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 (5+)

Monthly Board Game Night at Mugs!

Mugs Coffee

**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!

Muggles Market Too at Con-Tagion

Queens University Sports Complex

If you loved the Muggles Market in November, or were bummed you couldn't make it - you are in luck! Muggles Market Too is the kid sister of the original MM and it's just in time for springtime shopping happiness! Along with awesome swordfighting demos, we will have 30 geeky crafters and 24 creative artisans selling their wares. Admission is free with a canned good for the food drive, or a $2 donation to ops costs. For more information, including a list of the artists and artisans appearing, visit www.con-tagion.org. This is event is hosted by Falstaff Books with the help of the Charlotte Geeks :-)

February Geek Book Club - The Changeling by Victor LaValle

Stop by Park Road Books at 7 pm on February 12th to discuss The Changeling by Victor Lavalle. 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.) As usual, we will go down to Sir Edmund Halley's restaurant (in the same shopping center) for more informal conversation (& food & drinks) after the book club. The Author: Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, four novels, The Ecstatic, Big Machine, The Devil in Silver, and The Changeling and two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons and The Ballad of Black Tom. He is also the creator and writer of a comic book Victor LaValle's DESTROYER. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Whiting Writers' Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, an American Book Award, and the key to Southeast Queens. He was raised in Queens, New York. He now lives in Washington Heights with his wife and kids. He teaches at Columbia University. The Book: Apollo Kagwa has had strange dreams that have haunted him since childhood. An antiquarian book dealer with a business called Improbabilia, he is just beginning to settle into his new life as a committed and involved father, unlike his own father who abandoned him, when his wife Emma begins acting strange. Disconnected and uninterested in their new baby boy, Emma at first seems to be exhibiting all the signs of post-partum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go far beyond that. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act—beyond any parent’s comprehension—and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo’s odyssey through a world he only thought he understood to find a wife and child who are nothing like he’d imagined. His quest begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma’s whereabouts. Apollo then begins a journey that takes him to a forgotten island in the East River of New York City, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest in Queens where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. This dizzying tale is ultimately a story about family and the unfathomable secrets of the people we love.

Beers, Bumps, and Books: Slade House

Mugs Coffee

For February, we will be reading The Slade House by David Mitchell.

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