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

Friday, September 22, 2017

Meeting Minutes - September 22nd

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

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

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (CJ)
Information for the next OWFI Report is due 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)
Tomorrow, LibCon is at Hardesty Library from 11 am to 4 pm. Each of our publishers have our own tables there. JayCee has sent everyone seating arrangements. We also have a panel from 12 to 12:45 on independent publishing that will feature Shannon, Donna, and Mac.
If you need more details, all of these events are on Trello!
Tulsa POP is October 14th and 15th; we've already paid.
We haven't heard back on the Holiday Punk Rock Flea Market on December 3rd, but are hopeful.
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)
If you have any fundraising ideas, you can send it to Z and/or Katy.

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)
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!
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 sent 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!
Another reminder that OWFI collects its dues in October, and it's cheaper to join as an affiliate than a member-at-large! The dues have increased by $5.
Contest start date is the same as last year: it opens January 1st and closes February 1st. The categories have changed, but they've been updated on the website.


New Business:
1. Officer Term Limits and Stuff (Adrean & Shannon)
It has been suggested to apply officer term limits and documentation as things we adopt as a group. We have amended the by-laws to limit each officer to two terms per position.


Pieces for Discussion
7:53 Queen's Rogues, Issue Two by Eris
8:47 RPG Video Game Outline by Kaz

Clean Up/Adjournment 9:44 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, September 15, 2017

Meeting Minutes - September 15th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

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

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (CJ)
Information for the next OWFI Report is due October 1st; if you have anything you wish to submit for the affiliate news, send it to me.
The affiliate news section is changing, starting with the next issue. Instead of a large section detailing every affiliate group, it will instead highlight one affiliate and one member-at-large. The rest of the affiliate news will be available on the website.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
Tomorrow, September 16th, we have both SoCon in Bixby from 9 am to 5 pm and Pride in Enid from 12 pm to 6 pm. Shannon and CJ will be there. At SoCon, we have our Nontraditional Characters panel at 3:30 pm; anyone who wants to be on the panel should be there before 3. Selby will be there in the morning, Adrean will head that way after work at 1, Mac will be there all day. JayCee will cover the table during the panel.
On September 23rd, LibCon is at Hardesty Library. Each of our publishers have our own tables there.
If you need more details, all of these events are on Trello!
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 - in absentia, Katy)
No new updates.

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)
Adrean wants to get a Halloween basket made for our adopted classroom. As a reminder, we have been told she needs: notebook paper (preferably college ruled), pencils, whiteboard markers, and boxes of tissues are always appreciated. We are uncertain about the ability to drop off these supplies ourselves, but can use Katy as a go-between. We would like to have everything gathered by October 6th.

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 sent 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!
Another reminder that OWFI collects its dues in October, and it's cheaper to join as an affiliate than a member-at-large!
Contest start date is the same as last year: it opens January 1st and closes February 1st.
If you're interested in volunteering to help at the registration table at next year's conference, let CJ know!
Here is a link to Shannon's notes from the OWFI meeting last weekend.


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:52 Codename: Python, Ch. 11-12 by Gio

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:20 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, September 8, 2017

Meeting Minutes - September 8th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

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

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

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
Tomorrow, September 9th, is Lexicon at the Stillwater Library from 10 to 3. We need to be set up by 9:45; Mac, Z, Jack, and Shannon will be attending. We have two tables, which are provided for us.
Next weekend, on September 16th, we have both SoCon in Bixby and Pride in Enid. At SoCon, we have our Nontraditional Characters panel.
On September 23rd, LibCon is at Hardesty Library. Each of our publishers have our own tables there.
If you need more details, all of these events are on Trello!
We are currently in discussions with Gardner's and 1907 to do book signings around the holiday season.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy)
No new updates.

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)
Adrean has made contact with our adopted teacher! So far she seems to have a lot of what she needs, but has said that notebook paper (preferably college ruled), pencils, whiteboard markers, and boxes of tissues are always appreciated. We are uncertain about the ability to drop off these supplies ourselves, but can use Katy as a go-between.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
The next OWFI board meeting will be this Sunday at 1 pm.
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.
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!
Another reminder that OWFI collects its dues in October, and it's cheaper to join as an affiliate than a member-at-large! We'll start collecting registration as a group in September.
If you're interested in volunteering to help at the registration table at next year's conference, let CJ know!


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:14 Codename: Python, Ch. 9-10 by Gio

Clean Up/Adjournment 7:34 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, September 1, 2017

Meeting Minutes - September 1st

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

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

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

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
JayCee has completed our backdrop for conventions, and is awaiting the rest of the high-res images of our book covers.
Next Saturday, September 9th, is Lexicon in Stillwater from 10 to 3. Mac, Z, and Shannon should be available to attend.
On September 16th, we have both SoCon in Bixby and Pride in Enid. At SoCon, we have our Nontraditional Characters panel as well.
On September 23rd, LibCon is at Hardesty Library. Each of our publishers have our own tables there.
If you need more details, all of these events are on Trello!

