During the daylight hours this weekend, local artist and music fiend Aaron Moore can be found waltzing through the aisles at Phoenix Comicon and perusing its vast repast of dorky pursuits and offering. After the sun goes down on Saturday night, however, the 33-year-old will become his DJ alter ego s.alien and crank out nerdcore tracks, Internet hits, and high-energy dance songs at the Kids Need to Read charity's popular Geek Prom inside the neighboring Hyatt Regency.
Moore is a major fanatic of both goth/industrial and some of the staples of geekdom - like Wolverine, Warhammer 40k, and Transformers - and even works on captain's chairs for a living, albeit on Airbus planes as an aircraft seat technician instead of some intergalactic dreadnought. In other words, he's an ideal choice to be at the controls of the sound system during Geek Prom. We spoke with him about his particular passions, attending Phoenix Comicon, and what sort of stuff he'll be dropping on Saturday.