Gaming Programming
 

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

Special Event Registration Required $60 per team. 
Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

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

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

Special Event Registration Required $60 per team. 
Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

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

Whether you're big, tall, or small, cosplay is definitely for you! Learn how to obtain confidence in the costumes you wear. Discover ways to alter clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you'll have a grand time

who'll be here
  • Bo E.
  • Katerina E.
  • MaryAnne E.
 

Join Allen Amis as he shares some of his coveted armor painting and weathering techniques in a live demonstration. Get the tips and tricks necessary to bring your armored cosplay to the next level- adding rust, battle damage, scorch marks, & more!

Allen Amis is an award winning and full-time costume builder.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
 

Unleash your imagination & learn to make professional quality masks in this interactive panel! Artists will demonstrate various mask-making techniques & teach you how to make personalized masks for your own costume using plaster bandage & paper clay.

The panel will be led by local artist legend Zarco Guerrero, who has devoted the last 30 years of his life to creating masks for theater, performance, and cultural displays. Zarco’s work has been featured during Phoenix Suns halftime events and cultural festivals for Japanese Matsuri Festival and Día de los Muertos, as well as an hour-long PBS documentary on his work, titled The Mask of El Zarco. He will be joined on stage by members of the Flow Ninjas: a group of parkour-enthusiasts-turned-cosplayers who regularly study mask-making under Zarco and perform at various cultural events and costume conventions.

 

who'll be here
  • Zarco Guerrero and the Flow Ninjas (4 panelists)
 
Location: South 166

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
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
Location: South 167

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
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 

Hear about all the news happening about the weird western RPG Deadlands about to be turned into an Xbox TV Series.

who'll be here
  • Charles Sellner
  • Shane Hensley
 

You've heard of the Duck Tape prom dress competition- now there's a pop culture version! You've watched the Mythbusters make a boat with duck tape, armor should be cinch. Let your creative juices fly ... then cover them in tape! Hosted by none other than our Masquerade's own TD0013!

To give the judges time to deliberate, entertainment will be provided by Tom Tuerff. Later in the convention you'll see him MCing the "Talk Nerdy To Me: A Byte of Burlesque" shows on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. You may have already heard him at shows throughout the Valley; folk festivals, horror conventions, burlesque shows and a little radio show called Dr Demento

To get you started, here's some tutorials and inspiration (Note- your costume need not be 100% tape, you can cover fabric or cardboard with tape. Please make it MOSTLY duct tape, though!)

Get ideas on making tape clothing at Wikiehow's Make A Duct Tape Dress tutorial

Check out an article on this lovely Firefly couple at Costume Craze

Ohh look, a Princess Leia! She made it a mini-dress, but it's adorable.

Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!

A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.

(and then, after reading that, you'll think "Yeah, but how do I make one of those sweet Musketeer hats? Me too! Here ya go... )

Plus, the biggest question of all answered by Mental Floss: Is it Duck Tape or Duct Tape?

Titles awarded will include:
Most Amazing
Most Beautiful
Most Humorous
Most Applause (Audience Favorite)

Pre-registration is over. For last-minute entries, see the Costuming table to see if there's room. 

who'll be here
  • Holly Conrad
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

Out of the closet and into the arcade! Gaming In Color is a full length documentary of the story of the queer gaming community, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Come join us as we put two families head to head in a Phoenix Comicon presentation of Geek Family Feud! Questions and answers that only the Geekiest Family will know! This is a pre-registration event.

 

If you are interested having your family considered as a contestant, please email amber.riendeau@phoenixcomicon.com for more information.

who'll be here
  • Logan Escobar
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 122c

With shows like TableTop and Big Bang Theory celebrating board games plus an open global market, we've entered a golden age of tabletop gaming. Geek & Sundry producer and game designer Boyan Radakovich (TableTop, TableTop Day, Gamesmith) leads a discussion about why going analog is the hottest new trend in gaming! Learn how both TableTop, the award-winning show hosted and created by Wil Wheaton, and TableTop Day, an international gaming holiday, have empowered and grown our global gaming community.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A surprising yet rapidly growing career field is the YouTube™ community. How do you make money on YouTube? How can you even become noticed on YouTube? MrCreepyPasta and CreepyRainbowPasta explain how to start, build and maintain your brand.

