1. Treasurer’s Report (Jon): Down $56K due to AI bills being paid
  2. IT Officer (Tony): Most of the laptops are set up
  3. Storage Manager (Pat): Waiting to hear back from Marty
  4. Convention Reports-All conventions are looking for additional help.
    1. ICON (Oct 13-15, 2023)
      1. Sat Oct 7th at the Penticoff house 4 pm
        1. Programming is sent off. Grid is set up. Will be put on discord
        2. Retractable signs are here.
        3. Locker meeting at the Locker Thurs Oct 12th at 3pm
        4. If interested in staff or have other questions contact: concom@iowa-icon.com
        5. If interested in Volunteering contact: volunteering@iowa-icon.com
    2. Gamicon (Next Gamicon Feb 23-25, 2024)
      1. Contacting the Regency Hotel for next year
      2. Events trickling in
      3. Finalizing dealers and sending out emails to them
      4. GoH has been finalized
      5. Index card RPG Rules are here to to view event information here
      6. Next Meeting Sun Oct 22nd 6:30 Tim’s house at 271 Wiley Blvd NW Cedar Rapids, IA and online
      7. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: info@gamicon.org
    3. AnimeIowa (July 26th – 28th, 2024)
      1. Oct 14 at the Coralville Hyatt and on Zoom at 2 pm
      2. Reviewing applications for department heads and staff
      3. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: execs@animeiowa.com
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library (Michele)
      1. Helping out with other conventions.
      2. Sunday Oct 8th Deadlines Game at Geek City, Iowa City 12-5pm
    2. Video Game Library (Adam): n/a
    3. Book Group: Thursday October 5th Book is Insistent Oracles by Bob Koester.
      1. We will be having the author joining us virtually. At Panera on Edgewood Rd in Cedar Rapids at 6pm.
      2. Thursday Nov 16th will be a general discussion covering the books that we have read and those we would like to read.
  6. Anybody wanting to become Mindbridge Members: Clayton Boldt – now a member
  7. Old Business
    1. If there are any problems or questions address them to Jenny from now until November 1st meeting Email mindbridge-bod@googlegroups.com or mommayaya911@gmail.com
  8. New Business
    1. Geek Fest: Cooking competition after a Mindbridge Meetings October 4th in Iowa City
      1. Please bring the recipe or send them to Rowanstarr22@gmail.com and they will be compiled for a cookbook for our members
      2. This Month’s Entries: Jello Jiggler Oozes – Michele
    2. Extra Life for UI Children Hospital Oct 21 10am-9pm at Grace Church, Iowa City
      1. Cheat For Charity
        1. Bring small bills
        2. Games and Prizes
      2. Please donate prizes
    3. Cardboard Caucus Oct 27-29, 2023 in West Des Moines
    4. Kee Con Gaming Convention in Cherokee, Iowa Nov 3-5, 2023
    5. ICON 49 Bid Review
      1. Laying the foundation for the future.
      2. The Bid was accepted, but there is a caveat about the finalized by December

Next meeting will be Wed Nov 1st @ 7pm online and the Penticoff House 6914 Amhurst Dr SW Cedar Rapids, IA

Mindbridge Meeting Sept 6th, 2023
(Invasion of the Tech Gremlins)

