music Programming for Comicon 2016

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Join Matt, Kyle, Kellan, And Jose as they bring there uncanny brand of comedy to you live at Phoenix Comicon. Don't Miss the controlled chaos that is the Absolute Geek podcast as they bring you all the latest pop culture news surrounding the industry as well as updates live from the convention. If free stuff is your bag then don't miss a chance to play Absolute Geek Jeopardy.

who'll be here
  • Jose Cuellar
  • Kellen McCall
  • Kyle Stinson
  • Matt Alward
 

Why make a music video when you can make a MUSIC VIDEO. This is an entertaining and instructive panel discussion on the making of a long form post apocalyptic music video for a very unique band with a large following (www.kbassmusic.com). Topics of discussion will be: Making a world: Costumes, props and set design. Location shooting in Arizona: Heat, cold runaway cars and angry horses. Casting and Performance process Lessons learned directing a monstrosity. Fight choreography Raising the bar, How how to make everything feel bigger with performance , shot design and sound design. Blending a music video into a film cohesively.

who'll be here
  • Aaron Kyle Lee
  • Brian Windsor
  • Eric Schumacher
  • Ginger Ferguson
  • Jessica Shestko
  • Jesus Contreras
  • Josh Mattison
  • Robert Linden
  • Rogelio Camarillo
  • Sam Mattison
  • Sara Mirasola
  • Shelly Dunn
 

Did you know there's Simpsons trivia monthly in Phoenix or that there are local video barcades? How about Ninja Turtle Pizza Parties? Join Geekly Phoenix and some geek event producers, for how to experience comicon year round with a breakdown of geeky events and how to get involved.

who'll be here
  • Ruby Tate
  • Russ Kazmierczak
  • Victor Moreno
 

Various arts and crafts: origami, coloring sheets, games & puzzles, puppets. Face painting and balloon twisting at specific times throughout the day.

See the daily schedule posted in the Art Room for demonstrations, contests, and fun workshops for kids!

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Sierra Jimenez
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Making crowns and helmets, origami, collages, puppets. Face painting and balloons at scheduled times throughout the day. Featured Artists:

Lily Scribbles, Kevin Coulston

who'll be here
  • Alison Paul
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Kevin Coulston
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
  • Sierra Jimenez
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Origami, Circuit Boards, Games, Coloring Pages. Featured craft: Wands. Featured Artists: Kevin Coulston, Lily Scribbles.

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Kevin Coulston
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Various arts and crafts: Origami, Circuit Boards, Games, Puppets, Coloring Pages, including activities for Toddlers. Art Contest today at noon! Featured Artists: Kevin Coulston, Patrick Scullin, and Mike Collins.

who'll be here
  • Jordan Angel
  • Julianne Bonsaver
  • Keda Clark
  • Marisa Dawson
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Back by popular demand! The '80s were bad but the '90s knew they had to be even worse. Party like it's 1999 with the Awesomely Awfuls with a fourth year of the most awesomely awful movies and TV shows from the decade of Blockbuster and dialup!

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Manning
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
 

Back by popular demand! The '80s were awful but often awesomely so and the Awesomely Awfuls return for a fourth year of guilty movie and TV show pleasures from the decade of boomboxes and Rubik's cubes. I pity the fool who doesn't come to this panel!

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Manning
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
 

Back by popular demand! You loved our picks last year for the most awesomely bitchin' movies of the '80s and '90s and asked us back for more. So here we are with some more of the most underrated and overlooked gems from two decades of film.

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Manning
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Jim Miller
  • Michael Flanders
 

Looking for a magical place to party with your Con friends after hours? Want to make new friends in fantasy themed ballroom with special drinks, music, dancing, and surprises? Join us for 'Blue Ribbon Army Presents: One Party to Rule Them All'! All proceeds benefit the Kids Need to Read charity!


