Science Fiction Programming for Comicon 2015

 

Besides the daleks, perhaps no villain is as iconic to Doctor Who as the Master. In this panel we look at the many faces of the Master, his plans for universal domination, and just what makes him/her so irresistible as the big bad in Doctor Who.

who'll be here
  • David Wendt
  • Jackson Turner
  • Jeff Schwarz
  • Joel Turner
  • John Wheeler
  • Josh Benjamin
 

As any fan knows, The Doctor has had his share of heartbreaking goodbyes during his 13 lives. Join our panel of Whovians as we discuss the most memorable of these farewells and how they impacted the mad man with a box.

who'll be here
  • Bells Diggins
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Gail Andreasen
  • Joel Turner
  • Matt Duncan
  • Sean Mushro
 

Allons-y! Come and join us in a fantastic discussion of 12 of the Doctor’s best stories, one story for each Doctor. Reverse the polarity, have a jelly baby, and have a brave heart, you’re not gonna want to miss this. Geronimo!

who'll be here
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • Hayl Daugherty
  • John Wheeler
  • Katie Reilly
  • Steven Ditzel
 

Every beloved series has at least a few be-hated episodes, and after 50 years, the Doctor has certainly had his share! This panel will look at some stories that just didn't work at all, and explore the possible reasons why, as well as how they could have been better (even if that does involve throwing the script in the fireplace!)

who'll be here
  • Courtney Lovejoy
  • E. Adam Thomas
  • Katie Reilly
  • Richard Clayton
  • Sabina Prijic
 

Hosted by local show The Absolute Geek Podcast, this game show pairs contestants with knowledgeable panelists in order to defeat and conquer the genres and mediums of pop culture! Covering topics of comics, movies, television, and pop culture, it’s sure to be a fun time! (Will be recorded and released online following the convention.)

who'll be here
  • Kellen McCall
  • Matt Alward
 

Calling all Cosplayers- meet and get photos with your fellow cosplayers. All Costumes welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Calling all Cosplayers- meet and get photos with your fellow cosplayers. All Costumes welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Alyson Hannigan of How I Met Your Mother, The American Pie films and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alexis Denisof also from How I Met Your Mother and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and soon to be seen in Finding Carter.

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We are very proud to welcome world renowned pumpkin carver Ray Villafane to Phoenix Comicon! Many consider Ray to be the greatest pumpkin carver in the world, so don't miss your chance to see how the magic is created! While the Villafane moniker has long been synonymous with Halloween, Ray's team of designers have helped to bring people's wildest dreams to life in 3D. Whether he is shattering world records, creating unforgettable characters in pumpkins, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live or sculpting 30-foot devils with 75 tons of beach sand, Villafane Studios doesn't believe in "comfort zones".

For more information on Ray and Villafane Studios, please visit here 

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A comparative study of six different ancient religions. Join Far From Home's Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, with this exciting game show style panel. It's fun for the whole family!

We will be delving into a comparative study of six different ancient religions and sorting out which God governs what aspect of life. 

who'll be here
  • Far From Home (3 panelists)
  • T.M. Williams
 

Now that we've seen some of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, what do we think? Love him? Hate him? Still unsure? Come discuss with us all things 12th Doctor.

who'll be here
  • Jackson Turner
  • Jamie Robertson
  • Joel Turner
  • Kiko Cheyenne
  • Suzanne Jones
 

Hal C F Astell of Apocalypse Later has presented steampunk film festivals in Phoenix, Tucson and San Diego. Come on down to see an hour's worth of award-winning short steampunk films from around the world and here in Arizona.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
 

I told you I'd be back! Dust off your dumbbells, polish your greneades and come get pumped with Educating Geeks as they discuss Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies from 1980 to 1990. Come discuss films ranging from Conan the Barbarian to Total Recall. Those who lack discipline, girly men and Danny Divito will not be allowed.

 

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Megan Calcote
  • Nathan Blackwell
 

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 abuot and discuss the "How To" of Art Direction and Production Design from it's beginnings, to working in today's modern art department with Designer Kim Bailey. Learn about the history and development of "Production Value" for films like Blade Runner, Mission to Mars, and the upcoming movie AETHER.

who'll be here
  • Kim Bailey
 
Location: North 229

Ever wonder why there is a "Second Breakfast"? How many dwarven clans are there? How many Hobbits can you fit into a VW Bug? All these questions and more can be answered by our denizens of Middle Earth. Join us and ask away!

who'll be here
  • ADHD cosplay
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Catherine Gallardo
  • Paige Hill
 

Are you a fan of Creepypasta? Have you always wanted to ask Slenderman, Masky, Hoodie, or Ticci-Toby questions about their free time? This is the panel for you! They also managed to wrangle Jeff the Killer and Trenderman along as Special Guests, so feel free to inquire about them, too!

who'll be here
  • Ask the CreepyPastas!
  • Caitlin McDaniel
  • Eric Torres
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Kyle Kittel
  • Steven Matadamas Ventura
  • Steven Turner
 

Are you a fan of Creepypasta? Have you always wanted to ask Ticci-Toby, Clockwork, Jeff the Killer, Pokemon Ghost Black, and/or Eyeless Jack questions about their free time? This is the panel for you!

who'll be here
  • Ask the CreepyPastas!
  • Caitlin McDaniel
  • Eric Torres
  • Keisha Brown
  • Kyla McDonald
  • Vincent Michael DeLaRosa
 

A favorite Phoenix Comicon panel where you'll get a sneak peak at trailers for exciting upcoming movies. After the trailers, we'll hold a FREE raffle for movie promotional material (T-shirts, baseball caps, special posters and whatever else the studios have sent us). If you like movies and like free stuff please come on in.
Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society).

who'll be here
  • Len Berger
  • Mark Boniece
  • Richard Bolinski
 

Join professional time travelers Terry and Oliver Holler as they take you BACK through their incredible journey to find one's Density, then inspire you forward into the FUTURE!

who'll be here
  • Oliver Holler
  • Terry Holler
 
Location: North 226

Join our panelists as they discuss a future promised by Back to The Future 2 and how our current technological status compares.

who'll be here
  • Buddy Perkins
  • Sean Mushro
 

Because every loves a Bad Boy.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 226

Attendees test their sleuthing skills when President Roslin and Admiral Adama inform the fleet that there is a Cylon in the fleet. Attendees are assigned ships, a captain is chosen, and the Cylon must be left behind or, in 33 minutes, the next jump might be the last.

who'll be here
  • Amy Shaw
  • Erica Connell
  • Jesse W Canfield
  • Ryan Weeks
 

Do you know a lot about Horror movies? Think you have what it takes to defeat our Horror Trivia Beast?! Then come up on stage to face off against our beast and other competitors in the most challenging of Horror Movie Trivia. Put on your horror thinking caps, because this is a competition where only the strongest of horror minds will survive! Hosted by our very own Dr. Diabolic!

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
  • Jeremiah Wilkerson
 
Location: North 229

From the 1950s classics to modern day films - Stop Motion Animation has created some amazing visual stories. Join Industry Professional Fon Davis as he shows us what goes into making these fantastic films!

who'll be here
  • Fon Davis
 
Location: North 227

You know how they made the thing with the ways in that movie / book and stuff? Does that actually work?

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229

Watch as some real blacksmiths take you through the process of making various items.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 230

Come meet the 2015 Phoenix Comicon Science Fiction and Fantasy Programming Staff. Come learn about the best programming we have to offer. Ask questions and be sure to remind of of all the things you would have done better. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Fannibals and food enthusiasts rejoice! Join us as we explore the artistry of Dr. Lecter's most delectable dishes, play "Are You a Cannibal?" to discover what (or who) you would have consumed as one of his dinner guests, and find out how the food stylist made it all look so amazing. CONTAINS SPOILERS.

who'll be here
  • Augustine Rollinger
  • John Roanhorse
  • Kristen Mozaffari
 

Can you dig your way out of the grave, eat some brains, and be the last zombie standing? Come join us for our annual Brain Eating Contest! All ages welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

What makes a good genre television show or movie? What are the elements that can make the difference between modest hit and an international phenomenon? We will show you how to be a critical watcher of popular media, showing you ways you can develop material that can be favorites to the masses while retaining the unique elements of science fiction and comic book elements. We’ll even throw in a little bit of gossip to make things fun!

who'll be here
  • Reginald Mizell
 

Author Craig W. Chenery will present on the rich and genre defining history of British zombie cinema

For additional information on Craig, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 
Location: North 227

18 years of Buffy: join us as we take a look back on the characters we love and hate and lore of one of the great supernatural settings!

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Emily Cotman
  • Julie Largent
  • Kyle Furlong
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

In 1975 the "mother" of all Cult films hit theaters nation wide. It closed within two weeks. Somehow, as the particulars are argued, about two years later it found its niche as a midnight screened film that has since become a phenomenon. Join special guests Barry Bostwick (Spin City, FDR American Badass) "Little" Nell Campbell (Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Shock Treatment), and Patricia Quinn (Monty Python's "Meaning of Life", Rob Zombie's "Lords of Salem")  to reminisce on 40 years of  Rocky Horror Picture Show.

 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Charisma Carpenter’s career has taken her to so many of the shows that we all love and watched for years. But Charisma’s portrayal of Cornelia Chase in Buffy and Angel is what sticks with us. Come and hear about the things you might not know about. 

who'll be here
 
Location: North 226

Earth has been attacked and the survivors converge at the Alpha site to learn that everything on the TV shows was real. humanity learns they're not alone and all that's left.

who'll be here
  • Erica Connell
  • Kirsten Schulte
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Ryan Weeks
 

Doc Brown wrote the book on time travel shenanigans. Listen to Christopher Lloyd discuss his career that has taken us to more eras and places than Marty ever dreamed of going.

