In about a month, on February 16th, Tempe is throwing a big ol’ party for those of the nerdy¬†persuasion.

After an action packed, but casualty-filled 2011, I’m trying to take events like this as a good omen for the outlook of Geek Arizona in 2012.

Everything will be circling around Madcap Theaters on Mill, for the festivities, from 6pm to 9pm.

Here’s a quick list of some of the things they’re hoping to include:

  • Star Wars & Star Trek Trivia
  • Astronomy and Telescopes
  • Robots!!
  • Paranormal Investigation
  • Costuming/Parade
  • Inventor pitch-fest
  • Tech Job Fair
  • Aaaaaand more…

Why is Tempe doing this?

“[Nerds are] smart, fun and want to change the world for the better. They’ve cured diseases, built robots, and yes, even helped us get to Mars.”

That’s why!

I hope we can all turn out and show our support!

(Thanks for the tip, Stacey!)