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The Premier Pop Culture Event Of The South West Is Taking Place The Weekend Of June 5 Through June 8 And The Modern Times Crew Will Be There All Weekend

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

June 5, 2014 — Usually when Phoenix Comicon opens, most of the masses make a beeline for the showroom floor, but with the new addition of the the outdoor pavilion there might be a new first stop.

The outdoor area will be on Third Street between Jefferson and Adams, and will house a stage for live music as well as the annual Comicon car show and other events and activities. That portion of Third street will be shut down for the duration of the convention.

But besides the new outdoor area and the always awesome show room floor the programing staff also packed this year’s convention with quality panels, presentations, and activities.

Some of the can’t miss events of Phoenix Comicon day one include, “Getting Jossed” which will be running from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in North Hall, room 122AB. This panel will feature David and Lisa Richins discussing the characters of Joss Whedon — also Modern Times Magazine Editor and Publisher John Guzzon will be moderating.

Beginning at 6 p.m. will be a Stars Wars feature, “Episode VII - Everything You Need To Know,” also in North Hall, room 122AB and “Zombie Gauntlet By Battlefield AZ,” in rooms 160 and 161S. The Episode VII panel will feature Dustin Diehl, Joe Holt, and Trevor Campbell, while the Zombie Gauntlett is a laser tag style shooting game where patrons will test their aim against the zombie hordes for $5. The Star Wars panel will run until 7 p.m. and the Zombie Gauntlet will be open until 10 p.m.

Also running from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. will be “Phoenix Shooting Locations For Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho,” taking place in room N129A. The discussion will be lead by Douglas Monce and John Eaves, and is fairly self explanatory, should be a thrill.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. will be another awesome movie-based panel when Mike Trcic talks about his role in “Creating The Jurassic Park T-Rex.” The presentation will be taking place in room S166.

In room N130 from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Dan’s Joes, Joe Guy, John Stinsman, Nick Kruszalnicki, and Vocab Malone will be celebrating “50 Years Of G.I. Joe Action figures.” They will be discussing vehicles, accessories, commercials, file cards, and customization, as well as the action figures. During that same time block there will also be a Comic Book Trivia game in room N 129B.

The evening at the Phoenix Convention Center will be rounded out by two of Phoenix’s best local bands: Phoenix Comicon performance veterans Halocene from 10 p.m. until 11 p.m. in the outdoor pavillion area, followed by Captain Squeegee.

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