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Sgt. Darren Burch provides the details of a 2 year investigation of a tragic and violent 1997 home invasion of an elderly couple Phoenix. Hear the account of this real-life monster's crimes, ultimate demise and old-school 90's police investigation!
Pastiche (fan fiction) is a powerful way to capture students and get them writing. This facilitated discussion will explore how it is being used in classrooms across throughout Arizona and beyond.
Aligned with Arizona Common Core State Standards, come explore the bridges that span race, creed & culture through a pop media lens.Get a taste of how middle and secondary students can integrate these savory graphic texts into their lessons.
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
Prepare students for logic, collaboration, and patience through sequential art & storytelling tools that help every child express their own narrative. Based on the latest Media Literacy Studies. With Jeff Barbanell.
Sewing cosplay can be one of the most frustrating hobbies on the planet. You have to consider everything from what patterns to pick to how you’re going to make that 6 foot scythe. However, it all starts with your fabric. Join Priapella Corp as we guide you through fabric selection and much more!
Imagine a world where few could read or write. How would you know if the armor-clad warrior approaching is friend or foe? In popular shows like Game of Thrones and The Tudors, plus games like Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft, symbols are used to represent different factions. The use of symbols isn't limited to historical/fantasy, though. In comics such as Superman and Batman, symbols are used to represent the heroes, and sometimes the villans. In this panel we'll give a brief explanation of what heraldry is and how it's used in today's pop culture.
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.
Bradley Snyder, marketing consultant for Marvel and Nickelodeon will discuss the 5 simple truths about kids and how we can apply them in the classroom.
Want to make a costume but have no skills to help you start? Well look no further than this panel! House Lionheart will teach you techniques for costume creation that don't require a sewing machine. Ideas will work for cosplay, steampunk, & fantasy genres, just to name a few. Don't let your lack of skills interfere with your desire to join the costumed ranks! Listen and learn today!
Do you aspire to strut the streets of Harajuku in authentic street style? Join Broken Doll Cosplay for an hour of fashionable fun! Lolita, gyaru, visual kei,decora; you name it and we'll be teaching you how to be it!
Join us as we kick off the 3rd year of educator professional development programming. Meet the presenters we like to call the League of Extraordinary Academics and meet other educuators passionate about pop culture.
Historical inspirations for the costuming in such shows as The Tudors, The Borgias and Rome! Local re-enactors will present historically accurate costumes from all parts of history, from the Romans to the Renaissance. You can vote for your favorite costume and check them out up close!
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Join Jeff Barbanell as he explores the bridges that span race, creed & culture through a pop media lens through comics, games and film.
You call it fan fiction. The technical term for it is Pastiche and no character has inspired more than Sherlock Holmes.
Join us when the audience becomes the experts for this annual facilitated discussion on Dystopian vs. Utopian societies.
Brad Snyder will look at the goals children have when playing video games. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the perspective he brings and how it will allow you to advocate for use in the classroom.