Tucson TIMOTHY ZAHN in TUCSON, ARIZONA

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  1. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    Dusenberry-River Branch Library
    5605 E River Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85750
    520.791.4979


    On Saturday, September 22nd from 12 noon - 4pm Timothy Zahn will be at this library. Here is the pertinent information.

    SciFi Pros on SciFi Prose: Science Fiction Author WorkshopsProfessional writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror will talk the nuts and bolts of how to write speculative fiction: world-building, character development, research and realism, story arc and pacing, creating conflict, and much more. The format of the presentation is a moderated panel discussion; there will be no hands-on writing or critiques. Come hear what the pros have to say about how it is really done!

    Best-selling authors Timothy Zahn and John Vornholt give you the inside scoop on writing science fiction novels and comics related to media blockbusters like Star Wars, Star Trek, and more. These full time professional writers have dozens of books to their credit. Now you can get the benefit of their years of experience when you sit down to write your own stories and novels -- or just come listen to some fine writers talk about their craft! Light refreshments will be served.

    Books will be available for sale and authors will be available to sign their books after the program.

    Registration is required and is limited to 75 attendees. Please call 791-4979 or stop by the branch to register.

    Timothy Zahn will also be at the Joel Valdez Main Library on Sunday September 23rd from 1pm to 5pm for the same type workshop and for this day No registration is required. Park in the lot below the library for free on Sundays. This day and time does have a one hour overlap with our TFF event/meeting that we have scheduled at Toy Boxx for 4pm.
  2. RebelMom Jedi Grand Master

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    I will be trying to register for the Saturday workshop. I've got a couple of friends coming down from Phoenix. I'll be calling tomorrow when I get home from my employment workshop.

    *keeping fingers crossed that they won't be booked fast*
  3. _Anakin_Vader_ Jedi Knight

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    OK. I wanted to go to this. So how are we going to work out the overlap?
  4. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    is it possible you can get off for the day before and we can just go to the Dusenburg-River event instead? otherwise we could still go to the sunday event and leave early for Toy Boxx and perhaps assign one person to stay behind and get autographs for the group and come late to Toy Boxx....
  5. RebelMom Jedi Grand Master

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    Kelly, Mandy and I are booked for the 22nd. Kelly couldn't do Sunday. She asked me to thank you for posting this. She is so excited about this.
  6. Jada Chapter Rep Charlotte, NC

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    [face_frustrated]

    Why? Why after I leave Tucson? [face_frustrated] :mad: :( :_|
  7. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    I registered myself, Brandon, Alex, Kat, and Mike for saturday... just in case... if I registered you and you don't want to be registered just let me know and I will remove your name. I just wanted to be sure we got a few places in line for Saturday.
  8. JediObiKat Jedi Master

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    You're brilliant, Cat. Thanks for registering me :)
  9. cathiecat Force Ghost

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    I have now added Chris and Phil to the registration. At this time they show the list at 28 people, so there is still room for more to be added. Damien, do you think you should pass this info along to the DSG in case they are interested in coming down for it, I know several of their group reads a lot of the EU.
  10. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    I called Damien about it the day you posted this Cat :)
  11. cathiecat Force Ghost

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  12. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    I posted in on their fourms already.
  13. RebelMom Jedi Grand Master

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    I had a wonderful time at this. My friend who came down from Phoenix loved it.
  14. Zedd Tucson AZ Chapter Rep

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    I want to see the PICTURES!!!
  15. firstsonofsolo Jedi Master

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    I am sorry I couldnt make it guys and even more sorry that I was not able to meet with Liz. How did it go? lets hear some stories!!
  16. Zedd Tucson AZ Chapter Rep

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    O well. It was awesome! I talked to TZ about his inspirations for Thrawn, and how he has become such a major character in the EU. He was one cool guy. I MET THE GUY THAT INVENTED MY FAVORITE CHARACTER. Next to George Lucas himself, (and Sansweet, who I have already met) he is the one person I really wanted to meet.

    The bad thing about it all was that the other author that was there was known for his "unmentionable" books (I refuse to say those blasphemous words that rhyme with "Car Wreck")
  17. JediObiKat Jedi Master

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    I was quite interesting to listen to both authors talk. I didn't realize I had actually read one of John Vornholt's Star Trek books (the first of the "Dominion War" series). Timothy Zahn was a neat person...and yes Zedd, all hail the creator of Thrawn and Mara and Car'das and Carrde and Ghent and Pelleon and....on and on
  18. Jada Chapter Rep Charlotte, NC

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    I know that Cat has a lot to say on this subject. [face_mischief]
  19. RebelMom Jedi Grand Master

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    She should. She was supposed to call me about it...
  20. Jada Chapter Rep Charlotte, NC

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    I got a call [face_mischief] :p

    Again, I'm uber jealous of you all and I intend to tell Tim when he is here in March. ;)
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