One of my favorite events at Phoenix Comicon is the very first one I ever went to – PUGS.

Accordingly, the Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown has a special place in my dark nerdy heart, especially since I started getting involved with it. Now, Jeff Moriarty, the Midnite Movie Mamacita, and I get together every-so-often and come up with crazy “vs” scenarios for people to debate on stage for our entertainment.

Last year we watched participants argue whether Luke Skywalker or Bruce Wayne had bigger daddy issues, if Chewy or Spock was a better sidekick, and who would die first in a horror film – the bimbo or the jock. The results were  hilarious and amazing, and a few years later it is still my favorite event at Phoenix Comicon.

(The event itself basically looks something like this.)

The epic war of words will happen in room #121 on Thursday Night (May 23rd) at 8pm and Friday Night (May 24th) at 7:30pm.

I like to pitch this event as easily the best way to start the con on Thursday night. It’s lighthearted, all in good fun, filled with energy, and memorable.

Ultimately, there can be only one champion, and that champion will get one wonderful abomination of a trophy.