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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Subject:Q-Con XVII QUB Students' Union Belfast 25th-27th June 2010
Posted by:sir_didymus.
Time:9:12 pm.
Pre-registration for Q-Con XVII is now open!

Q-Con is the annual Gaming Convention hosted by Dragonslayers, the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) Gaming and Anime Society. This year sees Q-Con enter its

seventeenth year and we will be taking over the entire QUB Students’ Union for a weekend of gaming and anime fun, from the 25th-27th June 2010!

Q-Con will feature a wide selection of games and events over the convention weekend, with Role-Playing Games, Board Games, LARPs, War Games, Collectable Card

Games, Console Games, PC LAN, Anime Screenings, Cosplay, Special Events, Special Guests and much more!

Big events to watch out for: Rock Band Live on Stage, the Cosplay Ball, and Games Workshop's 'Field of Blood' Warhammer tournaments.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

This year Q-Con will be accepting electronic payments through the University's event registration system, we also accept a number of other payment options

including cheque and postal order. Full payment details can be found at our website.

For those who pre-register a full weekend ticket for Q-Con will cost just £14/€16.

Accommodation is available for just £19/22 euro per night. Availability is limited, so pre-register early to avoid disappointment.

For registration/accommodation forms, information on all our games and events or if you would like to run games at Q-Con XVII then please visit our website for

full details:

www.q-con.org.uk


Chris McWatters
Publicity & Trade Coordinator

Q-Con XVII, QUB Students' Union, Belfast, 25th-27th June 2010
www.q-con.org.uk | info@q-con.org.uk


Regards,



Chris McWatters

Publicity Coordinator



Q-Con Committee
Q-Con XVII
QUB Students' Union, Belfast, 25th-27th June 2010
www.q-con.org.uk|info@q-con.org.uk
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Subject:Updates!
Posted by:damien_mocata.
Time:4:06 pm.
Good arbitrary time of day, everyone. It's been a long time since people used this site to tell you what was going on with QUB Sci-Fi & F, so I figure I had better give you all some quick updates.

Sci-Fi now meets in the Club Rooms in the Queens Students Union, every Wednesday from 7 until 10, with regular after club chat in Bar Twelve from 10 until whenever people leave.

Mecon has been suspended indefinately, to allow time for redevelopment in the near future. This decision was taken by the then Chairbeing (now, in Oct 2009, Treasurer) sideswipe9th, along with the rest of the then Committee, who I dont have LJ user names for.

The club continues to go from strength to strength, and I will post more up here as I get it. If you have anything that you wish to let the club know about, feel free to post it here, and indeed as many places as you can. It is always a good thing that information is passed around.

I look forward to giving you all more info in the very near future.

Be seeing you!
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Subject:Pre-registration for Q-Con XVI is now open!
Posted by:sir_didymus.
Time:9:31 am.
Q-Con is the annual Gaming Convention hosted by Dragonslayers, the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) Gaming and Anime Society. This year sees Q-Con enter its sixteenth year and we will be taking over the entire QUB Students’ Union for a weekend of gaming and anime fun, from the 26-28 June 2009!

Q-Con will feature a wide selection of games and events over the convention weekend, with Role-playing Games, Board Games, LARPs, War Games, Collectable Card Games, Console Games, PC LAN, Anime Screenings, Cosplay, Special Events, Special Guests and much more!

Big events to watch out for: Rock Band Live on Stage, and Games Workshop's 'Field of Blood' Warhammer tournaments.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

For those who pre-register a full weekend ticket for Q-Con will cost just £10/€12.

Accommodation is available for just £17/€20 per night. Availability is limited, so pre-register early to avoid disappointment.

SPECIAL OFFER: Pre-register before 12 June 2009 and you will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win an X-Box 360!

For registration/accommodation forms, information on all our games and events or if you would like to run games at Q-Con XVI then please visit our website for full details:

www.q-con.org.uk

Chris McWatters
Q-Con XVI Publicity Officer
info@q-con.org.uk | www.q-con.org.uk
26-28 June 2009 |QUB Students' Union
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Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Subject:SF Euromillions Syndicate News
Posted by:h0pal0ng.
Time:4:37 pm.
3rd time we tried this and the first time we won - technically. Unfortunately as we did 16 lines at £1.50 each thus spending £24, we got one line with 2 plus 2 which equals £23.20, so we nearly broke even! We're getting better! Next time profit!
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Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Subject:Proposed October Meetings Schedule
Posted by:sideswipe9th.
Time:2:16 am.
Hey guys,


As was promised at the meeting on Wednesday, a proposed October Meetings schedule has gone up on the forums and can be viewed here. Please give all the feedback you can on this so that it can be modified where needed before it goes live!


As the discussions will be occuring primarily on the forums, if you are having access issues please send an email to me as soon as possible in order to resolve them.

