First – a big thanks to everyone who came to our Halloween party. We had a blast, and we hope you guys did too. And you certainly did not disappoint in the costume contests. From some extreme nerds to Mary Poppins to Bunnicula to Doc, Marty, and a Flux Capacitor, we were amazed by your talents all evening long. Mad props.
We now return to our regularly scheduled programming with a smorgasbord of nerd goodness. Details:
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
doors at 7:00, show at 7:30 sharp
Frankford Hall at Frankford and Girard, 2 blocks from the Girard St blue line stop
$5 cover gets you a night of nerdy fun, plus food and drink specials
The lectures at hand:
“How the Universe is Trying to Kill You” by John Bochanski
While the night sky looks peaceful and serene, it is anything but. Near and far, the universe is full of hazards that pose a threat to all life on Earth. We’ll take a look at a few, and look at some ways that astronomers are trying to identify the most eminent threats. While I can’t tell you when and where the next threat might strike, I can tell you that Bruce Willis and nuclear bomb is not the way to go.
Bio: John Bochanski is an astronomer and visiting professor at Haverford College. John is also a blogger for Sky and Telescope magazine and volunteers for the Philadelphia Science Festival. Hailing from South Jersey, John graduated from Villanova and got his Ph.D. in Seattle from the University of Washington. After that, he worked at MIT and Penn State, before coming back to Philly. When not contemplating the mysteries of the Universe, John can be found watching the game, or out on a run around town.
“Jeffro Kilpatrick: Bury My Bones in Ink” by Jeffro Kilpatrick
Kilpatrick will discuss how he uses art and cartooning in all ends of his life, from his career to charity to social circles to wooing the love of his life. He will show examples of his work referencing geeky pop culture, his fascination with Philly and Fishtown, and his obsession with the world’s maudlin, rambling, nocturnal creatures.
Bio: Jeffro Kilpatrick is a Philly cartoonist, born and raised in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. He is a co-founder of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society (www.phillytoon.org) and a proud member of the Meathaus Comics Collective (www.meathaus.com). He spends his days and weekends teaching art to Philly middle school students, and his nights hunched over the same drawing table he had when he was a kid.
SKELETOR is the host of popular Karaoke Gong Show for more than six years at the Trocadero. It is the most evil and FUN Karaoke show you will ever attend. Carmen Martella III portrays a parody of Skeletor, the overlord of evil, from the 80’s cartoon “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.” The next Karaoke Gong Show is Friday November 15th!