Steampunk Programming for Comicon 2015

 

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

 

 

who'll be here
  • John Floyd
  • 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
  • Horst Sarubin
  • Kim Bailey
  • Scott Robinson
 
Location: North 126A

Technology is the key to creating fun and exciting Steampunk.  Most of these stories happen when air travel finally became real. Can Steampunk airships can really work, move a character along, and make for an exciting adventure?

who'll be here
 

Hal C F Astell of Apocalypse Later has presented steampunk film festivals in Phoenix, Tucson and San Diego. Come on down to see an hour's worth of award-winning short steampunk films from around the world and here in Arizona.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Get tips and advice from some of the best seamtresses of Steampunk. Illeana Vega Herrera, Johnna Buttrick, and Madame Askew will be happy to share their knowledge.

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

You know how they made the thing with the ways in that movie / book and stuff? Does that actually work?

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: North 229

Watch as some real blacksmiths take you through the process of making various items.

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

An all ages event, where you can come show off your cosplay.  Whether it be completely home made, all bought from a store, or a professionally made costume. ALL ARE welcome. This is not a competition.  This is a come strut your stuff and show us what you got event.  Come have your moment in front of an amazing crowd of fellow cosplay enthusiast.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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.
 

Have a cosplay, prop or costume question that you've been dying to ask a pro about? Come meet up with Steven K. Smith of SKS Props, Jordan Duncan, Vensy of Vensy Props and Dara DeFreitas and have them answer all your costuming questions! 

who'll be here
 

We believe in monsters, we believe in you. Daniel and Dawna of Steam Crow lead a lively meetup of all things Crow Scouts in our first ever meetup. Watch the orientation video, take the pledge, and maybe even win a prize. Join yesterday at scouts.steamcrow.com!

 

 

who'll be here
  • Daniel M. Davis
  • Dawna Davis
 

Join our author guests for a glass or two in an informal setting. There will be door prizes and other giveaways from our participating publishers.

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon staff present this informative guide to experiencing Phoenix Comicon. Learn to make the most of your experience and get the inside track on the secrets and not to be missed events of 2015. Featuring special prizes and giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Phoenix Comicon staff present this informative guide to experiencing Phoenix Comicon. Learn to make the most of your experience and get the inside track on the secrets and not to be missed events of 2015. Featuring special prizes and giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Gears, Gizmos, Lace and Beads, create a special hair accessory, choose between creating a mini top hat or a tea cup headband, who knows it might just distract your opponent during tea dueling.
Cups, headbands, bows, ribbons, and other supplies included.

No children under 12 please

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $20.00
 

On this last night of the Phoenix Comicon film festival, everyone is a winner!  Come and mix and mingle with your favorite panel hosts;  Learn more about film making; and  Celebrate the film makers behind your favorite films that screened at the festival.  Have fun, make friends, and learn stuff at the Renaissance Hotel!  Don't forget cards so you can show everyone what you do.  Cash bar provided

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Film Makers
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join us for some fun and excitement on fashionable outfits geeky enough to walk the halls of Phoenix Comicon but chic enough for a fashion show.  Tributes to your favorite TV show, movie, comic, book, or game, what will you see during this show?

 

Interested in participating?  Email Miranda.riojas@phoenixcomicon to sign up!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

For the first time at Phoenix Comicon, we are showcasing Geek Wedding Fashion in all it's glory. From the subtle to the outrageous, see a sampling of themed bridal fashion from flower girls to Brides and Grooms. 

Discover DIY accessories to geek out your own wedding. Comic book heroes, Sci-Fi genre, Japanese, Historical and Pop Culture weddings just to name a few. Featuring Vox Curvy Couture, Mr. Formal Tuxes, K Street Couture, candy bouquets courtesy of Candy Addict and many local Costume Designers.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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
 

Local cultists discuss the work of prophet and horror author H. P. Lovecraft, how the Cthulhu Mythos has influenced countless others in literature, film and video games, as well as the new love for EVERYTHING TENTACLES phenomena. Hosted by the First United Church of Cthulhu, the only Mythos-based religion in Arizona.

who'll be here
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Discover if you are not only a Steampunk but a Teapunk! A madcap survey of the origins and uses of the most fabulous of beverages, Tea! Madame Askew will present a mostly true history of this delightful beverage and its peculiar impact on history and culture.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Come join us for tips and ideas on how to take a basic paper mask and make it special.

Free paper mask and assorted decorations for the first 50 people who show up.

who'll be here
  • Dee Astell
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Come discuss the basics of leather craft, Learn about the tools of the trade. See the different types of leather and figure out what could be used to benefit your projects.

who'll be here
  • Noe Sanchez
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

You know the basics now its time to take it a step further. Learn what are the more advanced tools to work with leather. treating, conditioning, and overall care for your leather projects.

who'll be here
  • Noe Sanchez
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

Steampunk is a fantastic conveyance, in every sense of the term. Victorians spent a lot of time, money, and energy researching the Paranormal, and much of our modern fondness stems from those basic cells. This panel covers how to describe magic, and explores the lengths that Victorians went to not only touch the occult, but be the ones paid to do the touching!

