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melcharMay. 18th, 2015 06:16 pm May 11 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1293
May 11, 2015

Trey Haddad, President
Ken Patterson, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at Coco's, 1206 Oakmead Parkway (Lawrence Expressway/101 Fwy), Sunnyvale

Began 8 pm with sad thoughts about elephants on LSD
24 people attended

We established a party basket

The minutes of meeting 1292 were accepted as 'I've always depended on the kindness of Fred'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $16.92 in the regular jar & $7.50 in the party jar

The Vice Presidental election resulted in Ken Patterson winning!

The President had nothing fannish to report

Announcements:
JC announced that Nerdvana Podcast, episode 39, part 3 will be out Wednesday & announced he gave his notice at Michael's

Brad announced that Golden State is up by 20 points in the 3rd quarter

Ric announced that 'Wayward Pines', a 10 episode TV drama premieres Thursday & announced that the 1st volume of 'Pines' is on ebooks now for 99 cents & announced that Disney infinity 3.0 is doing a Star Wars set & announced that 'Fanboy Planet' episode 396 is out

Dave C announced that there's a con coming up - CatCon LA - like ComicCon but for cat people

Mo announced that she goes in for spinal surgery tomorrow & will be in Valley med for a few days

Ken announced that KFJC has begun 'Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective' & that May 25th is Towel Day

Reviews:
Gail reviewed making an order with Rainbow Symphony store.com of eclipse viewers and glasses as they arrived quickly & with extras

Gerry reviewed the Space Access Conference as covering all sorts of interesting things

Brad reviewed the BASFA outing as the right team won & he thanked the Sports Committee for organizing the outing & reviewed seeing 'Age of Ultron' as he's still not quite buying the 2 deus ex machina plot points & reviewed the 1941 Robert A Heinlein speech given at Worldcon as still on point & reviewed the BASFA VP election as 'since when did BASFA get so ethical' [because no one wanted to buy his vote]

Adrienne reviewed this week's episode of 'Orphan Black' as thrilling & Mo agreed

Ric reviewed an IOS game, 'Coup' as multi-player & well worth the $2 cost & reviewed the 'Wool' omnibus & reviewed the current run of the Star Wars comics as there's not a stinker in the bunch & recommends the digital versions

Mo reviewed the 'Three Body Problem' as she's very impressed by it & Fred agreed

Ken reviewed the Palo Alto Player's version of 'Addams Family, the Musical' as the cast was fantastic New Kids on the Block &
it was great fun

we did auctions

we adjourned at 9:13

and the rumor of the week was: 'We have a new president of vice'

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melcharMay. 6th, 2015 09:13 pm BASFA minutes for May 4

BASFA Meeting 1292
May 4, 2015

Trey Haddad, President
Chris Garcia, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at Coco's, 1206 Oakmead Parkway (Lawrence Expressway/101 Fwy), Sunnyvale

Began 8:03 pm with a history lesson
24 people attended

We established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1291 were accepted as '2 verbs short of a happy meal'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $6.75 in the regular jar & $2.25 in the party jar

The Vice President was not here BUT there will be elections for a new VP next week; Nominees currently are = JC, Beth, Chuck, Bruce Pelz & Ken Patterson

The President discussed the election & eventually said 'hi' to folks visiting us for the 1st time - Kate & Seg

The Sports Committee reported that we're still sold out of tickets for the BASFA baseball outing for the May 8th Giants game & suggested folks going dress warmly

Announcements:
Brad announced that Joe Haldeman's book, 'Forever War' will be a movie soon

Adrienne announced that folks trying to preregister for Gallifrey 1 broke the interwebs today & she still needs a membership there - check their website & she announced that Grace Lee Whitney died

Valerie announced that she wrote 'The Avengers Face Their Dark Sides' & that it may be available for free on Kindle via Amazon right now

JC announced that Nerdvana Podcast, episode 39, part 2 will be out Wednesday & announced they recorded episode 40 during Free Comic Book day

[tall] Kevin announced that SG Match Game is a casualty of Puppygate & will not be at Worldcon this year, however he was *informed* that there will be 3 Match Game SFs at this year's San Diego Westercon & he needs questions for the games & he announced that he may be recording a set of 'safety how-to messages' for the Worldcon Business Meeting, most likely at Westercon & announced that his sister is breathing on her own again

