Category Archives: Keith Kato

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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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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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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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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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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