Please Note: A correction was made since this was first posted. I had stupidly pasted the June meeting smack into the middle of the May meeting.
We have swapped the programming for the May and June meetings. This is so that our book sale will come after the SPCA booksale. I usually get some really good books off the SPCA sale to add some new content to our sale.
If you have books to donate to the sale, please bring them early on the morning of the 12th of June. Set up will begin at 10 AM. As usual, volunteers at the set up get first crack at the books!.
This is the revised schedule for the next three meetings.
Apr 17: We have an early start, NOON, with the return of the Sunday Movie Matinée, hosted by Keith. Following the classic film, and discussion of its merits, we will have a presentation by René Walling on the Bandes Desinées, AKA les BDs. And then, the culmination of 9 months work: the actual filming of our very own Stop Motion Project.
May 15: Cities of the Future! will be hosted by Sylvain St-Pierre. Mega cities like Trantor, cities in the clouds (Star Trek, Star Wars) underground (Caves of Steel) how has SF, past and present, viewed the future of urban life? How realistic are their predictions? If we travelled back to the founding of Montreal, how would the colonists react to our predictions of current life here?
A panel discussion will follow: Seeing the Past through Rose-Tinted Glasses. A bit of nostalgia–remembering the books, comics, TV shows of our youth. How well do they pass the test of time? Why did we love them so? Would our kids enjoy them at all? The classic age of SF is said to be about 15… Would you agree?
Board Games: Various members will be bringing their favourite SF/F-based board games to share.
June 12: Our Annual second hand book sale! Donations of gently used books are gratefully accepted. After which, we have tentatively scheduled a game of something or other to be determined by the group.