GeekOut Bristol Meet - April 8th: ANIME OH ANIME

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18+ Event

Anime, oh anime...

What a weird thing you are. Some of us learn Japanese just to watch more of you; whilst others are quite happy to listen to the English dubs. Of course, not many people will agree with that last statement.

Bananya. Nothing more to be said.

It's a genre that's so... Varied. It's so... Strange. It's oh so anime. So come along, don your favourite anime cosplay and let's all get together for some GeekOut Bristol Meet cheer, drinks and enjoy us some anime!

... Oh and possibly manga too. ;)

FOODIE PRE-MEET (Wagamama's: 12:00-13:50):

Alex showing off his impressive sushi eating skills!

That's right, we at GeekOut South-West believe in having a good nomming session before we start the night off of fun, games, drinks and great company!

And the winning food venue was Wagamama's - Good choice to all who voted. If you'd like to come along still, make yourself known in the comments before Saturday, so we can inform the food venue!

MAIN EVENT: 2pm-Midnight

Board games? Check!
Geeks in costume? Check!
Anime episodes? Check!

This meetup, we'll be celebrating all that is anime, from Astro Boy to Attack on Titan, all anime love is welcome and to be shared here!


Food & drink can NOT be brought in with you to the Old Market Tavern. If you are caught with food and drink on the premises, you will be asked to leave until you've disposed of your food or drink.

There will be a food menu at Old Market Tavern in the evening! The food is very cheap and it's absolutely delicious! Trust me, I've eaten there enough times... But regulars of the event are also fans of the food there! The food is home made as well, so it's simply scrummy! Food is usually available from 5pm.

BOARD GAMES (& a dash of video games)

As always, we'll have a large selection of board games available, so please do check out what we have:

- Bucket of Doom
- Cards Against Humanity (UK Edition + Expansions 1, 2 and 3)
- Cash n Guns
- Chess
- Fluxx
- Game of Thrones Card Game
- Goat Lords
- Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
- Jungle Speed
- Magic: the Gathering
- Pokemon Monopoly
- Rogues to Riches
- Scrabble
- Snakes and Ladders
- Star Trek Settlers of Catan
- Star Wars Guess Who
- Top Trumps Simpson's Horror Special
- Zombie Munchkin
- Zombies!!!


We won't be bringing every game from here on in: If there's a specific game you want to see, please let me know in the comments below, before I finish making a real system for this game request feature.

Also, bring along your devices - Quiplash and Drawful 2 are played throughout the day. These are games where you connect with your smartphones or tablets (Or anything that can connect to a browser really). We also sometimes play other games, such as Worms and people with 3DSes can pick up StreetPasses and of course play games with other 3DS players.

We will attempt to bring back our GOCade for this event as well; Memory and development of it permitting!


One of our most unique features is our Book & Comic Swap, a collection of books and comics are strewn across our table in the conservatory available for people to take a book, or to leave a book for others. These are books that have been donated, or are from my old repository. Pick up or borrow a book and get reading!

PLEASE NOTE: Books you saw last month might not be present this month, unless you have a specific request for books. A new request system will be put in place, in case you want a book to be present to take home or just to browse whilst at the GeekOut Bristol Meetup.


Wanna join us by dressing up as one of your favourite anime characters? Feel like showing your pride for Neon Genesis Evangelion (Quit whining, Shinji!), or perhaps you want to join us as Chii? What about Goku, or Naruto? Whatever your anime, come and join us, in or out of costume.

*CHANGING* If you want to change into a costume when here, please note there's no changing facilities. There are just standard toilet cubicles - Which are fine to change in, but you might want to consider this.


We're one of the geekiest events in the South-West. We get people together to play board games and video games, share a pint and discuss what they enjoy in geekdom. Books, comics, music - Anything that you're passionate about, you'll be sure to meet fellow geeks who are into the same thing as you!

We do not discriminate - But if you ever find you have a problem with anything at the event, just let the host (Timlah) know and he'll sort it out!

COMPETITION: Abridging Anime (9PM-10:30PM)

Space Patrol Luluco, by Trigger, the creators of Kill La Kill

Get your voice acting ready, we're going to be projecting an anime scene for your entertainment and for you to be stars! Otaku stars, that is! If you've ever seen anything like TeamFourStar's DragonBall Z Abridged series, or LittleKuriboh's YuGiOh! Abridged, then you'll feel right at home here.

You'll be given 30 seconds of anime to provide a voice over for and you'll be judged by a panel of three amazing judges (or basically whoever wants to judge)! You'll be judged purely on your voices and your comedic timing - Nothing more!

Everyone will get to watch the 30 second clip up to one hour before you're expected to have come up with something. You'll have to pay close attention, write your idea down and voice it! It's hard work being entertaining, but for your efforts, you'll be in the running for one of the following:

1st Prize: 6" Pop! Vinyl Titan, £25 cash, 3 Steam games from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.

2nd Prize: State Alchemist's Pocket Watch, £15 cash, 2 Steam games from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.

3rd Prize: Kawaii Colouring Book, £10 cash, 1 Steam game from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.

Note: Occasionally, there may be even more on the day!


There is so much to do and see at this months GeekOut Bristol Meet, so please do come along, bring a friend or a member of your family and come for a geeky night out.

As part of our commitment to being a great night out, we do not discriminate based upon age, gender, race, religion or sexuality. If at any point you feel you need to speak to someone about another's actions, please grab the host (Timlah) and we'll sort it out!