Nerdy Things To Do In Edmonton This Weekend (March 17-19)

***An earlier version of this stated the Mass Effect launch party was on Sunday. It is in fact on Monday***

It’s a weekend book-ended by Mass Effect. Bioware, Edmonton’s biggest Game Studio is releasing one of the world’s biggest games next week and they’re hosting a couple of events locally to help mark the occasion. I’ll be at the IMAX tonight for their Q&A/Gameplay event (supporting Extra Life) and might even try to make it out their launch party at The Rec Room on Monday…

As for your other options this weekend…

Gamers have a lot to choose from. Video Gamers can check out the Killer Instinct Tournament at the Microsoft Store in West Edmonton Mall. Board Gamers have a chance to play Scythe tonight at Mission: Fun & Games (or celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Gamer’s Lodge. Tomorrow they can check out Terraforming Mars at Board N’ Brew for their opening weekend. Miniatures Gamers have Great White North Gaming’s March Brawler (Warhammer & Blood Bowl) and a Terrain-Building Day at All Star’s new location. Finally, Role-Playing Gamers have the return of YEG: DND tomorrow night!

Beyond that, there’s a fundraiser being held at Overklocked in support of GEARs (with prizes for donors), a pajama party at The Telus World Of Science & more nerdy improv from Rapid Fire Theatre’s TEDxRFT!

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Friday, March 17
Mass Effect Andromeda On The IMAX for Extra Life Presented by Bioware
Books 2 Buy Sale (Whitemud Crossing Branch) Mar. 17-19
Scythe – Practice Night @ Mission: Fun & Games
Late Night Game Night @The Gamers’ Lodge
It’s Always Sunny In Denizen Hall: St. Paddy’s!

Saturday, March 18
Videogamageddon 2017 (24 Hour Gaming Marathon for GEARS)
D is for Dinosaur Launch @ Variant Edition
IMAX Pajama Party @ Telus World Of Science
GWNG March Brawler (Miniatures Wargaming)
Killer Instinct Tournament at Microsoft Store WEM
All Star Terrain Building Day
GOBlet’s Play Terraforming Mars! @ Board N Brew Café
YEG DND Returns

Monday, March 20
Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Night @ The Rec Room