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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, October 27, 2000

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Yevgeniya Nusinovich, Vice and Pseudo-Skinner, presiding. Ed Keyes is the migraine-ridden Onseck.

Minutes read.

Motion: Condemn the Onseck for failing to correct the online minutes with regard to the ``one big unit'' quote. Passes 11-0-2+Spehn.

Motion: Condemn the reading of the minutes for involving the Onseck looking at pieces of paper during the meeting. Fails 4-6-5+Spehn.


Committee Reports

Motion: [Jamie] ``It's always safe to bing.'' Fails 3-5-2+Spehn.

Bluebellcomm: Ugh.

Concomm: We're probably going to go to Arisia and/or Boskone. The plan is to sit at a table and sell stuff.

Discussion of other things to do at a con.

Mobcomm: There's lots of work for Panthercomm to do. By going to on the Web, you can wade through the ultimate electronic slush-pile. This is quite a pain for those of us trying to collect all published science fiction.

Motion: Nuke them from orbit. ``It's the only way to be sure.'' Passes 15-0-1+Spehn.

Eeep. They have a block of 10,000 ISBN numbers, and they're not afraid to use them!

Theftcomm: We're waiting on Panthercomm for the new books list.

Alohalenscomm: We came to take a picture of Deepak, but we relied on a bad calendar.

We will shortly need a picture of Joe Foley. ``Wouldn't know him if I tripped over him.''

Discussion of Vice's sash.


Old Business

The shelves are still here. John's started covering them with decorations. Still missing some pieces of the shelves to make them useful. We will soon perhaps have an inventory of every shelf and shelf-holder in the library.

Jamie looked through some old Tech archives, and found articles about the construction of the Student Center, including the original intention for the fifth floor. (This is in reference to the proposal about turning the reading room into a part-time classroom.)

Our T-shirt supply is stagnating.


New Business

Motion: Staple the Pseudo-Skinner's mouth shut. Fails by Pseudo-Skinnerial decree.

Motion: [John] ``Help! Help! I'm being repressed!'' Passes 6-4-1+Spehn.

We can get a free ad from the Tech. Can we use it to advertise for Zine submissions? Or make a flip book? An apathetic takeover of the Burma-Shave company is proposed.

Foley is finished with his Magdex work, will be a keyholder soon.

[John] ``Make a note: pounce on Stephanie.''


Future Business

Columbia University Science Fiction Society people may come here to worship us.

Discussion of our ancient box from the very dawn of MITSFS.

Motion: Form a committee to discover how the banana-colored animal got into its cage. Passes 5-4-1+Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1730 SST. ``FOOD!''

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Keyes, Onseck