The WSFA Journal

The WSFA Journal

Volume 9

Number 4

First Friday


Meeting of September 6, 1985 at the Gillilands, Pres. Alan Huff presiding. Minutes were taken by Ginny McNitt, Secretary.

The meeting was called to order at 9:22 p.m. The Minutes were waved. Bob Oliver, Treasurer, reported that, as of Sept. 1st, the WSFA balance was $3,643.73.


Disclave '85: Bob MacIntosh reported that they have a balance of about $7,600.

Disclave '86: Jack Heneghan reported that the GOH won a Hugo. The contract has been sent back to the hotel.


Alan Huff and Jack Heneghan visited the WSFA tax lawyer, Mark Weinburg. Alan Huff reported that WSFA will have to pay taxes as a corporation for the last three years. The corporate tax rate is %15 of annual profits.

For the future, if we make some changes to the WSFA Constitution, we can be categorized as a tax exempt social club.

Walter Miles asked the Trustees to make a nomination for the Disclave '87 chairmanship. It was moved that the election meeting be held on October 4th. It was carried by acclamation. At the next meeting the Trustees will announce their candidate.


The Hugos were announced by John Pomeranz:

Best Novel---Neuromancer by William Gibson

Best Novella---"Press Enter" by John Varley

Best Novelette---"Bloodchild" by Octavia E. Butler

Best Short story---"The Crystal Spheres" by David Brin

Best Non-Fiction Book---Wonder's Child: My Life in Science Fiction by Jack Williamson

Best Dramatic Presentation---2010

Best Professional Editor---Terry Carr

Best Professional Artist---Michael Whelan

Best Semi-Prozine---Locus edited by Charles N. Brown

Best Fanzine---File 770 edited by Mike Glyer

Best Fan Writer---Dave Langford

Best Fan Artist---Alexis Gilliland

The John W. Campbell Award---Lucius Shepard


Brad Strahan announced he would be issuing a science fiction edition of Visions. (see ad below)

Doll Gilliland announced that she and Alexis celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:46 p.m.

The following were present: Joe Mayhew, Ginny McNitt, Rebecca Prather, Phil Cook, F.L. Ahsh, Bill Mayhew, Brian Lewis, Mike Walsh, Alexis Gilliland, Doll Gilliland, Bob MacIntosh, Jim Thomas, Cindy Thomas, Lance Oszko, Brad Strahan, Alan Huff, John Pomeranz, Walter Miles, Dave Sterling, Jack Heneghan, Sue Applegate, Vicky Smith, Dick Roepke, Mary Hagen, Chris Callahan, Bob Oliver, Sam Schwartz, Pat Jones, Laura Jones, Cat Slusser, Steve Fetheroff, Wayne Dionne, Charles Gilliland, Wayne Ferguson, Steve Smith, Letitia Wells, Candy Gresham, Erica Van Dommelen, Phil Bell, John Rubin, Joanne Banks, Mike Herrick, Bill Jensen, Robert Weiler, Judy Fetter, Denny Carroll, Ron Leonard.


Brian Lewis
Gaithersburg, MD 20879


Third Friday


Meeting of September 20, 1985, at the Olivers, Pres. Alan Huff presiding. Minutes were taken by Joe Mayhew at the absent Secretary's request.

The meeting was called to order at 9:15 p.m. The minutes of the previous meeting were unavailable. Bob Oliver, Treasurer reported that the treasury balance was currently $3,411.07.


Disclave '85: Bob MacIntosh, Treasurer, was asked when he would be able to deposit the income from the convention into the general treasury. He explained that there were some outstanding bills to be paid first.


Alan Huff said there was nothing new on the pending matter of our tax status.

Judy Newton, speaking for the Trustees, announced their candidate for the chairmanship of Disclave '87 to be Joe Mayhew. At the election on Friday, October 4th any other candidates may be proposed from the floor.

There was no other business.


Mary Hagen's one-shot fanzine, tentatively entitled THE MAD ENGINEER has a deadline of October 31, 1985. Submissions are coming in 'fast and furious.' Submit your artwork, short stories, reviews, and cartoons to Mary Hagen at WSFA or the following address: [censored], Hyattsville, MD 20782.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:32 p.m.

The following were present: Mike Walsh, Bob Oliver, Judy Newton, Cat Slusser, Joe Mayhew, Lance Oszko, Mary Ellen Scharadin, Bob MacIntosh, Beverly Brandt, Erica Van Dommelen, Steve Fetheroff, Mary Hagen, Candy Gresham, Barry Newton, Bill Jensen, Brian Lewis, Alexis Gilliland, Kate Terrell, Charles Gilliland, Rebecca Prather, Martin Wooster, Randy Brunk, Ginny Vaughan-Nichols, Steven Vaughan-Nichols, Nancy Loomis-Stewart, Steve Smith, Leo Sands, Dick Roepke, John Pomeranz, Jack Chalker, Eva Whitley, Wayne Ferguson, Ted Rosenberg, Walter Miles, and others.

Brad Strahan (Editor)


4705 South 8th Road

Arlington VA 22204


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Send 3-8 poems, with SASE to Black Buzzard Press 4705 S. 8th Rd. Arlington, VA 22204. No previously published work or simultaneous submissions. Closing date is 1 Dec., 1985.

If a sample copy is desired, send $2.50 to the above address.