MIT Science Fiction Society

84 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, February 4, 2005

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

Minutes read. They're awful.

To thank the minutes for making MHG's head explode. 18-4-8 plus Spehn
To appoint a pseudo onseck next time who's a little less pseudo. 20-5-6 plus Spehn
To declare them Puce. 2-8-13 plus Spehn
Determinant is 538, they all pass.


Committee Reports

War Council

LChocolateS moved into 401-D, the first step of getting MITSFS moved into the Bibliowarfare lab.

J moves that the ASA president be forced to read the Red Tape War. Passes 23-1-3 plus Spehn.


We will routinely appeal our funding allocation. Or we could have the Assassins use their guns... or the Croquet club use their mallets... after all, only they have the balls to do it... JFC points out that we could use Paige to... and is immediately Albanianed.


The Skinner has the Frame files for TZ.




We appear to have books from the Space Crime Continuum. Aarmenard


We have shiny new ( ``Where!?''--paigep ) paper for the board.


Old Business

The movie Metropolis is growing by minutes. Maybe it's a director's cut? They added Nazis (in 1930?) Fresh? Frozen? Dehydrated?


New Business

The shelf crunch through McKinley(P) is relaxed by Paige having boxed a bunch of stuff. All books are the same size, the short ones having been stretched and the long ones having been given to jhawk.

We have twenty-seven copies of Ender's game, apparently for a reading group which turned out to be a single person so he gave us the rest. JFC defaced them by removing the free-stickers.

There will be no fine credit for Ender's game for a little while.

Nattering happens here. Mostly in Albanian, so it's incomprehensible.

Ender's game may be usable as currency in the future, like Om (Small Gods), Hitchhiker's, or Sparta with its ten-pound iron bricks.

Jamie suggests reopening the Spartan legal system to conquer the world, and it passes 20-6-5 plus Spehn.


Future Business

ALC will be here next year after all! We'll probably make him Skinner, poor bastard.

ChrisK lost Fall Revolutions in the reserve room, it may have been shelved, and we're not sure what happened it. Maybe it achieved sentience. SkyNet, here we come.

Miller motion...ignored for lack of a second.

Miller motion... fails 13-14-5 plus Spehn.

The TYRANNICAL IRON FIST will have being going to have gone up. Now it is.

A motion to nuke Albania, unleashing the fleet of Burmajets and saving more Eagles for us passes 33-4-0 plus Spehn.

Paige is dispatched on a fact-finding mission to Albania and see if she comes back blue and shiny, 25-0-1 plus Spehn.

Miller motion passes 17-0-4 plus Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1805 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Brian Sniffen, Onseck