September 2020 Minutes

Mindbridge Meeting Minutes Wednesday September 2, 2020 online using Zoom

  1. Call to Order
  2. Minutes – reading waived
  3. Treasurer’s Report about $3k less than last month
  4. Convention Reports
    1. VICON
      1. Online evening of Friday Oct 9, Saturday Oct 10 9 AM to Midnight ending with the Chocolate Ceremony
      2. Using Discord, rebroadcast to YouTube Live
      3. will have panels, art show, costume contest, gaming
      4. Could use more moderators
      5. Online meetings every Tuesday for planning/preparing
      6. Asking for other conventions & MB to share the posts/info
    2. Gamicon
      1. Waiting word from the hotel on a 2022 contract to determine our ability to get out of our 2021 contract.
      2. We are exploring options for a virtual convention at this time.
      3. Our next meeting is Sunday, September 13 at 6:00pm. We meet in the Gamicon Discord in the Staff Voice Chat. Please let us know if you wish to attend and need access.
      4. We will be working on what needs to be done to have a virtual Gamicon, and setting timelines. This is a critical meeting. If you are on Gamicon staff, we need you at this meeting.
    3. AnimeIowa
      1. Post Mortem meeting Sep 19th 2 pm online
      2. Working on updating manifesto for AI
  5. Manifesto Update Process
    1. Official process of updating – meeting with staff to discuss/approve then ask Mindbridge membership to approve.
    2. Who can request/stop changes: any member of Mindbridge can request change or request stop of change to a manifesto: bring to a Mindbridge meeting for discussion/vote.
    3. Suggest that Manifesto updates include recommendation for virtual option just in case
    4. Recommend concom/exec review their manifesto’s for any needed updates such as Gamicon/LARP and ICON/dance.
  6. Other Projects
    1. Game Library
      1. Michele attended UK Games Expo and met some lovely folks from Mleeg Board Games.
      2. They publish D6 Dungeon, a game not distributed in the U.S. They sent us two copies of the game for the Game Library (So that it can be played 2-4 players), and have expressed interest in doing some virtual demos at Gamicon in 2021.
      3. Michele is also re-starting the Game Blog on the Mindbridge Website, discussing virtual conventions and virtual gaming. Please check it out, because she is getting a complex because only one post has had one view and no-one is commenting…
    2. Book Group: Monday, September 21, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, discussing The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life, Vol. 1 by Usata Nonohara
    3. Video Game Library:
      1. We are working on setting up social media for the Video Game Library, including a Facebook page and a Twitch account.
      2. Our current plan is to stream for about an hour on the second Monday of every month starting at 8AM.
      3. Our first demonstration / review will be Monday, Sept 14 @ 8AM, and will be covering Clubhouse Games (Nintendo Switch).
  7. Old Business
    1. ICON 46 (Oct 15-17, 2021) bid discussion “ICON 46: Seeking Further Horizons”. Will be voted on at the October 7 meeting.
  8. New Business: none

Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7 PM online using Zoom

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