We invite our members, friends, family, and all Montreal area fandom to join us for our annual Holiday Feast, which will happen on December 9th,18:00h, at the Irish Embassy Pub and Grill, http://www.irish-embassy.com/ , 1234 Bishop, just below Ste-Catherine.
The holiday menu is now confirmed with the pub and will feature a choice of salad or soup, brownie or apple cake, and a choice of one of these main dishes:
Prime Rib au jus, Maple glazed salmon, Turkey dinner, Linguine Pomodoro.
The cost of the meal is 25$ + taxes and 17% gratuity, except for the linguine which is vegetarian, and is priced at 20$
Please RSPV to <email@example.com> not obligatory, in case you get a sudden urge to drop in, but the pub appreciates getting the number of seats right.
There will be raffle prizes!!
There will be fun!
The theme is: Surprise! Wear your brightest (or silliest!)) seasonal sweater or hat!
Danny Sichel is writing reviews of the short story collection, This is my Funniest. You can access Danny’s reviews from the menu above, under the Contributor’s tab.
I have also uploaded Sylvain’s pictures of the 2016 Holiday Feast, which you will find under the Members Only tab. This page is password protected. If you are a member and have forgotten the password to access these pages, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Uploaded to the MonSFFA members pages: Photos from the OVMF Dr Who concert, and the Christmas Feast photos.
A couple of stories from the Montreal Gazette.
MonSFFA members can now access photos from the Christmas Party and the Dr Who concert. The usual password applies, contact <email@example.com> if you have forgotten it. Our thanks to Sylvain and Fern for the photos.
Recently, people have been particularly conscious of the lack of diversity in fandom. No women were nominated for the BD awards, the Oscars are lily-white, and the Puppies are barking at the Hugos–again! Sometimes it seems frivolous, but now and then we have to stop and think, as for instance this article which appeared yesterday in the Montreal Gazette. Those graphs showing the difference in male/female roles in Disney Princess movies are scary, especially when you realize this is what might be shaping the future of our daughters.
“New research has uncovered a disturbing trend in Disney’s modern princess franchise. On average, men have three times as many lines as women, according to linguists Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer. While that’s understandable in “The Little Mermaid,” as Ariel literally loses her voice — there’s a surprising irony to the lack of dialogue in a film such as “Frozen”, which features two sisters as the protagonists.”
No kidding–males speak more than 50% of Frozen–but the protagonists are sisters?
The annual MonSFFA holiday feast was a huge success. The food was excellent, as was the service. It was noisy, though, since there was a hockey game on. (Of course, there was!!)
Keith did a fabulous job on the raffle prizes this year. They were all individually wrapped, and winners had to pick from the pile, so no one knew quite what they were getting. I don’t remember all the winners, but Josée won a jigsaw puzzle that will be 6 feet long when finished–if she ever finishes it!– and Mark Nadeau won a collection of Enterprise pins by the TWPG, one of only ten made. Sylvain won a novel, Krampus, which has just been released as a movie. The Fernster went home with David Brin’s Existence.
We were delighted to have our ex-President, Bernard Reischl, and his lady, Stephanie, in attendance as well.
So, again, a huge thank you to Keith, and to the staff of the Irish Embassy Pub on Bishop Street.
For 2016, may all your days be merry and bright, and may all the MonSSFen sign up for panel discussions, presentations, workshops… heh, hey, hey, or the Krampus will get ya next Christmas!
Saturday, December 5, 18:00 at the Irish Embassy Pub and Grill.
1234 Bishop Street, Montreal
Family and friends are welcome, but please note that the pub does not allow minors.
We get to choose 3 of these for the set menu, which we will finalize at the Nov 22nd meeting.
Cost is 25$ plus taxes and gratuity. Appetiser, dessert incl.
They do take debit cards now!
Prime Rib Au Jus
Gaspor Pork Belly
Kamouraska Lamb Shank
Turkey Dinner Plate
Vegetarian Curry *
*vegetarian option is offered at a reduced price of $20.
Every menu will include the Vegetarian curry
as a fourth option.