Night of the Doctor!

In anticipation of next week’s “Day of the Doctor”, BBC has released this short prequel featuring the 8th Doctor, Paul McGann!  Don’t forget to join us on Sat., Nov. 23 from 1 – 4 PM in the Student Lounge!  Free popcorn and free admission!

November 5th Minutes

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club Minutes

Nov. 5, 2013

I.)New Members?

a.Matt: Slaying time, Star Wars

b.Shannon: Meet people, Lord of the Rings


II.) Previous Events:

A.)Laps for the Chaps (10/19)

1. Didn’t come in last! WoOt!

2. Raised over $100 for COD Foundation

B.) Fright Fest (10/26):

            1. Great Time had by all (even those who got lost!)

            2. Next year—better coordination

C.) Ender’s Game (11/01):

1. Generally favorable review

2. Some argument over what was left out

D.) Jen’s Halloween Party (11/02)

1. Accidental theme: pirates

2. Thanks for hosting us, Jen!

E.) Other

1.) Video Game Releases

a.)Pokemon X/Y

b.) Assassin’s Creed

c.) Batman: Arkham Origins

2.) Dracula TV show

a.) General consensus is that it’s good

b.) Dracula and Van Helsing working together

3.) Other Stuff

a.) I, Frankenstien trailer at Ender’s Game

b.) Forever People


III.) Upcoming Events:

A.)Thor II (11/08)

a.11/07 at 10PM

b.11/08 at 5:05 PM

B.)Popcorn Wednesdays 11/13 11AM-1PM

a.Show up and help

b. Publicizing our Dr. Who and GameDay events

C.)Club Bake Sale (11/20)

a.Make stuff

b.Show up and help

c.Please email Doc with what you are bringing so we know what to expect

D.)Hunger Games: Catching Fire (11/22)

a.Exact head count needed by next meeting

b. Thursday, 11/21, 10:30 PM

c. Friday Matinee, 11/22, TBA

E.)Dr. Who 50th Anniversary (11/23)

a.1-4 PM, Student Lounge

b.Bring Food to sell

F.)Stuffed C.O.W.S./Gamedays (11/29 – 12/01)

a.Uber epic munchkin

b.Free admission


a.Hobbit sneak peek

b.December movie


IV.) Other Agenda Items:

A.)CODCON Publicity

a.Take fliers!

b.Please write “” on them

B.) Science Fiction Lit course

C.) CosPlay Group Report

a. Halloween: There was a party w/ food and pictures

b. Rocky Horror coming up 11/16?

D.) Gossip, News, etc.?


V.) After Meeting Game: Ninja Burger

Star Trek Convention 2014

For you Trek fans, it’s not too early to start planning!


Star Trek Las Vegas 2013

Star Trek Las Vegas 2013

The tradition continues as Creation Entertainment’s Official STAR TREK Convention returns to the great city of Chicago, one of the true hotbeds of Trek fandom, and we have three truly amazing, non stop, celebrity filled days for you! It all happens June 6-8, 2014 at the beautiful Westin O’Hare Hotel.

Our guests include the iconic superstar WILLIAM SHATNER, Voyager’s Captain KATE MULGREW and male lead ROBERT BELTRAN, the sensational JERI RYAN in an extremely rare convention appearance, the legendary NICHELLE NICHOLS, Enterprise’s ANTHONY MONTGOMERY, two representatives of the Klingon Empire: GOWRON and MARTOK, the wonderful SUZIE PLAKSON, Ferengis ROM and NOG, and make up maestro JOHN PALADIN (who is transforming the original actors into the Klingons and Ferengis).

William Shatner

Kate MulgrewJeri RyanNichelle Nichols

Robert BeltranSuzie PlaksonRobert OReillyJG Hertzler

Anthony MontgomeryMax GrodenchikAron EisenbergAnthony Montgomery

It is gonna be wild and ONLY happens once a year! For the past several years this convention has been completely sold out prior to opening so we do ask that you get your order in as soon as possible. At this early time the top of the line GOLD WEEKEND Packages are now available and you can actually pick out your seat in the theatre.

