Lightning Octopus: A Local Guide to Geekdom

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Jonathan Simon's a geek -- and a damn funny one.


He started Lightning Octopus in June to share Phoenix geek-culture news, photos and events -- it's also his excuse to get out and meet like-minded geeks at geeky events.

"Since its launch, my wife and I have traded in a lot of "same-old" evenings for going to locally made monster movies, video game tournaments, local conventions, art shows, zombie preparedness meetings, as well as hanging out with Ghostbusters, monsterologists, comic artists, and more," Simon writes. "My hope is to inspire other fans of geek culture here to do the same."

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Jonathan Simon, photo by Darby Simon
In addition to witty writing and nerdy events (come on, who doesn't want to go to a Robots vs Zombies Craft Workshop?), Lightning Octopus is full of beautiful photos, taken by Simon's wife, Darby.

Be sure to check out the interview section, where Simon geeks out with Daniel Davis of Steam Crow, Jayson Peters of Nerdvana (another cool nerd blog), The Arizona Ghostbusters and more.

As for his own preferences, Simon admits to some light SF book reading and retro video game playing. He's also a total sucker for indie music, and as long as he keeps blogging, his confessions are safe with us.


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gu3
gu3

Lightning Octopus rocks my socks!!!

Richard Wilcox
Richard Wilcox

Jonathan not only runs a great site, but is an awesome person to meet, and because of that LO is the great blog it is.

guest
guest

Jon does a great job and it quite selfless about it!

Sarah Breen
Sarah Breen

I'm new to the Phoenix area and I love this blog. Well written and jammed with stuff to do at the weekends

Preston Smith
Preston Smith

Jon is doing a great thing... not only does he write about nerdy events but he lives them! He has been my source for "everything indie/nerd/geek" for a couple years now... it is good to see other participate.

Guest
Guest

Jon's the bomb diggity and has a wealth of knowledge! Check out his site! DO IT

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