Education Programming for Comicon 2015

 
Location: North 129

Is it true that you can learn absolutely anything on the internet? I haven't found anything that didn't have instructions or a tutorial yet! Not just costume pieces, but props and makeup as well. Come & look at examples, get links, and ask questions!

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 
Location: North 127

Interested in crafting your own cosplay armor? Working on a small budget? Unsure where to start? Well look no further! This panel presents the earliest steps needed to move you forward in your costuming endeavor. Presented by Thermo Cosplay (with additional cosplay guests), this panel will offer information on where to shop, what tools are needed, how to pattern foam armor and where to look for resources when fabricating costume apparel. Example pieces of armor will be available for viewing and Thermo Cosplay will do a live demo at the end using EVA Floor Mats, a utility blade, contact cement and good ole creativity! We look forward to providing the insight you need to get started on your cosplay journey!

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

First twelve people in line get to participate, the rest can ask questions and will be the audience. Some basic improv/acting games and techniques.

who'll be here
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Add anger, happiness, boredom, or silliness to your characters! Rebecca Hicks, writer and artist of the web comic, Little Vampires, will demonstrate successful drawing techniques to show emotions in comic characters.

who'll be here
  • Rebecca Hicks
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

A presentation on how to take your costuming to the next level, hosted by some of Steampunk's finest costumers.

 

Panelists:

Mike Syritt, Lady Ember Brennen Sparks, John Floyd

who'll be here
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
  • Mike Syfritt
 

The film makers behind Aether, a steampunk fantasy motion picture about a group of outcasts banding together to defend their homeland from a power hungry political saboteur, outlander assassins, and a ruthless chancellor obsessed with keeping his floating kingdom sky born, will be having the world premiere of their concept short for their multi-million dollar film: Aether.  The credentials for the film makers on this independent film are the stuff of studios: The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Blade Runner, Demolition Man, even Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.

Come and learn how to develop your own independent epic feature film!

who'll be here
  • Drew Hall
  • Kim Bailey
  • Scott Robinson
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Curious how early civilizations created their clay pots? In this session, kids will learn how ancient people made pottery and they will make their own pot to take home! 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 126C

Join drama teachers from the Scottsdale School District, Phoenix Union School District, and Agua Fria School District to discuss how pop culture can be used to teach acting.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 129

"Those Cosplay Nerds” is a consulting group and business made up of 5 people, all credible in different areas of the costuming world. We have hobbyists as well as professionals who specialize in costuming, makeup, photography, and more, our main purpose being to provide tips, tricks, and fun to a creative area with limitless possibilities.

We’ll discuss how cosplay comes to life from pictures to clothing or armor as well as discuss ways to individualize your cosplay. One of the main points we will discuss is ways to personalize your cosplay and how to make your creations truly unique with a few simple twists. Researching historical eras, for example, is one process we’ll present in our panel, explaining how historical influence and textures can change a cosplay from simply accurate to a one of a kind, well thought out piece of art.

As reference, we’ll have some of the panelist’s own creations on display. These pieces will be known character costumes, but we’ll be able to show how these additions and simple choices of fabrics and detail change them from simply looking identical to looking better than identical. We have an array of sewing tips, pattern tricks, makeup tutorials and even photography ideas to present, all helping in making your character come to life. We want to convey that we are here to not just tell you how to make costumes, but how to become these characters.

