Past Meetup

GeekOut Bristol Meet - October 12th: Spectre-Waltz

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Old Market Tavern

29-30 Old Market St, Bristol, Avon BS2 0HB · Bristol

How to find us

We're all over the pub playing many games, but look out for a bunch of geeks in the conservatory with a games table.

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18+ Event

It's that time of year once more, where the horrifying, the dead and the damned become a part of our every day. Here at GeekOut Bristol, we like to celebrate Halloween a little bit early, so come and join us for our Spectre-Waltz!

FOODIE PRE-MEET 12:00-13:45 (Casa Brasil):

As ever, we love a good nomming session before GeekOut Bristol Meet, so we'll be heading to Casa Brasil. Table will be booked, so if you want to join us, let us know right away (Please let us know by Wednesday at latest, so I can change our booking if we need to ).

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

I was working in the lab, late one night, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight - The number of fellow geeks began to rise, quite suddenly, to my surprise. They did the waltz; they did the Spectre-Waltz!

This is an anything goes event, in the spirit of Halloween. If you want to get your Halloween-y spirit on early, come and join us for a night of fun and festivities!


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 cheap and it's delicious - usually available from 6pm.

Final note: If you are asked for ID by the bar staff, we will not vouch for your age - You must provide ID.

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
- Exploding Kittens
- Fluxx
- Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
- Jungle Speed
- Love Letter
- Pokemon Monopoly
- Rogues to Riches
- Scrabble
- Star Trek Settlers of Catan
- 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.

A new game will be brought along if possible. Once we know what it is, we'll announce it in the comments.

COSPLAYERS (Group Cosplay Picture: 9pm)

Halloween and cosplay: They go hand in hand, right? For everyone whose around for a bit of Halloween-y goodness, come join us and share your amazing creations. Hey, even if you didn't make your costume, come and get your picture taken with us!

*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.

COMPETITION: Halloween Costume Competition (8pm-9pm judging, 9pm results)

Well, as it's for Halloween, how could we NOT have a competition themed around what you come dressed as? Yes, prizes for the best dressed Halloween-inspired outfits. But uh, remember, it's still going to be early October, so do note our changing facilities note above!

1st: £25 Cash, a GeekOut Poster
2nd: £15 Cash, a GeekOut Poster
3rd: £10 Cash, a GeekOut Poster

Prizes: £20 voucher for Coscraft, 2kg tub of Haribo Starmix and Werewolf, the card game!

As part of our commitment to being a great night out, we do not discriminate based upon age, disability, 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!