This weekend, Phoenix watches a ton of movies, hacks, rolls some dice, and gets transcendent with science.

Friday, April 4th

CactusCon 2014

[Chandler]

I’m not an IT guy, so I’m sure many of you could do a better job describing this event than I could. Sounds like it’s all about diving into security and networking.

ET with ET Photobooth

[Phoenix]

If you want to snuggle with one of history’s ugliest-yet-most-lovable aliens, here’s your chance. The Film Bar is screening ET this weekend and will have the li’l guy around for photos. Will there be an abundance of Reese’s Pieces? Maybe?

Saturday, April 5th

TableTop Games Day

[Glendale]

Rolling initiative, trading wood for sheep, accusing your closest friends of being cylons – all of this and more could be your Saturday. That and some cosplaying and a few solar telescopes for some extra nerd levels. All day at Imperial Outpost Games.

Journey To The West

[Phoenix]

I don’t even… Just watch the trailer. You’ll know if it’s up your alley or not. (I’d go see it.)

Transcending Our Origins

[Tempe]

Lawrence Krauss & Friends are at it again with another series of live discussions. This weekend the gang is talking about the future of humanity, synthetic biology, and machine intelligence. Seriously, go. Tickets aren’t even that much. Of course, they stream it live, so at least you can catch that.

*Big MTG Tournament

[Phoenix]

Yes, there is a giant Magic: The Gathering tournament going on downtown this weekend. If you’re into Magic it should be a fantastic time. May your Mana be plentiful and your Craw Wurms devestating.

Sunday, April 6th

Geek Day at The Phoenix Film Festival

[Scottsdale]

The wife and I are hitting up the Phoenix Film Festival this weekend, so if you see us please throw us an old fashioned high five, as is our custom. (Fist bumps also accepted.) If you can’t make the entire festival, there’s at least a Geek Day on Sunday for you to check out. Lots of sweet artists, bloggers, and vendors will be there.

All right, have fun!