March 22nd Meeting

March 22

crazy hatCrazy 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! There will be a prize for best hat!

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.

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.

Montreal Science Fiction and Fantasy Association