film and tv Programming
 
Location: South 166

Educating [Geeks] discusses female characters in 3 stories by HP Lovecraft. Women figure prominently in these stories. Are the portrayals realistic? Are they just plot devices? What reactions are provoked? The Dunwich Horror film is also discussed.

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Location: North 121bc

Considering it has been named the "Longest Running Science Fiction Television Program", Doctor Who has a multitude of fascinating stories to choose from. Join our Whovian Experts as we discuss The Top 10 Must See Doctor Who Stories!

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40 years of Rocky Horror Costuming
Friday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 231a

How Rocky Horror Costuming has changed over the years, who and where are the best places and people to get Rocky Horror Costuming.

(pictured: Valley Art, Tempe, 1979)

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A Couple of Nobody's Go To Comicon
Saturday, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: North 227c

We will discuss the latest in comics, games and movies as well as our experience at comicon.

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Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com)

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
American Horror Story: Coven
Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: South 166

Join Educating [Geeks] as they discuss Season 3 of American Horror Story: Coven. The supreme requests that you wear your best black hat. Protect the coven!

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Ask A Detective: Sherlocked Edition
Friday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: North 225a

Ask A Detective Sherlocked EditionMeet the cast of Sherlock and ask them questions. Do you want to know how crazy Moriarty is? Maybe ask Sherlock if he knows that he looks like an otter? Perhaps ask Watson if he was a hedgehog in his past life? Interview us at this fun PG-13 panel!

If you'd like to audition for this panel then please visit here.

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Ask SuperWhoLock
Day and time: TBA

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

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Best of Doctor Who
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

Come sit in during this exciting panel as our Whovian experts discuss the best of our favorite British Sci-Fi TV Show! Catagories include: Best Companion, Best Serial/Story, Best Alien, Best Doctor, Scariest moment, Best Villain, and more!

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

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

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

We Look at the life of Nicholas Courtney and his famous alter ego Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart and see just how extraordinary they both were in Doctor Who's 50 year History.

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Join host Chris Gore for a night of Cosplay Comedy. See some of the best comedians in the nerd universe dressed as your favorite characters from Star Wars, Marvel and DC doing stand up comedy like you've never seen before! It's geektastic fun!

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Location: Valley of the Sun

Comedy Mutant, a stand up comedy show featuring Head Mutant Brian Posehn, Myk Kaplan and Mike Drucker!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Confessions Of A Comic Book Nerd
Friday, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

A screening of "Confessions of a Comic Book Nerd" with a discussion on the stereotypes involving comic book "nerds" with the filmmaker.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Corpsing for Dummies
Sunday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

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

Whether you're big, tall, or small, cosplay is definitely for you! Learn how to obtain confidence in the costumes you wear. Discover ways to alter clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you'll have a grand time

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Cosplay for Intermediates
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

So do you think that you have what it takes to be an Intermediate? Well stop on in. Figure out the do's & dont's and get some helpful hints on when & where to show off your skills, and make things just right! Stop on in, cosplay friends and family, no judging, just fun!

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Cosplay from the Skin Out
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

In this panel we will talk to you about Cosplay from the skin out. How to choose the proper undergarments to make the most of your body & your Cosplay costume. Also, we will discuss cleaning, maintenance & storage of cosplay costumes so they last.

Brought to you by Lady Ember Brennen Sparks, experienced cosplayer and professional costume designer and makeup artist.

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Cosplay Horror Stories
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn from our pain. A panel of experienced Cosplayers tell you about their hard lessons learned from wearing a costume at a con. We will talk about the considerations beyond wearing the costume. Where do you put your phone? How to stay hydrated? How are you going to get to the bathroom? How to eat in your costume? What’s a Handler? Many of these untold mysteries will be revealed and discussed.

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Are you just starting out, not sure where to start or even who to cosplay as? Come learn from our group; some members have been cosplaying for years & some are just starting out, like you! Fun & excitement, ending with a mini game with a prize!

