Meeting of January 6, 1984, at the Gillilands'; Alexis Gilliland presiding.
The meeting was called to order at 9:14. It was agreed to waive the reading of the minutes as the January WSFA Journal was available. The treasury stood at $6,503.65.
MEMBERSHIP: At the December 16th meeting two people joined: Ellen Vartanoff and Catherine Slusser. Ellen's address and telephone no. were included in the Xmas WSFA Address List; but Catherine's was inadvertently left off. Sorry about that, Cat! Please note the following:
Bethesda, MD 20814
PUBLICATIONS: The January WSFA Journal was available.
Doll reported that the Solstice Dinner was a rousing success. Also, she wanted to express thanks to all of the people who have been bringing munchies to meetings. She reminded everybody that HexaCon was this weekend and Brave New Con is next weekend.
1984 DISCLAVE: Chairwoman Jane Wagner reminded everyone that there will be a con committee meeting at the next WSFA gathering.
1985 DISCLAVE: Chairman Mike Walsh reports that not too much is happening but he did remind everyone to think of who they'd like to have as GOH.
ConStellation Chairman Mike Walsh reported that BSFS decided to give Connie $1,000 outright and Connie has already received a check from them of said amount. After a very long discussion, it was finally decided that at the 1st Friday meeting in February a balance sheet noting incoming funds, outstanding debts and a projection of money still to come in shall be handed in to WSFA. A final decision of whether WSFA shall give $1,000 to Connie shall be made at that time.
NEW BUSINESS: Zip!
The meeting evaporated at 9:54.
Meeting of January 20, 1984, at the Olivers'; Alexis Gilliland presiding.
The meeting was called to order at 9:17. It was unanimously agreed to waive the reading of the minutes. The treasury stood at $6,318.69.
PUBLICATIONS: The January WSFA Journal was still available.
1984 DISCLAVE: Chairwoman Jane Wagner announced no formal meeting tonight although she would be talking to various con committee members. Registrar Beverly Brandt noted that that evening would be the last WSFA meeting at which you could purchase a Disclave membership at the special $5 rate.
OLD BUSINESS: Zip!
NEW BUSINESS: Wayne and Joanna Dionne volunteered their home for the Fifth Friday Party in March and were accepted. Maps will be available at the Third Friday meeting in February.
The meeting dispersed at 9:28.
GREENBELT, MD 20770
Paramount's TERMS OF ENDEARMENT is a wonderful film filled with humor, true-felt emotion, yet packs a powerful ending on a very serious note. Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger star as mother and daughter in this tender piece.
The story is essentially the life of Emma Greenway Horton (Winger), from her mother Aurora (MacLaine) waking her from a peaceful sleep as an infant to her sad demise in a cancer ward some thirty years later.
With the loss of her father at a young age. Emma's life is dominated by the strong Aurora until she marries Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels) against Aurora's wishes. Flap's character is rather two dimensional, mostly due to the film's focus remaining on Winger and MacLaine.
Jack Nicholson plays former astronaut Garrett Breedlove, his surname a dead giveaway for his comic character. Nicholson is delightful and obviously had tons of fun with the non-manic role, as he woos Aurora.
John Lithgow gives a tender performance as a bashful bank manager who has a brief affair with Emma when she suspects Flap is fooling around himself. While the first three-quarters of the film is very funny, it makes the serious climax and ending all the more tear-jerking.
Keir Dullea and Douglas Rain have agreed to revive the character of Astronaut Bowman and the voice of computer H.A.L., respectively, in 2010, the sequel to "2001" now in production at MGM under the direction of Peter Hyams. The movie also stars Roy Scheider, John Lithgow and Bob Balaban.
The following films are being shown FREE at the Hirshhorn Museum in D.C. Programs begin at 8:00 P.M.
