Photo by Diamond Bridges
By Diamond Bridges
Nerdfest, a gathering of all the “nerdy” clubs, come together to play video and board games on Saturday, March 4 in SAC Ballroom A.
The Gamer’s Guild, a club at Stony Brook University that shows appreciation for all things “nerdy,” held their annual Nerdfest. However, they were not the only club participating. Clubs like the Astronomy Club and Dumbledore’s Army brought their own separate activities for everyone to enjoy.
“In general we’re just a club of people who love video games and board games and all sorts of games,” Bryan Hauser, President of The Gamer’s Guild, said.
He explains that the purpose of the club is to bring together all students who may share a common interest or love for games. The club does not discriminate a person’s interests, as they accept people who love varies types of games from card games, such as Yu-Gi-Oh, to console games, such as Pokemon.
“We basically provide a space for people to come together and appreciate games together,” Blaire Ness, Treasurer of The Gamer’s Guild, said. They want to emphasize the connection they make with different students on campus through the love of games. During Nerdfest, a variety of clubs participated in the event to show support to The Gamer’s Guild.
The Science Fiction Forum held a raffle during the event to give away some old school Sci-fi movies, such as the Matrix. The Astronomy Club showed students how to create a full body length solar system with paper. Meanwhile, Animated Perspectives set up a monitor with Mario Kart for students to enjoy competitive racing.
The club members explain that Nerdfest is time for all general clubs that are considered “nerdy” gather and just celebrate the nerd culture. Each club that participated had a table set up with some activities and information that best represents their club.
“We welcome people from all different majors, genders, races, underclassmen, upperclassmen…we just want everyone to appreciate games of all sorts,” Ness said.
It was a fun filled night for all of the students as they talked, played various games and enjoyed each other’s nerdiness.