Misc Programming for Comicon 2016

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Have you ever wanted to start reading comics but wondered what comics were kid friendly and which are for more mature readers?  Come join us as we explore current, popular, kid-friendly comic books!

who'll be here
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

Learn about the ways henna was used in the middle ages! Mystical, sacred, and beautiful! Also, get your own henna trial from our resident expert artist.

who'll be here
  • Arizona Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism
  • Jacqueline Hoeffler
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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
 

Dalyn owns a struggling comic shop, and his friend Matt decides a reality show is the best way to help business. Unfortunately, his disastrous employees, customers, and rival are doing all they can to make a mess of things. Join the cast and crew for this new comedy series debut! Q&A to follow.

who'll be here
  • Dalyn Viker
  • Jeff Dolniak
  • Jeremy Brunansky
  • Kevin Moyers
  • Mandy Colliatie
  • Matthew Eghbali
 

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
 

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
 

Come and compete against other aspiring artists for some faboulous prizes, and pick up some art tips and techniques along the way. This competition is moderated and judged by local artist Kevin Coultson. Comic artist, Patrick Scullin will also be on hand!

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who'll be here
  • Kevin Coulston
  • Patrick Scullin
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: origami, coloring sheets, games & puzzles, puppets. Face painting and balloon twisting at specific times throughout the day.

See the daily schedule posted in the Art Room for demonstrations, contests, and fun workshops for kids!

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Making crowns and helmets, origami, collages, puppets. Face painting and balloons at scheduled times throughout the day. Featured Artists:

Lily Scribbles, Kevin Coulston

who'll be here
  • Alison Paul
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Kevin Coulston
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Origami, Circuit Boards, Games, Coloring Pages. Featured craft: Wands. Featured Artists: Kevin Coulston, Lily Scribbles.

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Kevin Coulston
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Origami, Circuit Boards, Games, Puppets, Coloring Pages, including activities for Toddlers. Art Contest today at noon! Featured Artists: Kevin Coulston, Patrick Scullin, and Mike Collins.

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Back by popular demand! The '80s were bad but the '90s knew they had to be even worse. Party like it's 1999 with the Awesomely Awfuls with a fourth year of the most awesomely awful movies and TV shows from the decade of Blockbuster and dialup!

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Manning
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Join Sylvan Learning as we guide young learners through building and programming an amazing, singing, dancing robot out of Legos.  This activity is ideal for 1st - 5th graders, even if they have no previous robotics or programming experience!  Space is limited.

who'll be here
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Sylvan Learning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Join Sylvan Learning as we guide young learners through building and programming an amazing, singing, dancing robot out of Legos.  This activity is ideal for 1st - 5th graders, even if they have no previous robotics or programming experience!  Space is limited.

who'll be here
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Sylvan Learning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Third Street Car Show

Come see our 4th Annual Phoenix Comicon Car show! We have some amazing vehicles out on display. Ranging from screen used cars, to exact replicas, or fans using their daily drivers as another way to express their passion. There are vehicles for everyone to enjoy, especially with new cars every day!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Third Street Car Show

Come see our 4th Annual Phoenix Comicon Car show! We have some amazing vehicles out on display. Ranging from screen used cars, to exact replicas, or fans using their daily drivers as another way to express their passion. There are vehicles for everyone to enjoy, especially with new cars every day!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Hear ye, hear ye! Bandits have taken our castle and a huge treasure from us. We need you to get it back! You will start by building marshmallow shooting crossbows, then participants will have a game of skill where they can shoot at targets, then they will battle Knights of our realm. Once the Knights have been defeated, it will be on to storm the castle to victory. At the end, you keep your mini-crossbow, and be rewarded with a piece of treasure! So come and test your skills against our Knights, and save the treasure and castle for the Kingdom!