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy - in absentia)
Tex has graciously sent out her files from her Tornado Alley Tour, including for the other events out of town. If you haven't received them or didn't know they were available, contact me and I'll be sure to share it with you.

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)
Adrean has made contact with our adopted teacher! So far she seems to have a lot of what she needs, but has said that paper, pencils, EXPO markers and Kleenex are always appreciated.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
The next OWFI board meeting will be September 10th at 1 pm.
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.
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!
Another reminder that OWFI collects its dues in October, and it's cheaper to join as an affiliate than a member-at-large! We'll start collecting registration as a group in September.


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:21 Shadow of the Dragon, Ch. 9-10 by Donna
8:23 The Once and Future Orson Welles, Ch. 4 by Mac
9:01 Codename: Python, Ch. 8 by Gio

Clean Up/Adjournment 9:40 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, August 25, 2017

Meeting Minutes - August 25th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

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

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

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
No new updates; everything is holding steady.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy - in absentia)
Last night was our fundraising event with Tex, which went off without a hitch. If you missed it, check with other attendants for notes.

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)
We still haven't received word back about adopting a classroom at Webster, but are looking into further contact.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
The next OWFI board meeting will be September 10th at 1 pm.
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.
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!
Another reminder that OWFI collects its dues in October, and it's cheaper to join as an affiliate than a member-at-large! We'll start collecting registration as a group in September.


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:11 Memories Under Water, Ch. 1 by Z
7:48 Codename: Python, Ch. 5-7 by Gio
8:12 Shadow of the Dragon, Ch. 6-8 by Donna
8:49 Queen's Rogues, Issue 1 by Eris

Clean Up/Adjournment 9:42 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting Minutes - August 18th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Eris, Mac, Kaz, Donna, Katy, Z
Called to order 7:01 pm

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

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
All of the upcoming events have been paid for and have information available on Trello.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z - in absentia, Katy)
Everything is proceeding as planned for the August 24th event; if you could please help us promote it, it would be appreciated.

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)
We still haven't received word back about adopting a classroom at Webster, but are looking into further contact.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
The next OWFI board meeting will be September 10th at 1 pm.
The next Slack chat will be with Ben Montgomery in October, topic to be announced.
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!
Another reminder that OWFI collects its dues in October, and it's cheaper to join as an affiliate than a member-at-large! We'll start collecting registration as a group in September.
Adrean has received confirmation that she will be doing two session at OWFI: one on horror, one on fanfiction. Jack will be holding sessions on how to create a website for beginners, and psychopathology in fiction.


New Business:
Donna was added to the Nevermore Board as a member ex-officio.


Pieces for Discussion
7:19 Shadow of the Dragon, Ch. 4-5 by Donna

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:12 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, August 11, 2017

Meeting Minutes - August 11th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Eris, Mac, Kaz
Called to order 6:59 pm

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (CJ)
CJ will begin advertising for the August 24th event on the OWFI and OWFI Famous Authors pages. He has not yet, but he definitely will.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy - in absentia)
Everything is proceeding as planned for the August 24th event; if you could please help us promote it, it would be appreciated.

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)
We still haven't received word back about adopting a classroom at Webster, but are looking into further contact.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
The next OWFI board meeting will be September 10th at 1 pm.
The next Slack chat will be with Ben Montgomery in October, topic to be announced.
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!
Another reminder that OWFI collects its dues in October, and it's cheaper to join as an affiliate than a member-at-large! We'll start collecting registration as a group in September.


2. JayCee - Event Details:
a. Tulsa Flea Market - August 12th (8 am to 4 pm)
JayCee and Mac will open, Shannon will show up around 10:30, and Jack will show up around 12:30.


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:09 The Once and Future Orson Welles, Ch. 3 by Mac
7:43 Lots of Luck by Shannon
8:16 Copper and Cobalt, Ch. 4 by JayCee

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:43 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, August 4, 2017

Meeting Minutes - August 4th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Eris, Mac, Kaz
Called to order 7:02 pm

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (CJ)
CJ will begin advertising for the August 24th event on the OWFI and OWFI Famous Authors pages.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
Starting next week, if you arrive after 6:30, it would be appreciated if you could park in the back.
JayCee is making progress on the event stand, and will continue to update us as it comes together.
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy - in absentia)
Everything is proceeding as planned for the August 24th event; if you could please help us promote it, it would be appreciated.

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)
We still haven't received word back about adopting a classroom at Webster, but are looking into further contact.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
The Bess Cozby OWFI Slack chat was last night, and it went very well! She had a lot of insights about story structure, critique, and other such! The transcript is already available on the website, available to any OWFI members. It can be found here.
The next Slack chat will be with Ben Montgomery in October, topic to be announced.
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!
Another reminder that OWFI collects its dues in October, and it's cheaper to join as an affiliate than a member-at-large! We'll start collecting registration as a group in September.


