We’re hosting our fun, nerdy nights on the first Wednesday of EVERY MONTH
next event is 7 June at 12 Bar (note the new venue).

7 June Speakers

Fewer Orgies, Waaaay More Talking: Common Myths about Polyamory, Debunked
by Janel Atlas

Are polyamorous people naturally less jealous? Isn’t ethical non-monogamy just an excuse to cheat? Or at least a sign of lack of commitment? Polyamory may have gone more mainstream over the past decade, but there are still heaps of myths and misconceptions circulating. Janel will help sort truth from fiction and offer insights that can support your happiness regardless of whether you’re monogamous, polyamorous, poly-curious, or unpartnered. 

Janel Atlas, PhD, is a recovering know-it-all, writer, and relationship nerd. She has identified as polyamorous since 2017 and currently works as a mindfulness facilitator in schools as well as a relationship coach supporting individuals, couples, and polycules to love better, communicate more healthfully, and design their connections instead of unquestioningly going along with the status quo. Janel never feels more on point than when she’s supporting people to live authentically and with kindness.


“I’ll show you mine if you show me yours”
by Rodrigo Martinez-Gazoni

It is responsible for much of your pleasure, including 100% of your orgasms. You almost never think of it until it is triggered, and when it is, you expect it to work on call. But sometimes it fails on you, and depending on who you are with, things can get quite embarrassing. And we all know that sometimes thinking with it can lead you to make very bad decisions too. If you show me yours I promise I will show you mine, and then we can have a play with that hot and sexy thing between your… ;P

Rodrigo was a normal kid growing up, until he got bitten by a weird spider near a local power station. No, unfortunately he didn’t get the slightest sign of even the lamest superpower. Not even an allergic reaction! Realising he was not born a mutant, and with limited access to radioactive material, cosmic radiation, or strange medical experiments that could give him superpowers, he went into science. In time, he got to work in all these fields but sadly he never really got superpowers… …or did he? Falling short of becoming a polymath like his ‘non-super’ heroes, he became a polygeek: a superhero trapped in an extremely lucky physicist, who finds everything interesting.


Finding your way in the world
by Riki Cambridge

An exploration of what makes a great map, and some examples from throughout history.

Surveyor by day, orienteer, and self-confessed map nerd by night. Riki’s fascination with maps has taken him across the globe and transpired into a full-time career.