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Archive for September 14, 2014

Big Geek Bristol Meet 12/09/2014

Welcome back once again everyone to another quick update on how the social events of GeekOut South-West have been going.

Our meetup page has 100 members now. There are a few others who frequently come along but aren’t signed up on the meetup website, but officially we do have over 100 social group members! A big thanks to each and every single one of you: You all make this worthwhile.

So how did our last one go? I didn’t get many pictures, actually – but we had events and a £20 cash prize competition! Ooh.

One of our newest members who also happened to have a really nice camera. Still, he didn't expect this..!

One of our newest members who also happened to have a really nice camera. Still, he didn’t expect this..!

We started the night in the usual way: Get some tables together. Get the drinks in. Get re-introduced and get introduced to new members.

We sat around and just spoke for a fair bit of time. A good sign that the night would be filled with conversation! This carried on for an hour when suddenly one of our newer members brought out his game of One Night Ultimate Werewolf. If you’ve not seen this game before, check out this video from YouTubers Board Game Replay which discusses and then shows a game of One Night Ultimate Werewolf!

Once the game was over (for the record, I wasn’t a Werewolf), we decided to do the competition. We had some emotional “sales pitches” of their books and possibly the most plausible sale of the children’s book Mr. Grumble. Alas, the prize was given out to the most passionate pitcher, even though we were all in stitches at the reading of Mr Grumble. Someone also announced they had 50 Shades of Grey but thankfully they didn’t.

We then moved on to Cards Against Humanity. But just as we were about to: We got kicked out of the pub! It was late, we weren’t kicked out for being bad, it was just late at 11pm. So we decided to move the group over to The Crown which was very loud, but we managed to shout out Cards Against Humanity stuff, much to the bemusement of the security staff. I think the guy didn’t know whether to laugh with us, at us, or be disgusted. Either way though, he kept laughing!

Then we moved over to The Mothers Ruin, where we finished our nights. Oh man, did we finish it on a high or what!? I gave out shots of absinthe to everyone to end the night. Except for a few of the members who decided to stay out even later than 3am, but that was their choice.

Thank you to everyone who showed up. The night was memorable for many reasons and I hope to see you all again soon.

The next GeekOut Social Event is on October 10th @ 7pm, upstairs at the King William Ale House. More information to follow.

However, if you want to see what our next event is going to be like then why not check out our Meetup page?

Click the logo to be taken to our Meetup page!

Click the logo to be taken to our Meetup page!

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