Gamers rejoice, as we’re coming back with another video-game filled event. It’s been a while since we had a gaming session, but now it’s time to put on your gamers gauntlet, as we celebrate video games in all of its glory.
Stories are wonderful, especially when they’re you’re own! If you’ve ever wanted to write your own short story and have people read what you’ve written, you’re sort of in with a chance. Sort of. Oh and we’ll see how many people we can get to bring their writers hat for this event, too. This is just a good excuse to wear hats and read fun creative works from all of you, in all honesty.
Ahh, Shrewsbury is a-growing.
We have a thriving nerd community around town, GeekOut Shrewsbury is only one addition to a variety of events, groups, societies and organisations with a geeky slant. Shrewsbury, let me tell you, we are the envy of many towns and cities around the country where the gamers, film buffs, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror fans are simply not as well catered to.
Today I celebrate a couple of new groups to town, the shop Labrinth, and a new public gaming group hosted in the Cave: (more…)
September 27, 2017 | Categories: Events, Gaming posts | Tags: D&D, Dungeons & Dragons, events, Fantasy, Grope Lane, Harry Potter, Labyrinth, Plantkind, Shops, shrewsbury, Social group, The Cave | Leave a comment
We really do love technology; that much is certain. We proved how much we love our tech, by showing off our new Raspberry Pi Arcade! However, that wasn’t all we did, as once again the geeks of Bristol gathered around for a night of fun and games; of both board and video variety. We drank together, we sang together (seriously, that happened) and overall we had a great time together. But hey, you’re here to see some pictures of the event and to learn a bit more about what happened. Along with seeing the pictures, we’ll share the competition so you can have a go if you’d like to!
September 10, 2017 | Categories: Events, GeekOut Meetups | Tags: Anime, board games, Bristol, Geek, Geek Social, GeekOut, GeekOut Bristol, GeekOut Bristol Meet, Manga, Social group, Technology, Video Games | 1 Comment
Jus’ an update for ye, ya filthy bilge rats.
For those of you who aren’t aware, as a website/blog, we’ve been around since September 2013. In this time, we’ve met many people, we’ve done many competitions, we’ve ran many meetup events and we’ve constantly gotten bigger and better. As of yesterday, we’ve surpassed 1,000 Meetup members. Join Timlah through this celebratory look at what we’ve accomplished as GeekOut South-West.
June 6, 2016 | Categories: Events, GeekOut discussion, GeekOut Meetups | Tags: Bristol, Bristol Geek Meetups, Bristol Meetups, events, Geek, Geek Meetups in Bristol, GeekOut, GeekOut Bristol Meet, GeekOut South-West Meetup, Large Bristol Meetups, Meetup, Social group, South-West | Leave a comment
At GeekOut Bristol, we like to make sure that people come along and have a great time. Timlah runs the event, mostly by himself, but with help from some really great friends of his and GeekOut, he makes sure the events get bigger and more entertaining. Join Timlah as he looks through what’s coming up for this May’s event.
April 24, 2016 | Categories: Competition, Events, GeekOut discussion, GeekOut Meetups | Tags: Bad Luck Theme, Free Events in Bristol, Freebies, Friendly people in Bristol, Gamers in Bristol, Geek Social Group in Bristol, GeekOut, GeekOut Bristol, GeekOut Bristol Meet, GeekOut South-West, Geeks, Geeks and Nerds in Bristol, Meetup, New Features, Social group | Leave a comment
The third GeekOut Bristol Meet is over for the year – Not bad! Time to go ahead and see what were the common themes and have a look at this months gallery. Were you there? Let us know in the comments!
March 13, 2016 | Categories: Events, GeekOut discussion, GeekOut Meetups | Tags: Board game, Books, Bristol, Cosplay, Drink, England, Food, Geek Group, GeekOut, GeekOut Bristol Meet, Literature, Meetup, Pub, Social group, UK, Video Games | 2 Comments
Meetups are something we specialise in here on GeekOut. We’re somewhat of an expert of building a meaningful community within a group of geeks. One day, perhaps we can make it our official day jobs to travel the country and build communities? Regardless, I figured the best way to start is to just do. Now I’ll explain to all of you the best way to get your own communities for a topic of your interest.
November 23, 2015 | Categories: GeekOut discussion, GeekOut Meetups | Tags: Community, Finances, Geek, geek community, GeekOut, GeekOut Meetup, Making A Community, Meetup, Meetup Organiser, Organiser, Running A Social Group, Social, Social Event, Social group | Leave a comment
The August meet has now come and gone for the Bristol geeks and I have to say, it was one hell of a turn out. We met a lot of new faces and there were plenty of regulars at the event too, some who hadn’t been to the meetup for a while and some who just never leaves (hi).
We started proceedings by going to the Commercial Rooms. One thing we found out was that the Commercial Rooms were unwilling to reserve a table, which was crazy considering the number of us going… However we still all managed to go there. Eight people had signed up for food on the meetup, but it ended up being around twelve of us at the Commercial Rooms for food around 3pm. That was obviously just the start of the night…
Throughout the night, plenty of new people came into the group and a lot of GeekOut “veterans” were there too. In total, we must have had about 30-32 people, which was about what I was expecting from Meetup and Facebook event likes. It was a superb and fun night, filled with a lot of banter and a lot of interesting people. We got to make some cool new friends and I hope people come back again!
We introduced the Book Share as a new feature of this months activities and I’d like to think that it went pretty well. Through out the night, people were picking up books. Someone got their hands on 3 new books to read through, which was lovely! I’m certain some people have borrowed some of the books/manga I took in too. We had a sheet, a really simple sheet in fact which looks like these “Book Swap Pages” (It’s a .odt document, an open document for word processors). The “To borrow” list was 3/4 full!!! Incredible!
We had our Pac-Man competition, the winner of whom was one of our newcomers, Andy Wade. To everyone who gave it a go, many thanks! Hope you all enjoyed having a little game of Pac-Man to share!
Onwards until the next GeekOut Bristol Meetup, which is on Friday 11th September. Now to think what new activities to include in the next geek meet… Hmm… Any suggestions? Were you at this event? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks everyone for turning up!
August 16, 2015 | Categories: Events, GeekOut discussion, GeekOut Meetups | Tags: Bristol, Bristol Geeks, Competition, England, exploding kittens, Facebook, Fluxx, Geek, GeekOut, GeekOut South-West, Meetup, Old Market Tavern, Pac-Man, Social, Social group, The Commercial Rooms, Twitter, UK, Virtual reality, Werewolf | 3 Comments