Caution! Zombies Ahead

Feel like getting out this weekend in Arizona?

Here are some highlights of things going on in Phoenix geek culture:

(You can always check out the Local page for a growing calendar, as well as a map of interesting places.)

Thursday, July 8th

X-Men Day!

  • Atomic Comics is celebrating The X-Men all day at each of their locations. (Scroll down for a map.)
  • Some local artists will be around doing some sweet X-Men art.
  • Full info here.

MADCAP – 1st Annual Ignominious Film Gala

  • An evening of short films by Arizona student filmmakers.
  • Something tells me this will be really fun. Plus it has the word “ignominious” in its title, so…
  • It’s only $5, and you’ll be supporting budding local talent.
  • Full info here and here.

Friday, July 9th


  • Okay, technically it starts Thursday.
  • Game until your face falls off with fellow die-hard gamers.
  • All weekend at the Mesa Convention Center.
  • More info here.

Saturday, July 10th

Zombie Research Society Meeting

  • Facts:
  1. A zombie is a biologically definable, animated being occupying a human corpse.
  2. The zombie pandemic is coming. It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when.
  3. Enthusiastic debate about zombies is essential to the survival of the human race.
  4. “What you don’t know can eat you”!
  • Learn more at a public meeting discussing Zombie survival in Arizona.
  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PMĀ  in the Bookman’s Phoenix Community Room.
  • Full info here.