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Nerdfest Redux returns to the Galt Museum due to popular demand

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For something slightly different, the Galt Museum features the second annual Nerdfest Redux.
 Chris Roedler will be hosting the event.

“We had people last year asking us whether we were going to do this event again,” explained trivia night host Chris Roedler, who is co-organizing it with Leslie Hall.
Chris Roedler is excited baout Nedfest Redux, March 6-7. Photo by Richard Amery

“We want to get a lot of the first timers, who were here last year to come back. So if that’s what it takes, that’s what we’ll do,” he continued adding some of the highlights from last year were watching people enjoy it including one person bringing a 12 pack of Mountain Dew.

“ So we knew he was going to be there for the night,” he said.

And Roedler’s dad who came to the trivia night on his own, and joined a team which eventually won the whole thing.
 There will be lots of prizes for the trivia night/ game night, March 7.

The events begin March 6 with the Drama Nutz performing “Hysterical History.”
 Day two, March 7,  begins from 7-9 p.m. with trivia night with special hosts including “pop culture aficionado” Leila Armstrong, Kapow Comics’ Wallie Desruisseaux, artist and Norse enthusiast Darcy Logan, University of Lethbridge new media specialist Gord Taylor and comic  expert Eric Dyck to name a few.

It will be followed by an all night game night featuring games like Dungeons and Dragons, Artemis and Magic the Gatherer plus whatever  patrons want to bring. 
“ If the pop culture trivia is  popular, we’ll keep going with that,” said Galt Museum  community programs co-ordinator Leslie Hall.

“ Games really do bring people together,”  Hall enthused.

“ And with the pop culture trivia, I remember watching those ’80s TV shows so it feels like my experiences are a part of history,” Hall said.

“People don’t just sit around and play cards with each other anymore. We want to bring that back,” Roedler said.

There will also be characters from Hatrix Theatre’s April 15-20 production of Spamalot  wandering around answering questions and taunting you French style.

There will also be food and a bar.
 Admission is with Galt Museum admission — $3 for students, $6 for adults under 60. It is a 14 and up event though there will be a bar, so Hall and Roedler expect people to act responsibly. They will have their intern Tony doing a survey of students this week at the University of Lethbridge this week outside the Helen Christou Gallery. She will be handing out passes to those who participate.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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