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Starting off in such a heavy-hitting cosplay world can be intimidating, but there's plenty of help! Anabel Martinez, a cosplay event coordinator and founder of Men vs Cosplay, has worked with cosplayers ranging from novice to experts for a variety of events and can help you whether you're just starting out, or want to get your cosplay out into the world.

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Costume Armor Weathering Techniques
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Allen Amis as he shares some of his coveted armor painting and weathering techniques in a live demonstration. Get the tips and tricks necessary to bring your armored cosplay to the next level- adding rust, battle damage, scorch marks, & more!

Allen Amis is an award winning and full-time costume builder.

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Take a look into the creation process of a costume, beginning with the actual concept (drawing) and then turning it into reality. Learn tips and tricks from Ivy Doomkitty on various materials that can be used to achieve your vision, as well as learn about modifications that can be made so that your 2D concept can translate well into the real world. Costuming samples will be on display (Notepad and pen recommended)

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Unleash your imagination & learn to make professional quality masks in this interactive panel! Artists will demonstrate various mask-making techniques & teach you how to make personalized masks for your own costume using plaster bandage & paper clay.

The panel will be led by local artist legend Zarco Guerrero, who has devoted the last 30 years of his life to creating masks for theater, performance, and cultural displays. Zarco’s work has been featured during Phoenix Suns halftime events and cultural festivals for Japanese Matsuri Festival and Día de los Muertos, as well as an hour-long PBS documentary on his work, titled The Mask of El Zarco. He will be joined on stage by members of the Flow Ninjas: a group of parkour-enthusiasts-turned-cosplayers who regularly study mask-making under Zarco and perform at various cultural events and costume conventions.

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The Jaze's pride themselves in ensuring their costumes, props, photography, & digital artwork are as authentic as possible, so that once in costume they actually become the character! This panel will discuss the challenges of making those costumes & bringing a character to life.

Although a young company, social media recognition has skyrocketed Jaze Cosplay into one of the most fashionable cosplayers in the industry. Formed by husband and wife team Aime and Lance, JAZE COSPLAY understand the value in honorably and respectfully portraying the cosplay characters that they love and admire. Their level of commitment positively impacts the fans of those characters, which, in turn, brings them the joy and satisfaction of knowing they've succeeded in making that fans' dream of meeting that character a reality!

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

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

Visit: www.trcicstudio.com

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Dalek Construction
Day and time: TBA

You've seen Rel the Dalek all over Phoenix Comicon, now come see what it took to build her from the bottom up.

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Location: North 127ab

Join writer/producer Dean Lorey and author Jon Lewis for a look at what Dean's been up to in Hollywood lately including Arrested Development and The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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Doctor Horrible Shadowcast
Sunday, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: grand ballroom

Need a "Horrible" way to spend Sunday at PCC? We do the Weird Stuff is back for an encore performance of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog. Come dressed in costume and compete to earn your PHD in Horribleness!

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Location: North 121bc

A fun filled hour of Doctor Who discussion with a rainbow twist. From openly gay actors who have appeared in the Davies era, to interspecies lesbian sidekicks during Moffat's reign, Doctor Who has Inclusive themes and characters for fans of all orientations. Join us as we look at why the show resonates so well with LGBT fans within the fandom.

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

A Look at the Monsters of Doctor Who. The Best and Brightest and the not so bright (Myrka anyone). What makes a Doctor Who Monster special and what can we do to redeem it. Not your usual list.

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Doctor Who on a Dime
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

So you want to be the Doctor, a companion, a villain, or the TARDIS? Maybe you just realized that the wardrobe closet on the TARDIS is bigger on the inside but your wallet isn't. Come sit in with our Whovian experts as we discuss Doctor Who Cosplay for the frugal whovian.

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Location: North 121bc

When Doctor Who went on "hiatus" in 1989, people questioned whether it would ever return. In 1996, due to a partnership with Fox, The BBC was finally able to continue the story of the Doctor with a made for TV film that aired in both Britain and The US. Unfortunatley, this production proved to be unsuccessful. Join our experts as we discuss the events leading up to, and the aftermath of this failure.

