8 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 07/05]

This weekend, Phoenix crams most of its nerdy events into a couple of places.

Thursday, July 2nd

Phoenix Loves Sci-Fi

I’ve been excited about this one for a while now. Basically, some local film groups are helping to screen their best Sci Fi films, a lot of them locally made. Only $5 & it benefits the film groups.

Starts at 6pm, downtown at the Cronkite School of Journalism.

Friday July 3rd


The Heard Museum is letting kids become superheroes for the evening. Jousting and music will be part of it.

Radical. Starts at 6pm on Friday.

Friday & Saturday, July 3rd & 4th

(Since these events are all kinda brothers & sisters, I’m grouping them all together.)

Goonies / When Marnie Was There / Kung Fury / Shatner: The Lost Years

Here’s the plan. Gather food and resources then leave your place of comfort and head to the Filmbar to setup camp for the rest of the day. While you’re there, watch movies about kids who refuse to verbally accept their inevitable demise, a cop who was struck by lightning while being bitten by a cobra, and everything Shatner has been in that’s not Star Trek (set to psychedelic rock), and even a Studio Ghibli film.

See link above for showtimes.

Doctor Who / Dinosaurs / Outlander

Or you can head to Barnes & Noble at Desert Ridge who are doing a bunch of pop-culture events this month, starting with a Time Traveling Weekend.

Friday is a Doctor Who themed with trivia, giveaways & costumes, then Saturday is Dinosaurs, & Sunday takes you back to Ye Olde Scotland.

Happy 4th, y’all!


6 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 06/28]

This weekend, Phoenix has another nerd convention, unites in lightsaber celebration, and sells its soul to Bart Simpson for $5.

Thursday, Jun 25th

LepreCon 2015 Begins!

This little science fiction / fantasy convention has been around forever (this is its 41st event) and boasts tons of panels and guests, both local and from afar.

Goes all weekend, ya big nerds.

Friday, Jun 26th

SabotenCon presents Tiger & Bunny: The Rising

The gang behind the valley’s biggest anime convention are hitting up the Filmbar this weekend with some Tiger & Bunny.

Starts around 9:30pm.

Saturday, Jun 27th

Arizona iCon 2015

Toys toys toys! A whole convention full of them!

From 10am to 5pm at the Glendale Civic Center

Dark Star: HR Giger’s World

The Filmbar also wants to help you get your face hugged with this Giger documentary.

Showtimes all weekend long.

Lightning Octopus at Simpsons Trivia Night

I’m a guest at this round of Simpsons Trivia (just the good seasons), so if you want to high five and see how bad I am at said trivia, swing by!

Starts around 8pm at Bragg’s.

Saber Walk

It’s a Saber Walk, people! Let those around you know just how much you enjoy the magical vwoom vwoom swords we all love.

Did you know Saber Walks are a thing? I honestly didn’t until recently.

Starts at 8:30pm. Follow the link for location, etc.

Sunday, Jun 28th

*Weird Bonus Event: Phoenix Psychic Fair

You guys, there’s a psychic fair this weekend… but… of course… you already “knew” that… didn’t you.

Have fun this weekend! Try something new and weird!

11 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 06/21]

Thursday June 18th

Lego Movie at Wet n’ Wild

Honeyyyy? Wheeeeeere’s my swimming suit?

Starts at 8:30pm.

Friday June 19th

Arya’s Rock: A Video Game Adventure

I don’t know much about it, but the Mesa Arts Center is showing a play (maybe?) about a kid who gets sucked into a video game. Seems family friendly from the looks of it.

Showings through the end of the month, most starting at 7pm.


For those of you who are not dead yet and enjoy re-watching things you already love but with added musical scenes, Spamalot is playing in Phoenix this month.

Shows at 7:30pm at PVCC.


Everyone’s favorite local Nintendo Entertainment System cover rock band is doing their NES cover rock band thing at the Yucca Tap Room. If you haven’t heard their version of Castlevania 3, you need to YouTube that biz right now.

Starts at 9pm.

Saturday June 20th

Another Superhero Charity Run

Man, it seems like everyone’s doing a costumed run these days. I’m not complaining.

This one starts at 7:30am. Follow the link above for location, etc.

Free RPG Day

I know that Imperial Outpost Games and Game Depot are participating. Leave a comment on Facebook if you know of more.

Phoenix Comic Art Expo

A new comic book-centric event in the valley. Let’s give them a big welcome!

Starts at 10am and goes unti 5pm at Ottawa University Phoenix.

*Just Added: 24hr Comic Creation

If you’re near the Hub (furniture store) near 7th this Saturday, take a peek at Russ K creating a 24 page comic in 24 hours. Count the cups of coffee he drinks. Watch as he slowly fades into the world of dreams as the last stroke is left on the last page.

Check Out Mario Maker

The Best Buy at Tempe Marketplace is participating in E3 demo stuff and the local Streetpass gang is going to go check it out. I believe Nintendo will be giving away a few free things.

Show up around noon.

The Karate Kid

Sweep Ralph Machio’s leg at Filmbar all weekend. Just try to remember that you’re the best……. around.

Starts at 4:20pm.

The Phenomenauts

I have no idea what’s going on here, but a couple of folks have recommended seeing this group live. I am detecting a sci-fi vibe.

Starts at 9pm at Yucca Tap Room.

Cult Classics: Jaws

::scratches nails on chalkboard::

Starts at 9:30pm at Tempe Pollack Cinemas.