Next week’s Phoenix Comicon is the premier event in the southwest for comic book nerds and pop culture enthusiasts. If you’re a fanboy or fangirl who can’t wait for the Memorial Day weekend geek-fiesta, the Pixel Art Show & Retro Video Game Trivia shindig at Bookmans, should whet your appetite nicely.
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Mel the Office Gamer Girl is the Valley’s doyenne of old school and obscure video games. Her online video series explores the off-beat games that have garnered cult followings. (See it at www.meltheofficegamergirl.com) Her pixel art portrays underground classics and more well-known video game heroes, too, such as Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog. See it during the event, which also includes a few rounds of retro video game trivia that will engage knowledgeable gamers, with Bookman’s swag as the prime prizes.
Sun., May 20, 5-7 p.m., 2012