"Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind" is the seventh episode of the second season of Disney Channel's That's So Raven and the twenty-eighth episode overall. It aired on March 26, 2004. It was written by Josh Lynn & Danny Warren and directed by John Tracy.
Raven gets invited to a convention for Devon's favorite show, "Astro Force Five". Raven doesn't want to go, but when she has a vision of Devon nuzzling with another girl, she and Chelsea crash the convention—in disguise, of course. Eddie also crashes the convention, but he intends to meet a female star on the show whom he has a crush on. As it turns out, nuzzling is just the traditional greeting on "Astro Force Five". Meanwhile, Cory has a new money scheme—pretending to read the minds of animals.
- Raven-Symoné as Raven Baxter
- Orlando Brown as Eddie Thomas
- Kyle Massey as Cory Baxter
- Anneliese van der Pol as Chelsea Daniels
- T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh as Tanya Baxter
- Rondell Sheridan as Victor Baxter