Comics Programming for Comicon 2015

 
Location: North 121
Dr. Oblivion's Guide to Teenage Dating debuted 10 years ago in the valley and since then, local writer/artist Jeff Pina, has been trying to make as many comics as possible. Check out this panel where he talks about Dr Oblivion, Imaginatives, Bosco & Fleet and the other comics he's written and drawn, and what's next for his label, Sideways 8 Studios.
who'll be here
  • Jeff Pina
 
Location: North 123

Come celebrate 20 years of Eric Mengel's self-published comic Ocho.  Find out what blind mice and cigar smoking teddy bears have to do with the evolution of the character and what his future plans are for the Ocho.

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Hosted by local show The Absolute Geek Podcast, this game show pairs contestants with knowledgeable panelists in order to defeat and conquer the genres and mediums of pop culture! Covering topics of comics, movies, television, and pop culture, it’s sure to be a fun time! (Will be recorded and released online following the convention.)

who'll be here
  • Kellen McCall
  • Matt Alward
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

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

who'll be here
  • Rebecca Hicks
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Calling all Cosplayers- meet and get photos with your fellow cosplayers. All Costumes welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Calling all Cosplayers- meet and get photos with your fellow cosplayers. All Costumes welcome.

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

The females of the Joe universe are brave, intelligent and strong-willed. They defy stereotypes and yet are exceedingly human; we discuss what makes them tick. Plus, live interviews with character cosplayers.

who'll be here
  • DJ Blayze
  • DJ Eye Que
  • Grey Rogers
  • Vocab Malone
 

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

 
Location: North 123

Archie Comics is a mirror of socio-economics in America, trends, fashion, current events. Presenting these events with humor and through the eyes of “good kids” who would become future leaders.

who'll be here
  • Joanne de Biasi
  • Maegann Yarbrough
 

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

who'll be here
  • Alli Whitney
  • Fernando Perez
  • Kurt Colin
  • Sam Mort
  • Suzy Stein
  • Tom Buck
  • Valon Kyone
  • Zoe Mora
 

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

 

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Megan Calcote
  • Nathan Blackwell
 

Come and pre-register for the Phoenix Comicon / Kids Need to Read Live Charity Art Auction. There is no cost or commitment to register for the art auction. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

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

who'll be here
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

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

who'll be here
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

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

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Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Because every loves a Bad Boy.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 123

"Beat The Bad Guy" is a contest where the hosts asks trivia questions on pop culture in the voices of Cobra Commander, Mum-ra, Destro, Skeletor and many others. Come see if you can "Beat the Bad Guy".

who'll be here
  • geek pop alliancr
 

Welcome to San Fransokyo's school of robotics where the big hero 6 gang has come to answer all your questions you have for them or bot fight with Hiro and learn to be a superhero!

who'll be here
  • big hero 6
  • Big hero 6
  • Ivy Wiegel
  • McKenna Carpenter
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 122

The character of Blaze was created at Phoenix Comicon Fanfest in December 2014 with tons of fan input. The creators of Blaze tell you what is next for the home town hero and how anyone can work with the new character.  

who'll be here
  • Joshua Green
 

Young Justice, Batman the Animated Series and Gargoyles. What do these three shows all have in common? They got cancelled. This panel is a tribute to ten amazing cancelledcartoons that were aired between 1990 - 2014. Come reminisce these awesome shows with us and compete in a game of trivia with prizes.

who'll be here
  • Breanna Bang
  • Ravenn Bang
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Here comes a trivia contest for teams hosted by the FLIM SPRINGFIELD Team.  Contestants will be quizzed on the first 10 seasons of The Simpsons, with a variety of types of questions: From general knowledge about the show, fill in the quote, identify the character, and stuff only hardcore Simpsons nerds will know!  Prizes will be given away, but the real reward is WINNING!

