Nerd Culture

Leveling Up at Game On Expo 2016 in Mesa

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Benjamin Leatherman
Bowser's gotten a bit of a makeover since the original Super Mario Bros.
Gamers gathered at the Mesa Convention Center and Phoenix Marriott Mesa from Friday, August 5, to Sunday, August 7, for three days of joystick-powered fun during the annual Game On Expo. The event, which focuses on video games and gaming culture, returned for its second year and offered twice as many special guests, vendors, and fun as its first go 'round. The event also added a live music stage featuring geek bands and artists.  

Photos by Benjamin Leatherman