Nerd Nite kicks off the new year on Saturday January 5th at Littlefield with three funny-yet-smart presentations about the law of Star Wars, infinity, and VHS/videotape technologies. And trivia is back again, so bring some pals, form a team, and try to win tickets to BookCon 2019! Tickets on sale soon.

Nerd Nite NYC
Saturday January 5, 2019
Littlefield: 635 Sackett Street (Park Slope/Gowanus)
Trivia + Presentations (doors at 6:30pm, starts at 7pm): $14
Presentations-only (doors at 8pm, starts at 8:15pm):  $10

Back to the Lectures at-hand:
*Presentation #1

*Presentation #2
The Law of Star Wars
by Major Thomas Harper

Description: Could Han Solo legally shoot first? Were R2-D2 and C-3PO unlawfully discriminated against in the Tatooine cantina? From war crimes to child custody, the Star Wars galaxy is brimming with legal issues. Join attorney and Army JAG officer Thomas Harper for a breakdown of some of the biggest legal topics in the galaxy far, far away.

Bio: Major Thomas Harper is an Army Judge Advocate, or JAG attorney. Thomas served on active duty for seven years before switching over to the Army Reserves last year. During his time in the JAG Corps, Thomas has served in a variety of positions, including as a prosecutor, criminal defense counsel, and as an operational law attorney advising on the law of war and rules of engagement in combat operations in Afghanistan. While he loves all things geek, he is a massive Star Wars fan and scruffy looking nerf herder who may or may not still carry his lunch in a Darth Vader lunchbox. Thomas blogs and podcasts for The Legal Geeks (, using Star Wars to teach about a wide variety of legal topics. He regularly shares his love of Star Wars on the national stage, and has presented at San Diego Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, WonderCon, and DragonCon. You can follow him on Twitter at @thomasLharper.

*Presentation #3

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