Nerd Nite North Bay #14: CA’s Roadside Attractions, History Of LEGOs, Star Wars ’77 Stories AND TRIVIA!
Join Nerd Nite North Bay’s expert speakers for our Tuesday December 1st Show on California’s Weird Roadside Attractions, The Secret History of LEGOs, and Play STAR WARS TRIVIA!
Two Nerdy Talks. Star Wars Stories and Trivia. Fresh Beer. Tickets just $5!
Door at 7PM, Show at 7:30PM. Note food and seating IS available at the venue.
Off Ramp Oddballs
An A-Z Road Map of California’s Quirks
Come explore California’s own eccentric attractions, unnatural ironic wonders and mom and pop monster museums! Follow Doug Kirby’s (literal) map from courteous cults, unsung inventors and scorpion shops to tiny tourist traps and rousing regional roadside oddities, all a short, sometimes harrowing exit off the state freeway.
Doug Kirby is the co-curator of the Roadside America website and iPhone app, author of New Roadside America, an artist, and can entertain you without the 1,600 mile drive to The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota.
LEGO Your Ego
The Secret History and Adult Future of the Iconic Block
Learn the century-old history of the beloved Danish block and the compelling qualities that make a tiny piece of plastic a true LEGO brick. Also discover the surprisingly adult fun you can have well beyond the toy’s suggested age range and how can you expertly nerd out with LEGOs, bare feet highly discouraged.
Brendan Mauro is Head of Design / Master Builder in Residence for Pley.com and moonlights as a video game artist. He started playing with LEGOs as a child and never really stopped except for that period in college when he was trying to act cool. He vaguely knows how to play the accordion and steer a hot-air balloon, though not simultaneously.
Star Wars ’77 Stories and TRIVIA!
Play For Prizes!
Nerd Nite North Bay brings you stories and pictures from the debut of Star Wars ’77 in Northern California, followed by a battle to the Death (Star) round of movie and history trivia with a Marin (but not Midichlorian) edge. Play Solo or form an Alliance, Rebel against a boring Tuesday night, and Don’t Let the Wookie Win!
Sarah Houghton and Scott Weitze, Nerd Nite North Bay
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