Music Programming
 
Location: 3rd Street

Bring your drum, spirit and drumthusiasm to an open community drum circle with Frank Thompson of the Arizona Rhythm Connection. Tribal Dancers will be joining the grooves and extra drums will be provided. Don't miss this rockin' community jam!

who'll be here
  • AZ Rhythm Connection
 

Join Dawn as she discusses how to dress a celebrity and make them shine for any Hollywood event. The art of celebrity dressing is no easy task. With all cameras on deck, it's important to understand the artist's needs and how to create a look for them that will be timeless.

Dawn will share with you her experiences and even a few of her trade secrets.

PS ... but not all of them ;)

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

How to make it in Hollywood without selling your soul to the devil. Dawn will offer an inside look into the business of costume design and how to become successful without compromising your artistic integrity. Before the magic begins, the contracts need to be signed. Don't sell your craft short, learn how to legally protect your art and how to successfully negotiate your deal, pre and post representation.

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Featuring original costumes that Dawn created for The Devil's Carnival, American Horror Story (title sequence), and recent feature, Lost in Austin. She will also share illustrations (Lucas Culshaw) of the costumes for the feature Lost in Austin, Slipknot (Art Director: Shawn Crahan) and Marilyn Manson.

Dawn will discuss the full process of costume design and how working with the Director and Actors helps bring life to a character's wardrobe.

This is going to be an amazing panel for all aspiring Costume Designers.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: 3rd Street

Quirky, eccentric, high-energy and simply unclassifiable, Phoenix Arizona's Captain Squeegee's main goal is to push the boundaries of music. Come see them kickoff the Epic Proportions Tour!

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  • Captain Squeegee
  • Epic Proportions Tour
 
Deus Ex Vapore Machina from Latin means: The GOD in the STEAM MACHINE. This Group creates classically-styled music imbued with Modern Technological Advancement, combining the best of past, present and future into what is fondly dubbed 'stringpunk'.
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  • Deus Ex Vapore Machina
 
Location: 3rd Street

Valley favorite, DJ Sean Watson, a regular feature to the legions at the Crescent Ballroom and Bar Smith, showcases his unapologetic musical tastes, filling the air with powerful tracks in his headline performance at our Saturday night street party!

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  • Sean Watson
 
Location: 3rd Street

The reality TV star of VH1 Classic's Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp, national touring solo artist and owner of Epic Proportions Tour, Gabe Kubanda, leads off the music on our opening night!

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  • Epic Proportions Tour
  • Gabe Kubanda
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of the Sun

Don't miss the 5th annual Kids Need to Read Geek Prom, sponsored by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and made possible by Phoenix Comicon. The theme for Geek Prom 2014 is Retro Gaming. To learn more about this event, including ticketing information click: http://www.kidsneedtoread.org/geekprom/

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 3rd Street

In a swamp shack the members of Grave Danger sway unsteadily. Then they launch into another sonic assault on everything that is good and clean. They fuse rock, blues, country and punk into a stew of biker crank funk. They are loud and reprehensible.

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  • Grave Danger
 
Location: 3rd Street

This female-fronted rock band has opened for Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy. Their new album Make It Loud is currently available. Check out Halocene at the Comicon outdoor stage before the take to the road.

who'll be here
  • Epic Proportions Tour
  • Halocene
 
Location: North 132

Ed Piskor discusses his web comic turned graphic novel turned Free Comic Book hard to find comic book.  Ed drops some science on those who don't how it all started.  "If you don't know, now you know" - Notorious BIG

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: 3rd Street

Like the tasty dinner of the same name, Chicken & Waffles is a delightful combination. Two talented ladies sing original country, swing and rock songs. Add a superior backing band and you and you won't leave hungry. Here's a tip: don't miss them.

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  • Kevin Daly's Chicken & Waffles
 
Location: South Art Room - Events Area

Join Alison Paul as she shows you how to draw and name your own My Little Ponies!  Alison is 24, and teacher in training. "My life is full of books, cartoons, and work at an elementary school". This is her third year at Comicon!

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  • Alison Paul
  • Lizde Olivas
 
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: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

This one aint for the young'ins! Themed on the anime of the same name come dance all night to the best electronic dance music in your coolest PJs. Try to win a prize for best Cosplay dancer, Compete for the Miss Fanservice 2014 title, check out the go-go dancers and enjoy one of our themed adult beverages.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join the musical comedy duo Paul and Storm (Geek & Sundry's LearningTown) for a concert event with authors that you won't want to miss.  Joining in will be NYT bestselling authors Patrick Rothfuss, John Scalzi, and Seanan McGuire with other special guests.  The free concert will be Friday Night in the North Ballroom starting at 8:30 pm.

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

This year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival entries for the music video genre

The Parting Glass (Music Video) 

Please Don't Tell Me (What I Did Last Night) (Music Video and fun romp based on a night of debauchery)

In The End (Music video with a storyline of lost hope and a refound joy and appreciation of life after a near-death experience) 

R.I.P. SAW: The Serpentine Deluge Of Serendipity (A music video representing the struggle of good and evil as represented by the band’s alter-egos) 

Star Wars Bohemian Rhapsody (A music video parody of Star Wars set to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”)

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: South 155-158

History is DREADful! Adventure through some of the strange tales of history with The DREAD Fleet. Meet the greatest ne'er-do-wells that ever were and learn a how to fight, sing, and be a pirate in this action packed romp through history!

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

The Fifth Beatle is a graphic novel about the Beatle's manager Brian Epstein written by Vivek Tiwary.  Vivek talks about the graphic novel and the upcoming movie based upon it.

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  • Alex Wilson
  • Vivek Tiwary
 
Join Sarah Clemens for an interactive program demonstrating the most geekish of instruments-the theremin.
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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Pueblo

Finally a party for the baddies! Dress in your best villain outfit, sing karaoke with your fellow evil doers, and get out all that pent up aggression in Shoot-a-hero.

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  • 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!

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 128a

Join with 6 to 10 other writers in a critique sessions. Have your written work heard by professional writers.  All prose genres of unpublished work, in any stage welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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