Nerd Louisville is a registered 501(c)3 charitable non-profit.
Why Nerd Louisville?
We established Nerd Louisville when we discovered that there was a vibrant and active community of people interested in all types of nerdy activities in Louisville, but that many of those people were scattered around the city in disparate groups. We wanted to change that, so we created Nerd Louisville to make it easier for nerds to connect and become friends.
Nerd Louisville’s goal isn’t to supersede or absorb the already existing nerd groups in Louisville, but to create a platform that enables groups to connect with each other and grow organically.
Since our inception, we have fostered a strong and interconnected community, established an annual tabletop gaming convention (Nerdlouvia), and developed a charitable initiative (Next-gen Nerds) to support at-risk youth.
Nerd Louisville’s mission is to make Louisville, Kentucky the most awesome nerd city in the universe. We do that by:
- Fostering a sense of community
- Providing a hub to connect local nerds
- Promoting Louisville as a nerd destination
- Educating, inspiring, and empowering local youth.
Educating, Inspiring and Empowering Local Youth
Nerd Louisville’s mission is to make Louisville, Kentucky the most awesome nerd city in the universe by fostering a sense of community, providing a hub to connect local nerds, and by promoting Louisville as a nerd destination. We also seek to educate, inspire, and empower local youth. In pursuit of our mission, we have created the Next-Gen Nerds initiative, an initiative focused around the youth in our community and helping to cultivate the next generation of nerds in and around Louisville.
According to a report from The Urban Institute, research suggest that community-based collaborations are the best hope for helping at-risk youth, and we want to do our part to engage local youth and open up a new worlds of possibility to them.
Board of Directors
The board of directors for 2019.
Our mantra is that we’re a “Do-ocracy”, where even our board is volunteering their time, effort, and earnings to make the organization the best it can be. You will find most of us involved with many of the hands-on initiatives under the umbrella of our organization.
We depend on your investment.
Nerd Louisville depends on the community we serve to fund our mission of connecting and empowering local nerds. We’re working to grow your community and make Louisville a destination for gamers and other nerds. Please consider donating to the cause using the PayPal button below!
We prefer financial contributions to our PayPal account (linked above), but if you have a gift-in-kind or would prefer another method of donation please contact us to make arrangements. Please consider a recurring monthly donation if you’re a frequent user of the Nerd Louisville website. Thank you!
Nerd Louisville is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the state of Kentucky and your gifts are considered tax-deductible contributions.
We need your help to make Louisville the most awesome nerd city in the universe.
We need people to work with our Next-Gen Nerds; educators, mentors, and entertainers.
We need people to help forge relationships with old and new sponsors.
We need volunteers for events; help setup, run games, staff booths, etc.
We need volunteers to spread the word, manage our website and social media, and foster a broader audience.
Are you a local store, organization, or group interested in becoming official sponsors of Nerd Louisville? It’s cheap, easy, and you’ll be making a big difference in our mission.
Nerd Louisville Events
Slur Your Role, GameKnights, Friday Night RPGs, and more!
Nerd Louisville sponsors a variety of recurring game events around the city. These events are held at local establishments, like bars or game shops. These game events are also fundraising endeavors where Nerd Louisville accepts donations to fund charitable work, like Next-Gen Nerds.
Hours of Gaming
Ultimate Nerd City
Slur Your Role
Slur Your Role is Nerd Louisville’s flagship RPG night! Slur Your Role provides a fun and friendly atmosphere to meet new people and play exciting tabletop games. Slur Your Role occurs every other Sunday at Kaiju from 4-8 PM. Attendees at Slur Your Role are treated to a wide mix of traditional and indie role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, DREAD, Tales From the Loop, and more. Show up early or register online in advance! This event is 21+ — please drink responsibly.
GameKnights is Nerd Louisville’s board gaming community and the GameKnight events we produce provides a fun and friendly atmosphere to meet new people, play games, and socialize with like-minded people. GameKnights hosts bi-weekly board and card gaming events at Kaiju every other Monday and Mag Bar every other Tuesday from 7-11 PM.
Friday Night RPGs
Like Slur Your Role, Friday Night RPGs at Heroes Comics and Gaming on Baxter Avenue provides a fun and friendly atmosphere to meet new people and play great games. Unlike Slur Your Row, Friday Night RPGS is an all-ages event that is perfect for the entire family. Friday Night RPGs occurs every other Friday night at Heroes from 8–12 PM and typically consists of five+ tables running popular role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and Call of Cthulhu.
Nerdlouvia is our annual tabletop gaming convention. It is now in it’s third year and it continues to grow. This year, Nerdlouvia will be held on December 8th and 9th at the historic Columbia Gym, located at 824 S 4th Street in Louisville. Over the course of a long weekend, we’ll be bringing you the very best in tabletop RPGs, board games, and collectible trading card games. Watch this space for more information and details about how to buy your tickets!
Have questions and want to get in touch with us? Have a project you would like us to consider taking on? Send us mail!