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.