Gaming Programming for Comicon 2016

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Show No Mercy is a retro-arcade sci-fi action short film featuring Martin Kove and Jesse Kove! Are you ready players? SHOW NO MERCY!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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
 

Join Matt, Kyle, Kellan, And Jose as they bring there uncanny brand of comedy to you live at Phoenix Comicon. Don't Miss the controlled chaos that is the Absolute Geek podcast as they bring you all the latest pop culture news surrounding the industry as well as updates live from the convention. If free stuff is your bag then don't miss a chance to play Absolute Geek Jeopardy.

who'll be here
  • Jose Cuellar
  • Kellen McCall
  • Kyle Stinson
  • Matt Alward
 
Location: West 213A

Action Castle II—Return to Action Castle is the inevitable sequel to the ridiculously popular Action Castle. Now you can “GO EAST” and “LIGHT LAMP” with the best of them. Many years have passed since a new king was crowned. Action Castle is inspired by Ye Olde Text RPG’s from days of yore (think Zork or Oregon Trail) ,This is group effort game as participants take turns giving one command to the human computer as you try to navigate through Action Castle and save the day!

who'll be here
  • Jim Miller
  • Tasha McEntire
 
Location: West 213A

Now YOU can “GO EAST” and “LIGHT LAMP” with the best of them. Canst thou master Action Castle before death claims thee? Action Castle is inspired by Ye Olde Text RPG’s from days of yore (think Zork or Oregon Trail) , but substituting a live human for the computer. This is group effort game as participants take turns giving one command to the human computer as you try to navigate through Action Castle and save the day!

who'll be here
  • Jim Miller
  • Tasha McEntire
 

Did you know there's Simpsons trivia monthly in Phoenix or that there are local video barcades? How about Ninja Turtle Pizza Parties? Join Geekly Phoenix and some geek event producers, for how to experience comicon year round with a breakdown of geeky events and how to get involved.

who'll be here
  • Victor Moreno
 
Location: West 211B Game CoLab

Game CoLab proudly presents the Arizona Video Games Showcase 2016 at Phoenix Comicon. AZVGS is a four-day event highlighting the most awesome games Arizona has to offer. Meet the developers, play their games, and celebrate this growing community. Join us and show your support for the Arizona video game industry!

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab
 
Location: West 211B Game CoLab

Game CoLab proudly presents the Arizona Video Games Showcase 2016 at Phoenix Comicon. AZVGS is a four-day event highlighting the most awesome games Arizona has to offer. Meet the developers, play their games, and celebrate this growing community. Join us and show your support for the Arizona video game industry!

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab
 
Location: West 211B Game CoLab

Game CoLab proudly presents the Arizona Video Games Showcase 2016 at Phoenix Comicon. AZVGS is a four-day event highlighting the most awesome games Arizona has to offer. Meet the developers, play their games, and celebrate this growing community. Join us and show your support for the Arizona video game industry!

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab
 
Location: West 211B Game CoLab

Game CoLab proudly presents the Arizona Video Games Showcase 2016 at Phoenix Comicon. AZVGS is a four-day event highlighting the most awesome games Arizona has to offer. Meet the developers, play their games, and celebrate this growing community. Join us and show your support for the Arizona video game industry!

 

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab
 

Arryn Zech is an American actress best known for her role as Blake Belladonna from RWBY.

She also voices the character Dr. Emily Grey in the longest running web-based series, Red vs. Blue, created by the Austin-based production company, Rooster Teeth. With a background in theatre and classical voice, Arryn is now based in LA pursuing her career in film and television.

who'll be here
 
Location: West 213A

Want to start running RPGs for your gaming group but afraid of where to begin? Have an ongoing campaign that needs a shot of nitro to spice things up? Bring your questions to this panel as our expert GMs talk about how to make a good game into a great one and how to overcome common issues facing GMs of all stripes!

who'll be here
  • Alan Venable
  • Ben Mandall
  • Bonnie Fasenfest
  • Gillian Frase
  • Jeff Fasenfest
 
Thursday Friday Saturday
12:00 noon 12:00 noon 12:00 noon
1:30 pm 1:30 pm 1:30 pm
3:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm
4:30 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm
7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm

This Arctic Base has been contaminated, and is at risk of causing a world wide epidemic! The cure is hidden in the base, but in order to find it you and your crew must enter the base, exposing yourself to this deadly disease will cause death unless you can find the cure!