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Everybody LOVES Clara Oswald... and, Everybody HATES Clara Oswald! This panel will look at how the impossible girl became such a polarizing character in the series, the inconsistencies of her development, and speculation into what will become of our lady de souffle!

who'll be here
  • Alissa McKersie
  • Gail Andreasen
  • Jackson Turner
  • Rachel Cawley
  • Sabina Prijic
  • Shawn Forth
 

Couples, get ready! It's time to play the newlywed game in a fun, new, geeky way! Bring your significant other and test your love playing this timeless, interactive game for prizes and glory!

who'll be here
  • The Flock (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 229

You may have heard fan theories about what really happened in the Star Wars Universe. Were the Stormtroopers REALLY terrible shots or was it something else? Don't exhaust ports push things out? Join us as we shed a new light on those Galaxy mysteries!

who'll be here
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Firelight Cosplay
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Matthew Hunt
 

This is the fashion show to kick-off the weekend's excitement! Hosted by Heroes United and Autumn Ivy, this is an all ages event, where you can come show off your cosplay. Whether it be completely home made, all bought from a store, or a professionally made costume, all are welcome. This is not a competition - it's a come strut your stuff and show us what you got event! Come have your moment in front of an amazing crowd of fellow cosplay enthusiasts! Pre-Reg Opens at 11:15am and goes till 11:55 or members can sign up through anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com  

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Starting off in such a heavy-hitting cosplay world can be intimidating, but there's plenty of help! Learn the best tips and tricks to get started in cosplay from award winning cosplay professionals. Bring your questions!

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Brandon Meseure
  • Nathan DeLuca
  • Rene Koiter
 

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Cosplayers of all ages get ready for an epic event, the Cosplay Lip Sync Battle where you can dress in your best Marvel, DC, Sailor Moon, Star Wars or any costume of your choosing and lip sync to your favorite songs at Phoenix Comicon.

To enter you have two options:

Pre Reg:  

Send your names, Cosplay and song choice to anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com

This is the best option to ensure that we have your song on site.

On Site Reg: 

Sign up on site before the show

You will HAVE to bring your own music on a flash drive so we have your song choice.

Rules:  

Lets keep it clean everyone, this is an all ages event and children will be present. 

Two cosplayer will be chosen at random to compete with each other.

Three judges will vote, but the crowd makes the final decision.

 

Any questions email: anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Wigs and costumes just aren't enough - if you really want to become your favorite character, you need makeup to complete the transformation! You'll not only learn about the essentials of makeup, but your host Luluko will also apply her makeup for the day right before your eyes!

who'll be here
  • Luluko
 

Have a cosplay, prop or costume question that you've been dying to ask a pro about? Come meet up with Steven K. Smith of SKS Props, Jordan Duncan, Vensy of Vensy Props and Dara DeFreitas and have them answer all your costuming questions! 

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Location: North 228

A panel looking deeper into the creatures of Lord of the Rings. It would ask audience members to pick creatures that they would befriend or fight and why.

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

Arrow and The Flash have taken the WB by storm. Danielle Panabaker is here to discuss her role on both shows and what it is like to be a part of the new DC television world that we have been watching so closely.

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It takes something special to be successful on the stage and the screen. David Morrissey has done just that and more. Portraying the immoral “Governor” in The Walking Dead, David showed us just how dangerous cold calculation can be.

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Would you like to hear a scary story? Come join us to hear the most shocking stories of haunted games, creepy conventions and more. Hope you're not afraid of the dark.

who'll be here
  • Muffin (3 panelists)
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new 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. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new 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. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new 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. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

    Welcome to all, the brand new 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. As the convention grows, staying attuned to the needs of many can be challenging. Whatever you relationship to diversity is, we'd like to hear what you have to say

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Dive into a discussion about gay actors, interspecies Victorian Lesbian couples, gender swapping villains, a gender-blind space potato, and the unflinching acceptance of diversity in Doctor Who. Come find out and discuss why Doctor Who resonates with people of all kinds and orientations. A fun filled hour of Doctor Who discussion with a rainbow twist.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Chris Swanson
  • James Laird
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Sara Santiago
 

Watched all 8 seasons of the new show, but none of the old? Come learn about the Doctors, the companions, the best episodes, and the worst. A great overview of the past glories of our favorite show!

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • David Wendt
  • Dwayne Plain
  • E. Adam Thomas
  • Jeff Jones
  • Pat Harper
  • Richard Clayton
 

What actually goes into building a Rebel costume from the Star Wars universe? Fabrics, patterns, found items vs. built items, pre-made costumes (i.e. Rubies) vs. making your own. What kind of help can we expect from Arizona’s Mos Eisley Base or the full Rebel Legion? A Show and Tell, Question and Answer panel where the only thing missing…is you!

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Join our author guests for a glass or two in an informal setting. There will be door prizes and other giveaways from our participating publishers.

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 226
While the Hunger Games Films are great on their own, they and many other YA dystopian adaptations have a fatal flaw: a lack of minority representation. Join Us in a look at how Hollywood under represents key parts of the dystopian experience. (18+)
who'll be here
  • Cole Brafford
  • ManilynJoy Fortaliza
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Paige Pino
 

Phoenix's Museum of Science and Sustainability (MoSS) hosts a panel about environmentally conscious heroes and villains today. From the Eco-Famous "Captain Planet", and the ultra progressive "Iron Man" to the extremists "Ra's Al Ghul" and "Poison Ivy" that will kill people to protect the well-being of the world we live in. Of course the menace "Recyclopse" deserves a brief mention as well.

who'll be here
  • MoSS (2 panelists)
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

You've played the hit Android and IOS app by Ellen Degeneres, now join us at PCC as we play this super fun party game with a comicon twist! Come compete for fabulous prizes and get ready to get creative!

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Brooke Campbell
  • Megan Calcote
 

With a Science Fiction career ranging from Blade Runner to Battlestar Galactica to Agents of SHIELD, Edward James Olmos has proven to be a force of reckoning. This presence transcends fiction as he is a real work activist for minority rights.

 

You have your glorious costume and it's perfect! Now you get to the con and the halls are crowded. How to navigate the halls with a train or shoulder spikes or a jet pack without destroying your work or decapitating anyone. Dancing will be taught. Really COOL dancing.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 231

Last year we presented as much information as the internet had to offer. Now we have cast information, images, storyboards and everything you wanted to know about Star Wars in ONE PLACE!

who'll be here
  • Christopher De Herrera
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Joel Cranson
 

Have you ever wanted to feast your eyes on the iconic white armor of the Stormtrooper through the eras of Star Wars? This is your chance! In the Evolution of the Stormtrooper, we'll take an up close and personal look at a classic Stormtrooper, a couple different Clone troopers and a new Episode VII Stormtrooper! Learn things you never knew about our favorite armored troopers

who'll be here
  • Clint Randall
  • Matthew Shaw
  • Timothy Wiant
  • Will Rogers
 

Trying the legendary Captains of Starfleet - join us as we put the most famous of Starfleet's leaders on trial for actions that resulted in death and destruction. You play the role of the jury - and the fate of Starfleet's Finest is in YOUR hands!

who'll be here
  • Angelina Rising
  • Chris Way
  • Laurel Way
  • Vinny Alascia
 

First time Phoenix Comicon attendee and want to know how to make the most of your experience? Or a seasoned veteran of Con and want to know what's new this year? Then join the PCC Street Team for a fun filled hour of fun, trivia, prizes and maybe even a sing-along or two! Get the inside track on not-to-be-missed events and maybe even some secrets. Fun for the whole family!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

First time Phoenix Comicon attendee and want to know how to make the most of your experience? Or a seasoned veteran of Con and want to know what's new this year? Then join the PCC Street Team for a fun filled hour of fun, trivia, prizes and maybe even a sing-along or two! Get the inside track on not-to-be-missed events and maybe even some secrets. Fun for the whole family!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Is a whole year just too long to wait for more Phoenix Comicon in your life? Well you don't have to wait that long! Come join us as we discuss some of the information and details about our Winter show held at University of Phoenix Stadium. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join Chris Gore (PodCRASH, G4TV's Attack of the Show, Film Threat), along with other performers, who will read aloud YOUR FAN FICTION. Come to the panel prepared with copies of your best work to see actors, comedians and performers bring your story to life on stage. In addition, a celebrity guest will be invited to write a piece of fan fiction based on audience suggestions that will be read live for a spectacular finale

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In our fandom lives we have all had experiences that ruin fandoms for us, usually by people who just do not know how to behave. They give the whole fandom a bad name and you never want to be one of them! We'll discuss things that make you a bad fan and how to fix those behaviors so that fandoms can be a more harmonious place. Fun for all fandoms.

who'll be here
  • Ana Pacheco
  • Cookieplay Productions (3 panelists)
 

Fangoria brings their trivia fun to Phoenix Comicon! Fangoria Magazine Staff Members will host a night of Horror and Sci Fi trivia guarenteed to test Arizona's trivia lovers

who'll be here
 
Location: North 227

The time to defend your weapon is now! Teams are given the descriptions of different weapons' strengths and weaknesses and are left to prove why theirs would be the victor! Persuade the audience to favor your weapon and your team just may win a prize!

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Dallin Holt
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Heather Grant
  • Julie Largent
  • Luis Reyes
 
Location: North 227

Two teams, two characters, one winner. Teams are left pitting character against character and the audience decides which would be victorious in battle. If your character wins the match, so might you.

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Julie Largent
  • Luis Reyes
 

On this last night of the Phoenix Comicon film festival, everyone is a winner!  Come and mix and mingle with your favorite panel hosts;  Learn more about film making; and  Celebrate the film makers behind your favorite films that screened at the festival.  Have fun, make friends, and learn stuff at the Renaissance Hotel!  Don't forget cards so you can show everyone what you do.  Cash bar provided

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Film Makers
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Examine the phenomenon known as the “final girl”—a role primarily found in horror & sci-fi movies. Blood Bound Books’ editors Theresa Dillon & Marc Ciccarone join forces with filmmaker/webhost, Monte Yazzie (The Coda Film Reviews) and Film Programmer at FilmBar, Andrea Canales (aka Midnite Movie Mamacita) to countdown to the top final girl of all time while discussing if the title and role are empowering or sexist and what the future holds for final girls.

