The regular business meeting of OutWorlders was held on Sunday, February 15th, 2009, at Atlanta Diner. Vandy Beth Glenn, Kris Harter, Edward DeGruy, Dan Benge, Robert Marshall, Aimee Love, Wm Boozer, Amanda Wiggins, and Jeff Smith were present. President Degruy called the meeting to order at 2:02 pm.
The president had nothing to report.
Vice President’s Report
Next month’s meeting will be held at 11 a.m.
The secretary reported that she has not yet posted any minutes.
We have $2,856.02. The list of Sponsoring members will soon be purged of sponsoring members who have not yet paid for this year.
Events Coordinator’s Report
Public Relations Coordinator’s Report
Aimee is working with Alan Siler on planning events and producing flyers for those events.
She is talking to someone she knows about possibly producing banners for self-promotion.
Tony with Dragon’s Horde is offering a 20% discount on all merchandise to Outworlders.
Internet Coordinator’s Report
Traffic to the website is steady at an average of 226 hits per day.
Ireland is the foreign country that produces the most hits.
The Events page is the busiest. Most traffic to it is direct, not referred. For referred traffic, most of it comes from BearGuide, Facebook, and justshag.me.
Robert Marshall and Alan Siler will set up an Events Suggestion page for the website.
Special Interest Groups Reports
The Readers’ Group met February 8th to discuss Sacrament, by Clive Barker. Next month’s meeting will discuss a book titled Sebastian’s Tangibles, by .
The Writers’ Group is tentatively scheduled to meet on Sunday, February 22nd, at the Borders across from Phipps Plaza.
Aimee Love is starting up a new weekday gaming event. It will meet biweekly on Wednesdays at lunchtime.
Kris Harter introduced the following proposal:
“I propose that the Outworlders allocate $100.00 for an advertisement on the back cover of the OutlantaCon program book.”
The proposal was tabled until next month’s meeting.
This month was the last month that we can propose a fan table, ad, or party for Frolicon 2009.
Vandy Beth Glenn suggested we have a fan table at Frolicon. Aimee Love will email Beth about this.
Edward DeGruy claimed that Frolicon is “not a genre con,” and this question was vigorously debated.
If we have the table at Frolicon, it will need to be staffed.
The Starlight Six Drive-In on Moreland Avenue has a flea market from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The cost is $10 plus a $10 mandatory cleaning deposit for each space. Edward suggested that Outworlders set up a space there on February 28th to sell old books, games, etc. We can bring tables and chairs. The selling of food, animals, bootlegs, and bootleg food and animals is not allowed.
Carlton Harrington communicated by proxy that he wants us to pester Dragon*Con to create a “Q” programming track.
The movie outing to see Watchmen will be at Atlantic Station on Saturday, March 7th, at around 1 or 2 p.m. (specific showtimes were not yet known at meeting time).
The meeting adjourned at 2:53 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Vandy Beth Glenn, Secretary, Atlanta Outworlders.