More at FLIMSpringfield.wordpress.com

who'll be here
  • Alex Cardwell
  • Diana Welsch
  • JRC
 

Couples, get ready! It's time to play the newlywed game in a fun, new, geeky way! Bring your significant other and test your love playing this timeless, interactive game for prizes and glory!

who'll be here
  • The Flock (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 122

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

who'll be here
  • Jeff Pina
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
  • Thomas Healy
 
Location: North 123

Learn about the process of making auditory comics for the viually impaired. 

who'll be here
  • Chris Rodriguez
  • Comicbooksand Visually impared
  • Harra Arial
  • Kristian Newton
  • Visually Impaired Comic Panel
 

This is the fashion show to kick-off the weekend's excitement! Hosted by Heroes United and Autumn Ivy, this is an all ages event, where you can come show off your cosplay. Whether it be completely home made, all bought from a store, or a professionally made costume, all are welcome. This is not a competition - it's a come strut your stuff and show us what you got event! Come have your moment in front of an amazing crowd of fellow cosplay enthusiasts! Pre-Reg Opens at 11:15am and goes till 11:55 or members can sign up through anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com  

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

Copyright, Trademark, and Contracts - these are all things you need a working knowledge of if you want to be a successful comic artist. Come learn what your rights are and how to protect them. Yes, we have a lawyer on this panel, but we promise she's a fellow geek.

 

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Arrow and The Flash have taken the WB by storm. Danielle Panabaker is here to discuss her role on both shows and what it is like to be a part of the new DC television world that we have been watching so closely.

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Location: North 121

For years, Dark Horse has brought the creations of the most talented creators in the comics industry to stands – and now’s your chance to jump onboard! Join Dark Horse PR coordinator Steve Sunu as he heads up a panel of Dark Horse’s incredible creative talent, including Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT), Paul Cornell (This Damned Band), Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse), and more!

 

It takes something special to be successful on the stage and the screen. David Morrissey has done just that and more. Portraying the immoral “Governor” in The Walking Dead, David showed us just how dangerous cold calculation can be.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 122

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

 
Location: Costuming Meetups area 1

Got a DC Comics Costume? Want to meet other DC Comics Costumers? This is the time and place to do that. Drop by our Cosplay Meetup room to meet and get photos with fellow DC Comics costumers.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

It's been 30 years since DC the seminal comic event Crisis on Infinite Earths. Well they are about to do it again with Convergence! What are you most looking for ward to? What will you miss the most? The post Convergence universe is sure to be filled with surprises. 

who'll be here
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 
Location: North 121

A fan favorite panel every year! The debate never ends Marvel or DC... Which company will reign as the best? 

 

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    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
 

    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
 

    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
 

    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 123

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

who'll be here
 
Location: North 121

Fan-favorite Transformers artist Livio Ramondelli gives insight on his work for Robots in DisguiseCombiner Wars and other Transformers comics. He’ll answer your questions while simultaneously drawing Optimus Prime!

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Comic books are filled with sexy and strong women. Come and learn from top comic artists how they come up with there character designs. When is enough, enough and when do you crank up the sexy to eleven! Always a fan favorite. 

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Phoenix's Museum of Science and Sustainability (MoSS) hosts a panel about environmentally conscious heroes and villains today. From the Eco-Famous "Captain Planet", and the ultra progressive "Iron Man" to the extremists "Ra's Al Ghul" and "Poison Ivy" that will kill people to protect the well-being of the world we live in. Of course the menace "Recyclopse" deserves a brief mention as well.

who'll be here
  • MoSS (2 panelists)
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Brooke Campbell
  • Megan Calcote
 

With a Science Fiction career ranging from Blade Runner to Battlestar Galactica to Agents of SHIELD, Edward James Olmos has proven to be a force of reckoning. This presence transcends fiction as he is a real work activist for minority rights.

