August 17, 2013


Editor's note: SORRY!  I thought Ty was doing this post, and I guess he thought I was.  Anyway . . . 
Who: Us
What: August KaCSFFS Meeting
When: Yikes! TODAY, August 17, 2013
     Open Board Meeting: 5:30 p.m.
     Regular Monthly Meeting: 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111
Why: Because it's what we do on the Third Saturday of the Month!
Summer Flip-Flop!
As posted on the KAXFEN list, we're experimenting with a new order of business for the meeting: Food and program first, then business!

The food theme is "Back to School," so break out the Mystery Meat?  Or maybe something a bit more along the new-style line of school nutritionists attempting to make cafeteria food more fresh and locally-sourced?

Or maybe we could break out the carrot sticks, raisins and PB&J, in our cool new lunchboxes!  (Of course, they never let us bring the good libations in grade school, but don't let that stop you tonight!)

Tales from the Cryp--er, the Early Years!
Stroll with us down Memory Lane with Ken Keller, David Sooby, and Robin W. Bailey, as they reminisce about some of their best stories and adventures from their fhannish lives.  Believe us, these guys have some tales to tell.  Audience participation is also encouraged!

Plus just a little Business:
We don't have any Old Business on the meeting agenda, and New Business will mostly consist of Board of Directors reports and announcements from some of our affiliated groups, such as Laser Rangers, KC Horror Club, SF&F Literati, and anyone else who has an announcement to share.

One announcement we already can share: Our own Rob Chilson has a story in the current (Sept/Oct) issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction.  On newsstands now!  Here's a review.

PHOTO CREDITS: Image "Blue flip-flops on a beach" courtesy of Wikimedia Commons;  School lunch tray image is from The Nutrition Post.  The F&SF cover is courtesy of Tangent.

August 10, 2013

Kansas City Horror Book Club

Anno Dracula

By Kim Newman

Date and Time: August 11, 2013 (Sunday) from noon to 1:30.
Location: The Green Room Burgers and Beer
Address: 4010 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite D, Kansas City, MO.
Event Notes:"Come and talk about Anno Dracula a Bram Stoker award nominee. We will also be selecting our next books."

Anno Dracula is the definitive account of that post-modern species, the self-obsessed undead." In this first of what looks to be an excellent series, Victorian England has vampires at every level of society, especially the higher ones, and they engage in incessant intrigue, power games, and casual oppression of the weak--activities, as we know, that are all too human. Numerous characters from literature and from history appear in both major and cameo roles. Spectacular fight scenes, stormy politics, and a serial vampire killer keep the action lively. A scholarly bibliography is included. Review

Check the Facebook Event Page for more information.

Quoted text written by Earline Beebe. Please contact her for more information on the Facebook event page. Synopsis from
Image from: Owned by Titan Books publishers.

August 09, 2013

Laser Rangers 2013 August Meeting

The Beatles in Song and Parody

Date: August 10, 2013
Time: 4:45pm (Fhanish time) Hang with us at 4:15pm to chill out.
Crashpad: David Sooby’s home theater with 51-inch Samsung HDTV, a 5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital sound system, a full set of audiophile-grade speakers, and upgraded seating for about 15 people without crowding.
C.O.: Tim Keltner
Munchies: New wave/ health food/ vegetarian Tofu and alfalfa sprouts. Hey, blame Tim for this . . .Yuck - David S
Rags: Hippy Sixties

Learn more at the Facebook Event Page. You Dig?


Short flicks will precede our first!

Across the Universe

(2007, 133 minute), Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy, T.V. Carpio.

The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Far out trailer for you!

Between features, we will have our traditional potluck. Please bring something that matches our food theme above or bring something for yourself.

More short flick will precede our main feature.


All You Need Is Cash

(2000, 101 minutes); Eric Idle, Neil Innes, John Halsey, Ricky Fataar, Michael Palin, George Harrison, Bianca Jagger, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray.

Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.

Next month: Atom Age Monsters: A Tribute to Bill Ostrander!

Featuring: Godzilla King of the Monsters and Them

Hang Loose!

The home of the Laser Rangers is located about four miles north of the Kansas Speedway, NW of the intersection of I-70 and I-435 on the Kansas side of the Greater Kansas City area.

IMAGE CREDITS: The information for all of these shows come from the invaluable IMDB. The movie posters come from Wikipedia or the movie's respected distributors.

The movie screen frame image used for the Laser Rangers contact information is courtesy of Psychology Today Online. Many thanks to these websites!