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 

Found a character you want to cosplay, but it's the opposite of the gender you actually are? While "gender-bent" costumes are fun, what if you'd rather be accurate? Join professional Male Illusionist Anson Reign & guests for clues, tips, and a Q&A.

who'll be here
  • Anson Reign
  • Dionysus Khaos
  • Libby Mueller
  • Pandora DeStrange
  • Victoria Bacon
 

You’ve got your costume down, your wig is fabulous, & you think you’ve done a great job. But can you go the extra mile and stay in-character as we throw you into wild situations? What is Batman’s drink order at Starbucks? How would Naruto react on a blind date with Deadpool? Join Priapella Corp as we test your skills.

who'll be here
  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 
Location: Hyatt Cowboy Artist

An RPG rock-n-roll circus hosted by the Man in Orange and his Kung Fu DJ. Winner will compete in the Iron GM World Championship held at Gen Con in August 2014! Rules are at www.irongm.com. Default system is Pathfinder. Ticket required.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Hyatt Phoenix Ballroom

Texas Hold'Em for KNTR. $10 Donation at door. Unlimited chip replenish for 1st hour for additional donation. Optional add on after 1st hour. Cash only.

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

Pesky jockeys. Stupid smokers. Are you getting tired of all these infected sneaking up behind you? Then come see your favorite characters from Left 4 Dead in a Q&A as we give you our tips and tricks to being a survivor.

who'll be here
  • Amanda Albregard
  • AmaraSama
  • Marlon Najera
  • SnapDragon Productions (2 panelists)
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 

Get the run-down on translating video game screenshots & concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of accessible armor and costume-building techniques. Open QA at the end of the discussion, so you can get extra help to be ready for your next convention! Brought to you by Award-winning cosplayers from the "Men vs Cosplay" project.

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Bill Doran
 

Do you have what it takes to get on the big stage and show off your costume? Want to see this year's contestants? Come see this year's Masquerade Costume Contest hosted by none other than TD0013! 

 

Register here!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Meet with the Umbrella Corp AZ Hive. Find out what it takes to be member of the hive and how they have grown so fast over the last year. Learn about charities they are involved in and why they wanted to be a part of the Umbrella Corp AZ Hive.

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

Peter Orullian works at Xbox on the Xbox LIVE business around emerging technologies and services, and is here to tell you all about what's upcoming.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Block out in style at our all ages party. Try your hand at blasting Creepers, compete in the Block Build-off, or just dance your pixels off!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

For many of us, Pokemon has been the foundation of childhood. Whether you're a new trainer, or a seasoned one, the spirit of Pokemon is the same. Come share your stories! Have any exciting run-ins with a shiny Pokemon? Perhaps you'd just like to share how the series has changed your life! We'd love to hear 'em all!

who'll be here
  • Arietis
 
This is an opportunity for any Phoenix Comicon Panelists to perform AV checks and ensure device comparability
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 124a

This panel will focus on some of the most exciting tabletop roleplaying games in the burgeoning indy market. Indie RPG's have some of the most bleeding edge mechanics that we are starting to see come through to the mainstream rpgs. We'll look at 12 of the best games that present a unique experience.

who'll be here
  • Jim Miller
  • Richard Pace
 

Are you ready to turn off the lights and experience horror? Are you aching to watch other people jump out of their seat while playing horror games? Well then you've come to the right place. Come on down and experience indie horror games in our PC Horror Gaming panel. From SCP: Containment Breach to Slenderman, we have it all. Our brave panelists will take on Jeff the Killer and more. Don't forget the blankets and plushies, for they may be your only chance of surviving one terrifying hour.

