Monday, December 4, 2017

Meeting Minutes - December 1st

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), Eris, JayCee, Ryan, Mac, Z, Patti
Called to order 7:00 pm

Introductions for Patti!

Old Business:
1. Committee Report
OWFI Committee (Adrean - in absentia)
The next OWFI Board Meeting takes place on Sunday, December 10th. Jack, CJ, and provincially Mac will go to represent Nevermore.
The OWFI Writing Competition opens January 1st and closes February 1st. There is only one fee to submit as many pieces as you can, so be sure to give it a look!
We have confirmed to have our banquet tables for the 2018 OWFI Conference!
The next OWFI Virtual Workshop is scheduled for January 4th; Jennifer McMurrain will be presenting Confessions of a Contest Junkie: Tips and Tricks for Making Contests Work for You.

2. Writing Competition (Z)
We have our opening sentence for the flash fiction competition: "The raven cried out and silence answered."
Z is looking over the contest rules (and will appreciate help in that), while Jack is looking into creating a submission form that we can use for free using the Nevermore website and Paypal; he's volunteered to be the contest administrator in this case.
We're looking into the following: $5 entry fee, prizes for the top three winners (1st - $40, 2nd - $20, 3rd - $10), publication within the next Corvidae Courier, and printed certificates. The contest will be open from February 1st to April 1st.

3. Newsletter Sundries (Shannon)
Jack is cancelling our stamps.com subscription and going to get our
Submit any articles you wish to have in the next newsletter by January 6th to treasury@nvmedits.com.

New Business:
None.

Pieces for Discussion
7:20 Were-Strippers, Ch. 4-6 by Z

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:19 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, November 17, 2017

Meeting Minutes - November 17th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), CJ (Secretary), Eris, Donna, Z, Ryan, Mac, Katy, Malea, Kaz
Called to order 7:07 pm

Old Business:
1. Committee Report
Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
The next newsletter's articles are due by January 6th. Editor of the Quarter is Shannon; Kaz will write the article.
Shannon is going to be writing an article about helpful tips and tricks for writing, editing, and publishing; if you have any advice to offer, let him know!

2. Writing Competition (Z)
We have five potential first sentences for the Nevermore Writing Contest, and will vote for them in the Nevermore Facebook group. The poll will only be open until Monday morning, so be sure to vote before then!

3. Party at Mac's House (Mac)
No meeting or critiquing next week! Instead we'll be gathering at Mac's house at the usual time to celebrate the holiday! See him if you need his address.


New Business:
None.

Pieces for Discussion
7:19 Were-Strippers, Ch. 1-3 by Z
8:10 Montana Bones, Ch. 1-3 by Gio

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:35 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, November 10, 2017

Meeting Minutes - November 10th, 2017

Meeting Minutes - November 10th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (VP), Jack (Treasurer), Mac (filling in for Secretary CJ), Eris, Donna, and Z.

Meeting called to order 7:00

Old Business:

Committee Report (Fundraising) Z and Katy (in absentia):

Flash fiction contest in search of a theme. We’ve landed on a sentence prompt for flash fiction. We will offer, at minimum, a scoring sheet to entrants (comments optional). Opening prompt is forthcoming, next meeting. Prepare to submit options and vote. Eris indicates donated buttons may be in the offing. More on that later.

New Business:

Black Friday Meeting - Party at Mac’s house. Potluck. More to follow.

  1. The Princess and the Fox, Part Three by Donna - 7:25


Adjournment, clean up, and cake: 8:03PM 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Meeting Minutes - November 3rd

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Eris, Donna, Mac, Ryan, Kaz, Malea
Called to order 7:04 pm

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (CJ)
No updates to report.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
Wizard World was last weekend! We sold enough books as a group to cover the cost of the table, and sold 56 books in total!
Saturday, November 25th, we will be at Gardner's selling and signing books. We may also be at the Tulsa Flea Market that day.
Sunday, December 3rd is the Punk Rock Flea Market.
Saturday, December 16th, we have another weekend at Gardner's.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z - in absentia, Katy - in absentia)
No updates to report.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
We have decided to cancel our stamps.com subscription. We should be able to print and use the stamps we already have in the account.
We have decided to change how we print the newsletter; from now on, the interior pages will be black and white, while the covers will still be in full color. Jack will research printing costs and report back to the group on January 17th.
The next newsletter's articles are due by January 6th. Editor of the Quarter is Shannon; Kaz will write the article.

