We are one week away from Phoenix Fan Fusion and by now you should have at least glanced at the panel schedule. If not, don’t worry, I am bringing you a list of interesting sounding panels at Phoenix Fan Fusion* (*my opinion obviously). I am staying away from including guest panels as those don’t need any more hype than they already have. If you are wondering where to find the panel rooms for each of the following panels, check out this map. On to the list!
- Red Dead Redemption 2: Redder, Deader, and More Redemptive
Thursday May 23, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
We waited way too long for a sequel, and RockStar delivered this past year. Now, come geek about about what you loved, and what disappointed you about this much-anticipated game, which we affectionately refer to as “Yeehaw Skyrim”.
Room: North 124AB
- Ghost In The Shell: Brain Interfaces IRL
Thursday May 23, 2019 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ghost in the Shell depicts a world where it is possible to integrate technology with the brain to allow permanent connection to the internet and control of robotic bodies. How close are we to accomplishing this in reality and what are some pitfalls we should watch out for?
Room: North 131AB
- DC vs Marvel – When Powers Collide!
Friday May 24, 2019 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Think you know everything about DC’s line up of heroes and villains? Do keep a copy of the Marvel Ultimate Handbook in your back pocket? Its time to put that knowledge to the test as we pit Marvel’s and DC finest against one another in debate of cosmic proportions. Defend your heroes and decimate your opponents to prove your universe triumphs overall!
Room: North 122ABC
- Compliment Dueling
Friday May 24, 2019 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Steampunk culture requires, nay – demands – the use of a well-turned phrase. In this tournament-style game show panel, competitors will try to best their opponents in a battle of wits, using compliments! Madame Askew and Bustle Girl preside over the well-mannered showdowns, and crown the winner Grand Champion of Compliments! Suitable for all ages. Prizes given!
Room: North 230
- Strange Mysteries from Around the World
Friday May 24, 2019 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
This popular panel hosted by best-selling paranormal mystery author T.M. (Tina) Williams is one to get you thinking outside the box. From strange sounds heard in the ocean to urban legends to deaths that seem paranormal – she covers them all. Visual and audio evidence will be shared. Arrive early, seats fill up quickly for this experience driven panel.
Room: North 227ABC
- Grant Morrison: Greatest Comic Book Writer or Shaman Sent to Put a Spell on Us All?
Saturday May 25, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
For almost 5 decades Grant has been writing some of the most popular titles to some of the strangest things out there. From Doom Patrol to Invisibles. Justice League to Batman to Superman to now currently Green Lantern. Grant Morrison has existed on the fringe of comic book writing. Come talk about the writer with other admirers.
Room: North 225A
- ANT-MAN: Scott Lang’s Wacky Cross Country Post-Snap Road Trip!
We saw Scott Lang stuck in the Quantum Realm in San Francisco, but then he suddenly shows up with his van at the Avengers base on the other side of the country. But how did he get from A to B and what kind of wacky misadventures did he have along the way? That’s a story that needs to be told and we’re going to be the ones to tell it! This is a Live Script Reading of an original work, presented to you by the members of Legible Scrawl.
Room: North 227ABC
- The Legal Questions of the Purge
Saturday May 25, 2019 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
The premise of the Purge is simple: for one night, all crime is legal. But in reality, how would this work? Join Legal-EASE as a team of lawyers and legal professionals analyze the potential consequences of the Purge made real.
Room: North 226A
- MCU: Gotta Rank em all!
Saturday May 25, 2019 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Rankings… we nerds rank everything, so lets rank all the MCU movies (Inhumans don’t count). Join Dual Screen Vision crew for a live podcast recording as we attempt to rank all the MCU movies in one hour with the audience giving their insight and love to there favorite things. This event would be applicable and palatable to all ages.
Room: North 225B
- Gaming Confessional with the Gaming Discourse
Sunday May 26, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Do you have something to get off your chest about video games? An unpopular opinion or rant you just need to share with someone? Do you think Breath of the Wild is overrated, or that Halo 2 is the worst Halo? Come and share your opinions, grievances and complaints for a fun discussion!
Room: North 226A
- Geek History: World War II’s Influence on Star Wars
Sunday May 26, 2019 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
From the gunner’s port of the Millennium Falcon, to the design of Stormtrooper armor, World War II’s tech had a great influence upon Star Wars as we know it. We will discuss a lot of the original trilogy’s designs and artistry, and what inspired it.
Room: North 228AB