Thursday, Jan 15th
I’ve been hearing good things about this brain-bending time travel flick, and you can catch it at the Film Bar this weekend. If you can’t find anyone to go with you, just go back in time and recruit your younger-self. Multiple showtimes so follow the link above.
Friday, Jan 16th
I should have mentioned it last week, but this Steampunk art show is still going, so make sure to check it out if you “live in the clock.” At the Firehouse Gallery, yo.
Taiyou Con has always prided itself in being by fans and for fans. It’s not very big, but seems to be completely comfortable with that fact. And if you’ve watched some of their previous promotional videos, you know they don’t take themselves too seriously either. Should be a good time for anime & video-game fans. All weekend at the Mesa Convention Center.
Saturday, Jan 17th
If you’ve got kids this could be a really fun way to spend a Saturday morning. The Arizona Opera is showing off some of their steampunk inspired costumes, animatronics, and stage props – including a “fire breathing” dragon. Starts at 10am at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix .
Darth Vader, the Phoenix Comicon, and others are showing up to bring a mini-comicon to the library for a few hours. Dress up (or don’t) and swing by between 11am to 4pm for contests, gaming, etc. (Link above is to a PDF, fair warning.)
The Unnamed Association of Gamers is being extra cool (& hot, apparently) and inviting everyone to a free, full day, family friendly gaming bash. Get your table-top action on all day. However you may feel about the meeple becoming the de facto symbol of modern table-top gaming, I bet you’ll have a great time. Hit the link above for the location.
This will probably be downvoted into oblivion, but DAE remember PROM?!? *Edit: Thanks for the crown, kind stranger! *Second Edit: Holy crap! Front page of Lightning Octopus! TL:DR Reddit Phoenix Prom at Endgame starts at 8pm. RIP inbox.
Cult Classics continues to bring you the magic of watching your favorite old movies surrounded by other fans. This month is all about whipping it… whipping it good. Starts at 9:30pm at Tempe Pollack Theatre.
Sunday, Jan 18
I wanted to make sure any cosplayers out there heard about this event at HeatSync Labs in Mesa. Follow the link to see what you’ll need to bring to make yourself out of duct tape. Starts at 11am.