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FullThrottle
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posted 02-15-2013 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FullThrottle   Click Here to Email FullThrottle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is Mike Mullane still going to be at Spacefest I hope? I would have sworn I saw him on the list before but I could have been mistaken...

Are there any chances of additional Space Shuttle Astronauts being to the lineup at Spacefest V?

rgarner
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posted 02-16-2013 04:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Spacefest:
Afraid to ask yet... anyone in particular?
I was hoping for David Scott.

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posted 02-16-2013 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave was $200 at ASF, no charge for inscription.

rgarner
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posted 02-16-2013 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ouch, suppose a fella has to make a living.

rgarner
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posted 02-17-2013 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just noticed Vance Brand is also attending, does anyone know his usual fee?

topmiler
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posted 02-17-2013 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He charged $85 at the ASF event last November.

rgarner
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posted 02-17-2013 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Reasonable! I'm keeping a lookout on the page for updates on autographs.

Spacefest
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posted 02-17-2013 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We're going to try to talk Buzz into coming Sunday to sign his new book but that is all. He definitely won't be there on the weekend.

Mike Mullane has overseas business. Rusty Schweickart has a grandson's graduation. Curt Newport is coming. Still working on other guests.

AJ
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posted 02-17-2013 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by rgarner:
Ouch, suppose a fella has to make a living.

If it helps with the sticker-shock, he's a very kind, gracious signer. I found him to be a true gentleman.

rgarner
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posted 02-18-2013 04:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sadly, I am over in the UK and won't have the opportunity to meet him personally. It would be a case of either sending stuff in or having a fellow cS'er do it on my behalf

Curses being over the pond!

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posted 02-23-2013 03:39 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any discussions with David Brin for him to come and give a talk? Very interesting guy, and he would make a great addition.

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posted 02-23-2013 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by rgarner:
It would be a case of either sending stuff in or having a fellow cS'er do it on my behalf.
Steve Gruber has once again graciously agreed to get items signed for folks who cannot attend.

If you need his contact info please email me direct. Thanks, Al

arjuna
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Originally posted by albatron:
Steve Gruber has once again graciously agreed to get items signed for folks who cannot attend.

Steve did a great job in getting multiple signatures on an item I sent to him to take to Spacefest III. I entrusted him with a non-trivial amount of money despite my never having met him (I did ask around first!), and so I can vouch for his honesty.

Spacefest
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posted 02-24-2013 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by arjuna:
Any discussions with David Brin for him to come and give a talk? Very interesting guy, and he would make a great addition.

Yes. we're friends on Facebook. Next year, I think. We're full up this year.

Spacefest
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posted 03-01-2013 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's one for you "trenchers:"
  • Glynn Lunney
  • Jerry Bostick
...will be signing at Spacefest.

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posted 03-01-2013 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for YankeeClipper   Click Here to Email YankeeClipper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glynn and Jerry - great guys. Awesome!

Greggy_D
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posted 03-01-2013 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would love to see Jay Greene there also.

JasonIUP
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posted 03-07-2013 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonIUP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any word as to whether Cernan's pricing will match his $165 (or so) fee at Autographica?

FullThrottle
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posted 03-11-2013 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FullThrottle   Click Here to Email FullThrottle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice to see Sy added to the Spacefest V lineup!

Is Paul Weitz still going to be attending?

Also I noticed on the schedule that on Monday there is "AZ Astronauts" listed... Who does this include and is it worth hanging out an extra day until Tuesday?

Spacefest
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posted 03-12-2013 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sy has been on the list since the beginning. Paul Weitz backed out. Family reunion or something during Memorial Day.

AZ Astros are Gibson, Mcdivitt, Gordon and Walker (Weitz not coming as detailed above.) Program still being finalized.

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posted 03-14-2013 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Astronaut Jerry Ross wil be joining us at Spacefest V

Lev M
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posted 03-22-2013 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lev M   Click Here to Email Lev M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just noticed Charlie Duke and Al Worden are not in the list anymore. Is this for sure or it might change?

