Notes from the Underground

July 2010

Table of Contents

Meeting Announcements

The July meeting will be held at Carolyn O’Neal’s (Map of 114 Beverly). The July Video Party will be at Dee Beetem’s house (Map of 4737 Kingfisher, Houston, 77035).

July 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

Prez Mez June 2010

The Several Summer Party is coming up! I won’t be in town for the July meeting, but it would be a great time to give Erika your RSVPs and books for the auction Also give her any last-minute suggestions that you may think up. We can also use volunteers!

I really enjoyed Apollocon this year. Rob Balder was one of the guests—I follow his webcomic, Erfworld, which I recommend to anyone who has ever enjoyed RPGs. In addition, Erika and I got a chance to show the convention scene to Jennifer Smith, a co-worker of mine who had never been to a con before. She’s got her feet wet now!

Ed and Karen Wilson told me at the con that Ed has accepted a new job. Bad news—they’re moving far away. Good news—they’re moving to Ed’s home town Winnipeg, which should be great for them. They’ll already be gone by the time you see my President’s Message but Ed says he expects to attend Fencon, so that’s one more reason to attend.

Best of luck to both of you, and email us on the Yahoo! Group.

Summer Chills plays this year are:

A mesmerizing tale about a theatre critic who falls in love with an actress and becomes a servant to the vampires. James Black relates this mysterious narrative in a solo performance.

Finally, a lot of summer movies will be opening soon. Do we want to have a Several movie group for any of them?

Several Unlimited Summer Party

The Several Unlimited Summer Party is happening! It will be on July 17 at St. John’s Presbyterian Church (5020 West Bellfort / Houston, TX 77035). We will be supplying pasta and sauces, and drinks. Does anyone have some crock pots they can loan out for the party? Also, we’ll need some volunteers (heating up and serving, taking money and keeping track of auction goodies). Any takers?

We will be having a book/memorabilia auction at the party, so don’t forget to bring your items.

RSVP at . Send emails, comments, and suggestions to

Several Unlimited Fanfiction Archive

We would love to receive and post your fanfic in our web archive. We would love to receive electronic copies of them—send them to We can scan hard copy too-- email us first before you send us anything on paper.

Upcoming Events

News and Reviews

FandomSwap (Yahoo Groups)

FandomSwap on Yahoo Groups is a group that you can sell your fan related items such as zines, DVDs, books, tapes, art or whatever. Both gen and slash are welcome. New zine announcements are also very welcome!

Because of the adult nature of some of the items available, you must be of legal age in your jurisdiction. All transactions must take place off-list and the list owners make no guarantees.

Websites of the Month

Victorian Star Wars

Star Wars characters done in the victorian style – take a peek!

Victorian Chewbacca

Kids Need to Read and ALA Store

Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion is on an ALA Read poster. It will be available in July.

You can buy READ posters from the ALA store:

ALA Read poster