Hey gang, big experiment in the making. Given that the following: 1. Jedi_natalie is an important part of this club, and she is an avid reader. 2. I like the literary bend that Lord of the Rings has taken on and still maintain a fan base. 3. Much of Dragoncon is devoted to Star Wars, Star Trek , LOTR, and Anne McCaffery. 4. I need to take a more active part in building the fan base of our club. 5. We need a broader base to build our club on, and both Sci-fi and fantasy cuts across our demographics nicely and hits our target market. 6. Drawing fans to Mitch's Tavern has not been successful for club growth. Therefore be it known to all that: I'm starting a sci-fi / fantasy book club and meet and greet over at Barnes and Nobles Where: Barnes and Nobles at Brian Creek Commons, I-540 at US70, 1 mile west of Angus Barn. on the 3rd Monday of each month starting January 19, 2004 , to start. We can always move it to a more convenient time and date. This will be our new meeting place for the TTF fan force and local Lord of the Rings fan club but with a literary bend. I'm hoping that this book club will lead to larger discussions of books in the sci-fi fantasy genre. It will allow us to have bigger group events and more social outings. We'll target at least one book to read and discuss at the following meeting. It will better coordinate fan activities with literary activities, leading to invitations of authors to be invited discuss their works. High expectations? you bet.