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley-Canales
  • Final Girl (2 panelists)
  • Marc Ciccarone
 
Location: North 226

From the early origins, to the stories we have today, come learn about the fairy folk! Where do you fit in the Fae world? Join us and find out!

who'll be here
  • Joanne de Biasi
  • Knights of the Con Table
 
Location: North 226

Captain Kirk vs. Captain Reynolds, Scotty vs. Kaylee, McCoy vs. Simon... what are the similarities and differences between these two crews? What would happen if they met up? How cool would it be to see the Enterprise and Serenity side-by-side? Discuss all this and more at this crossover panel!

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Knights of the Con Table
  • Megan Mayer
 

Ever have a question for the Five Nights at Freddy's crew? Want to talk about theories? Well, come on down to the Five Nights At Phoenix Comicon panel where we'll have a lovely chat, play games and have a whole lot of fun! We Love to entertain!

who'll be here
  • Allison Simmerman
  • Crystal Hernandez
  • Dan Galaxy
  • Lizzie Codina
 

Starling City or Central City both seem like dangerous places to live in. Days filled with super powers or disasters. Join us to explore the terrors of these cities, their insane vigilante heroes, and their teams that we love so dearly

who'll be here
  • Lonnie Gray
  • Megan Mayer
  • Michael Mahoney
  • Paige Pino
  • Shawn Forth
 

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! One lucky audience member will be picked to be Sarah's on stage model for a professional make up design before the Zombie Walk

who'll be here
  • Sarah Bunch
 
Location: North 229

So we all know that Episode VII is coming out this year - but what about the other rumors? From Films, to Books to Video Games - join us as we gather all knowledge in one place!

who'll be here
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Jerome Lamberth
  • Richard Pace
  • Todd Parent
 

Join our panel of Time Ladies as we discuss not only Doctor Who from a female perspective, but what it's like to be a woman in a scifi fandom, that, until very recently, was male dominated.

who'll be here
  • Alissa McKersie
  • Katie Reilly
  • Luz Navarro
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Molly Martin
  • Sabina Prijic
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Join us at the Gallifreyan Geek Prom benefiting Kids Need to Read and party like a Time Lord! There will be the usual dancing, beverages, and prom photos. In addition, there will be geek face painting, and a contest for the best Doctor Dance Moves! The winners of the costume contests will be crowned King and Queen of the Prom (Adult Costume winners) and Prince and Princess (Youth winners).

Have a good time while supporting Kids Need to Read in their mission to create a culture of reading for children, by providing books to underfunded schools, libraries and literacy programs across the United States.

There will be Doctor Who prizes given away as well!

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $15
 
Location: North 227

Exploring the historical relationships between  the Great Houses, and how those relationships are reflected in current events as presented in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO TV show Game of Thrones.

who'll be here
  • Ashleigh Feiring Feiring
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Tanya Gouchenour
 

Join us for some fun and excitement on fashionable outfits geeky enough to walk the halls of Phoenix Comicon but chic enough for a fashion show.  Tributes to your favorite TV show, movie, comic, book, or game, what will you see during this show?

Interested in participating?  Email Miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

For the first time at Phoenix Comicon, we are showcasing Geek Wedding Fashion in all it's glory. From the subtle to the outrageous, see a sampling of themed bridal fashion from flower girls to Brides and Grooms. 

Discover easy ways to geek out your own wedding. Themes including Comic book heroes, Sci-Fi genre, Japanese, Historical and Pop Culture weddings just to name a few. Featuring Mr. Formal Tuxes, K Street Couture, Vox Curvy Couture, Barb's Bridal Boutique, Goodwill of Arizona, candy bouquets courtesy of Candy Addict and many local Costume Designers with DIY accessories.

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

Geek Girl Brunch is a meetup group of ladies who geek out together, typically when mimosas are involved. It started with a group of geek girls living in the NYC area, but has spread across the world and to alternate dimensions. Come and meet your Phoenix chapter officers to get involved!

who'll be here
  • Erin
  • Geek Girls Brunch Phoenix Chapter
 
Location: North 231

Join us for Geeks Against Humanity, the geeky version of the popular card party game for horrible people. Questions from a black card are asked, players answer with their funniest white card, and the audience votes on which answer wins.

who'll be here
  • Austin Baker
  • Christopher De Herrera
 
Location: North 227

Are you local and want to get involved in Phoenix's burgeoning geek scene! Join representatives from Geekly Phoenix, Cult Classics AZ and more as we discuss ways to make your geek name in the Valley. 

A great panel for burgeoning indie creators, those looking to get involved in conventions for their fandom and how to be a part of the scene locally in shops events and how to find indie events!

who'll be here
  • Gren Ryan Radcliff
  • Ruby Tate
  • Steve Mandel
  • Victor Moreno
 

Geek Out your Bridal Party with comic book hero themed Boutonnieres. DIY for all skill levels. Simple to make and budget friendly! Learn all you'll need to know and take one home today. Only 20 kits available. First come, first served!

who'll be here
  • Reverend Crystal Lloyd
 

Pop culture is littered with doctors who put down the stethoscope for a life of adventure and danger. What about science fiction medicine itself- can its representation in geek culture be an accurate reflection of where our healthcare heading?

who'll be here
  • Christian Dameff
  • Jeffrey Tully
 

Come watch and learn all about how Spock gets his ears by the award-winning makeup department heads of "Star Trek Continues." They will be turning a human into a Vulcan on stage while answering your questions about the process.

who'll be here
  • Lisa Hansell
  • Tim Vittetoe
 

Jay & Marie Yates As Seen on My Ghost Story-Caught on Camera & Ghost Adventure Crew will take the audience on a never before seen inside look of what life is like for them behind the Case & the struggles that they face as they lead a team of experienced Investigators into the darkest corners of Arizona. They will be talking about everything from time management issues, ghostly encounters, travels, ghost attacks, and their daily struggle as Ghost Hunters.

who'll be here
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
 

In just about every costume in today's 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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/230589876/phx-comicon-goggles-workshop

who'll be here
  • Arianna Struble
  • Hannah Syfritt
  • John Grigg
  • Mike Syfritt
  • Sarah Miller

Cost is $30.00
 

Local cultists discuss the work of prophet and horror author H. P. Lovecraft, how the Cthulhu Mythos has influenced countless others in literature, film and video games, as well as the new love for EVERYTHING TENTACLES phenomena. Hosted by the First United Church of Cthulhu, the only Mythos-based religion in Arizona.

who'll be here
  • Bill Collins
  • Hal C F Astell
  • John Grigg
  • Khurt Khave
  • Sean Hoade
 
Location: North 227

Oh, you may not think we're pretty but don't judge by what you see, no one can sort your favorite characters as accurate as we! Join us for a magic-filled hour of sorting several fictional characters into the Houses of Hogwarts. What house would Steve Rogers, Sherlock, Honey-senpai, the Winchesters, Stiles Stilinski, Armin, and others be in? Come help us decide.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Dallin Holt
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Kali Johnson
  • Kimi Ann
  • Sarah Ferguson
 
Location: North 226

In Frank Herbert's Dune, characters rarely fall neatly into either category - sometimes they're even both. This panel will primarily discuss how Paul, Duncan Idaho, and Leto II, at various times in this series, could have been the hero or the heretic.

who'll be here
  • Ashleigh Feiring Feiring
  • Blythe Feiring
  • Christopher James
  • Harlan Sparer
  • Neil Picard
 

A Meetup for the Mighty! Heroes only for this one.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Can't tell the difference between an Andorian and a Borg, or a Phaser from a Mek'leth?  Join us as we provide an introduction to one of Science Fiction's most enduring anthologies!

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 229

The Force may be Awakening but the Galaxy is full of heroes and villains with nothing but a good blaster at their sides. Let's delve into the rich trove of Star Wars 'muggles'- Scoundrels, smugglers, troopers, bounty hunters and assassins, all with no Jedi wizardry at all.

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Jerome Lamberth
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan
 

Think you know everything about horror? This mind-challenging game has taken traditional Jeopardy and given it a delightful horrific twist.
Come test your trivia skills against other horror fans to become the Horror Jeopardy Champion! Hosted by our very own Dr. Diabolic, this is a game no horror fiend wants to miss!

