Education Programming for Comicon 2016

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Families come in all different shapes and sizes, but they all share one thing when it comes to Phoenix Comicon, that is the love of pop culture. Whether it be Marvel, Transformers, Pop Funko, DC, or Disney, a real family discusses how sharing their individual passions have created discussions, traditions, and one of a kind experiences.

who'll be here
  • Caitlyn O'Dell
  • Mary O'Dell
  • Sean O'Dell
 

Critically Acclaimed Tv/Film/Multimedia Actor/Director Eric Schumacher (Legends and Lies: the Real West -Wyatt Earp, Zhon: The Alien Interviews-Agent Killjoy, My Stolen Time Machine-Director, They Pretend-Director) offers professional acting and directing techniques in this hands on acting class to help you to gain greater joy from your gaming and cosplay pursuits.

who'll be here
  • Eric Schumacher
 

Various arts and crafts: origami, coloring sheets, games & puzzles, puppets. Face painting and balloon twisting at specific times throughout the day.

See the daily schedule posted in the Art Room for demonstrations, contests, and fun workshops for kids!

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Sierra Jimenez
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Making crowns and helmets, origami, collages, puppets. Face painting and balloons at scheduled times throughout the day. Featured Artists:

Lily Scribbles, Kevin Coulston

who'll be here
  • Alison Paul
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Kevin Coulston
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Sierra Jimenez
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Origami, Circuit Boards, Games, Coloring Pages. Featured craft: Wands. Featured Artists: Kevin Coulston, Lily Scribbles.

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Kevin Coulston
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Origami, Circuit Boards, Games, Puppets, Coloring Pages, including activities for Toddlers. Art Contest today at noon! Featured Artists: Kevin Coulston, Patrick Scullin, and Mike Collins.

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Bartitsu is an eclectic martial art and self-defense method originally developed in England during the years 1898–1902. In 1903, it was immortalised (as "baritsu") by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.[1] Although dormant throughout most of the 20th century, Bartitsu has been experiencing a revival since 2002. It has received a huge surge of interest from the Steampunk Community, as the only martial art created and practiced during what is considered our "canonical" period!

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  • Dirk Folmer
 

Best Practices in Pop Culture Arts Integration in the Classroom

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Learn the arts integration methodology that the team at Pop Goes the Classroom uses to incorporate pop culture into any lesson.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

A panel for authors, actors & directors, fans, and anyone who wants to be a part of the horror business. As co-owner and editor of Blood Bound Books, Marc Ciccarone has worked on fiction stories with horror masters JACK KETCHUM, JOHN SKIPP, BRAIN LUMLEY, DENNIS ETCHISON, STEVE RANSIC TEM, and PAUL TREMBLAY just to name a few.  Ciccarone will be providing a look at the world of independent horror publishing, including tips for authors to break into the market. He will also dive into the future of publishing and how it is now mingling with all horror mediums. After panel questions, there will be an offer for FREE editing services to a limited number of attendees and business opportunities for all to connect with Blood Bound Books to create something horrific!

For more information on Blood Bound Books, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Marc Ciccarone
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Join Sylvan Learning as we guide young learners through building and programming an amazing, singing, dancing robot out of Legos.  This activity is ideal for 1st - 5th graders, even if they have no previous robotics or programming experience!  Space is limited.

who'll be here
  • Alex de la Cruz
  • Ali Piersol
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Chloe Ogden
  • Chloie Stelton
  • Jordan Sternberg
  • Melissa Werner
  • Penni Honey
  • Sylvan Learning
  • Victoria Sherrard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Join Sylvan Learning as we guide young learners through building and programming an amazing, singing, dancing robot out of Legos.  This activity is ideal for 1st - 5th graders, even if they have no previous robotics or programming experience!  Space is limited.

who'll be here
  • Ali Piersol
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Cassandra Santibanez
  • Jordan Sternberg
  • Melissa Werner
  • Penni Honey
  • Samantha Gibson
  • Sylvan Learning
  • Tom Gibson
  • Victoria Sherrard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

A panel is designed specifically for kids aged 8-13. This event is filled with warm-ups, a high energy talk back period and professional theatrical instruction. The focus of the panel is to help kids feel comfortable taking the stage with learning through play!

who'll be here
  • Adam Blancas
  • Asher Smoote
  • Erik Brevik
  • Karl Brevik
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Want to make your zombies Flawless? Come join us for a demo from Make Up artist Sarah Bunch for the latest in zombie FX make up. Learn about air brushing techniques, pointers on make up materials and tips on creating your own memorable zombie!

