Tidewater Alliance July 21, 2013 Chesapeake Central Library Elections – Elections will be held at our August Meeting, August 11th. Please send nominations to Jen May on FB or to her email, Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org Importance of Handlers – Jason spoke to how integral a part handlers are to trooping. Not only do they help with costuming, and keeping the troopers safe, its good insight for those considering costuming and trooping. Costuming Who’s Who Recap of Recent Events (Since last meeting) Barnes & Noble Shakespeare troop a success – was actually a LucasFilm event! Beach Street Jul 20th actually had 17 folks in costume and 5 handlers, and was the most organized and smooth BeachStreet Ever – Great job everyone!!!! Future TA Events General Tips for HOT summer events – Take Shifts!! Take Breaks!! Drink Water!! Ø Beach Street USA – Dates: July 13; Jul 20; Jul 27 (MAY BE CANCELLED IF COLLEGE WEEKEND – KEEP EYE ON THE EVENTS PAGE!!); Aug 10; Aug 24. Is from 7:30-9:30pm in front of yogurt shop. Ed is head security J PLEASE RSVP the TUESDAY (by 4p) prior to the date you are trooping to ensure we have enough staff to properly attend/secure us. Ø Zoo Blood Drive – July 28; Costumed folk typically get in to zoo for free; you CAN donate in your armor, but with no helmets – Suited up by 9am, til 3:30pm – no limit of number of participants Ø Fantasci – Aug 3: We have FOUR tables for display/TA, we will have a schedule for manning the table AT fantasci, come, bring your bragging stuff and sign up to man the table for a bit J o Library needs help with breakdown at 4:30 – sign up will be on FB event. Please help out!! o Blast a Trooper will be upstairs on the mezzanine. There may be a costume contest o There are about 5 panels so far – Weapons of Sci Fi; a Star Trek presentation; Klingons and Sci Fi Makeup; Creating comics; 50 years of the Tardis o Sign up on FB Event for what props/collectibles you are bringing Ø Geeks Night of Comedy – Funny Bone; Aug 14, meet in Armada Hoffler Parking lot, top floor with a ceiling, South Deck. We will be out front of FB from 6-7:30 to take pics with fans. Rick has 4 free tickets for costumed TA members, first come first serve. Tickets for event are $15, well worth it! The free ticket spots are now spoken for, but we can still come out for the photo shoot and can pay to get into the show. Ø Untamed Spirit Race – Virginia Aviation Museum Nov 23 - ?? Ø ROFCon –Feb 28-Mar 2 at Holiday Inn Executive Ø Regal Star Wars Premier 2015 – MacARthur Mall – There may be an X-Wing!!! Ø Rick is signing up for 2 parades – Neptune Parade (Mid/late Sept), and Town Center Christmas Parade Ø Marscon – Jen to look into possibly having a TA table; Jan 17-19 TA Shirts – Will likely be around $25/ea – nice quality, THANKS HIROMI!! TA Picnic – Will be in the Fall, when its cooler. May be at the Oct 13 meeting – can be Picnic/Halloween party at the Library Dues – Don’t forget, $5 per family per year. Thank you!! Open Forum - Please, if you have any issues, contact one of the council members vs. posting openly online. - Costuming: We have representatives of the top 3 groups (501st, Rebel legion, Mando Mercs) – they are willing to help out if you are interested in joining and creating an official costume J Raffle - Raised $86 with the raffle!! Thanks!!