What we're about

Let's get together and check out museums, cinema, music, lectures, festivals and all things interesting. It's a great way to meet new people and socialize with your fellow brainiacs.

There's so much going on in this city.

Join this group if:

You like learning things, going to museums, science lectures, and you can't get your regular crew to go with you.

Perhaps you went to engineering school, but you use hair conditioner anyway.

You're intelligent and you have social skills, even though you might have a video game or two (or three) on your hard drive.

If you're willing to let your geek flag fly, please join us. Event suggestions encouraged.

And, if there's something you want to go to that our organizers can't make, we can post the event anyway to rally the Nerd Herd to keep you company. Just let us know.

Welcome.

Hair conditioner optional.

The Nerd Fun Creed:

* Nerds RSVP "yes" only when they're sure they can show - 'cuz Nerds are wicked smart and are able to plan ahead reliably - Nerds don't let their fellow nerds down.
* Nerds also know how to set up email filters so they can handle the quantity of email that meetup produces. ;-)
* And lastly, organizers have the right to disallow you from coming to an event if they can't see a photo of you on your profile page.

Do you consider yourself a "NERD".

The Urban Dictionary (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?t... (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Nerd))

defines Nerd as:

1. One whose IQ exceeds his weight.

2. An individual persecuted for his superior skills or intellect, most often by people who fear and envy him.

3. An 'individual', i.e. a person who does not conform to society's beliefs that all people should follow trends and do what their peers do. Often highly intelligent but socially rejected because of their obsession with a given subject, technology, fandom, cosplay, sci-fi/fantasy.

Correct usage of the adjective in a sentence:
"Nerds are clearly superior to us in every way.. Let's worship them as our Gods"

Upcoming events (5+)

Crawl Of Thrones (Pub Crawl)

Diesel Filling Station

Fellow GAME OF THRONES fans! It will be a crawl worthy of a King or Queen! On Saturday, April 27th, 2019 choose your house and join your fellow Lords and Ladies as we traverse multiple pubs in Atlanta for an event like no other. Take the Black and, like a Lannister – always pay your debt as your fellow countrymen toast Hodor and find their way back to Kings Landing (Diesel Filling Station) for your chance to sit upon the Iron Throne (for a worthy photo op)! TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crawl-of-thrones-atlanta-ga-tickets-53666397640 COMMONER TICKET INCLUDES: • Admission to the 2019 Atlanta CRAWL OF THRONES • No cover at participating pubs • A commemorative 1.25" Atlanta CRAWL OF THRONES pin • Event wristband that includes “Seven Kingdoms” themed shot tickets (one at each participating pub) • IRON THRONE photo op (location TBA) • Costume Contest • Raffle/giveaways and After-Party NOTE: ‘Early Dragon’ ticket holders will get a FREE “KING’S HAND” lapel pin — only 100 ‘Early Dragon’ tickets available. ROYALTY TICKET INCLUDES: Includes same perks as Commoner PLUS..... • An Atlanta CRAWL OF THRONES laminated keepsake event badge with lanyard • An Atlanta CRAWL OF THRONES etched 16oz. glass mug - see image below • A CRAWL OF THRONES t-shirt (unisex, sized to fit) - see image below • A FREE TICKET to a future MarksterCon event, your choice! NOTE: ‘Early Dragon’ ticket holders will get a FREE “KING’S HAND” lapel pin — only 100 ‘Early Dragon’ tickets available. PUBS: • Diesel Filling Station • Limerick Junction Irish Pub • Dark Horse Tavern • Neighbor's Pub ...more to be added! CRAWL OF THRONES T-SHIRT: (optional purchase) • Sized XS-XXXL (unisex, pre-order only) – $20 • Pick-up at event registration on April 27th, 2019 ...more info. as we get closer but for now, save the date and secure your 'Early Dragon' tickets! TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crawl-of-thrones-atlanta-ga-tickets-53666397640 21+ only (valid I.D. required) NOTE: Crawl Of Thrones is in not affiliated with HBO or Bantam Spectra.

