Thursday, August 14, 2008

Local Notices and Blog Updates: Aug. 14, 2008

Local Blog Updates

Upcoming Local Events
Complete details for these events and other events are posted here
  • Saturday, Aug 16, Seattle Robotics Society - RFID Tags presentation, followed by a Swap Meet.
  • Tuesday, August 19, 6:30 PM, The Elliott Bay Book Company - SPECULATIONS - ELLIOTT BAYSCIENCE FICTION & FANTASYBOOK GROUP: "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" by Max Brooks
  • Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7:00 PM, U District store - Terry Brooks, "The Gypsy Morph (The Genesis of Shannara, Book 3)", Reading & Book Signing
  • Tuesday, Sep. 02, 7:00 PM, U District store - S.M. Stirling, "The Scourge of God: A Novel of the Change", Reading & Book Signing
  • Wednesday, Sep, 03, 7:00 PM, U District store - Steven Erickson, "Toll the Hounds: Book Eight of The Malazan Book of the Fallen", Reading & Book Signing
  • Monday, Sep, 15, 7:00 PM, University Temple United Methodist Church Chapel, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle - Neal Stephenson, "Anathem", Reading & Book Signing
  • Tuesday, Sep, 16, 7:00 PM, U District store - Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, "Paul of Dune", Reading & Book Signing
  • Saturday, September 20, Seattle Robotics Society - Relationships with Personified Robots presentatin by Rachel Severson, and another Swap Meet.
  • Wednesday, Oct 01, Museum of Flight: William M. Allen Theater - Happy 50th Birthday, NASA!
  • Saturday, Oct 11, 10AM – 5PM, Museum of Flight: The Great Gallery - Northwest Historical Miniatures Gaming Exhibition
  • Friday, Oct. 24, 7:00 PM, U District store - Greg Melville, Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, a Car Powered by Vegetable Oil, and a Cross-Country Trip in Search of a Greener World, Reading & Book Signing ( 10 years ago, this might have been considered science fiction ~ Jim )
  • EMP|SFM - Robots: An exhibition celebrating humankind’s fascination with robots. The exhibition runs May 16 to October 26, 2008.
  • Pacific Science Center - For the latest news check the PSC blog or the highlights posted on the Science News page.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery - KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art, May 17th - September 7th, 2008, Vancouver, BC Canada.
Be sure to let us know if you have or know of a local event that should be listed here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Local Blog Updates: Aug. 12, 2008

Except for the local events already posted here this KCLS update is latest local news I have.
If you know of any local news you believe should be listed here, just drop me a line at:

nwsfsnews (at) gmail (dot) com

I am also looking for some reporters / bloggers / data-miners to post on this page, so if you are interested, send me an email

Cheers!

-Jim


Friday, August 8, 2008

Seattle Tun - Pub Meet: Sunday, 08-10-08

The Seattle Tun is an open pub meet for Seattle Area science fiction fans who like to socialize, talk, argue, gossip, and drink beer with like-minded fen. The Tun meets on the Second Sunday of every month. Currently we're at the Third Place Pub, though we're always open to brilliant suggestions for new venues with good beer, lots of flexible seating, and noise levels low enough to allow conversation.

If you expect to be in Seattle on Second Sunday, and would enjoy a bit of beer-lubricated conversation on a wide range of topics, possibly including Science Fiction, please feel free to drop by and join in.
  • Where: The Pub @ Third Place, Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115
  • Pub: (206) 523-0217
  • When: Sunday, August 10, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm or later
The Pub is open 3-10pm on Sundays; NB that the bookstore upstairs closes at 7:00 pm so if you need to service your Jones for books, or want to exit by the bookstore door, you need to do it before 7:00. Otherwise it's just a quick nip 'round the block from the pub door to the bookstore parking lot.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Upcoming Local Events: Aug. 03, 2008

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EMP|SFM - Events and exihibitions currently taking place at the EMP|SFM
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The Elliott Bay Book Company - SPECULATIONS - ELLIOTT BAYSCIENCE FICTION & FANTASYBOOK GROUP:
"World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" by Max Brooks, Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 PM

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Museum of Flight - Upcoming Events Calendar:
Here are a few highlights from the calendar of upcoming events at the Museum of Flight. You can view the complete calendar of events here.
  • Wednesday, Oct 01, William M. Allen Theater - Happy 50th Birthday, NASA!
  • Saturday, Oct 11, 10AM – 5PM, The Great Gallery - Northwest Historical Miniatures Gaming Exhibition
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Pacific Science Center - Things are really busy at the Pacific Science Center. Check the PSC blog for the latest news.


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Seattle Robotics Society - Below are just some of the events listed on the SRS home page:
Saturday, August 16:

  • RFID Tags - "Evan Welbourne from UW will do a presentation on RFID Tags and Tracking, Localization, and the Future."
  • Swap Meet - "Clean out your garage/basement/whatever and bring your stuff to trade/sell/give away. After the meetings we'll move outside to the parking lot so just leave your stuff in your vehicle, but bring in a teaser or two for show-n-tell if you want. Remember, whatever you don't get rid of needs to go with you"
Saturday, September 20:
  • Relationships with Personified Robots - Rachel Severson, UW psychologist, will present her group's research on children's and adolescents' social and moral relationships with personified robots.
  • Swap Meet - Clean out your garage/basement/whatever and bring your stuff to trade/sell/give away. After the meetings we'll move outside to the parking lot so just leave your stuff in your vehicle, but bring in a teaser or two for show-n-tell if you want. Remember, whatever you don't get rid of needs to go with you.
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University Book Store - Selected Highlights from the University Book Store Events Calendar
Below is a select listing of upcoming events presented by the UW Book Store.
  • Tuesday, Aug 05, 7:00 PM, U District store, - Kat Richardson, "Underground", Reading & Book Signing
  • Thursday, Aug 07, 7:00 PM, U District store - Eldon Thompson, "The Divine Talisman: Book Three of the Legend of Asahiel", Reading & Book Signing
  • Tuesday, Aug.12, 7–8:30 PM, U District store - Greg Bear, "City at the End of Time", Reading & Book Signing
  • Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7:00 PM, U District store - Terry Brooks, "The Gypsy Morph (The Genesis of Shannara, Book 3)", Reading & Book Signing
  • Tuesday, Sep. 02, 7:00 PM, U District store - S.M. Stirling, "The Scourge of God: A Novel of the Change", Reading & Book Signing
  • Wednesday, Sep, 03, 7:00 PM, U District store - Steven Erickson, "Toll the Hounds: Book Eight of The Malazan Book of the Fallen", Reading & Book Signing
  • Monday, Sep, 15, 7:00 PM, University Temple United Methodist Church Chapel, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle - Neal Stephenson, "Anathem", Reading & Book Signing
  • Tuesday, Sep, 16, 7:00 PM, U District store - Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, "Paul of Dune", Reading & Book Signing
  • Friday, Oct. 24, 7:00 PM, U District store - Greg Melville, Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, a Car Powered by Vegetable Oil, and a Cross-Country Trip in Search of a Greener World, Reading & Book Signing ( 10 years ago, this might have been considered science fiction ~ Jim )
You can find store locations here.

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Vancouver Art Gallery - KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art, May 17th - September 7th, 2008, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada.

Be sure to let us know if you have or know of an event that should be listed here (nwsfsnews at gmail dot com)