December 21, 2010

Laser Rangers Movie Schedule

The Laser Rangers are a monthly themed movie group that watches two movies per session.

Below are the months, the themes of the movies and the movies themselves. If the short subjects are known, they'll be listed too.

Most meetings will be held on the second Saturday of every month. Changes happen frequently, please check the website for more information.


More Classics By Alfred Hitchcock

Rear window / Vertigo
(2 classic Hitchcock presents - "Lamb to the Slaughter" & Bang Your Dead" -- Shorts Selection)


Fish Out of Water

The Little Mermaid / Splash


Trains Trains — No Automobiles

Throw Momma From the Train / Silver Streak


Change in the Lineup

A League of their Own / 8 Men Out


Time Machines!

Time Machine / Back to The Future


Camelot is a Silly Place

Court Jester / Monty Python and the Holy Grail


Marvel Super Heroes

Dare Devil / Iron Man

Alt. Programing (Date subject to change)

Le Bad Cinema (Japanese Style)

Prince of Space / Green Slime


Prisoners of War

Stalag 17 / Dirty Dozen


Be Careful What You Wish For

13 Going on 30 / Big


Things That Go Bump in the Night

Night of the Demon / The Mist


Michel Cane: the Con Man We Hate to Love

Gambit / Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


"Sad to be All Alone in the World"

Thoroughly Modern Milly / Arsenic and Old Lace

Officer elections at January 15th meeting

New officers will be elected at the January 15th KaCSFFS meeting. To vote, you must attend the meeting. Nominees are:

- Margene Bahm
- Diana Bailey

- Cindy Norton
- Ann Lowenstein

- Jeff Orth

Communication Officer:
- Jan Gephart

December 14, 2010

New KaCSFFS mailing address

Hey, ya'll! Did you know that KaCSFFS has a new snail mail address? It's true:
PO BOX 34413
North Kansas City, MO 64116

December 12, 2010

Food Pantry Donations Will Be Collected At The Christmas Party

Message from our Director:
There will be a box for collecting donations to local food pantry at KaCSFFS X-Mas party. Bring goodies to share with your friends at KaCSFFS and a couple of cans of food for those in need.
Happy Holidays,
P.S. Also, please bring stuff for the PodPeople equipment fund drawing.

December 09, 2010

Don't miss the KaCSFFS Christmas Party, December 18!

It's that time of year again! Please join us for the KaCSFFS Christmas Party on Saturday, December 18.
  • KaCSFFS Board meets at 5 p.m.
  • PodPeople meet at 5:30 p.m.
  • Party set-up starts at 6:00 pm
  • A short KaCSFFS meeting will be held at 6:30.
Bring party food to share with members, and bring your own drinks.

A raffle will be held to benefit the PodPeople equipment fund. We've collected only a fraction of the total needed to purchase the equipment.

Questions? Contact Diana Bailey.

November 20, 2010

Book Club will discuss "The Big Over Easy" by Jasper Fforde Monday Nov. 22

Book club to discuss "The Big Over Easy" by Jasper Fforde on Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

The club meets at Borders at 119th & Metcalf. Everyone is welcome to attend. Learn more about the Kansas City SF&F Literati book club on Facebook.

There will no book club meeting in December. Meetings will resume January 24 with "Grunts" by Mary Gentle at a new location to be announced.

November 18, 2010

KaCSFFS Thanksgiving Potluck, Saturday, Nov. 20. RSVP ASAP!

The KaCSFFS Thanksgiving Potluck will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at The Writers Place.

  • 5 pm - Setup
  • 6 pm - Very short club meeting
  • 6:30 PM - Dinner

If you plan to attend the Thanksgiving Potluck, please RSVP to Diana via the KAXFEN email group. Let her know the following:
  • If you are coming
  • How many people are in your party
  • What you are bringing
    Please bring:
    • A dish to share
    • Your own place settings (plates, silverware, cups)
    • Your own beverages
    • Folding tables and chairs to supplement those available at The Writers Place (optional)
    • A small centerpiece to decorate your table (optional)
    Check the KAXFEN email group to see what others have volunteered to bring and to RSVP to Diana.

