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NovaRob
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posted 08-08-2018 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2019 is the 50th anniversary of four Apollo missions, including Apollo 11, the first manned landing on the moon.

Spacefest X has been confirmed and scheduled for August 8-11, 2019 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

Ticket details will be announced later!

NovaRob
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posted 08-08-2018 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We realize that these August dates may conflict with some school schedules, but with so many of our guests scheduled to attend other 50th anniversary events earlier in the year, especially leading up to July 20, these were the best dates we could find to avoid conflicts, while still having reasonable room rates at the Marriott.

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posted 08-09-2018 05:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news! In my calendar...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-14-2018 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ticket sales open Jan. 4, 2019 at noon MST.

The first astronaut guests have also been announced:

  • Karol "Bo" Bobko
  • Vance Brand
  • Michael Collins
  • Walt Cunningham
  • Charlie Duke
  • Anna Fisher
  • Robert "Hoot" Gibson
  • Fred Haise
  • Jack Lousma
  • David Scott
  • Charlie Walker
  • Al Worden

davidcwagner
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posted 12-15-2018 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great lineup! 2018 Spacefest was fantastic!

albatron
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posted 12-16-2018 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
The first astronaut guests have also been announced...
And stay tuned - MUCH more to come!

lspooz
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posted 12-16-2018 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will there eventually be a Galactic Package again when ticket sales start?

fredtrav
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posted 12-17-2018 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has the hotel been reserved yet for the group rate?

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posted 12-18-2018 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for holcombeyates   Click Here to Email holcombeyates     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone travelling from the UK? Be good to understand most ecconomical way to get there! Thanks.

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posted 12-18-2018 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Book flights early and you'll be fine, around the £500 area is a good price.

NovaRob
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posted 12-20-2018 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Answering some previous questions:
  1. No, there will not be a Galactic Package this year, only Universal and Stellar.

  2. Yes, the hotel is accepting reservations at the reduced rate ($109/night). More info and hotel link/phone number near bottom of Spacefest's ticket page.

David C
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posted 01-10-2019 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see that Jim Wetherbee, Brewster Shaw, Steve Hawley and Kathy Thornton have been added.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-10-2019 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pinky Nelson, Rhea Seddon and Nicole Stott have been added.

BMacKinnon
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posted 02-17-2019 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And Linda Godwin has been added also!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-20-2019 12:06 PM     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 as attending.

Dooku1996
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posted 06-09-2019 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dooku1996   Click Here to Email Dooku1996     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This will be my first year attending Spacefest! I couldn't be more excited to be at this legendary event.

I have a question I wanted to ask some of the veteran attendees. I plan on purchasing some autographs while I am there, but I am way more interested in photo ops. Do the astronauts charge for photos or how does that work? Thank you so very much!!

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posted 06-09-2019 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The astronauts are very gracious about allowing pictures. You will love this experience!

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posted 06-10-2019 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
True, except perhaps for Dave Scott. While Dave can be very engaging he normally does not permit photos (at least during the autograph event) without the purchase of an autograph.

NovaRob
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posted 06-13-2019 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ALERT: If anyone received today an email from us regarding seating assignments for the Spacefest Banquet, please completely DISREGARD that email. It was sent accidentally, and contains incorrect information.

As most of you may know, Randy Clamons passed away suddenly last week, and while I was trying to figure out the programs he wrote to arrange the banquet seating, I must have accidentally clicked on an automated command that sent the email.

We apologize for any confusion. We will send a corrected email in early July to request your seating and meal choices.

SteveG
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posted 06-19-2019 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveG   Click Here to Email SteveG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As in past years, I will be accepting mail order requests for signatures at Spacefest. I have done this at nearly every Spacefest event thus far and have had many repeat customers.

Please look at past Spacefest reports and reviews on this board for my credentials and positive feedback from customers.

If you need assistance with your items, please email me directly at: stevegruber34@yahoo.com. Thank you!

NovaRob
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posted 06-20-2019 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe Engle just found out this morning that an important meeting that he will be part of has been moved up to the same weekend as Spacefest, so unfortunately he will not be attending Spacefest this year. We know that Joe and Jeanie were really looking forward to attending this year, and they send their regrets, but unfortunately this other meeting takes precedence.

