MIT Science Fiction Society

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Cambridge, MA 02139

MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, July 25, 2008

MITSFS meeting called to order, 61.2 Ksec SST, Ekaterina Kuznetsova, President and Skinner, presiding; Kendra Beckler, Vice and pseudo-Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion to commend the minutes for being in the glorious tradition of minutes by first time pseudo-Onsecks everywhere: 14-0-7 plus Spehn


Committee Reports

Frustrated Authorcomm

Margaret is back! Yay.

We will retake her soul if BU doesn't steal it first.

Frustrated Authorcomm wants people to give feedback on the book.


The Prentice did work! Hm... that sounds like n popular tv reality shows...

Motion to recommend a prentice for cannonization: 9-4-4 plus Spehn


Old Business

Readercon happned.

Elena: ``You people didn't go...''

Usual motion in honor of the banana: 6-11-2 plus Spehn

Very much not ALGOL.


New Business

Margaret brought us a sparkly glass banana from a fancy blown glass museum. It is now the library's 'problem.'

Shards of Doom. The sequel. Part III, The Revenge. WARNING: may be bad for children's teeth.

The pseudo-Onseck crawls into her shell and is bitter about excessive allergies now.


A new zine is in town! Wooooo!

They are looking for contributions! Stories 6000 words or under pay $30 per story. They also hope to add artwork.

Goal of zine is to promote diversity (minorities, women, LGBT, otherkin, etc. are especially encouraged) of speculative fiction.


Future Business

SIR (for no reason): ``It's good, it's good, it's good!'' Margaret: ``In the future I will take classes... and in the future people will buy my book, or at least I like to believe that.''

Digression into obscure SF.

Digression back to Frustrated Authorcomm.

Publishing companies are mean and do not allow cheating by way of 1 pt font or silicon wafers.

More robots, less introspection!

Motion to take Margaret's banana and put it in a visible place in the library and construct for it an altar at which we can offer to it burnt offerings of Robert Jordan books: passes by Skinnerial decree.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 66.6 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Kendra Beckler, pseudo-Onseck