Courtney Leigh is owner of Courtney Leigh Creations, a business that has been catering to cosplayers around the world since 2010. She has 4 years experience as a makeup artist and costume designer for numerous productions, haunted attractions, fashion shows, etc. and her degree in arts from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising has made pattern making and costuming second nature. She will be providing expertise in costumes, research, materials and various styles of makeup design. Amber and Matt Hunt are well known names in the AZ cosplay community, working as a cosplay duo under the name Firelight Cosplay. Their experience in body painting and creating new ways to create props and armor has given them the experience needed to talk about what to do and what not to do when thinking about materials, brands, and processes to use. We will also be joined by Jessica aka Ricochet Cosplay, an experienced blogger and writer for Confreaks & Geeks and cosplayer for 5 + years as well as Xander D., an avid cosplayer and gamer with a knack for creative photography and character embodiment.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

Our Vision For Tomorrow is that our students will exit high school with basic business skills including customer service, cash handling, marketing and event logistics. BOTA clubs equip arts students with basic business skills. Learn about this new tool for arts integration and how it can be used effectively with pop culture arts.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Make your own catapult. Test your distance and fling various objects!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 126C

Sequential art is an art form that uses images deployed in sequence for graphic storytelling or to convey information. Grahpic Novels and Comic Books fall into this category; and animated film does as well. It can be a very powerful instructional tool. This panel will explore best practices in sequential art integration in the classroom and why it is relevant to this new generation of learner.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 127

Cosplay is very easy to get into, but there are a ton of safety hazards to consider! Did you know heating up material can release dangerous fumes? From goggles, to respirators, to gloves, learn some handy tips to protect yourself while you work on your cosplays!

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

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

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

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

 

To enter, please send a video of yourself lip syncing by May 15, 2015. Eight (8) finalists will be announced and notified by May 20, 2015. Completion will include three (3) rounds with four (4) finalists eliminated in the first round, two (2) finalists eliminated in the second round, and the winner selected in the third round. The eight (8) finalists should be prepared to lip sync three (3) songs.


Video submissions should be sent to: anthony.valdivia@phoenixcomicon.com

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 130

Your cosplay is just about finished, but now you just need one last thing: the makeup! You aren't entirely sure what you should do, and thanks okay, We're here to help you! Not only will you learn the basics of cosplay makeup, but we will also teach you how to use makeup to become the opposite gender! Come and watch us do makeup demonstrations, and ask us any questions you might have to get your cosplay makeup Con, and camera ready. brought to you by Rainbowfx.

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

This is where things get a bit more exciting. Let's say you're cosplaying a character who is cell shaded(ie borderlands, or Comic Book style). The makeup is a bit more complex, but we want to show you how it can be done! Join us as we recreate characters from Borderlands and The Walking Dead Video game right before your eyes, and ask us any questions you might have to get your cosplay makeup Con, and camera ready. Brought to you by RainbowFX

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

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

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

Nola Yergen is a costume designer and actor, known for Valiant (2014), Parallax (2012) and Red Sand: A Mass Effect Fan Film (2012) not to mention that she has worked on Castle and costume shop manager at Grand Canyon University.  She's also an avid Cosplayer.  Learn how to turn your passion into a career in film, television, or stage.

who'll be here
  • Nola Yergen
 
Location: North 127

In this panel we go through our creative process on how we build our costumes for ourselves as well as our studio commissions, and give tricks of the trade on how to bring these character to life in person and on camera.

who'll be here
  • Aime Jaze
  • Lance Jaze
 

Kevin R. Phipps is an assistant director and director, known for Grief (2015), Thicker Than Water (2014) and Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary.  He is also an trained Meisner Acting Coach / Trainer.  Come and learn about directing from an actor's director and learn the differences between directing a narrative or a documentary.

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

Come and learn about shooting documentary video and photos in the Comicon environment and how to grow your skills to a professional level.  This was a very popular topic last year.

Greg Nosek has worked as a Freelance Documentary Videographer covering Broadcast Journalism, Rock & Roll, and the World of Corporate and Social Events for the last 30 years.

Jim Poulin has successfully nurtured a career spanning 35 years in the field of Editorial, Sports & Concert Photography. Jim Poulin is the Photo Editor for the Phoenix Business Journal is a proud graduate of Arizona State University.

