Complete Programming List
 
Location: North 223

Have you ever wanted to talk about your favorite pairings? Do you ever wonder if there is something better? Come join the Mahou Shoujo Defense Force and set sail for your favorite ships and we'll tell you why there's something better.

who'll be here
  • The Mahou Shoujo Defense Force (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Gavin Hazeldene
  • Katie Reilly
  • Melanie Hazeldene
 
Location: North 129a

Created by Billy Tucci 20 years ago, Shi is deeply rooted in Japanese history and mythology.  Billy Tucci talks about Shi and his career in comics as we celebrate the platinum anniversary of the character.

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

In the late ’70s/early ’80s, ElfQuest offered a unique vision of fantasy; Nexus gave us a hero more rooted in science fiction than capes and cowls; and Groo presented a humorous take on sword and sorcery.

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

Twice a month, the Brick Cave Audio Podcast day schedules and pulls off 4 hours of live internet audio. Learn what goes in to planning a multi show programming experience from cast of the Podcasts and BCA's own illustrious Audio Engineer, Johnny Skinner.

who'll be here
  • Bob Nelson
  • Brent Heffron
  • Jenn Czep
  • Jenn LaBuzz
  • Johnny Skinner
 
Location: North 231a

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

(pictured: Valley Art, Tempe, 1979)

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 227c

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

who'll be here
  • Brenda Ace
  • Diethrich Shelton
  • Frank Oropeza
  • Jerry Martin
  • Luis Aviles
 

Who is Jon Snow's mother? What game is Varys playing? Is Stannis really the Prince that was Promised? Conspiracies abound and prophecies are dissected in this discussion of Game of Thrones' most crackpot theories. WARNING: HERE BE SPOILERS!

who'll be here
  • Neil Picard
  • Nicholas Grover
 
Location: North 225a

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • David Sabal
  • Jeff Dolniak
  • Kevin Moyers
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 128b

The company who brought you Jeremy Whitley's Princeless and Jamal Igle's Molly Danger talks about their current and upcoming projects.

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

The origin of comic books is a book of collected newspaper comic strips. Comic book creators talk about adapting newspaper comic strips and animated cartoons into comic books

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

More and more of your favorite TV shows and movies are having their story extended and expanded in comic books.  Find out from the pros who work on those books what it takes to make that transition successful.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
  • Nature Lewis
 
Location: North 231bc

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

who'll be here
  • House Lionheart (4 panelists)
 
Location: South 166

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

John has worked various haunted attractions across the country including Autumn Nightmare in Syracuse NY, The Haunted Mortuary in New Orleans LA and The Nest here in Phoenix AZ, he has also worked on indie films and web series such as Surviving the Zombie Plague and Blood Tweekers web series and currently (April through June 2014) Constitution of the Dead expected to be submitted to Sundance for 2015. John was also part of a Raw Natural Born Artists Showcase in January 2013 in Phoenix.

who'll be here
  • John Frye
 
Location: North 125ab

There's a revolution underway in low-cost space travel.  Soon space won't be just for government astronauts and your favorite SF characters anymore.  Hear the latest on what SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, Stratolaunch, Bigelow, XCOR, and others are up to, with technical insight and some insider info from Henry Vanderbilt of Space Access Society, who's been following (and instigating) this revolution for longer than he cares to admit.

who'll be here
  • Henry Vanderbilt
 
Location: North 124a

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

who'll be here
  • Aireona Bonnie Raschke
  • Charles Rolsky
  • Daniel Jacobs
  • Jason Raymond
  • Pamela Gay
  • Steve Ruff
 
Location: North 232bc

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

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

who'll be here
  • Thomas Boyer
 
Location: North 130

One of the most challenging things about a successful Kickstarter campaign can be producing your product, fulfilling and shipping it. Get advice for creators who have run campaigns before.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
  • Jason Brubaker
 
Location: North 122c

Join Educating [Geeks] for a panel exploring the STEM fields.  Geek host Megan will moderate a group of female STEM professionals in a discussion on interesting careers and resources developing STEM careers or deepening their interests.

who'll be here
  • Jessica Aldrich
  • Kristen Paris
  • Mari Turk
  • Marita Ogden
  • Megan Calcote
 
Location: North 125ab

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

who'll be here
  • Carrie Gillon
  • Dante Lauretta
  • Sara Walker
 
Location: North 130

All Ages comics have a reputation of being for kids.  Our panelists discuss how to create comics with a broad appeal without simplify plot or characterization.

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

Sit close but not too close to an amazing yoyo show 20 countries in the making! The Allyoyo.com Team bring their yoyo skills and unique brand comedy to this interactive show. Lucky volunteers will leave with brand new yo-yos! Be there, and be loud!

who'll be here
  • AllYoYo
 
Location: South 155-158

Sit close but not too close to an amazing yoyo show 20 countries in the making! The Allyoyo.com Team bring their yoyo skills and unique brand comedy to this interactive show. Lucky volunteers will leave with brand new yo-yos! Be there, and be loud!

who'll be here
  • AllYoYo
 
Location: North 223

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

who'll be here
  • Arietis
 
Location: North 129b

Comic book fans have always had issues with the changes made to their favorite characters when they are on TV or film. We will look at recent shows produced by comic book companies and compare and contrast changes made to the characters.

who'll be here
  • Reginald Mizell
 
Location: South 166

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

who'll be here
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 
Location: South 155-158

You like battles and magic? Amtgard is a garbed historical fighting and magic group, using safe padded medieval style weapons. For youths 8-18 years old, try your hand against our seasoned fighters. We will have hands on fighting, along with a Q&A.

who'll be here
  • Amtgard (18 panelists)
 
Location: 3rd Street

Do you like battles and magic? Amtgard is a garbed historical fighting and magic group. We use safe medieval styled padded weapons. Youth age 14+ can come try their hand against our seasoned fighters. Learn more about us at: www.azamtgard.org.

who'll be here
  • Amtgard
 
Location: North 130

Animation professionals discuss working in the animation industry as well as the project they have worked on.

who'll be here
  • Neo Edmund
 

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

who'll be here
  • Sgt. Darren Burch
 
Location: North 128a

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

who'll be here
  • Danielle Jensen
  • Jay Posey
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
  • Project Nailbat (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 224ab

You've seen anime music videos produced by people all across the US, but ever wonder what sort of AMVs come from other countries? Join Rice and Haggis as we tour the world and explore various styles and techniques unique to other cultures.

who'll be here
  • Rice and Haggis (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 224ab
Anime + Music = Awesome! Thinking about getting into the hobby of making anime music videos? 
Come on in, and we'll show you the basics and some helpful techniques that will make your Anime Music Video shine!
who'll be here
  • Rice and Haggis (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
  • Team Rocket AZ (6 panelists)
 
Location: North 232bc
Come help the Arizona Avengers celebrate their 5th year both at Phoenix Comicon and serving the community by attending charity & community events year round. The AzA are a labor of love, of Marvel Comics-based costuming & the hope to make a difference. 
 
They started with 4 members locally and are now over 50 members in AZ, with over 200 members countrywide as part of three different chapters around the country, all with one simple goal - to bring the love of comics and costuming to the world at large while bringing smiles to children & adults alike. Join them in celebrating the first five years and perhaps a start of the next five and beyond.
who'll be here
 
Location: 3rd Street
Bru-Ha-Ha Comedy Productions brings Comicon an All-Star cast of some of AZ's best professional stand-up comedians! See Valley favorites Travis Thurman, Boomer Nichols, Jill Bryan, recently crowned 2014 AZ's Funniest Comedian Bob Kubota and MORE!
who'll be here
  • Bru-ha-ha Comedy Productions (7 panelists)
 
Location: North 125ab

In this panel we Geek Out about Arrow, the hit WB series about our favorite Emerald Archer. We'll discuss the Ins & Outs about this show that make it so very awesome.

who'll be here
  • Arthur Trout
  • Bennett Bruce Elrod
  • Shale LeBlang
 
Location: North 129a

The return of the live art auction to benefit Kid's Need to Read.  Art donated by comic con guests.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 151-154

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

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 151-154

Craft tables include LEGO and coloring, drawing, & puzzles. A gallery is available to display artwork. In the morning: Thomatropes, necklaces (ala Percy Jackson). Afternoon activities: puppets, paper plate crafts. Crowns & helmets all day.

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 151-154

Craft tables include LEGO and coloring, drawing, & puzzles. A gallery is available to display artwork. In the morning: paper cube heroes, puppets. Afternoon activities: origami, Thomatropes. Collages/Books all day.

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 151-154

Craft tables include LEGO and coloring, drawing, & puzzles. A gallery is available to display artwork. In the morning: origami. Afternoon activities: miscellaneous crafts.

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 225a

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

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

who'll be here
  • Bo E.
  • Katerina E.
  • MaryAnne E.
 
Location: North 124a

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

who'll be here
  • Bradley Lusk
  • Lisa Will
  • Patrick Young
  • Rene Davis
  • Steve Ruff
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

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

who'll be here
  • Alayna Scordato
  • Alexzandria Rossi
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Andi Mueller
  • Catherine (ZAA Cosplay) Ayotte
  • Dillon Burke
  • Micaela Gardner
  • Nikk Mcknight
  • Ryan Goldfarb
  • Rys Holmes
  • Viktoriya Mendick
 
Location: North 128b

Aspen Comics talks about their current and future projects.

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

Quarians, Turians, Asari, Geth ... all colorful and amazing fictional creations.  But how sound is the science of Mass Effect?  From planetary geology to alien biology to artificial intelligence, come find out what's possible (a lot)!

who'll be here
  • Andres Morera
  • Craig Hardgrove
  • Lev Horodyskyj
  • Michael Pagano
  • Miles Brundage
  • Rebekah Brubaker
 

Tolkien's characters lived in a world that shared our stars, but Middle Earth has its own constellations and lore. These inflatable planetarium shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12:00, but come at 11:45 to grab your free ticket and reserve a spot.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Location: North 132

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

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

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

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

Join Amber Benson, Christopher Golden, and Jeffrey Mariotte for a discussion about collaborations.

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

Books and Authors Signings will take place in the Exhibitor Hall at VIP20, Table 2526, and Table 2528.

Authors with assigned table space will generally be at their table during exhibitor hours when not on a panel. 