 

Trying the legendary Captains of Starfleet - join us as we put the most famous of Starfleet's leaders on trial for actions that resulted in death and destruction. You play the role of the jury - and the fate of Starfleet's Finest is in YOUR hands!

who'll be here
  • Angelina Rising
  • Chris Way
  • Laurel Way
  • Vinny Alascia
 

First time Phoenix Comicon attendee and want to know how to make the most of your experience? Or a seasoned veteran of Con and want to know what's new this year? Then join the PCC Street Team for a fun filled hour of fun, trivia, prizes and maybe even a sing-along or two! Get the inside track on not-to-be-missed events and maybe even some secrets. Fun for the whole family!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

First time Phoenix Comicon attendee and want to know how to make the most of your experience? Or a seasoned veteran of Con and want to know what's new this year? Then join the PCC Street Team for a fun filled hour of fun, trivia, prizes and maybe even a sing-along or two! Get the inside track on not-to-be-missed events and maybe even some secrets. Fun for the whole family!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 123

What are the legal rules about creating fan art & fan fiction? The copyright rules that apply to this are of law are murky but there are guidelines you should consider when deciding where and how to share your creations.
 

who'll be here
  • Ruth Carter
 

Is a whole year just too long to wait for more Phoenix Comicon in your life? Well you don't have to wait that long! Come join us as we discuss some of the information and details about our Winter show held at University of Phoenix Stadium. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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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 explore different forms of fandom,  Be it from cars to comics, books to Barbies, or Zebras to Zuul, we wanna talk about your fandom.  We wanna 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 I, your Fanboy (Josh) with my cohost Brian and a rotating cast of friends and special guests, will explore the world of Fanboys! So sit back, have a listen, have some fun, but in the end, "Don't forget to be a fan!"

who'll be here
  • Brian Simonsen
  • Danielle Benjamin
  • Josh Benjamin
 

In our fandom lives we have all had experiences that ruin fandoms for us, usually by people who just do not know how to behave. They give the whole fandom a bad name and you never want to be one of them! We'll discuss things that make you a bad fan and how to fix those behaviors so that fandoms can be a more harmonious place. Fun for all fandoms.

who'll be here
  • Ana Pacheco
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 panelists)
 

On this last night of the Phoenix Comicon film festival, everyone is a winner!  Come and mix and mingle with your favorite panel hosts;  Learn more about film making; and  Celebrate the film makers behind your favorite films that screened at the festival.  Have fun, make friends, and learn stuff at the Renaissance Hotel!  Don't forget cards so you can show everyone what you do.  Cash bar provided

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Film Makers
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join us for some fun and excitement on fashionable outfits geeky enough to walk the halls of Phoenix Comicon but chic enough for a fashion show.  Tributes to your favorite TV show, movie, comic, book, or game, what will you see during this show?

Interested in participating?  Email Miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

Discover easy ways to geek out your own wedding. Themes including Comic book heroes, Sci-Fi genre, Japanese, Historical and Pop Culture weddings just to name a few. Featuring Mr. Formal Tuxes, K Street Couture, Vox Curvy Couture, Barb's Bridal Boutique, Goodwill of Arizona, candy bouquets courtesy of Candy Addict and many local Costume Designers with DIY accessories.

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

Geek Girl Brunch is a meetup group of ladies who geek out together, typically when mimosas are involved. It started with a group of geek girls living in the NYC area, but has spread across the world and to alternate dimensions. Come and meet your Phoenix chapter officers to get involved!

who'll be here
  • Erin
  • Geek Girls Brunch Phoenix Chapter
 

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

who'll be here
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 
Location: North 121

Back by popular demand! Last year, both sides battled before a packed audience. This year promises to be more intense. Witness this fun-filled Nerd Rage explosion: GI Joe and Cobra vs. Autobots and Decepticons. 

who'll be here
  • Grey Rogers
  • Joe Guy
  • Laserbot
  • Steven Ditzel
  • Vocab Malone
 

