We put on a FREE show every month on the second Wednesday of the month.

Doors for the main seating area open at 7:30. The show starts at 8:00.

Our regular monthly show happens at The North Door. Pueblo Viejo makes us tacos there.

It’s a pretty cool set-up. Be there and be square.


Next event: 

Nerd Nite 109 – I Pity The Yule

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

7:00ish– Alley entrance open
7:30– Seating area/main room open
8:00– Show starts


This month’s jolly speakers are treating you to a night of retro vibes and holiday history! Spin your dreidels, grab your favorite comic, and Netflix and chill. Come join us for the celebration and merriment!

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“Pack Your Bags: We’re Going On A Gelt Trip! A Brief History of Hanukkah” by Jill V. Friedman

Starting with some Judaism 101, Jill will explore the history and varied cultural significance of Hanukkah all over the world.

Jill V Friedman is a stand up comedian, podcast host, copywriter, and Extremely Secular Jew. Her bat mitzvah was dope as hellllllll.

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“Undead Toys, Weird Presents, and Santa Killers: Christmas in the Comic Books!” by Brandon Zuern

Since the rise of comic books in the early 20th century, the holidays have proven to be an eye-catching gimmick that make for hot sellers. And over the years, those beloved Christmas specials have only gotten weirder. Journey into the wondrous candy cane world of Christmas as depicted in the medium that has no limits: comic books! See the rise of Santa throughout the 1950s, his slightly uncomfortable history with superheroes, and his shocking fall beginning in the 1980s. Thrill to martians, robots, murder, and the most shocking sucker punch in history… you know, the true spirit of Christmas!

Lifelong comics fan Brandon Zuern has been a manager at the legendary Austin Books & Comics for almost 15 years, and has overseen the addition of more entertainment stores to create the Center of Austin Fandom. He has comic recommendations for every personality type, but thinks you should definitely read the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

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“Making a ‘Horribly Depressed’ Computer” by Alan Watts

Netflix’s Maniac has a distinctively retro vibe. The producers wanted to create an actual mainframe that blinked and talked, so they hired Alan to build and animate it in less than a month. His experience was as crazy as the show itself.

Alan Watts is a software and hardware developer based in Austin, Texas. He specializes in building custom interactive devices, architecting database-driven platforms, and programming animation software.


As always, Nerd Nite is free. If you want to, you can RSVP to our Facebook event, or just show up (or both!).

Talks may not be given in the order described. Grab a drink, tip your bartenders, and relax!

ASL interpreters will be present. Our awesome librarian friends from the Austin Public Library will bring books, too.


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 Free at The North Door on 502 Brushy St. Austin TX

Speed Dating is on hiatus until Spring!

In months we are doing speed-dating, you can buy tickets at buytickets.at/nnatx

(Ambassador is on hiatus! Email us if you want to help! nerdniteaustincentral@ gmail.com!)