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This weekend and the following week have some truly geeky goodies coming up. Events like these make me proud to be a Seattleite and if anyone ever wants to throw down on what city is the nerdiest of them all, just take a peek at these coming events. Seattle, face it, you’re the geekiest and we love you for it!

Space Elevator ConferenceTwo words. SPACE. ELEVATOR. What about that doesn’t interest you? Here’s a conference at the Museum of Flight completely dedicated to everyone’s favorite type of elevator, the ones that go to SPACE! (and hopefully back down again…)

When: Friday, August 23rd – Sunday, August 25th, all day.

burlxfiles_posterThe Burl-X-Files: The Truth is Down There Burlesque Inspired by the X-Files: This one gets my personal stamp of approval as a HUGE fan of the local burlesque scene (especially the geeky burlesque scene) AND a gigantic X-Files dork. I am SO stoked for this! Trust no one, except me, on this recommendation: GO TO THIS.

When: Friday, August 23rd and Saturday 24th + 29th, 30th and 31st. 8pm.

Official Star Trek Convention: If you’re not at this convention this weekend, you’re going to have to hand over your geek badge — sorry. This is the ultimate die-hard geek gathering and you get some serious nerd street cred for braving the trekkie masses and donning your finest Starfleet uniform and/ or Vulcan ears. Live long…

When: Saturday, August 24th – Sunday August 25th, all day.


Happy Birthday, Makers!: Can you believe this radical, innovative co-working space in downtown Seattle is turning 1?! Well it is, and what better way to celebrate than by having a mixologist mix-off? Sounds like they could use your help tasting the drinks…

When: Thursday, August 29th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Have fun out there, ya nerds.

emily Emily Shahan is GeekWire’s cultural attaché. Reach her at Events for this regular feature are chosen from the GeekWire Calendar. To submit an event to the calendar, go to the calendar page and look for the green button.

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