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who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $20
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Cockswain is a 7-piece Celtic folk punk band from Phoenix, Arizona, delivering high energy dance tunes that come straight from the heart! From their first show on St. Patrick's Day 2012 playing a handful of originals and a few traditional Irish tunes, Cockswain has evolved into a unique blend of Irish, Gypsy, and American Folk Rock. The title 'cockswain' is traditionally defined as “one who steers a ship,” but Cockswain sees this as someone in control of their own destiny, no matter what anyone says!

who'll be here
  • Cockswain
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Come learn some English and Irish Community set dances! No experience or partner necessary! Come to have fun. Similar to the dances done in Pride and Prejudice, Firefly, Cinderella, or square dancing.

 

who'll be here
  • Alex Canto
  • Tom Blake
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Dratini on the Rocks is a video game cover band with a jazzy twist. DOTR's ranges from classic tunes from the 8-bit era to current gen jams!

who'll be here
  • Dratini on the Rocks
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Dratini on the Rocks is a video game cover band with a jazzy twist. DOTR's ranges from classic tunes from the 8-bit era to current gen jams!

who'll be here
  • Dratini on the Rocks
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

The DREAD Fleet presents another one of a kind show! This year we showcase Pirates and Plumbers! With scenes from J.J. Zbylski's Flushed as well as some other surprise guest appearances! Prepare yourself for amazing plunger battles, terrifying siren spells, and a chanty singalong you might never unclog from your ears! All ages welcome!

who'll be here
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Enjoy live music? Come check out what your community has to offer with these incredible local artists. 

who'll be here
  • 80/20 Records
  • Epic Proportions Tour
 

Geek Girls is a web-series that follows Emma, a nerdy, quirky geek and her friends as she seeks loves outside her realm of nerdiness. Join the creator and cast of the new hit web series for an inside look into the making of the show followed by a Q&A with the cast!

who'll be here
  • Dana Skvarek II
  • Haley Lyons
  • Jolene Houser
  • Rachel Flowers
 
Location: West 101ABC Bookmans Art Room Event Area

The Phoenix based violin/percussion ensemble Tandem Duo will present "Girl Power in Music," a combination interactive performance and presentation on everything from decoding dress code lingo, to stage presence, to schlepping your own gear. Attendees will have the opportunity to perform with Tandem Duo and learn the tricks of the trade to be powerful individuals in the music industry.

who'll be here
  • Sugar & Carbs
  • Tandem Duo (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

That music that immediately tells you from the first note that the killer/monster/demon/alien is coming. We are here to talk about horror and music and the relationship each of them have with one another. We are going to take you on a journey into the depths of Horror and Music. Do You Wanna Party? 

who'll be here
 

Explore the world of Italian Horror! An introduction to the films, directors and composers of one the most overlooked and controversial areas of horror. From Argento, Bava and Zombies to Fulci, Cannibals and Black Gloved Killers, join us for a taste of Italy's finest!

who'll be here
 

Proudly welcoming goblins, faeries, and mortals alike to Jareth's castle beyond the Goblin City for a party to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth. Come in, "throw down your weapons and we'll see you're well treated." Dance, Magic, Dance for an unforgettably good time!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Celebrate the 1980s era of music, movies, television, fashion, comics, cartoons, anime, arcade and console gaming over drinks featuring dance remixes of iconic songs from classic video games in a relaxed lounge setting.

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who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff

Cost is $15
 

If you have wanted to dance like the characters in Cinderella, Firefly or Pride and Prejudice, this is the perfect afternoon session to get up and move. Kids and families are invited to learn some English and Irish community set dances! No experience or partner is necessary! Come have fun and learn some steps to practice at home!

who'll be here
  • Alex Canto
  • Tom Blake
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Calling all Metal fans, Cosplayers, Gamers, fan’s of Anime, Comic Books, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and a little bit of B-movies thrown in, Luminatus, based in Phoenix Arizona, is the premier Otaku Symphonic Metal band! Classically trained vocals over a mixture of hard hitting and light moving music. Luminatus' set list consist of very powerful original music mixed with their own covers of Anime, Video Game, TV and Movie soundtracks.

