Education Programming for Comicon 2015

 

A comparative study of six different ancient religions. Join Far From Home's Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, with this exciting game show style panel. It's fun for the whole family!

We will be delving into a comparative study of six different ancient religions and sorting out which God governs what aspect of life. 

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Location: North 126C

Join drama teachers from the Scottsdale School District, Phoenix Union School District, and Agua Fria School District to discuss how pop culture can be used to teach acting.

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Location: North 126C

Our Vision For Tomorrow is that our students will exit high school with basic business skills including customer service, cash handling, marketing and event logistics. BOTA clubs equip arts students with basic business skills. Learn about this new tool for arts integration and how it can be used effectively with pop culture arts.

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Sequential art is an art form that uses images deployed in sequence for graphic storytelling or to convey information. Grahpic Novels and Comic Books fall into this category; and animated film does as well. It can be a very powerful instructional tool. This panel will explore best practices in sequential art integration in the classroom and why it is relevant to this new generation of learner.

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Location: North 126C

Super Scientists and Extraordinary Educators join forces to mix, mingle and explore best practices in Sci-Tech Integration in the classroom. 

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Location: North 126C

Join us for our fourth annual fan debate on the topic of Utopian vs Dystopian Socieities. You've spent all weekend listing to others now you get to be the panelist and share your views on the topic. 

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Location: North 126C

If Greg Maguire and Douglas Smith hadn't played in Frank L Baum's world of the Wizard of Oz we wouldn't have Wicked. Conversely, If E.L. James hadn't played in Stephanie Meyer's world of twilight we woudln't have Fifty Shades of Grey. This begs the question, "Is it possible for fan-fic to cros "the line"?  Come share your thoughts on the topic during a facilitated discussion where the audience is the panelist.

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Location: North 126C

Author and Educator Todd VanHooser has more than ten years of teaching experience and has published numerous fantasy fiction books, designed a tabletop role-playing game, and written graphic novels. His presentation to students illustrates the importance of reading and becoming the author of their own life through examples of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey

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Join the Far From Home Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, as we bring you this fun and informative panel which combines science and magic. We bring Dr. Olson on board to give you the possible care instructions for your favorite magical creatures including unicorns, gryphons, and centaurs. She brings the science, we bring the magic, you bring an open mind.

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Local author Craig W. Chenery will lead an open discussion on overcoming the challenges of creating, attending comicon and pop culture fandom for people living with bipolar disorder, depression and/or social anxiety.

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Location: North 126C

SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. Among the notable on-camera talents in the film are Stan Lee, Adam West, Lynda Carter, Puliter Prize winners Michael Chabon and Jules Feiffer, and interviews iwth the late greats Joe Simon (co-creator of Captain America) and Jerry Robinson (who helped create the Joker). Hosted and Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY (1938-1958)

During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950's, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation.

GREAT POWER, GREAT RESPONSIBILITY (1959-1977)

In the 1960's, a new breed of superhero emerges in the pages of Marvel Comics, inspried by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk, and others are the first to have "problems" with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear ont the scene and the pages of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" explode with relevant storylines, as comic books are forced to confront th ereality of an increasingly complex world.

A HERO CAN BE ANYONE (1978-Present)

This episode captures the enthusiasm for superheroes as they are embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic "Superman" movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steele. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and polarized world. In the burgeoning new millennium, superheroes have take over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner of the world.

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Location: North 126C

TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY (1938-1958)

During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950's, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation.

 

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Location: North 126C

GREAT POWER, GREAT RESPONSIBILITY (1959-1977)

In the 1960's, a new breed of superhero emerges in the pages of Marvel Comics, inspried by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk, and others are the first to have "problems" with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear ont the scene and the pages of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" explode with relevant storylines, as comic books are forced to confront th ereality of an increasingly complex world.

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Location: North 126C

A HERO CAN BE ANYONE (1978-Present)

This episode captures the enthusiasm for superheroes as they are embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic "Superman" movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steele. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and polarized world. In the burgeoning new millennium, superheroes have take over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner fo the world.

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Location: North 126C

Many people know Dr. Seuss as the man behind "The Cat in the Hat"; but how many know that "Yertle the Turtle" was modelled after HItler?  THE POLITICAL DR SEUSS reveals how popular children's author Theodore Geisel advocated social change, teaching generations of children not only how to be better readers but better people as well.

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Location: North 126C

Join a panel of experts representing formal and infomal arts education from the classroom to the policy makers as we explore the role that Pop Culture Arts plays in arts education.

Lynn Tuttle is Director of Arts Education at the Arizona Department of Education. Her duties include acting as a liaison to the state's arts educators, providing professional development in arts education, Arizona's Academic Arts Standards and arts assessment and promoting quality arts education progams in Arizona's schools. She has keynoted for the Kennedy Center's 2013 Partners in Education conference. Lynn serves as President for the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and is one of hte leaders in the revision of the National Voluntary Arts Education Standards. Lynn holds degrees from the Peabody Consevatory of Music,Johns Hopkins University and the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

David Bolman is the Provost for the University of Advancing Technology. The University of Advancing Technology is the technophile's college experience—a community uniquely suited to provide students passionate about technology an ideal place to live and grow. UAT is a private university that merges the values of the traditional academy with the modern technology campus, a fusion that enhances our ability to fulfill the mission of educating students in the fields of advancing technology who innovate for our future.

Todd Van Hooser is an author, publisher and educator. He teaches English for Desert Edge High School in the Agua Fria School District. Todd is a the cutting edge integrating pop culture arts into his formal classroom instruction and his informal afterschool programs.

Steve Deschenes is a visual artist and educator. He teacher visual art for K-8 students in the Liberty School District. Steve's innovative approach to art makes creating fun and relevant for his students while instilling strong art foundations.

 

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A look into the more adult themed myths of Ancient Greece and Rome. Join Far From Home's Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, with this dark and sensual panel as we dig deep into the erotic past. Come hear about long forgotten aspects of ancient Greece such as incubi, the Bacchanalia, the true origins of the Minotaur and more.

This panel is for adults only, 18 and up please. Children will be turned away at the door so we can help protect their innocence. 

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Location: North 126C

EDSITEment is a partnership among the National Endowment for the HumanitiesVerizon Foundation, and the National Trust for the Humanities.

EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.

Explore EDSITEment resources for use with SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE in formal and informal classrooms.

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Location: North 126C

Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse) has become a perennial favoarite for fantasy loving teens and adults alike. The series has also been heaviliy criticized for its portrayal of unhealthy dating relationships in teens. In this panel we will explore the Adolescent Development Themes highlighted in the books/movies and look at how these themes can be used to teach students about developmental issues including self image, depression, risk taking behavior and romantic relationships.. 

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Location: West 211AB

"Far From Home Presents" an exploration of the origins of Halloween. 

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