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
  • Jim Poulin
 

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

Super Scientists and Extraordinary Educators join forces to mix, mingle and explore best practices in Sci-Tech Integration in the classroom. 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 128

To scared to heat up your glue gun? Terrified of dealing with haters? Cosplay can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Hosted by cosplayer Luluko, this is a safe space where cosplayers of all levels can ask any questions they have about cosplay and the community.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: North 126C

If Greg Maguire and Douglas Smith hadn't played in Frank L Baum's world of the Wizard of Oz we wouldn't have Wicked. Conversely, If E.L. James hadn't played in Stephanie Meyer's world of twilight we woudln't have Fifty Shades of Grey. This begs the question, "Is it possible for fan-fic to cros "the line"?  Come share your thoughts on the topic during a facilitated discussion where the audience is the panelist.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

Join us for our fourth annual fan debate on the topic of Utopian vs Dystopian Socieities. You've spent all weekend listing to others now you get to be the panelist and share your views on the topic. 

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

Before you shoot your movie, before you even start making costumes or sets, you need to develop your project.  Come and learn what it takes from two professionals that has gotten projects, both big and small, off the ground over the last 20 years.  Maybe even learn a little about current projects they have in development.

who'll be here
  • Mark Newbauer
  • Ted Chalmers
 

Some people are just there for the loot bags. But most of the people at a film festival are trying to market and sell an independent film. Don’t be just one of the horde.  Come and learn the tricks and skills necessary to navigate the Film Festival waters from the expert and author of Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition: The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers (Chris Gore's Ultimate Flim Festival Survival Guide).

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
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Come on by and be a palentologist for an hour! We will be talking about fossils, dinosaurs, and how real palentologists unearth these amazing finds! Plus, try your hand at digging up your own fossil while you're here!

who'll be here
  • Blythe Feiring
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

For aspiring writers-turned-producers, explore the creative - and sometimes arduous - process of taking a story from script to screen, including location scouting, casting, and hiring crew. DaVaun Sanders, last year's Phoenix Comicon Short Screenplay Winner won a one-scene shoot donated by Valley director, Kevin R. Phipps, producer, Ruben Angelo, and a variety of skilled crew. Follow DaVaun's journey from creating dynamic characters in a futuristic world to watching the filmmaking process unfold over the course of several months. Plus: Learn ways to bootstrap your own short film production.

who'll be here
  • Cassandra Nicholson
 

In just about every costume in todays growing cosplay community there are goggles at the forefront of them. In this workshop you will be able to make your own custom Goggles in any color or design you can think of. This kit contains everything you need to get started. Added etched lenses and leather etching is available for preorder. Sets are limited so order your kit today from my etsy shop.

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

 

 

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
Cost is $30.00
 
Location: North 126C

Author and Educator Todd VanHooser has more than ten years of teaching experience and has published numerous fantasy fiction books, designed a tabletop role-playing game, and written graphic novels. His presentation to students illustrates the importance of reading and becoming the author of their own life through examples of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

Join consultant Brad Snyder and his guests for a discussion on how children consume media and its impacts in the classoom.

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

Novels and Screenplays are two completely different types of writing, but that doesn't mean you can't do both.

For over five years Eric worked for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a documentary film producer and editor, covering Mars Exploration. Getting an up close, behind-the-scenes look at planetary exploration gave him a great inspiration his screenplay that eventually became the novel and audiobook called The Scout.

who'll be here
  • Eric Tozzi
 

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 No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

You want to work in the entertainment business, but how do you pay the bills between film projects or while you are trying to get your project off the ground?  Learn what it takes to put your skills together and make it as a freelance videographer.  Sports, News, Commercials, Weddings?  They are all options.

Greg Nosek has worked as a Freelance Documentary Videographer covering Broadcast Journalism, Rock & Roll, and the World of Corporate and Social Events for the last 30 years.

