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North Carolina WebComics Coffee Clatch Minutes for January, 18th, 2009

North Carolina WebComics Coffee Clatch
Date: January, 18th, 2009
Location: Chapel Hill Comics' Event Room, Chapel Hill, NC

In Attendance:
Alan Welch
Larry Holderfield
Ursual Vernon
Kevin Sonney
John and Justin Lapoint
Ben Carter
Robert Cameron
Jesse Justice
Mike Moon
Alex Wilson
Dave Milloway
Matt Wood
Jamie Robertson
Ethan Wenberg
Jenny Romanchuk and Greg Adams joined us earlier for lunch at the Spotted Dog

Topics of Discussion

Anthology 2: The second NCWCCC anthology is about 99% done and I hope to send it in to Larry to upload to Lulu tonight.  Thanks again to Gary Tyrell from Fleen for providing a forward and T Campbell and Xaviar Xerexes for providing blurbs.  Also, thanks to all of you who submitted work. It was all great!  And special thanks to Zack Smith for editing the work.  He did a great job!  We will preview the Second anthology at What the Hell Con and our March meeting will be the official book launch party. 

Anthology 3: We have decided to do a third NCWCCC anthology with the theme of religion.  You can be as broad or specific w/ the subject as you wish.  If anyone has any strong objections to this theme, please let us know.  I will send invitations en masse to the Clatch to participate in this anthology in early March. Please know that we are strongly thinking about seeking outside assistance with the editorial process in order to present a more object product.  We will discuss it more at the next meeting.

What the Hell?! Con: WTHC is February 6, 7 and 8th.  The panel/Clatch meeting will be on Saturday, February 7th in the Theater of the Dana Auditorium from 1:30 – 3:00 PM. (This is from WTHC's provisional schedule).  We should get together at some point that weekend and discuss the third anthology.  The current Clatch guest roster is as follows: Alan Welch, Caldwell Tanner, Brian Shearer and Marty Blevins, Dan Johnson, Jennie Breeden, Larry Holderfield, Mike Moon, Leah Riley, Phillip Wright, Niki Lemonade, Matt Wood (and hopefully Dave Milloway and Stephanie Freese), Glenn and Theresa Bane, Thomas Boatwright, Ursula Vernon, Otter, and myself.

Website Redesign: Phil, "Frumph" Hoffer has offered to redesign our website.  He's already done a mock up.  You can look at it here: . This is a Wordpress site, which does come w/ it's own unique problems, but it also solves a couple of problems like multiple administrators, editors, etc.  This means that many more of you can have the opportunity to address the Clatch membership as a whole.  During the meeting we discussed options we would like implemented on the site, one of which was a rotating "newsbox" to feature each member's site or comic.  Other features discussed was a separate page to announce updates of our comics and websites and feeding the Wordpress into Livejournal.

Venue: Our venue for this month was the Chapel Hill Comics' Event room, provided by Andy Neal. This was the first time at this particular venue. I was just informed that the staff said we were good guests and we have been invited back if we wish. 

Stellarcon: Stellarcon will be March 13, 14 and 15th and will be held at the Hotel High Point in High Point, NC. We have been invited to share a table with Dan Johnson and participate in some of the panels.  They have given us four guest passes of which two have already been spoken for.  If you are interested in attending as a guest, please let me know ASAP. 

And that's it!

Edited to add other attending members