Meeting of December 5, 1980. Tom Schaad presiding at Gilliland's.
The meeting was called to order at 9:15 P.M. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read. The treasury stood at $3,318.01.
MEMBERSHIP: Last meeting we took in 3 new members: William A. Toorville, Suzanne L. Winfield, and Mike Bartman.
ENTERTAINMENT: The Tree-Trimming is Dec. 12 and the Solstice Dinner is Dec. 13. If you're not on the list, see Doll. The tree trim will start at 8:00 P.M. with eggnog and cookies. Setup for dinner on Saturday starts at 6:00 P.M.
PUBLICATIONS: The December Journal is out.
DISCLAVE 1981: Zippo!
DATCLONE: Kim Weston has selected 10 cartoons by Tex Avery and Jack Chalker will provide video tapes; Eva has fliers for Datclone. Rooms must be reserved by February 13, 1981. Get cards from Eva; Fee: $6.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 P.M.
Beltsville, Md. 20705
Warren A. Rodgers
N.Y., N.Y. 10040
Meeting of December 19, 1980. Tom Schaad presiding at Oliver's.
The meeting was called to order at 9:19 P.M. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and amended. The treasury stood at $3,037.52.
MEMBERSHIP: 2 new members were taken in last meeting: Lisa Wahl and Rebecca C. Prather. Also, on Dec. 13, Robert Winfield became a member and on Nov. 21, Gary L. Bennet became a member.
ENTERTAINMENT: The Solstice Dinner was a success. A motion was made and passed to thank Alexis and Doll for their hospitality. New Years Eve will be at Lee Smoire's. She will appear later with directions.
PUBLICATIONS: The list of members NOT paid for Dec., Jan., and Feb. to date was read.
DISCLAVE 1981: The Gillilands went to the Sheraton to reserve an additional function room.
DATCLONE: Eva has a one page flier due to a printing problem. She will have a four page flier at the next meeting and hotel cards.
OLD BUSINESS: Zippo!
NEW BUSINESS: Zippo!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: A "Tribute to Bob Lovell" was composed by Joe Mayhew and sung by Tom Schaad and Avedon Carol. (No, not Indian Moose Call.)
How come all the fem fans
dote on Bobby Lovell?
It's easy: he's constantly
attending to them.
See how he soothes them,
hugs them, gives them body rubs.
He's not a shy or Gay moose;
He's not an either-way moose,
He's not an ignoremoose:
he knows the score.
He drives a Moosetang,
wears a hat with antlers;
how come he gets by with it
and very much more?
Christ! All of fandom
have reason to be envious.
It's hard to ignore a moose,
that tumble-in-the-hay moose,
that rutting night and day moose
The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 P.M.
Rebecca C. Prather
Falls Church, Va. 22042
Seabrook. Md. 20801
Rt. 2, Box 481-B
Salem, Va. 24153
Gary L. Bennet
Rockville. Md. 20880
Kim Weston (1/4)
Tom Davy (1/19)
Doll Gilliland (1/20)
Gary Oleson (1/20)
James Turner (1/22)
Bill Berg (1/24)
Beth Goetz (1/30)
Memberships which are NOT in good standing for Dec. - Jan. - Feb. QUARTER as of Dec. 22, 1980. If your name is included in the following list, Pay Up FAST!!! Remember: You CAN'T VOTE if you haven't paid your dues.
Shirley Avery Mike Kurman Barbara Barron Jack Lechner Fred Bauer Kevin Lockwood Andy Beeken Nick Loter Judith Blinn Robert MacIntosh Steve Brown Laura McNeill Fran Buhman Bruce Miller Denny Carrol Mimi Newcastle Sherna Comerford Elaine Normandy Avery Davis George Nyhen Philip Davis Gary Oleson Rich Deglin Don Pauley Bruce Dixon Janet Peugh Steve Dolan Dick Preston John Ellis Jane Preston John Epperson Irene Reddick Newton Ewell Ray Ridenour Troy Farwell Scott Robinson Carol Fowler Ralph Roland Abraham Friedman Ken Roseman Beth Goetz Charles Sheffield Eric Hamill Paavo St. Dennis Katherine Hanna Somtow Sucharitkul Nancy Handwork Peter Theron Michael Harris Michael Walsh Sharon Harris Edie Williams Robert Harrison Jane Woodward Roxane Higinbotham Morgan Woodward Kleeo Hondros Martin Wooster John Huff Susan Santo Tom Joll Tom Davy Dick Jones Erwin Strauss Dan Joy Roselyn Archambault Judith Judson Jeff Scott David Kaplan Barbara Jackson Suzanne Kerry John Rubins Annette Klause Kim Weston Mark Klause Ellen Caswell Craig Stanfill
by Beverly Brandt
The Tree Trim Party and the Solstice Dinner were held on Dec. 12 and 13 respectively and proved to be very successful. At the Tree Trim party I and my "entourage" handed out our Xmas gifts to each other while making a tape to another "entourage" member who - at the present time - is stationed in Greece. After that I proceeded to distribute my Xmas presents to other WSFA members. Due to the fact that I had quite a few to hand out (6 carrier bags full to be precise!), it seemed that I did nothing else but play Santa all night. Kent Bloom probably brought the most erotic tree hanger of all: cookies in the form of male genitalia! Never a dull moment with this group!!! Later in the evening we all gathered around the piano and sang Xmas songs. I topped off the evening by pouring pink champagne for the few that remained.