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Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

A panel is designed specifically for kids aged 8-13. This event is filled with warm-ups, a high energy talk back period and professional theatrical instruction. The focus of the panel is to help kids feel comfortable taking the stage with learning through play!

who'll be here
  • Adam Blancas
  • Asher Smoote
  • Erik Brevik
  • Karl Brevik
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 121B

"Comic Book LIVE" is a live and unscripted stage adaptation of a comicbook or graphic novel, performed in full costume by some of Hollywood's funniest improvisers! Join us for an improvised adventure filled with comedy, cosplay, and comic books, and see a Nerdtastically unpredictable performance come to life onstage at the Phoenix Comicon! 

who'll be here
  • Patrick Ian Moore
 
Location: North 124B

Cosplay is not Consent. Feel comfortable in what you wear and how you wear it. BeccaBee is an experienced Cosplayer and Martial Artist with multiple years' experience in both disciplines. Having experienced multiple counts of sexual harassment in cosplay, she understands the difficulty women in the con scene experience. Please join Becca as she demonstrates basic defenses against grabs, holds, and chokes rooted in traditional Japanese and Korean Martial Arts.

who'll be here
  • BeccaBee Cosplay
 
Location: North 131ABC

Tired of the same 'ol pop up scares or scary stories? Want something that really gets under your skin and ruins your childhood at the same
time? Well my friends, you've come to the right place. Welcome to CreepyPasta Galore where we venture into creepypasta stories, video games, and videos that are either creepy or unintentionally scary. Forget about going to sleep tonight.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
  • Talia Delareto
 
Location: North 131ABC

Tired of the same 'ol pop up scares or scary stories? Want something that really gets under your skin and ruins your childhood at the same time? Well my friends, you've come to the right place. Welcome to Creepypasta Galore where we venture into creepypasta stories, video games, and videos that are either creepy or unintentionally scary.
Forget about going to sleep tonight.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
  • Talia Delareto
 

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
 
Location: North 225AB Diversity Lounge

 Welcome to all, the Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQIA+, people of color and disabled people in geek culture.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Gaymers
  • Phoenix Pride
 
Location: North 225AB Diversity Lounge

Welcome to all, the Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQIA+, people of color and disabled people in geek culture. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Gaymers
  • Phoenix Pride
 
Location: North 225AB Diversity Lounge

Welcome to all, the Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQIA+, people of color and disabled people in geek culture

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Gaymers
  • Phoenix Pride
 
Location: North 225AB Diversity Lounge

Welcome to all, the Diversity Lounge is a place to relax, a place to meet up with friends, a place to find information about issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of color and disabled people in geek culture

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Phoenix Gaymers
  • Phoenix Pride
 
Location: West 102C

Ever want to start a podcast but don't know where to begin? Bandrew Scott and Logan Naugle of Geeks Rising will provide tips, tricks and answers to any other questions you might have to get started.

who'll be here
  • Logan Naugle
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

This engineering design challenge has participants working together on an impossible design task! Participants will be moving materials and working out logistics problems as they complete this entertaining and complex task.

who'll be here
  • Dana Hansen
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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
  • Todd Filek
 
Location: North 126A

You want to have that geeky or themed wedding but you don't know where to start? Learn how to do a geeky wedding from those who've been in the trenches! Includes Q/A from couples, wedding professionals and a guide to start your planning. Pictures, successes and tales from the battlefield.

 

Theresa Morales is a Wedding Planner/Designer. She runs Weddings for Rebels which caters to the "we beat to our own drum" couples.Theresa is the first Accredited Wedding Planner in the state of AZ and is currently The Association of Bridal Consultants(ABC) State Manager. 

Rev. Crystal Lloyd is a Wedding Officiant with over 12 years experience in performing themed and traditional weddings. She is also a Geek Wedding Survivor.

Kurt Colin and Caitlin Fluck survived their own Predator themed Wedding.

Tiffany Mieth is a Steampunk Wedding Bride Survivor.
 

who'll be here
  • Caitlin Fluck
  • Kurt Colin
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
  • Theresa Morales
  • Tiffany Mieth
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Come on by and be a paleontologist for an hour! We will be talking about fossils, dinosaurs, and how real paleontologists unearth these amazing finds. Plus, try your hand at digging up your own foissil while you're here!

who'll be here
  • Very Awesome Girls-Phoenix
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

The Phoenix based violin/percussion ensemble Tandem Duo will present "Girl Power in Music," a combination interactive performance and presentation on everything from decoding dress code lingo, to stage presence, to schlepping your own gear. Attendees will have the opportunity to perform with Tandem Duo and learn the tricks of the trade to be powerful individuals in the music industry.

who'll be here
  • Sugar & Carbs
  • Tandem Duo (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Who loves 90's cartoons? We love 90's cartoons. Is it truuuuuue? We hope you do too. Join us as we discuss the greatest hits of 1990's cartoons including Gargoyles, Sailor Moon, Rugrats, Tiny Toon Adventures and many more. Win prizes for trivia and other fun activities.

