Pic by: Juliana Coutinho

This weekend, Arizona rocks its local geek talent, gets a younger crowd interested in cons, and takes your kids all the way to Hogwarts.

And you can always plan ahead for geeky things to do here in the Phoenix area by browsing the  local geek calendar.

Friday, Sep 10th


  • Taking place at Evermore Nevermore from 6pm to 10pm.
  • “A mini comic convention with the spotlight on local valley comic book artists and writers.”
  • Free 7pm screening of Sacrifice, a giant monster movie put together by some locals.
  • A SciFi Fashion Show (part of the con) will take place at the OneOhOne Gallery a couple doors down, and starts at 8:30pm.
  • More info here.
  • I will be swinging by and taking some pictures.

Saturday, Sep 11th

Laughing Moon Con!

Fantasy Author Signings (& Book Sale?)

  • From 12pm to 4pm at Bent Cover Books.
  • Local fantasy authors Marni L.B. Troop & B.P. Bagget will be signing their respective books.
  • Official info here.
  • I’ve picked up rumors of an insane sale on SF/Fantasy books during the event (like $1 or $2 for all SF/F books). Can anyone confirm?

Hogwarts House Party!

  • Grab your kids, put on a sorting hat, and enjoy some Hogwarts magic.
  • It’s a Hogwarts House Party at Bookmans Mesa Saturday afternoon.
  • Starts at 2pm.
  • Enchanted games, prizes, activities.
  • Food and drinks.
  • Official info here.
  • I have a hunch that costumes will be encouraged…

Am I missing anything? Are you getting out this weekend? Tell me!