Reviews:
'Age of Ultron' was exhaustively reviewed as a good, enjoyable movie, albeit with a few flaws - with a safety advisory that if you see it in IMAX don't sit at the very top or in the 1st 2 rows

Mo reviewed 'Ancillary Sword' by Leckie as it was well-written & impells the reader forward

Ric reviewed getting Sihlouette glasses as it came with 3 magnetic clipons & the 3D clipon gives a very good image & he reviewed the new GE Link Lights as costing about $15 and for a white LED bulb this is a very good price

Beht reviewed SLG's owner as he donated the left-over comics from Free Comic Book day to her school & she got a chance to see New Kids on the Block & it was great fun

Dave C commented that a music site called 'Groove Shark' has gone out of business

we did auctions

we adjourned at 9:32

and the rumor of the week was: 'All men may have been created equally but that doesn;'t mean they should all take off their shirts'

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melcharMay. 4th, 2015 06:04 pm BASFA minutes for April 27

BASFA Meeting 1291
April 27, 2015

Trey Haddad, President
Chris Garcia, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at Coco's, 1206 Oakmead Parkway (Lawrence Expressway/101 Fwy), Sunnyvale

Began 8-ish - with thoughts of twins
28 people attended

We established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1289 were accepted

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $11.75 in the regular jar & $7.40 in the party jar

The Vice President was not here BUT there were reports that he will be having double trouble & needs to step down as VP, so we will have elections for a new VP in 2 weeks; Nominees currently are = JC, Beth, Chuck, Bruce Pells & Ken Patterson

The President had nothing fannish to report

The Sports Committee reported that we're still sold out of tickets for the BASFA baseball outing for the May 8th Giants game
The Party Committee reported that there is a BASFA Baycon party, set for May 23

Announcements:
Carole & Chris O & John O & Dave G announced that a ton of conventions are coming up: CostumeCon, Balticon, Clockwork Alchemy, Kublacon & Baycon & Conquest

Chris O announced that she & John O will have panels at Baycon & she is scheduled for surgery a week before Baycon

Adrienne announced that another Hugo nominee has withdrawn from the ballot

JC announced that Nerdvana Podcast, episode 39 was recorded over the weekend & that part 1 will be out Wednesday & announced that Free Comic Book day is May 2nd & that they'll record episode 40 at SLG & announced that there is a BBQ festival in Milpitas over memorial Day weekend and he'll have a booth there

Ken announced that next Monday is May 4t & announced that on May 4th he will be doing a Star Wars music medley on KFJC & announced that he has a phone interview on Thursday

[evil Kevin announced that on May 31, Monday at 10am the Penninsula Wearable art lunch is holding a Lunch & Runway Show, check penwag.org for details

Lisa announced that Galligrey 1 tickets go on sale on May 4th

Mo announced that she will need help to get to a doctor's appointment

Aatheus announced that next year Big Wow moves to fall & that Silicon Valley


Reviews:
Beth reviewed recording the new Nerdvana Podcast as done at Brad's place, who has a lot of comic books

[evil] Kevin reviewed an article in the Wall Steet Journal last Thursday as pretty good

Carole reviewed Big Wow as she picked up an anthology there

John O reviewed cancer as it sucks

Adrienne reviewed the latest episode of 'Orphan Black' as no for kids

Alex reviewed 'Ex Machina' as a very good movie & he recommends it quality is good

we did auctions

we adjourned at 8:51

and the rumor of the week was: 'I didn't knw that rabies was a veneral disease'

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melcharApr. 21st, 2015 06:34 pm BASFA April 20 minutes

BASFA Meeting 1290
April 20, 2015

Trey Haddad, President
Chris Garcia, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at Coco's, 1206 Oakmead Parkway (Lawrence Expressway/101 Fwy), Sunnyvale

Began at 8pm - mellowly
31 people attended

We established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1289 were accepted as 'the secretary says she doesn't have them'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $16.00 in the regular jar & $11.39 in the party jar

The Vice President reported there is a new, albeit 2 weeks old, 'Journey Planet' out and another will soon be released

The President greeted Nathan, visiting us for the 1st time, who is from Ohio and a long-time fan

The Sports Committee reported that we're still sold out of tickets for the BASFA baseball outing for the May 8th Giants game

Announcements:
Brad announced that Stan Lee & Steve Wozniak will start up a new Silicon Valley convention next year

