This Week at NerdMelt!
By Emily Gordon on November 4, 2011
This week we’ve got sex, unicorns, pancakes and Doug Benson, so let’s dig in!
Today at 7pm, meet a Unicorn!
…more specifically, you can meet Mr. Lemonade ‘Unicorn’ Steiny and the guy who draws him, C.W. Moss. We’re hosting the nationwide launch of two glorious things: Unicorn Being A Jerk, Moss’ new book from HarperCollins, and the premiere of The F*** Was That: A Unicorn Documentary, directed by Andrew Rivera. During this night of bliss, Unicorn, also an ordained minister, will be marrying people who purchase his book and happen to believe in undying love.
Saturday, NerdMelt is staying dark in honor of Comikaze Expo!
Comikaze is a multi-tiered extravaganza created by real comic fans with deep ties to the entertainment world. While Comikaze might have a classic convention vibe, it’s much more than that. The Comikaze Team did not want to make an event for industry people and hardcore fans only. Instead, they designed a more balanced event as an alternative to the standard fan convention, dedicated to the Los Angeles geek community above all else.
Comikaze Expo runs on November 5th and 6th at the L.A. Convention Center- tickets here!
Sunday at 11am is our D&D Pancake Breakfast!
It’s the dawn of a new Dungeons and Dragons at Meltdown Comics, and to celebrate, our new D&D host Satine Phoenix is hosting a D&D Pancake Breakfast. Come on down to eat pancakes, meet your fellow D&D fans, and play!
$10 per person, or free for DnDMelt Members!
Sunday at 5pm is the Nerdist Writer’s Panel!
Spend your Sunday afternoons learning from the best at the Nerdist Writer;s Panel! Join moderator Ben Blacker as he hosts esteemed panelists discussing topics like different types of writing, how they got started, what inspires them, the business side of writing, and more. Panelists will also answer your questions and give some helpful tips and tricks! This series is a must for any hopeful writer in LA, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit 826LA.
Scheduled to appear:
Sarah Goldfinger (CSI; Grimm)
Jose Molina (Terra Nova; Angel; Firefly)
Hart Hanson (creator, The Finder and Bones)
Sunday at 7pm is Matt Mira’s Day Off!
Matt Mira of the Nerdist Podcast needs a Day Off, so we decided to give him Sundays at Nerdist Theater. Come watch Mira and Paul Cibis host this comedy free-for-all. You’ll see brand new comics, comics you know and love trying out new material (Chris Hardwick and Kumail Nanjiani have both dropped in), and the magic that is live comedy.
Monday at 8pm is the return of Sex Nerd Sandra!
Sex Nerd Sandra and comedian Dave Ross discuss how to kick it up a notch! Everyone needs a little inspiration once in a while, and tonight, we’ve got you covered. Topics covered: The Kama Sutra, roleplay, talking dirty, sensation play and more! Perfect for a date night!
“Sex Nerd” Sandra Daugherty is the lead sex educator at Pleasure Chest LA and has been teaching sex and intimacy skill workshops for over two years, helping thousands of people improve their sex lives. Her Nerdist podcast is a wild runaway hit, and you can see her LIVE as she brings her skills to the back of a comic book store! Come and see the woman who brought you “The Crab Hand of Doom” & “The Clittiest Part of the Man-Clit” live and in person as she geeks out on the finer points of orgasming your life and answers your most intimate questions. Panel followed by audience Q&A.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door!
Tuesday at 8pm is The Harold of Galactus!
Greetings, True Believer! THE HAROLD OF GALACTUS is an improvised comic book. Five improvisers get suggestions from the audience and — right there — brainstorm a brand-new superhero. The next 30 minutes is a whirlwind of action and comedy, jumping from “Golden Age” adventures to a darker, modern version and back to the glorious 60′s era, complete with giant, Kirby-sized jaws. The second act is always changing, always hilarious, and always improvised. Previous genres include Dungeons & Dragons, Video Games, and Zombie Movie.
Featuring Mark Meer, the voice of Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect video game series!
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
Wednesday at 8:30pm is The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail!
Finally, on Thursday at 8pm we have The Benson Interruption!