This week offers a nice variation from the steady stream of tournaments and competition for most AZ gamers. Of course Team Hazmat will be holding it down with a continuation of their Hazbats, but the city of Tempe is holding a unique event that’s the perfect blend for every type of geek out there.
The Geek’s Night Out event will kick off Thursday night at 5 p.m. in downtown Tempe (primarily in the MADCAP theatre area). The event is put together as a hybrid celebration of the Arizona SciTech festival, Third Thursday, and job fair all in one.
According to the release, the event promises trivia and prizes from the likes of Pop Culture Paradise, cosplay competitions from Phoenix Comicon, R2-D2 replica showcases, and tons more. Among the activities regarding gamers, both Evil Controllers and GameTruck will be present to field some video games played on the large MADCAP screens.
The event also boasts some success panels hosted that will include many of the participants of the event including Adam Coe of Evil Controllers, according to the release. Along with these helpful panels, there will also be a job fair held at the theater from 5 to 7 p.m. that is free-to-all, no resume or fancy dress required. For more info, check out the official release on the city of Tempe’s website.
Once you’ve recovered from all the Jedi battles and sweet nerdy awesomeness on Thursday, Team Hazmat will be present to hold out the rest of the weekend with their Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (2012 ver.) ranbats.
As per normal practice, all entrants must pay a $5 venue fee and a $5 entry fee per tournament. Casuals will start up at 3 p.m. with SSFIV:AE (2012) following at 5 p.m. and UMvC3 kicking off at 8 p.m. Winners will get a derivative of points and prize pot. For more information, check out their official Facebook event page.