Nerdlouvia 2019

November 8 - 10th, 2019

What is Nerdlouvia?

Nerdlouvia is a home-grown convention in Louisville focusing on tabletop gaming, anime, cosplay, video games, and nerd culture. This year, we’re taking over Spalding University’s College Street Building located at 812 S 2nd Street in Louisville. We will have plenty of space, two main gaming halls, a cash bar, food trucks, and more. The venue is also connected to a large parking lot, making travel to and from the venue easy and convenient.

A Fundraiser for Our Next-Gen Nerds

Nerd Louisville is a charitable non-profit. Our mission is to make Louisville, Kentucky the most awesome nerd city in the universe. We do that by fostering a sense of community, providing a hub to connect local nerds, and by promoting Louisville as a nerd destination. We also seek to educate, inspire, and empower local youth. In pursuit of our mission, we created the Next-Gen Nerds initiative; an initiative focused around the youth in our community and helping to cultivate the next generation of nerds in and around Louisville.

Nerdlouvia is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and a significant portion of the money we make goes straight into our Next-Gen Nerds fund. You can learn more about Next-Gen Nerds by clicking here!

Things To Do

Nerdlouvia 2019 will offer up a mix of scheduled events and games on demand. We are working with the local community to significantly expand our programming and provide a wider range of experiences. Our guests will have the opportunity to:

  • Play popular role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu, and more.
  • Register for learn-to-play and tournament-style board game events for popular titles such as Splendor, Wingspan, Pipeline, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and more.
  • Utilize our board game library and play in our expanded open gaming area.
  • Attend panels, engage in seminars, and watch nerdy performances.
  • Spend time in the Anime room watching a curated list of today’s best content and perennial favorites.
  • Compete in the Nerdlouvia Cosplay contest.
  • Swap old unplayed games for new ones at our popular Board Game Swap table.
  • Play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and other popular video games.

Nerdlouvia 2019 Hours

6 PM – 1 AM
  • 18+
  • Cash Bar Opens
  • Open Gaming
  • Special Events
8 AM – 1 AM
  • 18+ Only
  • Scheduled Games Begin
  • Anime Room Opens
  • Louisville D&D Multiverse Special
8 AM – 7 PM
  • All Ages (Family Day)
  • Cosplay Contest
  • Raffle Drawing
  • Special Events

What's New in 2019?

How We're Making Nerdlouvia Better

Event Registration

Just like in past years, attendees can pre-register for events, but for 2019, we are excited to be rolling out a brand new registration system. Guests will have the ability to register for events, make changes to their schedule, see which events their friends are attending, and receive communication from event hosts. Additionally, attendees can expect personalized daily itineraries in their e-mail inbox each morning.

Nerdlouvia 2019 Registration

A Mobile App

We are excited to introduce a new mobile experience to Nerdlouvia. Guests will be able to download the mobile app, have access to the entire event schedule, their custom itineraries, and more. Have some free time and want to find events with open spaces that are starting soon? Piece of cake with our new mobile app!

Family Day

Traditionally, Nerdlouvia has been an 18+ event, but this year, we are excited to announce that Sunday, November 10th is Family Day and will be open to guests of all ages. We will have special Family Day activities suitable for all-ages, so keep an eye out here for more information.

An Extra Night of Gaming

Nerdlouvia 2019 introduces an extra night of gaming! The Convention kicks off on Friday, November 8th ta 6 PM with a night of gaming, fun, friends, adult beverages, and more. Our board game library will be present as well, allowing guests to check out a game, find an open table, and learn to play it at their own pace.

Official After-Party

For the first time ever, there is an official Nerdlouvia 2019 After-party. The After-party takes place on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at Gravely Brewing Company, located at 514 Baxter Ave. The event kicks off at 11 PM, and features the always fabulous, dirty, and nerdy, Nerdesque Burlesque, Atlanta’s charming duo, The Kineticats, and femme circus collective, The Bizarre Bazaar.


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