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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

Week 7 Notices

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 25th November 2013 @ 9:52pm

Dear all,

Pizza on Saturday

We'll be going to Pizza Express after the film screenings on Saturday (let this email serve as a last reminder about those, too!). If you're planning to come, please let me know by Thursday evening, as I'd like to book a table for in advance. (Send me an email, or comment on our Facebook group.)

Social: Friday of Week 8, 5.30

We'll also have a social (read: a meal) before the meeting in week 8, on Friday 6 December. We'll be going to Edamame, the idiosyncratic Japanese restaurant on Holywell Street opposite New College; meet outside the restaurant at 5.30. For this you won't need to let anyone know you're coming in advance, but you may need to be prepared to queue outside.

All best,

Daniel
OAV Secretary

Notices

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Tuesday, 19th November 2013 @ 4:46pm

Dear all,

Membership Fees

We're now reaching the point in the year when we'll collect a membership fee. Like last year (no inflation!), the membership fee will be £5 for the year. Each year's fees pay for the cost of renting a table from OUSU at next year's Freshers' Fair, and for printing materials for the fair.

We'll start collecting membership fees this Friday, but we'll have the society monies and the OAV record book around at meetings for the next few weeks, so if you don't have £5 on you this Friday you can bring it later in the term.

Films

As a reminder: we'll be watching a couple of films not at night but on the afternoon of Saturday 30 November (the Saturday at the end of week 7). We'll be in the Saskatchewan Room as usual, starting at 3pm. We'll be watching Jin-Roh followed by The Garden of Words. If you just want to catch The Garden of Words, you can turn up at 5pm. You're very welcome to come regardless of whether you've been able to make our weekly meetings. We'll probably go for pizza afterwards.

All best,

Daniel
OAV Secretary

Films, and Other Notices

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 4th November 2013 @ 8:36pm

FILMS: 3PM, SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

We were trying to sort out this term's film night and it turned into more of a film... afternoon. The plan is to show Jin-Roh followed by The Garden of Words on Saturday 30th November, starting at 3pm in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter (the usual room). We should finish around 6pm and will probably then go for pizza, or something (details to follow).

Jin-Roh is a thriller set in an alternative-history 1950s Japan; it was directed by Hiroyuki Okiura and came out in 1999. Expect sombre intrigue and also body armour. The Garden of Words is the latest short(ish) film directed by Makoto Shinkai. Expect romance, ridiculously lush background art, and also feet. We'll probably start TGoW at around 5pm, so anyone who would like to come but really doesn't want to watch Jin-Roh should turn up at that time.

We'll try to have a film night in Hilary and maybe one in Trinity too, possibly at different times to give more people the chance to make it to at least some.

SOCIAL: ADVANCE NOTICE

We'll probably have an OAV social meal (probably at Edamame) in the evening before this term's final meeting (on December 6th).

OTHER NOTICES

This week's meeting will be at 8pm in the Saskatchewan Room as usual.

The porters at Exeter have asked me to remind everyone not to bring food into the Saskatchewan Room; to which I'll add the remark that finding a college with a suitable room which they'll let us use for free, like Exeter does, is quite hard -- so please don't damage OAV's relationship with them!

All best,

Daniel
OAV Secretary

Second Meeting Details

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 @ 10:42pm

Dear all,

I hope this finds you well. This week's meeting will be on Friday, at 8pm, as last week, but in a different place: the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College. We will be meeting in the Saskatchewan Room for all the other weeks of this term too.

Returning members will know where this is from last year. For everyone else: Exeter College is in the same central part of the city as Trinity, where we were last week. Exeter's entrance is a big wooden door on the eastern side of Turl Street, the northernmost door on that side of the street, here. (Lincoln College's entrance is also on that side of the street, but further south.) Like last week, we'll try to have someone stationed outside the door to point the way for you.

Other Notes

I've had queries about a few things, which I thought I'd address here.

1. If you missed the first meeting you're still very welcome to come to the second. Unlike some university societies, we're very relaxed about attendance.

2. A couple of people asked about last week's sixth 'random' episode: although we usually show the first episode of a different series every week in that slot, last week's was a one-shot, one-off story which has no sequel -- at least, not yet: a sequel OVA has been announced but hasn't yet been made.

3. We're open to suggestions for titles we could show the first ep of in that sixth slot, which is intended to showcase anime in all its bewildering variety. We also sometimes use it to trial things which we might consider showing in full next year. Or indeed later this year, because we will have a single-cours open space in our schedule once the first season of Black Lagoon finishes.

