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In addition to presentations about why 1939 was the perfect time in America for Superman & Batman to be created, weird post offices of the U.S., and our greatest presenter (Shy) giving a new one, we bring speed dating back for the only time this Fall so you can find someone with whom to snuggle during the upcoming chillier months. Buy tickets here.

Nerd Nite
Friday November 14, 2014
Speed Dating+Presentations at 7:30pm (doors at 6:30pm) – $25
Presentations-Only at 9:15pm (doors at 9pm) – $10
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
F train to York Street or A/C to High Street
Buy tickets here

Back to the Lectures At-Hand:
*Presentation #1
aaron_sagersHow 1938 and 1939 Spawned the Two Greatest Superheroes of All-Time
by Aaron Sagers

Description: Both Batman and Superman were largely spawned from the global political turmoil that led to WWII.  In this presentation, learn how the two greatest superheroes of all-time were created as a response to the global strife that led to WWII and were even reflected in NYC’s first World’s Fair.  And most importantly, you’ll also see some of the first panels from each of these stories.  Yes, you will see Superman fighting a bear.

Bio: Aaron Sagers a television presenter/personality, entertainment journalist, and expert of geek culture and paranormal media. He is also a syndicated columnist, author, zombie pundit, and founder of ParanormalPopCulture.com, a website which covers paranormal topics in popular culture, and is also a semi-regular guest on the popular paranormal radio show Darkness Radio. And just a few weeks he ago he moderated the Star Trek and Karate Kid panels at New York Super Week.

*Presentation #2
EvanKalishPostlandia
by Evan Kalish

Description: With more than 31,000 post offices across the United States, the U.S. Postal Service is everywhere. (Johnny Cash would be proud!) Come see the story of America’s postal network presented by a man who’s personally visited and photographed more than 6,000 post offices across the country.  From Ben Franklin and freedom of the press to the ZIP code, Evan will present some of the ways the post office continues to influence modern life. He’ll also explain why the stories you read about the Postal Service are often entirely wrong.

Bio: Evan, New York-born and -raised, has degrees from Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked in education and presently develops unparalleled resources for historically-oriented nonprofits. Evan blends his passions for travel and photography through massive road trips that have encompassed each of the lower 48 states, Hawaii, and parts of Canada. He chronicles interesting post offices and communities through his blog, Going Postal: A Photo Journal of Post Offices and Places. He has been featured by major media outlets around the world, including NPR, the BBC World Service, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine. Gallery exhibits and a book are scheduled for 2015.

*Presentation #3
shyScience of Supers: How to Become the Batman
by Shyaporn Theerakulstit

Description: In a world of super-powered aliens, ancient magics and mutant menaces, what are mere mortals to do in order to survive? One man has shown us a way – the Batman. In this lecture, we will explore the training secrets of the Dark Knight Detective to learn how to reach the pinnacles of human achievement; both to better ourselves… and stand in the face of gods and monsters.

Bio: Shyaporn Theerakulstit is an actor, writer, director and D-List YouTuber, where he posts videos about drug-addicted Easter bunnies, unemployed Superfriends, cosplay and flying kittens. He has previously presented at Nerd Nite on the topic of Godzilla biology and kaiju behavior. You can see and subscribe to his internet tomfoolery at http://www.youtube.com/shyaporn

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

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