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Author Topic:   Spacefest VI, May 2014, Pasadena, California
ColinBurgess
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posted 03-10-2014 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Incidentally, Blackarrow is Geoffrey Bowman, who penned the Apollo-Soyuz chapter for Outward Odyssey series book, "Footprints in the Dust." I look forward to meeting Geoffrey there for the first time after all these years. So yet another good chance to add his and a few author signatures in your copy of the book.

Blackarrow
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posted 03-11-2014 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good grief, Colin, you've revealed my secret identity! How can I continue to fight crime if all my enemies know who I am?

ColinBurgess
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posted 03-11-2014 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have enemies? No way, Jose.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 03-12-2014 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Come on, Colin... he's in the legal profession!

Jay Gallentine
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posted 03-15-2014 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Gallentine   Click Here to Email Jay Gallentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get out your Voyager pictures!

I'm excited to announce that, following the Voyager Panel talk, all four panelists will participate in an autograph signing session.

The signings will take place immediately after the talk ends - not in the panel talks room, but at one of the other show floor areas. The exact location has not yet been determined, but we'll make an announcement.

The signing period will last for one hour.

There is NO COST for any of the four to sign. So what have you got? A shot of Neptune's Great Dark Spot? Io? Europa? Ed Stone with the Voyager model? John Casani with the Golden Records? A reproduction of the Golden Record itself?

So please come - if nothing more than to prove John Casani wrong when he said, "I just don't understand who would want my autograph?"

mode1charlie
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posted 03-15-2014 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jay Gallentine:
I'm excited to announce that, following the Voyager Panel talk, all four panelists will participate in an autograph signing session.

Great news! Thanks for organizing this, Jay.

DChudwin
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posted 03-19-2014 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am absolutely thrilled that the Voyager panel will do a signing. I have a book and a cover I would like to get autographed by these Solar System pioneers. To have them together for the panel and signing is historic. Hat tip to Jay Gallentine for telling their stories, organizing the panel, and arranging the signing.

Blackarrow
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posted 03-20-2014 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been trying to book a room in the Spacefest "overflow" hotel, the Hilton. I'm being told the Spacefest room allocation is full. Seriously?

NovaRob
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posted 03-21-2014 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Blackarrow, there is currently one remaining reduced-rate room available Thursday through Sunday. If you were trying to reserve nights prior to Thursday or after Sunday, many hotels' reservation clerks will say it is not available, rather than saying some of the nights are available. Please contact Novaspace directly if you are looking for nights outside of the Thu/Sun range, and we can ask the hotel to try to open rooms on those nights at reduced rates, but the rates may be a little higher.

NovaRob
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posted 03-21-2014 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately, we cannot reserve unlimited rooms at the reduced rates, because if those rooms are NOT filled, we must still pay for them. So, we reserve a block of rooms at the reduced rate, based on our best guess of how many will be filled. If the hotel tells us we've filled our block (which they sometimes don't tell us) or if the customers tell us, then we can try to open another block, although some hotels raise their rates when they see the higher demand. Unfortunate, but true.

NovaRob
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posted 03-21-2014 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone who is having trouble arranging reduced hotel rates is welcome to post it here, but please also contact Novaspace/AstronautCentral/Spacefest directly (staff@novaspace.com) if you want our help in resolving it. We can act quicker to an email, than to a cS posting. If you contact us, please tell us what nights you are looking for, so we can ask the hotel to open rooms for those nights.

SteveG
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posted 03-23-2014 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveG   Click Here to Email SteveG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have had some folks email me about mail order for the guests. Please keep the emails coming as I should be able to accommodate most requests (certain Buzz items withstanding). Thanks.

FFrench
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posted 03-25-2014 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Posting this at the request of Colin Burgess's wife Pat:
As I told the Spacefest folks via email earlier today, Colin suffered an accident today and was taken immediately into surgery for both of his knees. As I understand it, he is doing fine physically otherwise, that is the extent of the damage. He is having to cancel all of his US travel commitments that were coming up, including Spacefest.
I have offered to chair the Outward Odyssey author panel in his place, and anything else that might assist.

