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Gold Channel

Gold Channel for Sunday 24th September 2017


Greetings, Space Cadets!

I would normally start a Gold Channel by welcoming you to another Genesis meeting. Except that would be pointless this month because you’re not at a Genesis meeting, because there isn’t one. This is because a large party of Genesis….ambassadors (aherm) have jetted off to Estonia for a long weekend. But even though there is no meeting, we’ve got a shiny new issue of The Matrix for your enjoyment. The bad news is that unless you print it yourself, you won’t be able to use it to doodle on during the quiz. Which would also be pointless as there’s no quiz. Normal service (and doodling during the quiz) may be resumed next month.

In the meantime, a couple of items of news. The first brings an overwhelming sense of déjà vu from previous years – it’s ArmadaCon next month, it’s really good and you should go.

Now that’s over with, another event has come to my attention. This is the going to be the second year when there is going to be a Comic Con event at the Rivermead Centre in Reading. (Those of you who’ve stuck around long enough to remember the Rivermead Collectors Fayres of days gone by may now be breaking out in a cold sweat or being overcome by waves of nostalgia for the Genesis show-stand, which was held together by wingnuts, gaffer tape and on occasion, the will power of the costumed fools who stood round it chatting to hapless passing victims and watching their own music videos). It’s taking place on 25th and 26th November, and you can expect guests, weird costumes and possibly stands full of comics and SF related tat. I thought it might be fun to go to, so if anyone else feels like going, I might well see you there.

That’s all from me for now.

(Guest Ed)

"I will serve you, your excellent spookiness. Or Master, I'll just stick with Master."

(PS, I’ve no idea how, but I’ve managed to bring up a little console which is displaying in the top right area of MS Word on my PC screen, and as a result of accidentally clicking the ‘Play’ icon, I’ve just had this page read to me by my PC! This is both a revelation, and mildly disturbing….)

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Next Club Meeting -

At Red Lion Hotel in Basingstoke, 3:00pm till 9:30pm (1500 - 2130). (map).

Later Sunday meetings:
11th Feburuary, 11th March, 7th April, 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 29th July, 26th August, 23rd September, 21st October, 18th November, 16th December

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Next Book Club -

At South Ham library, 10:00am till 12:00pm (1000 - 1200). (map). Discuss what books and graphic novels are new and what's worth reading.

Later Saturday meetings:


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