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Sci-Fi Club, Dublin, Ireland
Issue 9 - 2001-10-30

Greetings, fellow Euronauts!
Besides a list of the next few meetings, we've got a list of
our tentatively planned meetings for the first half of 2002,
and a few events you should be sure not to miss.

NOVEMBER MEETING 06/11/2001
COMICS NIGHT
We here at SciFiClub Tower love our comics, and we're going to
tell you all about them, as well as introducing you to some of
the people here in Ireland who are producing comics of their
own. Is it a bird, is it a plane? Actually, no.

DECEMBER MEETING 04/12/2001
TOLKIEN NIGHT
Are there any of you who haven't read "the Lord of the Rings"
or "the Hobbit"? Probably not. The influence of the creations
of JRR Tolkien is still to be felt in the field of fantasy
writing, and we'd like to know why.

CHRISTMAS PARTY 18/12/2001
The second in an open-ended series of festive events!

JANUARY MEETING 01/01/2002
INTERNET ANIMATION & EURO MADNESS!
For some time now we've been intending to do a feature on the
amount of really good animation available on the Internet.
So tonight, while you're trying to figure out what all the
strange money the barman is giving you in your change is all
about, we're going to show some of the best bits we could find.

PLEASE NOTE: DECEMBER & JANUARY MEETINGS
We have 2 meetings in December. The first, on the 4th, is
the Tolkien Night. The other one is the 2nd (and now legendary)
annual SciFiClub Christmas Party, which will be held on the 18th.
There are also plans afoot to try to organise a major trip out
to the cinema to see Lord of the Rings, which is meant to open
in December, as far as I know. Check out the website, which is
strongly recommended by Chip Livingstone, at
http://www.lordoftherings.net/
Also, we'd like to confirm that the January 2002 meeting is on
the first of the month, so if you're all a little overloaded with
turkey curry, you can head on down to SciFiClub, where we guarantee
a turkey-free zone.

FUTURE MEETINGS:
We have *tentatively* planned the following meetings for 2002:
FEBRUARY: A talk on The Ultra Heavy Cosmic Ray Experiment, by
Astrophysicist Justin Donnelly.
MARCH: Dr Who night. All you Whooers (or possibly Whoovians)
can don your long scarves, and argue the night away about which
was the better Doctor (although there is really no contest...)
APRIL: Dr Rachel Armstrong, talking on Body Modification, Space
Architecture, and getting published.
MAY: Red Dwarf. Smeggin' the night away!

OTHER EVENTS:
THE JAMES WHITE AWARD:
The James White Award is a short story competition open to all
non-professional writers, which was set up to honour the memory
of James White, one of Ireland's finest SF writers, and a very
good friend to SF fandom in both parts of this island. We miss
him.
The award will be presented on Saturday the 3rd of November,
in Queen's University Belfast. There will be a number of people
travelling from Dublin to the award ceremony. If you haven't
visited Belfast before, this is a perfect opportunity!
For more information about the award, visit
http://www.jameswhiteaward.com/

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE PREMIERE:
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
Sunday 2nd Dec 2001
Time 10am 'til late (about 1am)
Guest of Honour Vaughn Armstrong "Admiral Forrest"
Rates Adult £18, Under 12's £15

A Star Trek Convention with the all new Star Trek.
All episodes shown on a BIG SCREEN!
Masquerade Ball, Disco, Guest Talk, Autograph session,
Photo session and more...
For more information, visit www.lostcarpark.com

OTHER NEWS & FUTURE PLANS:
We've been talking to the people at the National Film Archive,
and we may have something happening there early in the New Year.
The Octocon 2002 website is now completely updated.
Membership is still only £10 until the end of December, when it
becomes 20 Euro. www.octocon.com

As usual, all meeting are held on the first Tuesday of the month,
and begin at 8.00 PM sharp. (Honestly...)
Bring things for the raffle!!!

All meeting are held in:
The Upstairs Lounge,
Bowe's Pub,
Fleet Street,
Dublin 2.

Thank you all for your time.
Pádraig Ó Méalóid
James Bacon
SciFiClub