August 28, 2012

Fall Semster 2012

The end of the Mayans is nigh!  Wait...never mind.  Classes are back and so are meetings!  We will be meeting the second Wednesday of the semester (so not tomorrow) at the same time and hopefully the same place (7pm Room 340 of the Crabtree).  I need to confirm that but it should be all good.

A few of the ideas we have for the coming semester:

Hosting a large Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 tournament (2 in 1 tournament).  We are currently searching for potential sponsors so that we can have a large cash prize guaranteed for 1st in both tournaments and a smaller prize for 2nd place.  If we can do this tournament early enough then we can do two this semester!  Perhaps a League of Legends tournament...?

We got enough money from fundraising to be able to buy a club TV!  As such, we can now have regular advertising.  If you are able to advertise then you just need to bring a console and family friendly multi-player game, grab the TV, and set up in the designated location.  Start playing the game, invite people to join, tell them about the club and when we meet, and soon our numbers will swell.  I'll let everyone know what times we are able to get a location in the Wilk to advertise.  Let me know what times work best for you and I will try and get those.

Game nights will be about every 3 weeks, maybe 2.  We will have at least 1 guaranteed TV so that is one less TV members have to lug around.

We are going to ask local video game companies and development companies to see if they would be able to have someone come to a meeting and share with us what life is like behind the screen.  Hopefully he or she will be able to share what it's really like to work in the video game industry, whether as a small indie studio or as part of a large corporation.

We will be creating more solidified schedules for game of the week and leading the discussion.  Just let me know when you want to do it.  I expect every member to do both at least once this semester, so expect me to seek you out if you haven't signed up.

We are looking for a new online steward.  This officer's duties is to take care of all things online including this blog, updates, gaming news, and the forums if we can get them jumping.  Contact me if interested.

And that's about it for now.  Can't wait to see you all!  Game on!

Gaming President
Joshua Matern

EDIT:  First meeting will be in Room 240 of the Crabtree

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