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[AASOC] AASOC + AGM ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK!

Hi everyone!

The big event of this week is of course the much anticipated AASOC AGM
(Ok so maybe it's just me who anticipates it but hey :P)! Along with
AASOC this week it will be held on Wednesday the 14th (i.e this
Wednesday) and replaces AASOC on Tuesday!

I REPEAT FOR THOSE WHO READ NOTHING THAT DOES NOT MENTION WHIPS OR IS
IN BLOCK CAPITALS - AASOC IS ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK AND THIS WEEK
ALONE, NOT ON TUESDAY SO IF YOU GO TO LT 2 ON TUESDAY DRESS AS A MOOGLE
(KUPO) [1].

This means that if you've an interest in helping make AASOC what it is
today then this is your chance to help! Positions that are open for
voting are:

Way too much info under the cutCollapse )

[1] If nothing else it'll make the people in there for whatever the Uni
wanted the room for on Tuesday really confused and scared . Also if
you've not played Final Fantasy, the kupo reference may be wasted...
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[AASOC] MINICON ON SUNDAY! AGM Coming! Series Night as usual!

Hi everyone!

This week's a big week for AASOC - unless you've not been reading the
emails or coming to AASOC for the last few weeks then you'll know the
AASOC Minicon is this Sunday!

We'll have rooms filled to the brim with stuff to do including:

- 1 large games room, with a projector alternating games for the Wii,
DDR and whatever else people want, with other games running TVs.
- 1 room of classic anime ranging from retro to series that you may
remember fondly from when you started with anime or friends introduced
you to!
- The Pleasance theatre, during the day, will be screening fresh anime
for 2007 - catch a new series here before 6pm, from 7pm expect a movie
as well as the next 4 episodes of Nerima Daikon Brothers (I hold the
2nd DVD here as I speak...expect sing-alongs :P).
- 1 room for chilling out, taking part in the yearly drawing
competition as well - with a theme to be announced for it on the day!
Not to mention the annual anime music quiz, so get a team of 4-5 people
ready!
- A bar, which should be open and vending drinks as well as (hopefully)
food - news on food to follow soon too hopefully!
- Finally at the entrance, the Caingorm room will act as the
registrations room where you can collect your conpack!

Also we've received a mass of things from ADV Films, Beez
Entertainment, Manga Entertainment and MVM so we'll be having as always
a massive raffle at the end of the day - with raffle tickets costing £1
for a strip!

If you've not pre-registered Tuesday is your last day to do so for the
price of £5, likewise if you're keen to help AASOC out then do come and
let us know during series night or drop a mail as help at Minicon is
always welcome! Cost on the day for entry will be £6.

*deep breath* Speaking of doing your part for AASOC, as part of our
constitution we need to have our Annual General Meeting between weeks
7-11 of Semester 2. So I'm pleased to announce that we will be holding
our AGM (and cartoon night if we get done quickly) on Thursday the 10th
of March in Appleton Tower - LT to be confirmed.

This means that if you've an interest in helping make AASOC what it is
today then this is your chance to help! Positions that are open for
voting are:

President*
Secretary*
Treasurer**
Events Organiser***
Technical Monkey(s)
Librarian
Publicity

* Care of EUSA these need to be matriculated students at Ed Uni.
** Need to be matriculated and take the EUSA treasury course first. So
you don't run off with our vast wealth to the Bahamas (or more
realistically the sunny shores of the Clyde...)
*** Requires actual work.

I'll list more details on the AGM next week, when Minicon is safely out
the way! But for now drop a line to someone on the committee at the
series night or drop an email replying to this one if curious about the
AGM etc!

This week we'll mostly be showing:

Ouran High Host Club - Episodes 21 and 22
Eureka Seven - Episode 38
Scrapped Princess - Episode 20
Eureka Seven - Episodes 39 and 40
Plus if everything runs to schedule: 1 x Random episode (I feel in a
retro mood this time..)

Also guys - please remember in the run up to the Minicon Gamesoc are
coordinating the big geek pub quiz of 2007 so meet at Pleasance on
Friday and play as a team with a diverse set of questions!

What's on: Gamesoc/AASOC/Sciffy/Compsoc quiz night:
When: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd 6:30pm until whenever
Where: Pleasance, Pentland room
Description: Gamesoc/AASOC/Sciffy/Compsoc quiz night - come, mingle and
join teams and get to know people from your own society as well as
other societies a lot better!

See everyone on tomorrow, Friday Sunday I hope!
- Andrew.
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[AASOC] Series night, Minicon a week on Sunday!

Hi everyone!

Again a quiet week in the calm before the storm that is the Minicon, a
week on Sunday!