who'll be here
  • Breanna Bang
  • Ravenn Bang
 

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
 

Hell's Kitty is now a movie! The team has turned an award winning web series into a movie that stars more horror icons than any movie in history! They'll discuss how they managed it and share some never-before-released footage! At the end will be the Best Cat Costume Competition for prizes!

who'll be here
  • Denise Acosta
  • Sarah Buchynski
 
Location: North 121C

In 2015 Coffin Comics creator/publisher Brian Pulido raised 250K on Kickstarter & Backerkit for four graphic novel projects including two Lady Death stories. Learn insights on how Pulido did it and his next plans. All your comic book Kickstarter questions answered. Also, get the lowdown on Coffin Comics upcoming publishing plans.

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If you are a fan of shows like "Whose Line is It Anyway" or are just looking for a good time, check out Improv 101. Learn to play fun games like Scenes from a Hat, The Dating Game, and much more! Get ready for a fun full hour of nerdiest at its finest! Hope to see you there!

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Kristopher Milstead
  • Rochelle Jarvis
  • Shelbie Reames
 

If you are a fan of shows like "Whose Line is It Anyway" or are just looking for a good time, come check out Improv 101. Come learn to play fun games like Scenes from a Hat, The Dating Game, and much, much more!

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Kristopher Milstead
  • Rochelle Jarvis
  • Shelbie Reames
 

If you are a fan of shows like "Whose Line is It Anyway" or are just looking for a good time, check out Improv 101. Learn to play fun games like Scenes from a Hat, The Dating Game, and much more! Get ready for a fun full hour of nerdiest at its finest! Hope to see you there!

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Kristopher Milstead
  • Rochelle Jarvis
  • Shelbie Reames
 

Proudly welcoming goblins, faeries, and mortals alike to Jareth's castle beyond the Goblin City for a party to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth. Come in, "throw down your weapons and we'll see you're well treated." Dance, Magic, Dance for an unforgettably good time!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Come join us for this EXCLUSIVE look at the return of Keen Halloween! Secrets! Insider information! All kinds of Halloween goodness! 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Come test your LEGO building skills against others in this themed LEGO build-off. Theme will be disclosed at the event. Prizes will be awarded!

Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Come test your LEGO building skills against others in this themed LEGO build-off. Theme will be disclosed at the event. Prizes will be awarded!

Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with LEGO bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with Lego bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the Lego Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with LEGO bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with LEGO bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with LEGO bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with LEGO bricks during this free build time. Let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 105BC Lego Lounge- Sponsored by Boo

Express yourself with Lego bricks during this free build time. Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the Lego Lounge! Anything you make can be awesome!

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

So you’ve built a Lego kit, now what?  Whether you’re a kid with a small collection or an Adult Fan Of Lego, we’ll let you in on our tips and tricks for using your bricks for different projects and how we coordinate large projects!

Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

So you bought the kit, flowed the instructions, and built the model. Now what? Join our crew of LEGO Customizers and explore the possibilities of fine art, household furnishings, and maybe even LEGO clothing!

who'll be here
  • Dave Shaddix
  • David Oakes
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

Learn about those clever creatures, trolls, from local author and teacher, JJM Czep. Create your own mask by gathering treasures just like the trolls do!

who'll be here
  • Jenn Czep
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Some of the greatest minds in the Marvel Universe have created the clues for this All Ages edition of Marvel Jeopardy. See how you match up as the cosplay charity group Arizona Avengers hosts this fun interactive event.

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Blumhouse Productions is a production company that has pioneered the production of high-quality micro-budget films for wide release, including Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious. Editor-in-Chief, Rebekah McKendry, will be on hand to give you a look at the inner workings.

 

In this panel, we will discuss mental health topics in the Harry Potter universe and what we can learn from them. Beyond dementors, how are depression and anxiety portrayed in the books?  From wizards with PTSD due to dueling dark lords, to the cruel consequences of the Cruciatus Curse, we will speculate on these topics and much more! 

who'll be here
  • Christin Pike
  • Emilie Karlin, PhD
  • Jared Dinehart, PhD
  • Sarah Gardner
 
Location: West 105A

Anyone can become a hero under the right (or wrong) circumstances, but a SUPERHERO takes it to the next level. Like Batman, you don’t need special powers to become a superhero – just the right resources. Join us to stock your Mental Health Utility Belt with practical knowledge and skills as we discuss this very important topic.

who'll be here
  • Christin Pike
  • Emilie Karlin, PhD
  • Jared Dinehart, PhD
  • Sarah Gardner
 
