mustache - by GlowJangles
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.

Steamcroween III

  • 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!