Upcoming Events: January 2006

The following are some events that you might be interested in checking out if you’re in the area: Now Through March 6, 2006 Robots: The Interactive Exhibition Chicago Children’s Museum www.chichildrensmuseum.org/exhibit_special.cfm This educational and multimedia exhibit lets visitors interact with characters from the 20th Century Fox animated movie Robots, as well as learn more about […]

Nebula Award Weekend Honors Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison — a name that conjures a plethora of emotions from those who say his name. I can say this, because I was recently at a con where his name came up often and with much respect as well as rolling of eyes. Ellison has been called irascible, curmudgeonly and a great writer. Since […]

More Upcoming Events: December 2005

The following are some events that you might be interested in checking out if you’re in the area or putting in your tickler file for next year: December 1, 2005 The National Humanities Center Lecture Series “Historical Counterfactuals and Alternate History Novels” Catherine Gallagher from the University of California, Berkeley will discuss the alternate history […]

Learn How to Hunt for Asteroids

This Saturday, Nov. 19, Andrew Lowe will present a free web-based seminar titled “Using the Internet to discover Asteroids.” The seminar, which is a public service of RAS (Remote Astronomical Society) Observatory, will start at noon MST. To participate and learn more, you will need to join a Yahoo! group specifically setup for this meeting, […]

Upcoming Events — November & December 2005

The following are some events that you might be interested in checking out if you’re in the area, or putting in your tickler file for next year: November 25-27, 2005 ChamBanaCon 35 Billed as the “singing, eating, reading, so you can relax convention,” ChamBanaCon is held in Springfiled, Ill., each year. This year, guests of […]

One Small Step for NASA — A Couple of Events for You

November is a big month for space buffs. Five years ago this month, Bill Shepherd and his crew, flight engineers Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko, first arrived at the International Space Station. 39 years ago this month, Gemini XII made its only trip into space with Jim Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin aboard. And, on […]

Want to Go to Mars Someday?

If you’ve always wanted to visit the Red Planet, you have Ray Bradbury to thank. Well, sort of. On Saturday, Nov. 12, The Planetary Society will be presenting Bradbury with the Thomas O. Paine Award for the Advancement of Human Exploration of Mars. As the author of The Martian Chronicles, Bradbury has inspired many people […]

The Rise of Gaming Events

The gaming industry is a consumer consumer — it needs gamers who will constantly buy more games and lots of them. “They’ve got to expand their market,” says Suzie Reider, senior vice president of sales and marketing at CNET games and entertainment, according to Ad Age. To do this, game publishers are turning to festival-like […]