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posted 03-22-2013 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also wondering if Jerry Bostick is still officially confirmed, as his image/bio does not appear on the Spacefest V website?

Spacefest
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posted 03-22-2013 11:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For sure, I'm afraid.

Lev M
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posted 03-24-2013 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lev M   Click Here to Email Lev M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by JasonIUP:
Any word as to whether Cernan's pricing will match his $165 (or so) fee at Autographica?

That would be great but when Alan Bean charges $225 ($200 for his signature and $25 for inscription) I wouldn’t be too optimistic.

I wish there was a discount for personalization to kids because my 7 year old daughter keeps her vintage NASA litho to show to Mr. Cernan (and I also want one for myself). My personal opinion it would fair because personalization for kids make an item special but at the same time it is a bad investment. Well, I will see how it goes...

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-24-2013 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Playing devil's advocate you could wind up with adults recruiting kids to get photos signed for them, not for the kids, because of the cheaper price....

Not to mention, what about the adult who legitimately wants a photo signed for their child who isn't present at the show or event?

Lev M
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posted 03-24-2013 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lev M   Click Here to Email Lev M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There will always be devil's advocates...

I was just saying about what I think — not in general but in particular for the event. It's about procedures to prevent abusing the system but... There is no that system yet and I don't believe it will be. And like many people say there is always a choice.

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posted 03-26-2013 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HistorianMom   Click Here to Email HistorianMom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It also looks as if Cernan is only going to be there for one day, Sunday. No meals with him, unless he shows up for Sunday breakfast.

Lev M
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posted 03-26-2013 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lev M   Click Here to Email Lev M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope Cernan will arrive Saturday evening and participate in the AstroPix.

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posted 03-26-2013 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately, no. He'll be driving down from PHX (Scottsdale) Sunday morning. That's the best we could do.

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posted 03-28-2013 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Planetary Resources President and chief engineer Chris Lewicki has accepted our invitation to Spacefest.

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posted 03-28-2013 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any hint as to when the remaining signing prices will be posted?

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posted 03-29-2013 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Waiting... Dave Scott will be at least $200, Carpenter, at least $100.

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posted 03-29-2013 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hotel rooms going fast. This is over a holiday, and Tucson's a prime destination. Overflow hotels filling also, but they're also 4 mi. away. You'll have to rent a car to get to Starr Pass, but guess what?

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posted 04-03-2013 01:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for YankeeClipper   Click Here to Email YankeeClipper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any chance that Jerry Ross might give a lecture/presentation at this year's show?

Mike Mullane's was great last year, and all the booksigning feedback indicates Jerry's presentation is a must-see.

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posted 04-03-2013 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveG   Click Here to Email SteveG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that I have been in touch with everyone regarding mail order for those who want autographs but aren't fortunate enough to attend.

If you haven't heard from me in the last week or are interested, please email me. Thanks!

ColinBurgess
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posted 04-03-2013 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is Jerry Bostick still coming? His name was announced a while back but he still doesn't appear in the Astronaut or Guest Speaker list.

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posted 04-05-2013 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow just saw Scott and Bean both jacked their prices up $50. Ugh.

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posted 04-07-2013 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jamato99   Click Here to Email jamato99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ugh indeed. I'm pretty sure I'm done with autograph shows. They've priced me out of the market.

Next month marks the 10th anniversary of the first show I attended - the Sims & Hankow show in Washingon, D.C. Schirra and Carpenter were each $25, Mitchell and Duke were each $30 and Stafford was $45.

I'm thankful I got in when I did!

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posted 04-07-2013 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, as these guys get older, I doubt any of the fees will go down. A good part of Spacefest is just spending time with the astronauts, scientists, and fellow space enthusiasts. (Not to mention the art and collections). But, if you want to have some fun, go to the Spacefest page, click on "history" "2007" "Astronauts" and check out the fees only 6 years ago.


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