Notes from the Underground

February 2009

Table of Contents

Meeting Announcements

The February meeting will be held at Erika Frensley’s house (Map of 4737 Kinglet). The February Video Party will be held at Steve Dial’s house (Map of 6235 Cheena ).

February/March Birthdays

Editor’s Announcement

Because of postage costs, we are sending out newsletters electronically. For a hardcopy, email The PDF of each newsletter is also posted on the Several Unlimited website and on the Several Unlimited Yahoo group.

Club News

Message from the Vice-Prez - Margaret McNickle

As you know, Galveston Mardi Gras is this month. The island is still recovering from Ike, and I hope we can enjoy ourselves, and help the people there at the same time. Is anyone interested?

The Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade is on February 21st. Galveston Island Humane Society will hold its 11 th Annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade on Sunday February 22 at 1:PM along Seawall Blvd.

For other event dates, please check the website:

Several Unlimited FanFic Archive

Erika Frensley

Our intrepid VP, Margaret, has been starting to scan in stories for the archive. She’s already got one ready, and will hopefully have more. If you want any of your stories on the Archive, email an electronic copy (if you have one) to Margaret at

Revelcon Tables

Erika Frensley

Several Unlimited purchased a table at Revelcon to throw a fannish garage sale to sell the zines, t-shirts and memorabilia that the club has accumulated over the years. Dee and Erika also purchased a table (for the same purposes). If you want to sell your stuff at the table, please mark it with your initials and the price. We won’t be inventorying the items – it will be a true garage sales, with sticky notes thrown into a metal box and everything.
Since we’re not tracking all the items, we have to keep this sale inside the club (if you want to sell something for someone else, that’s between you and them). We’d also love it if you could volunteer a few hours at the table.
Coordinate with Erika and Dee on this one.

News and Reviews

Upcoming Events

ConDFW VIII , February 20-22, 2009

A Science Fiction & Fantasy Event
Crown Plaza Suites Dallas - Park Central, 7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX 75240
Author Guest of Honor: Jim Butcher
Author Guest of Honor: David Weber
Art Show, Autographs, Dealer's Room, Con Suite, Panel Discussions, Gaming, Readings, Freebie Tables
And the Unexpected:

Annual Sci-Fi Spelling Bee, Pro Artist Drawing Challenge, Charity Book Swap, Hard Science Panels, Short Story Contest, Beauty Pageant...of Sorts..., "Late Night Double Feature", Sci-Fi Pictionary


Chimaeracon 2009 March 6-8, 2009

South Texas Gaming, Scifi, Anime & More Fest
Crossroads Convention Center, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., Balcones Heights, TX (San Antonio, TX area)
Three days of fan-run, locally-organized game, anime and science fiction/fantasy events. Games Genres: Old Skool, New Wave, Table Top, Miniatures, Card, Electronic, Scale, Role-playing, Live-Action Role-Playing
Special Guest(s); Costume/Cosplay Contest; Anime Room; Game Demonstrations; Vendors; Artist Alley; Door Prizes and more to come!

All-Con 2009 March 13-15, 2009 Multi-format convention featuring autographs, gaming, comics, & a burlesque show. Crowne Plaza Hotel North Dallas – Addison, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX 75001 All-Con provides an umbrella of content supporting fans of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Renaissance, Anime, Costuming, Theater / Performing Arts, Mystery, Art, Crafts, Collecting, and Film Making. There are several charity events at the convention every year.

REVELcon 20 March 13-15, 2009 The Little Con with the Texas-Size Heart Houston, Texas Revelcon is THE only fan-run relax-a-con/zinefest in the Southwest US. It's a fab weekend of vids, panels, art, zines, merchandise, food and fun! [Note - Revelcon is an adults-only/18-and-over con.] REVELcon/Friends of Fandom Art Show

AggieCon 40, March 26-29, 2009 Oldest & largest student-run science fiction convention in the U.S. Texas A&M Memorial Student Center, College Station, Texas v Media GOH: Ellen Muth v Anime GOH: Tiffany Grant v Artist GOH: Carl Lundgren v Author GOH: Todd McCaffrey Guests: Darlene Bolesny, Mark Worrell, Mel. White, Preston DuBose, Rachel Caine, R. Cat Conrad, Scott Cupp, Steven Brust, Tom Knowles, Bill Crider, Gloria Oliver, John Ringo, Kerry Tolan, Mel Hynes, James Grant, Joe M. McDermott, Jeff Turner, and more!

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