Please join Marvin Johnson and Carla Moore for the November NWSFS Social, beginning at 4 P.M. and ending at 9 P.M. (or maybe 10 P.M, if you're still having fun).

3513 S 296th Place, Auburn 98001
phone: 253.389.4355.

This will be the Holiday Number 11 Social, reviving the NWSFS tradition based on the holiday mentioned in the 1977 science fiction TV show Quark.

Much of the future lore of Holiday Number 11 has been lost, therefore we are making it up as we go along for this timeline.

Appropriate holiday dress is encouraged. Attire made of newspaper (and duct/duck tape) will show off your Holiday Number 11 spirit. Prizes will be awarded for creativity and fun-factor.

There will be an optional (cut-throat rules) gift exchange. If you wish to participate, your gift should not cost more than $11 and should be wrapped in newspaper (or otherwise disguised to keep the masses guessing).

As usual, this is a potluck, so bring your contribution of a main dish (occasionally have enough), side dish (rarely have enough), munchies (usually have enough), or dessert (often have enough, but then really, who could object to too much dessert). Bring your own beverages if you want something particular, although a few basic beverages will be available.
NWSFS members are encouraged to attend, and non-members in the SF/Fannish community are welcome, as always.

Directions:
From I-5 southbound:
Take exit 147.
Turn left off the exit onto 272nd St.
At the 2nd light turn right onto Military Road.
Turn left at the 2nd light onto S 288th St.
Turn right at the 1st light onto 34th Ave.
Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left onto S 296th Place.
3513 is the 6th home on the right, blue-grey in color. Please obey all posted no-parking signs.

From I-5 northbound:
Take exit 147.
Turn right off the exit onto 272nd St.
At the 1st light turn right onto Military Road.
Turn left at the 2nd light onto S 288th St.
Turn right at the 1st light onto 34th Ave.
Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left onto S 296th Place.
3513 is the 6th home on the right, blue-grey in color. Please obey all posted no-parking signs.

NWSFS Calendar

Monthly Social Dates
April 27th - Debbie Tatarek & Warren Dunham host The Spring Fling
May 18th - Eric & Yvonne Pawtowski host the NWSFS Officer Nomination Social
June 15th - NWSFS Voting Social at Woodland Park
July 20th - Hosting opportunity
August 17th - Hosting opportunity
September 21st - Sci-Fi Cocktail Party
October 19th - Mad Scientist Social
November 16th - Carla & Marvin host the Holiday Number 11 social
December 21st - Hosting opportunity
January 2014 - Rustycon 31
February 2014 - Pseudo Summer Solstice Spaghetti Sauce Off
March 2014 - PK Dick Award Nominee Social

My Favorite Restaurant Outings
May – Buca Di Beppo
June – Hosting opportunity
July – Hosting opportunity

Special Events
May - Valve Software Tour
TBD – Brightwater Clean Water Treatment Facility Tour
October 19th, 2013 - Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Exchange at Phinney Community Center, 10 AM – 1 PM
Please join Marvin Johnson and Carla Moore for the November NWSFS Social, beginning at 3 P.M. and ending at 8 P.M. (or maybe 10 P.M, if you're still having fun). 3513 S 296th Place, Auburn; phone: 253.389.4355.

This will be the Holiday Number 11 Social, a long-lost NWSFS tradition based on the holiday mentioned in the 1977 science fiction TV show Quark. Despite exhaustive internet searches, it seems that much of the future lore of Holiday Number 11 has been lost, so we are basically making it up as we go along.

There will be an optional cut-throat gift exchange. If you wish to participate in the exchange your gift should not cost more than $11 and should be wrapped in newspaper (or otherwise disguised to keep the masses guessing).

In addition, appropriate holiday dress is encouraged. Attire (hats, belts, ties, 3-piece suits, etc) made of newspaper and duct/duck tape will show off your Holiday Number 11 spirit. Prizes will be awarded for creativity and fun factor.

As usual, this is a potluck, so bring your contribution of a main dish (occasionally have enough), side dish (rarely have enough), munchies (usually have enough), or dessert (often have enough, but then really, who could object to too much dessert). Bring your own beverages if you want something particular, although a few basic beverages will be available.
NWSFS members are encouraged to attend, and non-members in the SF/Fannish community are welcome, as always.

Directions:
From I-5 southbound:
Take exit 147.
Turn left off the exit onto 272nd St.
At the 2nd light turn right onto Military Road.
Turn left at the 2nd light onto S 288th St.
Turn right at the 1st light onto 34th Ave.
Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left onto S 296th Place.
3513 is the 6th home on the right, blue-grey in color. Please obey all posted no-parking signs.

