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Nerd Pride Fest 2024

Nerd Pride Fest 23' was so much fun. We're READY for NERD PRIDE FEST 2024!!
Saturday, June 1st 2024 : 10:00am - 4:00pm @ The Nerd Dungeon 
- 505 New Leicester Hwy Asheville NC 28806

Asheville's local artist convention every first Saturday in June in honor of Pride month! This is a fun, free way to celebrate pride month by supporting local artists and nonprofits (Tranzmission & Youth OUTright) who do incredible things for the queer LGBT+ community in western North Carolina. 

Nerd Pride Fest was our first ever event in our current location. So it had to be to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and reopening with food, games, live music, and more.

As a shop owned and operated by queer-identifying folks, The Nerd Dungeon is committed to being a safe and welcoming environment for people of all ages to express themselves any time of year, not just during Pride Month. We will always be a 3rd Place.
It is nice to have an excuse to go all-out and party, though! Pride Cosplay encouraged!

RSVP below to let us know you're coming out!
Check out our vendors and event schedule below! 

Things to do!

Event Time
Event Name
Event Description
Event Image
10:30 AM
Board Game Workshop
Enjoy quick play rounds of board games with our resident owner and board game enthusiast, Jacob!
11:30 AM
Self Care Bingo
Enjoy a self care & coping skills workshop with Youth OUTright!
12:00 PM
Queer Dance Party
Join us for a queer Zumba dance party led by Salvador Chavez!
12:00 PM
Tarot 101
Gaby Rock is excited to teach basic principles of tarot and how you can adapt them to what feels right for you!
12:30 PM
Lurky Skunk - Live Music
Get pumped for Lurky Skunk, a local queer indie band!
1:00 PM
Jodi McLaren - Live Music
Jodi is a local singer-songwriter, excited to help raise funds for the queer community.
2:00 PM
Holler & Crow - Live Music
This local folk band is pumped to play their hearts out and show up for pride. So pumped!
Colorful Pens

Free Activities

Show your true colors with face paint and DIY pride swag. Gaby Rock will be providing an Introduction to Tarot Reading Workshop. As always, board games are free to play during the event.
concertgoers in a crowd with hands raised to form a heart

Proceeds go to Local Nonprofits

We're suggesting a $5 donation to attend this event, and proceeds from this event go to queer local nonprofits dedicated to supporting transgender and gender nonconforming people throughout Western North Carolina. This year your donations will support both Tranzmission and Youth OUTright.
a microphone pictured in front of red curtains

Queer Open Mic Night

This June 2024 we are have Pride-day Fridays! On June 7th, a pride supporting open mic will be one of those events. Sign up with the form below to receive more details closer to the event.
Cinnamon Rolls

Concessions

We're lucky to have Nibbly Onigiri and Budgie's Bakeshop in attendance to provide snacks. You can also order a coffee, boba, tea or other goodie from Elder Dragon Coffee Shop located inside The Nerd Dungeon.
an artist drawing on a lightbox

Local Artists & Vendors

Browse wares from local Asheville artists. It's always a good time to get gifts for yourself or others!
Prospective vendors, please email us here for more info.
pikachu plush

Benefit Raffle

Enter for a chance to win some nerd swag! Tickets are $1 and proceeds go to Tranzmission and Youth OUTright.

Asheville Local Artists!

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Holler & Crow

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Jean the Machine

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Rooted Feelings

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Misty Valley Art

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Crowe Waymaker

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Jodi McLaren

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Melissa Lance

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

The Dicey Dungeon

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Eclectic Emagination

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Sara Bell

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Lurky Skunk

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Kip the Devine

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Midas Touch Illustration

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

The Queer Coop

Nerd Pride Fest Asheville pride local artist vendors

Rude Calligrapher

RSVP and tell your friends!

Let us know you're coming! This is a free event! $5 donation encouraged. All proceeds go to Tranzmission and Youth OUTright!!

Select activities you plan to be a part of!

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