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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 07, 2014 — Saturday is always the big one for Phoenix comicon. All the vendors bring out their A-game merchandise, cosplayers bring their best costumes, and everyone is generally all in for the convention by Saturday.

The childrens art room S151-154 will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. for the youngins, but the quality programing for the older crowds starts early too. The Batman panel that everyone is looking forward too begins at 10:30 a.m. with Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar all in the North Ballroom 120. It’s the 75th Anniversary of their iconic TV show and rumor is some of them don’t get along to well. So who knows what may happen.

For those con goers who don’t make it into the Batman Panel the “Deadliest Warrior Superhero’s Panel” will also begin at 10:30 a.m. and run until 11:30 a.m. in W211. Gary Harper as well as Terry and Victoria Wagner will discuss epic matchups of superhero vs super hero. Also at 10:30 there will be the “Spotlight on Jim Butcher” in the Sheraton Valley of the Sun room until 11:30 a.m., “It’s All Connected” in room N528B where five panelists will discuss the Marvel universe’s interconnectivity from tv to the films running until 11:30 am, and “Harry Potter Astronomy will be going until 12:30 p.m. in room N225B.

The greatest debate in comics is on in room N129B from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. when Jesse James and Ken Brown go head to head to debate Marvel vs. D.C. Then at 1:30 p.m. the Bruce Campbell will step into the spotlight in North Ballroom 120 and answer questions for his fans until 2:30 p.m. In that same block of time game show “Exoplanet Survivor” will be happening in room N124B, “Never Judge a Book by it’s movie adaptation” will be discussing feature films made from novels in room N121BC, there will be a discussion of the Star Wars expanded universe moderated by John Guzzon of Modern Times Magazine in room N127 AB, and a talk from SYFY channel's Mike McClean about some of his creature features like Sharktopus in room S167.

From 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Sheraton’s pool will play host to a Peter Pan themed pool party. Then from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. “Harry Potter and the Panel of Fandom” will take place in room North 132, while Alex Wilson and Vivek Tiawry discuss their graphic novel “The Fifth Beatle” in room W211.

Between the hours of 4:30 and 5:30 two of the days most thought provoking panels will be taking place. “The Death of Superman Lives, What Happened,” will see Jon Schneep discuss his documentary about the unmade Superman project “Superman Lives” in room W211.” While “Why We Should Leave Firefly Alone,” is going on in room N122AB, and four panelists discuss why Browncoats should let bygones be bygones.

At 6 p.m. in room North 124 A there will be a ask a scientist session. Convention goers will be able ask professional scientists any question they want. While that is going on the Harry Potter themed “Fantastic Beasts and where to find them” will be going on in room N122AB, and the 20th Anniversary of the Gargoyles television show will be in S159.

There will be a discussion of “Horror Hero’s and Villains” in room S 166. Four panelists will discuss which horror hero’s and villains would survive against each other and in alternate universes. Then DJ Sean Watson will be taking the stage to close out the official con festivities from 10:30 p.m. until 12 a.m. in the outdoor pavilion area.

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