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This weekend, Arizona talks like a pirate, gets techno-paranoid, calls forth The Browncoats, and more.

Last weekend was pretty epic – how will this weekend fare?

Thursday, September 15th

Video Game Trivia [Phoenix]

  • Video games, trivia, swag, gamer cred.
  • At the Cade Gallery starting at 7pm.
  • I’m going to try to make it to this one!
  • By the way,  the winner of last week’s Galaga contest took  home a freaking power glove.
  • (I love the power glove… It’s so bad.)

Friday, September 16th

World On A Wire [Phoenix]

  • A distopian-science-fiction-paranoid-retro-futuristic-cyberpunk-foreign-film-noir?
  • Sounds right up my alley; I may have to go see this.
  • At the Film Bar starting 6pm, with shows on Saturday as well.
  • Learn more and watch the trailer here.
  • (PS – Ever seen the German film Cargo? Pretty cool flick.)

Saturday, September 17th

AZ Collector’s Marketplace [Phoenix]

  • Apparently these things happen every weekend, but I’ve yet to mention them.
  • Browse, buy, envy, sell, peruse, ogle, brag, and do everything else collectors do when they get together.
  • Seems to boast a ton of sweet 80’s pop culture stuff. Could be fun.
  • From 10am to 4pm at their location.
  • Learn more.

Anime-nia 2 [Mesa]

  • Gotham City Comics is pulling out all the stops for the otakus.
  • Trivia contest? Art contest? Cosplay contest?
  • Yes, yes, and yes.
  • And anime shows.
  • From 10am until your bed time.
  • Here’s the FB event page.

Talk Like A Pirate Day [Glendale]

  • Okay, TLAPD isn’t technically until Monday, but Saturday is a weekend, so that wins.
  • The Arizona Corsairs are doing their thang and everyone’s invited!
  • Belly dancing, fire breathing, swordfights, & pub crawls.
  • At the Westgate City Center from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Learn more here.
  • (Wow, I didn’t use any clever “pirate” terms!)

Sunday, September 18th

Can’t Stop The Serenity! [Mesa]

  • Help Equality Now (Joss’ charity) and Kids Need To Read (Nathan’s charity)!
  • Screenings of Serenity and Dr Horrible, and other Whedonish activities, I’m sure.
  • At The Royale starting around Noon and going until 6pm.
  • Learn all you need to from The Arizona Browncoats.

Hope to see some of you this weekend!

Oh and I wanted to mention that Bookmans happens to be sponsoring more than one of  the events up there. If you see them around, say thanks!