NerdFest2.0 offers a Valentine’s Day alternative for SBU students

Stony Brook University students gathered in the Student Activity Center’s Ballroom B on the eve of  Valentine’s day to  celebrate videogames and comic books.

For the second year in a row, students had the chance to attend NerdFest2.0, an event that offers an  alternative to the traditional plans that the holiday entails.

The event was hosted by the Gamers Guild club, and it  brought different clubs together from the so-called “nerd” community on campus.

Clubs such as Animated Perspectives, Humans versus Zombies, Dumbledore’s Army and of course Gamers Guild itself, set up tables showcasing different activities, food and performances.

As of 7 p.m., about 80 students were participating in this year’s NerdFest, with costumes, gadgets, activities and  a special performance from the a cappella group The High C’s.

Attendants even had the chance to build their own “magic wands.”

Alice Quiroz, president of Gamers Guild, organized the event, which is an original creation by former club’s president and SBU alumna Danielle Lewandowski.

Overall, the event received positive feedback from attendants, including Apurva Kumar who was attracted into the room by the music to be pleasantly surprised by “videogames!”

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