Confusion Video Subprogram meeting minutes

transcribed by Doug Burbidge. ALL CAPS and spelling errors faithfully reproduced.

I have some minutes from Confusion, which later merged with Swancon 19. They’re rather good, so I’ll reproduce the first one that doesn’t contain WingDings. I think these are minutes for the video subcommittee, which given ConFusion’s media bent was probably a fairly important subcommittee.


MEETING 1 OCTOBER 1993

0. COFFEE FOR SUE ANN – NO SUGAR , SORRY EVERYONE.
1. ACCOMMODATION AT THE VENUE IS IN TWO TOWERS. WE WILL TRY TO BOOK CONSECUTIVE FLOORS ON BOTH TOWERS IN ORDER TO PLAY BLOCK WARS. ROD TO GO WITH MARK BIVEN TO SEE THE VENUE SOME TIME IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS TO PROCURE A FLOOR PLAN (9 FROM OUTER SPACE).
..STOP PRESS… STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS.
AT THE TIME OF GOING TO PRINT A MEETING HAS BEEN SET UP FOR THE 14TH WITH MARK AND ROD AND THE VENUE.STOP.HOPE TO HAVE SOMETHING FOR THIS MEETING.STOP.WILL INFORM YOU ALL ON SATURDAY.STOP…
..STOP PRESS… STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS.

2. PETER COOPER OWES MONEY TO SUE ANN
SUE ANN OWES MONEY
TEACHERS ARE MORE RELIABLE THAN STUDENTS – NOT!
SUE ANN USED MARK BIVEN AS A MUSSEL TO FORCE STUDENTS TO PAY UP. HAVE YOU SEEN THE SIZE OF MARK COMPARED TO A YEAR EIGHT STUDENT!
3. SUE ANN IS WORRIED ABOUT THE LACK OF HOT WATER, POOR THING
4. THE WIND WAS REALLY BAD IN ROCKING HAM
5. SUE ANN BOUGHT THE MINTS AND THE TRUMPS BOUGHT THE BISCUITS, THANKS GUYS
6. STILL NO NEWS ON POPCORN SPENDING.
7. APOLOGIES-
    SUE ANN FOR EXISTING
    TOM FOR NOT BEING THERE
    SUE ANN FOR THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT (NOTE: SEE APOLOGY NO1)
    GOD FOR AMERICANS
8. SOME ONE MISSPELLED THE CONSTITUTION FOR WEST LODGE – IT’S IN A MESS
9. SUE ANN WILL ASK SOME ONE TO ASK THE INDIVIDUALS WHO BOUGHT THE POPCORN FOR ****CON ABOUT THE SPENDING FOR THE POPCORN
10. THIS IS THE SECOND OFFICIAL CONFUSION VIDEO SUBPROGRAM MEETING!
11. WORLD ART DECO CONGRESS MEETING IN PERTH THIS WEEKEND, SAM INVITED THEM OVER TO OUR HOUSE! LOTS OF CLEANING.
12. VENUE FOR THE PARTY FOR ROOM MANAGERS
  THE NOMINATIONS ARE
    SUE ANN’S
    TOM’S
    ROD AND SAM’S
13. ANDREW IS THE POOF1 BOY
14. GERRY ANDERSON SHOULD BE A VIDEO ROOM MANAGER FOR AT LEAST ONE SESSION
HIS WIFE? ALSO
15. GET GERRY DOWN TO BUSINESS CLASS PLEASE!
16. SUE ANN HAS A BIG BOSS AND HAD TO GROVEL TO HER ABOUT MOVING NORTH
17. TOM HAS A VIDEO EDITING MACHINE
18. BACK DROPS LOOK PROMISING, CANVASE ON SCAFFOLDING
  -ANDERSON THEME
  -CONTROL ROOM ON TRACY ISLAND
19. DON’T EVER PUT DRY ICE INTO A PLASTIC BUCKET.
ENOUGH SAID.
20. AUDIO ROOM ON HOLD UNTIL WE HAVE A FLOOR PLAN – SEE ITEM 2.
21. BRAD SMART WILL NOW BE KNOWN AS BARD SMART BY HIS OWN REQUEST.
22. ITEM FOR THE MAIN PROGRAMME
  WORLD BUILDING RUN BY LEIGH EDMONS
            CRIS STRONACH
23. CONSTITUTION FOR THE VIDEO SUBPROGRAM
I HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING YET, I WILL DO SOMETHING SOON

1 NOTE ON PRONOUNCIATION
OOF AS IN ALOOF NOT AS IN “POOTER”

24. NEXT VIDEO MEETING
SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER
12 NOON   HERE
25. QUOTE FROM SUE ANN
“I DON’T THINK THAT THAT HAS BEEN SHOWN SINCE THE LAST TIME IT WAS ON”
26. CARTOONS ON FROM 6:00am TO 8:00am AND 6:00pm TO 8:00pm
27. GOEFF TILLEY HAS KINDLY VOLENTEERED TO BE A ROOM MANAGER
‘NOTE: SO HAS ANDREW GISSING CONDITIONAL TO HIM TURNING UP’
28. SET UP SOME SORT OF A TIME TABLE FOR COPYING AND EDITING
29. SAM CAME HOME AND SHOWED US WHERE THE SUGAR IS, WHERE THE SUGAR WAS AND WHERE THE SUGAR WILL BE.


I was wrong — this one does have WingDings — the mention of “SWANCON” in point 9 has the first four letters WingDing’ed in the original.

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