you had the chance to participate in the 1990 Nintendo World Championships? Look no further as Fan Fest recreates the original Nintendo World Championships. Come test your skills against other players all day Saturday culminating in live finals on stage on Sunday afternoon! Presented by Magic Meeple Games

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  • Magic Meeple Games
 
Location: 231A Nintendo World Championship

Ever wish you had the chance to participate in the 1990 Nintendo World Championships? Look no further as Fan Fest recreates the original Nintendo World Championships. Come test your skills against other players all day Saturday culminating in live finals on stage on Sunday afternoon! Presented by Magic Meeple Games

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  • Magic Meeple Games
 
Location: 231A Nintendo World Championship

The 1990 Nintendo World Championship Semi-Finals commence!! Come cheer your favorite player on as they battle on stage for the ultimate glory!

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  • Magic Meeple Games
 

It made turtles into semi-humans, humans into rhino-human hybrids. Just what is it? And can we replicate it?

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  • Brian Johnson
  • Rebekah Brubaker
 
Location: 226C North

Turn your favorite cosplays and characters into fashion- from spectacular streetwear to extra terrestrial evening gowns.

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There's nothing a true geek loves more than knowing more than their fellow geeks... Except maybe the opportunity to one-up their fellow geeks by flaunting that knowledge. Join your hosts as they read some incorrect statements about fields ranging from anime to comic books to science fiction... And correct them by starting your sentence with "Umm...Actually..." (and yes, you get no points if you don't say that phrase!). Prizes awarded for the most knowledgeable and smug geeks out there!

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  • Al Sparrow
  • Brooke Campbell
  • Steve Mandel
 
Location: 223 North Blood Drive

Not All Heroes Wear Capes - Be the One! United Blood Services Blood Drives and the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry result in saved lives. Be a Hero today and donate a part of yourself to better the lives of others, and you just might find your own life is better for helping.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 223 North Blood Drive

Not All Heroes Wear Capes - Be the One! United Blood Services Blood Drives and the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry result in saved lives. Be a Hero today and donate a part of yourself to better the lives of others, and you just might find your own life is better for helping.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

From goosebump raising tales to sightings of secretive creatures - We will take a walk through Arizona's creepy crawly tales of the unknown and mysterious!

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  • Anthony Fuentes
 

Vinyl records have made a big comeback! Music experts from ZIA Records discuss the most popular titles, record collecting basics, the rarest albums and everything in between.

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  • Phoenix Fan Fest Staff
 

Netflix has made their mark on another childhood favorite - Voltron, Defender of the Universe. Did they do right by the fans? We discuss the new take on the classic series.

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  • Cole Harder
  • Jim Miller
  • Lonnie Gray
 
Location: 227B North

Experienced costumers and creators break down the cost of building costumes, bulldoze the stigma of commissioning/buying vs. making it yourself, and teach you the ins-and-outs of working with a seamstress for your custom costume. We will help you understand the price of custom costuming, the do's and don'ts, and explain the exciting process of having your very own sewing mentor. 

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  • Gabrielle Donathan
  • Itty Bitty Geek
  • Nicole Birkedahl
  • Talyah Rodriguez (Serenity Costumes)
 

So you think you know pop culture? Let us rattle your brain with quotes from movies, television, video games and book. Teams selected from the audience will compete to see who the top geek in all the land is.

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  • Jim Welch
  • Mary Ann Atkins
  • Mike Moland
  • Ryan Jeske
 

Are you 1337? Do you think watching a few TV and movie scenes and knowing how to use regedit make you a hacker? Our real world Info Security Expert reveals the truth of Hollywood's horrible portrayal of the tech, the processes, and the people behind hacking.

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  • Rich Mogull
 

With the Dark Tower movie on the horizon, we take a look at Stephen King's books, TV shows and...ok, yeah, totally at the upcoming Dark Tower movie.

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  • Cecil Laird
  • Jaimé En Fuego
  • Marcia Hall
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

Take a moment and meetup with some fellow pro wrestling fans and get to know someone new. Maybe you might just need them at some point for that tag-team cage match that you wanted to enter but needed a partner for.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 227A North Meetups

You know what is cuter than kids in costume, a bunch of kids in costume! This is a great chance to have your little superheros come and assemble their very own superhero fantasy teams!

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

You know what is cuter than kids in costume, a bunch of kids in costume! This is a great chance to have your little superheros come and assemble their very own superhero fantasy teams!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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