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Local researchers talk about their research and the strange and exotic places it's taken them. Plus, what they've discovered!
How do we communicate with each other and how have we attempted to communicate with other species, like dolphins? Do linguistics offer any insight into how we would communicate with aliens?
Sgt. Darren Burch provides the details of a 2 year investigation of a tragic and violent 1997 home invasion of an elderly couple Phoenix. Hear the account of this real-life monster's crimes, ultimate demise and old-school 90's police investigation!
Speak with a diverse set of scientists to get your questions about anything answered.
Mass Effect created a visually stunning and richly developed universe. But how much of what it portrayed is possible? Talk with scientists to learn about the science behind the plants, aliens, and artificial intelligences of this rich universe.
Tolkien's characters lived in a world that shared our stars, but Middle Earth has its own constellations and lore. These inflatable planetarium shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3:00, but come at 2:45 to grab your ticket and reserve a spot.
An epidemic has broken out and is threatening the world. Can you save the world in time? Learn about viruses, bacteria, and genetic engineering as you race to save the world!
Are you interested in sci-fi? Are you annoyed by all the bad science in sci-fi movies and books? Here's your chance to meet up with real scientists to foster better connections to build better sci-fi. Join us later for a Scientist Mixer!
Where are we with artificial intelligence? How close are we to creating
Cylons, Data, and Borg intelligence? How does Sci-Fi shape the science
of AI? Can Sci-Fi help us avoid a BSG-style robot revolt and
For those aspiring to have a career in science, technology, engineering, or math, advice on schooling, the outlook on career opportunities, and what life in those fields can be like
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.
You've seen Rel the Dalek all over Phoenix Comicon, now come see what it took to build her from the bottom up.
With the Doctor's travels spreading far and wide across the universe, he was bound to visit some notable star systems on the way! The TARDIS planetarium departs every 20 minutes starting at 10:30, but come at 10:15 to grab your ticket.
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 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!)
Judges feature "Captain Tape-pants" himself Huntington Keith, and TV's Commander Holly!
What are the strangest lifeforms on Earth like and how can they help us hunt for real aliens?
Listen to examples of EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) classes A-C. Learn about the different kinds of EVP and their classifications.
The TAzPRS team will share EVP evidence captured on investigations and have a panel discussion about how the EVPs were captured.
Team up into colonies and see if you can successfully colonize a real, exotic alien planet! Will you be able to successfully establish an offworld colony, or will you die in the most horrific way possible? Outwit, outplay, outlast!
What missions does NASA have planned for the near and far future?
Doomsday scenarios are all the rage in sci-fi. How plausible is our destruction by asteroids, gamma ray bursters, robot revolt, or zombies?
Crawl inside an inflatable dome to learn which of your favorite characters have stellar counterparts, and how they fit into the Wizarding World. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 12:00, but come at 11:45 to grab your ticket.
How do we get people thinking more creatively and optimistically about the future? Start with a story. Project Hieroglyph teams up scientists and science fiction authors to rekindle grand technological ambitions through the power of storytelling.
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.
Learn about the latest research in physics and reality, whether there are parallel universes, and about the multiverse
Advances in our abilities to manipulate DNA are transforming biology into a field of science fiction. Learn how we can engineer bacteria to power rockets, grow Dark Lord noses from single cells, and bring species back from extinction.
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The MVD Ghostchasers discuss their favorite haunted locations in England, Scotland & Ireland. Walk back alleys where Jack the Ripper roamed, sail with the Loch Ness Monster & venture to Leap Castle. No passport needed, just a 'spirit' for adventure!
Exploring the mythology of western civilization, a panel of fantasy and zoological enthusiasts will discuss the origins and significance of popular mythical creatures. Audience is encouraged to bring their questions!
A panel of fantasy and zoological enthusiasts will discuss the origins and importance of creatures found in eastern mythology (e.g. Indian, Japanese, and Chinese cultures) as well as delve into American Indian and present day American folklore.
NASA and FameLab International present an exhibition show of young scientists and science communicators who might just be the next Carl Sagan or Neil deGrasse Tyson!
What equipment is needed? How to set up audio and cameras for best coverage & angles? What to do during an investigation to minimize evidence corruption?
The Arizona Paranormal Research Socieyt (TAzPRS) will share clips of some of their most compelling video evidence captured during their investigations.
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!
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/
What do My Little Pony, X-Men, The Simpsons, Power Rangers, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Transformers and Halo all have in common? Astronomy! Inflatable planetarium shows run every 20 minutes starting at 4:30, but come at 4:15 to grab your ticket.
What do we think alien life will be like? How do we look for it? And what do we think we'll find?
How will we colonize the solar system? Learn about recent advances in rocketry and space stations. Also, learn about the future of asteroid mining and what it would take to terraform a planet.
Learn about the science of superheroes!
Smaller schools and companies now have the option of putting their own tiny satellites into orbit. Learn about Cubesats and how you can participate in real space research!
Discussion on the research of property, history of past/present owners & the documentation of the claims. The use of the different types of equipment and techniques used in the investigation process including reviewing & analyzing evidence.
Ghost Hunters, enthusiasts and researchers all have their place in the field of the Paranormal. Hear about experiences & evidence captured on & off television and the challenges/rewards of running their own investigations on their own terms.
Test your knowledge of weird and crazy science in the news, featuring bad puns, rhymes, and other games!
There has been a lot of media attention paid to the fact that so few girls/women enter the STEM fields. Join us as we present some data, discuss what the data mean, and share resources for girls/women interesting in exploring the STEM fields.