August 11, 2002
Chicago Force Jedi Council had their monthly meeting today. They made sure everything was on track (pun intended) for the trip to the East Troy Electric Railroad and the paintball outing at Blast Camp, Indiana. They also started working on the video scavenger hunt and all of the upcoming conventions (WindyCon, FilmCon, etc.).
OK, who are we kidding? They just got together to eat and drink beer. Don't believe it? Matt "Hazmatt" Callison brought along his new Sony Clié NR70V PDA with built-in camera to capture all the debauchery.
Smile for the birdie!
Phil plays with Dave's Acklay
Dave plays with his....beer bottle
Heather: Uh-oh, Mark is talking again.
Matt: Banana's are yellow. Wibble.
Bring on the grub!
"Have we stopped to thank the Lord for this bounty?"
"OK, get all you want now, because once Hazmatt hits the table, there won't be enough left to feed a housefly."
The ever-lovely Jenna, chef and hostess
-The website is back up and operational
-Domain name is paid for up to Aug 10, 2005
-We should give a small gift to Aaron to show our appreciation for his self-less efforts in hosting and maintaining the website until now
-Hazmatt will add a "countdown clock" for Episode III, tenatively using May 18, 2005 as the release date
-Fun idea, but many not used
-Hazmatt to prepare canned "bio" page that can be filled out, including picture.
-We need to decide what fields to include on Bio page
-Provide quality links
-Do we have a banner for other pages to use linking to us?
-Hazmatt to check on prices for in-house bulletin board software.
-Simple, text-only business cards can be created quickly and cheaply at Kinko-type stores
-We should all get several hundred of these cards and distribute liberally
-We have a need for regular monthly meetings so people can schedule for them
-Meetings scheduled for second Sunday of each month at 4:00 PM
-We need a rotating schedule of meeting locations to accommodate travel
-CF likes to, and has been invited to, host parties at conventions
-WindyCon and FilmCon are both in November
-It is only feasible due to time/money contraints to host a party at one of these cons
-Those working at the party miss out on the convention
-E-mail poll to see which one we should host the party at
-Party will be "Club Sith" regardless of location
CTA station decoration
-We must incorporate before pursuing this
-Phil/Dave to explore Lucasfilm contacts regarding use of copyrighted material
-If Lucasfilm denies use, we could do a similar display to our banner on FanForce page
-CTA encourages use of local artists
-September 22 - Paintball at Blast Camp, Indiana
-October - Halloween party/video scavenger hunt
-November - FilmCon/WindyCon
-December - DVD Party
Briefly mentioned: getting together for Harry Potter 2 and LOTR: Two Towers