    There will also be a door prize drawing to benefit the PODPEOPLE equipment fund.

    October 21, 2010

    Membership has its privileges

    Did you know that KaCSFFS members can use their membership card to get a discount on purchases at Prospero's Books?

    Prospero's Books
    1800 W 39th St
    KCMO  64111
    816-531-WORD (9673)

    October 15, 2010

    Are your YahooGroup lists suddenly too quiet?

    If you are on any of the KaCSFFS-related YahooGroup lists, please check your delivery preferences. Due to an "oops" on Yahoo's end, some members' status has been changed to "Special Notices Only" without their knowledge. As a result, some list members may not be receiving list emails as expected. Here's how to do it:
    1. Go to Make sure you're signed in.
    2. Click "Edit my groups"
    3. In the "Message Delivery" column, use the dropdown list to select the delivery method you prefer (Individual Emails, Special Notices Only, or Daily Digest), then click "Save Changes". 
    If you've missed any messages, you can read them on the Yahoo Groups site.

    October 13, 2010

    Update: Book club to discuss "Now and Forever" by Ray Bradbury in October

    There was a bit of confusion regarding which book the Kansas City SF&F Literati Book Club will discuss in October. The correct book is "Now and Forever" by Ray Bradbury.

    The club meets at Borders at 119th & Metcalf on Monday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Learn more about the Kansas City SF&F Literati book club on Facebook.

    (If you read "The Big Over Easy" by Jasper Fforde, don't worry. We'll discuss that one on November 22.)

    September 21, 2010

    Writer's Workshop to be held Oct. 9, noon to 3 p.m.

    Writers and Coffee and Fiction, Oh My!
    • What: 2010 KaCSFFS Writer's Workshop
    • Date: Saturday, October 9, 2010
    • Location: The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, KCMO
    • Time: Noon to 3 PM
    • Cost: $35 for general public, $25.00 for current members of The Writers Place, free for KaCSFFS members with membership card
    Instructors for the workshop include:

    Robin Wayne Bailey, a bestselling fantasy author and past president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Bailey is the author of 18 published novels and has numerous short works, a short story collection, and a graphic novel to his credit. In addition, he is editor of two collections, and is an ad hoc professor at Longview Community College.

    Chris McKitterick, a science fiction short story writer, novelist, editor, technical writer, and professor at University of Kansas. McKitterick is Associate Director of the KU Center for the Study of Science Fiction. His first novel, Transcendence, is scheduled for release in November 2010 by Hadley Rille Books.

    Susan Satterfield, a professor at MCC-Longview Community College. Satterfield is the author of a chap book, 10 shorter works (both short fiction and poetry), board member for Missouri Center for the Book, coordinator of the MCC-Longview Literary Festival, former Director of KaCSFFS, and former Co-Chair of ConQuesT (one of the oldest running SF conventions in the country).

    There will be a free Build-Your-Own cappuccino Bar available to workshop participants during the event. A selection of science fiction and fantasy art by local artists will also be on display and available for sale.

    Workshop registration can be paid online at (See payment box on the right side of the page.)

    Registration can also be mailed with your registration fee to: KaCSFFS, P.O. Box 34413, North Kansas City, MO 64116.

    September 17, 2010

    Next Meeting: Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 -- All About Podcasting!

    Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at 7 p.m. The location: The Writer's Place, Kansas City, MO.

    Members Ty and Sarah will present this month's meeting topic: all things podcasting! We will cover topics such as what is a podcast? How do you make a podcast? and What do you do with one after you got it? Come join us as we explore the new way people are listening to the world.

    There will be a cupcakes contest. Bring your best cupcakes, or be a judge!

    Be seeing you!