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Wk 5; final Randomthon notice

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Tuesday, 17th February 2015 @ 11:15pm

Dear all,

This week's meeting will be in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter on Friday evening at 8 PM as usual.
 

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A final reminder that the annual OAV Randomthon is happening this coming Saturday from 2 PM to 6 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. We'll be sampling the first episodes of some titles which we think we might show next year but would like to get opinions on. So hopefully it will be useful for the society as a whole and also just a fun event and a chance to see some interesting stuff. Provisionally the list of titles we're planning to trial is as follows:

Casshern Sins
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Shirobako
Michiko to Hatchin
Angel Beats
Baccano
...and a couple more to be decided

These certainly aren't the only things we're thinking about—there are successful randoms from the normal meetings, and titles which have been shown successfully before at OAV in the distant past—and if I remember to bring the list on the day we can have a chat about other possibilities. Please feel free to come and go as your schedule fits while we're running. Some of us will probably go for a meal afterwards, probably to Opium Den again. If you want to come to the meal let me know by Thursday evening, either by emailing oxanimevision@gmail.com or by commenting on the Facebook post.

Best wishes,

Daniel

PS: the termcard, with this event and the Kara no Kyoukai marathon in week 6 on it, can be found here.
 

Updated Termcard

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Wednesday, 11th February 2015 @ 12:04am

Dear all,

Here is an updated version of the OAV termcard, including the Randomthon on Saturday 21 February and the Kara no Kyoukai marathon on Saturday 28 February.

This week we will be in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter as usual, at the usual time. Princess Jellyfish has ended (sob) and the show which will replace it, the first season of Silver Spoon, is also only 11 episodes long, so we have a couple of weeks with a spare slot. We'll be using that extra slot to double up on episodes of titles we're watching which have more than 24 episodes while still having a random episode at the end of the meeting.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Wk 3 meeting @ Exeter ; Randomthon 21 Feb ; Kara no Kyoukai 'thon 28 Feb

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Wednesday, 4th February 2015 @ 2:39pm

Dear all,

I hope everyone is well. I have temporarily lost my hearing, which is exactly the sort of thing I expect to happen in week 3 of Hilary Term.

This week's meeting will be a return to the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College on Friday at 8 PM as usual. In fact, all meetings until week 7 will be the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter.

We have also booked the Saskatchewan Room between 2 PM and 6 PM on Saturday 21 February (the Saturday at the end of week 5) for the annual Randomthon. For those unfamiliar with it, this is an event where we show eight first episodes in a row in an attempt to sample some things we're considering showing next year. (Though when we come to decide what to watch next year we'll also be considering things we've tried as normal week-by-week randoms, plus things which have been shown in the past successfully.) We hope this will be entertaining for its own sake as well as a useful chance to collect opinions on potential titles for 2015–16. Everyone is welcome -- please feel free to come even if you can't make the weekly Friday evening meeting -- and also please feel free to come if you can only make part of it. Nearer the time we will try to circulate a list of what titles we will be showing when during the event.

After the success of the Evangelion marathon, there is going to be an OAV marathon of the first five Kara no Kyoukai films (a series of cunningly-constructed, mind-bending paranormal thrillers). This will be on Saturday 28 February (the Saturday at the end of week 6), starting at 10 AM, at Holywell Manor. The fifth film is a convenient point in the series of films to pause; the plan is to have a second session in Trinity to finish the series off. See the Facebook event or contact piotr.nosalik@some.ox.ac.uk for more details.

Best wishes,

Daniel
OAV Secretary

Week 2 meeting @ Queens

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Tuesday, 27th January 2015 @ 11:06am

Dear all,

This week's meeting of OAV will be at 8 PM on Friday as usual, but not at Exeter -- instead we will meet in Lecture Room B at Queen's College.

Those who were around at the beginning of last term will remember this room, but we will make sure we have people at the college front door to gather and guide in anyone who doesn't know the way. Queen's is on the north side of the High Street, and it's the neoclassical college with a sculpture under a dome above its main entrance.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Eva movie marathon notice (& 1st meeting reminder)

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Wednesday, 21st January 2015 @ 12:02pm

Dear all,

A quick reminder that our first regular meeting of this term will be on this Friday, at 8 PM, in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College as normal.

