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

Come join us on Tuesday, May 16, 7:30pm
at Vigilante Gastropub and Games for

Nerd Nite Austin #148: Medical Maggots and Mythological Mahem

Be there and be square!

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, via Twitter, 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 waitstaff, and relax!
Please pause your gameplay and conversations during the show.

The talks:

“Maggot Therapy: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bugs” by Avir Mitra, MD

What’s the most disturbing thing doctors see too often in the ER? Maggots. In this talk, Avir will explore the fascinating science and history of maggot infections and the surprising ways in which they may be just what the doctor ordered.

Avir Mitra is an ER doctor and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He moonlights as a contributing editor at Radiolab.

“The Song of Troy” by L.B. Deyo

L.B. will present an overview of the mythological causes, course and consequences of the Trojan War.

L.B. Deyo is a web designer and developer, a rapper, and emeritus president of the Dionysium.