May 10, 2011

News Updates: Laser Rangers Regular Meeting and a Successful Foray to the Storage Unit

"H.G. Wells' Two Time Machines" at Laser Rangers
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time: 4:15 P.M. ("fan time")
Place: The usual.  For directions email David Sooby as shown on the screen at right.
Food Theme: "Food of the British Empire" (This category offers endless possibilities.  Your food choice could be any of these and more: Indian, Egyptian, Canadian, American Colonial, Australian, or even . . . English/UK!)
Captain Laser: Ken Keller
On the Program
For more information about these movies, go to the Laser Rangers website!
The evening will open with a 22-minute short, the Big Bang Theory Season One Episode #14, "The Time-Share Time Machine."  Here is a 2-minute teaser for this episode, from YouTube:

The first feature will be Nicholas Meyer's 1979 film, Time After Time. In a note about the, er, timing of this film, Ken Keller observed that this "is a Laser Rangers' *repeat* showing from *precisely* a decade ago this weekend. (Thus Spake Captain Laser.)"
After that is the dinner break.
The second, "main" feature will be George Pal's groundbreaking 1960 film, The Time Machine.  It won an Academy Award for special effects that year.

Storage Unit Expedition Successful
KaCSFFS has a storage unit at Attic Storage in North Kansas City that provides much-needed space to stow many items the club does not need all the time, but very much needs for some events--especially ConQuesT.  With the convention coming soon on May 27-29, six KAXFEN went over to the unit to inventory and retrieve needed supplies.
The KaCSFFS Storage Unit spills its guts!  Visible L-R are Jim Dowdy's shoulder,
Cindy Norton, and John Platt IV, along with vehicles owned by Jan Gephardt and
Cindy Norton.  Also present: Jeff Orth and Diana Bailey
Can anyone spare storage containers?
Club Director Diana Bailey also sent out a call to the membership for plastic storage tubs that will fit on a shelf that is 15" tall by 18" deep by 30" wide.  The club is hoping for donations to replace some of the crumbling cardboard boxes and heavy, larger totes (that won't fit on the shelves) currently in use.

PHOTO CREDITS: The movie screen frame image is from Psychology Today Online, with added design work by Jan Gephardt.  The clip from The Big Bang Theory is from YouTube and CBS.
The photo from the storage unit is by Jan Gephardt.

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