They Might Be GIants

This weekend, Arizona creates video games, hits 88mph, plays D&D with the ladies, and learns that the sun is a mass of incandescent gas.

Enjoy this week’s list of Arizona geekery!

Friday, January 27th

Global Game Jam Begins [Tempe]

  • I know very little about this except that the idea is to create a video game in 48hrs, based on a theme.
  • The UAT is participating and sent me this link if anyone wants to join in the madness.
  • Here’s a Facebook Event for it too, which may be a better way to reach out to them.
  • I love the idea, so please let me know if any of you get involved in this.

Future Cities Arizona [Phoenix]

Back To The Future [Tempe]

  • Cult Classics is playing the first Back To The Future movie.
  • Do I really need to write anything else to convince you to go?
  • Can’t say I’ve ever seen this favorite of mine on the big screen before.
  • At Madcap Theaters starting around 9pm – get your details.

Saturday, January 28th

Alice In Wonderland #1 Release Party [Glendale]

  • You’ve never seen Alice like this before.
  • (Ok, maybe you have. The internet is a big place.)
  • Raven Gregory will be on hand to sign copies and talk about the new series.
  • At Jesse James Comics from 11am throughout the day.
  • Learn all about it.

Girls Only D&D [Mesa]

  • Hey ladies, time to don some reasonable armor (or chain-mail bikini, your choice) and start adventuring.
  • Swing by Gotham City Comics around 12:30pm and learn some 4E.
  • Taught by the amiable and high-level Bry.
  • Here’s the MeetUp for the event.
  • I’m thinking of finding a blonde wig and participating incognito.

YA-llapalooza [Phoenix]

  • Time once again for Changing Hands’ gathering of YA authors.
  • YA fantasy, paranormal, and SF authors mixing and mingling… and pizza!
  • From 4pm to 6pm at the Burton Barr Central Library.
  • Learn all about it.

Sunday, January 29th

Jonathan Coulton & They Might Be Giants [Tempe]

  • I grew up on TMBG and have seen them live way more than any other band.
  • Never seen Jonathan Coulton live though…
  • Catch these geek musical idols at the Marquee Theater – and in Tucson the following night.
  • (Fingertips!!   … Fingertips!!)

Rock on, Cepholobots! Rock on…