And remember, unlike any other major fan conventions, EVERY patron receives a guaranteed seat in the theatre: no additional hassles, no worries, no waiting hoping to get into see the stars and events you want! It is the famous “Creation Difference” and it really does make all the difference in the galaxy in making your vacation truly spectacular!

Join the stars and fellow fans by clicking through to the brand new CHICAGO STAR TREK site and stake your claim now to our very best seats (with other ticket grades to come in the near future!)

Summer Laser Quest

Our Summer Laser Quest event will be on Saturday, July 13 from 12:30 – 3:30 PM at the Downers Grove Laser Quest in the Finley Shopping Center (just behind the Office Max and to the right of the Games Workshop bunker).  As usual, this event is open to all club members (paid or not) plus friends; a maximum of 30 can play.  The cost will be no more than $20 per person, but the more players we have, the cheaper it will be for everyone.  Pizza and Pop will also be provided.

Please RSVP to me by no later than Monday, July 8 so we can get a head count.

Reminder! July 2nd Club Meeting

Just a reminder that our next summer meeting is Tuesday, July 2 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM in BIC 1630.  On the agenda will be:

I.) Any new faces?

II.) Previous Events:

    A.) Movies:

        1.) Man of Steel

        2.) World War Z

        3.) Monsters U

    B.) Joyskillszs

    C.) Other Events?

III.) Upcoming Events:

    A.) Movies to Approve (or Sponsor)

        1.) Despicible Me 2 (July 5)

        2.) Pacific Rim (July 12)

        3.) RIPD (July 19)

        4.) The Wolverine (July 26)

    B.) Laser Quest (July 13)

    C.) Ren Faire (Aug. 3)

IV.) Other Stuff:

    A.) CODCON XIX Updates

    B.) Charity

    C.) August Meeting Date

    D.) Other Gossip and News

NOTE: If you’ve not yet responded to let me know you want to remain on the club e-mail list, this may be the last e-mail you receive from us.  Please contact me by June 30!

June 4th 2013 Minutes

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club Minutes

June 4, 2013

1.      New Members: John–Star Wars

2.      Previous Events

a.      Movies:

                                                              i.      Iron Man 3: Robert Downey Jr. was hilarious

                                                            ii.      Star Trek: Into Darkness: Good, despite some plot issues

                                                          iii.      Epic: No one saw it.  Heard it wasn’t that good

                                                          iv.      After Earth: No one saw it; called “worst movie of 2013 thus far”

b.      TV

                                                              i.      Doctor Who Season Finale: What?  WHAT?

                                                            ii.      Merlin Series Finale (on Syfy): “True” to legend, but still a bit disappointing

                                                          iii.      Game of Thrones

1.      You guys need to watch this show!

2.      WHY CAN’T THIS FAMILY JUST BE HAPPY (#teamstark)

                                                          iv.      Others:

1.      Fallen Skies returns

2.      Sinbad starts on Syfy

3.      The Dome?

c.       Other Events

                                                              i.      ACen:  awesome

                                                            ii.      Shatner at Hollywood Blvd/Palms: No one went

                                                          iii.      Star Trek Convention: No one went again

3.      Upcoming Events

a.       Movies

                                                              i.      The Purge (6/07) – not approved

                                                            ii.      Man of Steel (6/14) – SPONSORED

1.      Tentative Times

a.       Thursday Midnight (6/13) @12:02am (in 2D)

b.      Friday Matinee (6/14) @3:50pm (in 2D)

                                                          iii.      World War Z (6/21) – APPROVED

                                                          iv.      Monsters University – APPROVED

b.      Other Events

                                                              i.      Joyskillzsz Video Game Day (6/15) :In the Lounge, 10am-11pm–Bring your gaming equipment!!

                                                            ii.      DucKon (6/28-30): go to

                                                          iii.      Laser Quest (July 13th; 12:30-3:30pm)

                                                          iv.      Ren Faire (August 3rd; 10 AM – 4 PM)

4.      CODCON XIX

a.       Website Update: Rachel created a new logo, to be posted soon

b.      DICE: will sell two types of dice, 150 each

5.      Other Stuff

a.       Kickstarters

                                                              i.      2” Foam Squishy Dice!!

                                                            ii.      I Fight Dragons funded their new album

b.      Superman’s Hair: Is there the curl?

NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY, JULY 2, from 2:30 – 4:00 PM in BIC 1630

May 1st 2013 Minutes

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club Minutes

Tuesday, May 1 in SSC 1225 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM.

A.) Any New Members?  Nope.

B.) Previous Events: (10 min.)
1.) The Raven: No one showed up, John Cusack was bland.
2.) ACen: Panel scheduling was crappy, but it was a lot of fun.
3.) COD Open House: Star Wars won again, and they sold a couple dice.
4.) Student Life Celebration: Chinese Club won everything, but they had 400 hours of volunteer service.

C.) Officer Elections: (20 min)

President: Jen Dust, Jim Powers

Stephen Colbert: 1

RT: 1

Matt Foley: 1

Jim Powers: 4

Jen: 12
Vice-President: Jim Powers, RT Falimirski, Sean O’Connor

Stephen Colbert: 1


Sean: 8

RT: 4

Jim Powers: 5
Secretary: Jim Powers, Kari Asick

Fluffy the Cat: 1

America: 1

A death threat :1

Jim Powers: 4

Kari: 12
Officer at Large: Jim Powers, RT Falimirski, Ben MacRae

Four Spoiled Ballots:


Leeroy Jethro Gibbs:

Jim: 0

RC Cola RT: 11

Ben: 5

D.) CODCON Post-Mortem (30 min)

E.) Upcoming Events: (15 min)
1.) May Movies:
a.) Avengers (May 3/4)  Friday Matinee Show: 4:45 PM at Cinemark Seven Bridges
b.) Dark Shadows (May 11)

     c.) Animatrix (May 12)
d.) Battleship (May 18)

     e.) Men in Black III (May 25)

2.) Animatrix (May 12, K 131, 12 – 8 PM)
3.) Joyskillszs (May 26) – SSC 3245, 10 AM – 11 PM
7.) June Movies

     a.) June 1st: Snow White and the Huntsmen

     b.) June 8th : Prometheus

     c.) June 22nd: Brave

                Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

     d.) June 29th:GI Joe: Retaliation

F.) Summer Meeting Schedule: (10 min.)

            May 29th (Officer Meeting)

June 5th – SSC 1225

June 26th (Officer Meeting)

July 3rd – SSC 1225

July 31st (Officer Meeting)

August 7th – SSC 1225

G.) AFTER MEETING GAME: Car Wars, Groo, or TBA

April 30th 2013 Minutes

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club Minutes

April 30, 2013

  1. New Members: None
  1. CODCON XVIII Post Mortem
    1. We reviewed the Post-Mortem sheet; see Doc for details
    2. Also reviewed Feedback form data: Staff did great, food vendor didn’t
    3. Working to improve CODCON XIX
  1. Previous Events
    1. Previous Movies

                                                               i.      Oblivion

1.       Bad adaptation?

2.       But good because it was actually sci-fi and twists?

    1. Open House (4/25)

                                                               i.      Not the best location

                                                             ii.      Not much foot traffic

    1. Star Trek: Best of Both Worlds (4/25)

                                                               i.      One person went, but his bro hates the club so boo on him

                                                             ii.      But it was good-ish?

    1. C2E2 (4/26-4/28)

                                                               i.      Awesome! A lot of excellent guests (actors from Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Ron Perlman, Fifth Doctor, etc)

                                                             ii.      Next year! April 25th-27th

    1. TV Shows

                                                               i.      Doctor Who: Ghost episode was awesome

                                                             ii.      Game of Thrones: DANY OMG

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Movies

                                                               i.      Iron Man 3 (5/03) SPONSORED

1.       One ticket still available for the midnight IMAX

2.       Friday Matinee: 5:45 show—contact Doc for details

                                                             ii.      Star Trek: Into Darkness (5/17) SPONSORED

                                                            iii.      Epic (05/24) Approved

                                                           iv.      After Earth (05/31) Approved

    1. Others?
  1. Officer Elections
    1. President:

                                                               i.      Jen Dust: Winner!!!

                                                             ii.      Sean T.: no show

    1. Vice President

                                                               i.      Kristen Koch: 11 Winner!!!

