Nerd Fest Pop Culture Trivia Night


MAR 21-23.13

Nerd Fest kicks off with the history of comic books, followed by a two-day workshop with leading comic book artist Scott McCloud, a pop culture movie trivia night, an all night games night and a talk by Canada’s first female austronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar. Get the scoop online!

where marked with a * = regular admission rates apply: $3 post-secondary, youth 14-17 | $6 adults | $5 seniors | free for Annual Pass Holders | includes exhibit access | made possible in part by festival funds raised through Taste of Downtown


Pop Culture Trivia Night *

Fri MAR 22 | 8:00 – 10:00 pm | $3 bar [ID required]

This interactive trivia contest (with prizes!) will feature categories of books, TV shows, music and movies that explore science, math and technology. Create a team or come on your own to challenge your pop culture know-how! Stay after the Trivia event for the All Night Games Night – details below.



The Changing Face of Comics with Scott McCloud *

Thu MAR 21 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm | advance admission is available in person, by phone and online

Leading comic theorist, historian and author Scott McCloud will present a fast paced visual presentation with over 500 slides on the history of comic books.  It’s a far ranging talk about comics, cartooning, visual communication, and art’s relationship to old and new technologies.  Q & A and book signing too. 


Astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar: First Neurologist in Space

Fri MAR 22 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm | 200 TICKETS, include exhibit access: $15 general | $10 students, seniors and annual pass holders | available at the Galt Museum Store and online

The world’s first neurologist in space, Dr. Roberta Bondar is globally recognized for her contributions to space medicine. On the space shuttle Discovery mission STS 42 in 1992, Dr. Bondar conducted scientific experiments in the First International Microgravity Laboratory. Throughout her career, Dr. Bondar has also maintained a deep interest in our own natural environment, here on Earth.



Scott McCloud’s 2-Day Comic Book Workshop – sold out!

Fri MAR 22 + Sat MAR 23 | 9:00 – 4:00 pm



All-night Games Night *

Fri MAR 22 Sat MAR 23 | 10:00 pm – 10:00 am | must be 14+ | $3 bar [ID required]

Stay after the trivia contest stay for a crazy night of D&D, Magic the Gathering, Settlers of Catan, chess, pinball games, PacMan, and more! Supported by Kapow Comics, Cards & Games.

Superheroes Dinner & Dance cancelled

Sat MAR 23

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013