First Friday Fandom Minutes: February 3rd, 2023

First Friday Minutes: 02-03-2023 In-Person and Online

Attending: Eli, Jack, Karen, Erin, Lovern, Don, Dave, Tim, Cyndi, Wes, Lovern, Ted, Lisa
Zoom: Rosa, Richard K, Morland, Keith & Sheila, Kent, Cary

Presiding: Jack – Called meeting to order at 8:15pm

President’s Report: NTR

Vice President’s Report: NTR

Secretary’s Report: Minutes from last meeting being posted as we speak!

Social Media Secretary’s Report: Karen – I sent out the Zoom meeting reminder and other stuff!

Treasurer’s Report: We have money. Pay your dues.

Trustees Report: NTR

Book Committee: This year’s theme: I could have been a contender! Suggestion for next year: SFWA Grand Masters.

Photo Committee: NTR

Refreshments Committee: We are refreshed.

COSine 2023: It’s over, Eli has numbers: 277 to 285 total, 77 at the door. Attendance was good overall. Art show did well. Post mortem for con continuing… Move to create a COSine 2024 Committee (Morland/Arlen/Karen/Eli). Approved by affirmation. Still waiting for COSine 2024 Guest of Honor.

Unfinished Business: NTR

New Business: Now that the world has moved on from COVID, do we wish to bring back ‘movie night’ meetings? Discussion, but the group said “yes”. We will revisit in March – April.

Announcements: Everything, Everywhere All At Once is playing. New Netflix show Blockwood & Company – teenagers can see ghosts and interact with them. Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is coming out soon. Jason Momoa is going to be in a movie again. James Gunn is going DC movies. Eli is tired of superhero, Star Wars and Marvel stuff…does not reflect scifi or fantasy. Oppenheimer releases in the last week of July. Richard is now an international author. Comet C22E3 (the green one) can’t be seen because of light pollution in the city, but can be seen in the mountains. SpaceX has been playing around with Starship. Chinese Spy Balloon missed us. Jupiter has 92 official moons. Columbia disaster was 20 years ago.

Next Meeting: March 3rd, 2023

Next Book: Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Adjourn: 8:50pm

Book Discussion: Book: Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon