If you enjoyed Sam Knight’s presentation at our November meeting I am going to question your sanity. While Sam is a very pleasant person and was looking forwards to being our guest, cold weather and a general response that most members did not wish to journey out on such a night led me to cancel the meeting. I am working with Sam to get him rescheduled for next year.
I have decided to go a head and cancel tonight's meeting due to weather as it sounds like no one really wishes to go out if they do not have to. We will have to spend some time at the Christmas party on DASFA business. Please help spread the word so no one has to go out in this weather.
This year just keeps getting away from me. Seems like there was a whole lot happening to keep me and the family busy..
I hope everyone found Stant Latore’s presentation for last month’s meeting as enjoyable as I did. He asked if I would pass along the cover reveal for Ansible 15715 http://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=1126477.
It looked like our annual geek picnic went over well. We had a real good turnout this year and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I got some good pictures of it that I put up on our meetup page, http://www.meetup.com/Denver-Area-Science-Fiction-Association/photos/239....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now comes October, my favorite month of the year.
Those who made it to our alternate party last October know how our house looks this time of the year. Feel free to stop by and see my display this year. I will keep it all up for the November alternate at our place so everyone will get a chance to see it then.