This hour-long experience runs Thursday through Saturday, every hour and a half, from noon until 7:30pm, & can accommodate up to 10 participants per session. Price is $30 per experience session.

who'll be here
  • Mystery Escape Room

Cost is $30
 
Location: West 213A

Love board games but not sure if your child can play? Perhaps you have a kid interested in gaming but not sure where to start. Join Gloryhoundd a Steve Jackson Games MIB and Professional Game Demonstrator as she discusses how to introduce board games to your children of 2 years old and up. She’ll share games that will prepare your children for school and grown up games they can play right now. She’ll also highlight how to ease your child into longer games and discuss what games her child loves.

who'll be here
  • Kat Rider
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Vide

Enjoy our rad selection and get nostalgic with vintage arcade games at the Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Video Game Lounge. All games will be set to free play for the whole weekend. And don't miss our tournaments or special guests! Game On!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Vide

Enjoy our rad selection and get nostalgic with vintage arcade games at the Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Video Game Lounge. All games will be set to free play for the whole weekend. In the evenings we go to 18 and up with special drink selection. And don't miss our tournaments or special guests! Game On!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Vide

Enjoy our rad selection and get nostalgic with vintage arcade games at the Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Video Game Lounge. All games will be set to free play for the whole weekend. In the evenings we go to 18 and up with special drink selection. And don't miss our tournaments or special guests! Game On!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Vide

Enjoy our rad selection and get nostalgic with vintage arcade games at the Cobra Arcade Bar Classic Video Game Lounge. All games will be set to free play for the whole weekend. And don't miss our tournaments or special guests! Game On!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host upright arcade tournaments. Come test your skills at Capcom vs SNK 2 in an arcade machine. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host arcade tournaments. Come test your skills by getting the high scores on classics Pacman, Centipede, Galaga and Donkey Kong. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host upright arcade tournaments. Come test your skills at Mortal Kombat XL in an arcade machine. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host upright arcade tournaments. Come test your skills at Street Fighter 3 Third Strike in an arcade machine. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host upright arcade tournaments. Come test your skills at Street Fighter V in an arcade machine. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 
Location: West 103AB Cobra Arcade Bar Tournament a

Cobra Arcade Bar teams up with The Gaming Zone to host arcade tournaments. Come test your skills at Tetris. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

who'll be here
  • Cobra Arcade Bar
 

Ever get the action figure of your favorite character except something just isn't right? Or maybe they have never made the figure for your favorite character?  Join toy customizers as we explore the tips and tricks of turning off the shelf toys into personal works of art.

who'll be here
  • David Oakes
  • Donald Kennedy
  • Jeremy Western
 
Location: North 221ABC

The 18+ SHOW that has been turning on and pleasing fans at cons across the nation and the UK is here! D.C. Douglas (voice of Albert Wesker) embarks on an erotic journey of language with the help of the audience. What happens in this panel stays in this panel. A must see! [Language warning, 1.5 hours]

who'll be here
 

The Dead Right Horror Trivia Night team are brining their popular Los Angeles monthly horror trivia to Phoenix Comicon. A game that's sure to test even the biggest horror fans! So hit the books, brush up on your horror knowledge and come see if you have what it takes to have the greatest horror mind! 

 
Location: North 129A

Superfight! 3 authors enter, 1 author leaves... join Del Rey in our new favorite gaming tradition. 

 
Location: West 213A

Back again this year, Educating Geeks brings you a comicon-style version of the wildly popular mobile app game made famous by Ellen Degeneres. With categories like Doctor Who Companions to High-Selling Manga to Act Out Super Powers come complete to win fabulous prizes. Get your team together and get ready to test your knowledge, be creative and have fun!

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Diana Petersel
  • Megan Calcote
 
Location: North 226A

The Elder Scrolls has produced an enthralling world that has grown with each installment of the video game. Join us as we discuss what might be the next adventure in the lands of Tamriel.  Where might we head next?  Why?/why not?  Bethesda is known for inserting clues for future games since at least Morrowind.  We'll look at TES 3, 4, and 5 to see where the clues might lead.

