Phoenix DinoCon

Arizona's ORIGINAL Pop Culture Dinosaur Convention

PANELIST SPOTLIGHT – MELANIE DOLBERG

FROM FOSSILS TO FICTION: POP CULTURE DINOS AND WHY WE LOVE THEM What is it that you dig about dinosaurs? Bones mostly! Sometimes teeth. But in seriousness I love learning about their biological morphologies, how they walk and eat and defend themselves, and how their physiological characteristics relate to modern-day birds and reptiles. In your […]

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT – PATTY JIMENEZ

What is it that you dig about dinosaurs? They are iconic and immediately recognizable. Nobody sees a dinosaur toy and says to himself “That’s a nice dog.” In your own words, what will you be sharing with us this year? I will be doing a live demonstration of how to make simple notebooks using cards […]

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT – DAMIEN X. HERNANDEZ

MIGHTY MORPHIN DINO RANGERS What is it that you dig about dinosaurs? The mystery… It’s evidence of a whole other world that existed right where we stand today. It makes me wonder what this place we call home will be like one million years from now. In your own words, what will you be sharing […]

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT – RAYMOND WOLFE

KAIJU OR KILLED BY KAIJU? THE MYTHOS OF PACIFIC RIM What is it that you dig about dinosaurs? That there was such diversity in what we call “dinosaurs” over such a long period. There were hundreds if not thousands of different distinct adaptations over the course of so many millions of years. Our species has […]

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT – THE LONELY D12

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY— THE BEST AND WORST DINOSAUR-RELATED GAMES THE LONELY D12 TEAM – RIC STEELE AND JAMIE ALCUMBRAC What is it that you dig about dinosaurs? We dig dinos because they seem like mythical creatures of fantasy, but were TOTALLY REAL. Dragons, Hydra, Dinosaurs… They are all on the same […]

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT – TJ VAN DER WERF

J.P.M.P. (JURASSIC PARK MOTOR POOL) What is it that you dig about dinosaurs? Dinosaurs capture our imagination, they represent what was and what could be. In your own words, what will you be sharing with us this year? The Jurassic Park Motor Pool will be presenting on what it takes to build, maintain and drive […]

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT – Damon Foster

KAIJU AND THEIR KIN What is it that you dig about dinosaurs? When I was a kid, dinosaurs still existed. But seriously: In my younger years, I was intrigued by them in the same way I was intrigued by fictional beasts (i.e. movie monsters). As an adult, I’m curious about mysterious, extinct creatures. My youthful […]

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