Gaming Programming for Comicon 2015

 

Are you a fan of Creepypasta? Have you always wanted to ask Slenderman, Masky, Hoodie, or Ticci-Toby questions about their free time? This is the panel for you! They also managed to wrangle Jeff the Killer and Trenderman along as Special Guests, so feel free to inquire about them, too!

who'll be here
  • Eric Torres
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Kyle Kittel
  • Steven Matadamas Ventura
  • Steven Turner
 

Are you a fan of Creepypasta? Have you always wanted to ask Ticci-Toby, Clockwork, Jeff the Killer, Pokemon Ghost Black, and/or Eyeless Jack questions about their free time? This is the panel for you!

who'll be here
  • Ask the CreepyPastas!
  • Eric Torres
  • Keisha Brown
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Vincent Michael DeLaRosa
 

Do you know a lot about Horror movies? Think you have what it takes to defeat our Horror Trivia Beast?! Then come up on stage to face off against our beast and other competitors in the most challenging of Horror Movie Trivia. Put on your horror thinking caps, because this is a competition where only the strongest of horror minds will survive! Hosted by our very own Dr. Diabolic!

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
  • Jeremiah Wilkerson
 

Can you dig your way out of the grave, eat some brains, and be the last zombie standing? Come join us for our annual Brain Eating Contest! All ages welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Here comes a trivia contest for teams hosted by the FLIM SPRINGFIELD Team.  Contestants will be quizzed on the first 10 seasons of The Simpsons, with a variety of types of questions: From general knowledge about the show, fill in the quote, identify the character, and stuff only hardcore Simpsons nerds will know!  Prizes will be given away, but the real reward is WINNING!

More at FLIMSpringfield.wordpress.com

who'll be here
  • Alex Cardwell
  • Diana Welsch
  • JRC
 

Couples, get ready! It's time to play the newlywed game in a fun, new, geeky way! Bring your significant other and test your love playing this timeless, interactive game for prizes and glory!

who'll be here
  • Purple Circle Cosplay (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 122

Knowledge is power.  In the comic book world, it's everything. Answer comic book trivia questions to earn points. Points will add up as you answer questions.  Prizes awarded to those with the best scores.

who'll be here
  • Jeff Pina
  • Shaun Kronenfeld
  • Thomas Healy
 

An all ages event, where you can come show off your cosplay.  Whether it be completely home made, all bought from a store, or a professionally made costume. ALL ARE welcome. This is not a competition.  This is a come strut your stuff and show us what you got event.  Come have your moment in front of an amazing crowd of fellow cosplay enthusiast.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

This is where things get a bit more exciting. Let's say you're cosplaying a character who is cell shaded(ie borderlands, or Comic Book style). The makeup is a bit more complex, but we want to show you how it can be done! Join us as we recreate characters from Borderlands and The Walking Dead Video game right before your eyes, and ask us any questions you might have to get your cosplay makeup Con, and camera ready. Brought to you by RainbowFX

who'll be here
  • Kendra Matthews
  • Rainbowfx (8 panelists)
 

Tired of the same ole pop up scares in video games? Want a game that really gets under your skin? Venture into video game related Creepypastas about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
Location: North 125

Who would win: Starlord with machine guns as legs or an ocelot that's really really emotional? How about Iron Man who hasn't slept in three days or Godzilla with an endless supply of trampolines? The Del Rey authors battle it out in a game of Superfight.

 

First time Phoenix Comicon attendee and want to know how to make the most of your experience? Or a seasoned veteran of Con and want to know what's new this year? Then join the PCC Street Team for a fun filled hour of fun, trivia, prizes and maybe even a sing-along or two! Get the inside track on not-to-be-missed events and maybe even some secrets. Fun for the whole family!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

First time Phoenix Comicon attendee and want to know how to make the most of your experience? Or a seasoned veteran of Con and want to know what's new this year? Then join the PCC Street Team for a fun filled hour of fun, trivia, prizes and maybe even a sing-along or two! Get the inside track on not-to-be-missed events and maybe even some secrets. Fun for the whole family!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Is a whole year just too long to wait for more Phoenix Comicon in your life? Well you don't have to wait that long! Come join us as we discuss some of the information and details about our Winter show held at University of Phoenix Stadium. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

