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Can you hear its haunting call? Its strange melody crackling from a futuristic phonograph that never was?

Downtown Mesa’s SciFi Fridays has become one of my favorite geek events this side of town – mostly because of Steampunk Street.

It’s returning next weekend, on May 11th, to line Robson to MacDonald on Mesa’s Mainstreet with every Victorian wonder and oddity you can imagine.

Not only does it draw a huge crowd, but Steampunk Street tends to bring out some great costumes, acting as a nice build up to Phoenix Comicon just a few weeks later. (Plus one or two zombies always seem to show up.)  There will even be a live steampunk band playing.

All of the (good) storefronts on Main Street really get into the spirit of SciFi Friday too, so be sure to stop by the Rusted Nail, Monsterland, HeatSync, and Gotham City Comics while you’re there.

Yes, Evermore Nevermore may have left us physically, but its twisted & mechanical ghost lives on and continues to create events for those interested in dark fantasy and strange retro-futures.

I’m definitely going to try and make it out for number IV – check out the Steampunk Street site for more details, and here’s a Facebook Event for it.

Maybe I’ll let my 3 year old take pictures for a recap, like last time.