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GeekOut Shrewsbury August ’19 – Netflix and GeekOut

This may have been our biggest GeekOut Shrewsbury ever. I’ve given up on counting these days because with people flowing in and out it’s all I can do to keep an eye on the games to make sure the library stays intact – you guys make that job easier, but a jam packed August has made entertaining a bit of a stretch, but I think it fair to say everyone had a good time.

This GeekOut Meet was not without bad news… but more on that later.

Pre-Meet – Off The Square

Thanks to the good people at Off The Square opposite Shrewsbury’s new Games Workshop location. We’ve never been to Off the Square before (well I have, we haven’t been as a group). We were well fed and fluided, a nice casual get together before the grand migration and a good turnout for the pre-meet. Increasingly we use the pre-meet as a way to get trades of cards out of the way, a quiet space to peruse folders and make exchanges. This time Murray walked away all the happier for a Gen Con exclusive Star Realms card, a benefit of having friends in geeky places.

Monty’s

Those of you who know me from these events know that I like a nice, natural photo, and that I prefer these galleries full of people who look engrossed and engaged in their games. So to say that I repeatedly yelled “Goddamit Nicole!” you’ll understand the fight I have on my hands with certain individuals who simply refuse to ignore me! Still, we’ve had another great meet, with more faces, new and old.

Now to the sad part of the tale.

The Tragic Cancelling of The Big Geek Pub Quiz

No projector means no quiz. The picture round is entirely dependant on being able to see pictures, and as Monty’s tower is currently unable to use their projector, and as I didn’t know ahead of time, a tragic pun is all but lost to us.

The theme for this month’s event was streaming services, so questions about Netflix, YouTube, and Twitch were high on the order of business… along with this:

… for which I am not sorry. Uploaded at Grace’s request amongst others. Send your answers to us here for the chance to recapture all the stress of secondary school geography.

And the quiz would have ended with a small nod to my plans for Friday and yesterday:


Next month, September 26th: Wizard Club… keep your eyes on Facebook and Meetup for details, and watch the new countdown timer on the homepage.


Streaming For a Niche on Twitch

Twitch.tv; the name evokes the image of men and women sitting in front of their screen playing video games for their audience. Yet since last year, when people decided they would spend a night watching a man compose and play melodies on his piano, or even a weekend reliving the magic that was Bob Ross, the “Creative” tag for streams has been growing in popularity.

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Review – Stranger Things

Netflix just keep proving, not just validity, but dominance in the media market. Is it still appropriate to call it a TV show any more if the best examples are no longer on television?

Further to their expanding catalogue of Marvel properties, part of an already popular collection of original series boxsets like House of Cards, BoJack Horseman and Orange is the New Black, introducing the horror series that follows a group of young boys in 1980’s Indiana as they search for their missing friend, instead discovering a young girl with strange powers, who plunges them into the middle of a supernatural plot. (more…)


Crunchyroll

Last week I wrote an article on the first episode of a fantastic series called Food Wars: Shokugeki No Soma. It was truly wonderful to see an anime that actually took the criticisms of what we call otaku culture, y’know, the perverseness for one, and take it to an extreme that was actually just all around funny. It’s like it knew it’s audience and knew that they came for something a bit saucy, but knew how to have a laugh with them.

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