MIT Science Fiction Society

84 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, December 7, 2007

MITSFS meeting called to order, 61.2 Ksec SST, Kevin Riggle, President and Skinner, presiding; Christian Ternus, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion to approve the minutes as re[a]d: 4-3-3+Spehn
Motion to approve the minutes as blue: 16-3-5+Spehn
Motion to censure the Onseck for being color blind: 15-6-6+Spehn

Determinant is 6 and all motions pass.


Committee Reports


Our spies report that a safe got stolen from the ASA office upstairs. So if you were sad that the LHE didn't reimburse you... you wouldn't have been reimbursed anyway.


Theftcomm Reminds You (keyholders) to send mail if you're going to be gone over Winter break.

Bluebellcom & Pianocomm

Jacky came in and covered some books - she is now trained.


The box of stationery supplies came in.

Star Chamber

The time warp begins on the 21st.


The Forever Business

Haldeman is coming to MITSFS to give a reading on December 14. He will be reading from The Accidental Time Machine! You all should come. Bring your friends and enemies!


Old Business

According to Diane, Andrew Plotkin came and talked about many things, not including text adventures. Alas.

Term is almost over!

A Miller Motion fails by Skinnerial Decree.

The correct motion here was:



New Business

Kevin took the first and second parts of his SF text adventure and smashed them together, resulting in massive amounts of energy and a devastating explosion.

Discussion of 21W.759 stories ensues.

Kate would be a very good Viking. ``BeoKate!''

None of the keyholders would be eaten by a grue. KCR and CJT would save us all with their flashlights.

Diane wants to be a CMS undergrad.

KCR's hatred of the Tech exceeds Kate's hatred thereof. Ack, a Tech!

Charles Stross!

Secretly, Kate is very serene.

KCR has a stupid idea.


Future Business

In the future, MIT will be exactly like Harvard if the administration gets its way.

KCR suddenly knows a lot more people from Maine than he used to.

The second Miller Motion of the meeting passes "a dozen"-6-2+Spehn.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 66.6 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Christian Ternus, Onseck