Past Meetup

GeekOut Bristol Meet - November 10th: Literally Literature

This Meetup is past

25 people went

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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Details

18+ Event

Books; eBooks; Writing; Written word. That's what we're going to celebrate, as we get together for a night of fun and games, with a twist using literature. As this month will be NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, we figured we should create our own story... More on that in the competition.

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FOODIE PRE-MEET 13:00-13:55 (Old Market Cafe):
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As ever, we love a good nomming session before GeekOut Bristol Meet, so today we're going to enjoy a nice little cafe brunch. Come join us if you're around!

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MAIN EVENT: 14:00-Midnight (Old Market Tavern)
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I love a good story, but all good stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. Ours happens to have a prequel with our pre-meetup, however we're going to have a night of gaming, as well as chatting about various novels and pieces of prose.

PLEASE NOTE:

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.

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BOARD GAMES (& a dash of video games)
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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!

AND MANY MORE!

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.

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COSPLAYERS (Group Cosplay Picture: 9pm)
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Naturally, some of your favourite characters come to life on pages, so why not share your love of these characters by physically bringing them to life. All cosplayers are welcome, as always.

*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.

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COMPETITION: Written Insult-Off (8pm-9pm judging, 9pm results)
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We do love a good bit of writing, but one thing we like even more is a good bit of crass humour. Pick up your quill and parchment, for you're going to write up to 1 A4 page of insults. The funniest and most insulting wins, but, please note the following:

> No homophobia, no racism, no sexism, no disablism, no ageism and no ideology bashing. That's not cool (and you can do better than that).
> Make it as insulting as you want, but we're going to critique these on how -funny- these insults are... However, there are three criteria:

- Humour
- Legibility (We've gotta be able to read it!)
- Word complexity (you may use ye olde English, should that suit you)

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

All entries that I can read will be gathered up and turned into a free eBook, exclusive to you guys. Aren't I nice?
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As part of our commitment to being a great night out, we do not discriminate based upon age (although our age requirement is venue policy), 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!