An Arizona native, Sarah’s professional experience includes countless photo shoots, private events, weddings, theater, runway, HD film, print, airbrush, body contouring, special effects, and prosthetic enhancements.

who'll be here
  • Sarah Bunch
 

Every year Turner Networks invests thousands of dollars to learn what makes kids tick. This information guides their programming decisions. Join Jeff Grant as he premiers the newest research on plurals (kids in school  now) conducted by the the team at Turner and Cartoon Network.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Join Jeff Grant of Cartoon Network and his children's media consultant Brad Snyder as they discuss the science behind programming at Cartoon Network.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

The arts are making a comeback in education! The arts have been added to STEM to make STEAM, and industries are looking for not only degrees, but creativity in their workforce. So the question is, how do we connect creativity, K-12, colleges, and industry careers? Join Adobe Education Leader Sean Glumace as he presents how community colleges in California have been building creative pathways for students in Career Technical Education (CTE), and how you can as well! One lucky attendee will receive a 1 year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud (a $699 value).

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 124B

Cosplay is not Consent. Feel comfortable in what you wear and how you wear it. BeccaBee is an experienced Cosplayer and Martial Artist with multiple years' experience in both disciplines. Having experienced multiple counts of sexual harassment in cosplay, she understands the difficulty women in the con scene experience. Please join Becca as she demonstrates basic defenses against grabs, holds, and chokes rooted in traditional Japanese and Korean Martial Arts.

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  • BeccaBee Cosplay
 

Award-winning cosplayers give you the run-down on translating screenshots and concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of accessible armor, prop and costume-building techniques. This panel includes an open Q&A; bring your questions and get ready to cosplay like a pro!

who'll be here
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Justin Hackert
  • Know One's Designs
  • Red Nebula Cosplay
  • Wayne Sullivan
 
Location: North 126A

Award-winning cosplayers give you the run-down on translating screenshots and concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of advanced sewing techniques. This panel includes an open Q&A; bring your questions and get ready to cosplay like a pro!

who'll be here
  • Anabel Martinez
  • C'Loni Studios
  • Jackie Backer
  • KeiraSera Cosplay
  • Valarie Frias
 
Location: North 121A

The iPad has transformed the way you read comics but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Star Wars: Defend the Death Star) and Kristy Miller (Doctor Who) demonstrate step-by-step how to pencil, ink, and paint comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques including which apps work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session.

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Location: West 106ABC Activities

Come learn some English and Irish Community set dances! No experience or partner necessary! Come to have fun. Similar to the dances done in Pride and Prejudice, Firefly, Cinderella, or square dancing.

 

who'll be here
  • Alex Canto
  • Tom Blake
 
Location: North 121B

In print or digital comic books need color but do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Batman vs Superman) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Squarepants) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Q&A session. 

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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

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The art of dowsing has been around for centuries.  Dowsing rods have been used to detect hidden or buried, water, metals, gemstones, lost people, or other objects without scientific apparatus.  Dowsing rods can also be an effective ghost hunting tool. The rods can detect magnetic spirit energies and locate dimensional portals.  This panel will teach you to communicate and locate ghostly spirits by using a basic set of dowsing rods.  Bring your dowsing rods to panel session and learn techniques to increase your skills.  The MVD Ghostchasers team does paranormal TV research and have appeared on many Travel Channel paranormal shows.  

who'll be here
  • MVD Ghostchasers (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 121B
Join Artist Tom Hodges (Star Wars/Antiis Comics Presents) for a life drawing class for artists 13 years of age and up. BYOAPPAS. Bring your own art pad, pencil and sharpener. 
 
