Lou, KY 2013 BOOK CLUB READS AND DATES

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Lord_Zannah, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Yoda_Jammies Force Ghost

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  2. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Hey, as long as it's not slash fic. I may have to pull out the Ban Hammer on that :D

    Related news. Metropolis Superman Celebration announced today one of their guests this Summer would be comic artist Chris Sprouse. He's done a lot of work for DC but we know him as the artist for the Dark Horse Comic Adaptation of "Splinter of the Mind's Eye". How's that for timely?

    Related to the related news...comic artist Carmine Infantino died last week. He had a VERY long career and did most of his work for DC but he also did a very long run on the very early Marvel Star Wars comics that I grew up with. Comics were our largest source for new Star Wars while we waited for ESB so I read and re-read and memorized those comics he drew. He was a guest at the 2010 Superman Celebration so I got to meet him, thank him for his Star Wars work and get some stuff signed. Really nice gentleman.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Carmine_Infantino

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=44738
  3. Yoda_Jammies Force Ghost

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    That is cool you got to meet him. He had some great work in those old marvel issues.
  4. Lord_Zannah Jedi Master

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    Metropolis Superman Celebration? Is that the Con you attended in Tennessee?

    And I'm also glad you got to meet Mr. Infantino Mika. MTFBWH... Always.
  5. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    No, not Tennessee, the Metropolis Superman Celebration is in Metropolis Illinois, just across the river from Paducah.
  6. Lord_Zannah Jedi Master

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    Ah yes, I remember now. I also remember all of the awesome photos you posted up of it. Thanks Mika. [face_batting]
  7. Yoda_Jammies Force Ghost

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    Bump. Looks like this is the next opportunity to get the group together. I won't be able to make it as I'll be making my annual pilgrimage to Metropolis. I hope everyone enjoys the book and has a great discussion.
  11. Yoda_Jammies Force Ghost

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    Boo. We will miss you (again). But do post your thoughts up on the boards when you get back Clark.
  12. Yoda_Jammies Force Ghost

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    Bump:

    So, I thought it would be awesome to read Joseph Conrad's classic "Heart of Darkness" before rereading this month's book Star Wars: Shatterpoint. Well. It wasn't. I'm maybe 2/5th into Shatterpoint, but I can finish 300 pages by the weekend. Shatterpoint's plot is heavily inspired by Conrad's work-- but it really didn't add much. Besides, if you have watched Apolocypse Now (also biased on Heart of Darkness but with cameo by Harrison Ford) then you can also catch the allusions in Shatterpoint plus save yourself a lot of time.
  13. Lord_Zannah Jedi Master

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    I hope Appo and I can make this.... it's looking shady right now. We've got our fingers crossed. :rolleyes:
  14. Yoda_Jammies Force Ghost

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    Boo! I really miss you two!

    I will be running late, but i will be there!
  15. 11-11 Jedi Grand Master

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    Looks like I won't be able to make it tomorrow:_|:_| I hope you all have a great discussion! I really wish I could be there.:(
  16. Yoda_Jammies Force Ghost

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    Well, with no one really 100% able to go--- i vote we move it to a later date.

    Second?
  17. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Second all the way from Metropolis :)
  18. Yoda_Jammies Force Ghost

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    Then the motion carries.

    BOOK CLUB IS POSTPONED, NO BOOK CLUB FOR TODAY JUNE 7th.
    We will just find another day to do when we can all be together.
  19. Lord_Zannah Jedi Master

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    This works out fine our way gang..... we're swamped with domestic duties and running against a clock. We're still running along great though... What is it? Four years and this is only the second time? I'd say that's pretty fan-nominal. We'll get this together soon I'm sure. This is only the first of June, we have the whole month to choose another day. [face_dancing]
  20. jedimika FanForce Chapter Rep

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    How does Friday June 21 look to our book club gurus? If mindtwister is to believed that's also the 5 year anniversary of the re-emergence of the Louisville Galactic Alliance. We could maybe add a short meal after our normal book club?
  21. Lord_Zannah Jedi Master

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    June 21 looks good our way Mika. [face_batting]
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    Jammies is sick and can't make this Friday and has suggested the week after Friday the 28th for Book Club. I'm good with that. I know Jammies has been wanting to discuss Shatterpoint for quite a while.
    Zannah PM coming.
  24. Lord_Zannah Jedi Master

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    28th is good here Mika and thank you so much. [:D]
  25. Lord_Zannah Jedi Master

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    Who's going to be at our Book Club this Friday?