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Poisoned Pen’s Yuletide Universe gathers 8 local SF/F authors

December 7, 2011 – 8:12 pm |
The Unwanteds

This coming Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m., The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale is hosting a Yuletide Universe event with eight local authors who write in the science fiction and fantasy genres. It is a chance to meet and mingle with the authors and pick up some signed books for gifts or for your own reading.

Minibosses’ latest NES-terpiece available for download

December 6, 2011 – 5:15 am |

The Minibosses, the Valley’s own Nintendo tune cover band, have released the follow-up to their much-acclaimed 2005 album Brass.

Cello Wars ‘forces’ its way to YouTube

December 5, 2011 – 12:55 pm |
Cello Wars ‘forces’ its way to YouTube

You know, sometimes, when people have too much time on their hands, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Vul-Con Arena III: Omens of February’s big gaming convention in Phoenix

December 5, 2011 – 5:30 am |
Vul-Con Arena III: Omens of February’s big gaming convention in Phoenix

The Vul-Con strategy gaming convention isn’t until Feb. 25-26 at the Phoenix Convention Center, but you can get a taste of what to expect at a preview event next weekend. when Samurai Comics on East Camelback Road in Phoenix hosts Vul-Con Arena III on Dec. 10.

UPDATED: Auction of bankrupt Atomic Comics’ Mesa inventory reportedly canceled

December 4, 2011 – 10:48 am |
UPDATED: Auction of bankrupt Atomic Comics’ Mesa inventory reportedly canceled

I’m now getting word that Friday’s auction at the former Mesa location of Atomic Comics has been scrubbed, possibly due to intervention from the Arizona Department of Revenue.