What we're about

Welcome to the Meetup Calendar for the Charlotte Geeks! Here's the stuff you should know!

• Official website: http://www.CharlotteGeeks.com (Make sure to check out the community calendar page as well!)

• Official Podcast: Guardians of the Geekery (http://www.guardiansofthegeekery.com), free on iTunes and Google Play - or listen at the website!

• Facebook: Join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/charlottegeeks/) - sometimes we give away free stuff like movie passes and other swag!

• Membership: FREE - although we do occasionally ask for donations to support op costs.

• Save the Date: The Geek Gala (http://www.GeekGala.com) is our annual birthday bash that raises money for The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in memory of the founder's little sister Christina. Typically about 250-300 people attend (don't let the RSVPs fool ya!) It's so much fun!

• Questions? If you have any questions about our group, feel free to ask. You can email us at info@charlottegeeks.com

Hope to see you at a Geek Meet soon! A great first meeting is one of our monthly board game nights :-)

--Joey, aka the GiddyGeeker

Upcoming events (4+)

Monthly Board Game Night at Mugs!

Mugs

**Great Event For New Members!**

Come join us for a night of games, laughter and general chaos! All levels of gamers welcome. Bring your games or play some of ours. We tend to play shorter, more crowd friendly games and are always willing to teach you. Games usually available for play: Fluxx, Munchkin, Red Dragon Inn, Ticket to Ride, Cards Against Humanity, Telestrations, etc.

Mugs now serves beer and wine, as well as coffee and soft drinks. They also have tasty baked goods and sandwiches. Or you can bring in outside food, we just ask you buy your drinks on site.

Come when you can - stay as long as you like!

October Geek Book Club (Online) - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Join us online at 7 pm on October 12th to discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

You can always pick up the book at Park Road Books for 20% off this month but we welcome any version during the book club, (paper or electronic.)

The Author:

Emily St. John Mandel was born and raised on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. She studied contemporary dance at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and lived briefly in Montreal before relocating to New York.

She is the author of five novels, including The Glass Hotel (spring 2020) and Station Eleven (2014.) Station Eleven was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, won the Morning News Tournament of Books, and has been translated into 34 languages. She lives in NYC with her husband and daughter.

The Book:

Set in the days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time—from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet.

Monthly Board Game Night at Mugs!

Mugs

**Great Event For New Members!**

Come join us for a night of games, laughter and general chaos! All levels of gamers welcome. Bring your games or play some of ours. We tend to play shorter, more crowd friendly games and are always willing to teach you. Games usually available for play: Fluxx, Munchkin, Red Dragon Inn, Ticket to Ride, Cards Against Humanity, Telestrations, etc.

Mugs now serves beer and wine, as well as coffee and soft drinks. They also have tasty baked goods and sandwiches. Or you can bring in outside food, we just ask you buy your drinks on site.

Come when you can - stay as long as you like!

November Geek Book Club (Online) - I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Join us online at 7 pm on November 9th to discuss I Am Legend by Richard Matheson.

You can always pick up the book at Park Road Books for 20% off this month but we welcome any version during the book club, (paper or electronic.)

The Author:

Born in Allendale, New Jersey to Norwegian immigrant parents, Matheson was raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1943. He then entered the military and spent World War II as an infantry soldier. In 1949 he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and moved to California in 1951. He married in 1952 and has four children, three of whom (Chris, Richard Christian, and Ali Matheson) are writers of fiction and screenplays.

The Book:

Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville's blood.

By day he is the hunter, stalking the undead through the ruins of civilisation. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

How long can one man survive like this?

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