 

 

who'll be here
  • Aireona Bonnie Raschke
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Heather Grant
 
Location: North 227A

A genealogical, ethnographic look at the major races of the Elder Scrolls. We'll look at the development of each race in the world of Tamriel, explore the biodiversity, and consider the possible reasons for specific traits in each.  Additionally we'll consider what cross breeding may or may not be possible.

who'll be here
  • Aireona Bonnie Raschke
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Heather Grant
 
Location: North 124A

Are you a vault dweller looking to explore the vast wasteland? Are you a fan of the big armor and laser weaponry of the Brotherhood of Steel? Do your loyalties lie with the NCR and you want to be an elite Ranger? If you are interested in learning how to create Fallout inspired costumes and props, then this panel is for you. Ghouls, super mutants and raiders are welcome to attend as well.  Drop your Nuka Cola and come on down!

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis Creations
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Robert Webb
  • Shawn Mennenga
  • Victoria Frias
 

The FREE Stand Up Comedy Show by PhoenixComedy.org! 

PhoenixComedy.org invites you to an evening of FREE comedy! Be barraged by a horde of nerdy local comedians, regaling you with tales of the things that matter most in life: comic books and video games. FREE comedy at the Comicon- it's almost an alliteration.

who'll be here
  • Eric Sobczak
  • Erin Ontko
  • Gene Moore
  • Joe Gangemi
  • Matt Micheletti
  • Matt Storrs
  • Rob Weatherholt
  • Scott Gesser
  • Steve Marek
 

The FREE Stand Up Comedy Show by PhoenixComedy.org! 

PhoenixComedy.org invites you to an evening of FREE comedy! Be barraged by a horde of nerdy local comedians, regaling you with tales of the things that matter most in life: comic books and video games. FREE comedy at the Comicon- it's almost an alliteration.

who'll be here
  • Derek McFarland
  • Glendon McGee
  • Ian Gilb
  • James Hoenscheidt
  • Justin Phillips
  • Kristofer Royer
  • Peter Kulikowski
  • Steve Mandel
  • Steve Marek
 

Think you know everything about Camp Crystal Lake? Do you know when Jason first got his Hockey Mask, what part Kevin Bacon starred in and when Jason took a boat ride to Manhattan? Come compete against other campers in Friday the 13th trivia for a slashing good time! Ki-Ki-Ki Ma-Ma-Ma

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 213A

After running the most successful RPG Kickstarter in history, John Wick Presents has big plans for 7th Sea. Learn about the supplements, organized play, live action rules, and everything else we have planned for 7th Sea!

who'll be here
  • Ben Woerner
  • Dan Waszkiewicz
  • John Wick
 
Location: West 213A

Come join Game Co-Lab as we announce and celebrate the award winners of our independent designer showcase! Special guests include the Mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton and other surprises!

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab
 

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.

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

Geek Girls is a web-series that follows Emma, a nerdy, quirky geek and her friends as she seeks loves outside her realm of nerdiness. Join the creator and cast of the new hit web series for an inside look into the making of the show followed by a Q&A with the cast!

who'll be here
  • Dana Skvarek II
  • Haley Lyons
  • Jolene Houser
  • Rachel Flowers
 

Join us for Geeks Against Humanity, the geeky version of the popular card party game for horrible people. Geeky tongue-in-cheek humor, innuendos and some questionable humor included!

who'll be here
  • Brad Walling
  • Cara Beth
  • Julie Largent
  • Todd Filek
 

Want to call yourself the Ultimate Geek? Come test your geek knowledge and know-how in the ultimate game show challenge, inspired by the 'Geeks Who Drink' TV Show! Advance your way to the top through Matching, running Speed Lists, and Unscrambling your favorite Movies, Actors and Pop Culture Icons!

who'll be here
  • Jamel Singleton
  • Joe Holt
 
Location: West 213A

Do you love playing video games? How about making them? In this Game CoLab-led panel you'll meet local developers and learn how to make that engaging experience you've been dreaming of. With so many free and accessible options getting into games doesn't have to be hard. Hear from a local video game student, modder, jammer, indie and pro.

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab (7 panelists)
 

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
 

How did a small group of computer programming wiz-kids become Ferrari-driving gaming rockstars? This panel discusses the history of Id Software including Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. We also look at what they're doing now, and what the future could hold. This will also include a discussion on the controversial 2016 Doom reboot.

who'll be here
  • KatDensetsu
  • Melissa E
  • Mercurius FM
 
Location: North 231BC

Author Craig W. Chenery will provide an in depth look at over three decades of Star Wars video games from arcade games to home computers to gaming consoles.

