Nerd Nite is an informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts (well, mostly presentations and drinking). Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new. Each evening, three nerds will give short, fun presentations where they can nerd out about sperm transfer, string theory, Aztec mythology, or some similarly nerdilicious topic. While they talk, you drink, thereby increasing their wittiness, and your IQ.
“James Bond… no the REAL James Bond!”
Summary: Many people associate the name “James Bond” with the charming, handsome, and action packed British spy portrayed by Ian Fleming and Hollywood, but did you know that James Bond was actually a REAL person? Drastically different from his cinematic counterpart, James Bond was actually a quiet, studious ornithologist from Philadelphia!
Presenter Bio: Bonnie is a library technician and librarian that is currently working in the Natural History Museum libraries, specifically in vertebrate zoology and the vertebrate paleontology. When she is not librarying, she spends her time playing roller derby, volunteering for multiple nonprofits, playing with computers, or just being a general nerd.
“”Bodyslams in the Beltway – Independent Wrestling in the DC Area”
Summary: Mike and a few members of the staff and locker room will be discussing NOVA Pro Wrestling, an Independent Wrestling promotion that calls Northern Virginia home.
Presenter Bio: Mike E. King aka “The Boy” – Promoter and matchmaker of NOVA Pro Wrestling. Mike has been in and around the professional wrestling business since he was five years old. Growing up in Springfield, VA the closest independent promotions were in Baltimore and Philadelphia and after years of traveling and with help from his father he opened NOVA Pro.
“SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED straight from a Nerd Nite favorite! “
Summary: It’s going to be a topic straight from a seasoned Nerd Nite professional, so c’mon.
Presenter Bio: A three-time Nerd Nite presenter. You’re in for a treat. Believe us.