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“Organizing Events Is Scary…Excited for 2018 Plans” by Ricardo Williams

Organizing events is scary and last week one of my worst fears became a reality. Through some miscommunication and user-error, we lost our venue for this month’s Nerd Nite. As we scrambled to find a replacement for the event, the options were looking very slim. Then just 8 hours before showtime, I called Henao Contemporary Center and they were not only available but were happy to accommodate us.

IMG_6427The hours leading up to Nerd Nite were very scary. Scarier than usual. With a last minute venue change nearly hours before our program was set to start, I was terrified that everything that could go wrong would absolutely go wrong. And then something crazy happened… all the tech worked, all the speakers showed up, the drinks were cold, and PEOPLE ACTUALLY SHOWED UP!

For those that couldn’t make it due to the venue change, I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. And to those who were able to make the trip thank you for the commitment; we appreciate you and all those who have showed up, turned out, and supported us over the years.

25189050_1277822658989816_5257357077680039218_oThe lineup for the night included one of our all-star speakers Max Jackson, who returned to the stage and gave a talk called “Information on the Brain”, David Moran followed by nerding out about the history of Dolly Parton’s amazing catalog of music, and my new co-boss Ida Eskamani closed us out breaking down “the art of moshing”.

With so much learned and so much fun had, I was reminded why so many of us have worked hard to keep Nerd Nite going over the years and I am incredibly excited for our plans for 2018, including the continuation of our monthly events, the second season of our show, our new documentary film, the 5-year anniversary, the cosplay prom, and so much more!

Be there and be square.

-Ricardo Williams

Nerd Nite to Turn Nerdy Speed Dating Into Speed Friend-ing on Sept. 19th

NERDY SPEED DATING IS A SPECIAL EVENT THAT IS HOSTED BY NERD NITE ORLANDO EVERY THIRD SATURDAY

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Nerd Nite cities from across the world have hosted Nerdy Speed Dating for a decade. The event has boasted many successful matchmaking and fostered a long list of committed relationships, engagements, and marriages (and even a few wee ones).

For this month, we are having a special edition of “nerdy speed friend-ing”.

Nerdy Speed Friend-ing is similar in concept to nerdy speed dating in that it gives attendees a great chance to meet many people in a fast and structured way for the purpose of determining potential connections. The event provides attendees with a relaxed opportunity of making friends and (possibly) dates at the same time, while not being separated or limited by gender or sexual orientation.

Each friend-making session will be 3-minutes long with one person; and everyone will have the opportunity for multiple session with different people. (Never the same person)

We will have surprise activities to help foster long lasting friendships.

NERDY SPEED FRIEND-ING IS FOR ALL NERDS. WE ARE LGBTQ-FRIENDLY

Reserve your spot here: http://www.ticketbase.com/events/nerdy-speed-friend-ing

Next event:
When: Saturday, September 19th at 6:30pm
Where: The Geek Easy (inside “A Comic Shop”)
114 S Semoran Blvd Suite 6, Winter Park, Florida 32792

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Dates for Nerd Nite in 2019
January 10, 2019
February 14, 2019
March 14, 2019
April 11, 2019
May 9, 2019
June 13, 2019
July 11, 2019
August 8, 2019
September 12, 2019
October 10, 2019
November 14, 2019
December 12, 2019
What is Nerd Nite???

Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining and educational presentations. Speakers present for 15 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A with the audience.

Nerd Nite operates in over a hundred cities around the world and launched in Orlando on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Nerd Nite is a great way to connect with an engaged audience. Contact Ricardo, ricardo.williams@nerdnite.com for 2019 sponsorship details and special event opportunities.

If you are interested in being a speaker at a Nerd Nite Orlando event, please be so kind as to fill out this form.

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