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- Carol Schorn April 14
- Lauren Keeper April 19
Prez Mez April 2008 - Dee Beetem
Fannish Summer Party
Our reasons for throwing a Summer Party are:
- Have a summer equivalent of Jennifer’s Christmas Party
- Publicize Several Unlimited
- Have fun
Let’s make this a major discussion topic for the April meeting. Before making reservations we need to settle what we want to do. Let’s discuss and decide who is willing to work on party prep? What are you willing to do? We need:
Someone to spearhead finding a venue
We can rent pavilions at a Harris County or Houston City park. Reserving a pavilion will require a deposit – for Harris County parks, around $100.00, and for Houston City parks, around $50.00. We will need to supply food, utensils, and cleanup. We will need to decide on a park to use (Tom Bass park is a possibility), and of course, a date.
- Someone to spearhead the food
We can ask for ‘pot luck’ but I think core ‘eats’ would be good. How does hot dogs, cold cuts, lemonade, cookies sound?
- Someone to spearhead publicity
We’ll want to publicize through Star Base, Inner Loop Book Group, Jennifer’s email list, the Revelcon group, and maybe ApolloCon.
- Someone to spearhead activities at the party
Some suggestions have been: A fannish garage sale, a book swap, outdoor games like Frisbee tossing, a hotdog cookout, other?
- Party date: I recommend a Saturday in July. What looks good?
- It has been suggested that a nom inal charge ($2-$4 at the door) might encourage fans to commit to attending and give us a head count to plan for. Thoughts?
Don’t forget the Yahoo Group for Several Unlimited!If you find something interesting to do or talk about, you don’t have to wait for the newsletter or a meeting. Post it on the Several Unlimited Yahoo Group at
If you’re not a member of the group, it’s free to join, and you get to select how you want the messages delivered to you!
Delta H Con, May 16-18, 2008
Gaming & anime con
University of Houston, University Center
4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston, Texas 77004
Dealers Room, Artist's Alley, Art Auction, Art Show, Anime&DVD Screening Room, Anime Music Video (AMV) Contest (Rules), CosPlay [Graciously put on by Anime No Kai of UH], Manga Reading Room, Live Action Role Playing events (LARP's), Speaker Panels, Workshops, Bubble Room (Kid geared area), Collectable Card Games, PC Game Room, Role Playing events (RPG's), Terrain or Miniture Games (Mini's), & Board Games.
Sponsored by Stardust Entertainment, LLC
Denvention 3, August 6-10, 2008
66th World Science Fiction Convention, Denver CO
- GOH: Lois McMaster Bujold
- Artist GOH: Rick Sternbach
- Toastmaster: Wil McCarthy
- Fan GOH: Tom Whitmore
- Ghost of Honor: Robert A. Heinlein
Five days of programming on hundreds of topics from books to media, from art to costuming, from movies to television to anime, from science fiction to science fact, as well as an art show, masquerades, the Hugo Awards ceremony, dealer's rooms, and much more!
Two Deal or No Deal contestants will need the Force to help them in a special, Star Wars-themed, winner-take-all edition. Deal will be transformed into a Mecca of Star Wars characters and themes, complete with models dressed as Imperial storm troopers and Princess Leia for the two-hour event. Contestant Elyse McCrillis will also get some help from none other than Carrie Fisher — the original Princess Leia, who will make a special cameo. Other faves from the franchise — Chewbacca and R2D2 — will also be on hand for some surprise arrivals. Of course, no Star Wars scene would be complete without Darth Vader: The bad-guy steps in as the show's villainous banker.
Ready to tune in to your inner, space-savvy dealmaker? The show airs Monday, April 28 (NBC, 8 pm/ET).
Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures
The fourth season of Doctor Who starts in April, both in England and on the SciFi channel. April 11 is a marathon showing of the third season; April 18 is the beginning of the fourth season.
The Sarah Jane Adventures starts on SciFi on April 11. Check your TV listings for time.
Warner Brothers announced on March 13 that the screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's seventh and final Harry Potter book will be released in two parts and that director David Yates will return to helm both installments. Part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will open during the holiday season of 2010, with part two to be released in quick succession in summer 2011, Warner said.
"We recognized that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is packed with vital plot points that complete the story arcs of all of its beloved characters," Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Brothers Pictures Group, said in a statement. "That said, we feel that the best way to do the book and its many fans justice is to expand the screen adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and release the film in two parts.
The newspaper said that the films will be titled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II and that they would be filmed concurrently.
"I think it's the only way you can do it without cutting out a huge portion of the book," star Daniel Radcliffe, 18, told the Times on the set of Half-Blood Prince, which is due in theaters on Nov. 21. "There have been compartmentalized subplots in the other books that have made them easier to cut--although those cuts were still to the horror of some fans--but the seventh book doesn't really have any subplots. It's one driving, pounding story from the word go."
Heyman told the newspaper that Rowling had signed off on the idea. "I went to Jo, and she was cool with it," Heyman said, "and that was quite a relief."