Be sure to visit Mysterious Galaxy at tables 2532-2538 and publishers Angry Robot Books (Tables 2410/2412), Tor Books (Booth 646) and Del Rey Books (Booth 640).

 

  VIP20 VIP20 2526 2526 2528 2528
Friday            
10:30 AM            
11:00 AM            
11:30 AM   Patrick Rothfuss Pierce Brown Mira Grant Myke Cole  
12:00 PM Jim Butcher Patrick Rothfuss Pierce Brown Mira Grant Myke Cole  
12:30 PM Jim Butcher          
1:00 PM            
1:30 PM Charlaine Harris Naomi Novik Scott Lynch Lynne Thomas Shonna Slayton C. J. Hill
2:00 PM Charlaine Harris Naomi Novik Scott Lynch Lynne Thomas Shonna Slayton C. J. Hill
2:30 PM       Michael Thomas    
3:00 PM Vicki Pettersson Laini Taylor/Jim DiBartolo Christpher Golden David Wellington Nate Taylor Catherynne Valente
3:30 PM Vicki Pettersson Laini Taylor/Jim DiBartolo Christpher Golden David Wellington Nate Taylor Catherynne Valente
4:00 PM            
4:30 PM Phil Plait   Carrie Vaughn Daniel Abraham    
5:00 PM Phil Plait   Carrie Vaughn Daniel Abraham Ty Franck  
5:30 PM            
6:00 PM            
who'll be here
  • Nate Taylor
 
Location: North 126bc

Books and Authors Signings will take place in the Exhibitor Hall at VIP20, Table 2526, and Table 2528.

Authors with assigned table space will generally be at their table during exhibitor hours when not on a panel.

Be sure to visit Mysterious Galaxy at tables 2532-2538 and publishers Angry Robot Books (Tables 2410/2412), Tor Books (Booth 646) and Del Rey Books (Booth 640).

Saturday            
10:30 AM            
11:00 AM            
11:30 AM            
12:00 PM Jim Butcher Naomi Novik Vicki Pettersson   Erin Quinn  
12:30 PM Jim Butcher Naomi Novik Vicki Pettersson   Erin Quinn  
1:00 PM            
1:30 PM Patrick Rothfuss Phil Plait Pierce Brown Myke Cole David Wellington Christopher Golden
2:00 PM Patrick Rothfuss Phil Plait Pierce Brown Myke Cole David Wellington Christopher Golden
2:30 PM            
3:00 PM Charlaine Harris Seanan McGuire   Elizabeth Bear Michael Thomas Lynne Thomas
3:30 PM Charlaine Harris Seanan McGuire Molly Idle Elizabeth Bear Daniel Abraham Ty Franck
4:00 PM     Molly Idle Shonna Slayton Daniel Abraham Ty Franck
4:30 PM Laini Taylor   C. J. Hill Shonna Slayton Scott Lynch Catherynne Valente
5:00 PM Laini Taylor   C. J. Hill   Scott Lynch Catherynne Valente
5:30 PM            
6:00 PM            
who'll be here
  • Erin Quinn
 
Location: North 126bc

Books and Authors Signings will take place in the Exhibitor Hall at VIP20, Table 2526, and Table 2528.

Authors with assigned table space will generally be at their table during exhibitor hours when not on a panel.

Be sure to visit Mysterious Galaxy at tables 2532-2538 and publishers Angry Robot Books (Tables 2410/2412), Tor Books (Booth 646) and Del Rey Books (Booth 640).

 

Sunday            
10:30 AM Todd Mcfarlane          
11:00 AM Todd Mcfarlane          
11:30 AM Todd Mcfarlane          
12:00 PM Charlaine Harris Christopher Golden Amber Benson C. J. Hill Myke Cole Erin Quinn
12:30 PM Charlaine Harris Christopher Golden Amber Benson C. J. Hill Myke Cole Erin Quinn
1:00 PM            
1:30 PM Jim Butcher Laini Taylor   Carrie Vaughn Shonna Slayton  
2:00 PM Jim Butcher Laini Taylor   Carrie Vaughn Shonna Slayton  
2:30 PM            
3:00 PM   Seanan McGuire Catherynne Valente      
3:30 PM   Seanan McGuire Catherynne Valente   Daniel Abraham Ty Franck
4:00 PM         Daniel Abraham Ty Franck
4:30 PM Jim Butcher Pat Rothfuss Kiersten White Jim Di Bartolo Elizabeth Bear Scott Lynch
5:00 PM Jim Butcher Pat Rothfuss Kiersten White Jim Di Bartolo Elizabeth Bear Scott Lynch
5:30 PM            
6:00 PM            
who'll be here
  • Erin Quinn
 
Location: North 222 ab

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

who'll be here
  • Anime Parliament (2 panelists)
 

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

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
 
Location: 3rd Street

Bring your drum, spirit and drumthusiasm to an open community drum circle with Frank Thompson of the Arizona Rhythm Connection. Tribal Dancers will be joining the grooves and extra drums will be provided. Don't miss this rockin' community jam!

who'll be here
  • AZ Rhythm Connection
 
Location: 3rd Street

Don't let the fishnets fool you; the AZRD bout features real women athletes playing this high-octane sport. Celebrating 11 seasons as the world's second-oldest flat track derby league and with 85 skaters, it’s one of the largest in the Valley.

who'll be here
  • AZ Roller Derby
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Anime screening.

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

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!

 
About the Panelists: 
Terry and Oliver Holler are theatre veterans who, using inspiration from their favorite movie 'Back to the Future', hand-built their own DeLorean Time Machine.  They travel the states (and several other countries!) promoting the official website 'BackToTheFuture.com' and raising awareness and funding for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
who'll be here
  • Oliver Holler
  • Terry Holler
 

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

who'll be here
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
  • Richard Bolinski
 

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

who'll be here
  • House Lionheart (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 129b

Batman is defined as much by his adversaries as his tragic past.  Comic creators talk about their favorite rogues and how they define Batman.

who'll be here
  • Ken Brown
 
Location: North 129a

Help celebrate 75 years of Batman with a sketchoff. Comic book artists contribute their talent to create sketches while you watch. Art created will appear in the Charity Art Gallery (Booth 465) for purchase to benefit Kid's Need to Read.

who'll be here
  • Ed Harris
 
Location: North 128b

Help celebrate 75 years of Batman with a sketchoff. Comic book artists contribute their talent to create sketches while you watch. Art created will appear in the Charity Art Gallery (Booth 465) for purchase to benefit Kid's Need to Read.

who'll be here
  • april reyna
  • Ed Harris
  • Ross Demma
 
Location: North 128b

Help celebrate 75 years of Batman with a sketchoff. Comic book artists contribute their talent to create sketches while you watch. Art created will appear in the Charity Art Gallery (Booth 465) for purchase to benefit Kid's Need to Read.

who'll be here
  • april reyna
  • David Oakes
  • Justin Miller
 
Location: North 131

To honor the 75th Anniversary, comic creators talk about the way that Batman has changed over the years and their take on the character.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman stars of  the Iconic 60's Batman television show Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar.

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

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

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 232bc

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

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

who'll be here
  • Kurt Colin
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
  • The Desert Destroyers Clan
 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Glendon Taylor
  • Kurt Colin
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
  • The Desert Destroyers Clan
  • Tim VanDenover
 
Location: North 124a

Ever wonder what it takes to become a Phoenix Comicon panel Moderator? Well come find out! Meet the team that recruits, trains, and supports our Phoenix Comicon Moderators. They will be available to answer questions and take sign-ups for 2015!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

The biggest question potential crowdfund campaigners ask is "How do I get started?".  Panelists discuss what you need to consider before launching your crowdfund project.

who'll be here
  • Jason Brubaker
  • Jon Schnepp
 
Location: North 231bc

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

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

Being a parent is hard, but being a nerdy parent is harder! You want to expose your children to the things you love, but when is it too early, too much, or just a bad call?  Come discuss some good options for raising your kids right - the nerdy way!

who'll be here
  • Gretchen Whittaker
  • Rob Whittaker
 
Location: North 124a

Body painting. It instantly catches the eye, but have you seen it come to life? During this panel you will see how professional body painter, Brandon McGill, creates and redefines the experience. A brief, but beautiful documentary will guide you through a session from beginning to end. A live model will be on hand to showcase the work. Please join Brandon, and his featured models for a fun evening, beneath the surface. 

who'll be here
  • Brandon McGrill
  • Tyler Monzingo
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
  • Bells Diggins
  • Chris Swanson
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Karla Benitez
  • Sabina Prijic
  • Sean McGarry
 
Location: North 126a

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

who'll be here
  • DJ Graham
  • Erik Francis
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 223

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

who'll be here
  • Arizona Midnight Channel (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 125ab

Some characters wrestle ogres & kill aliens in one blow and stand around with their open shirts constantly billowing in the wind. Others take a ... different approach. In this panel we discuss the strange characters that don't get to save the princess, or pose majestically for book covers and that's why we love them.

who'll be here
  • Amber FitzPatrick
  • Arthur Trout
  • Shale LeBlang
 
Location: North 122ab

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

who'll be here
  • Amber Hunt
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Dustin Diehl
 
Location: North 127ab

A look at the other characters in Norse mythology with authors who know them well.

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

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

who'll be here
 
Location: South 155-158

Sit close but not too close to an amazing yoyo show 20 countries in the making! The Allyoyo.com Team bring their yoyo skills and unique brand comedy to this interactive show. Lucky volunteers will leave with brand new yo-yos! Be there, and be loud!

who'll be here
  • AllYoYo
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Come checkout the hit anime series Bleach!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 125ab

Faculty and staff from Northern Arizona University present on the crux of gaming and education and where the two concepts blend. Come play a Live Role-Playing Game, a shortened version of the one we played at our Videogame Research Symposium, and experience discussions on gamification, literacy, and design and how to engage participants in any given setting. 

who'll be here
  • Christopher Harnois
  • Dr A Nicole Pfannenstiel
  • Everett Bradshaw
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3

Anime Screening

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3

Anime screening.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join the bloody best in Horror Screenwriting. Hear their stories and secrets for creating horror greatness such as Friday the 13th Part 9, Sharktopus, Dark Dunes Productions Films, Exit to Hell and Necromentia. This will be a panel to die for!

who'll be here
  • Mallory O'Meara
  • Mike MacLean
  • Robert Conway
  • Stephanie Joyce
 
Location: South 166

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

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 

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

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Anime screening.

