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  1. Due to lack of responses, I am cancelling the meeting I had tentatively planned for tonight. As soon as I can secure another date, I'll reach out again to see who is willing and able to participate. Do certain nights work better for some? Would you guys rather do a meeting via Google Hangouts or some other way? I'm willing to do anything we can to try and get more than one or two people able to attend meetings, especially with Game Day rapidly approaching.
  2. Hi, all, So I was just informed of a killer launch party event that we've been invited to. The Wisconsin Streaming Alliance has partnered with Koss for the release of their newest gaming headset, and the release party is August 25th at 42 Lounge here in MKE! The leader of the WSA, Papa Beren, was kind enough to extend an invite to our guild, and I think it's going to be a great night and a very good opportunity for us to spread the work about Extra Life and hopefully recruit some players as we are inching closer to Game Day! You can demo the headphones and even enter to win a pair at the end of the night. I've linked to the invite information below. We'll be discussing this at our meeting next week, and I hope to have a list of those willing and able to attend to Papa Beren after our meeting that night. If you come, I think it would be a good idea for us to wear EL shirts, if you have one, so that we can be easily distinguished while mingling. I'll also see if it will be possible for us to get a table set up, too, like we do at conventions, so that we coordinate sign-ups and answer any questions people may have for us. I hope you'll be able to join us for recruitment, a beer, and an awesome early access product testing!
  3. Just wanted to get a quick update out here - I will be there on Saturday for sure, and am hoping to be able to make Sunday, as well. I have more direct information that I will provide at our meeting next week, and I will post all of that info here once the meeting is over so anyone who doesn't make the meeting but is interested in helping at the con is able to get the information, too. If anyone needs or wants to carpool from the MKE area on Saturday, let me know and I can drive!
  4. Thanks for the suggestion, Stoy. I was leaning towards Thursday, too. Anyone else able to meet Thursday the 17th?
  5. Hello to all! I know this is the first time in a few months that we've had official correspondence via the forum, but due to numerous life events involving multiple members of leadership, we've had a slow roll of it over the summer so far. However, with August here and Game Day in November in sight and coming faster than we realize, we're looking to get another meeting set up between now and the end of August. To break up the routine of meeting at CHW, I was thinking it would be fun to do a meetup at Crank Al's on North Ave in Tosa. The pizza is awesome, and they're all about charity, so I'm sure they'll host us. Before I pin down a date with them, I wanted to toss out a few options and see what works for the guild. Do any days work for people between August 16th and August 19th? We can't do our usual Sunday night there, as they don't serve pizza Sunday afternoon or evening, but I'm hoping we can make a day between Wednesday and Saturday work. I will have a few agenda items, including Coulee Con updates (I'll also update the prior con post with more info), Board Game Barrister partnership opportunities (we have permission to run out of each of their locations, so that's huge for recruitment!), leadership updates, and a little bit more, and Ana also has some updates for us all. If you could get me dates that work for a meeting via the forum, my email, or my cell phone, please do so by Wednesday, August 9th, so that I have time to get ahold of Cranky's and get a space reserved for our meeting. If you haven't had their pizza yet, trust me, you will not be disappointed! Looking forward to meeting with you all soon! Ryan 920.242.8457
  6. Hi, JW, and welcome! My name is Ryan, and I'm the Milwaukee-Madison Extra Life Guild President. I just wanted to take a quick moment to welcome you and thank you for your questions! As soon as I'm home tonight and am able, I will provide ample responses for your questions, so look for that response to come probably around 9:00pm or so. Until then, welcome! We're glad to have you!
  7. .........Aaaaaand I forgot that's Memorial Day weekend. How about we just decide on one weekend in June to meet, effectively skipping our May meeting? The only weekend I cannot do is 6/18, as I have tickets to the Metallica show at Soldier Field that night.
