Don't be shy to join us! We will never be cliquey, most of us will be introverts or shy in some way, and there's no qualifying "amount" of nerdiness. The aim of the group is to be friendly, supportive, share our interests and make lasting friendships.
The original chapter of this meetup was created in San Francisco (Bay Area Nerd Girls), Its founder moved to Amsterdam (where I lived for 3 years) and started a chapter there and it was such an amazing group that I wanted to start one in the UK.
BANG! is a diverse group of girls and members tend to have an interest in any of the following: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Board games, RPGs, Comics, programming, Cosplay, Graphic Novels, Gaming, Video Games, Anime, Manga...
No match up top? How about these? Baking, Knitting, Sewing, Writing, Karaoke, Crafting, DIY, Makeup, Graphic Design, Web Development, Interior Design, History, Science, Engineering, Technology, Cartoons, Activism, Linguistics, Mental health, Personal development... Whether you consider yourself a geek, nerd, or dork, it doesn’t matter — every girl is welcome so long as she’s open to meeting all types of friends. If this sounds like you, we’d love to meet you. Must be 18+.
There will be a monthly meet and greet and smaller events based on what members enjoy so speak up if you would like to see something happen or better yet make it happen by hosting a meetup yourself :)
BANG is only open to those who identify as a woman. We are emphatically trans- and queer-friendly. If you have accessibility requirements, just let us know what we can do to make life easier.
If you decide to join us check your welcome email for the link to the group whatsapp chat or ask about it at a meetup.
Join us at CosXpo (*rescheduled to 2021) to see some amazing costumes, take some awesome photos, attend fun workshops & talks -and of course, if you cosplay, flaunt your cosplay! Info & tickets here http://www.cosxpo.com/
Last year was really fun (we did the group cosplay at the top and had a photographer with us) and I highly recommend this event for anyone who is interested. The cosplay community is really fun and welcoming and you do not have to dress up if you prefer just to enjoy the costumes, talks and workshops. -you will want to dress up the next time around though! XD
A few of us plan to be there both days. We can organise and get in touch with each other in the comments below and the cosplay whatsapp group (PM me for the link). We can stick together or split up depending what suits us.
Please comment below with your cosplay plans (if you have any) or if you are a photographer. We can also share which workshops we have booked and which talks we're most keen on so we can do them together where possible. (I'll find the link for booking and put it here)
Since this is a public event feel free to bring along male or female friends, partners, kids etc.