Chris announced that Art Widner died last week at age 97

Dave C announced that it's national pot day; Ken then announced that tomorrow is national unannounced drug test day

Adrienne announced that she is still getting rid of things

JC announced that Nerdvana Podcast, episode 38, part 2 will be out Wednesday & that they'll record episode 39 soonish

Ken announced that this Friday is the Legion of Rasselon meeting at the IHoP on Stevens Creek & Lawrence, 7:30pm & announced that on May 4th he will be doing a Star Wars music medley on KFJC

Fred announced that Book Buyers bookstore in Mountain View is having problems

Reviews:
Nathan reviewed the new 'Star Wars' trailer as it looks promising

Bill reviewed the 'Star Wars' orchestral performance as very well done; Lisa followed, saying it was great and a lot of hard work & phenominal & Harold liked the subtitles used

Carole reviewed Big Wow as a standard comic convention, with a few good panels, as it was a lot of fun [and her Tshirt was -excellent!-], Bill reviewed it as there was a lot of energy there and he enjoyed it a lot more than he expected to & there were other positive comments made

Diane recommended going to cons

Chris also recommended going to cons & reviewed Wrestlemania as go see it in person and the Russian tank was the best part

Adrienne reviewed the new season start of 'Orphan Black' as amazing & she appreciates the male nudity; Chuck agreed and found the acting amazing

Mo reviewed 'Ancillary Justice' & 'Ancillary Sword' by Ann Leckie as they really drew her in and are excellent reads

JC reviewed Disney's 'Monkey Kingdom' as fun and worth full price & Beth's opinion is that 'monkeys are cool'

Nathan reviewed the 'Daredevil' series as it captured the feel of the comics and Marvel universe & Carole said the overall quality is good

we did auctions

we adjourned at 9:11

and the rumor of the week was: 'The missing minutes have been mistaken for a brownie'

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melcharApr. 21st, 2015 06:32 pm BASFA minutes for April 13

BASFA Meeting 1289
April 13, 2015

Trey Haddad, President
Chris Garcia, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at Coco's, 1206 Oakmead Parkway (Lawrence Expressway/101 Fwy), Sunnyvale

Began at 8pm - with the Giants 3 and 5
29 people attended

We established a complex system for a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1288 were accepted as 'double dollar guarantee'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $3.75 in the regular jar & $15.25 in the party jar - and has appointed Chuck as assistant auctioneer

The Vice President was missing [week 3]

The President had nothing fannish to report

The Sports Committee reported that we're still sold out of tickets for the BASFA baseball outing for the May 8th Giants game

Announcements:
JC announced that they did a new Nerdvana Podcast and episode 38, part 1 will be out Wednesday, featuring Mo & [tall] Kevin

Chris O & Brad announced that this Sunday Wadaiko Newark will be playing taiko drums at Morgan Hills Hanu Matsure Festival at the Buddhist Community center, April 19, 11 - 5pm & John O announced that Big Wow, a comics Fest will be at the SJ Convention Center this weekend

Adrienne announced that the new season of Orphan Black starts this week

[tall] Kevin announced that Puppygate has attracted the attention of the AP new & announced that Don Eastlake is visiting us

Gerry announced that 'Variations on a Theme' has gone out of business & that Brief Candle has picked up their business

Reviews:
JC reviewed 'Imitation Game' as very good, worth full price

Dave C reviewed a book, 'Resistance' by Samit Basu as it was fun

Mo reviewed the series 'Archer' as highly recommended

John O reviewed Cornell's book 'London Falling' as noir-ish and entertaining & reviewed the 'Game of Thrones' season premiere as they hit the ground running

Bradford reviewed 'Woman in Gold' as recommended

Gerry reviewed Norwescon as a very good con, with especially good writing and science panels and various other folk followed on, mostly agreeing, although [tall] Kevin commented the hotel was small for the convention

[tall] Kevin reviewed gave advice about Hugo nominations & John O thanked him for his efforts

Pat reviewed the Carousel Trilogy by Sharon Lee [Carousel Sun, Tides, Sea] as all were very good

Aatheus reviewed the Hyatt Regency SFO as very hostile to the hotel in-room parties & not worth full price


we did auctions

we adjourned at 9:08

and the rumor of the week was: 'When you lie down with mad dogs you wake up with rabies'

