This weekend, Arizona hosts a huge video game tournament, watches robots demolish each other, answers my Lord of The Rings trivia, and more.
It’s been a non-stop crazy week for me so far, and it looks like this weekend will show no mercy either.
Bring it on:
Thursday, October 6th
Lord of The Rings Trivia Night! [Mesa]
- I’m excited to host this thing, and Bookmans is very cool to offer.
- Questions will be focused mostly around the first book/movie The Fellowship of The Ring.
- Tickets to next week’s Lord of The Rings: In Concert could be yours.
- But even if you’re not a walking Tolkien Encyclopedia this should be fun.
- Learn more about it at Jackalope Ranch, Nerdvana, and here!
Anime Royale [Mesa]
- A combining of the geek forces of Saboten-Con, Gotham City Comics, and The Royale.
- Anime night is now a monthly event.
- Watch 4 episodes from 2 new series at 7pm at The Royale, then finish the series the next Thurs at Gotham.
- Check out the details on The Royale’s Facebook page.
Bots High [Tempe]
- I’ve always wanted to go to one of those combat-robot competitions.
- This film follows three young teams as they pursue all the glory of robot dismemberment.
- At Madcap Theaters starting at 7pm.
- Check out the trailer and hack these details in half with a saw blade.
Friday, October 7th
- It’s Arizona’s big ol’ giant humungous video game event!
- Devastation has been building up momentum for months now, with multiple mini-tournaments.
- Catch the finales and enjoy a videogame-con atmosphere.
- Get details, buy tickets (use the code OCTOPUS for $5 off), and get ready.
- I will be there Saturday afternoon and (maybe) evening.
Grand Opening of Monsterland [Mesa]
- The wife and I had a chance to go through the top floor of this thing last night.
- The anamotronic creatures are pretty cool; I could see LARPers wanting to rent this place out.
- (They make all of their detailed monsters themselves; you’ll want to slow down and appreciate them.)
- On Friday, for their grand opening from 6pm to Midnight, entry is only a $2 donation!
- Tons of details from this FAQ of theirs.
Saturday, October 8th
- A full day of board-gaming for charity.
- I have good word that some costumed characters may be showing up.
- At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson from about 10am to Midnight.
- Read all about it here.
Ghostbuster Night [Phoenix]
- Packing protons, crossing streams, and accidentally denying their godhood.
- The AZ Ghostbusters are un-haunting Bookmans Phoenix from 4pm to 6pm.
- Activities for the little ones, and plenty of photo-ops.
- I took my son with me once to one of these, when he was still very little.
- Get slimed with these details.
Good weekends to all! I hope I see you out and about.
Let me know if I missed anything.