Many of you have probably seen our announcements for open positions of treasurer and social coordinator. Well, we have finally filled those positions. Let’s all welcome our new treasurer, Jingwei and new social coordinator, Phillip. This year with the help of Jingwei and Phillip we will be getting a lot more involved with social events and raising money so we can buy things we need to keep the club up to date with resources we need. Some of these events will include lan parties and tournaments both exclusive to club members and large public events/fundraisers.
To start the year off right, this year I have signed us up for a table/booth at the student involvement fair. We hope that anyone that can volunteer to help out manning the booth will let us know so we can break up the shifts to be a little more comfortable. The fair will be held on the oval Monday September 22nd from 12:00pm (noon) to 4pm. We’ll have more information on what we will have at the booth and where our specific location will be on the oval closer to the event.
Yet another development we are working on is becoming an official recognized game club by the igda (international game developer’s association – www.igda.org ). If(when) recognized we will have more benefits such as being seen by all developer’s/studios who are also affiliated with igda (almost if not all major developers). We will also have other benefits such as discounts on certain events (ex. GDC), access to a pool of speakers that we could ask to come to OSU to talk to us about the industry and developing games. This aspect may be a great way to use our funds if we would need to fly a speaker out and provide a room and food for their stay. I will keep everyone updated when we hear back from igda on our status.
There will be many more updates coming in the future. This coming year should be a much more exciting one as our club grows more and more.