Hi, and welcome to SABG. Below are the highlights of the group, so that you can quickly gauge whether or not we might be a cool group to join (Spoiler alert: We are!).
What does this Meetup do?
We try to meetup at different locations around Smyrna/Marietta with craft beer selections that can easily accommodate light weight games (such as The Resistance, Munchkin, etc). The conversation varies wildly but will almost always come back to some sort of geeky topic. Most of the meetups have been chatting about what we like to do over food and some new games.
Who is this Meetup for?
You don't have to like all three topics (Anime, Beers, and Games) but if you generally have an interest in at least 2, you'll fit right in! Most people come because they like some combination (Anime and Games, Beer and Games, etc) and this gives them a chance to try something new. All ages are welcome, but don't expect to receive beer you minors! The median age of this group seems to fall somewhere between 26-ish range.
What can I expect from this Meetup?
Fun, open mindedness, and conversation. Even if you consider yourself a more reserved person, the friendly competition and beer will absolutely bring out the chatter box that lies within. As for the games, we play only games that can be picked up immediately, or with little coaching. We always start with a tutorial, and no one is allowed to take things to seriously! Food and beer is a 'buy your own' and no one is ever peer pressured into drinking (at least 50% of the group are non drinkers).
Maybe I shouldn't go, it seems like everyone already knows each out and I hate being the new guy/gal...
Welcome to meetup.com, and a feeling everyone of us has had before. Yes, some of us know each over from previous meetups, but all of us were new not long ago. It seems like almost every meetup has at least 2 new faces, and if not, sometimes we just find someone that looks awesome and ask them to join (as an example, John with the awesome ma'stash in the banner didn't even know we existed until we invited to join us at Battle and Brew!). It won't be weird. I promise :)