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Austin Geeks and Gamers - May Newsletter

From: Johann
Sent on: Monday, May 1, 2017 9:45 PM

Howdy my fellow Geeks and Gamers!


Welcome to our first (hopefully) monthly newsletter. Now that we have reached our five-year milestone, I have decided it’s time to start communicating with all our members on a more regular basis, to highlight some of the cool geeky things happening in our meetup community.


If you really want to stay up to date, join our ongoing discussions and posts in our Facebook group. I recently discovered that not all of you know that we even have our own Austin Geeks and Gamers Facebook group, so if you haven’t joined us there already, head on over to and take a look!


Of course, the biggest event lately was our 5th Anniversary Party at Vigilante Bar. When we started this group five years ago, I could never have imagined having over 60 cool geeks partying and gaming in one place all evening. Nor could I have ever imagined as amazing a place to do it as Vigilante Bar. It was a truly fantastic night! I want to give a special thanks to all our sponsors who donated prizes for our raffle:

  • Vigilante Bar
  • Wonko’s Toys and Games
  • Mothership Books and Games
  • Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy
  • Tribe Comics and Games
  • Fireside Games

Speaking of sponsors, I have decided that it’s time to officially seek out sponsorships for our meetup group. It’s a good way to support the friendly neighborhood game stores that host so many of our events, and to bring more special events and offers to you, our members. Stay tuned for more news in upcoming months.


Our May calendar is already packed with numerous exciting events. In addition to our regular events like Nerd Nites, “Geeks Who Drink” quiz nights, and Geek Game nights, here are a few more unique meetups to check out:

  • On Thursday, May the 4th, there are two separate events for Star Wars Day. First is a special “Geeks Who Drink” Star Wars Theme Quiz at The Brass Tap. Or you can enjoy the fan films, costume contest, and special craft beers at “May the Fourth Be With You at 4th Tap”.
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol. 2” opens this weekend, and we will be doing a movie meetup Friday night at Gateway Theater with a post-movie social at Baby Acapulco’s.
  • “Free Comic Book Day” is this Saturday, May 6. Austin Books, Dragon’s Lair, Tribe, and Rogue’s Gallery are among the comic shops celebrating.
  • Dami is hosting another whimsical night of “Crazy Cat People Board Gaming” on Saturday the 13th.
  • And finally, join us to discuss dating, relationships, and the opposite sex in a Fishbowl Forum on Wednesday, May 31 at Mangia Pizza.


You can find all the details on these and our other meetups at . I hope to see you at one soon. Until then…





Jeff “Johann” Johannigman


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