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- Jamie Ritchey May 21
- Anita Haddock June 4
Prez Mez May 2008 - Dee Beetem
First on the list is the Summer Party. We discussed this at the last meeting and people had varying suggestions. Margaret, Erika and I have checked out all of the locations that were presented to us and the best one seems to be Christa Adair Park. The others would require us to hire a police officer, which sounds too costly for a small summer party. Erika has sent in a reservation request for the afternoon of July 26. Once we have a confirmation we can discuss plans and find out who’s willing to do what.
This year there was only one Summer Chills play: Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest (Friday, July 11 - Sunday, August 3) Shall we make this a Several theater party? What dates would people prefer?
Also, the Museum of Fine Arts has a Pompeii exhibit through June 22, 2008that sounds interesting. Would anyone else like to go?
Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendar: This month Steve Dial is hosting the Several video party on the FIFTH Friday instead of the FOURTH. Steve suggested this change in date because many of us will be out of town at MediaWest. Thanks, Steve!
Fannish Summer Party - Erika Frensley
I’ve submitted a reservation request for July 26 from noon – 4pm for the clubhouse at Christa Adair park ( 15107 Cullen Boulevard). I requested the clubhouse (in the community building), but if necessary the pavilions looked very good (lots of shade, sit down places, and not too far from bathrooms.
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!
The Southwest's Largest Anime Convention
Adam's Mark Convention Center and Hotel, 400 North Olive Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Dealers Room, Guests, Seminars & Workshops, Video Rooms, Gaming, Premier Film Showings, Art Show & Auction, Autographs, Banquet, Costume Contest, Goodie Bags&Freebies, and Concert
SoonerCon 2008, June 6-8, 2008
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gaming Con
The Biltmore Hotel in Oklahoma City, 401 South Meridian (1-40 and Meridian), Oklahoma City , OK 73108
- GOH: John Ringo
- Artist GOH: Tom Kidd
- Toastmaster: Selina Rosen
- Special Guest: Walter Koenig
Events include: Film Festival, Art Show, Gaming, Cosplay and Masquerade. Charity. Panel and Workshops. Video Rooms.
ApolloCon 2008, June 27-29, 2008
Houston's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Conference
DoubleTree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport, 5747 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston, TX 77032
- GOH: Allan Steele
- Editor GOH: Lou Anders
- Artist GOH: Brad Foster
- Filk GOH: Margaret Middleton
- Fan GOH: Anne K.G. Murphy
Additional guests: David Lee Anderson, Jayme Blaschke, Steven Brust, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Bill Crider, Scott Cupp, Gail Dayton, Bradley Denton, Linda Donahue, Marianne Dyson, Rhonda Eudaly, Melanie Miller Fletcher, Larry Friesen, Bennie Grezlik, Beverly Hale, K. Hutson Price, Kandy Jarvis, Rocky Kelley, Alexis Glynn Latner, Julia S. Mandala, A. Lee Martinez, Maureen McHugh, C. J. Mills, John Moore, Cat Osborne, Lawrence Person, John Picacio, Derly Ramirez, II & Kathy Thornton, Jessica Reisman, Chris Roberson, Selina Rosen, Caroline Spector, Rie Sheridan, Shanna Swendson, Mikal Trimm, Victory, Martha Wells, Mel. WhiteA single event for fans of speculative and imaginative fiction of all kinds, including literary, media, and interactive.
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!
Hobbit is a Go!
The big news is that the Hobbit is a go! Guillermo del Toro will direct two films based on the Hobbit, with Peter Jackson as executive producer and co-writer. Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf, and Andy Serkis will once again portray Gollum.
Flming will begin in 2009, with tentative release dates set in 2010 for the first film and 2011 for the sequel.
Torchwood, Robin Hood on iTunes
Starting this week on iTunes, customers can purchase single episodes and complete seasons of BBC America's hit SF series Torchwood, the drama series Robin Hood and other shows, BBC announced.
New Blake’s 7
A new remake of the classic British SF TV series Blake's 7 could soon return to U.K. television screens, Sky One revealed to the BBC; the satellite channel has given the green light to the development of two 60-minute scripts for a "potential event series" based on the show, about a gang of rebels fighting an evil federation that rules the galaxy.