Yoda - Photo by: PhillipWest

This weekend, Geek Arizona gets to know Star Wars, Dunnys, comics, wizards, and violent video games a little better.

And we’re not complaining. I love when I get to write about geeky weekends in Arizona with lots of variety, and this weekend is no exception.

I hope you find something interesting to get out and do/try/checkout this weekend:

Thursday, June 23rd

Star Wars Story/Craft Time [Phoenix]

  • “Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away…”
  • I’m guessing that’s how Star Wars Story Time might start, anyway.
  • Local Star Wars costumers are showing up around 1pm at Bookmans Phoenix to help.
  • Bring the kids and your imaaaaagination!

Dunny Release Party [Phoenix]

  • Some geeks love toys.
  • Sometimes, those same geeks like Dunnys.
  • Geeks who love Dunnys should love Red Hot Robot.
  • The three will combine at 6pm.
  • Details on Facebook.

Friday, June 24th

Stingray Sam [Phoenix]

  • An indie-sci-fi-western-spaceship-musical-series?-film?-thing? No idea.
  • Looks absolutely bizarre, but actually got decent reviews.
  • (I admit I’m kind of interested in seeing this.)
  • Starts Friday night but plays all weekend at The Filmbar Phoenix
  • Get all the details and showtimes at their site.

Saturday, June 25th

Comics Party [Glendale]

  • Jesse James is gathering up some of The AZ’s local comic talent for another party.
  • Starts at 10am at his shop and goes all day.
  • Then stick around for the Hawaiian themed “after party.”
  • Get your details on Bookface.

Harry Potter Movie Marathon [Chandler]

  • Get together with fellow wizards and burn through the movies all day.
  • Starts at 10am and goes until 10pm. Show up whenever.
  • Raffles, trivia contests, snacks, a magic show, and more.
  • Tickets for the whole day are $20. (It’s a fundraising event.)
  • Going down at this place in Chandler.
  • Learn more at the Harry Potter Movie Marathon website.

Mortal Kombat Tournament [Mesa]

  • Free to enter, but boasts some decent giftcards as prizes.
  • At Gotham City Comics at 2pm. Bring your own paddles.
  • Learn more on The Pause Button blog – including a few other tournaments going on.

Anything else? Let me know!

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