This weekend, Arizona turns Japanese, rises from the grave, gets monstrously steampunk, and sports a wicked ‘stache!
(And these are just a few highlights – there are actually a few more things going on this weekend.)
Saturday, Oct 23rd
Anime-Fest at Samurai Comics
- Anime all day long on the projector.
- Various contests, including the costume-y kind.
- Make your way out to Samurai Comics and mingle with fellow otakus.
- A bit more info (but not much) here.
Zombie Appreciation Day at Bookmans
- You gotta hand it to our limping, decomposing, and moaning undead friends – Zombie’s just flat out rule Halloween.
- To celebrate their legacy, Bookmans Phoenix is setting aside an entire day of zombie appreciation.
- They’ve got a PHD holding “Bacteriologist and Mycologist” coming to lecture on various biological aspects behind zombies.
- A myriad of contests will include costumes and brain eating. (Yes, brain eating.)
- The Phoenix Zombie Research Society will also be meeting and educating the masses on zombie survival.
- Tons of info and schedule of events here.
Women In Comics!
- Jesse James Comics is celebrating women (living, not undead) in comics all day!
- Multiple women in the local comics scene will be there, as well as some beautiful cosplayers.
- But they’re also raising awareness of breast cancer with an auction as well as a car-wash with some Roller Derby Bombshells.
- Check out all the information here.
- Our good friends from Steamcrow will be putting on another great show.
- We had a blast last time we saw them.
- Live art and limited prints.
- “More fun than 13 Draculas!”
- Check ’em out at Red Hot Robot at 7pm.
- Official info, and a sweet flyer, here.
Music, Mustaches & Mad Science
- I will most likely be here for what should be a great ‘stache bash.
- Check out local hackers HeatSync Labs and their wild robotic creations.
- At Gangplank in Chandler from 8pm to midnight.
- Don’t worry – mustaches will be provided for the mustache impaired.
- Feel free to learn more here.
Sunday, Oct 24th
Geek Authors at The Poisoned Pen
- Five fantasy and SF authors, including the writer behind Tremors.
- At The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.
- Book signings from 2pm until about 4:30pm.
- Costume contest and other Halloween shenanigans will ensue.
- More info in my last post.
Do you know of anything else going on or coming up? Let me know!