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NerDC Outlook: January 2015

Are you ready for January? If not, we compiled a ton of activities to help you get your geek on. Check out our calendar for event times, locations, and other details. You can even add your own events! Tell us what we missed! Conventions & Shows Shoff Comic…

A Festivus for the rest of us!

Get ready to air your grievances! Tomorrow is Festivus, a parodic holiday alternative to participating in the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas and holiday season. Originally a family tradition of a scriptwriter working on the American sitcom “Seinfeld,” the holiday entered popular culture after it…

Day of the Ninja: The holiday you never see coming

Tomorrow is Day of the Ninja, a parodic holiday celebrating the image of ninja in popular culture. Observers typically dress as ninja, stage elaborate ninja poses in front of famous landmarks, engage in ninja-related activities and spread information about ninja online. The annual tradition was…

WMGSO showcases the best in video game music

With a November concert already under its belt, the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra is taking the stage for two more concerts this December! Sat., Dec. 13, 7:00 PM (Herndon, VA) Sat., Dec. 20, 7:00 PM (Rockville, MD) The December concerts will feature the full orchestra performing…

What is this ‘National Dice Day’ of which you speak?

Tomorrow is National Dice Day, a fan observance celebrating the game piece that has become integral in so many games and cultural lore for over 5,000 years. Observers typically celebrate by playing (and inviting others to play) games involving dice. Some interesting facts: The term…