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

Producers Dean Lorey (Arrested Development, FOX; The Crazy Ones, ABC) and Frank Beddor (The Juliet, WB) share how they broke into Hollywood.

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

TopCow Comics' President and Think Tank comic creator, Matt Hawkins, gives advice for breaking into the comic book industry.

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

The guest you've all been waiting for the one- the only: Bruce Campbell!

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

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

who'll be here
  • Aireona Bonnie Raschke
  • Craig Hardgrove
  • Michael Pagano
  • Natalie Hinkel
  • Rebekah Brubaker
  • Viranga Perera
 
Location: North 122c

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

who'll be here
  • Denise Baker
  • Miles Brundage
 

Join Dawn as she discusses how to dress a celebrity and make them shine for any Hollywood event. The art of celebrity dressing is no easy task. With all cameras on deck, it's important to understand the artist's needs and how to create a look for them that will be timeless.

Dawn will share with you her experiences and even a few of her trade secrets.

PS ... but not all of them ;)

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

Learn how to become a monster with the professionals at United Zombies of America. Learn how to scare your family and friends or just have fun. Great acting, learn to be wickedly scary and be the most monster you can be!

who'll be here
  • United Zombies of America (UZA) (2 panelists)
 

Learn how to become a monster with the professionals at United Zombies of America. Learn how to scare your family and friends or just have fun. Great acting, learn to be wickedly scary and be the most monster you can be!

who'll be here
  • United Zombies of America (UZA) (2 panelists)
 

How to make it in Hollywood without selling your soul to the devil. Dawn will offer an inside look into the business of costume design and how to become successful without compromising your artistic integrity. Before the magic begins, the contracts need to be signed. Don't sell your craft short, learn how to legally protect your art and how to successfully negotiate your deal, pre and post representation.

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

Featuring original costumes that Dawn created for The Devil's Carnival, American Horror Story (title sequence), and recent feature, Lost in Austin. She will also share illustrations (Lucas Culshaw) of the costumes for the feature Lost in Austin, Slipknot (Art Director: Shawn Crahan) and Marilyn Manson.

Dawn will discuss the full process of costume design and how working with the Director and Actors helps bring life to a character's wardrobe.

This is going to be an amazing panel for all aspiring Costume Designers.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Eliza Dushku has maintained a cult-like following for her role as Faith, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and produced and starred in Dollhouse, also from creator Joss Whedon. She also played Missy in the hit cheerleading film Bring It On.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: 3rd Street

Quirky, eccentric, high-energy and simply unclassifiable, Phoenix Arizona's Captain Squeegee's main goal is to push the boundaries of music. Come see them kickoff the Epic Proportions Tour!

who'll be here
  • Captain Squeegee
  • Epic Proportions Tour
 
Location: Renaissance Pueblo

Our annual Captains Cantina party, this year with a FIREFLY theme. Hang out after dark with your fellow Browncoats, be the best in the 'verse in our costume contest, or enjoy one of our themed signature cocktails.

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

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

who'll be here
  • Bradley Lusk
  • David Lee Summers
  • Kimberly Smith
  • Lisa Will
  • Steve Ruff
 
Location: North 131

Join us for a spotlight with Carole Barrowman, co-author with her brother John The Hollow Earth series and Torchwood: Exodus Code.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North Ballroom 120
Do you fear the Dread Pirate Roberts? Well, no need to fear this man! Cary Elwes has graced movies, TV, voice acting, and theater. Come and see what he has to say, maybe he will even talk about his "TIGHT tights"!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Join Catherynne Valente, author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making for a look at  her award winning series of children's books as well as her wide variety of adult fiction.

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

50 years of GI JOE action figures: from the 60’s to the present, 12” to 3 ¾”, vehicles, accessories, commercials, file cards, art/design, and customization.

who'll be here
  • Dan's Joes
  • Joe Guy
  • John Stinsman
  • Nick Kruszalnicki
  • Vocab Malone
 
Location: North 127ab

 Just how does one become a "Celebrity Nerd Poet"? Come on out and ask the Celebrity Nerd Poetry slam judges that very question. They'll talk about their writing, the history, the local community, and poetry slams.

who'll be here
  • Bob Nelson
 
Location: North 227ab

Magic is outlawed, the truth is hidden. Only a fugitive princess holds the answers.

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

Join us as we look at the life of Nicholas Courtney and his famous alter ego Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart.  During this panel we'll examine their contributions to the world of Doctor Who and see just how extraordinary they both were.

who'll be here
  • Gavin Hazeldene
  • John Arney
  • John Wheeler
 
Location: North 127ab

Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden discuss their new graphic novel series, "The Cemetery Girl", as well as other projects.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • The Cookie Crusaders (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 127ab

Join authors Pierce Brown and Jason Hough as they chat with astronomers Phil Plait and Patrick Young about our solar system and how it inspired their work.

who'll be here
  • Patrick Young
 
Location: North 223

Are you a closet Otaku? Did you have to make up a fake story explaining where you would be this weekend? Come share your hilarious closet otaku confessions and hear everyone else share their's as well!

who'll be here
  • Time Squad B (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 129b

Retailers talk about how to start your comic book collection and what to look for in high value comics.

who'll be here
  • Jesse James
  • Ken Brown
 
Location: North 128b

Fallen, Inc. creator H.L. Martin gives a comprehensive overview and demonstration of coloring with markers.

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

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

Writing humor is a difficult trick. Come listen to some of Phoenix Comicon's author guests who make it look easy and find out their secrets to getting laughs into a story.

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

Holding onto the rights of your creations is as important as creating them in the first place. Find out the difference between a copyright, patent and trademark and ways to protect your creator rights. 

who'll be here
  • Ruth Carter
 
Location: North 129b

Knowledge is power. In the comic book world, it's everything. Answer comic book trivia questions to earn points. Point will add up as you answer questions. Comic book prizes will be awarded to those with the best scores.

who'll be here
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
  • Thomas Healy
 
Location: North 126a

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

who'll be here
  • Jeff Barbanell
  • Robin MacPherson
 
Location: North 130

Comic books are entertaining, but they can also create narratives with important viewpoints or commentaries on culture, politics, or even the human condition. The professors responsible and students of this Central Arizona College discuss this topic.

who'll be here
  • Captain Kathryn
  • Charles Nemec
  • Jason
  • Louis Mendoza
  • Sean
  • Stephen Puklin
 
Location: North 126a

Join Erik Francis, M. Ed. as he explores the most effective ways to use sequential art to teach critical thinking in the classroom

who'll be here
  • Erik Francis
 
Location: North 230

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

who'll be here
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
  • Muffin (2 panelists)
 

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

who'll be here
  • Matt Mendoza
  • Ryan Hartford
 
Location: west 212

Join some of our guests who write mysteries as they talk about the best ways to construct mystery plots that leave the reader baffled until the very end.

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

Join our panelists of readers and authors for a look at what is new and interesting to read in science fiction, fantasy, and comics. 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Mira Domsky
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 130

Fan Art has been an increasingly controversial topic with creators receiving cease and desist orders from copyright owners.  Attorney Ruth Carter offers her insight into this timely topic.

who'll be here
  • Ruth Carter
 

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

who'll be here
  • Natalia Lopez
 
Come see the Cosplayers from all walks of life showcase their talent and creativity at the Cosplay Fashion Show.
 
Interested in modeling and showing off your unique take on your favorite character, contact kelley.lester@phoenixcomicon.com with the subject "fashion show".
who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Location: North 232bc

Whether you're big, tall, or small, cosplay is definitely for you! Learn how to obtain confidence in the costumes you wear. Discover ways to alter clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you'll have a grand time!

who'll be here
  • Bo E.
  • Katerina E.
  • MaryAnne E.
 

Whether you're big, tall, or small, cosplay is definitely for you! Learn how to obtain confidence in the costumes you wear. Discover ways to alter clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you'll have a grand time

who'll be here
  • Bo E.
  • Katerina E.
  • MaryAnne E.
 
Location: North 232a

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

who'll be here
  • Soupernatural! (4 panelists)
 

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

who'll be here
  • Soupernatural! (4 panelists)
 
Comic books, anime, and video games don't offer costumes for kids. Learn how to alter clothing and patterns to make cosplay comfortable and fun for young cosplayers. Our panelists have over 25 years of experience making cosplay costumes for all ages
who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
 

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

who'll be here
  • Katerina E.
 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Kay Townsend
 

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

who'll be here
  • Holly Conrad
  • John Strangeway
  • Kay Townsend
 

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

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay (4 panelists)
 

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

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Bill Doran
 
Location: West 213

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place!

Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event?? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station!! We can help!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 213

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place!

Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event?? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station!! We can help!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 213

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place!

 

Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event?? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station!! We can help!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 213

Are you a Costumer and need a break from the public? Well this is the place!

Did your costume just get stepped on and a piece broke right before you're headed to an event?? Come by the Cosplay Medic Station!! We can help!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 231a
Cosplay and prop making is becoming a huge hobby. Pros Bill Doran and Holly Conrad are here to show you how to take your skills to the next level. Learn the tools, materials, and techniques that you will employ to create props that will make your cosplay stand out from the crowd. 
 
Cosplay is exploding these days! Everyone wants to join in on the excitement, making fun and elaborate costumes to wear to the next big convention. What better way to accent your new cosplay then with an equally exceptional prop piece! Whether it's a sidearm, sword, or spear, our panel of professionals will help give you all the information you need to build the most amazing prop pieces in as little time as possible.
 
Expect tips and tricks that will add that extra bit of "wow" to your finished pieces as well as ample time for all of your crafting questions. 
who'll be here
  • Bill Doran
 
Location: West 213

Get ready for the Cosplay Scavenger Hunt! Are you up to hunt... cosplayers?! Come and challenge yourself to find cosplayers from all genres in the halls of PCC! Beginner, intermediate, and advanced hunters wanted!

Must be in Costume to participate!

 

Prizes to the top 3 finishers!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 231bc
Cosplay is a fandom that takes characters and makes them real for us to love and enjoy. With the internet and mainstream media, we have ways to spread that fandom using the internet, TV, movies, etc. But is it bad or good? 
 
