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Meetings Cancelled

Due to the college’s recent move to address the coronavirus outbreak, our meetings for March 17 and April 7 will be cancelled.  No word yet about our April 21 meeting; stay tuned!

(Obviously, this also means CODCON is cancelled for April 3 – 5.  We’re looking into whether we can reschedule the con for early this summer.  More details will come as we learn them.)

Next Meeting: March 17

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 17 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in BIC 1437.  On the agenda:

I.) Any New Faces?

II.) Old Business:

A.) Open House (03/05)

B.) Onward Showings (03/05 & 06)

C.) Galloping Ghost Outing (03/07)

D.) Other?

III.) New Business:

A.) Ren Faire Tickets

B.) Smash Tourney on 03/19—4 – 8 PM

C.) Student Life Celebration (05/01)—Photos Needed

D.) Reports:

1.) CosPlay

2.) Advisor

D.) Other?

IV.) CODCON:

A.) Special Meeting on March 24

B.) Updates

C.) STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS!

D.) Other?

V.) Reviews & News

A.) Movie/TV/Game Reviews

B.) Upcoming News

VI.) After-Meeting Gaming

Club Meeting Minutes: March 3

Sci-Fi/Fantasy & Gaming Club

Meeting Minutes

March 3, 2020

 I.) Any New Faces? None; hardly any old faces, either!

II.) Old Business:

A.) Smash Tourney (2/20)

1.) Tough, good players

2.) a change in time for smash to 4 to 8 PM on March 19

B.) Final Laser Quest (2/22)

1.) Only 11 players

2.) Follow the child, The kid was good,

3.) Another place–Laser X in Addison

4.) Will Laser Tag survive?  We will see.

C.) C2E2:

1.) Really good and very big and a lot to do.

2.) Gaby posted a video

III.) New Business:

A.) Open House (03/05, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, Outside Student Life Lounge)

B.) Sponsored March Movie: Onward

1.) Thursday Show: 03/05, 7 PM : no one interested–CANCELLED

2.) Friday Matinee: 03/06, 5:35 PM : only one person interested–CANCELLED

C.) Galloping Ghost Outing (03/07, 12 – 4 PM)

1.) Arrive at any time, but must be there between 12 – 4 to get half of the price.

2.) Classic games and very old great games.

D.) Reports:

1.) CosPlay: Working on Maid Cafe

2.) Advisor: Placed order for 50 Ren Faire tickets; Each full member $10; Non-member $15

E.) Other?

IV.) CODCON:

A.) Updates

1.) Video game Room: Joel is in charge—has lined up Icon guy.

2.) Food Guy still getting licensed

B.) Volunteers–STILL NEEDED!

1.) Get that day free if you work for 2 hours or more please.

2.) May need to recruit staff from other clubs (will pay them)

C.) Other

1.) Vendor hall nearly full

2.) Waiting on more events

V.) Reviews and Upcoming News

A.) Reviews

1.) Sonic is good and can’t wait for sequel.

2.) Clone Wars episode 2 is really great and made me cry a lot.

B.) Upcoming News

1.) Doom eternal coming soon

2.) Animal crossing–you can get killed now in the game.

3.) Star Wars the High Republic out

VI.) After-Meeting Gaming

Next Club Meeting: March 3

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 3 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in BIC 1437.  On the agenda:

I.) Any New Faces?

II.) Old Business:

A.) Smash Tourney (2/20)

B.) Final Laser Quest (2/22)

C.) Other?

III.) New Business:

A.) Open House (03/05, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, Outside Student Life Lounge)

B.) Sponsored March Movie: Onward

1.) Thursday Show: 03/05, 7 PM

2.) Friday Matinee: 03/06, 5:35 PM

C.) Galloping Ghost Outing (03/07, 12 – 4 PM)

D.) Reports:

1.) CosPlay

2.) Advisor

E.) Other?

