Known as “The Valley of the Sun” thanks to its year-round sunshine, the city of Phoenix and the surrounding region have long since been a magnet for visitors. Awash with world class golf courses, high-end spa resorts, outdoor activities and vibrant nightspots, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.
Last year was a good one for Valley sci-fi and fantasy writers. Beth Cato earned a surprise Nebula nomination for her novella Wings of Sorrow and Bone, and YA author Tom Leveen scripted Todd McFarlane’s legendary comic Spawn.
Alyssa Wong became the first Filipina to win a Nebula Award, for her short story “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” which also earned a World Fantasy Award and nominations for the Locus and Shirley Jackson award. Wong was nominated for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the Hugo Awards, but ultimately had to settle for an Alfie Award, better known as a hood ornament, at George R.R. Martin’s Hugo Losers Party.
The producers of Godzilla reimagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in “Kong: Skull Island.” This compelling, original adventure tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.
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KONG: SKULL ISLAND
Monday, March 6th
Harkins Arizona Mills IMAX
Phoenix Comicon 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacular weekend filled with artists, authors, programs, and guests. This week, Phoenix Comicon announced two new guests to the already stellar line-up. Local journalist Benjamin Leatherman of Phoenix New Times says, “you’ve got three months to get your Hogwarts or space cowboy cosplay together.” Read the full story here.
While Lady Gaga rocked the half-time show at the Superbowl, the movie trailers were plentiful. Here are the new trailers that dropped this year:
Ghost In the Shell
Transformers: The Last Knight
John Wick 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol: 2