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Shaping The Future of GeekOut Media

GeekOut Media is the name we’ve given the collective of GeekOut South-West, GeekOut West-Midlands and our web ventures. We’ve been wanting to bring everything together properly for some time, but it just hasn’t happened as of yet. A massive project to bring it all together is still underway, but until recently, we hit a stumbling point. Now that issue is in the past, it’s time for us to shape our future – and you can help us make it how you’d want it.

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Conversation Time: What Games Do You Keep Going Back To?

Some of you may have realised that we didn’t post at our usual time, which isn’t like us – Well, the article scheduled for today for some reason didn’t publish. So, in the interests of keeping a conversation going, I thought now is a perfect time to introduce a new series of articles.

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The One Liner Challenge

The One Liner Challenge is a blog challenge set up by The Awkward Book Blogger, which actually is a little bit different. Instead of answering questions about yourselves, as a blogger, you try to make one-liners, either funny or as a summary of at least five books, manga, anime or games. I’m not huge on these blog games, but considering the types of articles we write here at GeekOut South-West, I thought it was a rather good idea. So for once, I’m taking part in a blogger challenge – and this is going to be a lot of fun.

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GeekOut South-West: Our Story So Far

You know, this may seem like a relatively simple article to write about, but it’s made me think back and reflect a lot. We’ve been going since 2013, meaning that in September of this year, we’ll officially have been around for five years; half a decade. In this time, we’ve had to learn a lot about producing content of all forms. We’ve written regular articles, we’ve produced videos, we’ve made little in-jokes, which have become more (see Gordon the GeekOut Goat). However, in our time, we’ve had to learn how to bring about a balance of being content creators, community organisers and being our own tech teams. If you’ve ever wanted to do something similar, here’s a reflective post on what we’ve done over the years.

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Top 10 Serial Killers

GeekOut Top 10s

Always an uneasy subject in any world, fiction or nonfiction alike, a serial killer is a dangerous, strangely motivated individual. They focus usually on a specific niche, but they typically spread their killings around. For those of you who are already feeling scared, don’t worry, this is a spoiler free and safe list. Now uh, be prepared to sleep with one eye open, as we cut through our Top 10 Serial Killers.

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Video Editing as a Profession

Video editing is a profession that seems to not get a lot of credit, as it’s often substituted in thought by running a YouTube channel, or the processes behind directing a film. The profession of video editing is one of those that is often overlooked, even though it creates some of the greatest moments on screen. Whether or not you’re a fan of videographers, you can’t help but enjoy their craft. But what exactly does it take to do video editing as a full time profession? What type of training and equipment is required? Today, we explore this fascinating profession.

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Looking For Feedback: Topics

Every day, the GeekOut Media crew bring you articles relevant to geek fandom, no matter the niche. However, it’s fair to say that we’ve never really outright reached out to our active readers, followers, friends and fans, to ask what you would want. This is something I’d like to address today, hence the article has come up so late in your Facebook, Twitter, WordPress emails or whatever feed you get us from.

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Pokemon Go Event Day: 25th March 2018

You know, this is a weird article for me to write, as I stopped playing Pokemon Go actively around a year ago. I kept it installed for all this time, before I finally uninstalled it a few weeks back. However, when Jake asked me to go on out for a long walk with him, to just walk with him to catch Pokemon, I figured it’d be an interesting day out. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve walked around the centre of Bristol many times before, but I figured there’d be a buzz about the area, especially since the game was so popular upon release. How much of that magic was retained? How much of that sense of community is even still there? As we walked, I found out some shockingly fun truths about the Pokemon Go spirit in 2018.

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Top 10 Festivals

Take to the streets you mad geeks! It’s a time of public celebration, wild revelry and dancing in the streets. Make your obeisance to Dionysus, Bibulous, and Xenagos, rattle your beads and show us your… sick dance moves. Here is our procession of festivals from fiction, parades and holidays that drive people out of their houses to join together and rejoice.

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Geek Decor – Making It Your Own

Whilst I looked around my flat recently, I realised the decor has slowly but surely turned ever so slightly more geeky. I’ve been looking forward to kitting out my own place with various bits of geek decor. In the past decade, I’ve noticed that the appeal for geek decor has seriously improved. Whole companies are coming out just to make prints, figures, chairs and much more. As such, I wanted to make this new flat my own – and I decided that the best way to do it was to put my own mark on the decorations.

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