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melcharApr. 10th, 2015 04:53 pm April 6 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1288
April 6, 2015

Trey Haddad, President
Chris Garcia, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at Coco's, 1206 Oakmead Parkway (Lawrence Expressway/101 Fwy), Sunnyvale

Began at 7;59 pm - ... early
31 people attended

We established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1287 were accepted as 'the Thrill is back'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $2.50 in the regular jar & $1.00 in the party jar - and then 2 weeks ago we took in $4.95 in the regular jar & $15.00 in the party jar

The Vice President was missing [week 2]

The President greeted visitors - Matthew, who found us with Google 30 minutes before & he really likes robots & June, a long-time reader of sf & fantasy & also Sarah, visiting us from 'one of those Carolinas'

The Sports Committee reported that it's opening day & we're still sold out of tickets for the BASFA baseball outing for the May 9th Giants game

Announcements:
[evil] Kevin announced that Thinbot took the gold at Robogames last weekend

JC announced that Nerdvana Podcast, episode 37, part 3 will be out Wednesday & that this Saturday is tenatively scheduled to record episode 38

Dave G congratulated BASFAs Hugo nominees Chris Garcia & Spring

Adrienne announced that she's been under the weather and missed meetings

Fred announced that APE, Alternate Press Expo will be in downtown SJ the 1st weekend in October

Brad announced that there's a graphic novelization of Heinlein's 'Citizen of the Galaxy' & announced that ge will be giving a paper at the annual conference for the SF Research Assoc

Lisa announced that there's a Renaissance Festival this weekend

Geri announced that Dan Ackroyd will be signing vodka bottles at the Cambria BevMo, Thursday 2-4pm

Reviews:
Dave G reviewed the Science Fiction Outreach Program as giving away free books for 3 days at the Emerald City ComicCon and a good time was had & he reviewed Norwescon as a good convention

Btradford reviewed 'No Requiem for the Space Age' by Matthew Tribbe as he recommends it

Adrienne reviewed season 4 of 'Game of Thrones' as it held her attention & reviewed 'Arrow' season 1 as she really enjoyed 'that guy taking his shirt off' but wasn't impressed with the storyline

Ken reviewed 'Thunderbirds are Go' as fab

Beth reviewed 'Edge of Tomorrow' as excellent, excellent, excellent & JC reviewed it as extremely enjoyable

Andy reviewed Robogames as exciting and spectacular, several times; [evil] Kevin related some of the robot combat results & it sounded like fun

Diane reviewed 3 books, Cooper's 'Edge of Dark' as tight writing, well worth reading & reviewed Hodder's 'The Return of the Discontinued Man' as absolute drek - avoid it & reviewed Dave Walton's 'Super Position' as awesome and well-written

we did auctions

we adjourned at 9:17

and the rumor of the week was: 'Odds are I'll try to Chuck the minutes narration next week, too'

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melcharApr. 2nd, 2015 04:07 pm March 30 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1287
March 30, 2015

Trey Haddad, President
Chris Garcia, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at Coco's, 1206 Oakmead Parkway (Lawrence Expressway/101 Fwy), Sunnyvale

Began at 8:09 pm - because .. reasons
28 people attended

We established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1286 were accepted as 'Mo better'

There was no Treasurer & thus no report

The Vice President was missing [week 1]

The President had nothing fannish to report

The Party Committee reported that there will be a party at BabsCon this Saturday at 8pm

Announcements:
Ken announced that 'Life of Brian' will be shown at the Blue Light cinema at 7pm Thursday, April 2, check lifeofbrianmovie.eventbrite.com & Geri has made beards & announced that a 'Thunderbirds are Go' series will be on UK TV

JC announced that Mo is out of the hospital, but is changing passwords and all because the hospital lost her purse & he announced that Nerdvana Podcast, episode 37, part 2 will be out Wednesday & announced that his gallbladder comes out on Thursday

Ric announced that Fanboy Planet is due out & announced that there'll be a PechaKucha at Cafe Stritch on Tuesday, 6pm+

Aatheus announced that Big Wow, a comics, media & cosplay event, will be at the SJ Convention Center, April 18-19

Bradford announced that 'The Walking Dead' will get a spinoff series this summer & announced that he completed getting the full run of the 'Brave & the Bold' comic series

