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GeekOut Bristol Meet: July 14th – Cyber-Punked

No matter the political climate, nor the weather, we melted our way over to the Old Market Tavern at 2pm, for another great evening. Lots of faces, both new and old, which made for an excellent night out! We saw some exceptional costumes, even if people had to change in and out of them due to the heat. Thanks to everyone who turned up and as ever, we got some snaps of the event. From the costumes to the festivities, here is what went down at GeekOut Bristol Meet this past Saturday night.

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Pride: Being A Proud Gay Geek

The past month, people across the world have been celebrating Pride month, a moment for the LGBT community and allies to celebrate all that makes up diversity. We here support people to be free to be who they want to be, so long as they’re not cruel to others. Except Joel, you can be mean to Joel if you want*. I thought I’d use today as a way to close off Pride month by talking a bit about myself… What? I’m proud of being a geek. Oh and I’m also proud of being an openly gay geek.

*P.S: Please don’t be mean to Joel, I was kidding.

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Beginner’s Cosplay Guide #4: Bringing It Together (Planning)

Cosplay is a crazy craft; cosplayers all begin somewhere and the question is where? How does someone start cosplaying comfortably? Who can cosplay? What are the etiquettes behind cosplay and what does a cosplayer need to know? Can someone with an unsteady hand become a cosplayer? Can someone who has never sewn-up a hole create stunning works of art? What do you need to get started? In a series of mini-guides, I hope to quell some of these questions and more.

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Board Games at Tobacco Factory – July 10th

Board Games are still on the rise as of late, where popularity has surged thanks to a hugely changing market. From small games likes Exploding Kittens, through to much larger, more complex games like Catan. In Bristol, a new(ish) shop has been set up, called Rules of Play. Based over in St. Nicholas Market, Rules of Play stock board games and tabletop gifts. However, tomorrow, they’re taking on something much larger. They’re running a gaming session over at The Tobacco Factory – And everyone’s invited!

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Skyrim: Dragonborn – Improving An Already Great Game

Some of my Steam friends would have noticed I was playing Skyrim again recently, where I set out to do as much of the game as I could. I just wanted a change of pace, so it was great picking Skyrim back up. But one thing I had never done in the now-classic RPG is play the DLC, Dragonborn, Hearthfire or Dawnguard. I decided to have a go at the DLC and boy, was I ever in for a treat? How had I not played these before? More importantly, why hadn’t I played Dragonborn before?!

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Beginner’s Cosplay Guide #3: Basic Cosplay Materials

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Cosplay is a crazy craft; cosplayers all begin somewhere and the question is where? How does someone start cosplaying comfortably? Who can cosplay? What are the etiquettes behind cosplay and what does a cosplayer need to know? Can someone with an unsteady hand become a cosplayer? Can someone who has never sewn-up a hole create stunning works of art? What do you need to get started? In a series of mini-guides, I hope to quell some of these questions and more.

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Mobile Game Review: Colorblind

Bringing a unique spin on the platformer genre, Colorblind features a little eye with legs that must run and jump its way through a dangerous world. In a bid to go and save its friend from an evil ominous cloud, our protagonist must find colours to go and traverse the treacherous journey ahead of it. But how does the game stand up on an already bloated market? Let’s have a look and see what eye think of it…

… Wait, what..?

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Beginner’s Cosplay Guide #2: Tools of the Trade

Cosplay is a crazy craft; cosplayers all begin somewhere and the question is where? How does someone start cosplaying comfortably? Who can cosplay? What are the etiquettes behind cosplay and what does a cosplayer need to know? Can someone with an unsteady hand become a cosplayer? Can someone who has never sewn-up a hole create stunning works of art? What do you need to get started? In a series of mini-guides, I hope to quell some of these questions and more.

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Discord’s New Games Hub Update

For those of you who have used Discord at some point in time, you may have heard that an update that came in last week introduced a Games Tab. This hub gives convenient quick links to all of your favourite titles that you’ve got installed. Further to that, it gives you news and an insight as to what all of your friends are up to in the world of video games. Having now used it for a number of days, there are a few things I’ve got to say about it: some positive, some… not so much.

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GeekOut Bristol Meet – July 14th: Cyber-Punked

18+ Event

Let me take you to a future filled with authoritarian governments and damaged lands. Consider this, you’ve always thought you were the last rebel of your kind, but it turns out you weren’t. A bunch of you have donned your most practical gear and set out to meet up as the last remaining bunch of Cyberpunks… Of Bristol!

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FOODIE PRE-MEET TBC (Poll Pending):
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As ever, we love a good nomming session before GeekOut Bristol Meet – We’ll be setting up our Pre-Meetup food poll on Facebook today (Sunday 24th), so watch this space.

Our votes will be between:

  • Coal Bar & Grill
  • Frankie & Benny’s
  • Wagamama’s Cabot Circus

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MAIN EVENT: 14:00-Midnight (Old Market Tavern)
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Hey, turn that stun gun off, we’re here for a civilised meetup with the best of you surviving Cyberpunks! Don’t forget we’ve still got an agenda to keep up with, so come and check us out! There’ll even be prizes later in the night.

PLEASE NOTE:

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! Food is 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.

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BOARD GAMES (& a dash of video games)
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Our board games, beautifully presented!

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
– Chess
– Exploding Kittens
– Fluxx
– Hack Trick
– Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
– Jungle Speed
– Love Letter
– Pokemon Monopoly
– Rogues to Riches
– Scrabble
– Star Trek Settlers of Catan
– Three Wishes
– Unusual Suspects
– Zombie Munchkin
– Zombies!

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 will bring a new game for this meetup as well, so watch this space, we’ll announce what it is on Monday 9th by 10pm!

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COSPLAYERS (Group Cosplay Picture: 9pm)
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Cyberpunks! Get your costumes ready as we’re about to celebrate your amazing costumes with our cosplay competition. Don your best costume and read on for the competition!

*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.

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COMPETITION: Cyberpunk Cosplay (8pm-9pm judging, 9pm results)
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Donning your favourite cyberpunk costume, come join us for this month’s competition. We’ll announce prizes later down the line, however here are the rules for this months competition:

1) If your costume cannot be in some-way cyberpunk, or explained to be as such, then you will be disqualified.
2) You will stand before three judges and we’ll decide who has the best cyberpunk outfit.
3) You will be judged on three criteria:
a) Presentation
b) DIY Element
c) How well does it fit the theme?

The three judges will decide based on these three criteria who to give the prizes to.

1st Place: Cyberpunk Goggles & Mask, £25 Cash, 3 Steam Games, a GeekOut Poster
2nd Place: TBC, £15 Cash, 2 Steam Games, a GeekOut Poster
3rd Place: TBC, £10 Cash, 1 Steam Game, a GeekOut Poster

First place mask!

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EXCLUSIVE: Pride Gordon Poster
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To commemorate Pride month and the fact July 14th is Pride Day in Bristol, we’ll be giving Pride posters for a small donation. The donation will go towards proceedings for Bristol Pride, to help support campaigns of equality. We’ll reveal the design by Monday 2nd!


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!

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GeekOut Bristol Meet – July 14th: Cyber-Punked

Saturday, Jul 14, 2018, 2:00 PM

Old Market Tavern
29-30 Old Market St, Bristol, Avon BS2 0HB Bristol, GB

4 proud geeks Attending

18+ Event Let me take you to a future filled with authoritarian governments and damaged lands. Consider this, you’ve always thought you were the last rebel of your kind, but it turns out you weren’t. A bunch of you have donned your most practical gear and set out to meet up as the last remaining bunch of Cyberpunks… Of Bristol! ——————…

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