We’re back!
Nerd Nite Austin happens
on the third Tuesday of the month.

Come join us on Tuesday, March 21, 7:30pm
at Vigilante Gastropub and Games for

Nerd Nite Austin #146:Monsters and Heroes

Be there and be square!

This time around, we’ll be talking about therapeutic uses of ketamine and the ethics of love potions!

We’ve got a great show for you at our new location, Vigilante Gastropub & Games at 7010 Easy Wind Dr #150, Austin, TX, 78752. Vigilante has plentiful street parking, a parking garage, close proximity to several bus lines and the Crestview MetroRail station, board games, pub fare, and craft cocktails.

The schedule:
 7:00 – Your Nerd Nite Nerd Bosses will be there to awkwardly/enthusiastically greet you
 7:30 – Show starts! Nerdery ahoy!
10:00 – Vigilante closes

Volunteer ASL interpreting interns will be present. Speed-dating and Ambassador are still on hiatus.

As always, Nerd Nite Austin is free. If you want to, you can RSVP to our Facebook event, just show up, or watch on our Twitch stream. You can ask questions live, or in the Twitch comments.

Since COVID-19 hasn’t gone away, we ask that you stay home if you aren’t feeling well or have had a known exposure. We also encourage vaccination and frequent testing. Mask-wearing nerds are welcome.

Grab a drink, order some food, tip your bartenders, and relax!
Please pause your gameplay and conversations during the show.

The talks:

“Action Figures: Advancements and Photography” by Eric Antonowicz
Toys have really changed since our youth. Eric will discuss the technological advancements and expanded culture surrounding action figures.

Eric has been collecting toys for over twenty years – basically all his life. He graduated from UT Austin with a degree in film and uses those skills to take pictures of toys for artistic purposes.

“Quick Sketch Academy: Monster Drawing” by Sara Farr
Have a Monster Idea you want to share, but don’t think you can draw? Quick Sketching is a tool video game artists and designers use to get ideas out of their head, and into the real-world where they can inspire the team! Learn the tips & tricks of the trade to help you bring that “Monster” out of your imagination and into reality!

Sara Farr is a veteran computer graphics artist who has published titles with Electronic Arts and Disney Interactive. She has been teaching Photoshop for over 20 years as a professor of Game Art at Austin Community College.