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melcharJun. 22nd, 2015 06:30 pm June 15 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1298
June 15, 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 railings against the patriarchy
23 people attended

We established a party vessel

The minutes of meeting 1297 were accepted as 'hashtag sleeping on the couch'

The Treasurer was absent, thus no report

The Vice President reported that the Treasurer has his [Ken's] hat

The President had nothing fannish to report

Announcements:
JC announced that Nerdvana Podcast episode 40, part 3, will be out Wednesday-ish

John O announced that he & Chris will not be at Westercon due to health issues & scheduling, so go and have fun for them

Howeird announced that he was here with us due to 'Choreo-aggrivation' with Iolanthe, but the production looks promising, for more details check www.lyrictheatre.org/

Beth announced that Katilyn is doing babysitting, check out http://kaitysitter.weebly.com/

Dave C announced that the Disney HD channel will be showing Dr Who, season 2 & announced that Jeb Bush is now an official candidate as 'Jeb!' & announced that since it was June the May Cargo Cult catalog is out now

Gerry announced that his new publisher has finished proofs of his new book, 'Prelude to Stars' & it should be out by Worldcon

Brad announced that he has his Sasquan schedule & he will be on 3 panels & moderating the 'Medieval Science & Engineering' panel, then [evil] Kevin followed that as part of his 13 hours of Masquerade prep 'please print legibly'

Chris O announced that she had her 1st chemo treatment today & is here and feels fine today

Reviews:
Gail reviewed Berlioz's 'The Trojans' as running 5 hours with intermissions as including some steampunk and was engaging & reviewed the dress rehearsal of '2 Women' at the SF Opera as very good

Gerry reviewed 'Camp Town', a writer's retreat at Mount hood as very productive for him & well run & reviewed Highway 5 as 'it's possible to go from Portland and get back in time for a BASFA meeting in 1 day'

John O reviewed the 'Vegan Black Chef' as cooking with death metal music & his style is very interesting & reviewed the

charity fundraiser that Cirque de Solei is running as repetitious with too much aerial work & reviewed 'Jurassic World' as dinosaurs eating people after the 'we built them, what can go wrong' concept & there were lots of folks who follow'd on and tried not to give spoilers

Beth reviewed the Tony Awards showcase as absolutely amazing

Mo reviewed books - the 'Three Body Problem' as intricate & recommended & will get her Hugo vote & 'Border' by Marina Fitch as entertaining magic realism

Dave C reviewed the book 'Yellowstone Kelly' by Peter Bowen as a mountain man kind of book & worth used bookstore price

[evil] Kevin reviewed Pride Rock at the Oasis in SF that Pepperspray was wonderful and there wasn't a clunker in any of the shows and they've done a good remodel of the space; also check http://www.pepperspraytheband.com/

Howeird reviewed 'As you Wish' by Cary Elwes, the book of making 'Princess Bride' as a very charming book, easy to read

Joanie reviewed going home as Michigan is beautiful is lovely this time of year and nice if you are indoors when it rains & that camping is best done with 2 good knees

We did auctions

we adjourned at 9:25

and the rumor of the week was: 'George RR Martin will be Vox Day's wedding planner'

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dave_gallaherJun. 17th, 2015 09:33 pm Marcia Minsky Donation

At Meeting 1297 on 8 June 2015, we collected $45 for the "Save Marcia Minsky's House on GoFundMe. I passed that donation, plus another $5 to make an even $50, along to the GoFundMe account.

Please check out http://www.gofundme.com/Save_Marcias_House if you would like to make your own individual donation.

