This weekend, Phoenix parties with monsters, jedis, zombies, and browncoats.
And you should too.
Friday, Oct 4th
Awww yeah… The Browncoats Ball is in Phoenix this year! Let your Serenity flag fly all weekend long with other Firefly fans who’ve come from all over. I wish I could go, and hope those of you who can have a great time. At the Phoenix Airport Plaza Hotel all weekend long.
If you want to spend the weekend rolling some d20s, there’s a solid gaming convention going on down in Tucson. Slay some beholders for me, you crazy adventurers.
I don’t know too much about it, but there seems to be a lot of zombie going on here. Put on your undead best for some classic street shambling, then leave it on for…
Ah, high school prom. The awkward dancing, the giant punch bowl, the photo booth, the rotting and moaning corpses of your fellow students wandering aimlessly. Relive that magical and unholy moment at The Duce downtown as this year’s Zombie Walk king and queen are crowned. Bring a canned food item if you’re awesome.
Saturday, Oct 5th
Way into horror? Perfect. Go to Rapture Horror Expo and enjoy buckets of the stuff. Guests and films, costume and screaming contests. They’ll even have some gaming going on.
Take Star Wars and add reading. Now make a whole day of it. Bam. Lots of places are participating in Star Wars Reads Day, for example: Apache Junction Public Library, Bookmans, Burton Barr Central Library, and even a few Barnes & Nobles, I believe. Expect costumes, light sabers, books, and good times.
Sunday, Oct 6th
A while ago I shared that I’d stumbled across a call for Navajo speakers in Arizona willing to add their voices to a Star Wars dubbing. Sounds like they’re all done! You can catch the final A New Hope product at a special screening at the Heard Museum at 3pm.
While I think it could have used more Gene Wilder (what couldn’t?), the classic Boris Karlov film is quite an experience. Part of the Film Bar’s Frightmare Series, catch that classic movie monster action on the big screen at 7:30pm.
Go forth, my friends, and nerd it up.