What we're about
We are a collection of happy geeks! We are people who are into anime, fantasy, sci fi, video games, tabletop gaming, manga, comic books, and more. Mostly we just like to get together and have fun! We have anime nights, gaming nights, movie nights, costume parties, etc. and do public events such as conventions, Renaissance Faires, museums and picnics. If you live in the MetroWest/Greater Boston area and want to meet people with similar interests, then join our group and come to an event!
Be respectful and courteous of your fellow group members. This includes using polite behavior as well as exercising proper hygiene :).
Harassment and abuse of any kind is not tolerated and may get you removed from the group at the Organizer's discretion. All harassment and abuse should be reported to the Organizer (Emily Renauld) as soon as it happens.
Please note that we are not a singles group! Of course, it is inevitable people will meet and fall in love in this group, but we are primarily here to make friends and share activities and interests with each other. Please don't expect to meet your soul mate or "hook up" with people. Treat everyone, regardless of gender or relationship status, with respect!
You must be able to provide your own transportation. We realize that not everyone has a car, but please make sure ahead of time that you have a ride to and from all events. Event hosts and other members are not responsible for providing transportation to other members to or from events.
Only RSVP to an event if you are able to attend. Three "no shows" will get you removed from the group. Telling an event organizer or host in advance that you will not be able to make it will not count against you. For events that require planning for a specific number of people, or for events that are full, you should give at least 24 hours notice if you can no longer attend. Giving less than 24 hours notice may count as a "no show" at the event organizer's discretion. Illness or other legitimate reasons are an exception.
Please read event descriptions carefully! If an event host says to bring food, drink or cash to pitch in, you are expected to follow through. If an event gives a deadline to back out, you should adhere to that or expect to incur a "no show."
We only accept members who are 21+. The age range for our meetup members is 20's and 30's. If we discover that you are not 21, you will be removed from the group.
All members are required to have one personal photo (a picture of their face) in their profile photo file. We will turn down applications with no picture or pictures with non-visible faces.
You're expected to have a name that you go by as part of your meetup profile. This is for safety purposes as well as to help event organizers mark your attendance correctly. A first name or nickname is fine.
You're expected to remain active in the meetup group. This means you should visit the page at least once per month or so to check out what events we've got going on. We will remove any members who have been inactive for 6 months.
A part of being in the meetup group is receiving communications from organizers. These are typically important updates and you are expected to read them. If you feel you are getting too many e-mails from Meetup itself, you may adjust your e-mail settings on the meetup page (this is not something that we can control).
You can e-mail me at any point through the e-mail on my profile page.
***PLEASE READ THIS ACCIDENT WAIVER OF RELEASE OF LIABILITY AS IT APPLIES TO ANYONE WHO PARTICIPATES IN ANY HAPPY GEEKS OF GREATER BOSTON EVENT, ACTIVITY, OR POST.***
ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM
BY AGREEING TO AN ACCEPTANCE IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF HAPPY GEEKS OF GREATER BOSTON YOU ARE AGREEING TO ABIDE BY THIS DISCLAIMER. ANY PARTICIPATION IN ANY HAPPY GEEKS OF GREATER BOSTON ACTIVITY, EVENT, OR POST IS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT YOU AGREE TO THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ARE FULLY AND COMPLETELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY GUEST YOU BRING TO ANY HAPPY GEEKS OF GREATER BOSTON MEETUP EVENT, ACTIVITY OR POST. ANY PARTICIPATION IN ANY HAPPY GEEKS OF GREATER BOSTON ACTIVITY, EVENT, OR POST IS CONSIDERED A PERSONAL ACCEPTANCE AND SIGNATURE OF THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND CONTRACT.
I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH HAPPY GEEKS OF GREATER BOSTON MEETUP, here to referenced as Happy Geeks, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.
I certify that I am physically and mentally fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in any Happy Geeks activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related, legal reasons, or problems which preclude my participation in any Happy Geeks activity.
I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity or event in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity.
In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in any Happy Geeks activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and any guests I bring to any Happy Geeks activity or event and assigns as follows:
(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: The Happy Geeks of Greater Boston, (Happy Geeks) and/or their directors, officers, organizers , volunteers, representatives, members, and event hosts, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers;
(B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in any activity or event, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.
I acknowledge that Happy Geeks of Greater Boston and their directors, officers, organizers, volunteers, members, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf.
I acknowledge that any activity may involve a test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, lack of hydration, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, organizers, monitors, members, guests, and/or producers of any Happy Geeks activity. These risks are not only inherent to participants, but are also present for volunteers and guests of members.
I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity.
I understand while participating in any Happy Geeks activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns.
The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.
BY PARTICIPATING IN ANY HAPPY GEEKS OF GREATER BOSTON ACTIVITY, EVENT, OR POST, I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND I AGREE TO ABIDE BY IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL AS A MEMBER OF HAPPY GEEKS OF GREATER BOSTON.