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Spacefest
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posted 06-16-2011 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like there WILL be a Spacefest IV. I've talked the crew into it (along with many of you here, at the show, and on Facebook.)

Details later, but it will be in 2013, probably springtime, in Tucson. Tickets will go on sale about September next year.

Grounded!
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posted 06-16-2011 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grounded!   Click Here to Email Grounded!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonderful! Spacefest 3 will be a tough act to follow. The venue and guest line-up were A+++. I vote for Starr Pass as the venue once again.

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posted 06-16-2011 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news! Count me in!

Sam Que
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posted 06-16-2011 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is great news. I had a wonderful time at the event.

Glad to hear it will be in 2013 and the spring.

Dave Clow
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posted 06-17-2011 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic news. This one was a blast. Count me in as a volunteer.

Gilbert
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posted 06-17-2011 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news!

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posted 06-17-2011 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spacefest IV-Springfield, IL sounds even better! Some private signings with the guys I cant get to-like Stafford, Scott, Cernan, etc. would be great too.

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posted 06-17-2011 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by JasonB:
Spacefest IV-Springfield, IL sounds even better!
LOL. You load up the 24' truck and drive it there and back, and fly the NOVA crew out there repeatedly for meetings. Does Springfeld have an international airport?

AJ
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posted 06-17-2011 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i was going to offer up my backyard, but on second thought Tucson sounds mighty good!

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posted 06-19-2011 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spkjb   Click Here to Email spkjb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any chance of J. Young, F. Borman or W. Anders coming?

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posted 06-19-2011 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Spacefest:
Does Springfield have an international airport?
We're Lincolns hometown so of course we have an airport! We need one just for every time a Presidential candidate comes here to rub Lincoln's nose at his tomb. Other than that it doesn't get a lot of use.

If you guys need a volunteer for the next one let me know. I'll walk out there if I have to.

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posted 06-20-2011 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, I think I'll have to go to this one. Looks like too much fun to miss out on again. I'd love to go to Arizona, and this is the perfect excuse.

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posted 06-20-2011 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steelhead fly fishing   Click Here to Email steelhead fly fishing     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I attend several meetings held in hotels annually and can say without any hesitancy that the venue at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson will be difficult if not impossible to beat. The setting, rooms, food, and service were 2nd to none. The property is spread out enough where you don't feel like you are crammed in, but quaint enough to bump into a moonwalker in the Starbucks or patio bar. I vote for a return to Tucson.

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posted 06-20-2011 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, this next next time I must go. Our astronaut heroes aren't getting any younger...

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posted 06-21-2011 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The producers aren't either!

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-22-2011 04:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Neither are the some of us collectors.

Hated to miss this last one and sure hope we can go to the next.

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posted 07-01-2011 02:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like SPACEFEST IV is being considered for the end of May, beginning of June 2012. Full moon too.
We're looking at May 30-June 3, 2012 for Spacefest IV, essentially the same week as this year. Same place too. Memorial Day is the 28th.

SkyMan1958
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posted 07-01-2011 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess they had to move it up with the end of the world occurring on 12/21/12.

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posted 07-01-2011 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not quite a full moon, Rizz, but waxing gibbous. We'll be able to see the terrain around all Apollo landing sites before it sets around 10:30.

The star party was surprisingly popular. It was just outside, but real dark. The weather was perfect.

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posted 07-02-2011 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The star party was one of the most enjoyable events at Spacefest III.

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posted 07-09-2011 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's official. May 30 to June 3, 2012 Starr Pass resort, Tucson.

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posted 07-09-2011 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When will you start the Spacefest IV website, Kim?

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posted 07-10-2011 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Spacefest:
It's official. May 30 to June 3, 2012 Starr Pass resort, Tucson.

Of course, that's contingent upon the House raising the debt ceiling.

We'll introduce the website by September, but we'll reveal news here and on the Spacefest Facebook page.

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Of course, that's contingent upon the House raising the debt ceiling.

Where's the "Like" button? Oh, wait - this isn't Facebook.

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posted 07-11-2011 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the coming weeks, we'll list improvements and changes for Spacefest IV. The first one is: lowered room rates.

Our discounted room rate is now $109/night (down from $119/night.) That's equivalent to UACC Burbank Hilton in 2004, and unbeatable for this level of luxury.

