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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, 2 August, 2002

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Ed Keyes, President and Skinner, presiding. Andrew Boardman is not entirely unlike the Onseck.

Minutes read.

[JFC] A motion to commend minutes as more accurate than expected chickens, 3-0-3+Spehn.


Committee Reports

Dexmistress reports preparations for the impending Inventory.

Alohalenscomm[JFC]: A bit of work has been done. Some people are just too picky about their pictures.

Mobcomm[JFC]: Books have been obtained.

Students are reported to be impending.

Bluebellcomm[JFC]: A book has been covered.

pseudoAnalogcomm[JM]: The solicitation envelope for Autumn hours is up.

Vox Sciurorum[JFC] report a rabit looking at him oddly. JFC was, however, allowed to pass.

Jourcomm[AMB]: TZ real real soon now. Preferably in August.

JFC will review new the new Jack McDevitt novel ('Shindi'?) for TZ. Maybe.


Old Business

Jen Murphy will be/has been ordering t-shirts.

The C/P bubble was propogated, but there's still some space left at the end. Discussion of how to allocate the final frontier follows.

Phil Walsh has a proposed draft of the plan for the working group for MITSFS to have half of the reading room upstairs. A discussion of the finer points of the plans ensues; things appear to be proceeding generally apace. (Where the pace is slow.)


Ed Iterates through the Algol into New Business

The new 'Anita Blake' book has been received, and reportedly sinks even deeper into bondage porn.

JFC reports that British authors are all insane. Cornell's British Summertime is held up as a prime example.

We've gotten almost unbearably chirpy email from a UK SF society who have found us. They're talking about making transatlantic links. A discussion about how to get books from the UK ensues, and the practicality of a trade program, ensues.


Future Business

The Inventory is tomorrow. Everyone come. Jamie's wonderful new inventory code will be *great*!!! (If it's done.)

JFC reads from the back of a book.

A motion to demand tribute of frankensence, myrrh, and bananna coloured metal from the Imperial College Science Fiction Society passes, 7-0-1+Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 17:51 SST.

Irrespectfully submitted,
Andrew Boardman, pseudoOnseck