Hi everyone! As discussed at our November meeting, members of MEPA would like to publish a quarterly newsletter centered around Northeast fandom. Content can range from printed word to visual graphics, science fiction to life in general - anything and everything. PG rated, of course! We need everyone's help in this. If you're looking for ideas, here are a few to get you started: --MEPA trip to Boston to see "Science of SW" exhibit --Review of "Dressing a Galaxy" exhibit/book, including a letter to LucasFilm marketing asking how could they possibly think there was no market for this book in NYC... --ROTS DVD review --New EU books - these can be split into post-NJO and post-ROTS. Reviews and where to go for spoilers for future books (but no actual spoilers listed) --What have people added/deleted from their SW collections since ROTS? Talk about your favorite pieces. --cartoons/games --fanfic - short pieces preferably. If it's long, it'll be chopped into several parts to be published every quarter. --Photos!! We've been having great times, let's show them off. Remember, PG! --Anyone who's been to a John Williams concert and would like to comment on the experience. --Transit strike commentary --Restaurant reviews The newsletter doesn't have to be restricted to SW-related material. There's a lot more out there, and we'd like to see people's thoughts on it! So here's how it works. Kristin and I will be driving this flying umbrella as Graphics/Layout Editor and Content Editor, respectively. All submissions and questions should be sent to us. Written-word submissions - reviews, articles, fanfic, and the like - should be sent to me (Anu) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send them as Word documents attached to the email, but plain text with markups is fine. If you're not sure, just ask, because it shouldn't be too big a deal. Graphics - cartoons, illustrations, photos, and the like - should be sent to Kris at email@example.com. Submissions should be .jpg files that don't eat up hard drive space or slow down the email service. Deadline: January 31. If you need a few extra days, let us know as soon as possible. Publication Date: First week of March. Questions or ideas? Feel free to email us, and have fun!