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Learn how to design then create a horror character in full makeup from scratch. Covering sculpting, molding, and casting of custom prosthetic pieces.
Join Educating [Geeks] as they discuss Season 3 of American Horror Story: Coven. The supreme requests that you wear your best black hat. Protect the coven!
Sgt. Darren Burch provides the details of a 2 year investigation of a tragic and violent 1997 home invasion of an elderly couple Phoenix. Hear the account of this real-life monster's crimes, ultimate demise and old-school 90's police investigation!
More brain eating details coming soon...
More brain eating yumminess details coming soon....
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
Learn from our pain. A panel of experienced Cosplayers tell you about their hard lessons learned from wearing a costume at a con. We will talk about the considerations beyond wearing the costume. Where do you put your phone? How to stay hydrated? How are you going to get to the bathroom? How to eat in your costume? What’s a Handler? Many of these untold mysteries will be revealed and discussed.
Are you just starting out, not sure where to start or even who to cosplay as? Come learn from our group; some members have been cosplaying for years & some are just starting out, like you! Fun & excitement, ending with a mini game with a prize!
Starting off in such a heavy-hitting cosplay world can be intimidating, but there's plenty of help! Anabel Martinez, a cosplay event coordinator and founder of Men vs Cosplay, has worked with cosplayers ranging from novice to experts for a variety of events and can help you whether you're just starting out, or want to get your cosplay out into the world.
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.
Tired of the same ole pop up scares in video games? Want a game that really getsunder your skin? Venture into video game related creepypastas about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary.
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.
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!
(Oh, you haven't heard of it? You can check it out at the Duck Brand website)
To get you started, here's some tutorials and inspiration
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 Applause (Audience Favorite)
And maybe more....
To pre-register - or if you'd like to send in a WIP (work in progress) pic - email Shirley.Runyon@PhoenixComicon.com
Listen to examples of EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) classes A-C. Learn about the different kinds of EVP and their classifications.
The TAzPRS team will share EVP evidence captured on investigations and have a panel discussion about how the EVPs were captured.
Author and TV host Craig Chenery gives alook at the history of the zombie. How has it changed from a Saturday matinee monster to a Hollywood smash? Covers the genre from zombie roots of Haitian voodoo to The Walking Dead and World War Z.
A panel of experts talk about their own Geek weddings while doling out advice on saving money here and there, as well as where to splurge.
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.
Cosplay is fun but it can be expensive when you’re starting out! Luckily, it doesn't have to be. Come learn to express yourself without maxing your AmEx. You too can bring your favorite characters to life! Whether you want to make your own outfits & props or purchase them, join Broken Doll Cosplay for a fantastical hour of cosplay madness!
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.
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.
Learn how to design and then create a horror character in full makeup using commercially available prosthetics and wardrobe.
Educating [Geeks] discusses female characters in 3 stories by HP Lovecraft. Women figure prominently in these stories. Are the portrayals realistic? Are they just plot devices? What reactions are provoked? The Dunwich Horror film is also discussed.
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.
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.
Spooky Scary Skeletons send shivers down your spine and so will MrCreepyPasta with his reading of horror stories from around the internet.
MrCreepyPasta is known for his story telling on YouTube™ and has come to give the same bone chilling scares LIVE!!
The MVD Ghostchasers discuss their favorite haunted locations in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Walk back alleys where Jack the Ripper roamed, sail with the Loch Ness Monster, and venture into Leap Castle. No passport needed, just a 'spirit' for adventure.
Exploring the mythology of western civilization, a panel of fantasy and zoological enthusiasts will discuss the origins and significance of popular mythical creatures. Audience is encouraged to bring their questions!
A panel of fantasy and zoological enthusiasts will discuss the origins and importance of creatures found in eastern mythology (e.g. Indian, Japanese, and Chinese cultures) as well as delve into American Indian and present day American folklore.
What equipment is needed? How to set up audio and cameras for best coverage & angles? What to do during an investigation to minimize evidence corruption?
The Arizona Paranormal Research Socieyt (TAzPRS) will share clips of some of their most compelling video evidence captured during their investigations.
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.
Critically acclaimed author and TV host Craig W. Chenery will provide an in depth look at the various remakes and unofficial sequels of George A Romero's original zombie trilogy, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead.
Arizona has a history of shootouts and debauchery, effects are still felt in old buildings by way of spookies and things that go bump in the night. Investigators Katie Mullaly and Patrick Ohlde will describe methods and reveal their experiences!
Gas Masks are an essential part of many costumes from Gaming to Fantasy. This unique design was created with the do-it-yourself costumer in mind. I will provide all the materials you need to make and wear your one of a kind gas mask. $20 kit fee for the craft foam mask, and $45 for the leather.
(Main image is the craft foam, here's a pic of the leather)
You can bring some small items that you would like to add to personalize your mask; things like gears, pendents, brads and LEDs.
Workshop will be lead by costuming veteran Mike Syfritt. Mike is a local cosplayer most known for his Gaslight Joker and steampunk outfits. He is a member of the Arizona Steampunk Society, Arizona Avengers and Justice League Arizona.
There will be color options on the craft foam mask for Pre-orders.
Standard Black and Brown are $20 for the kit.
Add $5 for color options.
To prepay, send fee through PayPal to email@example.com. Indicate color preference in comment box.
Discuss the “most dangerous night on television” with the writer of the Syfy hit original movies Sharktopus, Piranhacond
Talk Nerdy To Me Burlesque Show. Details coming soon.
Discussion on the research of property, history of past/present owners & the documentation of the claims. The use of the different types of equipment and techniques used in the investigation process including reviewing & analyzing evidence.
Ghost Hunters, enthusiasts and researchers all have their place in the field of the Paranormal. Hear about experiences & evidence captured on & off television and the challenges/rewards of running their own investigations on their own terms.
Maniacs, Chainsaws, Gore! Learn about the infamous Video Nasties movies. In the 1980s a UK campaign was launched targeting horror VHS. Extreme horror was too obscene and then totally banned, leading to moral panic. Do some films go too far?
Want to know about Cecil & Carlos' condo? How about where Glow Cloud gets all those dead animals? Of course being too inquisitive is dangerous to you & your family's health. And of course we'd NEVER ask the Hooded Figures about the Dog Park. No one must enter the dog park...
The horror genre will never die, with the large internet sub-genres of creepy pastas that fact has been solidified. Learn what makes up this new sub-genre and how to be a part of it.
Zombie Beauty Pageant. More details coming soon.