On this last night of the Phoenix Comicon film festival, everyone is a winner!  Come and mix and mingle with your favorite panel hosts;  Learn more about film making; and  Celebrate the film makers behind your favorite films that screened at the festival.  Have fun, make friends, and learn stuff at the Renaissance Hotel!  Don't forget cards so you can show everyone what you do.  Cash bar provided

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Film Makers
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Ever have a question for the Five Nights at Freddy's crew? Want to talk about theories? Well, come on down to the Five Nights At Phoenix Comicon panel where we'll have a lovely chat, play games and have a whole lot of fun! We Love to entertain!

who'll be here
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Crystal Hernandez
  • Dan Galaxy
  • Lizzie Codina
 

Join us for some fun and excitement on fashionable outfits geeky enough to walk the halls of Phoenix Comicon but chic enough for a fashion show.  Tributes to your favorite TV show, movie, comic, book, or game, what will you see during this show?

Interested in participating?  Email Miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

For the first time at Phoenix Comicon, we are showcasing Geek Wedding Fashion in all it's glory. From the subtle to the outrageous, see a sampling of themed bridal fashion from flower girls to Brides and Grooms. 

Discover easy ways to geek out your own wedding. Themes including Comic book heroes, Sci-Fi genre, Japanese, Historical and Pop Culture weddings just to name a few. Featuring Mr. Formal Tuxes, K Street Couture,  Barb's Bridal Boutique, Goodwill of Arizona, candy bouquets courtesy of Candy Addict and many local Costume Designers with DIY accessories.

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

Geek Girl Brunch is a meetup group of ladies who geek out together, typically when mimosas are involved. It started with a group of geek girls living in the NYC area, but has spread across the world and to alternate dimensions. Come and meet your Phoenix chapter officers to get involved!

who'll be here
  • Erin
  • Geek Girls Brunch Phoenix Chapter
 
Location: North 229

The world around you is not what it seems. Join our panel as we discuss the augmented reality of Ingress and conduct interactive demonstrations of gameplay at work in the real world. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Think you know everything about horror? This mind-challenging game has taken traditional Jeopardy and given it a delightful horrific twist.
Come test your trivia skills against other horror fans to become the Horror Jeopardy Champion! Hosted by our very own Dr. Diabolic, this is a game no horror fiend wants to miss!

 

who'll be here
  • Jeremiah Wilkerson
 
Location: North 128

Have you ever wanted to make your own full-body, to-scale minecraft cosplay? Join Alix and her two sisters Judy and Sydney as they show you the math and step-by-step creative process behind their 6-foot tall cardboard creations.

This panel will show you how to pick a costume size relative to your own height, and how to measure, grid, and assemble your pieces. We go over how to paint and secure and wear your costumes, how to make moving heads, and rough price estimates for your costume. The wonderful thing about cardboard costumes is that they are cheap and light while still looking wonderful! We will also discuss the importance of safety while cosplaying, such as being aware of your surroundings and having a handler to hold doors open, etc. Then, at the end of the panel, there will be a Q&A.

who'll be here
  • Alix Haugen
  • Judy Haugen
  • Sydney Haugen
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Join Jonathan Simon from Lighting Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do in Arizona that families can do together in all year round.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Join Jonathan Simon from Lighting Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do in Arizona that families can do together in all year round.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 102A

Come meet your favorite Destiny Islanders and members of Organization XIII in this engaging, interactive panel! Ask them anything you've ever wanted to know--whether it's about their inner thoughts during the happenings of the video game series, or anything else you, as a fan, are curious about!

who'll be here
  • AmaraSama
  • Jaime Wilson
  • Sara Brown
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Award-winning cosplayers from the "Men vs Cosplay" project give you the run-down on translating video game screenshots and concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of accessible armor and costume-building techniques. 

