September 3rd – September 9th

The Valley Nerd Watch! Congratulations to Valley Creator Joshua A.C. Newman on a successful Kickstarter for The Bloody-Handed Name of Bronze! It sounds excellent and you should definitely check out the preview! Joshua A.C. Newman’s The Bloody-Handed Name of Bronze is a tabletop roleplaying game of those who speak the secret Language of Names that spoke the world into […]

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November 27th – December 3rd

The Valley Nerd Watch! We finished Vacationland by John Hodgman, a former resident of Massachusetts who once met Black Francis. It was a collection of good essays, with more cairn-building stories than we had expected but fewer cairn-building stories than we had hoped. It’s always interesting reading how other people deal with death, because we […]

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November 13th – November 19th

The Valley Nerd Watch! We got to see John Hodgman and Monte Belmonte at the Shea Theater this past Friday! It was very nice. There was a lot of very good audience interaction and Monte was a fun interviewer. It’s weird seeing a famous person make in-jokes about very local things. We’re sad that John […]

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September 4th – September 10th

The Valley Nerd Watch! Happy Labor Day! It’s a good day off to spend thinking about how you can organize to help out your fellow laborers. Maybe check out the Pioneer Valley Workers Center? Or like consider actually attending some union or other workplace community-building event this week instead of blowing it off as we’ve […]

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August 28th – September 3rd

The Valley Nerd Watch! This week is starting out pretty good we think! We recommend checking out the Queers in Comics & Games discussion at Modern Myths tomorrow. It’s a great place to meet new people and have a chat, and it’s a way to support a wonderful local shop! And you get a great […]

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August 14th – August 20th

The Valley Nerd Watch! This pleasant weekend we got to see our mom and celebrate the 100th birthday of our grandma, which was nice. There were small children there and when you made faces at them they either looked confused or they made the same face back which is pretty much all we ask for […]

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May 29th – June 4th

The Valley Nerd Watch! Have a good Memorial Day tomorrow, readers! Get excited for the June 12th Nerd Nite at the World War 2 Club in Northampton! It’s going to be about the vagaries of our economic system, which is a topic both tragic and comic! Kind of comediotragious, which is a word to describe […]

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November 14th – November 20th

The Valley Nerd Watch! In times when we feel defeated and saddened by the state of the world, we often turn to the words of comfort our father used to give us: “Life is an unending series of tragedies.” In good times, it’s a joke about how little his nerdy little kiddo had to gripe […]

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Halloween to November 6th

The Valley Nerd Watch! Happy Halloween! We had a great Halloween party this weekend where we were the prettiest princess and also we’re playing horror games all weekend and also watching horror films, which is why Halloween should always be a Monday. Also in not Halloween news we finally got to try out a Vive […]

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