 

who'll be here
  • Jeremiah Wilkerson
 

Join the Far From Home Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, as we bring you this fun and informative panel which combines science and magic. We bring Dr. Olson on board to give you the possible care instructions for your favorite magical creatures including unicorns, gryphons, and centaurs. She brings the science, we bring the magic, you bring an open mind.

who'll be here
  • Far From Home (3 panelists)
  • Stephanie Olson
  • T.M. Williams
 

Learn all about what it takes to go from a human being to an extraterrestrial creature, as we cover everything from Prosthetics, to paint, to limb extensions, and other awesome stuff

who'll be here
  • Alex Davis
  • Courtney Leigh Fishell
  • Jessica Fishell
  • Matthew Hunt
 

Join Jonathan Simon from Lighting Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do in Arizona that families can do together in all year round.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Join Jonathan Simon from Lighting Octopus for a discussion of Fun/Geeky/Family Friendly things to do in Arizona that families can do together in all year round.

who'll be here
  • Jonathan Simon
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

How do you feel about ZOMBIES? Often known as simply frightening monsters, stories like In the Flesh show an entirely different side. Zombies can be symbolic of many things, come discuss how they represent marginalization and discrimination in this BBC show, and join us in comparing them to zombies in other stories like The Walking Dead and Warm Bodies!

who'll be here
  • Knights of the Con Table (3 panelists)
 

From Andorians to the beings from Zetar, there's one constant about the universe of 'Star Trek': Alien Life.  Join our panelists as we explore the strange worlds of 'Trek'.

who'll be here
  • CJ Skorpion
  • Daria Leno
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Vinny Alascia
  • Zeke Huerta
 

Tons of Star Trek aliens and episodes have real star systems in our night sky! Come explore the galaxy Trek-style in an inflatable planetarium. Shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3pm, but come at 2:30pm to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Come explore the galaxy Trek-style in an inflatable planetarium. We'll identify some real-life star systems used in Star Trek - including references to episodes, aliens, and even interesting edibles! Shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3:00, but come at 2:30 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

From Rocket Raccoon to Superman to X-Men, astronomy is everywhere in the comic book universe! We'll explore both comics and constellations inside the inflatable planetarium. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12pm, but come at 11:30am to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Jason Ard
  • Kali Johnson
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Some actors just make great villains. Jason Isaacs had been great in front of the camera, as well as the voice of some unforgettable characters. From Lucius Malfoy to the Inquisitor, Jason is not someone you want to cross.

who'll be here
 

What do Conan, Khal Drogo, and Aquaman all have in common? Jason Mamoa! Jason is a larger than life man who has been tasked with portraying many larger than life roles. Sprinkle in Jason’s role on Stargate Atlantis and you won’t want to miss this!

who'll be here
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Meet Jim Beaver, who starred as the gruff but tender prospector Ellsworth on HBO’s hit Western series Deadwood and as the beloved demon hunter Bobby Singer on Supernatural, also plays Sheriff Shelby Parlow on FX’s Justified and gun dealer Lawson on Breaking Bad, making him one of Hollywood’s busiest character actors and the proud owner of nearly 200,000 Twitter followers. He previously starred as Sheriff Charlie Mills on CBS’s Harper's Island and as "Uncle" Nick Vukovic on ABC’s Day Break. Before that, he starred as quirky Vietnam Joe on HBO’s series John From Cincinnati, while simultaneously playing Carter Reese on HBO’s Big Love.

who'll be here
 

This fan panel is a follow up to last year's hit panel, "Gone Too Soon".  But instead of discussing shows taht were cancelled too soon, this year this group of TV junkies will be talking about a selection of modern shows that went downhill fast and weren't cancelled soon enough!  We will discuss what ent wrong, if the show could have been saved, and what the future holds for these franchises.  Shows to be featured in this fan discussion include Heroes, Alias, The X-Files, and Lost, among others.

who'll be here
  • Cody Hertig
  • Eric Downing
  • Hayley Tracy
 

You do know the release of Jurassic World is right around the corner, right? Then be sure to join Educating [Geeks] for a live podcast recording as they cover the film that started it all, Steven Spielberg's 1993 groundbreaking film Jurassic Park! (Humans and Dinos welcome)

who'll be here
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Educating Geeks
  • Megan Calcote
 
Location: North 229

Pictionary & Kaiju? Two words thought would mix - but in fact they do! Join us if you have a sharp mind for guessing and imagination as we stretch the minds of our participants to create the newest Kaiju to scare the pants off any Jager defender coming their way!

who'll be here
  • Iria Sokoll
  • Kevin Hislop
 

This past year Karl Urban became yet another victim of Fox canceling a great SciFi series in its first year. But that hasn’t stopped the man who portrays Eomer, Dr. McCoy, and Judge Dredd. From the Federation to Middle-earth, this man has stories!

who'll be here
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Katee Sackhoff is no damsel in distress, she is the warrior woman. With roles like Battlestar’s Starbuck, the Bionic Woman, Bo-Katan, and one of the few people to stand up to Riddick and live, Katee has shown us you don’t want to mess with her.

who'll be here
 

The only place to find one of a kind art created and donated by the guest and artist at Phoenix Comicon. 100% of the money raised at the auction will go to Kids Need To Read. 

who'll be here
  • Mark Moorehead
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Killer POV is a weekly horror talkshow podcast hosted by Fangoria's Rebekah McKendry, FEARnet's Rob Galluzzo and Inside Horror's Elric Kane. Join them as they discuss all things horror and go in depth with all the latest horror movies & news, welcome special guests and tackle a myriad of topics weekly.

For more information on Killer POV visit here

who'll be here
 
Location: North 227

Sing your heart out for the Glory of the Empire! Join us as we share an evening of song from Science Fiction, Fantasy, and anything you can think of!

who'll be here
  • Daria Leno
  • Debra Nickelson
 

Amazon Warrior Women, Lawful Ladies, Gals of Goodness and Vixens of Virtue.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

In a race to your heart, which would win: the Tardis, the Impala, or John Watson and his cane?  Come to Last Fandom Standing to explore this deep question and many more, as panelits take turnsrepresenting nominated fandoms and engage in a point/counterpoint discussion.  Attendees will be able to suggest fandoms for debate, provide feedback and ideas, and audience interaction will determine the ultimate winner.  Join us at this totally-not-sarcastic-at-all panel and watch superfans rip fandoms, and each other, apart!

who'll be here
  • Ben Mosey
  • Cody Hertig
  • Eric Downing
  • Hayley Tracy
 
Location: North 229

Everyone has a plan with the Force. Some people just aren't cut out to be Jedi and some people would make terrible Sith Lords. Join us as we explore which side of the Force works better for each and every member of our audience. By the end of this panel, you'll know where you belong...

who'll be here
  • Augustine Rollinger
  • Culann Lewis
  • Felix Blinn
  • Michael Whyman
 

Leonard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was best known for playing the role of Spock on Star Trek - but to the fans, we knew him as so much more.  Join us as we pay tribute to Nimoy through an exploration of his work, his life, and his legacy.

who'll be here
  • Eileen Johnson
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Zebariah Young
 
Location: North 228

Join fellow Losties as we discuss the various themes of our Lost. It's been five years since the goodbye of the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. It's time to remember that everything that happened, happened. All Losties and Others welcome

who'll be here
  • Jeffery Smith
  • Travis Niblett
  • Varouj Baltajian
 
Location: North 228

Join us as we present professional makeup artists David Ayres and John Frye as they demonstrate basic makeup techniques to finish off a great cosplay. Volunteers from the audience will be selected!

who'll be here
  • David Ayres
  • Debra Nickelson
  • Eileen Johnson
  • George Richardson
  • John Frye
 

Award-winning cosplayers from the "Men vs Cosplay" project give you the run-down on translating video game screenshots and concept art into actual costumes through a plethora of accessible armor and costume-building techniques. 

who'll be here
  • Allen Amis
  • Anabel Martinez
  • Dara DeFreitas
  • Garrick Backer
  • Jordan Duncan
  • Nathan DeLuca
 

Which company reins supreme! Who wears red and blue better...Superman or Spiderman?! Who's Richer Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne?! A fan favorite panel that always entertains. 

who'll be here
 

Do you have what it takes to get on the big stage and show off your costume? Want to see this year’s contestants? Come see this year’s Masquerade Costume Contest hosted by none other than TD-0013! 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona
 

Max Brooks is the bestselling author of World War ZThe Zombie Survival Guide. His comic book and graphic novel work includes G.I. Joe: Hearts and MindsThe Extinction ParadeShadow Walk, and The Harlem Hellfighters.

who'll be here
 

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
  • AZ T.A.R.D.I.S.  
  • Denise Hanks
  • Duncan MacLeod
  • James Richardson
  • Jeff Jones
  • Pat Harper
  • Suzanne Jones
  • Tom Hanks
 

 A Get together for the good guys.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon is pleased to welcome Arizona's Imagineer and Special FX Artist Kyle Thompson. Come get a behind the scenes look at Kyle's sculpture studio and make-up fx lab, Midnight Studios FX. His work has focused on creature design sculpture and illustration, breathing life into conceptual creature design, make-up fx, body suits, stop motion figures, hyper realistic dummies, art direction, and hot set decor for motion pictures as well as props and animatronics for theme parks and dark attractions.

For more information on Midnight Studios FX, please visit here

who'll be here
 

Don't miss out! Phoenix Comicon is pleased to welcome Arizona's Imagineer and Special FX Artist Kyle Thompson. Come get a behind the scenes look at Kyle's sculpture studio and make-up fx lab, Midnight Studios FX. His work has focused on creature design sculpture and illustration, breathing life into conceptual creature design, make-up fx, body suits, stop motion figures, hyper realistic dummies, art direction, and hot set decor for motion pictures as well as props and animatronics for theme parks and dark attractions.

For more information on Midnight Studios FX, please visit here

who'll be here
 
Location: North 226

Ever wonder what really goes into making movie magic or what it takes to make a ship fly without CGI effects? Join us as Industry Professional Fon Davis opens the curtain on how those visual effects are created!

who'll be here
  • Fon Davis
 

When people see the iconic T-Visor helmet, thoughts of Star Wars bounty hunters spring to mind. However, would it surprise you to find out that these fearsome warriors also do charity work? Meet the Shonare Vhekadla Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costumers Club! Join us as they talk about how they create their armor and the look of the Mandalorian Mercenary as well as the work the do for the community and charity.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 229

From the Aiig-Tii to the Zeison Sha, many other Force using groups exist in the Star Wars Galaxy. Join us as we take a look at some of the major groups and their perspectives of the Force.

who'll be here
  • Culann Lewis
  • Michael Whyman
 

A discussion of the current state of LGBTQ identities in mainstream games, including Mass Effect, Dragon Age, The Last of Us and more! A discussion of where we're at and where things are headed in the future.

who'll be here
  • Hana Khalyleh
  • James Fuchs
  • Phoenix Gaymers (2 panelists)
 
Location: North 229

Let's shoot a man into space and force him to watch (and riff on) the worst movies ever made with the company of some homemade robots! MST3K super fans, Kane Black, Joel Cranson, and Brenda Cranson discuss what makes this cult followed TV show stand the test of time... 

