We were to start at 11 AM with the MonSFFA Sunday morning matinée, but had to cancel that since the DVDs arrived too late to be shown before 13:00. The time wasn’t wasted, however, since the few members who came early spent the time talking about plans for next year, how to get more use out of our website, Yahoo group, and so on.
Sylvain and Keith gave a wonderful presentation on spaceship design. Sylvain started with the earliest humans, and the fascination we had, and STILL have with flight. He showed many examples of designs for flying machines, some of which worked, and others that hadn’t a hope of lifting off the ground. Keith continued with the space ships of Science Fiction television and movies, again some well imagined and others highly improbably, but COOL looking. And some that were neither!
After the break, and a few announcements, we talked a bit about next year, but had to cut that short since the presentation had been longer than expected. (and was so interesting, we could even have gone on for another hour!) Then we got out the crayons, scissors, construction paper, and began work on the sets for our stop motion project. There is still a lot to do, but we might be ready to begin the actual photography work in February.
We thought we would be having our after meeting supper at La Cage au Sports, Bell Centre, but being a bunch of geeks, we had not known there was a hockey match that night until we saw the crowds outside all the restaurants. We were so disorganized about deciding where to go, and how to get there, we managed to lose poor Danny, and Keith started turning into a Popsicle. (Some of us think it’s still summer) Eventually, we wound up at the Deli Planet, which had a good menu at reasonable prices.
We also have homework: Get the hockey schedule & do a recon of the restaurants in the area of the hotel, always have a back up restaurant in case we can’t get in the first choice, so members who are delayed will know where to find us.
You will find more pictures in the members’ section. There are more to be added later, so do check back in a few days.