This week we'll mostly be showing:

Ouran High Host Club - Episodes 20
Eureka Seven - Episode 35
Scrapped Princess - Episode 18 and 19
Eureka Seven - Episodes 36 and 37
Plus if everything runs to schedule: 1 x Random episode

Also coming up next month:

What's on: Gamesoc/AASOC/Sciffy/Compsoc quiz night:
When: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd 6:30pm until whenever
Where: Pleasance, Pentland room
Description: Gamesoc/AASOC/Sciffy/Compsoc quiz night - come, mingle and
join teams and get to know people from your own society as well as
other societies a lot better!

+++BELOW IS AN IMPORTANT UPDATE ON MINICON+++

What's on: Minicon 2007
When: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25th @ 10am until Midnight
Where: Pleasance
Description: AASOC's holding its annual convention in the Pleasance,
with competitions, raffles, games, anime and finishing off in the
evening with a film night!

With just under 2 weeks to go, it's worth the effort now to get a
pretty printed badge on the day instead of a hand written one. Come
along and pre-register today for £5 instead of more to pay on the day!

PS We now have Nerima Daikon Brothers DVD 2, so it'll be played in the
cinema part of the night...

+++END OF UPDATE+++

See everyone on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Saturday hopefully!

- Andrew.
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[AASOC] Student Festival events, pub quiz and Minicon!

Hi everyone!

Hope everyone had a good time at the film night last night! Another
action packed week ahead with not one, not two but a whole three events!

Lined up for this week are:

Lain, Alcohol and Philosophy
When: Wednesday, January 31st @ 7pm until 11pm
Where: Appleton Tower, LT2
Description: A screening of ‘Serial Experiments: Lain’ followed by
related philosophy discussions in a pub. Come along for an evening of
anime, alcohol and philosophy!

AASOC's 6th Birthday Party
When: Saturday, FEBRUARY 3rd @ 6:30pm until Midnight
Where: Pleasance Theatre
Description: Anime! Retro Cartoons! Come see what Aasoc is like, with
classics like ‘Thundercats’ all the way along to crisp new Anime!

Finally as always we will have series night on Tuesday, in Appleton Tower LT 2

Ouran High Host Club - Episodes 17
Scrapped Princess - Episode 15
Eureka Seven - Episode 30
Random episode (Hint: Not another episode of Bokura Ga Ita)!
Eureka Seven - Episodes 31 and 32

Also coming up next month:

What's on: Gamesoc/AASOC/Sciffy/Compsoc quiz night:
When: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd 6:30pm until whenever
Where: Pleasance, Pentland room
Description: Gamesoc/AASOC/Sciffy/Compsoc quiz night - come, mingle and
join teams and get to know people from your own society as well as
other societies a lot better!

+++BELOW IS AN IMPORTANT UPDATE ON MINICON+++

What's on: Minicon 2007
When: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25th @ 10am until Midnight
Where: Pleasance
Description: AASOC's holding its annual convention in the Pleasance,
with competitions, raffles, games, anime and finishing off in the
evening with a film night!

We had a few sign ups last week and are looking for more this week!
Sign up now whilst places are still cheap, just bring your £5 and pay
during the break or at the start of the night!

Alternatively bring along your money for it to any of the events above
during the week!

+++END OF UPDATE+++

See everyone on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Saturday hopefully!

- Andrew.
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[AASOC] Semester 2 events list & series night on Tuesday!

Hi everyone!

Hope that the people who made it at such short notice on Friday had a
good time! To avoid any confusion about dates again this email contains
the dates for announced events so far this semester:

What's on: Film night
When: Friday, January 26th @ 7pm until Midnight
Where: Pleasance Theatre
Description: Details to follow in next week's email!

What's on: Lain, Alcohol and Philosophy
When: Wednesday, January 31st @ 7pm until 11pm
Where: Appleton Tower, LT2
Description: A screening of ‘Serial Experiments: Lain’ followed by
related philosophy discussions in a pub. Come along for an evening of
anime, alcohol and philosophy!

What's on: AASOC's 6th Birthday Party
When: Saturday, January 3rd @ 6:30pm until Midnight
Where: Pleasance Theatre
Description: Anime! Retro Cartoons! Come see what Aasoc is like, with
classics like ‘Thundercats’ all the way along to crisp new Anime!

What's on: Minicon 2007
When: Saturday, March 17th @ 10am until Midnight
Where: Pleasance
Description: AASOC's holding its annual convention in the Pleasance,
with competitions, raffles, games, anime and finishing off in the
evening with a film night! More details to follow soon!

Which brings us to the point of the email, series night continues again
with us seeing the end of Boogiepop Phantom this week, a fact I'm sure
many people will be upset about...

