December 14, 2016

Annual Holiday Party lights up the night Dec. 17, 2016

We are sorry to announce that due to the bad weather this meeting has been cancelled. The Kansas City Police asked everyone to stay off the streets tonight, and we intend to comply. Stay safe!
See you in January, we hope!

Stockings hang from the chimney in The Writers Place
at the Holiday Party in December 2014.
Annual KaCSFFS Holiday Party
6:30-9:30 p.m. 
Saturday December 17, 2016
The Writers Place, 
3607 Pennsylvania Ave., 
Kansas City, MO 64111

It's a Party! 
Every year, KAXFEN gather to celebrate some or all of the many different holidays that fall around the Winter Solstice.

It's a non-partisan, non-religious, inclusive gathering of science fiction and fantasy lovers. We'll chat, eat, play games, and celebrate another year in fandom.

Food Theme: Holiday food or "warm and yummy" winter comfort food). As always, table service (cups, plates, bowls, plastic flatware, and napkins) are provided by KaCSFFS. Attendees bring their own food and drink.

Dress code: Warm, comfortable and festive! Santa hats encouraged but not required; ditto for ugly Christmas sweaters! Wear 'em if you've got 'em. 

And speaking of "if you've got 'em": In recent months we've enjoyed a variety of fun tabletop games! Please bring any you'd like to share (2-6 players, with a play length of 2 hours or less works best). 

Tabletop gaming groups are an increasingly frequent feature of meetings. Here, clockwise from lower left, Barry Halidaman, Beth Moscato, Cricket Beebe, Margene Bahm, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, David Means, and Beth Welsh gather around a game on the mezzanine of The Writers Place in March, 2016.

As ever, we'll decorate a bit, and we encourage any who want to bring warm Christmas goodies or winter comfort food to bring anything you'd like to share. Some folks bring small gift-bags or cards but that is purely on an "as you prefer" basis--don't feel obligated.

All members, friends and 
interested community members are welcome!
If you're in the Kansas City metro area but haven't yet come to a KaCSFFS gathering, please consider yourself invited! Ask questions about the group and what we have to offer. Help us warm up the winter night with good cheer and fannish fun!

Jim Murray, David Means, and William McCullough sample Holiday Party food in 2014.

One word of caution: Possible bitter cold and snow are in the forecast for our party date. If icy conditions force us to cancel this event, we will post an update here, on the KaCSFFS Facebook Page, and also on the Members-only KAXFEN email list. Please check one of those places if the weather turns bad!

IMAGES: All photos were taken by Jan S. Gephardt, and are used with her permission.

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