Misc Programming for Comicon 2015

 

First twelve people in line get to participate, the rest can ask questions and will be the audience. Some basic improv/acting games and techniques.

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A presentation on how to take your costuming to the next level, hosted by some of Steampunk's finest costumers.

 

Panelists:

Mike Syritt, Lady Ember Brennen Sparks, John Floyd

who'll be here
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
  • Mike Syfritt
 

The film makers behind Aether, a steampunk fantasy motion picture about a group of outcasts banding together to defend their homeland from a power hungry political saboteur, outlander assassins, and a ruthless chancellor obsessed with keeping his floating kingdom sky born, will be having the world premiere of their concept short for their multi-million dollar film: Aether.  The credentials for the film makers on this independent film are the stuff of studios: The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Blade Runner, Demolition Man, even Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.

Come and learn how to develop your own independent epic feature film!

who'll be here
  • Drew Hall
  • Kim Bailey
  • Scott Robinson
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Curious how early civilizations created their clay pots? In this session, kids will learn how ancient people made pottery and they will make their own pot to take home! 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art - West 101

Various arts and crafts, including colouring pages and paper bag puppets.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art - West 101

Various crafts and activities, including colouring pages, free drawing, origami, and collages. Face painting and Balloon Twisting!

who'll be here
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art - West 101

Various crafts and activities, including cube craft and wands.

who'll be here
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Do you enjoy drawing and want more out of your art work? Do you want to see your story come to life? In this session artists and authors come together to share ideas and collaboration opportunities.

who'll be here
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

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 your questions about how you too can play! www.asuquidditch.com

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Nola Yergen is a costume designer and actor, known for Valiant (2014), Parallax (2012) and Red Sand: A Mass Effect Fan Film (2012) not to mention that she has worked on Castle and costume shop manager at Grand Canyon University.  She's also an avid Cosplayer.  Learn how to turn your passion into a career in film, television, or stage.

who'll be here
  • Nola Yergen
 
Location: North 121
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Kevin R. Phipps is an assistant director and director, known for Grief (2015), Thicker Than Water (2014) and Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary.  He is also an trained Meisner Acting Coach / Trainer.  Come and learn about directing from an actor's director and learn the differences between directing a narrative or a documentary.

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

Come and learn about shooting documentary video and photos in the Comicon environment and how to grow your skills to a professional level.  This was a very popular topic last year.

Greg Nosek has worked as a Freelance Documentary Videographer covering Broadcast Journalism, Rock & Roll, and the World of Corporate and Social Events for the last 30 years.

Jim Poulin has successfully nurtured a career spanning 35 years in the field of Editorial, Sports & Concert Photography. Jim Poulin is the Photo Editor for the Phoenix Business Journal is a proud graduate of Arizona State University.

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
  • Jim Poulin
 

Before you shoot your movie, before you even start making costumes or sets, you need to develop your project.  Come and learn what it takes from two professionals that has gotten projects, both big and small, off the ground over the last 20 years.  Maybe even learn a little about current projects they have in development.

who'll be here
  • Ted Chalmers
 

Some people are just there for the loot bags. But most of the people at a film festival are trying to market and sell an independent film. Don’t be just one of the horde.  Come and learn the tricks and skills necessary to navigate the Film Festival waters from the expert and author of Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition: The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers (Chris Gore's Ultimate Flim Festival Survival Guide).

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

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

who'll be here
  • Blythe Feiring
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

In just about every costume in todays growing cosplay community there are goggles at the forefront of them. In this workshop you will be able to make your own custom Goggles in any color or design you can think of. This kit contains everything you need to get started. Added etched lenses and leather etching is available for preorder. Sets are limited so order your kit today from my etsy shop.

etsy.com/madpropps

 

 

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
Cost is $30.00
 

Novels and Screenplays are two completely different types of writing, but that doesn't mean you can't do both.

For over five years Eric worked for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a documentary film producer and editor, covering Mars Exploration. Getting an up close, behind-the-scenes look at planetary exploration gave him a great inspiration his screenplay that eventually became the novel and audiobook called The Scout.

who'll be here
  • Eric Tozzi
 

You want to work in the entertainment business, but how do you pay the bills between film projects or while you are trying to get your project off the ground?  Learn what it takes to put your skills together and make it as a freelance videographer.  Sports, News, Commercials, Weddings?  They are all options.

Greg Nosek has worked as a Freelance Documentary Videographer covering Broadcast Journalism, Rock & Roll, and the World of Corporate and Social Events for the last 30 years.

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
 

From Rocket Raccoon to Superman to the X-Men, astronomy is everywhere in the comic book universe! We'll explore both comics and constellations inside the infaltable planetarium. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3:00, however come at 2:30 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Tons of Star Trek aliens and episodes have real star systems in our sky! Come explore the galaxy Trek-style in an inflatable planetarium. Shows run every 20 minutes starting at 1:30, but come at 1:00 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Can you bend steel? Punch through walls? Lift tons? 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 of Arizona as they make superheroes out of you!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Lego - West 105

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 free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

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

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 free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

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

Come let your creativity flow while you design and build anything you can imagine in the LEGO free build.  Anything you make can be awesome!

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

Come out and meet your some of your local Timelords, as High Council Members from AZ TARDIS discuss what it takes to grow a TARDIS, build a Dalek, maintain proper K9 care, and get your chameleon circuit to turn your TARDIS into a Police Box Motorcycle. Not to mention information on the wonderful charities that these Time Lords and Ladies support.

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

The traditions, practices, and superstitions of death during the 19th century. Slideshow included. Not for the faint of heart! Images of actual dead bodies and beyond. 18+ only.

