Comics Programming
 
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 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 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 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: 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: 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
 
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: North 128b

Aspen Comics talks about their current and future projects.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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.
 

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 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 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 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.
 
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 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
 

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

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

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.
 

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
 

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
 

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)
 
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.
 
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: 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
 

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 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: 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: 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
 

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 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: 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.
 

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
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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: 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
 

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
 

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

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

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 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
 

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
 

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
 

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 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)
 
Location: North 129b

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

who'll be here
  • Jesse James
 

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 Ballroom 120

Anything can and will happen with John Barrowman on stage!

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

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: 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 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 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
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: west 212

LGBT characters have been used to drive sales, but many of the characters lack real substance or make only small appearnaces.  Panelists discuss what is needed to drive LGBT characters past being used as token characters in comic books.

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

Entertainment Weekly has dubbed him "The Geek God". Whether you know him as Captain Malcom Reynolds, Captain Hammer, Hal Jordan or Richard Castle you won't want to miss him!

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

Nerdist Writer's Panel: Comic Edition co-hosts talk to Francis Manapul about the craft of writing for comic books.

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

Nerdist Writer's Panel: Comic Edition co-hosts talk to Mike Baron about the craft of writing for comic books.

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

Authors discuss superheroes in prose, from their original fiction to the shared world of Wild Cards, how do they handle super powers?

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
This is an opportunity for any Phoenix Comicon Panelists to perform AV checks and ensure device comparability
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

Special Event Registration Required $60 per team. 
Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

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

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

Special Event Registration Required $60 per team. 
Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

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

Special Event Entry is $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. Welcome to the first BFLAZ Zombie Gauntlet. Do you think you could survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Here's your chance to test your shooting skills with this laser tag style experience. Four (4) levels each progressively more difficult than the last. A prize awaits all who survive the dreaded ZOMBIE GAUNTLET

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

Special Event Entry is $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. Welcome to the first BFLAZ Zombie Gauntlet. Do you think you could survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Here's your chance to test your shooting skills with this laser tag style experience. Four (4) levels each progressively more difficult than the last. A prize awaits all who survive the dreaded ZOMBIE GAUNTLET

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

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the fan films/superhero genre

Girl Of Steel (A conceptual fan-film based on the DC Universe/Comics heroine, Supergirl). For more info, click here.

Logan Must Make Star Wars (Thrown back to the year 1974, Logan accidentally kills George Lucas. Now, to ensure that the greatest sci-fi trilogy is made, he must impersonate him and make Star Wars himself)

Kidnapped: A Gravity Falls Fan Film (Dipper Pines must fight for his life after he’s kidnapped by two mysterious agents who want to steal his latest discovery: a rare and powerful crystal)

Batman: Arkham Knight (One year after The Dark Knight Rises, John Blake struggles with the weight of being Batman)

Star Wars: Dark Heart (Set 4000 years before the time of Darth Vader, a war is waged between the Jedi and the Sith over the Dark Heart)

Superficial (A mysterious pathogen causes people to reanimate not as zombies but as superheroes)

Grayson: Earth One (Richard Grayson must help stop a mysterious man from abducting people from Gotham City in this imaginative multiverse story)

Project Potemkin: Archway (The crew of the Federation starship Potemkin investigates a planet where all of the inhabitants have disappeared. They discover it may have something to do with a mysterious archway that may be a portal to Hell itself)

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Why wait until October to visit a haunted house when you can visit Phoenix Comicon's Fright House in June? This year we will have our very own Haunted House. We've got some great surprises in store for you. Let's just say you will be besieged by a timey wimey mix of horrors that exist within our pop culture world. Do you believe you have the strength to escape if you dare to enter? Come and find out.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix was the used extensively as a shooting location for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.  John Eaves reveals the Phoenix landmarks that were used in filming this classic suspense film.

who'll be here
  • Douglas Monce
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: North 128b

Getting your comic published is made easier if you know how to pitch your concept to editors and publishers. Professionals on both sides of the pitch give tips on how to pitch your comic.

