Date: 5/20/06 Commencement time: 4:25 Slash mentioned at 4/26 Chas' Job Sucks 4:26 Eugenia Quit and then unquit at 4:27 Brief mention of costuming - X-men movie. We discussed going as a group. Where? Will take place Friday May 26th 7:30 PM show at Tyson's Corner (Stephanie, is this right?) we discussed the possibility of it being at the Cinema Deluxe by the Fairfax County Government Center. - Balticon this weekend. Who is going? Eugenia is going for the day. There won't be a large attendance by the GS. - Discussed the website and the "about us" section. It is up. We're a Star Wars club that is blending into an all genre club. Also website layout and look was discussed. - Pirate Festival is the 1st weekend in June in Hampton VA. Who is going. Eugenia, Ken, Chrissy and Kory are going Saturday morning. Stephanie and Dave will be going as well. The Radisson Hotel is a good place to stay and is central. - Gay Marriage was mentioned. - On the Private boards, topic on General GS business--like website has been updated--is in "I am not a committee" section. - Dues - COWs are the ones who come a lot. Do we want to collect dues? Do we want to recruite or just keep our existing group? We should encourage people to come to meetings and events. - Have picnic with other groups, mixers and what not. Local 501st, the Baltimore Browncoats, the Baltimore SW community, Collector's club. Be more aggressive with outreach to other groups. - Stitching and Craft gathering. Stephanie will have more leave time in July and suggested we have a get together to do craft lessons and hang out and craft together. This is any craft from metal work to beading to sewing. All are welcome. - Superman premier attendance in Virginia was discusses as well as a road trip to the IMAX theater in Philadelphia. - The Virginia premier will be June 29th and we discussed the midnight show. - The Imax trip will be the thursday before Shoreleave in Philadelphia. We discussed staying over somewhere between Philly and Hunt Valley or just staying over in Philly. Any comment from our PA representative? Wendy? - Pirates of the Carribean openning. Midnight show? Should we see this during Shoreleave? Like a late night show during the con? - During Shoreleave weekend Wolftrap is having a concert narrated by Leonard Nimoy and will feature the National Symphony Orchestra. Music will be from sci-fi movies, including SW and Trek as well as Holst's the Planets. - The National Symphony Orchestra at Wolftrap will also feature music from Video games. Here are the details: Friday, August 4 at 8:30 PM PLAY! A Video Game Symphony Award-winning music from FINAL FANTASYÂ®, Sonic the Hedgehog, World of WarCraftÂ®, Battlefield 1942, and many more titles. Outstanding graphics on large screens above the orchestra will accompany the scores, highlighting memorable moments from these blockbuster video games. Shall we go as a GS event? - Wizard of Oz music at Wolftrap on August 5th. - We should start working on Dragoncon costumes. Meeting adjorned at 5:31.