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Artemis in South Berkeley (second meetup)!

We had great success testing and playing different configurations of Artemis on 7/29, with 3 regular MeFites, a couple of irregular ones (me and jenquat), and an outsider remoting in from Sausalito, and it's time to schedule another one. [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Jul 30, 2017 - 10 comments

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator Training, Setup, and Gaming

I'd like to bring together a casual group to occasionally play Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator at my home (and possibly other venues). Since there's a learning curve to playing this cooperative spaceship bridge crew game, be prepared for some collaborative setup, burn-in, and waiting. But it's fun anyway! Come join me/us! [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Jul 24, 2017 - 26 comments

CONvergence 2016

CONvergence is imminent! The MeFi meetups the last few years have been fun, so let’s do another this year. [more inside]
posted by nicepersonality on Jun 13, 2016 - 19 comments

Pre-Meetup Meetup at Borderlands Books

So captivepredator and I were talking about a pre-meetup meetup on Saturday before the Writers with Drinks event. If you can't go to WwD or if you just want EVEN MORE Mefite time, come hang out with us at Borderlands. (It's just a few blocks away from the main meetup!) [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Apr 8, 2016 - 6 comments

ECCC Panel - Mutants of the Wasteland, Cyborgs of the Spaceways

"The Science Fiction genre is known for tackling important social issues and examining the human condition, as well as things exploding or being on fire. Alex DeCampi (Smoke, Grindhouse), Adam Rakunas (Windswept), Margaret Trauth (Decrypting Rita), Douglas Wolk (Judge Dredd: Mega City 2) and Arthur Wyatt (2000AD) take a look at the tropes and themes of modern SF and the intersection of flashy eye-candy and deeper meaning." That's right - an ECCC panel with not one, not two, but three Mefites! If you are at ECCC, swing on by!
posted by Artw on Apr 4, 2016 - 7 comments

CONvergence 2015

It’s mere weeks to CONvergence 2015. Last year’s meetup was fun. Let’s do it again! Saturday morning from 10:30–11:30 a.m. (or, you know, later if folks are feeling it), in the Garden Court. [more inside]
posted by nicepersonality on Jun 14, 2015 - 15 comments

FOGcon meetup

FOGcon, a literary sf convention, is happening on March 6-8 in Walnut Creek. This year's theme is The Traveller. "From The Odyssey to Dr. Who, Margery Kempe to Alyx, the Traveler is an iconic figure. This trope evokes a whole class of stories in both SF and fantasy in a compact and emotionally suggestive form....We will explore such topics as modes of travel, evolving attitudes toward the idea of an alien realm, the range of metaphors travel stands for, changing expectations about the experience of earthly or space travel, and how to be an extreme wilderness hiker - or an extreme hitchhiker. And lots more. Honored Guests: Kim Stanley Robinson, Catherynne M. Valente, Joanna Russ (posthumous)." [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Jan 25, 2015 - 47 comments

Shorts That Are Not Pants: El ataque de los cineastas españoles

A themed programme of Spanish science-fiction short films from Nacho Vigalondo (TIMECRIMES, EXTRATERRESTRIAL), Chema García Ibarra, Alex Pastor (CARRIERS), Alberto Gonzalez Vazquez, and Pablo Larcuen. Robots from space, invisible friends, transformations, space-time anomalies, even the end of the world! Come and join us! [more inside]
posted by jmcnally on Oct 9, 2013 - 0 comments

Any MeFites going to Arisia 2013 (Boston, MA, US)?

This weekend is the annual Arisia science fiction convention, at the Westin Boston Waterfront. I'll be there nerding out, and it just occurred to me to wonder if there would be other Mefites there. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Jan 17, 2013 - 0 comments

AE Birthday Party

The magazine I edit is throwing itself a one-year birthday party in downtown Toronto. There will be cake and music and drinks. A selection of the Canadian SF who's who will be in attendance. Admission is free, though donations are always welcome. Stop on by. More details.
posted by 256 on Nov 16, 2011 - 0 comments

CANCELLED - Midnight Mefite Worldcon Meetup (with Cheesecake!)

Is anyone else going to Worldcon in Reno this year? [more inside]
posted by Poet_Lariat on Jul 5, 2011 - 2 comments

Science-Fictional British Library (London) Meetup Madness!

Hey, MeFites! Let's go check out the Out Of This World: Science Fiction But Not As We Know It exhibition at the British Library (subject of this excellent FPP by dng). I'm thinking this weekend-- short notice, I know, but what is life without spontaneity? [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Jun 2, 2011 - 36 comments

Chiaroscuro Reading Series: Spring Fling

The Chiaroscuro Reading Series Spring Fling is tonight at The Augusta House. There are going to be readings from local genre magazines as well as other performances. I will be there reading a piece from an upcoming issue of AE and handing out print editions of AE Micro 2011 (which includes a piece by MeFi's own The Whelk). [more inside]
posted by 256 on May 11, 2011 - 0 comments

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