Horror Programming
 
Location: South 166

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.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • Megan Calcote
  • Philip Chang
 
Location: South 166

Learn how to design then create a horror character in full makeup from scratch. Covering sculpting, molding, and casting of custom prosthetic pieces.

who'll be here
  • John Frye
 
American Horror Story: Coven
Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: South 166

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!

who'll be here
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 
Anatomy of a Murder Investigation
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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!

who'll be here
  • Sgt. Darren Burch
 
Ask SuperWhoLock
Day and time: TBA

It's back and even better than before! Wondering how Sherlock would deal with Lucifer himself? Or what Jack Harkness thinks of Castiel? Ask SuperWhoLock returns with your chance to grill your favorite hit TV show characters!

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

Join the bloody best in Horror Screenwriting. Hear their stories and secrets for creating horror greatness such as Friday the 13th Part 9 (Dean Lorey), Sharktopus (Mike MacLean) & Exit to Hell (Robert Conway). This will be a panel to die for!

who'll be here
 
Brain Eating Contest
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: South 166

All zombies are welcome to this brain eating feast. Multiple age groups will compete against each other to eat their way out of the ground earning the right to eat brains. Zombies, worms, brains, prizes and fun!!

who'll be here
  • Shaun Hayes
 
Brain Eating Contest
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

All zombies are welcome to this brain eating feast. Multiple age groups will compete against each other to eat their way out of the ground earning the right to eat brains. Zombies, worms, brains, prizes and fun!!

who'll be here
  • Shaun Hayes
 
Come Meet Fangoria!
Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: South 167

FANGORIA has ruled the horror magazine world since 1979. Now's your chance to get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be the #1 authority on all things scary! Hosted by FANGORIA Director of Marketing and Staff Writer, Rebekah McKendry!

who'll be here
 
Corpsing for Dummies
Sunday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Need a convincing corpse for you next cosplaying or movie project but have a next to nothing budget and hardly any time to make it? We will show a step by step demo on how to turn a cheap Halloween skeleton into a thing of terror!

who'll be here
  • Natalia Lopez
 
Cosplay Fashion Show
Day and time: TBA
Come see the Cosplayers from all walks of life showcase their talent and creativity at the Cosplay Fashion Show.
 
Interested in modeling and showing off your unique take on your favorite character, contact kelley.lester@phoenixcomicon.com with the subject "fashion show".
who'll be here
  • Fashion Show Models
 
Cosplay For All Sizes
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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 Eleftheriou
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
 
Cosplay Horror Stories
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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. Featuring Lady Ember Brennan Sparks, Commander Holly, and Steampunk Boba Fett!

who'll be here
  • John Strangeway
  • Kay Townsend
 

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!

who'll be here
  • Devin Sauceda
  • Gabrielle Miranda
  • Kaitlyn Sauceda
  • Mishell Roatch
 

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.

who'll be here
  • Anabel Martinez
 

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
 
Creating the Jurassic Park T-Rex
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Come meet the key sculptor of the T-Rex in the Jurassic Park film! Get a behind the scenes look at its creation from the very first clay prototype to the building & filming of the life-size animatronic T-Rex.

Visit: www.trcicstudio.com

who'll be here
  • Michael Trcic
 
CreepyPasta Galore
Friday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: South 166

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.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
CreepyPasta Galore
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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
 
Duct/Duck Tape Costume Contest
Thursday, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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 (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)
And maybe more....

To pre-register (even if you're not sure you'll be done in time) email Shirley.Runyon@PhoenixComicon.com. Include your name, contact phone number, and what your costume is. WIP (work-in-progress pics welcome!)

Judges feature "Captain Tape-pants" himself Huntington Keith, and TV's Commander Holly!

who'll be here
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Shirley Runyon
 
Location: South 166

Listen to examples of EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) classes A-C. Learn about the different kinds of EVP and their classifications.

who'll be here
  • Frank Madrid
  • Gino Madrid
  • Mary-Anne Yanez
 
Location: South 166

The TAzPRS team will share EVP evidence captured on investigations and have a panel discussion about how the EVPs were captured.

who'll be here
  • Frank Madrid
  • Gino Madrid
  • Mary-Anne Yanez
 
Flawless Zombie Make Up
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: South 166

Author & TV host Craig W. Chenery looks at the history of the zombie & how it has changed from a matinee monster to a Hollywood smash. He covers the genre from the zombie roots of voodoo to The Walking Dead & World War Z.