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posted 07-12-2011 01:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speaking from experience, the rooms are extremely comfortable and spacious, and in my opinion there's no such thing as a bad room view-wise. Even though the room we had was not looking out over the front of the resort, the desert scenery we had through our rear-facing windows was simply breathtaking.

One huge advantage is having a Starbucks within the resort for that much-needed wake-up coffee in the morning, or a cool frappuchino of an evening.

For the early risers, the hotel offers a complimentary guided trek into the surrounding hills, during which you are told about the local flora and fauna.

A great, fascinating place, and highly recommended. And knocking another ten bucks off the room rate - sensational!

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posted 07-12-2011 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Speaking from experience, the rooms are extremely comfortable and spacious, and in my opinion there's no such thing as a bad room view-wise.
Indeed. I had a room overlooking the pool areas and the road up the hill. Perfect.

I just hope they tell the guy with the flute for early AM Yoga to point the speakers away.

Seriously this resort is in the dictionary next to "Lap of Luxury".

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posted 07-12-2011 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My only complaint was that my wife kept getting spa treatments all week! (I'll secretly admit that I had one myself, and it was great!) I think two one-hour massages are the equivalent of one Buzz autograph.

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posted 07-12-2011 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Foregoing a Buzz autograph can pay for a lot of things!

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posted 07-14-2011 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
#2-We'll have more speaker panels, throughout the weekend. Subject suggestions?

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posted 07-15-2011 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try to get the Meteorite Men to come. We almost had one at the last Spacefest.

Also, what about a Suit Tech panel - Ron Woods and maybe Joe Schmitt (he is still doing well for being in his mid-90's!)

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posted 07-15-2011 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randy@astro   Click Here to Email Randy@astro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Until we get the web site for Spacefest IV up and going you can keep up to date with progress on our Facebook page.

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posted 07-15-2011 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know that cost is probably the impediment, but what are the chances of getting Valery Bykovsky and Valentina Tereshkova (Vostok 5 and 6) along? The two of them were a big hit at Autographica 2004, while Valentina was one of several cosmonauts at the Sims-Hankow show in San Antonio in 2006.

AJ
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posted 07-15-2011 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that would be cool! I'd like to add in Leonov. However, I would imagine that paying for their airfare would be the major hurdle. I know from my own efforts that flying from the US to Russia or vice versa is not cheap, even in economy class. and frankly, if I'm flying halfway around the world, I wouldn't want to fly economy! I don't envy Kim and crew for having to put together a show like this.

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posted 07-16-2011 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by BMacKinnon:
Try to get the Meteorite Men to come. We almost had one at the last Spacefest.

Also, what about a Suit Tech panel - Ron Woods and maybe Joe Schmitt (he is still doing well for being in his mid-90's!)


Good idea, Brad. Geoff has already been contacted and will make it if he doesn't have to film again. Ron Woods has already committed. Tried to get Joe Schmitt for 1 and 3, but will try again. Ron may be the key.

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posted 07-16-2011 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to recommend Scott Kardel, who is leaving his position as the Public Affairs Coordinator for Palomar Observatory here in San Diego county, to move to Tucson and become the Director of Public Affairs for the International Dark-Sky Association. In the years he has worked at Palomar he has transformed the public image of the institution - you may also know him from numerous TV appearances. He's a great, dynamic speaker who makes astronomy understandable and accessible to the general public, and I think would be a great addition to your speaker lineup.

AJ
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posted 07-16-2011 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you could get Sy back, how about adding more MOCR guys? I heard Dave Reed speak two summers ago and he was funny and informative. Add in someone like Gerry Griffin and maybe even an astronaut who had CAPCOM duties and that could be a fun panel.

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posted 07-16-2011 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about a "Mutual Concerns of Space Collectors" panel with perhaps a couple of auction house representatives, a couple of museum curators, a NASA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) representative (or Department of Justice representative) and a couple of noted space dealers.

I think that such a panel could serve to answer a lot of collectors questions and the transcript could be published on collectSPACE afterwards...

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posted 07-17-2011 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a great idea, Robert!

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posted 07-19-2011 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...except we can only fit four and a moderator onstage, and a debate is not a panel.


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