The Galactic Enquirer Newsletter

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  1. TwistyMaeSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2000
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    Speaking of hosting the meeting...

    Should we have it at someone's house (namely mine?) or shall we go for an lunch meeting somewhere like the Chancery? Definetly not Chili's. ;)
  2. Skywalker1138 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 7, 2002
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    Twisty, it's your call this time until I get my new place set up in Whitefish Bay next month. I'd be happy to meet either place (yours or a restaurant/although, it might be easier to hold conversation somewhere quie with space). Even when I do get set up, I have limited seats (a futon and some chairs) so even then if we switch off having meets I'll have to ask people to bring folding chairs if they have any or big pillows.

    Everyone interested: bring some ideas and if you have anything already especially (so we can put the 1st newsletter together by sometiems in Fall) BRING IT and we'll see how much we have to work with (or if it's too much, how to slice it or even put some of it into another issue).

    I have the idea of getting some regulars (someone who regularly contributes, so we can always count on information coming in after the hype of the "NEWNESS" dies down.) Twisty--do you agree?

    Who do we have for July 20th solidly so far? Who's planning on making the meet?

    Twisty: what hours of the day do you want to get together so I can plan around it? :)
  3. TwistyMaeSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2000
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    How about 11:30AM on July 20th at my house? I've got room for everyone, if you guys don't mind sitting on folding chairs. :)
  4. Skywalker1138 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 7, 2002
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    All attending:

    When: July 20
    Where: TwistyMaeSkywalker's Place
    Time: 11:30 a.m.

    ...please post!

  5. Idaara Jedi Knight

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    Apr 29, 2002
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    FYI, we're having a meeting of the collector's group the same day at 1:30pm at my place...if anyone is interested in coming, you are more than welcome to arrive after the newsletter meeting has ended. PM me for directions.
  6. TwistyMaeSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2000
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    PM me for address and directions!
  7. TwistyMaeSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2000
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    Pushing this up with another idea (care of Skywalker1138)

    What if we move the meeting date back to sometime in August?
  8. solo414 Jedi Master

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    Mar 28, 2002
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    Skywalker1138, where in the Bay are you moving to? I live on the corner of Bay Ridge and Lexington. :)
  9. Skywalker1138 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 7, 2002
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    solo414: am moving to Henry Clay a few blocks west of Lake, about 5 blocks east of you. We'll practically be neighbors! But why does your bio on the web say you're from Oshkosh?

    Twisty: I think a new date is great considering we need time to find out who's going to be there--let's get some volunteers for submissions--we need to know who's coming if Twisty hosts a meet!

  10. solo414 Jedi Master

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    Mar 28, 2002
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    I go to college at UW-Oshkosh, so I'm there for 9 months out of the year. I graduate this year though, so then I'm back in WFB full time. It's SO cool that we're going to be neighbors!!! :D
  11. TwistyMaeSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2000
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    Up, with a bit of a sidenote:

    If we meet sometime in August for just a planning meeting, does anyone have examples of other fan-run newsletters? I've got a copy of InkBlot, which is put out by Fellowship of the Black Spot (which is run out of West Allis) Those things are always good for ideas and what -not- to do.
  12. Skywalker1138 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 7, 2002
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    I've got newsletters from On The Mark (Mark Hamill's first newsletters) and others. --Shhh... we can do better though!
  13. TwistyMaeSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2000
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    Time to resurrect this baby with some actual news!

    As of today, the newsletter has a name and a publicationd date. The first issue of The Galactic Enquirer (thanks Mauler!) will be released in October. We would love to have people contribute, however, we need a list of people who are willing to do so. As of now, we have a tentative list from this thread, but I'd like a more official one.

    Any questions, feel free to PM either me or Jenni, or you can e-mail me at twisty@she-geek.com.
  14. Mauler_II Jedi Knight

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    Mar 13, 2002
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    I would like to contribute - though I have no experience with this sort of thing.

