Meeting of April 1, 1983
In a crowded hotel room at Balticon, Rosa Oliver (co-proprietor of said crowded room) presiding. The meeting was called to order at 10:14:53 PM. The minutes were approved as read. The Treasurer reported that we got a check for Disclave '82 of $2,954.83, for a total of $5,459.51.
There were no COMMITTEE REPORTS, OLD BUSINESS, or NEW BUSINESS.
Somehow a committee report snuck its way into the end of my minutes:
DISCLAVE '83 has 575 members.
The meeting adjourned in favor of The Great Party Hunt at 10:22:25 PM.
Meeting of April 15, 1983
At Oliver's, Rosa Oliver presiding. Joe Mayhew served as Acting Secretary. The meeting gathered itself together at 9:41 PM. The minutes of the previous meeting were absent and therefore postponed. Perhaps they will be waived at the next meeting. The Treasurer reported $5,437.30 in the WSFA Vault, and suggested those delinquent in their dues should pay them before being relegated to the outer darkness as non-members.
DISCLAVE '83: Rosa reported 621 paid members so far. Alan asked whether committee members would like him to book them into a committee block. Joe and Gay Haldeman are coming, as is Gardner Dozois, Carl Lundgren, but sadly not Charles Sheffield, who will be in England. Jul reported that the Dealer's Room is sold out.
D'UDDERCLAVE: Jul reported that D'Udderclave cost about $300 to put on, and the club indicated that was reasonable for such a great party.
OLD BUSINESS: None.
NEW BUSINESS: 5th Friday party. Vicki Smith's place was volunteered (Editor's Note: by her?) It is a time-sharing condo up in the mountains of Virginia about 2 hours from Washington. Alexis offered Chez Gilliland. A close vote decided on the Gilliland's, but Vicki's kind offer will not be forgotten.
The meeting adjourned at 10:08 PM to the cries of "Let them eat cake!"
ELECTIONS will be held at the first meeting in May.
The official Trustees' slate:
For President: Alexis Gilliland.
For Vice President: Michael Walsh
For Secretary: Beverly Brandt
For Treasurer: Bob Oliver
For Trustees: Alan Huff, Avedon Carol, Steve Smith
Other nominations will be accepted from the floor at the elections meeting.
The WSFA Journal is the lone voice in the wilderness of the Washington Science Fiction Association Inc. Editor-in-chieftain: Jane Wagner, 604 Reservoir St., Baltimore, MD 21217. Associate Editor: Joe Mayhew.
Play it again, Joe...
A WORD OF WARNING: The June Journal will be an address list. Get your COA's in now!
Foundation's Edge, Isaac Asimov, Doubleday
The Pride of Chanur, C.J. Cherryh, DAW
2010: Odyssey Two, Arthur C. Clarke, Del Rey
Friday, Robert A. Heinlein, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
Courtship Rite, Donald Kingsbury, Timescape
Sword of the Lictor, Gene Wolfe, Timescape
"The Postman," David Brin, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction
"Brainchild," Joseph H. Delaney, Analog, 6/82
"Another Orphan," John Kessel, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 9/82
"Unsound Variations," George R.R. Martin, Amazing, 1/82
"To Leave a Mark," Kim Stanley Robinson, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 11/82
"Souls," Joanna Russ, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1/82
"Nightlife," Phyllis Eisenstein, The Magazine of Fantasy
and Science Fiction, 2/82
"Swarm," Bruce Sterling, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 4/82
"Aquila," Somtow Sucharitkul, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 1/18/82
"Fire Watch," Connie Willis, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2/15/82
"Pawn's Gambit," Timothy Zahn, Analog, 3/29/82
BEST SHORT STORY
"Sur," Ursula K. LeGuin, The New Yorker, 2/1/82;
revised in The Compass Rose
"Melancholy Elephants," Spider Robinson, Analog, 6/82
"Spider Rose," Bruce Sterling, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 8/82
"The Boy Who Waterskied to Forever," James Tiptree, Jr., The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 10/82
"Ike at the Mike," Howard Waldrop, Omni, 6/82
BEST NON-FICTION BOOK
The World of the Dark Crystal, Brian Froud, text by
J.J. Llewellyn, Knopf
Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction, James Gunn, Oxford
Engines of the Night, Barry N. Malzberg, Doubleday
A Reader's Guide to Fantasy, Baird Searles, Beth Meacham, and Michael Franklin, Avon
Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King, Tim Underwood and Chuck Miller, editors, Underwood-Miller
BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
BEST FAN ARTIST
BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR
BEST FAN WRITER
Richard E. Geis
JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER
Joseph H. Delaney
David R. Palmer*
Paul O. Williams*
*Second and last year of eligibility.