Best wishes,

Daniel
OAV Secretary
 

First Meeting Details

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Wednesday, 16th October 2013 @ 10:40pm

Dear all,

This Friday

As a reminder, our first meeting will be this Friday, starting at 8pm, in the Danson Room at Trinity College. Trinity is fairly easy to find: the college is to the east of Balliol and its entrance is on the north side of Broad Street, around the position of the lurid green dot in this image. We'll try to station someone there with the small banner thing we were using at Freshers' Fair as a marker. The porters in the Trinity lodge should be able to point you towards the Danson Room, as should anyone who was a member last year.

At this meeting we'll be watching five first episodes from five series we'll be watching, plus an episode of something we won't be watching any more of this year (OAV's traditional 'random' episode) to round off the night. At some point the committee will probably briefly introduce themselves. At the end we'll probably head down to the Abingdon Road G&Ds for late-night ice cream and conversation.

Since several freshers asked about this on Sunday evening: we usually show things with Japanese audio and English subtitles. It's unlikely that we'll show anything dubbed this year (because we showed Garzey's Wing dubbed last year and watching that two years running would be far, far too much of a good thing).

The Seven Fridays After That

All our other meetings this term will be in the Saskatchewan Room in Exeter College. I'll probably send another email about that during next week, but after that I'll try not to clog your inbox unless we have something one-off to pass on.

All best,

Daniel
OAV Secretary

Oxford Anime Vision Notices

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Saturday, 12th October 2013 @ 9:07am

Dear all,

Welcome if you're new and welcome back if you're not!

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Tomorrow Evening

We'll be gathering informally at Freud, a bar in a big neoclassical building on Walton Street (number 119), from 7.30pm onwards tomorrow. All are welcome: current members, freshers and for that matter anyone who just happens to be on the mailing list. A bunch of the committee members should be around to welcome in the new academic year and have a chat.

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Meetings this term

This term we will meet on Friday evenings starting at 8pm as usual. We will be in the Danson Room at Trinity College in week 1 (Friday 18 October) but we will be in our normal location, the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College, for the rest of the term, weeks 2 to 8. In the early weeks of the term we'll station people at the college entrance to point you in the right direction.

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 main use for the money is renting a table at the next year's Freshers' Fair and getting stuff printed for it.)

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You can find our Facebook group here. We'll send all useful information out via this mailing list, but we usually post it to Facebook too, and the Facebook group is also a venue for more casual chat and general snippets of anime news.

Best wishes,

Daniel
OAV Secretary

 

Beginning-of-Year Notices

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Sunday, 29th September 2013 @ 10:29pm

Dear all,

I hope you've all had a good summer! I spent the last few months battering away at an intractable thesis problem and watching a lot of Fist of the North Star. These two activities may or may not be connected.

Freshers' Fair

Would anyone like to help staff OAV's stall at this year's Freshers' Fair? It's a fairly undemanding job: chatting to any freshers who're interested, answering their questions and encouraging them to sign up. You can usually snatch a quick break to wander round the rest of the Fair, too, if you fancy.  Matthew, John and I will be doing shifts and we won't be abandoning people to run the stall on their own for long periods of time!

The Fair runs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of 0th Week – 9/10/11 October – let me know if you want to help out (you can just reply to this email).

New Year Drinks

We'll be having a get-together at Freud (the big neoclassical bar on Walton Street) at 7.30pm on Sunday 13 October. Anyone and everyone is welcome to this – members from last year, people who are just on our mailing list, and freshers – come along to catch up, chat about anime and see in the new academic year!

The Coming Year at OAV

After much headscratching and horse-trading our starting lineup this year looks like this:

  • Big O
  • Mawaru Penguindrum
  • Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
  • Shin Sekai Yori
  • Black Lagoon (season 1)

We hope this will be an entertaining (if sometimes odd) lineup. Assuming our room bookings work out (...watch this space) we'll be meeting on Fridays at 8pm just like last year.

I look forward to seeing many of you again in the next few weeks!

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Best wishes,

Daniel
OAV Secretary, Projectionist and Busybody

Week 7 Social

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 3rd June 2013 @ 10:47am

Dear all,

I hope everyone's well and coping with Trinity!

This term's social will be a meal this Friday, at Edamame (on Holywell St). We'll meet at 5:30 outside the restaurant.

All best,

Daniel

Film Night, 18th May, 7.30pm

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Tuesday, 30th April 2013 @ 8:14am

Dear all,

OAV will be holding a film night on Saturday of fourth week, the 18th of May. We'll use the usual Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College, but start at 7.30pm rather than 8.

Provisionally, we're planning to show Paprika (2006) and Redline (2009). Paprika is a mind-bending dream-diving thriller directed by the late Satoshi Kon, and Redline is an over-the-top racing story, Takeshi Koike's directorial debut.

Best wishes,

Daniel

Trinity Term

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 22nd April 2013 @ 10:37am

Dear all,

Trinity Term is upon us, with its warmer weather (hooray) and exams (damn).

