July our regular event was suspended in lieu of two special events: Nerd Nite-Nat Geo-ComicCon and Nerd Nite Speed Dating!
For the 4th year in a row, NatGeo teamed up with Nerd Nite for a FREE special SDCC edition. This Nite took the audience on an intergalactic journey through Earth and to Mars to celebrate the space exploration. Mars vs. Earth – a classic battle! Saturday July 22, 2017 from 7-11pm at the rooftop terrace and pool at Hotel Solamar at 435 Sixth Avenue in the Gaslamp District. The Nite featured three funny-yet-smart presentations by JPL’s Bobak Ferdowsi (‘The Mohawk Guy’) and Mallory Lefland, former NASA astronaut Jerry M. Linenger, and Aaron Sagers (Editor-at-Large of Blastr.com). FREE FOOD and DRINKS!
The first-ever Nerd Nite Speed Dating event in San Diego was held at Nate’s Garden Grill near City Farmer’s Nursery. Tickets included a drink or a biscuit sundae *drool* and ten dates with eligible nerds looking for friendship and companionship. A few people got cold feet, but everyone who participated met someone interesting. We’ll be doing this again in the future!