March 22nd Meeting

We moved our meeting to the 22nd to avoid the St Patrick’s Day Parade, then the Parade moved to the 22nd to avoid the manif against police brutality, but the latter wanting to celebrate “La St-Patrack” also moved to the 22nd.

If you can, approach the hotel from the south, or come early  (Doors open at 10 AM), enjoy our movie matinée at noon, and avoid the traffic hurdles.

“The parade begins at noon at Fort St. and ends approximately three hours later at Phillips Square. Meanwhile, anti-police demonstrators are expected to start protesting close by — at the corner of Guy St. and de Maisonneuve Blvd. — at 1:30 p.m., just as the parade floats by.”

Introducing the first MonSFFA SF movie matinée

We’re introducing a NEW EVENT that we think you’ll enjoy!
On a semi-regular schedule beginning this month, we’ll review classic sci-fi movies chosen by you, our members! Show up early for our March 22 meeting and vote for your favourite of five vintage sci-fi films we’ll have available!

Learn about the details of production, how the special effects were achieved in a pre-digital era, and the reasons the film is considered an exceptional example of the genre, or a masterpiece of sci-fi cinema!

Details, with list of available movies here.

View the poster here.

 

Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Keith Braithwaite

 

SpockLeonard Nimoy passed away on February 27 at age 83, succumbing to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an aliment the cause of which he firmly believed was his unfortunate smoking habit, despite his having given it up 30 years ago. He is survived by his wife, two children, numerous grandchildren, and an older brother. News of his death occasioned accolades from his Star Trek co-stars, NASA astronauts, U.S. president Barack Obama, and Trekkers the world over.

READ MORE:  Tribute & favourite Spock quotes from TV and film.

March 22 meeting

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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.

February meeting, quick re-cap

dragon in colour copyGreetings, MonSSFen and Friends:

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!

Hello world!

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(Corrected) IMPULSE for February 2015 is now available for download!

 

Next Meeting: February 15, 2015

Not to be missed! Two great presentations!

Hanna-Barbera: The designers and animators from Hanna-Barbera have brought us numerous enjoyable genre pieces that are still remembered fondly by many of us. Of particular note are the creations of the late Alex Toth, of which we will cover a few in this panel.

AND

Wishing Well, Wishing Ill: Genies, Leprechauns, and Monkey’s Paws

Don’t forget to wear red for Valentine’s Day!