6 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 04/26]

This weekend, Phoenix drinks with dinosaurs, does the time warp, and sings with Bat Boy.

Thursday, Apr 23rd

Game CoLab – Studio Open House

Local video game makers are opening their doors for you to wander in, wide-eyed. Check out what’s getting worked on and hear speakers talk about marketing video games, world-building, and more. Should be pretty radical.

Goes from noon to six.

Friday, Apr 24th

Beer & Bones

Come for the beer, stay for the dinosaurs! Or combine the two. I dunno. Their site says: Paleontologists reveal the truth – what beers did dinosaurs drink?! If that’s not good enough for you, how about Speed Date a Scientist?

Show up at the Arizona Museum of Natural History from 6 to 10pm.

Really Old Superman Films

I have the perfect event if you like older things and super men. Starting at 5pm the Tempe Center for the Arts is gathering pop-culture aficionados and watching The Adventures of Superman, and Mad Scientist. Enjoy!

Army of Darkness

The Film Bar is closing out their month of cult films with a boomstick of a movie for you. Hail to the king, baby.

Starts at 10pm and there are showings all weekend.

Saturday, Apr 25th

*LibCon 2015

Their Facebook page doesn’t have a lot of info, but this little comicon at Chandler Library should be fun for a younger crowd (or the young at heart). Gaming, costumes, and general nerdery await you.

Bat Boy: The Musical

If the title Bat Boy: The Musical doesn’t convince you to check out this play about everyone’s favorite Weekly World News cover, I’m not sure what will.

Enjoy the crap out of it at the John Paul Theatre at Phoenix College starting at 7:30pm. The show wraps up next weekend, May 2nd.

Rocky Horror Picture & Shadow Cast

Haven’t used your fishnet stockings in a while? Well, if you need an excuse, you can head down to Mesa and get your Rocky Horror on.

I couldn’t tell when it starts. If someone knows lemme know and I’ll update the post.

*Thanks for the update, Robin!* “The Rocky Horror Picture Show presented by Frankies Fishnets ……doors open at 9pm, show starts at about 10pm…..at the AZ Event Center  on Country Club and Southern, there’s a full bar too!”

Have fun, you crazy kids!



6 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 04/19]

This weekend, Phoenix meets monsters, raps about video games, and gorges itself on arcade machines.

Friday, Apr 17th

Monsters: Dark Continent

If you enjoyed the tentacle-faced aliens from his first movie, you’ll most likely enjoy Gareth Edward’s second film in the Monsters universe.

Starts at 5:30pm at the Film Bar, with showings all weekend.

Mega Ran

Nintendo + Rap = Mega Ran. This local legend is kicking of his first AZ show this year at Shakers in Scottsdale.

Doors open at 7pm.

A Clockwork Orange

Instead of making references to things in this movie, I’ll go ahead and assume that if you like this Kubric film, you’ll enjoy seeing it with fellow fans.

At the Film Bar at 10:30pm, with showings all weekend.

Saturday, Apr 18th

Zapcon 2015

Rejoice, for Zapcon has returned! Lower those bits, ditch the high polygon count, and spend a few days lost in a sea of arcades and arcade related entertainment. They’re at the Mesa Convention Center this year with tons more space.

GWAR!

Everyone’s favorite foam-armor clad fake-blood-spewing dark monster overlords are doing their dark monster overlord thing at Asylum Records from noon to 3pm (if you’re into fake-blood-spewing dark monster overlords).

Simpsons Trivia

It’s free. It’s Simpsons Trivia. It’s only the good seasons. Go and have fun! Hank Scorpio demands it!

Starts at 8pm at Bragg’s in Phoenix.

Sunday, Apr 19th

Superhero & Princess Walk

Title says it all. Bring the kiddos and let them dress up as whatever they want to be. Starts at 9am. Follow the link above for location.

Sun Devil Fan Fair 2015

ASU is having a mini-comicon this Sunday at the PE West Gym. They’ve got an impressive amount of things lined up between 11am and 5pm. Should be fun and a fantastic event to support. It’s also free.

Tons to do!



5 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 04/12]

This weekend, Phoenix seeks the Holy Grail, runs with warriors, and dances with darkness.

Friday, Apr 9th

Monthy Python and the Holy Grail

I bet most of you can quote Monty Python and Holy Grail practically word for word, assuming you haven’t recently been turned into a newt (and gotten better, of course). It’s just one of those films that dug itself into geek culture’s huge tracks of land and got stuck.

Starts at 9:20pm at the Filmbar.

Saturday, Apr 10th

International Tabletop Gaming Day 2015

There are events all over the valley for this one, so make sure to follow the link above and find the one closest to you. A good chance to check out the growing tabletop scene, as well as support local business.

Warrior Dash 2015

It’s the craziest, filthiest, costume-iest race ever. Don your horns & cape, or furry costume, or mario outfit, or whatever you want, then get to the end – whatever it takes.

Waves start all day long, with the first one at 9am, I believe.

Sunday, Apr 11th

SabotenCon Gameday

Saboten is coming to Bookmans Phoenix all afternoon and they’re bringing video games, tournaments, scavenger hunts, and costumes with them. Bookmans’ events are usually pretty family friendly so bring the kids.

Starts at noon and goes until 6pm.

Horror Burlesque

Those who enjoy horror video games (not me, I’m way too big of a wuss) may recognize a few characters at Endgame this Sunday, though they may remember them wearing a bit more clothing.

Nerdlesque Nightmares starts at 10pm.