horror Programming for Comicon 2015

 

Join Educating [Geeks] for a live podcast covering the FX Network hit American Horror Story: Freak Show

who'll be here
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Megan Calcote
  • Sara Santiago
 

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 

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

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
 

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
 

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! 

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 
Location: West 211

Meet the crew behind the Fright House at Phoenix Comicon. We'll share what was different between 2014 and this year. Find out how we built the props and setup the haunt in one day. Stick around after the panel for the Open "Fright" House guided tour.

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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
 

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.  This is 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 enthusiast.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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! 

who'll be here
 
Location: West 213B

Tired of the same ole pop up scares in video games? Want a game that really gets under your skin? Venture into video game related Creepypastas about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
Location: West 213B

Tired of the same ole pop up scares in video games? Want a game that really gets under your skin? Venture into video game related Creepypastas about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary.

who'll be here
  • Alexandra Garcia
  • Jasmin Forney
  • Robert Brown
  • Ryan Garcia
 
Location: West 213B

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)
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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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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
 
Location: West 213B

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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!

who'll be here
  • Sarah Bunch
 
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
 

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
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: West 213B

Have you ever wondered where you can dine with a ghost in the downtown Phoenix area?  Or stay in a hotel where spirits refuse to check out? Take a haunting tour from the comfort of your chair with the MVD Ghostchasers as they tell stories of local Phoenix pubs, restaurants, theaters, hotels, train stations and more!  Some of these locations are within walking distance of the convention so you can check them out for yourself!

who'll be here
  • MVD Ghostchasers (4 panelists)
 

The people behind Cult Classics AZ, Phoenix's award winning genre film screening series, discuss what makes a horror film really work, the monster at its core or the final girl or monster hunter out to stop them. Who is really the hero in a horror film? Monster or hunter?

who'll be here
  • Adam Rutkowski
  • Kirby Nelson
  • Ruby Tate
  • Victor Moreno
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 213B

Join Founder(s) Jay & Marie Yates -As Seen On- Travel Channel, Biography Channel, & ABC along with Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The COPS Crew" & Affiliates from Paranormal Discord as they discuss the hysteria that the general public has at the first sign of a possible haunting that "It's Demonic". COPS Crew will give you an inside look at how they personal determine what is or is not demonic. In addition, dispelling the myths about the demonic and share with the audience their own personal experiences with their encounters with truly demonic forces in the field of paranormal investigations & their personal lives.

who'll be here
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
  • Michael Papp
  • Roy Weedmark
 

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
  • Megan Calcote
 

Come join Arizona's own Thrill The World group as they teach you, step by step, how to dance Michael Jackson's Thriller! Amaze your friends (Human or Zombie) with your thrilling new dance moves, no mere mortal can resist!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: West 211

Professional Ghost Hunter(s) & Owner(s) of Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The COPS Crew" Jay & Marie Yates -As Seen On- Travel Channel, Biography Channel, & ABC will take you on a journey of their own personal accounts of growing up haunted, raising children with paranormal sensitivity, & the many paranormal related struggles that Jay Yates encountered as a young man trying to make sense of the supernatural. It will also feature COPS Crew Researcher(s) Haydyn & Jesse Matthews current daily struggles with the same issues as they are still teenagers trying to make sense of the paranormal by turning their focus to Ghost Hunting themselves.

who'll be here
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
 

Local author Craig W. Chenery will lead an open discussion on overcoming the challenges of creating, attending comicon and pop culture fandom for people living with bipolar disorder, depression and/or social anxiety.

For additional information on Craig, please visit here

who'll be here
  • Craig Chenery
 

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

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Khurt Khave
 

A retrospective look at the making of Michael Jackson's ground breaking music video and album Thriller. Get a behind the scenes tour of the film makers, make up effects, dancers, musicians and artists responsible for creating some of the most influential music and images of all time. Stick around, immediately following will be the "Dance The Thriller Panel" to teach you all the dance moves. 

who'll be here
  • Jason Alofs
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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
 

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
  • Elizabeth Aguirre
  • Montana Graham
 
Location: Horror Interactive West 212

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Horror Interactive West 212

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Horror Interactive West 212

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 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 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
 
Location: West 213B

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

Join Educating [Geeks] as they cover the controversial 2nd Season of the FOX Network hit Sleepy Hollow

who'll be here
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Bri Valdivia
  • Devon Adams
 

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

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

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

 

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" Taylor
  • Jesse W Canfield
  • Matt Duncan
  • Sean Mushro
 

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
  • Far From Home
 

Come join the AZ Walking Dead Cosplay 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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

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
 

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
  • Far From Home
 
Location: West 213B

Professional Ghost Hunter(s) & Owner(s) of Crossing Over Paranormal Society "The COPS Crew" Jay & Marie Yates -As Seen On- Travel Channel, Biography Channel, & ABC along with their team of Paranormal Investigators of COPS Crew will share their real life stories of when the hunter became the hunted "When Ghosts Attack" in the field of paranormal investigation and in their own personal lives.

who'll be here
  • Jamie Kroll
  • Jay Yates
  • Marie Yates
  • Michael Papp
  • Paul Lovegrove
  • Roy Weedmark
 
Location: West 211

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!!

 
Location: West 211

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
 
Location: Third Street Activities

Starts in Room 120D: Join the horde in our 8th Zombie Walk, bravely contained by the Department of Zombie Defense and Umbrella Corp's AZ Hive. If you’re looking woefully alive, zombify yourself at the Get Your Zombie On make-up room (5-7pm) in 120D.

who'll be here
  • Department of Zombie Defense
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Umbrella Corp AZ Hive
 
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