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GeekOut Bristol Meet – November 8th: Boldly Going to GeekOut

18+ Event

Space, the final frontier. Whilst we don’t have the means to go there ourselves right now, it’s okay, because the penultimate frontier is GeekOut Bristol Meet. Join us for a night of games and a Trekky-themed competition!


GeekOut Bristol Meet – October 12th: GhoulOut

They came, they saw, they spooked the regulars at the Old Market Tavern. On Saturday, the geeks of Bristol were back for another day and night of shenanigans and fun, combining board games, lots of drink and chats and of course, costumes. You can never celebrate Halloween too early in October, right? … Right? Well, we think so anyway, as we got our geeks together to celebrate the spooky month. The Old Market Tavern came to the rescue, bringing us excellent decorations to the conservatory and plenty of warmth and spirits in the main bar. So how did the event go?


GeekOut Bristol Meet – July 12th: Best of British Geeks

18+ Event

Brits don’t really give themselves enough credit. There are so many fun, quirky and creative geek things that we’ve done, that in this event, we’re going to celebrate being a British geek. Come along, share your thoughts of what being a British geek is all about and join in with our competition!


GeekOut Shrewsbury Meet?

It’s been a long time coming, and fully a year of bold claims that the ever popular GeekOut Bristol Meet would eventually be getting the same in Shrewsbury. So why the hold ups? And what can Shrewsbury expect from a GeekOut Meet anyway? (more…)

GeekOut Bristol Meet – September 9th: HARRY POTTER Gallery

Much like the nifty Nimbus 2,000, another month has whizzed past us again. It’s always a shame when another month of GeekOut ends, however as you all know, we’ll be back with another amazing and fun-filled event next month. Let’s have a look through the pictures and memories of last weeks’ GeekOut Bristol Meet. Warning: This one was rather magical!


Bristol Video Game Social – Sunday 5th

This past Sunday, I finally was able to attend one of the brilliant Bristol Video Game Social events. I went dressed up as everyones* favourite mad skeleton, Oskar. Armed with a scythe and a mini pauldron, I let loose the hounds of war upon video game land and had a blast.

The social event brings all video gamers together in the popular Kongs of King Street, a pub which is like a great combination of arcades, beer, pizza and table tennis. Couple this with the BVGS members bringing along their consoles and you had an instant success for Bristol. It’s no wonder this is quickly turning into one of the biggest meetups in the south-west.

This event was also the birth of Bristol Pride Gaymers, a social group for the LGBT+ community who are heavy gamers. Knowing of a good number of LGBT+ video gamers, many whom often try to beat me at my favourite games (Sorry guys and girls, it’s rare), I can see this new group will become a lovely thriving community to booster the LGBT and video gaming scene.

Pictures taken by Frank Street, whose portfolio can be seen here.

If you were there at this event, make yourself known in the comments below. Alternatively, say hi to us over on Facebook and Twitter. I hope to make it to another BVGS event soon. Now we must look onwards as this Friday, we will be hosting our next GeekOut Bristol Meet! Then on Saturday, we’ll have a bunch of board games to play during Bristol Pride day. If you’re around for either of these events, come say hi and play some fun board games with a bunch of social geeks.

*By everyones, we mean just Timlah’s favourite.

Next GeekOut Meetup & Site Updates

Upcoming meetups

GeekOut South-West meetups are going strong still. We’ve got over 400 members signed up to our Meetup page, did you know? Our next meetup is happening on Saturday 13th June, where we’re going to start off at Sticks & Broth from 3pm before heading over to Old Market Tavern no later than 5pm. If you want to come along, make yourself known to all of the other GeekOut Geeks.


GeekOut Meetup gallery April 2015

Our latest GeekOut meetup was a bit smaller than some of our previous ones, but we’ve been able to trial a new pub! Check out our pictures of the event!


GeekOut Meetup March

Last night, I announced the next GeekOut South-West meetup event happening in the usual spot of the King William Ale House.

As winter slowly disappears, we’ll be able to start venturing out more, able to get to more venues and do more things… But since it’s still cold out, let’s keep warm inside of our regular venue and let’s play games, chat about geek culture and let’s just generally GeekOut together.

GeekOut Sam

I wanted to use this post to also thank each and every one of the GeekOut South-West blog readers out there. Joel and I have been working hard to produce content as regularly as we can, with events all across the UK and with us working with so many communities out there, we’re delighted to have met some awesome people. I’ve met some of you, the blog readers, as well as some incredible people who just prove why geek culture should be celebrated, not shunned.

Come join us for some drinks and chats!

Come join us for some drinks and chats!

For this next meetup, we hope to meet at the King William Ale House on Friday 6th March, which is a bit earlier in the month to usual – but that’s because the following week, I will be off to EGX Rezzed. Expect some articles in the build up to our exciting time at EGX Rezzed!

For this event, I will be going in Cosplay, so… Yikes. Meeting in cosplay is entirely optional, however! Other than this, we’re hoping people will bring whatever their favourite geeky interests are with them. For the video gamers we’re hoping to see some portable consoles. For the card gamers, bring their decks along and board gamers their board games. For the literature fans, bring their works or bring their books – comic guys bring their comics. Tech guys show us the latest in tech that you’re after! Let’s share and explore all different aspects of geek culture!

Rezzed Logo

We’re undergoing a major shift behind the scenes here at GeekOut South-West. We hope that when the evidence of our shift finally kicks in, you’ll all be satisfied with what you see and get. We’re nervous, but we’re also incredibly excited by our secret possibilities. We’ll not divulge this information yet, not because we like being secretive, but because we want to excite you without promising what could potentially be impossible to deliver. Nothing is impossible whilst our amazing readers are around, so thank you for just being there. Our journey is still quite fledgeling… But we hope you’ve enjoyed every step of the way so far.

From such small and ambitious beginnings, where me and my co-worker attended the first GeekOut meetup to such a dismally low number of attendees (… Just us!) to the 260+ members of GeekOut South-West today… Honestly, the mind boggles as to how great you all are. You are the real power for us providing more content; as cliché as that is to say, it’s true.

Thank you

Do you have any suggestions for our future meetups? Do you know of any events we should really make a trip out to? What do you want to see us cover more of? Also what do you think our secret project might be? As always, comment below, on Facebook or on Twitter and until next time, take it easy GeekOut readers.

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?

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Click the logo to be taken to our Meetup page!