Mindbridge minutes Wednesday 1 November 2006

  1. Call to order at 6:06 pm.
  2. Introductions of various and sundry.
  3. Minutes: Cath makes lame excuses.
  4. Treasury Report: Jon gives me the following
    • Checking: $9,169.97
    • AnimeIowa: $34,951.39
    • Icon: $6,225.46
    • Gamicon: $2054.84
  5. Icon Report
    • Final Numbers after everything: $3000 profit
    • 1 week left to get receipts to the con comm before the books close.
  6. Gamicon Report
    • Meeting on Saturday.
    • Hammered out Fantasy Flight and Andy Hopp details.
    • Twenty-four hour gaming room this year!
    • November 19 GM Party at Critical Hits, Coralville, 10am-until they kick us out.
    • Registration will be available then, as will GM sign up. RPGA games. Some board games too.
    • Gaming Library
    • Steve gave out Gamicon fliers to a Marion Gaming group. Also hitting other gaming venues in the Cedar Rapids area. The area has been well peppered.
  7. AnimeIowa Report
    • AI Staff Meeting schedule has been set for the year.
    • August 10-12 is the next AI.
  8. PrePlanning Committee Report
    • Working on getting Steve Jackson for Gamicon Rho
  9. Other Projects
    • Lots of games ran at Icon from the game library.
  10. Old Business
    1. Refund Policy
      • New Improved version which was voted in WILL BE POSTED on the website before our next meeting.
      • New Improved by laws WILL BE POSTED on the website before the website our next meeting
      • Both will be at the Mindbridge Group and Mindbridge.org
    2. Board Members
      • New Board Members are Bryon Stump and Steve Tait.
    3. Mailbox key goes to Brian Womachka. Brian also has storage locker key.
    4. Catherine has to pick up huge box o’ Mindbridge stuff.
    5. Iowa.com ads for conventions are going well.
    6. Nigel wants alcoholics to come to his house. No, really, he needs people to take old Icon liquor.
    7. Mindbridge DVD player: Steve Tait has it.
  11. New Business
    1. Icon
      • Some discussion about Icon bids.
      • One group is looking for Fall, 2007.
      • Interim Icon, March, 2008 is also a possibility. Only 18 months between cons that way.
      • Then return to Fall, 2009.
      • Discussion of moving the con to the spring because of the
      • Nothing yet to come to Mindbridge as a proposal.
    2. One Day Fan Fest
      • Tabled until Dan Wojcik is at the meeting.
      • Marty reminds us of a similar event SWAMP had several years ago Dealer’s room? 12-6?
      • Advertise mostly around campus, get students and Iowa Citians.
    3. World Wide D&D Day at Critical Hits. If you are an old school D&D player, come on down! Official game starts at noon, although things will probably begin at ten(ish).
    4. Mindbridge Meeting at November 19th GM party
      • Jon makes the motion; Steve seconds.
      • Discussion: Henry–what will we do there?
      • Jon: We can tell them what we do.
      • Steve: It’s a membership meeting for those who want another meetin
      • Pro: 9 | Nay: 0 | Abstain: 1
    5. At large Board Member expires. December 6th nominations. January meeting is vote.
      • Nominations Now: Laura Thomas.
    6. New place to meet
      • Library?: Christine Cromwell will reserve January 3, 2007, at the library.
      • December 6th Meeting at Denny’s at 7 due to Mill kaputing on us. (Darned fire code).
    7. Steve: Icon group hopes to have a proposal in for December. Send it to board and we’ll look at it, says Brian.
  12. Meeting adjourned at 6:47 pm.

Action Note:

  • Steve Tait needs to hear from AnimeIowa about what they want on Iowa.com for an ad.
  • Central board address: Mark to Laura.