We're going to be making some changes to the meetup group in the next few weeks, changes that I believe will make our get-togethers a better overall experience for everyone involved. We're going to be showing a wider range of titles in a shorter amount of time than we've been doing, making a more solid schedule revolving around 1 screening every other Saturday, and we're going to do this while showing 1 or 2 LESS episodes per screening and focus a lot more on discussions (that's why we're a community group after all, for discussions!). You can view a full list of likely changes in the General messageboard on our meetup page, in the pinned topic 'Attention All Customers' at the top, or simply by clicking this link
to go there directly.
As explained in the thread, we're going to be changing to a system (at least temporarily to see how everyone likes it) where we'll watch 1 new title every month alongside another title that we'll watch until we finish. To clarify: 1 'monthly title', which we'll only get through 6 episodes total over 2 screenings, and 1 'continuous title' that we'll watch completely over X number of screenings (this one is always going to be 14 episodes or less, no more long series that run for months!). We're doing this 3 episodes each at the screenings, and in order to keep this rate up for any real length of time, we'll need everyone's help!
What we need are DVDs that we can use for our screenings. We're able to get permission from license-holders and distribution companies to show a great number of titles, but we're incapable of purchasing said titles to actually screen them with our group budget. In order to continue showing anime, we'll need everyone's assistance in solving this problem- by providing us with titles that we can screen. These DVDs never have to leave your hands if you're attending the screenings, and you can put them in the DVD player at the theatre yourself, so there's no risk! You only need the first TWO discs to an anime to help us, since we only need 6 episodes to show the anime as a 'monthly' title. We are of course NOT asking anyone to go out and buy new DVDs or anything for our meetups, only to allow us to use the DVDs that you already own.
Anyone willing to help us out in this effort can reply on the messageboard thread, or send an email to one of the organizers with a list of titles to which you own the DVDs (that you wouldn't mind letting us use for our meetups). All help is appreciated, and we're willing to work with you to make sure the screenings you'll be assisting with don't conflict with your schedule if you're afraid of entrusting them to us for the month (I personally have a hard time letting people borrow my DVDs, so trust me when I said I understand and no one will take offense ^_^).
Thank you all, *bows*