We're all fans of something, whether it be sports, comics, TV shows, movies, and the list goes on. Cosplay is one of these forms of fandom that takes characters we love and makes them real life interpretations for everyone to love and enjoy. With the internet and mainstream media, we have ways to spread that fandom using the internet, TV, movies, etc. But is it bad or good? Scary? Wrong? Or just for the fun of it? I'll be discussing these issues and more along with current issues within the Cosplay community.
 
Having experienced being in a reality show for Cosplay, I want to discuss my experiences, what I think about the future of this fandom, and what it means to be inclusive and welcoming when it comes to people joining this awesome hobby.  
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 231a

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

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama
  • SnapDragon Productions (2 panelists)
 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
 

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

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

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

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

 

who'll be here
  • Zarco Guerrero and the Flow Ninjas (4 panelists)
 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Aime Jaze
  • Lance Jaze
 
Location: North 231bc

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

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 223

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

who'll be here
  • Knights of the Moon (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 128b

Learn how to create an independent comic that looks and reads as good as anything else on the stands. Panelists discuss the challenges of creating, publishing and marketing their independent comics.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
 
Location: North 129b
J "Ghost" Hause tutorial on how to create highly rendered art in photoshop, from linework to painting, to advanced visual effects. For everyone, from beginners to intermediate digital artists, with live demonstrations of techniques.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 129a

Female readers looking for positive female role models may find comic books difficult to navigate. Creators talk about what is needed to create strong female characters.

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

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

Visit: www.trcicstudio.com

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

Our panel of fantasy authors look at what goes into creating their fantasy worlds.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

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

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

who'll be here
  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

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

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

who'll be here
  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: South 166

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

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
Location: South 167

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

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
Location: North 128a

Want to add realistic crime elements to your story? Our panelists show you how.

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

In Giant Robots and Superheroes I explore why Americans tend to write about Superheroes while the Japanese tend to write about Giant Robots. By looking at the mythological roots of these two archetypal heroes, I explain how the religious traditions of each culture percolate up into their animated storytelling and create different heroes East and West. I also catalogue the spiritual evolution of the Giant Robot from its manifestation in anime in the 60′s up until the present.

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

Knights and Dragons looks at the differences between Asian and European Dragons and how the Knight’s journey changes because of those differences. I also explore the psychological implications of Dragon and Knight imagery and how this seemingly external battle is actually occurring inside each one of us. The end of the presentation focuses on how these different archetypes manifest and are subverted in the anime, “The Vision of Escaflowne”.

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

Mystics, Priestesses and Warrior Women is about the hero journey from a woman’s perspective. Specifically, it looks at the different types of female hero journeys in American and Japanese animation and how there are avenues for exploring the female hero journey in the East that are unavailable in the West. These different types of female hero journeys have their basis in the different mystical religious traditions of each country. These different concepts of mysticism East and West give rise either to Magical Girl or the Princess archetypes in animation. To wrap it all up, I explore how these different archetypes manifest and are subverted in the anime, “Revolutionary Girl Utena”.

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

Crispin's live Voice Acting Workshop is always a standing-room only crowd pleaser. Crispin starts this panel with an exploration of what makes good and bad dubs in anime. This includes a humorous look at some of the worst dubbing in anime history. Then, it's time for the audience to try dubbing. Volunteers will be selected to step up to the microphone and voice act in an actual anime show. It's a hands on experience that cannot be duplicated outside of a professional studio. Crispin brings his own ProTools recording system with him to let con goers experience what it's like behind the mic in a Los Angeles studio.

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

Panelists discuss how they cross the genre lines in their work and what they do to satisfy readers who are reading out of their comfort zone.
 

who'll be here
  • Erin Quinn
 
Location: North 124b

Want to search for exoplanets? Discover cures for diseases? Look for alien signals? Believe it or not, these are real scientific endeavors that you can participate in! Learn how!

who'll be here
  • David Lee Summers
  • Karen Knierman
  • Leon Manfredi
  • Pamela Gay
  • Rene Davis
 
Location: North 122ab

Regardless of what is said - Pacific Rim was an amazing film. The question is - was this a culmination of many great anime and robot movies or was it really a poor bastardization of special effects, stolen ideas and a huge Hollywood Budget. Come join us as we break down the film and compare it to see if Pacific Rim was really all that or was it just a new shiney on the big screen.

who'll be here
  • Iria Sokoll
  • promstuck
  • Raymond Wolfe
 
Location: South 159
Ever get the Action Figure of your favorite character but something isn't right? Maybe your favorite character has never been made? Local customizers and a special guest will explore the tips & tricks of turning toys into personal works of art.
who'll be here
  • David Fitzmaurice
  • David Oakes
  • Donald Kennedy
  • Jesse Bautista
  • Patrick Billings
 

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

who'll be here
  • Nigel Strike
  • Pat Harper
 
Location: North 122c

Join us as we discuss our favorite Starfleet physicians - from Leonard "Bones" McCoy to the EMH; we've got the cure to what ails ya!

who'll be here
  • Bryan Dawson
  • Joanne de Biasi
  • Neil Picard
 
Location: North Ballroom 120
Danny Glovers' film career is almost too long to list. With some cult classics under his belt as well as some big franchises he has done it all. If you are a movie fan then, Danny is guaranteed to be on your must see list.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3

Come checkout season 2 of the supernatural mystery show, Darker Than Black!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Anime Screening.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 130

DC Comics has increased their animated division to include adapted and original movies.  Meet some of the creatives who work on your favorite DC animated films.

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

It's been 2 years since DC Comics rebooted their entire universe.  Numerous titles have come and gone.  Panelists discuss the changes from the pre-Flashpoint universe and how the current universe compares to prior continuities.

who'll be here
  • Don Pahl
  • Marco Regalado
  • Shannon O'Connor
  • Terre Steed
 

Hear about all the news happening about the weird western RPG Deadlands about to be turned into an Xbox TV Series.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
  • Shane Hensley
 
Location: West 211

Match ups are what comic books are all about. Join this roundtable discussion with Film and Television Weapons Expert, Gary Harper and Assistant Armorer for Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior, Victoria Wagner, to talk about match ups between historical warriors and fantastical superheros and the weapons at their disposal. We will discuss reality versus fantasy of these match ups and vote Who is the Deadliest?

who'll be here
  • Terry Wagner
  • Victoria Wagner
 
Location: North 126bc

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • L's Successors (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 126bc

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

who'll be here
  • Anne Groell
  • Keith Clayton
 
Location: North 226 abc

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

who'll be here
  • Muffin (2 panelists)
 

The Department of Zombie Defense wants you!! Do you have what it takes to defend the citizens? Be a recruit in the DOZD boot camp to see if you have what it takes. Few will survive, many will turn! Oorah!! This event is for youth ages 15 and under.

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 

The Department of Zombie Defense wants you!! Do you have what it takes to defend the citizens? Be a recruit in the DOZD boot camp to see if you have what it takes. Few will survive, many will turn! Oorah!!

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 127c

  Young adult author Tom Leveen, guides writers through an intensive class on writing  description. What does your villain smell like? What is proprioception and what’s it got to do with kissing? Bring something to take notes.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: 3rd Street

Join the community-oriented league that believes any woman, no matter her physical prowess, can be a derby girl in hard-hitting, fish net-splitting action after the Zombie Walk and participate in the raffle benefiting the Kids Need to Read charity.

who'll be here
  • Desert Dolls Roller Derby
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Anime screening

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Anime screening.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Anime screening.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Deus Ex Vapore Machina from Latin means: The GOD in the STEAM MACHINE. This Group creates classically-styled music imbued with Modern Technological Advancement, combining the best of past, present and future into what is fondly dubbed 'stringpunk'.
who'll be here
  • Deus Ex Vapore Machina
 

Jon Schneep talks about his career directing and producing animated show, while showing clips of the shows that he has worked on (Venture Brothers, Metalocalypse, Zenescope Fairy Tales Animated).

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

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

who'll be here
  • Dowase Entertainment (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 232bc
Do you want to build a snowman? Come be a part of our world! Learn to dress, talk, sing, and act like your favorite Disney characters! We will go over how to create those memorable Disney costumes, how to channel your inner Princess, and what it takes to truly be a Disney Royal.
 
Join your Royal Advisors as they walk you through this magical journey!
who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Skinner
  • Lisha Davis
  • Richard Schaefer
 
Join Elsa, Anna, and your favorite Princesses as you go through a magical journey! Learn to dress, talk, sing, and act like your favorite Disney characters! As we go over how to create memorable Disney costumes and what it takes to be a Disney Royal!
who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Skinner
  • More To The Story Entertainment (4 panelists)
 
Location: Sheraton Laveen

Welcome to all, the brand new Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Sheraton Laveen

Welcome to all, the brand new Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Sheraton Laveen

Welcome to all, the brand new Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say.

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

Come see some of the Arizona masters of Do-It-Yourself comic projects, Dennmann and Eric Mengel. Learn how to write, draw and complete your comics on your own.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: 3rd Street

Valley favorite, DJ Sean Watson, a regular feature to the legions at the Crescent Ballroom and Bar Smith, showcases his unapologetic musical tastes, filling the air with powerful tracks in his headline performance at our Saturday night street party!

who'll be here
  • Sean Watson
 
Location: North 223

Here we talk about the joys of building a model Gundam and the anime Gundam Build Fighters. Join us as we show the highlights of Build Fighters, from the mobile suits to the cameos, all while building a Gundam during the panel!

who'll be here
  • The Cookie Crusaders (4 panelists)
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

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

who'll be here
  • Arthur Trout
  • Cameron Peacock
  • Cheryk Manning
  • Huntington Keith
  • Jacqueline Chikos
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Mary Brockmeier
  • Matthew White
  • Megan White
  • Raymond Wolfe
  • S. Faye Handy
  • Sean Johnson
 
Location: North 121bc

 

From openly gay actors in the Davies era, to interspecies lesbians in Moffat's reign, Doctor Who has Inclusive themes and characters for fans of all orientations. Join us as we discuss why the show resonates so well with LGBT fans within the fandom.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Bells Diggins
  • Chris Swanson
  • Matt Chandler
  • Paul Tamayo
  • Tina Worley
 

With the Doctor's travels spreading far and wide across the universe, he was bound to visit some notable star systems on the way! The TARDIS planetarium departs every 20 minutes starting at 4:30, but come at 4:15 to grab your free ticket.

