Nerd Culture

Trunk Space's Nerd Swap and Shop Returns Next Weekend

Trunk Space co-owner JRC is one of the biggest nerds in the Valley, and we mean that in the nicest way possible. He's big into comic books, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Carl Sagan, and various other brainy subject matter. So it's apropos that he'd dub the sequel to the gallery's successful Nerd Shop and Swap event last year with the geeky subtitle of "The Quickening," which riffs on the craptastic second film in the Highlander sci-fi/fantasy franchise.

"It's the other sort of sequel [subtitle] that people jokingly use if they don't want to use "Electric Boogaloo.' I remember seeing Highlander II: The Quickening in theaters and being so damn disappointed that they made such a good original movie and then such a crappy sequel," JRC says. "The second Nerd Shop and Swap isn't going to be as disappointing. We're not going to have two flying goobers on skateboards or anything like that."

See Also: - Trunk Space Hosts Nerd Swap and Shop in February - FAUST 2013: An Inter-Arts Interpretation Produced by Trunk Space Founder, JRC

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