profile pic 2017Charlotte Armstrong THE BOSS

Charlotte founded Nerd Nite KW in March of 2012 and is your Nerd Nite KW Boss. This means she coordinates the awesome speakers and activities for you to get your nerd on as well as goes on stage to get a good dose of heckling and say the word awesome way too much. After researching nerd social events in Toronto, Charlotte decided Kitchener Waterloo was the perfect place to house the second Canadian Nerd Nite chapter and luckily the big bosses of internationally renown Nerd Nite agreed.

Outside of her work with Nerd Nite, she is the Outreach Coordinator of the Laurier Centre for Women in Science , the Regional Coordinator for the Planetary Society, a community member of University of Waterloo’s Games Institute. When Charlotte isn’t planning something awesome for KW and helping people celebrate space science, she is watching documentaries and science fiction movies, talking about superheroes, dusting her action figures and collectibles, and playing video and board games…badly. You can follow Charlotte directly on twitter and instagram @scicharlotte.

Nerd Nite KW co-host and trivia Overlord


Eric became part of Nerd Nite KW in September 2012 and already has his metaphorical fingers in many community pies after relocating here from Toronto. Eric is the co-host as well as the Trivia overlord and meme wrangler for Nerd Nite KW. Eric is our Rock Band Night KW big boss as well as tech. support for all of our events.

By trade a technical editor working in academia, Eric is an enthusiast of all things awesome and you will often see him supporting his fellow Nerd Nite audience members and their amazing projects.

When not conspiring to unleash fun on the population of the region, Eric can usually be found at the nearest geeky event or convention, usually in costume. He considers himself a cosplayer, gamer, Dungeon Master, and beard enthusiast, not necessarily in that order. You can follow him on twitter @moon_unit_eric


Ryan juggling


When Ryan isn’t charming the Nerd Nite KW audience with his mad awesome hosting skills, he can be found destroying things for science. Ryan is also a sculptor, armor smith, art teacher, writer, juggler and nerd. His nerd superpowers include mathamancy and illusions. To him, global domination seems like rather a lot of work and he’d much rather spend the time building things and eating cake. Ryan is also a contributing blogger on the website, a master of Rock Band, and a cosplay celebrity. You can follow him on twitter: @StudentofWhim






Becky profile picBecky Verdun THE GATE-KEEPER

Originally drawn to Nerd Nite because of her love of learning new things and delight in hearing about people’s nerd passions, Becky hung around the organizers long enough to be given the job of Official Gate-Keeper. Becky compulsively reads everything she sees, from fine literature to the backs of cereal boxes, and has been known to get sucked into reading excessively lengthy comment sections on the Internet, although she should really know better by now.