Welcome to the Denver Area Science Fiction Association

Aug 1 2009

DASFA is a science fiction and fantasy fan club that has been meeting continuously in the Denver area since the early 1970s.

We meet on the third Saturday of each month at the Broadway Book Mall at 200 South Broadway in Denver. Meeting time is at 7:00 PM. There are two exceptions to this schedule -- the August picnic on the third Saturday of August, and the annual Christmas party in December.

August Director-y (2014 Edition)

The summer is flying by. August is already here and we’ve been keeping busy. I ended up co–writing a script for the 48 Hour Film Challenge, which is always a unique experience. This year we got permission to film at the Denver County Fair, which added to the fun. I did learn that people are drawn to press passes and that I need to find a way to get one more often.

June's Director-y (2014 Edition)

Last meeting thanks to Tony, Dan and Nick with Giant Gnome Productions (http://www.giantgnome.com/) we learned that audio dramas are still going strong. Once they got our little crowd going it ended up being a very interesting and informative presentation. I was pleased to see that we had members who were excited to learn that Audio Dramas were still an active entertainment format.

We should start rubbing it in to the absentee members about all they miss out on when they miss the monthly meetings.

May Director-y (2014 edition)

Okay, it is May already.

I hope everyone enjoyed last month’s guest Mark Everett Stone. I seem to run into him at every convention I go to. I talked with him at Starfest and he said he enjoyed his experience with our little group.

This was the first Starfest I had made it to in about a decade. It was only my youngest boy and me who were able to attend, but we had a fun time of it, even if he spent most of the con playing video games. There were lots of great costumes as expected. I also got to see my ‘con’ friends, a group that continues to grow with each convention I make it to.

April Director-y (2014 edition)

March was a bit of a crazy month, but we somehow survived.

I hope everyone enjoyed Peter Wacks’ presentation at our last meeting. Check out his website http://peterjwacks.com/ to learn more.
Our guest this month will be writer Mark Everett Stone. You can learn more about him at his web page, http://www.markeverettstone.com/about-mark.html.

March Director-y (2014 Edition)

We are not well into 2014. There is a lot going on and a lot to get ready for it.

My family is working on putting together costumes for us to wear at the various conventions we are planning on making it to this year. I will actually be going in costume this year with two different costumes I am working on.

February Director-y (2014 edition)

I hope everyone has been doing well with this cold wet weather that we’ve been seeing. It didn’t keep people away from our February Alternate at the Crawford’s place. We had a good crowd show up and as always some good conversations going on.

If you want a truly odd little thing to occupy your time while goofing around on-line, check out Neil Gaiman reading Green Eggs and Ham (http://www.worldbuilders.org/our-next-stretch-goal-unlocks-at/neil-gaima...). It is part of his helping the charity group Worldbuilders.

January Director-y (2014 edition)

As there has been no revolution or coup, I am beginning my second year as director of our little club. Of course that means I still have to come up with this monthly thing that I assume people read.

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas season. There was a strong Doctor Who theme at our house, with a fair amount of the gifts being Doctor Who related. And when it was not Doctor Who, it was most likely geeky in some manner.

December Director-y (2013 edition)

December is here, we have reached the end of 2013. I hope everyone has had a good year and have enjoyed the programing that we have had for DASFA this last year. As I am going to continue on as Director, I am already working on ideas for 2014. I am waiting for responses right now for our January and February meetings and will hopefully be able to announce those guests shortly.

Now that December has begun I have pushed myself to finish taking down my Halloween decorations. It is a bit of a chore, but my wife will not allow me to keep them up all year long.

November Director-y (2013 edition)

It looks like we survived October somehow.

I was pleased to see a good amount of DASFA members at MileHiCon. It felt like we had a good turnout in the DASFA room with a few possible new members coming by. If we decide to do this again, I have some ideas how to improve it. That being said, I do feel it was a success in helping to get the word out that our little group exists.