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Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

This engineering challenge fires up participants to create a spinning top from everyday materials. Learn about engineering, design, and have fun!

who'll be here
  • Dana Hansen
  • Payne Junior High Cats (4 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

This engineering design challenge has participants working together on an impossible design task! Participants will be moving materials and working out logistics problems as they complete this entertaining and complex task.

who'll be here
  • Dana Hansen
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Author and special effects artist Craig W. Chenery will provide an in depth look at how Hollywood has changed the appearance of the zombie over the past 80 years. For additional information about Craig, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 

You should know Bigfoot, the jackalope and the Jersey Devil, but do you know about the Whirling Wumpus, hoop snakes and side-hill antelopes? Most people know about many of the monsters of the Old World, so come learn about the forgotten monsters right here in your own backyard. We will discuss many kinds of American monsters from ancient Native American tribes up to the colonial days and beyond.

who'll be here
  • Far From Home
  • Far From Home Presents
  • Stephanie Olson
  • T.M. Williams - The Accidental Writer
 

Are you a geek parent who is interested in meeting other geek parents? Are you interesting in coordinating family-friendly activities for the convention weekend but don't know where to start? Join us for the Blue Ribbon Army Geek Family Meet-Up. Families of the Blue Ribbon Army, as well as representatives of Phoenix Comicon Youth and Family Programming will be on hand to answer questions about what Phoenix Comicon has to offer. Face Painters, balloons, and crafts will be available.

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  • Jen Hinds
  • Matt Hinds
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Come on by and be a paleontologist for an hour! We will be talking about fossils, dinosaurs, and how real paleontologists unearth these amazing finds. Plus, try your hand at digging up your own foissil while you're here!

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  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix (4 panelists)
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

We all have our favorite fandoms: Arrow, Harry Potter, etc., but what happens when we notice our favorite show, book or movie lacks diversity? This panel is an open discussion about how to continue enjoying our favorite favorite books, television shows, or movies etc., while also confronting the things we find problematic within them.

who'll be here
  • Breanna Bang
  • Ravenn Bang
 

Learn what it takes to be a truly terrifying haunted house actor. Our seasoned veterans will take you through the basics and share some of their craziest stories from their professional haunted house careers. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join our resident Monster Makers as they walk you through makeup techniques specifically designed for haunted house ghouls and ghosts. 

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

You've got an awesome full skirt, but where do you find a full, fluffy petticoat that will fill out your dress/skirt correctly, but doesn't cost a bazillion dollars? If you've got time and patience, you can make your own! We'll start with slides and a demo, and then take questions. 

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

Have you ever wanted to start reading comics but wondered what comics were kid friendly and which are for more mature readers?  Come join us as we explore current, popular, kid-friendly comic books!

who'll be here
  • Jeff Pina
  • Margaret Paris-Vogt
  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix (3 panelists)
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

Learn some needlework basics to create a yarn chain to use in making scarves, bracelets, hair pieces and just about everything.

who'll be here
  • Marisa Dawson
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with LEGO bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with Lego bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the Lego Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with LEGO bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with LEGO bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with LEGO bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with LEGO bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

So you’ve built a Lego kit, now what?  Whether you’re a kid with a small collection or an Adult Fan Of Lego, we’ll let you in on our tips and tricks for using your bricks for different projects and how we coordinate large projects!

Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

So you bought the kit, flowed the instructions, and built the model. Now what? Join our crew of LEGO Customizers and explore the possibilities of fine art, household furnishings, and maybe even LEGO clothing!

who'll be here
  • Dave Shaddix
  • David Oakes
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Blumhouse Productions is a production company that has pioneered the production of high-quality micro-budget films for wide release, including Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious. Editor-in-Chief, Rebekah McKendry, will be on hand to give you a look at the inner workings.

 
Location: West 105A

Anyone can become a hero under the right (or wrong) circumstances, but a SUPERHERO takes it to the next level. Like Batman, you don’t need special powers to become a superhero – just the right resources. Join us to stock your Mental Health Utility Belt with practical knowledge and skills as we discuss this very important topic.

who'll be here
  • Ashley Petersen
  • Christin Pike
  • Emilie Karlin, PhD
  • Jared Dinehart, PhD
  • Sarah Gardner
 

From adorable cat videos, to Let's Plays, to a series that could rival Red vs Blue, Mr. CreepyPasta eill teach what to do to start a successful Youtube channel from the ground, to the penthouse suite.

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Writing has taken numerous twists and turns since the invention of the paper and pen, but the idea of the starving author is going away. Mr. Creepypasta will show how to break into this medium and write for horror stories such as Creepypastas!

