October 07, 2011

More Rescheduling for Laser Rangers

"Things that Go Bump" will be bumping October 8, NOT 15
"Game of Thrones" Marathon now set for November 5-6

Please see the Laser Rangers new website for all the details.
"Things that Go Bump in the Night"
LR Host David Sooby has announced:
"This Saturday, Bill Ostrander will host 'Things That Go Bump in the Night,' featuring Night of the Demon (1957) and The Mist (2007).
"Dress Theme: Halloween."
See Night of the Demon and The Mist on October 8! Click the titles for more on each movie.

Game of Thrones First Season Marathon
Coordinator Ken Keller, also made this announcement:
"Due to other announced events happening in KC Fandom on the remaining weekends in October, both Games of Thrones first season marathons (shown in Plasma HDTV and 5.1 surround sound) have been rescheduled to Saturday, November 5th, and again Sunday, November 6th. Here are those marathon show times:
Saturday, November 5th:
Noon--2:00 pm, Episodes 1 & 2
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm (Late Lunch Break)
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm, Episodes 3 & 4
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm (Intermission)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Episodes 5 & 6
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm (Dinner Break)
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm, Episodes 7 & 8
9:45 pm - 10:00 pm (Intermission)
10:00 pm - Midnight, Episodes 9 & 10
Sunday, November 6th:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
, Episodes 1, 2, & 3
1::00 pm - 1:45 pm (Lunch Break)
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm, Episodes 4 & 5
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm (Intermission)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Episodes 6 & 7
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm (Dinner Break)
6:45 pm - 9:45 pm, Episodes 8, 9, & 10
"I'll be resuming the event's Progress Reports later in the month, as we get closer to the screening dates.
Please drop me an e-mail and let me know if you're planning on attending either showing--thanks!
"Winter is Coming" 

IMAGE CREDIT: Where would I be without IMDB??

October 04, 2011

"Game of Thrones" Marathon POSTPONED!

Laser Ranger Ken Keller just made the following announcement:

Might be a good weekend to read the book?
"For [a] tech reason beyond our control, the double-marathon screening of HBO's Emmy-winning Game of Thrones Season One is being *briefly* postponed to a later weekend this month.

"The Game of Thrones marathon *will not* be happening this coming Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th!

"But it *will* still be happening in October, either on the 3rd or 4th weekend--we must first check on a real schedule conflict with another event.

"More details will follow, immediately, as we get this sorted out; we apologize for this postponement.

"Be assured that the 'Game of Thrones Marathon' will be happening, only a little later this month, and with the exact same weekend show times as previously announced.


IMAGE CREDIT: The book cover photo is courtesy of Amazon

October 01, 2011

Programs Announced for SF&F Literati and Laser Rangers

A full weekend of entertainment.
Months of reading pleasure!  
What's not to like?

Laser Rangers host Game of Thrones First Season!
Flush with enthusiasm over the new 51-inch plasma HDTV in the Laser Rangers Home Theater and the success of friend George R. R. Martin's HBO blockbuster hit, the Laser Rangers have planned back-to-back "GoT" marathon viewings of the entire first season.

Here is a preview!

Saturday Oct. 8 and Sunday Oct. 9 are the dates for Game of Thrones. 

Viewing begins on Saturday at noon and runs through midnight, with 45-minute breaks for lunch and dinner, and a 15-minute intermission.  The same schedule begins with Episode 1 at 10 a.m. Sunday, running through the end of Episode 10 at 9:45 p.m. 

The food theme for both days is medieval European food.  For ideas and Game of Thrones-aligned recipes, go to The Inn at The Crossroads website.  For a complete schedule and location information, check the official Laser Rangers website.

The previously-announced regular session, "Things that Go Bump in the Night," will take place October 15, from 4:15 p.m. till whenever in the wee hours. Look for more details in future posts or on the Laser Rangers website.

SF & F Literati Announce 
Autumn and Winter Book Selections!
SF&F Literati meet every fourth Monday of the month at the Barnes & Nobles Booksellers at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park.  

They have just announced the autumn-winter lineup of books.  All announced selections are listed here, so anyone who is interested may track down a copy.
October's featured book.

For discussion Oct. 24, 2011: 
A Matter of Time by Glen Cook
Overview from the Barnes & Nobles website:
     May 1975, St. Louis: In a snow-swept street, a cop finds the body of a man who died fifty years ago. It's still warm. 
     July 1866, Lidice, Bohemia: A teenage girl calmly watches her parents die as another being takes control of her body. 
     August 2058, Prague: Three political rebels flee in to the past, taking with them a terrible secret. 
     As past, present, and future collide, one man holds the key to the puzzle. And if he doesn't fit it together, the world he knows will fall to pieces. It's just A Matter of Time!

November's featured book.
For discussion Nov 28, 2011: 
Dragons Wild by Robert Asprin 
Overview from the Barnes & Nobles website:
     First in a brand new series from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Myth and Phule novels:
     A low-stakes con artist and killer poker player, Griffen "Grifter" McCandles graduated college fully expecting his wealthy family to have a job waiting for him. Instead, his mysterious uncle reveals a strange family secret: Griffen and his sister, Valerie, are actually dragons.
     Unwilling to let Uncle Mal take him under his wing, so to speak, Griffen heads to New Orleans with Valerie to make a living the only way he knows how. And even the criminal underworld of the French Quarter will heat up when Griffen lands in town.

There will be NO meeting in December.

January's featured book.
For discussion Jan 23, 2012: 
The Unincorporated Man by Dani  & Eytan Kollin
Overview from the Barnes & Nobles website:
     The incredible has happened.  A billionaire businessman from our time, frozen in secret in the early 21st century, is discovered in the far future and resurrected, given health and a vigorous younger body. 
     He awakens into a civilization in which every individual is formed into a legal corporation at birth, and spends many years trying to attain control over [his or her] own life by getting a majority of his or her own shares. Life extension has made life very long indeed.
     Justin Cord is the only unincorporated man in the world, a true stranger in this strange land. Justin survive[s] because he is tough and smart. He cannot accept only part ownership of himself, even if that places him in conflict with a civilization that extends outside the solar system to the Oort Cloud.
     The Unincorporated Man is a provocative social/political/economic novel that people will be arguing about for decades.
February's featured book.

For discussion Feb 27, 2012:
I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Overview from the Barnes & Nobles website:
     Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.
     Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
     But they know.
     They caught Number One in Malaysia.
     Number Two in England.
     And Number Three in Kenya.
     They killed them all.
     I am Number Four.
     I am next.

Where is the Barnes & Noble at Oak Park Mall?

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IMAGE CREDITS: (see links above)
The Game of Thrones video preview is from YouTube.
The four book images for the SF & F Literati selections are from the Barnes & Noble online store.
The map is from Google Maps.