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Duct/Duck Tape Costume Contest
Thursday, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

You've heard of the Duck Tape prom dress competition- now there's a pop culture version! You've watched the Mythbusters make a boat with duck tape, armor should be cinch. Let your creative juices fly ... then cover them in tape!

(Oh, you haven't heard of it? You can check it out at the Duck Brand website)

To get you started, here's some tutorials and inspiration (Note- your costume need not be 100% tape, you can cover fabric or cardboard with tape. Please make it MOSTLY duct tape, though!)

Get ideas on making tape clothing at Wikiehow's Make A Duct Tape Dress tutorial

Check out an article on this lovely Firefly couple at Costume Craze

Ohh look, a Princess Leia! She made it a mini-dress, but it's adorable.

Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!

A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.

(and then, after reading that, you'll think "Yeah, but how do I make one of those sweet Musketeer hats? Me too! Here ya go... )

Plus, the biggest question of all answered by Mental Floss: Is it Duck Tape or Duct Tape?

Titles awarded will include:
Most Amazing
Most Beautiful
Most Humorous
Most Applause (Audience Favorite)
And maybe more....

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

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Location: North 225a

Bat and Hammer discuss this week's hot topics in the world of nerdom!

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Everything About Roosterteeth
Friday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: North 225a

A panel to explain the company Roosterteeth, all of the staff, the series they put out, the different branches of the company, the community, and the fandom itself. It will consist of talking about the company for most of the hour followed by a Q&A from the audience along with anything they'd like to share about Roosterteeth.

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Fanboy Rant
Thursday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Hello to all of the Fans, Dorks, Geeks and Nerds out there in Fanland and welcome to the world of Fanboy Rant.

On this podcast, we strive to different forms of fandom. Be it from cars to comics, books to Barbies, zebras to Zuul, we wanna talk about your fandom. We want to show that everyone has the right to let their nerd flag fly and show the love they have for the subjects they're passionate for! So your Fanboys Josh and Brian and a rotating cast of friends and special guests will explore the world of Fanboys! So have a listen, have some fun, but in the end, "Don't Forget To Be A Fan!!"

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 227c

A LIVE podcast from the Four Eyed Radio Network as Eric, Stephen and Matthew talk pop culture, current events, music, gaming, movies, television and more!

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Location: South 166

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

Visit: www.craigwchenery.com

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Gallifrey Falls No More
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

In the wake of the 50th anniversary special's revelation about the fate of the Time Lords, the whole landscape of modern Who has changed. Join us as we speculate and discuss what this means for the Doctor and the series, retrospectively and going forward.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Geek Weddings on a Budget
Thursday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

A panel of experts talk about their own Geek weddings while doling out advice on saving money here and there, as well as where to splurge.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 225a

A look back at some of the best TV shows to be cancelled too early, such as Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Heroes and Chuck. We'll review what made the shows great, why they were canned, and if there is any future for the franchise. The panel will include an "In Memoriam" tribute video and a eulogy for each show, giving them the proper farewells they deserve. Join us for audience participation and trivia as we reminisce about other cult hits like Freaks and Geeks, Jericho, Reaper and Alphas.

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

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

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Imagine a world where few could read or write. How would you know if the armor-clad warrior approaching is friend or foe? In popular shows like Game of Thrones and The Tudors, plus games like Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft, symbols are used to represent different factions. The use of symbols isn't limited to historical/fantasy, though. In comics such as Superman and Batman, symbols are used to represent the heroes, and sometimes the villans. In this panel we'll give a brief explanation of what heraldry is and how it's used in today's pop culture.

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How to be Successful on YouTube
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

A surprising yet rapidly growing career field is the YouTube™ community. How do you make money on YouTube? How can you even become noticed on YouTube? MrCreepyPasta and CreepyRainbowPasta explain how to start, build and maintain your brand.

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How to Run a Comedy Writer's Room
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 227c

The panel will discuss how to create and run a Comedy Writers Room. From "the Show of Shows" to the Onion, comedy writers rooms have always been collegues pitching lots of ideas the brainstorming and cutting quickly.

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Location: North 121bc

Join our panel of experts in a interactive discussion about why we love Doctor Who and what got us to be fans and what keeps us as fans.

