The folks at Iam8bit Productions have announced their first ever “leetUP”, a geek-focused variety experience which will take place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on March 1st, 2012. Guests include Chris Hardwick, Kevin Smith, and a lot more. Checkout the full press release below for more info!

Press Release

Los Angeles – Jan. 24, 2012 – leetUP, a new live events series, designed as a celebration to share in the experience of nerd art and culture, will debut at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 1. The event is poised to bring an intimate dialogue, a social and conversational setting, to a festival of nerdly delights through panels and podcasts, music, games and movies, as well as tech and toys. leetUP was created by Kevin Pereira, Charles Hirschhorn and creative collective iam8bit, in association with Goldenvoice and AEG LIVE.

“We wanted to celebrate all that is nerd — our love for the internet, podcasting, tech, music, videogames — and remix them in a way that makes us social again,” said Pereira. “We’ve basically designed an intimate and experimental playground, for the discerning nerd, that will constantly evolve at each stop.”

The event will be hosted by Kevin Pereira (host/producer of G4’s Attack of the Show), with programming that includes on-stage podcast sessions with Kevin Smith (Clerks, SMODcast), Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), Doug Benson (Super High Me), Felicia Day (The Guild), Greg Fitzsimmons (The Howard Stern Show), Jimmy Pardo (NeverNotFunny, Conan), Alex Albrecht (Diggnation, Totally Rad Show), Epic Meal Time and Ask a Ninja, with a special musical performance by VJ extraordinaire, Mike Relm. DJ R-Rated will also provide ambience throughout the evening.

leetUP will also treat attendees to a variety of experiential zones, created exclusively for the event. These one-of-a-kind interactions with futuristic technology, videogames, and other lifestyle products will provide for the carnival playground between performances.

What: leetUP

Where: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA 90015

When: Thursday, March 1 (Doors open at 7pm)

Don’t Forget: Cosplay/Fandom encouraged… and rewarded!

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, the Staples Center box office or the iam8bit store in Los Angeles (2147 W. Sunset Blvd, LA, CA 90026).

For more information, please visit, follow us at @leetup or


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