Do you love Anime, board games, comics, the fantasy and science fiction genres, gaming, graphic novels, LARP, Manga, MMOs, movies & TV shows, RPGs, Steampunk, Tabletop … ? Graz has a vibrant nerd community with various “Stammtische” (regular meetups at pubs or restaurants), social clubs and more. Although the language spoken at these is generally German, nerds from all over the world are very welcome 🙂 and you will always find people to chat with in English!
trekdinner Graz This “Stammtisch” is a good place to start if you are new in Graz and want to meet likeminded people, or if you have already been here for a while and want to make new friends. It’s a meetup for nerds & geeks with a wide range of interests, held once a month at Restaurant Brandhof (Gleisdorfergasse 10).
The Amazing Nerdquiz This truly amazing and fun quiz takes place every last Wednesday of the month at Club Wakuum (Grießgasse 25).
Game Development Graz A social club aimed at connecting local game developers via regular meetups, game jams, lectures and the annual ‘Game Dev Days’ conference.
Die grinsenden Greife The “Grinning Griffins” are all about pen & paper roleplaying games, tabletop and just hanging out and having fun. You can find them at Maygasse 13, it is recommended to call Klaus (0664-3223132) or Florian (0677-62105810) beforehand.
Grazer LARP-Stammtisch The Live Action Role Playing community of Graz meets up every first Wednesday of the month at Taverne zum Güldenen Bären (Kaiser Franz-Josef Kai 42).
KONSOLE Schauspielhaus Graz The duo F. Wiesel explores digital forms of narration and theatre within the KONSOLE setting at Schauspielhaus Graz – including open experiments, Let’s Plays, tabletop gaming evenings and the festival DIGITHALIA.
Ludovico Ludovico is THE place to go for board games and gaming culture in general. At Karmeliterplatz 2 you can play for free in the ‘Ludothek’ (games library), rent games, attend lectures and take part in workshops.
Masters of Tabletop A social club for Tabletop systems of all kinds, located at Karlauerstraße 44a. They have a general meetup every first Saturday of the month, plus additional ones for more specialised topics every week on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Perry Rhodan Stammtisch Graz (PRSG) The Perry Rhodan fan meetup takes place every second Friday of the month at Wienerwirt (Mariatroster Straße 87). It mainly is about the eponymous sci fi book series, but also about the science fiction and fantasy genres in general.
realraum At Brockmanngasse 15 you can find the realraum community – a hacker space around the topics of software, hardware, computers, electronics, molecular biology and chemistry.
RoboDonkey A group of gamers with their own YouTube channel and regular live gaming evenings at Club Wakuum (Grießgasse 25).