Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wayward - Egg Nog is here! Horror Reading! Trick or Treating!

Posted on behalf of Wayward Coffeehouse:

Egg Nog is here! Come get your Egg Nog Latte! Or if you’re feeling like something a little different but still seasonally festive go for an Egg Nog Chai!

It’s the weekend of Samhain aka Hallowe’en aka All Hallow’s Eve (as well as a bunch of other names for describing the next few days ... ) ... and we have several events happening in and around Wayward to help celebrate the holiday variations.

Friday, October 29, is our annual “Halloween Horror Reading”
with the return of our resident local author, Michael Montoure. This year he will be joined by another local writer Jenna M. Pitman for an evening of dark tales and chilling stories. Please note: stories have adult themes and this reading event is not recommended for younger children.

And on
Saturday we will be participating in the Greenwood “Trick or Treat” festivities along with many other businesses along Greenwood. Come out with the wee ones dressed in their Halloween finery to collect sugary treats. Start the costumed trek at Wayward so you can have your own caffeine treat (how about that Egg Nog Latte or maybe a hot Apple Cider?) to keep you warm as you stroll the neighborhood. We look forward to seeing everyone out in fabulous costumes!

Everyone at Wayward sends you festive wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Walk with others, dress for the weather, make sure you’re visible, hold the wee one’s hands if you’re trick or treating in neighborhoods, and be sure to have a designated driver if you’re heading off to parties! Celebrate, have fun, and be safe!

FRIDAY, October 29 HALLOWEEN HORROR READING: Michael Montoure + Jenna M. Pitman

8 - 10 pm, no cover
This year’s theme is “Listen Closely” ... please remember the readings tonight are thriller/horror stories with adult themes and are not suitable for young children.

SATURDAY, October 30 EVENT: Greenwood Safe Trick-or-Treat

12 - 3 pm, no cover
Visit all the participating businesses (that includes Wayward!) with your children in costume for a safe trick-or-treating experience. We look forward to seeing everyone in costume!

Wayward Coffeehouse, it's better than a plan

Mon-Fri: 630 am - 11 pm / Sat-Sun: 7 am - 11 pm
8570 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
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Upcoming Yasmine Galenorn Book Signing

Yasmine Galenorn Book Signing
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Open House/Meet-and-Greet at The Writers' Cottage in Gilman Village.

The Pacific Northwest Writers Association invites you to an Open House and Book Signing Saturday Oct. 30 at The Writers' Cottage (Suite #8) in Gilman Village.

The Open House, from 3 pm to 6 pm, will feature a number of bestselling Northwest authors. Befitting the Halloween weekend, mystery, thrillers and fantasy will be heavily represented. There also will be complimentary refreshments.

The event is open to everyone.

Authors include:

   * Kevin O'Brian, NY Times bestselling author of The Last Victim,
Killing Spree, and One Last Scream. His latest thriller, Vicious, was
released in May to critical acclaim.
   * Mike Lawson, author of several bestselling thrillers, including
The Inside Ring, The Second Perimeter, House Rules, House Secrets, and
his latest, House Justice.
   * Yasmine Galenorn, author of the NY Times bestselling Otherworld
series, the most recent of which include Demon Mistress, Bone Magic,
and the forthcoming Harvest Hunting.
   * Sheila Roberts bestselling author of Bikini Season, Love In
Bloom, Angel Lane, and On Strike For Christmas, which is being made
into a TV movie.

For more information, call The Writers' Cottage at (425) 673-BOOK (2665).

Friday, October 22, 2010

Witches Ball and Masquerade

Posted on behalf of Michael Stonecastle:

Witches Ball and Masquerade

Tomorrow at 7:00pm - Sunday at 12:00am

LocationSkagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 West Section Street
Mount Vernon, WA.

Created By

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Come one come all, it's a Masquerade and Witches Ball.

We are celebrating Samhain (Halloween) and the lives of our loved ones who have passed by having a party! We are honoring life by donating the proceeds of this event to All Breed Rez-Q, to support those who are saving lives. All Breed Rez-Q is an equine and other large animal rescue, in Marysville WA. Please have a look at their web site,

Come in cos...tume, be prepared to shop till you drop with our vendors and dance your shoes off. A raffle is planned, as well as prizes for your creative costumes. Have your photo taken with your friends in front of the veil to the Underworld. Enjoy a copy mailed to you for $3 each or 2 for $5.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

This is an event for adults. We would be happy to see teens 16 and older with an adult.

When you think about where you will be spending your hard earned cash, remember you could be helping all the pretty horses live long, happy and healthy lives when otherwise they may not have had that chance.

Please contact myself, Angela Beland through FaceBook if you have questions. If you would like to make a donation directly to All Breed Rez-Q, please follow the above link and donate on their site.

November MFR

 Posted on behalf of Jeanine Swanson - NWSFS Vice Chair:

Thursday, November 11th at 7:00 P.M. (new time)  -  Flap Jacks Wafflehouse

Please join NWSFS on Thursday, November 11th (Veteran’s day) at 7:00 P.M. for one of Rogers’s favorite Restaurants, Flap Jacks’s.

