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Sticky: Film Forum
By Foxfire at 09/30/2014 - 22:29

Film Forum: October 2nd

This week's film forum will be the 1927 Fritz Lang film Metropolis, the height of German Expressionism in Film, the first ever full feature-length science fiction movie, and the first installment of our History of Star Wars sequence. See if you can spot the black-and-white C-3PO! Bits and pieces were lost throughout history, but we are lucky enough in our modern times to have access to a fully restored version reconstructed from numerous incomplete copies of the original.

Rating: It doesn't have one. 1927! But it's fine. Don't worry about it.
Runtime: Officially, it's 2:25, but we'll be watching it in 1:50. How is this possible, you ask? Well, it's a silent film with 1920's image quality and really long intertitles, which means you can play it at high speed and no one can tell the difference.


Sticky: Get you a t-shirt for great good.
By thread_speaker at 09/20/2014 - 18:16

Quark Logo

Does this text/font look familiar?

 


Many of you long time members will recognise it from being on the front of those ever-elusive club shirts.

For those of you who aren't so familiar with them, the Quark t-shirts are a popular and coveted item. They are considered a rare drop off of the Wonderfulonium case, so they are few and far between. To have one is to be awesome. To wear one is to be popular. Unfortunately, the number of shirts we have is dwindling, further increasing the rarity of one of them showing up during a raffle.

Boy, I sure wish I had one.

Don't we all? In order to get one, you need to keep coming to the socials, and hope that we draw your name during the raffle at just the right moment. Unfortunate.

BUT GUESS WHAT? I, thread_speaker, have excersized my presidential powers to bring the loot to you. The club has acquired more!

So, what does this mean for me?

Quark is starting a fund raiser: Members can purchase t-shirts. Yes, you can now buy them!

Let me tell you how. There are three ways to do it:

The first way is to pay online:

  1. Log into clubs.byu.edu
  2. Click on "Pay BYUSA Club Dues"
  3. In the drop down menu, select "Quark Optional Dues"
  4. Pay the $15 dollars.
  5. Send a copy of your receipt of payment to our club treasurer for records, along with your t-shirt size.

The second option is to pay at the WILK info desk. The desk is located on the second floor of the WILK, by jamba juice and the student ID card area. If you pay this way, save your receipt and send a copy of it to the treasurer.

The third way is to pay money to a club officer directly. you can give cash to the president, vice-president, or treasurer directly as payment. ($15) We will take note of your name and size to get a shirt to you.

Current club president: thread_speaker

Current club vice-president: LoZ-lover

Current club treasurer: Sir Meta

As time goes on, I would also advise verifying that we have a shirt in your size available before buying it.


Sticky: Splash Screen!
By thread_speaker at 09/10/2014 - 01:51

Welcome to Quark!

Welcome newcomers, veterans, and somewhere-in-betweeners to a new school year at BYU and a new year of fun for Quark! Chances are you might've heard of the anime club, the bronies group, the Doctor Who club, VGAME, and other on-campus geek communities, so what makes Quark different? First of all, we’re one of the biggest and oldest clubs at BYU. We’re a club of tradition, but also innovation. Number two, we’ve expanded from our sci-fi and fantasy roots to embrace all great nerdy things.  Throughout the year we offer an endless plethora of fun awesome things to do. Whether you want to compete in our Super Smash Bros. tournament *Y Smash League* or would rather draw Hulk SMASHing in your sketchbook, it’s pretty much guaranteed you’ll make friends at the events you attend. Additionally, we have this VERY ACTIVE forum so we can keep talking long after campus security makes us abscond.

Is this your first time here?

 

Read the forum rules so you know what you're about.

 

Say hi on the introductions thread so we get to know you (we get updates when someone posts!).

 

Join the Facebook group to get updates in your news feed about events. PLEASE make sure that I (Aaron Monson) can confirm on your PUBLIC profile that you are a BYU student, or I can’t add you to the group! PM me if I haven't added you yet. My forum name is thread_speaker

 

President - Thread_speaker
Vice President - LOZ-Lover
Public Relations - theLarsonist
Treasurer - Sir Meta

Games - ZeroMoon17
Writing - Vacant
Literature - Guitarshark 
Art - Fletcher 
Film - Foxfire

Some Weekly Meetings:

Board Game Night: Tuesdays 6-8pm above the Terrace in the Wilk (near the BYUSA office). Go to the third floor and look for geeks with board games.

Y Smash League: Thursdays 5-7p JKB 1105.

Film Forums: Thursdays 7p-9p JKB 1105.

Art/Writing Group:  Wednesdays 4:00p WILK 3rd floor lounge, above the terrace. (Same location as Board Game Night)


Sticky: Call for donations!
By brokenimage321 at 03/08/2014 - 17:19


SWAG
(Am I doing it right?)

Hey everyone! This is thread_speaker, the custodian of the Wonderflonium case, writing to ask for your help.

 

As I’m sure you know, we have a bit of a raffle at most of our major socials. The prizes for those raffles, which are stored in the Wonderflonium case, are all donated by our generous club members. If you want to keep the awesomeness going, we’re going to need some more donations!

 

At present, we’re looking for a variety of geeky prizes, valued at (very roughly) $5-$10. Prizes we’ve had in the past include toys, action figures, plushies, and T-shirts, though anything with a wide appeal is welcome. We also welcome lower-value prizes (like candy, keychains, stickers, etc.), which will go into the "Bag of Holding," where we award a number of smaller prizes in one big package.

 

If you have some stuff  lying around that you think might fit this description, let us know; also, if you find yourself burdened with extra cash and need a way to get rid of it, buying something just for us would be amazing. If you’re interested, please contact me to set up a pickup or to ask what’s already in the box.

 

Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon!

 

thread_speaker


Hadron: The Quark Alumni Forums!
By Jimmy at 08/26/2013 - 18:22

Hadron: The Quark Alumni Forums!

 

Getting close to graduating from BYU, heading off to life, fortune and fame (or grad school...), and don't want to miss out on all the great community there is at Quark? Don't want to clutter up all the cool new kids organizing events at BYU that you can't attend anymore? Want a place where you can talk about things and how they've changed in your phase of life? 

Come over to Hadron (http://hadron.neromir.net)! It's a website set up for alumni of Quark to continue to stay in touch, discuss Sci-Fi and Fantasy stuff, as well as other things that become more important after you leave college. We'd love to have you come join us whether you're leaving BYU because you graduated, or simply are taking a break from college. Feel free to sign up before you actually finish up at BYU to start getting settled in, and you'll be able to spend some time on Hadron and some time on Quark. Anybody who has been a member of Quark is welcome!



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