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Joel Cranson
  • Kane Black
 
Location: North 227

An indepth and highly descriptive look into common folklore seen in pop-culture today. The panel examines the history of mythological creatures, the original intended purposes, and how they have developed/been changed to fit into pop-culture.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Jacqueline Chikos
  • Sarah Ferguson
 
Location: North 227

An indepth and highly descriptive look into common folklore seen in pop-culture today. The panel examines the history of mythological creatures, the original intended purposes, and how they have developed/been changed to fit into pop-culture.

who'll be here
  • Sarah Ferguson
 

Think you've got an ear for all things Pop Culture? Come join us as we recreate this classic TV game show with a Comicon twist, and you may just get a chance to compete for fabulous prizes!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Like MST3K or Rifftrax? Check out Spoof N Cinema as the hilarious cast of improv comedians from National Comedy Theatre take on Goosebumps: A Night in Terror Tower. The comedians create new dialogue, sound effects and more with trivia and prizes following the show.

who'll be here
  • Derrick Tesson
  • Frenchie Lynn Augustin
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Mike Mayfield
  • Paul Broccolo
 
Location: North 227

Help break Rumplestiltskin’s curse to get your happily ever after! How? By finding key components for a spell with the help of your favorite Storybrooke characters! Come and meet your Once Upon a Time faves, and maybe earn your True Love’s Kiss!

who'll be here
  • Alex Canto
  • Marina Sharpe
  • Robyn Bell
  • Rys Holmes
 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Got a costume? Wanna meet other Costumers and get pictures? This is the place! Any and all costumers welcome.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 230

Dystopian futures, the rise and fall of seemingly successful cultures, and wars galore! Why are we so obsessed with the world ending and how it happens? We explore who, what, where, how, and whys of destruction and who we believe does it best.

who'll be here
  • Andi Mueller
  • Raymond Wolfe
  • Roberts Holmes
  • Rys Holmes
 
Location: North 228

You meet a group of travelers at the tavern in town, on the edge of the woods, in a land of great magic and adventure. The travelers are weary, having traveled from lands as distant as Austin, Texas. But they are no-less prepared for glory and honor! They are also the hosts and producers of PBS Digital Studios’ YouTube Shows! Join DM Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel and fellow PBS Digital Studios hosts Joe Hanson (It’s Okay to be Smart) and Jamin Warren (PBS Game/Show) on a quest to vanquish a knowledge-hating evil entity. As our intrepid party makes their way around town and into the murky depths of some enchanted Realm Which Has Been Forgotten, the audience will be invited to participate as townspeople, nosey kobols and other question-asking NPCs. There may or may not be funny hats involved.

who'll be here
  • Jamin Warren
  • Joe Hanson
  • Mike Rugnetta
 

Come one, come all to Phoenix Comicon 2015's PC Horror Gaming! Our brave panelists will take on PC horror game hits as well as the unknowns, but is sure to send chills down the spine of all who attend. Will you brave 'Five Nights at Freddy's' or be thrilled by a 'Pizza Delivery' gone wrong? Turn the lights off, huddle in, and be prepared for a frightening night!

who'll be here
  • Angel Carrillo
  • Elizabeth Aguirre
  • Erika McKinley
  • Montana Graham
 

"Fear" - A woman struggles with little things that build to mammoth proportions.

"M-Theory" - In the near future, two scientists use m-theory (the physics theory that unifies all current superstring theories) to create a scientific breakthrough. But their first test starts a catastrophic chain of events and only a lone messenger can help them avoid destroying the world.

"The Complex" - 2 friends move into an apartment complex in LA, both determined to start a new life. Unfortunately, a series of unusual events start to occur all around them. People start going missing. Doors start glowing. And why do so many of the tenants look exactly the same? Our two heroes are determined to both solve the mysteries of the Complex while trying to sort out their own individual crises.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"Focus" - Through a series of unfortunate events, a young girl stumbles upon a camera lens that possesses a very mysterious power. Through this lens, the photographer is able to see into the past of its previous owners. A new acquaintance becomes an old friend in a friendship that spans two lifetimes.

"Transference" - In a town removed from modern society, a young boy is tasked with caring for his sister as his father's future is uncertain; however, the father's last words tell a cryptic tale of what the future may hold for his uniquely gifted children.

"Timeline Two" - A young girl finds out her watch can create time portals. Eventually she jeopardizes her own existence when she travels back to change her father's life.

"Dark Planet" - Two alien warriors embark on a mission to Earth to capture a human for analysis....except the planet has already experienced a zombie apocalypse.

"Time 2 Split" - A couple, a young child. Life is such that sometimes it is time to separate and live his life.

"Sum Of It's Parts" - Bertie Hartessan is a scientist examining an object of unknown origin. As his desire to understand the object becomes all consuming, viewers are taken on a journey into the unknown in this sci-fi short film written by fantasy author J.A. Giunta and director Johnny Skinner.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"Mining Moon" - Agent Akowi goes deep undercover to expose renegade weapon sales from a remote lunar mining outpost. As she infiltrates a dangerous universe of deception and slavery, will her sympathies for the plight of the arms dealer's slaves compromise her mission?

"e-Social" - The story takes place in 2035. In this world, the e-A&Ω Corporation can create holograms that are identical to dead people based on their social networks. Anna recently lost her husband, so she decides to create his hologram.

"Walter Final Cut" - The sun rises over a post-apocalyptic world. Abby finds solace in the companionship of Walter, a gentle soul with infinite patience. What seems to be just another day of scavenging for supplies turns into a life threatening disaster. Walter must make a choice - whether to lose Abby forever or to be left behind.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"Phoenix" - In the tradition of science fiction like “Fahrenheit 451″ or „Brave New World“, “Phoenix“ tells the story of a man coming to his senses after a young woman makes him realize the true nature of the world they are living in.

"Dangerous One" - The Dangerous One thought he could not be stopped because he's the Dangerous One. He's about to meet his match and save the girl.

"The Line" - A talk in the house of a man who behaves strictly.

"The Rat's Dilemma" - In the Holocaust, a gifted Jewish physicist named Rudolph is forced to build a teleporter for the Nazis. Rudolph keeps telling his Nazi supervisor Heinz that the machine doesn’t work yet, but Heinz suspects Rudolph is hiding something. As Heinz is determined to squeeze the truth out by any means necessary, Rudolph soon has to face the dilemma of his life.

"Fairy Knowledge" - After being rejected at a fairy-themed children's party, one girl bones up on her knowledge of fairies.

"Empty" - All children are now born without souls, and humanity can't survive.

"Going Home" - After the battle, Captain Parrish makes the ultimate sacrifice for his crew and his ship.

"Robots Among Us" - A group of friends are faced with a robot uprising, and decide to lockdown the house.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"A Skeleton Named Oliver" - In a world with no color or life, a shy yet optimistic skeleton longs for something beautiful and alive. However, after the Land of the Living proves not to be the wonderland he had imagined, the skeleton named Oliver finds that beauty and life exist even amongst the dead.

"Special" - When their daughter is kidnapped by human traffickers, a mother and father desperately struggle against revealing an important family secret to investigators that could ultimately lead to her safe return.

"Steam Dream" - Documentary is peppered with whimsy on this Plague Doctor's journey through the aesthetic and people of Steampunk- the future re-imagined through the lens of the past.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"El Mundo Futuro" - In the war of the worlds...the hero might not be who you think. I had a dream that the balance between life, death and the cosmos was in the balance of one man. Not your typical hero but a common man. Not a man you might chose to hold the torch for all humanity , but never the less .....the chosen man....

"Fred" - Fred is a psychological thriller that takes us into the mind of Emily, a seemingly normal young girl whose life is suddenly haunted by an old friend from her past. After being sent to her deranged uncles house, she prepares to battle with her frightening new reality. Determined to find answers about her uncertain past, she seeks guidance from some unexpected places.

"Periplanet" - A disillusioned man leaves his city life behind and takes a walking journey to the Arctic. After mankind collapses into Armageddon, he awakens from a frozen sleep, deep into the future to discover he’s sharing the world with the Earth’s new rulers — Giant Insects!

"Alone" - As part of the coalition's terraforming campaign, a pilot and co-pilot become stranded on a desolate moon en route to their destination planet. Each faces a different fate. Which fate is more unthinkable?

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"Ouroboros" - Quantum physicist Dr. Faye O'Neill creates an artificial wormhole and achieves a breakthrough in teleportation. But the wormhole brings an unexpected visitor - Faye's future self - with a warning that the teleportation device threatens the fabric of spacetime and the very existence of the universe.

"Batgirl Rises" - A young determined librarian desperately seeks the truth after her brothers disappearance with a mysterious woman.

"Grayson: Earth One (Episode 1.5)" - The re-imagined origin story of the hero known as Nightwing/ Richard Grayson. The series takes place in a new continuity on a new Earth separate from the DC Universe, freeing it from continuity restraints.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"The Peripheral" - When a patient, Kenny, shows up at her home unexpectedly, Dr. Joanna Redding attempts to help him overcome his "irrational" phobia of the creatures that he sees in his peripheral vision. Dr. Redding uses Exposure Therapy, forcing Kenny to face his fear. Of course, the creatures that terrify Kenny are very real - and very deadly. It is a horrifying discovery that Dr. Redding uncovers all too late.

"Republic of Dreams" - Sophia Ravel wants to be something in life but is thwarted by her father and sister. Trying to overcome her self-doubts, an off-the wall New-Age therapist helps Sophia enter the puzzling world of her dreams. Here she is confronted with fearful challenges at the stake of losing everything.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"Prelude To Axanar" - Prelude to Axanar is an independent Star Trek project that tells the story of Captain Kirk's hero, Garth of Izar, during the war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. It is shot as a documentary and is the back story for the forthcoming feature "Axanar".