Starting this Friday, Oxford Anime Vision will be meeting as usual in the Saskatchewan Room, at Exeter, at 8pm. We'll be at Exeter all eight Fridays of Trinity Term. We'll be wrapping up this year's batch of anime, and perhaps even more importantly we might find time to finish off Garzey's Wing, too... I look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes,

Daniel

End of term notices

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Saturday, 2nd March 2013 @ 1:26pm

Dear all,

We're going to have a last-minute OAV social tomorrow night, a meal at Noodle Nation (on Gloucester Green) at 6pm.

The last meeting this term will be Friday, Saskatchewan Room at Exeter at 8pm, as usual.

All best,

Daniel

Wk 6 Notices: (1) OAV at Trinity; (2) Randomthon

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Tuesday, 19th February 2013 @ 10:38pm

Dear all,

OAV at Trinity -- this week only

A reminder that this week -- and this week only -- we're in the Danson Room at Trinity College, at 8pm on Friday.

Randomthon

The day after we'll be trialling a bunch of first episodes in our yearly Randomthon, which will help us build a shortlist of titles to show next year. (Because apparently 'All ninety-two episodes of Mazinger Z in their shoddy bootleg-subtitle'd glory' isn't actually an acceptable viewing programme for some people. Philistines.) This is a good chance to get a quick taste of a bunch of shows which may or may not be any good, and have some input on next year's programme.

The Randomthon will run for four hours from 2pm to 6pm in the usual place, the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College, next Saturday. Come and go as you please if you want to join in but don't have all that time free. And if you have even more time free, some of us will probably go for pizza afterwards...

All best,

Daniel

Randomthon Advance Notice

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 11th February 2013 @ 9:16pm

Dear all,

We sometimes use the random final slot in the evening to try out the first episode of an anime the committee thinks we might show next year. As a supplement to this, we meet once a year and blast through the first episodes of a bunch of extra possible titles in a 'randomthon'.

This year's randomthon will be on Saturday February 23, from 2pm to 6pm, in the usual place (Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College).

Anyone who can come will be very welcome -- your opinions on what we show will help us begin to sketch out next year's programme. It's quite a long session so do feel free to come and go as you'd like, if you'd like to attend but can only make part of it.

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The meeting this Friday will be at 8pm, in the Saskatchewan Room as normal.

All best,

Daniel
OAV Secretary

Shopping Trip

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 28th January 2013 @ 11:07pm

Dear all,

Maintaining OAV's proud tradition of long-term planning and sufficient notice, we've decided that we're going on a shopping trip to London -- next Saturday (February 2nd).

This is something we try to do every year, and it involves catching an early bus to London and visiting a bunch of shops which sell manga and/or relevant anime/manga merchandise. Shopping aside, it's a good chance to socialise and escape the Oxford bubble. The projected base cost besides anything you buy might be around £25 (bus ticket, Tube travel and lunch).

We're planning to hash out the fine details (by which I think I mean: when and where to catch the bus) at the OAV meeting this Friday, which will be at 8pm in the Saskatchewan Room. So in plenty of time for Saturday morning. In the meantime, if you're interested in coming do email me so we can estimate numbers.

All best,

Daniel
OAV Secretary

Hilary OAV

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 14th January 2013 @ 10:37pm

Dear all,


Happy New Year -- I hope everyone had a good break.

This term OAV will be on Fridays at 8pm, in the Saskatchewan Room at Exeter College every week, except for 6th week (Friday 22nd February). I look forward to seeing you this Friday!


Best wishes,

Daniel

Week 8

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Wednesday, 28th November 2012 @ 8:23pm

Dear all,

With term ending this week, what better way could there be to celebrate than OAV's Friday night meeting?* Which will be in Exeter's Saskatchewan Room at 8pm, as usual.

All best,
Daniel

* Don't answer that.

Week 7 Meeting + Social

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 19th November 2012 @ 10:42pm

Dear all,

This week: 8pm, Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College... except that it's also really time for us to have a social, so if you're free earlier on Friday do join us at 5.30pm at Edamame to get some food before the meeting proper. For anyone new to Oxford who hasn't encountered Edamame yet, it's an idiosyncratic Japanese restaurant on Holywell Street, opposite New College.

All the best,

Daniel
OAV Secretary (who will definitely remember to plug his laptop in this week)

Week 6

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Monday, 12th November 2012 @ 9:34pm

Dear all,

This week is OAV's second and last migration away from Exeter this term. We'll be in the Danson Room at Trinity College from 8pm on Friday. As last time, the porters will (we hope!) be happy to let people into the college and point them towards the room.

All the best,

Daniel

Week 5

E-mail sent by Daniel Sawyer, Thursday, 8th November 2012 @ 9:19pm

OAV this week will be at the usual time, 8pm, in the usual place, Exeter College's Saskatchewan Room.

Sorry for the late email; this is the fault of people 600 years ago having difficult-to-read handwriting.

-- Daniel


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