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: West 213A

Learn how to broadcast/record yourself on YouTube or Twitch while playing your favorite PC games, what equipment you'll need, and how to configure it all. Check out www.dutchlizard.com where we scream. If you go to our panel, you'll learn how as well!

who'll be here
  • Ken Lanious
  • Meredith Collins
 
Location: West 213A

Using what we learned in Part 1, we implement a recording setup and record a PC horror play/reaction live!

who'll be here
  • Ken Lanious
  • Meredith Collins
 
Location: North 126A

Join the Phoenix Gaymers as we discuss the history and evolution of relationships in video games. We will examine the progression of relationships in video games, from forced-narrative pairings to choose-your-own straight romance and choose-your-own non-traditional romance options. 

who'll be here
  • Britta Martin
  • Joshua MArtin
  • Phoenix Gaymers (2 panelists)
 

Celebrate the 1980s era of music, movies, television, fashion, comics, cartoons, anime, arcade and console gaming over drinks featuring dance remixes of iconic songs from classic video games in a relaxed lounge setting.

Click here to purchase.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $15
 
Location: West 213A

From cuties and critters, to creepers and crack-ups, the Zelda-verse is full of colorful characters! Fantastic worlds, memorable moments, legendary music, and hilarious fun. Discuss your faves, vote for the biggest nut-job, and share your memories. Take home some rupees, and get a chance to win one of THREE Zelda-themed plushes!

who'll be here
  • Jessa Deaubl
  • Jessa Higgins
  • The Renegades (2 panelists)
 

In this panel, researchers studying games and game theory will discuss how games are made and what makes them fun!

who'll be here
  • Nguyen Dao
  • Prajwal Paudyal
  • Sahil Inamdar
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players draft 3 Magic Booster Packs to build a 40-card deck.
1st: 60 Prize Tickets
2nd: 40 Prize Tickets
3rd-4th: 10 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players draft 3 Magic Booster Packs to build a 40-card deck.
1st: 60 Prize Tickets
2nd: 40 Prize Tickets
3rd-4th: 10 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players draft 3 Magic Booster Packs to build a 40-card deck.
1st: 60 Prize Tickets
2nd: 40 Prize Tickets
3rd-4th: 10 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players draft 3 Magic Booster Packs to build a 40-card deck.
1st: 60 Prize Tickets
2nd: 40 Prize Tickets
3rd-4th: 10 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Receive an Intro Pack (deck + 1 booster) when you register. Play casually all weekend long! Prizes include: additional cards to customize your deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Receive an Intro Pack (deck + 1 booster) when you register. Play casually all weekend long! Prizes include: additional cards to customize your deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Receive an Intro Pack (deck + 1 booster) when you register. Play casually all weekend long! Prizes include: additional cards to customize your deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Receive an Intro Pack (deck + 1 booster) when you register. Play casually all weekend long! Prizes include: additional cards to customize your deck.

 

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 4 Magic Booster Packs to construct a 30-card deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 4 Magic Booster Packs to construct a 30-card deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 4 Magic Booster Packs to construct a 30-card deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 4 Magic Booster Packs to construct a 30-card deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 4 Magic Booster Packs to construct a 30-card deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 4 Magic Booster Packs to construct a 30-card deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 4 Magic Booster Packs to construct a 30-card deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 2 Booster Packs and their choice of basic lands to construct a 30-card sealed deck. Single elimination. Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.
Prize: 1st: 360 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 2 Booster Packs and their choice of basic lands to construct a 30-card sealed deck. Single elimination. Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win. Prize: 1st: 360 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 2 Booster Packs and their choice of basic lands to construct a 30-card sealed deck. Single elimination. Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win. Prize: 1st: 360 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 2 Booster Packs and their choice of basic lands to construct a 30-card sealed deck. Single elimination. Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.

1st Place: 360 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 2 Booster Packs and their choice of basic lands to construct a 30-card sealed deck. Single elimination. Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.

1st: 360 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 2 Booster Packs and their choice of basic lands to construct a 30-card sealed deck. Single elimination. Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.

1st: 360 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 2 Booster Packs and their choice of basic lands to construct a 30-card sealed deck. Single elimination. Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.

1st: 360 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 2 Booster Packs and their choice of basic lands to construct a 30-card sealed deck. Single elimination. Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.

1st: 360 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 2 Booster Packs and their choice of basic lands to construct a 30-card sealed deck. Single elimination. Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.

1st: 360 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 2 Booster Packs and their choice of basic lands to construct a 30-card sealed deck. Single elimination. Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.

