Wednesday, June 15, 2011

REMINDER: NWSFS Picnic & Election Social - June 18th

Posted on behalf of Jeanine Swanson - NWSFS Vice Chair:

NWSFS Election and Picnic Social

Saturday - June 18th, 2011

Please join us Saturday, June 18th, 2011, for the NWSFS Picnic Social at Woodland Park Shelter # 4. The social will begin at 1:00 P.M. and end at dusk, or thereabouts. 

There will be a grill available. The club will provide burgers, hot dogs, condiments and buns. Please bring a contribution of munchies, salad, side dish or dessert that will complement the grilled main course. Bring your own beverages. To coordinate contributions you may contact us at

Please RSVP so we know how many burgers and dogs are needed.  NWSFS members are encouraged to attend and non-members in the community are welcome, as always. We hope to see you there.

Election ballots will be accepted until  5 PM.

Logistical Information:
The shelter has a covered table that we use for serving. Grills and water are available under shelter.   There are a couple uncovered tables near the shelter.  Please be prepared for changeable weather. Experienced picnic attendees recommend that you bring a lawn chair, blanket, & sunscreen.  Bathrooms are across the parking lot. The shelter is right next to the parking lot. No stairs are required. Some handicapped parking and plenty of general parking is available. There is a fenced off-leash dog area down the hill. There will likely be toys such as super-soakers™, frisbees™ and other non-pointy toys for the young & the silly!


    * I-5 North & I-5 South, take the NE 50th St exit.
    * Turn LEFT if from I-5 Northbound; turn RIGHT if from I-5 Southbound.
    * Continue on NE 50th Westbound.
    * Turn RIGHT at N 50th St and Stone Way N. Stone Way N will turn into Green Lake Way N when you make the turn.
    * Move into the LEFT lane and continue on Green Lake Way N to W Green Lake Way N, which is at the Green Lake Pitch and Putt Golf Course.
    * Turn LEFT onto W Green Lake Way N.
    * Make the first LEFT into the parking lot, and then quickly turn RIGHT to go up the hill.
    * Shelter No4 is immediately on the LEFT hand side of the road at the top of the hill.
    * Look for the NWSFS signs.

NWSFS - July MFR at Bob's Burgers & Brews

Posted on behalf of Jeanine Swanson - NWSFS Vice Chair:    

Wednesday, July 6th at 7:30 P.M.  - My Favorite Restaurant

Please join NWSFS on July 6th, 2011, at 7:30 PM at one of Judy Johnson’s favorite restaurants: Bob’s Burgers and Brews in Marysville/Tulalip.

8822 Quilceda Parkway
Tulalip, WA 98271

Why Judy likes Bob’s Burgers & Brews:  They will grill the onions for your burger and cook it as you like (or close, anyway), and they’re not stingy with napkins, AND they will do separate checks (I promised them it was ok to add the 18% onto the individual checks).  Further, the service is cheerful and they have wi-fi and a full bar.  The group room can be quieter by closing the doors.  Easy to find, lots of free parking.  It’s visible right south of WalMart, the one at the Quil Ceda exit off I-5, the second Marysville exit coming from the South (turn West/left toward Tulalip Visitor Info and right the first light – if you see the Bingo place, you’ve gone too far).  After supper, for those who like Casinos, the big newish Tulalip Casino is only a block away.  (Don’t be fooled by the old Casino, at the first Marysville exit for Marine Drive/4th Street.)

Please 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 Tuesday, July 5th.

EMP's Sci Fi and Fantasy Short Film Fest Accepting Entries

Posted on behalf of EMP/SFM:

EMP’s Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Now Accepting Entries

SEATTLE— EMP Museum is now accepting entries for the 2012 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF).  The seventh-annual festival will screen 20 films at the renowned historic Cinerama Theatre in Seattle, Washington in early 2012.

EMP, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), is encouraging original and creative science fiction and fantasy film submissions 15 minutes or shorter in length for the festival. The festival will accept animated or live-action submissions in science fiction (examples: futuristic stories, space adventure, technological speculation, social experiments, utopia and dystopia) and fantasy (examples: sword and sorcery, folklore, urban fantasy, magic, mythic adventure). The festival will not accept horror submissions. To qualify, films must have been completed after January 2007.

Deadlines & Fees:  
  • June 30, 2011 (early) - $20
  • August 15, 2011 (final) - $30
  • September 15, 2011 (late) - $50

Submissions:  All submissions are processed through Without a Box     

SFFSFF will bring together science fiction professionals in film, television, and literature to judge the top films in the festival. The jury will award Grand Prize, Second Place, Third Place, and the Douglas Trumbull Award for Best Special Effects. The audience will determine the Audience Favorite award during the festival.

For additional rules and regulations, visit

About the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival
The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival promotes and encourages an awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of science fiction and fantasy cinema. Its mandate is to create a forum for creative artistry in science fiction and fantasy film and recognize the most outstanding short films produced.

ABOUT EMP | Museum of Music + Sci-Fi + Pop Culture
EMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in music, science fiction, and popular culture. EMP combines interpretative, interactive exhibitions with state-of-the-art technologies, and educational programming to offer visitors of all ages a first-hand, multi-dimensional experience of the creative and artistic process.

EMP is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank O. Gehry-designed building. This spectacular, prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set amid the backdrop of the Seattle Center.

Summer hours May 27, 2011 - September 5, 2011, 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

325 5th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
206-770-2700, main line
206-770-2702, box office


"Doctor Who" pledge drive this Saturday Evening...

Posted on behalf of Michael Citrak - NWSFS Chair:

Something to do after the NWSFS picnic this Saturday
KBTC Doctor Who Pledge Marathon this Saturday 6/18/11 from 6pm to (as late as) 11pm
The biannual "Doctor Who" pledge drive, will remember the late Nicholas Courtney and Elisabeth Sladen with "Robot" and "Terror of the Zygons".   The pledge drive volunteers will be:  The Emerald City Androgums
KBTC is a Public Television station
Broadcast, Digital and Cable Channels are:  Comcast 12, Click! 3, Charter 12, DirectTV 28, Dish 8620, Digital 27 (28.1, 28.2 Tacoma), Digital 19 (15.1, 15.2 Centralia), Digital K41KT (Grays River/Lebam)
Michael Citrak
Northwest Science Fiction Society - Chair

Saturday, June 4, 2011

BSG Trivia Night

Posted on behalf of Peggy Gannon:

There's a BSG Trivia Night taking place this Sunday, June 5th @ 7-9 PM.  My theater company hosts regular TV series trivia events, and I thought y'all might be interested in this one. All are welcome!  Full info at, and also included below.  Thank you!
Peggy Gannon
206-778-6006 cl
Frak me, it's BSG!

...So say we all...

Hosted by the inimitable Brandon Ryan and his pals at Man Alone Productions. For our 8th episode in the trivia series, we bring you ...

(BSG, motherfrakkers)

$5/person at the door; or advanced sales here:

The Man Alone & pals have put together some serious frakkin' prize packages; not joke stuff; actual cool things. Bring by yourself or with a team.

Schmeater's bar will be open, so your liquid courage will be ready and waiting when you get there.

Free. Yum. Duh.

Come find out:

- Will Peggy reveal herself to be the *final* final (no srsly the last one) Cylon to be revealed?
- Will David still being wearing his Arrested D never nude shorts?
- Will Brandon dream in electric sleep?
All of these questions and more will be uncovered at our next TRIVIA NIGHT!