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
Next week, we will put together the basket to be donated to our adopted teacher. If you see any decorations or items that you think desperately need included, be sure to bring them!
College ruled paper, dry erase markers, tissues, and pencils are all on the regular supply list. We currently have tissues, markers, paper, pencils, and almonds. We've also been told that our adopted teacher enjoys popcorn, nuts, and kettle cooked chips.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
If you want to include books in the OWFI bookstore, they have to have been published since the last conference.
OWFI has officially announced its costume theme: 1950s. So we're going to alter our costume theme: 1950s-themed superheroes! Maybe? We're working on it.
Reminder that OWFI 2018's theme for our baskets is superheroes! If you get supplies for the basket, be sure to bring them to Lord Mistress of the Baskets, Z!
The contest opens January 1st and closes February 1st. Get ready for it!


New Business:
1. Certificate Presentation to JayCee (Mac, Shannon, Adrean)
Due to her help in organizing events for us, JayCee was presented with a certificate recognizing it. She's pretty great, you guys.

2. Budget Update (Jack)
We have submitted our order for banquet tables for the 2018 OWFI Conference. We have no scheduled payments (except for the annual renewal of the domain name), so now we need to begin fundraising to sponsor contest categories and conference scholarships. With all that in consideration, we will need to raise at least $300.

3. Holiday Meeting Schedule
The next major holiday is Thanksgiving, November 23rd. We are currently thinking of meeting, but without critiquing, as more of a lowkey event. Potentially a party?
The meetings before and after Christmas would be the 22nd and 29th of December. We should be good to go for those meetings.


Pieces for Discussion
7:59 The Princess and the Fox, Pt. 2 by Donna
9:01 Stormborn, Bk. 2, Ch. 1 by Jack

Clean Up/Adjournment 9:42 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, October 20, 2017

Meeting Minutes - October 20th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Eris, Donna, Malea, Kaz
Called to order 7:00 pm

Introductions for Ryan!

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (CJ)
No updates to report.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
Next week is OKC Wizard World. Mac, Bill, and potentially Adrean should be working Friday; Shannon and potentially Adrean and Donna should be able to work Saturday; CJ and Jack should be able to work on Sunday. JayCee should be there the whole time (because she's awesome).
Adrean has panels on Friday and Saturday; Donna has a panel on Saturday; Jack has a panel on Sunday.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z - in absentia, Katy - in absentia)
i. Critiquing for Cash (Shannon)
Shannon has suggested that we offer to critique pieces for donations; Jack and Adrean reminded him that it's already a part of our Nevermore Edits Causevox, found here:

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
The newsletter has hit an unexpected snag and hasn't been compiled, but it is complete. It should be ready next week!
The next newsletter's articles are due by January 6th. Editor of the Quarter is Shannon; Kaz will write the article.

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean - in absentia)
College ruled paper, dry erase markers, tissues, and pencils are all on the regular supply list. We currently have tissues, markers, paper, pencils, and almonds. We've also been told that our adopted teacher enjoys popcorn, nuts, and kettle cooked chips.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
OWFI has officially announced its costume theme: 1950s. So we're going to alter our costume theme: 1950s-themed superheroes!
Reminder that OWFI 2018's theme for our baskets is superheroes! If you get supplies for the basket, be sure to bring them to Lord Mistress of the Baskets, Z!
The contest opens January 1st and closes February 1st.
Category sponsorships are now available, and tables will be available soon.


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:41 Codename: Python, Ch. 13-14 by Gio
8:02 The Princess and the Fox, Pt. 1 by Donna

Clean Up/Adjournment 9:09 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Meeting Minutes - October 13th, 2017

Attending: Shannon (President), Jaycee, Eris, Z, Mac (wait… am I the secretary again?)

Called to order: 7:00 PM

Skipping individual committee reports, again, as we don’t have our committee chairs. But a few brief notes:

~Newsletter is nearly ready; copies are forthcoming. Deadline for next newsletter is 01/06.

~Contest? We think we’re heading to a prompt-based (either picture of sentence) flash-fiction contest. Btdubs, there’s a fundraising google chat. If you’d like to join, let Z know. It may already be in the Nevermore chat.

~Dark Arts (ish) Tulsa Pop this weekend. Wizard World in three weeks. Possible spots in the Wichita Falls thing.

7:17: Untitled Novel Chapter 1-3, by Z

8:15: Split Concentration by Jaycee


8:50: Clean up and Adjournment

Friday, October 6, 2017

Meeting Minutes: October 6th, 2017

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Jaycee, Eris, Mac (filling in as temporary Secretary, returning to his roots, as we all must do), Kaz, Katy, and briefly Donna.

Called to order 7:01PM

Omitting agenda as presented as majority of committee chairs are absent.

Jaycee brings up that Tulsa Pop is next weekend 10/14-15. We will determine shifts for those authors attending on the chat.

7:10: The Naughty List by Gio/Shannon.

7:30: Ombra, Chapter One and Two by Jaycee


8:06: Clean up and Adjournment