This weekend, Phoenix may or may not be a replicant, journeys around the world with Wolverine & friends, has a mini-comicon, dreams of the stars, and more.
Thursday, Mar 5th
It’s like an outside mini comicon! Dress up or just enjoy those that do, wander around and enjoy a plethora of booths, science experiments, live music, and general nerdery. Turnout has been awesome in years past, plus it’s very family friendly, so bring the kids. Give the Phoenix Comicon team a high five while you’re there. Starts at 4:30pm around Mill Ave. Totes free.
The Phoenix Film Festival isn’t for a few weeks, but that isn’t stopping them from really tying the room together, ya know?
Abide, my friends. Abide.
7pm at the Scottsdale Harkins 101.
Here’s a chance to go down in the history books, my friends. If you’ve got a Spider-Man costume and can make it to the US Airways Center plaza at 5pm, you just may break a world record.
Plus the first 450 people to show up in full Spidey gear will win tickets to the…
Which looks absolutely crazy and goes all weekend while it’s in town. Sounds really interesting, so if you go please let me know what you thought of it.
Starts at 7pm, but there are performances all weekend.
Friday, Mar 6th
Getting to see the immensely entertaining Steam Powered Giraffe perform is worth the road-trip to Old Tucson alone. Plus you’ll get to spend the weekend in a steampunk fantasy. I’ve heard nothing but good about this growing steampunk convention, so tally ho!
This one is an opportunity for college students to join other tech fans in hacking all weekend. And I mean all weekend. Bring a sleeping bag (seriously). The event is totally free, even the meals.
The whole thing gears up at 4pm.
Prepare to have your mind stimulated with awesomeness from 3pm to Midnight at ASU with Emerge. It’s an event that’s all about artists & designers teaming up with scientists & engineers to put together cool robots, crazy performances, rad art, and more. The guy who started RadioLab will be there too. Definitely check it out.
When you combine broadway musicals and medieval torture devices, everyone wins! You can catch a local version of this play at the Chandler-Gilber Community College this weekend, which is no doubt both spooky and kooky.
The only thing better than watching one of the most beautiful science fiction films ever created is doing it surrounded by fellow fans at the Filmbar. They’re screening a ton of awesome sci-fi this month, and they’ve picked a great one to kick things off with. Of course, you may have to pass a Voight-Kampff test to get in. I’m not sure.
Starts at 7pm, shows all weekend though.
Saturday, Mar 7th
If that got you excited, you should probably move to Australia, and you’re in luck because the State Fair grounds will be covered with the bloody things Saturday & Sunday.
Plus ReptiCon is just a fun word to say. Sounds like a transformer.
A bunch of Space fans are gathering at MCC for an “unconference” (ie, you can wander in and out between multiple presentations going on without judgement) to share ideas, concepts, and discoveries. Be sure to bring your own questions, stories, or ideas. Should be pretty interesting if you can make it.
Sunday, Mar 8th
Here’s your chance to tell Peter how many nightmares you had of the Red Bull as a kid. He’ll be at B&B Mesa Gateway with a screening of his 80’s fantasy classic. Starts at 11am.
Peter was at Phoenix Comicon a while ago and is a super swell guy.
Wonder Woman striptease? In a bar that sells the devil’s brew? That’s quite a lot of sins for a Sunday, don’t you think?
Show starts at 9pm.