Meeting # 3971, September 19, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Menace of the LASFS

Meeting # 3971, September 19, 2013

Eylat Poliner presiding

Karl Lembke, Scribe

Patron Saint Len Moffatt, June Moffatt

(Portions read at the meeting are highlighted like this.)

President Eylat Poliner called meeting #3971 to order at a metric dozen minutes after 8.  

In honor of National Talk Like a Pirate Day, Michelle Pincus was invited up to explain the Letters of Marque, offered for sale to the membership.

The Menace were read.  Frank Waller bid a dollar to name the Menace, “Arrrrr”. They were so approved.

Marty Cantor announced the imminent publication of this month’s De Profundis.

And less welcome, the passing of Joan Hanke-Woods, Fan Artist Hugo winner in 1986.

During the funeral for Aimee Hoff, we learned that Ms. Bobbie DuFault , co-chair of the 2015 Worldcon in Spokane, Washington, passed.

Patron Saints

Len & June Moffatt

Marty: Both are very nice people. Len’s fannish autobiography is for sale $5 each.

They were TAFF winners, in 72 or 73. June contributes to APA-L.  They have two sons and a daughter. She makes it to the Second Sunday Board Meeting and open house almost every month.

Milt: They edited JDM Bibliophile in honor of John D McDonald, involved in mystery fandom, founded bouchercon.  Len was a member of first fandom, meaning he was in fandom prior to first sf convention.  Jone came along in the 40s. She was married to Eph Konigsberg.  

Darnell: is a friend of June Moffatt on Facebook.  She ties him in posting contests.  Glad to know June Moffatt.

John Hertz:  Len & June were great party hosts.  They had parties at their place, and were part of various semi-formal parties.  They were members of the Petard society, and of the Prestigious International Gourmet society, and would go on expeditions to Farrel’s Ice Cream Parlour.  They were parents-by-choice to many fans.

Len was somewhat agnostic, but the two were saintly in every earthly respect.

Marty Cantor: Len was in WWII.  He was on Sai-Pan when the war against Japan ended, and at the time he was preparing for the invasion of Japan.  He wound in Japan during the occupation, a corpsman in Nagasaki, and he took care of civilians.  Corpsmen weren’t supposed to, but if they could dig up supplies, they did what they could for civilians.

Joe Zeff: Len once told me when the announcement came of the surrender, he was in the middle of a field exercise, a live fire exercise.  They were told to continue with the exercise.  The pilots hadn’t gotten the word yet, and they didn’t want anyone hit.

John Hertz; both have been exemplary in one other sense.  Both were interested in SF and Fantasy and are fun-loving.

Read the autobiography, and it’s worth reading.  A survey of SF fandom of the 20th century.

Patron Saints Len & June Moffatt were given three cheers and another fan fund win!

Upcoming programming:

26th, Dr Who Presentation.  Sarah Goldberg will represent the most recent doctors, and Ed Hooper will discuss the past doctors.

10/3, Forry Awards

10/12,. twilight zone episodes written by members of the club

17 auction

24 Tom Safer presents animated Marvel Super Heroes

31 Autumn Holiday Party

Zach rose to announce the launch of a new reading series, Shades and Shadows.  A reading series for SF and dark horror.  Please show up, or if you’re published, looking for readers for future events. Location California Institution of Abnormal Arts, Burbank just off Lankershim.  

11334 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood.

One of the old theaters there. Doors open at 8. September 28.  $10 admission

Registrar Michelle introduced guests

Mitch Scaff, aka Trenton C Humble

Zach Fromson,

and Kevin Pollard.

No Old business

No New business.

Committee Reports


Fannish Committee Reports:

David Okamura had a moment of science. Marine archeologists are attempting to raise the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard’s ship.  It was discovered in 1996, and recently confirmed.  They hope to have the artifacts raised by 2014.

Earlier this month, Barry Clifford was on his last dive of the season at another pirate ship site.  He found Black Sam’s treasure. Black Sam managed to harvest quite a bit, including two ships, carrying 400,000 pieces of eight.

October 5 will see the first of a series of costume workshops.  Show up and learn to make costumes. Start time is 11AM.

There are fliers: Monday at 10 am, Palms Rancho Park library has a Ray Bradbury event. At 11, interview with Harlan Ellison and George Clayton Johnson.

We had an auction.  




It being very late, It was moved and seconded that we adjourn.

We adjourned at 9:50 or so.

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