                                                             ii.      Caitlin W: 5

    1. Secretary

                                                               i.      Kari Asick: Winner

    1. Officer at Large

                                                               i.      Erin Aniolowski: 10 Winner!!!

                                                             ii.      Matt F: 1

                                                            iii.      Kristen K: n/a

                                                           iv.      Steve S: 3

                                                             v.      Caitlin W: 3

                                                           vi.      Baby Bunny: 1

  1. Other Stuff:
    1. Doc may offer his Sci-Fi Lit class this summer if enough people want in.  Contact him ASAP!
    2. This summer: Theater class on sword fighting

Post-Meeting Game:  Super Munchkin

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday, June 4, 2013, from 2:30 – 4:00 PM (Room TBA)

April 2nd 2013 Minutes

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club Minutes

April 2, 2013

  1. New Members:  Only one–Connor: Doctor Who
  1. Previous Events
    1. Movies

1)GI Joe: Retribution: only like two people saw it BUT THE ROCK MAN

2)The Host: Not as bad as Twilight (not saying much, of course)

    1. TV Shows

1)Doctor Who returns! (3/30): Barely anyone watched it!

2)Orphan Black (3/30): No one watched it. I’ll need to watch the next episode before I pass judgment

3)Game of Thrones Season 3 (3/31): Hardly anyone watched this, either

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Movies

                                                               i.      Jurassic Park in 3D (4/05): Approved

                                                             ii.      Oblivion (4/19): Approved

                                                            iii.      Evil Dead: Approved

    1. Star Trek: Best of Both Worlds

                                                               i.      Showing at Cinemark Seven Bridges on April 25th at 7pm

                                                             ii.      Fathom Entertainment has actually contacted us and is giving us promotional material for CODCON!!

    1. CoD Open House: April 25, 6:00 – 8:30 PM.  Need at least 2 volunteers to staff the table
    1. Volunteering!!

                                                               i.      Training is on April 9th in BIC 1630 @ 2:30pm

                                                             ii.      Still have a few slots left to fill!!!

                                                            iii.      We’ll also need folks to help with set-up and tear-down on Friday afternoon and Sunday evening!

    1. Special Events:

                                                               i.      Steampunk LARP, Sat., 4/20l

                                                             ii.      Microsoft Halo 4 Tournament: Sat., 4/20, 6 – 9 PM

  1. Other Stuff
    1. We will start taking Officer Nominations on April 16th!  Voting will take place on April 30
    2. Post-Meeting Game: Munchkin Apocalypse (FLYNN WON!!!)


NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, April 16—RIGHT BEFORE CODCON!!!  DON’T MISS IT!!!                                                           

Feb 19th 2013 Minutes

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club Minutes

Feb 19 2013

  1. New Members: None
  1. Previous Events
    1. Movies

                                                               i.      Beautiful Creatures: It was alright

                                                             ii.      Escape from Planet Earth: No one saw it; no one cares

    1. Other: Nothing
  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Joyskillzsz : Saturday, February 23rd, BIC 3411, 10am-11pm
    2. March Movies

                                                               i.      Jack the Giant Slayer (March 1st) APPROVED

                                                             ii.      Oz the Great and Powerful (March 8th) SPONSORED

1.       11pm showing in 2D on the 7th

2.       Matinee Show on Friday: TBA (watch for e-mail)

                                                            iii.      Upside Down (March 15th) APPROVED

                                                           iv.      GI Joe: Retaliation (March 29th)APPROVED

    1. Food Vending : Run by the Cafeteria?!?!?!?! Dun dun dunnnn

                                                               i.      Pizza, etc. on Friday & Sunday

                                                             ii.      Saturday: Subway for lunch, Grill 155 for dinner

    1. Volunteer Sign-Up Sheets: We are now accepting volunteers!
    2. Spreading the word: Email PDFs of the flyers to your friends! They’re available on the CODCON website
    3. Register!  It’s easy!  Post events as well!
    4. Dice: New dice are in!!!  Available at next meeting
  1. Other Stuff/Gossip
    1. Cosplay Club: This Thursday from 3-5 in SSC 1225!
    2. Animatrix: Wood Dale Public Library from 10:15 – 5 PM

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, March 5

Post-Meeting Game: Car Wars


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