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Cosplay is fun but it can be expensive when you’re starting out! Luckily, it doesn't have to be. Come learn to express yourself without maxing your AmEx. You too can bring your favorite characters to life! Whether you want to make your own outfits & props or purchase them, join Broken Doll Cosplay for a fantastical hour of cosplay madness!

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Location: North 227c

Join Educating [Geeks] as they discuss Fox TV's "Sleepy Hallow". From the origins of Irving's narrative to this adaptation's biblical allusions and cultural tropes, the panel will deconstruct the series and squee over its charming cast and clever writing.

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Illusion: The Art of Cross-play
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Found a character you want to cosplay, but it's the opposite of the gender you actually are? While "gender-bent" costumes are fun, what if you'd rather be accurate? Join professional Male Illusionist Anson Reign & guests for clues, tips, and a Q&A.

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Improv 101
Friday, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: North 225a

Do you like acting or are good at thinking on your feet? If so, then this panel is for you! We'll be playing some games like Freeze and doing other improvisational. So come on down and join the fun!

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Improv 101
Saturday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: North 225a

Do you like acting or are good at thinking on your feet? If so, then this panel is for you! We'll be playing some games like Freeze and doing other improvisational. So come on down and join the fun!

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

You’ve got your costume down, your wig is fabulous, & you think you’ve done a great job. But can you go the extra mile and stay in-character as we throw you into wild situations? What is Batman’s drink order at Starbucks? How would Naruto react on a blind date with Deadpool? Join Priapella Corp as we test your skills.

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

Want to make a costume but have no skills to help you start? Well look no further than this panel! House Lionheart will teach you techniques for costume creation that don't require a sewing machine. Ideas will work for cosplay, steampunk, & fantasy genres, just to name a few. Don't let your lack of skills interfere with your desire to join the costumed ranks! Listen and learn today!

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Location: North 121bc

A look at the origins of Doctor Who, the impact of the classic stories, and how it changed science fiction.

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Fashion styles made popular from Japanese fashion magazines, movies & mangas like Gothic Lolita Bible, Kera, Kamikaze Girls, Rozen Maiden or Japanese bands Malice Mizer & LM.C. Watch for us during the Fashion Walk in the halls after the show.

Interested in showing off your style?  Contact Miranda at Miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon.com to sign up!

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Kids Galore, Disney and More!
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: South 159

Come ask your favorite childhood characters the questions you've wanted answers to since you first saw them! Characters of all kinds from many series will be present: Disney, Dreamworks, Nickolodeon, and more! You never know who you might find!

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Leather bracers are a key part of many cosplay styles and genres. Come join House Lionheart and learn hands on how to make a pair of bracers as well as decorate them. All supplies will be provided and the cost per pair is $35. If you have specific decor in mind, feel free to bring it along and the crafting experts will help your add your ideas to your personalized project.

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If you have just discovered this new world of steampunk, the one thing you can't leave on your adventures without is your protective eye wear. Join me in this workshop to make your own pair of Genuine Leather Steampunk Goggles to take on your adventures. I will provide everything you need to make and take your goggles. You may want to add your own flair to them with gears, additional optical lenses or things to make them unique to you.

Workshop will be lead by costuming veteran Mike Syfritt. Mike is a local cosplayer most known for his Gaslight Joker and steampunk outfits. He is a member of the Arizona Steampunk Society, Arizona Avengers and Justice League Arizona.

Cost for the workshop is $20. A pre-cut pattern will be supplied along with needle and thread. If you do not choose to order your kit ahead of time, you will also get unstained leather and clear lenses. On Pre-Orders you will be able to choose your lens color and stain color (Tan, Brown, Black or Laser-etched) Lens color choices are:
Clear
Smoke
Atomic Green
Purple
Pink
Blue
Red

To pre-order, click below:

Leather Goggles
Lens colors
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Join our panel as we discuss how to put together awesome Harry Potter costumes from scratch or "upcycling" Muggle clothes. Turn an old graduation gown into House robes! Wands, scarves & more will be covered. Now, turn to page 394...

