September 2, 2016 Minutes

9/2/2016 FFF Minutes

Who was first woman hanged in the US? First Federal woman hanged? {post meeting – Mary Surrat was first Federal hanging, associated with Lincoln assassination – others before at }

Meeting Called to Order: 8:12 PM

Presiding: Ted M.-

Attending: Mem, Karen, Erin, Richard, Robyn, Eli, Don, Kent, Jack, Rick, Robin, Joe, Ted, James

President’s Report: NTR

Vice President’s Report: There is some Candy and Deviled Eggs. Cary is bringing refreshments

Secretary’s Report: Minutes posted to Facebook Page

Treasurer’s Report: $13K in bank Some in paypal. Square readers have come in.

Trustee’s Report: NTR

Committee Reports:

Committee to Amend the Bylaws: Too Busy – discussed taking action in future

Book Committee: NTR – October Book – The Fifth Season by NK Jemison – Hugo Winner

Insurance Committee: NTR

Refreshment Committee: Cary not here. Cary has arrived with cookies!

Photo Committee: NTR

COSine 2017: Request for MHC Fan Table is in. Found Tablecloth- Sign up sheet next month for table duties. GOH travels arrangements in hand.

Old Business: WHO needs to be reimbursed for Storage. Mem is working on it. Square readers have been acquired.

New Business: No new Business

Announcements: Some people went to Worldcon- good con – con suite fail – We acquired a Hugo that has been in Space!
Space X blew up.
Helsinki is 2017 Worlcon –
San Jose won 2018 – Mem will help- sitting down.

Adjourned: 8:35 PM

Book Discussion: Postman by David Brin
Looking forward to Rogue

Postman – another post-apocalyptic novel. Reason for Apocalypse never defined. Heinlein reference – maybe rocks hurled from moon. Possibly post-soccer riots.
What makes this one different?
Everyone eager for uniform-
Wise AI is wizard of oz fraud
It holds up over the years.
Internally consistent – much more in-depth than movie

What movies are better than the book?

Lost to Enders Game. Maybe would have won in a weak year.

Kent moderated panel for Hugo categories – length for novels and novellas and novelettes.

Price of ebooks more than paper books. Amazon doesn’t care.

Amazon really is messed up.