Beer: Fernet Aged Porter Brewery: Odell Brewing Co. Style: Imperial Porter ABV: 9.8 percent On almost any subject, you'll find a group of nerds willing to fight you to the death to defend its awesomeness. Every day across the land, Star Trek nerds put on their crazy Klingon makeup, fantasy nerds de ... More >>
It's that time of the year again: State Fair time. What's not to like? It provides three weeks of opportunities for Valley folks of every variety to congregate and yuck it up within the confines of the Arizona State Fairgrounds, get their fill of uncomfortable white-knuckle-inspiring rides, fried fo ... More >>
After nearly 30 years, Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic took a well-deserved and well-earned break from their relentless touring schedule for most of 2012. Luckily for their ever-loving, ever-devoted fanbase, the break only lasted one year, but compared to their usual schedule that must have ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
In case you haven't noticed, a bunch of us at Up on the Sun are total nerds. Our coverage of artists appearing at Phoenix Comicon and related stories has not so subtly hinted at our fan-boy-and-girl hearts. So we won't bother trying to tiptoe around the fact that we are a bunch of geeks. I explo ... More >>
They can put a man on the moon, but they can't find a way to inject caffeine into Tang, and they sure as hell can't make a playlist.NASA has found a way to integrate the general public into their upcoming STS-133 mission.As NME reports, the task at hand is to decide what music should be used to w ... More >>
Sheriff Joe is a little like the alien life force in the classic Star Trek original series episode "Day of the Dove," wherein the alien feeds off hate and can only be defeated with laughter.Witness Arpaio's recent excursion to speak at a country club in San Diego. Protesters, of course, assembled ou ... More >>
Republican legislative leaders will bring a budget proposal to an Appropriations Committee in the state Senate today. The proposal includes privatizing three prisons, and cutting $220 million from K-12 funding. Not included in the proposal is the tax increase governor Jan Brewer was pushing for...Af ... More >>
See... hot blondes can be geeks too.I grew up in the Dark Ages of role-playing games. I'm talking the late '80s, when Christian groups were protesting Dungeons & Dragons as a satanic tool and mixed-up drug addict and heavy D&D player Chris Pritchard -- now out on p ... More >>
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this is a good deal. The Arizona Science Center will offer free general admission to the public the weekend of April 25 and 26, thanks to sponsorship by Fry's grocery stores. That's a savings of nine dollars for adults and s ... More >>
You know you wanna go. Resistance is futile.
Hey, did you know it's National Poetry Month? Ok, it's also National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Safe Digging Month (WTF??), but we didn't figure those were appropriate topics for a geek blog. Why do we care? Though poetry may not be in the same ... More >>
Think comic conventions are only for geeks, nerds, and losers? Well, we may not argue with that, but we will argue that being called a "geek" and a "nerd" are no longer derogatory terms. Those guys who picked on Bill Gates for wearing glasses so thick he could see into the future during the '70s are ... More >>
You know you wanna go. Resistance is futile.
By Jonathan McNamara The Nintendo Experience Mobile Tour I want to be the kind of Nintendo fan that happily shrieks at the chance to play mini games. I wish that I didn’t mind waiting three months between releases for another game worth playing. I’d like to embrace casual gaming as a new vide ... More >>
You nerds just can't get enough? Boldly go to AMC.
How photo-futurists trumped focal yokels
Radio Free America I know what you're thinking, but no, this isn't a recap of how I spent the weekend. It's almost the holidays so I had to forego the hookers this time around. Rather, this post is marking a milestone of sorts for Radio Free America, soon to be known as Smile You're Dead. Due to so ... More >>
Gidget Gein meets Mr. Spock
Trekkies make a splash at Federation Pool Party
Jim Strait is a Trekkie. But he's not from outer space.
Seeking closure, Robert Wise finally finishes Star Trek: The Motion Picture -- 22 years later
Trekkies docu examines starship troupers
Small-town North Carolina movie theater's answering machine coming attraction is a good show in itself
Updated Lost in Space is a high-tech trash treat
The latest voyage of the Enterprise is a trip worth taking