Promotions Business Cards We had two weeks?? - we fail Guerrilla Marketing A5 fliers Highly adhesive stickers to be placed in visible, but unexpected places ◦ Interesting art designs with website ◦ Interesting art designs with QR codes People to get these out on the street are required. ◦ Kirin – ?? ◦ Jules – Caulfield Campus and Queer Lounge ◦ Jaz – Deakin Uni ◦ Dan (?) - Deaking Geelong Online ◦ Sheezy Art - Kwana ◦ Spamming cosplay and costume groups on LJ and FB - Shea) ◦ Social Bookmarking – Everyone if possible. ▪ Digg ▪ Reddit ▪ StumbleUpon ▪ Del.Icio.Us Community (See social events) Has become like a private club - people to attempt to bring their friends from outside of OzTAKU to social events, so as to build 3rd tier member base. More events that require no money & are underage friendly ◦ Landscape & scenery illustration – Gardens ◦ Picnics ◦ Road trips? Publisher/Publishing House We've published one thing in two years. We need to get active again and bring in some of the, now defunct, Local Act titles in Summer workshops and activities to promote ourselves as publishers and our content for 2009/2010 Summer (Under 18 friendlies - See social events) Winter Workshops for 2009 Merchandise We need new designs – See Boko redesigns Suggested new merchandise ◦ Boko and friends plushies ◦ Baby clothes ◦ Dollfie clothes – Probably not doable en masse. ◦ Plushies (Jules had ideas for these) Boko as the labels mascot ◦ Boko plushie – Shea to locate old pattern ◦ Boko and friend designs – Kwana and Jules ◦ Boko attacking random things to use as prints ie. Boko's got my baby Classes Calendar and email access needed to be organised – Done New Phone numbers handed out at meeting ◦ Avi 0449 998 061 ◦ Shea 0449 998 062 ◦ Trevor 0449 998 063 Artists to be updated by phone call and SMS as they don't check emails Advertising ◦ Posters for schools – Kirin and Kwana ▪ New boko designs ▪ Age appropriate ▪ Forward Kwana's gmail to Kirin New business cards for tutors ◦ Shea to find out A&D's supplier – waiting on reply, this gives those interested time to get those business card designs going Tutors ◦ Current – Trevor, B, CC and Jules (potential loss of B and Trev due to employment) ◦ We need more desperately ▪ Link vs Cloud Guy? ▪ Kirin's brother? ▪ Spam pulp faction and get out DA account active again Get DA details to B ▪ Advertise on Sheezy and DA Casual work ABN required Working with children clearance required as well ◦ CC's health issues may be a concern regarding her reliability OzTaku Publications Trevor's is our online guinea pig when Comic Script goes online (to be completed by Daniel Spain or David Kerr) Content will be sorted predominantly by artist, with each artist to be given a sub-domain of oztaku.com David Li to bring comic script inline with current OzTaku site design if possible (predominantly CSS issue) Paypal donation buttons and room for micro blogs suggested ◦ Artists will be required to setup own PayPal account & donation button. Upload content before site goes live so that it goes live with content Content to be author rated for audience ◦ Moderators – should these be the same as forum mods Events Doujicon – wait a year and rebrand? ◦ Back in 2010 as Concepticon was the generally agreed on preference ▪ citing financial reasons ▪ citing Avi's potential conflict of interest with Manifest (not to mention his sanity and health) Life drawing will be back February 2010 – Gallery Display ◦ Do a wall plan and have artists claim, or be alloted, space by February. Work to fall into following sizes: ▪ 6” x 4” ▪ A4 ▪ Oversize (A2 scale or larger – artist to consult with Avi) ◦ Deadlines on www.oztaku.com/event.php ◦ Sculptural pieces and installations welcome Social Activities Melbourne ◦ Arrange activities prior to cons and advertise them at cons with flyers ◦ Convention dinners to be arranged 7-14 days in advance of convention itself to allow for booking and for interstate guests to be aware of event. ◦ Some under 18 friendlies are required ◦ Suggestions of possible events in 2009 ▪ Steampunk picnic @ manifest ▪ Picnics and beach meets ▪ Plays at the Botanical Gardens ▪ Moonlight theatre ▪ Wandering drawing/photo meets ▪ Road trips – to the mock Japanese inn etc ▪ BBQ on the river ▪ Tea parties (kirin has suggested she can organise this if someone provides the house) ▪ Tea at the botanical gardens ▪ Karaoke ▪ Games nights (this is something that can be arranged Lan style between states?) Interstate ◦ Organise dinners in advance when going to cons ◦ Perth Waicon and Supanova ▪ Shea's parents may host OzTaku's – I asked, she said yes though it'll be crowded at this point if there's more than 2 of us. That may change. Additional Notes Music ◦ Musicians are getting involved with OzTaku ▪ Zak (Kadrik) wants to release own EP under OzTAKU label, use OzTAKU artists for album art and merchandising. ◦ Occasional postings on Melband forums to keep local musicians aware of OzTAKU presence if they require cartoon style artwork. ◦ Links to musicians good for our animators looking to do clip work Animation/Animators ◦ Music tie in ◦ Promote this side of the community, it's currently generally ignored ◦ Bring in resources for them the same way we are for the artists ▪ Tutorials ▪ Links to plugins Next GM 22nd February 2009 (this is a Sunday, should it be moved to the 21st? And it is deliberately coinciding with Shea's birthday).