Film Festival Programming
 
A Couple of Nobody's Go To Comicon
Saturday, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: North 227c

We will discuss the latest in comics, games and movies as well as our experience at comicon.

who'll be here
  • Brenda Ace
  • Diethrich Shelton
  • Frank Oropeza
  • Jerry Martin
  • Luis Aviles
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com)

who'll be here
  • Andy Ladewski
  • Mike Grim
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here
  • Chris Maser
  • Dalyn Viker
  • Joshua Grygor
  • Ken Morrison
  • Kulamanu Nazarro
  • Leah Viker
  • Matthew Eghbali
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here
  • Hollis Jay
  • Katie Van Steen
  • Tori Smith
 
Location: North 225a

Live podcast for Abnormal Entertainment (www.abnormalentertainment.com) 

who'll be here
  • David Sabal
  • Jeff Dolniak
  • Kevin Moyers
 
Ask A Detective: Sherlocked Edition
Friday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: North 225a

Ask A Detective Sherlocked EditionMeet the cast of Sherlock and ask them questions. Do you want to know how crazy Moriarty is? Maybe ask Sherlock if he knows that he looks like an otter? Perhaps ask Watson if he was a hedgehog in his past life? Interview us at this fun PG-13 panel!

If you'd like to audition for this panel then please visit here.

who'll be here
  • Bo Eleftheriou
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
 
Confessions Of A Comic Book Nerd
Friday, 9:30pm - 10:30pm

A screening of "Confessions of a Comic Book Nerd" with a discussion on the stereotypes involving comic book "nerds" with the filmmaker.

who'll be here
  • Matt Mendoza
  • Ryan Hartford
 
Location: North 225a

Bat and Hammer discuss this week's hot topics in the world of nerdom!

who'll be here
  • Brian Simonsen
  • Matt Rader
 
Everything About Roosterteeth
Friday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: North 225a

A panel to explain the company Roosterteeth, all of the staff, the series they put out, the different branches of the company, the community, and the fandom itself. It will consist of talking about the company for most of the hour followed by a Q&A from the audience along with anything they'd like to share about Roosterteeth.

who'll be here
  • Ari Kulas
  • Chachi Tchotchke
  • Maddi Walsh
  • Sabrina Johnston
 
Fanboy Rant
Thursday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Hello to all of the Fans, Dorks, Geeks and Nerds out there in Fanland and welcome to the world of Fanboy Rant.

On this podcast, we strive to different forms of fandom. Be it from cars to comics, books to Barbies, zebras to Zuul, we wanna talk about your fandom. We want to show that everyone has the right to let their nerd flag fly and show the love they have for the subjects they're passionate for! So your Fanboys Josh and Brian and a rotating cast of friends and special guests will explore the world of Fanboys! So have a listen, have some fun, but in the end, "Don't Forget To Be A Fan!!"

who'll be here
  • Brian Simmonson
  • Josh Benjamin
 
Location: North 227c

A LIVE podcast from the Four Eyed Radio Network as Eric, Stephen and Matthew talk pop culture, current events, music, gaming, movies, television and more!

who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Matthew Renfro
  • Stephen Mooney
 
Location: North 225a

A look back at some of the best TV shows to be cancelled too early, such as Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Heroes and Chuck. We'll review what made the shows great, why they were canned, and if there is any future for the franchise. The panel will include an "In Memoriam" tribute video and a eulogy for each show, giving them the proper farewells they deserve. Join us for audience participation and trivia as we reminisce about other cult hits like Freaks and Geeks, Jericho, Reaper and Alphas.

who'll be here
  • Cody Hertig
  • Hayley Tracy
  • Zachary Brown
 
Harry Potter and Never Letting Go
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: North 225a

An interactive Harry Potter panel facilitated by teachers in order to spark debates and conversations on a variety of topics about the wizarding world.

who'll be here
  • Amber Gould
  • Brandon Riddle
  • Catie Whitten
  • Shalane Harris
  • Stephen Dzienis
 
How to Run a Comedy Writer's Room
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 227c

The panel will discuss how to create and run a Comedy Writers Room. From "the Show of Shows" to the Onion, comedy writers rooms have always been collegues pitching lots of ideas the brainstorming and cutting quickly.

who'll be here
  • Kevin Patterson
 
Location: North 227c

Join Educating [Geeks] as they discuss Fox TV's "Sleepy Hallow". From the origins of Irving's narrative to this adaptation's biblical allusions and cultural tropes, the panel will deconstruct the series and squee over its charming cast and clever writing.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker
  • ANDREA COFFMAN
  • Devon Adams
  • Sara Santiago
 
Improv 101
Friday, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: North 225a

Do you like acting or are good at thinking on your feet? If so, then this panel is for you! We'll be playing some games like Freeze and doing other improvisational. So come on down and join the fun!

