Nerdy South! June 4th – June 10th

Hi!!!! How have you been? You look really great today. Did you do something different with your hair?? There’s a lot happening this week, more than I had time to cover but I think you’ll be happy with the events that I picked out for you. If you feel like thanking me, you can send me an email at



DIY Future! Workshop in Atlanta

7 Stages (1105 Euclid Ave NE) from 6:30pm-9pm

Hosted by Giant Nerd Productions and Atlanta Fringe Festival. Do you wonder about the future? Have you thought about what it takes to make the world a better place? Have you ever found yourself thinking about the collapse of society? Do you think technology is making us weirder? Congratulations, this is the starter kit for becoming a science fiction writer and performer! Whether you’re a huge fan of Star Trek, or you’ve happened upon a couple of episodes of Dr. Who, there’s a lot to discover when you create your own science fiction pieces.

Atlanta Drunks & Dragons

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave SE) at 7pm

I haven’t come out to this event yet, but it needs to happen soon. I’ve heard nothing but great things. Monday and Tuesday starting at 7:00PM. New and inexperienced players are welcome. The organizer and seasoned dungeon masters can teach you how to play, help you make a new 5th edition character, and find you a spot in an ongoing game or a pick-up one-shot session. While also drinking, probably.


Archer Luau

Local Three (3290 Northside Parkway) from 7pm-11pm

Come raise a glass with the cast + crew of FX’s Archer as they celebrate 100 awesome episodes. They will be transforming the patio of Local Three into a Danger Island luau oasis complete with a whole roasted pig spread, tiki drinks, palm trees and more. Who knows, you might even catch Krieger and Pam behind the bar. Local Three’s “Danger Patio” is $35 per person and Includes luau buffet featuring whole roasted hog + more. Cash bar and tiki drinks available on site. They will also be raffling off some exclusive Archer schwag for a few fans.


8-Bit Comedy Night

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Avenue Southeast)

1UP Comedy & NerdLanta bring in some of the highest ranked comics from all over the country to showcase their talent. With only 20 seats and limited standing room, it’s ATL’s most intimate comedy show. Named one of Five Cool Things to Discover in Atlanta by Rolling Stone Magazine. No credits needed because this show is ALWAYS FREE! Come early to play some of Joystick’s classic arcade games (all just 25 cents) and enjoy some of their signature cocktails.


Cineprov Riffs Masters of the Universe

Plaza Atlanta (1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE) at 7:30pm

I loved this movie when I was a kid, which just goes to show you that kids are idiots. I’m glad the fine people at Cineprov have decided to show this film with the inclusion of their classic movie riffing. I’ve been to a few of these events and can tell you that it’s always a great time.

Love Nerds Game Show

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Avenue Southeast) at 8:00pm

This is NerdLanta’s very own twist on the popular television classic ‘The Dating Game. Hosted by Kristopher Bolz with co-hosts Laura Austin & Paul Byron. Watch as our Bachelors & Bachelorettes narrow down their top dating choice from three single contestants by asking a series of hilarious questions to determine just how nerdy and compatible they are. Each contestant wears a superhero eye mask, and cape in order to conceal their true identities until the end of the show. The winners get a paid date at Joystick Gamebar and the other contestants will be provided with FREE rentals from Videodrome!


Southern-Fried Gaming Expo 2018

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center (2450 Galleria Parkway)

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo will be in town from Friday, June 8th to Sunday, June 10th. The expo features more than 250 arcade, pinball and console machines, the fifth annual Southern-Fried Pinball Tournament, tabletop gaming, a vendor expo, exciting programs and guest speakers, film festival, and so much more.

Movies in the Bark – 101 Dalmatians

ParkGrounds (142 Flat Shoals Ave SE) from 8pm-11pm

Hosted by Patina Pictures. Come out to the Park Grounds with your doggos and watch this classic Disney film outdoors. They will have plenty of drinks at the bar. Also, playing bingo during the film for your chance to WIN some excellent prizes! This is going to be a really fun outdoor movie event that you don’t want to miss.


3rd Annual Pool Party Cosplay Night!

Battle & Brew (5920 Roswell Rd) from 8pm-2am

Come and drink with friends! Floaties and flip flops are recommended. The annual pool party cosplay event is back! Clothing is…whatever to be honest. Dress appropriately for a pool. Please wear footwear of some kind, that’s the only real stipulation. They will have drink specials, pool music, the whole 9. Cosplay Contest with new prize tiers of 25, 50 and 100 dollars house cash!! Contest runs from 9pm to midnight- just head to the DJ Booth at any time during the event to sign up! Prizes are given out at midnight and you MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE to receive a prize! Reservations are highly recommended for this event!


NerdLanta Live!

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Avenue Southeast) at 8:00pm

Atlanta’s only late night nerdy talk show is NerdLanta Live at Joystick Gamebar! The 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month. Doors open at 8:30pm / show starts at 9:00pm. We are looking forward to speaking with Burlesque host and performer Ariel Allegro. Her latest upcoming event is Illicitly Illuminated: Burlesque Celebration of Light & Solstice which will be featuring performers from all over the southeast including neo-burlesque as well as nerdlesque.


NERDY SOUTH! is Kristopher Bolz & Butch Brosman

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Kristopher Bolz

Author: Kristopher Bolz

Kristopher is the founder of NerdLanta, a nerdy themed event company. He’s also the host of NerdLanta Live and Love Nerds, both shows take place at Joystick Gamebar. He loves Horror movies, comic books, stand up comedy, and bowling.