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StarFighters Arcade

Vintage video game arcade unveiled in East Valley

October 27, 2014 – 7:30 am |

Get your left hand on the joystick and your right hand on the hyperspace drive, vintage video game enthusiasts unveil “StarFighters Arcade” in the East Valley.

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Amazing Arizona Comics: The Webcomic – ‘The Birth of Zombie Santa’

October 31, 2014 – 6:00 am |

Every Friday, the week’s worth of Amazing Arizona Comics: The Webcomic will be posted here for your reading enjoyment!  Of course, please visit the site for ongoing commentary, opportunities to win original art, and a jump on next Friday’s compilation. Words and pictures by Russ Kazmierczak, Jr., and colors by Kyle Kazmierczak.

This week saw the return of Zombie Santa, in a strip that has appeared on Nerdvana before, but this time it foreshadows more hallowed happenings to come.  Stay tuned . . . and Happy Halloween!

As always, a special thanks to fellow Nerdvana contributor Bob Leeper for the inspiration and use of Zombie Santa!

Zombie Santa 1

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Lightning Octopus presents Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix

October 30, 2014 – 9:30 am | Comments Off
Lightning Octopus

A weekly roundup of Arizona geek culture happenings by Best of East Valley 2011 blogger Jonathan Simon.

MOVIE TICKET GIVEAWAY: Go ‘Interstellar’ with GetOut

October 28, 2014 – 4:30 pm |

Looking for thrills that are out of this world? How about tickets to see Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated space thriller “Interstellar,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, at Arizona Mills IMAX Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 …

Get your fright-freak on at Phoenix FearCon

October 28, 2014 – 3:00 pm |
Mark Torgl (The Toxic Avenger) is a guest at Phoenix FearCon

Halloweens come and Halloweens go, but there are enthusiasts who love the fright-life year round, and for those there is a convention called Phoenix FearCon.

Cartoon Network goes Over the Garden Wall with its first animated miniseries

October 28, 2014 – 7:30 am |
Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon Network)

Over the Garden Wall features the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Christopher Lloyd and Melanie Lynskey.

Vintage video game arcade unveiled in East Valley

October 27, 2014 – 7:30 am |
StarFighters Arcade

Get your left hand on the joystick and your right hand on the hyperspace drive, vintage video game enthusiasts unveil “StarFighters Arcade” in the East Valley.