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
 

Ever wondered how you can easily meet awesome, talented people or just want to know why you should bother with a Facebook page? Then it's time you learned how to network! Join cosplayer and professional social media manager Luluko to learn the basics of effective networking.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 228

This is an open session for Phoenix Comicon 2015 panelists to come and perform AV checks. Technology staff will be on-site to help make sure all computers and presentations are setup to work for later times. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

With all the wonderful patterns available in the market today one needs to learn how to read a pattern. We will go over reading and understanding the back of the pattern, taking measurements and deciphering basic Patten instructions.

 

Panelists:

Illeana Vega Herrera, Johnna Buttrick, Christine Bedell

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

Ever wonder how pin-ups do their hair? Wonder no longer! Pin-up model and Burlesque performer Pearl Necklace will show you the tricks of the trade, demonstrating both daytime and nighttime looks.

who'll be here
  • Pearl Necklace
 

Ever wonder how you can achieve the perfect pin-up look? Wonder no longer! Pin-up model and Burlesque performer Pearl Necklace will show you the tricks of the trade, demonstrating both daytime and nighttime looks.

who'll be here
  • Pearl Necklace
 

Production Designers are the visual artists and storytellers, who, in consultation primarily with the director, create and develop the overall look, atmosphere and emotion that move the story in any film or television project.  Learn about and discuss production design with the person, Kim Bailey, behind the design work of Blade Runner, Mission To Mars and the upcoming movie, Aether.

who'll be here
  • Kim Bailey
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Learn all about the Red Cross safety program for children and decorate your own pillowcase to keep for emergencies.

who'll be here
  • The American Red Cross
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Become a S.H.I.E.L.D. Detective for a day, and help a real-life Forensic Video Analyst clean up video to help identify a suspect and find a missing S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent.  You will see colors that cannot be seen, watch as jumbled letters turn readable, and learn what it takes to become a Forensic Video Analyst.  Kids of all ages are welcome!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

AETHER: PROLOGUE (2015)

Considered a 2nd class citizen by the Skyborne, Wil Laran embarks on a journey to define his destiny or meet his demise in this steampunk inspired science fiction film.  This is a preview of the epic, Steampunk feature Aether.

CONVERGENCE (2015)

Detective Ben Walls finds himself in a modern day Dante world, passing back and forth between the present and the future. Surrounded by the residents seeking redemption, Ben is left with the task to find a way out.

who'll be here
  • Drew Hall
  • Scott Robinson
 

Michael MacLean has written five films for the legendary Roger Corman, including Sharktopus, and Piranhaconda, and is currently working with Lady Death creator Brian Pulido on a comic book project. An Arizona local, Mike was born, raised, and still works in Tempe.  If you want a few screenwriting tips or some behind the scenes Sharktopus gossip, now's your chance.

who'll be here
  • Mike MacLean
 

Here's a career path that most photographers didn't know existed: Set Photographer.  Put your skills and your eye to good use capturing behind the scenes, production stills, and shots for use in marketing design.  There's a wealth to do and know.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

They weren't as uptight as you think. Learn about brothels, burlesque, the world's first adult toys, the beginning of the pornography industry plus much more. Slideshow included. 18+ only.

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
 

In 2010, a script was commissioned by studio execs that would combine three of the most popular television shows of the day: SHERLOCK, DOCTOR WHO and SUPERNATURAL. The project was abandoned and presumed lost in the desk drawers of Hollywood...until today. An early draft of that script has been found and a talented group of actors have come together to read it aloud for the delight of an audience...which is where you come in. Join us as we perform the project that was never meant to be.
 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Hear the story of Star Wars through the eyes of the female heroes. The children of the audience will be asked to interact by giving suggestions for the progression of the story line, ultimately providing a positive outcome. The goal is to present positive morals ecouraging girls that they can have a powerful impact, as heroes, thus breaking perceived gender barriers.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Hear the story of Star Wars through the eyes of the female heroes. The children of the audience will be asked to interact by giving suggestions for the progression of the story line, ultimately providing a positive outcome. The goal is to present positive morals ecouraging girls that they can have a powerful impact, as heroes, thus breaking perceived gender barriers.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Story driven Jedi saber training sessions for young children. The story is about a Padawan that is being made fun of by thier peers, but with the help of children from the audience the day is saved. The goal is to teach children acceptance through a fun Star Wars activity.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Story driven Jedi saber training sessions for young children. The story is about a Padawan that is being made fun of by thier peers, but with the help of children from the audience the day is saved. The goal is to teach children acceptance through a fun Star Wars activity.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Train to be an Avenger or X-Men by racing through the Danger Room Superhero Obstacle Course. Each obstacle will feature som of your favorite Mavel heroes like Black Widow and Spider-Man. Put all your skills to the test and see if you have what it takes to be one of Arizona's mightiest heroes!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Come play the classic TV game show with a Doctor Who spin. Try to match the Doctors and companions to win prizes!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 226

With E3 around the corner, get the latest on what games will be coming out in the next year and beyond as well as the latest on the Playstation 4 and the new Xbox console with Gareth Von Kallenbach of Skewed and Reviewed. Gareth has worked in the gaming industry and has covered the latest in games, industry news, and tech for over two decades. This is a lively panel with images, video, and Q&A as well as the SWAG table and you will not want to miss this.

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A Spirited look at the unsung art of Sound Effects in Doctor Who and other classic sci-fi series, including Star Trek, Jurrasic Park and classic TV shows.

who'll be here
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • Josh Benjamin
 

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
 
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