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, Nerd Louisville has fostered a strong and interconnected community, established a mini-convention (Nerdlouvia), and developed a charitable initiative (Next-gen Nerds) to support at-risk youth.
In 2018, we hope to do even more, but we can’t do that alone, so we hope that you’ll help us.
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 2018.
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 games. Slur Your Role occurs every other Sunday at Kaiju from 4pm-8pm and there are usually a mix of roleplaying games, traditional & indie, to try out. Show up early or register online! This event is 21+ — please drink responsibly and be on your best behavior.
GameKnights is Nerd Louisville’s board gaming community! GameKnights provides a fun and friendly atmosphere to meet new people, play games, and socialize. GameKnights hosts a bi-weekly board and card gaming event at Kaiju every other Monday from 7pm-11pm.
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 games, but unlike Slur Your Row, Friday Night RPGS is an all-ages family-friendly event. Friday Night RPGs occurs every other Friday night at Heroes from 8pm–12pm and typically consists of four tables running Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, and other popular role-playing games.
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