"Project Potemkin: Holding Pattern" - Till death do us part...Ensign T'Noshi awakens in a strange bed, in a strange house, on a strange, rainy world. Strangest of all is the man sleeping beside her. A man who claims to be her husband.

"Kirk v Picard" - An interesting day on the job for two movie-obsessed underhand men.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"Hell Of A Deal" - When a business man comes up with an illegal scheme to make some easy money, he heads out into the desert to find the one person who can help him pull it off. But he might not like what he finds.

"Endure" - A short from Matt Poidevin

"Timespace" - Relationships, credibility, and life itself are all called into question following the invention of the time machine.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"The Posthuman Project"

Denny Burke is finally about to graduate high school. Senior year has been one bad thing after another: a broken leg, a broken heart, and -- worst of all -- a broken home.

With four of his closest friends, Denny goes on one last rock-climbing trip to prove he's ready to start his adult life... On their trip the five teens receive a genetic boost beyond anything they'd ever imagined.

Denny's soon faced with the first big decision of his adult life: does he give up these powers and stay a normal teenager, or does he keep them...and graduate from the human race?

"A Way Out" 

When aging gangster Vick risks it all to quit the life, he discovers his young protege has been keeping a secret of his own -- one that plunges them both into a deadly cat and mouse game over the course of one car ride.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the huant this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back again in 2015. We've expanded the haunt this year and made some terrifying updates that we know you'll enjoy. Join us in the Horror Hallway for a haunting and thrilling good time.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon's Fright House is back for 2015. Join us on Thursday for our preview night and a slightly less scary haunt. We will be up and running, but with a limited crew. This will be a perfect time to bring the family down for a more "family friendly" haunt.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Want to see a haunted house with all the lights on? Join the staff behind the Phoenix Comicon's Fright House as they take you on a guided tour of the Fright House haunt. Make sure to join us for our panel on Sunday in Room 211 from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Those in the panel will be first in line for the guided tours.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

In brightest day, in blackest night, in a galaxy far, far away, the Geeks gather to do battle. Who will survive, and what will be left of them? Only one will stand undefeated in the Phoenix Ultimate Geek Finals! Witness!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley-Canales
  • Dannie Moriarty
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

Witness the ridiculously entertaining carnage of the qualifying round of The Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown (PUGS) as 16 fans square off in heated debates on the silliest comicon related topics we could come up with! Not to be missed!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley-Canales
  • Dannie Moriarty
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: North 229

Join us for a look at the Sith culture, their manner of dress, and architecture from the time of the Old Republic and beyond!

who'll be here
  • Guillermo Hernandez, Jr.
  • Jerome Lamberth
  • Rebekah Lamberth
  • Tonia Antilla
 

We will be discussing practical weapon effects used in movies and television, budget vs reality. When the director calls for 'action' and how to make it the weapon action believable and safe.  What to watch for when looking at weapon fx in movies.

 

 

who'll be here
 

Join us as we talk with several key behind-the-scenes personnel that are responsible for making 'Star Trek Continues' a reality!

who'll be here
  • Chris White
  • James Kerwin
  • Kasey Shafsky
  • Lisa Hansell
  • Megan Warner
 

In the growing population of 3d Printing the world is finding every reason to use one. Costuming is no exception. In this panel we will discuss how to incorporate 3d Printed items into your costume, How you can model the art and a live demonstration of a 3d Printer in action.

who'll be here
  • Aaron Forrester
  • Chris Ross
  • Greg Verrill
  • Matt Glosser
  • Mike Syfritt
 

Alec Kozak (Second Star) and Dave Beaty (Red Skirts) talk about placing known characters into different settings for their current projects.

who'll be here
  • Alec Kozak
  • Dave Beaty
 
Location: North 229

From Jango to Boba Fett - we caught only glimpse of Spartan-Like culture of the Mandolorians. Join us as we explore their language, teachings and what it really means to say "Oya! Time to Hunt!"

who'll be here
  • Chris Rensing
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan (4 panelists)
 

Back by popular demand! If the 1980s were bad, the 1990s were dead set on being even more awesomely awful. Our regular panelists bring you their guiltiest of pleasures, the most awesomely awful movies and TV shows from the decade of acid wash and angst.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
  • Nick Perillo
 

In 1975 the "mother" of all Cult films hit theaters nation wide. It closed within two weeks. Somehow, as the particulars are argued, about two years later it found it's niche as a midnight screened film that has since become a phenomenon. Join special guests Barry Bostwick (Spin City, FDR American Badass) "Little" Nell Campbell (Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Shock Treatment), and Patricia Quinn (Monty Python's "Meaning of Life", Rob Zombie's "Lords of Salem")

For a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with local live shadowcast from Broadway Bound and Gagged. Props are prohibited for this show due to time constraints within the conventions events.

who'll be here
 
Location: North 228

Join as we discuss, defend, and debate your favorite and least favorite relationships, both romantic and not of MTV’s Teen Wolf.

who'll be here
  • Amy Licht
  • Angela Kennedy
  • Dallin Holt
  • Emily Martin
  • Jennifer Jordan
  • Luis Reyes
 

The incomparable and irascible Ron Perlman has been all over this universe and has traveled into several others as well. Whether battling the forces of evil alongside the B.P.R.D as Hellboy or tearing up the town in Sons of Anarchy, Ron Perlman is a force to be reckoned with.

who'll be here
 

So you have the idea and the scripts, and even actors... ...but how do you do all of it on a budget that can't even afford shoestrings? Join the crew of 'Star Trek Continues' as they explain how they keep the lights on and the cameras rolling!

who'll be here
  • Chris White
  • Megan Warner
 

What is "A Science Fiction Game Show Where the Answers Come in the Form of a Question"? Join us in a live, interactive show where audience members have a chance to compete and win prizes!

who'll be here
  • Chris Way
  • Laurel Way
  • Ted House
  • Vinny Alascia
 

Join Sonoran Paranormal Investigations to go over evidence collected and analyzed at investigations completed at the Scottsdale Civic Center, Appaloosa Branch, and the Arabian Branch libraries. SPI answer questions about methods used for ghost hunting and go over debunking and the tools of the trade.

who'll be here
  • Sonoran Paranormal Investigations (4 panelists)
 
Location: North 226

A look at the history and present day of Special Effects, both Practical and Visual. Hosted by David Stipes (Star Trek:DS9, Battlestar Galactica (original), and Lon Muckey (Iron Man 3, Robocop, Pacific Rim)

who'll be here
  • David Stipes
  • Lon Muckey
  • Shannon Shea
 

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
 
Location: North 226

YOU ENJOYED US SO MUCH THE LAST TWO TIMES, WE'RE BACK FOR ONE MORE!

Riker? I hardly know her! Join us for this 18+ candid discussion regarding the members of Starfleet and their explorations in and out of their quarters.

WARNING! THIS PANEL DEALS WITH MATURE CONTENT IN AN IMMATURE MANNER AND IS NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED!

who'll be here
  • Angelina Rising
  • James Laird
  • Neil Picard
  • Nicholas Grover
  • The 3 Drunk Geeks
 

A special area for Sidekicks (ages 12 and under) to get pictures with their fellow heroes.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A special area for Sidekicks (ages 12 and under) to get pictures with their fellow heroes.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A special area for Sidekicks (ages 12 and under) to get pictures with their fellow heroes.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Have you ever thought about creating your own podcast? Do you have a podcast already that you’d like to make the most of? This introduction to podcasting will help you with the skills needed to successfully create, market, and distribute your unique content to maximum effect. The Crew from Socially Awkward Studios and the Four Eyed Radio Network will discuss how to record, distribute, and market your podcast. We'll delve into equipment, software, hosting, content and more!
 

who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Matthew Renfro
  • Stephen Mooney
  • Ziggy Berkeley
 

Back by popular demand! The 1980s were awful but often awesomely so and our resident Awesomely Awfuls are gleefully happy to bring you a third year of guilty movie and TV show pleasures from the decade of big hair and bad puns.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
  • Nick Perillo
 
Location: North 229

Spoof N Cinema like you've never seen it before! Join us for a new edition of The Clone Wars that will feature new dialogue and sound effects LIVE in front of your very eyes created by the National Comedy Theater

who'll be here
  • Derrick Tesson
  • Frenchie Lynn Augustin
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Krissy Lenz
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Spoof N Cinema like you've never seen it before! Join us for a new edition of The Clone Wars that will feature no holds barred 18+ comedy as the hilarious cast of National Comedy Theatre creates new dialogue and sound effects LIVE in front of your very eyes.

who'll be here
  • Andi Oliver
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Paul Broccolo
 

Like MST3K or Rifftrax? Want to see some classic Doctor Who get a comedy overhaul? Spoof N Cinema: Doctor Who is for you! Watch 1978’s the Power of Kroll with an entirely new, hilarious sound track created LIVE by National Comedy Theatre’s improv comics as you watch!

who'll be here
  • Derrick Tesson
  • Frenchie Lynn Augustin
  • Heath Wilcock
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Mike Mayfield
 
Location: North 228

Join the cast of "Spoof N' Cinema" as they do a hilarious send up of 'Star Trek: The Animated Series'!

who'll be here
  • Andi Oliver
  • Anthony Thornton
  • Jacob Talbert
  • Jason Myrowitz
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Mike Mayfield
  • Paul Broccolo
 
Location: North 226

Help Educating Geeks crown the hottest hotty mchotterton of 2015! The panelists will share, discuss, and squee over their favorite hotties. Come join other admirers of the male physique! Everyone will be encouraged to vote on who will be 2015 winner.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Cassandra Nicholson
  • Krissy Lenz
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Free autograph session with the cast of Star Trek Continues. Fans will be given a limited edition Star Trek Continues poster to be signed by the cast.

 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

The cast of Star Trek Continues talks about theis groundbreaking web series and carrying on the original 5 year mission of the Starship Enterprise.

