MIT Science Fiction Society

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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, July 20, 2007

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Christian Ternus, Onseck and pseudo-Skinner, presiding; Andrew Clough, Thunderbunny and pseudo-Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion: The minutes were read 11 - 1 - 5

Have the minutes become well rested 10 - 3 - 6

Have a matrix motion 3 - 5 - 2

Determinent is -61 and all motions fail.


Committee Reports

Aloha Lenscomm

Carry's skin is too high albedo for the camera to lock onto properly.


Thanks to the work of WDS and my two lovely assistants we've been able to put lots of boxes safely above flood level.


Books continue to be reviewed, and now MKR is also reviewing a lot of books. You could help too.

Star Chamber

We got more boxes of books. Including a Piers Anthony self-published book.

Motion: We shouldn't be wasting our money on Piers Anthony books, but should spend it on more worthwhile series. Passes 14-8-1+Sphen

Talk drifts to authors we don't like. JSB brings up the time Asimov encourages people to steal our books and so we revoked his lifetime membership.

Motion: The Skinner must hold a seance for the purpose of telling off Isaac Asimov. Pass

MKR isn't here.

Motion: Commend MKR for doing lots of stuff and reducing our motivation. Passes 15-5-1+Spehn


Old Business

We have a new Hammer's Slammers.

Discussion goes through autobiography, writing our own biographies, Calvin and Hobbes, and flamethrowers.

Motion: Condemn anyone who drops a flamethrower off a building without a ground crew. 12-8-1+Spehn

Motion: Condemn anyone who drops a flamethrower off a building with a ground crew. 7-4-1+Spehn

Motion: Don't fuck with anyone who has a flame thrower. 31-0-1+Spehn

Determinant is 16 and all motions pass.

Miller Motion: Fails 6-12-4+Spehn


CJT: I have squashed the usual debate.


New Business

Motion: Unusual Meta-Debate Succeeds 13-6-3+Spehn.

CJT: If you like Charles Stross you're welcome to apply for the upcoming Guild game.

JSB: Regails us with stories of Guild camp and this horrible game he wrote about the partition of Germany. ``Once you've got a bad idea you have to ride it out properly.''


Future Business

JSB is going to have to review Unshaply Things. ``Let me read the back cover''

Albanian motion on JSB chickens 13-8-13+Spehn.

Soon there will be Potterdammerung.

Motion: Twenty years ago today Apollo 11 failed to carry a banana to the moon. Passes by Skinerial Decree.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 19:-30 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Andrew Clough, Psuedo-Onseck