2. JayCee - Event Details:
a. Tulsa Flea Market - August 12th (8 am to 4 pm)
JayCee can help set us up, and Mac will help with the morning shift; Shannon will help out with the afternoon shift. We'll need to bring our own table to avoid having to rent one. Make sure to bring books and other such supplies to next week's meeting.


New Business:

1. Shannon - Officer Elections
Officer elections will be September 29th. Be thinking about who you would like to nominate or what position you would be willing to serve!


Pieces for Discussion
7:18 The Once and Future Orson Welles, Ch. 2 by Mac

Clean Up/Adjournment 7:56 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, July 28, 2017

Meeting Minutes - July 28th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Kaz, Mac, Z
Called to order 7:02 pm

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

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
JayCee has added another author to our event roster, so our costs may fall on each of our events. She'll have new invoices for those who are applicable next week.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy)
It appears that we'll be able to have our Tex speaking thing at Mammoth on the evening of August 24th. We'll do her session on dialect, with more details as we figure it out; Z will make an event for it.

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)
Adrean has contacted the administrators of Webster High School as to adopting a classroom for the coming school year, but has not yet received word back yet.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
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!
Registration for the first virtual workshop on August 3rd at 7 pm in the OWFI Slack is open on their website. It's about the revision process with Bess Cozby (of Tor Publishing).
Another reminder that OWFI collects its dues in October, and it's cheaper to join as an affiliate than a member-at-large! We'll start collecting registration as a group in September.


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:39 Have Time, Will Travel, Part 5 by Mac
8:24 Stormborn, Book 2, Ch. 4 by Jack

Clean Up/Adjournment 9:03 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, July 21, 2017

Meeting Minutes - July 21st

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

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

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

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy)
We have learned that the library cannot host events that ask for entry fees or donations; if we want to do any promotions at the library, we need to ask for pre-approval.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Jack has printed out this quarter's newsletter and is being put together and mailed out as they're finished.
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)
Katy has found a potential classroom for us to adopt for the 2017-18 school year. We think we're going to move forward onto it.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
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!
Registration for the first virtual workshop on August 3rd in the OWFI Slack is open on their website. It's about the revision process with Bess Cozby (of Tor Publishing).
Another reminder that OWFI collects its dues in October, and it's cheaper to join as an affiliate than a member-at-large!


2. JayCee - Event Details:
a. Flea Market - August 12th
The price was increased to $45 due to cooling costs, which is fine as we all prefer A/C. We're in, and will work out a schedule as the event draws closer.

b. LexiCon - Stillwater - September 9th
We still haven't paid as we're unsure whether we'll be able to get two tables. They'll let us know whether we can in early August.

c. Enid Pride - September 16th
We're paid up and good to go.


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:11 Have Time, Will Travel, Part 4 by Mac
7:34 Shadow of the Dragon, Ch. 2-3 by Donna

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:35 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, July 14, 2017

Meeting Minutes - July 14th

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Z, Kaz, Katy, Donna
Called to order 6:59 pm

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

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy)
Z has been in contact with Tex as to hosting a workshop fundraiser on August 24th. She is indifferent as to location and size, but has a long list of topics she's used to covering. We're thinking on collecting donations rather than charging a registration or admission fee. Z is going to set up a poll to select the topic, and Z and Katy are going to research venues.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Jack has finished this quarter's newsletter, and we're just awaiting printing and sending out.
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)
Adrean has done research on school supply drives. We're looking into donating to upper grades, looking into drop-off sites, potentially combining it with online methods, and deciding between a school drive or a classroom adoption. Katy is going to look into the situations at the schools she's familiar with and report back with information.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
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!
Registration for the first virtual workshop on August 3rd in the OWFI Slack is open on their website. It's about the revision process with Bess Cozby (of Tor Publishing).

2. JayCee - Event Details:
a. Convention Banner
JayCee has brought blown-up images of the covers as a proof of concept for the stand that was discussed on June 30th. Each of the covers are laminated 8.5"x11" sheets and could be hung on the stand.

b. WWOKC Update
We're still getting more people from Texas to join our table bid! Looking into getting a corner spot, which would be more expensive, but more space and a better spot.

c. Enid Pride - September 16th (Shannon)
We've been invited to get a table. From 12 to 6. Tables are either $20 for nonprofit or $35 for profit. It's the same day and time as SoCon in Bixby, but we should be able to do both. Shannon will contact Cynthia of the Enid Writers and help get us set up!


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:51 Memories Underwater, Ch. 1 by Z
8:41 Shadow of the Dragon, Ch. 1-2 by Donna

Clean Up/Adjournment 9:21 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, July 7, 2017

Meeting Minutes - July 7th, 2017

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), CJ (Secretary), JayCee, Eris, Mac
Called to order 7:00 pm

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

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy - In Absentia)
No new updates until next week.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Jack is in the process of putting together this quarter's newsletter.
The next deadline is October 6th; look ahead to that, and send articles to treasury@nvmedits.com; we'll vote on the next quarter's editor next week.

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean - In Absentia)
No new updates!

