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when /

March 29, 2024
6:30 PM Doors
7:00 PM Show

$10 online
$15 at the door

where /

3654 Navajo St

Denver, CO 80211

we think. we drink /

Nerd Nite is a monthly event during which experts on anything from rocket science to cosplay give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. Because learning is more fun when you're drinking with friends.


lineup /

Tony Meade

Tolkien’s Tree of Tongues: The Languages of Middle-earth

The Middle-earth legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien was first and foremost inspired by his love of creating fictional languages and is made more wondrous by his use of language in the text. This panel will explore Tolkien's professional work as one of the foremost linguistic experts of his time, his system and theories of constructing fictional languages, his use of real-world languages to add depth to his prose, and his linguistic legacy as both a scholar and creative.


Calvin Studzinski

Blades to Bullets II

Gunpowder has influenced warfare far longer than most imagine, preceding the gun by five hundred years. In Part II, we will explore gunpowder's impact on weapons, armor, tactics, and warfare from the 13th-century Mongol invasions through the last gasp of melee warfare in World War I.


Joseph Coohill

New Shit Has Come to Light: The Big Lebowski and Historical Revisionism

“Historical revisionism” and “revisionist history” have a bad rep, usually from people who don’t know what these terms mean. This talk uses The Dude’s insight that “new shit has come to light,” as the main reason why history needs to be revised and updated frequently. Dr. Coohill uses important examples from the past to show how our knowledge of them is only based on what was presented to us when we were young. Historians constantly discover new things in archives, come up with new methods of analysis, and explain the complicated “ins, outs, and what-have-you’s” of historical events that we think we already understand. After this talk, you’ll hear “historical revisionism” and “revisionist history” with an open and fresh mind. You’ll be “privy to all the new shit”!

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