Does a lifetime of obsessing over the esoteric count as nerdery? If so mine includes, but is in no way limited to: astronomy, sci-fi, international development, and reading. Yes. Just reading. Seriously, I read *all of the things*. I used to do my reading under the stairs during lunch or locked in a bathroom stall. These days I do it on a couch with a cat and a glass of Bulleit Rye. This is the lifecycle of a nerd. On a more professional note, I recently moved to Colorado from NYC to Produce and Host a local lecture series called Nerd Nite Denver. We’ve been featured several times in the Westword for our “academic yet decidedly boozy atmosphere.” Booze and learning: it’s the perfect storm of nerdery in a perfectly nerdy town.