March 21, 2015

March Meeting: Remember how Books went to War--and pay our Dues

WhatMarch 2015 KaCSFFS Meeting (#515)
3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111
WhenSaturday, March 21, 2015
5:30 Board of Directors meeting (open to all members)
6:00 Doors open for setup and pre-meeting socializing; this is a good time to find Cricket Beebe and pay dues. 
6:30 Short business meeting/announcements
7:00 Program begins: William McCullough on World War II's Armed Services Editions, a publishing program for GIs.
After the Program Eat, mingle, and talk (another great time to pay dues, too) till 9:30 or so. 

Time to pay our Dues!
March means annual KaCSFFS dues of $25.00 per person are due for the 2015/2016 time period. Please see KaCSFFS treasurer Earline (Cricket) Beebe with your cash or checks. Thanks!

The all-important Food and Drink:
We encourage members to bring food samplings and other treats, even beverages, for everyone to enjoy. There is no special food theme this month--just bring something to share!

Quick Business:
To start the evening, the club's monthly business meeting will include member announcements and updates for upcoming KC area events. 

Especially remember:
March is the FINAL MONTH to self-nominate for a position on the Board of Directors! Elections will be held in April.

The deadline for funding Speculations KC's Kickstarter campaign is rushing toward us rapidly--and we haven't made our goal! 
Please help support this historic KaCSFFS Press project!

Many sf titles were published among the ASEs
Saturday's program: 
A special presentation by longtime KaCSFFS member (and former ConQuesT chair) William McCullough on the unique Armed Services Editions (ASEs) of WWII. More than 1300 book titles were published exclusively for those serving in various military branches. Both fiction and non-fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, and horror, was published. William will outline the history of these unique special editions and draw the connection to the mass-market paperback revolution that followed the war. William will also have available from his large collection a table full of actual ASE's that you can look through.

Party on!
Following the meeting, please join members for post-meeting food and discussion; we now have a choice between two nearby, open-late restaurants (details at the meeting). See everyone on Saturday!

IMAGES: Many thanks to The Writers Place for the image of our meeting place. The cover simulation (not exactly how it will look) for Speculations KC is from the project's Kickstarter page. The ASE edition of The Time Machine is from a blog devoted to the book.

1 comment:

  1. I just posted a dues payment. It said that the money was being posted to ConQuest Dealers -- gah.

    Tina Black

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