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

A quick overview of some of the most iconic monsters of Dr. Who.

who'll be here
  • Bells Diggins
  • Eileen Mueller
  • John Wheeler
  • Pat Harper
 
Location: North 125ab

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

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Eileen Mueller
  • Molly Martin
  • Tina Worley
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

Jump inside the TARDIS and Party Like a Time Lord with music, dancing, and themed drinks! Those wanting to participate in the costume contest should email DoctorWho@phoenixcomicon.com and include thier name and age.

who'll be here
  • Duncan MacLeod
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • James Richardson
  • Jeff Jones
  • Suzanne Jones
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Jeff Jones
  • Michael Mahoney
  • Molly Martin
 
Location: North 226 abc

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 128b

Dragon Scale is a field guide featuring over 200 dragons!  Learn how the book, playing cards, and related items were designed, funded, and turned into finished products.

who'll be here
  • Jessica Feinberg
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area
Aliens, Monsters, Bad Guys and more... See how artist Kevin Coulston draws his characters from the popular all-ages comics "Dylan McVillain" and "The Adventures of a 4th Grade Space Captain", and learn how to draw your own Super Villain!
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Learn the basics of drawing exaggerated cartoon faces. Artist Rebecca Hicks, creator of the all-ages Little Vampires books and comics, will teach this fun and interactive class that will encourage artists of all ages and skill levels to draw!

who'll be here
  • Rebecca Hicks
 
Location: North 129b

Learn how to give fantasy creatures (such as dragons and griffins) unique expressions and characteristics.  Paper and pencils provided so you can draw along.

who'll be here
  • Jessica Feinberg
 
Location: North 129b

Christopher Golden (Baltimore), Chris Roberson (Aliens), Alex de Campi (Grindhouse), Tyler Crook (Witchfinder), Mike Huddleston (The Strain), and Christopher Mitten (Criminal Macabre) are joined for a discussion to thrill you and chill you.

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

When James A Owen speaks at schools, he relates stories drawn from life. He tells of overcoming adversity, making choices, and how he made what he loves to do most in the world his job. He'll tell how how to make those choices in your own life.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

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

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

Come learn how to draw sexy women from those that do it everyday in the comic business!

who'll be here
  • Justin Miller
 
Location: 3rd Street

Join the Pirates of the DREAD Fleet as they settle old scores by way of real fencing tournaments. Come and discover what a real tournament and duel would have been like!

who'll be here
 
Location: 3rd Street

Join the Pirates of the DREAD Fleet as they settle old scores by way of real fencing tournaments. Come and discover what a real tournament and duel would have been like!

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
  • Betsy Ponce
  • Bill Jackson
  • Ferenc Feher
  • Frances Martinez
  • Jeremy Crews
  • Maridith Feher
  • Michelle Chirip
 

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

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

Think you have what it takes to be an anime voice actor? Well come and stand behind the condenser mic to see your true talents shine as you become an anime character on the big screen!

who'll be here
  • Rice and Haggis (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 230

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

who'll be here
  • Huntington Keith
 

You've heard of the Duck Tape prom dress competition- now there's a pop culture version! You've watched the Mythbusters make a boat with duck tape, armor should be cinch. Let your creative juices fly ... then cover them in tape! Hosted by none other than our Masquerade's own TD0013!

To give the judges time to deliberate, entertainment will be provided by Tom Tuerff. Later in the convention you'll see him MCing the "Talk Nerdy To Me: A Byte of Burlesque" shows on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. You may have already heard him at shows throughout the Valley; folk festivals, horror conventions, burlesque shows and a little radio show called Dr Demento

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

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

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

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

Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!

A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.

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

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

Titles awarded will include:
Most Amazing
Most Beautiful
Most Humorous
Most Applause (Audience Favorite)

Pre-registration is over. For last-minute entries, see the Costuming table to see if there's room. 

who'll be here
  • Holly Conrad
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
  • Lost Road Productions (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 130

You've set up your crowdfunded project.  Time to watch the money roll in.  Not so fast.  Your job has just begun.  Find out from experience crowdfunded campaign managers what is needed to be successful.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
  • Jason Brubaker
  • Jon Schnepp
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
  • Arizona Midnight Channel (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 129a

For the last 35 years, Wendy and Richard Pini have delighted fans with one of alternative comics’ most rich and storied worlds. Now, in partnership with Dark Horse, the Wolfriders embark on the “Final Quest,” to fulfill a destiny over three decades in the making!

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

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

who'll be here
  • Brian Simonsen
  • Matt Rader
 
Location: North 226 abc

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

who'll be here
  • LONAD (6 panelists)
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
  • Key Runners (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 128a

Phoenix Comicon Books and Authors kicks off the Writer's Epic Quest. If you're an aspiring writer, come find out what it is and how you can participate!

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

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

who'll be here
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Joe Holt
  • Trevor Campbell
 
Location: North 226 abc

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

who'll be here
  • Dollars (3 panelists)
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Anime screening.

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

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Jeff Barbanell
  • John Blaszczyk
 
Location: North 225a

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

who'll be here
  • Ari Kulas
  • Chachi Tchotchke
  • Maddi Walsh
  • Sabrina Johnston
 
Location: North 125ab

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

who'll be here
  • Aireona Bonnie Raschke
  • Charles Rolsky
  • Duane Barbano
  • Jason Raymond
  • Marc Neveu
 
Location: South 166

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

who'll be here
  • Angela Smith
  • Lori Marshall
  • The Arizona Paranormal Research Society (3 panelists)
 
Location: South 166

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

who'll be here
  • The Arizona Paranormal Research Society (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 124b

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

who'll be here
  • Lisa Will
  • Marc Neveu
  • Michael Pagano
  • Steve Desch
  • Svet Shkolyar
 
Location: North 132

Phoenix Comicon staff present this informative guide to experiencing Phoenix Comicon. Learn to make the most of your experience and get the inside track on the secrets and not to be missed events of 2014. Featuring special prizes and giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 132

Phoenix Comicon staff present this informative guide to experiencing Phoenix Comicon. Learn to make the most of your experience and get the inside track on the secrets and not to be missed events of 2014. Featuring special prizes and giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Jerry’s Artarama, the new Youth Art Room Sponsor, will have various giveaways, art media demonstrations, and opportunities to 'test drive' new art supplies! Stop in to see what they have!  http://www.jerrysartarama.com/  

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Jerry’s Artarama, the new Youth Art Room Sponsor, will have various giveaways, art media demonstrations, and opportunities to 'test drive' new art supplies! Stop in to see what they have!  http://www.jerrysartarama.com/  

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Jerry’s Artarama, the new Youth Art Room Sponsor, will have various giveaways, art media demonstrations, and opportunities to 'test drive' new art supplies! Stop in to see what they have!  http://www.jerrysartarama.com/  

who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area
Jerry’s Artarama, the new Youth Art Room Sponsor, will have various giveaways, art media demonstrations, and opportunities to 'test drive' new art supplies! Stop in to see what they have! http://www.jerrysartarama.com/  
who'll be here
  • Jerry's Artarama - Come take a test drive with various creative mediums!
 

Come and explore the PBS Digital Studio Resources online in real time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 

Meet the New Carl Sagans! FameLab is a global science communication competition sponsored in the US by NASA.  Join us for an exhibition of the top US communicators and marvel as they spin tall-but-true tales from the cutting edge of science today.

 

Hello to all of the Fans, Dorks, Geeks and Nerds out there in Fanland and welcome to the world of Fanboy Rant.

On this podcast, we strive to different forms of fandom. Be it from cars to comics, books to Barbies, zebras to Zuul, we wanna talk about your fandom. We want to show that everyone has the right to let their nerd flag fly and show the love they have for the subjects they're passionate for! So your Fanboys Josh and Brian and a rotating cast of friends and special guests will explore the world of Fanboys! So have a listen, have some fun, but in the end, "Don't Forget To Be A Fan!!"

who'll be here
  • Brian Simmonson
  • Josh Benjamin
 
Location: North 122ab

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

who'll be here
  • Kali Johnson
  • Kat Alarcon
  • Marina Sharpe
 
Location: North 127c

A look at fantasy that doesn't fall into neat categories.

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

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 231bc

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

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama  
  • AmaraSama
  • Jaime Wilson
  • Silver Prince Productions
 
Location: North 222 ab

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

who'll be here
  • Project Nailbat (4 panelists)
 
Location: 3rd Street

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team participants will showcase their robotics competition machine and touch on the skills and concepts learned while working on these innovative projects.

who'll be here
  • FIRST Robotics
 
Location: 3rd Street

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team participants will showcase their robotics competition machine and touch on the skills and concepts learned while working on these innovative projects.

who'll be here
  • FIRST Robotics
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Anime screening.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 221
Its never easy being backup to an unstable individual. Especially when he plays with fire. Oh! have you 
 
seen the latest pics of my daughter! Isn't she adorable?! I will show you those later. I have a story tell. It 
 
deals with the factual truth of what really happens in Central Command.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 227ab

A psychic who lives his life out of order – slipping between his past, present and future – must solve a murder he commits in the future. But how can he do that if he’s not even sure of “when” he is?

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

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

who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Matthew Renfro
  • Stephen Mooney
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
  • Muffin (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 122ab

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

who'll be here
  • Rebekah Brubaker
  • Roberts Holmes
  • Rys Holmes
 
Location: South 150

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

who'll be here
  • Carrie SEVERSON
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Sgt. Darren Burch
 

Join authors John Scalzi and James S. A. Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) as they preview the upcoming TV series based on their respective novels, Redshirts (FX) and The Expanse (SyFy).

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

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

Visit: www.craigwchenery.com

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: North 232bc

Brought to you by the lovely Scourge Sisters, join us for a regular Homestuck ask-the-characters panel. It will have a game show-esqe theme to it, where the audience participates and could even win prizes!

who'll be here
  • Scourge Sisters (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 130

Working in the comic book industry doesn't pay a lot.  Meet creators who juggle full time jobs while creating their comic books in their "off" time.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
 
Location: 3rd Street

Come show those pop culture chops (and show how useful those facts in your head really are) as you vie for the crown in this multi-round game.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 3rd Street

Come show those pop culture chops (and show how useful those facts in your head really are) as you vie for the crown in this multi-round game.

