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The Premier Pop Culture Event Of The Southwest Will Wrap Up This Year's Festivities With A Plentiful Lineup Including Panels About The Harry Potter Universe And Other Magical Fare


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

June 08, 2014 — The final day of Phoenix Comicon will be opening with ASU’s Sun Devil Quidditch team putting on a demonstration in rooms S 155-158 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Also during that time the writing crew of First Friday Night Live will be running a panel called “How to Run a Comedy Writers Room.” FFNL writers Kevin Patterson, Michael 23, Lauren Karp, Ian Murdoch, and Mike Gusty will discuss their experience with their monthly comedy series.

Noon to 1 p.m. is another great time for panels and discussions at PCC. “Harry Potter and Never Letting Go,” will be taking place in N225A, and five panelists will discuss their love of the wizarding world. While the “Nerdy Travel” panel in room N125AB talks about the best upcoming pop culture attractions in the world. Also running from noon until 1 p.m. will be the “Battle of the Fans Trivia Tournament,” in room S159 where fans of the Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter sagas will fight it out for nerd supremacy.  Furthermore, Cary Elwes of The Princess Bride and Robin Hood Men In Tights fame will be stepping into the spotlight in the North Ballroom.

From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the great one, Stan Lee, will take his turn in the spotlight in the North Ballroom 120. Naturally, the Q and A session with the greatest comic book mind of all time will be packed. So for those who cannot gain access at the same time there will be a panel discussion on “The Awesomely Awful 90’s.” Four panelists will discuss some of the cheesiest cheese the 1990’s amazing.

Between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. the spotlight will be on Danny Glover in the North Ballroom 120, until 4 p.m. Then at 4:30 there will be a “Gojira vs. Godzilla,” panel in room N131. Adam Thomas and Bob Nelson will compare and contrast the Japanese and American versions of the city destroying dinosaur. Also running from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. will be “Why Your Fandom Sucks,” where Steven Dodd and Sara Wilbanks will discuss why whatever it is you are a fan of is stupid.

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