Welcome to Nerd Nite Los Angeles! We’re so excited that you’ve discovered our community’s nerdy little corner of LA. We are Nerd Nite (like TED Talks or the Discovery Channel + beer), Drinking & Dragons (live, improv-ed DnD), and Nerd Nite Out (community-building). Check out what we’re up to at one of our upcoming events!

We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 100 cities across the globe during which several folks give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It’s like TED Talks…but with beer.


NERD NITE LOS ANGELES x EXTRA LIVESSaturday, July 22nd at Brewyard Beer Company


Nerd Nite LA and Extra Lives have combined forces to bring you SUMMER VACATION: a live, interactive, choose-your-own-adventure concert, where you are the main character! Start off with a presentation by Nerd Nite LA, your local “TED talks with beer”-style event series, for an education for the ages (that age being 21+). Then, plunge into an exciting story with visuals, music, sound effects, and footage drawn from legendary video games. Your decisions determine the story and set list in the world’s first Audience RPG!

PRESENTATION: Nolan and Richard’s Excellent Adventure

Nolan Bushnell, godfather of the video game industry, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese and Richard Gibbs, Oingo Boingo keyboardist and composer for Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Dolittle, Queen of the Damned and 10 Things I Hate About You, team up to pitch a wild concept to Nerd Nighters.


NERD NITE — Tuesday, August 15th at Brewyard Beer Company



PRESENTATION #1: Weird Neon Genesis Evangelion Merch: You Will (Not) Believe

By Greg Richardson

Summary: In 1995, a groundbreaking animated show from Japan called Neon Genesis Evangelion aired on the silver screen. At the time, the creators couldn’t have imagined the success that this franchise would bring, especially in regards to merchandising. Throughout the decades, there has been a plethora of outright strange merchandise that has been branded towards this franchise. This includes, but not limited to razors, toilets, funeral arrangement flowers, engagement rings, and even apartment units. So let’s dive into the history of the franchise and the impact that it has had on the otaku consumer market.

Bio: Greg Richardson is an avid fan of all things animation. Ever since growing up on Anime and South Park, he has been obssessed with animation to an unhealthy degree. He works in the animation industry as a product manager/designer for animation tools in the Unreal Engine at Epic Games. While not working, you can find him either drinking tea, engaged in a sci-fi or trashy light novel, studying flags, or playing Magic.

PRESENTATION #2: Rhino Poachers: How I became their friend and learned the illegal trade

By Jacob Calle

Summary: It wasn’t going to be an easy task for zoologist, Jacob Calle to introduce himself to active rhino poachers in Africa to learn their trade for his documentary and not get killed, but in the end the unexpected happened and true friendship was made. Jacob’s journey takes you on an unknown road that he thinks could be the answer to saving the white rhino from extinction.

Bio: Jacob is an auteur filmmaker who takes gonzo journalism to extreme levels including an interview with a member of the Mexican drug cartel. Once performed with SteveO and Ryan Dunn from Jackass on a handful of shows as an opener performing stunts, making Jacob quite the thrill seeker which allows him to receive the answers he wants in the projects he’s working on. He’s received his education through University of Melbourne in Australia on ethology, performs field research for Witswaterand University in Johannesburg, South Africa for pangolins, and for the past decade is the mascot, Air Bear for the US Air Guitar committee where he is recognized as the world’s most dangerous mascot.


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Where does Nerd Nite take place?
Brewyard Beer Company, which is located at: 906 Western Ave, Glendale, CA 91201

Does Brewyard have parking?
There is street parking around the venue. However, we highly recommend utilizing a rideshare service.

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