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

September 19, 2015 – 8:00 am
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Avast, ye lilly-livered bilge rats!

Trek’s tribble troublemaker David Gerrold headlines LepreCon

May 26, 2015 – 5:26 am

David Gerrold, who wrote “The Trouble With Tribbles” for the original Star Trek, will be guest of honor at LepreCon, June 25-28 in Phoenix.

Review: Whiplash – Full Metal Drum Kit

October 24, 2014 – 7:35 am

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.

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…

Phoenix Comicon 2014 Countdown: Music and comedy menagerie

May 21, 2014 – 7:45 am
Gypsy Danger

We’ve got the rundown on some of the coolest musical and comedic events happening at the 2014 Phoenix Comicon…

Students showcase their talents at NSAA Arts Explosion

May 14, 2014 – 7:30 am

Every year in the spring, Tempe arts school New School for the Arts & Academics (NSAA) throws a big event to raise money for the school. The students showcase their talents through various types of …

Phoenix Comicon disinvites guest over ‘art swipe’ furor

March 10, 2014 – 9:15 pm

Phoenix Comicon organizers have struck a celebrity guest from the lineup after learning he tried to sell T-shirts that used another guest’s artwork without permission.

What if Metroid had lyrics? Brentalfloss takes video game schtick to the next level

March 6, 2014 – 10:15 pm

Brentalfloss’ “METROID: Fight for Love” features vocals that abring an emotional backstory to the classic NES side-scroller Metroid.

No DuckTales: Rocker sets Scrooge McDuck graphic novel to music, with album art from original creator

March 1, 2014 – 8:36 pm
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa

Don Rosa’s graphic novel chronicling the adventures of the world’s richest duck have inspired a Finnish musician to create a progressive-rock soundtrack.

What if nerds won the Oscars? 86th Academy Awards edition

March 1, 2014 – 1:00 pm
Nerdvanatron 9000

Welcome to our 3rd edition of our critically acclaimed series that looks at who should win Academy Awards based on nerd cred.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Incredible Hulk #271

February 23, 2014 – 7:45 am
Incredible Hulk #271 - May, 1982

Rocket Raccoon did not appear on the cover of a comic until his second outing, in The Incredible Hulk #271, the jade giant’s twentieth anniversary issue…

Photos: Willy Wonka screening and Golden Ticket Event at FilmBar

February 3, 2014 – 8:00 am
Willy Wonka

At the recent “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” screening at FilmBar there were Oompa Loompa cut outs for taking pictures and staff handed out chocolates in which there were three hidden golden tickets.

Meet Highlander star and more at this weekend’s DarkCon

January 8, 2014 – 8:00 am

Adrian Paul, Duncan MacLeod from the Highlander TV series, will be doing a Q&A, meet-and-greet and signing autographs with photo-ops at DarkCon.