August 24th, 2009

Business Meeting

2009 Main Business Meeting Video Posted

The video of the 2009 Main WSFS Business Meeting held Saturday, August 8, at Anticipation is now online. If you have difficulty viewing the video through Vimeo's online viewer, you can download the video (WMV format) to your machine using the link in the lower right corner of the video's web page.

Vimeo limits users to uploading 500 MB/week, although once uploaded, the files stay up there and new files do not displace them. I plan to post the Site Selection Business Meeting next week.

The Main Business Meeting dealt with amendments to the WSFS Constitution pending ratification after having received initial passage at the 2008 Business Meeting in Denver. The Main Event was the debate over the removal of the Semiprozine Hugo Award. Also on the agenda: The Graphic Story Hugo Award and the explicit expansion of Hugo Award eligibility to electronic (web-based) publication.

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Conrunner Kevin

Mountains and Trains

Heading south on I-5 yesterday toward Yreka, I was sufficiently taken by the view of Mount Shasta to stop for a few minutes at the vista point and take a few photos.

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I then continued the few miles south to Yreka and looked in on the Yreka Western Railroad. Alas, the YWRR has been obliged to cancel its 2009 tourist railroad season.

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It seems like I've never had the time to stop and ride this line when passing through on my way to/from Oregon. Now, unless things improve considerably, I may never get to do so.