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
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!
Registration for the first virtual workshop on August 3rd in the OWFI Slack is open on their website. It's about the revision process with Bess Cozby (of Tor Publishing).

2. JayCee - Event Details:
a. Tulsa Flea Market
We're looking into getting a table at the flea market on August 12th.

b. September Events
We've submitted applications for LibCon and LexiCon and are awaiting approval.

b. OKC Wizard World - Oct. 27th-29th
Tex has confirmed that she would like to sell books with us.


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:12 Have Time, Will Travel, Part 3 by Mac

Clean Up/Adjournment 7:38 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, June 30, 2017

Meeting Minutes - June 30th, 2017

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

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

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

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy)
Tex Thompson will be in Tulsa in August and wants to set up an event that could potentially serve as a fundraising/visibility event for Nevermore Edits.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Send pieces for the next quarter's newsletter by July 6th to treasury@nvmedits.com!

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
No new updates!

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
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!
Registration for the first virtual workshop on August 3rd in the OWFI Slack is open on their website. It's about the revision process with Bess Cozby (of Tor Publishing).


2. JayCee - Event Details:
a. Post SoonerCon Discussion
SoonerCon was pretty cool, there were a good amount of sales, and plenty of contacts with other authors and artists.

b. Alternatives to Banners
Many of us at SoonerCon saw a display made out of small PVC pipes that had prints and such hung on it. Might be an idea that's an alternative to banners!

c. Prints as Alternative Sales Items
Prints are a pretty cool thing and we should look into getting them. (May be difficult/impossible with regards to licensing rights.)

d. Looking Forward
We may look into trading books with several authors in Texas to broaden our market! We're going to discuss the logistics and financial incentives, but this could be a cool idea!

e. Tulsa Pop Expo - Oct. 14th-15th
$125 for a table.

f. OKC Wizard World - Oct. 27th-29th
$350 for the table; people could stay with Malea's parents. Tex & the Texans may wish to split the costs of a table with us.


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:28 Have Time, Will Travel, Part 2 by Mac
7:47 Wine, Spirits, Beer by Shannon
8:09 Ash, Ch. 1 by Eris
8:49 Ombra, Ch. 1-2 by JayCee

Clean Up/Adjournment 9:17 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, June 23, 2017

Meeting Minutes - June 23rd, 2017

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (VP), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), Z, Eris, Mac, Donna, Kaz
Called to order 7:10 pm

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

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee [in absentia])
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy)
Katy has agreed to co-chair with Z, and CJ has offered to help out.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Send pieces for the next quarter's newsletter by July 6th to treasury@nvmedits.com!

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
No new updates.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
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!
Registration for the first virtual workshop on August 3rd in the OWFI Slack is open on their website. It's about the revision process with Bess Cozby (of Tor Publishing).


2. JayCee [in absentia] - Event Details:
a. SoonerCon - June 23rd-25th
This is this weekend! The current schedule is as follows:
Friday: JayCee (Malea in the afternoon)
Saturday: JayCee and Mac (with Malea potentially filling in if necessary)
Sunday: JayCee, CJ, Malea


New Business:
1. Mac - Video Update
Mac is interested in adding an additional scene to the Murder Methods video regarding the new rule (if you did not read a piece, you cannot join in the discussion of that piece), and will work on the details of how to record that scene as necessary.


Pieces for Discussion
7:24 This is Beginning to Hurt, Ch. 1 by Adrean
7:41 Have Time, Will Travel, Pt. 1 by Mac
7:55 Codename: Python, Ch. 4 by Gio
8:11 Greymane, Book III, Ch. 3 by Gio

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:21 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, June 16, 2017

Meeting Minutes - June 16th, 2017

Attending: CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Mac, Z, Haleigh, Eris, Kaz
Called to order 7:00 pm

Reintroductions for Haleigh!

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

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy)
No new updates.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Send pieces for the next quarter's newsletter by July 6th to treasury@nvmedits.com!

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
No new updates.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon and Adrean)
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!
Registration for the first virtual workshop on the OWFI Slack is open on their website. It's about the revision process with Bess Cozby (of Tor Publishing).


2. JayCee - Event Details:
a. Decopolis Book Fest - June 17th - 12 pm to 8 pm
Mac and Jack will be there by 11:30; JayCee is going to send the tent and chairs. CJ will be there (hopefully) around 4; JayCee will come as available, depending on an event at Mammoth. MAKE SURE TO BRING WATER.

c. SoonerCon - June 23rd-25th
This is next weekend! The current schedule is as follows:
Friday: JayCee (Malea in the afternoon)
Saturday: JayCee, Mac, and Shannon (with Malea potentially filling in if necessary)
Sunday: JayCee, CJ, Malea
If possible, have books to JayCee by Wednesday!


New Business:
No new updates.


