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romulan

15th anniversary party tomorrow!

Hi everyone,

I hope if you're not already at ConTemporal, that you'll join us tomorrow (Saturday, June 23rd) for the Research Triangle SF Society's 15th anniversary celebration.

This will be a room party at the ConTemporal hotel--the Chapel Hill Sheraton, room number TBA. I'm checking into the hotel tomorrow and will post flyers, and a note to RTSFS online places, once I know the room number.

Party kicks off at 8pm tomorrow.

Hard to believe it's been 15 years since that first impromptu gathering in the coffee shop area of the New Hope Commons Barnes & Noble...

romulan

RTSFS Happenings This Month - Book Group, Party!, Local Authors

Lots going on this month!

First up is book group, Tuesday June 19th at the Southpoint B&N, 7pm. Book will be Robinson's Green Mars. Green Mars was supposed to have been last month's discussion, but since Robinson's Mars books are so tightly interwoven, most of us felt a need to read Red Mars first, so May's meeting ended up being mostly all about Red Mars. So this month, June, will actually be the Green Mars discussion.
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2109

Second, come celebrate the 15th anniversary of RTSFS's founding! Saturday June 23rd, 8pm, at ConTemporal, room TBA at the con -- look for flyers at the con and in the usual places that conventions post room party announcements. ConTemporal info here:
http://contemporal.org/

Third, local SF authors roundtable is back at the Cary B&N, Tuesday June 26th, 7pm. Featuring Tony Daniel, David Drake, Kelly Gay, John Kessel, James Maxey, Lisa Shearin and Mark Van Name.
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3365214

Yes, we're only 18 days away from our big birthday bash! Not quite Sweet Sixteen, but still, a milestone for the area's longest running sf club (that I'm aware of).

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romulan

RTSFS 15th Anniversary Party at Contemporal, June 23rd

Mark your calendars for an out-of-this-world party on Saturday night, June 23rd.

We're celebrating the Research Triangle Science Fiction Society's 15th anniversary! (Anyone else remember that very first meeting, at the cafe at the B&N in New Hope Commons, June 1997?)

If you can't attend but would still like to participate, I'm creating a notebook of memories. If you have some fond club memories to share, send me (Laura) a message either to my email or via LJ message. I'm also looking for photos. I'll be happy to scan and return originals to you; again, send me a message and we'll work out shipping.

Regardless of whether you participate in person or from afar, please plan to join us some way, some how, as we mark the occasion. We'll be hosting this party during the new convention, ConTemporal. We hope to see many of you there.

More details as we get closer to the date.

Also, if you're not part of the RTSFS group on FaceBook, here it is:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/325433210580/

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romulan

Book group this month

Book group this month is Clarke's The Fountains of Paradise, on Tuesday April 19th, 7pm, Parkwood Assocation office. If you haven't been before, or lately, let me know and I'll get you directions. There's some construction going on in the neighborhood right now.

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myhair

Book group tomorrow: Dreamsnake, and DETOUR

For those of you who don't live in the area, you may be unaware of the major construction project now going on:
http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story_news_durham/11518122/article-Revere-Road-rebuild-set-to-begin?instance=main_article

This affects book group because our meeting location is just off Revere Road.

If you get to book group by coming up Revere from the stoplight at Highway 54, you'll need to take an alternate way into the neighborhood. I suggest, especially if you're not familiar with Parkwood, that you go down to the light at Hwy. 55 and Sedwick, where the Greenwood Commons shopping center is, and turn onto Sedwick and come into the neighborhood that way. You'll drive up Sedwick then make a right on Revere at the stop sign, and our location will be on the left instead of the right.

Here's a map:
http://tinyurl.com/26ggu9u

Book is Dreamsnake; yes, our schedule is FUBAR.

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myhair

NO Book group tonight

Hi everyone, no one can make book group tonight, so we're canceling. No sense having a book group when no one can be there. :) We'll skip this month's book and move along to the next one on the schedule, and that will be Tuesday, March 15th.

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Monthly RTSFS Meeting

Thursday, January 20

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Durham South Regional Library, Study Room 2

Open discussion on speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror) in print, film and TV. What have you read in the past year? What are you looking forward to this year? What topics would you like to discuss at upcoming meetings?

The library has free wi-fi and a large SF collection for us to peruse! The other meeting rooms could be set up for videos or parties.

This month we'll meet in Study Room 2, but starting next month we'll be in a bigger room.