The following films start at 11:00 A.M.:
2/1 Phil Cox
2/9 Marianne Petrino-Schaad
2/10 (Carl Benzino)
2/24 Walter Miles
2/16 Laura Jones
2/24 Walter Miles
IMPORTANT NOTE: There was an error in last month's WSFA Journal. Bill Berg's birthday is on 1/23 NOT 1/24. Sorry about that, Bill.
(Courtesy of Moonstone Book cellars, Inc.) KEY: Hardback - (H), Paperback - (P) & Tradepaperback - (T)
Asimov, Isaac & Martin H. Greenberg:
w/Patricia Warrick (Eds.): Machines That Think - $22.95 (H)
w/Charles G. Waugh (Eds.): Computer Games and Capers - $7.95 (T)
Boyer, Robert H. & Kenneth J. Zahorski (Eds.): Fantasists on Fantasy - $3.95 (P)
Busby, F.M.: Star Rebel - $2.50 (P)
Carr, Terry (Ed.): The Best From Universe - $11.95 (H)
Chalker, Jack L.: The River of the Dancing Gods - $2.95 (P)
Clarke, Arthur C.: 2010: Odyssey Two - $3.95 (P)
Dickson, Gordon R.: The Last Master - $2.95 (P)
Dvorkin, David: The Trellisane Confrontation - $2.95 (P)
Edmondson, G.C. & C.H. Kotlan: The Takeover - $2.75 (P)
Foster, Alan Dean: Spellsinger II: The Hour of the Gate - $2.95 (P)
Frost, Gregory: Lyrec - $2.75 (P)
Gravel, Geary: The Alchemists - $2.95 (P)
Larson, Glen A. & Ron Goulart: Battlestar Galactica #9: Experiment In Terra - $2.50 (P)
Laumer, Keith: The Galaxy Builder - $2.75 (P)
Retief To the Rescue - $2.95 (P)
Leigh, Stephen: A Quiet of Stone - $2.50 (P)
Lorrah, Jean: Captives of the Savage Empire - $2.75 (P)
McEnroe, Richard: The Shattered Stars - $2.50 (P)
Nahmlos, John: Survivors - $3.25 (P)
Pohl, Frederik: Midas World - $2.95 (P)
Sadler, Barry: Casca #10: The Conquistador - $2.50 (P)
Streiber, Whitley: Black Magic - $3.95 (P)
Tepper, Sheri: Wizard's Eleven - $2.95 (P)
Vardeman, Robert: Cenotaph Road #4: Iron Tongue - $2.75 (P)
Vinge, Joan: World's End - $13.95 or $30.00 (H)
Wilson, F. Paul: An Enemy of the State - $2.50 (P)
[map coming soon]
The WSFA Journal is the contumacious monthly newsletter of the Washington Science Fiction Association. Editor-in-Chief: Beverly L. Brandt, 3326 Lauriston Place, Fairfax, VA 22031 Tel. No.: (703) 573-8230.
Rich Kolker reports that the convention turned out well. They sold about 525 to 540 memberships of which somewhere around 480 attended. A small profit was made - amount, at this time, unknown.
Due to a power blackout at the hotel on Thursday it almost looked like everyone would be scattered to the four winds; however, the problem was eventually taken care of. The convention was off to a slow start on Friday - due to the ice storm - but started to pick up after dinnertime.
GOH Fred Pohl and AGOH Frank Kelly Freas said they had a good time and the convention ended on Sunday afternoon with a performance of the satire "Return of the Jedi - Address Unknown". Thanks to all who came and especially to those who worked on the convention.
Starting with this issue, any artist who contributes to the Journal will see his/her name listed in this section.
This particular month's artist, Charles Gilliland, illustrates Valentine's Day with his rendition of an alien punk girl. Another piece of Charles' art is on Page 2. Other artists in this issue include: Lou Benzino on Page 2, Suzanne Griffin on Page 4, Warren Rodgers on Page 3, William Rotsler on Page 1, Jeff Schalles on Page 3, and Alexis Gilliland on Pages 3 and 4. Thanks to all of you who contributed.