Phoenix Area Fan Clubs To Battle It Out For Charity

Here is the full press release for an event we setup with Ultrastar and Phoenix Comicon. I came up with this event years ago in Washington and we decided to take it to the next level and do it in grand style at the awesome new arena that was built at the Ultrastar Entertainment Complex.

If you want to take part drop me a line to sign up. It will be a double elimination event and Skewed and Reviewed will be awarding prizes to the winning team and best players. We will raise money for charity and all who sign up get all sorts of things from Ultrastar like a free small popcorn, a coupon for a free laser tag game after the event and more. This is going be be fun, get to meet and greet members of other area cons, photo ops, media coverage and more.


UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at AkChin Circle Welcomes Phoenix Area Fan Clubs to battle it out for charity in Urban Arena Laser Tag Arena

Skewed and Reviewed, Phoenix Comicon, Phoenix Area Fan Clubs and UltraStar
Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle come together to raise money for “Kids Need to Read”

PHOENIX, AZ (February 12, 2013) – On April 13th, from 12pm to 4pm, a charity laser tag tournament is being planned involving Phoenix Comicon, local fan clubs and the general public. Costumed characters, such as Star Wars, Star Trek and others will come together for a children’s charity and battle it in the Urban Arena Laser Tag at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle.

The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle is a first-of-its-kind entertainment mecca in Arizona. Approaching 165,000 square feet, the center houses:

• UltraStar Cinemas, a twelve screen state-of-the-art Pure Digital Cinema® with 3D capabilities and D-BOX motion seats
• Ten Pins Down, the most technologically advanced bowling center in the state
• 347 Grill, a gourmet/casual restaurant
• Luxe Lounge, a sports themed bar for guests 21 and older
• Urban Arena Laser Tag, a two story laser tag battleground
• Play ‘n Win Game Center, a redemption arcade for all ages
• J Bar, a sophisticated escape from the normal movie fare
• Cones Café, an ice cream and coffee café
• Ak-Chin Amphitheater, a great venue to enjoy an outdoor show or event

More details to come, in the meantime, to sign up for the event or if you have a group that would like to participate, visit or email: [email protected] or
If you wish to come and watch, support your club, etc. there is zero cost.


For those who wish to play the cost is $10.00 this covers your gaming and players will get certificates worth well over the $10.00 for things like future games and popcorn. On top of that, Skewed and Reviewed will provide SWAG and prizes to paid players. Ultrastar will also donate to Kids Need to Read from fees gained from the event.

About Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture experience of the southwest. Comicon is presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Entering its eleventh year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 40,000 attendees to its May 23-26, 2013 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix. For more information, please go to
Phoenix Comicon

About Skewed and Reviewed
Gareth Von Kallenbach found Skewed and Reviewed in 2001 and it was one of the first sites to combine movie and gaming news, reviews, and information. The site has grown to a multi-media company which includes two sites, a quarterly magazine, a Skewedcast, and a web TV show as well as being the film and game site for the top rated BJ Shea Morning Experience and Geek Nation which originates from KISW FM and is syndicated world wide. Gareth has contributed to over 60 publications around the world as a regular reviewer. Their second site, Skewednet, combines the best of all entertainment news form top sources. Skewed and Reviewed magazine can be found at Barnes and Noble and has an office in Seattle, WA, and opened the new office in 2011 near Phoenix, AZ. The company also has regional reps in Southern California, Las Vegas, Florida, Europe, and the Northeast. Skewed and Reviewed contact: Gareth Von Kallenbach at [email protected]
Kids Need to Read

Kids Need to Read works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children. All children and adolescents will have access to quality books no matter their race, economic status, or capabilities. Further, our organization will provide inspiring programs to increase literacy rates and decrease dropout rates throughout the United States. These programs will be presented in a manner that will foster and uphold dignity and self-respect. We will consistently demonstrate to children and adolescents the need to read, as we believe literacy contributes to school and life success. Kids Need To Read

About UltraStar Cinemas
UltraStar Cinemas is Southern California’s largest privately owned movie theater group. UltraStar Cinemas is headquartered in San Diego County and operates 74 screens at 7 sites throughout Southern California and Arizona. Recognized for pioneering the digital age of cinema, UltraStar was the first theater group in the world to be fully equipped with Pure Digital Cinema® powered by DLP Cinema® technology in all of its locations. In 2009, the company also became the first to offer D-BOX motion seats, which use motion effects specifically programmed for each film to create an immersive experience for movie goers. For more information, visit For more information on UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle visit


The following companies have provided prizes for the event.