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

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

who'll be here
  • David Lee Summers
  • David Williams
  • Marc Neveu
  • Steve Ruff
  • Teresa Ashcraft
 
Location: North 129a

155 issues focusing on a very human story, including the Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow rivalry. We give you the highlights, a live-action cosplay “battle",  and Joe trivia.

who'll be here
  • DJ Blayze
  • DJ Eye Que
  • Gavin Arashikage
  • Grey Rogers
  • Marvin "Roadblock" Hinton
  • Pastor V
  • THE BARONESS
  • Vocab Malone
 
Location: North 128b

Which property is better - and why? Joe and Transfans square-off for a fierce but friendly debate. Cross-examinations, trivia knowledge and even a rap battle - you decide who wins!

who'll be here
  • Alexx Echeverria
  • Kevin
  • ladywreck
 
Location: 3rd Street

The reality TV star of VH1 Classic's Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp, national touring solo artist and owner of Epic Proportions Tour, Gabe Kubanda, leads off the music on our opening night!

who'll be here
  • Epic Proportions Tour
  • Gabe Kubanda
 
Location: North 223

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

who'll be here
  • The Mahou Shoujo Defense Force (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Michael Mahoney
  • Paul Tamayo
  • Tina Worley
 
Location: North 125ab

Game of Thrones has many strong characters... and it's said history repeats itself. Join us as we explore how the people we love - and hate - in the land of Westeros mirror people we have read about in our own history.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 131

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

who'll be here
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Hong Lee
  • Megan Calcote
  • Richard Begg
 
Location: North 121bc

This is a panel regarding the sexuality of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones series. Gender roles, power, freedom, male and female sexuality, and expectations will be explored. Further, we will address how this author uses sexuality in his novels, and how it differs from other fantasy authors. We will rely on both the books and the show for examples and discussion points. There will be opportunities for audience participation in this discussion. 

who'll be here
  • Ariana Morgan
  • Jennifer Perry
  • Raven Griffin
  • Tiffany Branum
 

Out of the closet and into the arcade! Gaming In Color is a full length documentary of the story of the queer gaming community, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 159

October 24, 1994, Disney aired one of their best animated shows of all time! This year Gargoyles turns 20! Come celebrate with us by watching clips, playing trivia and discussing vaious aspects of the show.

who'll be here
  • Breanna Bang
  • Ravenn Bang
 
Location: North 131

Film and Televison Weapons Expert, Gary Harper has worked as an armorer in the industry for over 30 years.  He has worked on the sets of such productions as Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior, Discovery Channel's Sons of Guns, Tom Cruise's movie The Last Samurai and sound work for EA games.

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

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

 

If you are interested having your family considered as a contestant, please email amber.riendeau@phoenixcomicon.com for more information.

who'll be here
  • Logan Escobar
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Kelley Lester
  • Midnight Mayhem
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 
Location: North 231bc

Local fundraising and volunteering club, Very Awesome Girls Into Nerdy Activities, are prepared to reveal our crafty secrets.  Come to our panel and learn how to use comic books in all kinds of crafting projects.  Plus, walk away with your very own picture frame to commemorate your PCC14 experience!

who'll be here
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Jessica Ridley
  • Margaret Paris-Vogt
  • Nicole Kriss
 

Didn't come to Comicon fresh from the grave but still want to roam the streets with the rest of the undead? Well we are here for you! Stop by and get zombified before the Walk! Sponsored by Easley's Fun Shop.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Didn't come to Comicon fresh from the grave but still want to roam the streets with the rest of the undead? Well we are here for you! Stop by and get zombified before the Walk! Sponsored by Easley's Fun Shop.

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

No one is safe from getting “Jossed”, be they a beloved character, or a cruel villain. Join us for a memorial to the characters we’ve lost in the Whedonverse and a discussion of the impact it caused. Warning: spoilers . . . obviously

who'll be here
  • David Richins
  • Lisa Richins
 
Location: South 150

The love we have for the little plastic people is traced back to the 60's, 70's, & 80's. This panel will discuss current trends in the industry and its nostalgic roots. You will enjoy this discussion among some of the Valley's biggest toy nerds!

who'll be here
  • Casey Goslin AZ Collectors Marketplace
  • Danny Neumann
  • Joe Ferstl
  • John Leski
  • Mike Bergstrom
  • Neil Kotler
 
Location: North 131

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

who'll be here
  • Adam Thomas
  • Bob Nelson
 
Location: North 122c

With shows like TableTop and Big Bang Theory celebrating board games plus an open global market, we've entered a golden age of tabletop gaming. Geek & Sundry producer and game designer Boyan Radakovich (TableTop, TableTop Day, Gamesmith) leads a discussion about why going analog is the hottest new trend in gaming! Learn how both TableTop, the award-winning show hosted and created by Wil Wheaton, and TableTop Day, an international gaming holiday, have empowered and grown our global gaming community.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Anime screening.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Anime screening.

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

A look back at some of the best TV shows to be cancelled too early, such as Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Heroes and Chuck.

We'll review what made the shows great, why they were canned, and if there is any future for the franchise. The panel will include an "In Memoriam" tribute video and a eulogy for each show, giving them the proper farewells they deserve. Join us for audience participation and trivia as we reminisce about other cult hits like Freaks and Geeks, Jericho, Reaper and Alphas.

who'll be here
  • Cody Hertig
  • Eric Downing
  • Hayley Tracy
  • Zachary Brown
 
Location: North 125ab

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

who'll be here
  • Henry Vanderbilt
  • Patrick Young
  • Ray Sanders
  • Sara Walker
 
Location: 3rd Street

In a swamp shack the members of Grave Danger sway unsteadily. Then they launch into another sonic assault on everything that is good and clean. They fuse rock, blues, country and punk into a stew of biker crank funk. They are loud and reprehensible.

who'll be here
  • Grave Danger
 

Summer Helene will help you learn the ins-and-outs of Horror film...straight from the Hollywood perspective. Find out what makes this genre so popular and learn how to get your film made!

who'll be here
  • Summer Helene
 
Location: 3rd Street

This female-fronted rock band has opened for Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy. Their new album Make It Loud is currently available. Check out Halocene at the Comicon outdoor stage before the take to the road.

who'll be here
  • Epic Proportions Tour
  • Halocene
 
Location: North 225a

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

who'll be here
  • Amber Gould
  • Brandon Riddle
  • Catie Whitten
  • Shalane Harris
  • Stephen Dzienis
 
Location: North 132

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

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Cara Beth
  • Jacqueline Chikos
  • Kali Johnson
  • Kat Alarcon
  • Marina Sharpe
 

Crawl inside an inflatable dome to learn which of your favorite characters have stellar counterparts, and how they fit into the Wizarding World. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 10:30, but come at 10:15 to grab your free  ticket.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Location: North 126bc

Meet New York Times Bestselling author Heather Brewer, author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, The Slayer Chronicles, and The Legacy of Tril. Get all your questions answered and find out what she's working on now!

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

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

who'll be here
  • adolph amarkarian
  • Denise Acosta
  • Michael Aushenker
  • Nicholas Tana
 
Location: 3rd Street

Demonstration of Historical renaissance rapier fighting presented by The Company of the Sable Blade, a rapier academy from Sierra Vista, AZ. This demo will include a question and answer session.

who'll be here
  • The Company of the Sable Blade
 
Location: North 126a

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Tara Carpenter
  • Tauri Icenogle
  • Todd Van Hooser
 
Location: North 226 abc

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

who'll be here
  • Cyruu Cosplay
 
Location: North 122ab

Over the years, fans have made their own Star Trek fan films. Join us for a discussion of some of these fan films, from those locally made to the semi-professional 'Star Trek: Phase 2' and 'Star Trek Continues'.

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • Jeff Taylor
 

How do we get people to think creatively and optimistically about the future?  We team up scientists and authors to kindle  technological ambition via the power of story.

who'll be here
  • Braden Allenby
  • Ed Finn
  • Joey Eschrich
  • Zach Berkson
 
Location: 3rd Street

Are you quick on the trigger with a sharpshooter's eye? Then, as the sun high, come take aim at the showdown. But if you're slow on the draw, be prepared to get wet.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 3rd Street

Are you quick on the trigger with a sharpshooter's eye? Then, as the sun high, come take aim at the showdown. But if you're slow on the draw, be prepared to get wet.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 3rd Street
Are you quick on the trigger with a sharpshooter's eye? Then, as the sun high, come take aim at the showdown. But if you're slow on the draw, be prepared to get wet.
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 132

Ed Piskor discusses his web comic turned graphic novel turned Free Comic Book hard to find comic book.  Ed drops some science on those who don't how it all started.  "If you don't know, now you know" - Notorious BIG

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join a discussion on Horror Movie Heroes & Villains from our panel of Horror Geeks! Who is YOUR favorite? Which heroes would make the cut against villains in an alternate universe? Machete wielding maniacs and scream queens, who will reign supreme?!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Marc Ciccarone
  • Monte Yazzie
  • Theresa Dillon
 

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

who'll be here
  • Brie' Johnson
  • Greg Johnson
  • Rose Johnson
 
Location: North 125ab

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

who'll be here
  • Bob Nelson
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • John Wheeler
 

Do you have a favorite robot? Ever think you would get to build and operate a robot while still in school? Join Westwood Robotics for a demonstration and discussion on how robotics will help out in our future.

who'll be here
  • Westwood Robotics (9 panelists)
 
Location: North 122ab

How did fans become, well, fans? Come and explore the rich history of fandoms from the late 1800s to the fan culture we know today. Discuss fan behaviors and see where you place yourself on the Fan Scale.

who'll be here
  • Audrey Carlson
  • Paige Carlson
 
Location: North 124b

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

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
  • Jeff McDaniel
 
Location: North 222 ab

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

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 
Location: North 231a

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

who'll be here
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 124a

Ever wonder what it takes to become a Phoenix Comicon panelist or presenter? Well here is your chance! Come meet with a Phoenix Comicon Programming Manager and find out exactly what it takes to present at Phoenix Comicon. 

