As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm interested in setting up a meet. I made some enquiries and pulled some strings and finally with some help, I manage to secure a deal to hire a function room and projector to show stuffs on a big screen.
The venue will be in Northcote Town Hall and I need help and feedback in regards to the date(s) that is most convenient for the members of this community. I'm thinking late November/early December Saturdays, 25th November, 2nd December or 16th December (9th December is booked out). I need the date set by the end of this month (October 2006) to secure the date.
I also need help and feedback on the titles we will be showing on the day and the format, and any other things we might do that weekend. The titles/episodes shown must not be (1) from the series' season currently showing in Australian TV (2) movies released on DVD region 4. The booking will be for 5 hours (6 episodes).
This will be the only meet I plan for the time being, if there are enough people interested to do a regular meet, we can probably run a monthly or bimonthly meet with a membership fee because it costs me around $125-150 to arrange this meet and I can't afford to shell that much every month/two months esp. since I'm currently unemployed and living on my saved salary.
I'm also thinking of showing yaoi (Japanese version of slash) titles for the last one or two hours of the session, showing titles like Gakuen Heaven or Princess Princess (they'll be voted on too).
In regards to what we can show, we can definitely show the TV series that are currently not shown in Australian TV, such as Stargate Atlantis, Psych, The Sentinel, Starsky and Hutch, etc. I'm not sure about showing CSI (9 eps behind) and CSI NY (13 eps behind), since they're currently showing only a few episodes behind US. I don't know how far Australian TV is with: Smallville, Supernatural, NCIS, CSI Miami, Numb3rs, House, and a lot of other TV series (I'm not a big TV watcher).
Some examples of movies that never reached region 4 are Bishonen no Koi and Water Boys.
The format of the screening I'm thinking about is to show about two episodes (1.5 hours) of two or three series (total of three to four and a half hours) and show one to four episodes of a yaoi title or two.
Please post your feedback and thoughts. Please pass the word :) any help is a life saver! *hugs*