This weekend, Arizona gets epic, gets abducted by aliens, gets Biff Tannen, and gets some Lego robots.
(And I hope you all got to see the Phoenix New Times Jackalope Ranch article about Lightning Octopus.)
Friday, Dec 3rd
Tom Wilson Live [Tempe]
- Enjoy the (very funny) Tom Wilson, who played Biff Tannen.
- At the Tempe Improv.
- Friday and Saturday night.
- Shows start at 8pm (as well as 10pm on Sat night.)
- Get tickets and info here.
- My wife thinks this looks fun, so I might be there (pending a babysitter).
Saturday, Dec 4th
- Watch teens compete in designing & building LEGO robots.
- (Um, awesome?)
- Free, or donate a can of food.
- Here’s a great article on it by our friend Nerdvana.
- Full details and list of locations here.
- At Atomic Comics Mesa from noon to 7pm.
- Classic Godzilla movies on the screen.
- Release of “Robot ♥ Kaiju” from Fiction House Mafia.
- Monster coloring for kids… and cake!
- Details here.
- Kick-start that sweet Christmas feeling.
- Join Samurai Comics and The Arizona Ghostbusters in a toy drive.
- Benefiting the Children’s Cancer Network.
- Free comics and deals for toy donors.
- At Samurai Comics from noon to 4pm.
- Here’s the flyer.
Writing Workshop with Michael A Stackpole [Scottsdale]
- “How to Write a Knockout Novel.”
- With a Star Wars novel writing NYT bestseller.
- No registration required and book signing afterward.
- From 2pm to 4pm at The Poisoned Pen bookstore.
- Details here.
Travis Walton – Signing and Discussion [Mesa]
- Remember that freaky 90’s movie, Fire In The Sky, where the guy in Arizona get’s tortured by aliens?
- This is the guy!
- Signing his book and discussing his experiences of the 3rd kind.
- Starts at 7pm at Evermore Nevermore.
- Probe some details here.
Scott Pilgrim vs The Midnight [Tempe]
- I just saw this movie for the first time last week.
- It had me from the beginning with its Triforce-y intro.
- The epicness starts at 11pm at Madcap Theaters.
- Trivia and costume contests, Pilgrim video gaming, and air bass battles.
- Followed by a midnight showing.
- Epic details here.
Happy weekends to all!