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opns93
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posted 05-24-2015 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for opns93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As per the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation:
Space Rendezvous 2015

Save the date for November 5-7, 2015!

After seven successful years, the Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia show has evolved into so much more! ASF is proud to introduce the newly-renamed Space Rendezvous 2015 which truly depicts the evolution and focus of this spacetacular annual affair.

This year's event weekend caters to space enthusiasts, tech- and engineer-minded individuals, and even families who want a little bit of everything that that the Space Coast has to offer.

Featuring:

  • Orion: Future of Deep Space
  • 25th Anniversary of Hubble
  • Apollo/Soyuz to Today: 40 Years of International Collaboration
  • Autograph & Memorabilia Show
  • Breakout Sessions with Astronauts & Astronaut Scholars
Tickets on sale June 15. More details to come!
Looking forward to the event and attendees.

alextompkins
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posted 06-04-2015 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alextompkins   Click Here to Email alextompkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for posting! I have been waiting for info on the 2015 show. I moved to Orlando last year and had no idea this event was happening. Imagine my dismay when I found out about the 2014 show exactly one month after it was over!

I do have one question about this event, and I'm hoping a veteran can help me out. It seems that astronauts who don't otherwise charge a fee to sign charge at these events. Did every astronaut charge a fee at last year's events? I don't mind if they charge, I just want to know if I should go ahead and learn how to file for bankruptcy.

Any insight on this event would be super helpful. I wont miss this one for anything, autograph fees or not, I just didn't know if anyone could help me out?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-04-2015 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All guests signing autographs at the show charge a fee.

alextompkins
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posted 06-04-2015 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alextompkins   Click Here to Email alextompkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the info, and for the quick reply. I'll have to sit tight and wait for the fees and guest list to be posted. The waiting is driving me crazy! Thanks again for your help!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-04-2015 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by alextompkins:
I don't mind if they charge, I just want to know if I should go ahead and learn how to file for bankruptcy.
Heh! I was like a kid in a candy store, looking at my money, looking at my list, looking at my money again, trying to maximize my spending and trying to guess who would be at a future show or who makes regular appearances elsewhere...

That said, if there's someone you want, get their autograph sooner than later. Even the shuttle astronauts are getting up there in age. At least one who signed at AAMS (the previous autograph show name) has since retired, and apparently has retired from signing by mail, too.

Also remember that in addition to the show there's usually an astronaut at the Astronaut Encounter who will sign one of your item for free, and will sign a photo which they (the gift shop) provides for the 9.95 cost of the picture.

alextompkins
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posted 06-04-2015 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alextompkins   Click Here to Email alextompkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a good point! Thanks for sharing. I usually try and go check out the Astronaut Encounter at KSC whenever I can. The signings are a great bonus, but they typically give a talk about their specific mission which is always really fascinating. I can't wait for more information about this year's show, and who will be there. I love getting autographs, but having the opportunity to meet some of the folks is equally as exciting.

jiffyq58
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posted 06-05-2015 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have access to the list of fees charged by all of the attendees at last year's ASF show? I know the fees always change, but a list from last year would at least give me ballpark figures so that I could come up with a plan of attack. Thanks to anyone who might be able to help.

cycleroadie
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posted 06-06-2015 06:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since the list of who is coming has yet to be announced, how would you come up with a plan of attack?

jiffyq58
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posted 06-06-2015 06:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would just be a bit of guess work, based on who showed up last year. But it's better than nothing.

gareth89
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posted 06-15-2015 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gareth89   Click Here to Email gareth89     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there a mail-in service provided at this event? I'm from Ireland, I won't be able to make it over I'm afraid!

opns93
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posted 06-15-2015 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for opns93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not that I am aware of. Last year, it was an onsite ticketed event. Last November, Saturday and Sunday was the autograph show at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

JasonB
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posted 06-15-2015 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They've had some nice surprises the three years I've attended. I'm hoping for some sort of miracle and an unusual autograph guest this year.

alextompkins
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posted 06-15-2015 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alextompkins   Click Here to Email alextompkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So it looks like they posted the details of the Apollo Tickets for $1,600. Hopefully they will start posting more information related to other ticket levels and guests very soon.

Also, fingers crossed for some sort of Hubble Space Telescope related signing. I wouldn't mind completing my STS-31 crew photo.

alextompkins
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posted 06-16-2015 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alextompkins   Click Here to Email alextompkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like all of the ticket options are up.

This should be an exciting event. Will there be a get together of all the cS folks who are attending? I think we should try to make that happen.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-16-2015 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first guests have also been announced:
  • Participating in the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope dinner: Tom Akers, Steve Hawley, Bruce McCandless and Kathy Thornton.

  • Participating in the Apollo-Soyuz to Today gala: Vance Brand and Norm Thagard.
The astronauts participating in the autograph show (if some or all of the above) is "coming soon."

alextompkins
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posted 06-16-2015 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alextompkins   Click Here to Email alextompkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So exciting! I wonder if that means they will be participating in the autograph sessions as well? I would love to meet Bruce McCandless, but don't think I can make it to the gala.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-16-2015 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Given his participation in past shows and the upcoming Autographica, I suspect McCandless will be among the astronauts taking part in the autograph show, too.

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posted 06-16-2015 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just noticed that the autograph show has been shortened to one day. That should make for a busy Saturday!

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