Stories are wonderful, especially when they’re you’re own! If you’ve ever wanted to write your own short story and have people read what you’ve written, you’re sort of in with a chance. Sort of. Oh and we’ll see how many people we can get to bring their writers hat for this event, too. This is just a good excuse to wear hats and read fun creative works from all of you, in all honesty.
FOODIE PRE-MEET TBC (TBC):
Wanna grab some grub with us before the event? Great! We’ll be up for a feast before the event, so choose one of our three below and vote over on our Facebook food poll.
- Gourmet Burger Kitchen
- TGI Friday’s
Gourmet Burger Kitchen: “We use lots of different ingredients in our kitchens so cannot guarantee that our food is completely free of any allergens. If you require any allergy information, please ask one of our teams before you order. We change our recipes from time to time, so please check regularly.”
MAIN EVENT: 14:00-Midnight (Old Market Tavern)
A good setting for any tale is that of an inn, or a pub, or a bar… Basically, it sounds to me like a lot of writers just wanted to get drunk. Nevermind that, it’s time for us to head back to our friendly tavern to write our stories.
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 cheap and it’s delicious – usually available from 6pm.
Final note: If you are asked for ID by the bar staff, we will not vouch for your age – You must provide ID.
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:
– Bears vs Babies
– Binding of Isaac: Four Souls
– Bucket of Doom
– Cards Against Humanity
– Cash n Guns
– Exploding Kittens
– Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
– Jungle Speed
– Love Letter
– Pokemon Monopoly
– Rogues to Riches
– Three Wishes
– Unusual Suspects
AND MANY MORE!
We won’t be bringing every game listed above with us: If there’s a specific game you want to see, please let me know in the comments below.
A new game will be brought along if possible. Once we know what it is, we’ll announce it in the comments.
COSPLAYERS (Group Picture of Writers Hats at 9pm)
This event has no major theme for cosplay, but if writing has inspired you to wear a costume, then have at it! We always love to catch people in their amazing crafts!
Whilst this isn’t cosplay, why not bring a writers hat? The more writers hats we get, the better. We’ll take a picture of everyone in writers hats!
*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.
Hey, so, I said there was something odd about this story you have to write, right?
We want a beginning, a middle and an end. We want 3 characters, no more, no less. We want the story to be set in the Old Market Tavern at a GeekOut Bristol Meet. We want no more than 500 words. You can write your story before coming to GeekOut Bristol Meet, you may not plagiarise except from your own ~unpublished~ stories, if you have any!
You may reference real people, but if you do, please do not put anything derogatory or harmful – Or, if you want them involved in your work and have “plans” for them, get their permission.
Any genre’s fine, but those are the requirements. Tell us your GeekOut story!
1st Place: £25, a GeekOut poster and first dibs on a physical prize.
2nd Place: £15, a GeekOut poster and second dibs on a physical prize.
3rd Place: £10, a GeekOut poster and whatever’s left of the physical prizes.
Prizes to be confirmed
As part of our commitment to being a great night out, we do not discriminate based upon age (although our min age requirement is venue policy), disability, 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!
Or join us on our Facebook Event page.