J.R.R Tolkien was a wordsmith whose worlds have captured our imaginations for years; a writer whose works got three massive movies, before three more slightly-big-but-not-quite-the-same-as-the-first-three movies. An expert who creates a fantasy world unlike any other.
So whether you’re coming along as you want to just play some games, or if you feel like having a social meet after your Elevenses, it’s time for another exciting GeekOut Bristol Meet!
FOODIE PRE-MEET (TBC – 12:00 – 13:45):
That’s right, we at GeekOut South-West believe in having a good nomming session before we start the night off of fun, games, drinks and great company!
**NOTE** Please only vote if you intend to come to the pre-meetup at 12pm. The main event is at Old Market Tavern from 2pm. If you vote and do not turn up to the pre-meet, your vote will not be counted. This is because we have to book space at these food venues beforehand. Thank you.
As ever: Where should we go to eat before GeekOut?! Please pick from one of the three below and feel free to leave a comment regarding where you’d like to go for the pre-meetup. Please note – if you vote for something on this article, please tell us your name/intention to come to the event, so we can confirm you will be attending this event.
Yo! Sushi – http://yosushi.mysaffronportal.com/Menus/Details/00006
Pizza Express – https://www.pizzaexpress.com/…/pex_allergens-our-foodv2.ash…
Zizzi – https://www.zizzi.co.uk/…/st…/1/pdf/Spring17AllergenMenu.pdf
MAIN EVENT: 14:00-Midnight
The Hobbitses are coming, Smeagol! We’ll be partying hard like we’re the free race of little creatures, but we’ll also be ready with board games, video games, comics, books and more.
As always, we encourage cosplay! We will encourage you to bring your own games as well, but as ever, we have a large catalogue of games which will come along with us and as always, there’ll be a brand new game this month as well.
Food & drink can NOT be brought in with you to the Old Market Tavern. If you are caught with food and drink on the premises, you will be asked to leave until you’ve disposed of your food or drink.
There will be a food menu at Old Market Tavern in the evening! The food is very cheap and it’s absolutely delicious! Trust me, I’ve eaten there enough times… But regulars of the event are also fans of the food there! The food is home made as well, so it’s simply scrummy! Food is usually available from 5pm.
BOARD GAMES (& a dash of video games)
As always, we’ll have a large selection of board games available, so please do check out what we have:
– Bucket of Doom
– Cards Against Humanity (UK Edition + Expansions 1, 2 and 3)
– Cash n Guns
– Code of Nine
– Goat Lords
– Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
– Jungle Speed
– Magic: the Gathering
– Pokemon Monopoly
– Rogues to Riches
– Star Trek Settlers of Catan
– Star Wars Guess Who
– Three Wishes
– Zombie Munchkin
AND MANY MORE!
We won’t be bringing every game from here on in: If there’s a specific game you want to see, please let me know in the comments below, before I finish making a real system for this game request feature.
Also, bring along your devices – Quiplash, Quiplash 2 and Drawful 2 are played throughout the day. These are games where you connect with your smartphones or tablets (Or anything that can connect to a browser really). We also sometimes play other games, such as Worms and people with 3DSes can pick up StreetPasses and of course play games with other 3DS players.
We will try to get a new board game for this meetup as well.
BOOK & COMIC SWAP
One of our most unique features is our Book & Comic Swap, a collection of books and comics are strewn across our table in the conservatory available for people to take a book, or to leave a book for others. These are books that have been donated, or are from my old repository. Pick up or borrow a book and get reading!
PLEASE NOTE: Books you saw last month might not be present this month, unless you have a specific request for books. A new request system will be put in place, in case you want a book to be present to take home or just to browse whilst at the GeekOut Bristol Meetup.
Are you a fan of Galadriel, or perhaps you’re more of a Strider person? Share your love for Frodo (or Mr. Sam!) and let us see you in your good (or bad!) Tolkien forms.
*CHANGING FACILITIES* If you want to change into a costume when here, please note there are no changing facilities. There are just standard toilet cubicles – Which are fine to change in, but you might want to consider this first.
We’re one of the geekiest events in the South-West. We get people together to play board games and video games, share a pint and discuss what they enjoy in geekdom. Books, comics, music – Anything that you’re passionate about, you’ll be sure to meet fellow geeks who are into the same thing as you!
We do not discriminate – But if you ever find you have a problem with anything at the event, just let the host (Timlah) know and he’ll sort it out!
COMPETITION: Character Creation in Descriptive Writing (Starts 14:00, closes 20:00)
Everyone loves a good competition and this month will be no different.
Since Tolkien was such a master wordsmith, we’re going to do the only thing we can to honour the man and his writing. We’re going to get you to design your very own Tolkien inspired character, describing your character in as much painstaking, but important detail as possible. However, we’re not going to give you a long description to write. Instead, you must condense your character to a maximum of 500 words!
When you ask for it, you’ll be given a sheet of paper, which’ll allow you to draw a picture (Entirely optional), as well as write the name, age, race and biography of the character. At 20:00, we’ll collect up all the papers and I’ll have a read through them all, with a small panel of judges. We’ll decide whose the ultimate wordsmith and they’ll be the winner of this months competition.
We’ve yet to set the physical prizes, but those will be on their way. In the mean time, here’s what we have so far:
1st Prize: TBC, £25 cash, 3 Steam games from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.
2nd Prize: TBC, £15 cash, 2 Steam games from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.
3rd Prize: TBC, £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 is so much to do and see at this months GeekOut Bristol Meet, so please do come along, bring a friend or a member of your family and come for a geeky night out.
As part of our commitment to being a great night out, we do not discriminate based upon age, gender, race, religion or sexuality. If at any point you feel you need to speak to someone about another’s actions, please grab the host (Timlah) and we’ll sort it out!