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
 
Location: North 129

You've got an awesome full skirt but where do you find a full, fluffy petticoat that will fill out your dress/skirt correctly, but doesn't cost a bazillion dollars? If you've got time and patience, you can make your own! No, really. I'll show you!

who'll be here
  • Game Colt
  • Janice Tuerff
  • LeeAnn Jensen
  • Sure Leigh Kahn
 

From Rocket Raccoon to Superman to the X-Men, astronomy is everywhere in the comic book universe! We'll explore both comics and constellations inside the infaltable planetarium. These shows run every 20 minutes starting at 3:00, however come at 2:30 to grab your free ticket.

who'll be here
  • Lauren Ard
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: Youth Activities - West 106

Tons of Star Trek aliens and episodes have real star systems in our sky! Come explore the galaxy Trek-style in an inflatable planetarium. Shows run every 20 minutes starting at 1:30, but come at 1:00 to grab your free ticket.

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

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
 

Come out and meet your some of your local Timelords, as High Council Members from AZ TARDIS discuss what it takes to grow a TARDIS, build a Dalek, maintain proper K9 care, and get your chameleon circuit to turn your TARDIS into a Police Box Motorcycle. Not to mention information on the wonderful charities that these Time Lords and Ladies support.

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

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

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Web comic artist and illustrator, Kevin Coulston, Dylan McVillain, will demonstrate techniques for drawing cool comic characters.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Coulston
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Ever wondered how you can easily meet awesome, talented people or just want to know why you should bother with a Facebook page? Then it's time you learned how to network! Join cosplayer and professional social media manager Luluko to learn the basics of effective networking.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Please join us for a couple of hours of pure fun. We will provide the paper parasols and acrylic paints in all the colors of the rainbow.  We have stencils and sponges and brushes, oh my.  And tons of glitter too.
If you are in the mood to paint a Hobbit Hole, or create a Steampunk masterpiece, or even paint your own Kaylee parasol, come on out and let your inner artist go crazy. 
To ensure your place in the class I strongly suggest you pay ahead of time using Paypal or at least send me an email to let me know you are interested in joining the class. I cannot guarantee a place in the class for walk-ins.

 
This class is for age 12 and older, no small children allowed.

Freestyle -  $25.00
Kaylee Parasols -  $15.00 ( if requested, I will place the first swirl outline in charcoal for you for an additional $3.00 )

Paypal: rkcarter@cox.net

who'll be here
  • Rebecca Carter
Cost is $15-25.00
 

With all the wonderful patterns available in the market today one needs to learn how to read a pattern. We will go over reading and understanding the back of the pattern, taking measurements and deciphering basic Patten instructions.

 

Panelists:

Illeana Vega Herrera, Johnna Buttrick, Christine Bedell

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Ever wonder how you can achieve the perfect pin-up look? Wonder no longer! Pin-up model and Burlesque performer Pearl Necklace will show you the tricks of the trade, demonstrating both daytime and nighttime looks.

who'll be here
  • Pearl Necklace
 

Production Designers are the visual artists and storytellers, who, in consultation primarily with the director, create and develop the overall look, atmosphere and emotion that move the story in any film or television project.  Learn about and discuss production design with the person, Kim Bailey, behind the design work of Blade Runner, Mission To Mars and the upcoming movie, Aether.

who'll be here
  • Kim Bailey
 

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

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Learn all about the Red Cross safety program for children and decorate your own pillowcase to keep for emergencies.

who'll be here
  • The American Red Cross
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Become a S.H.I.E.L.D. Detective for a day, and help a real-life Forensic Video Analyst clean up video to help identify a suspect and find a missing S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent.  You will see colors that cannot be seen, watch as jumbled letters turn readable, and learn what it takes to become a Forensic Video Analyst.  Kids of all ages are welcome!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 

Michael MacLean has written five films for the legendary Roger Corman, including Sharktopus, and Piranhaconda, and is currently working with Lady Death creator Brian Pulido on a comic book project. An Arizona local, Mike was born, raised, and still works in Tempe.  If you want a few screenwriting tips or some behind the scenes Sharktopus gossip, now's your chance.