who'll be here
  • Luminatus
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Calling all Metal fans, Cosplayers, Gamers, fan’s of Anime, Comic Books, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and a little bit of B-movies thrown in, Luminatus, based in Phoenix Arizona, is the premier Otaku Symphonic Metal band! Classically trained vocals over a mixture of hard hitting and light moving music. Luminatus' set list consist of very powerful original music mixed with their own covers of Anime, Video Game, TV and Movie soundtracks.

who'll be here
  • Luminatus
 

Join the Masked Blogster and his crew as they record a live podcast to discuss the start of Comicon and what they look forward to this year in comics and movies. They'll also debut their new show "Sketchy," a faux reality series about a comic book shop.

who'll be here
  • Dalyn Viker
  • Jeff Dolniak
  • Jeremy Brunansky
  • Kevin Moyers
  • Mandy Colliatie
  • Matthew Eghbali
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Open Beta is an eclectic Geek-folk band. With Brian drumming, Erin fiddling, Paul... guitar-ing?, and all lending vocals to music inspired by Firefly, Star Wars, The Hobbit, Peter Gabriel, Great Big Sea, and more, you can’t keep from clapping along!

who'll be here
  • Open Beta
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

People Who Could Fly is an indie-pop band based in Phoenix, AZ, drawing influence from acts such as Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon, and The 1975. They formed in 2013 and have performed with Wiz Khalifa, Rick Springfield, and Howard Jones. PWCF was the live entertainment feature for the NFL Cardinals-Packers game in 2016.

who'll be here
  • People Who Can Fly
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

People Who Could Fly is an indie-pop band based in Phoenix, AZ, drawing influence from acts such as Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon, and The 1975. They formed in 2013 and have performed with Wiz Khalifa, Rick Springfield, and Howard Jones. PWCF was the live entertainment feature for the NFL Cardinals-Packers game in 2016.

who'll be here
  • People Who Can Fly
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

People Who Could Fly is an indie-pop band based in Phoenix, AZ, drawing influence from acts such as Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon, and The 1975. They formed in 2013 and have performed with Wiz Khalifa, Rick Springfield, and Howard Jones. PWCF was the live entertainment feature for the NFL Cardinals-Packers game in 2016.

who'll be here
  • People Who Can Fly
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Ever want to try out all those fun looking instruments in the percussion section of a band? Here is your chance to play with drums and have hands-on time with triangles, cymbals and loads of other fun stuff. Warning: It might get noisy. 

who'll be here
  • Sugar & Carbs
  • Tandem Duo (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 106ABC Activities

Ever want to try out all those fun looking instruments in the percussion section of a band? Here is your chance to play with drums and have hands-on time with triangles, cymbals and loads of other fun stuff. Warning: It might get noisy!

who'll be here
  • Sugar & Carbs
  • Tandem Duo (2 panelists)
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 102B
  • Sight Of The Sound
  • Aaron Allen And Those Who Were There - "House Of Cards"
  • Trahern - "Traveler"
  • The Magician
  • The Invitation To Armageddon
  • Lila Cheney - "I Will Steal Your Heart"
  • Inevitable
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B
  • The Farce: 500 Million
  • The Factory
  • Gorky: Super Drunk
  • Seek
  • They Pretend
  • I Die Alone
  • Notes From Wonderland
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A look back at the most iconic and memorable video game music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era. This nostalgic panel will cover the music of video games from legendary systems like the NES, SNES, Genesis, and Game Boy. We will also pay respect to their composers and legacy. Discover the rich musical history of Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Chrono Trigger, Streets of Rage, and more! Presented by Mercurius FM, an avid retro gamer who produces video game remixes, throws gaming nightclub parties, and has reached worldwide audiences as an award winning DJ/Music Producer. He also operates a video game website which gets thousands of visits a month writing about his opinions on gaming, For additional information, please visit here 

who'll be here
  • KatDensetsu
  • Melissa E
  • Mercurius FM
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Live music performances by Rock N Roll High School