Two of our members, Felix and Piotr, are organising a marathon viewing of the three recent 'Rebuild' Neon Genesis Evangelion films this Sunday (25 Jan):

Time: 10.00 - 18.00 (probably going for lunch around noon)
Venue: The Cockpit, Holywell Manor (Balliol MCR), OX1 3UH (sofas provided)

Everyone is welcome and people should feel free to only come for one or two of the films if they want. Apparently there might also be some shorter things interspersed to offer some variety. Comment on their post in the Facebook group or contact piotr.nosalik@some.ox.ac.uk or felix.zhou@ludwig.ox.ac.uk if you have more questions!

Best wishes,

Daniel
OAV Secretary
 

Hilary Term '15

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Thursday, 15th January 2015 @ 4:35pm

Dear all,

Hello again -- I hope everyone had a good break! OAV will resume regular meetings this term on Fridays at 8 PM, as normal. Our first meeting will be on the Friday of week 1, Friday 23 January. We will be in our usual venue, the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College, every Friday except for the Fridays of weeks 2 and 7 (Friday 30 January and Friday 6 March). On these dates we will be in Lecture Room B at Queen's College, the place we used at the beginning of last term.

I attach a brief initial termcard. The committee are putting together the 'Randomthon', our annual attempt to sample and gather opinions on some titles which we might show next year, and there are a couple of other possible events which we might announce in due course -- so watch this space -- plus we will have a social meal before the meeting in week 7.

So, on Friday next week (not tomorrow!) we'll be in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College at 8. See you there!

Best wishes,

Daniel
OAV Secretary
 

Michaelmas Term Social

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Saturday, 22nd November 2014 @ 10:41am

Dear all,

Week 7 is upon us—time flies when you're having work—and so next Friday before the main OAV meeting we'll have a social, in the form of a meal at Opium Den (a restaurant on George Street), at 6 PM. If you would like to come to this then let us know, either by emailing Tom or on the Facebook group.

The main meeting will be at 8 PM in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College as usual.

Best wishes,

Daniel
 

Week 5 & onwards

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 10th November 2014 @ 4:51pm

Dear all,

As per the previous email, all the remaining meetings this term will be in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College at 8 PM on Fridays as normal. For the rest of the term I will only send out emails if something else is happening as well. Speaking of which, here's some advance notice that in week 7 we will probably have our termly social, a leisurely meal before the meeting on Friday evening.

Towards the end of the term, probably in weeks 6, 7 and 8, we will collect this year's membership fee. This won't be more than £5, and most of the money goes to pay for booking a stall at next year's Freshers' Fair. We will spend any surplus on events that happen this year.

Best wishes,

Daniel,
OAV Secretary
 

Week 3 & film night advance warning

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Sunday, 26th October 2014 @ 6:20pm

Dear all,

Next Friday OAV will meet at 8 PM in Lecture Room B at Queen's College, where we were for our first meeting back in week 1. This will be the last time this term that we use Queen's College. Meetings in weeks 4 to 8 will all be in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College.

Another date for your diary: we will have a film screening on the evening of Saturday 8 November—the Saturday at the end of week 4—in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter from 6 to 10 PM, which will hopefully give us enough time to show two films with a break in the middle for people to stretch their legs. We have a few ideas about what to show but will welcome suggestions; since this is the beginning of the year we might go for fairly accessible material. We'll work out what we're showing with certainty by the time of next week's meeting.

Best wishes,

Daniel
OAV Secretary

Week 2

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 @ 10:28am

Dear all,

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.

Best wishes,

Daniel
OAV Secretary
OAV FB // OAV GS

Week 1

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 13th October 2014 @ 3:40pm

Dear all,

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.

Best wishes,

Daniel
OAV Secretary
 

Welcome/Welcome Back!

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Friday, 10th October 2014 @ 10:50pm

Dear all,

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.

Sunday night

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.

Lineup

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!)

Meeting format

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.

If you have any other questions get in touch!

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Best wishes,

Daniel,
OAV Secretary

New Year Update

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Tuesday, 30th September 2014 @ 9:25pm

Dear all,

I hope you've had a good summer! OAV will be returning, all being well, on the Friday of the first week of term, Friday 17 October. If anyone has free time on Wednesday 8, Thursday 9, or Friday 10 October that they fancy burning by helping out on our stall at Freshers' Fair, let me know.

