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6 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 06/28]

This weekend, Phoenix has another nerd convention, unites in lightsaber celebration, and sells its soul to Bart Simpson for $5.

Thursday, Jun 25th

LepreCon 2015 Begins!

This little science fiction / fantasy convention has been around forever (this is its 41st event) and boasts tons of panels and guests, both local and from afar.

Goes all weekend, ya big nerds.

Friday, Jun 26th

SabotenCon presents Tiger & Bunny: The Rising

The gang behind the valley’s biggest anime convention are hitting up the Filmbar this weekend with some Tiger & Bunny.

Starts around 9:30pm.

Saturday, Jun 27th

Arizona iCon 2015

Toys toys toys! A whole convention full of them!

From 10am to 5pm at the Glendale Civic Center

Dark Star: HR Giger’s World

The Filmbar also wants to help you get your face hugged with this Giger documentary.

Showtimes all weekend long.

Lightning Octopus at Simpsons Trivia Night

I’m a guest at this round of Simpsons Trivia (just the good seasons), so if you want to high five and see how bad I am at said trivia, swing by!

Starts around 8pm at Bragg’s.

Saber Walk

It’s a Saber Walk, people! Let those around you know just how much you enjoy the magical vwoom vwoom swords we all love.

Did you know Saber Walks are a thing? I honestly didn’t until recently.

Starts at 8:30pm. Follow the link for location, etc.

Sunday, Jun 28th

*Weird Bonus Event: Phoenix Psychic Fair

You guys, there’s a psychic fair this weekend… but… of course… you already “knew” that… didn’t you.

Have fun this weekend! Try something new and weird!



11 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 06/21]

Thursday June 18th

Lego Movie at Wet n’ Wild

Honeyyyy? Wheeeeeere’s my swimming suit?

Starts at 8:30pm.

Friday June 19th

Arya’s Rock: A Video Game Adventure

I don’t know much about it, but the Mesa Arts Center is showing a play (maybe?) about a kid who gets sucked into a video game. Seems family friendly from the looks of it.

Showings through the end of the month, most starting at 7pm.

Spamalot

For those of you who are not dead yet and enjoy re-watching things you already love but with added musical scenes, Spamalot is playing in Phoenix this month.

Shows at 7:30pm at PVCC.

Minibosses

Everyone’s favorite local Nintendo Entertainment System cover rock band is doing their NES cover rock band thing at the Yucca Tap Room. If you haven’t heard their version of Castlevania 3, you need to YouTube that biz right now.

Starts at 9pm.

Saturday June 20th

Another Superhero Charity Run

Man, it seems like everyone’s doing a costumed run these days. I’m not complaining.

This one starts at 7:30am. Follow the link above for location, etc.

Free RPG Day

I know that Imperial Outpost Games and Game Depot are participating. Leave a comment on Facebook if you know of more.

Phoenix Comic Art Expo

A new comic book-centric event in the valley. Let’s give them a big welcome!

Starts at 10am and goes unti 5pm at Ottawa University Phoenix.

*Just Added: 24hr Comic Creation

If you’re near the Hub (furniture store) near 7th this Saturday, take a peek at Russ K creating a 24 page comic in 24 hours. Count the cups of coffee he drinks. Watch as he slowly fades into the world of dreams as the last stroke is left on the last page.

Check Out Mario Maker

The Best Buy at Tempe Marketplace is participating in E3 demo stuff and the local Streetpass gang is going to go check it out. I believe Nintendo will be giving away a few free things.

Show up around noon.

The Karate Kid

Sweep Ralph Machio’s leg at Filmbar all weekend. Just try to remember that you’re the best……. around.

Starts at 4:20pm.

The Phenomenauts

I have no idea what’s going on here, but a couple of folks have recommended seeing this group live. I am detecting a sci-fi vibe.

Starts at 9pm at Yucca Tap Room.

Cult Classics: Jaws

::scratches nails on chalkboard::

Starts at 9:30pm at Tempe Pollack Cinemas.



photo by João Lavinha

6 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend in Phoenix [WE 06/14]

This weekend, Phoenix dances with dinosaurs, nerds out on main street, and wears a bra on its head.

Friday, Jun 12th

Sci-Fi 2nd Friday

If you’ve still got the itch for a comicon, Downtown Mesa is basically throwing a tiny one for you. Just show up (costumed or not) and enjoy the vendors, activities, costumes, and general nerd vibe. Super family friendly.

Usually gets going around 7:30pm-ish.

Weird Science

From my heart and from my hand, why don’t people understand how a Barbie doll plus science can get pretty weird? So, what do you little maniacs what to do first?

Starts at 5pm, with showings all weekend, at the Filmbar.

Alice In Wonderland Dance Party

Wake up, Neo, and follow the white rabbit to an Alice themed cyberpunk-fetish-steampunk-electro-industrial dance party. Maybe don’t take the kids to this one. Just a thought.

Starts at 9pm. See link above for location.

Saturday, Jun 13th

Salt River Pirates

Who’s ready to dress up as pirates and float down the Salt River? Cuz lots of other people are. I’ve never been but I hear this is quite a site to behold.

Rentals start at 8:30am.

MonsoonCon! 2015

This one sounds pretty cool. It’s a get together for storm junkies and weather enthusiasts. I’ve always secretly thought storm chasing would be really fascinating. If you feel the same way this may be worth checking out.

Starts at 10am at Gangplank Chandler.

Jurassic World Dance Party

These folks are digging up (ah? ah?) old tracks and spinning them all night so you can party like it’s 199,000,000 BC. Expect prizes, a dino-photobooth, and more.

Starts at 8:30pm See link for location.

Get out there, you crazy kids!