Issue 14 - 2002-04-02
Hi Fellow fans,
First of all, there has been a change in the running of the club. After
much hard work, James Bacon has decided that it is time to take a break,
and I (Frank Darcy) have volunteered / been pressganged into taking over
for now. I have big shoes to fill and I will endeavour to continue the
good work of the club. Pádraig is also concentrating on Octocon, and so
will be playing a lesser role in the SciFiClub for now.
These changes have delayed the email, so here we go.
Our next meeting is due in on Tuesday the 2nd of April, in our regular
spot, Bowe's pub on Fleet Street. It begins at around 8pm.
The subject for this months meeting is the nineties cult TV series, Twin
Peaks. Michael Carroll will be our guest speaker. Michael is a David Lynch
aficionado, and a big fan of Twin Peaks. He will be giving us a brief
intro into the series: who's who, why there was such a clamour when the
series began, and how it then got cancelled.
We will have some video footage, examples of TP merchandise, and hopefully
a machine that can play recordings backwards.
This is a late change to our planned meeting of a Flann O'Brian night, but
we found it difficult to track down suitable speakers for this. Also the
Twin Peaks night ties in nicely with Damn Fine Convention, a UK con on at
the beginning of May, and which has a large Irish contingent involved and
heading over. More details on that can be found at:
We have planned our May meeting and this should be a Star Wars night. The
next part of the saga is due for release on the 16th of May, and we have a
number of guest speakers already lined up for this meeting. We also want
you to go looking for the coolest, weirdest (and crappiest) piece of Star
Wars merchandise Let us know what it is, and then we will do a show and
tell on the night.
June is well planned, and Mike Simpson, ex assistant editor of SFX and the
current biographer of Douglas Adams, will be our guest for the Hitch
Hikers Guide to the Galaxy night. Whether it be the book, radio, or TV,
Mike will have the answers, the anecdotes and the future plans for HHGG.
Also, following on from the success of the LAN party, a Rocky Horror
Picture Show night out is planned for the month of May. The Classic Cinema
in Harold's X has been showing the movie every Friday night since the
early eighties (in fact it has the world record for the longest continuous
showing of a movie anywhere), and a regular crowd get involved and play
out bits and pieces. We hope to give you some background on the
interaction required and will have details by May's meeting of what is
involved to 'Do the Timewarp'.
Over the next few months, along with some of the regular spots (quiz
night, Christmas party etc) we will also be on the look out for anything
- how would you feel about a Gothic fashion show - we could crown the
Mistress Goth 2002
- our own razzie awards for the worst in Sci-Fi / Fantasy 2001 / 2
- practical magic or how to apply for Hogworts
If there is anything you would like to see, (or would be willing to talk
about) don't be shy.
See you all on Tuesday,
PS - This was brought to my attention
BBC WEAKEST LINK 'SCI-FI SPECIAL!'
ARE YOU READY TO FLEX YOUR MENTAL MUSCLE?
ARE YOU WILLING TO PIT YOUR WITS AGAINST THE MIGHTY ANNE ROBINSON?
THE WEAKEST LINK IS LOOKING FOR 'UP FOR IT' AND COMPETITIVE SCI-FI FANS TO
TAKE PART IN A SCI-FI SPECIAL OF WEAKEST LINK
If you are interested, please either JASON or AMY on 020 8225 6370 / 020
8225 7098 OR E-mail me details of your name, age, what Sci-fi programme
you're a fan of and telephone number at:-
Please title your e-mail 'SCI-FI'.
Please Contact us no later than 26TH APRIL 2002 Applicants must be 18 or
If anyone goes for it, let us know.