Summer Term Convention:Week 2 Fri-Sun (2-4th May)
Due to the exams, this will likely take place split between ground floor James (G/001/002/010/013) and 3rd floor Wentworth (W/301/304/306/307). We will use James as a hub, and people can go off to run games in the Wentworth rooms. I know this is inconvenient, but the Wentworth suite is fully booked all term. Please take these limitations into account if you plan to run anything that will need >1 room.
We will publish a list of things happening at Convention in the Week 2 Monday email, so if you want to run anything could you please contact us by Sunday Week 1.
By-electionsWeek 3 Thursday (8th May)
There are 3 unfilled positions in the committee: Abnormal Member for Wargames (new), Abnormal Member for Boardgames, Abnormal Member for Magic. If you want to run, please let us know by the end of Sunday 4th May (Week3). Email voting will run Tuesday 6th May 00:00 to Thursday 8th May 18:00, and we will have in-person voting in Derwent Bar 19:00 Thursday 8th May, with results announced at the social at 20:00.
Each position is responsible for introducing new players to their area and organizing the weekly session (as well as any extra's they want to run). The Abnormal members are the go-to for help for other members of the society for help in that area and provide a go-between to advocate for money/time from the main committee. They are also responsible for storing equipment if needed.
Abnormal Member for Magic (the Gathering) also has responsibility for events for other CCGs-style games, should there be sufficient demand from the membership.
It would be great if we could fill these positions, so we can continue to run all the events we have before.
Tabletop DayWeek 9 Saturday 21st June
Tom, the Abnormal Member for Tabletop games is looking for people interested in running games next term on Tabletop Day (12:00-24:00 Week 9 Saturday 21st June in the Wentworth W/035 suite), especially those using innovative/non-standard mechanics (eg. Dread and Fiasco). Please contact the society or Tom in person, and we'll hopefully publish a list on Monday of week 9. Additionally, if you are interested in playing or running a longer term game at any point, please get in contact as well. Tom and Dave (Webmaster) are working on a page for the website which will make a list of starting and on-going games.
MembershipIf you've been regularly coming to SF&F events, and haven't got membership yet, please do. Its only £4, provides benefits like 10% off at Travelling Man and LARP insurance, and lets us maintain and add to the society collection of boardgames, books and kit. This is the YUSU minimum price, a bargain really at the cost of only 1 1/2 pints, so please contribute.
If you can, please catch myself (Thomas, Secretary), Brandon (Treasurer) or Jon (President) to pay, and we'll sort you at with a card ASAP.
Happy Easter SF&F!