The convention schedule is now updated to include model competitions of interest to modellers in our region, and the larger events our members consider to be worth a plane ticket or a very long drive.
Crazy Hat Day at the March 22 meeting! Mad as a March hare – Mad Hatter… we can all wear a weird (yet wonderful) hat! Get creative!
NOON: The Classic Movie Hour (or two) Keith will bring in a few classics, members will pick one to view and discuss.
TWOish: Anime for the SF Fan, a presentation by René Walling.
THREE-THIRTYish: Break, Raffle, MonSFFA news, Table Topics
FOURish: Got Books? EVERYONE (Yes, you too!) brings in a book read recently and tries to “sell” it to us.
FIVISH: Supper at La Cage au Sports.
The February meeting had members coming in from the cold, and others sick with a cold, and some left out in the cold because trains were not running.
So we were few in number, about a dozen or so, I think, but we had a good time.
Sylvain brought some pre-meeting entertainment in the form of romantic tv comics that also led into his presentation on Hanna-Barbera’s Toth years. As usual, the presentation was very slick, using really cool special effects. Cathy inadvertently nicked Keith’s keys, which sent everyone scrambling to find them. Danny gave an excellent presentation on wishes and how they never seem to work the way you expect them to.
The raffle prizes were really good thanks to donations from members, Sylvain in particular. Snacks included Valentine chocolates, candy hearts, and red-iced cupcakes.
Seven of us went for supper at the Cage au Sports, and indulged in more calories.
A really sweet meeting!
Don’t forget to wear red for Valentine’s Day!
National Science Fiction Day
National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2, a date that was chosen to correspond with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
While not an official holiday of any sort (in the sense that it is not recognized or declared by any government), National Science Fiction Day is given some degree of credence by its recognition by organizations such as the Hallmark Channel and by the Scholastic Corporation.