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BIG SAD NEWS: Nerd Nite NYC is homeless (I assume, temporarily).  After giving us a home since it relocated to DUMBO in 2007, the Galapagos Art Space is closing December 20, 2014 due to ever-rising Brooklyn rents. I can’t thank Robert Elmes enough for making Nerd Nite one of its two staple shows since it relocated from Williamsburg. I also want thank Kristopher Anton for years of flawless tech and getting the nerds to shake their rumps. Since our first annual Nerd Nite Nerdtacular in September 2007, we held 74 Nites there with more than 200 presenters, always to packed houses. We saw dry t-shirt contests, science acrobats, juggling, card tricks, nerdy bands, Overlord, Palomar, Shyaporn Theerakulstit’s Godzilla presentation, a magazine launch, Christopher Balakrishnan’s Whitesnake sing-along, and an on-stage wedding proposal. Maybe, once its new space opens in Detroit in 2016 it can welcome Nerd Nite Detroit. This is a terrible yet oddly fitting epilogue to our presentation at Nerd Nite on Dec 5, 2014 about the fast-changing Brooklyn waterfront. More to come. Stupid Brooklyn!  Read about the closure here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/08/arts/galapagos-art-space-will-make-detroit-its-home.html?_r=0

You can contact Nerd Nite NYC Boss Matt Wasowski at matt@nerdnite.com