The Restaurant is at 13806 First Avenue South in Burien. The phone number is (206) 838-7480.

RSVP to or the hotline at (425) 68-NWSFS. 

Reservations will be confirmed with the restaurant so we will not be able to accept responses later than the evening of November 9th.

From I-5
Exit 154 to SR 518 to Burien. The 518 freeway turns into a city street. Go past *two* sets of traffic lights (which are to 509 North and 509 South) and the *third* set is at 1st Avenue S. Turn right on 1st Avenue S. Continue past Fred Meyers and the Kennedy School, Flap Jacks will be on your right. If you pass Jiffy Lube, you have gone too far.

The Seattle-based Northwest Science Fiction Society is one of the largest science fiction groups of its kind in the world. Our members can be found in numerous states plus Canada. Though oriented towards literary forms of science fiction, the interests of our members cover all aspects of the field and we reflect their diversity. Whether you are a reader, dreamer, media fan, professional or just like science fiction in all its forms, there is something for you

NWSFS and Norwescon are part of Science Fiction Northwest (SFN), a non-profit umbrella corporation. The early beginnings of the Northwest Science Fiction Society trace back to the mists of time. Well, to 1976. Greg Bennett with a handful of friends formed NWSFS (pronounced Nizz-Fizz) so that people with an interest in science fiction could meet, have parties, do things together and at the same time provide a pool for the 1981 World Science Fiction Convention Committee.

Celebrity Battlestar Galactica Media Events at EMP

Posted on behalf of EMP|SFM:

Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition World Premiere
Features Star-Studded Media Events October 22 at Seattle’s EMP|SFM

SEATTLE, WA—Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum’s (EMP|SFM) Battlestar Galactica:  The Exhibition features exclusive star-studded preview events with actors and producers from the shows, three full-size spaceships, costumes, and props from the original and re-imagined series. Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition opens to the public October 23, 2010 and runs through March 4, 2012 at EMP|SFM in Seattle. The exhibition will be presented on EMP’s third level. Battlestar Galactica will become a traveling exhibition in 2012 after its premiere at EMP|SFM.


11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.    Battlestar Galactica Cast Interviews – JBL Theater
Media Q&A with Battlestar Galactica producers and cast: Ronald D. Moore, Edward James Olmos, Richard Hatch, Kate Vernon

                                    Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition Media Tour – Milestones Gallery
EMP½SFM curator Brooks Peck gives an exclusive preview tour of the exhibition before it opens to the public

5:30p.m.- 6:00p.m.    Celebrity Red Carpet – EMP Main Lobby
Featuring Battlestar Galactica producers and cast: Ronald D. Moore, Glen A. Larson, Edward James Olmos, Richard Hatch, Kate Vernon

7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.     Exclusive Media & Member Preview – Sky Church & Milestones Gallery
First look at the exhibition for members, and special presentation with Battlestar Galactica producers and cast

To make special arrangements for video, audio, photography or live feeds, please contact Anita Woo at 206-262-3245 or email at

Wayward - live music and seasonal drink suggestions

Posted on behalf of Wayward Coffeehouse:

The forecasters say storm clouds are heading this way but we have the tasty seasonal treats to keep you warm and cozy no matter what the weather is like outside. So come down to Wayward for hot Apple Cider or a delicious Pumpkin Latte. And don’t forget to try our new and very popular Ginger Mocha!

This Friday we welcome Alice Evans + Tai Shan for an evening of indie rock. Two performers means twice the talent from 8 - 10 pm.

And on Saturday we welcome back Dharma Heart Band for an evening of “lyrical keyboard magic”! A great night for the whole family to come down and enjoy some live music together.

PLANNING AHEAD: Looking for something spooky to do in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve weekend? We have our annual “Halloween Horror Reading” on Friday, October 29th, 8 - 10 pm, with one of our favorite local authors, Michael Montoure. This year he will be joined by local writer Jenna M. Pitman for an evening of dark tales and chilling stories. Please note: stories may have adult themes and this reading event is not recommended for younger children.

FRIDAY, October 22 LIVE MUSIC: Alice Evans + Tai Shan
8 - 10 pm, no cover
Indie rock.

SATURDAY, October 23 LIVE MUSIC: Dharma Heart Band
8 - 10 pm, no cover
“lyrical keyboard magic”

Wayward Coffeehouse, it's better than a plan
Mon-Fri: 630 am - 11 pm / Sat-Sun: 7 am - 11 pm
8570 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
Twitter: WaywardCoffee
Facebook: Wayward Coffee House 

October 24th - Last Steamcon General meeting before the con

This is the last general meeting before the convention.

Sunday Octobr 24th

2:00-5:00 PM
Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 South 176th Street
Seattle, WA

If you have any questions, do not respond to this message.  Email  Thank you.