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Ariana Flatt
  • Emma Bowen
  • Meegan Swisher
 
Improv 101
Saturday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: North 225a

Do you like acting or are good at thinking on your feet? If so, then this panel is for you! We'll be playing some games like Freeze and doing other improvisational. So come on down and join the fun!

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Ariana Flatt
  • Emma Bowen
  • Meegan Swisher
 
Moontrap
Saturday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: North 227ab

TomCat Films presents "Moontrap"

During a routine flight, two veteran space shuttle pilots discover an alien artifact and bring it back to earth. It soon turns out to be an extraterristial war robot, which is able to recycle any biological or technical material for its own deadly use. The two astronauts are sent to the moon where NASA expects to uncover the mystery of the alien robot's origin. They discover an ancient humanoid culture and battle the ultimate threat of the war machines heading earth.

Starring Bruce Campbell and Walter Koenig

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227ab

Join us as we award this year's winners for the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival, the Film Challenge and the Short Screenplay Competition!!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge
Friday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: North 227ab

Join us as we screen this year's entries for the Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge!!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

For some major productions, the process of selecting actors for sometimes hundreds of parts may often require specialized staff. While the last word remains with the people in charge, artistic and production, a casting director is in charge of most of the daily work involved in this process during pre-production. Faith Hibbs-Clark has worked on many studio projects including Jarhead, Take Me Home Tonight, and Piranha 3D. Come learn what it takes to be a casting director or get cast in a major motion picture.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Costuming for film and TV is different from Cosplay.  Somethings are easier, some are more difficult.  Come and learn from one of Arizona's own who has worked on shows like Castle, Goldilocks, and more.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Ever since Windows Movie Maker and iMovie were released, everyone thinks they can cut together a film.  Come learn from the pros on how to edit your film and provide simple FX to make your film pop.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Learn the art of raising the capital yourself then you are in the drivers seat of your career. No more begging agents, managers and producers to give you the time of day. You can make your movie the way You want, on YOUR own terms.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Learn the art of raising the capital yourself then you are in the drivers seat of your career. No more begging agents, managers and producers to give you the time of day. You can make your movie the way You want, on YOUR own terms.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

The location manager is a member of the film crew responsible for the finding and securing locations to be used, obtaining all needed fire, police and other governmental permits, and coordinating the logistics involved for the production to successfully complete its necessary work. They are also the face of the production to the community and responsible for addressing the issues that may arise due to the production's impact on the community. Jason Bonnell has worked as a location manager on independent and studio pictures including Cowboys and Aliens, Thor, and Star Trek. Come learn about locations, how to get started, and what to expect.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Do you want to tell a true story?  Making a Documentary is about pouring over hundreds of hours of footage to find the details in a mountain of needles.  Come learn about making your own Documentary.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

The script development process is not for the faint hearted because everyone will have an opinion on your work.  You know how to write, but come learn about working with a producer and the process of finishing your script.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 227c

Music and sound are key to making a finished film. Learn from the experts on how to successfully mix your dialog, sound FX, and music to somplete your film.  Sound like a Pro!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 225a

Join us as this year's Phoenix Comicon Short Screenplay Competition winning screenplay will be the focus of a table read with actors/actresses.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Podcasting for (and from) Dummies
Sunday, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: North 227c

Have you ever thought about creating your own podcast? Do you have a podcast already that you'd like to make the most of? This introduction to podcasting will help you with the skills needed to successfully create, market and distribute your unique content to maximum effect.

who'll be here
  • Eric Dewey
  • Matthew Renfro
  • Stephen Mooney
 
Producing Independent Film in Arizona
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 225a

Discussing the challenges of producing film in Arizona and examining the filmmaking process from financing to casting to post-production.

who'll be here
  • Adam Montierth
  • Brian Pulido  
  • Bruce Dellis
  • Craig McMahon
  • Donovan Montierth
  • Kerry Bellessa
  • Nick Stahr
 
Location: North 227c

Every day, history is made - whether it's the Rum Rebellion on January 26th, the birth of Nandor Fodor on May 13th, or the death of J.R.R. Tolkien on September 2nd, history happens every day. And every day, comedians are painstakingly combing the headlines for new joke fodder. With "This Day In History", comedians are challenged to write entirely new material about the past events of the date of the performance and bring their totally fresh, unrehearsed ideas to the stage!

