We are the Cheltenham and Gloucester chapter of DEFCON, meeting monthly for a lecture/presentation and a chat about computer hacking. You can give a false name, but you do have to say hello and give some idea as to what you're interested in. See http://dc441242.org.uk (http://dc441452.org.uk)
Xmas Lightning Talks - Duration between 5 minutes and 15 minutes; no slides or projection. Christmas Cooking Competition (the *only* CCC that matters) - bring along your festive-themed food and drink stuffs to impress everyone else with (TBC if pub is cool with this). Terry's mince pies need a serious challenge. Bring and buy, swapshop, donate - see if you can get someone else to take stuff you no longer need but don't want to actually throw away!