Up there in the skies! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just the GeekOut Bristol Meet attendees flying over to the Old Market Tavern for a night of fun, games, drinks, discussion and much, much more. But of course, not everyone knows what we get up to during our meetups, so if you’re new to what we do, or if you’re simply curious about what’s going down this month, then join us today for a quick chat about what’s new, what’s not and what’s hot about this upcoming meetup.
Pre-Meetup – Yo! Sushi at 12:00-13:50
Back by popular demand, GeekOut Bristol Meet’s pre-meetup will be taking place in Yo! Sushi. Come join us for some delicious sushi before we go to the Old Market Tavern for another night of fun and games.
Main Event – Old Market Tavern from 14:00-00:00
Hold it right there, you can’t be serious right? This month is a month dedicated to the Superheroes of the world. Therefore, the books/comics of this month are dedicated to those who wear spandex which is really tight, so you can see their glistening abs and overly defined buttocks. It’s dedicated to the heroes and heroines of the world. I’ve got a bunch of comics on the way, so here’s hoping there’ll be a few great ones in there for you to peruse through.
As always, we’ll have our usual selection of board games and a few video games to play. However, we don’t always bring the same games. There’s nearly always something new to try out, so starting this month, our newest game is called 3 Wishes. As well as this, Chris will be bringing along games he has reviewed in the past, as well as games we are all new to! (Thanks to @StuffByBez for pointing out the error here!)
As well as our new game, here’s a look at some of the other games that we have in our games selection:
- Bucket of Doom
- Cards Against Humanity (UK Edition + Expansions 1, 2 and 3)
- Cash n Guns
- Game of Thrones Card Game
- Goat Lords
- Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
- Jungle Speed
- Magic: the Gathering
- Pokemon Monopoly
- Rogues to Riches
- Snakes and Ladders
- Star Trek Settlers of Catan
- Star Wars Guess Who
- Zombie Munchkin
This isn’t even an extensive list! We’ll also have Quiplash going, perhaps some Drawful and heck, we’ll even have Worms on the go! So please do come along, pick up a game and play some games with some awesome local geeks. I’ll also have to get working on the GOCade to bring that back this month!
This month is dedicated to the heroes and heroines of the world, so come along in your favourite Superman morphsuit, or jump into your Batman gear. Bring along tops that represent your favourite superheroes – Or make up a hero of your own design. Whatever you choose, come along and be the most heroic superhero that you can be. We need to defend the peace of the world, after all… By drinking in a pub together!
Ah yeah, as per usual, we’ll be hosting a competition. People have been asking for one like this for a while now, so here’s hoping that we can get plenty of entries (and hopefully plenty of good pictures out of them). We’re asking the members of GeekOut South-West to produce a 6-panel comic strip. We’ve got A4 pages ready to go, we’ve got plenty of them printed out, so if you think you’ve got a creative side and you’d like to take part this month, come along, grab yourself one of these blank comic strips and come up with the best comic you can. You can get a blank comic strip as soon as you join us for the day and you’re free to take part.
Please note, due to the fact it costs quite a bit to print out these comics, there will be limited supplies, so we can only provide one blank comic strip per person.
You can enter solo, or as a team, so get creative this month and draw your best comic. The winner will be decided by the whole event, so people will be able to leave their votes behind. Write your name on the back, people will not be able to pick up the strips, so no one can vote for anyones once they’ve been handed in. We’re keeping an eye to make sure people don’t vote for themselves, too.
1st Prize: How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way – By Stan Lee and John Buscema, £25 cash, 3 Steam games from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.
2nd Prize: Batman TP Vol. 1, £15 cash, 2 Steam games from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.
3rd Prize: Uncanny X-Men: Superior Vol. 1, £10 cash, 1 Steam game from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.
Note: Occasionally, there may be even more on the day!
There’s so much more to do and see at GeekOut Bristol Meet‘s, so why not come along and just say hi? The competitions are free to enter, the food is delicious at the Old Market Tavern in case you miss the pre-meetup and the drinks are reasonable. If you’ve got any ideas for future events, throw them our way too. As always, let us know what you think in the comments below, or over on Facebook, Twitter or Reddit. Will you be here at this months meetup? Will you be in costume? Let us know your plans!