Pieces for Discussion
7:20 The Perfect Storm by Haleigh
7:55 Stormborn 2, Chapter 3 by Jack

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:31 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, June 9, 2017

Meeting Minutes - June 9th, 2017

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Mac, Z, Donna, Malea
Called to order 6:48 pm

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (CJ)
CJ has agreed to chair the Communications Committee. Currently, no new updates.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Z, Katy)
Z will speak to Katy about co-chairing the committee. Otherwise, no new updates.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Send pieces for the next quarter's newsletter by July 6th to treasury@nvmedits.com!

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
Adrean and Shannon have discussed arranging a school supply drive for a local school, preferably one that serves at-risk youth. We're going to look into a street school first. Malea has suggested the Dual Language Academy in Tulsa as well. If anyone has any ideas for where we can put donation boxes, let us know!
gishwhes! It's an international scavenger hunt put on by Misha Collins that is both useful to the community and fun for the individuals, and works with Random Acts; it's 15 people to a team and roughly $20 per person.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon and Adrean)
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!
Bess Cozby will be coming to the OWFI Slack chat in August; if you haven't joined the channel yet, you should!
The OWFI Report prompt will be coming back soon, so if you're looking to write short fiction to be put into the newsletter, keep an eye out!


2. JayCee - Event Details:
a. Decopolis Book Fest - June 17th - 12 pm to 8 pm
JayCee will be unable to work this event, and Shannon has a table for Inkubus; Mac and Jack will probably work the early shift, and CJ (and potentially Z?) can help in the latter shift.

c. SoonerCon - June 23rd-25th
We need to work out who will be working each day. Mac has offered his schedule, but we're still waiting on more. CJ, Jack, Adrean, Malea, and Shannon are willing to offer their time as well.

d. Tulsa Flea Market - After-action Report
We made money, and are looking into doing it again, but we're not sure as to when.

e. Wizard World - Oklahoma City - October 27th-29th
We're looking into it!


3. Mac: Submission Guidelines
Mac has another ambitious project that is pushing the constraints of our submission guidelines, so we have agreed that the new guidelines will be: roughly 20 pages, or, for any project that has challenging formatting, no more than 5500 words.


4. Shannon: Enid Writer's Club
The event starts at 3 o'clock at the Enid library. We still don't know what the questions are, but that's not really a problem.


New Business:
1. Adrean:
a. Temenos
Temenos is a plot of land separated for a king, a priest, or other specific use; it's also a concept taught among the actors at the Rennaissance Fair that, essentially, means what happens in character stays in character. That applies to our group as well; the things that happen in this meeting - critiques, jokes, etc. - are a part of this meeting, and if you have an issue with any of this, please feel free to reach out to someone: an officer, a friend, anybody at all. Please, please please don't bring anything toxic to this group if you can avoid it.

b. New Member Initiation
We had many discussions on various ways to vet new members, but have decided on this: if you have not read a piece, you cannot take part in the critique of the piece. This new rule would apply to both members and non-members alike.

c. Voting on Necessary Things
A vote of the board has agreed to remove Samantha from the board of Nevermore Edits.


Pieces for Discussion
8:04 Greymane, Book III, Ch. 1-2 by Gio
8:31 Pink Wings by JayCee
9:15 Codename: Python, Ch. 2-3 by Gio

Clean Up/Adjournment 9:41 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Friday, June 2, 2017

Meeting Minutes - June 2nd, 2017

MEETING LOCATION: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Victoria, Kaz, Z, Donna, Samantha, Shelley

Called to order 7:00 pm

Introductions for Donna and Shelley!

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (Samantha)
No new updates.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Samantha, Z, Katy)
No new updates.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Send pieces for the next quarter's newsletter by July 6th to treasury@nvmedits.com!

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
No new updates.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon and Adrean)
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!


2. JayCee (in absentia):
a. Tulsa Flea Market - June 3rd
JayCee and Mac will be working the first shift; Shannon and Jack will be covering the second shift. (Adrean may appear

b. Decopolis Book Fest - June 17th
JayCee will be unable to work this event, but has been told that they're looking for more vendors. Tables are $15, if anyone is interested.

c. SoonerCon - June 23rd-25th
We need to work out who will be working each day. JayCee is going to put up a volunteer schedule about it on Trello and let us know when it's open.


3. Shannon: Murder Apocalypse 2 and Enid Writer's Club
Shannon needs author bios and pieces for MA2, due tonight!
The Enid Writer's Club event is on June 10th. We have already submitted our list of attending authors and are awaiting a list of questions.


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
7:21 Copper and Cobalt, Ch. 4 by JayCee
8:06 Baldrick Greymane, Book II by Gio
8:45 Stormborn 2, Ch. 2 by Jack
9:39 Immortal Road, Ch. 1-4ish by CJ

Clean Up/Adjournment 10:23 pm

Until next time, friends.
~CJ

Friday, May 26, 2017

Meeting Minutes - May 26th, 2017

MEETING LOCATION: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), Z, Victoria, Samantha, Katy, Kaz

Called to order 7:00 pm

Introductions for Victoria!

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (Samantha)
No new updates.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Jack, Samantha)
No new updates.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Send pieces for the next quarter's newsletter by July 6th to treasury@nvmedits.com!

