Belated February Director-y

We continue the year in a literary vein with Ed Bryant as our February speaker.

January Directory

I’m kicking off my second term (this time around) as director with a great program. Award-winning fantasy author Carol Berg will begin her Soul Mirror book launch with an appearance at DASFA (we get her even before Tattered Cover!), The Soul Mirror is the sequel to The Spirit Lens. The Collegia Magica trilogy will conclude in 2012 with The Daemon Prism.

First Look at Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Well, it seems that BBC Four is doing an adapatation of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and there's a teaser now available out on the web:

December Director-y

Our December meeting will be the annual and traditional Christmas Orgy, once again hosted by Bruce and Sandy in their palatial and art-filled party pad. I’m already contemplating what to make and bring to our yearly culinary blowout…I may also bring a game or two.

Looks like I’ll be directing for one more year. I don’t know yet what the January program will be but hope to get started lining up things by the beginning of the year (or earlier, if I get the holiday/time continuum under control).

Past/Upcoming Parties & Plans

The New Kid

So, the Penny Arcade guys are playing with expectations again. Usually they do a three panel strip poking fun at something to do with gaming - and usually it's video gaming - but this doesn't stop them from taking a side trek into Scifi, such as with

  1. Automata,
  2. Automata, Page 2
  3. Page 3
  4. Page 4

November Alternate Outing

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 10:00 - 16:00

Hello all,

As no one was able to volunteer to host a regular alternate, I suggested an outing. My thought is to meet in the afternoon at the Denver Art Museum (since general admission is free on the first Saturday) and check out the new installation: a 75-minute movie by Mark Amerika.

The description sounds sort of genre:

Local Artist & Writer Laura Givens Reviewed by AllPulp

Our local artist, writer, and friend was recently reviewed by AllPulp blog, and you can read about it here:

There's also a gallery of her work there at

October 2010 Director-y

Our October meeting will feature Six-Guns Straight from Hell Laura Givens, who will talk about her involvement with the anthology in her triplicate role as co-editor, contributor and art director. It’s a busy life!

There will also be a preview of MileHiCon programming … it’s coming up fast! … and quick discussion of plans for the DAFA con suite sponsorship.

I currently have no idea what the November program will consist of other than looking for nominations for next year’s officers. Be thinking about whether this is the year YOU step up to help run the club and keep it going!

When the Yogurt Took Over: A Short Story by John Scalzi

An amusing story about intelligent Yogurt, written by John Scalzi.

Go Read Ansible Online

Oct 4 2010

Lifted from a blog post at File 770:

Ansible’s list of 3500+ subscribers has been killed by its university host.

People wondering why the October issue had not hit their inbox found this explanation posted at Ansible’s online home:

Please note that the usual emailed version has not been sent out, because some hidden hand has pulled the plug on the long-established Ansible mailing list server. New arrangements will be investigated.