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Between Wild Wild West Con last week and Steampunk Street II coming up next month, the Gears & Goggles Scene is boiling over in Arizona before summer even shows up.

This week’s Friday Lightning is no exception, as most of the buzz I picked up this week centered around it:

Local web-series “Mantecoza” released their first trailer.

“Restless Anthology” is looking for Steampunk stories and more.

  • They’re gearing up (ha!) for a Steampunk Street II publication.
  • If you’d like to contribute some Steampunk-ish stories, poetry, art, anything – be sure to let them know!
  • Get the details on submitting to their publication here, and you canĀ  email them too if you’re interested.
  • (And if Steampunk isn’t your thing, they still might be interested in other writings.)

Local Geek Stuff Elsewhere:

  • Nerdvana wrote a scoop on the Vul-Con Arena I event coming up, as well as Video Games Live.
  • (He’s giving away tickets to some followers, so be sure to follow his links.)
  • And Phoenix New Times had a love/hate relationship with Wild Wild West Con.

And finally, I was picked by readers as the East Valley’s Best Blogger!

Got any tips on the nerd scene in Arizona? Want to get the word out on something?

Shoot me an email, message me on Facebook, or DM me on Twitter.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Maybe I’ll see a few of you at Cinematic Titanic on Saturday.

* Our prayers are with Japan and everyone who might be affected by the earthquake.