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Subject:Accommodation at MeCon 11
Posted by:captainlucy.
Time:5:59 pm.
Mood: busy.
Just a reminder to everyone that there are still rooms available in the Queen's Elms for attendees going to MeCon 11. The rooms are single en-suite, and cost £30 per person per night. We need to be giving a full list of attendees to the Elms so they can allocate rooms no later than next Friday (8th August), so if you would like to book a room please let us know before then.





MeCon 11: 29th - 31st August 2008, Queen's Student's Union, University Road, Belfast. Guest of Honour: Charles Stross. www.mecon.org.uk
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Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Subject:AGM Results
Posted by:sideswipe9th.
Time:9:46 pm.
Hey guys.

Sorry for the delay in getting this up. The following are the results of our AGM.
  • Chairperson - Ryan Hamilton-Bryce
  • Treasurer - Thomas Liljedahl
  • Secretary - Niall Bole
  • Vice chair - Donna Hughes
  • Public Relations - Ian Lawther
  • Internet Officer - Ryan Hamilton-Bryce
  • Library - Mark Lamki
  • Entertainments - Michael Perkins
  • Entertainments Assistant - Neill Stringer
  • Members Rep - Mary McCaughey
  • MeCon Director - Ian Lawther
  • Creative Officer - Caspar Love
E-mail addresses for all our new committee members who requested one along with a brief description of what they do are available on the Committee details page
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Subject:A small reminder
Posted by:sideswipe9th.
Time:1:22 am.
Hey guys.

Just wanted to remind you all that this Wednesdays meeting will not be happening due to another group booking the room on us :( . However I've heard that several members are planning to meet up and head around to a bar, they are planning on meeting in the Students Union at around 7pm and hopefully heading to Bar Sub for a little pool. In the event of the bar there being closed they will probably head around to one of our usual places of drinking :)

The other thing I would like to remind you of is our AGM. This will be happening on Wednesday April 30th, with the official business  most likely starting around 8pm. If you wish to stand for any of our committee positions (all of which are up for grabs) you can find information on them on the Committee page on our website. Please note that to be eligible to stand for a position you need to be a registered member of the society, and that four of the positions require you to be a QUB student. If you have any other business you would like to bring up please mention it to me in advance of the meeting ;) 
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Friday, April 18th, 2008

Posted by:sideswipe9th.
Time:12:20 pm.
Hey guys.
Just have a couple of updates for those of you who weren't there on Wednesday. Next Wednesday (April 23rd) there will be no offical meeting, this is due to another group booking the room all day long before we managed to book our time (Grrr). I believe some people are planning on meeting up in a bar but at this time I don't know any more details on that.

The following week (April 30th) we shall be having our AGM, where we shall be doing the necessary task of voting in the new committee. If you are interested in standing for any of the positions take a look at the committee details page for a description on each of the positions. If for any reason you are unable to attend, but are wanting to stand for a committee position drop me an e-mail (chairbeing@qubscifi.org.uk) with the position you want to stand for and a short statement saying what you would hope to do in the position.

Oh and if you have any business you would like to bring up at the AGM please e-mail me about it so I can put it into the meeting agenda.
Hope to see you there!
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Friday, April 11th, 2008

Subject:Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting:
Posted by:captainlucy.
Time:7:17 pm.
Mood: creative.
MeCon XI - Unicon XXII

29-31 August 2008
Queen's University Belfast, Students Union, Belfast


GUEST OF HONOUR 
Charles Stross



OTHER GUESTS


Michael Carroll
Paul Cornell
Paul J Holden
John McCrea
Ian McDonald 
John Vaughan


(Please note - all guest appearances are subject to availability and work commitment.)

PRICES

£15/€22 Full Weekend
£10/€15 Concession

Supporting membership is a mere £5 (€8)
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Subject:Meetings resuming
Posted by:sideswipe9th.
Time:1:47 pm.
Hey.

This Wednesday (2nd April) our weekly meetings will be resuming. As always they start at 6.30pm and continue on to 10pm. The SU management wanted me to ensure that we are all out by 10pm at the latest, and as such all activities will be winding down at around 9.50pm.

That said, there are a couple of dates that you should mark down. On Wednesday 8th April our meeting will be starting an hour later than usual, due to another group having the room booked until then (grr ;) ) and on Wednesday 23rd there will be no meeting again due another group booking the room for the entire day (GRR ;) ). Don't worry if you forget, there will be reminders before these dates.

Other than that, we all hope you had a great Easter and hope to see you this week :)

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Subject:Easter Holiday
Posted by:sideswipe9th.
Time:2:16 pm.
Hey guys, sorry about the short notice (blame it on an administrative screw-up).

Unfortunately there will be no meeting this week and next (26th) due to the Students Union being closed. We shall hopefully be starting back on April 2nd, however this is yet to be confirmed (due to the room booking policy of the Union). Check back here or our website during the holidays for updates on this.

