TCC held its annual “Club Fair” today. I manned a table for a proposed new club at TCC which I hope to affiliate with CGI On Campus.
We succeeded in signing up enough students to formally form a club at TCC. Our first outing will be to the Dawkins lecture in Portland this Saturday. I’ve already got 4 tickets committed for TCC club members (plus two for myself and my sweetie). I am going to either get a TCC van or rent a van for the outing. Portland is about 140 miles away from Tacoma – If I had known of the Dawkins lecture in Seattle I might have opted for that, but the timing is just a bit better for Portland.
We will be meeting shortly and completing the paperwork for club sanctioning at TCC. We’ll also investigate affiliation with CFI.
As a part of thrashing around for a name, we came on an idea. While the “Brights” idea had a certain amount of appeal, its negative connotations seem to be keeping it a non-starter. We came upon the idea: “Muggles”.
I don’t know if we will adopt it, but I’m proposing “Muggles” as “Brights 2.0”.
• It is much less confrontational than “Brights”. It doesn’t imply that anybody else is “Dull”.
• It is a tad humorously self-deprecatory.
• It lets us refer to ourselves as “Proudly Non-Magical!”
• It contrasts to the “dull” image, indicating an appreciation for fantasy, whilst letting us emphasize the importance of separating fantasy from reality.
Nascent Tacoma Community College “Muggles Club”