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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, 6 April 2012

MITSFS meeting called to order, 66.6 Ksec SST, Paul Weaver, President and Skinner, presiding; Lemur Rowlands, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

The Apocalypse Codex, by Charles Stross is too interesting for the Skinner to bother to actually hold a meeting.



Committee Reports


Technology Review Science Fiction is having a power-style interview with SF author Neal Stephenson. It's a public event and MITSFS will help with publicity in exchange for free seats.

The event is Tuesday, 17 April from 16:00-17:30 and called "A Long Evening with Neal Stephenson". It's in 10-250.

Email the Onseck ( if you want to be added to the list for free tickets.


Elizabeth Bear and Scott Lynch will be visiting MITSFS on Wednesday, 25 April at 18:30. We might take them out to dinner or something afterwards.

pseudoTrojan and Star-Chamber

We got a big fine credit donation recently, with a surprising number of new-to-us books. More work for Panthercomm!


Despite the short notice, we're in fact doing a showing today! It will be awesome! Emily Lydic even emailed us all the way from Ohio to tell us it would be awesome!


The new Laundry Files book, The Apocalypse Codex, has arrived! Someone should write a review of it!


Old Business

In the past, there was Spring Break.

In the past, people went to New York City.

In the past, New York City was the archetype of The City.


New Business

In the present, there is PAX East this weekend.

In the present, there is Anime Boston this weekend.

In the present, the MBTA is opening an extra entrance of the Hynes/Convention Center station to accomodate all the extra geeks.


Future Business

In the future there will be a picnic.

In the future The Apocalypse Codex will be published.

In the future, Bob Howard will use bananas to prevent CODE NIGHTMARE GREEN!

BING! Meeting adjourned, 68.4 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Lemur Rowlands, Onseck