April 1990 ISSN 0894-5411
President Erica Van Dommelen called the meeting to order at 9:14 pm, at the Gilliland's house.
Publications: Secretary Rachel Russell passed out journals. The Journal contained an exciting SURVEY. Please return the survey no later than 3rd Friday in April so I can compile the results. I also had an address list blown up big size so people can and SHOULD check their name and address and phone again no later than 3rd Friday April.
Treasurer: We have $6,932.50. Dues are due and payable. The increase in our holdings came from closing last year's Disclave books.
Trustees: They said nada.
Disclave Present: Eva brought the Disclave flier and people stuffed, folded, etc.
Disclave Future: The artist GoH Alicia Austin accepted.
The Committee to Spend a Great Deal of Money on Something Extremely Expensive and Incredibly Controversial: Chairfan John Pomeranz said funds will be provided to obtain US Army music for the Disclave dance. Details to follow.
OLD Business: Nothing
New Business: Nothing
Announcements: Several people liked "Hunt for Red October." Steven Fetheroff has a copy of a research paper about silly putty.
Meeting adjourned at 9:36 pm.
At 9:55 President Erica Van Dommelen reconvened the business special meeting, open to voting members only. The meeting was turned over to Vice President Tom Schaad.
A motion was presented by Eva Whitey, Disclave 1990 Chair, asking WSFA to loan Disclave '90 $3,500 to be repaid upon sale of books. The reason is that the Mike Resnick book to be sold at the con costs $5000 to be printed, and the money is due now. Disclave '90 only has $1,500. The press run of the book will be 500, and only 200 sales will earn back the $5000.
Discussion took place concerning how foolish we'd look if we didn't publish the book after all the work Mike Resnick and Jack Chalker have done. It was also pointed out that if we didn't print the book, the fliers would be wrong and there would be yet another delay in mailing the fliers. It was noted that in the past this type of loan has been made to Disclave. It was finally noted that in the past the investment has been paid off.
The motion was put to a vote. Ayes: 28, Nays: I.
The motion carried, and the meeting was adjourned.
Winton Matthews, Evan Phillips, Kathi Overton, John Pomeranz, Tom Schaad, Joe Mayhew, D.B. Burgess, George Shaner, Alexis Gilliland, Lady Jane Bottle, Edmond Blackadder, Susan Cohen, George Koelsh, Jim and Cindy Thomas, Steven Fetheroff, The Dark Force, Tracy Henry, Nicki Lynch, Sheryl Birkhead, Beth Zipser, Judy Kindell, Larry Baker, Jane Wagner, Jul Owings, Mark Owings, D. B. Mongo, Irvin Koch, Hal Haag, Naomi Ronis, Dan Hoey, ME! (who?), Matt G. Leger, Peggy Rae Pavlat, Chris Callahan, Dick Roepke, FLAHSH, Bill Jensen, Elaine Stiles, Steve Stiles, Alan Huff, Mike Zipser, Steve Smith, Jack Heneghan, Covert Beach, Bob MacIntosh, Michael Walsh, Kate Terrell, Andromeda Huff, Abner Mintz, Rachel Russell, Erica Van Dommelen.
President Erica Van Dommelen called meeting to order at 9:18 at Kent and Mary's house.
Publications: The wonderful Covert Beach took notes for me.
Disclave Present: Joe Mayhew requested staff listings and has a "How to Disclave" booklet. Irv Koch begged for volunteers. Dan Burgess begged for volunteers.
Disclave Future: Peggy Rae talked about placing an ad.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:31
It needs to be noted that the following figures represents only those transactions conducted in 1989.
REVENUE: DUES $ 390.00 INTEREST 295.23 WSFA PRESS 499.67 * DISCLAVE '88 1,672.50 TOTAL REVENUE $ 2,857.40 EXPENSES: FIRST FRIDAYS $ 1,047.23 THIRD FRIDAYS 1,013.70 FIFTH FRIDAYS 375.90 WSFA JOURNAL 203.70 NOREASCON CAKE 1,000.00 LAWYERS EXPENSES 606.78 SODA MACHINE 2,500.00 MISCELLANEOUS 76.03 STORAGE AREA 695.00 4TH OF JULY PIC. 168.93 TOTAL EXPENSES $ 7,687.27 NET RESULTS (REVENUE - EXPENSES) ($ 4,829.87)
* -THIS REPRESENTS A NET BETWEEN REVENUES TAKEN IN AND MONIES SPENT ON THE BOOK IN THIS CALENDER YEAR.
DISCLAVE '89 EXPECTS TO RETURN TO WSFA APPROXIMATELY $2,700.00. ADDITIONAL BOOK SALES ARE ESTIMATED AT ABOUT $2,000.00.
WSFA IS STILL AWAITING FINAL DISPOSITION OF DISCON 3 REMAINING REVENUE. THIS AMOUNT COULD BE ABOUT $300.00.
Robert J. MacIntosh
Treasurer, WSFA Inc.
Have you ever wondered just what we all have in common? And what exactly is it that makes us different from non-WSFAns? A few months ago, USA Today the TV Show ran a brief bit about the Worldcon attendees--according to their survey, Worldcon featured older men, making $50,000/yr, usually working with computers. This survey got me thinking of REALLY interesting questions and the following is the result. (Special thanks to Erica Van Dommelen and Dan Burgess for help with the questions.) I'll collate the results and publish interesting answers, soon-or-later.
