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Ignite Phoenix No. 11 Tickets on Sale Saturday

Ignite Phoenix's Jeff Moriarty doesn't expect a frantic buying panic to erupt when tickets for the latest edition of the popular event go on sale Saturday morning. Instead, he says, it will be more of a subdued frenzy.

"Ignite used to sell out in minutes when we were at smaller venues," Moriarty says. "Nowadays it varies, but tickets generally sell out in a day."

In other words, you won't need to camp outside the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts box office the night before (or practice your mouse clicking skills). 

Just don't dawdle around after tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, especially if you want to get great seats for what Moriarty expects will be "one of the most diverse lineups that Ignite Phoenix has featured."

The event's organizers recently announced the lineup of speakers and topics that will be discussed at Ignite Phoenix No. 11 on October 28.

Eighteen presentations will be made over the course of the evening, covering a range of subject that run the gamut from the cradle (Susan Baier's "Raising Geek Kids") to the grave (Scott Gustafson's "Economics of a Zombie Attack"). Roller coasters, roller derbies, Einstein's errors, and the evils of smartphones will also be on tap (click here for a complete rundown).

"There will be talks on standup paddling, breast augmentation, animals about to go extinct, and El Salvadoran food," Moriarty says. "So whether you want something to get out and do or insight into weird abstract concepts, there's going to be something at this Ignite."

Ignite Phoenix No. 11 takes place on October 28 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East Second Street. Tickets are $10 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the SCPA box office and via its website.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.