First Friday Minutes: 12-2-2022 In-Person and Online
Attending: Eli, Jack, Morland, Lisa, Arlen, Karen, Erin, Dave, Tim, Megan, Don, Cyndi, Ted, Wes
Zoom: Richard, Kent, Cary, Rosa
Presiding: Eli – Called meeting to order at 8:07pm
President’s Report: NTR
Vice President’s Report: NTR
Secretary’s Report: NTR
Social Media Secretary’s Report: NTR.
Treasurer’s Report: We have money!
Trustees Report: Karen (Spokesperson for the Trustees): Jack is President, Erin is Vice President, Morland is Secretary, Eli is Treasurer, Jack wants to abolish Social Media Secretary, Karen was/is nominated for Social Media Secretary, Trustees Mem, Ted, Cyndi. Slate of officers was accepted unanimously.
Book Committee: Erin there is an idea for the 2024 Theme: Grand Masters. (Can you be on more than one committee?)
Photo Committee: Arlen asked about making the photos available to everyone for comment, etc. Jack says he knows where they are and will notify us.
Refreshments Committee: We are refreshed. Pizza. Discussed the origin of the Refreshment Committee (Kent contributed).
COSine 2023: Schedule is done and will go out Sunday. Not as many people responded as wanting to be panelists. Anyone wanting to be a panelist at the meeting get with Arlen. No Art Show schedule yet. Gaming – plan is to have 1 or 2 games scheduled with other games occurring spontaneouly. (There will be games to check out.) We will be showing a movie at the con called Snow Wonder based off of a work by Connie Willis. Was originally a CBS Title. Program book is in progress. Arlen and Karen went to hotel and changed locations slightly. Will get to the hotel in the next few weeks. Still need to do the setup for the Author signing and/or Con Suite? (This started a discussion about the Con Suite which lead to a Con Suite Zoom Meeting being scheduled with Rosa, Melanie, Arlen, Karen.) Hotel is looking okay. Martha Wells flights are booked, Danica is picking her up at DIA. We have enough Art Show ribbons. Next meeting is at the hotel on Jan 6th at the Atrium Nook. Author’s Room and Dealer’s Room is sold out.
We have tentatively 19-21 Jan 2024 for COSine 2024.
Talked with Kent about insurance for the event. Looking for number in the contract. Gift baskets (Rose).
Unfinished Business: – More permanent microphone & speaker setup for Zoom meetings and COSine; went on sale at the same price. Will watch for any price changes…and possibly buy
New Business: No new business
Announcements: – There was a fire at a unit in the former Elegante (Alta)… Lot of space happenings: photos from Artemis, new blue dot photo from the moon (Orion, Moon, Earth). Eli’s SpaceX connection just went down again. Erin SpaceX got approved for Laser crosslinks. Falcon 9 moved from the pad. SpaceX ran 11 of the Raptor 2 engines for the longest to date. Chinese test fired their kerosene/LOX engines that they will use to compete with SpaceX. Wes says Mars will be occluded by the Moon next week. New Addams family TV show was on next week. New baby giraffe at the zoo is named Wednesday. Ted company in Canada will be doing a bunch of space stuff. Some company in the Netherlands will move to Denver to mine asteroids.
Next Meeting: January 6th, 2023 at the Embassy Suites
Book: The Element of Fire by Martha Wells
Book Discussion: Book: Uprooted by Naomi Novik