Nerd Party - Photo by: swirlspice

Back in December, during Lightning Octopus’ 1/2 birthday, some readers brought up the idea of doing a 1 year birthday bash.

Well, I’ve been working on it, and can finally say it’s on!

Lightning Octocon will be an intimate celebration of the local geek community here in Arizona as well as one full year of Lightning Octopus.

It’s time to exercise that right-to-party you’ve fought so hard for.

What is it?

Some sweet tunes, snacks, gaming, speed-painting, local creations, cake (not a lie!), mingling, prizes, a “photobooth,” atmosphere, Street Fighter II, conversation, professional photos, nerds, meeting each other in person, fun, and anything else we come up with between now and then.

So, when will it be?

Saturday, June 11th


(Just remember two weeks after the Pheonix Comicon.)

Where is it going down?

At Gangplank in Chandler.

How can I RSVP?

On Facebook or in the comments.

But if you don’t, you should still come!

Will it cost anything?

Nope. Totally free.

Just bring your bad self and your nerdiest friends.

But can I help out or contribute in some way?

Of course! Spreading the word is the best/easiest way to help, but there will be lots to do so any help would be appreciated.

Just shoot me an email (or message me on Twitter or Facebook) and let me know what you’re thinking.

Can I dress up?

Totally. In fact, my amazing wife will be around taking pictures, so if you want a great shot or two of you wearing your latest and greatest, bring it down!

Also, those wearing top-hats and/or monocles will be personally high-five’d by yours truly.

So, what say ye?