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This weekend, Arizona has a seriously medieval war, ends a medieval festival, launches a fantasy book, and shows screening after screening of geek films.

Some big events this weekend! If you’re new here, I post these lists every Thursday.

Thursday, March 29th

Phoenix Film Festival & SciFi/Horror Film Festivals Begin! [Scottsdale]
The Healer’s Legacy Book Launch [Mesa]
  • Local fantasy author, local coffee shop.
  • Sharon Skinner is launching, reading from, and talking about her book.
  • At LoFi Coffee in Downtown Mesa, starts at 7pm.
  • Read up on it.

Saturday, March 31st

Estrella War! [Queen Creek]
  • You know those people who go completely medieval and beat the crap out of each other with fake swords?
  • This is them, and Estrella War is their 2nd biggest event.
  • Catch the epicness and get all sword-wieldy at Schnepf Farms.
  • Actually began on Wednesday, but I’m guessing most of the action is during the weekend.
  • Anyone can attend – here’s a very helpful FAQ on their site, if you’re curious.

Sunday, April 1st

AZ RenFest Ends [Way Out There]
  • It’s your last chance to drop in and enjoy some light jousting.
  • So get out there and shed a tear as they shut down.
  • Here’s their site for more info.