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This weekend, Arizona throws a giant geek party, destroys comic books, watches Anime, and celebrates science.

Wow, tons of action this weekend, not even including the RenFest.

Get out, meet people, have fun!

Thursday, February 16th

Geeks Night Out! [Tempe]
Chandler’s Science Spectacular Begins [Chandler]
Let The Right One In [Phoenix]
  • Watch as a little boy befriends a little vampire.
  • Compelling drama ensues.
  • Show starts at 8:15pm at The Filmbar In Phoenix.
  • Trailer and more info here.

Friday, February 17th

Comic Book Craft Night [Phoenix]
  • Swing by Bookmans Phoenix to commit comic book sacrilege!
  • They’re providing everything you need to turn old comics into… jewelry?
  • The carnage starts at 7pm – get your details.
Dorothy & The Witches of Oz [Mesa]
  • Hey, it’s another interpretation of L Frank Baum’s book!
  • (But this one stars Christopher Lloyd.)
  • Meet the main actress from this version at a red carpet premier.
  • At Superstition Harkins around 7:30pm.
  • Nerdvana has the scoop!

Saturday, February 18th

ASU Maker Faire [Tempe]
  • The creators and DIY-ers will gather this weekend.
  • Join them in a Maker Faire at ASU from 10am to 4pm.
  • These tend to be pretty cool, so show the maker community some love if you can make it.
  • Here’s an official page.
Animefest [Phoenix]
  • Whatever you may be thinking “animefest” is, you’re probably right.
  • Anime themed games and shows and everything else all day.
  • At Samurai Comics in Phoenix starting around 11am.
  • Join the otaku collective.
Star Wars & Steampunk At Phoenix Mardi Gras [Phoenix]
  • Parade time!
  • Steampunkers are participating en masse this year.
  • Join or sit back and enjoy.
  • All over Downtown Phoenix all night.
  • (Does anyone know if the Star Wars community is part if it again this year?) – Confirmed! See comments.

Sunday, February 19th

Comics & Coasters [Phoenix]
  • Roller coasters and comics have always meant to be together.
  • (Okay, I still have to psych myself into riding the Superman at 6 Flags.)
  • The two combine yet again this Sunday, benefiting Kids Need To Read.
  • Here’s a coupon for the event, and more info.
(*Forgot to mention this music event on Saturday night – don’t know much about it, but I’ve been told it’s supposed to be nerd-tasic.)

I’ll see you tonight (Thursday) at the Geek’s Night Out!