Richard Thieme and Mind Games the science fiction collection at Ada's Nov 6

Richard Thieme
MIlwaukee WI 53217

Richard Thieme is the Featured Author in November at Ada's Technical Books in downtown Seattle. He will be reading from his new work of fiction, “Mind Games,” and signing copies of "Mind Games" and "Islands in the Clickstream," a collection of his think pieces on the impacts of technology, at Ada's on Broadway East in Seattle WA on

*SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6 2010 at 4:30 P.M.*

Ada's Technical Books

713 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wayward - live music and the Cobalt City Timeslip anthology release party

Posted on behalf of Wayward Coffeehouse:

Whether math class is long in the past or you’re studying advanced calculus, we have come up with some equations that can cause an exponential improvement to your day. Caramel + Apple + Latte = Yummy! Ginger + Mocha = Delicious! Pumpkin + Latte = Scrumptious!

This Friday we welcome Brian Ellefson for an evening of acoustic guitar-driven indie rock. Come check out this new-to-Wayward performer from 8 - 10 pm.

And on Saturday we are very excited to be hosting from 7 - 10 pm the reading and release party for the anthology Cobalt City Timeslip from new Greenwood-based Timid Pirate Publishing. We’ll have readings from contributing authors Nathan Crowder, Rosemary Jones, Erik Scott de-Bie, and S. Aarron Kemp.

FRIDAY, October 8 LIVE MUSIC: Brian Ellefson
8 - 10 pm, no cover
Acoustic guitar-driven indie rock.

SATURDAY, October 9 READING/RELEASE PARTY: Cobalt City Timeslip anthology
7 - 10 pm, no cover
Readings from Nathan Crowder, Rosemary Jones, Erik Scott de-Bie, and S. Aarron Kemp.

Wayward Coffeehouse, it's better than a plan
Mon-Fri: 630 am - 11 pm / Sat-Sun: 7 am - 11 pm
8570 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
Twitter: WaywardCoffee
Facebook: Wayward Coffee House

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stars and Schedule Announced for Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition

Battlestar Galatica: The Exhibition
World Premiere Weekend
Oct. 22-24, 2010
Seattle, Washington USA

New traveling exhibition opening weekend to feature BSG stars, three full-size spaceships, costumes and props from the original and re-imagined series plus VIP preview and panels

SEATTLE, WA—Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum (EMP|SFM) is proud to announce the Opening Weekend schedule for Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition during the weekend of October 22-24, 2010. Organized by EMP|SFM and in partnership with Universal Cable Productions and Syfy, Battlestar Galactica’s Opening Weekend will feature a star-studded VIP preview including Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama), Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh), Tahmoh Penikett (Karl ‘Helo’ Agathon), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek (2004) and Apollo (1978)), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh) and executive producers Ronald D. Moore, and Glen Larson. Additional events include panel discussions with cast and producers of both Battlestar Galactica series, live taiko drumming performances, and other activities. The exhibition boasts three stunning, full-size prop spaceships, iconic costumes, new exhibition films, music and props from the original and re-imagined series. Media tours and VIP preview take place on Friday, October 22, 2010. Exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, October 23, 2010.


Friday, October 22, 2010

11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Battlestar Galactica Celebrity Media Tours*

5:30p.m.- 6:00p.m. Celebrity Red Carpet*

7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. VIP Exhibition Preview*

*Featuring Battlestar Galactica producers and cast: Edward

James Olmos, Richard Hatch, Michael Hogan, Tahmoh

Penikett, Kate Vernon, Ronald D. Moore, Glen Larson

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Noon-1:30p.m. BSG: The Birth of a Legend

Go behind the scenes of the 1978 series with tales from the original Colonial Fleet and invention of an empire. EMP|SFM curator Brooks Peck interviews Battlestar Galactica creator/producer Glen Larson and actor Richard Hatch (Apollo).

2:30p.m.- 4:00p.m. Sex, Blood and Cylons: The Re-imagination of Battlestar Galactica

In 2004, Battlestar Galactica returned to television, taking the sci-fi world by storm. EMP|SFM curator Brooks Peck leads a discussion with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore and principal cast members Edward James Olmos, Michael Hogan, Tahmoh Penikett and Kate Vernon.

“This exhibition is the first of its kind for Battlestar Galactica,” says Brooks Peck, curator of the exhibition. “We dig deep into both the original and new series; explore the complex characters and storylines; and offer a unique presentation of props, interactive stations and educational programs that deliver the drama and adventure directly to our visitors.”

"Over its four season run on Syfy, Battlestar Galactica became an iconic series that not only entertained, but fulfilled the promise of all great science fiction. It provoked us into examining our world and ourselves through its politically-charged, socially-relevant, religious and technological themes," said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Syfy, and Co-head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. "It is an honor for us to partner with EMP|SFM in this one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience BSG in an up-close and personal way."

Battlestar Galactica Vipers Dock at the EMP/SFM

Earlier this week, employees of the EMP/SFM in Seattle carefully moved in a full-scale Viper Mark VII into the museum for the upcoming Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition. It joined the other full-scale Viper and Cylon spaceships as well as other memorabilia and props from the television series. The exhibit will run from October 23rd, 2010 through March 4th, 2012.