E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 @ 10:28am
I hope everyone has survived the first week of term.
As per the termcard (which I've attached to this email again) we will not be at Queen's College this week. Instead this Friday we will be meeting in the Saskatchewan Room in Exeter College, which, you will be pleased to hear, has a bigger screen and speakers. The meeting time will be the same: 8 PM.
Exeter College is another central college. The entrance is on the east side of Turl Street, almost opposite the entrance to Jesus College on the other side of Turl Street. We will try to make sure someone is stationed at the college entrance to guide people in, like last week. Exeter tend to lock their front door fairly soon after 8, so if you come significantly late you may need to ring the college doorbell and ask the porter to point you to the Saskatchewan Room.
Purists (you know who you are) will be pleased to hear that we definitely have a copy of Tsuritama with Japanese audio and English subtitles this time.
I attach a copy of Oxford Anime Vision's termcard for this term. We will issue another version when more events are added to it, but for the weekly meetings this should, all being well, remain correct.
This week's meeting will be on Friday at 8PM in Lecture Room B at The Queen's College. Queen's should be easy to find: the main entrance is on the High Street, and it's a large wooden door set in a high stone wall, with a statue underneath a small domed roof above the gate. We will try to make sure that we have someone outside the gate to meet people and also someone around to show people the way to the lecture theatre. If you arrive late then you can ask the porters how to find the room.
Another reminder that we have a Facebook group, and that if you have any questions you should feel free to email and ask them.
E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Friday, 10th October 2014 @ 10:50pm
Welcome, if you're new, and welcome back if you're not! If you're on this mailing list and you don't think you should be—welcome, please let me know, and I'll remove you.
We're having a beginning-of-year gathering at Freud, a bar in a big neoclassical building on Walton Street, here, from 8pm onwards on Sunday. All are welcome: current members, freshers and anyone who just happens to be on the mailing list. Some of the committee members should be around to see in the new academic year and have a chat.
Meetings this term
On the Fridays of weeks 2 and 4–8 we will meet at 8pm in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College, as usual. We couldn't get the Saskatchewan for the Fridays of weeks 1 and 3 so we're still working on the places and times for those meetings (if you see my hair prematurely greying, it's not caused by the DPhil thesis, but by hunting for OAV rooms...). As soon as we have something sorted out I will issue a proper termcard. We will also try to organise a film showing this term, and we usually go out to eat together in the evening before the meeting in week 7, but we'll send details of those round nearer the time.
Towards the end of Michaelmas term—once everyone's had a chance to decide whether or not to stick around—we will collect a membership fee. We haven't decided this year's rate yet but it's usually around £5 for the whole year. The money covers the costs of next year's Freshers' Fair; surplus may be used to subsidise anything we do this year.
Our opening lineup this year is as follows: Tiger & Bunny, Princess Jellyfish, Shiki, Yamato 2199 and Tsuritama. I will try to remember to post more about each one of these in the Facebook group next week. (Please feel free to join the Facebook group if you want to!)
Our normal meetings consist of one episode from each of the five titles we are watching followed by an episode from something we're not watching as a kind of taster. This last slot is often used as a space to showcase something good or test something which we might watch in full next year; suggestions for it are welcome. We show everything with Japanese audio and English subtitles.