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

A discussion on creating or expanding your Steampunk character.  From finding a name to putting together a costume on a budget and all points in between. If you are building your character and are looking for a little insight, this would be a good place to start.

 

 

 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Come out and meet the AZPD!

Who or what is that, you ask?  Why it's the Arizona Penny Dreadfuls, an Arizona based, adult oriented, Steampunk/victoriana group. We are celebrating our first year anniversary and would like the Steampunk community to come help us celebrate.

who'll be here
  • Dee Astell
  • Hal C F Astell
  • Johnna Buttrick
  • Khurt Khave
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Did you know that there are many Steampunk Groups in Arizona?  If you are new to Steampunk and want to meet more like minded people, here's a great place to start. Members from The Arizona Steampunk Society, Huachuca Mountain Steampunks, The Foundery and the Tucson Steampunk Society will be on hand to tell you how much fun it is to belong to one or all of these groups.

 

 

 

who'll be here
  • Arizona Steampunk Society
  • John Floyd
  • Madame Askew
  • Sabrina Floyd
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Hear the tales, trials and tribulations of the 137 year old, time traveling tea fiend, Madame Askew. Madame will share not only some of her favorite tea anecdotes but a variety of tips for entertaining at a tea party or soothing a savage opponent on the field of tea. 

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
 

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
 
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
  • Tracey Feltes
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.

 

 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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
 

AETHER: PROLOGUE (2015)

Considered a 2nd class citizen by the Skyborne, Wil Laran embarks on a journey to define his destiny or meet his demise in this steampunk inspired science fiction film.  This is a preview of the epic, Steampunk feature Aether.

CONVERGENCE (2015)

Detective Ben Walls finds himself in a modern day Dante world, passing back and forth between the present and the future. Surrounded by the residents seeking redemption, Ben is left with the task to find a way out.

who'll be here
  • Drew Hall
  • Horst Sarubin
  • Scott Robinson
 
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 3-4

A discussion on the different styles and cultures finding their way into mainsteam steampunk 
From the wild west, to Japanese Edo, it isn't all just European anymore.

 

who'll be here
  • Justin Hackert
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

This is a basic primer class on what Steampunk is, with discussions on resources, costumes, books, films, groups, etc. We'll be handing out flyers that cover all the Steampunk events and vendors that you might be interested in checking out while enjoying your Comicon experience.

who'll be here
  • Dee Astell
  • Hal C F Astell
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 1-2

With Steampunk getting more popular every year, folks are getting more and more creative with their costumes. In this panel we will talk about taking steampunk to a new level and mixing it with DC and marvel amongst other genres. Learn the secrets to adaptive history for your character.

who'll be here
  • Alex Canto
  • Mark Cantwell
  • Mike Syfritt
  • Tiffany Garrison
 
Location: Renaissance Grand Ballroom

Packed to the rafters for three years running, but now moved to the Grand ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel. The Steampunk Fashion Show is the centerpiece of Steampunk programming at Phoenix Comicon. Come and watch the most fantastic and versatile steampunks in the state strut their stuff, Steampunk style.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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.
 
 
 
who'll be here
  • Felicia Mendoza
  • Mario Rosales
  • Nero Mendoza
  • Risa Rosales
 
Location: North 127

A Meetup for the Steampunk Gun Club Facebook Group, all are welcome to come and bring their Steampunk Guns for a massive show and tell! Bring your latest Steampunk gun creation and make everyone green with envy!

 

 

 

who'll be here
  • Chris Kurtz
  • Noe Sanchez
 
Location: Sheraton Valley of The Sun

Gear up for the Gala as we kickoff off Phoenix Comicon in classic Steampunk Fashion with our Steampunk Homecoming Ball benefiting Kids Need to Read in their mission to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children.

who'll be here
  • Kids Need to Read
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Cost is $10
 

Come take flight and build your own pair of steampunk wings! We have a variety of wing types and shapes, along with a plethora of clockwork parts to help your creativity soar. medium size wing kits $25, large $35. Hosted by your wing man, Mystic Twistic.

 


 

who'll be here
  • Mystic Twistic
Cost is $25-35.00
 

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.

who'll be here
  • Chris Kurtz
  • Jeff McDaniel
  • Peter Valentine
  • 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.
who'll be here
  • Chris Kurtz
  • Jeff McDaniel
  • Peter Valentine
  • Tim Holt
 
Location: Renaissance Salon 3-4

Delve under the various layers of Victorian fashion to discover what makes a bustle perky and supports a long day of flounced skirts. Madame Askew and her friends will discuss the ins and outs of corsetry, the foundations that build that Victorian silhouette and how to hustle that bustle through a modern world.

who'll be here
  • Madame Askew
 
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