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Come hang out with other cosplayers of all genres! 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Ever want to try out all those fun looking instruments in the percussion section of a band? Here is your chance to play with drums and have hands-on time with triangles, cymbals and loads of other fun stuff. Warning: It might get noisy. 

who'll be here
  • Sugar & Carbs
  • Tandem Duo (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Ever want to try out all those fun looking instruments in the percussion section of a band? Here is your chance to play with drums and have hands-on time with triangles, cymbals and loads of other fun stuff. Warning: It might get noisy!

who'll be here
  • Sugar & Carbs
  • Tandem Duo (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Star Wars is used throughout the world as a basis for philosophy thought exercises, sermons, debates, and theological discussions. Join us as we dig deep into the theology and philosophy contained within the Star Wars mythos!

who'll be here
  • Vocab Malone
 

The four high school winners of the AZ Science and Engineering Fair’s Phoenix Comicon Award of Excellence will present their research to our guests and compete for a final award on science communication. Come see the amazing work these young scientists are doing!

who'll be here
  • Aditya Sidapara
  • Dhruv Iyer
  • Justin Zhu
  • Rebekah Brubaker
  • Shreya Venkatesh
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

The Pillowcase Project is a fun safety project for children developed and designed by The Red Cross. Learn about the Project and the way it empowers children. Children decorate their own pillowcase to take home.

who'll be here
  • The American Red Cross (4 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Join a panel of arts education experts including the Robert Waller the new Arts Education Specialist for the Arizona Department of Education as they discuss the role that pop culture arts play in arts education.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Throw on your shoulder pads and come learn about how the post apocalypse has taken hold in our culture.  We will discuss movies, fiction, and realities of end times, and what the End of Days post apocalyptic pre-enactment organization is all about.  Yes, you can gear up like Mad Max, and live the lifestyle in all its gritty greatness.  A short apocalyptic fashion display will end the panel and costumers will be available after the panel to talk about their creations. For additional information, please visit here and here

who'll be here
  • End of Days (4 panelists)
 

A look back at the most iconic and memorable video game music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era. This nostalgic panel will cover the music of video games from legendary systems like the NES, SNES, Genesis, and Game Boy. We will also pay respect to their composers and legacy. Discover the rich musical history of Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Chrono Trigger, Streets of Rage, and more! Presented by Mercurius FM, an avid retro gamer who produces video game remixes, throws gaming nightclub parties, and has reached worldwide audiences as an award winning DJ/Music Producer. He also operates a video game website which gets thousands of visits a month writing about his opinions on gaming, For additional information, please visit here 

who'll be here
  • KatDensetsu
  • Melissa E
  • Mercurius FM
 

Join the Rocky Horror Podcast Show for a live audio recording to talk about all things Rocky Horror. Shadowcasting, news on the Rocky Horror Picture Show remake to be released this fall and much, much more! So come up to the lab and see what's on the slab!

who'll be here
  • Adam Hecht
  • Rocky Horror Podcast Show (2 panelists)
 

A stage, all the world is; a player, you are. Join us for laughs, fun, and acting instruction! Get personalized tips and tricks from an experienced stage actress while you recite from Ian Doescher's "Verily, A New Hope"! Fun for all personality types, from the star-in-the-spotlight to the wallflower. No judgement, no pressure, just acting! Ages 12-18. We welcome an audience, so please join us for the laughs!

who'll be here
  • Lyric Jensen
  • Matea Jensen
  • R.B. Knight
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 121C

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 drives them to succeed.

who'll be here
  • Jesse James
 

New to Comics? Or need some new to read?  With the explosion of new independent comics from Image, Dark Horse and Boom Studios as well as smaller comic book imprints, it is nice to have a friendly panel of experts to help guide you through the piles.

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New to Comics? Or need some new to read?  With the big changes in mainstream comics from Marvel and DC, it is nice to have a friendly panel of experts to help guide you through the piles.

who'll be here
  • Eric Burruel
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Are zombies still popular? Are there more remakes coming? Will we see more Sharknado? We'll bring you all of the latest news, current trends and projects in the world of horror films, tv and books. Hear it here first! 

Featuring Panelists:
Rebekah McKendry (Editor-in-Chief for Blumhouse)
David McKendry (Blumhouse)
Monte Yazzie (IHSFF Festival Director) 
Theresa Dillon (Freelance Writer for Fangoria)

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Though no panacea, integrating comics and other pop cultural content in the classroom appears to bring greater engagement and motivation to many students. But how can administrators, grantors, and sponsors tell if efforts to increase Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math literacy through Arts Education really work? Join Jeff Barbanell, M.Ed. (Arizona State University) for an action packed, interactive survey of formative and summative assessments from Bloom to Likert and back to PARCC again. There will be a quiz!

