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The Annual Gathering Of Lovers Of Comics, Pop Culture And Much More In Downtown Phoenix Got Off To An Eager Start Thursday With Much More To Come Over The Remaining Three Days

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By Staff
Modern Times Magazine

May 29, 2015 — As effective as a “Pow” from the original Batman television series or as startling as a whip cracking in the hands of Indiana Jones, Phoenix Comicon 2015 got off to a tremendous start Thursday, with hundreds of fans flocking to the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St., Phoenix.

Thursday, cosplayers and panelists alike took a sampling of the feast that will entice them Friday, Saturday and Sunday — Friday and Saturday serving as a metaphorical two-course meal of course with Sunday as dessert.

Friday’s fun features an appearance from one of the biggest stars to ever grace the bridge of Galactica, art events, and of course, zombies. See below for our staff picks of the best of day one of Phoenix Comicon and review our video above for some photos from Thursday’s kickoff.


Friday, May 29

Jurassic Park - With the release of the long awaited fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World, fast approaching, the gang from Educating [Geeks] will be doing a live podcast discussing the original film. The group will discuss Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic and all of it’s dinosaur on human action. The panel will be taking place from noon to 1 p.m. in room West 213B.

Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse - Zombies have never been more prominent in pop culture than they are now, and that has led to a lot discussion as to what it would take to survive if a zombie apocalypse were to ever actually happen. The Department of Zombie Defense will be on hand to walk people through what they need to do in order to survive. The panel will be taking place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in room West 213B.

Edward James Olmos - The career of Edward James Olmos has spanned three decades and he has been featured in the classic Ridley Scott film Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica and most recently on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This spotlight panel will be highlighting his entire career and give fans a chance to ask questions. The panel will be taking place from 3 to 4 p.m. in the West 301 Ballroom.

Spotlight On Daredevil - From his inception in 1964 to his recent hit show on Netflix, this panel will be highlighting the legacy of “The Man Without Fear,” Daredevil. Creators will be on hand to discuss their love of the character and what the future holds for him. The panel will be taking place from 3 to 4 p.m. in room North 122.

DC Animated Universe - Marvel Studios may currently be dominating the box office, but DC has had a big leg up in the animated world for quite some time and this panel will highlight some of the creative team behind the current DC animated universe. The panel will be taking place from 6 to 7 p.m. in room North 122.

Phoenix Comicon is taking place May 28 to 31 at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St., Phoenix. Tickets are available now and can be purchased day of the convention as well. For full pricing, tickets, guest lists and more event details, visit http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/.
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