From I-5 nouthbound:
Take exit 147.
Turn right off the exit onto 272nd St.
At the 1st light turn right onto Military Road.
Turn left at the 2nd light onto S 288th St.
Turn right at the 1st light onto 34th Ave.
Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left onto S 296th Place.
3513 is the 6th home on the right, blue-grey in color. Please obey all posted no-parking signs.
Please join Marvin Johnson and Carla Moore for the November NWSFS Social, beginning at 3 P.M. and ending at 8 P.M. (or maybe 10 P.M, if you're still having fun). 3513 S 296th Place, Auburn; phone: 253.389.4355.

This will be the Holiday Number 11 Social, a long-lost NWSFS tradition based on the holiday mentioned in the 1977 science fiction TV show Quark. Despite exhaustive internet searches, it seems that much of the future lore of Holiday Number 11 has been lost, so we are basically making it up as we go along.

There will be an optional cut-throat gift exchange. If you wish to participate in the exchange your gift should not cost more than $11 and should be wrapped in newspaper (or otherwise disguised to keep the masses guessing).

In addition, appropriate holiday dress is encouraged. Attire (hats, belts, ties, 3-piece suits, etc) made of newspaper and duct/duck tape will show off your Holiday Number 11 spirit. Prizes will be awarded for creativity and fun factor.

As usual, this is a potluck, so bring your contribution of a main dish (occasionally have enough), side dish (rarely have enough), munchies (usually have enough), or dessert (often have enough, but then really, who could object to too much dessert). Bring your own beverages if you want something particular, although a few basic beverages will be available.
NWSFS members are encouraged to attend, and non-members in the SF/Fannish community are welcome, as always.

Directions:
From I-5 southbound:
Take exit 147.
Turn left off the exit onto 272nd St.
At the 2nd light turn right onto Military Road.
Turn left at the 2nd light onto S 288th St.
Turn right at the 1st light onto 34th Ave.
Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left onto S 296th Place.
3513 is the 6th home on the right, blue-grey in color. Please obey all posted no-parking signs.

From I-5 nouthbound:
Take exit 147.
Turn right off the exit onto 272nd St.
At the 1st light turn right onto Military Road.
Turn left at the 2nd light onto S 288th St.
Turn right at the 1st light onto 34th Ave.
Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left onto S 296th Place.
3513 is the 6th home on the right, blue-grey in color. Please obey all posted no-parking signs.
Please join Michael Ormes, Victoria Whitlock and their minions for the October NWSFS Social, beginning at 5 P.M. and ending at 10 P.M (or when they eject the last remaining guest or loan them sleeping space). 14437 NE 11th Place, Bellevue; phone: 425.653.7456.

This is the Mad Scientist Social, so present your favorite experiments, inventions, gadgets, creations, discoveries and curiosities.

NOTE: Please limit yields and power requirements to something appropriate for a residential area.

Bring your favorite videotapes or DVDs, as there is a separate room for viewing. There will also be a variety of board and card games available, or you can bring your own favorite.

As usual, this is a potluck, so bring your contribution of a main dish (occasionally have enough), side dish (rarely have enough), beverage, munchies (usually have enough), or dessert (often have enough, but then really, who could object to too much dessert).

Based on continued demand (despite limited participation), A Challenge for the build-ahead-of-time crowd has again been included. So, for those who prefer time-to-think, and your-own-choice-of-materials:

Disrupting the Lego Supply Line

Hostilities between your Lego Minions and your rival’s minions have been escalating. A bridge has been identified whose destruction would provide a necessary disruption to the delivery of Bricks, Plates, Beams, and Blocks to your rival’s minions. Using Legos as your primary building material create a device which will allow your Lego Minions to deliver a Ping-Pong ball sized diabolical device (if you don’t have one in-stock we know of a discrete supplier) to the bridge while allowing them to escape its destructive effects prior to activation (this being a family friendly event the sponsors discourage Suicide Devicers).

The winner is the device able to most accurately place the diabolical device.

The Fine Print:
The preferred location for the diabolical device is under the bridge touching the central support, second choice is on the bridge span, third is against either end of the bridge, the final least effective location is any other position under the bridge.

Minions are safe from the device’s effects at a range of one meter.

The central support of the bridge is at least 60 mm high. The bridge will allow passage of a vehicle at least 40 mm wide.

To maintain plausible deniability regarding the incident, you must remain at least one meter from the bridge.