    Perhaps if we got a list of ideas for articles going...

    Are we going to have a meeting?

    I will be out of town from the 10th through the 17th, so if we could avoid those dates I would appreciate it.
  15. Rogue_Eleven Jedi Knight

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    Jul 25, 2002
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    What kind of things are you looking for for contributions? I'd like to help with something if I could.
  16. Skywalker1138 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 7, 2002
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    Twisty and I had a great brainstorming meet last evening.

    We have a list of what we need however the first issue will more of a try-out until we get a list of contributors and subscribers.

    AFTER the first issue we intend to ask for a small subscriber amount (very small--right now around $1 per issue tentatively).

    WANTED:

    ? Fan Art
    ? Fan Fiction Short Stories (up to 1 page 12 pt. text e-mailed to us until the newsletter someday may become a fanzine and we have more room)
    ? Poetry
    ? Comic Strips
    ? ...more to come in late August/early Sept. (Twisty and I will be negotiating ideas)

    ...and we'll have SPECIAL INTERESTS once we get going and lots of ideas for these specials (we also would like our President and VP to contribute a paragraph per issue if it can be worked out). We also have an idea for COLUMNS .

    If we're lucky and get too much information, the extra will simply overflow into the next quarterly issue.

    Once Twisty and I have a good idea of who our regular and semi-regular contributors are we want to host meets as originally planned. This will come in time. Meanwhile, PM Twisty or me, and send your work to one of us (see our Profiles for e-mail).

    MTFBWY! (May The Force Be With You)
  17. Zepo Jedi Knight

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    May 14, 2002
    I think I'll contribute something as well. What... I'm not yet sure about... :)
  18. Skywalker1138 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 7, 2002
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    Great! We'll add you to our list: "Interested To Submit". Hope to hear from you soon!

    Please send your articles by September 25, 2002, (date of Mark Hamill's and Chris Reeve's birthdays), and let us know soon what you intend to send so we can make room for your article.

    I'm posting a tentative due date so that we have something to shoot for here. Dates are subject to change. Heads up: If it changes, the deadline will most likely be earlier than later.

    MTFBWY

  19. Skywalker1138 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 7, 2002
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    During the dates of:
    August 6-16
    &
    August 24-26

    I will be out-of-state on business.

    Any inquiries and submissions in the newsletter during those dates should be forwarded strictly to TwistyMaeSkywalker. Otherwise I will gladly accept e-mails and PMs too.
  20. Red05 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 15, 2002
    I could do the quarterly weather report.


    With some arm twisting, I could also write the Imperial Labor Union update. With commentary on lack of security in the second death star during construction. I'll try not to steal too much from "Clerks."



  21. SameSithDifferentDay Jedi Youngling

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    May 4, 2001
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  22. Skywalker1138 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 7, 2002
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    Red05: the idea of the Imperial Labor Union Update sounds fantastic! As soon as you have anything to submit let us see it please! The weather update would be interesting also. Please contact one of us in PMs and submit your work.

    These kind of creative ideas are going to be what makes the newsletter fun!

    MTFBWY
  23. Red_Jedi_Knight Jedi Master

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    May 7, 2002
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    ummm i just had a major idea... kinda.
    what do you guys think of "ACTION FIGURE OD THE MONTH/QUARTER(whatever time frame we're working with)"
    i just think that would be really cool


    and umm i might be able to help with that cause i have a vast selection of figures....

    maybe?
  24. Rogue_Eleven Jedi Knight

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    Jul 25, 2002
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    Oh, I like that idea. I know I'm not as action-figure savvy as I'd like to be. That would probably be cool.
  25. Skywalker1138 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 7, 2002
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    I think you have something here--can you give us a more general idea of what you mean though? Do you mean, choose the figure that came out most recently, or simply have a scan of any random figure, or...? If you can give us a description of what you intend to submit, you can definately add to the newsletter :)
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