Tuesday, November 4 – 7pm
Hopmonk Tavern (224 Vintage Way, Novato) Nerd Nite North Bay’s second event might be happening several days after Halloween, but it’s never too late for some sweet, spooky goodness! Learn about using science and behavior to tame the world’s most untameable beast (pet cats), the inspiration behind an entire century of horror writing, and how to be an amazing mascot. It’s autumn, nerds, and it’s time to snuggle up, dig in, and learn some stuff while you drink beer with smart people.
Three Nerdy Talks, Fresh Beer, just $5. Doors at 7PM, Show at 7:30PM.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW: http://www.hopmonk.com/novato/music-and-events/events-detail/?event_id=446078
Surrender Yourself to Your Cat: The Art and Science of Feline-Human Relationships
by Daniel Quagliozzi
What is your cat saying to you? Understanding and interpreting feline body language is complex, but if you pay close attention to the subtle body cues that cats give you can change your relationship with them. Hear about the differences in feline and human consciousness and how being a cat can clear true cobwebs from the human mind. Surrender yourselves instead of your cats.
Daniel “DQ- Quagliozzi is the Behavior Consultant behind Go, Cat, Go, a San Francisco in-home resource for cat behavior advice. DQ has over a decade of experience working for the San Francisco SPCA as a specialist in cat behavior, intake, and adoption. DQ is currently a cast member on the new reality TV series “Animal House,- an extreme makeover project for struggling animal shelters.
The Cult of Cthulhu: A Century of Cosmic Horror Writing Inspiration for the Modern Age by Ross E. Lockhart
Learn about H. P. Lovecraft, the weird fiction author who has inspired works ranging from The Haunted Palace and Die, Monster, Die! to Alien, Re-Animator, and True Detective. Find out about the cult of authors who added to Lovecraft’s creations in his lifetime’ and continue to do so decades after his death. Discover Cosmicism, a philosophy based on the utter insignificance of the human race within a vast, carnivorous cosmos, and about the strange alien god-things dwelling on the periphery of human perception, ready to reveal themselves when the stars are right.’
Ross E. Lockhart is an author, anthologist, and editor. A lifelong fan of supernatural, fantastic, speculative, and weird fiction, Lockhart edited the acclaimed Lovecraftian anthologies The Book of Cthulhu and The Book of Cthulhu II. Recent books from Word Horde include Giallo Fantastique (coming in 2015), The Children of Old Leech: A Tribute to the Carnivorous Cosmos of Laird Barron, and Tales of Jack the Ripper. His rock-and-roll novel,Chick Bassist, was published by Lazy Fascist Press. Lockhart lives in an old church in Petaluma, California, with his wife Jennifer, hundreds of books, and Elinor Phantom, a Shih Tzu moonlighting as his editorial assistant.
The Secret, Sweaty, Awesome Life of a Professional Mascot by Brian Hagen
Have thousands of people cheer for you and still walk down the street without being bothered: be a professional mascot! From giant fuzzy feet to rubber masks to desperate water breaks, learn about all the planning and fun that goes into being a mascot, adored by millions, known by none.
Brian Hagen has been a mascot for local sports teams, starred in seven seasons of Creepy KOFY Movie Time in San Francisco, and gets pretty good seats at comic conventions. In his spare time he is an author and a lover of facts.
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