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

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

who'll be here
  • David Littleton
  • Jeff Hill
  • Joel Cranson
  • Robert Mcilroy
  • Scott Gray
  • Tom King
 
Location: South 150
Tired of 30 versions of Wolverine or Ice Armor Batman? Unsatisfied with big toy company releases? Want to create a version of your character? Action Figure Customizers talk using the right figure, using multiple parts, sculpting details and painting!
who'll be here
  • David Fitzmaurice
  • Jesse Bautista
  • Patrick Billings
 
Location: South 159
Come watch David Oakes as he creates a custom LEGO minifigure right before your eyes while sharing his 20 years of experience with "Everything Awesome."
who'll be here
  • David Oakes
 
Location: 3rd Street

Watched movie sword fights and thought they were a bit cheesy? Or worse yet, accurate? Curious how swordsmen of the day REALLY struck down their foe? See our demo showing what 'Getting Medieval' on someone really looked like...minus the bleeding.

who'll be here
  • La Fratellanza della Spada
 
Location: North 130

Join the editors of The Devastator comedy zine for practical tips on earning money with your art. We'll discuss making more than your table costs at conventions, selling your stuff to local shops, pricing with profit in mind, and more!

who'll be here
  • Amanda Meadows
  • Geoffrey Golden
 
Location: North 227c

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

who'll be here
  • Kevin Patterson
 
Location: South 159

Hiccup Haddock III from the floating nation Berk, will preview his invention D.R.A.G.O.Ns (Domestic Reptilian Anthromorphic Gliding Organic Neo-tech). Explore these mechanical creatures and see how easy it is to tame them simply by holding an E.E.L.

who'll be here
  • BeCos-We-Can
 

A popular weapon seen in The Hunger Games but has its roots in the middle-ages! The knights from the Kingdom of Umbria are looking for new young knights. Set your sights on our targets and see if you're meant to carry the bow and arrow!

who'll be here
  • Kingdom of Umbria (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 121bc

Join our panel of experts in a interactive discussion about why we love Doctor Who, what made us fans, and why we keep coming back for more!

who'll be here
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Eileen Mueller
  • John Wheeler
  • Karla Benitez
  • Paul Tamayo
 
Location: South 150
Join Jonathan Simon of Lightning Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do all around the Valley and Arizona that families can do together all year round!
who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: South 150

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

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: North 122c
Join our panel of temporarily displaced temporal mechanics as we discuss time travel in the Star Trek Universe!
 
OK - they're not really displaced... ...they're from here.  But either way, we'll have a really good time!
who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Joshua Silverman
  • Mark Restucci
  • Vinny Alascia
 

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

who'll be here
  • Broken Doll Cosplay
 
Location: North 122ab

It’s not easy keeping a starship running properly. From Montgomery Scott to Charles “Trip” Tucker III, join our panel as we discuss the brilliant and capable engineers of the Star Trek Universe and what we feel makes them so special.

who'll be here
  • James Laird
  • Neil Picard
  • Nicholas Grover
 
Location: North 126a

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Devon Adams
  • Sara Santiago
 
Location: North 124b

Scientists come from all walks of life and go about their research in all sorts of creative manners. Learn about some of the more disgusting approaches to science and how you can participate.

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
  • Anson Reign
  • Dionysus Khaos
  • Libby Mueller
  • Pandora DeStrange
  • Victoria Bacon
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

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

who'll be here
  • Steven Riley
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
  • Dollars (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 131

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Ariana Flatt
  • Emma Bowen
  • Meegan Swisher
 
Location: North 225a

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

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Ariana Flatt
  • Emma Bowen
  • Meegan Swisher
 
Location: North 127c

Join Kiersten White and Jim DiBartolo as they discuss their recent collaboration of art and prose with In The Shadows.

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

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

who'll be here
  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 232a

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

who'll be here
  • House Lionheart (4 panelists)
 
Location: South 166

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

John has worked various haunted attractions across the country including Autumn Nightmare in Syracuse NY, The Haunted Mortuary in New Orleans LA and The Nest here in Phoenix AZ, he has also worked on indie films and web series such as Surviving the Zombie Plague and Blood Tweekers web series and currently (April through June 2014) Constitution of the Dead expected to be submitted to Sundance for 2015. John was also part of a Raw Natural Born Artists Showcase in January 2013 in Phoenix.

who'll be here
  • John Frye
 

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

who'll be here
  • House Lionheart (4 panelists)
 

This panel will be an introduction on how to make a silicone rubber mold. We will cover single and multi-piece molds, when to choose certain mold types and what types of casting resins to use in the beginning.

who'll be here
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
 

This panel will be an introduction on how to cast resin pieces. We will review mold making and what can be cast in them, including tips and tricks for learning new materials and how to pick the right materials to begin with. 

who'll be here
  • Quinn Lindemood
  • Shawn Lindemood
 
Location: North 131

Mike Rugnetta, host of the PBS IDEA Channel and the team from PBS Digital Studios  will speak on the evolving nature of PBS' commitment to the education community and the community at large in an era where communities are no longer defined by geographies.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Hyatt Cowboy Artist

An RPG rock-n-roll circus hosted by the Man in Orange and his Kung Fu DJ. Winner will compete in the Iron GM World Championship held at Gen Con in August 2014! Rules are at www.irongm.com. Default system is Pathfinder. Ticket required.

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

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

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Philip Chang
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3

Anime screening.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3

Anime screening.

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

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

who'll be here
  • Lisa Will
  • Sara Walker
  • Soma De
 
Location: North 121bc

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Jeff Jones
  • John Arney
  • Loren Toporek
 
Location: North 128b

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been connected from the beginning.  With Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier those links blend into the Agents of SHIELD TV Show. Panelists discuss these links.

who'll be here
  • It's All Connected (5 panelists)
 

Come join us for a showing of this "Choose Your Own Adventure" style Doctor Who fan film. Followed by a Q&A and discussion session with the filmmaker and cast.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Jen Jondac
  • Marina Sharpe
 
Location: North 232a

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

who'll be here
  • The Not-So-Basic Witches (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 231a

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

who'll be here
  • The Not-So-Basic Witches (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 129b

Comic book professionals and fans come together to talk about the legacy of Jack Kirby.

who'll be here
  • Jesse James
 

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

who'll be here
  • Broken Doll Cosplay
 

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

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

who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Location: North 128a

Join some of author Jay Lake's friends and colleagues as they talk about the life and work of this remarkable author.

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

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

who'll be here
  • James Lister
  • Max Gendreau
  • Yaicha Gendreau
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
  • The Cookie Crusaders (4 panelists)
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Anything can and will happen with John Barrowman on stage!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

John Ratzenberger is a familiar face and voice. His career has taken him from the US Postal Service in Boston, to Echo Base on Hoth, and back to earth as a toy pig. Come and hear some of the ups and downs of sucha diverse career.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Iconic British actor John Rhys-Davies, best known from the Indiana Jones films, has gone on to exciting roles on Television, Animation and video games. He also plays Gimli the Dwarf in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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

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

who'll be here
  • The Crows (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

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

who'll be here
  • Arizona Midnight Channel (5 panelists)
 
Location: North 225b

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

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 128a

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

who'll be here
  • Edward Erdelac
  • Mike MacLean
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Come and sing your favorite anime tune! None-anime songs will be allowed.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2
Come and sing your favorite anime tune! None-anime songs will be allowed. 
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 132

Authors who are writing long-running series talk about how they keep it fresh and exciting for both themselves and the reader.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: 3rd Street

Like the tasty dinner of the same name, Chicken & Waffles is a delightful combination. Two talented ladies sing original country, swing and rock songs. Add a superior backing band and you and you won't leave hungry. Here's a tip: don't miss them.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Daly's Chicken & Waffles
 
Location: North 226 abc

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

who'll be here
  • Key Runners (3 panelists)
 

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

who'll be here
  • Alayna Scordato
  • Amanda Albregard
  • AmaraSama  
  • AmaraSama (2 panelists)
  • Jaime Wilson
  • Silver Prince Productions
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 
Location: Hyatt Phoenix Ballroom

Texas Hold'Em for KNTR. $10 Donation at door. Unlimited chip replenish for 1st hour for additional donation. Optional add on after 1st hour. Cash only.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South 159

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

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Raine christianson
 
Location: North 222 ab

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

who'll be here
  • The Mahou Shoujo Defense Force (4 panelists)
 

Nine Nightmares, a dozen Friday the 13ths and six Texas Chainsaw Massacres prove that horror fans love their slashers and slasher franchises. Join Cult Classics (http://www.cultclassicsaz.com) Phoenix's favorite monthly genre film series, as we discuss our favorite horror franchises. We'll look at a history of several key slasher films and then discuss which movie maniac had the best overall installments and dismembered bodies of work and which should be better left forgotten (We're looking at you Halloween 3!)

who'll be here
  • Adam Rutkowski
  • Kirby Nelson
  • Ruby Tate
  • Steve Mandel
  • Victor Moreno
 
Location: North 226 abc

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

who'll be here
  • Project Nailbat (4 panelists)
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3

Come see Funimations survival horror anime, King of Thorn.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
  • Key Runners (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 223

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

who'll be here
  • SnapDragon Productions (2 panelists)
 

As the Klingon Empire expands across the galaxy, entire planets are now teaching their children Shakespeare in the original Klingon Language: tlhIngan Hol! Put yourself and your loved ones at a tactical advantage by learning at Phoenix ComiCon!

who'll be here
  • Dakota Ballejos
  • George Richardson
  • Kevin Burgess
 
Location: North 224ab

East Valley Krav Maga Chief Instructor Derrek Hofrichter will discuss the realism of fight scenes in movies and other pop culture, take questions on fighting/self-defense scenarios, and demonstrate defending both unarmed and armed attacks.

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Muffin (2 panelists)
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

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

who'll be here
  • Alison Paul
  • Lizde Olivas
 

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

who'll be here
  • Amanda Albregard
  • AmaraSama
  • Marlon Najera
  • SnapDragon Productions (2 panelists)
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3

Come checkout the story of Raoh, Kenshiro's older brother from Fist of the North Star.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3

Come checkout the story of Raoh, Kenshiro's older brother from Fist of the North Star.

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

A good Captain is the soul of their ship, and the pride of the Federation Fleet.  But some rise above, and achieve legendary status. Join us as we talk about the men and women who led the charge to go boldly where no one has gone before!

who'll be here
  • Angelina Rising
  • Chris Way
  • Kali Johnson
  • Laurel Way
  • Vinny Alascia
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 4

Anime screening.

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

The documentary film “Legends Of The Knight” tells the uplifting true stories of individuals who were inspired to become the real-life heroes by their childhood love of Batman.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

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

 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

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

 
Location: South 150

So, you bought the kit. You built the model. Maybe you even tried to build some of the other scenes on the box. So what do you do with your LEGO now? Would you believe home furnishings? Or clothes?

