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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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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.

Review: Whiplash – Full Metal Drum Kit

October 24, 2014 – 7:35 am |
Whiplash

A proclivity for sophisticated jazz is not a prerequisite to enjoy this very good new film, a kind-of mash-up between Mr. Holland’s Opus and Full Metal Jacket.

Phoenix Comicon expands Valley pop-culture universe with December ‘Fan Fest’

September 28, 2014 – 10:17 am |
Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest

The brains behind the Valley’s biggest nerd convention are throwing their efforts into a second annual event, starting this Dec. 12-14, 2014.

From the ARRR-chives: It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

September 19, 2014 – 8:00 am |

Avast, ye lilly-livered bilge rats!

Review: Jersey Boys – My eyes abhorred you

June 20, 2014 – 7:40 am |
Jersey Boys

Maybe “my eyes abhorred you” is a little harsh for the title of my review for Jersey Boys, but this film is certainly easier to listen to than it is to watch…