In just about every costume in today's growing cosplay community there are goggles at the forefront of them. In this workshop you will be able to make your own custom Goggles in any color or design you can think of. This kit contains everything you need to get started. Added etched lenses and leather etching is available for preorder. Sets are limited so order your kit today from my etsy shop.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/230589876/phx-comicon-goggles-workshop

who'll be here
  • Arianna Struble
  • Hannah Syfritt
  • John Grigg
  • Mike Syfritt
  • Sarah Miller

Cost is $30.00
 
Location: North 122

Gotham is one the best new comic related show on TV. Come and take part in a discussion about the similarities and differences between DC Comics most violent city. 

who'll be here
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 

Local cultists discuss the work of prophet and horror author H. P. Lovecraft, how the Cthulhu Mythos has influenced countless others in literature, film and video games, as well as the new love for EVERYTHING TENTACLES phenomena. Hosted by the First United Church of Cthulhu, the only Mythos-based religion in Arizona.

who'll be here
  • Bill Collins
  • Hal C F Astell
  • John Grigg
  • Khurt Khave
  • Sean Hoade
 

A Meetup for the Mighty! Heroes only for this one.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 123

The pantheon of comic book heroes and characters is vast and colorful but sometimes the history behind the creation of these characters is just as colorful. Often the creation of these characters directly coincides with the social climate and culture of the time. Come learn some of the interesting facts that surrounded the inception of a few of the most popular comic book personalities. Learn the answer to some interesting questions like: Why is Captain America's shield round? Why did Hitler call Superman a Jew? What did Wonder Woman's creator help invent which is still used in Law Enforcement today? And of course, Why the heck is Wonder Woman into bondage?? Join us to learn the answer to these questions and many more!

who'll be here
  • Aaron Englebeck
  • Gary Griggs
 

Join Jonathan Simon from Lighting Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do in Arizona that families can do together in all year round.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Join Jonathan Simon from Lighting Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do in Arizona that families can do together in all year round.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

From Rocket Raccoon to Superman to X-Men, astronomy is everywhere in the comic book universe! We'll explore both comics and constellations inside the inflatable planetarium. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12pm, but come at 11:30am to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Jason Ard
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 123

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is growing larger every day. Join our discussion as we discover the connections, hints, and hidden gems of the MCU, as well as what may come and what to expect for our favorite heroes.

who'll be here
  • It's All Connected (5 panelists)
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

This is comic craziness from the professionals at Zombie Dog! This fun drawing demonstration will help young artists improve their characters and stories.

who'll be here
  • Brent Donoho Chalk Artist and Illustrator
  • Jon Sanborn
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

What do Conan, Khal Drogo, and Aquaman all have in common? Jason Mamoa! Jason is a larger than life man who has been tasked with portraying many larger than life roles. Sprinkle in Jason’s role on Stargate Atlantis and you won’t want to miss this!

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Why does superman wear his underwear on the outside of his costume?! How does Batman keep the Bat Cave secret?! How fast can the Flash run?! Why is the Joker always smiling?! Does Catwoman like milk?! How does Wonder Woman find her invisible jet?! Ask your favorite DC Superheros and Villains themselves at Superhero Q & A! Hosted by the Justice League Arizona.
who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

This past year Karl Urban became yet another victim of Fox canceling a great SciFi series in its first year. But that hasn’t stopped the man who portrays Eomer, Dr. McCoy, and Judge Dredd. From the Federation to Middle-earth, this man has stories!

who'll be here
 
Location: West 102A

Originally thought of as "just for kids," many comics today are geared towards adults and include adult themes. It can be tough for parents to know what's available for their kids who want to dive in to comics. However, never fear - Very Awesome Girls is here! We'll talk about what comics are available for children of different ages, have some fun with comic creating, and there will even be some fun goodies!

who'll be here
  • ashley Nicole dee
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Tanya Gouchenour
  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix (2 panelists)
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

The only place to find one of a kind art created and donated by the guest and artist at Phoenix Comicon. 100% of the money raised at the auction will go to Kids Need To Read. 

who'll be here
  • Mark Moorehead
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Killer POV is a weekly horror talkshow podcast hosted by Fangoria's Rebekah McKendry, FEARnet's Rob Galluzzo and Inside Horror's Elric Kane. Join them as they discuss all things horror and go in depth with all the latest horror movies & news, welcome special guests and tackle a myriad of topics weekly.

