Sunday, November 30, 2008

December MFR

Join us on Wednesday December 3rd at 7:00pm at Crossroads Mall for tasty treats from around the world that won't put too much of a bite on your budget!

Something to suit every taste – from the most adventurous to the more conventional. Eateries at the Public market include: Ai Sushi, Boba Express, Bulgogi Korean BBQ, Burney Brothers BBQ, Crossroads CafĂ©, Dragon's Wok, Ebru Mediterranean Grill, indi bite Indian Grill, O'Char Thai, Papaya Vietnamese, Papazzi Pizzeria, Piroshky, Piroshky, Tanpopo Japanese, Thyme for Soup, Torero's Taqueria & Cantina, Ziti Pasta Italiano

Let's meet near the tables close to the the Daily Planet news (magazine rack near 1/2 price books and cold stones).

No RSVPs are required as it is open seating, but if you send us an email it will give us an idea on how many tables we should find near one another. (You can access the original posting with the contact email address by clicking here)

Crossroads Mall Food Court
15600 NE 8TH Street,
Bellevue, WA 98008

From 405 (North or South)
Take the NE 8th Street exit (13B) heading EAST.
Drive approximately 3 miles to 156th Ave. NE. Turn LEFT ONTO 156th Ave. NE
Turn RIGHT into one of the next 4 driveways to Crossroads parking lot.

From SR 520 (Evergreen Floating Bridge)
Take the 148th Ave NE Exit Southbound. (Pass Sears on the left, Fred
Meyer on the right)
Go to NE 8th Street and turn LEFT (east).
Go to 156th Ave. NE and turn LEFT (north).
Turn RIGHT into one of the next 4 driveways to Crossroads parking lot.

From 1-90
Take the Northbound exit at 148th Ave. S.E. (Bellevue College exit)
Continue on 148th Ave. (north) to NE 8th Street and turn RIGHT.
Drive up the hill (east) to the light at 156th Ave. NE and turn LEFT.
Turn RIGHT into one of the next 4 driveways to Crossroads parking lot.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

IMAX in Cascadia

The Pacific Northwest has a wealth of IMAX Theaters to see the best picture quality films available on the planet. This past year, we've seen some major news stories about AMC Theaters announcing IMAX in the Greater Seattle Area. We've also just received word this month that a new IMAX Theater has been announced to open at the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue. I hope this is just the begining of seeing more of these theaters opening in the region.

Here's the most updated list I could create covering IMAX Theaters in Cascadia.

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook - Calgary, Alberta
Scotiabank Theatre West Edmonton - Edmonton, Alberta
Telus World of Science-Edmonton - Edmonton, Alberta

Colossus Langley - Langley, BC
SilverCity Riverport - Richmond, BC
CN IMAX Theatre - Vancouver, BC
OMNIMAX Theatre - Vancouver, BC
National Geographic IMAX Theatre - Victoria, BC

Edwards Boise Statium 21 - Boise, Idaho

Yellowstone IMAX Theatre - West Yellowstone, Mountana

Evergreen Aviation Museum IMAX Theater - McMinnville, Oregon
OMNIMAX Theater at OMSI - Portland, Oregon
Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX - Tigard, Oregon

Lincoln Square Cinemas IMAX Theater - Bellevue, Washington (Opening 2009)
Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX - Lacey, Washington
AMC Loews Alderwood 16 & IMAX Theater - Lynnwood, WA (Opening 2009)
Boeing & Eames IMAX Theaters - Seattle, Washington
Riverfront Park IMAX Theater - Spokane, Washington
AMC Southcenter 16 & IMAX Theater - Tukwila, Washington

Monday, November 3, 2008

November 15th Social at the Pacific Science Center

Please join NWSFS for our November Social at the Pacific Science Center on Saturday, November 15th. The Pacific Science Center is featuring “Lucy’s Legacy the hidden treasures of Ethiopia”.

We will be going to the 1pm admittance. We will meet by the main entrance at 12:30, and get in line at 12:45. If you are late look for us inside.

You will need to buy tickets in advance. If you do not purchase a ticket in advance you most likely will NOT be able to buy one the day of the event.

For tickets and more information:

ADULT (13-64) $23.25
KID (3-5) $11.50
SENIOR (65+) $20.75
YOUTH (6-12) $18.75

NWSFS members are encouraged to attend, and non-members in the SF/Fannish community are welcome, as always. We hope to see you there.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Any good "eats" suggestions from Cascadia fandom?

As the line from the NWSFS MFR page says "Fen are not ashamed (or afraid!) to eat", and while I know my favorite places are to munch and crunch, I would also like to know where other fans like to eat. and not just in the Seattle area but all over the Cascadia region (WA, OR, ID, and BC).

Come on, there has got to be some favorite fan places out there that you would like to share with the rest of fandom!

I bet there's a great burger joint in Bellingham that you want to boast about? What about Pizza in Portland, or meatloaf in Moscow? And I know that there are some excellent food venues up in Vancouver and Victoria.

If you know of a great place for fans to eat, and would like to share with the rest of fandom then leave a comment to this entry. I'll approve it, really! You are always free to comment to this blog. Cheers! ~ Jim

(Yeah I know, the "Pizza in Portland, or meatloaf in Moscow" stuff is really corny. My writing is so-so, and that's all the more reason for other fans to contribute to this blog :)

Star Wars: The Eye of Darkness

Hey gang! Both Isaac and I have been asking if anyone out there knows what happened to the fan film "Star Wars: The Eye of Darkness" that was being shot in and around Tacoma last year?

Here is the URL for the film's site:

If you have any information feel free to drop us a line at: nwsfsnews AT gmail DOT com

I'd also like to take this time to once again beg, plead, whine, and whimper for any local fan (WA, OR, ID, and BC) who has an interest in contributing to this blog to please contact me, so we can discuss what topics you would like to post about and get you set up. There's a lot of news out there and we can use all the help we can get. Cheers ~ Jim