IV.) CODCON:

A.) Updates

B.) Volunteers

C.) Other

V.) Reviews and Upcoming News

A.) Reviews

B.) Upcoming News

VI.) After-Meeting Gaming

Club Meeting Minutes for Feb. 18

Sci-Fi/Fantasy & Gaming Club

Meeting Minutes for Feb. 18, 2020

  

I.) Welcome New Faces!

John

II.) Old Business:

A.) Activities Fair (02/12)

1.) No TV

2.) Not as many people signed up as in Fall

B.) Laser Quest (02/15): Cancelled, but rescheduled for the last time

C.) Other?

III.) New Business:

A.) First Smash Bros. Tourney (02/20, SSC 3245, 2 – 6 PM)

1.) Competitive play and free play

2.) $10 to enter tourney (half goes to club)

B.) March Sponsored Movie: Onward (03/06)—watch for showtimes

C.) Galloping Ghost Outing (03/07; 12 – 4 PM)

1.) Club will pay half the admissions fee

2.) Carpooling recommended (not much parking space)

D.) Reports:

1.) Anime & CosPlay: Nothing to report

2.) Advisor: Nothing as well

B.) Laser Quest Final Mission (02/15, 12:15 – 3:00 PM)

1.) Bring friend or family

2.) Bring at least $20

E.) Officer at Large Election: Nick Roberts won

IV.) CODCON XXV:

A.) Updates

1.) Pizza guy has submitted paperwork for food waiver

2.) Mailing to area colleges and high schools is out

B.) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

1.) PLEASE Help PLEASE!!!!

2.) We might pay other people to work at con

C.) Other: ads–Spread in MAC and around campus

 

V.) Reviews and Upcoming News

A.) Birds of Prey

1.) Love it

2.) Black mask is creepy which made him awesome

3.) Harley Quinn is awesome

B.) Sonic

1.) Love it; Carrey born to play role

2.) Eggman was funny

3.) Original design was good (joking!)

C.) Other?

1.) Metro sequel

2.) Epic game store giving out game every 2 week

3.) Fire emblems 3 dlc

D.) News

1.) Avenger video game came out with new game play (Rated M?)

2.) Terminator resistance is really good

3.) Puling pokemon back

4.) Dragon ball z abridged cancel

5.) Phoenix wone Best Actor Oscar for Joker

6.) Star Wars the Clone Wars Season 7–this Friday with 4 episode start

VI.) Gaming

 

Next Meeting: Feb. 18

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in BIC 1437.  We’d love to see everyone attend—especially those of you we’ve not seen in a while!

I.) Welcome New Faces!

II.) Old Business:

A.) Activities Fair (02/12)

B.) Laser Quest (02/15)

C.) Other?

III.) New Business:

A.) First Smash Bros. Tourney (02/20)

B.) Possible March Movies to Sponsor

1.) Onward (03/06)

2.) Bloodshot (03/13)

3.) Neither?

C.) Galloping Ghost Outing (03/07; 12 – 4 PM)

D.) Reports:

1.) Anime & CosPlay

2.) Advisor

E.) Other?

IV.) CODCON XXV:

A.) Updates

B.) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

C.) Other

V.) Reviews and Upcoming News

A.) Birds of Prey

B.) Sonic

C.) Other?

D.) News

VI.) Gaming

Meeting Minutes for Feb. 4, 2020

I.) Any New Faces?

— Katie

II.) Old Business:

A.) D&D Days (01/30): Went well (about 20 players)

B.) Other?

III.) New Business:

A.) Sponsored Movie Tickets

1.) Birds of Prey (Fri., Feb. 7, 5:30 PM, Cinemark Seven Bridges)

2.) Sonic the Hedgehog (Fri., Feb. 14, 4:40 PM, Cinemark Seven Bridges)

B.) Student Life Activities Fair (Wed., Feb. 12, SRC Atrium, 10 AM – 1 PM): Need people at the table

C.) Laser Quest Rescheduled (Sat., Feb. 15, 12:15 – 3:00 PM)

1.) Currently at like 8-9 people; we need at least 15

2.) This event will not be rescheduled if we don’t get enough players.

