We Need to Break Down the “Power of Women’s Anger” at Nerd Nite

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We’ve been wanting to have Diana Griffith speak at Nerd Nite for a few years now and what better time for her to finally take the stage and give a talk called “The Political and Cultural Power of Women’s Anger”

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Stardust Video & Coffee
1842 Winter Park Rd
Orlando, FL 32803

Thursday June 13th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6-7p: Pre-show videos
7-9p: Presentations

Diana Griffith is a business writer, artist, and host of the local podcast Orlando Lady Boss. On the show, she interviews women who impact, inspire, and grow the Orlando community. Diana wants to help more women find their voice in order add to our collective stories because she believe change can happen when we have the courage to share our stories with each other.

Celebrate Pride Month at Nerd Nite on June 13th

61537073_1547795195357792_693431197312745472_nThe month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world. We’re excited to have Scottie Campbell return to Nerd Nite on June 13th and give a talk called “An Incomplete History of the Stonewall Uprising”

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Stardust Video & Coffee
1842 Winter Park Rd
Orlando, FL 32803

Thursday June 13th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6-7p: Pre-show videos
7-9p: Presentations

Scottie Campbell is an aspiring kind person and a multipotentialite. He is a founding partner of the production company Thomas M. Bunting Projects, LLC. He has actively supported Central Florida’s queer community for more than 20 years through charity work, activism, and freelance writing for Watermark. Other writing efforts include his micro-lit series Storied Orlando seen regularly in Bungalower’s zine. In July, he will celebrate one year as the Marketing Specialist for Orange County Library System, a gig he is thankful for daily. He holds a BA in theatre from Rollins College. Scottie makes his home in in downtown Orlando with his partner, Brendan O’Connor, and their rescue dog, Bernie Taupin.

Get 10% Off a Nerd Nite Shirt on Memorial Day


Until May 28th, we’re having a Memorial Day sale at the NERD NITE STORE!

Use the promo code: MEMORIAL and get 10% off all items.

Click here to purchase a Nerd Nite shirt and other apparel. Select items are available in red, white, blue, navy blue, and black; sizes range from small, medium, large, x-large, xxl, and more.

See “John Wick” With Us for Free on May 14th

Be the first to see a screening of JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM

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Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX
541 N. Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32828

Date & Time:
07:30 PM (Be sure to arrive early)


In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.


Brendan Byrne Discusses the “History of the Space Toilet” [VIDEO]


The latest video on the NERD NITE CHANNEL is from our 6th anniversary event where Brendan Byrne discusses the “History of the Space Toilet.”

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Human spaceflight has been plagued by waste. From urine-soaked spacesuits to floating turds, the history of human spaceflight is flush with dirty (and hilarious) anecdotes of dealing with waste in space. Engineers seem to have a handle on #1 & #2 as we explore low Earth orbit, but the future of deep space exploration hinges on our ability to overcome a heaping pile of physiological, biological and engineering problems. So how will we do it? WMFE’s space reporter Brendan Byrne has been exploring the history of the space toilet for a new book and presents a brief history of the galactic commode – and ideas for new hardware that will boldly take our poop to places like the moon and Mars.

The NERD NITE STORE is Open For Business!


The wait is over. In partnership with teespring, the NERD NITE STORE is officially open!

Click here to purchase a Nerd Nite shirt and other apparel. Select items are available in red, white, blue, navy blue, and black; sizes range from small, medium, large, x-large, xxl, and more.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE: shirts, v-necks, tanks, and hoodies


John Wick, Memes, & Power Rangers at Nerd Nite on May 9th

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Join us on Thursday, May 9th as we return to Stardust Video & Coffee in Audubon Park for an evening of thinking and drinking.

Guest speakers include:
Jaylen Christie
Sharon Hammond

We’ll also be giving away some promotional swag from the upcoming movie John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and some advanced screening passes!

“Effective Crisis Communication Strategies…as related to Power Rangers!” by Jaylen Christie

As the Director of Public Relations at Moxe, a local marketing agency, Jaylen helps manage ongoing media relations while creating and distributing content, leading strategic communications planning, and overseeing the day-to-day execution of PR plans for clients and ongoing publicity initiatives that generate media coverage. Jaylen is a recipient of a William Randolph Hearst award for outstanding editorial writing and is a member of the Orlando chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, serving on its Board of Directors as Vice President of Communication, Orange County Library system and is a proud member of Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc. Jaylen earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Florida A&M University and a graduate certificate in corporate communication from the University of Central Florida. He’s also a HUGE Power Rangers fan!

“Do U Even Meme, Tho?” by Sharon Hammond

Memes…bite-sized bits of entertainment, shared peer to peer and defined in part by their viral nature. As a medium of communication, we mostly dismiss them as funny, silly and relatively innocuous…BUT could they serve a more serious and nefarious purpose? We’ll see how the format has been successfully hijacked and weaponized by bad actors after our attention, wallets and votes.

Sharon is an information enthusiast, community organizer, occasional public speaker, food-system nut and all around lover of humanity. She is currently working with the non-profit The Society Library, on a mission to transform the way that we access, evaluate and utilize information for decision-making as a society.


The Orlando Book Festival is May 18th

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Orlando Public Library
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for panels, writing workshops, book signings, and more from bestselling authors from all over the country. Enjoy opening and closing keynotes from New York Times bestselling authors Daniel José Older and Delilah S. Dawson.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more info

Nerd Nite Miami Embarks on MUSEUM TOUR for Summer 2019


NERD NITE MIAMI has been going strong for the last few years with events on every 2nd Thursday of the month and this summer they’re raising bar with a Museum Tour, presented by Ironhack.

The next stop on their tour is May 15th at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Follow them on FB at facebook.com/nerdnitemiami

Dr. Krista Noble Discusses “The Hard Problem of Consciousness” [VIDEO]


The latest video on the NERD NITE CHANNEL is from our 6th anniversary event where Dr. Krista Noble discussed “The Hard Problem of Consciousness”

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Everyone agrees that our mental processes (meaning our thoughts, emotions, and perceptions) correspond with physical processes in our brains. The question is, how and why? Why do we have subjective experiences at all? Why aren’t we genetically programmed to pursue survival, yet lacking consciousness? These fundamental questions still plague scholars in spite of our most advanced scientific discoveries.

The presenter, Krista Noble, received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Vedic (ancient Indian) studies from Maharishi University of Management (M.U.M.). She is an Adjunct Professor at three universities: M.U.M., the Holmes Institute, and the University of Philosophical Research.

Dr. Noble earned the Veda Vyasa Award, the highest award offered to M.U.M. graduates, for her Ph.D. dissertation. This work contrasted the physicalist (materialist) paradigm with the Consciousness-Based paradigm of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It discussed major themes in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy of mind, such as the “hard problem of consciousness.”

Dr. Noble is a lifetime member of the World Association for Vedic Studies (W.A.V.E.S.), and presented a paper at the international 2018 W.A.V.E.S. conference in Texas. She also recently spoke at the global Science & Scientist conference in Bhubaneshwar, India, and at Loyola Marymount University in California. In total, she has given over 30 oral presentations on topics related to her field.

If you have questions about Dr. Noble’s talk, please contact her at vedicphilosophy108@gmail.com