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

Have you ever wanted to start your own podcast to legitimize your pop culture conversations? The panelists of the Modern Myth Media Podcast will show you how to get started.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

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

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

who'll be here
  • Cory E. Alexander
  • Moheeb Zara
 

A comedy about B-string superheroes who go on a reality show.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

John Eaves discusses Sci-fi Cosplay and Pinup Shoots.

who'll be here
  • Amanda Lee
  • Laura Morton
 
Location: North 129b

Kozak Komiks talks Second Star: An action/adventure tale where Peter Pan his mercenary Lost Boys take on Captain Hook and his Pirate Empire in the gritty, explosive world of Neverland.

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

Come meet the most active Sketch Card artists in the industry.

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

Choose an Apocalypse. With Google creating automated cars and drugged up Spice real life Zombies, we are slowly edging toward one apocalypse. Come be part of the discussion of who would win.

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

Come and listen in on a panel led by Ivy Doomkitty, covering topics such as body image, skin color, age, and more. We will discuss how to push past boundaries that others try to place against you.  After all, cosplay is for everyone. It is not limited to one demographic. Q&A to follow

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

Have you ever wanted to own your own comic book store?  Come hear some of the most experienced comic book shop owners talk about the experiences and challenges of owning a comic book store in Arizona.

who'll be here
  • cory bushnell
  • Jesse James
  • Ken Brown
 
Location: North 130

Comic book professionals talk about getting the word out via social media and the pitfalls that accompany it.

who'll be here
  • Jesse James
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 129a
Spirituality and religious imagery appears in comics in subtle and not so subtle way.Panelists discuss spirituality in mainstream comics like the X-men and Daredevil to independent comics.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
 
Location: North 129b

Spirtuality and religious imagery appears in comics in subtle and not so subtle ways.  Panelists discuss spirtuality in mainstream comics like the X-men and Daredevil to independent comics.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
 
Location: North 129a

Spend some time hearing Chris Claremont talk about his 17 year run on the X-Men, his creator owned works like Sovereign 7 as well as the prose novels he has written. This is sure to be a special event with this multi award winning writer. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 128b
With work ranging from semi-educational funnies to superhero reboots, Fred Van Lente is regarded as one of the most unique voices in comics. Join us for a look back at his career so far, as well as a glimpse into what's next for comics' rising star.
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 129a

James O' Barr talks about his critically acclaimed comic The Crow. This year also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the movies based on Mr. O' Barr's work. 

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

Mark Evanier has had a long career in comic books, cartoons and television.  He is well known as a comic book biographer, columnist and historian.  Celebrate Mark's career with this hour long discussion.

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

Stan Lee is truly Marvel's golden goose. He is the indivudual who brought us Spiderman, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and more. In recent years, he has even had an aspiring movie career nearly all of the Marvel films. 

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

Before and in-between the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies, a comic book series has been telling additional tales of Captain Kirk and his crew. Join us as we review these comic book adventures, which revisit some TOS stories and set the stage for the next chapter in the new Star Trek saga.

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Ted House
 
Location: North Ballroom 120

Stephen Amell plays the title character in the CW’s hit series Arrow, based on the famous DC Comics superhero, The Green Arrow. Oliver Queen, spoiled heir to his tycoon father’s empire by day, he moonlights as a crime-fighting vigilante.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us and meet some of your favorite superheroes, superheroines, and supervillains 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.

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama (2 panelists)
  • Jaime Wilson
  • Silver Prince Productions
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 

Ever wondered what it would look like if you took the teasing talents of a burlesque dancer and twist them up with the fantastical world of geekdom?  Well, you can see it live at Talk Nerdy to Me: A Byte of Burlesque! Come see the talents of performers from Phoenix burlesque troupe BurlEscapades, vaudeville ensemble Romantasy Cabaret as well as a bevy of exceptional solo artists.  All of these ladies and gents will be taunting, teasing, and titillating you with their renditions of fan favorites, from comic book heroes and villains to cult classics. 

