This weekend, Phoenix geeks out, nerds out, rides a luck dragon, visits galaxies & Japan.

Thursday, Feb 20th

Tempe’s Geeks’ Night Out


It’s like an outside mini comicon! Dress up or just enjoy those that did, wander around and enjoy a plethora of booths, science experiments, live music, and general nerdery. Turnout has been awesome in years past, plus it’s very family friendly, so bring the kids. Give the Phoenix Comicon team a high five while you’re there. Starts at 4:30pm around Mill Ave. Totes free.

Nerd Night 18 & Nerd Karaoke


The Nerd Night crew is back to cram your head with random facts and information. They’re also doing something called Nerd Karaoke, which will be horrifying or amazing or both. At the FilmBar at 7pm.

Friday, Feb 21st

The Neverending Story


Spend an evening with Bastion, the unicorn-drawing math-test-ditching book-“borrowing”-kid, and Atrayu from the plains where they hunt the purple buffalo. Bonus points if can you make it through that scene with Artax in the Swamps of Sadness. (Repressed memories… resurfacing…) At the FilmBar at 5:50pm, but there are showtimes all weekend.

Earth & Space Open House at ASU


Two big reasons to check this out: 1. It’s free. 2. Experts in AstroBiology, Earthquakes, the Moon, Mars, Meteorites, Geology, Cosmology and more will be on hand to interact with guest in a  state-of-the-art Gallery of Scientific Exploration. Yes and yes. The theme for the evening is Galaxies. #starryeyedjonathan

Saturday, Feb 22nd

Arizona Matsuri Festival 2014


Our friends in the East export some crazy geek stuff for us to consume so let’s celebrate their awesome culture at Matsuri! At Heritage & Science park from 10am to 5pm.

Sunday, Feb 23rd

Comic Collectors Show


From what I hear, AZ Collector Marketplace is doing a massive comic book event this weekend. Lots of sellers, back issues, etc. Starts at 11am.

Now get out there and find a cure for the Childlike Empress!