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
No new updates.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon and Adrean)
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!
OWFI's Slack channel has launched, and will be used to host virtual workshops. We're going to look into getting an affiliate channel to invite members.
Sam is working on our compilation of OWFI 2017 albums and awards.
Kaz is going to attend OWFI 2018 and has volunteered to be the Nevermore photographer.

2. JayCee (in absentia):
a. Tulsa Flea Market - June 3rd
Our table is secured; we need to determine who can work in shifts. JayCee can work mornings, Mac can work any shift but would prefer morning. Shannon and Jack will likely pick up the afternoon shift, with support by Adrean.

b. SoonerCon - Midwest City - June 23rd-25th
Have a schedule of availability before next week's meeting if you're able to help! We have three tickets, but may not need three people at all times.


3. Shannon: Murder Apocalypse 2 and Enid Writer's Club
Submissions for MA2 and author bios are due June 2nd! The deadline for the EWC bio is May 31st.


New Business:
1. Adrean: Summer Reading Program
There are concerns within the library that funding may be cut because of reduced usage. There's an adult's version of the summer reading program that requires you to read four books (not even necessarily from the library). If you are interested, please sign up at either the Hardesty or Skiatook libraries, as they are the locations where some of our members work!


2. Fundraising Committee
Due to multiple commitments, Jack has been asked to be removed as co-chair of the fundraising committee. Katy and Z are interested in supporting Sam as the sole chair of the Fundraising Committee, effective immediately.


Pieces for Discussion
7:38 Stormborn 2, Ch. 1 by Jack
8:04 Codename: Python by Gio
8:19 Post Dramatic Stress, Ch. 1 by Adrean

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:57 pm

Until next time, my friends.
~CJ

Friday, May 19, 2017

Meeting Minutes - May 19th, 2017

MEETING LOCATION: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Samantha, Malea, Z

Called to order 7:01 pm

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (Samantha)
Samantha has reached out to Mari Farthing and learned that the next OWFI Report will be in September; she will message people in October to gather information for it.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Jack, Samantha)
No new updates.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Send any pieces for the next newsletter need to be sent to treasury@nvmedits.com by July 4th.

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
No new updates.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon and Adrean)
Reminder that OWFI 2018's theme for our costumes and baskets is superheroes!
OWFI is looking into doing dedicated chats with authors and other literati over Slack; more details will be made available as they are made known to us.
CJ is going to be in charge of registration, with help from Adrean; if you're interested in volunteering for next year, let him know!
If you want to be a speaker at OWFI 2018, there will be a meeting in roughly two weeks to decide who is going to be a speaker. Adrean has already submitted the Nevermore panel on critique groups (as well as two additional sessions). If you're interested in speaking next year, submit quickly (and let them know you're a member of Nevermore, to increase the odds of the panel working).


2. JayCee:
a. Tulsa Flea Market - June 3rd
They are not accepting vendor applications until May 22nd.

b. Decopolis Book Fest - June 17th
JayCee has paid for our table.

c. SoonerCon - Midwest City - June 23rd-25th
JayCee has paid for two extra tickets for the convention; the convention starts that Friday at 10 am.

d. Tulsa Oddities Expo - July 15th
They're hosting it at the American Legion Post 1 again, but they haven't chosen vendors yet.


3. Jack: Non-profit Paperwork
It is finished, but still needs to be submitted. All that's left is including the budget and the check; it will be submitted by May 26th.


4. Malea: Storefront
Redbubble, society6 and zazzle are all online storefronts where we can order or purchase items for fundraising purposes; looking at the three, it looks like Redbubble or society6 are more what we're looking into. Malea is going to forward the information she found to the chairs of the Fundraising Committee (Jack and Samantha).


5. Shannon: Murder Apocalypse 2 and Enid Writer's Club
If you want to submit to Murder Apocalypse 2, send Shannon your piece (and author bio) before June 2nd.
Enid Writers' Club (June 10th) has invited yet another person to their event. They have an event page set up for it on Facebook with more information; keep an eye on it. If you're going to attend, submit your author bios by May 31st.


New Business:
No new business.


Pieces for Discussion
7:38 Ace in the Hole, pt. 2 by Gio
8:27 Getting Wet by Adrean
9:09 Reunion by Samantha

Clean Up/Adjournment 10:13 pm

Neither rain, nor rain, nor rain, nor rain will stop us. Until next time!
~CJ

Friday, May 12, 2017

Meeting Minutes - May 12th, 2017

MEETING LOCATION: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Z, Samantha, Mac, Malea, Kaz

Called to order 7:01 pm

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (Samantha)
No new updates.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event details.

c. Fundraising Committee (Jack, Samantha)
Jack has looked into shirts, but hasn't picked one yet.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Send articles to treasury@nvmedits.com by July 6th!

