ICSF Picocon meeting 17th Novemeber 2005

Present: Everyone except Kath (who was too far away to be here)
Apologies: Mitel, Aragnathor, Becka (sorry to be here aparently), Baz (sorry for ninja movies)
Hidden: John, Ian

meeting opened: 18:15

Date

Saturday 18th Feb 2006
No objections
Malc was hoping it'd be a tuesday...

Authors

We currently have Natasha Mostert and Ian Watson (not bitter Ian)
(Natasha Mostert && Ian Watson) = null
Still need a 3rd Author
Susana Clarke invited - but don't think she is well enough to attend
Liz Williams?
Could grab one from BSFA, so long as its not dead
e-mail committiee list for suggestions
George R. R. Martin definitely can't make it...po :(
Need to keep good communication with Authors, don't want to many to try and come, that would be embarrasing
TON - 1st Dec, another potential source of authors

Publicity

Ben would like some leaflets by 30th November Suggest Illuminati symbol (pyramid withn eye) is used...but beware of copyright
Peter: "shall we just steal the great seal?"
Selection of fake dollar bills as bookmarks?
e-mail any bookmark ideas to Smithers
Advertising:
Places to advertise;

  • TON
  • BSFA
  • Dragonmeet
  • Conception
  • Gwen
  • Felix
  • Waterstones
e-mail web links to get dates posted up on the internet
post dates anywhere you want
Need post on the wargames website

Venue

if no union -> JCR / SCR
JCR is free, SCR will need cleaning deposit
will be no film if we are here
2 rooms, open plan, not too big
Will need to keep checking that the university don't overwrite our booking with a corperate one
Look into getting access to the Holland club

AOB

Use duplicate books as quiz prizes, luck dip, incentive for other soc.s to show up
There was no discussion of a fish duel
There are only 3 LARP fish in the UK, Steve has 1 of them
Possibility of a Wargames guest
Flic (assosiated with us) wants a table for something...
Quiz definietly on, but Alex won't write all the questions
People should keep an eye out for cheep stuff for DODM
Want T-Shirts this year, also seperate 'Crew' shirts
Traders;

  • Playing Games
  • Fantasy Centre
  • Porcupine Books
  • Leisure Games
Not enough buisness for both games stores, we should invite Playing Games first as they have been good at stiking by us
Peter for Picocon sofa 2006/7
House Game as in previous years

meeting closed: 19:00