Greetings, fellow explorers! Today was another fine meeting, though we may want to start scheduling actual business meetings if we have important things to discuss.
Our Captain (Steven) brought up the idea of having a specific URL for our group, which is a little easier to advertise than the URL for this community. It is a fine idea, and hosting sites on GoDaddy shouldn't cost that much. We are thinking if we get a dollar per person from most of us, it should pay for hosting the site for a year.
As for site content, our Navigator (Seth) is able to make a fancy-schmancy website, but lacks time, so we may simply have a few photos and a link to this site, until somebody has the energy and time to make an actual site with features such as an interactive forum.
We need a treasurer and someone to keep books if we are going to have collections and so on- I can keep rudimentary books but I may need help with this. Also, if I am to handle money I would be tempted to ask to be called Secretary of the Exchequer... and we could keep a cash box called "The Exchequer". My little joke, the Exchequer is the branch of government in the UK that is responsible for financial matters.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchequer
Other news: Our Captain and Quartermistress are hosting a Halloween event that you might be interested in: it's not necessarily steampunk themed, but you could dress up for it if you felt like going anyway. They are planning on having black and white horror films playing in the side room (Sipping Streams Tea House) on Oct. 31.
Also, Deb McQueen, who has her steampunk-themed jewelery on display this month at Sipping Streams, has offered to teach a class in making wire embellishments for goggles or clothing or basically anything you want to embellish. I think this would make a fun idea for a craft night.
Reminder: Call of Cthuhlu Movie Night is October 17th.
I am going to dig out my sewing machine and work on my lab coat tomorrow (got to look fancy for Cthulhu). The movie is only about 30 minutes long, so either it will be played more than once, or only once and people will have the lights on the rest of the time to work on their projects.
Query: Is anyone here interested in a steampunk/Victorian era role playing game? Our Navigator wants to put together a gaming group, and I thought it would be fun to ask here if anyone (a) wants to play and (b) knows of a suitable game. I did come across one in the Comic Shop called "Rippers", in which supernatural creatures are battled in Victorian times, but what I know about role playing games would fit into the bottom of a very small thimble.
And finally, one more find in the Comic Shop which has apparently been circulating for some time, but which I feel you need to know about if you haven't already encountered it: