Past Meetup

GeekOut Bristol Meet - February 9th: Stay A While, Story-Teller

This Meetup is past

10 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.

Location image of event venue


18+ Event

Stories are wonderful, especially when they're you're own! If you've ever wanted to write your own short story and have people read what you've written, you're sort of in with a chance. Sort of.


Wanna grab some grub with us before the event? Great! We'll be up for a feast before the event, so check the comments below on Sunday 20th for the pre-meet food poll!

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

A good setting for any tale is that of an inn, or a pub, or a bar... Basically, it sounds to me like a lot of writers just wanted to get drunk. Nevermind that, it's time for us to head back to our friendly tavern to write our stories.


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
- Binding of Isaac: Four Souls
- Bucket of Doom
- Cards Against Humanity
- Cash n Guns
- Chess
- Exploding Kittens
- Fluxx
- Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
- Jungle Speed
- Love Letter
- Pokemon Monopoly
- Rogues to Riches
- Three Wishes
- Unusual Suspects
- 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.


This event has no major theme for cosplay, but if writing has inspired you to wear a costume, then have at it! We always love to catch people in their amazing crafts!

*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: Story-Telling

Hey, so, I said there was something odd about this story you have to write, right?


We want a beginning, a middle and an end. We want 3 characters, no more, no less. We want the story to be set in the Old Market Tavern at a GeekOut Bristol Meet. We want no more than 500 words. You can write your story before coming to GeekOut Bristol Meet, you may not plagiarise except from your own ~unpublished~ stories, if you have any!

You may reference real people, but if you do, please do not put anything derogatory or harmful - Or, if you want them involved in your work and have "plans" for them, get their permission.

Any genre's fine, but those are the requirements. Tell us your GeekOut story!


1st Place: £25, a GeekOut poster and first dibs on a physical prize.
2nd Place: £15, a GeekOut poster and second dibs on a physical prize.
3rd Place: £10, a GeekOut poster and whatever's left of the physical prizes.

Prizes to be confirmed


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