Meeting # 4049, Mar 19, 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Meeting # 4049, Mar 19, 2015

Matthew Tepper presiding

Karl Lembke, Scribe

Patron Saint Dan Deckert

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

President Matthew Tepper gaveled meeting #4049 to order at 8:00

Harlan Ellison is going to be here to have conversations with members, not to be a BNP and autograph books.The date is on March 26, two weeks from today.

Matthew Tepper mentioned the passing of filmmaker Ib Melchior, responsible for Angry Red Planet and other movies. This means he won’t be at the paperback show.  Darn.

Menace from last meeting were read.  David Okamura bid $0.5 to name them “I’m saving for the auction.” They were so accepted.

We do have some money in the treasury:

You can’t spend any of it.

Committee Reports

Programs (Matthew Tepper)

3/26/15: A local author will speak and not sign books.

4/2/15: American Grotesque, a book by Larry Latelle

March 28, a celebration of the life and career of Leonard Nimoy. Bring guests.

Upcoming will be a Marc Schirmeister video slide show.

Tom Safer regrets having to cancel TSPC this Saturday because of having to participate in a memorial service.  He will return on 4/18 with a screening of “Frozen”.

Loscon Meeting is March 29, starting at 1 PM. Please join us, bring ideas and reports.

We honored tonight’s Patron Saint:

Patron Saint Dan Deckert

Joe Zeff recalls back when he was a regularly attending member, he was a regular attender to APA-L with Entropy N.  He finished his run with issue number 500 of his zine.

Tepper: Attended from 70s to 80s. He presided over the club for at least one term.

He met and married the eldest of the Cook sisters, Danise. Both are amateur radio operators, and live somewhere in Missouri.

From the Hagiography:

Fan artist

worked at Hughes Air Craft before moving to Iowa.  He was also responsible for some nice fan art.

Known for the parliamentary maneuver of "All in favor say 'aye', all opposed say 'aye'..."

Said to be descended from both Andrew Jackson and Zachary Taylor

worked programming at Bucconeer (Worldcon 1998, Baltimore, Maryland)

One of the first members of the Board of Directors and served as chair for a time. 

Chaired a Loscon

Patron Saint Dan Deckert was given three cheers and all those in favor say “aye”.

David Okamura had a moment of science.

The largest moon in the jupiter system is ganymede. It has a large icy shell and a huge ocean, and seems to have more water than all of Earth. It’s the only moon to have its own magnetic field. The water is evening out fluctuations in the field.

Here on earth, Neanderthals turned out to have more culture than we thought. They’ve found white tail eagle claws that have been worked on, and date from before H sapiens arrived.

Remember the battleship Musashi? They found it using a self-propelled mini submersible that followed the terrain.

Jerry Pournelle had two comments:

Ganymede has more salt water than earth does. It’s quite possible there’s life in those oceans.

NASA successfully tests an engine that uses no fuel, violates laws of physics.

(Discover magazine link)

Registrar Ed Hooper announced nothing in particular.

Announcements, Regular or Time Bound

Nick Smith announced Saturday, Pasadena Public Library has a free concert, Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere, which has done a number of fannish pieces, including Also Sprach Zarathustra.

David Okamura announced an exhibit of the only flying B-29 fortress at the Van Nuys airport until Sunday.

Matthew Tepper announced the Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collector’s Show, at Glendale Civic Auditorium. Admission $5. There may be a few locals signing there.

No Old Business!

No new business!


Christian McGuire reviewed I Zombie, an adaptation of the comic book. It’s a TV show on CW. It didn’t suck. It’s actually quite entertaining.


SHIELD has been getting more and more interesting and strange.

And there is a Hollywood Sci-Fi museum.

Put chairs away.

Adjournment: It was moved and seconded, and we adjourned to the auction at 8:42 PM

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