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Geek proudly and geek visibly! Let's go and geek out at Bristol Comic Expo!

Bristol Comic Expo has been running for a few years and is a time to; meet people in the comic industry, to find new graphic novels/comics and join in competitions. Most importantly, though: Have a great fun time!

Spanning 2 days, the Bristol Comic Expo has lots of geek swag and lots of people to meet and things to see! Last year, there were cosplayers abound and yes: I will be in a costume of some description so gosh, help you all!

http://www.bristolexpo.co.uk/

I'll be attending the expo for just the Saturday (Saturday 10th May). Once the day event is up, I'll probably stay out longer (What a day!) and go to some pubs. Oh, Britain, where would we be without our pubs?

Tickets for the Saturday can be bought online for £10, or at Bristol Ticket Shop (http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/, 26 Union Street, Bristol BS1 2DP)

£10 for the Saturday, £8 for the Sunday or £16 for both days. Children can attend the Expo, so if you have children and want to bring them along to introduce them to geek culture, please do!

As always, discuss what you all want to do with this! I've not announced this one *yet*, to avoid confusion with the current upcoming meet ups.

Discuss if there's anywhere we should go afterwards or if we should do something else instead of stay there the whole day. Let's decide how and where we want to GeekOut! But hey: It's very early days yet ;)

My personal opinion is to go to the Volunteer Tavern after we've finished. It's a mere 3 minute walk away if Google Maps is to be believed (I do believe it) and it's a pub I've kept meaning to visit again.

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  • Tim F.

    As always, lovely meeting up with people. Great, fun day with great events.

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Tim F.

    Off to The Stag and Hounds soonish... We were distracted by food!! D'oh!

    May 10, 2014

  • Tim F.

    We will be at stag and hounds at 8pm - meet then :)

    May 10, 2014

  • Tim F.

    I will wait outside for you Simon :) in queue everyone else!

    May 10, 2014

    • Simon A.

      I'm in the magic room, what tournament?

      May 10, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Okay I am out! I will see ya at the entrance at 2pm

      May 10, 2014

  • Tim F.

    General reminder to you all (and me!) - Please make sure you have your tickets ready for the event!

    For MtG, we'll have to organise a time when we're there. If you want to do any of the panels, just tell the group and go for it! People will likely join you.

    I know a few more people say they want to meet up but will be coming for the drinks. Drinks from 8pm at The Stag and Hounds and I'll be bringing Cards Against Humanity for some late night drinking and card gaming!

    I'll also have Zombie Fluxx for those interested :) Plenty of activities today!

    See you soon everyone! Remember - Outside of the building.

    May 10, 2014

    • Tim F.

      I am here!

      May 10, 2014

    • Simon A.

      I'm still on the bus unfortunately

      May 10, 2014

  • Tim F.

    Grr bus is being slow! Noooo!! Still, see you there guys :)

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    good morning everyone!
    When are we meeting up outside?
    just getting ready, and eating brekkie

    1 · May 10, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Hey Dina - lets make it 11 to meet up (Time to rush for me, I live on the opposite side of Bristol lol!)

      May 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay, 11 it is. just finished getting dressed and do my makeup. phuuu hectic morning

      1 · May 10, 2014

  • ghee

    Hi, considering going to this, do you have a meeting place and time? Thanks

    1 · May 9, 2014

    • Tim F.

      My bad on that front Simon. I think 11 is when the expo events start although once you are in, meeting up can really be done whenever.

      Personally I say 11 :)

      May 10, 2014

    • Simon A.

      Sure thing, see you then

      1 · May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Struggeling on deciding what to wear.. I kinda wanna go with my R2D2 top, will there be stormtroopers there? I love stormtroopers.
    I do have time to finish my chobits outfit... would it be worth it?
    Or I could dress as a 1950 housewife with a swingdress , for the fun of it.

    Any thoughts?

    1 · May 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      no can do on the Chobits costume, just not enough time, it's far too late for me now, to finish it.Darn it.
      So...
      50's housewife or R2D2... decision...

