Arizona

Looking Back on The Geek Lyfe 2019

A lot of wonderful things in the year of 2019. My name is DeAngelo Murilo and I own and operate The Geek Lyfe along with a team of pretty awesome human beings. Our goal is to represent the underrepresented and the overlooked via events, articles, interviews, and more. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on all of the projects we tackled this year to showcase our hard work. The Good Times Spring C...[Read More]

5 Reasons You Should Absolutely Attend Taiyou Con 2020!

Taiyou con remains one of our most beloved conventions here in Arizona. The event is held every year in the Mesa Convention Center and takes place in January, it focuses on anime, gaming, cosplay, and Japanese culture. Taiyou Con is run by great people and always brings unique guests and panels for the enjoyment of attendees. We are going to give you five reasons why you should attend their conven...[Read More]

Game On Expo: A Guide for Non-Gamers

 Believe it or not, there are self-identifying geeks and nerds that don’t religiously play video games. Shocking, I know.  However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be part of the fun!  Game On Expo is a gathering of streamers, competitors, and hobbyists alike. While many of the attendees have a relatively vast knowledge base of games, console history, or even binders full of gaming cards, others come ...[Read More]

The Results of Our Saboten Investigation

Hey friends! Many of you no doubt saw our recent article regarding whether or not there would be any sort of construction during the weekend of Saboten. Initially, a lot of folks were concerned of there being aspects of the Sheraton‘s first floor that would be unavailable and we were right there with you! We dug deep to get concrete answers instead of just not knowing, and thankfully Saboten...[Read More]

Cosplayer of the Week: Illuminaughty Cosplay

Good day to you all! We have another wonderful, amazing, fantastic human being for you by the name of Illuminaughty Cosplay! She hails from Arizona and has a burning passion for gaming! Our homie, Schrei205, got to interview her earlier in the year at Taiyou Con and we can not wait to show you! Having over four years of cosplay experience, she puts her heart and soul into her work and it shows! Ge...[Read More]

Causeplay: Cosplay for a Cause

By James Ramos The sunny state of Arizona hosts a flourishing cosplay community who cosplay for a cause. People from all walks of life gather throughout the year to celebrate their love of their fandoms. There is no wrong way to cosplay, and there are as many reasons to do it as there are people who do. For some, it is a means to give back to their community.  One such group is the Arizona Avenger...[Read More]

The Pros and Cons of Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019

By Modeviac Phoenix Fan Fusion has been subjected to many changes over the latest years, mainly following the 2017 event. With many changes comes many mixed opinions, so we did a survey asking people what they liked and disliked about this year’s event to bring you the pros and cons of Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019. We noticed a lot of attendees had enjoyed the diversity in programming and guests,...[Read More]

Should You Attend Phoenix Fan Fusion?

Phoenix Comic Con, Phoenix Comic Fest, and now Phoenix Fan Fusion. This is the largest convention Arizona has to offer, and during 2016, it brought over 100,000 geeks into the Phoenix Convention Center. After a few unfortunate events, Phoenix Fan Fusion suffered a sharp decline in attendance. However, the amount of people who attend an event is no true measure of quality, as Anime Los Angeles is a...[Read More]

The Geek Lyfe Takes Wild Wild West Con 8

Hi there, Lvckydiamond here with another convention review! I had the privilege to attend Wild Wild West Con this year for its 8th anniversary. I love this convention and I think it is one of the Arizona con scene’s best kept secrets. The venue is Old Tucson, located about 40 minutes from downtown, behind the mountains. By far the best part about this con is its venue. The location is full of incr...[Read More]

Taiyou Con 2019 Was Everything We Love About Conventions!

We have been to Taiyou Con year after year and it never fails to entertain! This year we brought Schrei205, Rob, Tony, Cheshsmiles, Chocozumo, and myself, Darth Mexican! The guests this year were a mix of brand new and some they have had in the past! Talented voice actors such as Robbie Daymond, Max Mitleman, Ray Chase, Yuriko Yamaguchi and even cosplayers like Chocolate Covered Cosplay! We actual...[Read More]

Taiyou Con Survival Guide!

One of our favorite conventions in Arizona is Taiyou Con which takes place in January! They always have fantastic guests, unique events, and awesome vendors! However, we have found that a majority of the convention community don’t know enough about this incredible convention so the best thing to do is to write about it! Taiyou Con is located in Mesa at the Mesa Convention Center. They have g...[Read More]

Cosplayer of the Week: Brookeemelia Cosplay

Good day to you all! We have a fantastic cosplayer here for you that always goes above and beyond, not only in the aspect of cosplay, but also as a human being! This is Brookeemelia Cosplay, and she is wonderful in every single way! She has an extensive knowledge of comics, K-Pop, and more! She has been our homie for some time, and we decided she needs to have her awesome efforts showcased! Not to...[Read More]

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