1st: 360 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 2 Booster Packs and their choice of basic lands to construct a 30-card sealed deck. Single elimination. Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.

1st: 360 Prize Tickets

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $15.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 36 Magic Booster Packs to construct a 40-card deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $100.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 36 Magic Booster Packs to construct a 40-card deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $100.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 36 Magic Booster Packs to construct a 40-card deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $100.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Players receive 36 Magic Booster Packs to construct a 40-card deck.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $100.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Bring your Legacy Deck and compete!

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $10.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Bring your Legacy Deck and compete!

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $10.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Bring your Legacy Deck and compete!

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $10.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Bring your Modern Deck and compete!

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $10.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Bring your Modern Deck and compete!

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $10.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Bring your Modern Deck and compete!

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $10.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Bring your Modern Deck and compete!

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $10.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Build a 40-card deck out of 6 Booster Packs.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $30.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Build a 40-card deck out of 6 Booster Packs.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $30.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Build a 40-card deck out of 6 Booster Packs.

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $30.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Bring your Standard Deck and compete!

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $10.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Bring your Standard Deck and compete!

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $10.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Bring your Standard Deck and compete!

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $10.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Bring your Standard Deck and compete!

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $10.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Each two-player team receives 8 Magic packs to build two 40-card decks. $20.00 per player

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Each two-player team receives 8 Magic packs to build two 40-card decks.

$20.00 per player

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Each two-player team receives 8 Magic packs to build two 40-card decks.

$20.00 per player

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20.00
 
Location: West 211A Magic:The Gathering

Each two-player team receives 8 Magic packs to build two 40-card decks.

$20.00 per player

who'll be here
  • Cascade Games

Cost is $20
 
Location: West 213A

Making the Game has something for everyone. Gamers will see the steps involved in bringing Iconica to life through the art, design and final release stages. Makers will learn tips, tricks, and techniques for completing their own projects. 

who'll be here
  • Eric Torres
  • Gavin Torres
 

Join the Masked Blogster and his crew as they record a live podcast to discuss the start of Comicon and what they look forward to this year in comics and movies. They'll also debut their new show "Sketchy," a faux reality series about a comic book shop.

who'll be here
  • Dalyn Viker
  • Jeff Dolniak
  • Jeremy Brunansky
  • Kevin Moyers
  • Mandy Colliatie
  • Matthew Eghbali
 
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Take a step back in time, take the place of Sherlock Holmes as you try to foil the plans of his arch nemesis Professor James Moriarty.

This 20 minute experience runs Thursday through Saturday, every half hour, from noon until 7:30pm, & can accommodate up to 8 participants per session. Price is $10 per experience session.

who'll be here
  • Mystery Escape Room

Cost is $10
 

DF Movie Productions is casting for its upcoming comic book based movie franchise (and other projects such as film, web, and TV) and wants to give COMIC BOOK FANS the first chance at the auditions!  Costume designers and prop makers are also welcome. We will be taking meetings with those who have experience making costumes or props. Please brings samples, a photo resume, and/or a portfolio.

who'll be here
  • D.F. Movie Productions
  • Gemmenne De la Pena (2 professionals)
  • Russell Jones (2 professionals)
 

BioWare created a vibrant universe in their Mass Effect series, teeming with unique planets and alien life. In this panel, experts in planetary geology and astrobiology will discuss what the games got right and where they missed the mark.

who'll be here
  • Benjamin Koval
  • Brian Johnson
  • Lev Horodyskyj
  • Ryan Anderson
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Come hang out with other cosplayers of all genres! 

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

Come hang out with other cosplayers of all genres! 

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

Come hang out with other cosplayers of all genres! 

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

Come hang out with other cosplayers of all genres! 

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

Power armor, Deathclaws, and Ghouls! In this panel scientists will discuss the accuracy of Fallout's post-nuclear apocalypse.

who'll be here
  • Kali Johnson
  • Randi Martinez
  • Ryan Stikeleather
Professional Development Credit Available!
 
