Nerdy South From contributing writer Kris Bolz
That was one hell of a weekend eh? Hopefully you still have some energy saved up because it’s going to be a pretty busy week. I’ll have links set up to even more events later on today, but this should do it for now. Also, I’m happy to announce that Atlanta Movie Tours has provided me with several gift certificates to giveaway as prizes to you guys. I’ll have to think of a good contest soon! If you have any ideas, send them over to Kris@ATLtoDO.com. Also, the promo code ‘ATLTODO’ is effective now for $5 off any tours with Atlanta Movie Tours.
Wicked Weed Kicks-Off Monday Movie Night at Nexto – Mon, 2/6 at 6pm
Come watch the screening of Drunken Master starring Jackie Chan from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. Wicked Weed Brewing will also release their exclusive cans of Lunatic Blonde, Napoleon Hoppy Pale Ale, Tropimose Gose, and Lieutenant Dank IPA for the first time at NEXTO! Monday Movie Night Specials Include:
*Wicked Weed Brewery Canned Beers $5
*Bowl of Ramen + Wicked Weed Canned beer = Cans $3
*Wicked Weed Can + Shot of Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon Whiskey – $7
*Movie Snacks = Popcorn + Steamed Buns + Wings $15
Comic and Animation Artist Meet up at Hodgepodge Coffeehouse – Tues, 2/7 at 7pm
Calling all Atlanta based Comic and Animation artists! It’s time for another evening of coffee, and catching up. Atlanta comic and animation artists of all levels… professional, student, or aspiring student. This is a great new opportunity to say hi to old friends, and make new friends. Hodgepodge Coffee house and gallery in East Atlanta have a large room with amazing coffee & snacks. This event is on the first Tuesday of each month from 7PM-9PM. (they close at 9PM) Parking is limited. Please carpool if possible.
Nerd Core Trivia at Diesel Filling Station – Tues, 02/07 at 7:30pm
Head out to Diesel Filling Station in the Virginia Highlands for some Tuesday night nerd trivia. Test your nerdy knowledge each week, and win some sweet prizes. Hosted by: Booze Clues Trivia. Enjoy Nerd Trivia every Tuesday night at Diesel Filling Station.
Magic the Gathering Kaladesh Draft at Joystick Gamebar – Wed, 02/08 at 8pm
Come play MtG over at Joystick! Drafting both Kaladesha and Aether Revolt, so be prepared for some awesome shenanigans. Prize Pool: 1st – $25 Barcash, 2nd – $15 Barcash, 3rd – Two Ice-cold Genesee Cream Ales and a slap in the face with a live salmon fish. Format: Swiss. Age: 21+ or three kids stacked up in a large trench coat.
Nerd Trivia at Brigantine (Argosy) – Thurs, 02/09 at 8:30pm
Make your way to the very back of Argosy, and the first thing you’ll see as you enter the room is a giant projector screen welcoming you to Nerd Trivia. Mike Jacobs & Adam Darby bring you one hell of a good time. You’ll have Three rounds, bonus rounds, and final question. Topics range from fantasy to space opera to the silver screen, toons and tunes. They have some great prizes to giveaway too! Always on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month!
Improvised Dungeons & Dragons at Dad’s Garage – Fri, 2/10 at 8pm
This new show runs every Friday at 8pm! It is a journey into the Realm of Improvised Nerdery! An improv comedy tribute to the classic pen-and-paper RPG, guided by our Dungeon Master and featuring a stalwart band of Player Characters, played by the Dad’s Garage cast of improviser.
Wicked Wonderland featuring DJ Nemesis at Heretic – Fri, 02/10 at 10pm
Don’t be late for this important date! The dark and twisted energy of Wonderland will bring Ritual to life in this once a year event. They will shock your senses and rock your world in this Gothic and fantastic take on this timeless concept. Special Guest DJ Nemesis will be rocking the dance floor along with DJ Lechter! $10 ** 21+ ** 10pm.
Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo at North DeKalb Mall – Sat, 02/11 at 10am
For the third year, the Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo will celebrate pop culture creators with a family-friendly event at DeKalb’s North DeKalb Mall. Artists, writers, actors, game designers, animators, modelers, costumers and fans will gather to share their craft, instruct and inspire others to explore their own fannish interests. Held March 11-12, 2017, the two-day event will again feature panels, workshops, gaming tournaments, live entertainment and a dealer’s room. The event is free and open to the public.