  8. Good morning, all! I'm sorry for the late notice on this post, but it's been a hectic month. I know we usually meet on the third Sunday of the month, but I received news of a death in the family yesterday, and the service is Sunday afternoon/evening, so I will be unable to lead a meeting this weekend. That being said, I'd like to schedule our next meeting for Sunday, 5/28, at CHW in the Foundation Room, the same place we've had all of our meetings on campus. I have three cons to discuss, as well as an opportunity to partner with all locations of The Board Game Barrister for recruitment/outreach opportunities on Saturdays and Sundays. If anyone else has any other agenda items, please feel free to bring them, and a friend, to the meeting with you! See you on 5/28! Ryan
  9. Hi, Adam, I propose a meeting at 6:30pm at 42 Ale House for those that can make it. I'm not sure who was planning on being there, as I haven't heard from anyone expressing interest in going, but we can use that time and place for the meeting. As of right now, I will be unable to attend. I had a family issue come up over the weekend that necessitated my mother flying in from Texas, and I need to take her to the airport for her flight back on Tuesday night. She won't bet getting down here until between 6:30 and 7:00, so I don't think I'll be able to make this meeting, unless someone else lets me know that they can get her to the airport for her flight. If no one feels comfortable meeting without me not being there, then we can reschedule the meeting for a different time. I'm completely fine with that and will defer to the group's preference on that. I know it's short notice on my part, but some things in life you just can't plan for. Thanks, all.
  10. I forgot to mention in my original post that Josh and I will be meeting via Facebook video chat this evening at about 8:00pm to kind of reset where we're at and get an agenda of sorts put together for discussion at our next meeting. Josh has graciously volunteered to help as guild leadership since he has extensive experience doing so, but this by no means that our officer posts are now all filled. If you're interested in a leadership position, we'd love to hear from you and we'd love to have your help! This meeting tonight is not closed to leadership or those interested in leadership by any means; any and all are welcomed and encouraged to attend. If we have to end up using a different video chat source due to demand, we can totally do that (and would be more than happy to; we are hoping to get at least some of you to jump on with us). If you want to be invited into the chat, comment here, email me at, text me at 920.242.8457, or shoot me a Facebook message. Hope to see some of you tonight!
  11. Hi, Josh! We'd love to partner with you and use this event as a way to recruit members across the state for Extra Life! I'll be sure to bring this up at our next meeting so that we can start getting a list of volunteers put together so we can slot people into times to staff our table during the con. Please let me know if there's anything you need from me as we go through the process. I can be reached directly at, and as guild President it will be me that will be working out the details with you and passing them on to the guild. As we get closer to the event and have times pinned down, I can get you a volunteer schedule, too, and we work on planning on how we'll utilize the space you're so graciously offering us! Thanks so much for reaching out; we look forward to working with you! Ryan
  12. Hi, everyone, Based on the input I've received from other members, I'm making an executive decision and planning out next guild meeting for Tuesday, 4/18/17. Rather than keep meeting at CHW every month, I thought I'd open it up to move the meeting to a different location, somewhere like 42 Ale House or another place like that. I'm open to taking suggestions from now until Tuesday, at which time a location will be locked down so that they can plan for us, and we can all know in advance where we'll be meeting. At this meeting, we can discuss planning for future meetings if enough people attend. I'd like to hold a meeting and just a "hang out" at a place like Binary if we can, but I can't plan anything if I don't have any feedback or idea of who can attend, so be sure to get out Tuesday, 4/17 if you can; we'd love to plan guild get togethers to just hang out outside of recruitment events and "official" meetings, and the only we can do that is to plan events that are as accommodating as they can be to everyone! Please post your ideas or "votes" of where to go for our April meeting, and I'll post the final decision to this thread on Tuesday. Thanks, all! Ryan
  13. Just wanted to check back in and see if there were any preferences about our next meeting; we're trying to decide between Tuesday, 4/11, Tuesday, 4/18, or Sunday, 4/23. My vote is for Sunday, but I am willing to do Tuesday if it works better for others. Thanks!
  14. Ah, you guys bring up a good point. I didn't even realize we were moving so quickly through Lent! Tuesday is tight for me, so I'd prefer the following Sunday, if possible. Otherwise, if the consensus is Tuesday, I have no issue at all having the meeting then; I may just be a bit late. What are the thoughts of everyone else? Also, Ana, do you have a preference for either day since we'll be using the hospital for our meeting space? Thanks, all! Ryan
  15. Hi, all, I just wanted to let you know that the meeting scheduled for this Sunday, 3/19, has been cancelled. We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time and place (CHW) on the third Sunday of April, 4/16/17. Please come to the meeting with any guests you can bring, any events that you know coming up (just got an email about Symphony of the Goddesses returning in December), and any other thoughts, suggestions and ideas that you have for us! I'll also be providing an update at that time about my conversations with Gordon from The Board Game Barrister and any opportunities that come from that as far as recruitment possibilities and partnerships go. In the meantime, if you have any questions at all, I'm always available here on the forum, at, or via my cell at 920.242.8457. Thanks!! Ryan
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