GeekOut Bristol Meet – May 12th: PRATCHETTS PROSE
We’re back once again for another month of fun and games, at our usual haunt. However, this time around we’re going to be on the back of the great A’Tuin, upon which stands four enormous elephants. Yes, we’re celebrating the life and literature of Sir Terry Pratchett. So bring along your sapient pearwood Luggage, don’t forget your Wizzard hat and let’s get our fantasy on. But of course, if you’re not a fan of Terry Pratchett, don’t worry, it’s still the same GeekOut Bristol Meet you know and love! But this months competition requires quite a bit of detective work.
For full details on the next GeekOut Bristol Meet, read on!
The late and great Terry Pratchett is a writer who I personally feel blends both comedy and fantasy beautifully. As such, this meetup is focused on bringing along the Reaper men and women in the same pub together, in hopes we can get some Moving Pictures.
This event is going to be a Light Fantastic, so if you’re looking for an excuse to enjoy some writing, as well as our usual gaming, competitions, cosplay and more, then this is the event for you. Come on by, please remember to read the footnotes*1.
*1 – This is the only footnote you’ll see in this description.
FOODIE PRE-MEET (Bella Italia: 12:00-13:50):
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!
The poll is now closed!
There were 12 votes in total, meaning we’ve booked a table for 12 – However if you let us know before Friday 12th, then we’ll be able to add you in. If you want to come and dine before we get our geek on, then come join us from midday until 13:50!
MAIN EVENT: 14:00-Midnight
Board games? Check!
Geeks in costume? Check!
Terry Pratchett quotes? Check!
We’re going to encourage cosplay related to the works of Terry Pratchett, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come dressed how you want. We’re going to share Pratchett quotes around the tavern, in hopes you can find them all and get them all right.
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
– Snakes and Ladders
– Star Trek Settlers of Catan
– Star Wars Guess Who
– Top Trumps Simpson’s Horror Special
– 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 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 attempt to bring back our GOCade for this event as well; Memory and development of it permitting!
We will have a projector for Quiplash, Drawful 2 and more.
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.
Wanna join us by dressing up as one of your favourite Discworld characters? Whether it’s Rincewind the Wizzard, Twoflower the tourist (I’ll be dressed up as this!) or good ol’ Death itself, please do come along in cosplay. Why not have your fandom interact with the strange and surreal lands of Discworld?!
*CHANGING* If you want to change into a costume when here, please note there’s no changing facilities. There are just standard toilet cubicles – Which are fine to change in, but you might want to consider this.
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: Pratchett’s Prose (Problematic Prose)
As always, we’ll be holding a competition, but for the first ever time, the competition will be based around a little detective work.
Everyone taking part will be given a sheet of clues, which will take them around the pub. The clues will spell out a word. The word will uncover a secret. The secret is what you’re looking for. The first three individuals (or teams) to report that they’ve found the secret, as well as completing every clue and having found the secret word, will be the winners.
Good detective work is highly important here!
1st Prize: Map of Discworld, £25 cash, 3 Steam games from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.
2nd Prize: The Colour of Magic Book by Terry Pratchett, £15 cash, 2 Steam games from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.
3rd Prize: The Colour of Magic DVD Featuring David Jason, £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!
As always though, if you’re interested in coming along, but just want to know what we’re all about, check out our previous months galleries, or leave a comment below, or over on Facebook, Twitter or Reddit. We’ll be sure to answer any questions you have!