This Week in Geek: Feb. 14 - 20
Geek Burlesque! Horror Fashion Show! Erotic Fanfiction Competition? Austin’s geek scene is never boring. If that’s not enough for you, this week we also see the return of Dorkbot, another TEDx viewing party, and lots of great excuses for gaming.
Austin Lord of the Rings Meetup
Feb. 14, 7:00 p.m.
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What can I say about the Lord of the Rings group? Too much. We follow the books, movies, actors, directors. We sometimes deviate onto other topics, but thats because a LOTR's person was/is in it. We have lots of fun of course conversing about everything.
Love Bites: Austin Whedonverse Fan Club Watch Party
Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.
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Bring your favorite love themed episode of any Whedon show and we'll pick the evening's selection out of a hat. Whether you're entranced by Our Mrs. Reynolds, regretting the love spell placed on your ex, suddenly engaged to your vampire archnemesis, or a doll helping a forlorn widower heal, we've all loved and lost in the Whedonverse. Let's celebrate Valentine's Day with our favorite love themed episodes from our favorite director.
“Love Bites,” Runway Horror Fashion Show
Feb. 14, 9:00 p.m.
705 Red River St
Save the date for a Valentines show you will never forget! Featuring the Rockin Bones and Freak SPFX runway show! With the Blood Sirens and Rockin Bones models! The best in Austin’s alternative fashion meets the best in Austins special effects. Come out for a runway full of the sexiest and goriest designs you can imagine. DJs Ravnos and Jessica Rabbet Visuals by VJ Greekfire EBM/EDM/Industrial In honor of dating violence awareness month Nocturnity will have a kissing booth accepting donations for Safe Place Charities.
Speakeasy Valentine’s Day Burlesque Show
Feb. 14, 9:30 p.m.
Speakeasy (Alley Entrance)
421 Congress Ave
Speakeasy will host the most sizzling show on Valentine’s Day for couples to end their night at. Thursday, February 14th at 9:30 p.m. Southern Sirens will perform 3 acts of a modern, raw and high energy burlesque show in Speakeasy Live. If guests choose to upgrade their table, they will receive a choice of petite bottle of liquor or complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries donated from Edible Arrangements. Guests will sit back, relax and enjoy this unique entertainment that will leave them begging for more.
Competitive Erotic Fanfiction
Feb. 15, 10:00 p.m.
The New Movement Theater
616 Lavaca St
ONE NIGHT ONLY! 10 Comics! 10 Stories! Your erotic power level is over 9,000! Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a comedy show (and soon-to-be podcast) held every month at the Nerdist Theater in Los Angeles, created & hosted by Bryan Cook. Each show features 10 comics, writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based on their whims or audience suggestions. It's really stupid. AND NOW IT'S COMING TO AUSTIN!
TEDx Manhattan Screening: Changing the Way we Eat
Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m.
2610 Manor Rd
This TEDx talk will take place February 16, 2013, in New York City. Speakers with various backgrounds in food and farming will share their insights and expertise. During the breaks we will have our very own local food leaders speak on food in our community. Stay tuned for more details on food, drinks and speakers. This event is FREE to the public, please RVSP below so we can prepare food and drink options accordingly.
Nocturnis-Amtgard Park Day
Feb. 16, 2:30 p.m.
Brushy Creek Park
3300 Brushy Creek Rd
Cedar Park, TX
If the SCA has too much authenticity and LARP’s don’t let you get violent enough, check out this boffer sword fighting group. If you’re not familiar, boffer swords are usually made from PVC coated with foam and duct tape with a nice cloth cover. People get together to beat on one another, drink, and go camping. If you’re an outdoorsy geek looking for some good exercise, check them out.
Geeks Who Drink Meetup
Feb. 16, 9:00 p.m.
Opal Divine’s Marina
Trivia lovers can join a team for the chance to show off their smarts and win free drinks.
Reddit’s Settlers of Catan Night
Feb. 17, 1:00 p.m.
Whose Turn Is It? Games
2708 S Lamar Blvd #100b
Settlers of Catan - If you don't know what it is, you should. Think of the glorious child of Risk and Monopoly, and you've got a game about half as awesome as Settlers of Catan is. I've got the base set, plus Seafarers expansion and 5-6 player expansion (sadly, not the seafarers 5-6 player expansion...). If you have them, bring your own boards and expansion packs to share.
Pathfinder Society Meetup
Feb. 18, 7:00 p.m.
Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
6111 Burnet Rd
Looking for some new faces around the gaming table? Delve into ancient dungeons, uncover lost knowledge, and advance the secret goals of your faction - whether it be the freedom-fighting Andorans, the good-hearted Silver Crusade, the shady dealings of the Sczarni, or the strict laws of Cheliax - and gain experience and loot for your character no matter where you game!
Dorkbot 41: I, for one, welcome our new Robot Overlords
Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
The North Door
501 N IH 35
This February - to celebrate electrical camaraderie - we'll be partnering with our friends in The Robot Group to bring Big Crawlers, Little Things, and Mechanical Bands to your robot-loving eyes and ears.
South Austin Game Night and Boards and Brews Meetup
Feb. 19, 6:00 p.m.
3003 S. Lamar
This weekly gathering of gamers regularly hosts over 40 people playing a dozen different games. New people are always welcome.
Girl Geeks of Austin Board Games and Brews
Feb. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Black Star Co-Op
7020 Easy Wind Dr
Not in the mood for mixed company? Enjoy some microbrewery beers along with Euro style boardgames in the company of your fellow geek girls.
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