Sorry again about the short notice.
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Subject:1917 - 2008
Posted by:captainlucy.
Time:6:32 am.
Mood: sad.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7304004.stm

Arthur C Clarke, father of the Communication Satellite, Sci-Fi novelist, visionary and explorer of the mysteries of the Human world, is dead. Though I never had the honour of meeting the bloke, he was a constant presence in my life, whether through his Sci-Fi, his Mysterious World series and books, or his science - as many people will doubtless feel, almost like a surrogate grandfather; the one who imparted a lifetime's worth of wisdom and made it sound cool. As with Carl Sagan, the world is a lesser place without him.

RIP.
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Monday, March 17th, 2008

Subject:Can't block the signal
Posted by:captainlucy.
Time:5:58 am.
http://www.matchitforpratchett.org/

Because the word cannot be spread around too much
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Monday, February 18th, 2008

Subject:Mecon brainstorming session tomorrow
Posted by:xipuloxx.
Time:11:41 pm.
Hi everyone,

As time is marching on I have decided to have a brainstorming session
for Mecon entertainment tomorrow. If you have any ideas on videos,
panels, anything you want to see or do at Mecon, come along and help me
out. We are meeting in the foyer of the Student Union at 7.30pm
tomorrow (that's Tuesday 19 Feb). If you can't make it till later we
will probably be in whatever bar is open in the Union. if you can't
make it all then please post any ideas you have on the mailing list or
forums.

Hope to see many of you tomorrow.

Helen.
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Monday, January 7th, 2008

Subject:Weekly meetings
Posted by:sideswipe9th.
Time:5:57 pm.
Hey guys.

Our meetings will be resuming this week. As usual we will start at 6.30pm and continue until 10pm in Club Rooms 3 and 4 in the QUB Student's Union on Wednesday evenings. We all hope to see you there after a relaxing holiday period.  We hope to have a new entertainment schedule up within the next couple of weeks. 
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Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Subject:For those who met Marion van der Voort at Mecon X
Posted by:wardrobewitch.
Time:8:44 pm.
Mood: sad.
Marion and her husband Richard van der Voort of At The Sign of the Dragon had a stall in the Mecon X con room.

Sadly she passed away during the holidays.

More info here
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Friday, December 7th, 2007

Subject:News update and book sale.
Posted by:sideswipe9th.
Time:3:38 pm.
Ahoy there.

Christmas is fast approaching and you may be thinking about gifts to get for your friends and family. Here is where we can help. This Saturday from 12pm till around 8pm we are having a book sale at the Slayers24 event. Entry to the Slayers event will cost £5, but that will allow you to enter all the gaming tournaments there for the entirety of the 24 hours :) At the book sale we shall be selling off (hopefully) a large portion of our huge library (over 600 books, assorted DVDs and VHS videos and a couple of audio books). The library contains some nice rare jems that you may not be able to find anywhere else for a very long time, so come early to avoid dissapointment. The event will be taking place in the QUB Students Union in the Snack Bar on the second floor. We hope to see you there.

In other news, on Wednesday night we had our Christmas dinner. Great fun was had by all, and many pictures were taken. Within the next few days, expect a gallery to appear on site with pictures of the event :)
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Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Subject:News
Posted by:h0pal0ng.
Time:4:58 pm.
Mood: bouncy.
Yay. I have my phone back!!!!!!!! In other news, arrangements for tonights Xmas dinner are proceeding (after a little hiccup but we'll not let that annoy us). Plan is: meet at union 8:30pm, walk around to Madisons at 8:45pm and sit down for meal at 9ish. I will have a meal booking form that people can make out at the union so that we can speed up the actual getting the food.

Remaing monies will be taken at Madisons.

See you there.
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Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Subject:Forums and more!
Posted by:sideswipe9th.
Time:1:59 pm.
Hey guys.

We are pleased to announce that our forums are now open for business. There you will be able to point out plot holes, engage in geeky discussion and squee with fellow fans. To get there just click on the Forums link on our site :)

Last week we attempted to have a quiz night. However due to there being a lack of people we were unfortunately forced to cancel it at the last moment. Therefore in a last minute change to our schedule we shall try and have our quiz night this week. There will be a prize for the winning team as always :D

On Saturday we hosted a Doctor Who Day in the Students Union. The event was reasonably successful and we were able to raise £99. Thanks to all who attended and took part.

As you may notice, we now have the first of our new banners. However we are still looking for more to make the site look even better. To remind you, we are looking for banners that are 780x200 pixels and preferably in the PNG image format. A large version of the offical society logo can be downloaded here. Please submit all banner applications to chairbeing@qubscifi.org.uk. I hope to see some interesting submissions from you soon :),

Finally, due to circumstanced beyond our control, next Wednesday (December 5th) we are unable to use our regular venue in the Students Union. As such we decided to have our Christmas Dinner that night instead. This week is the last week for getting in your deposits (£15) and registering interest for attending. We hope to see you in attendance.
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