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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, July 7th, 2006

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Kevin Riggle, President and Skinner, presiding; Jamie Morris, Pseudo-Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Move to approve the minutes as Skinner-surprising chickens 2-1-3 plus Spehn.


Committee Reports

Pseudo-Trojan: We just got a three-box donation from Ciaran DellaFera '84 and it has been processed.

Mobcomm: We have yet more new books.

Mobcomm: There are two MITSFS alums on the New Books shelf now, Guy Consolmagno (the Pope's astronomer) and George Phillies (not the Pope's astronomer). Malcolm notes that another MIT (but not MITSFS) author is Lofting, who wrote the Dr. Doolittle books.

MooComm: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest just came out. The Tech has reviewed it.


Old Business

Garrison Keeler told a penguin joke really badly and ever since people have demanded he tell it every year.


New Business

Readercon is happening in Burlington even as we speak. Some of us are even going tomorrow.

Andy hopes to run into somebody who knows somebody who could be usefully shown her manuscript.


Future Business

We should have an optical mouse on psi-phi soon. Do not stare into laser with one remaining eye.

The Japanimation society will be showing episodes of God (?) Save Our King, which begins with the protagonist flushing himself down the toilet into another world, in which he is hailed as king. The Society's keen analytical minds detect a certain lack of proper electoral process.

Malcolm is reading The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi. They are aware that the term ``sci-fi'' is frowned upon, but hey, it's a rough guide.

It is theorized that the sci-fi which is a movie is not true sci-fi.

Jamie realizes that Joss Whedon $\neq$ JMS. Oops.

Someone bought the rights to Worlds of If and tried to revive it. The fools! It had been effectively killed off, on purpose, by its editor, who also edited Galaxy and hoped to merge the former's budget into the latter's. How eeevil.

When Venture went out of business they had a special offer: for $10 you get your weight in back issues! Michael actually went and did this.

Motion to send bananas to publishers of out-of-print science fiction magazines such that they can make smoothies out of their slush pile passes 7-0-0 plus Spehn.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.

Grudgingly submitted,
Jamie Morris, Pseudo-Onseck