I know that many Spacefest attendees were looking forward to seeing him and getting books signed. I am sure it will also be a rough couple of months of recovery for him. As a dedicated Spacefest follower, any messages of support and friendship posted here would I know boost his spirits a lot.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. Looking forward to seeing you all at Spacefest soon.

Daugherty54
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posted 03-25-2014 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Colin is one of the nicest and kindest folks I've met through Spacefest.

Whizzospace
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posted 03-25-2014 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whizzospace   Click Here to Email Whizzospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Appreciate the message FF! Yikes, sorry to hear of this news, Colin. Wishing you a rapid and successful recovery, Mate!

MCroft04
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posted 03-25-2014 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Colin, Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

mode1charlie
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posted 03-25-2014 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Colin, best wishes for a very speedy recovery!

bruce
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posted 03-25-2014 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Colin, best wishes for a fast recovery. The space community "kneeds" you!

Blackarrow
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posted 03-25-2014 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm really sorry to hear this: Colin, my best wishes for an early recovery. It seems that our first meeting must wait a little longer. Spacefest will be much the poorer for your absence.

Grounded!
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posted 03-25-2014 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grounded!   Click Here to Email Grounded!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So sorry to hear of your accident Colin. Get well soon!

Gilbert
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posted 03-26-2014 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get well soon, Colin.

DavidH
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posted 03-26-2014 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So sorry to hear it! Wishing you a prodigious recovery!

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Dave Clow
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posted 03-26-2014 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wait a second...anyone who follows this "Colin Burgess" guy's work understands that no single human being could create the output of books and media that come with that name. So if one of these Colin guys is laid up, why don't four or five of the other Colins show up instead?

RocketmanRob
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posted 03-27-2014 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Blackarrow:
I've been trying to book a room in the Spacefest "overflow" hotel, the Hilton. I'm being told the Spacefest room allocation is full. Seriously?
Contact me via e-mail. I currently have a room at the original/main hotel on reserve that I need to cancel as I will not be able to get to the show. Perhaps we can time that so that you can pick it up. Contact me and we'll see if we can coordinate something.

Kite
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posted 03-28-2014 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only just seen this bad news. Wishing you a rapid and full recovery Colin.

ejectr
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posted 03-29-2014 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No intent on going to Spacefest, but I do want to wish Colin a speedy and complete recovery.

4allmankind
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posted 03-29-2014 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get well soon, Colin. We'll be sure to raise a toast to you.

If any collectors going to the show plan to bring some dupes to trade from their collections, let me know and I'll do the same. Always fun meeting people and swapping "extras".

Dave Clow
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posted 03-30-2014 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just thought I'd put in a plug for Quest, the History of Spaceflight Quarterly, while we're talking about Spacefest. The magazine will have a booth there, and with the appearance at the gathering by Ed Stone, John Casani and Charles Kohlhase from JPL, I'm pleased to say that the cover story in the current issue is the second part of a two-parter on JPL's Galileo mission to Jupiter.

One of Spacefest's many strengths over the years has been its attention to remotely-manned space exploration, and this year's venue in Pasadena puts it literally in the neighborhood with JPL and Caltech. Kudos to Novaspace once again. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

ColinBurgess
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posted 03-31-2014 04:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Friends, having just returned home from a week stretched out in a hospital bed somewhat resembling the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, it was extremely heartening to read all those messages of support. Curiously enough, I am not in any pain (a phenomenon of such knee injuries), but it will be three months before I can walk unassisted. However I console myself with the thought that such a bad fall could have ended far, far worse.

Obviously, I am extremely disappointed to be missing my Liberty Bell 7 presentation and book signing at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Spacefest, but I do hope they are nevertheless a huge success.

Thanks everyone!

Dave Clow
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posted 03-31-2014 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ColinBurgess:
Thanks everyone!
We're the thankful ones, Colin. Laid up or not you're still a step ahead of us all.

BMacKinnon
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posted 03-31-2014 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Blackarrow, now that Colin has revealed your secret identity, how can we locate you at Spacefest to sign our copies of "Footprints in the dust"?

And to Colin, you rest up and get well and may you have a speedy recovery!

ColinBurgess
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posted 04-01-2014 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As with the other authors, Geoffrey should be sporting a Spacefest "Author" badge with his name on it for easy identification.

fredtrav
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Colin, just now reading this discussion. Glad that you are out of the hospital and are doing better. Best wishes for a continued and fast recovery.