The next night I again distributed Xmas gifts and cards to WSFA members. After the meal was consumed, Linda Melnick serenaded us on her guitar; led by Lee Smoire and Avedon Carol others soon joined in. We finished the evening by playing Atari. Another Party Accomplished!!!
For those of you who couldn't make it to the Solstice Dinner, below is a listing of the goodies that made up the dinner. Thanks to Doll Gilliland for supplying the list.
Deviled Eggs Mixed Nuts Liver Pate Assorted Fresh Veggies & Dip Doritos Hot Mulled Wine Crabmeat Simmons Triscuits, Cocktail Rye & Pumpernickel
Turkey Fruit Salad w/Sour Cream Dressing Swedish Meatballs Green Beans Almondine Michael's Erotic Fava Bean & Mushroom Eggplant Parmigiana Peas Thingie Broccoli & Cheese Casserole Baked Onions Alcoholic Fruit Salad Zucchini Casserole Rice & Mushroom Casserole Sweet Potatoes Brandied Dressing Green Bean Casserole Plain Dressing Lasagna Cranberry Sauce Mixed Vegetables Fettucini Chinese Slaw Steve's Superlative Sweetrolls Sauerkraut Rice Pilaf
Saturnalia Apple Cake Mincemeat Cookies Deep Dish Apple Pie Swedish Torte Eggnog Ice Cream Chocolate Kisses Carrot Cake Oranges Pecan Pie
Cold Duck Punch Beer Hot Chocolate Champagne Punch Coffee Softdrinks Eggnog Tea
Dave Bischoff reports that:
by Victoria Smith
Having been raised in the era of large cons, I was quite uncertain as to what conventions were like back in the days before all of the Trekkies and bozos had invaded science fiction fandom, When some of my friends mentioned that they were throwing a small con, Sci-Con 2, down in Hampton, Va, in November, I squeezed it into my overflowing schedule, begged a ride from fellow-WSFAn Steve Smith, and arrived at the Chamberlin Hotel late Friday night. Even though that night's programming was running late, it had virtually finished by the time that I tracked down my roomie and changed into my costume. I went down to see Hardware Wars and raided the con suite for a couple of cokes before collapsing into bed,
The following day, I showed up to work at Registration for a couple of hours - I tried to volunteer further, but apparently they had had a flood of people looking for something to do between panels. About 20 paying customers appeared during this time - quite a change from BaltiCon and Disclave. In all, about 200 paid and 100 free memberships were distributed during the duration of the con. Afterwards, I toured the 15 or so dealers' tables and the 80 panel-sides of art in between going up to the program room for 2 SCA demonstrations and a panel.
The entire convention program actually consisted of 4 panels, a magic show, 3 slide shows, an art auction, two musical concerts, two Guest-of-Honor speeches, a Poetry reading, a Meet-The-Authors-&-Artists' party, the aforementioned SCA demonstrations, and a surprisingly good-for-the-con-size masquerade. What of the film program? They had a dozen SF/science shorts, such as Hardware Wars and A World Is Born (Fantasia's evolution sequence), but for horror-haters - such as myself - the feature films were less appealing although I did see parts of Marooned and Buck Rogers In the 25th Century. Parties? Parties? Only the con sulte, which was also the video-tape room. Lots of bheer and coke, but they had to get it through the hotel, which may have inhibited them from serving it before 8:00 P.M. The soda machines were all-out-of-order: as a result, I found myself drinking lots of tap water earlier on Saturday, and also on Sunday.
What else did I do? I kept bumping into some friends from Richmond. I managed to talk to Mary, Kay and Ivan, despite the fact that they were very busy running the convention. As far as mishaps are concerned, the only major disasters were a fan collapsing in the hucksters' room and a theft. Never. never expect to see your friends if they are the ones running the convention. The stairs were faster than the elevator operators were whenever I was in a hurry, which wasn't often. I walked around Fort Monroe and spent a lot of time on the hotel's roof terrace looking at the York River, the Chesapeake Bay and, at night, the stars. I also spent a good deal of my time in my room studying for a future test. In sum total, it was a decent convention, especially for the number of attendees, but I think that I've become too used to the madhouse mob that is BaltiCon to truly appreciate such a non-frantic convention as sci-Con 2 was.
BACKRUBS given to those who donate $1.00 to support the BALTIMORE 83 bid.
"Lord of the Rings"
(sung to the tune of "Dixie")
Oh, I wish I was a Balrog!
Oh, Yeh! Oh, Yeh!
If I was one
You'd soon be done
'Cause I like "Crispy Critters"
Look Away, Look Away, Look Away
I'm an Orc!
I wish I was in Khazad-dum,
Trashing out the treasure room,
Kill the dwarves! Kill the Dwarves!
Kill the dwarves!
In the Misty Mounts where I was born
We sell lots of Elven Porn.
Look Away! Look Away! Look Away!
I'm an Orc!!
(Additional verses accepted--Ed.)
The WSFA Journal is the newsletter of the Washington Science Fiction Association. Editor-in Chief: Marianne G. Petrino-Schaad, [censored], Arlington, Va. 22204. (703)-979-9478. Assistant Editors: Beverly L. Brandt & Joseph Mayhew.