 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: North 121B

Learn how graphic novels and comic books can be used as both primary and secondary source material to teach the history and literature of World War II, as well as to teach literacy skills that can be applied to analyzing visual propaganda common to WWII.  Loose lips sink ships.

who'll be here
  • Aaron Asher
  • Alexandria Grice
  • Brittany Leyba
  • Dani Kachorsky
  • Frank Serafini
  • Juan Guerrero
  • Matthew Holand
 

Ever wondered where the "scary ghost stories" comes from in the song, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?" This panel describes the dark side of the Holiday Season. Krampus, Black Pete, Frau Perchta. Names that in the Old World would send children scurrying under their covers. Come if you dare!

who'll be here
  • Far From Home
  • Far From Home Presents
  • T.M. Williams - The Accidental Writer
 

There are a lot of children's television out there that try to teach kids something new, but does that necessarily make them fun to watch? The goal of this panel is to show children and parents ten shows that made learning genuinely fun for all ages and where to go to watch them.

who'll be here
  • Cynthia Shepard
  • Erika Shepard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Join Cartoon Network's Jeff Grant and children's media consultant Brad Snyder for an insightful discussion about cartoons and how they can be used to teach relationship skills.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

What would a Pop Culture High School look like? Could pop culture be integrated into the very core philsophies of high school education in a manner that engages youth, sets high expectations, and prepares the next generation for college and career? Using Project XQ Super Schools Materials, we will explore what a future pop culture high school might look like.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

This session describes the creative process of several nerdy Special Education Assistants. They will show and share activities and the positive effects on their students. Great ideas on a (non-existent) school budget. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Superheroes, TMNT, and more!!!

who'll be here
  • jamie descheenie
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

This session describes the creative process of several nerdy Special Education Assistants. They will show and share activities and the positive effects on their students. Great ideas on a (non-existent) school budget. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Superheroes, TMNT, and more!!!

who'll be here
  • Adrian Angulo
  • jamie descheenie
  • SPED nerds
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Taking commissions as a costumer, artist, writer or any number of talent requires a contract. Contracts are, by far, some of the most difficult written documents to create. Join ThermoCosplay (cosplayer and illustrator) and StevieSpade Cosplay as they provide some insight into the legal world of art and how to protect you and your customer. We will offer a limited number of printed contracts for those interested in getting started as commisioners.

who'll be here
  • Stevie Spade Cosplay
  • ThermoCosplay (2 panelists)
 

With the rise of both video games and dance music to mainstream popularity, gamers and DJ's are often one and the same. We have curated a selection of some of the very best video game remixes ever made. Video game remixes demonstrated will range from Sonic and Mega Man to Doom and F-Zero. We will also give some information for those who would like to become video game music remixers including tips and advice on arrangement and effects from dance music artist Mercurius FM. Presented by Mercurius FM, an avid retro gamer who produces video game remixes, throws gaming nightclub parties, and has reached worldwide audiences as an award winning DJ/Music Producer. He also operates a video game website which gets thousands of visits a month writing about his opinions on gaming. For addtional informaton please visit here 

 

who'll be here
  • KatDensetsu
  • Melissa E
  • Mercurius FM
 
Location: North 131ABC

A panel dedicated to exploration of why zombies are so popular in contemporary culture, and what that says about modern society. Would the government be a help or a hindrance in the zombie apocalypse? Is it better to seek it's assistance or avoid it whenever possible? We'll explore zombies as both a literal and metaphorical threat to society and our way of life, and what steps you can take to prepare yourself , your family, and friends when the undead come clawing at your door.

who'll be here
  • Zombies Government and You Podcast
 
Location: North 132A

A panel dedicated to exploration of why zombies are so popular in contemporary culture, and what that says about modern society. Would the government be a help or a hindrance in the zombie apocalypse? Is it better to seek it's assistance or avoid it whenever possible? We'll explore zombies as both a literal and metaphorical threat to society and our way of life, and what steps you can take to prepare yourself , your family, and friends when the undead come clawing at your door.

who'll be here
  • Zombies Government and You Podcast
 
Location: North 132A

A panel dedicated to exploration of why zombies are so popular in contemporary culture, and what that says about modern society. Would the government be a help or a hindrance in the zombie apocalypse? Is it better to seek it's assistance or avoid it whenever possible? We'll explore zombies as both a literal and metaphorical threat to society and our way of life, and what steps you can take to prepare yourself , your family, and friends when the undead come clawing at your door.
 

who'll be here
  • Zombies Government and You Podcast
 
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