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Make Your Own My Little Pony Ears
Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Using felt and a needle & thread, come join us and walk out with pony ears! We provide all materials and instructions, and walk you through the process. Included this year will be bobby pins to wear them out the door. $5 workshop fee.

Pre-paid kit orders can choose a color:
Pink, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Purple, White, or Red.

Kits purchased at-con will be able to choose from Pink & Blue.

To pre-pay, send $5 using PayPal to glitzy.faery@gmail.com - add your color preference and the name of the person that the kit is for in the comment box.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Make Your Own My Little Pony Ears
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Using felt and a needle & thread, come join us and walk out with pony ears! We provide all materials and instructions, and walk you through the process. Included this year will be bobby pins to wear them out the door. $5 workshop fee.

Pre-paid kit orders can choose a color:
Pink, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Purple, White, or Red.

Kits purchased at-con will be able to choose from Pink & Blue.

To order, send $5 using PayPal to glitzy.faery@gmail.com - add your color preference and the name of the person that the kit is for in the comment box.

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

Want to take your cosplay to the next level? Join Broken Doll Cosplay to learn the art of creating and applying makeup looks to transform you into your character! We will answer all of your questions, along with giving you useful tips and tricks. Feel free to bring makeup if you are interested in your desired look becoming a live demo!

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Mandalorian Mercs
Friday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mandalorian Mercs

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Moontrap
Saturday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: North 227ab

TomCat Films presents "Moontrap"

During a routine flight, two veteran space shuttle pilots discover an alien artifact and bring it back to earth. It soon turns out to be an extraterristial war robot, which is able to recycle any biological or technical material for its own deadly use. The two astronauts are sent to the moon where NASA expects to uncover the mystery of the alien robot's origin. They discover an ancient humanoid culture and battle the ultimate threat of the war machines heading earth.

Starring Bruce Campbell and Walter Koenig

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Parasol Painting Make & Take Workshop
Thursday, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Hand-paint your own paper parasol! Parasol, paints and brushes, glue and glitter will be provided. Have fun and let your imagination run wild. Kit is $25; send payment through Paypal to Rkcarter@cox.net

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Location: North 227ab

Join us as we award this year's winners for the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival, the Film Challenge and the Short Screenplay Competition!!!

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Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge
Friday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: North 227ab

Join us as we screen this year's entries for the Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge!!!

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Location: North 227c

For some major productions, the process of selecting actors for sometimes hundreds of parts may often require specialized staff. While the last word remains with the people in charge, artistic and production, a casting director is in charge of most of the daily work involved in this process during pre-production. Faith Hibbs-Clark has worked on many studio projects including Jarhead, Take Me Home Tonight, and Piranha 3D. Come learn what it takes to be a casting director or get cast in a major motion picture.

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Location: North 227c

Costuming for film and TV is different from Cosplay.  Somethings are easier, some are more difficult.  Come and learn from one of Arizona's own who has worked on shows like Castle, Goldilocks, and more.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 227c

Ever since Windows Movie Maker and iMovie were released, everyone thinks they can cut together a film.  Come learn from the pros on how to edit your film and provide simple FX to make your film pop.

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Location: North 227c

Learn the art of raising the capital yourself then you are in the drivers seat of your career. No more begging agents, managers and producers to give you the time of day. You can make your movie the way You want, on YOUR own terms.

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Location: North 227c

The location manager is a member of the film crew responsible for the finding and securing locations to be used, obtaining all needed fire, police and other governmental permits, and coordinating the logistics involved for the production to successfully complete its necessary work. They are also the face of the production to the community and responsible for addressing the issues that may arise due to the production's impact on the community. Jason Bonnell has worked as a location manager on independent and studio pictures including Cowboys and Aliens, Thor, and Star Trek. Come learn about locations, how to get started, and what to expect.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 227c

Do you want to tell a true story?  Making a Documentary is about pouring over hundreds of hours of footage to find the details in a mountain of needles.  Come learn about making your own Documentary.

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Location: North 227c

The script development process is not for the faint hearted because everyone will have an opinion on your work.  You know how to write, but come learn about working with a producer and the process of finishing your script.