Location: West 213A

Hear tales of tabletop role playing beyond the two big games you know so well. In this panel we will showcase the best tabletop role playing games that the indie market has to offer.

who'll be here
  • Dan Waszkiewicz
  • Jim Miller
  • Tasha McEntire
 

PC Horror Gaming turns down the lights and turns up the volume for a terrifying evening. The panelists will play a variety of the best up-to-date indie horror games out there, with audience suggestions and participation welcome. Take a seat and be prepared to be scared. 

who'll be here
  • Angel Carrillo
  • Elizabeth Aguirre
  • Erika McKinley
  • Montana Graham
 
  • The Crow - Shreds of Memories
  • Final Fantasy: Seek Revenge
  • Uncharted: Ambushed
  • Assassin's Creed: Treachery
  • Badman
  • Dark Specter
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102A

From crowded convention halls to backrooms of toy fairs, Randall Hoyt enthusiastically pitches his game, Turnpike, to publishers with increasingly discouraging results. The film takes a deeply personal tone as Randall candidly discusses his struggles with being bipolar and the intersections of mania and creativity. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

What's a Puppet Slam? It's your ticket to an amazeballs time! (we can say amazeballs, yeah?) Join us for an evening of puppetry for adults at the Phoenix Comicon Puppet Slam, where you'll see quirky, edgy shows performed by quirky, edgy puppeteers.

who'll be here
  • Great Arizona Puppet Theatre (4 panelists)
 

Join our panel of five comedians, who love all things Comicon, as they tell nerdy jokes and interact with audience. 

who'll be here
  • August O'neal
  • Ben Lewis
  • Durrell Johnson
  • Joseph Torres
  • Kingsley Amukamara
 

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

who'll be here
  • Dannie Moriarty
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

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

who'll be here
  • Dannie Moriarty
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: West 213A

Americans spent $22.41 billion on video games, hardware, and accessories in 2014. Some of that money went to Arizona companies, but not enough! With over 80 video game developers and 14 higher-education institutions offering video game programs, the mission of Game CoLab, and this panel, is to highlight and promote our state's industry and it's opportunities. Join us for an open and exciting conversation with industry veterans on where we currently are, where were going and how you can be involved. Play Arizona!

who'll be here
  • GameCoLab (5 panelists)
 
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Go back in time to the 1920's and solve the mystery behind Page Turner's death in this classic "who done it!" Murder mystery!

This 20 minute experience runs Thursday through Saturday, every half hour, from noon until 7:30pm, & can accommodate up to 8 participants per session. Price is $10 per experience session.

who'll be here
  • Mystery Escape Room

Cost is $10
 

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
 
Location: West 213A

A Panel Q&A with published game designers answering questions you have about starting in the industry, getting your game published, system design, kickstarter, and more. If you have a game idea you want to publish or you're just curious how the industry works join us.

who'll be here
  • Ben Woerner
  • John Wick
 

Join us as we discuss the topic of Romance within the Dragon Age Universe! Lead by the Romance Options Dragon Age Costume Club, we will talk about favorite love interest moments, the ones that we longed for, and our favorite ships! Be prepared to discuss & blush!

who'll be here
  • C'Loni Studios
  • Chris Rensing
  • Clever Fox Cosplay
  • Meghan Clisham
  • Sky Donovan
 
Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies
who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 

Sci-Fi Speed Dating is open to all single fans, 18+.  It's fun, safe, anonymous, and gives you a chance to meet the geek of your dreams. Let your heart guide you on a series of 3 minute dates, to help you find the chosen one. Free for Ladies

who'll be here
  • Sci-FI Speed Dating

Cost is $20
 
Location: North 221ABC

Join Gareth of Skewed and Reviewed as he looks at the hottest new video games and tech that will be coming out in 2016 and 2017. Gareth has not only covered games in the media for over two decades, he has worked in the gaming industry as well which gives him a unique viewpoint on what fans can expect. With E3 coming up there are several releases to cover. The panel features trailers, images, Q&A, prizes, humor, and a few surprises. You will want to arrive early as this panel has always filled up and has been called a “can’t miss panel” in media coverage.

who'll be here
 

Join DC for this fun and intimite panel about his career and the characters he has brought to life!

D.C. Douglas will forever be known as either the sinister voice of Albert Wesker (“Resident Evil”), screaming “Chriiiisssss” as he melts in a lava lake, or as the soulful voice of Legion in the “Mass Effect” series, pulling on the heartstrings of fans around the world. These roles are a far cry from his other roles, such as the persnickety alien Zepht in “Star Trek: Enterprise” or the logical autobot Chase on Discovery Family’s “Transformers: Rescue Bots.” And we can’t forget him as Bud in “Sharknado 2.”

