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|Bruin Guitar Hero Tournament
Octane has given their blessing to the Enigma Guitar Hero Tournament.
The competition will take place at Ackerman Grand Ballroom, Tuesday
November 20th. 7pm-10:30pm. There
will be 3 classes competition - Medium, Hard, and Expert - win Red Octane swag!.
Spectators get in free, no fee for entrants - first come first served registration, limited spots. Bring your own controllers (PS2 wired and wireless ok).
as a competitor or as a spectator right now!
Meeting times have shifted from 8:30pm in Kerckhoff 131 to 8:00pm.
Announcements (as read by officers) begin promptly at 8pm, Chaos ends
|Fall 2007 Recruitment Drive!
Enigma announces its Spring recruitment
drive. Print out the 2006-2007
Membership Form and return at the next meeting . For new
members and current members who have yet to submit
a form, or need to submit an update.
|Enigma Library Moves
The Enigma Library, now under the care of
Shannon Stuart, the 2007-2008 Enigma Librarian, moves to its new home
closer to campus. A thanks to everyone who was involves in packing and
transportng the collection, which should be shelved and recataloged in
the near future
|New Books Added to Library
New additions, courtesy of Penguin Group
include Heaven's Net is Wide, and The Name of the Wind.
|Open Officer Positions
Are you motivated, interested in event
publicity, science fiction, fantasy, roleplaying, or gaming? Enigma has
several positions available for entry-level leadership roles in a
growing organization on the UCLA campus. e-mail president (at)
Set your calendars:
- Screenings: Bionic Woman, Heros, Journeyman
- Stargate Atlantis Resumes Soon
|Tuesday Meetings - Fall Quarter
All meetings in Kerckhoff Staterooms (Room 131), 1st Floor Kerckhoff
8:00pm On Tuesdays (except for finals
Occasional food afterwards at a restaurant of
Week 0, Sept 25th: Last Meeting Before Alll
Hell Breaks Loose.
Celebration of the release of Halo 3, various Randomness, and the last
early dinner for a while. We meet 3rd floor Ackerman Union, 3517 at
7:00pm. After this point we will be meeting in Kerckhoff - make
sure you make a note of where we will be!
Week 1, Oct 2nd: Welcome party
The Enigma welcome party is centered around meeting new members,
playing games (both board games and video games), and eating free food.
There will also be information for finding DnD or other roleplaying
groups. We will be sending out an e-vite invitation for this event so
we can gauge how many people will be coming; please respond if you will
Week 2, Oct 9th: Clayorama
Design and fight with your own clay creations in this unique tabletop
game designed by an Enigma alumnus. Leave your enemies clay appendages
lying in your wake. *All necessary play dough to play will be
Week 3, Oct 16th: Game-o-lympics
Can you triumph in the ultimate gaming challenge? Competitors are
formed into teams, with each team member playing a different game -
including board games, video games, and card games. Members must
periodically rotate between games, challenging you to pick up your
team-mate's strategies on the fly.
Week 4, Oct 23rd:Cardboard armor, p. 1
Cardboard Armor involves members building their own armor from
cardboard and duct tape, then battling with swords made from foam
wrapped pvc. Veterans from our cardboard combat last year will discuss
techniques for fighting and building armor, and a date for a cardboard
armor fight this quarter / early next quarter will be chosen.
Week 5, Oct 30th: Zombie Survival Simulation
Are you ready for the end of the world? The latest incarnation of this
Halloween staple goes beyond last year's survival workshop and the
prior year's seminar to test your survival savvy - your success or
failure lies with the teams you form with other members for this
Week 6, Nov 6th Myth/ Religion in gaming
An informative presentation discussing the profound influence of Greek
mythology, Celtic mythology, Buddhism, and Christianity on today's
popular Science Fiction and Fantasy. Including: Star Wars, Lord of the
Rings, Marvel/DC comics, Harry Potter, and more. A discussion and movie
screening will follow the presentation.
Week 7, Nov 13th: Campus Rally
Campus Rally is an enigma tradition that sends teams across the UCLA
campus attempting to follow a series of clues. Visit strange new parts
of campus, or discover the weird corners of the portions you thought
Week 8, Nov 20th: Guitar Hero Tournament
Prepare to rock out on stage in Ackerman Grand Ballroom in Enigma's
first-ever Guitar Hero tournament. Come to compete, or just to watch
the action. Look for announcements on signing up to compete in the near
Week 9, Nov 27th: Book Discussion / Tin Foil
CostumingEnigma member Sean will be leading a discussion of
Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrel (see here
for more info), an award-winning fantasy novel about two British
magicians who try to change the world. For those who are not interested
in the discussion, there will be a Tin Foil Costuming event.
Week 10, Dec 4th: Video Games night Enigma
traditionally ends every quarter with a video games night. Popular
games include Smash Brothers, Guitar Hero, various fighting games, and
Halo. As many games as we can manage will be on projectors; everything
else will go on TVs. Be sure to bring your favorite console.