In short:

When: Tuesday, January 16th (Not today, shockingly) @ 6pm until 9pm
Where: Appleton Tower LT 2

What's on (in order):

Ouran High Host Club - Episodes 14
Eureka Seven - Episode 25
Scrapped Princess - Episode 13
Boogiepop Phantom - Episode 13
Eureka Seven - Episodes 26 and 27

See you all on Tuesday!

- Andrew.
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Short notice, I know, but AASoc are putting on a film night tomorrow (well, kinda today now I suppose...Friday 12th) in the Pleasance theatre. As per usual it's entirely free to all, and should be kicking off around 7pm.

It's looking like we'll be showing the Deathnote movies, which I heartily recommend. Even if you can't make it along, do check out Deathnote; I reckon it's one of the best new animes!
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[AASOC] Series night starts TONIGHT (Tuesday the 9th)

Hi all!

With the New Year sadly passing us by the time for University has once again kicked off! With Coyote Ragtime out the way now and only 2 episodes of Boogiepop Phantom left you would expect a double bill to finish it off. Don't start running for the hills throwing what shreds of (in)sanity you may or may not have left, as instead to make sure Ouran is finished by the end of the semester we'll show a double of it this week!

So in short:

When: Tuesday the 9th of January (TODAY) at 6-9pm
Where: Appleton Tower LT 2

What's on:

Ouran High Host Club - Episodes 12 and 13
Scrapped Princess - Episode 12
Boogiepop Phantom - Episode 12
Eureka Seven - Episodes 23 and 24

Look forward to seeing everyone back, I'm sure a pub trip will ensue for those with time afterwards!

See everyone soon!

- Andrew
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[AASOC] Weekly email, end of semester meal and special lecture tonight!

Hi everyone,

Jumping the gun for Greg here briefly but a couple of announcements for
everyone before the usual series night details.

Firstly there turns out to be a special guest lecture tomorrow care of
the Japan Society of Scotland entitled "BLACK AND WHITE ANIME" details
are as follows:

When: TONIGHT, 7:30pm-9pm
Where: David Hume Tower Faculty Room South (on the right from the foyer
of the DHT)

Description: A brief history of the incredible achievements in Japanese
animation before colour, from the first moving pictures, to rare
wartime propaganda, to the early days of television. Warning: contains
death, robot mayhem, and international terrorism.

Jonathan Clements is the co-author of the Anime Encyclopedia and the
Dorama Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Television Drama Since 1953.
www.muramasaindustries.com

Knowing the speaker it should be both an interesting and funny talk so
it's well worth attending if you have the time!

Also on Wednesday is our end of semester meal, the table is booked for
7pm at Bonsai (www.bonsaibarbistro.co.uk) - which has a map on it.
Details are as follows, for those liking concise details:

When: WEDNESDAY @ 7pm
Where: Bonsai Bar Bistro, from AT enter into http://maps.google.com/
the following:

FROM: Crichton Street, Edinburgh
To: 46 West Richmond Street, City of Edinburgh, EH8, UK

It's basically a straight line from the back entrance to AT so I doubt
people will get lost, but if you do feel directionally impaired I'll be
heading there from the main entrance of Appleton Tower at 6:45pm so if
you can't find it I suggest you wait there for me at 6:45pm.

Don't worry if you haven't emailed, we booked a couple of spare seats
(5 or so)!

This week is also the last week of AASOC for the semester as exams
start the week after (as much as I'd like to pretend they're not...)

We'll be showing on Tuesday the 28th of November in Appleton Tower LT 2:

Ouran High Host Club - Episode #11
Coyote Ragtime - Episode #11
Scrapped Princess - Episode #11
Boogiepop Phantom - Episode #11

Break

Eureka Seven - Episodes #21 and #22

See you all some point this week and all the best to everyone who has a
large number of deadlines just now ¬_¬.

- Andrew.
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[aasoc] Series night tonight and end of term meal info!!

Hey everyone!

Series night is on tonight as usual in Appleton, here's the details:

When: Tuesday the 21th of November, 6pm - 9pm
Where: Appleton Tower LT 2
http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/central-area/appleton-tower/

What's on:

Ouran High Host Club - Episode 10
Coyote Ragtime - Episode 10

Scrapped Princess - Episode 10
Boogiepop Phantom - Episode 10

Break (library will also be available!)

Eureka Seven - Episode 19
Eureka Seven - Episode 20


We're also going for a society end of term meal on Wednesday the 29th of November at 7pm.
Please note the change of location, we will be going to Bonsai (not Izzi!!).
If you're interested in coming along please reply to this address (donohoegreg@yahoo.co.uk) asap so we can book a big enough table (please put something like "AASOC meal" in the subject).
Here's Bonsai's website if you need more info!:
http://www.bonsaibarbistro.co.uk/

Hope to see you all tonight!

- Greg (donohoegreg@yahoo.co.uk)