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8-Bit Brewery celebrates its grand opening

June 8, 2015 – 4:30 pm
8-Bit Brewery offers up video game themed brews in Avondale.

There is a new brewery in Avondale with plenty of beer and video game panache to go around.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Sunday Photo Recap – Doom, minus gloom

June 2, 2015 – 7:45 am
Phoenix Comicon 2015 - Sunday

After a day of celebrity spotlights and scrambling to snag those last minute convention treasures, Sunday evening marked the finale of the 2015 Phoenix Comicon.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: video game highlights

June 1, 2015 – 2:16 pm
Keeping it real, this Toad cosplayer from Mario Kart brought his own ride. (Photo by Christen Bejar)

Check out some of our best gaming highlights from Phoenix Comicon 2015.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Saturday Photo Recap – Steamy fashion and Martians

May 31, 2015 – 7:00 am
Phoenix Comicon 2015 - Saturday

As expected, the crowd at Saturday’s Phoenix Comicon was kaiju huge, nevertheless things seemed to go on without hitch — a testament to the planning and patience of the convention staff and organizers. But as …

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Friday Photo Recap – Star Wars, Steampunk and Steranko

May 30, 2015 – 7:45 am
Phoenix Comicon 2015 - Friday

Friday’s Phoenix Comicon saw another large crowd in attendance and we got a glimpse at some of the layout beyond the main convention hall. Between Steampunk programming at the Renaissance Hotel, every kind of gaming …

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Thursday Photo Recap – Lost in space

May 29, 2015 – 9:15 am
Phoenix Comicon 2015 - Thursday

The Valley’s premier pop culture event, Phoenix Comicon, kicked off Thursday afternoon with what has to be record attendance for its opening day.

Free Comic Book Day 2015: Photo wrap-up

May 5, 2015 – 7:45 am
Gotham City Comics & Coffee - FCBD 2015

This year’s FCBD is one of the busiest we’ve seen, with lines of fans stretching far from many shop entrances, long before their doors even opened for the day.

A reach? Touchy-feely Star Wars trailer is all about the hands

April 16, 2015 – 12:17 pm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Lots of reaching for stuff and just general hand action in the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens released Thursday at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.

20 exciting shots captured from the new Force Awakens trailer

April 16, 2015 – 11:32 am
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It begins with a wide shot of an epic starship graveyard on a desert planet.

DevCon 2015: Saturday Photos

March 21, 2015 – 7:06 pm
DevCon 2015 at ASU West

Saturday afternoon we took a trip over the hills and far away to that mystical place called northwest Glendale to check out ASU West’s DevCon fan convention.

2015 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention: Photo recap

March 14, 2015 – 2:03 pm
WWWC4 - 3/6/2015

What do you get when you mix Victorian era science-fiction with an old Western town nestled into a beautiful desert locale?

Photos: Amazing Arizona Comic Con – Sunday

February 16, 2015 – 11:15 am
2015 Amazing Arizona Comic Con

Sunday’s Kid’s Day wrapped up the 2015 Amazing Arizona Comic Con and there were plenty of younglings out, many of them in costumes, enjoying the festivities.

Photos: Amazing Arizona Comic Con – Saturday

February 15, 2015 – 10:15 am
Casey Kaki as Steampunk Wicked Witch

Love of pop culture was in the air on Saturday as fans from all over the valley celebrated Valentine’s Day at the 2015 Amazing Arizona Comic Con. And just like a big box of chocolates …

Photos: Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2015 – Friday

February 14, 2015 – 10:16 am
2015 Amazing Arizona Comic Con

Superheroes and their super-fans, together with alien invaders and every other sort of odd pop culture classification, took over Phoenix on Friday afternoon.