ColinBurgess
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posted 04-01-2014 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to everyone for the amazing support and messages, both here and through emails. While I'm experiencing quite an amount of discomfort and doing any normally easy function has to be choreographed in advance, I'm not in pain and looking forward to a complete recovery, although that is some weeks ahead yet.

music_space
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posted 04-01-2014 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Clow:
So if one of these Colin guys is laid up, why don't four or five of the other Colins show up instead?
Yeah, that's it... send a clone.

Wounded knees are a pain, alas. Take it easy, and enjoy a good recovery!

Blackarrow
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posted 04-02-2014 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BMacKinnon:
Blackarrow, now that Colin has revealed your secret identity, how can we locate you at Spacefest to sign our copies of "Footprints in the dust"?
More than happy to oblige, but you should first seek out people like Jay Gallentine, Rick Houston and, for heaven's sake, Mr. Robert Pearlman. Sadly, the most impressive "Footprints" signature will not be available. Colin Burgess will be missed!

By the way, I was wondering what to charge for a signature. 70? 80? 90? A whole dollar? Fortunately that decision has been made already. There's no such thing as a free lunch, but the authors' signatures are free!

SteveG
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posted 04-08-2014 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveG   Click Here to Email SteveG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can take more mail order for anyone who can not attend.

You can order photos from Novaspace and have them shipped directly to me. I won't be able to pick up items at the event.

Please send me an email directly.

ColinBurgess
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posted 04-11-2014 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the more pleasant surprises for those attending Spacefest VI this year will be the number of popular spaceflight authors in attendance. There are far more than in any previous year, so in order to give you time to pluck their books from your bookshelves for signing at the event, here is the list of authors ready and willing to sign your books:
  • Jay Gallentine
  • Rod Pyle
  • Francis French
  • Mike Carroll
  • Rosaly Lopes
  • Geoff Notkin
  • Richard Jurek
  • David Meerman Scott
  • Paul Gillebaard
  • Frank O'Brien
  • David Woods
  • David Hitt
  • Heather Smith
  • Pascal Lee
  • Michael Cassutt
  • Rick Houston
  • Kate Doolan
  • Michelle Evans
  • Andrew Chaikin
  • Sy Liebergot
  • Leonard David
  • Anatoly Zak
All of the author talks and signings will be conducted in the upper (entrance) level of the centre, and a program listing times will be posted at the event.

The University of Nebraska Press and Springer Books will be in attendance on the upper level with a limited number of books available for purchase, which you can then have signed by the authors. Don't forget to stop by their booths to check out which books are available.

This is shaping up to be a huge event and my disappointment at not being able to attend due to a bad injury is profound.

Jay Gallentine
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posted 04-12-2014 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Gallentine   Click Here to Email Jay Gallentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those who may be interested, I'd love to have you attend my Spacefest talk!
"The Soviet JPL"
3:15pm, Saturday, May 10th

Soviet Russia's organization responsible for building their incredible machines to the Moon, Mars, and Venus began life as a maker of wooden airplanes. Fate couldn't have scripted a more crooked path between that and planetary landers, but somehow this place managed to connect these incongruent dots.

How in the world did the Soviets land on Venus - home to acid clouds, lightning rain, and 900-degree temperatures? How did they bring back lunar soil with an automatic machine? Is there any truth to their claim of returning the first picture from the surface of Mars? And just how did they get into the crazy role of doing all this in the first place?

Brimming with unpredictable turnabout, insane ideas which saved the day, and paradigm-busting approaches to the problem of the moment, Jay's talk will enlighten as well as entertain. The secret telephone network? The paranoia over copy machines? It's all here.

ColinBurgess
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posted 04-12-2014 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been advised that the David Hitt/Heather Smith shuttle book, "Bold They Rise" has now been published and is ready for distribution, so it will definitely be available for signing at Spacefest VI by the authors. You can even "pigeon pair" it by having the follow-on "Wheels Stop" signed by Rick Houston, who will also be in attendance. A number of copies of both books will be available at the University of Nebraska booth, but due to the expected number of attendees, it might be an idea to pre-purchase both books to avoid disappointment.


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