 

who'll be here
 

Join us for an interactive discussion panel for kids who want to talk about Star Wars, show off their cosplays, and explore more than just the movies!

who'll be here
  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix (2 panelists)
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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A massive escape experience where superheroes (you) are trapped by the arch villain who is planning on turning you into his minions by using mind control. Work as a group to decipher the clues left behind to find him and stop his evil plan.

This hour-long experience is team based and up to 150 can participate. This experience is offerend once nightly, Thursday through Saturday, at 10PM. Price is $30 per experience session.

who'll be here
  • Mystery Escape Room

Cost is $30
 
Location: North 221ABC

Come join Jason Spisak and Nolan North for some laughs as they tell stories of their times in voice acting and the projects they have worked on together. All this and some Q&A!

who'll be here
 
Location: West 213A

Tales from the early days of video game development. What it was like. Things that went wrong. Your questions answered. The panelists have been artists, designers, producers, and programmers. They have worked on such games as Star Trek for the C64, the original Mad Dog McCree, Gargoyles, CART World Series, Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf, and Motocross Madness 2.

who'll be here
  • Charles Wayne Sikes
  • Joe Sengir
  • Ken George
  • Michael Cartabiano
 

Phoenix Comicon is teased and pleased to bring back, for the fifth consecutive year, Talk Nerdy to Me: a Byte of Burlesque. The series you'll never get sick of!

Brainy and buxom brunette Sable Switch is bringing back favorite locals including her cohorts of BurlEscapades, sisters from other misters Vavavoom Burlesque and Romantasy Cabaret along with several out-of-state surprise performers joining our stage. Keep an eye on the Facebook event (must be logged into Facebook) for guest performer announcements. This year promises bigger, better and off the barometer nerdier! TNTM has gotten so big for its britches that Phoenix Comicon has declared the show will be  held in the convention center itself this year! While there will be more than double the amount of seating from last year, we strongly encourage you to purchase pre-sale passes as we were so sad to turn away fans last year who didn't have passes!

   Click here to purchase

who'll be here
  • Anya Graves
  • Guy Fawkeswell
  • Mia PiaCherrie
  • Sable Switch
  • Tom Tuerff
  • Visa V

Cost is $15
 
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Terrorists are planning an attack on the nation! To distract the authorities they have abducted you and your friends! Can you foil their plans and escape?

This 20 minute experience runs Thursday through Saturday, every half hour, from noon until 7:30pm, & can accommodate up to 8 participants per session. Price is $10 per experience session.

who'll be here
  • Mystery Escape Room

Cost is $10
 

Come join voice actor and singer/song writer Troy Baker for an acoutistic performance. 

who'll be here
 
Location: West 213A

As experienced game development team leads within the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) Game Studios, we will discuss the Greenlight process and how we came to lead our respective projects. We will also talk about what it is like to develop games within the production studio, as well as give a brief insight into a day in the life of a game project lead. At UAT we work with a diverse group of disciplines, including the UAT Digital Video program, and have a unique perspective on the development process. As a group we have each faced unique circumstances and can share numerous insights into the ways those challenges have influenced us as developers.

who'll be here
  • Benjamin Pope
  • Harlan Whitfield
  • Jesse Rogers
  • Justin "JT" Trimmer
  • Kenneth Ryan
  • Tyler Cook
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 2

A meetup for all the video game charaters cosplayers.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126B Masquerade Judging

A meetup for all the video game charaters cosplayers.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C Costuming Meetups area 1

A meetup for all the video game charaters cosplayers.

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

Meet Arizona's largest geek social club! Centered around the Phoenix Comicon, the Blue Ribbon Army (BRA) is a safe and fun group to just be yourself! Learn how their organization is the best place to make new and long-lasting friendships!

who'll be here
  • James Laird
  • Jen Hinds
  • Matt Hinds
 

Do you think you know your favorite characters? What about their one-liners? Think you can prove it? Whose One-Liner Is It Anyway is the perfect Trivia Game Show to show-off your knowledge. Whether you're a veteran fan or new to geeking out, come play with us and win some of our AWESOME PRIZES! Featuring one-liners from shows like Star Trek, Doctor Who, Firefly, Supernatural, and Star Wars. This event is family friendly!

who'll be here
  • Anastasia Eleftheriou
  • George (Bo) Eleftheriou
  • KatDensetsu
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
  • Melissa Bhagwandin
 

Fans spend a lot of time debating who would win in a fight between characters/monsters. But how would the fans fair themselves in these fights? What would you rather fight and would you win? Really, would you?

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Julie Largent
 

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
 
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