Minutes of Meeting # 1441 Monday, March 12, 2018 Trey Haddad, President Ken Patterson, Vice President Dave Gallaher, Treasurer Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary held at the Black Bear Diner, Milpitas
Called to order at 20:00 with 22 people in attendance, and the Sharks ahead by 1… A party jar was established Minutes of meeting #1440 were posted prior to the meeting, and accepted as: Virtual Treasurer Report #1440 Regular $0.50 Party $3.00 Total Regular $n/a Party $n/a The VP had nothing Fannish. The President was MIA with the secretary. Committee Reports Sports: SF Giants. 5/18 $30/ea. SW night. Include SW premium. Plenty of tickets available. SJ Giants. 6/15 Harry Potter night. $52/person (includes food and beverage) If you have expressed interest, payment is now being accepted. Check or Cash in person, or PayPal to ba...@p4tt.com Announcements Lisa Harold is still in a nursing hime for his broken leg. Still not sure what the pain is. Consonance in Milpitas at the Crowne Plaza. 3/24-25. Consonance.org <http://consonance.org/> JC The saga of SpecialK and college: Is now on the wit list for CPSlo. Did not get accepted to Davis (5900/78,000 freshmen). Now hope for UC Irvine. Carole Is collecting lanyards and badge clips for Consonance. Dianne Conventions coming up: International Conference on the Fantastic int he Arts in Florida, Consonance, Clockwork Alchemy. All cons are on the WC76 appearances shared calendar. Help will be needed for big weekends coming up. Over 70 appearance coming up! Ken The KFJC Psychotronix film festival will be on Saturday 3/31 at 7pm Foothill College, room 5015. $5 donation to KFJC, $3 for parking. There is a new Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy radio series. Started last Thursday on BBC Radio4 - available worldwide on iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09th4hf <https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09th4hf> Gerald Has a contract for his new work Run Lagomorph, which will be distributed by Bundle Rabbit. Self publish or small press authors might be interested in this service. ChrisO John and her will be throwing a WorldCon party at BayCon - Fri & Sun night. JC says he heard there will be guests there. Gallowglass, Garcia, and the Nerdvana Podcast. Adrienne Kate Wilhelm and Mary Rosenbloom both passed away this past weekend. Reviews JC Last week went a visited some family in Sparks. Stayed at the El Dorado. Nice hotel. Won at some craps. Also went to Grand Sierra Resort (former MGMGrand) The bowling alley is the only remaining thing of the original. Ijji Sushi in Sparks was rally good, $17 all you can eat! Nice to see family. eKevin Last night saw A Wrinkle in Time. Didn’t do the big throbbing brain in a vat, and the replacement was well done. Liked how the story was constructed. Worth full price, not necessarily 3-D. ChrisO: Thought 3-D was very beautiful. Liked how it was updated. “Brain” was well designed. Changes made made sense for the movie. Bill FogCon this past weekend. Likes that the membership seems different from all the other cons. Some panels were better, some not. Worth having gone to, despite a cold. Fun convention. Brad: Was there. Was on 2 panels. Takes great care to pair panels and panelists. Audience was active. Nice dealers room, lots of books. FogCon is kind of it’s own community. Fred: Also there. Very good time. Lot of work goes into the panels. Grateful for a masseuse on site. Brad Saw Black Panther. Loved it. Glad it passed $1B worldwide. All the pieces fit. Recommends. Looking to see if his FF#55 climbs in price. JohnO: Someone asked why it was popular, and they got piled on. Also, the Wakandan salute is being used by athletes now. Dianne: Google Wakanda this and that to find out how powerful. DaveW Been doing Hugo nom reading. 3 books in the process, plus another 3 to read. Autonomous by Annalee Newitz. Great world building and moral issues examined - but the ending didn’t stick. Still will nominate. Sarah Gailey’s River of Teeth novella about hippo breeding in the Mississippi. Loved it all the way through. An Unkindness of Ghost by Rivers Solomon. Ark ship with antebellum south structure. Not impressed with the world building, but may be changed by how the book proceeds. Possibly a Campbell (not a Hugo) nominee. Adrienne Got to her first Cinequest. Thursday saw Tatiana Maslany who got a Spirit award. She was also in a short inspired by the recent eclipse and another event. Souls of Totality. SF fans would appreciate it. Also saw Haunted (a Norwegian film with subs). It was a ghost story. Needed more clarity in some of the plot. Spooky from the beginning. Worth matinee. Mo: Enjoyed Cinequest. Souls of Totality filmmakers decided to make a film during the eclipse. All in real time. Haunted left you up in the air. Too many jump-outs and scares. Also saw saw Baghdad to the Bay, about an interpreter. Very emotional. Oscar worthy. Cinequest worth almost full price. Dianne Props to MIT Media Labs event Beyond the Cradle. Videos available if you missed it. Phenomenal panels. Movie Coco is fantastic. Vibrant. Many nods to Mexican culture. Ken Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - The Hexagonal Phase. New radio series based on Eoin Colfer’s book And Another Thing… First episode spent too much time recapping and giving unnecessary exposition. But, like the old Betelgeusian death anthem says - after this, things can only get better. There was an auction, and the meeting adjourned around 21:39, and the rumor of the week was: It’s like the Lawrence Welk Show.
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