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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, March 10, 2006

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Andrew Clough, President and Skinner, presiding; Kevin Riggle, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion to commend last weeks' minutes for having been lost in translation passes 13-0-4 plus Spehn.


Committee Reports

Motion to instruct TZ to send out rejection letters to people to encourage them to write better material for us passes everyone to no one to someone plus Spehn.

...<crickets>chirp chirp</crickets>...

Margaret is trying to persuade iRobot or the Museum of Science to hire her.

YT: ``A full-time job is less full-time than MIT. MIT doesn't do things I like, and Harvard's a bunch of fuckwits.''

subsectionOnseck We got a self-published book in the mail from one Christoper A. Zackey, which appears to flout the conventions of the self-published genre, in that the author knows how to spell `there' and `their', and knows what the difference between them is and uses them approporiately. Having read half of the first story in it, the Onseck claims that it's like Jabberwocky, but with more plot.


Old Business

Motyn to approve of Jamy's status as an artystyc yndyvydual of yndetermynate gender passes 15-0-3 plus Spehn.

JM: ``Argh, I don't want to be in Yelena's mind. It's dirty in here!'' YT: ``Oh, you're the dirtiest thing in there.''

Usual &c.


New Business

There's a new Neal Stephenson book out. (The Onseck wonders how he missed this...) Jamie suggests that a book called King of the Vagabonds in paperback is probably only half of Quicksilver, since it's a bit too unweildy a book to deal properly with the transition to paperback.

JM: ``I made very sure not to watch when William Shatner might have been reproducing!''

ALC: ``Never bring a shotgun to a gunfight.''
KR: ``Isn't a shotgun... a gun?''
JM: ``Shh... he hasn't figured that out yet.''


Future Business

In the future, Margaret will get rejection letters.

Paige will be back in town Real Soon Now!

In the future, Yelena's card will work in the lock.

JM: ``He groped me when I was cross-dressing once.''
KR: ``Are there spoons in the PicnicComm drawer? I have this pressing need to gouge my inner eye out.''

MHG: ``Let's have a woad party!''

JM: ``There is not an LD50 for explosions!''

The Onseck starts singing the Adjournment Song, and the rest of the Society joins in somewhat less tunefully...

BING! Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Kevin Riggle, Onseck