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Weekly Meetings

Enigma meetings are held every Monday at 8:00 p.m. Last minute changes to locations or activities will be announced on the Enigma listserv.

All meetings include three parts: Announcements (general business plus any news of interest), Chaos (basically a short break to get drinks or ice cream from Kerkhoff Coffee House), and the night's official Activity. (See below for a list of some of Enigma's past activities.)

See the Events Calendar for Enigma events which occur outside of the weekly meetings.

Meeting Schedule, Spring 2004
Apr 5 Ackerman Viewpoint Conf 1 Catan Night Settlers of Catan, Seafarers of Catan, Cities and Knights of Catan, Starfarers of Catan... if anyone remembers to bring a Catan game.
Apr 12 Ackerman Viewpoint Conf 1 Red vs. Blue Animation Night Weird animation.
Apr 19 Ackerman Viewpoint Conf 1 Live Game: Chaos Paranoia Role-playing in a hilarious, post-apocalyptic dystopia. "The computer is your friend. Trust the computer. This is a red security area, retina scan required. Prepare for retina scan. Please place retina in slot. Lethal security measures begin in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1..."
Apr 26 Ackerman Viewpoint Conf 1 Video Game Night As many boxes and screens as we can fit in the room.
May 3 Ackerman Viewpoint Conf 1 Buffy Night Will we be watching episoes? Playing the board game? The role-playing game? Who knows? Whatever it is, we'll be doing it at UC Sunnydale.
May 10 Ackerman Viewpoint Conf 1 Clix Night | Elections For those who weren't spending enough money on collectible card games, welcome to the world of collectible miniatures games! Plus, elections for Enigma's 2004/5 officers.
May 17 Ackerman Viewpoint Conf 1 RPG Night Role-playing games, specifics TBA.
May 24 Ackerman Viewpoint Conf 1 Open Gaming Bring a short game or join in one somebody else brought.
May 31 Ackerman Viewpoint Conf 1 Lego Rally Build Lego vehicle racers and pit them against others.

Enigma is always looking for different activities with which to fill its meetings. (Surprise! Science fiction fans are into new things!) Some examples of common activities: guest speakers (past speakers have included David Brin, Greg Benford, Sheila Finch, Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Tim Powers, Len Wien, Berni Wrightson, Terry Rossio, and many other writers, artists, and Hollywood professionals), book discussions, video viewings, group story-writing, costuming workshops, world-building (on paper only), Science Fictionary (pictionary with an sf theme), Clay-o-Rama (table-top battles between play-do creatures created on the spot), boffer massacres (grown people hitting each other over the head with padded sticks), film shoots, and any other random activity we can come up with. We're always looking for new and crazy things to do, so feel free to suggest ideas.