Author Archives: Lisbet

WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION ACTIVITIES: 2017, 2018, AND 2019

By Keith G. Kato 2017: The 2017 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) will convene from 9-13 August 2017 at the Messukeskus Exposition & Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland. Details can be found at the Worldcon website. Should you get the … Continue reading

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The Heinlein Centennial—10 Years Later

By Keith G. Kato Robert A. Heinlein was born on 7 July 1907 (7-7-07, which he said made him very lucky at craps). One hundred years later, 7 July 2007, was a Saturday, and in anticipation of this weekend date, … Continue reading

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UPDATED Society Activities at MidAmeriCon II

By Keith G. Kato The Heinlein Society’s activities at the 2016 Kansas City World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II 40th Anniversary Heinlein Blood Drive: The convention committee has now scheduled THREE days for 40th Anniversary Heinlein Blood Drive: Thursday, August … Continue reading

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Interview with Eric Gignac | Have Space Suit – Will Travel Graphic Novel

The Heinlein Society: Have Space Suit – Will Travel is the second graphic novel you’ve adapted from Robert A. Heinlein’s works. Did you even take a breather after Citizen of the Galaxy, or did you just plunge right in to … Continue reading

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Tentative Society Activities at MidAmeriCon II

By Keith G. Kato The 2016 Kansas City World Science Fiction Convention, “MidAmeriCon II” is less than four months away. The Kansas City Science Fiction & Fantasy Society provided essential operational support at the 2007 Heinlein Centennial in Kansas City, … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration: A review of works by Robert A. Heinlein, and their eligibility for 2016’s Retro Hugo Awards

by Dr. Marie Guthrie “Let There Be Light” under the pen name Lyle Monroe, short story, c. 6000 words, published in Super Science Stories 1.2 (May 1940). This is a future history tale that was not anthologized in The Past … Continue reading

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2016 Post-Worldcon Trip to Jefferson City, Anyone?

By Keith Kato As you all know, The Heinlein Society is procuring the Robert A. Heinlein exhibit for the Missouri House of Representatives’ Hall of Famous Missourians. A link to the finished bust photos and time-lapse movie of the completed … Continue reading

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Worldcon 2015 By Keith Kato

Representatives of The Heinlein Society attended Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, held on Wednesday August 19 through Sunday August 23, 2015 at the Spokane Convention Center and affiliated hotels in Spokane, Washington. Sasquan’s Guests of Honor were artist … Continue reading

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How to vote for The Heinlein Society Exoworld nomination

(If you’re asking, “Why am I doing this?” You can go back and read our proposal.) Go to http://nameexoworlds.iau.org/exoworldsvote This takes you to the Vote Now Page Read instructions, the scroll down to Mu Arae system Click on orange Vote … Continue reading

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Westercon 2015

By Keith Kato Representatives of The Heinlein Society attended Westercon 68, the traditional 4th of July weekend western regional SF convention, held on July 2-5, 2015 at San Diego, CA’s Town and Country Resort Hotel. Westercon’s Guests of Honor were … Continue reading

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The Heinlein Society NameExoWorlds contest submission completed

The NameExoWorlds contest, organized by the IAU and Zooniverse, recently accepted naming proposals from registered clubs and non-profit organizations. THS selected the Mu Arae system to name. Mu Arae, often referred to by its designation in the Henry Draper catalogue … Continue reading

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Nominations for THS Board of Directors, Polls Open Aug 13 2015

The following members have been nominated to run for THS Board of Directors. All three are currently sitting on the BOD, one in an elected position and the other in board vacancy appointed positions. This year we will again be … Continue reading

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New Heinlein Society Board Member: Welcome Dr. C. Herbert Gilliland!

It is with great sadness that we on the Board of Directors say goodbye to Michael Cassutt, who has served as a board member since October 2010. We welcome Dr. C. Herbert Gilliland, who has been appointed to fill this … Continue reading

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Citizen Of The Galaxy Comics Out In All Fine Comic Book Shops

You all know that Citizen of the Galaxy was put out as a high quality graphic novel earlier this year, but for those who missed the Kickstarter campaign, it has now been picked up by IDW, (the third largest distributor … Continue reading

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Nominations For Annual Heinlein Society Elections Scheduled For May 2015

Last year, web based voting worked so well that we’re using it again this year. The nominating period for Board members is coming next month; 18 May to 1 June. There are three Board openings that need to be filled. … Continue reading

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2014 Worldcon Report | 72nd World Science Fiction, Loncon 3

The 72nd World Science Fiction, Loncon 3, was held August 14-18, 2014, at the ExCel Centre Docklands, London, United Kingdom. The Docklands is a fairly recently developed area, so far removed from London proper that the famous London Underground Tube … Continue reading

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A Message From The New President Of The Heinlein Society

Hello, fellow Heinleiners! I am Keith Kato, and at the 15 September 2014 meeting of The Heinlein Society’s Board of Directors, I was honored to be elected the fourth President of the Society. I succeed my good friend Mike Sheffield, … Continue reading

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