August 22, 2011

KaCSFFS Happenings!

Lots of things are set for the days and weeks ahead!
As a group, KAXFEN are active people.  This blog exists to help them keep everyone posted on upcoming activities.

If this compilation has missed a group who'd like to have an announcement made, please contact Jan Gephardt with information! (We like photos, too!) The deadline is midnight Monday of the week the post will be published.

SF & F Literati Meet Monday, 8/22
Vegas Knights is the August book.
The book club associated with our group meets the last Monday of each month, and August is no exception. 

Meeting time: 7:30 p.m.
Meeting location: 2nd floor lobby of the Oak Park Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 11323 W. 95th St., Overland Park, KS 66214.
Book under discussion: Vegas Knights, by Matt Ferbeck
Next month's book: To be announced

ACT NOW for the 40th!
If you don't have your 40th Anniversary Ticket, please buy it soon!
The deadline for ticket sales is August 27!
Tickets are $11, and are available online.

We will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of KaCSFFS:
Where: The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111.
When: September 17, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Get your 40th Anniversary tickets by Aug. 27!
Coffee and tea, will be served, but please bring other drinks, according to your preference. Also welcome: a side dish, appetizer, or dessert. 

Please dress up a bit: not formal, but "cocktail nice."

Toastmasters for the evening are Sherri Dean and Robin Wayne Bailey; T-shirt display is by Cindy Norton; commemorative fanzine is by Jim Murray.

Longview Literary Festival is October 15!
Our own Susan Satterfield is involved in organizing this.  We will post more information as soon as we can.

Our October Meeting is rescheduled to October 29
We didn't want to keep anyone away from the Longview event, so we've decided to have a Halloween meeting, complete with costumes. We'll update again with more information soon!

August Art Night was such a success, we are now planning a Thanksgiving Visual Feast!
Thanksgiving Meeting is November 19 
This is one of the most popular meetings of the year, because we feed you! KaCSFFS supplies the turkey, and we all bring the trimmings.  Help us fill the first floor of the Writers Place with tables for dining and an even bigger buffet than last year!
This year, also enjoy a Visual Feast!
Because the August Art Night display was such a resounding success, we've decided to do it again! The Thanksgiving Visual Feast will have expanded floor space, for local and regional artists to display their work and offer it for sale, just in time for Holiday shopping!
Officer Self-Nominations begin in November:
Begin thinking about who might be good candidates for Director, Secretary, Treasurer, and Communications Officer--then try to talk them into nominating (or re-nominating) themselves!

Many thanks to Barnes & Noble Booksellers, for the cover image for Vegas Knights.
Kudos to Robin W. Bailey, for design of the 40th Anniversary ticket. 
And much gratitude to "Neelix" (Tracy Majkol) for the art display image. Artists featured, L-R, in case you can't recognize them: Allison Stein, Jan Gephardt, Lucy A. Synk, and Rachael Mayo. Also participating in the display but not shown were Bev Hale and Signy Gephardt.


  1. What is the book for the next month Literati meeting?

  2. Sorry about the long delay on this answer! (I keep missing the "to be moderated" messages on the dashboard! My bad! I am trying to improve).

    I hope you have since found the answer to your question in our subsequent posts!