First Nerdy Nooga Nights Will be Oct. 20

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Two local organizations are joining this month to bring Chattanooga a new way to celebrate spooky season.  Nerdy Nooga Nights and Infinity Flux Cards, Comics, & Games present A Spooky Celebration of Fandom, a Halloween party focused on horror and mystery board games, comics, and costumes. Guests may celebrate their geeky side while supporting the Humane Educational Society. 

The party will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, and wrap up around midnight. 

Infinity Flux will host the gathering at 3643 Hixson Pike.  A board game library of over 100 games will be available, with several spooky themed games highlighted throughout the evening. 

Human costumes will be judged in person and pet costumes will be judged by photos the evening of the event (owners must be present to win).  Pet costume photos can be sent to

A charity raffle will feature items and event access for multiple fandoms (super heroes, comics, horror, conventions, film, television, etc.), as well as donated items and gift cards from local businesses.  All raffle ticket sales will benefit the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga.  Snack food and pizza will be available for sale, with proceeds also being donated to the charity.

Nerdy Nooga Nights is a new organization that works to build and support community through celebration of gaming and fandom. “We’re just a group of geeks looking for more ways to celebrate the stuff we love," said Scott Hooker, one of the Nerdy Nights founders. "Also, we’d like to use our nerdiness for good, so we’ll regularly be organizing fundraisers for local charities.”

This Spooky Celebration will be the group’s first official event, but its members have been working with Infinity Flux and other area organizations to put on similar gaming events for several years.  

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