  1. Treasurer’s Report (Jon): Down 10K (AI bills paid)
  2. IT Officer (Tony): All laptops in
  3. Storage Manager (Pat): Waiting to Hear from Marty
  4. Convention Reports – All conventions are looking for additional help.
    1. ICON (Oct 13-15, 2023)
      1. Next Meeting Sat Sept 9th at the Penticoff house 4 pm
      2. Programming is almost done.
        1. GoH-Virtual (Due to concerns about daughter health issues)
        2. Flash sale for attendance until Sept 16 for $40
      3. Beth has deadline for programming book 16th
      4. If interested in staff or have other questions contact: concom@iowa-icon.com
      5. If interested in Volunteering contact: volunteering@iowa-icon.com
    2. Gamicon (Next Gamicon Feb 23-25, 2024)
      1. Next Meeting Sept 17th 6:30 Tim’s house at 271 Wiley Blvd NW Cedar Rapids, IA
      2. Still working on GoH
      3. Gamicon 25 Bid in works
      4. Lots of vendors applied (more than is space)
      5. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: info@gamicon.org
    3. AnimeIowa (July 26th – 28th, 2024)
      1. Saturday Sept 23rd at 2pm post-mortem at the Hyatt in Coralville and online
        1. Will go over survey and how things went
      2. Have first GoH voice actor Sean Chiplock from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
      3. Had a convention
      4. Had a blast
      5. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: execs@animeiowa.com
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library (Michele)
      1. New Games Add to the Library (Please take a look)
        1. Heat: Pedal to the Metal
        2. Boop
        3. Dungeon Party
        4. Colt Express
        5. Shadows in Kyoto
        6. Puns of Anarchy
        7. First Martian
        8. Five Tribes
        9. Fallen Land
        10. Ransom Notes
        11. Charty Party
        12. Legendary: Secret Wars Volume 2
        13. Quadropolis
        14. Abduckions
      2. Sunday Oct 1st Tesseract Game at Geek City, Iowa City 12-5pm
      3. Sunday Oct 8th Deadlines Game at Geek City, Iowa City 12-5pm
    2. Video Game Library (Adam): n/a
    3. Book Group
      1. Thursday September 14th will be a general discussion covering the books that we have read and those we would like to read. At Panera on Edgewood Rd in Cedar Rapids at 6pm.
      2. Thursday October 5th Book is Insistent Oracles by Bob Koester
    4. Anybody wanting to become Mindbridge Members: n/a
  6. Old Business: If there are any problems or questions address them to Amanda from now until October 4th meeting Email mindbridge-bod@googlegroups.com
  7. New Business
    1. Geek Fest:Cooking competition after a Mindbridge Meetings October 4th in Iowa City
      1. Please bring your favorite geek inspired dish
      2. They will be sampled and they will be voted on by attendees present at each meeting.
      3. Best of show will be awarded for each meeting
      4. Please bring the recipe or send them to Rowanstarr22@gmail.com and they will be compiled for a cookbook for our members
      5. Also bring a list of ingredients for people with allergies
      6. This Month’s Entries
        1. Smaug’s Demise (Michele)
        2. Gooey Brownies (Lance)
        3. Pumpkin Cider (Jon)
        4. Winner: Wookie Cookies (Jess)
    2. ICON 49 Bid Review: Laying the foundation for the future.
      1. Bid Draft 2024
      2. Bid Excel 2024

Next meeting will be Wed October 4th @ 7pm online and the ARC in Iowa City ARC 2401 Towncrest Dr 2401 Iowa City, IA. Across the street from the church of the Nazarene, two blocks from the old building.

