7 Years ago, I started this meetup group with one thing in mind to make friends. To find people with a common enjoyment in anime so that I could explore more Anime and learn to enjoy as much as I could.
That mission started out seven years ago, today the mission is as strong as ever but I now hope you all share that mission for friends and learning to enjoy more anime. Here at the CSAMG we are more than just a collection of fan's we are everyday people who are quarky, silly, goofy, extremists, passionate, artists, But we are shy, upset, lonely, and sad. But there comes a time in our life when we decide finally enough is enough we decide to break that cycle of shyness, loneliness, sadness, and being upset all the time. It's at that time we use this anime group, to break free from those chains that bind us. To push forward and start growing in to the amazing people that we are. Pushing forward with being Quarky letting people know we aren't scared to be Silly or Goofy in fact we are going to embrace the passion inside our hearts let it become extreme let the art flow from us. In so many forms Artwork, Music, Singing, acting, doing the silly things in life that make us who we are. This is what makes the anime group the anime group today. This is what makes all of YOU amazing this is how we have come to be around for 7 amazing years. It's because of everyone of you amazing, wonderful, quarky, silly, goofy people, because you weren't scared to say I love Anime, I love Manga, I love Games, I love Card Games, I love Cartoons It doesn't matter what the content is or was. The content is just a means to find other fans other friends.
As a person who had no friends seven years ago and farther I was lost I had no I could turn to, so i stayed inside Chatting on Yahoo messenger with people, watching anime, reading manga and playing games all day. It was wake up eat get on the computer or games stay on it all day long eat dinner go to sleep and do it all over. That was my life I was depressed, I got tried of it one day just fed up I said to myself " Surely there are more people out there who like anime just like me." and so my search started. I logged online and searched for Anime in Colorado Springs. It brought me to the CSAMG but not like it is today. it was much different I went to my first meeting it was hosted at Old Chicago up on North Academe. That's where I met a gentlemen by the name of Trapper who had a prize for me Sulty Rey Disc 2 for a Q&A that I had taken second place in. This anime group seemed to be in disarray or better said they were dissolving, and this was one of the final meetings they were having. Sure enough the group disbanded I was alone again, but I wasn't defeated I took up my courage and decided to try it for myself I started the anime group back up!
This was the first meeting ever that I hosted 3 people showed up and it stayed like that for quite a while 2 here 3 here 4 here sometimes less I remember one meeting I was the only person who showed up. But that didn't stop me from not doing this. I knew that if I held out long enough more would come. I could push myself much harder to endure having the fewer numbers. Daggerbob Was one of those that helped push forward with the Group. He gave me so much advice and really got me to thinking about how I could do things. Finally the group started to pick up after I met Matt and our first Viewing still it took a long time but everything paid off in the end. Truth be told this anime group happened just like it should like it was meant to. Today the anime group is 140+ Strong, We have had all types come to these meetings. We have helped people meet build friendships, Some built relationships of all types. We have grown in to so much more than just a collection of fans we have become Amazing and for this I have to say... Thank You Everyone.
Now that I have told you our story of who I was what happened and how it's time that you all make your own amazing stories in the group after this meetup is over with I ask you all write a review for the group tell us what you think how the meetup group has helped you how you are using us to push forward in your own lives. If that is to personal I understand just give us how you feel about the group. We are already great because of all of you I want more people to understand why we are great... Not because we are just some group but because we are a group of amazing people who have our own stories of sadness and joy and rising from what we were to who we are today who we want to be in the future. If you're not sure where to write a review and you want to it's here let others know how you feel so that you can push them forward with their lives too. let us be a tool to sharpen you to help hone that edge of greatness. That's always been inside everyone of you that maybe you just weren't sure how to bring out. Let us help you move forward so that you can. Thank you everyone again.
On to the meetup itself!
Wow once again we have come to the Anniversary meeting, Seems like a year sense our last one (HAHA) so I decided to take a different stride with the meeting this time last two years we did IT's before that It was Mister Biggs. I decided to do some Mini Golf based on some votes we had at Matt's Last meeting in Feb people thought we might enjoy that more so That's what it ended up being. So Adventure Mini Golf is a local place that has been around for a very long time I have never been there myself but it looks like it could be lots of fun. This is a Cash Only Event the Business doesn't take credit cards though they do have an ATM on site I would say if you need to pull money do it at some place where you won't get charged the ATM fees.
So speaking of Cash here is some things you need to know for the event.
This is a link to their Website
Mini Golf is about 5$ per Game that's 18 holes of Mini Golf if you buy more games you get a discount on the amount 3 games costing 10$ which would be 54 holes.
Batting Cages they have batting cages that you can do it's around 1 Dollar for 12 Pitches not a bad price I don't think.
So after we are done with the Event itself or for those of you who don't want to do either one we will be doing a Pizza Party over at Matt's house you will again need to bring money for this part of the event. This part of the event will start at 6pm you can show up as early as 5pm. Please call Matt's cell phone or My own Or Lesters if you have any questions regarding My Cell Phone is[masked]
Here is your cost Pizza party is going to be 10$ per an Adult and 3$ Per kid if you are going to be eating This money goes to the Pizza and any remaining goes in to the meetup Account where I will store it for future events. Someday I hope to get enough in there that I could Pay for everything out of Pocket from the group overtime for that to happen donations would be needed. If you are interested in donating you can send money VIA Paypal to [masked] That email address and account is linked to Pueblo Bank and Trust where Matt and I have a Joint Account there made just for the anime group. Truth be told I will never charge you guys to run the costs of this group it will always be free to be a member but if your able to help out donations would be very welcomed.
We **Need!** People to bring Camera's and take pictures of this Event Cosplay is Encouraged and welcomed!
Anyways I hope you all have read this large post it's full of great information even if it is a bit lengthy. Here is to another Seven years and beyond!
(PS the Costs for you are as follow if you didn't see it clearly
You Pay for your Games of Mini Golf and Batting Cages
The Pizza Party is what the 10$ For adults and 3$ for kids is for so that we can afford to Feed everyone)