The Nerd Alert

The Weekly Nerd Alert

Week of 12/11/2017

Tuesday

LVL1 Open Meeting and Making. @8pm. LVL1 Hackerspace, 1205 E. Washington Street.
We officially meet every tuesday night, but there’s people working on projects there randomly most evenings, weekends, and late nights. Guests are welcome anytime that there are members present! With a large workshop full of cool tools and supplies, teaching classes, and frequent social hangouts, this is a place to come see what other DIYers are doing, to do your own projects, to find things to inspire you, and to learn!

 

Wednesday

Games on Tap @ 6:30-11pm. Mile Wide Beer Company, 636 Barrett Ave.  
Tabletop game enthusiasts running weekly meetups at bars around town. Come for the games, stay for the booze…or vice versa.

 

Thursday

All the nerds will be seeing Star Wars.

Book Meetup – 2001 A Space Odyssey @6-8pm. Fairdale Library, 10620 W Manslick Road.  
Duuun Duuuun Duuun ……DUN DUN! (followed by drums)

 

Friday

All the nerds will be seeing Star Wars again

 

Saturday

Smash Brews! Smash 4 Tourney @8pm. Hideaway Saloon, 1607 Bardstown Rd.
Bi-weekly Smash Brothers 4 for Wii U tourney series! $5 Entry for Tourney, that goes directly to the pot. 100% of pot will go to Tournament winners. Double Elimination Brackets. Other Prizes will be awarded! 21+ Event

 

Saturday – Sunday

Louisvillainz Market for Mischief 3rd Annual Holidaze @3pm-1am or later, saturday and sunday. Expo Five: 2900 7th St Rd.
Nighttime Oddities Market and Entertainment. All ages until 9pm, 21+ after 9. Artists and vendors, concessions, cash bar. Free admission.

 

Sunday

Louisville Makes Games: Game Development, Support, and Socializing @2pm. Warp Zone Louisville, 612 W Washington St.
Join us for a casual afternoon working on games, and talking about games. • Work on your game • Meet friends • Find new teammates for your project • Get help • Show off…

Slur Your Role @4-8pm. Kaiju, 1004 E Oak St.
Join Nerd Louisville for a night of role-playing and boozing in the belly of Kaiju on Oak Street as we pursue our mission of making Louisville the most awesome nerd city in the universe. A donation is required in order to play, and all donations are used to fund the Nerd Louisville and support our Next-Gen Nerds initiative. We ask for a $5 donation at the door, but the event is first come, first serve and seats are limited. If you would like to pre-register to save your spot at a table, you can register online in advance.  This Sunday we have Call of Cthulhu, A superhuman Cypher System adventure, and three games of Dungeons and Dragons 5E.

 

Monday

GameKnights Holiday Party. 7-11pm. Kaiju, 1004 E Oak St.
GameKnights, Nerd Louisville, and Book and Music Exchange – Highlands present a rousing night of beer, bourbon, and board games. This year we are playing a large game of Board Game White Elephant! If you are planning on playing please bring a wrapped board game, and let Squire know when you show up! We will go over the rules and probably start the game around 9pm!

 

But wait there’s more

Every night of the week you can find board game, card game, miniatures, and/or roleplaying game events at the many fine game stores in town. Check out their store websites:

Bluegrass Magic Game Shop

Card N All Gaming

Empire Comics

Heroes Comics and Gaming

Legends Comics and Games

Louisville Game Shop

Through the Decades

 

COMING SOON

Louisville Anime Community: Anime Viewing & Cosplay Panel Prep Meeting. Dec 19, 6pm. Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Highway.
After setup for the anime viewing on the big screen, we’ll be splitting up and those who want to participate in the cosplay panel on January 25th will discuss what they can present.

Klingon Caroling. Dec 21 @7-9pm. Location to be announced.
Come Caroling with The Klingon Xenomusicologist, j’onn, during the Feast of the Long Night (December 21, 2017). You will win much honr while singing popular ram nI’ tay bom (Christmas Carols) in the original Klingon on the night they were meant to be sung! Costumes encouraged but not required. Carol books and tutorial in Klingon pronunciation will be provided. Bloodwine will not be provided. We are not expecting Rura Penthe level temperatures, but terrans may need to dress warmly.

Adult Lightsaber Class Dec 31- Jan 1.  St Matthews Martial Arts, 4160 Westport Rd, Ste B. $30.
The lightsaber is an elegant weapon of a more civilized age from a long time ago and in a galaxy far far away. In this class, we are going to learn a two-person lightsaber duel. It will teach some fundamentals of striking, blocking, and moving. I can’t teach force choking yet (no matter how useful that might be). But I can hand you a sweet lightsaber and help you become the Jedi or Sith you were destined to be. To sign up: call or visit St. Matthews Martial Arts (502)899-5506.

New Year’s Eve All-Nighter. Dec 31- Jan 1. Heroes Comics & Gaming, 361 Baxter Ave. $20.
Food, snacks, drinks and all-night gaming sessions that will include Magic the Gathering, board games, Dungeon & Dragons, miniature war gaming and more. New Year’s Count Down and sparkling cider toast at midnight.

BrickUniverse Louisville LEGO Fan Expo. Jan 6-7. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Ln. $15.
The ultimate LEGO lover’s paradise that will take over the Kentucky Exposition Center on January 6 and 7, 2018. Experience hands-on LEGO attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain.

 

PLAN AHEAD

The Kentucky Pirate Festival. Feb 3, 2018, 2pm-midnight. Tim Faulkner Gallery.
Join the adventure! Come to the Kentucky Pirate Festival and step into a world of swashbuckling rogues and dastardly villains! Sing rousing chanteys with voyagers of the seas! Spend your stolen loot on goods from around the globe at the Pirate Marketplace! Taste the freedom of the pirate’s life! Fun and activities for scallywags of all ages!

The Barber of Seville. Feb 16 & 18, 2018. W L Lyons Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway.
Figaro! Figaro Figaro Figaro Figaro FIIIIIIIIIIIIGAAARO!

Arcade Expo. March 2-4, 2018. 1776 Plantside Dr. $20-$60.
Featuring 100s of pinball and arcade games – including favorites such as Donkey Kong, Pacman, Pinbot, Dr. Who, Street Fighter II, and many more. New Pinball machines on freeplay such as Dialed In from Jersey Jack Pinball, and Star Wars from Stern Pinball. Play systems you’re never seen before such as the CD-I, TurboGrafx 16, or Pioneer Laseractive. Leave your quarters at home- all arcades and pinball machines are set to free-play

Conglomeration. March 30 – April 1, 2018. Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Gaming Convention. ConGlomeration has been a fixture in the local science fiction calendar since 2001, continuing a Louisville fandom legacy that began with RiverCon in 1975. Come be a part of this ongoing tradition and meet the long-lost geek family you didn’t know you had.

Wonderfest. June 1-3, 2018. Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Now in its 29th year, WonderFest features movie special effects guests, the largest model contest in the U.S. for sci-fi, horror & comics-related subjects, model and toy dealers galore, and seminars to entertain and improve hobbyists of all ages!

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival. June 2- July 15 on Saturdays and Sundays. 955 Elm St (Hwy 22), Eminence (Henry County), KY.

Imaginarium. Oct 5-7, 2018. Ramada Plaza Hotel.
Now in its 5th year, The Imaginarium Convention features juried awards in an array of categories for feature films, short films, documentaries, and music videos in all genres! There is also a category for screenplays that have not yet been produced, which is juried and awarded as one of our Imadjinn Awards!

 

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