Cosplay Night: Disney at Battle & Brew – Sat, 02/11 at 8pm
It’s Cosplay Night Disney! Princess’ & Princes, Heros & Villians, get creative with the theme. Become a character from a classic movie, or a cartoon show. Maybe a cosplay from a live-action movie or video game. All Disney Characters are welcome! They will be hosting a Cosplay Contest with Prizes for Best in Show, Employee Pick & editors choice! Contest starts at 9pm. Winners will be announced via video on our YouTube Channel so be sure to subscribe! Reservations are highly recommended for this event!
Home Brewed Short Films at Joystick Gamebar – Sun, 02/12 at 6:30pm
NerdLanta is showcasing 40 minutes of local short films at Joystick Gamebar right before NerdLanta LIVE! on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month at 6:30pm. Film writer & producer Jonothon Mitchell, who is also the co-host of Adult Swim’s Stupid Morning Bullshit is your curator for these events. Expect to see some amazing Home Brewed Short Films while you enjoy delicious local beers from the bar. In addition to the variety of short films that will be screened, they will also have a featured film that includes a special Q&A with the directors.
NerdLanta LIVE! at Joystick Gamebar – Sun, 02/12 at 7:30pm
Atlanta’s only Live nerd culture talk show is Nerdlanta @ Joystick Gamebar! The 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month starting at 6:30pm. We bring you the latest in Geek/Pop culture news along with commentary, special guests interviews, local short films, Nerd Trivia with prizes for the audience, movie trailer reviews, and so much more! GUESTS INTERVIEWS: Ray Geier (Squishiepuss) is an Atlanta based artist who specializes in all things pink! His French Bulldog signature character can be spotted around town in the form of murals, digital art, and collaborations with Atlanta based businesses. He’s also the host of a great video podcast called Hellions! www.SquishiePuss.com. Also featuring Live Stand-up Comedy from the very funny Amanda Goldstein Marks.
ALSO THIS WEEK:
- The End of The World at Meeple Madness – Tues, 3/7 at 6:30pm
- Pokemon Tuesday League at Win Condition Games – Tues, 3/7 at 4pm
- Game of Thrones DRAFT KIT Night at The Wasteland Gaming – Tues, 3/7 at 7pm
- Robotics and Machine Learning at Freeside Atlanta – Wed, 3/8 at 6:30pm
- Dungeons & Dragons at Meeple Madness – Wed, 3/8 at 6:30pm
- Geek Trivia at Battle & Brew – Wed, 3/8 at 8pm
- Yu-Gi-OH at Win Condition – Thurs, 3/9 at 7:30pm
- Rock Band Karaoke at Joystick Gamebar – Sat, 3/11 at 10pm
- Cosplay Meetup at Freeside Atlanta – Sat, 3/11 at 12pm
- 1st Annual RC car demolition Smash Bash at My Parents’ Basement – Sat, 3/11 at 12pm
- Neal Holman Redline Signing at Criminal Records – Sat, 3/11 at 1pm
- Geek Speed Dating at Battle & Brew – Sun, 3/12 at 7pm
Atlanta Movie Tours
Atlanta Movie Tours takes visitors as well as locals to all the great locations used in TV shows and movies filmed in Georgia! The Walking Dead, Hunger Games, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, and more. Touring in luxury coaches, trivia contests with prizes, famous quotes and more are all part of the experience! Atlanta Movie Tours is ranked #4 of 51 activities in Atlanta. Book a tour today! www.AtlantaMovieTours.com
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Hey guys! Here’s your list of fun nerdy events going on this week! As always, reach out to me anytime at Kris@ATLtoDO.com. Also, you should check out my good friends over at Atlanta Movie Tours. I have more information about them below this event list. Alright, let’s get started! Monday Night Magic at The Bookhouse Pub […]
Welcome back! I hope you all had a fun weekend. I’ve got some great events lined up for you. Take a look and let me know what you think. You can contact me at Kris@ATLtoDO.com if you would like to submit event information to me, or have any other inquires. Also, make sure to Sign up for the […]
Hey what’s up everyone. My name is Kristopher and I’ll be helping you figure out what type of nerdy fun stuff to do over the week. I’ve named this corner of ATLtoDO the ‘Nerdy South’ with very good reason, Atlanta just so happens to be ranked the #1 nerdiest city in the country. As you go […]