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This weekend, Phoenix goes 90’s goth, blogs like a Time Lord, gets all Hunger Games in your face, and becomes Indiana Jones’ worst nightmare.

Go forth… have fun…

Thursday, Nov 14th

Anne Rice

[Tempe]

I doubt we’d have our current level of vampire saturation if weren’t for Interview With A Vampire‘s success. You can thank Anne personally at Changing Hands, and grab her newest werewolf book, around 6pm.

Third Quarter Quell at Bookmans

[Mesa]

The Catching Fire film is coming up, Mockingjays, and Bookmans wants to party. They’ll have activities, cupcakes, trivia, and prizes to give away. Costumes encouraged. Show up at 6:30pm and geek out with fellow fans.

Saturday, Nov 16th

Lightning Octopus: Blogging Like A Time Lord

[Phoenix]

Earlier this week I was excited… now I’m starting to get nervous. I’m giving a presentation on how Doctor Who is still so hot right now in Science Fiction, despite being pretty much the oldest show ever, and how to apply it to blogging / podcasting / whatever you’re trying to keep people interested in. Part of this weekend’s TechPhx, I’ll be commanding rooms 206 & 207 at 2:30pm.

Phoenix Reptile Expo 2013

[Mesa]

I went to this last year so I can tell you 1: It was crazy mad packed, and 2: my kids had a blast. There were enough snakes to keep Indiana away, and enough colorful tree frogs to keep me darting from display to display pointing furiously for my kids to “check this one out!” Taking place at the Mesa Convention Center.

Have fun! Let me know what I missed and I’ll update the post.