Like last year, we're planning on having beginning-of-year drinks from 8pm onwards at Freud on Walton Street on the Sunday at the end of 0th week, Sunday 12 October. As usual we'll probably have lots of new people there but returning members will be very welcome!

If anyone's on this mailing list but doesn't want to be on it anymore, do email to say so and I'll take you off.

All best,

Daniel
OAV Secretary

Week 7 Social

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Saturday, 7th June 2014 @ 11:20am

Dear all,

I hope everyone is well. We'll be having a social as usual before the meeting in week 7 i.e., next Friday, a meal at Noodle Nation at 5:30 PM. I'll make a booking for us, so I would like to know numbers by Wednesday or Thursday next week. If you would like to come to the meal please either reply to this email to let me know, or say so in response to the post I will shortly post on the Facebook group.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Week 3 Notices

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 12th May 2014 @ 7:26pm

Dear all,

This is just a reminder that this week, and this week only, OAV will be meeting in the Danson Room at Trinity College, at the usual time of 8 PM. This is the room we had trouble with last term; John and I are hoping to visit it the day before to confirm that we can make the A/V setup work.

One other longer-term thing to note: we are provisionally planning to hold this term's social on Friday of seventh week, that's Friday 13 June, probably at 5:30 PM.

All best,

Daniel

Trinity Term

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 28th April 2014 @ 9:27pm

Dear all,

OAV resumes this Friday! This term we will be in the usual place at the usual time—the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College at 8pm—every Friday except Friday of week 3, that's May 16th. That day we'll be in the Danson Room at Trinity College instead (and this time we'll move heaven and earth to make sure we can get the AV setup there working properly!). I will do my level best to remember to send an email round that week about the change of location, too.

All best,

Daniel

Week 7 Notice: Social

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 3rd March 2014 @ 7:02pm

Dear all,

Just a quick reminder that this week is the time for our termly social. We'll be eating at Edamame, on Holywell Street, before the meeting this Friday. We'll be meeting at 5.30pm outside the restaurant.

All best,

Daniel

Week 6 Notices: Randomthon & Social

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Saturday, 22nd February 2014 @ 5:41pm

Dear all,

Two quick reminders:

1. Next Saturday (1 March) we'll be showing a bunch of first episodes from titles we're considering showing next year. 3–6pm in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter. Everyone's very welcome whether or not you've been at regular meetings, as your opinions on what we show will be helpful! Feel free to turn up late or leave early if you need to. Some of us might go for a meal afterwards; this will probably be arranged via the Facebook group.

2. This term's social (also a meal...) will happen before the meeting on Friday 7 February (Friday of week 7).

All best,

Daniel

Week 3 Notices

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Sunday, 2nd February 2014 @ 9:58pm

Dear all,

Last Friday: we had an unsolvable audio problem, so we didn't show anything. Sorry! The good news is that if you missed the meeting you didn't miss anything; the bad news is that there'll be fewer random first episodes at the end of meetings as we now have more to catch up on with our main titles.

Next Friday: we'll be in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter at 8pm as usual (and this will be our time & place for the rest of this term).

Social: this term's social will be a meal before the meeting in week 7, on Friday 7 March.

Randomthon: sometimes the 'random' first episodes we show at the end of meetings are trial runs for titles we're considering watching next year. Every Hilary we have an extra session at which we watch a bunch more first episodes from things we might watch next year. This is usually good fun, and we'd like anyone who wants to to come so that we can have your feedback on what we're considering showing. Assuming the room is free for booking, it'll probably be 3–6pm at the weekend in week 5 or week 6, but we have some flexibility on the date so there's a poll in the Facebook group; if you have a preference, please vote/comment.

All best,

Daniel


 

Meetings in Hilary Term

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Sunday, 19th January 2014 @ 8:17pm

Dear all,

I hope everyone's been well since last term!

This coming term we will be meeting in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College at 8pm on Fridays, just like last term, starting next Friday, 24 January.

Except on the Friday of week 2 (31 January), when we'll be in the Danson Room in Trinity College (this is where we met for the first week of last term; I'll send directions around again next week).

All best,

Daniel


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