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Our last Nerd Nite of 2015 is Friday December 11 at Littlefield, and I promise it will have no holiday theme whatsoever.  Join us for a night of Killer Women, Super Villains, and Scandals of the 20’s.  And trivia too. Hooray!  Presentations and trivia together again. Fun fun! Buy tickets here.

Nerd Nite NYC
Friday December 11, 2015
622 Degraw Street (Gowanus/Park Slope)
Trivia+Presentations at 7:30pm (Doors at 6:30pm): $14  Buy tickets here
Presentations-only at 9pm (Doors at 8:45pm): $10  Buy tickets here

Back to the Lectures At-Hand:
*Presentation #1
Killer Women of Sci-Fi
by Cici James

Description: Join NYC sci-fi legend Cici James as she discusses dangerous femmes of science fiction of the past, present, and future – and why we love them. This will make Catwoman look like a mere mortal.

Bio: Cici James is the co-founder of Singularity&Co, NYC’s only bookstore dedicated to bringing vintage science fiction and fantasy back to the future! When not saving sci fi texts, Cici is also an anthropologist of fandom (a fanthropologist), and night club singer.

*Presentation #2
Pop Culture Celebrity Scandal of the Roaring 20’s
by Benjamin Feldman

Description: What if Donald Trump had mated with Michael Jackson in their former lives in the Roaring Twenties ?  The possibilities are endless, but the result would have been clear:  Edward West “Call Me Daddy” Browning entered the world.  Real estate developer, black sheep of a wealthy Mayflower-era family of clothing manufacturers, and pervert par excellence,  Daddy Browning was the laughingstock of America, adopting, bedding and wedding adolescent girls in New York, making sure his shenanigans got smeared all over the tabloids.  From Astoria to Washington Heights, Queens Boulevard to Carmel, New York, listen in as Ben Feldman tells a story stranger than fiction on this coming Friday Freaky 12/11.

Bio:  Benjamin Feldman has lived and worked in New York City for the past 46 years and is the author of three works of non-fiction about 19th and early 20th century New York.   His essays and book reviews about New York City and American history and about Yiddish culture have appeared online and in print in CUNY’s Gotham History Blotter, The New Partisan Review, Columbia County History &, Heritage, Ducts Literary Magazine,  The Forward, New York Archives and in his blog, The New York Wanderer, on the web at www.newyorkwanderer.com This coming July 19th, his fourth annual “Night at Niblo’s Garden” will re-create a mid-19th century pleasure garden at Green-Wood Cemetery which has sold-out the house three years running and raised the dead.

*Presentation #3
A Field Guide to Super Villains
by Kevin Maher

Description: What do Cobra Commander, Dr. Zaius and The Rhino have in common? They are all super at being villains. This overview explores the defining traits of archetypal super villains in American pop culture – with a focus on physicality, vocal characteristics, coded mannerisms, and intelligence. From early comic books to 21st century blockbusters, we’ll look at how these bad guys compare to the ideal masculinity embodied by boring Alpha Males like Aquaman.

Bio: Kevin Maher is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer and filmmaker. He hosted AMC’s long-running web-series “The Sci-Fi Department.” Today he produces “Kevin Geeks Out”, a video variety show at Nitehawk Cinema. @KevinGeeksOut


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