Lookin' for your input

Now that we've had a good first shot at gaming in the library, it's time to figure out where we go from here. We can't just decide what you want -- you need to help out and tell us what's next!

That's right! The tournament was so good we'll be doing more gaming in the library, but we need to know what kind of gaming and how to do it. The library staff has ideas, but we need to know what you real gamers think.

Post up comments with your ideas about:

  • The last tournament: what worked, what didn't, what could work better.
  • Our next event: new ideas for games, prizes, types of event, even venues or setup.
  • More gaming: want to see more than just occasional tournaments? Let us know what!
  • Related stuff: got ideas for groups, projects, events, or Just Plain Cool Stuff(TM)? Post up!

We know you've got plenty to say about this thing, so go ahead and say it! Post a comment (it might take a while to clear the moderator -- be patient!) and help us make the next ones even better!

 

GAME ON!

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Guest (not verified):

I second the idea of people writing their own screenplays and doing their own stuff... Thanks Erik for keeping this in mind...

Shara Maude (not verified):

I'm glad somebody liked the idea. Now we just have to wrangle in some more people. But how to do that?

ejensen:

Several ways to do this. Just for pointers, I'd suggest:

  • Set a meeting time and place (maybe a lunch hour in the cafeteria lounge?) and see who shows up.
  • Be sure to advertise with posters when, where, and what the club is about.
  • Also, be sure to mention the idea to your instructors -- it sounds like just the thing our Creative Writing and Theatre departments (not to mention the library!) would love to support!
  • You could also try starting a group on MySpace or FaceBook, and using that to set up the first few face-to-face meetings. Never discount the power of social networking!

So there's a few starting points. Hope that helps a little, and that we see this group taking off soon!

 

Erik Jensen
Assistant to the Librarian
Blue Mountain Community College Library
(541) 278-5914
erik.jensen@bluecc.edu

Shara Maude (not verified):

Those are good ideas Erik. Then again I get into Pendleton so seldom that maybe it isn't a good idea to start something. I don't really know. Do you think if I got the word out for a two hour meeting once or twice a month maybe on the weekend like the gaming tournament that people might be interested in coming? It's a cool idea and I've had it stewing for quite a while, but is it really plausible? Maybe I should try and contact a few instructors and see what they have to say. What would you think about having it at the library?

ejensen:

We'd be more than happy to host your meeting in the library! We even have group study rooms upstairs, so you can discuss without having to worry about being too noisy. We're open on Sunday afternoons during the school year as well.
Talking with some instructors (again, I'd recommend the Theatre and English departments for a start, though others might be interested as well) would be a good way to get some direction and support. Since you get into Pendleton rarely, I'd really recommend using Facebook/MySpace/whatever social site you prefer to get things started and figure out good times for interested people to meet.
I agree the idea is very cool, and certainly don't see a reason it wouldn't work. It may take some time and effort, but will be well worth both in the end!

Sally (not verified):

Yes, I agreed with what Crystal said.

 

Shara Maude (not verified):

I was just thinking the other day and I already told Erik this, but we should start a group for people who want to write screenplays and make their own films. Also a game project would be cool too if we could wrangle in some programmers and what have you. What do you all think of starting a film making group? Let me know!
Shara

ejensen:

Okay, so obviously we need to get a few more titles available for tournament play. What do you gamer chicks and dudes recommend? What do you think would make good tournament games for our next event?

 

GAME ON!

Erik Jensen
Assistant to the Librarian
Blue Mountain Community College Library
(541) 278-5914
erik.jensen@bluecc.edu

Crystal A. (not verified):

Next time the Library has a gaming tournament, you should have 2 different games for the tournament instead of having Guitar Hero and Mario Cart again. Still have the games for the wii but just have different games. Something else you could have for a games for a tournament is Supersmash Bros. Brawl and it's for the wii. Another game you could have along with that is Halo 3 ODST and that game is for the xbox 360.

ejensen:

Thanks for the suggestions! We'll keep them in mind as we work on planning the next shindig.

Keep 'em comin', gamers!

 

GAME ON!

Erik Jensen
Assistant to the Librarian
Blue Mountain Community College Library
(541) 278-5914
erik.jensen@bluecc.edu

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