For more information on Killer POV visit here

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Location: North 121

Everyone knows the famous Dynamic Duo, but did you know there were more than just one sidekick for the Dark Knight? Join us as we go through each and every Robin that helped assist Batman clean the streets of Gotham!

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Amazon Warrior Women, Lawful Ladies, Gals of Goodness and Vixens of Virtue.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 121
Get the lowdown on upcoming Lady Death projects and Brian Pulido’s all new Coffin Comics projects Zack The Zombie Exterminator & La Muerta. Also -- Meet Mike Maclean, the all-new co-writer of Lady Death, Zack & La Muerta! This panel will change your life. Ok, that may be a stretch, but trust us, you will be entertained. FREE gift to 1st 100 attendees!
 
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Location: North 121

In the comics they are are allies, but in Hollywood they are bitter rivals. Take part in a discussion about the sometimes overlapping worlds of the Mavel Cinematic Universe and 20th Century Fox's Marvel Movies. 

who'll be here
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 
Location: Costuming Meetups area 1

It's Amalgam all over again!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 123

Talk to the people who create the Marvel AR content for your favorite comics.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Costuming Meetups area 1

Got a Marvel Comics Costume? Want to meet other Marvel Comics Costumers? This is the time and place to do that. Drop by our Cosplay Meetup room to meet and get photos with fellow MArvel Comics costumers.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Which company reins supreme! Who wears red and blue better...Superman or Spiderman?! Who's Richer Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne?! A fan favorite panel that always entertains. 

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

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 TD-0013! 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona
 

Max Brooks is the bestselling author of World War ZThe Zombie Survival Guide. His comic book and graphic novel work includes G.I. Joe: Hearts and MindsThe Extinction ParadeShadow Walk, and The Harlem Hellfighters.

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 A Get together for the good guys.

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

LGBT characters have been used to drive sales, but many of the characters lack substance ot only make small apperances. Panelists discuss what is needed to drive LGBT characters being used as tokens. 

who'll be here
  • Don Pahl
  • Jeff Jacklin
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

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

who'll be here
  • Kevin Coulston
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 123

Think you know indie comics and the cast of characters? Come and show your might in this exciting trivia contest!

who'll be here
  • Lita Beck
 
Location: North 122

Think you know your Marvel Mutants? Put your skills to the test in this exciting trivia contest!

who'll be here
  • Lita Beck
 

Couples, get ready! It's time to play the newlywed game in a fun, new, geeky way! Bring your significant other and test your love playing this timeless, interactive game for prizes and glory!
 

who'll be here
  • The Flock (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 123

Come meet local creators who are part of the Official Guide to Arizona Comic Characters.

who'll be here
 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

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

Meet members of the Comic Book Programming Team, who help design the programming schedule, as they talk about what they have planned for you this weekend.

who'll be here
  • Jim Smith
  • Lita Beck
  • Nevin Culley
  • Shawn Demumbrum
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the huant this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back for 2015. Join us on Thursday for our preview night and a slightly less scary haunt. We will be up and running, but with a limited crew. This will be a perfect time to bring the family down for a more "family friendly" haunt.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Want to see a haunted house with all the lights on? Join the staff behind the Phoenix Comicon's Fright House as they take you on a guided tour of the Fright House haunt. Make sure to join us for our panel on Sunday in Room 211 from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Those in the panel will be first in line for the guided tours.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

In brightest day, in blackest night, in a galaxy far, far away, the Geeks gather to do battle. Who will survive, and what will be left of them? Only one will stand undefeated in the Phoenix Ultimate Geek Finals! Witness!