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Location: North 227c

Music and sound are key to making a finished film. Learn from the experts on how to successfully mix your dialog, sound FX, and music to somplete your film.  Sound like a Pro!

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Location: North 225a

Join us as this year's Phoenix Comicon Short Screenplay Competition winning screenplay will be the focus of a table read with actors/actresses.

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Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

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Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

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Podcasting for (and from) Dummies
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: North 227c

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.

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Producing Independent Film in Arizona
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 225a

Discussing the challenges of producing film in Arizona and examining the filmmaking process from financing to casting to post-production.

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Rebel Legion
Sunday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Rebel Legion

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Critically acclaimed author & TV host Craig W. Chenery will provide an in depth look at the various remakes and unofficial sequels of George A Romero's original zombie trilogy - Night, Dawn & Day of the Dead. Visit: www.craigwchenery.com

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Location: North 227c

Every day, history is made - whether it's the Rum Rebellion on January 26th, the birth of Nandor Fodor on May 13th, or the death of J.R.R. Tolkien on September 2nd, history happens every day. And every day, comedians are painstakingly combing the headlines for new joke fodder. With "This Day In History", comedians are challenged to write entirely new material about the past events of the date of the performance and bring their totally fresh, unrehearsed ideas to the stage!

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Sew ...You Want To Join The Empire?
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Check out the “softer” side of Imperial costuming: discuss what the baddies wear besides armor. From Fett’s battle-worn flight suit to the imposing cowl of the Emperor to the sandblasted Tusken wrappings, learn about sewing yourself to the Dark Side.

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Sherlock Social Media Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A picture scavenger hunt using your mobile device and Twitter. Choose your team and get ready. More details coming soon.

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Historical inspirations for the costuming in such shows as The Tudors, The Borgias and Rome!  Local re-enactors will present historically accurate costumes from all parts of history, from the Romans to the Renaissance. You can vote for your favorite costume and check them out up close!

If you have anu questions, please contact jo.stomel@phoenixcomicon.com.

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

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Location: North 225a

This panel is an overview and demonstration on how to create and apply practical special effects makeup and appliances. Scupting and casting techniques will be discussed and demonstrated followed by a Q & A session.

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Spirits of the Force: 10-Year Reunion
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 225a

The local Star Wars fan film, Spirits of the Force, was first screened at the Phoenix Comicon back in 2005. 10 years and a full trilogy later, the original cast reunites to discuss fan films and what it was like playing in the galaxy far, far away.

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The Federation and beyond. The uniforms and civilian wear from TOS (The Original Series) to the Abrams-verse. How does/did the fashions of the time influence the fashions of the Federation.

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Simple ways to use make-up to transform yourself into your favorite alien. Includes discussion of various makeups and things to be aware of as you use them.

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How to apply your make-up and/or prosthetic so that it looks real (or as real as possible), doesn't fall off in the middle of a photo session, etc. Blending, shading, & basics on using prosthetics and hair to give your alien a more realistic touch.

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Gas Masks are an essential part of many costumes from Gaming to Fantasy. This unique design was created with the do-it-yourself costumer in mind. I will provide all the materials you need to make and wear your one of a kind gas mask. $20 kit fee for the craft foam mask, and $45 for the leather.

(Main image is the craft foam, here's a pic of the leather)

You can bring some small items that you would like to add to personalize your mask; things like gears, pendents, brads and LEDs.

Workshop will be lead by costuming veteran Mike Syfritt. Mike is a local cosplayer most known for his Gaslight Joker and steampunk outfits. He is a member of the Arizona Steampunk Society, Arizona Avengers and Justice League Arizona.

There will be color options on the masks for pre-orders.


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

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

To pre-order, click below.

Leather Mask
Craft Foam Mask
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Steampunk Boba Fett presents his first short fan film combining the Star Wars and Steampunk worlds together. Following the film, he discusses the process of making the movie with a zero budget!