Join LEGO Builder Dave Shaddix, Stephen Lanyi, and host David Oakes as we explore some of the more out there items you can build with LEGO!

who'll be here
  • Dave Shaddix
  • David Oakes
  • Stephen Lanyi
 
Location: North 222c

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

who'll be here
  • Dollars (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 222 ab

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

who'll be here
  • Dollars (3 panelists)
 
Location: North 222 ab

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

who'll be here
  • The Crows (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 125ab

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

who'll be here
  • Amanda Courtright
  • Brian Johnson
  • Jordan Yaron
  • Rachel Yoho
  • Rene Davis
 
Location: South 166

Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The C.O.P.S. Crew" Owner Jay Yates & Reverend Paul Lovegrove discuss their vary own Near Death Experiences. They will dive deep into the emotional roller coaster of their brushes with death & explain how that motivated them to seek out truth, understanding, and proof of the paranormal. In addition, COPS Crew will look for possible scientific answers that may suggest differently of their vary own Near Death Experiences.

Visit them at http://www.thecopscrew.com/

who'll be here
  • Jamie Kroll
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
  • Michael Papp
  • Paul Lovegrove
 
Location: North 126a

Film and television are incredibly powerful tools to integrate into the learning process. By utilizing clips from Marvel, DC, Disney, and other movies, educators can be empowered to get students thinking at higher levels while being engaged!

who'll be here
  • DJ Graham
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 128b

Lion Forge Comics Editor-In-Chief Shannon Eric Denton talks about current and upcoming projects for their company.

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

For untold ages - sentient species across the galaxy have participated in the sacred tradition of earning the almighty credit at the end of the blaster. Come and learn the life, philosophy & tactics of the Mandolorian Mercs!

who'll be here
  • Chris Rensing
  • Isaac Irvine
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan
  • Michael Manning
 
Location: North 225a

Locker 13 is a thriller anthology feature film, in the style of 'The Twilight Zone', revolving around a mysterious locker 13.

Locker 13It's the story of Skip (Jason Spisak, Piranha), a young ex-convict who takes a position as a night janitor at an old-west theme park. His supervisor Archie (Jon Gries, Napoleon Dynamite), teaches him the ropes, but more importantly attempts to convey critical philosophical messages through a series of four stories: a down and out boxer (Ricky Schroder, NYPD Blue, Silver Spoons, The Champ) is given the opportunity to become a real golden gloves killer; an assassin (Rick Hoffman, Suits, Battleship) kidnaps three people in order to find out who hired him for his latest hit; a new recruit (Bart Johnson, High School Musical) is initiated into a lodge of fez-wearing businessmen where hazing can take a malevolent turn; and a member of a suicide club (Jason Marsden, Boy Meets World, White Squall) introduces real fear into a man about to jump to his death. The four stories suddenly come into play when Skip is faced with a life-or-death decision of his own.

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

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

who'll be here
  • The Not-So-Basic Witches (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 125ab

From "Who am I?" to "Physician, heal thyself," a journey through the life of the most proliferate, sexy--and enigmatic--incarnation of the Doctor... Paul McGann.  Compete for a chance to win some 8th Doctor fiction!

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Molly Martin
  • Zeke Huerta
 
Location: North 126bc

A look at magic as power in YA fantasy, and why it's so popular with teens.

who'll be here
  • Danielle Jensen
 
Location: North 132

Epic fantasy and urban fantasy use magic in different ways..or do they? Panelists from both ends of the fantasy spectrum talk about whether magic is constrained by genre.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

The wand chooses the wizard but at Comicon you can create your own magic!

who'll be here
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 232a

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Andrea E. Morales
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Kelley Lester
  • Libby Mueller
  • Steven Bakos
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
  • Terre Steed
 
Location: North 124a

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

who'll be here
  • Cinnamon Hayes
  • Debra Nickelson
  • Eileen Johnson
  • Kimberly Smith
  • Libby Mueller
 
Location: North 122c

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

who'll be here
  • Arthur Trout
  • Jacqueline Stevenson
  • Jonathan Olaiz
 
Location: North 124b

This is Makeup 101 you will learn the basics of safety so you are You will learn the basics of corrective makeup for different skin tones, from green to albino! Also a peek into the power of adhesives and the special effects that can come with them. Taught by Mesa Community College students of the Theatrical Arts!

who'll be here
  • Aimee May
  • Donnica Holland
  • Mason Reiter
  • Melanie Hazeldene
  • Shaun Smith
 
Location: North 124b

Ever wonder how to do makeup for the character you had in mind? We have the solutions. How to go from concept to creation in a somewhat orderly fashion. Taught by Mesa Community College Students of the Theatrical Arts

who'll be here
  • Aimee May
  • Donnica Holland
  • Mason Reiter
  • Melanie Hazeldene
  • Shaun Smith
 

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

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

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

Pre-pay has ended; kits will be available at the door.

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

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

Pre-pay has ended; kits will be available at the door.

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

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

who'll be here
  • Broken Doll Cosplay
 

Come find out what it takes to make silver screen magic and horror! Join our industry professionals as they talk about the ins & outs of working with FX in world of entertainment and what it takes to work in the industry. Imagination required!

who'll be here
 

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

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Bill Doran
 
Location: North 126bc

Comedy music duo Paul and Storm discuss their experience with their successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign, and share the lessons they learned along the way to help you make your own campaign not be a soul destroying disaster.

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

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Known for his roles on Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Azog the Defiler in the Hobbit films and as Slade Wilson Arrow, meet Manu Bennett

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

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

who'll be here
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Joe Holt
 

 
 

 

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

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

Mark Greenawalt Gallery represented by FUTURE-CLASS X PUBLISHING

www.futureclassx.com

Presenting the models for our bodypainting project on Friday, June 6th at Phoenix ComiCon. From left to right is Alexandria Pierce, Breana L Guidry, Rosanna Rocha Cosplayer, and Tia Markie. The body paint artists will be Mark Greenawalt, Papi Miranda, Vanessa Allen, and Adam Slick Van Slyke.

 

 

 

 

   
  

who'll be here
  • Adam Van Slyke
  • Alexandria Pierce
  • Breana Guidry
  • carlton Miranda
  • Rosanna Rocha
  • Tia Markie
  • Vanessa Allen
 
Location: North Ballroom 120
Mark Sheppard is a fan favorites with roles on Doctor Who, Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, Chuck, Firefly, and Leverage among many others.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 129b

Comic book pundants debate the most hotly contested debate since the inception of comics.  Be prepared to defend your favorites.  This could get ugly.

who'll be here
  • Jesse James
  • Ken Brown
 

Do you have what it takes to get on the big stage and show off your costume? Want to see this year's contestants? Come see this year's Masquerade Costume Contest hosted by none other than TD0013! 

 

Register here!

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

Masquerade Pre-Judging

Masquerade Registration Page

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

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

who'll be here
  • Project Nailbat (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 232bc

Measurements can be confusing. What the heck is an armseye anyways and why do I need it?! This hands on workshop will take you through the basic measurements needed for any given costuming project.  

who'll be here
  • Kristan Bishop
 

You know you loved the Avengers comics and movies. Come meet Black Widow, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon and others at this one time only panel! Avengers and Guardians alike protect us from evil. Come ask them the questions you've always wanted to know!

who'll be here
 
Location: North 122ab

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

who'll be here
  • Lisa Richins
  • Shelby McBride
 
Location: North 122c

Seriously you should meet The Endless, we are pretty cool!

who'll be here
  • Ariana Morgan
  • Arthur Trout
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Sharon McCurdy
  • Tiffany Branum
 

Meet with the Umbrella Corp AZ Hive. Find out what it takes to be member of the hive and how they have grown so fast over the last year. Learn about charities they are involved in and why they wanted to be a part of the Umbrella Corp AZ Hive.

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

Come One Come ALL... And Have a BALL or two. GUYS, get your sexy on with TIGHTS, TIGHT pants, Super UNDERWEAR, or Favorite Costume. Get down to the music to PRIMP, PRANCE or DANCE to the screams and cheers of admiring fans. Awards for Best Look, Best Move, Best Flirting with the LADIES or Guys. You don't want to miss this!!!! 

who'll be here
  • Alexzandria  Wirtz
  • Debra Nickelson
  • Jennifer Wirtz
  • Kimberly Smith
 

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

who'll be here
  • The Renegades (3 panelists)
 
Location: Sheraton Pool

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

who'll be here
  • The Mermaid Sisters (3 panelists)
 

Peter Orullian works at Xbox on the Xbox LIVE business around emerging technologies and services, and is here to tell you all about what's upcoming.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Meet 3 of the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers David Yost, Waleter Jones and Austin St. John

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

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Be A Martian! Arizona State University’s Mars Space Flight Facility is hosting a special interactive exhibit featuring the Red Planet. Get updated news from mission scientists, have fun with hands-on activities, and see yourself in the infrared!
who'll be here
  • ASU Mars Exhibit (19 panelists)
 
Location: North 227c

Jim Phelps (Jeff Dinsdale) so-called irreparable mission was a success in the eyes of those above him.  However, with the loss of a fellow agent, and his branch Director Yomin (Damien Baldwin), Phelps sees the glass as only half full.  Yet he’s given little time to mourn: the mission this time is more personal, and more dangerous, as the threat comes from inside. Phelps will have to rely on memories of the past, to solve the present events, if there is going be an I.M. Force in the future.

Website: www.checkmeoutman.com

who'll be here
  • Michael Doleshal
 
Location: North 227c

Nagging indigestion, a dead scientist, attempted murders by an unstable individual (Mitch Alcala), a captivating beauty (Melanie Jayne), and a liquid which could lead to World War III… For most men that’s enough to give up and go fishing, for Jim Phelps (Jeff Dinsdale) it might become a Mission: Irreparable.

Website: www.checkmeoutman.com

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

Panelists discuss how they mix real history with their fantastic fiction and how they research the facts they use or adapt for their work.

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

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

who'll be here
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • William Suphan
  • Zeke Huerta
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

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

who'll be here
  • Moon Mermaid
 
Location: North 227ab

TomCat Films presents "Moontrap"

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

Starring Bruce Campbell and Walter Koenig

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

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

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Zeke Huerta
 
Location: Hyatt Ellis

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

who'll be here
  • Brad Walling
  • Todd Filek
 

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.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Saturday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm