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Skyguy48
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posted 10-22-2014 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need some thoughts on this one... Charlie Duke usually has the lovely Dotty by his side at the AAMS, was hoping that I could ask her to sign "Moonwalker" as she was also involved with the book. Just thinking though if it would be appropriate to approach her, or would that be considered rather rude? And of course perhaps there may be a fee to think about.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-22-2014 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It never hurts to ask, so long as you do so politely and at the appropriate time.

If you see Dotty sitting with Charlie at his table, I don't think there is anything wrong with inquiring if she would sign your book and what, if anything, she would request in return.

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posted 10-22-2014 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They just posted Jim Lovell's prices if anyone is interested. He's raised his base fee to $250 and he's very reasonable for his Houston quote and extra words but his 3D and completion fees — wow!

Skyguy48
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posted 10-22-2014 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
It never hurts to ask, so long as you do so politely and at the appropriate time.
Thanks for that Robert. I am actually hoping to be placed at Charlie's table for dinner at the show, at least that may be a good place to "pick the moment."

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-22-2014 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Generally, the request is to not ask about (or for) autographs at the dinner. As this is an autograph show, there should be ample chance at the signing tables.

Just something to consider.

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posted 10-22-2014 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for opns93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Question for those who have attended prior shows. What form of payment is accepted?

Mike_The_First
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posted 10-22-2014 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JasonB:
They just posted Jim Lovell's prices if anyone is interested.
Woah.

The completion fee is... wow. Especially considering I've heard that he'll charge it for any 13 item signed by Swigert, due to the option of adding Fred Haise.

He can charge what he feels is fair (and we are approaching the Apollo 13 45th), but wooooooow.

Skyguy48
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posted 10-22-2014 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Just something to consider.
Yes of course. One dinner table boo-boo has just been averted. Thanks again for your guidance Robert.

JasonB
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posted 10-22-2014 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by opns93:
What form of payment is accepted?
They take credit card or cash. I haven't tried a debit card but I imagine it would work also. Each astronaut has a card machine and a volunteer to run it.

NovaRob
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posted 10-22-2014 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cannot speak for either ASF or Jim Lovell, but someone may want to ask ASF for clarification on Lovell's completion fees. Based on past events, these completion fees look more like they might be in place of the base fee, not in addition to it. I very well may be wrong, but it might be worth checking.

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posted 10-23-2014 06:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I got Vance Brand on a completion in 2012 it was only $115 total so they may simply have total completion fees mixed in with additional ones.

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posted 10-23-2014 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All - thank you for bringing this to our attention. The information on the website was copied directly from a document sent to us, but we appreciate the suggestion that it may have been interpreted incorrectly on our end. We're looking into it and will correct the information on the website when we find out.

We also now have Stafford's fees and those will be posted on the website today.

Thanks again!

NovaRob
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posted 10-23-2014 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for looking into it. It may just be an misinterpretation at either end.

ASF1984
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posted 10-23-2014 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We've corrected Lovell's prices and added Stafford's - our apologies for the misinformation. Thank you again and see you all in two weeks!

gliderpilotuk
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posted 10-25-2014 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And to double clarify: a "completion" IS what it says, i.e. the FINAL signature on a piece (as per Lovell's recent Astronaut Central signing) and not (as I've experienced before) as second signature (to Anders or Swigert) on the basis that the piece COULD be completed.

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posted 10-28-2014 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One last plug for the Saturday lunch gathering in memory of Leon Ford.

We will all get together from noon-1 pm on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Rocket Garden Café - right outside of the show.

If you knew Leon in some way, we encourage you to join us, even if for a few minutes.

We are asking for a $20 donation per person at the lunch that will immediately be handed to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation later that day in memory of Leon.

Participants are asked to RSVP.

Those who make the $20 donation will be asked to autograph a special item going to Leon's widow, Donna.

Hope to see you there and feel free to email if you have any questions. — Jason & Bruce

lspooz
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posted 10-28-2014 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll drop by to donate and sign but have other lunch plans for now... not sure if that counts as an RSVP since no seat needed.

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posted 10-28-2014 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So a Gemini VI photo already signed by Wally is $450 for Stafford?

JasonB
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posted 10-29-2014 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, you are correct. I'd much rather have these guys signing than not, but you could cut the autograph fees for Stafford in half and they'd still be high relative to his autograph's value.

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posted 10-29-2014 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flights are booked, boom!

If anyone wants me to bring anything from The Space Collective website then just let me know in advance.

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posted 10-29-2014 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd prefer to pay less for the autographs, but the money also gets me time to talk to someone who has done something that I can only dream about. How much would you pay to spend some time with Lewis and Clark, Columbus? And Tom is a great guy to talk to.

lspooz
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posted 10-30-2014 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by MCroft04:
How much would you pay to spend some time with Lewis and Clark, Columbus?
That always puts things in perspective — I hope my 10 year old some day appreciates who he'll get to meet this year!

alanh_7
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posted 10-30-2014 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree Mel. I would also like to pay less for the autographs, too. But if it was just about the autographs I would just send items to the many mail ins and not do the shows at all.

In the long run when you factor hotels flights, etc. into it, AND the signatures, the autographs shows are way more expensive. But the shows give us an opportunity to meet people that I never imagined I would ever have a chance to. That is worth more to me than a signature.

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posted 10-30-2014 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for opns93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As for me, the only cost is the airfare. My relatives live in Titusville about 10 minutes away from KSCVC. I have an annual pass to KSCVC. Of course the show tickets and the autographs themselves are an additional cost.

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posted 10-30-2014 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cost aside (and it is pretty expensive), the ASF show is the best show you'll ever attend. The astronauts are beyond friendly, the atmosphere at KSC is fantastic and it helps a great cause. If you have the slightest interest in space you should attend.

I must say that while the autographs are expensive, the fact that you can walk in and get a photo with practically anyone there for a $15 admission is to me, astounding.

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posted 11-01-2014 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bruce and I will be shootin' the bull to catch up with each other on Friday night in the hotel lobby area and we just discussed each bringing along a few "extras" from our collections to hammer out a trade or two. If you're available, join us and feel free to bring your tradables too.

Perhaps we can get a nice group of members together to share a drink that night after the Exploration Tower event.

dave sixsmith
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posted 11-02-2014 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dave sixsmith   Click Here to Email dave sixsmith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can any kind soul going from the UK take a 16x20 for Jim Lovell to sign? Cheers.

Update: Sorted, thank you...

spkjb
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posted 11-07-2014 06:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spkjb   Click Here to Email spkjb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are there any cancellations or "no shows" for the astronauts scheduled to do signings?

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posted 11-08-2014 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seemed to go well today. Had good chats to Fred Haise, Charlie Duke and Kathy Thornton. Nice to see some of the usual faces. Hoot, Rhea and Jerry all gave interesting and different lectures. Loved the STS-27 football game, don't remember seeing all of that before. Pleasantly surprised to meet Rick Armstrong again.

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posted 11-09-2014 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Had a great time at the show yesterday. Got to meet some very nice people from here in person. Got a lot of comments about the helmets I brought. Gene Cernan even posed with me having both of us wear them after he signed.

The guests were all exceedingly friendly. It always astounds me how nice these guys really are. Glynn Lunney came up to me hours after I got a signature from him and remembered my name and started a conversation. I saw Alan Bean walking in and said hi and he actually stopped and talked for a minute. I mean can you imagine an athlete ever doing that at a sports show? I couldn't.

It was fun but exhausting. I'm going to vote myself the poster boy for thinking he can do more than he can. Anyone who saw me trying to carry the helmets would probably understand. I surprisingly almost got everything done but I'm thinking next year I will be cutting back on getting signatures and have a more relaxing day. That being said, I'm still dragging a 20x30 photo into KSC today for McCandless and Gibson to sign. A great show as usual by the ASF.

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posted 11-10-2014 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Back from this weekend's show. Tired for sure. I want to thank Tad and Mel again for inviting me along with their posse. Thanks again guys. Also thanks to Bill, Bob, Steve, Scott, Geoff Bruce and the other usual suspects at these shows. Always great to see everyone.

Highlights for me were long conversations with Al Worden, Vance and Beverly Brand. Beverly and Vance are always so nice. Al is always funny.

Also Ed Gibson, who was very kind.

The lectures were very good. I missed Ed Gibson's, but caught the rest. Very well done by all.

There is always one astronaut that stands out in my mind and this year there were two. Rhea Seddon and Hoot Gibson. We had a really good conversation with Hoot at the cocktail party about a great many things and he is always approachable and willing to talk about almost anything. Rhea is also very approachable and always so kind. I picked up the excerpt from her book and she hopes to have it on the shelves next year.

Finally had a chance to meet collectSPACE's Robert Pearlman. We sat next to each other at diner at Ed Gibson's table. Nice to meet you finally Robert.

The best line of the weekend came from Ed Gibson after the gala dinner as we were talking to one of the scholarship award winners now working for SpaceX who was on stage during the diner with Jim Lovell, Gene Cernan, Dan Brandenstein, Sandra Magnus with Hoot Gibson as the emcee.

