December 2019 Minutes

Mindbridge Meeting Minutes Wednesday December 4, 2019, Cedar Rapids Marriott

  1. Call to Order
  2. Minutes – posted online, reading waived
  3. Treasurer’s Report: Less $$ than last month, all ICON bills and reimbursements paid
  4. Convention Reports
    1. Gamicon
      1. Next staff meeting Sunday, December 15 at China Garden in North Liberty, 6 pm for food and 6:30 pm for meeting
      2. Coming up February 28-March 1, 2020
      3. DM meetings January 11 at The Hobby Corner Iowa City, Jan 12 at Tempest Cedar Rapids
      4. Registration is open, postcards mailed, new flyer is available, events are being scheduled, Dealers is almost full
    2. AnimeIowa
      1. Staff meeting Sat Dec 14, 2 pm, Coralville Marriott followed by xmas party
      2. Opening marketplace and panel applications
    3. ICON: Made money, all bills are paid
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library
      1. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle 6:15 PM, Thu Dec 5, Hobby Corner
      2. The game library has been rented by the Coralville Public Library for three game days, if anyone is available to help with running the checkout and/or teaching games please contact Michele Maakestad. The dates are:
        1. Saturday January 4, 9:30am-4:30pm. Event runs from 10-4
        2. Saturday February 1, 9:30am-4:30pm. Event runs from 10-4
        3. Saturday March 7, 9:30am-4:30pm. Event runs from 10-4
    2. Book Group: Monday Dec 9, 6 pm, Panera South Side, Legend of Nightfall by Mickey Zucker Reichert
    3. Video Game Library: Compiling a wish list of games wanted by the conventions
  6. Old Business
    1. Lawyer – Adam will report back in February
    2. Vote to pick which ICON 45 bid in secret ballot. The Smith-Burns bid was selected by the membership.
  7. New Business
    1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens Dec 19th, after much discussion the group decided to meet to see it on Saturday, Dec 21, 9 AM, Galaxy Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    2. Gamicon Zinc pre-planning would like to reserve the Cedar Rapids Marriott for 2021. Moved, seconded and passed.
    3. AnimeIowa bid for 2021 was submitted. Another bid is being prepared.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at The ARC of Southeast Iowa (Not meeting on New Year’s Day)