Educating [Geeks] Does Phoenix Comicon 2016

It’s that time of year again! Educating [Geeks] is happy to inform you that we will be hosting both traditional panels and live podcast recordings again this year at Phoenix Comicon! We are so excited to come back to the headquarters of all things geeky and share many glorious moments with you.

Our traditional panels and live podcast recordings are listed in the official online program, so check it out. But, we’ve made your life even easier and provided links to our panels below so you can quickly add them to your ConQuest. How awesome is that? Are you getting pumped? Well you should, because our Keanu panel will make you go “Woah!” Don’t forget to use the hashtag #EGcon to give us a shout-out and let us know you’re there! We can’t wait to see all the awesome things you have to say about Phoenix Comicon. And most importantly… ENJOY!

Kurt Russell: The Early Action Package

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Coif your mullet and strap on your eye patch for a lively discussion of Kurt Russell Action films! Educating Geeks will discuss the films “Big Trouble in Little China,” “Escape from New York,” “The Thing,” and “Stargate.” And remember, call him “Snake.”

Panelists:  Alice, Megan, Nathan Blackwell, Adam Rini

When: Thursday 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Where: North 129B

Hashtags: #KurtRussell #EGKurtRussell

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Heads Up – Comicon Style

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The hit game made famous by Ellen Degeneres is back for a second year! It’s available as an app to purchase on your Android or Apple device. Whether you’re a long-time fan or have never played it before, please come join a few of our Geek Hosts as we engage in this super fun, friendly party game with a Comicon twist! Your creativity may gain you some awesome prizes! Don’t miss out, and start your ConQuests out right.

Who: Alice, Andrea, Megan, Diana

When: Friday 7:30-8:30

Where: West 213A

Hashtags: #egheadsup #HeadsUp

Penny Dreadful *Live Podcast Recording*

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Vampires, werewolves, and witches! Oh my! Join the hosts from Educating Geeks for a live podcast recording covering the often overlooked Showtime Original Series, “Penny Dreadful.” If you’ve never seen the show, that’s okay! We’ll show you what you’ve been missing. Special treat for you EG fan, this panel is chockful of your favorite producers!

Panelists:  Bri, Andrea, Alice, Megan

When: Friday 9:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: North 131ABC

Hashtag: #EGPennyDreadful

Woah! Battle of the Keanus!

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For this very special panel, we are joined by the awesome talents from National Comedy Theatre and guest host, Nathan Blackwell. Could Neo use the Matrix to defeat unstoppable assassin John Wick? Who would win in a fight, Johnny Utah of “Point Break” or Jack Traven of “Speed”? Would Ted Theodore Logan mop the floor with the Devil’s Advocate? Join us for an interactive panel where we will determine which Keanu Reeves character would survive mass Keanu extinction by murdering the rest!

Hosts: Alice, Andrea, Anthony Thornton, Jacob Talbert, Krissy, Nathan Blackwell

When: Saturday 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Where: West 231BC

Hashtag: #Keanu #Woah

Educating [Geeks]: Labyrinth Edition *Live Podcast Recording*

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You remind me of the Babe…Journey through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered to the Goblin City. Join us for a live podcast recording as we celebrate the Goblin King, David Bowie; Jennifer Connelly, the cast, the characters and more from this 1986 Jim Henson classic.

Hosts: Bri, Cassie, Diana, Krissy

When: Saturday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: North 226BC

Hashtag: #Bowie #EGLabyrinth

American Horror Story: Hotel *Live Podcast Recording*

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Check in to the Hotel Cortez with the hosts of Educating [Geeks] for a discussion on the most recent season of “American Horror Story.” We’ll discuss our impressions of the new season including the storyline, new and returning cast members, the connections with the previous seasons and more.

Panelists:  Bri, Diana, Jonathan Elliott, Sara

When: Saturday 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Where: North 129B

Hashtag: #AHS #AHSHotel #EGAHS

Photo by Katheryn Navas


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SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! The infamous sound made by ladies (and gents) reacting to nearly naked pictures of some of the hottest men Hollywood has ever seen!! Back by hot and heavy demand, come squee with EG in this 18+ panel where we battle to decide the Hottest Hottie of 2016! Have I mentioned that this panel is going to be HOT?!?!?!!

** Special Treat from us to you!  The first 100 attendees will get a limited edition Squeefest ribbon for their PHXCC badge! **

Host:  Krissy

Team Captains: Alice, Andrea, Bri, Cassie, Megan, Sara

When: Saturday 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: North 129B

Hashtag: #Squeefest2016

We really hope to see you all at Phoenix Comicon! Feel free to reach out to us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or email with questions!


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Featured image for this post by Phoenix Comicon photographer Devon Adams. CC license NC-SA 2.0.