Are you ____ male? or ____ female? Do you live in ____ MD or ____ VA or ____ DC? Do you go to ____ all the meetings? ____ only MD meetings? ____ only VA meetings? ____ Very few meetings? oo-you have a cat? ____ (How many? ____) Do you have a dog? ____ Do you live at home? ____ Do you live with fen? ____ Do you live alone? ____ How many jobs have you had in the last 5 years? ____ Are you above the poverty level? ____ Did you finish college? ____ Grad school? ____ Are you looking for a boyfriend/girlfriend? ____ Are you looking for the meaning of life? ____ Have you found the meaning of life? ____ If yes, BRIEFLY describe:
If you could colonize a new planet (with a group of people), what 5
things would you take beyond the survival equipment?
What was the first SF Book you read?
What are your 3 favorite SF books?
BRIEFLY, how would you communicate with an alien?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Laurie Mann) Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf-lovers,rec.arts.books Subject: 1990 Hugo Nominations Announced Keywords: Congrats to Usenetters Evelyn Leeper & Leslie Turek Date: 26 Mar 90 13:38:55 GMT 1990 Hugo Nominations ConFiction, the 1990 World Science Fiction Convention, announces the Hugo nominees for 1990: Best Novel The Boat of a Million Years Poul Anderson (Tor) Prentice Alvin Orson Scott Card (Tor) A Fire in the Sun George Alec Effinger (Doubleday/Foundation) Hyperion Dan Simmons (Doubleday/Foundation) Grass Sheri S. Tepper (Doubleday/Foundation) Best Novella "The Mountains of Mourning" Lois McMaster Bujold (Analog, May 89; Borders of Infinity, Baen) "A Touch of Lavender" Megan Lindholm (IASFM, Nov 89) "Tiny Tango" Judith Moffett (IASFM, Feb 89) "The Father of Stones" Lucius Shepard (IASFM, Sep 89; The Father of Stones, WSFA Press) "Time-Out" Connie Willis (IASFM, Jul 89) Best Novelette "Dogwalker" Orson Scott Card (IASFM, Nov 89) "Everything but Honor" George Alec Effinger (IASFM, Feb 89; What Might Have Been, Vol. 1, Bantam Spectra) "The Price of Oranges" Nancy Kress (IASFM, Apr 89) "For I Have Touched the Sky" Mike Resnick (F& SF, Dec 89) "Enter a Soldier. Later: Enter Another" Robert Silverberg (IASFM, Jun 89; Time Gate, Baen) "At the Rialto" Connie Willis (Omni, Oct 89; The Microverse, Bantam Spectra) Best Short Story "Lost Boys" Orson Scott Card (F&SF, Oct 89) "Boobs" Suzy McKee Charnas (IASFM, Jul 89) "Computer Friendly" Eileen Gunn (IASFM, Jun 89) "The Return of William Proxmire" Larry Niven What Might Have Been, Vol. 1, Bantam Spectra) "Dori Bangs" Bruce Sterling (IASFM, Sep 89) "The Edge of the World" Michael Swanwick (Full Spectrum II, Doubleday/Foundation) Best Dramatic Presentation The Abyss The Adventures of Baron von Munchausen Batman Field of Dreams Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Best Non-Fiction Book Astounding Days Arthur C. Clarke (Gollancz, Bantam Spectra) Harlan Ellison's Watching Harlan Ellison (Underwood-Miller) Rumbles from the Grave Virginia Heinlein, ed. (Del Rey) Dancing at the Edge of the World Ursula K. Le Guin (Grove) The World Beyond the Hill Alexei & Cory Panshin (Tarcher) The Noreascon Three Souvenir Book Greg Thokar, ed. (MCFI Press) Best Professional Editor Best Professional Artist Ellen Datlow Jim Burns Gardner Dozois Thomas Canty Edward L. Ferman David A. Cherry David G. Hartwell James Gurney Beth Meacham Tom Kidd Charles C. Ryan Don Maitz Stanley Schmidt Michael Whelan Best Semiprozine Best Fanzine Locus File 770 New York Review Of Science Fiction Foxfax Thrust Lan's Lantern Science Fiction Chronicle Pirate Jenny Interzone Mad 3 Party Best Fan Writer Best Fan Artist Mike Glyer Steve Fox Arthur Hlavaty Teddy Harvia Dave Langford Merle Insinga Evelyn Leeper Joe Mayhew Leslie Turek Stu Shiffman Taral Wayne John W. Campbell Award (Not a Hugo) Best Original Artwork (Not a Hugo) John Cramer^1 Quozl cover by James Gurney (Ace) Nancy Collins^1 The Stress of Her Regard cover by Katherine Neville^1 James Gurney (Ace) Kristine Kathryn Rusch^2 Rimrunners cover by Don Maitz Allen Steele^2 (Warner/Questar) Hyperion cover by Gary Ruddell (Doubleday/Foundation, Bantam Spectra) ^1 First year of eligibility Paradise Michael Whelan (Tor) ^2 Second year of eligibility Renagades of Pern Michael Whelan (Del Rey) Note: No Award is an option for each category. Since not enough voters nominated non-English works, this category will not appear on the final ballot. ConFiction received 281 ballots and there were two three-way ties for fifth place. Hugo ballots will be in the mail to all members of ConFiction this spring. Completed ballots must be postmarked by 7/13/90. This posting was submitted for ConFiction, and Rick Katze, ConFiction Hugo Administrator. Please forward it to other networks.