In brightest day, in blackest night, in a galaxy far, far away, the Geeks gather to do battle, and the question on everyone’s mind is... who will survive, and what will be left of them?

Only one will walk away supreme in the Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown!

Many will enter Phoenix Comicon thinking they could hold this title. They may know Boba Fett’s middle name, or the specific yarn used to knit Freddy Krueger’s sweater. They may know twelve different colors of Kryptonite, or be able to diagram Mario and Luigi’s family tree. But do they know all of the above without phoning a friend or asking the mighty Google?

That’s the challenge laid before the Phoenix Geekerati as contestants debate each other in topics drawn from areas like Comics, Horror, Tech, Science Fiction, Gaming, and the dark and foreboding... Wild Card. Each debate will feature a classic selection from one of these categories, like Who is a better Captain, Kirk or Picard? Winners will advance until they have proven their universal Geek wisdom against all challengers.

When in Time and Space will this awesomeness occur?

PUGS is free to behold, and we encourage everyone to chime in with their take on the many different issues that will be up for debate. So make sure you clear your calendar for both of our carnage-filled sessions!

The Preliminary Round, where we will narrow the field of all competitors down to 8 finalists is:
Time: Thursday, June 5th
, 8:00pm
Where: Room 131

The Final Round, where our 8 finalists will compete for ultimate glory and bragging rights is:
Time: Friday, June 6
th, 8:30pm
Where: Room 131

Yes, both rounds are in the same room, just on different nights... so hopefully we can get all the blood out of the carpet overnight!

Are you Ultimate Geek enough to compete?

If you’re coming to Phoenix Comicon (and if you’re not, you lose your Geek cred right there), then it’s free to enter! Just visit our PUGS signup form and cast your hat into the ring.

Have some Geek-Fu ideas to share?

We’re looking for great debate questions in the areas of Gaming, Sci-Fi, Movies, Anime, Comics, Tech, Horror, and many more. If you think you have some fun questions from an area you really know well, submit them to our question idea page. The more creative, quirky, and thought-provoking the better!

If you have any other questions, comments, or ideas just email jonathan@lightningoctopus.com

Somewhere out there is the Ultimate Phoenix Geek. Is it you?  As everyone knows...

...there can be only one!