3.) Only $20 for three games + pizza & Pop

D.) Upcoming Cons:

1.) Capricon (Feb. 13 – 16, Wheeling)

2.) C2E2 (Feb. 28 – March 1, Chicago)

E.) Reports:

1.) Anime & CosPlay Club: Working on the Maid Cafe

2.) Advisor

                a.) First Smash Tournament Thursday, February 20: 2-6, SSC 3245

                b.) Student Life End of Year Celebration—wants photos of our activities

F.) Other: Officer Elections next meeting for OAL and Social Media Director

IV.) CODCON XXV

A.) Updates

1.) Pizza vendor should be finalized this week

2.) Nearly all Vendor tables booked!

B.) Publicity

1.) Post it to all of your social media

2.) Bring flyers to nerd stores

C.) Volunteering: We need volunteers for

      1. Registration
      2. Merchandise
      3. Hospitality

D.) Other?

V.) Reviews and News:

A.) Reviews:

1.) Dr. Who

                a,) Jack Harkness is back! J

                b.) Black lady Doctor

                c.) Confusing

2.) Arrow finale:

                a.) Crying and Meh

                b.) A new Green Lantern?

3.) Picard

                a.) good; dog cool

                b.) Already renewed for second season

4.) Other?

                a.) Legends of tomorrow: Riley missed her dumb children

                b.) BoJack Horseman Final Season:           Very painful, Understandably unsatisfied

B.) News:

1.) Movies & TV

                a.) Super Bowl TV ads for Marvel stuff (WandaVision, Loki, Falcon and Winter Solider)

                b.) Additional characters announced for Dr. Strange 2

2.) Gaming

                a.) Doom Eternal Feb 20

                b.) New Animal Crossing switch

VI.) After-Business Gaming

Meeting Minutes for Jan. 21, 2020

Sci-Fi/Fantasy & Gaming Club

Meeting Minutes for Jan. 21, 2020

 

I.) Any New Faces?

  • Faiza – Student Life
  • Arnold – Saw last semester

II.) Old Business:

A.) Con/Alt/Delete (12/14 – 16): Very fun, needed more variety.

B.) Polar Vortex (1/17 – 19): Looked good. 400 attended. Some COD CON people were there.

III.) New Business:

A.) Winter Laser Quest (01/25, 12:30 – 3:00 PM): STILL NEED PLAYERS (or may have to cancel)

B.) Sponsored Movies for February:

1.) Birds of Prey (02/07): Showtimes TBA

2.) Sonic the Hedgehog (02/14): Thursday 7:35, Friday 4:40

C.) D&D Days (Start 01/30—every other week; SSC 3245, 2 – 6 PM)

D.) Smash Bros Tourneys (Start 02/20–3rd Thursday of every month; SSC 3245, 2 – 6 PM)

E.) Student Life Activities Fair (02/12, 10 AM – 1 PM, SSC Atrium)

F.) Possible Galloping Ghost Outing on March 7: Time TBA.  Carpooling encouraged

G.) Other New Business?

IV.) CODCON XXV:

A.) Updates

1.) Artist & Author Alleys are fully booked!

2.) Dice are in!

3.) Website being updated; pre-reg is available

4.) Other

B.) WE NEED:

1.) Events: some coming in, but need more

2.) Publicity: SPREAD THE WORD—especially through social media

3.) Volunteers: We’ll need all hands on deck SOON!

V.) News & Reviews

A.) Reviews:

1.) Star Wars IX: Not the best, but enjoyable

2.) Jumanji 2: Overall good

3.) Crisis in Arrowverse: Pretty good, Riley loves it

4.) Mandalorian: Amazing, best Disney Star Wars, Baby Yoda

5.) Witcher: Really Amazing, not comparable to GoT, the song is cool

6.) Return of Dr. Who: Good

B.) News:

1.) Movie News

2.) TV News

            a.) Legends of Tomorrow tonight

            b.) Picard Thursday

c.) Bojack Horseman season 6 part 2

3.) Gaming News

            a.) Joker in Mortal Kombat

            b.) Byleth DLC for Smash

            c.) Wizards of the Coast Critical Role Game Manual

            d.) New Captain game

            e.) Last of Us Part II

            f.) Doom Trailer

            g.) GameStop ran out of Persona 5 Royale

4.) Other?

