GeekOut Bristol Meet - December 9th: A VERY STAR WARS CHRISTMAS

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Oh it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Toys in every store.
But we want to meet up more.
Oh look at the geeks galore!

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen to the GeekOut Bristol Meet, where this month we'll be getting Christmas-y and being one with the force! So join us for the final epic official GeekOut Bristol Meet... Before some BONUS CONTENT at the end of the year.

Oh yes. Our New Years Eve meet is back.

FOODIE PRE-MEET Times Pending (Poll Pending):

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!

We’ve yet to decide where we’re going, so if you’re going to join us for our Pre-Meetup at midday, vote in our poll today (

MAIN EVENT: 14:00-Midnight (Old Market Tavern)

We geeks love Star Wars, from the Stormtroopers who can't fire a shot to save their lives, to the sassy Princess Leia. So whether you're on the side of the Empire or the Rebels, come join us for this Christmas Star Wars themed event!

Oh right - and if you're there quick enough, you can get a free Santa hat too. Huzzah!


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 6pm.

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:

- Bears vs Babies
- Bucket of Doom
- Cards Against Humanity (UK Edition + Expansions 1, 2 and 3)
- Cash n Guns
- Chess
- Code of Nine
- Fluxx
- Goat Lords
- Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
- Jungle Speed
- Love Letter
- Pokemon Monopoly
- Rogues to Riches
- Scrabble
- Star Trek Settlers of Catan
- Star Wars Guess Who
- Three Wishes
- Unusual Suspects
- Zombie Munchkin
- Zombies!


We won't be bringing every game listed above with us: 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, Quiplash 2 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 try to get a new game for this meetup as well.


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.

COSPLAYERS (Group Cosplay Picture: 6pm)

Are you a bit of a Yoda, or are you more of a Darth Maul? Whoever your favourite Star Wars Character, come along and join us in costume for this Star Wars Christmas meetup.

If you are with us by 6pm, you'll be able to show your costume off with everyone via a group cosplay snap!

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


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: Christmas Special Quiz (8pm-9pm)

Everyone loves a good competition and this month will be no different.

So it comes to pass, that another year has ran by. But don’t force yourself too hard, as we’re going to run down another quiz… But this time, it’s Christmas Special themed. Star Wars is one of many franchises to jump on the holiday cheer – So please join us at 8pm for the last quiz of the year!

Oh… And pay some heed to the special broadcast being played from 5pm.

As ever, we’ll be handing out prizes – Nothing has changed, however we’ll be announcing the physical prizes within the next week:

1st Prize: TBC, £25 cash, 3 Steam games from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.
2nd Prize: TBC, £15 cash, 2 Steam games from our list and a GeekOut Poster of your choice.
3rd Prize: TBC, £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!


Super Secret Santa IS now confirmed! This is a Secret Santa gift event with a slight twist. Normally, you draw a name and then you buy a gift for that person. Not in this case; you do not know who you're buying for!

Please grab a gift with a maximum value of £10 if you want to take part. Wrap it up and bring it on Saturday. We'll add it to a bag of gifts and you'll get a ticket.

You do not need to buy a gift for a specific person; instead, be general! Buy a gift you think a geek would love. At 9pm, we'll then hand out the gifts and open them all and get to see one another's truly happy faces.

Merry Christmas, one and all!

P.S: Try not to go for mugs and socks!


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!