who'll be here
  • Mike MacLean
 

Here's a career path that most photographers didn't know existed: Set Photographer.  Put your skills and your eye to good use capturing behind the scenes, production stills, and shots for use in marketing design.  There's a wealth to do and know.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

They weren't as uptight as you think. Learn about brothels, burlesque, the world's first adult toys, the beginning of the pornography industry plus much more. Slideshow included. 18+ only.

who'll be here
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

In the world of the Victorian Science Fiction you must look your best at all times. In this workshop we will give you what you need to make yourself a dapper Gentlemen or lady with your own custom EVA Foam top hat. Learn tricks to make your EVA foam look like leather or distress metals. Add a key whole or a nice ribbon. Make it your own. Seats are limited so preorder your Top Hat today, through my etsy store. There will be options for Mini Hats and different sizes of full size hats.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/224426036/phx-comicon-workshop-foam-tophat

Price for the Hats are $30 for full size and $20 for Mini

who'll be here
  • Mike Syfritt
Cost is $20-30.00
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2
Steampunk Cosplay for Kids!
A guide and how-to, phase by phase approach for steampunk costumes for children, on a budget.
 
 
Panelists:
Felicia Mendoza, Mario Rosales, Risa Rosales, Nero Mendoza 
who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. Among the notable on-camera talents in the film are Stan Lee, Adam West, Lynda Carter, Puliter Prize winners Michael Chabon and Jules Feiffer, and interviews iwth the late greats Joe Simon (co-creator of Captain America) and Jerry Robinson (who helped create the Joker). Hosted and Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY (1938-1958)

During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950's, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation.

GREAT POWER, GREAT RESPONSIBILITY (1959-1977)

In the 1960's, a new breed of superhero emerges in the pages of Marvel Comics, inspried by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk, and others are the first to have "problems" with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear ont the scene and the pages of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" explode with relevant storylines, as comic books are forced to confront th ereality of an increasingly complex world.

A HERO CAN BE ANYONE (1978-Present)

This episode captures the enthusiasm for superheroes as they are embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic "Superman" movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steele. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and polarized world. In the burgeoning new millennium, superheroes have take over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner of the world.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY (1938-1958)

During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950's, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation.

 

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

GREAT POWER, GREAT RESPONSIBILITY (1959-1977)

In the 1960's, a new breed of superhero emerges in the pages of Marvel Comics, inspried by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk, and others are the first to have "problems" with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear ont the scene and the pages of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" explode with relevant storylines, as comic books are forced to confront th ereality of an increasingly complex world.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

A HERO CAN BE ANYONE (1978-Present)

This episode captures the enthusiasm for superheroes as they are embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic "Superman" movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steele. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and polarized world. In the burgeoning new millennium, superheroes have take over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner fo the world.

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

Steampunk doesn't need to be just brass, gears, and leather! A basic discussion of using lights in your Steampunk creations, using basic electronics such as LEDs and Arduinos microcontrollers.

 

Panelists:

Chris Kurtz, Tim Holt, Jeff McDaniel, Peter Valentine
who'll be here
  • Jeff McDaniel
  • Tim Holt
 
Advanced discussion of adding lights, sounds, sensors, and other electronics to Steampunk gadgets! Building on the Teslapunk 101 panel, this will be a more detailed and advanced discussion of using electronics and microcontrollers such as the Arduino in Steampunk.
 