who'll be here
  • Jamie Sanderson
  • Steve Marek
 
Location: North 225a

This panel is an overview and demonstration on how to create and apply practical special effects makeup and appliances. Scupting and casting techniques will be discussed and demonstrated followed by a Q & A session.

who'll be here
  • Robert Siracusa
 
Spirits of the Force: 10-Year Reunion
Saturday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: North 225a

The local Star Wars fan film, Spirits of the Force, was first screened at the Phoenix Comicon back in 2005. 10 years and a full trilogy later, the original cast reunites to discuss fan films and what it was like playing in the galaxy far, far away.

who'll be here
  • Brenda Cranson
  • Hal Semmens
  • Jessica Chup
  • Joel Cranson
  • Kevin Herrmann
  • Nathan Blaine
  • Webb Pickersgill
 

Steampunk Boba Fett presents his first short fan film combining the Star Wars and Steampunk worlds together. Following the film, he discusses the process of making the movie with a zero budget!

who'll be here
  • John Strangeway
 
Location: North 227c

Cast and crew will be talking cinema and screening their latest project, "Sum Of Its Parts", as well as bringing news on future Brick Cave Media projects

who'll be here
  • Baron Dixon
  • Bob Nelson
  • J.A. Giunta
  • Johnny Skinner
 
Supernatural: In-Character Q&A
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: North 227c

Have you ever wondered which "Hunting Trip" was Sam and Dean's favorite? Do you want to know the inner workings of the Winchesters, their friends and enemies (or "frienemies" as the case may be) alike? Then this is the perfect panel for you! Swing by to ask your favorite characters all the questions you've been dying to know the answers to.

who'll be here
  • Amelia Miller
  • Andi Mueller
  • Audrey Parker
  • Autumn Ivy
  • Bambi Lewis-Short
  • Cindy Banh
  • Morgan Parker
  • Natalie Parker
  • Sam Mothershed
  • Shino Talbott
  • Tristen Mihaljevic
 
Talk Nerdy To Me!
Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: North 225a

Awkward Conversation returns to the Phoenix Comicon for a LIVE podcast recording. This is your chance for YOU to put the hosts and members of the audience on the spot and the most awkward answer wins!

who'll be here
  • Anastasia Washington
  • Nathan Lichtman
 
The Making of Locker 13
Saturday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: North 225a

Independent feature shot half in Arizona and half in California while facing the challenges of shooting an anthology. The entire process involving writing to production, from casting to post, will be discussed with the crew and cast.

who'll be here
  • Adam Montierth
  • Donovan Montierth
  • Jason Spisak
  • John Waldron
  • Jon Gries
  • Neil Mather
  • Rick Hoffman
 
The Making of Mission: Imposter
Friday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 227c

Taking what he learned in making Mission: Irreparable, join Michael Doleshal (writer/director), and key cast members as they discuss GOOD and EVIL, with a behind the scenes look at the sequel Mission: Imposter. While most cast members remained in the same parts from the first film one took on an entirely new character and one although dead, through flashback, had much more to do in the sequel!

who'll be here
  • Damien Baldwin
  • Jeffrey Dinsdale
  • Melanie Jayne
  • Michael Doleshal
  • Mitch Alcala
 
The Sting Chronicles: An Introduction
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 225a

Behind-the-scenes and Q & A from the Arizona-based web series

who'll be here
  • A.J. Romero
  • Alexis Johnson
  • Danielle Pajak
  • Eric Johnson
  • Katy Rector
  • Radcliff Misseri
 
The Sting Chronicles: An Introduction
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: North 225a

Behind-the-scenes and Q & A from the Arizona-based web series

who'll be here
  • A.J. Romero
  • Alexis Johnson
  • Danielle Pajak
  • Eric Johnson
  • Katy Rector
  • Radcliff Misseri
 
Location: North 225a

The local web series about the worst starship crew in the galaxy is becoming a movie! Join the cast and crew for an exclusive look at what's involved bringing the show to the big screen.

who'll be here
  • Adam Rini
  • Craig Curtis
  • Gabrielle Van Buren
  • Logan Blackwell
  • Nathan Blackwell
  • Nathan Stipes
 
Location: North 227c

Everyone has a favorite TMNT if not all of them, let's find out why that is and even WHICH TMNT ARE YOU!?! Through a scientific approach and nostalgia, we'll discuss what turtle (and versions) were our favorites and just want made them tick.

who'll be here
  • Juan Kingsbury
 
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