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Geek proudly and geek visibily! Let's talk geek in a pub!

We're starting this one at The Bag of Nails, as per a suggestion we had previously. I've never been there, but I'll be doing what I did in the last pub meet, which is bringing along the "Meetup" sign - Which seemingly helped!

In this meet up, we can discuss anything and everything geek once again, but also how we can expand our geek group even further! The fact we have so many proud geeks here is most humbling... But we can do better, South-West of England! I promise, if we get the turn out we did last time, I'll have those tables set up in a shape that isn't a U shape! How did that ever happen!?

I realise this is the bank holiday weekend, which means this will either be a great day for a pub meet, or a terrible day for one, depending if you're the type who is a holiday go getter.

For the new members: Talking geek isn't necessarily electronics, or video games. In our last session, we touched upon nearly everything: upcoming books from two of our lovely members; star wars; video games; movies; sci-fi; fantasy; music - Basically, everything! The one thing that stood out: Everyone is passionate about what they geek out about.

We might never have the same ideas as one another, but to share ideas, hobbies and passions in a relaxed setting - It's why we're geeks. We're collaborative people and we can learn a thing or two from one another.

The night will end whenever you have had enough! Last time, the last of us left for home at 2am. Wow!

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  • Tim F.

    Wish I had a more flattering pic than that ;) thought you were taking a sneaky pic, Dina haha!

    April 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well. I did attempt to take more pictures, but by the time we left King William, it was just too dark for the camera to pick up anything. Next time maybe. Will bring my camera again. :)

      1 · April 21, 2014

  • Gremlin B.

    I think next time I may have to bring my cards against humanity deck...

    1 · April 20, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Oh no, CAH - I've got it too! I think it's gonna have to happen at some point. The problem with CAH is it can truly offend people - So we'd have to have a disclaimer ;P

      Mind you, it's certainly the ultimate party game. I have the UK edition : D

      April 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I got the UK ed. too. :)

      2 · April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    OMG I LOVE YOU GUYS!

    2 · April 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Had a great night. Feel a bit wobbly though - that cider in the bag of nails was a killer! Good to meet you all, I look forward to the next meetup. :)

      2 · April 19, 2014

    • Anni

      Nice meeting you Dina and everyone else! I had lots of fun!

      2 · April 20, 2014

  • Steph

    Only just joined but kicking myself for having missed this, any ideas when the next time something like this will be done?

    1 · April 19, 2014

    • Steph

      Ah, I'm going to be in London until late on the 10th unfortunately, unless people are still gonna be around at like 2am when I get back :(

      April 20, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Keep an eye out anyway :) there will be more and more events posted!

      April 20, 2014

  • Liam

    Feeling unwell. May have picked up a bug in Ohio or on plane. Going to stay in and rest with some Battlestar Galactica. Hope all goes well!

    1 · April 18, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Hope you get well soon Liam! We'll meet again, I am sure! :)

      April 20, 2014

  • Tim F.

    Good geek-filled conversations, friend making, new people and established members alike. Lovely to see everyone again.

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Tim F.

    We are moving to the King William Ale House in 5 mins!! Sorry for any inconvenience. Please, still join us! :)

    April 18, 2014

    • Gremlin B.

      Bah. Just arrived at the bag

      April 18, 2014

    • Tim F.

      So sorry!!! We are upstairs at king bill! Big table set up here

      April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there around 7. Let me know here if you move to King William or somewhere else. :)

    1 · April 18, 2014

    • Tim F.

      We are still at The Bag of Nails for everyones attention!!

      April 18, 2014

  • Tim F.

    Few of us here already! See you all soon!

    April 18, 2014

  • Tim F.

    Right! I'm getting myself ready now - Between[masked]pm I'll be at the pub!

    I can't wait to meet a lot of you for the first time and to meet a bunch of you for the second or even third time. It'll be excellent to see you all! :)

    Look for the guy in the red coat/cloak. Wearing boots with red soles, too! - Basically look at my display picture and minus the wig but plus a hat ;)!

    See you whenever! Remember, official start time is 7pm!

    April 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Getting ready myself. Guessing I will be there about quarter to 6- 6. I'll be the girl with the super long blond hair. :)

      1 · April 18, 2014

    • Tim F.

      I am almost "in town" - 1 stop to go before 5 min walk! Joy :D

      1 · April 18, 2014

  • Ross

    Hi guys, just signed up, room for one more i hope?

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Tim F.

      No limit in my mind! Come meet some Bristol geeks and let's have a great geek chat!

      We -might- have to leave The Bag of Nails depending on how many of us turn up. If all of us turn up then well - I think we'll have to find a bigger place but I'll keep everyone informed on here as to what's happening throughout night!

      If anyone wants me to contact them - Drop me a line at [masked] and I'll do my best to keep you all informed of any changes to venue etc via whatever method you want :)

      Hoping we have an "empty pub" to go to! If it ends up that way, we could take the whole pub for ourselves! Watch out Bag of Nails - The geeks are coming!

