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

Friday, September 29, 2017

Meeting Minutes - September 29th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

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

Introductions for Ryan!

New Officer Elections! The upcoming 2018 officers are Mac (President), Jack (V.P.), JayCee (Secretary), CJ (Treasurer).

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (CJ)
Information for the next OWFI Report is due Sunday, October 1st; if you have anything you wish to submit for the affiliate news, send it to me or post it on the OWFI website under the affiliate news section for Nevermore Edits.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
Tulsa POP is October 14th and 15th; we've already paid. We can take our stuff there on the 13th from 12 to 10, but it is an all day event. We should have 3 to 4 tickets for the event to rotate workers for the table.
Wizard World OKC is October 27th-29th. Start planning for it!
We are still uncertain if we will be able to attend the Flea Market in November, but are looking into it.
We have confirmed our attendance for the Holiday Punk Rock Flea Market on December 3rd, and have paid.
We have scheduled Saturday, November 25th and Saturday, December 16th, to sell and sign books at Gardner's. We haven't given them a list of authors who will for sure be there yet, so consider it. We may be able to get December 23rd at Decopolis, and are still going to speak to 1907.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy - in absentia)
Z has suggested beginning advertising for the second annual Nevermore Writing Contest to encourage participation. It was suggested that we may repurpose it as a flash fiction contest with a prompt. Z is going to look at last year's rules and suggest changes.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
The next deadline is October 6th; look ahead to that, and send articles to treasury@nvmedits.com. The Editor of the Season is JayCee; Donna will write the article.

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean - in absentia)
Our first supply gathering for our adopted classroom has gone well! We have extra Kleenex, paper, and packaged almonds for the next one. Our first basket is prepared and ready for delivery! JayCee has also acquired a lot of wooden pencils.
College ruled paper, dry erase markers, tissues, pencils, are all on the regular supply list. We've also been told that our adopted teacher enjoys popcorn, nuts, and kettle cooked chips.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
The next Slack chat will be with Ben Montgomery on October 12th. The topic is, "Sounding the Gong: How to Craft an Ending That Reverbrates." Attendance will cost $14, payable through the website. Proceeds for this will go to the conference; the transcript will be available on the website to attendees after the event, and available to all members in January.
Reminder that OWFI 2018's theme for our costumes and baskets is superheroes! If you get supplies for the basket, be sure to bring them to Lord Mistress of the Baskets, Z!
Make sure to pay your OWFI dues! Price is $25 for an affiliate member, $30 for a member-at-large. If you haven't paid by Sunday, you won't be able to access the member's section on OWFI until you do!


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
8:08 Jar, by JayCee

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:30 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