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Nerdy Events Update – May 2012

Posted by Cat on May 10, 2012

Nerdy Show is based out of Orlando! Head out to some awesome local events!

A Comic Shop
There’s always something going on over at A Comic Shop, check out their facebook events page to see what’s up and maybe join a cool club!

Skill Focus Burlesque
Skill Focus is Orlando’s own nerdy burlesque troupe. This weekend their debuting a new show, and later this month they’ve got a slew of different shows at the Orlando Fringe Fest!

:: Avengers ASSemble – Saturday, May 12th- 10pm :: Event page

The #1 superhero blockbuster just got 100% sexier.

:: Fringe Fest Shows – May 16th – 28th :: Event page

They’re revamping some old fan favorites and doing a different show each performance.  Tickets are $9 + price of a Fringe button (required to get into all Fringe shows). $2 discount for Fringe artists, comic shop employees and superheroes.

Sci-Fi Sirens – Sat 5/19 @ 5:15pm
Video Games – Sun 5/20 @ 11:15pm
Damnit Jim, It’s Trek Burlesque! – Tue 5/22 @8:15pm
Comics! – Wed 5/23 @ 8:45pm
Arkham Asylum – Sat 5/26 @ 11:30pm
Horror – Sun 5/27 @ 9:30pm

Poetry ‘n Lotion Cover DEVO
They’ve tackled Black Sabbath’s Paranoid and the soundtrack to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Now Poetry ‘n Lotion are coming to Orlando to perform DEVO’s debut album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! in full! Get a taste of some retro DEVO awesomeness. What’s more – you can score a free ticket to the show if you buy a DEVO record at Park Ave. CDs.

Will’s Pub, Orlando FL :: May 19th, 9pm :: Event page

Here’s what’s in store:

Orlando Mini Maker Faire
Orlando has it’s own Maker Faire! See and interact with the work of Central Florida’s finest hackers, makers, creafters, engineers, and D.I.Y.ers of every kind! The Nerdy Show community’s own John Bent Cope will be showcasing his new TagBot, the spray paint photobooth there!

Central Florida Fairgrounds :: Saturday, May 26th 10am-7pm :: Event Page

Nerdapalooza’s 2012 date and venue has finally been announced! It’s THE nerd music event of the year and Nerdy Show crew and fans alike will be gathering there. Nerdapalooza Music & Arts Fest :: August 3rd-5th :: Event Page

MakerDate with Ms. Paintbrush
Ms. Paintbrush (aka Jackson from Grand Buffet) is performing at a way-cool fund raiser for the Assemble maker space in Pittsburg, PA. MakerDate will give attendees the chance to bid on “dates” with artists, crafters, or technologists who will work with the winning bidders to make a tangible or intangible object or teach them a skill.

MakerDate, Pittsburg :: May 18th 6-9pm :: Event page

Maker Faire Bay Area
It’s THE Maker Faire. The annual showcase for all the greatest D.I.Y action in the world. Nerdy Show and Geek Cr3d host, Jessica will be in attendance.  Say hey @parallaxianjess

Maker Faire, San Francisco :: May 19th-20th :: Event page

Epic Win Burlesque
Epic Win, the premiere nerdy burlesque troupe is back with a very special night – THEIR FIRST BOYLESQUE SHOW! GeekBoys Burlesque: an All-Male Nerdy-Burly Review. Come for all the pop-culture references… stay for the scantily clad nerds. Just $10! Hosted by Bastard Keith and Nelson Lugo.

GeekBoys Burlesque, NYC :: Saturday, May 26th 7:30pm :: Event page

Mr. Gorgeous (gorgeous in both form and function)
Topher Bousquet (the Sith Lord of contortion)
Lewd Alfred Douglas (Loves Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff)
Brad Lawrence (the handsomest storyteller in the room)
Stickey Ricky (he melts in your heart, not in your hands)
DoctorFlux Phd (the mad scientist of burlesque)

About Cat

Cat is Executive Producer of The Nerdy Show Network as well as Lead Host of the titular Nerdy Show podcast and one of the site's founders. Her illustration, graphic design, and writing both journalistic and fictitious have appeared in various publications and public spaces.

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