Looks like SIFF is getting a red hot nerd injection this year:

Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

Follow the link to buy tickets. We did a Slog poll on the trailer of Whedon's Much Ado adaptation, and Slog is apparently very excited about this movie. I'm thinking a whole lot of people are dying to see Whedon and his crew in person on opening night, too, which means this could be the biggest SIFF opening night gala yet. It's definitely going to be the nerdiest.