 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

STAR TREK CONTINUES is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning, fan-produced webseries… the brainchild of long-time Star Trek: The Original Series fan — and producer, director, actor, voice-actor, musician — Vic Mignogna.

 

STAR TREK CONTINUES is proud to be part of Trek history, aimed at completing the final two years of the original five-year mission.

 

Gene Roddenberry was a humanist who believed that we had a capacity to grow into the culture that Star Trek idealized.  Join us as we screen a video of the best humanist moments from all 5 series and talk about how Star Trek strived to apply humanist principles to the adventures of our favorite crews.

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Eileen Johnson
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Zebariah Young
 

So... ...what is the crew up to when they're not on the silver or television screen? Join us as we dive into the rich world of comics and books that expand the Star Trek universe!

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Ted House
 
Location: Costuming Meetups area 1

Got a Star Wars Costume? Want to meet other Star Wars Costumers? This is the time and place to do that. Drop by our Cosplay Meetup room to meet and get photos with fellow Star Wars costumers.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 229

Join us in a galaxy far far away for a contest of galactic proportions! Come test your wits along with members of the Star Wars Universe for Fabulous Prizes & Credits!

who'll be here
  • Jim Manley
  • Jim Welch
  • Todd Filek
  • Victoria Rogers
 
Location: North 229

Sure, we all know lightsabers and hyperdrives, but what about the other fun Star Wars tech devices? From synthflesh to cortosis armor, explore the tech of a galaxy far, far away.

who'll be here
  • Christopher De Herrera
  • Dustin Diehl
  • Mandalorian Mercs - Shonare Vhekadla Clan
  • Richard Pace
 

Whether you love it or hate it, it's one of the most famous (and infamous) outfits from a galaxy far, far away! Angie Rivera and Lindsay Lewis Campbell will discuss the origins of the metal bikini, trivia facts and cultural impact of it.

who'll be here
  • Angie Rivera
  • Lindsay Lewis Campbell
 
Location: North 229

Join us for a recap of what Season 1 revealed to us as we expand on character information as well as what Season 2 may have in store for us!

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Dianne Althouse
  • Jim Welch
  • Joel Cranson
 
Location: North 227

Prepare for blasphemy! George Lucas used an ancient technique called “ring composition” to reach a level of storytelling sophistication in his six-part saga that is unprecedented in cinema history.That means the prequels might be some of the most amazing feats of cinematic brilliance!

who'll be here
  • Cheryk Manning
  • Jim Miller
 

Fangoria magazine has been the leading authority on all things horror since 1979. Come join Rebekah McKendry, Fangoria's Director of Marketing and co-host of Killer POV, for all latest horror movies news, upcoming projects, what's hot and what's not or bring your own questions!

who'll be here
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

You are cordially invited to the Class of 1870's Homecoming soiree, inspired by Jules Verne's new Best Seller "20000 Leagues Under the Sea". Join us for a night of music, dancing and Neo-Victorian amusements. Whether you are a seasoned Aethernaught or just curious as to what Steampunk is all about, steer your Airship to the Valley of the Sun room at the Sheraton on Thursday night. benefiting Kids Need to Read in their mission to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children.

 

R.S.V.P at  https://www.phoenixcomicon.com/shop

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $10
 

Come take flight and build your own pair of steampunk wings! We have a variety of wing types and shapes, along with a plethora of clockwork parts to help your creativity soar. medium size wing kits $25, large $35. Hosted by your wing man, Mystic Twistic.

who'll be here
  • Arianna Struble
  • Crystel Snyder
  • Holly Lotz
  • Mystic Twistic
  • Sarah Miller

Cost is $25-35.00
 
Location: North 226

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu... With so many outstanding streaming shows and movies, and the ability to watch them any time, any where, who watches real 'TV' anymore?

who'll be here
  • Jamel Singleton
  • Joe Holt
 
Location: West 301 Ballroom

Summer Glau, an American prima ballerina and actress best known for for her iconic characters River Tam in Joss Whedon’s TV series Firefly and the feature film, Serenity and Cameron Philips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles talks about her expereinces in film and television

who'll be here
 
Location: North 227

In which we debate the nature of good vs. evil, Heaven vs. Hell, and everything in between.

who'll be here
  • Catherine (ZAA Cosplay) Ayotte
  • ManilynJoy Fortaliza
  • Roberts Holmes
  • Rys Holmes
 

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
  • Amy Shaw
  • Amy Shepherd
  • Christopher Campbell
  • Kara Gallo
  • Kimberly Butts
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join the Department of Zombie Defense as they walk you through what you need to survive the zombie apocalypse!

 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

An all-female cast of players travels from Coruscant to tell a story of a young Jedi on an important quest. The story changes every time you watch, so come watch the girls of Syndicate Saber Arizona make their debut as The Coruscant Players in their performance of “Once Upon a Galaxy. There will be audience participation. Recommended for ages 5-12.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

An all-female cast of players travels from Coruscant to tell a story of a young Jedi on an important quest. The story changes every time you watch, so come watch the girls of Syndicate Saber Arizona make their debut as The Coruscant Players in their performance of “Once Upon a Galaxy.” There will be audience participation. Recommended for ages 5-12.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona (6 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Younglings ages 8 to 13 are invited to learn the arts of the lightsaber and stand beside a padawan as he faces a council of masters to attain his knighthood. The padawan’s fate will rest in the hands of the younglings as he faces his greatest weakness and darkest fears, leading to a showdown between the padawan, the younglings, and one of the most formidable specters of the Star Wars universe.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona (8 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Younglings ages 8 to 13 are invited to learn the arts of the lightsaber and stand beside a padawan as he faces a council of masters to attain his knighthood. The padawan’s fate will rest in the hands of the younglings as he faces his greatest weakness and darkest fears, leading to a showdown between the padawan, the younglings, and one of the most formidable specters of the Star Wars universe.

who'll be here
  • Syndicate Saber – Arizona (8 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

After three years of awesomely awful guilty pleasures of the '80s and '90s, the Awesomely Awfuls are happy to reward you with underrated gems and hidden treasures: the most bitchin' movies and TV shows that might have crept past you unnoticed.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
  • Nick Perillo
 

50 years ago, Gene Roddenberry and Desilu Studios made "The Cage", the first pilot for 'Star Trek' - and for the first time in history, NBC rejected the pilot, but gave them the green light to try again. Join us as we discuss the making of 'The Cage'

who'll be here
  • David Williams
  • Eileen Johnson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Ted House
 

Come and meet the costume designers and makeup artists behind the award-winning web series Star Trek Continues! They will discuss the tips, tricks and particular challenges of bringing TOS back to life. Short presentation followed by Q&A.

who'll be here
  • Ginger Holley
  • Hannah Barucky
  • Lisa Hansell
  • Tim Vittetoe
 

While originally a "family show," Doctor Who has often had its dark side and dark themes. Our panelists will examine the darkness in Doctor Who's storytelling that's been there from the very beginning and continues all the way to today.

who'll be here
  • Dwayne Plain
  • Jesse W Canfield
  • Mack Duncan
  • Matt Duncan
  • Sean Mushro
 
Location: North 227

An overview of the Elder Scrolls game series. History of the company and the games series - the good,the bad, and the ugly. Discussion of the legends and lore within the game (and how it relates to the real world).

who'll be here
  • Gabriel Lim
  • Heather Grant
  • Kirsten Schulte
  • Melissa Goble
 
Location: North 226

It seems recently we have become obsessed with the world ending. Dystopian futures, the rise and fall of not-so-distant past and future cultures, and wars galore! Why are we so obsessed with the world ending and who does it best? Should we go out with a bang like in the Hitchhikers Guide or with a dystopian war like The Hunger Games seems to believe will happen? This panel explores the who, what, where, how, and whys of rising and falling societies and who we believe does it best.

who'll be here
  • Roberts Holmes
  • Rys Holmes
  • Sarah Ferguson
 
Location: North 227

Joe Holt and Jamel Singleton invite you to play The Greatest Movie Puzzle Game Ever, "The Game"! The rules are simple, be the first contestant to solve a movie themed pictogram to win! There could be prizes, there will be fun!

who'll be here
  • Jamel Singleton
  • Joe Holt
 
Location: North 227

A look at strong female characters in SciFi/Fantasy TV shows and movies. What makes these women strong? Should they be role models?

who'll be here
  • ashley Nicole dee
  • Kristen Mozaffari
  • Tanya Gouchenour
 

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
  • AZ T.A.R.D.I.S.  
  • Dennis Kanenwisher
  • E. Adam Thomas
  • Gail Andreasen
  • Jeff Jones
  • Molly Martin
  • Pat Harper
  • Suzanne Jones
 
Location: North 230

A look at the stories behind the hit show and how the stories that have passed on as mythology still manage to put a chill down our bones.

