MIT Science Fiction Society

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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, August 20, 2004

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1730 SST, Kat Allen, President and Skinner, presiding; Brian Sniffen, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

A motion to accelerate the reading of minutes next time passes 7-5-3 plus Spehn.


Committee Reports


Free passes to the American advance screening of ``Shaun of the Dead'', a romatic comedy with zombies. The showing is Sunday night in Bawstahn1.

We Think It Might Not Be Asbestos Comm

The floor tiles in the back of the room may be asbestos. Oops. And mold too. The mold might have eaten the asbestos. Either way, the abatement may end up being in Rush. Suck.

ED suggests just carpeting over the floor, asbestos and mold and all.

The Vice rants about the idea of carpeting the library and how bad this is, since it leads to moths, and she had to sweep them up in Barker, so ``No moths'' passes by Skinnerial decree to soothe her.


It's coming. Margaret is going as a terminator space marine comissar. Andy will be in the lobby with a hat looking for change to afford the tickets.


Look, I bought books.

We owe the SFBC over $200 from missing some payments.

Pseudo: We're going to New England Mobile Book-fair. Somebody who's gone before would be useful.


You should talk to me before doing anything stupid. Well. You shouldn't do anything stupid, but you should talk to me before doing things which might be stupid, only you know they're not, so I can make sure.


ED, in addition to SRK, is now Theftcomm.

War Council

It's getting closer. Real Soon Now.


Frosh show up soon--the next thing should be the Midway.


Old Business

Some animals have glass cutters, or John thinks they do, or something--I was distracted by portraits of gorillas.

Some guy is now good at ripping books apart with his hands.

Andromeda Spaceways has not replied to the FA(Vice).

C/PAs will get ``worked on'' tonight. They should be inventoried, lofted, and boxed real soon.

A motion to add synchronized beach reading, including MobComm and Panthercomm in bikinis...


New Business

...fails 4-7+horror+my eyes my eyes-3 plus Spehn.

The year of the first successful War Council, 1952, is commended.

New Wyrld of Dyrkynss. New GURPS. New Paranoia XP. Gencon is cool.

APO has even less students than us. This sucks for them. But it's because we're recruiting better than we are.


Future Business

This card for George Flynn is going out real soon.

There's some discussion of the canal-building plan. Boards are expensive! The rest of what we're doing is actually quite cheap.

``I need a banana lapel pin. Y'all do too'' passes 10-0-5 plus Spehn.

Hey, we got a pointer to somebody at the Braintree library who knows how to fix books, plus a potential introduction.

Meeting adjourned, 1800 SST.

And now it is time for dinner.

Respectfully submitted,
Brian Sniffen, Onseck


... Bawstahn1
MooComm is a townie