GeekOut Bristol Meet – September 8th: Harry Potter’s GeekOut Return
Muggles and wizards are welcome as we proudly present a Harry Potter inspired evening. Also, do come and try out the Butterbeer that’ll be at the bar. Mmm, delicious! But what more information can we give you than what we already know? Read on for some exclusive information about the event.
Also, check out our newest idea: Talk Geek To Me – A chance for people to show off what they’re geeky about. We’ve got our first hosts and first topic, so do check it out!
FOODIE PRE-MEET Venue TBC (12:00-13:45):
As ever, we love a good nomming session before GeekOut Bristol Meet – The food poll is now live, so if you’re going to join us at this meetup and want to come to the pre-meet, then let us know by voting over on our Facebook page.
Our food venues are as follows:
- TGI Friday’s – Cabot Circus (Allergen)
- Nando’s – Cabot Circus (Allergen)
- Yo! Sushi – Cabot Circus (Allergen)
If you are joining us and want to vote for one of the above, you may want to check out the allergen menus for each venue. Please check them out by clicking on the (Allergen) links next to each choice above.
MAIN EVENT: 14:00-Midnight (Old Market Tavern)
Harry Potter – The boy who lived – Helped inspire a nation of kids around the world. Come join us in our own version of the Hog’s Head Inn, the Old Market Tavern and be prepared to be Stupefy’d at our magical event!
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
– Bucket of Doom
– Cards Against Humanity (UK Edition + Expansions 1, 2 and 3)
– Cash n Guns
– Exploding Kittens
– Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit*
– Jungle Speed
– Love Letter
– Pokemon Monopoly
– Rogues to Riches
– Star Trek Settlers of Catan
– Three Wishes
– Unusual Suspects
– Zombie Munchkin
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.
We’ll have a new game for this event which will be the base game of Star Realms! Do check it out!
Talk Geek To Me: INTRODUCTION TO YUGIOH! with Ben and Alex (6pm-7pm)
We’re a geek community – So starting this month, we’re going to let our audience give a talk or demonstration on their interests.
This month, we have Ben and Alex, who will be giving an introduction to the TCG YuGiOh! From 6pm-7pm (perhaps longer if needed), they’ll have a table you can join them on to learn about something they’re passionate about.
Want a slot to talk about your interests? Let me know and we’ll get you involved!
COSPLAYERS (Group Cosplay Picture: 9pm)
Wanna rep your house? Going to cosplay a character? Great! Show off your stuff and we’ll have a group photo in the garden just after the competition (some time around 9pm).
*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.
COMPETITION: Magical Menagerie (8pm-9pm judging, 9pm results)
For this month’s competition, you will be designing three things for our judges:
A Spell/Curse – You must write the name of your spell and give a small diagram of what it does.
A Wand – Design for us a wand grand enough to be an Elder Wand!
A House – Design a Hogwart’s House – The fifth, ‘forgotten’ house! Ooo! Write a 2 sentence description about your house, too.
There’ll be three judges as ever and it’s free to enter!
1st: £25 Cash, a GeekOut Poster
2nd: £15 Cash, a GeekOut Poster
3rd: £10 Cash, a GeekOut Poster
The physical prizes to choose from are as follows:
A Harry Potter Pensieve Memory Set – Make notes in style with this luxurious note set, featuring a pen designed after Dumbledore’s Wand, a notebook and two memory vials.
A Collectable Quidditch Set – Two Bludgers, One Quaffle (all removable) and a golden snitch built into the design (this is non-removable).
A Steel-Core Wizard Wand with LEDs – A nicely designed wand with LEDs.
1st place gets the first choice of prizes, followed by 2nd place getting to choose one of the two remaining and 3rd place getting the final prize.
As part of our commitment to being a great night out, we do not discriminate based upon age, 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!
So what are you waiting for? RSVP Today!
Or check sign up to the event over on Facebook! This is one you don’t want to miss.