WHOlanta 2019: The Last WHOlanta

Hilton Atlanta Airport

Come celebrate WHOlanta’s last hurrah with guests Janet Fielding (4th/5th Doctor Companion Tegan), Jason Haigh-Ellery (Big Finish Creator and Producer), Jon Davey (the only actor to have been on Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, and Class), and Robert Allsopp (Classic and New Who costume and prop maker). Weekend Memberships are currently $55 (Door price is $65). Kids 6-12 are $20. Kids under 6 are free with an adult membership. The WHOlanta story: It all started March 26, 2005 in Tucker, Georgia. A one day event was born due to a previously booked event falling through. So that day, fans gathered to watch the rebirth of Doctor Who with an episode called “Rose.” From that meet up came the convention known as TimeGate, a Doctor Who and Stargate science-fiction fandom convention. Through the years, TimeGate brought in many Stargate and Doctor Who actors and behind the scenes professionals, including our very first Doctor, Colin Baker, in 2013. TimeGate became the very first convention for actress Michelle Gomez (Missy). We were named one of theGuardian.com’s “Best Conventions for Doctor Who” in 2015. In 2016, TimeGate retired the Stargate portion of the convention and regenerated as WHOlanta – Atlanta’s Doctor Who and British Media Convention. After this year, the convention organizers will be taking a break. So please, join us as we celebrate this year’s WHOlanta. We’ll have guest Q&As, fan panels, a cabaret, a masquerade, and loads for fun for the entire family. Let’s celebrate the last 14 years as we look toward future endeavors. TICKETS: https://purchase.growtix.com/e/WHOlanta_2019

BAR WARS: May the 4th Be With You

Diesel Filling Station

Raise your geek flag high, pledge your loyalty to either the Empire or the Rebellion and join us in Atlanta for Markster Con's infamous BAR WARS PUB CRAWL on May the 4th (Be With You). Incorporating numerous bars in Atlanta's VIRGINIA-HIGHLAND area, this will be the only way to celebrate International STAR WARS DAY on May the 4th (Be With You), 2019. Join hundreds of your fellow galactic geeks to celebrate one of the most special days the Galaxy can offer (NOTE: it'll be 6 more years before this date falls on a weekend so let's celebrate it properly!) TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bar-wars-may-the-4th-atlanta-ga-tickets-58161866709 FREE COLOR-CHANGING LIGHTSABER w/sound: • If you purchase your ticket before April 12th, 2019 you'll have one of these powerful sabers available for pick-up at registration on May 4th. Each one has color-changing options and sound! LIGHT OR DARK SIDE KEEPSAKE BADGES: • Which side will you pick? Upon ticket check-out let us know if you want a "Dark Side" or "Light Side" event badge and we'll have it waiting for you at Registration, also comes with a lanyard! COMPLIMENTARY SHOT TICKETS (exclusive to attendees with badge, one per pub): • TBA BAR WARS Commemorative 1.25" pin: • For pick-up at registration (design TBA) BAR WARS Commemorative t-shirt: • Optional purchase (two color options, sizes XS-XXXL unisex) GALACTIC PHOTO OPS (exclusive to attendees with badge): • TBA PARTICIPATING PUB STOPS: • Diesel Filling Station • Limerick Junction Irish Pub • Dark Horse Tavern • Neighbor's Pub ....more to be added! REGISTRATION PUB: • TBA AFTER-PARTY: • TBA .....MORE INFO TO COME! 2016 VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/198627238 2015 VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/150081986 Costumes are strongly encouraged and will incorporate numerous pubs (with a complimentary shot at each stop for those registered and have an event wristband), an After-Party, costume contest and lots more. TICKETS INCLUDE themed shots, one at each of the participating pubs, Imperial photo opps, 1.25" collectible BAR WARS VII pin, costume contest, plus admission to the After-Party and food/drinks specials. TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bar-wars-may-the-4th-atlanta-ga-tickets-58161866709 NOTE: This event is not associated with LucasArts, Disney or any of their affiliates.

OutlantaCon 2019

Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel

Outlantacon will celebrate its 11th anniversary in 2019. For the last decade, the convention has been offering a fun welcoming place for queer geeks to gather in Atlanta, Georgia, where they can show their love for everything from anime to horror. At Outlantacon, geeks can take advantage of a range of great programming including: writers and comics track, fandom track, activism track, world wide short film festival, a constantly full game room, and live entertainment with game shows including the nation wide convention favorite: Project Cosplay. The convention has grown so much over the years to create an inclusive and inviting environment for our LGBTQ folks and their allies to play and thrive. Hope to see you May[masked] WEBSITE: https://www.outlantacon.org/ TICKETS: https://purchase.growtix.com/events/landing/outlantacon_2019

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