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This weekend, Arizona wears tights, colorful wigs, steampunk goggles, and tons of fake blood.

Two geek conventions this weekend, as well as a few other events of nerdical interest.

Friday, January 6th

Amazing Arizona Comic Con [Mesa]

  • It’s year number two for this Mesa comic book convention!
  • Walking Dead fans should be excited – Robert Kirkman is their big guest.
  • All weekend at the Mesa Convention Center.
  • Everything you need to know is on their site.
TaiyouCon [Mesa]
Steampunk Fashion Show [Phoenix]
  • Top hats, aviator goggles, boxy-looking backpack things, oh my!
  • See them all, as well as some Steampunk art and live old-timey music.
  • At The Firehouse in Phoenix, part of 1st Friday.
  • Details to the face! Pow!
Meloncholia [Phoenix]
  • Well, The Royale is gone, but it looks like The Film Bar is picking up some geek steam.
  • Check out this movie about a planet ruining everything for some folks.
  • Apparently has a lot of positive buzz. I’m curious if it’s good.
  • Starts at 7pm, and here’s a trailer, etc.
Official Walking Dead Zombie Walk [Mesa]

Saturday, January 7th

Thunderbird Hamfest [Phoenix]

  • I don’t know much about Ham Radio, but these party people do!
  • Join in the amateur radio revelry, or learn all about it for the first time.
  • At Northwest Community Church in Phoenix from about 6am to noon.
  • Learn more, you crazy radio builder you.
Voyage Trekkers [Phoenix]
  • There ain’t no parody like Star Trek parody.
  • Arizona created web series Voyage Trekkers knows this well.
  • See an 8pm screening of their show at The Film Bar.
  • I think this sounds pretty fun.

Sunday, January 8th

*Added* No Pants Light Rail Ride [Phoenix]
  • Eventually, you’ll want to strip out of that cosplay.
  • Might as well leave your knickers off.
  • Strut your geekiest boxers/briefs/etc at this flash-mob.
  • Here are the details, if you’re brave.
  • (Thanks for the reminder, Jeff!)

Igor & The Red Elvises [Phoenix]

  • I’m mentioning this show because Six String Samurai is a guilty pleasure of mine.
  • If you’ve seen it, you know who this band is.
  • 8pm at The Rhythm Room. (Also playing in Tucson the night before!)
  • Check out their tour info.

That’s a lot of things to do this weekend, cephalobots.

Choose wisely…