Category: Something To Do

5 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend [WE 09/21]

This weekend, Phoenix wears tights, tight pants, and scares the pants off of you.

Friday, Sep 19th

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare


My whole philosophy is that if you’re going to go to a haunted house you may as well go to Rob Zombie’s haunted house. And if you’re going to go to Rob Zombie’s haunted house, you may as well see Rob Zombie in concert on opening night. It’s just common sense. Starts at 7pm at WestWorld.

The Clockwork Dagger


Of course, if you’re less into horror and more into steampunk, you can support a local author and her debut novel at Changing Hands instead. Starts at 7pm. Capital!

*Just Added* Arcade ’85


That one guy who busts out an 80’s arcade in Gilbert every once in a while is busting out his 80’s arcade in Gilbert this weekend. Say goodbye to your quarters. From 8pm to 11pm.

Saturday, Sep 20th

HuntCon IX: Autumn Reign


*The host just let me know this one is getting too big and asked it be removed.*

The Aquabats!


Super-rad! Your favorite super-hero surf-rocker nerds are in town.The Marquee opens its doors for the half-rock-show half-80’s-Saturday-morning-cartoon performance at 5:30pm. If you go, be sure to ride a tiger.

Sunday, Sep 21st

Can’t Stop The Serenity 2014!


Who would want to stop the Serenity? Every year some really good people screen Whedon’s film and raise money for Equality Now (Joss’ charity) and Kids Need To Read. This year it returns to Studio Grill and tickets are already running low. I’ve yet to make it to one of these, but I hear it’s a Browncoat-y good time.

4 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 08/31]

This weekend, Phoenix gets its Egon on, wears cat ears, bangs its head to Castlevania III, and shouts “Up and at them!”

Thursday, Aug 28th

Ghostbusters: 30th Anniversary Screening


Holy crap, it’s been 30 years since the streams were crossed. Join the AZ Ghostbusters at Harkins Theater at Tempe Marketplace to celebrate. be there at 7pm to join the party.

Friday, Aug 29th

Saboten Con 2014


It’s the valley’s big Anime convention! Perfect your Attack on Titan salute then head out to Glendale and spend the entire weekend nerding out with other otaku. Guests, gaming, panels, you know what to expect.

the minibosses


I loved these guys as a teenager, before I even ventured into The AZ. I only found out they were from here a few years ago, and have seen them live a few times since. Do yourself a favor and catch them at least one and truly experience what the DuckTales theme song can be. At The Lost Leaf at 9pm SHARP.

Saturday, Aug 30th

Classic Simpsons Trivia: Round 3


Starts at 8pm and goes until you’ve bent your Wookie. Questions surround seasons 1 – 10 only. At Bragg’s Factory Diner. Prepare thyself.

Enjoy the long weekend!

8 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 08/17]

This weekend, Phoenix di-digs up dinosaurs, cosplays, and parties with local authors, Batman, and RoboCop.

Thursday, Aug 14th

Rifftrax Live: Godzilla

[All Over]

You’ve tried so hard to forget that Roland Emmerich made a Godzilla movie in the 90s, but now you must face it, and gain power over it through laughter. Follow the link above for theaters and tickets.

Friday, Aug 15th

SabotenCon Preview Night at Bookmans


The anime convention is showing up to host a mini-convention, so feel free to dress up and prepare for anime/video game Jeopardy! and more. Starts at 6pm at Bookmans Phoenix. Yatta!

Snowpiercer Playing at Filmbar


This sleeper sci-fi hit is playing all weekend, if you prefer to enjoy your cold distopias with friends and spirits. Starts at 7:15pm.

Dinosaur 13 at Harkins


Thought I’d mention that this documentary about paleontologists fighting for their T-Rex is playing at Shea 14, since I haven’t seen too much publicity for it, myself. Insert clever Jurassic Park reference here.

Dueling Dinosaurs


And because there is no such thing as too many dinosaurs, FilmBar is playing some dino-centric crazy Japanese shows at midnight.

Saturday, Aug 16th

Meet Local Authors


Our local pool of genre-writing talent is not small, and here’s a chance to get to know a few at The Phoenix Center for The Arts. It’s free! Starts at 10am and goes until 3:30pm.

Back to School with Batman


This is a family oriented event for a good cause. Help benefit Children First Academy, a school for homeless and impoverished children and their families, while enjoying Batman cosplay and everything else. From 11am to 4pm at Samurai Comics. It’s what Batman would want you to do.

Cult Classics: ROBOCOP


First you should serve the public trust, then protect the innocent, then uphold the law, THEN go see RoboCop at 9:30pm at the Tempe Pollack Theater with other fans.

Have a great weekend, you crazy kids!