OzBargain is turning 15 years old and to celebrate we are having meetups all over the country after a 1 year hiatus.
Update: Out of stock but if you join the waitlist, if there are cancellations, you will have a chance to grab a ticket.
Our Melbourne meetup will be at Fortress Melbourne @ Emporium (Lonsdale St. nr. Swanston St.) from 6pm Thursday (9/12) and is a gaming night. Fortress Melbourne is a two level gaming venue with arcade games, consoles, PCS, multiple bars & more. We have a section of The Tavern roped off for OzBargain which includes:
- Pizzas (Hawaiian, Pepperoni, Bianca, Margherita, Meat Lovers, BBQ Chicken)
- Snack Packs (Mac n’ cheese orbs w/ shoestring fries, Rustic beef meatballs w/ shoestring fries, Buttermilk popcorn chicken w/ shoestring fries, Cheesy shroom balls w/ shoestring fries)
Free unlimited soft drinks & juice.
- Free OzBargain t-shirt.
- Free unlimited use of Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One S, and board games. Console List
- Free Not a Bot virtual badge.
- Free nametag.
- Free Meet & Greet with Scotty!
Due to capacity limits, handling catering etc., we need to not have 100+ people like 2019 but also on the other end not a bunch of no shows. We've setup an Eventbrite with a nominal $5 fee (Similar to 2012's meetup) which will capture your username & t-shirt size. When you head to the Tavern, Scotty & I will be checking people in via the Eventbrite app which hopefully will make handing out t-shirts easier. After you have attended, feel free to put in a refund request and we'll refund you the $5. No issues as Eventbrite takes the money either way ($1.67/ticket).
All attendees are required to have an OzBargain account.
RRP is ~$41 if you are wondering.
The venue is huge with games spread out over 2 floors so if you need to have some space, you can always walk somewhere else in the venue.
- Put your size request when you purchase your ticket.
- Sizing. See Gildan's site.
FAQ (updated as people ask questions):
Q: Soft drinks are great but can I have a beer/wine/tequila shot?
A: Yes, drinks can be purchased from the bar.
Q: Why is the meetup not free?
A: According to the Internet which is always right, if you don't charge for an event ~50% of attendees will not show/cancel. If a small fee is involved, this number drops to 20-30%. We've run events where they were free and there were a lot of cancellations/no shows. Not only does this screw everything up with organizing the venue but also makes it difficult to cater for food.
Q: Can family/partners/friends attend?
A: Each person can buy 2 tickets but everyone needs to have an OzBargain account.
Q: Are there any age limits?
A: There is no age limit.
Q: Do I have to be identified or can I attend anonymously?
A: Eventbrite captures your first and last name however you can put in any name to want. So first name Tight, Last Name Arse is fine. :)
Q: Will there be meetups in other cities?
A: Yes, see meetups below.
Q: Where can I park?
A: See $5 Parking. The Strand next door is your best bet.
Q: Can I pay at the door?
A: No, this is a cash-free event.
Q: Can I get a refund?
For people in other locations, we need your feedback and/or confirmations.
|Sat 27 Nov||6PM||NSW||Levity|
|Wed 1 Dec||6:30PM||NSW||Baby Rey's Burgers, Marrickville||cerealsmok3r|
|Thu 2 Dec||6PM||NSW||Pamana, Chatswood||dust|
|Sun 5 Dec||12PM||NSW||Sultan's Table Turkish Restaurant, Newtown||cerealsmok3r|
|Mon 6 Dec||5:30PM||QLD||eman resu|
|Thu 9 Dec||6PM||NSW||Red Cow Hotel, Penrith||11|
|Thu 9 Dec||6PM||VIC||Fortress Melbourne||neil|
|Thu 9 Dec||6PM||QLD||Auckland House, Gladstone||PrinceHarry|
|Sat 11 Dec||12PM||QLD||Big Roddy's Rippin' Rib Shack, Fortitude Valley||stickyfingers|
|Sat 11 Dec||TBA||WA||Dungeon Master|
|Mon 13 Dec||6:30PM||NSW||Din Tai Fung, Miranda||concento|
|Wed 15 Dec||6:30PM||NSW||Hansang, Strathfield||imposter|
|Fri 17 Dec||6PM||SA||TBA, Adelaide||clearview|
|Sun 19 Dec||1PM||WA||Chimek, Northbridge||mmd|
|TBA||TBA||TAS||TBA, Northern Tasmania||Chazzozz|
TL;DR: Just buy a ticket for Dec 9 meetup at Fortress Melbourne for free food, drinks & t-shirts.