This weekend, Phoenix hodor, hodor hodor Hodor, hodor.
Thursday, Mar 26th
I’ve been to a few Phoenix Film Festivals now and can safely say it’s good times. The volunteers are some of my favorites and it’s pretty laid back. If you’re a fan of films, there’s going to be something for you to geek out over – especially since the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival is part of it.
If nothing else, make sure you check out Geek Day this Sunday.
Sometimes you just hafta go see UHF, ’cause life is like a mop and sometimes life gets full of dirt and crud and bugs and hairballs and stuff… you, you, you gotta clean it out. You, you, you gotta put it in here and rinse it off and start all over again and, and sometimes, sometimes life sticks to the floor so bad you know a mop, a mop, it’s not good enough, it’s not good enough.
You, you gotta get down there, like, with a toothbrush, you know, and see UHF at 7:30pm at NCT in Mesa.
Friday, Mar 27th
Take some local science nerds, mix them with local musicians, presentations, food trucks, Bookmans… baby, you got a rockin’ nerd event going.
From 6pm to 10pm at Civic Space Park.
Saturday, Mar 28th
Get inspired and have your mind blown from noon to 8pm this Saturday in Downtown Mesa. The Southwest Maker Fest is here to show you just what makers can make. Technophiles and hackers and artists and crafters, all will be demonstrating what they can do. Perfect for the whole family.
Dress up as a super-hero and go running! Bring the family! Gilbert puts this on every year and tends to have a good turnout.
Details in the link above and make sure you do yourself a favor and watch the… um… well, maybe don’t watch the video.
Dieselpunk boardgaming fans are assembling at CAF Airbase Arizona to go nuts with Dust. I don’t know too much about it, but I do know some of the people involved are swell folks.
Taking place at Desert Ridge Highschool and geared towards introducing a younger crowd to table top gaming, this li’l convention has stuck around for a few years. Check it out from 10am to 11pm.
The FilmBar is closing out their month of sci-fi with one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. Scratch your head for most of the film and sing along with a red-eyed artificial intelligence.
The pod-bay doors are opening at 4:30pm, but there are screenings all weekend.
Something something something gotta catch ‘em all! Or at least enough to win the official state championships, taking place at the Arizona Cultural Academy & College Prep in Phoenix.
Best of luck, trainers! Be sure to listen to the soundtrack for Lavender Town the night before to really pump you up.
It seems like only two weeks ago I was sharing a “The Planets” event. Well, here’s another one if you missed it. This one has a presentation going on in the background with space art. Neat!
Check it out at the Mesa Arts Center at 7:30pm.
Pop Quiz: What is James T Kirk’s birthday? Okay, smarty pants, what’s Spock’s?? Well, okay. Maybe you are ready to do battle in this round of Geeks Who Drink, which is all about Star Trek. Nothing is more glorious than knowing more minute details about a beloved franchise than your enemies.
Join other nerds at Devil’s Advocate in Tempe at 8pm.
If you like your 80’s music dipped in cyberpunk, drenched in pink neon, then hung out to dry in a dirty arcade, you should check out this synthwave party going on in Mesa. I have a feeling you’ll see at least one Gameboy, maybe even a powerglove. Definitely some console gaming going on.
Ntsss ntsss ntsss Starts at 7pm ntsss ntss ntss at Mind’s Eye Rehearsal Studios. ::laser sounds::
So, the other day I learned that the guy that plays Hodor is a DJ.
I also learned that said Hodor DJ is in town this weekend dropping some sick beats at an event called “Rave of Thrones.”
I kid you not.
Doors open at 11pm at Livewire AZ.