So I started going to this thing called DFW Nerd Night around January of 2013 per request of my friend Bryan (Beaker). It was a cool little party at a Barcadia in Ft Worth (Which was like an hour drive lol) where people played board games and donated items or money to a charity of the group’s choice that month. I met the organizer JR Honeycutt who coincidentally was wearing a Yoshi shirt to compliment my Mario shirt, handed him my paper towels from the wish list (for the animal shelter that month) and exchanged contact info.
Fast forward almost two years to the second anniversary of DFW Nerd Night (Or birthday since we get cake :D). From January 2013 up to now I have had the pleasure of working with a wonderful group of people to help calmly drive decisions and choose charities for Nerd Night.
I’ve organized music for over 10 of the events, made both podcast intro songs, helped vote on charities and watch it grow from the little party at Barcadia to an event which regularly brings out 100+ people to the J Gilligan’s in Arlington.
As JR so eloquently posted the other day “We’ve raised almost $35,000 for local and national charities and we’ve never charged a penny for any of our events.”
I’m especially excited to go this weekend as one of the charities I suggested is who we are working with this month for Nerd Night’s second birthday!
If you want to swing out we have the party September 6th at J Gilligan’s in Arlington! (400 E Abram St, Arlington TX 76010)
Check out the event posting here (As a reminder it’s free!)
Check out DFW Nerd Night:
Hope to see you out (or even at your own local nerd night!)