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They may be geeks. They may be non-conformists. They’re definitely champions for practically anything alternative.
On Friday, five live bands and more than 70 booths will line Main Street in Mesa to celebrate the best of sci-fi geekdom. There will be costume contests, panel discussions, concept art and comic drawing workshops, strategy gaming contests, science and technology demonstrations by HeatSync Labs, a screening of “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” and a ticket giveaway for William Shatner’s upcoming appearance at the Mesa Arts Center.
Victory and violence marked the weekend as athletes continued to claim Olympic gold medals in London, while back in the United States, six people were gunned down at a Sikh temple before the gunman was shot and killed by police.
If the saying is right, it’s certainly not the geeks who shall inherit the Earth.
For football fans there is no bigger ticket than the Super Bowl, and for baseball fans the biggest annual attraction is the World Series. But for pop-culture enthusiasts the holiest of holy events is the San Diego Comic-Con.