Nerd Nite KC

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Ok nerds. We know you’re descending on Kansas City this weekend for the epic Planet Comicon conference featuring science fiction celebrities like William Shatner, Sylvester McCoy and almost the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

But in between catching glimpses of Michael Dorn, Wil Wheaton, LeVar Burton and the blue Power Ranger, we thought you may want to eat, drink and scope out our fine city.

Here we present you the nerd’s guide to a weekend in Kansas City:

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For the past couple months we’ve been bringing you clips of presentations from Nerd Nites, which happen in Kansas City, Lawrence and all around the world.

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It’s like the Discovery Channel with booze, and where whiskey meets wisdom. 

From the book Silkworms by Sylvia A. Johnson

Alison Heryer and Jason Kovac started hosting Nerd Nites in KC this past April.  Nerd Nites have been described a lot of ways, like where whiskey meets wisdom, and The Discovery Channel with beer.

They were first started in the Boston area in 2003 and have grown to be hosted all around the world.  They even publish their own Nerd Nite Magazines which dives into a diverse array of nerdy topics.