A device which takes too long to deliver the diabolical device will attract the attention of your rival’s minions -- who are highly trained in rapidly disarming diabolical devices which will void the delivery.

In the event of a tie, the contest will be repeated with the “plausible deniability distance” increased (or decreased should no effective delivery occur with any device).

As usual, the sponsors of this event assume no responsibility for damaged egos.

Innocent-bystanders are responsible for their own deniability (as well as finding appropriate cover).

A Challenge, in a form similar to previous years, will also be presented for those who desire the satisfaction of solving a problem using limited time and constrained resources. (i.e. you get the details when you arrive).

Logistics: There is plenty of parking on the street. The driveway is a bit steep. The only pets are aquatic, and they are expected to remain in their appropriate habitat. NOTE: If you need test subjects, please make other arrangements. Smoking is acceptable outside only, please. There is a covered breezeway available, with seating, for smokers (assuming assorted leftover experiments can be cleared out in time).

Directions:
From I-405 (both directions – or take the SR520 route):
Take the NE 8th St exit Eastbound (not the SE 8th St exit). Travel East on NE 8th St towards Crossroads Mall
Take a Left (North) on 140th St NE (there is a Walgreen's on the corner)
Take the first Right on NE 14th St, before the Fairweather Building.
After some large speed bumps, this road will make a 90-degree right turn and become 144th St NE
Take a Left on NE 11th Place
This road again takes a 90-degree Right turn
As you turn, the house is on the inside corner, around the corner. The house is brown, and the drive goes up a small hill, pointed back the way you arrived.

From SR520:
Take the 148th St exit
Travel South on 148th St NE
Turn Right (West) on NE 10th to 145th St NE. It looks like a driveway until you are right there.
Take a Right (North) on 145th St NE
Continue to 11th. The house will be on the left, with the drive pointed up the hill, in the direction you were going.

From I-90: DON'T try to go partway and then follow the directions from SR520 because there is a left turn that you can't make and, depending on traffic, a U-turn can be problematic:
Take the 148th St exit
Travel North on 148th St NE
Go West on NE 8th to 140th St NE
Take a Right (North) on 140th St NE (there is a Walgreen's on the corner)
Take the first Right on NE 14th St, before the Fairweather Building
After some large speed bumps, this road will make a 90-degree right turn and become 144th St NE
Take a Left on NE 11th Place
This road again takes a 90-degree Right turn As you turn, the house is on the inside corner, around the corner.
The house is brown, and the drive goes up a small hill, pointed back the way you arrived.
A gathering of family and friends.

Saturday, October 6, 2012
4:00 to 5:00 PM Gather: followed by dinner, memorial, dessert and fun

Lynnwood Eagles Hall
19223 Hwy 99
Lynnwood, WA

RSVP to: RememberKitty@aol.com

Kitty Canterbury passed away early morning September 9th ending a short battle with ovarian cancer. She continued to be good natured and gentle and was visited daily by family and dear friends.

Kitty founded the local Star Trek fan group called the Puget Sound Star Trekkers (PSST) and served as the Commodore of the group from the mid 1970s through the early 1980s. She was honored as Fan Guest of Honor at Norwescon 19.

Many local fans consider Kitty the mother of organized northwest fandom.

Email photos from Kitty’s activities with the Puget Sound Star Trekkers, life at the various Starbases, and other fannish activities to Judy at RememberKitty@aol.com.


What we’re providing:
We will serve Kitty’s favorite meal of pork and tater tots followed by chocolate cake.
We will provide coffee, cocoa (a Kitty favorite), tea, Crystal Light lemonade, and ice water. We will also provide plates, napkins, cups, and flatware.

You bring:
Your preferred soft drink and a potluck dishes to share: main dishes, salads, side dishes, and desserts (Kit loved chocolate chip cookies, hint).
• Please include serving utensils needed for your dish.
• Please bring a crock pot or hot place or other appropriate appliance if your food must be kept warm.

Location information:
The hall is on the northbound (east) side of Hwy 99. It is located between Central Welding Supply (south side) and Furniture World (north side). The Business Costco is just north of Furniture World. All are on the east side of Hwy 99.

There is a cash bar at the hall (this is the Eagles Hall). No alcoholic drinks can be brought it by us. You must purchase alcoholic drinks from the hall.
Apocalypse Ink Productions has purchased Famished: The Farm, the debut novel of author Ivan Ewert. The book is based on Ewert’s web series Vorare, that was previously published by The Edge of Propinquity webzine. Famished: The Farm, which contains themes of isolation, cannibalism, and familial ties, has given members of the AIP staff shivers and nightmares. Famished: The Farm, is scheduled for an October 2012 release.

