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|Rick Mulheirn||Space Lectures and Ken Willoughby are able to confirm some of the details for the first event of 2015! |
I eluded to this event some weeks ago on the Fred Haise thread and already 60 lecture tickets and 35 dinner have been sold to date.
- April 24th; Dinner at the Wentbridge House Hotel with all the usual trimmings i.e. photo shoot, auction and signing.
- April 25th the public lecture at Carleton Community High School complete with prize raffle and a second signing. Timings and ticket prices for both are the same as those for Fred Haise in October.
I did state that I would start a new thread as and when I could name names but at this stage I am unable to do so.
But I thought it reasonable to let people know what I could in order to facilitate budgets, holidays, hotel bookings etc asap.
The name of the astronaut will be announced at the Fred Haise event in October.
To the best of my knowledge this pioneer has not appeared previously in the UK but I can confirm the contract has been signed and the deposit paid already so we are good to go.
|crash||Great, another bag to pack!|
|Rick Mulheirn||People who have paid for their tickets for the April 2015 event already can collect them in person from Ken following the Fred Haise lecture.|
Anybody who would like to pay Ken in person for April 2015, by either cash or cheque please, can do so at the Fred Haise event also.
Be sure and give Ken your name and address details; for an additional £1 Ken will provide envelopes and postage for mailing out tickets.
|Rick Mulheirn||77 lecture tickets already and 47 for the dinner.|
|OWL||We are already pulling together memorabilia for the April event auction.|
A great deal of time and effort goes into the planning and organisation to ensure the attendees and the astronaut have a positive experience of the Space Lecture events.
|Rick Mulheirn||Tickets for the April 2015 event will be coming from the printers next week.|
Since Ken Willoughby plans on naming the April 2015 guest at the Fred Haise event in October I'd imagine he will hold off mailing them until the week after Freddo...
|Rick Mulheirn||Half the dinner tickets have now sold and over 100 for the lecture. Great start!|
|Rick Mulheirn||A reminder that the guest speaker for the Space Lectures April 2015 dinner and lecture will be announced next weekend at the Fred Haise event.|
Despite the fact that the name of the guest speaker for April has not as yet been released, half the dinner have already sold and 130 for the lecture.
|moorouge||Can't wait for the official announcement of this unique guest. Wonder who it will be?|
|Tykeanaut||I thought the guest for April was to be announced last night?|
|Rick Mulheirn||The cat is out of the bag... or should I say Eileen Collins is out the bag.|
The announcement was very well received and anecdotally, Ken tells me ticket sales for Eileen's lecture are approaching 300! The queue for tickets at Ken's table outside of the theatre, coupled with the 160 tickets already ordered "blind" would support that kind of estimate.
More details about the April event will be posted shortly.
|Tykeanaut||Tickets reserved already! Great news Rick. |
I can feel a Dexys Midnight Runners song coming on.
|18blue78||This is great news. I had heard rumours at the dinner about who was being announced and I'm happy to hear the rumours were true. Now I just need to decided on which item or photo I'll be getting signed.|
|OWL||Having spent a considerable amount of time with Fred over the four days of his visit, Fred's eyes lit up when I told him the next guest would be Eileen Collins.|
Fred has met Eileen on several occasions and has attended several official engagements with her.
He tells me she has some great stories to tell and presents to a very high standard.
As Rick has already stated, tickets are selling very very quickly and the dinner is almost sold out.
|Rick Mulheirn||Just received this message from shuttle astronaut Clayton Anderson. |
Don't think I ever met Mr. Haise, but I know (and love!) Commander Eileen Collins. She deserves a packed house... SELLOUT! Who am I to argue?
Latest ticket sales for Eileen Collins confirmed by Ken this evening; 280 so far for the lecture and 97 for the dinner.