Due to the nature of the show this is an 18+ event and ID will be required at the door, but all ages are welcome to take pictures with the dancers after the show!

who'll be here
  • Andres Morera
  • Bamm Bamm
  • Berlin Meowschwitz
  • Dix E. Tracy
  • Fernando Nomaw-Mez
  • Glen Goldblatt
  • Guy Fawkeswell
  • Gypsy Danger
  • Julio Morera
  • Katja Lukin
  • Lola Coquette
  • Merla Marionette
  • Mia Pia Cherrie
  • Pisa Cake
  • Rambo Reza
  • Sir Simon
  • Tom Tuerff
  • Visa V
  • Vorpal Shimmy
  • Wanda Pout
 
Location: North 129b

With a cartoon series and upcoming motion picture, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are more popular than ever.  Come talk to fans and professionals discuss the Turtles.

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

Help celebrate TMNT 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
  • David Oakes
  • Justin Miller
 
Location: North 130

Super Indian, Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers, The Wool of Jonesy and Captain Paiutere the tip of the iceberg of projects from a new wave of Native artists incorporating contemporary and historical elements into their comics and graphic novels.

who'll be here
  • Olivia Scott
 
Location: west 212

Prop designer/Illustrator/Concept Artist John Eaves talks about his work on Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Winter Soldier.

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

Prop designer/Illustrator/Concept Artist John Eaves talks about his work on the Star Trek movies.

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

The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? is a Feature Length Documentary about the unmade movie "Superman Lives" directed by Jon Schneep.  Jon discussed the documentary of Kevin Smith/Tim Burton that never happened.

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

The Fifth Beatle is a graphic novel about the Beatle's manager Brian Epstein written by Vivek Tiwary.  Vivek talks about the graphic novel and the upcoming movie based upon it.

who'll be here
  • Alex Wilson
  • Vivek Tiwary
 
Location: North 129a

Comic book creators talk about their work with everyone's favorite scarlet speedster.

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

Andy Kubert talks about The Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Arts and the Kubert family. 

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

Arizona boasts a large and diverse comic-creating community. With all those creators creating unique and fun characters, where's a newcomer to start discovering them all? Why not use the THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK TO THE AZ UNIVERSE book?

who'll be here
  • Alan Sparrow
  • Bryan Graham
  • Joshua Green
 
Location: exhibitor hall authors area VIP 20 table

Limited to autograph pass holders only. Free autograph passes will be distributed at 10 AM Sunday, June 8 in the Author’s Area- VIP table 20, first come, first serve. Each pass holder is limited to two items per person and must be over 13 years to receive a pass. No photography and no sketches.

Get passes at  table 2526 starting at 10:00 AM Sunday.

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

Transformers isn't just the movies! The comics have been consistently running since 1984. Come join our panelists, who are fans/experts of the comics from the different eras; Marvel to the current run of the IDW Ongoing.

who'll be here
  • Blanco
  • Frank Orourke
  • ladywreck
  • Laserbot
  • Vocab Malone
 
Location: North 128b

The VALIANT FIRST initiative continues at Phoenix with an all-new round of news, announcements, artwork and Q&A exploring the most exciting new titles in comics today.

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

Phoenix Comicon would be nothing without AMAZING volunteers! Come join some of our Volunteer Relations Team and learn more about the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of volunteering for Phoenix Comicon!

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

Comic Book pundants debate the differences between the Walking Dead comic and tv show.

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

Watercolor painting example with Q&A. Learn about different types of papers, brushes and paints as well as how to layer paint, blend colors, and achieve details. 

who'll be here
  • Jessica Feinberg
 

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

who'll be here
  • Aneeka Richins
  • Emma Lysyk
  • Frank Jordan
  • Patrick Scullin
 

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

who'll be here
  • Aneeka Richins
  • Emma Lysyk
  • Frank Jordan
  • Patrick Scullin
 
Location: North 132

"I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn't very nice." Writers Len Wein and Chris Claremont discuss their takes on Wolverine.

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

20 years after the debut of X-Files, IDW returns to the continuing adventures of Agents Mulder and Scully. Meet the creative team of this series.

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

Denise Gary (Kids Need To Read) will be the Mistress of Ceremonies with help from the Knightingirls, Knightingail and Kaeli, at the Youth Fashion Show. Kids showcase their fantastic costumes on the runway.

http://www.kidsneedtoread.org/

http://www.knightingail.com/

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

Zenescope talks about their current and upcoming projects.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Exhibitor hall is closing and you want something to do. Why not make your way through the Zombie Obstacle Course. Beat your previous time or test your zombie survival skills for the first time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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