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Apocalypse Ink Productions has purchased the Karen Wilson Chronicles by author Jennifer Brozek. The quartet of novellas is based on Brozek's Kendrick series, published in The Edge of Propinquity webzine. The series follows 911 operator Karen Wilson as her ordinary life in the Pacific Northwest is turned upside down by a cryptic supernatural phone call. The series is edited by John Helfers, and the first novella will be out in November 2012.

The NWSFS “Pirate” Social was great

The NWSFS “Pirate” Social (8/18/12) was great…we had around 30 folks, several in costume.  Lots of food, lots of visiting, some playing with Legos, some viewing of Jesse’s movie projects….fun time was had by all.  Though I took Friday off, I still ran out of set up time….I had at least another dozen or so pirate decorates I could have put up…

The best pirate food was a huge brownie with a treasure map on it…actually; there were two, one with the correct map and one with a fake map.  By the time the evening ending, both maps were eaten, so we’ll not be finding that treasure.  The winning pirate cook was Steven Greenfield.  

Best pirate costume was very difficult to pick, mainly because the judges weren’t bribed enough (grin), then they all didn’t know the all the words to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean song…but we able to narrow it down to all the female pirates, then Robyn Meadows won, it wasn’t via a bribe, but her cutlass did help. 

There were six contestants for the treasure hunt….which was great, as there were six treasures hidden in and around the house.  A typo on one clues sent Robyn looking for a talking fish rather the dead grill in the old shed.  (Gill should have been Grill.)  Not only did the treasure hunters find treasure, they all got to pick another treasure out of the Crate-O-Treasures as they returned to the starting point.  (And I got ride of a few treasures (or Becky says junk).)

Then there was more talking, eating and Jesse’s videos.  It was a great time….and I am so happy I took Monday off to recover.

NWSFS Chili Cook Off Social

Saturday – July 21st, 2012

Please join us Saturday, July 21st at Kat & Shawn’s home in Bellevue for the Chili Cook Off social.

Join us at Kat & Shawn’s home in Bellevue for the annual Chili Cook Off. The social will begin at 5:00 P.M. and end around 10:00 P.M.

Contestants will bring various chilies for you to taste and vote on. The contributors of the most popular chilies will receive small prizes. NWSFS will provide cornbread and soft drinks. Side dishes that complement and/or add are always welcomed. To support the contest, there is a small fee for the Cook Off; $3 for NWSFS members, $5 for non- members.

3803 142nd Ave SE, Bellevue 98006-1545
425) 957-7565

Chili Cook Off Contestants:
Please bring a crock pot to keep your chili warm and a serving ladle. Please call ahead to make arrangements for use of a burner in the kitchen If you cannot bring a crock pot.

Logistical information:
Smoking areas are outside. The house has no animals. The main entrance is up two small steps. Parking is on-street, and generally available.

The closest bus stop is 1/3 mile away (2 blocks east), at the corner of SE 40th St and 146th Ave SE, and serves the routes 210 & 241 bus (transfer from Seattle at the Eastgate Park and Ride).

Directions:
• From I-90 eastbound take exit 11A (150th Ave SE exit), stay in the far right lane.
• Turn right onto 150th AVE SE
• Turn right onto SE 38th St. (Standard gas station on corner)
• Turn Left onto 146th AVE SE
• Turn Right onto SE 40th ST
• Go two blocks turn right onto to 142nd AVE SE (note NOT 142nd PL)
• House is a light tan at the end of the cul-de-sac. You might need to park on 40th St.

NWSFS CALENDAR

Monthly Social Dates
July 21st – Chili Cook Off Social at Shawn & Kat’s home
August 18th – at Michael & Becky’s home.
September 15th – social
October 20th – Mad Scientist Social
November 17th – at Carla & Marvin’s home
December 15th – Holiday Season Social in the Community Room at David Dorais’ home.

Upcoming outings
Sunday, July 15th at 1:00 PM – Log House Museum
August (TBD) – Ride the Ducks!

My Favorite Restaurant Outings
July 11th – IKEA Restaurant in Renton, one of Jeanine’s favorite restaurants.
August ? – La Isla in Ballard, one of Kathy & Alan’s favorite restaurants.
September ? – Old Spaghetti Factory in Tukwila, one of Carla & Marvin’s favorite restaurants.
October ? – Cutters in Seattle, one of John’s favorite restaurants.
December 5th – Old Spaghetti Factory in Lynnwood, one of Rick & Vickie’s favorite restaurants.