[evil] Kevin announced that there is a Robogames event at the San Mateo event center this weekend & he will have 2 entries

there

Reviews:
Andy reviewed Eurovision as fun & not bad

Ric reviewed the newest Humble Bundle as astonishing, reviewed the new James Bond trailer as it looks good; reviewed 'iZombie' as charming & reviewed 'Kingsman' as mostly okay

Dave C reviewed the 'Paul Blart 2' trailer as 'nope nope nope' & reviewed a horror of a book 'Your House is on Fire' by Stefan Kiesbye as the cover art has nothing to do with the overall creepy book

[evil] Chris reviewed Andy Duncan's 'The Pottawatomie Giant and other stories' as readable & reviewed an obit for Terry Pratchett in the Economist as good

Bradford reviewed the 'The Walking Dead' season finale as one of their better ones & Ric stated he has trust issues, the Andy announced that Otter Pops are made from otters

Aatheus reviewed an Icelandic beer, 'Einstok' toasted porter as excellent & worth the imported price & reviewed 'City Skylines' on Steam.com as what Simcity should have been & reviewed 'Ready Flare One' as a wonderful homage, narrated by Wil Wheaton & worth full price

Fred reviewed audiobooks narrated by Wil Wheaton as he's enjoyed all he's heard & reviewed [evil] Kevin's jacket as a stunning visual display

Dave C raviewed 'Battle Creek' as another police proceedural & Andy suggests searching out commercial TV insurance fanfic because it's the funniest stuff he's read all day

there was nothing to auction

we adjourned at 9:18

and the rumor of the week was: 'The next BASFA meeting will be a police proceedural'

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melcharMar. 30th, 2015 06:08 pm March 23 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1286
March 23, 2015

Trey Haddad, President
Chris Garcia, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at Coco's, 1206 Oakmead Parkway (Lawrence Expressway/101 Fwy), Sunnyvale

Began at 8 pm - while eating
28 people attended

We established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1285 were accepted as 'did the earth move for you?'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $5.50 in the regular jar

The Vice President reported there are no new Garcia zines, except for 2 new 'Klaus' ones & there will be 4 'Journey Planets'

out soonish

The President had nothing fannish to report

Announcements:
John O announced that longtime fan Peggy Rae Saprenza passed away & Lisa read a tribute to her that [tall] Kevin wrote

Dave C announced that Norwescon is coming up on April 2-5th

Chris announced that the 'Drink Tank review of Dinosaurs' is going to be a thing

Ric announced that his mother suffered a stroke 2 weeks ago, but is recovering & announced that Debbie had surgery last week and is recovering & announced that Fanboy Planet has Cinequest film reviews up now & he recommends everyone learn the warning signs of a stroke

JC announced that Beth is doing just fine - it was food poisoning & announced that Nerdvana Podcast recorded last weekend with Mo in attendance & it was great & announced that Mo may be in treatment for another couple weeks & also to go visit Mo, if you're not contagious

Ken announced that This Friday is a Legion of Rasselon meeting at the IHoP on Stevens Creek & announced that 'Life of Brian' will be shown at the Blue Light cinema at 7pm, check lifeofbrianmovie.eventbrite.com & Geri has made beards

Derek announced that Baycon is coming up and he has flyers

Reviews:
Chris reviewed Cinequest as awesome & he got an award there

Alex reviewed Super Slam Dunk Touchdown as a fun game, played at a Kickstarter event at the 7 Star Bar & Grill - and the game will be there again on Thursday; the wings and corn dog linguisa were reviewed as delicious

Ric reviewed the new line of Star Wars books as pretty good reads

JC reviewed 'Mocking Jay' as boring, Chris O called it a 'bridge' movie

Chris O reviewed 'Insurgent' as a movie that was a bit on rails & worth matinee

Ken reviewed the Psychotronic Film Festival as the best one in years and various folk agreed

We did auctions

we adjourned at 9:16 pm in memory of Peggy Rae & Terry Pratchett

and the rumor of the week was: 'Hubert Garcia?'