      1 · May 9, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Nevermind! You should go as whichever one you want... Though, for uber geekyness, R2D2 rocks it :)

      May 10, 2014

  • Tim F.

    Hey guys!

    With just a few days until this event unfolds, I suggest we go and barge into The Stag and Hound which is just up the road from this venue once the event is over.

    The Stag and Hound has quite a bit of space, so since it's not as big a group as usual, we'll head there first and of course, if it ends up being too small for us, we can head to another pub afterwards.

    The event itself carries on until quite late (10.30pm, apparently) but that's for a screening of The Crow. I'm thinking of heading over to The Stag and Hound from around 8pm. That way, we'd have seen all of the main events and possibly some of the Professor Elemental act. Long story short: It'll be a long day there!

    Magic: the Gathering players - Bring your decks! Let's have a large M:tG battle. I'll also bring a set of Cards Against Humanity for this event ;) That naughty game!

    Anyone has any better ideas - Let me know! :D Open to suggestions as always :)

    May 8, 2014

    • Tim F.

      I personally play casual - I'm really bad with caring for rules ;) You'll find plenty of MtG related things at BCE. Will be good meeting fellow MtG players! We've never played MtG as part of GeekOut before so, it'll be a first! Whenever we go for our drinks, it always gets mentioned!

      May 8, 2014

    • Simon A.

      Sounds good, it's been a while since I've played casual format, it'll be a nice chance to break out my old "Bears only" aggro deck.

      1 · May 8, 2014

  • Louis W.

    Will be there selling :D

    1 · May 4, 2014

    • Tim F.

      //Ahem// You should absolutely come join us for the after-event drinks. Really, you should! You'll fit right in :)

      We'll of course pop over to visit you too!

      May 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would have liked to have visited this one but will be in Cornwall until the evening

    1 · May 1, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Well, if you're available in the evening - This one does continue into the evening with a pub meet afterwards :) If you can make it, we'd love to see you there!

      1 · May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not too old to just go Lolita, right?
    I don't have my Chobits outfit in UK :( or my princess Leia, so have to go with something else...

    1 · April 29, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Wait... Intergal... Do you mean... From Hellsing!? http://images.wikia.c...­ (That one)? That'd be phenomenal!

      1 · May 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes that one. There is just one integral

      1 · May 1, 2014

  • Tim F.

    Okay, we're getting close to this event now, so let's decide on a pub of choice so I can run over to them and say "WARNING: The geeks are coming!"

    What do you all think? Should we try the Volunteer Tavern? How about The Stag and Hounds? Or should we go to our old cosy (King William)?

    I'm open to suggestions. We'll be relatively close to the Old Market area if people know of good, big pubs in that area. The problem with a lot of pubs in that area is they tend to close by 11pm (If that's a bad thing!)

    ... Aaaannnnddd.. Go!

    PLEASE NOTE: Please buy your ticket for this event soon. You need to buy this ticket before the event, you can't buy it on the doors.

    It's £10 for the Saturday or £16 for both days. The main GeekOut group will be going for the Saturday with an after-party of kinds, so you can join us after at the pub if you don't want to come for the day event! I will definitely be in either my full Ed costume or hopefully an Oscar Kass costume, so watch out people ;)!

    May 1, 2014

  • Alexander B.

    I just learned this weekend that we are going to demo our game at the expo so I will be there but tied to a booth. Do come and say hi and give the game a go!

    1 · April 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can't wait to see your game Alex

      1 · April 29, 2014

    • Alexander B.

      thanks guys! Jeah I might be able to come by for drinks later :)

      2 · April 29, 2014

  • Afon

    I may try and make this if I can.

    1 · April 27, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Cosplay certainly is not compulsary! These events are about sharing and discussing with like minded individuals and of course a good pint, too! :)

      April 27, 2014

    • Afon

      I do like a drink or two

      1 · April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm out of the country the weekend this is on so I can't make it. :( Sounds fun though!

    April 19, 2014

    • Tim F.

      Shame you won't be able to make it! I'll hopefully have a proper camera by then so I'll try to get pictures taken :)

      April 19, 2014

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