Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Reminder: Steamcon meeting this Sunday

The next Steamcon organizational meeting is:

Sunday, August 2nd at 3:00 P.M. at the Capitol Hill branch of the Seattle Public Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E. Seattle WA

The parking in the library garage is free, but it does fill up.

For future reference, the next meeting will be:
September 13th 2:30-5:30, at the Seattle Airport Marriott. Parking should be free for this meeting.

The next one will be October 4th at the Marriott
Time to be announced., Parking will be $6.00

Diana Vick- Vice Chair of Steamcon
www.steam-con.com
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Boxcar Astronaut for 07/26/09

Boxcar Astronaut

Boxcar Astronaut - Boxcar Astronaut #124: Star gaze'n in Hi-Def!
Greetings, Fellow Astronauts! After a somewhat lack luster introduction to the wonders of star gazing, Devin seems to be warming up to the heavenly show. The question is, if the meteor shower is so spectacular that it can win over a cynic like Devin, why doesn't Ben want a turn on the telescope? Could it have something to do with Robot superior technology? Find out in this week's All New Boxcar Astronaut!

Repost: [nwsfs-announcements] NWSFS SFM Outing: Jim Henson's Fantastic World

Sunday – August 02, 2009 – 1:00 PM NWSFS Outing to the Science Fiction Museum for: Jim Henson's Fantastic World

Jim Henson (1936-1990)—artist, puppeteer, film director and producer—created elaborate imaginary worlds filled with unique characters, objects, environments and even languages and cultures. His work is enjoyed in dozens of languages in more than 100 countries. Jim Henson's Fantastic World offers a rare peek into the imagination and creative genius of this multitalented innovator and creator of Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and other beloved characters. See web site for details of exhibit: http://www.empsfm.org/exhibitions/index.asp?articleID=1336

Though the exhibit is open from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, let’s gather near the ticket counter at 1pm to enter. We need 15 people for a group rate, but many of you already have memberships we may not be able to reach 15 non members. Also, on the NWSFS web site we have a $5 coupon.

If you plan to attend, please let us know by July 31: Email at info@nwsfs.org or call the NWSFS info hotline 360.438.0871. Thanks

Experience Music Project / Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (EMP|SFM) is located in the landmark Frank Gehry (looks like crashed spaceship) building at the Base of the Space Needle at 325 5th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109. For directions and parking options, see: http://www.empsfm.org/visit/index.asp?categoryID=161

Fun Fact: During a scene in The Muppets Take Manhattan, the film makers needed to show rats making pancakes. The crew tried paint, which was so caustic it etched stainless steel bowls, but ended up with real pancake batter

Michael Citrak
Northwest Science Fiction Society - Chair
www.nwsfs.org

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Boxcar Astronaut for 07/19/09

Boxcar Astronaut

Boxcar Astronaut - Boxcar Astronaut #123: Meteor shower or meteor drip?
Greetings, Fellow Astronauts! After hours of patiently waiting, the meteor shower has finally begun. However, while Ben is totally enthralled with the celestial light show, Devin seems more interested in reading his comic book. Can Ben persuade Devin that the natural wonder of this heavenly event is worth peeking at? Will Devin be impressed, or will he be underwhelmed by the lack of flashy action and special effects? Tune in to the latest All New Boxcar Astronaut to find out!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Boxcar Astronaut for 07/12/09

Boxcar Astronaut

Boxcar Astronaut - Boxcar Astronaut #122: Campout countdown!
Greetings, Fellow Astronauts! This week, our hero, Ben, learns some amazing news that will set the boys up for an adventure unlike any they've ever experienced. According to the local news paper, there will be a "Huge Meteor Shower Tonight"! Ever the fan of anything to do with outer space, Ben decides that the boys need to camp out under the stars in order to witness the full glory of this heavenly display. Does Devin, however share Ben's enthusiasm? Check out this week's All New Boxcar Astronaut to find out!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Steamcon Meeting This Sunday - July 12, 2009

The next Steamcon organizational meeting is:

Sunday, July 12th at 3:00 P.M. at the Capitol Hill branch of the Seattle Public Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E. Seattle WA

The parking in the library garage is free, but it does fill up.

For future reference, the next meeting will be: August 2nd (usual time and place)


Also the Steampunk Swapmeet is this Saturday. On Saturday July 11th at the All Pilgrim’s Church (lower level) we will be holding a Steampunk swapmeet/jumble/garage sale/ flea market thingy. It is the unifying theme for this event, but not a strict parameter. We are sort of time traveling sales folk, which also fits the genre, don’t you think?

All Pilgrim’s Church (lower level), 500 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102.

Noon to 6:00 PM. - Admission is free.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Boxcar Astronaut for 07/05/09

Boxcar Astronaut

Boxcar Astronaut - Boxcar Astronaut #121: Set zap guns to annoy!
Greetings, Fellow Astronauts! There's nothing like the love between a boy and his dog. The same is true for our hero and his beloved little canine buddy. However, Ben and Diogee have always had a give and take relationship. Take this week's strip, for instance. Diogee tries to simply take a nap, and Ben sneaks up and gives him the business end of his toy blaster! Check out yet another intimate portrait of a boy and his dog in this week's All New Boxcar Astronaut
!