March 2020 Minutes

Mindbridge Meeting of Wednesday March 4, 2020 at ARC of Southeast Iowa

  1. Call to Order.
  2. Minutes – posted online, reading waived.
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Up from last month at least until Gamicon bills paid
  4. Convention Reports
    1. Gamicon
      1. 654 attendees including 53 sponsors! Largest Gamicon ever!!!
      2. Next meeting planned for 6 pm on Sunday March 29th at China Garden in North Liberty
      3. T-shirt & hoodie sales were $995
      4. Auction went great.
      5. 122 pre-registrations for next year already
      6. Next meeting planned for 6 pm on Sunday March 29th at China Garden in North Liberty
    2. AnimeIowa
      1. Senior staff meeting was Tuesday March 3rd
      2. Next meeting 2 pm Saturday March 14 at Coralville Marriott
    3. ICON – October 9-11, 2020
      1. Web site is moved to same server as mindbridge.org
      2. No March meeting.
      3. Meeting Saturday April 11th at 1 PM, Coralville Library
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library – Thursday March 6, 6 pm, The Hobby Corner Iowa City. Toy Story Obstacles & Adventures Deck Build.
      1. Gamicon had 544 checkouts – 188 game library, 336 play to win.
      2. At Coralville Library for game day again on Saturday March 7, 9:30am-4:30pm
      3. At Geek City in North Liberty on Sunday March 8, noon-5pm
    2. Book Group – Monday March 16th, 6 pm, Panera South Side CR. Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey.
    3. Video Game Library – lots of usage at Gamicon especially older consoles. Almost 170 checkouts.
  6. Old Business
    1. Mindbridge points enter and redeem google forms have been moved from iowa-icon.com to the MB web site. To access them hover/click on By-Laws and select Mindbridge Points.
    2. Mindbridge Annual Treasurer Retreat will be at 1 pm on Saturday March 28th at John Johnson, this is for Mindbridge Board and Convention Treasurers to finalize Mindbridge budget for April 2020 – March 2021.
    3. Where to meet for CR dates? Penticoff’s for even numbered months OK’ed by all.
  7. New Business
    1. Moved to approve up to $320 for Flight Sticks for Artemis, etc. Passed.
    2. Electronic Audit month before cons: Con departments tell their electronic needs at same time (laptops, electronic devices, AV, cords, etc)
    3. Chris Dye asked to be a Mindbridge member. Passed.
    4. AI 2021 revised bid – discussed, passed.
    5. Lawyer – Adam will report back at April meeting.
    6. Something fun to do together (Movie, spring outing, etc)

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at Penticoffs, 7 PM at Tony and Jess Penticoff’s, 6914 Amhurst Dr SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 will be a virtual meeting using Zoom.

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