Thursday, January 18, 2018 – Tranzac-292 Brunswick Avenue

Nerd Nite Toronto – January 2018
Thursday January 18, 2018
Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto
7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00pm
$5 at the door

Join us for the first Nerd Nite of 2018! Only $5 at the door gets you two stellar talks plus trivia by former NN TO boss, Virve!


Presentation 1: How I fell in love with monkeys: A primatologist’s journey 

By Lauren Saville, MA in Evolutionary Anthropology, owner of Primate Tales.
Did you ever imagine being Jane Goodall, in the forests surrounded by primates? Have you ever wondered how one goes about doing field work in Africa?  Well Lauren got to experience that, doing research in Kenya and Tanzania with vervet monkeys and olive baboons.  Sharing her own experiences, fieldwork wins and fails, what she learned about the monkeys she studied and how she ended up starting her own primate-themed science education business.    It is bound to be as fun as a barrel of monkeys.


Presentation 2: Frankenstein: 200 Years of Terror

By Allison O’Toole

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. From a controversial novel to the highest-grossing Hollywood film of 1931, from Young Frankenstein to I, Frankenstein, we keep returning to this morality tale. Our fascination with this story, much like the Monster himself, refuses to die. What is it about Frankenstein that keeps it so enduringly in the popular imagination? Join us as we examine the genesis of the novel and its legacy, both in pop culture and in science.

Allison O’Toole is a freelance writer, comics editor, and monster aficionado. She has written about literature and spooky stuff for The Toast, Women Write About Comics, Rogues Portal, and other pop culture sites. She’s also the editor of Wayward Sisters, a comics anthology featuring women and non-binary creators telling stories about women and non-binary monsters.


Plus: trivia by NN TO former boss, Virve!

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