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

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Monthly Board Game Night at Mugs!

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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: Betrayal at House on the Hill, Carcassonne, Obscurio, Azul, Camel Up!, Dominion, Bang, and some party games.

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!

Evil Dead: The Musical

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Join us Saturday, October 8th for a night of music and mayhem at this live performance of Evil Dead: The Musical. Put on by Actors Theatre of Charlotte - this perfect October event takes place outside (so bring your own lawn chairs) and includes a bloody splash zone (bring rain gear!) and a chance to zombify yourself (additional fee) before the show!

And thanks to the generosity of the ATC, we have a special code you can use as well!

Use the code GEEKS for $5 off the regular theater ticket price (good only for the October 8th show). Does not apply for Zombify DIY.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://atcharlotte.org/event/evil-dead/

You MUST buy your tickets in advance for both the show, and if you want to participate in the Zombify DIY.

## About the Show (from the ATC Website)

Based on Sam Raimi’s 80’s cult classic films.

When five college friends go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, their plans of jello shots and strip poker are dashed when they accidentally unleash an evil force that begins taking them out one-by-one. Blood will fly. Limbs will be dismembered. And demons will tell really bad jokes. It’s all up to Ash and his trusty chainsaw to save the day as musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods and “camp” takes on a whole new meaning.

ATC returns deep into the forests of The Barn at MoRA for more spooky fall fun. Real Deadites will want to experience the SPLATTER ZONE– a specially designated seating area that puts you in the middle of the action. Join uuuusssss!!!

What’s that you say? You’re more than just a Deadite, you’re an actual Kandarian Demon?! Well then you better learn how to look the part at our Zombify DIY event. Join the incomparable Martin Barry before the show on October 8th @ 6pm for a zombie makeup tutorial. Tickets are only $15 and include a personal makeup kit to follow along with Martin and transform into the ultimate evil dead! Don’t forget to also buy tickets for the show so you can show off your new look as an audience member.

## Event Details

### Run Time

90min, one 15min intermission

### Content Notice

  • This show contains mature themes and language. Recommended age is 16+
  • Subject matter includes zombies, demon possession, blood, and power tools.
  • Loss of limbs may occur.

October Geek Book Club (In person) - The stars are legion by Kameron Hurley

Join us In Person at Park Road Books at 7 pm on October 11th to discuss The stars are legion by Kameron Hurley.

You can always pick up the book at Park Road Books for 20% off during this month, but we welcome all versions both paper and digital.

Also feel free to join us after the discussion at Sir. Edmund Haley's (right around the corner) for more open geeky debate along with food and drink.

The Author:

Kameron Hurley is the author of The Light Brigade, The Stars are Legion and the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution, as well as the award-winning God’s War Trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga. Hurley has won the Hugo Award, Locus Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. She was also a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Popular Science Magazine, Lightspeed and numerous anthologies. Hurley has also written for The Atlantic, Writers Digest, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Bitch Magazine, and Locus Magazine.

The Book:

Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution. As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion.

Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family. She is told she is their salvation - the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the Legion. But Zan's new family is not the only one desperate to gain control of the prized ship. Zan finds that she must choose sides in a genocidal campaign that will take her from the edges of the Legion's gravity well to the very belly of the world.

Zan will soon learn that she carries the seeds of the Legion's destruction - and its possible salvation. But can she and her ragtag band of followers survive the horrors of the Legion and its people long enough to deliver it?

A Novel Idea Bookclub discussion

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On the 3rd Friday of every month we discuss a Fantasy, Science fiction or Horror book. The book this month is : My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

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A Novel Idea Bookclub discussion

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