Category Archives: Conventions

Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017)

By Caroline Seals and Keith Kato With deep sadness we report that science fiction icon and Director on The Heinlein Society’s Board of Directors, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, passed away Friday, 8 September 2017, during a mid-afternoon nap.  He and Larry … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Heinlein Bust Model is Complete

As our friends at File 770 have reported, the clay model of the bust of Robert A. Heinlein that will be used to make the final bronze bust to be on permanent display in the Missouri House of Representatives Hall … 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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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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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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Heinlein Society at LoneStarCon

The Heinlein Society at LoneStarCon 3 The Heinlein Society participated at LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, held in San Antonio, TX, August 29th-September 3rd . The Society shared a table in the exhibit area of the con … Continue reading

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Are YOU a COWARD?

Join the Heinlein Society PARTY at LonestarCon. We’re celebrating 50 years of traveling Heinlein’s GLORY ROAD. If you’re going to the World Science Fiction Convention, join us FRIDAY at 8:30 pm (room to be announced), for dragons, goodies, books, quizzes, … Continue reading

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Loscon

Heinlein Society Loscon photos courtesy Peter Scott     Loscon Heinlein Society panel discussion participants: Daffyd ab Hugh,  Robert “Doc” James,  Bill Patterson, David Jennings, Brad Linaweaver.  

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Renovation

Beyond the required Annual Meeting, the Heinlein Society also spent considerable time and effort to create a strong presence at Renovation. The Society’s Information Table was manned essentially all daylight hours of the convention.  As the Table was outside the … Continue reading

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At WorldCon 2004

Heinlein Society At WorldCon 2004 09.04.04 Day Two — The Heinlein Society’s Second Day, Friday, September 3, 2004, at World Con (Noreascon Four) was busier than a payday’s night at the hookshop Lazarus Long ran on Mars, where blind Rhysling … Continue reading

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Heinlein Society at the 61st World Science Fiction Convention 2003 Annual Corporate General Membership Meeting

Heinlein Society at the 61st World Science Fiction Convention 2003 Annual Corporate General Membership Meeting Torcon 3, Toronto, Canada August 28-September 1, 2003 The Heinlein Society at Torcon Heinlein Society Panels Heinlein Awards and Dinner reported by David Silver We … Continue reading

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The Heinlein Society at the 2003 WorldCon. Torcon 3.

The Heinlein Society at the 2003 WorldCon Torcon 3, Toronto, Canada                                                               Annual meeting report August 28-September 1, 2003                                                         Heinlein Society Panels Heinlein Dinner Awards Heinlein Society at the 61st World Science Fiction Convention Torcon 3, Toronto, Canada August 28-September 1, 2003 … Continue reading

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Heinlein Society at the 61st World Science Fiction Convention. Heinlein Award Presentation and Dinner

Heinlein Society at the 61st World Science Fiction Convention 2003 Heinlein Award Presentation and Dinner Torcon 3, Toronto, Canada August 29, 2003 Heinlein Society at Torcon Annual Meeting Report Heinlein Society Panels  “The Heinlein Society is full of people who… … Continue reading

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Balticon 2003

Heinlein Society Balticon Memorial Day weekend 2003, Baltimore, Maryland reported by Ogden “OJ” Johnson, III photos courtesy John “JT” Tilden We, the Washington, D.C. contingent, myself and my wife, Ogden and Mya Johnson, and Teresa Redmond and her daughter Heather, … Continue reading

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MisCon 2003

Heinlein Society MisCon Memorial Day weekend 2003, Missoula, Montana Greetings, From MisCon 17 reported by Elizabeth Youmans, R.N. Back in February I decided I wanted to support The Heinlein Society at our local SF Con, here in Missoula, Montana. So … Continue reading

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Baycon 2003

Heinlein Society Baycon Memorial Day weekend 2003, San Jose, California reported by Geo Rule The Society made a strong showing at BayCon 2003 (Memorial Day weekend) in San Jose, California, this year, presenting three well-attended programs. “Heinlein’s Women,” on Saturday … Continue reading

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Convention Archives Events at Worldcon in SanJose.Aug-Sept 2002

Convention Archives Events at Worldcon in SanJose.Aug-Sept 2002 Additional Comments From David Silver & Bill Patterson on alt.fan.heinlein From: “BPRAL22169” Subject: Re: [LONG] Finished: The Star Beast Date: Monday, September 09, 2002 11:17 AM > >A minimum of organization, and … Continue reading

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Events at Worldcon in SanJose. Dinner. Aug-Sept 2002

Events at Worldcon in SanJose. Aug-Sept 2002 Photos Courtesy of Karen Connell                                                         … Continue reading

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The Heinlein Society at the 2002 Worldcon

Heinlein Society Events at ConJose Aug-Sept 2002 Photos and Letter Courtesy of Art Dula Letter from Art Dula to Virginia Heinlein Dear Ginny, We all arrived safely back in Houston at about 1:30am on Tuesday. Here are a few pictures … Continue reading

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Heinlein Society at NorWescon 2002

Heinlein Society at NorWescon These photos were taken at NorwesCon Easter Weekend, 2002, in Seattle, Washington. Mainly, they are photos of a small reception we hosted in the Norwescon Committee Suite they let us use to hold our own reception … Continue reading

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