We're bummed, and we know many of you will be, too.

Blackarrow
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posted 06-21-2019 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very disappointing, but entirely understandable. Much as I would like to meet General Engle to talk about his past involvement in space exploration, I accept that it is more important for him to take part in a meeting about the FUTURE of space exploration. In fact, it's good to know that today's space agencies are still taking advice from astronauts who built the future we now live in.

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posted 06-23-2019 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for scrpien   Click Here to Email scrpien     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dooku1996:
Do the astronauts charge for photos or how does that work?
Although it may be true that some of the astronauts may be gracious about photo only ops, some are not so gracious. Speaking from experience, Dave Scott is all about the cash, even when it comes to photo only requests.

SteveG
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posted 06-28-2019 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveG   Click Here to Email SteveG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anyone who can not attend Spacefest wants their items signed through my mail order service, the items are due no later than August 5th.

If you plan on using PayPal to pay for the fees, that money is due by July 31st.

Please email me directly with any and all questions. Thanks.

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posted 06-29-2019 02:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceflyer   Click Here to Email Spaceflyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Florian and I are happy that we won our friend Gennady Padalka to participate in Spacefest X. Gennady is the record holder with 878 days in space over a period of 16 years. I think he's also the first cosmonaut at Spacefest.

Rick Mulheirn
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Gennady is a true gentleman: utterly charming and great company.

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posted 06-29-2019 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic news about Gennady! I look forward to meeting him.

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posted 07-01-2019 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtheoret   Click Here to Email jtheoret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outstanding!

NovaRob
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posted 07-01-2019 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately, Milt Heflin has just notified us that he will be unable to attend Spacefest this year. We'll miss his smiling face, but we have other Mission Control and support personal still listed and attending.

NovaRob
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posted 07-01-2019 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Because the question was raised earlier in this thread, we want to clarify Dave Scott's position on photo ops. He will allow his photo to be taken with the purchase of an autograph, but respectfully requests that no other photos be taken of him. Therefore, please do not make any photo-only requests to him.

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posted 07-14-2019 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AuthenticItems   Click Here to Email AuthenticItems     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any estimate ranges on Michael Collins and Dave Scott prices to sign photos, not signed by anyone else? Trying to budget this trip.

lspooz
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posted 07-14-2019 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike Collins' base fee is $450 (but only $295 to sign one of his books, if that helps). Dave Scott's base fee is $400. Full details at SpaceFest Signing Fees.

Looking forward to the show, and of course I'm bringing books (I already have all of Mike Collins' books signed, but still need Dave Scott's book autographed).

NovaRob
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posted 07-16-2019 04:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Signing fees are also listed at the end of each signer's biography page on the Spacefest website.

SteveG
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posted 07-16-2019 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveG   Click Here to Email SteveG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spacefest is rapidly approaching. If anyone can not attend and needs help getting anything signed please contact me directly.

Items and payment will be due soon. Thanks!

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posted 07-18-2019 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once again, let me recommend Steve handling your items. Doing mail in would be, obviously, impossible. Steve stepped up years ago and has done yeoman's work and a true service to those unable to make it.

I trust Steve implicitly, having known him for years.

NovaRob
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posted 08-01-2019 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ALERT: We just posted some last minute changes to Dave Scott's signing fees and policies on our Spacefest Signing Fees webpage.

His base fee remains $400, but no baseballs, no inscriptions/dates/times, salutations and missions free, postal covers $450. As before, no posed photos without purchase of autograph, please.

We apologize for this late notice.

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posted 08-02-2019 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dwager   Click Here to Email dwager     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob, any reason given for the limitations on inscriptions?

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Is anyone attending Spacefest planning to head back to Phoenix Airport on Sunday around noon? If so, do you have a spare seat? I'd be happy to contribute generously to the fuel costs.

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And conversely, is anyone flying into Phoenix on Wednesday and driving to Spacefest? I too will contribute to the cause.

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quote:
Originally posted by Blackarrow:
Is anyone attending Spacefest planning to head back to Phoenix Airport on Sunday around noon?
I can offer you a seat.


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