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Steampunk Fashion Show
Saturday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Victorian Fashion, Mechanical Wonders, and Alternate History Gadgets are just a few of the incredible spectacles to behold at the Steampunk Fashion Show. Enjoy a unique take on the style and vogue of the Steampunk world from a diverse group of designers, but beware of stray Ray Gun blasts! 

Interested in showing off your style?  Contact Diana at diana.given@phoenixcomicon.com to sign up!

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Stormtroopers: 'Armor' Accurate
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Want to be a stormtrooper but don’t know how? Come learn what it takes to make your own Stormtrooper and Clone Trooper armor, and how to make it more accurate to the screen versions. No hokey religions and ancient weapons here!

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Location: North 227c

Cast and crew will be talking cinema and screening their latest project, "Sum Of Its Parts", as well as bringing news on future Brick Cave Media projects

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Super 8
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

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Ever wanted to know how fast Superman flies? Why Green Lantern is Green? Why Batman only works in black? Now you can ask your favorite superheroes all those questions! How does Wonder Woman find her invisible jet?

Get ready for some family friendly fun from the Justice League Arizona!

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Supernatural: In-Character Q&A
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 227c

Have you ever wondered which "Hunting Trip" was Sam and Dean's favorite? Do you want to know the inner workings of the Winchesters, their friends and enemies (or "frienemies" as the case may be) alike? Then this is the perfect panel for you! Swing by to ask your favorite characters all the questions you've been dying to know the answers to.

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

Visit: www.mikemaclean.net

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Talk Nerdy To Me!
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 225a

Awkward Conversation returns to the Phoenix Comicon for a LIVE podcast recording. This is your chance for YOU to put the hosts and members of the audience on the spot and the most awkward answer wins!

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Location: North 121bc

A look at one of the more recent favorite companions of the doctor. All the fun without all the drama. An interactive panel where the audience is encouraged to participate.

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The Making of Locker 13
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 225a

Independent feature shot half in Arizona and half in California while facing the challenges of shooting an anthology. The entire process involving writing to production, from casting to post, will be discussed with the crew and cast.

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The Making of Mission: Imposter
Friday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 227c

Join the cast and crew of Mission: Irrerparable and the follow-up, Mission: Imposter as they discuss the making of the movie.

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The Sting Chronicles: An Introduction
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 225a

Behind-the-scenes and Q & A from the Arizona-based web series

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The Sting Chronicles: An Introduction
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 225a

Behind-the-scenes and Q & A from the Arizona-based web series

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Location: South 166

Maniacs, Chainsaws, Gore! Learn about the infamous Video Nasties movies. In the 1980s a UK campaign was launched targeting horror VHS. Extreme horror was too obscene and then totally banned, leading to moral panic. Do some films go too far?

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Torchwood
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

Like Doctor Who, Its spinoff, Torchwood has made a splash with fans across the pond. Join our panel of Whovians as we discuss what makes John Barrowman so hot, and why this British MIB works so well.

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Location: North 225a

The local web series about the worst starship crew in the galaxy is becoming a movie! Join the cast and crew for an exclusive look at what's involved bringing the show to the big screen.

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Want to know about Cecil & Carlos' condo? How about where Glow Cloud gets all those dead animals? Of course being too inquisitive is dangerous to you & your family's health. And of course we'd NEVER ask the Hooded Figures about the Dog Park. No one must enter the dog park...

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Location: North 227c

Everyone has a favorite TMNT if not all of them, let's find out why that is and even WHICH TMNT ARE YOU!?! Through a scientific approach and nostalgia, we'll discuss what turtle (and versions) were our favorites and just want made them tick.

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WHO's the Best?
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 121bc

The Doctor has lead many different lives during his travels through time and space, with each of his regenerations being nothing like the last. Join our panel of Whovians as we discuss each of these incarnations in depth and help us decide who is the best of all!

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Youth Fashion Show
Sunday, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Denise Gary (Kids Need To Read) will be the Mistress of Ceremonies with help from the Knightingirls, Knightingail and Kaeli, at the Youth Fashion Show. Kids showcase their fantastic costumes on the runway.

http://www.kidsneedtoread.org/

http://www.knightingail.com/

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