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Defn. Geek (gēk) - noun - An individual with a particular interest or devotion to a subject that goes beyond or is not considered to be in the cultural mainstream. Music Geek, Gaming Geek, Anime Geek, Film Geek...

Yes you identify yourself as a geek. For you it is a mark of pride, a mark of distinction. You've stood in the lines at the comic cons, comfortably read manga right to left and understand that a Dalek is not a pepper shaker.

We are group of people like you and contrary to mainstream belief we can be quite social. Who doesn't enjoy a pint of lager over a game of Catan as the Tardis flies across the tele in the background?

None the less, Brisbane is a big town and sometimes it can be hard to find people with such refined tastes of the fun and truly awesome. That is where we come in. Perhaps your interests are in table top games such as Dominion, Ticket to ride or Zombies. Perhaps you simply want to watch the next simulcast of Uchū Kyōdai. Heck maybe you just want a group to go to the zombie walk with. Well then, there is a place for you here.

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Fanart Creations: From Painting to Music

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Do you get so immersed in the fantasy atmosphere of your favorite franchise that you feel compelled to create an art piece about it, or even a song?

Want to share, discuss and talk to fellow artists about your creations?
Then come join us at the botanical gardens in Brisbane, a place to share, create and discuss art!

Your level of art doesn’t matter, it could be a stick figure drawing or a full animated piece. So long as you are passionate about it and enjoy what you have created that’s all that matters.

We will meet at the gazebo above the public toilets and, depending on the weather and size of the group we will find a place to sit. I’ll bring a picnic blanket (if needed) and some snacks to share. Feel free to bring food to share also (or not if it’s your lunch, up to you).

Bring a sketch book and pen/pencils for some artsy games we can play together, like Pictionary or picture telephone!

To help make this a welcoming place for artists of all levels, there are some guidelines that everyone will need to follow the BGSC Code of Conduct, including:

  1. Only say something positive about the piece unless feedback is plainly asked. An artist is their own worst critic, it never comes out how you wanted it to. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad, there is always something good about a piece that makes it worthwhile. So, say what you like about the piece and, when the artist is ready, they can ask for feedback from someone they trust.

  2. Feedback must follow the ‘complement sandwich’ model. Say something positive, then talk about/show them what they can improve upon, then end on a positive note. If your extra nice and helpful then others are more likely to ask your opinion in the future! Remember, everyone has their own style and unique way of creating something.

  3. Highly political/controversial topics are to be taken on a walk. I’m sorry but a big group will have a lot of different opinions, and not everyone is here to talk about them. If you really want to talk about it, with someone else in the group or on your own, go for a walk around the gardens then come back when you’re ready to talk about something else. If an art-piece is controversial, we can talk about the composition and color, but avoid the subject.

  4. Have fun! We are here to enjoy each other’s company, and talk with like minded people about what we are passionate about. Art is subjective in both the name and description; therefore, everything is art! Bring your music, your drawings, your videos, your creativity! We can all discuss and share ideas about what we love, and go home feeling a little better than in the morning.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Your event host –
Cathy

BGSC Book Club - The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

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Do you love books?

Find yourself transported several lightyears away reading that favourite novel of yours?

Do you consider yourself a book worm? Or, a book worm of sorts? We are launching the Brisbane Geek Book Club, a book club that will meet monthly here in Brisbane! The book club will meet at various cafe's and other venues where we can discuss everything about our favourite books, what books we have read, share books, as well as the Book of the Month! The book club will encompass a relaxed atmosphere, where members can talk to each other about books in general. As part of the event, the book of the month will be discussed, but will not be mandatory to attend. For those who did not read the book of the month, the discussion will be a good insight or review of the book in question.

The book club will encompass books of various genres, from Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction, and even comics, it will be a great place to discuss your literary adventures with other like-minded book worms!

Book of the Month!

Each month, we we will be having a 'book of the month', which will be a book where members, if they want to join in on the book of the month, will be given a title to read between book club meetups.

The book we will be discussing is The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

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BGSC Book Club

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Do you love books?

Find yourself transported several lightyears away reading that favourite novel of yours?

Do you consider yourself a book worm? Or, a book worm of sorts? We are launching the Brisbane Geek Book Club, a book club that will meet monthly here in Brisbane! The book club will meet at various cafe's and other venues where we can discuss everything about our favourite books, what books we have read, share books, as well as the Book of the Month! The book club will encompass a relaxed atmosphere, where members can talk to eachother about books in general. As part of the event, the book of the month will be discussed, but will not be mandatory to attend. For those who did not read the book of the month, the discussion will be a good insight or review of the book in question.

The book club will encompass books of various genres, from Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction, and even comics, it will be a great place to discuss your literary adventures with other like-minded book worms!

Book of the Month!

Each month, we we will be having a 'book of the month', which will be a book where members, if they want to join in on the book of the month, will be given a title to read between book club meetups.

This meet-up we are discussing

BGSC Book Club

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Do you love books?

Find yourself transported several lightyears away reading that favourite novel of yours?

Do you consider yourself a book worm? Or, a book worm of sorts? We are launching the Brisbane Geek Book Club, a book club that will meet monthly here in Brisbane! The book club will meet at various cafe's and other venues where we can discuss everything about our favourite books, what books we have read, share books, as well as the Book of the Month! The book club will encompass a relaxed atmosphere, where members can talk to eachother about books in general. As part of the event, the book of the month will be discussed, but will not be mandatory to attend. For those who did not read the book of the month, the discussion will be a good insight or review of the book in question.

The book club will encompass books of various genres, from Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction, and even comics, it will be a great place to discuss your literary adventures with other like-minded book worms!

Book of the Month!

Each month, we we will be having a 'book of the month', which will be a book where members, if they want to join in on the book of the month, will be given a title to read between book club meetups.

This meet-up we are discussing

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BGSC Book Club - Artemis by Andy Weir

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