December 17, 2015
TRANZAC – 292 Brunswick Avenue
$10 at the door

DOORS at 6:00, START at 6:30
$10 Admission gets you:
Two talks! (with possibly more to come)
Trivia!A slice of pizza (you can buy more)
A raffle ticket (you can buy more)
Goodie bag
Visit the impromptu mini nerdy-artisan fair in the Tiki Room!

Presentation 1 – “Nerds in Toyland” by Virve Aljas

Some of the most enduring and popular toys are reflections of their eras, and some came about purely by accident or marketing genius. Come play with us, Danny. For ever and ever…

Virve Aljas is that girl who posts the tweets, sometimes hosts the nite or takes your cash at the door. Sometimes she presents. This is one of those times.

Presentation 2: “Johnny Appleseed: Devout Christian Ascetic or the Original Boozehound?” by Jason Allen
It’s a journey of Apple Cider’s History, Science, and How-To! Jason explores questions like, “What’s the most Canadian way ever to distil hard liquor?” and, “How do I brew my own hard cider?” (Yes, Virginia there will be a demonstration).

Jason Allen lives in downtown Hamilton, and has way too many hobbies: growing veggies, leatherwork, knitting scarves, and setting off minor kitchen explosions with home brewing activities. He’s accompanied on his adventures by a bloodthirsty cat, two boys, and his staggeringly patient wife who should be sainted.

Trivia and Ugly Sweaters are on! Bring your best game!

Join the following artisans in the Tiki Room starting at 5:30 for some last-minute holiday shopping for the nerds on your list!

Slashpile Designs


First Edition Tea Co.

first edition tea co



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