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Old 09-14-14, 08:13 AM
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Moving to Phoenix

So my fiance and I are packing up and moving out to the Phoenix area in 2 months. We are looking at Mesa. Have to get out of the cold before another bad winter. Since there were never any real horror/sci-fi conventions in our area. We are wondering if anyone knows of any down in that area.
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Old 09-14-14, 09:18 AM
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Albuquerque is about a six hour drive from Phoenix. But if you want to make a trip to our small local convention, you can meet Stephen R. Donaldson and George R.R. Martin.
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You're just moving out there? Do you have a job lined up?
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I hear they have a good University Of.
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Yes, just moving out there. My fiance can work from home for her job and I work as a nurses aide so I know I will be able to find a job out there. It is kinda nerve wracking/scary on our part but it is something we want to do.
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Old 09-14-14, 10:02 AM
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there's the Phoenix Comic-Con that's held in May of every year: http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/

Rob Zombie is doing his haunted house here this year: http://frightened.com/index3.html

this looks right up your alley. a horror/sci-fi film festival next year: http://www.horrorscifi.com/

here's a ghetto looking page, but it has links to a bunch of horror/sci-fi events: http://www.azsf.net/


mesa is ok. sort of a stuffy town with an aging population and run by a bunch of churchies, but it's a nice place and quiet.
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Leprecon, Comicon, Coppercon....

http://www.azsf.net/
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Old 09-14-14, 11:25 AM
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Good god, Phoenix?? Climate-wise, it seems you are simply exchanging one extreme for another. You're going from the coldest place to the hottest. In a year, you may be dying to escape the swelter. Why not choose a place that's a bit more moderate in climate, since that seems to be a large factor in why you're moving?
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Old 09-14-14, 01:59 PM
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Try San Diego instead.
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Old 09-14-14, 02:12 PM
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I'm partial to Chandler. It's the same old suburb, complete with organized rows of houses and multiple shopping centers that have the same 5-10 stores. But it's nice, new, and not very expensive. Pretty close to Phoenix (though I don't normally have a reason to go there).

If you're starting from scratch, I'd recommend living as close as possible to work. Commutes suck. It saves a lot of time and money to live close to work.

Let me know if you need help finding a quick, low-paying, laborious kind of job.
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Old 09-14-14, 02:15 PM
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Rob Zombie is doing his haunted house here this year: http://frightened.com/index3.html
Did not know this! I wouldn't get much out of going myself. But I want to take my nieces and nephew if possible. And then hand them back to their parents to deal with the nightmares and paranoia.
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Try San Diego instead.
Isn't San Diego one of the most expensive places to live in the country? Still, the Phoenix summers have got to be brutal. FL is pretty bad, but it's not 110 deg.
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Isn't San Diego one of the most expensive places to live in the country? Still, the Phoenix summers have got to be brutal. FL is pretty bad, but it's not 110 deg.
There are less-expensive areas of San Diego, usually as you go further away from the ocean. FL isn't hotter than Phoenix but the humidity more than makes upfor it.I would take AZ heat over FL humidity any day... having lived in both FL & AZ.
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Old 09-14-14, 03:05 PM
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What about Albuquerque? Not brutally hot in the summer, not super cold in the winter.
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Old 09-14-14, 03:17 PM
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Arizona isn't so bad. I suppose unless you're a construction worker or somebody who works continually outdoors, you're living most of your life inside an air-conditioned dwelling, whether it's your place of work, your home, or whatever store you're shopping at. I like the dry air in places like AZ versus where I'm at.
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Old 09-14-14, 04:00 PM
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We would rather have the heat instead of the cold. I might need a low-paying laborious job to start with Troy We like the southwest so and figured Phoenix area was the best choice we had.
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It's a dry heat.
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Old 09-14-14, 04:42 PM
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I will take the dry heat. Grand Forks, ND was just named coldest town in America....anything has to be better than that
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I'm hopefully moving to AZ by next summer myself (waiting for job transition approval), and I like the option of cooling down versus continually having to "warm up". Much more easier to go out exercising in a dry heat than having to put on layers of clothing 7 months out of the year with rain and a wet cold.

Glad I didn't choose to fly into PH in the last month, however.
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Originally Posted by lexx2.0 View Post
I will take the dry heat. Grand Forks, ND was just named coldest town in America....anything has to be better than that
Not counting International Falls and Alaska?
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Old 09-14-14, 05:01 PM
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You're leaving the Sunflake City?!!?!!!



It seems like the geek scene is pretty good in Phoenix, especially if you are into gaming at all.
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Old 09-14-14, 05:01 PM
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I will take the dry heat. Grand Forks, ND was just named coldest town in America....anything has to be better than that
You know what's better than both sub-freezing blizzards AND 120-degree heatwaves?

80-degree moderate temperatures, nearly year-round. Sure, California is a little more expensive than Arizona, but wages are higher as well, so it generally works out the same.
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Full blown new member convention in here.
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Old 09-14-14, 06:17 PM
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You know what's better than both sub-freezing blizzards AND 120-degree heatwaves?

80-degree moderate temperatures, nearly year-round. Sure, California is a little more expensive than Arizona, but wages are higher as well, so it generally works out the same.
How about commuting times in CA vs. AZ.
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Old 09-14-14, 06:40 PM
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Avoid mesa like the plague. If I were you I'd look at Gilbert and Chandler..hell even parts of Tempe before a I moved to mesa.
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