5 Geek Things To Do This Weekend In Arizona [WE 04/08]

stormtroopers - thestevelau FlickrThis Weekend, Arizona hangs with Delta Tau Chis, eats a double helping of steampunk, does some serious computer hacking, and even has a science fiction fantasy convention.

Once again, the Valley of The Sun delivers geekery in its finest forms.

Friday, April 6th

LepreCon 38 [Tempe]
  • I love science fiction (a lot), and a decent amount of fantasy.
  • Hey, so do the folks behind LepreCon 38!
  • Celebrate both at a full fledged con starting this Friday and lasting all weekend.
  • At the Tempe Mission Palms.
  • Check LepreCon out for guests and programming.
Intertemporalist Steampunk Exposition [Phoenix]
  • This is a fun one for steampunk fans.
  • The night kicks off with a masquerade ball and wild wild west show.
  • Soak up as much steampunk art and machinery as you can handle.
  • At the Alwun House starting at 7pm.
  • Learn more.
Animal House – With Flounder! [Tempe]
  • LepreCon’s hosting a screening of this pop-culture classic – with Stephen Furst!
  • (I suppose he was on that other show too – Babylon 5?)
  • At Madcap Theaters at 7pm – details.
  • See it and answer the deepest of all questions:
  • What’s that on your chest, mister?

Saturday, April 7th

Steampunk Weapons Workshop [Surprise]
  • The Arizona Steampunk Society is hosting a full day of neo-Victorian arms dealing.
  • Learn the fine art of old-timey-ifying Nerf guns.
  • It’s a smaller gig at a private residence, so let them know if you’d like to come.
Root The [Box] – [Chandler]
  • Watch (or join) local hackers as they compete to “scan and exploit systems on [an] attack network.”
  • I know little to nothing about computer hacking (it’s like that 90′s movie, right?), but this game sounds fascinating.
  • Starts at 1pm and goes into the middle of the night.
  • Here’s a Facebook event. If anyone has insights into this event, please share!
  • I’ll refrain from any “hack the planet” jokes.

Rock on, my friends. Rock… on…