Ignite Phoenix No. 15 Is Accepting Submissions Through Next Friday

Admit it: There's some sort of subject that you're especially obsessed with or have a tendency to nerd out over. And if that's the case, you ain't alone. As Ignite Phoenix founder Jeff Moriarty puts it, most folks are passionate about something, even if they're afraid to discuss it or feel it's too trivial. It isn't. Fact is, he believes it should be shared with the world.

"Everyone has a passion. I think it's one of the things that keep us going. We work jobs we may not love, deal with banks and bills and laws and stress, but there's always something that makes it all worthwhile, that let's us escape," Moriarty says. "And when you share what you really love, what really geeks you out, that connects you with [other] people."

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