Education Programming
 
Anatomy of a Murder Investigation
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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!

who'll be here
  • Sgt. Darren Burch
 
Location: North 126a

Pastiche (fan fiction) is a powerful way to capture students and get them writing. This facilitated discussion will explore how it is being used in classrooms across throughout Arizona and beyond.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Astronomy of Middle Earth
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Location: North 126a

Get a taste of how middle and secondary students can integrate  savory graphic texts into their lessons and gain culinary skills in the process.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
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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  • Bo Eleftheriou
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
 
Cosplay for Kids
Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Comic books, anime, and video games don't offer costumes for kids. Learn how to alter clothing and patterns to make cosplay comfortable and fun for young cosplayers. Our panelists have over 25 years of experience making cosplay costumes for all ages.

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  • Katerina Eleftheriou
 
Doctor Who Astronomy
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am

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.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Location: North 126a

Prepare students for logic, collaboration, and patience through sequential art & storytelling tools that help every child express their own narrative. Based on the latest Media Literacy Studies. With Jeff Barbanell.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Sewing cosplay can be one of the most frustrating hobbies on the planet. You have to consider everything from what patterns to pick to how you’re going to make that 6 foot scythe. However, it all starts with your fabric. Join Priapella Corp as we guide you through fabric selection and much more!

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  • Anya Beam
  • Cecalie Diab
  • Kristin Gresenz
  • Madison West
  • Melissa McGue
 
Location: South 150

Join this panel of experts as they help families learn to deal with the pervasive menace of bullying. A free copy of Jay McGraw's Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies to the first 100 families in attendance, courtesy of Kids Need to Read!

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  • Carrie SEVERSON
  • Denise Gary
  • Sgt. Darren Burch
  • Tom Leveen  
 
Harry Potter Astronomy
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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.

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  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 

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.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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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  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 
Location: North 126a

Bradley Snyder, marketing consultant for Marvel and Nickelodeon will discuss the 5 simple truths about kids and how we can apply them in the classroom.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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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  • Brittanee Northrop
  • Joshiwa Winters
  • Miranda Indorf
  • Tara Johnson
 

Do you aspire to strut the streets of Harajuku in authentic street style? Join Broken Doll Cosplay for an hour of fashionable fun! Lolita, gyaru, visual kei,decora; you name it and we'll be teaching you how to be it!

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  • Jennifer Capodiferro
 
Learn to draw My Little Pony
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Join Alison Paul as she shows you how to draw and name your own My Little Ponies!  Alison is 24, and teacher in training. "My life is full of books, cartoons, and work at an elementary school". This is her third year at Comicon!

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  • Alison Paul
  • Lizde Olivas
 

Mark Greenawalt and a team of professional body painting artists will transform a group of models into an original super villain team. This will be a live demonstration where the audience gets to experience the transformation as each artists uses their own unique styles and techniques to develop their character into a cohesive member of this evil team. Once all of the characters are painted, they will assemble for a photoshoot, poised for action in front of a staged theatrical backdrop. Photography will be allowed after the first hour of painting and during the final staged photoshoot.

. MARK GREENAWALT - Bio Artist Mark Greenawalt is best known for his live bodypainting exhibitions at galleries, conventions, and even the prestigious Playboy Mansion. He has lectured on the art of bodypainting in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America and he currently lives right here in Phoenix. Greenawalt's special effects makeup has been seen in numerous film and TV episodes and his digital illustrations have been published in magazines and comic book covers. To his online portfolios, visit www.FutureClassX.com and www.MarkGreenawalt.com.

Mark Greenawalt Gallery represented by FUTURE-CLASS X PUBLISHING

www.futureclassx.com

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  • Mark Greenawalt
 
Mermaid 101
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dive into the world of mermaids with Mermaid Odette- The Swimming Mermaid of Arizona. Learn what it takes to become a mermaid, how to swim properly, tails, and more. Welcome to the world of mermaids! 

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  • Ashley Lancaster
  • Emy Higdon
  • Marissa Goldman
 
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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  • Rebecca Carter
 
Location: North 126a

Join us as we kick off the 3rd year of educator professional development programming. Meet the presenters we like to call the League of Extraordinary Academics and meet other educuators passionate about pop culture.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Pop Culture Astronomy
Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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.

who'll be here
  • Anne Stewart
  • Jason Ard
  • Lauren Ard
  • Mahonri Stewart
 
Location: South 155-158

All heroes must have a trusty side-kick! Come learn some key self-defence techniques. Use your instincts, voice, surroundings, and maybe your parents! nationally certified youth self-defence insturctors will get you moving like a true superhero!

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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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  • Fashion Show Models
 
Location: North 126a

Join Jeff Barbanell as he explores the bridges that span race, creed & culture through a pop media lens through comics, games and film.

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
The Art of Pastiche Part 1
Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 126a

You call it fan fiction. The technical term for it is Pastiche and no character has inspired more than Sherlock Holmes. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Utopian vs Dystopian Societies
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 126a

Join us when the audience becomes the experts for this annual facilitated discussion on Dystopian vs. Utopian societies.

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

You've created your webcomic and it's awesome! One problem though, no one is reading it. Join us and learn how you can drive traffic to your webcomic and increase readership through advertising, social media and more.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Webcomics: The Creative Process
Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Have a great idea you think would made a great webcomic but don't know where to start? Chat with creators about thier unique creative processes and get an inside look at how webcomics are made.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
What Do I Read Now?
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am

For those who have read the big series and are looking for something new to enjoy. We will discuss current and upcoming books that have mass appeal, also upcoming trends. Book suggestions for children, teens, and adults. Book lists will be provided.

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Young Authors Workshop
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Writing is for all ages! You have the ideas, the stories, and amazing characters! Now, how do you reign them in to create a great book? Join Brick Cave Media writer J.J.M. Czep for tips and tricks on becoming a great author!

who'll be here
  • Jenn Czep
 
Youth Can Draw, Too!
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: South 150

When it comes to art, age doesn’t matter. Anyone can be an artist! Children can come learn and draw in an anime style at this safe and family friendly environment. Prizes are provided by Cosplay & Fan Gear, LLC.

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  • Katerina Eleftheriou
 
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