September 2016 Minutes

Mindbridge Board and General Membership Meetings

September 7, 2016 at 7 pm CR Hy-Vee (20 Wilson Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404)

  1. Call to Order
  2. Minutes — Posted online and approved.
  3. Treasurer’s Report — we have about $63K less than last month after paying AI hotel bill.
  4. Convention Reports
    1. ICON
      1. Programming making good progress.
      2. Doing storage locker audit/verify Saturday Sep 10 at 11 AM at storage locker followed at 1:30 pm by staff meeting at Coralville Public Library.
    2. Gamicon
      1. Next staff meeting Sunday Sep 18, 6:30 pm at Ryans.
    3. AnimeIowa
      1. no Sept meeting. Next meetings Oct 15 and Nov 5, 2 pm at Coralville Marriott
      2. Did live streaming on youtube of the masquerade
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library
      1. Report from AI. (Jon) Monthly games were Friday (Suburbia) and Sunday (Dead Last).
      2. Had 475 game checkouts. Several games were donated to the library.
      3. Next demo: Friday Oct 14 at The Hobby Corner 5 pm — Dead Of Winter The Long Night
    2. Book Group: Monday, September 19th, 6 pm, Scooter’s Coffee (formerly Coffeesmith’s), Variation Seven by Mike Manolakes.
  6. Old Business
    1. Pens — ICON pens. Artwork ready and approved. Robin has go-ahead to order.
    2. Badge wallets — moved and approved to order 500 blank wallets. ICON to provide artwork to Robin to have printed on about 100 wallets.
  7. New Business
    1. 50th Star Trek Showing Sunday, September 11th, Springville Memorial Library, the Buresch reading room 10 am to 10 pm (Steve Tait) – *CANCELED*
    2. Iowa City Book Fair, Saturday, October 8th, 10am — 4 pm. (ICON staff, we have a booth)
    3. Fields of Honor Gaming Convention, Johnston Iowa, Sept. 23-25 at the Stoney Creek Inn. Pre-reg ends on Sept. 16th.
    4. ICON 42 bid submitted by John Johnson, Jenny Carhoff and Christopher Harmon.
      1. Theme A Hitchhiker’s Guide to ICON 42. Approved by board.
      2. Waiting on final dates from CR Marriott, will be either Sep 29-Oct 1, 2017 or Oct 20-22, 2017.
      3. Author GOH — Wesley Chu
      4. Artist GOH — H. Russ Brown

Meeting adjourned.

Next Meeting: October 5th, 2016, 7 pm at the ARC of Southeast Iowa

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