With interesting topics about the popular board game Scrabble, a poetry slam session and the infamous DeLorean (which has a flux capacitor and everything), the ND brings you Nerd Nite. The ND is embracing the nerdy side of things with topics that range from advice from a Scrabble Champ super fan to sharing obsessive knowledge about Star Wars.
Nerd Nite is an informal gathering where nerds get together, discuss topics of personal interest, and do it all in good fun with a few drinks and good company. Nerd Nite is an institution in several cities across the U.S., such as Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Philadelphia. The event is hosted by JC Dwyer and Lewis Weil. It’s free and open to all ages, except of course if you wish to drink you must be 21 and up. Also, an ASL interpreter will be at the event. Nerd Nite is presenting their “Words Nerds” event where several special guests talk about different topics relating to “words.”
Special guests include Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, author of five poetry books, including Dear Future Boyfriend, who is presenting “Scrabble: It’s Your Word Against Mine.” Her topic includes tips over the popular crossword game. Ernest Cline presents “Geeking Out All Over Hollywood,” where shares his experiences, knowledge and nerdy obsessions that helped him break into the movie business. He’s also the owner of the DeLorean that will make an appearance at the event. Nerd-in-chief Mike Henry presents “Spoken Nerd: An Incomplete History of Nerd Poetry,” a presentation on poetry and after there’s going to be a poetry slam by Austin’s “word nerds”: Shappy Seasholz, Krissi Reeves, and Mike Whalen.
The ND is located at 501 Brushy St., next to the IH-35 frontage road. The building is located on the corner of the road. Doors open at 7 p.m but the event doesn’t start until 7:30 p.m. and is estimated to end around 2:30 a.m. Check out the event on ND’s website and “join” the Facebook Event for more details. For more Nerd Nite info be sure to follow them on Twitter.