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In 2006, the Geek Syndicate was born. And who came roaring out but a pair of crazy-yet-loveable geeks by the names David “Monts” Monteith and Barry “Nuge” Nugent. Producing a weekly (well most of the time) podcast celebrating and commenting all aspects of geek life GS is one of the longest running geek related podcasts in the UK. It’s critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious…er…and stuff.

Jan 18, 2013

Late?  What do you mean, late?  We've been here for ages, honest!
(Okay, it's a fair cop - but better late than never, eh?)

Once again the Geek Syndicate Network presents our annual array of panel games and silly banter.

The First Lady of Scrolls starts things off with her version of Just A Minute, in which the contestants struggle to speak on a given topic without deviation, hesitation or repetition.  Clover's subjects range from grumpy dragons to horny time-travellers, while the clock ticks ever downwards.  You can practically hear the sweat.

Next up is newcomer Tim Swann with Pointless, in which the contestants vie to find the most obscure but accurate answers.  For folk unfamiliar with the quiz show, think Family Fortunes in reverse.  Under the microscope are Firefly, Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. but what everybody really wants to know is how did Tim managed to split his brain in two?

We follow up with chameleonic truths and outrageous lies as Dion chairs the classic game of Call My Bluff.  Each contestant presents three definitions of a word or phrase related to film, tv, radio, book, comic, or game.  Their opponents must ask them questions and try to work out the facts from the fibs.  Technical difficulties hit us at this point, but we've preserved most of the show.

Finally, Matt Farr (the otherwise genial Grampus) dons his alter-ego as Lord Alan Sidious, weeding out the wastrels in his sour-faced search for the next Sith Apprentice.  The contestants each take on the role of a villain from anywhere in space and time, pitching their plans for domination to Lord Alan. Who will impress the Enterprising Emperor and who will be summarily executed?
We lost Mr Ambler's game of Geeking Talk to gremlins, but two hours ought to be enough for you all.

So, grab some nibbles, pop your party hat on and help us drain the last dregs of Christmas spirit as Dissecting Scrolls Solves Christmas!

[Musical snatches come from Eddie Reader's album The Songs Of Robert Burns.  I think she's fab.  You should buy all her stuff.]

Stay In Touch.

You can follow most of the contestants on Twitter under the following monikers @thegrampus @Dion_Scrolls @Phlambler @tetrarchangel

What do Points make?  Prizes!

Sadly, we have no faith in our scoring systems, so the decision is YOURS.  Tell us who you think THE WINNER is.
You have until the end of January to get your votes in as to who is the Overall Winner.  For impartiality, e-mail with the subject heading 'Dissecting Scrolls Champion.'  Tell us who you think deserves the bragging rights, and why.

A voter will be chosen at random to win a prize.
Deadline is 11:59 GMT Jan 31st 2013.