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  • Andrea Beesley-Canales
  • Dannie Moriarty
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

Witness the ridiculously entertaining carnage of the qualifying round of The Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown (PUGS) as 16 fans square off in heated debates on the silliest comicon related topics we could come up with! Not to be missed!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley-Canales
  • Dannie Moriarty
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: North 121

Learn to put your best foot forward to begin or advance your career as a comic artist/writer Shannon Eric Denton and Editor-In-Chief for Lion Forge Comics, award-winning comic book editor and writer Brian Augustyn and  VP Dave Olbrich from Space Goat Productions (Space Goat Productions is the premier comic artist management company, providing artists to Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW and many others) will engage in a lively discussion and visual presentation, provide tips and best practices to impress comic book editors and get the job. Come and benefit from their experience.

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Alec Kozak (Second Star) and Dave Beaty (Red Skirts) talk about placing known characters into different settings for their current projects.

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  • Alec Kozak
  • Dave Beaty
 

The incomparable and irascible Ron Perlman has been all over this universe and has traveled into several others as well. Whether battling the forces of evil alongside the B.P.R.D as Hellboy or tearing up the town in Sons of Anarchy, Ron Perlman is a force to be reckoned with.

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

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Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 123

Marvel has brought back Battle World and it will redefine that Marvel Universe! Come and look back at the first Secret Wars and look at the current series. 

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  • Joshua Green
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 

A special area for Sidekicks (ages 12 and under) to get pictures with their fellow heroes.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A special area for Sidekicks (ages 12 and under) to get pictures with their fellow heroes.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A special area for Sidekicks (ages 12 and under) to get pictures with their fellow heroes.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Batman re-imagined and drawn by some of the best local and national artists in comic today. Take home the sketches with a donation to the Kid's Need to Read Charity.

who'll be here
  • Joshua Green
  • Justin Miller
 

Friendship is Magic! Come and see your favorite Ponies drawn by some of the best talent in comics today.  Take home the sketches with a donation to the Kid's Need to Read Charity.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 123

Come watch some of today top comic artist sketch your favorite Scarlet Speedster. Come and lend your ideas! Take home the sketches with a donation to the Kid's Need to Read Charity.

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

Watch as some of the best artists in comics today draw your favorite Mutant! Take home the sketches with a donation to the Kid's Need to Read Charity.

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  • Joshua Green
 
Location: North 121

Celebrate 20 years of Ocho with a sketchoff. Comic book artists contribute their talents to create sketches while you watch.  Take home the sketches with a donation to the Kid's Need to Read Charity.

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Have you ever thought about creating your own podcast? Do you have a podcast already that you’d like to make the most of? This introduction to podcasting will help you with the skills needed to successfully create, market, and distribute your unique content to maximum effect. The Crew from Socially Awkward Studios and the Four Eyed Radio Network will discuss how to record, distribute, and market your podcast. We'll delve into equipment, software, hosting, content and more!
 

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  • Eric Dewey
  • Matthew Renfro
  • Stephen Mooney
  • Ziggy Berkeley
 
Location: North 123

Always a fan favorite panel. Comic book store owners from around the state talk about owning a comic book store. Learn about how they got started and what drive them to succeed. 

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  • cory bushnell
  • Jesse James
 
Location: North 122

Join a panel of comic book employees and find out about the staff of a comic book store. Get to know about the good, the bad and the AWESOME of working around what you love all day. Weather you want to work in a comic store or you just want to find out about the good folks that work there, this is sure to be an entertaining event. 

