Nerd Party - Photo by: swirlspice

This weekend, Phoenix attains Nerdvana, breathes fire, parties with comic books, and uses the force.

A pretty good mix this week.

Thursday, August 9th

Locally Grown Fantasy [Tempe]

  • Ain’t no fantasy like locally grown fantasy.
  • Come meet two fantasy authors from the valley.
  • At Changing Hands at 7pm.

Friday, August 10th

NerdvanaCon [Mesa]

  • So many reasons to go to NerdvanaCon – the first being that it celebrates Jayson Peter’s Nerdvana.
  • But then there’s the free screening of Buckaroo Bonzai, tabletop gaming, artists, costuming, HeatSync Labs.
  • Everything’s free – just show up to Downtown Mesa’s 2nd Friday (bring some water).
  • Should be big – here are some more details.
Kiss [Phoenix]
  • In your g’arage you’ve got the Dungeon Master’s Guide, a 12d, Kitty Pride, and Nightcrawler…
  • But do you have Ace Frehley? Have you got Peter Criss – waiting there for you?
  • (You better high five me in the comments if you got that reference.)
  • The flamboyant costuming pop-culture icons will be on stage at Ashley Furniture Pavilion.

Saturday, August 11th

Jesse James Comics’ Big Ol’  Party! [Glendale]
  • Few people know comics like Jesse James – and this guy has connections.
  • Join him and a bunch of other comic book nuts at his store for the self-described party of the year.
  • Some big guests and good company.
  • Starts at noon and goes until 6pm. Check it, yo.
Star Wars Night! [Phoenix]
  • The valley’s best Star Wars cosplayers are showing up to hang out with your family.
  • Lightsabers, photobooth, stuff for kids, and prizes.
  • But they had me at “death star cake pops.”
  • Starts at 6pm at Bookmans Phoenix.

Go forth and have fun.

As always, please share anything I missed and/or what sounds like fun to you!