      3 · April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome! The more the merrier.

      2 · April 18, 2014

  • Anni

    Spaniards and Ghanaians are coming too!

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • Anni

    I've got a non Meetup friend who wants to come. Is it OK if he just turns up?

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Tim F.

      As Dina says - That's fine by me. There's no set agenda. There's no limitations (Except for the limitations of the pubs we go to!)

      I hope you and your friend join us and come to meet some of the great geeks in and around Bristol. Last time was awesome - This event is shaping up to be humongous!

      2 · April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, we got Americans, Norwegians, Danes and Brits coming. Everything is awesome!

      April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So looking forward to meet everyone tomorrow! See some of you at 6pm, and some of you later :) This is going to be epic.

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      If any of you are free all day and would like to do something fun before the meetup there is a egghunt at Mina Park with IKEA and a promise of a cash-price that starts at 4pm. Fancy dress.

      April 17, 2014

    • Tim F.

      The more the merrier :) Can't wait to meet you both!

      1 · April 17, 2014

  • Tim F.

    Hi all,

    I just went to The Bag of Nails today. We will go there to start, however it is very small! I told the owner of the pub about the group and he said that, so long as the pub is quiet we'll all be able to fit.

    Now, this isn't to say that any plans are changing immediately. However, if anyone wants to start GeekOut earlier, I will be there hopefully with a few others from between 5pm-6pm.

    If the pub gets too busy, I recommend we go to the King William once more, as the upstairs is large enough to hold us. To ensure everything goes smoothly, I'll post updates on here on the night.

    King William is about 10 minutes away from The Bag of Nails, so if anyone knows any bigger pubs nearby, let us know!

    Seems like the future of The Bag of Nails is awesome, though! An upstairs area is being prepared for retro and board game nights!

    If you can't access the meet-up page on your phone, give me an e-mail and I'll arrange to keep in contact with you on the night.

    See you next week
    Tim :)

    April 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was about to say I don't get out of work until five but it's a Bank Holiday isn't it? So it doesn't matter! I'll probably aim to get there around then I guess as I've not got anything else going on that day.

      2 · April 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      5-6 pm it is. I will be there, with my camera! Can't wait!

      1 · April 11, 2014

  • Charles A.

    Evening! Noob here - first time I've seen this site/found these amazing meet up pages. I'll hopefully be attending this next geek out, (despite being younger than the average haha) and will see you there!

    1 · April 7, 2014

    • Charles A.

      Great, thanks for the info Tim - can't wait!

      1 · April 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Age is just a number. I'm 26, and most of my friends are closing on their 40's. So I always welcome people younger than myself in. :)

      1 · April 11, 2014

  • Tim F.

    This'll sound cheesy/corny, but I absolutely have to say it.

    Thanks to all of you who have attended a session in the past, for the future attendees and for you guys who are signed to join us in this Meetup. There's no formal structure, just like-minded geeky brains in a gathering, sharing our stories, sharing our projects. Whatever it is, passion is the key topic.

    Very excited to see you all again/for the first time. I'll... have to get a... More... Fitting picture of me now on my Meetup page. Ahem. Even though I somewhat adore my pumpkin head picture.

    March 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll bring my camera to the meet up, maybe we can get a decent picture of you :)

      2 · April 1, 2014

  • Tom H.

    Can't make this one sorry guys, heading down to South Wales that weekend.

    Have an epic night though and I'm sure I'll catch you all at some point.

    1 · March 26, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Thanks for letting us know! We wont stop GeekOut any time soon, so whenever you can, come join an event! :)

      March 26, 2014

  • Tim F.

    We haven't had any other suggestions thus far, so for now I've put The Bag of Nails as our pub of choice for this one.

    If anyone else has any other ideas, let us know!

    March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Bag of Nails is very nerd-friendly pub, they even got some games.
    There are cats there, so if anyone is allergic we gotta go somewhere else.
    Good beers and proper ciders there is a plus.

    2 · March 15, 2014

    • Liam

      Sounds interesting! Really hope I can make it. We'll have just returned from the States then so I may be too strung out, but I'm going to try my best. Just came back from an afternoon in the pub with my Americans in Bristol group and a few people seemed really interested in coming to Geek Out, too. :)

      2 · March 15, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Excellent - More people to GeekOut with in our little group is nothing short of a great thing! As you know with me, I just love a good chat with some quality people. We got it in the last pub meet, we'll get it at this next one, for sure! I hope you have a great time in the States! I know you will, of course! Bring back some pictures for us? :)

      I'll have stories and pictures from my convention (Kitacon, 28th-30th March) to share, too. I'm so excited for it! :D Almost finished my costume. Me and my getting dressed up! ;)

      March 15, 2014

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