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

Our Next VIRTUAL Event:

Nerd Nite 136: Every Experience Carries Its Lesson

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 8:00pm

On our Twitch Channel


Adaptations of Dune” by BE Allatt

The De Laurentiis adaptation that Lynch disowned was a hit-and-miss mess of an adaptation. The SyFy miniseries adaptations were likewise hit-and-miss for almost completely opposite reasons. BE Allatt will discuss how Villeneuve has a chance to finally do a true-to-the-epic adaptation, with clear opportunities to surpass earlier adaptations. 

BE Allatt is a science fiction scholar who has contributed to their field through critical anthologies and conference presentations, and was awarded the Heinlein Society’s first-ever William H. Patterson Prize for best academic paper presented at the WorldCon on a Heinlein-relevant topic in 2018. BE will gladly accept any pronoun except “it.”

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Blank Page Poetry: Using Writing and Sketching For Expression” by Hank Blackwell and Linda Webb, PhD

Hank Blackwell and Linda Webb, PhD will discuss a new poetry book project for teens, including topical prompts, space for sketching and writing, and resources for support and further education. 

Hank has been writing for almost fifty years and is the author of a number of poetry books. His poetry has also appeared over the years in numerous publications. He is a retired career first responder and was also a professional ballet dancer.

Dr. Linda Webb is currently principal of Gonzalo Garza Independence High School, and known internationally for outstanding contributions to Solution Focused classrooms. She is an adjunct professor at Huston-Tillotson and has written for Educational Leadership; Instructor; and cited in Best Practices of Award Winning School Principals.

 


Hey, Nerdfriends!

Due to the continuing COVID-19 situation, we will be live-streaming our events until further notice. Our beloved venue The North Door has closed. The folks at The North Door have been a family to us here at Nerd Nite Austin, and our hearts go out to the staff. We are extremely grateful for everything they have done for us over the years. We hope to work with them again in brighter days.

Thank You,
The Nerd Nite Austin Bosses


There’s a lot going on right now, and a lot of things have changed, but some things are still the same. On the second Wednesday of the month (usually), we have Nerd Nite (usually).

Please join us virtually for this month’s talks!

Each talk will run around 20 minutes, with 10 minutes of Q-and-A.

We will be taking questions from the audience via our Twitch live-stream chat channel! You will need a Twitch account to ask questions, but not to watch!

Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/nerdniteaustin

 

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

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