Thanks and updates

Nerd Nite Before Christmas has come and gone. Super belated followup: thanks to everyone who attended – and some special thanks to the following folks:

  • Jon Brophy for his technical expertise with audio and cables.
  • Dann Matthews for designing our posters and slide backgrounds! You should view his Insta!
  • Jessica Carl for creating a lot of content for pre-show slides!
  • Cheryl Skafte for providing lighting control work and being our eyes in the booth
  • Elizabeth Brophy and Amber Haglund Pagel for providing musical interludes via bass and bassoon.

Luke, Luke, and Adam are grateful for everyone willing to willingly pitch in and share their skills.

New event in January: Nerd (K)nites of the Round Table at Bent Paddle

We wanted a chance to chat, get feedback, and enjoy each other’s company so we are planning a hangout on Tuesday, January 24 at 5:30 at Bent Paddle. The brewery has a great selection of NA and alcoholic beverage options and allows food deliveries.

Bonus: Trivia Mafia starts at 7:00 p.m.

Marchish Nerd Nite

Umm…. we have narrowed down the next nerd nite to… a Tuesday in March. More details soon!


The Nerd Nite Before Christmas

Real talk: we tried to be normal this time, but we couldn’t resist returning with several Santa sacks worth of nerdy holiday fun. Please join us as we celebrate the season with presentations about holiday gatherings, Netflix Christmas royalty and VERY naughty surgeons (take that, holiday theme!).

Historian Jess McCullough confronts us with an unrecognizable Europe with “Blood and Peppermint: The Implied Geopolitics of the Netflix Christmas Universe (NCU).”

Troy Abfalter takes us on a tour of (OTHER) local holiday lights displays with “Little Sweater-Beard: Magic, Mythology, and Outdoor Holiday Gatherings in Duluth.”

And historian of the macabre Kyra Lemieux gives us sweet, horrible relief from the holiday theming with “Opposite Santa Claus: Scandalous Surgeons of the Georgian Era.”

We’ll round out the evening with door prizes, goofy awards, and a game from gamemasters Alison and Garner Moffat. Also, courtesy of Elizabeth Brophy, we’ll have bassoon!

Doors at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Still $5.  We will see you at Studio4, Historic Duluth Depot!

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Hold the date: December 19

Nerd Friends,

You are kindly invited to reserve the evening of Tuesday, December 19 for an evening of learning & laughter at Studio4, Duluth Depot. Door at 6:30 & Start at 7:00. We’ll have you out the door before 9:00.

$5 (still).

Poster and details coming soon.

Thank you,

Luke, Luke, Adam

Nerd Nite: Back from the Dead

After a long and awkward pandemic hiatus, a small group of Duluthians are exhuming the remains and bringing Nerd Nite back to life. We are happy to present:

Nerd Nite: Back from the Dead!

Prepare for an evening of morbidity on Tuesday, October 24 as we present three presentations that explore demonic domiciles, unearth frightening folk tales, and reach out to our forebears!

  1. With our guide Nathan Payne, we will be treated to vacation slides of a charming Dutch Colonial …. FROM HELL. Get ready to make memories in the “Amityville Multiverse.”
  2. Kelly Florence tells us a bed-time story that we can’t put down in “Nighty Night, Sleep Tight: A Nightmare before Freddy.”
  3. Carolyn Kerns stares into time itself and shares the origins of our fall rituals in “Halloween 101: Meaning Making with our Ancestors.”

and… a trivia game by Perfect Duluth Day’s Trivia Master Alison Klawiter!

Important Things! Remember This

  • Nerd Nite will be at Studio 4 in the St. Louis County Depot!
  • Doors open at 6:30. Show starts at 7:00
  • Still only $5 dollars!
  • Beverages available at the venue