Monthly Archives: December 2011
Our Winter Laser Tag outing will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM at Laser Quest (1524 Butterfield Rd #C, Downers Grove, IL 60515). This event is for club members, but non-club members are also welcome. Each participant should bring at least $20, but the more players we have, the cheaper it will be for all players (35 player maximum, though). Pizza and pop included! Please RSVP to Doc by no later than Friday, Jan 13, so we can have an accurate head count.
We all need some holiday cheer so worry not the sith is here!
And remember, Happy Holidays to all!
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club minutes
Dec. 6, 2011
A.) New Members: John Tu: He likes League of Legends. Firefly: 1
B.) Previous Events:
a.) Arthur Christmas- Was good; the poor Canadian boy sang in the beginning and that offended some. However, Sean remembered not to swear for the first time ever in a children movie.
b.) Hugo-Also rather good; the film overall was not what you would think. It had more heart to it than I anticipated as well as great digital textural design.
c.) Neverland (on Syfi): A two-part prequel to Peter Pan
2.) Stuffed Cows: (November 24-26) The Uber-Epic Munchkin tournament went well. We had 13 players and had both a preliminary and final round; the final one took over four hours! Richard Schumann won. Door cards stacked up to roughly 26 inches.
C.) Upcoming events:
1.) Approved Films
-Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (12/16)
-Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (12/16)
-Darkest Hour (12/25) Available in 3D
2.) Sponsored film- Adventures of Tin-tin (12/21) Available in 3D
3.) Laser Quest: 1/21/12 We can only have 35 people total; last time it cost about $10. The more people we have come, the cheaper it becomes. [Jen's Birthday is January 14th ]
4.) Dr. Who Christmas Special: 8 PM on BBC America. YAY!
5.) Chronicles of Who: Annual potluck, Bring food and drinks, come enjoy Dr. Who! 12/16 Building M, Room 106 at 7 PM; all are welcome.
6.) Event ideas for spring semester (Need to get on the ball if we want to win Club of the Year!):
-Bake for others things with S.F.S.
-Person auction, I want in
-Teach nerds how to live with others
-Student Life Activities Fair: Wed., Jan. 25
D.) CODCON: Dates need to be posted on the site, which must be ready by January 2012.
E.) Other Stuffs:
1.) ENGLI 1156: Doc still needs students! Remember, this class brings in new club members (example: Sean!). TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
2.) Holiday Gathering for nerds:
-We can have a party at Jen’s house on December 21th if people would like =^.^=
-Jen’s Address 1533 Maple Ave, Downers Grove IL. 60515
-You can get there around noon if you want to help bake (girls only) but the party starts at 5pm (all welcome).
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM in SSC 1225
HAVE A GREAT WINTER BREAK!
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club Minutes
Oct. 25, 2011
I.) New Members? None
II.) Previous Events
New stuff for next time: “You’re not this good”—contestants would be pitted against specially-chosen players. Those who survive 5 rounds would get a free admit into a CODCON video tourney.
The Thing: GOD AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Three Musketeers: Very cool to watch.
C.) New TV shows, etc.
Sherlock Holmes <3
Once upon a time: Nice special effects, but muddled plot line
Grimm: Debuts Friday
A.) In Time–Sponsored movie
Midnight Show: Thursday, 10:30 PM. Contact Ben for tickets
Friday Matinee: Friday, 4:55 PM (be there by 4:30 PM)
B.) Stuffed C.O.W.S./Gameday (Nov. 25 – 27): RPGA for three days. They are running D&D 4/e and Pathfinder; go to http://www.cowsgaming.org/
Our events are free, come Saturday for Uber-Epic Munchkin. If you’d like to run an event (video, board, RPG, etc.), contact Doc by Nov. 11
C.) Same weekend- Chicago TARDIS; go to http://www.chicagotardis.com/
D.) November Movies
- Puss in Boots (10/28)
- Harold and Kumar: Christmas (11/4)
- Arthur Christmas (11/25)
Sponsored: Immortals (11/11)
IV.) Other Stuff/Gossip
A.) CODCON Update:
Francis will be looking into arranging a Magic tourney through Graham Cracker Comics
Doc has contacted Scuddlebutts to be our food vendor
B.) We reviewed X-Box releases for next year; see Doc for handout
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 2:30 – 4:00 in SSC 1225
Is anyone up for a sneak peak into what is too come? I am! But wait, can you hear that…I think, I think someone is at my door. Just a moment I’ll be right back.
Well, I’m afraid there is an epidemic going around. There, there are ZOMBIES!!!
