Aug 9, 2010

Nerd York City

That's right, it's not a misprint, I said NERD York City. While New York City gets particularly nerdy every time I cross the Hudson River from New Jersey, it turns out there are quite a few nerds living there already. Who knew? It's a good thing some folks thought of a way to entertain them. I present, Nerd York City.

Nerd York City is, "A calendar. A black book. A map. A guide to all things nerdy for the 8.3 million folks who call Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Staten Island home," according to it's creators Peter Tatara and Petrina Cheng. "Nerd York City's collection of events and index of organizations revolving around comics, movies, anime, manga, television, toys, and games in the five boroughs (and even New Jersey and Connecticut) is all you need. Surrender your weekends to us."

Hmm, you've intrigued me. Let's see a sampling of what's on tap this week:

Monday: a free screening of Superman at Waterside Plaza
Tuesday: "R. Sikoryak: How Classics and Cartoons Collide" examines the artists notes, sketches and reference material at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA)
Wednesday: a Doctor Who NY Meet-up at the Peculiar Pub (sounds like my kind of meet-up)
Thursday: a Nathan Fox signing at Forbidden Planet
Friday: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World hits theaters
Saturday: a screening of The Shining at the IFC center
Sunday: Metro Anime Sunday Lunch at Maui Tacos

Sounds pretty cool to me! Besides the calendar of events (which you can submit new items to if you know of some), they've also got permanent lists of some museums and other culture spots, including the addresses for the "Ghostbusters firehouse" and "Peter Parker's bus run," shops for all your geeky purchasing needs like costumes, toys and of course, comics and also a section for restaurants but I'm not quite sure how they fit into the "nerdy" definition.

Regardless, a fantastic resource for those in the NYC area. I know I'll certainly be checking up on it every few days for a can't miss nerd event. Maybe I'll even be able to make some new nerd friends!

3 comments:

Tinamarie said...

Isn't it a great resource? I heard it a few weeks ago. I've been following their Twitter feed.

Girls Are Geeks said...

I love that! Definitely need to keep this in mind when planning my trips to the City.

Rosalind
Girls Are Geeks

excalipoor said...

I have to say that most of my friends are not nerds, so I have to find all the stuff online on my own. Now I can find things that I like a lot easier now. It's not easy to find geeks in the city when you are not in the right place. =(