Rock n Roll High School provides a safe & professionally instructed environment for young musicians, 7-19, to play in a rock n roll band. Bands practice in-studio & play regularly at the top venues & events in Phoenix. All genres are welcome.

http://rocknrollhighschool.biz/

who'll be here
  • Rock n Roll High School
 

Join the Rocky Horror Podcast Show for a live audio recording to talk about all things Rocky Horror. Shadowcasting, news on the Rocky Horror Picture Show remake to be released this fall and much, much more! So come up to the lab and see what's on the slab!

who'll be here
  • Adam Hecht
  • Rocky Horror Podcast Show (2 panelists)
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Run, Definitely Run! brings a unique blend of Rock and electronica peppered with a touch of metal. Think Atreyu meets Alex Mauer.

who'll be here
  • Run, Definitely Run!
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Run, Definitely Run! brings a unique blend of Rock and electronica peppered with a touch of metal. Think Atreyu meets Alex Mauer.

who'll be here
  • Run, Definitely Run!
 
Location: Adams Street Stage

Scych is the latest incarnation of authentic Geek rock and draws all its inspiration from Harry Potter,comic books, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, console, pc games and computer programming concepts.

who'll be here
  • Scych
 

Come one, come all, to a wonderful gameshow full of Disney trivia and song lyrics. Come see who knows their stuff and who will be crowned the utmost DisNerd!

who'll be here
  • Ariana Flatt
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Who is the sexiest man in SciFi today? For the third year in a row — YOU DECIDE who is the hottest hottie McHotterton! In 2014 our lively audience voted Hugh Jackman the winner. Last year Chris Pratt won the title. Only your vote can decide who will be crowned the Squeefest 2016 champion. Our panelists will present images of the hotties they think should be number one and your squees of delight determine the winner. Last year, audience members were so passionate about their fellas, they were doing cartwheels in the aisles! Come join the fun!  Must be 18+ to attend. 

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

Phoenix Comicon is teased and pleased to bring back, for the fifth consecutive year, Talk Nerdy to Me: a Byte of Burlesque. The series you'll never get sick of!

Brainy and buxom brunette Sable Switch is bringing back favorite locals including her cohorts of BurlEscapades, sisters from other misters Vavavoom Burlesque and Romantasy Cabaret along with several out-of-state surprise performers joining our stage. Keep an eye on the Facebook event (must be logged into Facebook) for guest performer announcements. This year promises bigger, better and off the barometer nerdier! TNTM has gotten so big for its britches that Phoenix Comicon has declared the show will be  held in the convention center itself this year! While there will be more than double the amount of seating from last year, we strongly encourage you to purchase pre-sale passes as we were so sad to turn away fans last year who didn't have passes!

   Click here to purchase

who'll be here
  • Anya Graves
  • Guy Fawkeswell
  • Mia PiaCherrie
  • Sable Switch
  • Tom Tuerff
  • Visa V

Cost is $15
 

Come join voice actor and singer/song writer Troy Baker for an acoutistic performance. 

who'll be here
 

With the rise of both video games and dance music to mainstream popularity, gamers and DJ's are often one and the same. We have curated a selection of some of the very best video game remixes ever made. Video game remixes demonstrated will range from Sonic and Mega Man to Doom and F-Zero. We will also give some information for those who would like to become video game music remixers including tips and advice on arrangement and effects from dance music artist Mercurius FM. Presented by Mercurius FM, an avid retro gamer who produces video game remixes, throws gaming nightclub parties, and has reached worldwide audiences as an award winning DJ/Music Producer. He also operates a video game website which gets thousands of visits a month writing about his opinions on gaming. For addtional informaton please visit here 

 

who'll be here
  • KatDensetsu
  • Melissa E
  • Mercurius FM
 
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