From The Bizarre Ashes: Play it For Japan Video Game Night

25 Mar

Hello Readers,

Yesterday was our club’s first charitable event. As I mentioned we converted our video game night (all that changed was the inclusion of a donation jar) and it was a success. We were able to raise (assuming I did the math correctly) a little over $250 and had well over 50 people sign in on the attendance sheet.

I got to the event a little late (I got out of class at 6:30). I immediately changed into my Phoenix Wright costume and I wore it through the night. We started off the night (with four TVs) playing Marvel vs Capcom 3 on the big TV, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Street Fighter 4 on the 2 smaller TVs and Blazblue on the monitor that Ed brought. At probably around 7:30 or 8:00 we had some visitors. There was someone from PJ POP and, true to their word, a handful of students from the Queens College Sci-Fi Anime club showed up. We collected names of people who wanted to compete in the Marvel vs Capcom 3 tournament and managed to scrounge up 23 names and drew up the brackets. Before the tournament started Ed, Gabe (President of the Sci-Fi club) and myself said a few words. Now I don’t remember the brackets nor what happened in most of the however Ed was recording video the entire time. The bits I do remember are from Jonathan M (Queens College) and Fei L’s (Brooklyn College) comeback victories that had the audience on the edge of their seats, the constant matches between the club members and that the within the top 3, 2 were from Queens College. In the end it was Jonathan M. who emerged triumphant. After the tournament I made a quick announcement as did Marcos (President of Queens College Sci-Fi Anime club, we got a terrific group shot and all went back to our club room. We talked a bit more and then went our separate ways.

This was a terrific event. We had fun, were able to raise money for charity and had a great time. On behalf of my club I would like to thank those who showed up, those who donated, those who brought either consoles, controllers or games, those who competed. I would especially like to thank Marcos and everyone else with him from Queens College for showing up. I would also like to congratulate Jonathan M. for crushing most of his competition and winning our event. It was very amusing to watch someone from outside Brooklyn College destroy most of my friends.

This was one of our most successful events and I am thrilled to have been a part of it. Hopefully our Play for Japan Dodgeball Tournament will be such a success. One last thing, I would like to personally thank Queens College Sci-Fi Anime club because without them I likely would not have had the initiative to write this post.

So until next time,

Your Secretary,


Seth Tobias Zeltzer

Group shot with those who were still in attendance after the tournament ended. Thanks to Fei for taking the pictures.


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