The first little feller is just so darn cute, except for when he bit my now dead dog…and the second guy well If he only used the front door instead of the window, we all cant be the smartest fish in the sea. Anyways I’ll be back with more updates as soon as I get this bite looked at, oh and after I rebury my dog. (Damn zombies)
A DICTIONARY OF MADE-UP LANGUAGES will be published this November by Adams Media.
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club Meeting Minutes
Oct. 4, 2011
I) New Members: David and Peter
(Wars: 2 Trek: 0)
II.) Old Business:
A. Terra Nova: Avatar meets Jurassic Park with cops
B. Movies: Nothing to mention
C. Doctor Who: Season Finale: ???AWESOME??? He’ll be back for X-mas, but not again until next Fall?!?
D. Star Trek Convention: Leonard Nimoy’s last. He will be as missed as the convention was.
III.) New Business:
A.) Approved Movies for October:
1. Real Steel (Oct. 7)
2. The Thing (Oct. 14)
3. The Three Musketeers (Oct. 21)
B.) Sponsored Movie for October: In Time (Oct. 28)
C.) JoySkillz: Saturday, Oct.15 (10am-11pm) Room SSC 3245
Bring consoles, games, and $$$ for food run; we’ll supply pop (always MOUNTAIN DEW!)
IV.) CODCON Stuff:
A.) Zombies! If you can run a game using zombies (RPG, Board, Miniatures, Video, etc.), let us know! We’ll start posting events on the website in January
B.) If you help out with artwork for the website, and are chosen, you may get nice stuffs
C.) We need to buy props right after Halloween.
D.) Photo booth: We could have folks get a picture taken looking like a zombie. They print right away, and we could hook up a screen and scroll through all the pictures that we had taken so far. Prints are about $.50 apiece; could sell for $2.00 or so.
V.) Wrapping up:
A.) Other Meetings:
1. Video Game Club: Weds 2 – 7 PM Room SSC 3245
2. Animatrix: Saturday from 12 – 8 in K 131
3. Dr.Who Club: 7 – 9 PM 1st and 3rd Fridays at Building M 106. e-mail: www.chroniclesofwho.org.
B.) Gossip: Nothing this week
VI.) Game play time: Star Munchkin
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM in SSC 2201
COD Con is up and coming fast, April 20-22 2012. Be sure to visit the Con’s website: http://2012.codcon.com Soon pre-registration will be up, make sure to grab an official badge while you can!!
Sept. 20, 2011
A.) New Members:
B.) Well to do: Sean, Jen, Rabbi, RT, Kari, Maria, Jesus, Doc. Total- 8
2.) Past events
A.) Films: None sadly
3.) Upcoming events
A.)ConCeption: It’s awesome! Please help us. Only $30 for the whole weekend, $15 for the day. Tell them you are a student you get $5 off the cost. Go to http://concentricconventioncompany.com/site/index.php.
B.)Films: Tucker and Dave, Sept. 30th (a.k.a. next weekend). You will want to see, we think it shall be quite entertaining…yes quite. The point being you must come see this film. Check Facebook and e-mail for times and such; it’s an APPROVED film.
-Terra Nova comes out next week. Be excited.
-Out of the Darkness Walk: To help prevent suicide in Chicago . September 24th starting at 8am. For details, go to http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/chicagoland. NOTE: If you go, be sure to let Doc know. Also, try to take pictures so we can include them in our portfolio.
4.) Other Business
1.)Looking for a Gaming group? Reply to this message, stating whether you’re looking to join or run a group, what you’d like to play/run, and when you’re available to play and see if members can find each other.
2.) News and Rumors:
a.) Gears of War 3 is fucking awesome. Also Dead Island has Halo skulls. b.) Chicago Tardis con!!!!!!! Same weekend as Stuffed COWS: Nov. 25 – 27. I am in love with this concept! For details, go to http://www.chicagotardis.com/
c.) Video Game Club: Meeting Wed. 2-7 pm in SCC 3245. It’s going to be awesomely epic
d.) Animatrix meeting: Sat, Sept. 24, 1 – 9 PM, M 105.
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 in SSC 2201 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Something fun about this meeting that we left out, people dressed up all fancy for the hell of it. Don’t believe me, well take a look:
Alright so we went out of our comfort zone into the sunlight, the very bane of my personal existence. Anyways here are some great pictures of us being social at the leadership retreat. Much fun was had, and food. It is something that we defiantly would recommend, there is fun stuff to do and a tons of free time.