Dave Gallaher
Treasurer

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melcharJun. 8th, 2015 06:49 pm BASFA minutes for June 1

BASFA Meeting 1296
June 1, 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 so many things to do
27 people attended

We established a party vessel

The minutes of meeting 1295 were accepted as 'works for me'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $1.60 in the regular jar & $5 in the party basket

The Vice President spoke in past tense & reported that the Garcia twins have touched

The President had nothing fannish to report

The Party Committee reported that there was a well-attended BASFA party at Baycon & the next BASFA party will be held at Convolution - then he showed off a new, shiny vinyl BASFA banner

Announcements:
Andy announced that the latest Humble Bundle is for comics of various sorts

JC announced that Nerdvana Podcast, episode 40, will be out Wednesday & includes Fred for the 1st time

Alex announced that life has been interesting for him these last few weeks & that his wife has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder

Adrienne announced that she has bookmarks

Chris O announced that she is mostly recovered from her surgery

Brad announced that he has a ticket to the Warriors game on Thursday & announced that the Eaton Conference has been postponed until fall

John O announced that a pair of glasswork artists he likes, Joy & BJ have an Indiegogo fund set up to help them move their business and kitty rescue, it has a couple weeks to get funded and details are at = https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-new-art-studio-for-joy-bj-rescue-kitties

Reviews:
Wiscon was reviewed as essentially enjoyable with interesting panels & there was a recommendation to fly there via Oakland

Adrienne reviewed Spokane's convention center as somewhat complex & that she found Spokane to be lovely & green & that she recommends Alaskan Air

John O reviewed episode 8 of Game of Thrones as the fight with giants was great & reviewed 'Mad Max, Fury Road' as boy it was fun and had some weird-ass cars - there were various comments and compliments for both

Dave C reviewed some comics as fun & interesting & reviewed 'Tomorrowland' as he wanted to enjoy it & several 'meh' comments agreed with him

Dave G reviewed Conquest 46, in Kansas City, as a fun & nice little con

Tom reviewed Corflu as an absolutely lovely con & reviewed Brewdog's 'Sink the Bizmark', a freeze-dried ale as a quadruple IPA with 41% alcohol content & is incredibly flavorful - 5 pounds for a tott of it & absolutely worth full price

JC reviewed the Milpitas International BBQ as wonderfully organized, recommended and he had a great time there

We did auctions

we adjourned at 9:11

and the rumor of the week was: 'Hearing the name Wiscon makes me want to pee'

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melcharJun. 1st, 2015 05:08 pm BASFA minutes for May 25

BASFA Meeting 1295
May 25, 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 with cunning linguistics
15 people attended

We established a party basket

The minutes of meeting 1294 were accepted as 'commissioner approved'

The Treasurer was not there, so there was no Treasurer's report

The Vice President reported that 'Life, the Universe & Everything' that he broadcast on KFJC will be in the archives for the next 2 weeks - and happy Towel Day

The President had nothing fannish to report

Announcements:
JC announced that Nerdvana Podcast, episode 39, part 4 will be out Wednesday & then announced for Beth that Katlyn will be involved in a Tony Awards production at Hoover Middle School June 12,13

Ken announced that the Legion of Rasselon meeting will be at the Steven's Creek & Lawrence Expressway IHoP this Friday, starting at 7:30

Adrienne announced that Mo is doing much better now, although the 'skilled nursing facility' is not getting high marks

Reviews:
Gail reviewed Baycon as it happened & reviewed the Hugo voting panel as it almost convinced her not to vote on some things; others followed, saying - Brad thought it compressed and thought it odd that it ended on Sunday, then the secretary played along & the Art Show was praised, Dave C had good sales in the Dealer's Room & he had lots of people asking about 1st books in series, Adrienne was sorry she missed it & Lisa enjoyed the panels she made it to

Adrienne reviewed 'Avengers 2' as she enjoyed it, despite the slow bits & reviewed 'Tommorowland' as she enjoyed it too, although it also had draggy bits - but that neither were as good as this week's episode of 'Orphan Black' & she recommends Breyer's ice cream = Salted Caramel, as awesome

JC reviewed the Flash series finale as the whole season has been the best he's seen in years

We did auctions

we adjourned at 8:40

and the rumor of the week was: 'The Warriors need their spice'

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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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