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
No new updates.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon and Adrean)
Due to our basket winning the large group basket category, we have a free table reservation for (both?) banquets for OWFI 2018! Hooray!
Adrean wants us to submit panels for OWFI 2018; Shannon wants to hold one on writing erotica, Adrean wants to hold one on critique groups. Another suggestion is, "Stealing with Style: The Difference Between Homage and Plagiarism," and we could always fall back on our Nontraditional Characters. If you have any ideas
CJ has volunteered to be in charge of table centerpieces for OWFI 2018. He's conscripted JayCee for her experience and Malea for her craftiness. If you have an idea for a centerpiece for a book from within the group, let him know!
Our basket and costume themes for OWFI 2018 are: superheroes!


2. JayCee:
a. Tulsa Pride - June 3rd
We will probably not attend Pride as vendors this year, but you should definitely still go!

b. Tulsa Flea Market - June 3rd
JayCee will look into tables for this. If it goes well, we can look into making it a regular event.

c. Decopolis Book Fest - June 17th
$40 for a table (for three or more people). JayCee will go ahead and book a table, and will look into this event for more information and will report back to the group as soon as possible.

d. SoonerCon - Midwest City - June 23rd-25th
JayCee is going to pick up two extra three-day tickets to go with the one we have with the table.

e. Tulsa Oddities Expo - July 15th
They are holding applications right now and possibly looking for space; our application is in, and we're waiting to hear it.

f. SoCon - Bixby - September 15th
We haven't heard back on our panel submission yet.


3. Jack: Non-profit Paperwork
It has not been completed yet, but nearly is. It shall be done by next week's meeting.

New Business:
1. JayCee:
a. Princess Bride in the Park - May 26th
Several group members have expressed an interest in the Philbrook's showing of the Princess Bride, but it would be at the same time as the meeting. The meeting is, however, still going to be on.

2. Shannon:
a. Murder Apocalypse 2: Electric Boogaloo
We have finally given away all our first editions of Murder Apocalypse (our teaser book that contains excerpts and first chapters of our various works). We are now looking into creating a second edition with new pieces and blurbs to better represent the current group. If you want to have a piece included, send it (and a blurb) to Shannon before June 2nd.

b. Enid Writers Club - June 10th
Jennifer McMurrain will be joining us to do a panel; we will be presented us with a list of prepared questions, but there will probably be more as it goes on. If you wish to speak on the panel, send Shannon an author bio by 5 pm on May 31st. We have been requested to bring books (if we have them). Shannon will keep us posted as more information becomes available to him.

Pieces for Discussion
8:09 Copper and Cobalt, Chapter 3 by JayCee
8:34 Release by Shannon
9:21 Welcome to the Masquerade by Z
9:55 Ace in the Hole by Gio

Clean Up/Adjournment 10:24 pm

Good to be back into the swing of these! Until next week, friends!
~CJ

Friday, April 28, 2017

Meeting Minutes - April 28th, 2017

MEETING LOCATION: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Mac, Samantha, Anthony, Kaz

Called to order 7:03 pm

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (Samantha)
No new updates.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event and contract information.

c. Fundraising Committee (Jack, Samantha)
No new updates.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Reminder to send any articles for the next newsletter to treasury@nvmedits.com.

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
No new updates.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon and Adrean)
OWFI is next weekend! Finalize your costumes, bring basket goodies!
The Pitch Room has had its time lowered from 15 to 10 minutes this year, so this stuff is important: be able to talk confidently — CONFIDENT — and competently about your book; practice your elevator pitch; work on the snowball method; write things down, but be prepared to hate it and do without it. The agents are typically pretty cool people, and you might have a chance to meet them throughout the conference and built up a rapport before your pitch! AND DON'T PANIC.


2. JayCee:
a. Punk Rock Flea Market - Tulsa - April 30th
JayCee, Mac, and CJ will be attending, will be there at 8:30 am; Shannon will send his Square and chip reader, as well as a tablecloth and other stuff.

b. SoonerCon - Midwest City - June 23rd-25th
Still need to determine how many extra tickets we need; if you need to buy personal tickets, the price goes up on May 1st.

c. SoCon - Bixby - September 15th
We have submitted our panel application, but haven't heard back on it yet.

d. Contracts
JayCee has delivered rough draft contracts for IPHI. You can choose how long you want to sign on to IPHI representation, and it includes a contract termination clause as well.
First suggested change is to have it signed by publishers, instead of authors.


New Business:
1. Publicity Webinar
Shannon's graciously shared his notes from the OWFI Publicity Webinar that was hosted earlier this week! There was a lot of really good advice!