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melcharMar. 18th, 2015 05:23 pm March 16 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1285
March 16, 2015

Trey Haddad, President
Chris Garcia, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at Coco's, 1206 Oakmead Parkway (Lawrence Expressway/101 Fwy), Sunnyvale

Began at 8 pm - with excessive zaps
19 people attended

We failed to establish a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1284 were accepted as 'accepted'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $13.25 in the regular jar & $8.25 in the party jar

The Vice President was not here [week 5]

The President had nothing fannish to report

The Sports Committee reported they have sold out

Announcements:
Dave C announced that Norwescon is coming up on April 2-5th

[evil] Kevin announced that March 28 is the Transgender day of Visibility & he's producing the nightclub part at the Billie Frank Center & the weekend of April 3rd he's entered Robogames in 2 categories, check robogames.net

Josh announced that a friend of his has a Kickstarter going for a game - 'Super Slam Dunk Touchdown' & on March 19 will have the game featured at 7 Stars Bar & Grill

Ken announced that 'Life of Brian' will be shown at the Blue Light cinema at 7pm, check lifeofbrianmovie.eventbrite.com & Geri has made beards & announced that a Psychotronic Film Festival will be at Foothill this Saturday at 7pm


Reviews:
Andy reviewed seeing some of the Eurovision stuff as worth streaming, especially the Swedish stuff

Alex reviewed 'Atomita' - available on Netflix - as kinda a B movie but quite good

Bill reviewed 'Jupiter Ascending', as having good costumes and stunning visuals, it didn't hold up to close inspection and worth matinee

Brad proxied for Gerry, saying that Marscon had good science and writing panels

Fred reviewed the Single Barrel bar as a good place but that it closes at the end of May

Josh reviewed a milkshake bar on 2nd street in SJ as worth every overpriced penny

we adjourned at 9:40 pm

and the rumor of the week was: 'In time we will all become artifacts'

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melcharMar. 18th, 2015 05:06 pm March 9 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1284
March 9, 2015

Trey Haddad, President
Chris Garcia, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at Coco's, 1206 Oakmead Parkway (Lawrence Expressway/101 Fwy), Sunnyvale

Began at 8 pm - with accord
26 people attended

We established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1283 were accepted as 'drunk typing and/or drunk reading'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $5.97 in the regular jar

The Vice President was not here

The President had nothing fannish to report

The Sports Committee reported there are still tickets available for the BASFA outing to the Giants/Marlins game, May 8 at 7:15pm; the ticket cost is $23 for view reserve seats in section 319

Announcements:
[evil] Kevin announced that March 28 is the Transgender day of Visibility & he's producing the nightclub part at the Billie Frank Center & the weekend of April 3rd he's entered Robogames in 2 categories, check robogames.net

JC announced that Nerdvana Podcast episode 36, part 2 will be out on Wednesday & announced that he had a gall bladder attack & will be having it removed April 2

[newly evil] Chris announced that a friend of his has a costume for sale

Adrienne announced that Mo should be discharged March 26

Beth announced that she will be graduating

Josh announced that a friend of his has a Kickstarter going for a game - 'Super Slam Dunk Touchdown' & on March 19 will have the game featured at 7 Stars Bar & Grill

Howeird announced that the BASFA Time Travellers committee will mee here last week at 8pm

Dave C announced that the August 2014 Cargo Cult catalog is out now

Brad announced that the Missouri state legislature has inducted Robert Heinlein into their famous men museum & that the Heinlein Society is raising money for a bust & plaque for him

Carole announced that she has the Costume Con 33 Fashion Folio out the door


Reviews:
I reviewed 'Jupiter Descending' as visually stunning and light on plot, but well-supplied with eye candy, worth full price

Bill reviewed Consonance, a filk con, as having good singing, a fun con & Lisa reviewed it as very nice, with good singing and they had a fun time

Josh reviewed a play, 'Richard the 3rd' at the Impact Theatre as absolutely perfect & spot on

Howeird reviewed a play, 'Little Mermaid Jr', as he saw it with the 2nd cast on closing night & they were even better & reviewed a book 'All My Friends are Dead' by Avery Monsen & Jory John as funny

Dave C reviewed a book, 'The Sapphire Sirens' as fun & Silly & worth full price & reviewed Fogcon as a nice con from a dealer's perspective, Brad followed, saying that he liked the panels and recommends it & Fred thought it was a really good con

Brad then predicted that there would be a change in the show 'Walking Dead'

Dave G reviewed a play, 'The Intergalactic Nemesis - Robot Planet rising' as interesting

we adjourned at 9:09 pm

and the rumor of the week was: 'Methinks he puns too much'

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