Location: West 105A

Discover the wonderful world of mermaids with Mermaid Odette. Learn about where they live, swim, eat, and more. This is an exciting interactive panel where you can see and feel a mermaid's tail and some of her favorite items on display. Also learn how to transform your little one with mermaid costume ideas and become one with the sea!

who'll be here
  • The Renegades
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

Moon Mermaid will be reading her story, Moon Mermaid and the Treasure of Friendship! She will be charming children with stories of her adventures, making a fun takeaway sea craft, and will be taking "shelfies" with kids of all ages!

who'll be here
  • Moon Mermaid
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Gather 'round the campfire boils and ghouls as Mr. Creepypasta tells you stories that will give you nightmares for years to come. Listen as the Blue Man retells your favorite stories in the iconic voice you've come to know and love!

who'll be here
 

Don't miss the Saturday Night Edition of Mr. CreepyPasta's Creepy Pasta Storytime! Gather round the campfire boils and ghouls and MrCreepyPasta will tell you stories that will give you nightmares for years to come. Taken from stories around the internet and some of your favorites from Youtube, listen as the one and only blue man retells them in the iconic voice you've come to know and love!

who'll be here
 

From adorable cat videos, to Let's Plays, to a series that could rival Red vs Blue, Mr. CreepyPasta eill teach what to do to start a successful Youtube channel from the ground, to the penthouse suite.

who'll be here
 

Writing has taken numerous twists and turns since the invention of the paper and pen, but the idea of the starving author is going away. Mr. Creepypasta will show how to break into this medium and write for horror stories such as Creepypastas!

who'll be here
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Ever want to try out all those fun looking instruments in the percussion section of a band? Here is your chance to play with drums and have hands-on time with triangles, cymbals and loads of other fun stuff. Warning: It might get noisy!

who'll be here
  • Sugar & Carbs
  • Tandem Duo (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Join us for an EXCITING & UNBELIEVABLE preview for this year’s Fan Fest! We have a NEW Location! NEW Dates! NEW Geeky Nerdy FUN!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Come join us for a special screening of this year's entries in the Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

The four high school winners of the AZ Science and Engineering Fair’s Phoenix Comicon Award of Excellence will present their research to our guests and compete for a final award on science communication. Come see the amazing work these young scientists are doing!

who'll be here
  • Aditya Sidapara
  • Dhruv Iyer
  • Justin Zhu
  • Rebekah Brubaker
  • Shreya Venkatesh
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

Have your younglings learn the first form of Lightsaber Combat, Shii-Cho, from the teachers at Phoenix Lightsaber Academy.
Initiates will be equipped with pool noodle lightsabers for their safety. Fundamentals of blocking, striking and stance work will be taught as well as emphasis on the Jedi Code. Minimum age is 5 years old.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Lightsaber Academy
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Throw on your shoulder pads and come learn about how the post apocalypse has taken hold in our culture.  We will discuss movies, fiction, and realities of end times, and what the End of Days post apocalyptic pre-enactment organization is all about.  Yes, you can gear up like Mad Max, and live the lifestyle in all its gritty greatness.  A short apocalyptic fashion display will end the panel and costumers will be available after the panel to talk about their creations. For additional information, please visit here and here

who'll be here
  • End of Days (4 panelists)
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Can you run, jump and climb your way to safety in our Jumping Zombie Wasteland? See a thrilling performance, be taught the necessary tools of survival and test your new acquired skills in our infection simulator!

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Can you run, jump and climb your way to safety in our Jumping Zombie Wasteland? See a thrilling performance, be taught the necessary tools of survival and test your new acquired skills in our infection simulator!

who'll be here
  • Scottsdale Parkour and Freerunning
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

A stage, all the world is; a player, you are. Join us for laughs, fun, and acting instruction! Get personalized tips and tricks from an experienced stage actress while you recite from Ian Doescher's "Verily, A New Hope"! Fun for all personality types, from the star-in-the-spotlight to the wallflower. No judgement, no pressure, just acting! Ages 12-18. We welcome an audience, so please join us for the laughs!

who'll be here
  • Lyric Jensen
  • Matea Jensen
  • R.B. Knight
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Come one, come all, to a wonderful gameshow full of Disney trivia and song lyrics. Come see who knows their stuff and who will be crowned the utmost DisNerd!

who'll be here
  • Ariana Flatt
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Judge us by our size do not. Young Star Wars fans show off their fandom, discover how to create their own costumes, and become part of a community of young costumers. Children ages 0-17 years old can join The Galactic Academy. This panel is designed for youth and parents to attend together. Join us for our first annual group picture of all Galactic Academy Cadets.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Brown
  • Wendy Wright (2 professionals)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Are zombies still popular? Are there more remakes coming? Will we see more Sharknado? We'll bring you all of the latest news, current trends and projects in the world of horror films, tv and books. Hear it here first! 