Pieces for Discussion
7:56 Copper and Cobalt, Chapter 2 by JayCee

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:40 pm

No meeting next week, friends; be well in the meantime!
~CJ

Friday, April 21, 2017

Meeting Minutes - April 21st, 2017

MEETING LOCATION: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Mac, Samantha, Anthony, Katy, Malea, Kaz

Called to order 7:00 pm

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (Samantha)
Sam is planning on sending a message to Mari to ask when the next OWFI Report is.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event information.
We need to look into getting a banner, but will probably wait until after OWFI.

c. Fundraising Committee (Jack, Samantha)
Malea is going to check into whether or not Redbubble, Zazzle, or Society6 can be used by nonprofits for ordering products with their logos on them.
Mac suggests holding a walk-in typewriter event in which we supply typewriters, paper, and such to the public and allow them to write with them, similar to Pinot's Pallete. We may be able to use library space for it, but we would need our nonprofit status first.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
The second newsletter is out! It's cool.
July's editor of the season is Jack; JayCee will write the article.
The next newsletter will be published July 20th; if you have an article idea to be submitted, send it to treasury@nvmedits.com.

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
We have two issues with our YST Outreach events: our own attendance, and the basic knowledge of the participants. If you have ideas on how to correct either of these — consistently, not week to week — please let Adrean know.
Other potential events could be at the Equality Center (which could occur in the evening) or OYP.
If you have any other ideas or the ability and desire to aid in any Outreach programs, send Adrean a message about it/your availability.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
OWFI is in 2 weeks!
Shannon is currently in possession of the basket; if you have anything to contribute, please get it to him. As always, we will be ordering cookies from Antoinnette's Bakery for the basket as well.
Many people will be traveling in various vehicles on the way there; if you need to carpool, check around!
If you do not have your costume prepared before then, you will disappoint many people.


2. JayCee:
a. Punk Rock Flea Market - Tulsa - April 30th
12-5 at the American Legion Post 1. We are looking into donating books for the giveaway raffle bags.

b. SoonerCon - Midwest City - June 23rd-25th
The table only comes with one ticket; additional tickets are $35 and can be reused. We'll plan on discussing how many tickets total we'll need for each of us interested in attending and working.
If we haven't decided how many tickets we need before the event, JayCee has warned us.
If you're interested in buying your own ticket, for you or someone else, the non-vendor prices do go up after May 1st.

c. SoCon - Bixby - September 15th
We are going to move ahead with submitting a panel on nontraditional characters. If they need more panels, we may look into doing additional ones, potentially including a panel on gender.


3. All:
a. Author Percentages for Events
We have agreed to give JayCee 10% of all event sales as payment for services rendered.


New Business:
None.


Pieces for Discussion
8:02 Copper and Cobalt, Chapter 1 by JayCee
8:37 Knife, Chapter 2.1 by Anthony

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:56 pm

Until next time, friends.
~CJ

Friday, April 14, 2017

Meeting Minutes - April 14th, 2017

MEETING LOCATION: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), CJ (Secretary), Katy, Anthony, Mac, Samantha, JayCee, Kaz, Malea

Called to order 7:07 pm

Old Business:
1. Committee Reports
a. Communications Committee (Samantha)
No new updates.

b. Dark Arts Committee (JayCee)
See below for event information.
The policy for room reservations at Central Library may be changing; more to come as we learn more. In the future, only reserve rooms up to a week in advance.

c. Fundraising Committee (Jack, Samantha)
Sam is going to research how much it would cost to make or order products with the Nevermore logo.

d. Newsletter Committee (Shannon)
Newsletter is going well! It should be out on the 20th of April.

e. Outreach Committee (Adrean)
April 19th should be the next YST Outreach event. At 3 pm; check the Trello card as time approaches, and speak with Adrean if you're going to attend.

f. OWFI Committee (Shannon)
If you have items for the basket, please bring them to Shannon!


2. JayCee:
a. Imaginary Worlds - Norman - April 15th
This is tomorrow! Information should be on the Trello boards, and the event also has its own Facebook event page.

b. SoCon - Bixby - September 15th
June 2nd is the deadline for a panel submission for the con! We could always continue with the idea of a panel on nontraditional characters.

c. Punk Rock Flea Market - April 29th-30th
We may get a table here; uncertain if they still have tables open.

d. SoonerCon
No new updates.

3. Samantha:
a. Author Percentages for Events
Information on the subject was difficult to find, and if there's an industry standard for publishers donating a percentage of their sales to nonprofit writing groups, we haven't found it.
Mac has mentioned that it may make more sense to take a portion of our profits and use it as payment towards Iphi, for services rendered.
With Adrean not present, we have decided to table this discussion until another time. The event tomorrow will be held as past have, with publishers dividing up their profits as normal.

4. Shannon:
a. Non-Profit Status
Shannon and Jack have come together and agreed that the nonprofit status paperwork will be submitted not later than May 12th. The group has voted and accepted these terms.


New Business:
1. Shannon
a. Grants
Shannon has broached the idea of seeking grants for the myriad publishing companies amongst our group, as well as for the group itself. He will look into, compile whatever information he finds, and bring it to the group at a later date.
The library has a large section on nonprofits and such that may be useful for such a research.


Pieces for Discussion
7:48 Copper and Gold, Chapter 21 by JayCee
8:23 Knife, Chapter 1.3 by Anthony
8:41 How to Handle a Tragedy by Katy

Clean Up/Adjournment 9:28 pm

May your stories be as awesome as each of you.
~CJ