Mindbridge Meeting Aug 2nd, 2023

  1. Treasurer’s Report (Jon): Up $81K due to AnimeIowa
  2. IT Officer (Tony): 3/7 laptops are up and working
  3. Storage Manager (Pat)
    1. Shelf is fixed in the larger storage locker (AI locker)
    2. The totes and shelves need to be label for weight
    3. All cardboard boxes need to be put into plastic totes to keep out bugs
    4. Due to unaccounted keys new locks will be acquired. When new locks are made do not make new keys
  4. Convention Reports – All conventions are looking for additional help.
    1. ICON (Oct 13-15, 2023)
      1. Next Meeting will be Sat August 12th at 4pm at the Penticoff House (6914 Amhurst Dr SW Cedar Rapids, IA) and online
      2. If interested in staff or have other questions contact: concom@iowa-icon.com
      3. If interested in Volunteering contact: volunteering@iowa-icon.com
      4. Looking for Panelist survey will be up shortly
      5. A JotForm is going to be created and sent out for Hotel Reservation
    2. Gamicon (Next Gamicon Feb 23-25, 2024)
      1. Meeting Sunday August 27th at 6:30 pm in person (3132 E View Cir Dr Riverside, IA) and Discord
      2. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: info@gamicon.org
      3. Right now looking at vendors Deadline Sept 1st
      4. Everything is going well
      5. Looking at new hotels to hold Gamicon in 2025 and beyond
    3. AnimeIowa (July 26th – 28th, 2024)
      1. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: execs@animeiowa.com
      2. Just had the convention.
      3. 17 hundred pre reg before the convention
      4. Total attendance 2,800 to 2,900
      5. 492 Prereg for next year 21 sponsors
      6. The Dragshow and Burlesque show were very popular.
      7. $2,251 raised for the charity
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library (Michele): At AnimeIowa
      1. 255 games checked out
      2. 105 unique games checked out
      3. Boop was the most popular game with 25 checkout
    2. Video Game Library (Adam): Was at AnimeIowa
    3. Book Group
      1. August Thurs 10th Book is Princess Bride By William Goldman (Abridged). At Panera on Edgewood Rd in Cedar Rapids at 6pm.
      2. Thursday September 14th will be a general discussion covering the books that we have read and those we would like to read.
    4. Anybody wanting to become Mindbridge Members
      1. Paul Price-Now Member
      2. Zero-Now Member
  6. Old Business
    1. If there are any problems or questions address them to Sheril from now until September 6th meeting Email mindbridge-bod@googlegroups.com
    2. Review Signage Bid-If any questions about the bid please contact: Chelsea Eldeen: dragon.magic@gmail.com
  7. New Business
    1. Any updates from previous on-call: i. No issues
    2. There should be a Mindbridge Cloud Database that would be used by all 3 conventions $125 per year paid by Mindbridge since it is a shared resource
      1. No sensitive data will be stored on the Database
      2. This will allow a more open model for sharing information across conventions
      3. Tony will be writing up bid
      4. Geek Fest:Cooking competition after a Mindbridge Meetings September 6th in Cedar Rapids and October 4th in Iowa City
        1. Please bring your favorite geek inspired dish
        2. They will be sampled and they will be voted on by attendees present at each meeting.
        3. Best of show will be awarded for each meeting
        4. Please bring the recipe and they will be compiled for a cookbook for our members
        5. Also bring a list of ingredients for people with allergies

Next meeting will be Wed September 6th @ 7pm online and the Penticoff House 6914 Amhurst Dr SW Cedar Rapids, IA

Mindbridge Meeting Minutes July 30th, 2023 At AnimeIowa

  1. Call to Order
  2. Minutes-waved
  3. Treasurer’s Report (Jon): Up money
  4. IT Officer (Tony): Laptops have been purchased
  5. Storage Manager (Pat)
    1. Lots of stuff is being used at AI
    2. AI locker- Shelf repaired
  6. Convention Reports- All conventions are looking for additional help.
    1. AnimeIowa (July 28-30, 2023)
      1. Happening now
      2. More people than last year
      3. It has been a blast
      4. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: execs@animeiowa.com
    2. ICON (Oct 13-15, 2023)
      1. Next Meeting will be Sat August 12th at 4pm at the Penticoff House and online
      2. if there are any hotel questions please email Mamma Yaya at mommayaya911@gmail.com
      3. Hotel is now the Radisson if contacting about a already made reservation call the Hotel Front Desk
      4. We are looking for help. If interested contact Pam
      5. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: concom@iowa-icon.com
    3. Gamicon (Next Gamicon Feb 23-25, 2024)
      1. Program Suggestions up
      2. Reg is up
      3. Meeting Sunday August 27th at 6:30 pm in person (3132 E View Cir Dr Riverside, IA) and Discord
      4. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: info@gamicon.org
  7. Other Projects
    1. Game Library (Michele): 130 games checkout over the weekend at AnimeIowa
    2. Video Game Library (Adam)
      1. Lots of business
      2. Need more volunteers (1 or 2) across all three conventions
    3. Book Group: August Thurs 10th Book is Princess Bride By William Goldman (Abridged). At Panera on Edgewood Rd in Cedar Rapids at 6pm.
    4. Anybody wanting to become Mindbridge Members
      1. Cameren Reedy -Approved as member
      2. Kerry Lambrech -Approved as member
      3. Jason Madrid -Approved as member
      4. Jeff Hollaway -Approved as member
  8. Old Business
    1. If there are any problems or questions address them to Robin from now until August 2nd meeting
  9. New Business
    1. No updates from previous on-call

Next meeting will be Wed August 2nd @ 7pm online and at the ARC in Iowa City ARC 2401 Towncrest Dr 2401 Iowa City, IA. Across the street from the church of the Nazarene, two blocks from the old building.