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MITSFS Meeting Minutes
Friday, December 1st, 2006
MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Kevin Riggle, President and Skinner, presiding; Christian Ternus, Pseudo-Onseck, recording.
Motion to commend the minutes for being read in one breath fails for lack of a second.
Motion to commend the minutes for being Kendra passes 8-5-6+Spehn.
There were committees, they did things.
It would be good if this money were picked up by a girl with a skateboard named Y.T. ``No, really, it would be good if Yelena picked up the money.''
What does the Library of Congress do with all the self-published dreck they get?
Move to commend the magazine industry for not knowing the difference between Fantasy, Science Fact, and Science Fiction passes 9-8-5+Spehn.
KR reads a quote from Locus about how a series about the history of Science Fiction is expanding because, ``The Seventies were complicated.''
Motion to censure the Seventies fails 6-8-7+Spehn.
ALC: ``Censorship is bad!''
ESK: ``So are the Seventies.''
We have new art, which is slowly being incorporated into the next TZ. TZ is due out (all together now) ``Real Soon Now!''. TZ is supposed to be quarterly. The current publication schedule is, ``When it's done.'' Given that the current TZ is publishing on this schedule, we're doing better than Duke Nukem Forever.
The Panthercomm shelf is not being cleared. Bill does not include jhawk. ``What are you going to poke him with?'' ``Words.'' ``Sticks work better.''
Motion: ``Getting Jamie a stick'': 10-6-8+Spehn
Motion: ``Get a Dianetics auditor in here to clear the shelf'': 6-5-7+Spehn
Motion: ``Poking jhawk into the Matrix'': 15-7-8+Spehn
Determinant: -11, all motions fail.
JFC has found an article about L. Ron Hubbard and how his books have been translated into 63 languages.
Geoffrey Landis will be speaking tomorrow, promoting his most recent book, ``Something Something Mars.'' a.k.a Mars Crossing.
There is a point where near-future SF becomes modern fiction.
ALC's motion, ``You cannot know that this motion is true'' chickens 10-2-12+Spehn.
In Soviet Russia, usual debates you!
Pandemonium wants you to come there. Parallel discussions about Pandemonium and chainmail bikinis ensue. They, unlike us, have space. They, unlike us, want to attract random people off the street.
JFC ``doesn't trust German words.''
Yuki (yukikaze) arrives. ``Oh my God, there's people here!'' Aliens are people too. You have to latch onto their legs before they start running.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, KR has a brain. Ooh, there's hollow spots. BING!
In the future, HRSFA's science fiction convention will happen.
We acquired a copy of ``Nocturne! Explore the dark and terrifying realm of paranormal romance!'' Lots of motions rapidly ensue about getting rid of it.
KR is Not Collecting Kirk/Spock Either! The posters are the more worrying things.
Motion: ``Mentioning a banana within 30s of Kirk/Spock is not suggestive'' 3-4-7+Spehn
Motion: ``We have not yet mentioned how much the Skinner hates Fragile Things'' 23-1-0+Spehn
Motion: ``We should not have a matrix vote.'' 1-5-8+Spehn
Determinant: 100, all motions pass.
BING! Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.