New Book Alert!

Since self-promotion isn’t our strong suit, many of you might not know our HUGE news. We wrote a book! Yes, our debut book via the illustrious St. Martin’s Press comes out on February 20, 2024 – it’s lovingly called: How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi: Collected Quirks of Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math from Nerd Nite. It’s a collection of 71 of our favorite STEM-centric presentations from Nerd Nites around the world, such as “The Science of the Hangover,” “What Birds Can Teach Us About the Impending Zombie Apocalypse,” and “Lessons from the Oregon Trail.”

Please order it now at any of the fine stores here:
And if you order it – or if you’ve already ordered it – you can show your receipt to get a free Nerd Nite koozie and sticker here:

Here are some nice things that some nice people have said about it:
“How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi feels like the science book we never knew we wrote! It’s fun, accessible, and packed full of the kinds of factoids and knowledge that we love to share on our own podcast. Message to all the schools everywhere – get this on your shelves immediately!”
-Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant and Josh Clark – Stuff You Should Know podcast

“As I can testify from personal experience, Nerd Nite is one of the greatest achievements of the human species”
-Michael Caruso, CEO and Publisher, The New Republic

“A sheer delight. Will I now have recurring nightmares of spiny maggots gently prying dead skin from my feet? Maybe. But my waking self now knows this is a GOOD thing. Bravo Avir and company! And bravo maggots!”
-Jad Abumrad Founder and Former Co-Host, NPR’s Radiolab

“What a gift to have all of Nerd Nite’s greatest hits collected in one place! How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi is the most fun I’ve had with a popular science book in a long time. There’s a 100% chance that this book will blow your mind and make you laugh, but there’s also the distinct possibility that you’ll learn something life-changing — or at least how to get rid of that hangover.”
-Erin Barker, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Story Collider

Nerd Nite #1 Coming Soon

Nerd Nite Wilmington #1 is a little over a month away! We are super excited to make our supremely nerdy debut at Wilmington Brew Works with three fantastic presentations. With speakers from Wilmington Brew Works, the Brandywine Zoo, and the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, you’ll be in for a night of nerdiness focused on whales, beer, and insects. Stay tuned here for more details about the speakers and presentations as we get closer to the event and get ahead of the curve by ordering your tickets now – space is limited!


Share Your Nerdiness

Greetings fellow nerds!

Nerd Nite Wilmington is set to make its spectacular debut in January 2024 and we already are lining up a stellar slate of presenters. But we want to go beyond our network and invite you, local nerds, to present at a future Nerd Nite at Wilmington Brew Works!

Nerd Nite happens on the 4th Wednesday of every month, kicking off at 6 p.m. At each event, 2-3 presenters will give a 20 minute presentation on something they’re nerdy about. It could be anything; some of the planned talks for 2024 include a whale that washed up on a Delaware beach, a strong case for why a certain Christmas movie may be the greatest film ever made, beer, Pokemon, birding, and more!

If you’re interested, fill out the contact form and share your nerdom with the world. If you want a better idea of what we’re asking of you, come on down to the first Nerd Nite on January 24 to get a taste of our special brand of nerdiness.