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  • Natalie Arvizu
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 121

Come and find out whGet a Sneak Peak at the new Evil Dead 2 comic books series and other great titles from new publisher, Space Goat. Founded by comic industry veterans Shon Bury, Dave Olbrich, Tom Mason, and Darren Vincenzo (over 110 years comic industry experience) Space Goat will be making a splash in comic stores every month. Evil Dead 2 will hit stores in June, but you can get an early look here plus a wide variety of the other titles coming soon from Space Goat. The release of the Evil Dead 2 comic will coincide with the new ASH VS. EVIL DEAD TV series on STARZ, starring Bruce Campbell. Join Senior VP Dave Olbrich plus Evil Dead 2 writers Frank Hannah (The Cooler movie) and Justin Peniston (Avengers Assemble! Animated, Hunter Black web comic) for a lively discussion and visual presentation of all things Space Goat.
 

who'll be here
  • Dave Olbrich
  • Frank Hannah
  • Justin Peniston
 
Location: North 122

All things Daredevil. From his introduction in April of 1964 to the Frank Miller era and now a successful Netflix series. Creator talk about their love of the Man Without Fear and what the future may hold. 

who'll be here
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
 
Location: North 121

2015 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Scarlet Speedster. With a successful show on CW and possible movie appearance in his future, the Flash is a star on the rise. A group of fans and creators talk about the Flash and what keeps him running. Be sure not to miss this fast moving panel.  

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Location: North 122

Fan Favorite artist Arthur Adam talks about his carreer. From 1985's Longshot to Batman, Superman, X-Men, the list goes on. Come and find out what he is up to next. 

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Location: North 121

From Umbrella Academy and Casanova to Daytripper and De:Tails, Eisner award-winning duo Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon are two creators at the forefront of innovation in comics and graphic novels. With their newest anticipated graphic novel Two Brothers coming soon, join the twin brothers for a special spotlight panel discussing their careers, the joy of creating comics, developing Two Brothers following their incredible success with Daytripper, and much more.

 
Location: North 122

Jim Steranko brought pop art to comics and that's the least interesting thing about him. Come meet the most interesting man in comic books.

 
Location: North 122

Spend some time with a comic book legend. Mike is the creator of Spiderman's black costume that we all know today as Venom. His art for Capitan America, Batman, Superman and The Punisher has won him critical acclaim and many fans over his long career. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet a true superstar in the comic book world. Mike will only be making a few select shows this year, so don't miss this one. 

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Location: North 122

Rafael Albuquerque is the Eisner and Harvey Award winning co-creator of CRIMELAND (Image Comics, 2007), MONDO URBANO (Oni Press, 2010), and the New York Times best selling series, AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC Comics/Vertigo, 2010), which is written by Scott Snyder and Stephen King). Come find out what Rafael is up to next!

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Come find out what it's like to be the spouse of a comic book creator.  From emotional support to artist partners, we talk to spouses of some of your favorite locally and nationally known comic book creators.

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  • Gus Reyna
  • MICAH STEWART
  • Michael Arrowsmith
 
Location: North 121

Come find out what it's like to be the spouse of a comic book creator.  From emotional support to artist partners, we talk to spouses of some of your favorite locally and nationally known comic book creators.

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  • Janell hanson
  • Michele Snyder
  • Scott Brazier
  • Tricia Pina
 

So... ...what is the crew up to when they're not on the silver or television screen? Join us as we dive into the rich world of comics and books that expand the Star Trek universe!

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  • David Williams
  • Ted House
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

With Steampunk getting more popular every year, folks are getting more and more creative with their costumes. In this panel we will talk about taking steampunk to a new level and mixing it with DC and marvel amongst other genres. Learn the secrets to adaptive history for your character.

who'll be here
  • Alex Canto
  • Mark Cantwell
  • Mike Syfritt
  • Tiffany Garrison
 
Location: North 121

Come see the Steampunk X-Men Ladies 'From Concept to Creation' panel.  Jenevieve Broomall and Gabrielle Donathan of Maise Designs combine art and cosplay in an intriguing new project that would take unique Steampunk designs of beloved characters from paper to reality.  The artwork of some of the most popular women of the X-Men world was drawn, sewn, and will now be worn by six lovely cosplayers who joined in on the fun.