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Dara DeFreitas
  • Garrick Backer
  • Jordan Duncan
 

A discussion of the current state of LGBTQ identities in mainstream games, including Mass Effect, Dragon Age, The Last of Us and more! A discussion of where we're at and where things are headed in the future.

who'll be here
  • Hana Khalyleh
  • James Fuchs
  • Phoenix Gaymers (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 123

Think you know indie comics and the cast of characters? Come and show your might in this exciting trivia contest!

who'll be here
  • Lita Beck
 

Think you've got an ear for all things Pop Culture? Come join us as we recreate this classic TV game show with a Comicon twist, and you may just get a chance to compete for fabulous prizes!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 228

We're back for our 2nd year! Explore the deepest dungeons beyond mountains of books of Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder. There you will find TRUE adventure in the world of INDIE RPG's! Come and hear tales of tabletop roleplaying beyond the big two games you know so well. Indie RPGs have some of the most innovative systems out in gaming. In this panel we will showcase the best tabpletop Role Playing games that the Indie market has to offer.

who'll be here
  • Jim Miller
  • Richard Pace
 
Location: North 228

You meet a group of travelers at the tavern in town, on the edge of the woods, in a land of great magic and adventure. The travelers are weary, having traveled from lands as distant as Austin, Texas. But they are no-less prepared for glory and honor! They are also the hosts and producers of PBS Digital Studios’ YouTube Shows! Join DM Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel and fellow PBS Digital Studios hosts Joe Hanson (It’s Okay to be Smart) and Jamin Warren (PBS Game/Show) on a quest to vanquish a knowledge-hating evil entity. As our intrepid party makes their way around town and into the murky depths of some enchanted Realm Which Has Been Forgotten, the audience will be invited to participate as townspeople, nosey kobols and other question-asking NPCs. There may or may not be funny hats involved.

who'll be here
  • Jamin Warren
  • Joe Hanson
  • Mike Rugnetta
 

Come one, come all to Phoenix Comicon 2015's PC Horror Gaming! Our brave panelists will take on PC horror game hits as well as the unknowns, but is sure to send chills down the spine of all who attend. Will you brave 'Five Nights at Freddy's' or be thrilled by a 'Pizza Delivery' gone wrong? Turn the lights off, huddle in, and be prepared for a frightening night!

who'll be here
  • Angel Carrillo
  • Elizabeth Aguirre
  • Erika McKinley
  • Montana Graham
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the huant this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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!

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

What is "A Science Fiction Game Show Where the Answers Come in the Form of a Question"? Join us in a live, interactive show where audience members have a chance to compete and win prizes!

who'll be here
  • Chris Way
  • Laurel Way
  • Ted House
  • Vinny Alascia
 
Location: West 102A

Want to play a new video game, but hate picking up duds? Join Very Awesome Girls PHX as we talk about the games we love, and help you pick the games that are worth your allowance money.

who'll be here
  • ashley Nicole dee
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 229

Get the latest on what games will be coming out in the next year and beyond as well with Gareth Von Kallenbach of Skewed and Reviewed. This is a lively panel with images, video, and Q&A as well as the SWAG table.

who'll be here
 

Two rounds of six contestants go head to head in a Zombie Trivia gameshow. The winners of each round go to the finals to see who is the true Zombie Ace. Show your zombie knowledge and win great prizes.

who'll be here
  • Umbrella Corp AZ Hive
 

Bad news gumshoes! Carmen Sandiego and her Vile Henchmen are at it again and we need your help to crack the case! Join us at ACME Headquarters as we recreate the classic, geography based, PBS game show at Phoenix Comicon 2015, and compete for a chance to win fabulous prizes! 

Stick around after the game to find out how you can participate in a convention wide scavenger hunt to catch Carmen Sandiego!

Contestants for the game show will be picked 15 minutes prior to start time. Please arrive early for a chance to compete. All in attendance will be welcome to participate in the scavenger hunt.

*Scavenger Hunt will run from Friday at 5:30 PM until Sunday 2:30 PM. All Entries must be placed by 2:30PM on Sunday at Scavenger Hunt Headquarters. This will be a photo scavenger hunt. Make sure you have a fully charged phone or camera as you will need to snap shots of "The Loot", "The Warrant", and "The Crook" Winners will be announced on Sunday at 4:30 PM. Winners must be present to collect prizes.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102A

Have you ever walked by a group of people playing a card game or tabletop game, and wanted to join, but you would be the only girl? We know that feeling, and are here to help! Join Very Awesome Girls PHX for the rundown on some of the most popular tabletop and card games.

who'll be here
  • Ashleigh Feiring Feiring
  • ashley Nicole dee
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Very Awesome Girls- Phoenix (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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