VI.) After-Meeting Gaming

First Meeting of 2020!

Our first meeting of 2020 will be on Tuesday, January 21 (Yes–the first day of classes!) from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in BIC 1437 (note room change).  On the agenda:

I.) Any New Faces?

II.) Old Business:

  • Con/Alt/Delete (12/14 – 16)
  • Polar Vortex (1/17 – 19)
  • Other?

III.) New Business:

  • Winter Laser Quest (01/25, 12:30 – 3:00 PM)
  • Possible Sponsored Movies for February:
    • Birds of Prey (02/07)
    • Sonic the Hedgehog (20/14)
  • D&D Days (Start 01/30; SSC 3245, 2 – 6 PM)
  • Smash Bros Tourneys (Start 02/13; SSC 3245)
  • Student Life Activities Fair (02/12, 10 AM – 1 PM)
  • Possible Galloping Ghost Outing on March 7?
  • Other New Business?

IV.) CODCON XXV:

  • Updates
    • Artist & Author Alleys
    • Dice
    • Website
    • Other
  • WE NEED:
    • Events
    • Publicity
    • Volunteers

V.) News & Reviews

A.) Reviews:

1.) Star Wars IX

2.) Jumanji 2

3.) Crisis in Arrowverse

4.) Mandalorian

5.) Witcher

6.) Return of Dr. Who

7.) Others?

B.) News:

1.) Movie News

2.) TV News

3.) Gaming News

4.) Other?

VI.) After-Meting Gaming

Meeting Minutes for Dec. 3, 2019

Sci-Fi/Fantasy & Gaming Club

Meeting Minutes for Dec. 3, 2019

 I.) Any New Faces?  Nope!  : (

II.) Old Business

A.) Smashing Hunger Tournament

1.) Went pretty well

2.) We have more interest; will try to schedule monthly events

B.) Final D&D Day

1.) More days scheduled (every other Thursday from 2 – 6)

2.) People had fun

C.) Stuffed COWS

1.) Looked like they were good

2.) Couldn’t bring in food, though!

D.) Other?

III.) New Business:

A.) Star Wars Tickets for 12/19 & 12/20

1.) Thursday 7:30; still 8 tickets left

2.) Friday, 4:15: still 14 tickets left!

3.) All unclaimed tickets will be sold back on Dec. 18—claim yours ASAP! (must be a paid member.)

B.) Winter Laser Quest? Proposed for January 25th

C.) Upcoming Cons

1.) Con/Alt/Delete: Dec 20-22.  Go to http://conaltdelete.com fir details

2.) Polar Vortex: Jan. 17 – 19.  Go to https://polarvortex.games/ for details

D.) Reports

1.) CosPlay: Holiday party tomorrow (Dec 4)

2.) Advisor

          1. Spring activity Fair- Feb 12th
          2. Room Change next semester BIC 1437
          3. SIGN UP FOR SCI FI LIT CLASS, PLEASE!!!

E.) CODCON: Coming up in April. Spread the word through social media!!!

F.) Other?

 

IV.) News & Reviews

A.,) News?

1.) Black Widow trailer dropped (movie due out in May 2020)

2.) Game awards next week

3.) Halo Reach for Xbox 1

4.) All Halo Games on Steam

5.) BABY YODA PLUSHIE!!

6.) Steven Universe Future release on 7th

7.) Arrowverse Crisis on Infinite Earths starts this Sunday (12/08)

8.) Life is Strange 2 final episode out

B.) Reviews?

1.) BABY YODA: 5 Stars!

2.) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood was good

3.) 21 Bridges good

4.) Frozen 2 pretty okay

C.) Other?

V.) After-Meeting Gaming: Holiday Munchkin, Video Gaming, etc. AND SNACKS!