 

 

 

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Location: North 123

This panel takes a "do it yourself" approach to creating digital shorts for online distribution. Come listen to Guerilla Pants filmmakers discuss issues involved in the creation of short content: creating your team, condensing your story, nuts and bolts of equipment and editing, and much more. You've seen their superhero short films between panels.  Now meet the creators behind the short films.

who'll be here
  • Guerilla Pants Productions (2 panelists)
  • Gurilla Pants Production
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 121

Come join us and meet some of your favorite superheroes, super-heroines, and maybe even super-villains from film, television and comic books! See various characters from Marvel, DC and more interact with the audience (that's you!) and with one another. Ask them questions and interact with some of the greatest heroes of all time!

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  • AmaraSama
  • Jaime Wilson
  • rachel cude
 
Location: North 123

The pantheon of comic book heroes and characters is vast and colorful but sometimes the history behind the creation of these characters is just as colorful. Often the creation of these characters directly coincides with the social climate and culture of the time. Come learn some of the interesting facts that surrounded the inception of a few of the most popular comic book personalities. Learn the answer to some interesting questions like: Why is Captain America's shield round? Why did Hitler call Superman a Jew? What did Wonder Woman's creator help invent which is still used in Law Enforcement today? And of course, Why the heck is Wonder Woman into bondage?? Join us to learn the answer to these questions and many more!

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  • Aaron Englebeck
 

Come join the The Walking Dead Cosplay AZ group to discuss all things Walking Dead! TV Show vs. Comic Books, character development, predictions for the TV show/comics and fan theories! Audience participation is encouraged, so bring your best ideas!

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  • Brian Korzec
  • Talking Dead AZ (8 panelists)
 
Location: North 122

What do our heroes say about us? A philosophy student, a theologian, and a history grad discuss the intersection of our favorite heroes and what we believe. Mega metaphysics!

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  • Grey Rogers
  • Pastor V
  • Vocab Malone
 
Location: North 123

Cartoon Network’s Transformers: RID stars Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Grimlock and your favorite Autobots and Decepticons. Watch an episode with the show's producer and writer, Adam Beechen. Then, we'll discuss it - let your voice be heard! 

 

 

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If there's one thing geeks and nerds love, it's knowing more than the people around them! Join us for a different spin on the usual trivia contest where your hosts will read incorrect statements which you need to correct with the statement "Ummm...Actually..." It's Jeopardy! meets Geek trivia!
 

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  • Al Sparrow
  • Steve Mandel
 

Because everyone likes a Bad Girl. 

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Are you a bad guy or girl? Want to meet other bad guys and girls? Then this is the place for you. No Heroes allowed at this Meetup of the Malicious!

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 122

Native Artists and major art museums are on the front lines of reinterpreting what it means to be American Indian in a modern age. Join comic book creators Arigon Starr (“Super Indian,” “Moonshot”) and Theo Tso (“Captain Paiute,” “Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers”) as they discuss their experiences telling traditional and modern stories while avoiding outdated misconceptions. Joining the panel from the Heard Museum are Ann Marshall, Director, Curation and Education and Jaclyn Roessel, Public Programs and Education Director. The Heard Museum recently opened a major exhibit “Super Heroes” – a showcase of Native American comic book art. Moderated by M.I.T. graduate and Navajo tribal member, Olivia Scott.

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Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Love anime? Perfect your drawing techiques and add style to your characters in this hands on art demonstration! 

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  • Katerina E.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Tired of Hollywood ruining your favorite geek properties? Maybe you have an idea you want to see made into a movie that hasn't been done yet? Well join us in pitching ideas for reboots, re-imaginings and fresh takes for our favorite characters and properties. But don't just listen to us spew ideas, bring forth your own and pitch them to your fellow geeks, nerds and fans! We have all said "I would have liked to see it done better,"  well now's your chance to present all of those ideas to a bunch of like minded friends. This is all about fun and geeking out with your fellow attendees and participation is optional but completely welcome.    

 

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  • Brian Simonsen
  • Jim Smith
  • Lita Beck
  • Matt Rader
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

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

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