 
 
 

Panelists:

Chris Kurtz, Tim Holt, Jeff McDaniel, Peter Valentine
who'll be here
  • Jeff McDaniel
  • Tim Holt
 
Location: North 127

Wonderflex, Worbla, Friendly Plastic and Sintra. You've seen others create amazing armor and realistic weapons, but where do you start? In thsi panel we will cover the basics of major brands of thermoplastics. History, applications, where to purchase and hands on demonstrations will be covered. See up close and personal what these products can do for your next costume project!

who'll be here
  • Lady Ember Brennen Sparks
 
Location: North 126C

Many people know Dr. Seuss as the man behind "The Cat in the Hat"; but how many know that "Yertle the Turtle" was modelled after HItler?  THE POLITICAL DR SEUSS reveals how popular children's author Theodore Geisel advocated social change, teaching generations of children not only how to be better readers but better people as well.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 126C

Join a panel of experts representing formal and infomal arts education from the classroom to the policy makers as we explore the role that Pop Culture Arts plays in arts education.

Lynn Tuttle is Director of Arts Education at the Arizona Department of Education. Her duties include acting as a liaison to the state's arts educators, providing professional development in arts education, Arizona's Academic Arts Standards and arts assessment and promoting quality arts education progams in Arizona's schools. She has keynoted for the Kennedy Center's 2013 Partners in Education conference. Lynn serves as President for the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and is one of hte leaders in the revision of the National Voluntary Arts Education Standards. Lynn holds degrees from the Peabody Consevatory of Music,Johns Hopkins University and the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

David Bolman is the Provost for the University of Advancing Technology. The University of Advancing Technology is the technophile's college experience—a community uniquely suited to provide students passionate about technology an ideal place to live and grow. UAT is a private university that merges the values of the traditional academy with the modern technology campus, a fusion that enhances our ability to fulfill the mission of educating students in the fields of advancing technology who innovate for our future.

Todd Van Hooser is an author, publisher and educator. He teaches English for Desert Edge High School in the Agua Fria School District. Todd is a the cutting edge integrating pop culture arts into his formal classroom instruction and his informal afterschool programs.

Steve Deschenes is a visual artist and educator. He teacher visual art for K-8 students in the Liberty School District. Steve's innovative approach to art makes creating fun and relevant for his students while instilling strong art foundations.

 

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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. 

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Location: North 126C

EDSITEment is a partnership among the National Endowment for the HumanitiesVerizon Foundation, and the National Trust for the Humanities.

EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.

Explore EDSITEment resources for use with SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE in formal and informal classrooms.

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Location: North 126C

Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse) has become a perennial favoarite for fantasy loving teens and adults alike. The series has also been heaviliy criticized for its portrayal of unhealthy dating relationships in teens. In this panel we will explore the Adolescent Development Themes highlighted in the books/movies and look at how these themes can be used to teach students about developmental issues including self image, depression, risk taking behavior and romantic relationships.. 

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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.

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A Spirited look at the unsung art of Sound Effects in Doctor Who and other classic sci-fi series, including Star Trek, Jurrasic Park and classic TV shows.

who'll be here
  • E. Adams Thomas
  • Josh Benjamin
 

Bad news gumshoes! Carmen Sandiego and her Vile Henchmen are at it again and we need your help to crack the case! Join us at ACME Headquarters as we recreate the classic, geography based, PBS game show at Phoenix Comicon 2015, and compete for a chance to win fabulous prizes! 

Stick around after the game to find out how you can participate in a convention wide scavenger hunt to catch Carmen Sandiego!

Contestants for the game show will be picked 15 minutes prior to start time. Please arrive early for a chance to compete. All in attendance will be welcome to participate in the scavenger hunt.

*Scavenger Hunt will run from Friday at 5:30 PM until Sunday 2:30 PM. All Entries must be placed by 2:30PM on Sunday at Scavenger Hunt Headquarters. This will be a photo scavenger hunt. Make sure you have a fully charged phone or camera as you will need to snap shots of "The Loot", "The Warrant", and "The Crook" Winners will be announced on Sunday at 4:30 PM. Winners must be present to collect prizes.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Youth Art Event Area- West 101

Do you love manga & anime? Learn techniques during this hands on drawing demonstration for various Chibis. 

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  • Katerina E.
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
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