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April 24, 2014 – 7:45 am |

The 2014 Free Comic Book Day will be here before we know it, and the Valley’s comic shops have a plethora of activities planned to help celebrate May 3rd’s unofficial holiday.

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[LINK] Lightning Octopus: 6 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix

April 24, 2014 – 4:20 pm |
Lightning Octopus

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

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Strange Adventures #8

March 23, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Strange Adventures #8 - May, 1951

If you are like me you’ve been enjoying Cosmos, hosted by everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Well, he may not be everyone’s favorite…

Land vs. Sea at Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention III

March 5, 2014 – 9:31 am |
Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention III

The Arizona Steampunk Society is out to prove that when it comes to Victorian fantasy, anything is possible.

New show at TCA combines comics, cartoons with real-world space exploration

January 19, 2014 – 8:00 am |

American POP! explores the transformative effects that science fiction and popular culture have on our everyday lives and the technology that surrounds us. Tempe Center for the Arts and Arizona State University have worked together to create an exhibit that will investigate the relationship between popular culture, scientific inquiry, technological innovation and cultural change.R

Photos: DarkCon 2014

January 15, 2014 – 9:17 am |

DarkCon is a steampunk, fantasy, science fiction, media and gaming convention held in Phoenix.

Lowell Observatory’s Clark Telescope gets update

December 30, 2013 – 9:00 am |

Lowell Observatory’s iconic Clark Telescope is set to experience a much-needed face-lift.

EVT: Build with life-size Tinkertoys at AZ Science Center’s ‘Imaginate’

December 21, 2013 – 8:30 am |

“Imaginate” at the Arizona Science Center reminds us of the simple joy of puttering and the inherent value it holds for the next generation of innovators, engineers and world-changers.

Video: NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures cinematic Earth-moon dance

December 10, 2013 – 7:31 pm |

Ever seen actual video of the moon transiting across the planet Earth from a distance? No, you haven’t — no one has. Until now.

Lightning Octopus: Spooky podcast ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ brings show to Tempe

December 5, 2013 – 10:00 am |

Podcasting phenomenon Welcome to Night Vale is gracing Tempe with its random awesomeness in January.

EVT: The Mythbusters on stage in Mesa

November 18, 2013 – 9:27 am |

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, the hosts of Discovery Channel’s hit show, tell stories and perform live experiments in this interactive performance.