who'll be here
  • adrianna cota
  • Avy Bonfield
  • David Leal
  • Montana Graham
 
Location: South 167

Are you ready to turn off the lights and experience horror? Are you aching to watch other people jump out of their seat while playing horror games? Well then you've come to the right place. Come on down and experience indie horror games in our PC Horror Gaming panel. From SCP: Containment Breach to Slenderman, we have it all. Our brave panelists will take on Jeff the Killer and more. Don't forget the blankets and plushies, for they may be your only chance of surviving one terrifying hour.

who'll be here
  • adrianna cota
  • Avy Bonfield
  • David Leal
  • Montana Graham
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

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

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

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

You think you've got what it takes to be a Pokemon master? Join us here at Pokemon Tech where we'll go through all regions to test your abilities as a Pokemon trainer. Will you pass, or flunk out? Join us to find out!

who'll be here
  • Arietis
 

Calling all Witches and Wizards! Come watch the Sun Devil Quidditch team and all the chasers, beaters, keepers, and seekers in the exhibition game. Afterwards, they will answer all of your questions about how you too can play!

 

www.asuquidditch.com

who'll be here
  • ASU Sun Devil Quidditch (28 panelists)
  • Brianna Bailey
 
Location: South 150

This panel will touch on the history of Minecraft, a description and showcase of my Minecraft mod, things you may not know about Minecraft, the technical aspects of Minecraft and my mod, and will conclude with a Q and A.

who'll be here
  • Cody Darr
 
Location: North 122c

Ever wanted to command a starship or lead an away team? While we can't explore strange new worlds in real life yet, Star Trek: Online lets us do the next best thing.  Join us as we introduce you to STO, and explore its digital frontiers!

who'll be here
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Luis Torres
  • Mark Restucci
 
Location: Renaissance Pueblo

Attendees street pass a special PCC Mii every day. Once they have collected the street pass they present it to our staff member. There they will receive a stamp on a special card. On Sunday afternoon, the attendees who have collected all 4 stamps will return to the Pueblo room to turn in the card to be entered in the grand prize drawing.

Each day the Mii will be in a different place:
Thursday - Hyatt in the board gaming area from 6pm-8pm
Friday - Sheraton lobby from 2pm-4pm
Saturday - Renaissance lobby from 1pm-3pm
Sunday - Convention center west building from 1pm-3pm

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Pueblo

Attendees street pass a special PCC Mii every day. Once they have collected the street pass they present it to our staff member. There they will receive a stamp on a special card. On Sunday afternoon, the attendees who have collected all 4 stamps will return to the Pueblo room to turn in the card to be entered in the grand prize drawing.

Each day the Mii will be in a different place:
Thursday - Hyatt in the board gaming area from 6pm-8pm
Friday - Sheraton lobby from 2pm-4pm
Saturday - Renaissance lobby from 1pm-3pm
Sunday - Convention center west building from 1pm-3pm

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon would be nothing without AMAZING volunteers! Come join some of our Volunteer Relations Team and learn more about the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of volunteering for Phoenix Comicon!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A discussion of the growing community of LGBT gamers in the Phoenix area, creating a safe space to get together, play games, and support each other. 

who'll be here
  • Delos Hawkins
  • Joe Erickson
  • Robi Cousins
  • Shane Blissett
 

Special Event Entry is $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. Welcome to the first BFLAZ Zombie Gauntlet. Do you think you could survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Here's your chance to test your shooting skills with this laser tag style experience. Four (4) levels each progressively more difficult than the last. A prize awaits all who survive the dreaded ZOMBIE GAUNTLET

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

Special Event Entry is $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. Welcome to the first BFLAZ Zombie Gauntlet. Do you think you could survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Here's your chance to test your shooting skills with this laser tag style experience. Four (4) levels each progressively more difficult than the last. A prize awaits all who survive the dreaded ZOMBIE GAUNTLET

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