Featuring Panelists:
Rebekah McKendry (Editor-in-Chief for Blumhouse)
David McKendry (Blumhouse)
Monte Yazzie (IHSFF Festival Director) 
Theresa Dillon (Freelance Writer for Fangoria)

who'll be here
 

Have you ever wanted to see superheroes and super villains doing everyday things?! Think you can match wits with Batman? Out-laugh the Joker? Well now is your chance! Team up with the heroes and villains of the Justice League of Arizona and battle it out in an ultimate game of Superhero Family Feud, Harley Quinn style! Families get the chance to Team up with their favorite DC Superheroes and Villains for this interactive and crazy game of Family Fued! Work as a Team with Superman, Batman, The Joker, Wonder Woman, The Flash and More as you race to find the best answer to DC Comics themed questions!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

A children's show centered on the Little Sith that's always being picked on. Laugh your way through some heartwarming moments as the Little Sith finds his destiny!

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber Arizona
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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
  • Guy Fawkeswell
  • Mia PiaCherrie
  • Sable Switch
  • Tom Tuerff
  • Visa V

Cost is $15
 

Join The Walking Dead Cosplay AZ as we discuss all things The Walking Dead! Audience Participation is both welcomed and encouraged,So bring your best ideas and theories! We'll be discussing the Television show,comic books,comparisons between the two,video games, and tips and tricks for cosplaying The Walking Dead. Watch out for spoilers!

who'll be here
  • Bri Gonzales-Reynolds
  • Hannah Nothnagel
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

The DREAD Fleet presents another one of a kind show! This year we showcase Pirates and Plumbers! With scenes from J.J. Zbylski's Flushed as well as some other surprise guest appearances! Prepare yourself for amazing plunger battles, terrifying siren spells, and a chanty singalong you might never unclog from your ears! All ages welcome!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

Learn some needlework basics to create a yarn chain to use in making scarves, bracelets, hair pieces and just about everything.

who'll be here
  • Marisa Dawson
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

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)
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

The Pillowcase Project is a fun safety project for children developed and designed by The Red Cross. Learn about the Project and the way it empowers children. Children decorate their own pillowcase to take home.

who'll be here
  • The American Red Cross (4 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Sing along to Joss Whedon’s 2008 online sensation, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day, with a combined screening and shadowcast performed by local geek group We Do The Weird Stuff. What is shadowcasting? We pantomime the musical to the best of our abilities, encouraging improvised lines, prop-based antics, and most importantly, audience participation!

who'll be here
  • Cameron Peacock
  • Cheryk Manning
  • Huntington Keith
  • Jacqueline Chikos
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Mary Brockmeier
  • Matthew White
  • Megan White
  • S. Faye Handy
  • Sean Johnson
 

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
 

This session describes the creative process of several nerdy Special Education Assistants. They will show and share activities and the positive effects on their students. Great ideas on a (non-existent) school budget. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Superheroes, TMNT, and more!!!

who'll be here
  • jamie descheenie
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

This session describes the creative process of several nerdy Special Education Assistants. They will show and share activities and the positive effects on their students. Great ideas on a (non-existent) school budget. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Superheroes, TMNT, and more!!!

who'll be here
  • Adrian Angulo
  • jamie descheenie
Professional Development Credit Available!
 

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
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Can you bend steel? Fight crime with a batarang? See if you have what it takes to do the impossible and become a legend! Come join the Justice League Arizona as iconic DC superheroes themselves help you find your inner strength and make superheroes out of you! Kids 12 and under.

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Come join us as we explore the beast that is YTP (Youtube Poop) and general internet video culture. You'll see the hottest hits of 2015 as well as some classics, see for yourself how this phenomena has both stood the test of time and evolved to a higher form of entertainment. It is written that you must attend this panel for an unforgettable 2k16 Phoenix Comicon experience!

who'll be here
  • Liliana Roberts
  • Madison Le Seth
 
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