Category: This Weekend

5 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 08/03]

This weekend, Phoenix will Phoenix will rock you, rock dinosaurs, and rock on like Donkey Kong.

Thursday, July 31th

First Time Film Club: A Knight’s Tale

[Mesa]

National Comedy Theater, Bookmans and Educating Geeks are all extremely determined to make sure you’ve seen A Knight’s Tale. Show up at 7:30pm, enjoy the show, and absorb the “First Time Film Club” experience.

Friday, Aug 1st

The King (a BarCade) Opens

[Scottsdale]

Watch this video they made about their video game bar opening and decide for yourself if it’s up your alley. I’m guessing it is. If so, go check it out.

Saturday, Aug 2nd

DinoCon 2014!

[Phoenix]

If you follow Lightning Octopus at all you know I’m excited for the 2nd coming of DinoCon. I believe online tickets have already sold out. You can get tickets at the door, but those are limited too. Cross your fingers. DinoCon is from 3pm to 9pm at the Phoenix Center for the Arts. Of course, there’s always the After Party at the Filmbar at 11pm as well.

Marian Call

[Phoenix]

Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse is hosting a geek favorite. If you’re a Marian Call fan, she’ll be there around 8pm.

MaricopaCon 2014

[Mesa]

*Sold Out* This Kickstarted gaming convention is taking place at the Mesa Convention Center this year. Happening Saturday and Sunday. Roll a few dice for me if you make it.

Sunday, Aug 3rd

PBS Nerd Walk Art Reveal

[Phoenix]

PBS Nerds asked you all to submit a nerdy version of their logo for this year’s Nerd Walk. Check out what’s been submitted and vote on which one should don the now-classic yellow nerd shirt this year. Bookmans Phoenix from noon to 2pm.



4 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 07/24]

This weekend, Phoenix has some red on it, plays Nintendo games, and sleeps nude in an oxygen tent which it believes gives it sexual powers!

Friday, July 25th

Shaun of the Dead w/ Costume Contest & Zombie Piñata

[Phoenix]

The Filmbar is screening Shaun of the Dead, hosting a costume contest, and bashing a zombie. Starts at 10pm and should be worth staying up for. We’re coming to get you, Barbara!

Saturday, July 26th

Let’s Play Nintendo Tour

[Glendale]

Nintendo is stopping in Glendale to let people play their games. Should be pretty cool. They’ll be at the Arrowhead Town Center from 11am to 6pm. (They’ll be there at a similar time on Friday too.) Looks like the focus is on DS games.

Tech Fair

[Tempe]

Something for the nerdlings! Get the kids out of the heat and let them play with 3D printers, gadgets, game demos, and more. Starts at 10:30am, and goes into the early afternoon at the Tempe Public Library.

Simpsons Trivia Night

[Phoenix]

As my wife can attest, I’m one of those annoying Simpsons snobs that pretends everything after season 11 doesn’t exist. The organizers of Simpsons Trivia Night may feel the same way because it’s only focusing on the first ten seasons. :: slow clap :: Show up a bit before 8pm and demonstrate to the world how much you love Springfield. Bring your Frank Grimes glasses.



7 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend [WE 07/20]

This weekend, Phoenix makes video games, tests your Hogwarts knowledge, crosses the streams, and more.

Friday, July 18th

“Phoenix Makes Games” Jam Begins!

[Phoenix]

Want to make a video game in 48 hours? Do you draw? Code? Write? Hate sleep? Have awesome ideas? Love video games? Well, DO YOU?! Join a team and see what you can do within the timeline.  Game CoLab is hosting (at ASU) and it sounds like an intense, creative, stressful, absolute blast.

Video Games: The Movie

[Phoenix]

It’s a documentary about video games. It has nerd celebrities in it talking about video games. If you’re a video game believer and want to hear the choir sing, this movie may be for you. Starts at the Filmbar at 10pm and has showtimes over the next week.

Takusatsu Theater

[Phoenix]

And since you’re still at the Filmbar, join other fans of old Japanese shows and enjoy bug-faced superheroes jump-kicking kaiju late into the night. Like a boss. Starts at midnight.

Saturday, July 19th

Comikaze & Toys Grand Opening

[Goodyear]

Welcome to the neighborhood, Comikaze! We look forward to crowding your store all day this Saturday and enjoying “music, movies, games, artists, cosplay, great offers, and much more!!” Starts at 11am.

Harry Potter Quiz Time, Y’all!

[Tempe]

Pop quiz: How many points did Ron and Harry get for defeating the troll? Sorry, too easy? Sounds like your ready to be at The Devil’s Advocate on Mill at 3:30pm to take on a few other HP nerds, ya big nerd.

Cult Classics Presents: Ghostbusters

[Tempe]

All right, I’m going to turn over the next card. I want you to concentrate. I want you to tell me what it is.

Is it a screening of Ghostbusters at Tempe Pollack Theater?

It is! Very good, that’s great. Starts at 9:30pm.

Go have fun and just empty your heads. Don’t think about ANYTHING. We’ve only got one shot at this.

Sunday, July 20th

Monty Python Live (mostly)

[All Over]

All I’m saying is there had better be a dead parrot involved. A parrot that has passed on, ceased to be, gone to meet his maker, off the twig, shuffled off his mortal coil. In short, an ex-parrot. Show starts at 11:30am.