I am asking for expressions of interest from those interested in forming a Convention sub-committee to put on next year’s Convention. IF you can commit to regular meetings and hard work you will be considered. The committee will need dedicated people so please, no time-wasters.
As we are still a very small convention at this stage, and want to further develop our relationship with ANU, sub-committee members must be members of the ANU Anime and Gaming Society. Even with more effective sponsorship it will be some time before the Convention can consider being an independent entity.
The Convention Convener will take charge of all the details of the Convention and will be allocated an operating budget from the ANU Anime and Gaming Society’s funds. The Secretary and Treasurer are compulsory members of the sub-committee, other members of the Executive are also encouraged to participate. The Convenor will attend Executive meetings since the sub-committee is answerable to the Executive. The President has final approval.
Any members of the current Executive will be able to stay on the sub-committee if they wish to in the event they do not maintain their positions at the next AGM, which takes place in March (as long as they are club members).
I will stand down as Convenor after the first meeting but intend to be on the sub-committee if it will have me. Nominations for new Convenor were taken at the OGM: Brenton Fletcher and Shelz Keast are the nominees so far.
Our challenge is to attract more people without spending more money and if we can provide better value. This means careful selection: having 10 of the same thing does not make a better Convention. Our vendors need to make money for it to be worthwhile. And I want the sub-committee to consider allowing our Convention to be unique – we don’t have to be another SMASH – we can be idiosyncratic. The Convention just has to be fun for our participants.
ANU Anime and Gaming Society President