Ed Gibson turned to the young fellow after and said, "You were up there with all those Navy Pilots? You are brave. I hope you checked your wallet?"

I would like to see some changes for next year but all in all a good weekend.

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posted 11-10-2014 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hoot Gibson and Jerry Ross were the highlights for me. I knew Hoot's reputation, but for some reason thought Ross was Mr. Serious. Not so; he is a "hoot" to talk to. You can just see his enthusiasm for flying in space sparkling in his eyes. Then again, it is very clear he took the job seriously. Best quote from Hoot; I can't share here!

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posted 11-11-2014 03:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any personal photos that were taken with Charlie Duke, Al Worden or Walt Cunningham that you'd possible like to see posted on their personal web sites would be greatly appreciated. Size them to no larger than 800 x 600 and send them to me at divemaster@pobox.com and I will do my best to get them posted! Get your 15 minutes of fame!

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Scholars and gentlemen, the whole bunch of them. It always amazes me just how noble and modest these guys are. It is a very humbling experience.

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Jason and I wanted to properly thank those who participated in "Leon's Lunch" during the ASF show last Saturday.

It was unfortunate that we couldn't all sit together at the Rocket Garden Cafe. It was our intention to do so, but we ended up in 3-5 separate footprints. So, thanks for rolling with the punches on that. But, it was fun going around to all the different groups of tables to chat with everyone!

We raised $870 at the lunch. When I gave the envelope to the ASF representative and told her the amount, she completely teared up. The donation will be included in the next ASF newsletter as being given by “Friends of Leon Ford”.

The beautiful photo with Leon's image that was created by Tim Gagnon was signed only by those at the lunch. The KSCVS overhead shot that you all signed was also later signed by many of Leon's astronaut-friends. So in the end, the thing was literally covered with names. A real testament to Leon, isn't it?

The photos are currently in Pennsylvania getting proper frame jobs. They will then both be sent to Donna, Leon's widow in Louisiana. We'll let you know when she receives it along with any of her thoughts and comments.

Our best always, Bruce Moody and Jason Rubin

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posted 11-11-2014 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me give a big thanks to both Jason and Bruce for providing the special lunch in memory of our dear friend Leon Ford.

So sorry that I was not able to join everyone for "Leon's lunch," but thank you guys for asking me to sign the special KSCVC overhead picture. It was a honor to do so and I also "signed" for Theresa, my wife, as she was not able to join me at our exhibitor show tables on Saturday, lunch day, but was with me on Sunday.

What a wonderful tribute and donation to the ASF in memory of Leon, a dear and loving friend to all of us, and thanks so much Bruce and Jason for planning and organizing the special lunch. I know Donna will be pleased.

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I really had a great time. It is easy to be star struck when walking among that many legends, and legend's family members. For example:

The highlight for me was a brief but interesting conversation with Al Worden. He commented a few of his experiences in Fred Rogers’ show, and how he initially approached Sesame Street and they would only agree to do a kids show ("as if they were doing ME a favor" he said with a grin) if the command module was renamed Big Bird! "No effing way" he said with a big laugh. Quite a story.

Looking forward to visiting the show again next year.

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posted 11-13-2014 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Enjoyed the ASF this year. Thanks to Mel, Tad and Alan for letting me hang out with you guys. One of the best parts of these things for me is to meet fellow space enthusiasts. I was also glad to touch base with Dave Meerman Scott.

I enjoyed the show very much, and I think the new hotel was a definite upgrade in location.

The dinner was the highlight for me as I was able to sit with LTG Stafford which was an awesome experience.

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posted 11-13-2014 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just home a couple of hours ago. After the show I flew up to DC for three days to do the museum thing "Air Sea Space". I could have spent my whole three days there easily. On Tuesday, I got wrapped up in a veterans' concert on the Mall listening to a guy called Bruce Springsteen?

The AAMS was another spectacular success, was great to see a superb turn out and putting some faces to the "handles" on here, Bruce (Son of Al) and getting to meet our "Editor in Chief" Mr. Pearlman, Bill, Tad, Mel, long list and my new friend Daniel who had a blast. Thanks Tammy for hooking me up with Charlie Duke for a wee while one on one.

On the way back from Exploration Tower, Mr. Brandenstien offered me a lift back to the Hilton as I missed bus, but after considering his kind offer for one hundredth of a nanosecond I coined an Americanism and stuttered H H HELL YES!!!

Thank you to everybody for such an amazing few days.

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posted 11-13-2014 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have never been mentioned by name in consecutive cS posts; what an honor! It was great spending time with you guys. What a great loooong weekend. Always fun to see old friends and make new ones.


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