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

Well, we did it. The age old tale of nerds growing up to take over the world has finally happened. From Technology to Business to Pop Culture, nerds and the nerd culture seem to have taken over. Now let’s bask in the glory for a bit.

who'll be here
  • Jenny Van Der Werf
  • TJ Van Der Werf
 

Stephen Moffatt (The Showrunner for Doctor Who and Sherlock) is no stranger to hateful fans, but has he committed "writing" crimes so attrocious he must be punished by the Time Lords? Join us in this very special courtroom case as YOU decide the fate of the man that made Benedict Cumberbatch a househould name, and Doctor Who one of the most popular shows on television.

who'll be here
  • AZ T.A.R.D.I.S.  
  • Duncan MacLeod
  • Jeff Schwarz
  • Kiko Cheyenne
  • Molly Martin
  • Nicholas Grover
  • Rachel Cawley
  • Tom Hanks
 
Location: North 229

Sit back, relax and enjoy comedy from local Arizona comedian and avid nerds. 18+ Jokes will range from life as nerd to all things comic/nerd related. Audience participation would be the laughter they share as they enjoy the jokes.

who'll be here
  • Ben Lewis
  • Chelsea Greenberg
  • Diego Garcia
  • Roman Grisby
  • Steve Marek
 
Location: North 226

Sit back, relax and enjoy comedy from local Arizona comedian and avid nerds. 18+ Jokes will range from life as nerd to all things comic/nerd related. Audience participation would be the laughter they share as they enjoy the jokes.

who'll be here
  • Ben Lewis
  • Dennis Aust
  • Durrell Johnson
  • Isom McGowan
  • Kristy Bullock
  • Matt Storrs
  • Phoenixcomedy.org
 
Location: North 228

Dragon Age (Bioware) now has three epic games chock full of extensive lore and in-depth backstories of their engaging characters. This panel delves into the Dragon Age Universe and how much it means to the players of today. Discussions involve the examinations of familiar characters and how they tie into each game, the evolution of the mages' rights, the fall of the Templars, the societies of elves, the religions of Thedas, and of course the Romance Options! Disclaimer: Any historical information provided by Varric is not guaranteed to be accurate.

who'll be here
  • Chris Rensing
  • Clever Fox Cosplay
  • Elly Snyder
  • Sarrah Wilkinson
  • Sasha Hendricks
 
Location: North 226

Somehow sober - the guys from the Science of Drinking devised their own trivia game testing the full realm of trivial things in the movies you love to hate and hate to love. From classic, new & obscure movies - we mix it up with an eclectic collection! Come test your knowledge against their dry wit and cosmic humor! Sign up your team today by clicking HERE

who'll be here
  • Anthony Fuentes
  • Brad Walling
  • Todd Filek
 

A look into the more adult themed myths of Ancient Greece and Rome. Join Far From Home's Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, with this dark and sensual panel as we dig deep into the erotic past. Come hear about long forgotten aspects of ancient Greece such as incubi, the Bacchanalia, the true origins of the Minotaur and more.

This panel is for adults only, 18 and up please. Children will be turned away at the door so we can help protect their innocence. 

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Far From Home (2 panelists)
  • Stephanie Olson
  • T.M. Williams
 
Location: North 229

From the films, to the books, to the various animated series, this trivia challenge has something for every fan. Have fun testing your Star Wars knowledge and maybe even win some cool prizes in the process! No Jedi mind tricks allowed! To join - sign up HERE

who'll be here
  • Jason Hunt
  • Joey Letson
  • Kyle Avery
 

Come join the The Walking Dead Cosplay AZ group to discuss all things Walking Dead! TV Show vs. Comic Books, character development, predictions for the TV show/comics and fan theories! Audience participation is encouraged, so bring your best ideas!

who'll be here
  • Brian Korzec
  • Talking Dead AZ (8 panelists)
 

Is it a mistake? What happened to so and so? Is that a plot hole so large you could drive a bus through it? Continuity? Bah! We discuss all those and more in this panel devoted to the what about and could have beens..

who'll be here
  • Chris Swanson
  • Cinnamon Hayes
  • Gavin Hazeldene
  • Melanie Hazeldene
  • Richard Clayton
  • ZAA Cosplay
 
Location: North 227

A game where audience members try to put a name to quotes from various works within the Fantasy / Steampunk genres

who'll be here
  • Cara Beth
  • Julie Largent
  • Kimi Ann
 
Location: North 130

Come test your knowledge of the transformers and see if you have what it takes to win some awesome prizes.

who'll be here
 

If there's one thing geeks and nerds love, it's knowing more than the people around them! Join us for a different spin on the usual trivia contest where your hosts will read incorrect statements which you need to correct with the statement "Ummm...Actually..." It's Jeopardy! meets Geek trivia!
 

who'll be here
  • Al Sparrow
  • Steve Mandel
 
Location: North 229

What is it with Aliens & Charades? Well if you believe you have what it takes - join us as we have invited the Tusken Raiders to challenge your ears and imagination in the first ever Tusken Charades contest!

who'll be here
  • Brad Walling
  • Jim Welch
  • Jordan Lyndell-Lees
  • Todd Filek
 
Location: North 226

Video games that have either made it to Theaters or TV: Are they decent adaptations? or could they be better? And what about other games becoming movies or shows?

who'll be here
  • Augustine Rollinger
  • Kirsten Schulte
  • Randy Elmer
 

Because everyone likes a Bad Girl. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Are you a bad guy or girl? Want to meet other bad guys and girls? Then this is the place for you. No Heroes allowed at this Meetup of the Malicious!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

They were only supposed to go on a three week mission... ...but got stranded in the Delta Quadrant for 7 years! Join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of 'Star Trek: Voyager' and explore the missions of Captain Janeway and her crew.

who'll be here
  • Cinnamon Hayes
  • Debra Nickelson
  • Eileen Johnson
 
Location: North 231

Fighting with a lightsaber is more than just swinging a deadly weapon around at your opponent. For every teach there is form, finesses and style. Join us as we explore and demonstrate the use of an elegant tool of justice.

who'll be here
  • Culann Lewis
  • Felix Blinn
  • Michael Whyman
  • Todd Parent
 

One of the fascinating aspects of cosplaying is the complexity and many disciplines associated with it. Fabrication, prop making, engineering, wig styling, and of course cosmetics. This panel will focus on makeup in an art form. Topics covered: -Standard base makeup. -Complimenting skin tones. -Creating a look. -Body Painting. -Face Painting. -Prosthetics. -Cosplay Contacts. -Upkeep throughout the day. -References. -Genderbending. This panel will cover the do’s and don’ts of basic makeup techniques. We will dwell into more advance topics such as basic prosthetic making and the debate of liquid latex vs. pro’s aide. Feel free to come and check our panel out and bring any questions you may have!

who'll be here
  • Amie Lynn- Amy Pantea
  • Angelica Dawn
  • Liz Vickery
 
Location: North 231

Need a "Horrible" way to spend Sunday at Phoenix Comicon? We do the Weird Stuff is back for their third performance of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog. Come earn your PHD in Horribleness!

who'll be here
  • Megan White
 
Location: North 227

The Blue Ribbon Army (BRA) is the Unofficial Social Club of Phoenix Comicon/Fan Fest! Named for blue ribbons we wear to conventions, BRA is the group for people who want to share their geekiness with like-minded people! Come see what we're all about!

who'll be here
  • April Russell
  • Denise Hanks
  • Jen Hinds
  • Matt Hinds
 

Two rounds of six contestants go head to head in a Zombie Trivia gameshow. The winners of each round go to the finals to see who is the true Zombie Ace. Show your zombie knowledge and win great prizes.

who'll be here
  • Umbrella Corp AZ Hive
 

Join the Far From Home Research and Mythology division, Far From Home Presents, as we bring you the myths, customs and creatures and the true origins surrounding one of our favorite holidays. All Hallowed Saint's Day Eve. Why do we trick or treat? Why do we wear costumes? What does the actual day signify? All of these questions and more will be tackled.

who'll be here
  • Angela Kabasan
  • Far From Home (3 panelists)
  • T.M. Williams
 

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. Adam 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
 

Are you ready to take the plunge and start watching Doctor Who but think 50+ years of continuity is a bit daunting? Come listen to our panelists discuss which stories of Doctor Who make the best introduction to the series.

who'll be here
  • Alissa McKersie
  • Dwayne Plain
  • Jeff Schwarz
  • Jesse W Canfield
  • John Wheeler
 
Location: North 231

Join Joe Holt and Jamel Singleton as they present The Ultimate Movie Quote Trivia Game with famous lines from the 80's 90's and today. Hundreds of quotes, dozens of prizes, two hillarious hosts, and one great time!

who'll be here
  • Jamel Singleton
  • Joe Holt
 

Smart, Brave, Talented, and Beautiful - the Women of ‘Star Trek’ have captivated audiences for nearly 50 years through genre-busting characters like Nyota Uhura, Captain Janeway, Crewman Elizabeth Cutler, 7 of 9; even adversaries like the enigmatic Romulan Commander and the cold and calculating Sela.

Join us as we discuss all the Women in ‘Star Trek’, and the indelible mark they’ve left on Science Fiction as a genre, and television as a storytelling medium.

who'll be here
 

Tired of Hollywood ruining your favorite geek properties? Maybe you have an idea you want to see made into a movie that hasn't been done yet? Well join us in pitching ideas for reboots, re-imaginings and fresh takes for our favorite characters and properties. But don't just listen to us spew ideas, bring forth your own and pitch them to your fellow geeks, nerds and fans! We have all said "I would have liked to see it done better,"  well now's your chance to present all of those ideas to a bunch of like minded friends. This is all about fun and geeking out with your fellow attendees and participation is optional but completely welcome.    

 

who'll be here
  • Brian Simonsen
  • Jim Smith
  • Lita Beck
  • Matt Rader
 
Location: North 229

Celebrate some of the best Clone Wars story arcs, revisit some of the greatest characters, and see how the animated series contributed to the larger Star Wars universe in an amazing way.

who'll be here
  • Jason Hunt
  • Joey Letson
  • Kyle Avery
 

The Department of Zombie Defense wants you!! Do you have what it takes to defend the citizens? Be a recruit in the DOZD boot camp to see if you have what it takes. Few will survive, many will turn! Oorah!!

Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

The Department of Zombie Defense wants you!! Do you have what it takes to defend the citizens? Be a recruit in the DOZD boot camp to see if you have what it takes. Few will survive, many will turn! Oorah!!

 

Facing hordes of the undead can be really hard as it is, but when a zombie dog comes barreling through your window what do you do to survive?! This panel is back from the dead, no pun intended, and looking for fresh victims! We'll be discussing the zombies and their types, how to survive in a disaster based scenario, and recently added - how to dispatch the less discussed animal undead! Join us for a brain blowingly good time!

 

who'll be here
  • Aaron Steven Hargis
  • Ashlyn Kaye Hargis
  • Autumn Ivy  
  • Lee Anzalone
 
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