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Author Topic:   Spacefest 8, June 2017, Starr Pass (Tucson)
Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-06-2016 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Kim and Sally Poor at Novaspace Galleries:
Good news! There will be another Spacefest in Tucson in early June 2017 at the Starr Pass Resort. More details to follow.

mode1charlie
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posted 09-06-2016 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOOT!

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posted 09-06-2016 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonnut   Click Here to Email moonnut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excited to hear this. Now I hope to remember the items I forgot to bring this last year. Highly recommended for all that can go!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-29-2016 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The dates are now set for Spacefest 8: June 8-11, 2017.
Registration opens November 14, 2017, 12:00 noon MST (Mountain Standard Time)

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posted 10-29-2016 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Davis   Click Here to Email Michael Davis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outstanding news. I was afraid my first Spacefest was also going be my last.

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posted 10-29-2016 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alan Stern is speaking at Spacefest 8.

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posted 10-29-2016 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are the astronaut guests listed confirmed for the show or just listed because they were there last year?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-29-2016 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The website is displaying the Spacefest 7 guests. According to a post on Facebook, the guests for 2017 are still being confirmed.

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posted 10-29-2016 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We're still working on the guests, speakers, panels, authors, etc., and the website.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-05-2016 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Spacefest's Facebook page:
Some of our first confirmed for Spacefest VIII! It is starting to build! Can you feel the excitement!!!?!
  • The multi-talented, Alan Bean
  • The always smiling, Jack Lousma
  • The animal loving NASA nurse, Dee O'Hara
  • The hilarious, Dick Gordon
  • The always happy, Sy Liebergot
  • And the skilled, Gerry Griffin
Also the amazing, Dr. Alan Stern, will be joining us again after many years for a talk not to miss!

All of these (and so many more to come!) wonderful, amazing, super intelligent, talented individuals will be in the same place! How awesome is that!?!

This is just a small beginning to the amazing men and women you can meet at Spacefest VIII in Tucson, AZ on June 8-11, 2017.

albatron
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posted 11-14-2016 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a reminder that Spacefest VIII tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 14 (today) at
12 noon MST (2pm EST and 7pm London).

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posted 11-15-2016 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The good news is that the room rate at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort is only $109 per night if you ask for the Spacefest 2017 rate. This is a bargain for a world-class hotel like this.

albatron
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posted 11-15-2016 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's an awesome rate - thanks David!

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posted 11-15-2016 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I've been a part of the organising committee in the past (sadly, I can't make it to next year's Spacefest) I have to agree — this is superb, first-rate accommodation at near Travelodge prices. Get in quick, folks — these cut-price rooms and rates won't last too long.

albatron
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posted 11-17-2016 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Colin's touch is still there. While I personally will seriously miss him we could not proceed without his behind the scenes help.

Colin, you Squire, are a rock star.

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posted 12-08-2016 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see that more people like Dave Scott, Fred Haise and Glynn Lunney have been confirmed.

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posted 12-28-2016 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Michael Collins just confirmed for Spacefest.

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posted 12-28-2016 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is fantastic! At the U.S. Space Walk of Fame (now American Space Museum) auction a few weeks ago, I got something signed by an astronaut from each Apollo mission except two, including Apollo 11. Now I can get it signed by someone from the other one first, then Collins!

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posted 12-29-2016 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonIUP   Click Here to Email JasonIUP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if this means Collins won't do a send-in signing in March/April.

albatron
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posted 12-29-2016 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, a huge shout out to Sally Poor — once again — for persuading Mike Collins to attend. He was so much fun last year!

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posted 01-20-2017 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe Engle has been announced (on Facebook) as attending Spacefest, taking part in the autograph show and an X-15 panel discussion.

albatron
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posted 01-20-2017 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is huge, Engle does not and has not ever done a show. He is a very hard autograph to obtain and his panel talk will be impressive.