Visit: www.craigwchenery.com

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Geek Weddings on a Budget
Thursday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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.

who'll be here
  • Annette Gail Anderson
  • Kelley Lester
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 

Hell's Kitty is one of the first web-series to turn its digital images into a comic book. This Horror-Comedy is about a Hollywood writer and his possessed pussycat! Learn how this was made possible using a shoestring budget. Visit: www.hellskitty.com

who'll be here
  • adolph amarkarian
  • Denise Acosta
  • Michael Aushenker
  • Nicholas Tana
 
How to be Successful on YouTube
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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
 

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!

who'll be here
  • Jennifer Capodiferro
 
Illusion: The Art of Cross-play
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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: South 166

Learn how to design and then create a horror character in full makeup using commercially available prosthetics and wardrobe.

who'll be here
  • John Frye
 
Large Weapons: Looks Can Be Deceiving
Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

How to build large props without breaking your budget or your back. We will show you how to build props that are larger than life, but weigh next to nothing, for an all day con.

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Left 4 Dead Q&A
Friday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: South 166

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
  • Autumn Saeugling
  • Katie McComack
  • Marlon Najera
  • Shino Talbott
  • 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
 
MrCreepyPasta's Storytime
Friday, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: South 167

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 chilling scares LIVE!

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
 
MVD Ghostchasers International
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: South 167

The MVD Ghostchasers discuss their favorite haunted locations in England, Scotland & Ireland. Walk back alleys where Jack the Ripper roamed, sail with the Loch Ness Monster & venture to Leap Castle. No passport needed, just a 'spirit' for adventure!

who'll be here
  • Cindy Lee
  • Debe Branning
  • Shiela McCurdy
  • Susie Dwyer
 
Mythical Creatures 101
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am

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!

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Kirsten Schulte
  • Sarah Ferguson
 
Mythical Creatures 102
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am

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.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Ashley Oberholtzer
  • Jacqueline Chikos
 
Location: South 167

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?

who'll be here
  • Frank Madrid
  • Gino Madrid
 
Paranormal Video Evidence
Thursday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: South 167

The Arizona Paranormal Research Socieyt (TAzPRS) will share clips of some of their most compelling video evidence captured during their investigations.

who'll be here
  • Frank Madrid
  • Gino Madrid
 
PC Horror Gaming
Friday, 10:30pm - 11:30pm

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
  • David Leal
  • Montana Graham
 
PC Horror Gaming
Saturday, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
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
  • 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
 

Critically acclaimed author & 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, Dawn & Day of the Dead. Visit: www.craigwchenery.com

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: South 167

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!

who'll be here
  • J Patrick Ohlde
  • Kathleen Mullaly
 

Come and listen in on a panel led by Ivy Doomkitty, covering topics such as body image,skin color, age, and more. We will discuss how to push past boundaries that others try to place against you.  After all, cosplay is for everyone. It is not limited to one demographic. Q&A to follow

who'll be here
 

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 masks for pre-orders.


Standard Black and Brown craft foam masks are $20 for the kit.
Add $5 for color options.
Red
Blue
Atomic green
Atomic orange
Hot Pink

Standard leather mask stain colors are Tan, Brown and Black for $45. Spikes and Clockwork packages are available for an extra charge.

To pre-order, click below.

Leather Mask
Craft Foam Mask
who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 

Writer of Syfy hit movies Sharktopus & Dinocroc vs. Supergator tells what it's like working with the legendary Roger Corman and formulas for creating a monster flick! Win monster prizes & watch a creature feature kill reel!

Visit: www.mikemaclean.net

who'll be here
  • Mike MacLean
 

Ever wondered what it would look like if you took the teasing talents of a burlesque dancer and twist them up with the fantastical world of geekdom?  Well, you can see it live at Talk Nerdy to Me: A Byte of Burlesque! Come see the talents of performers from Phoenix burlesque troupe BurlEscapades, vaudeville ensemble Romantasy Cabaret as well as a bevy of exceptional solo artists.  All of these ladies and gents will be taunting, teasing, and titillating you with their renditions of fan favorites, from comic book heroes and villains to cult classics. 

Due to the nature of the show this is an 18+ event and ID will be required at the door, but all ages are welcome to take pictures with the dancers after the show!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 167

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.

who'll be here
  • Barry Doyle
  • Jodi Thompson
  • Kevin Baldwin
  • Kim Mendick
  • Krysten Garthwaite
 
The State of Paranormal
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: South 167

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.

who'll be here
  • Hector Barragan
  • James Rundel
  • Laura Ziegler
  • Leeann Kovac
 
Location: South 166

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?

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 

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...

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 166

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.

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
 
Zombie Beauty Pageant
Thursday, 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: Valley of the Sun

Zombie Beauty Pageant. More details coming soon.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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