Open wide for your weekly dose of bite-sized buzz and tid-bits surrounding Arizona’s geek culture.
As I closed my eyes and listened to the cosmic rhythm of the valley this last week, a few things made my ears twitch:
Local YA Author Jon S Lewis has a fun contest going on.
- By performing a laundry list of simple ways to spread-the-word about his new book, you can accumulate points to win some prizes.
- Although I personally think that the 1st prize is way cooler than the grand prize.
- Get all the details on his post.
- So, does this get me 3pts? !
Rynaga and Iconica have a new Facebook page.
- Go ahead and follow them here.
- And Eric should be at Lightning Octocon, if you feel like challenging him!
Devestation has announced some MvC3 Ranbats.
- Which lead to me learning that “Ranbats” are Ranking Battles.
- Join in, if you think you’re Marvel or Capcom enough.
- Check out their blog for the details – they’re all going down at LAN Speed Games in Peoria.
- Drawn by Mike DeBalfo and colored by Sanju Nivangune.
- Jesse James does a lot for the local comic artists.
- Just check out the party he’s throwing next weekend.
An old school arcade (and art gallery) is opening up in Phoenix soon.
- They open March 4th, but I’ve already added Cade Gallery to the map.
- As more details come in, I’ll let you know more about the opening.
I launched Operation Octoshock this week.
- It’s an awesome project with an awesomely bad name.
- The goal is gather more information about the local geek culture, and organize it beyond the blog.
- Shoot me a message if you’re a WordPress junkie, as I’d love to pick your brain sometime on the best way to compile it for readers.
- And please participate over the upcoming weeks as I reach out for help consolidating!
Got any tips on the nerd scene in AZ? Want to get the word out on something?