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Jul. 4th, 2014 @ 10:48 pm (no subject)
Hi All

To those coming to central NJ for the Wax Chaotic concert on July 13th...

After the concert, there will be a Filk sing for those who can stay.
Since the concert is set to start at 1pm Sunday, there should be plenty of time to circle up the chairs and sing!

Please RSVP to commander.truestar@verizon.net

Our house is easily accessible via Public transport or POV
There will be both Kosher and non-Kosher food in separate sections on the table.
BYOB to add to the drinks we will provide.

While there is no charge to get in, there is a recommended donation $10 to $20 to feed the musicians as they are touring the country on their dime, in their own car.

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Jun. 16th, 2014 @ 08:18 pm House Concert - Wax Chaotic - Sunday July 13th!!!
Hi Folks!!!

It's less than a month away!
Wax chaotic is coming to New Jersey for one day only
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Come join us for a Sunday afternoon of twisted tales.
Equally between Philly and NYC, we will have lots of snacks and Kosher foods (like last time), drinks, Etc....

If you have any questions, Email me: commander.truestar@verizon.net
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Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 10:15 pm Lunacon is looking for Filk Volunteers!
Filkers! The Filk events have had their settings corrected and are now visible on Zambia! Check out the events or reach out to me directly at Filk@lunacon.org

We need volunteers for:
Fri 4p Early Bird Filking 2 people
9p open filking 1 person
Sat 10a The Life of a Filker 1 person
Noon Food Songs Filk Circle 2 people
7p Travel Songs Circle 1 person
8p Alien Song Circle 2 people
10:30p Ghost Songs Circle 2 people
11:30p open filking 2 people
Sun 10a Early Bird Filking 2 people
Noon Eccumenifilk Filk Circle 1 person
1p Memorial Filk 1 person

Email me at filk@lunacon.org

Marc Grossman
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Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 09:49 pm PHILCON 2012 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE!
Great news, everyone! We have been experiencing some technical difficulties with our website, but we now seem to have them fixed, and so online registration for Philcon is now LIVE!

The current cost is only $40 for a 3-day membership! And it's even less for active students, military personnel, and kids (with accompanying adult)! Follow the link below to register now!

(Please note: in order to fix the problems we were having, we had to purge last year's info. Therefore, even if you registered on the site last year, you will need to re-register for this year. We apologize for any inconvenience.)



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May. 28th, 2012 @ 07:59 pm Update on Lisa Rogers' passing
Hi folks,

I spent this past afternoon with Ward on their porch.
he is definitely hurting, and he's slowly starting to move on those things he could not over the holiday weekend. You need to be aware that Lisa's cellphone "disappeared" in the hospital, with all the numbers and contacts. So you will need to call Ward via his home or cell numbers.

This is also in way of explanation and apology for the slow nature of the way Lisa's passing has been gotten out.

If you do not have them, you can contact me as I do.
We discussed his plans for honoring Lisa's desires and interest. We will be reaching out to those who can help with the various plans Ward has now found himself making as we can, and some of those are starting with this general notice email.

I will be reaching out to others for help as I can and have contact information.
I have another who will be asking permission to give me you contact data too.

I will be checking LJ daily. If you wish to help, please email my personal email(if you have it) or send me a personal message here.

Marc Grossman
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Apr. 19th, 2012 @ 05:08 pm Philcon announces its Artist Guest of Honor: PHIL FOGLIO!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
It is my pleasure to announce that Philcon's Artist Guest of Honor this year will be none other than the fantastic Phil Foglio!

Phil Foglio is an award-winning cartoonist and comic book artist, known for his work on the popular steampunk webcomic "Girl Genius" (along with his wife and collaborator Kaja Foglio), "The Adventures of Phil & Dixie", "Buck Godot, Zap Gun for Hire", and the best-selling game "Magic: The Gathering". He is a five-time Hugo award winner, including the three-time winner of the "Best Graphic Story" Hugo for "Girl Genius", from 2009 to 2011. You can read more about Mr. Foglio and his work at his website, http://www.studiofoglio.com.
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Feb. 21st, 2012 @ 11:22 am Philcon 2012 - Our Principal Speaker and Dates!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
We at Philcon are pleased to announce that our principal speaker for Philcon 2012 will be author and poet Catherynne M. Valente!

Catherynne M. Valente is a New York Times Bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry. She has written over a dozen volumes of fiction and poetry since her first novel, The Labyrinth, was published in 2004. She has been nominated for the Hugo, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards, as well as the 2011 Nebula Award for her novella "Silently and Very Fast".  She is a winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award for expanding gender and sexuality in SFF, the Mythopoeic Award for Adults, the Lambda Award, the Million Writers Award for best online short fiction, the Rhysling Award, and the Andre Norton Award for YA literature.

You can find out more about Ms. Valente by visiting her website, or her popular blog at catvalente.

Philcon 2012 will be held November 9-11, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Membership, hotel, and program information will be available at our website, Philcon.org, as it becomes available.  Thank you, and we can't wait to see you there!

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Oct. 30th, 2011 @ 08:27 pm If you were invited to be a Philcon program participant, PLEASE RESPOND!
So, program participant invitations for Philcon went out a week-and-a-half ago, and we've not gotten as many replies as we were expecting. PLEASE, if you received an invitation to Philcon, please respond to it ASAP, so that we can put our schedule together! And if you or someone you know were expecting an invitation and didn't get it, then please send us a message at (programming2011@philcon.org) with your correct email address ASAP, so that we can get a new one out to you. Thanks.
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Oct. 1st, 2011 @ 12:46 pm Low Pre-Registration Rate Extended Two More Days!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
PHILCON, Philadelphia's conference of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, has extended the low pre-registration rate for memberships for two more days, through and including Sunday, Oct. 2nd!  Starting at 12:00am, Oct. 3rd, the price of memberships will increase!

Prices were originally supposed to increase as of 12am this morning, but with the Jewish New Year this past week, we decided to extend the pre-registration price until the end of the weekend.


Register now to get the lower membership price, and join us for the 75th anniversary of Philcon, the world's FIRST science fiction con!

Philcon will be held November 18-20, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Please see our website for more details, to purchase your membership, and to reserve your hotel room!
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Sep. 27th, 2011 @ 09:47 am Pre-registration rates going up Oct. 1!!!!!
Pre-Registration rates for Philcon memberships
will be going up on Oct. 1, 2011 (This Saturday)!

The current rate is $40 for a three-day membership.  Starting at Midnight, Oct. 1 (12:00am), this rate will go up to $50.

Philcon also offers special rates of $25 for a three-day membership for current students, or active-duty military personel, and $20 for children ages 7-17.  Children under age 7 are free (all attendees under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal adult guardian).

Please pre-register now to get the lower rate!  You can do so online at our website:


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