Deborah Levin presiding
Nick Smith, Scribe
Patron Saint Fred Patten
Vice president President Deborah Levin called the meeting at:
Special Orders of Business:
The scribe had to doublecheck this time to make sure that it wasn’t him, but
in fact, we’ve lost British actor Nicholas Smith at the age of 81. With a
character acting career spanning five decades and roles on Doctor Who,
the Avengers, Ace of Wands and other fannish series and films, and even
a role in a Wallace and Gromit movie, what he’s most remembered for by
the general TVwatching public is the twenty years he spent playing Mr.
Rumbold in the British comedy series Are You Being Served?
In addition, Akiyuki Nosaka died yesterday at the age of 85. A writer, singer,
songwriter and member of the Japanese House of Councilors, he is best
known to American fans as having written the story “Grave of the Fireflies,”
which Studio Ghibli turned into what is considered the saddest anime of all
Harry Bowman was one of the 14 victims in San Bernardino, apparently also
Minutes of the last meeting
Named: $1.75 from Scratch to name them “It's Marcia' Fault.”
Patron saint Fred Patten
Ed—Fred was a cofounder of CFO, the first American anime club.
George—many fond memories related to Fred, including conversations.
Most memorable was introducing George to “Bring me the Head of Charlie
Marty—Fred was a cofounder of the Down Under Fan Fund. Marty and
Robbie won that, and had a great time. Fred was also a prolific apa
contributor. He contributed to over 2000 consecutive issues of APAL. His
stroke only slowed him down, although he finally quit.
Milt—Oddest fact known about him was Fred knew how to tap dance. He
was also a science fiction reviewer for Library Journal. He was a member of
“The Cult,” a traditionally obnoxious group of fan writers.
CLJII—when Charlie joined LASFS, Fred was the source of nonAmerican
comics, even before he sold them manga. He also sold corresponding toys.
Kay—She manages Fred's website these days. Fred gave her photos to
post, and one of them was of Fred in costume—as the Jay Garrick Flash.
Kay is slowly typing up some of his old zines and posting them.
Barbara—remembers seeing him standing up, leaning against a bookcase,
Scott—picked Fred as his fan GoH for LosCon. His stroke happened
between selection and the con, so the con made arrangements for his
transportation so he could still participate.
Marty—Infamous for reading at a party, but still paying attention to
everything around him.
Joe—Fred's APAL zines had complex funny titles, like one that translated
into English as Radioactive Radishes.
Ed—Fred brought a guest to a con in Anaheim, the creator of Mobile Suit
Gundam, which is how Anaheim Electronics got written into the Gundam
Jerry—Fred was publisher of a review magazine which gave Mote a bad
review. The editor told him he couldn't be fired. That seemed unusual.
Three cheers and a giant robot.
Holiday party 2 pm to 10 or 11, and the lantern o' jack is getting full, which
is a good thing. Hot food, cool movies
December 10: Procedural officer elections for January through June
December 11: Gift exchange
December 17: Big Fat Auction
December 24: No program per se, but you can find things to do
December 25: Winter holiday party
December 31: A showing of Dr. Cyclops, a film from 1940
Rules for the gift exchange are available, in print. Bring a gift and snacks to
share. Doors open at approximately 7, exchange starts at 8 pm.
A Moment of Science, with David Okamura
Things are looking up in space, even though there is no up or down there.
The Japanese satellite is now in an elliptical orbit around Venus, and should
start relaying data.
In terms of companies launching stuff into space: Virgin Galactic had Space
Ship 2, which crashed, but have announced a plan to launch satellites off of
a 747, a Virgin Atlantic plane. If that sounds familiar, this idea has been used
before with a B52, by Orbital.
Orbital still has a contract, but their hardware is suspect, being old Russian
rocket engines, so they've subcontracted. United Launch Alliance is helping
Orbital send a payload to the International Space Station. ULA was the
primary launcher for the U.S. government for satellites for a while. Space X
will be testing a new Falcon 9, and if it works, they will be going back into
space within days. They are still working on landing, and will next try for a
landbased location, rather than the barge concept.
Meanwhile, the ULA may need to use Blue Horizon to launch, because ULA
had been using Russian engines.
Treasurer's report: $24,149.70
Committee to beg [Gavin] pointed out the book sales
Time Bound Announcements:
Sunday, December 13 is both a Board meeting and 2
CLJII—Tuesday is Deck the Halls day on Amazon, so he wants people to
download his free book that day.
Old Business: Procedural elections
Nominations for president:
Gavin Claypool 
Nick Smith 
Ed nominatef Rob Powell, who clumsily declines
Frank nominatef Deborah, she declined
Gavin Claypool was elected
David nominated Deborah, but only if she gets the club name right
Scott nominated Gizmo, who declined
While NOT using the green radioactive radishcolored ballot,
Deborah was elected by acclamation.
Elayne nominated Jeromy 
Deborah nominated Ed Hooper 
Eric nominates Michelle, but Elayne pointed out that Michelle is already co-
treasurer, and is thus not eligible
Marcia nominated Scratch, who declined
Greg nominated David, who declined
Jeromy was elected as registrar
Jeromy nominated Karl
Michelle nominated Nick and Karl, who collectively accepted 
Karl then withdrew Jeromy's nomination of Karl
George nominated The Emperor, who declined imperially
Ed Hooper nominates Joe Zeff, who accepted 
June nominates Jack Harness, who posthumously declined
Joe nominated Matthew, whose wife had been given instructions to decline
Voting used a ballot “Visible from space”
The team of Nick and Karl won
New Business: none
CLJII has been watching the new Fargo series, 2
you count a flying saucer.
Gavin—adaptation of Childhood's End will begin next Monday.
Francis Hamit has a new book out on security, a professional one. Also
Leigh StrotherVirn is still undiagnosed.
Since Gavin will be busy for a while on Thursdays, so buy your DVDs now.
Frank is going in for prostate surgery.
CLJII says we don't want to see his scar.
Marcia says that Jim Hines is still saying nice things about LosCon on social
Milt: Retro Hugos for the year 1940 at the Kansas City Worldcon. Year of
eligibility and length. If This Goes On by Heinlein was too short to qualify, but
the Gray Lensman is eligible in the best novel category.
Francis announced that Gavin has been editing books for him for publication,
and did a superb job.
Adjournment at: 9:31 pm