MIT Science Fiction Society

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Cambridge, MA 02139

MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, January 18, 2008

``Bing,'' says the Skinner.

MITSFS meeting called to order, 61.2 Ksec SST, Kevin Riggle, semiconscious President and Skinner, presiding; John Carr, Pseudo-Onseck, recording.

(no bing here)

Committee Reports


Inventory happened. 520 books MIA. 125 surprise books. 5 potential book-hole pairs that may annihilate.

Missing by shelfcode: ``Oh shit nevermind.'' (long pause)

Count Code
1 FH
18 C/REF-H
23 C/REF-P
295 C/P
19 P
1 LP
19 C/PA
151 H
4 HA
3 SR-H
1 A
1 SR-P

KCR says ``All of the SR's are probably there.'' The 546 missing books contain 520 distinct author/title pairs.

There may be systematic errors causing the excess books.

``That's a lot of missing books.''

There may be a different systematic error causing the missing books.

Warehouse report

Most remaining stuff including all of the boxes has left the warehouse. They are holding the remaining shelf bits hostage until we give them the money we owe them. UA continues their stellar tradition of performance by not giving us mail, so we didn't have an invoice to pay until we got one by hand.

The boxed SFWA books, aka hasslecomm overflow, are in the UNDA.

Do we need more hasslecommers?

KR: ``I hear we have prentices.''

KCR leads a long discussion of SFWA boxing policy including the exclamation ``Merry Christmas Jake!''

Boxer Rebellion

Boxer rebellion will need people and rites soon as we need to recall books from oblivion and condemn surplus books.


We got eight boxes from SAFO and four or five boxes from the UA. This is why the new book shelf is the new book shelf face again.

The minutes of the last meeting were read during a lull in the meeting.


Katie processed a bunch of books. They need to be covered.

Katie will be 20 on January 20.

Motion to make appropriate celebratory noises passes by acclamation.


Motion to make banana-flavored cake for Katie. Not to make Katie into a banana-flavored cake.

Passes by Skinnerial apathy (he couldn't remember the vote).

(no bing here) Meeting adjourned, 66.6 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
John Carr, Pseudo-Onseck