You might think, with summer winding down and the leaves turning, that geek-friendly events would dwindle as well. Well, my friend, you couldn’t be more wrong. There is plenty of geekery happening in our fair city, if you know where to look. Luckily, I’m the nerd version of the kid from Sixth Sense: I see dork people! Want to get your nerd-on? Then you need to check out these fine events:
Come on down to Audrey’s Books (10702 Jasper Ave) from 3-6pm and hear author Dave Gross read from Master of Devils, his latest novel for Pathfinder Tales. He’ll be signing that book, as well as copies of Prince of Wolves and Winter Witch (co-written with NYT Bestselling author Elaine Cunningham). If you loved this book like I did, this is the perfect chance to let Dave know that. If you haven’t read it yet, now is the time to get your copy!
Whether you are a social media pro or a complete newbie, the Social Media Breakfasts are the place for you! Held the last Friday morning of every month, @SMBYEG provides Edmontonians a chance to meet, eat and discuss social media all in a relaxed atmosphere. September’s SMBYEG is happening on Friday, Sept. 30 from 8:30am-10:30am, at
CBC Centre Stage (123 Edmonton City Centre Mall East) D’lish Urban Kitchen & Winebar (10418 124 Street). The events are sponsored by McQ Design Strategies and organized by the SMBYEG Committee members. There is no cost to attend, so come on out and swap social media stories over breakfast.
Happening down at Coronation Park (behind Telus World of Science) on October 1, don’t miss this fun, relaxed fund-raising event for the Pure Speculation Festival. From 5-8pm, join Pure Spec for hotdogs, hamburgers, salad, pop, hot chocolate, and other treats. Relax with your fellow nerds, enjoy the great conversations, and if the skies are clear there may be a trip to the Observatory to look at the moon and stars. As well, sign up for the Tri-Game Nerdament, a multi-game team event that will take place over the next couple of months, with the final showdown at Pure Spec. The BBQ costs just $12, paid in cash on-site; the conversation and stargazing are free!
The first Tuesday of every month, The Edmonton Science Fiction Appreciation Society holds their Board Game Night. Join them Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30pm at 10575 114 Street (Edmonton New Technology Society) for a fun night of games and conversation. Try out games you’ve never played and meet some new gaming buddies. Bring snacks to share, and if there is enough interest (ie, $5 placed in the kitty) pizza will be ordered. I’ve been, and it is a relaxed good time!
The River City Zombie Commitee has set their next zombie walk for October 7 at 7:00 PM. This time the theme is Zombies in Space! The walk will start off in Gazebo Park around 7:30, and head towards the Legislature Grounds. It will take off again from the Legislature grounds at 9:00, ending up at Churchill Square. Don’t worry if you don’t have a themed costume, all zombies will be welcomed! And if you don’t want to be a zombie, then bring your camera, take some pictures and protect your brains! No cost to take part.
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So there you are, five nerdy events for you to enjoy with your fellow geeks. What are you waiting for, get on out there and nerd it up! Maybe I’ll see you there…
Did I miss any events? Let me know below and I’ll slip it into the post!