Magic the Gathering Tournament (Sun, 1/19) 1:30-6:30pm
This special magic tournament will run from 1:30 to 6:30 on Sunday, January 19th. Deckbuilding ends at 3. Packs will be handed out as 1:30.
This is a special themed event where your packs will contain 3 legendary creatures and you will chose one to be your commander. You will make a 40 card deck that shares the color identity of your commander. You will then play 2 multiplayer games of commander except with 20 life and a 40 card deck. There will be a special grand prize and several other prizes. This is the last tournament.
Players will keep cards at the end, they may give them to other players or all remaining cards will be donated or given away Participation might be limited by the amount of cards and space. We ask that people who are very familiar with the game be aware that this is a casual format which is meant to be fun and friendly.
Join us November 8th at 8PM for a special reading series, hosted by Mike Young. Featuring:
Laura van den Berg
Born in Georgia, Matthew Harrison now lives in Massachusetts, where he’s completing an MFA at UMass-Amherst. His writing has recently appeared or will soon in Gargoyle, The Saint Ann’s Review, Ping-Pong, Word Riot, Heavy Feather Review, Kitty Snacks, and other journals.
Jamie Iredell’s most recent book is a collection of essays, I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac. He is also the author of The Book of Freaks. He lives in Atlanta, GA and can be found online at http://jamieiredell.blogspot.com/.
Chelsea Martin’s most recent book is Even Though I Don’t Miss You. She is also the author of Everything Was Fine Until Whatever and The Really Funny Thing About Apathy. She lives in Oakland, CA. Find her online at http://jerkethics.com.
Laura van den Berg’s debut collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award. Her second collection of stories, The Isle of Youth, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in November. A Florida native, she currently lives in the Boston area.
Save the date! Join us for the following August events!
Thursday, Aug 8th+22nd @ 7pm: Help Yourself! Friday, Aug 9th @ 7:30pm: Kirtan Jam Saturday, Aug 10th @ 2pm: Code-in meetup Wednesday, Aug 14th @ 7pm: Miscarriage Support Wednesday, Aug 28th @ 7pm: Women’s RPG night*
And of course, we have regularly scheduled, recurring events throughout the week. Join us for Saturday open hours, Sunday Go night, Monday ear acupuncture, game night, and more!
*If you’d like to take part in the women’s RPG night, contact us to reserve a spot!
The Hack for Western Mass Hackathon, part of the National Day of Civic Hacking June 1-2 is organized by an independent group as a several of whom met at Owl and Raven’s Code-In! It is being held at the Integrated Science Building at UMass Amherst this weekend, so that’s coming right up! See what projects will be available on the “Challenges” page: http://hackforwesternmass.org/challenges
Our Code-In group is taking a ‘field trip’ to be there (registered, of course). There are already over 100 people from all over this area registered to also attend, it’s going to be amazing.
In other tech news, we had a great time last week at the WordPress clinic. Between “clinicians” and attendees who brought their sites to work on, we had 7 happy folks intensively working away in the space. Each of the attendees said it was really helpful and supportive! Many thanks to the talented and friendly people, most of whom come to the Code-In regularly, who came to help share their knowledge of WordPress.
Becky Sweger, one of the volunteer “clinicians” (left photo, pointing, behind in teal) is leading the organization of the Hackathon this weekend!
Greg Perham, another of the volunteer “clinicians” (middle photo with two computers, on the right) wanted to share for folks interested in WordPress that there is a meetup happening for WordPress users in the Valley: http://www.meetup.com/nohowebdev/events/120311222/ the next WordPress meetup is Wednesday, June 19th at 7!
Code-In! No code-in this Saturday. Code-in will now be meeting monthly on the second Saturday of the month. The next code-in will be happening Saturday, June 8 from 2-5pm. Save the date!
Game night! Thank you to everyone who took part in our game night survey. Based on your responses, we’ll be moving game night one hour later. Starting this Monday, game night will begin at 7pm instead of the usual 6pm. Game on!
Magic the Gathering! Join us this Sunday from 2-5pm for a special Magic the Gathering prize tournament. Cards will be provided for deck-building and all players get to keep their cards. Suggested donation of $10 for this special event.