MIT Science Fiction Society

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Cambridge, MA 02139

MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, October 23, 2009

MITSFS meeting called to order, 61.2 Ksec SST, Miss Katie Ray, President and Skinner, presiding; Susan Shepherd, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion to commend Naomi on having 'chocolate' shirt on passes 14-0-0 plus Spehn.



Committee Reports


Hasslecomm happened. At this rate, we might even get done before the end of the world.


We're making sure Hasslecomm doesn't finish before the end of the world. Trojan is down to just 12 active donations, wheeeeeee.

Also, Trojan is answering mail via timewarp.


Brief mention of the book sale this IAP, said in passing.


We have a new prentice, Alex West.


Prentii, do work! Please? Really, you can show up just about whenever, and the keyholder will be glad to give you something to do.

Motion to have a Matrix vote - votes: 8-2-2 plus Spehn. Motion to help the Onseck use the new utility she has just opened on her computer screen - votes: 6-8-3 plus Spehn. Motion to give the Onseck exactly what she clearly wants - votes: 9-1-10 plus Spehn. Determinant is 394 and all motions pass.

Motion to commend the previous motion for not contradicting itself fails 10-11-2 plus Spehn.


Still no word from redacted, we'll be emailing them shortly.

Motion to redact the word REDACTED from the minutes passes just because.


We'll be meeting to get a handle on which magazines we're subscribed to, which ones we've let slide, and which ones we need to subscribe to.


We've gotten a lot of phone calls recently. A theater called us to let us know about a play entitled ``Sleep No More,'' which they thought might interest us.

Motion to commend them for figuring out that they should talk to MIT students about a play entitled ``Sleep No More'' passes 9-0-3 plus Spehn.

We also got a phone call regarding a book about music and sci-fi; the author would apparently like to show it off to us.

The third phone call ... let's not talk about it.


We've helped a few more people find books. ``On that note, does anyone recognize this title?'' Three seconds later: ``Oh, that's Dead Man's Switch.'' Man, we are good.


Old Business

The prologue to Republic of Thieves is no longer on Now it is on a table in MITSFS! Worth reading.

6013 years ago today, Bishop Usher says the world started. Motion to put bananas on the world's birthday cake passes 12-10-2 plus Spehn. Timewarp!


New Business

It never happened. Eep.


Future Business

BING! Meeting adjourned, 66.6 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Shepherd, Onseck