The superheroes and supervillains of Bristol came together in a mighty menagerie, proving case in point that they were the best ensemble of all. They came in, they grabbed plenty of drinks and then they entered themselves in a competition of superheroics, where now we know whose image will leave a lasting impression. But how did the event itself go, what do we have planned for next month and where oh where did we go to eat before the meet? As ever, today we’re checking out this past weekend’s GeekOut Bristol Meet!
Starting off, there were 6 of us who headed for food at the always delicious Yo! Sushi. We always have a good meal at Yo! Sushi in Cabot Circus and the staff are always friendly, so there’s a good start to the day. We would need to eat well, as we were going to be in for ten hours of superhero shenanigans afterwards. If you’ve never tried sushi before and really want to, but don’t know where to start, you can start simple and order something simple like a bowl of Teriyaki Chicken and see what takes your fancy. It’s not terribly bad for you, but be careful with how many dishes you grab!
We headed over to the Old Market Tavern at 2pm when I found out that somehow Meetup.com had changed our start time. That wasn’t particularly good news, but mostly everyone still arrived at the usual times. If anyone was confused by the time change, I can only apologise and I’ll make sure that doesn’t happen again. Anyway, that didn’t really leave much of a dampener on the night, so I’m glad we got through that! By the end of the night, I had counted 42 people at the event, playing games with us and many of them took part in the competition – I think we had 10 entries, so roughly a quarter of the people at the event.
Speaking of the competition, that was a roaring success. We had some legitimately excellent entries, as well as two that really thought outside the box. One came up with a whole comic-styled front cover, as well as a detailed profile. We couldn’t include the front cover, but it was an excellent piece of art, involving the adorable Mallow Kitten. The first place prize went to Emily, who had come up with an embroidered logo for her clothier-themed villain who likes to inconvenience their enemies using their clothes – You know, tying their shoe laces together, giving them bad fashion, the most dastardly of crimes. Our third place went to Greg with Dr. Coiler, a snake-inspired villain, whose logo was a snake wrapped around a globe. We also had a fourth place prize, which went to Ben, for his amusingly overly complicated name – and the logo that made me kept spinning it around to read. Nothing more dastardly than having to read an awkward logo!
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As ever, thanks to everyone who joined us. We’ll be back again next month, where we’ll be running a Pokemon themed event. We’ll have the event posted on Facebook and Meetup very soon, as well as an article about the event next week. As ever, thanks to everyone who came to our meetup. We love meeting new people and there were plenty of new and old faces returning. A great night out for a great city filled with great geeks. If you were there and want to shout out about it, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, or over on Facebook and Twitter.