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posted 01-20-2017 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me go on record as saying, "Wow." Just, "Wow."

David C
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posted 01-20-2017 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well that's a bolt from the blue!

Glad I've already arranged the time off.

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posted 01-23-2017 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Davis   Click Here to Email Michael Davis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Based upon past schedules, is it worth arriving on Wednesday night and spending all day Thursday at Spacefest? It is a little unclear to me if there will be much of anything happening on that day.

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posted 01-23-2017 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Michael, there is always something happening at Spacefest!

If there isn't a scheduled activity before the event starts, take a drive over to the Pima Air and Space Museum. It is an awesome museum and they also give tours of the "Boneyard"!

There is also the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Get there early in the morning when it opens. Also, one of my favorite places to visit is Tombstone, Arizona. Lots to see there including the OK Corral and the legendary Boot Hill Cemetery.

Plus there are a lot of things to see and do in Tucson. Make the most of your time out there. Connect with others attending who might want to go on an excursion with you.

Enjoy for Spacefest is what you make it to be!

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posted 01-23-2017 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dooku1996   Click Here to Email Dooku1996     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am considering going to Spacefest this year for my first time. It will be Joe Engle's first time as well, I hear. Does anyone have any idea how much his autograph will cost?

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posted 01-23-2017 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since it's his first autograph show, I daresay that in the absence of data we can't estimate what his fee will be.

I am happy he will be there. I attended a talk by him at the National Air and Space Museum back in 2007 or so that was great, and soon after got a couple of things I've been hoping for nine years he could sign. I found his home address and thought about sending them with a nice polite request and an even nicer check, but decided to respect his privacy. So yes, very happy he will be there.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 01-23-2017 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good thing you didn't. He doesn't sign by mail. (At least, not at the time you met him.)

Years before that, my letter of request was answered by him stating to send it to another address, which I did and never got back either.

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posted 01-23-2017 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent a request a couple years ago and he told me he doesn't sign because of eBay sales — then suggested I buy one on there, lol. I declined, so I am looking forward to getting an X-15 model and maybe a picture autographed this summer.

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posted 01-23-2017 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been working with Joe Henry's lovely wife about this. We have discussed some potential fees but she has not shared with me what they'll be as of yet.

I do think we can safely assume it'll be much less than Buzz's fee.

We hope to be ironing out the fee schedule for everyone fairly soon and I'll make an announcement when we have them.

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posted 01-23-2017 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sat with Joe at the ASF's Space Rendezvous in November; what an unbelievable guy! I'd pay Buzz fees if necessary! Hopefully they will be less than Buzz.

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I'm hopeful that there will be people again this year willing to get things signed for us unfortunate souls that won't be attending. I'd love to get something signed by Joe Engle if I can afford it.

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I'll be happy to get items signed this year for a small fee. I am flying however, so I will have to limit the items to a smaller size. Anyone that needs help just email me. — Sean

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quote:
Originally posted by Michael Davis:
Based upon past schedules, is it worth arriving on Wednesday night and spending all day Thursday at Spacefest?
I am getting there Tuesday! I just want to relax. The resort is incredible. There is plenty to see in the area too.

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posted 01-24-2017 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveG   Click Here to Email SteveG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As in many of the past several events I will be handling any orders for people who can not make. I've already confirmed this with Sally and Al.

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posted 01-24-2017 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And I can confirm that I worked with SteveG back in Spacefest 3 (?) and he is honest, reliable and will handle your items with care.

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A couple of questions in view of General Engle's scheduled appearance.

Does anyone know a good source of high resolution color X-15 photos? Searching on line seems to produce only the same half a dozen well used images.
Secondly, what day will the X-15 panel talk be?

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posted 01-27-2017 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David, a couple of years ago I spent days finding the best, highest-resolution images of X-15s. If you tell me what you haven't found, I can tell you what I have saved. Just send me an e-mail.

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posted 01-28-2017 03:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, email sent.


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