June 29, 2011

There've been some Changes Made

Plans--gotta love 'em, right?

Right up till we change 'em, that is.  Or have them changed for us.

We'll be back in the Writers Place in July.
VKFF?  What VKFF?  

An abrupt change came when the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park canceled our reservation to use their theater for the Vince Koehler Film Festival.  Sorry, folks--it looks as if the Show Won't Go On, at least not this year.

Instead, we will have a meeting in our usual venue, The Writers Place.  Our topic will be "Old and New Visions of High Fantasy."  See future posts for more information.

Earlier Dates in August

We also have a couple of date-changes in August, due to a problem that developed, about having the monthly KaCSFFS meeting on our usual 3rd Saturday.  As a result, the dates for Laser Rangers and the KaCSFFS meeting both have been moved up a week:

Laser Rangers: new date: August 6, 2011 - start time is still 4:15 p.m., "fan time."
KaCSFFS Meeting: new date: August 13, 2011 - the general meeting begins at 6:30, with setup starting at 6 p.m.

Please adjust your calendars accordingly!

June 14, 2011

Don't Tell the Ants!

If you have tropical decorations, contact Susan Satterfield!
The KaCSFFS Picnic is the June Meeting!

Meet at the Writers Place this Saturday, June 18, 2011 for the indoor version of the annual KaCSFFS Picnic!  We have moved it inside so it is possible for more of our members to attend, even when they have health issues.

Our theme is tropical fun, so contact Susan Satterfield if you can bring appropriate decorations, and dress in something summery, or  "tropical-looking," such as Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, muu-muus, straw hats, leis, etc., to fit the theme!
Wear something "tropical"!

There is a sign-up list on the KAXFEN list where you can sign up to bring specific kinds of food.  We need:

  • Meat or Casseroles (main-dish type)
  • Veggies, including
    • Tossed salad with dressing
    • Veggie tray
    • Cole slaw
    • Baked beans
    • Anything else you like!
  • Chips and dip
  • Fruit
  • Bread and butter
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Desserts, such as
  • Bring your own ice!
    • Cake or cupcakes 
    • Pies
    • Brownies or cookies
KaCSFFS will provide tablecloths, paper plates, and plastic cutlery, but each person should bring their choice of drinks, with their own ice.

We also need a few more tables.  Contact KAXFEN to volunteer yours!

Susan also is planning for some games, so come prepared to join in!

Next month: Vince Koehler Film Festival, July 16!

Have you reserved your seat for Vince and Kassie's Animation Festival?  Remember, it's at the Doubletree Hotel in Corporate Woods.  For more information go to the Vince Koehler Film Festival website, or see our earlier blog post.

Finally, here's early notice about the August 20 meeting!

The theme will be "Old and New Visions of High Fantasy," and we plan for the discussion to be featured on our PODPeople podcast.  

We also plan to have an art exhibit at this meeting, so if you are an artist please plan for it!

PHOTO CREDITS: Many thanks to the Social Couture blog for the beautiful image of luau table decorations; eBay for the image of the light-up flashing leis, and The Web Restaurant Store for the bucket of ice.

June 11, 2011

Camelot is a Silly Place - Laser Rangers

At long last, the Laser Rangers show what is perhaps the ultimate fanboy
movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". Or at least, the most
oft-quoted one. "Bring me... a shrubbery!" And while you're at it,
come tomorrow to our "Camelot Is a Silly Place" program, featuring "The
Court Jester
" and the above mentioned title.

"Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because
some watery tart threw a sword at you."

FOOD THEME: Well, nobody has come up with a brilliant idea ("Stupid
git!"), so we're doing Mexican.

"And now for something completely different."



"Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time."

Our website (to be updated on fan time):

(Writing Credit goes to David Sooby)

(Silly placement of pictures goes to Tygepc and his poor understanding of blogger)