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Calendar of Events for March 2002


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Events this Month

  • Saturday, March 2nd
    • Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank, CA : From 2 to 4 PM, author John Shirley will sign his book Demons. Illustrator Gris Grimly will sign the new edition of Joan Aiken's book Cockatrice Boys.

  • Saturday, March 9th
    • Dreamhaven Books & Comics in Minneapolis, MN {at their Lake Street Store} : At 4:30 PM, author Geoffrey Landis will sign his newest book, Impact Parameter and Other Quantum Realities.
    • California Science Museum in Los Angeles, CA : At 10 AM the California Science Center will officially reopen the Air and Space Gallery, formerly known as Aerospace Hall of the California Museum of Science and Industry. The gallery will feature a number of artifacts including one-of-a-kind aircraft, capsules that have been used on missions into space, interactive exhibits and more. The Air and Space Gallery will feature four exhibit areas: Air and Aircraft, Humans in Space, Mission to the Planets, and Stars and Telescopes. The Aerospace Hall of the Museum has been closed since the early 1990s, awaiting refurbishment and expansion. This event marks its reopening.

  • Thursday, March 14th
    • JPL in Pasadena, CA : At 7:00 PM., Dr. Larry Matthies and Robert Hogg will present the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Theodore von Kármán Lecture for March, Autonomous Navigation for Urban Robots. They will discuss JPL's progress toward various goals of robotics research, including Mars exploration and a variety of Earth-based applications. The lecture will be at the von Kármán Auditorium at JPL, Pasadena, CA. Admission is free. Seating is limited. See also the JPL lecture listing for March 15 and the addresses, phone and website in the venue information section.

  • Friday, March 15th
    • CalTech Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena, CA : At 8:00 PM., Dr. Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University, will present a lecture Brane New World. Admission is free, but guaranteed-admission tickets will be distributed, on the day of the event only, beginning at 9 a.m. at Beckman. Limit is two tickets per person; ticket holders are asked to be in line no later than 7:30 p.m. Call (626) 395-4652 for additional information or refer to the following web site. {Lines for lectures by Dr. Hawking have been observed to be longer than half a kilometer, so you'll need to be there early to get in.} Additional information about Dr. Hawking can be found at his web site.
    • Pasadena City College in Pasadena, CA : At 7:00 PM., Dr. Larry Matthies and Robert Hogg will present the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Theodore von Kármán Lecture for March, Autonomous Navigation for Urban Robots. They will discuss JPL's progress toward various goals of robotics research, including Mars exploration and a variety of Earth-based applications. The lecture will be at the Volsloh Forum at Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA. Admission is free. Seating is limited. See the JPL lecture listing in the venue information section for the address, phone and website.

  • Saturday, March 16th
    • Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank, CA : From 2 to 4 PM, actors Hal Delrich, Betsey Barker and Sarah York will sign the DVD of their film Evil Dead. Composer John Harrison will sign George A. Romero's Day of the Dead limited edition CD.

  • Sunday, March 17th
    • Mysterious Galaxy Books in San Diego, California : At 2:30 PM, comic novelist Christopher Moore will sign Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.

  • Tuesday, March 19th
    • Powell's Books (Hawthorne Blvd.) in Portland, OR : At 7:30 PM, author Peter Hamilton will sign his book Fallen Dragon.

  • Wednesday, March 20th
    • University Bookstore in Seattle, Washington : At 7:00 PM, author Peter Hamilton will sign his book Fallen Dragon.

  • Thursday, March 21st
    • Dangerous Visions Bookstore in Sherman Oaks, California : From 6 to 8 PM, author Peter Hamilton will sign Fallen Dragon.

  • Friday, March 22nd
    • Dreamhaven Books & Comics in Minneapolis, MN {at their Lake Street Store} : At 7:00 PM, author David Brin will sign his newest book, Kiln People.
    • Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1805 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA : At 7:30 PM author Michael Swanwick will be the guest author at Philadelphia Fantastic, an informal reading and discussion with Philadelphia's writing and fan community. {Please note the new location.}

  • Saturday, March 23rd
    • Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank, CA : From 2 to 4 PM, author Steve Niles will sign his book Savage Membrane. Laurent Bouzereau will sign The Making of E.T. - the Extra-Terrestrial, Bob Ziedman will sign his new novel Horror Flick and travel writer Mark Masek will sign his reference book Hollywood - Remains to Be Seen.
    • Mysterious Galaxy Books in San Diego, California : At 2:30 PM, author Peter Hamilton will sign his book Fallen Dragon.

  • Monday, March 25th
    • Kepler's Books and Magazines in Menlo Park, CA : At 7:30 PM, author Kim Stanley Robinson will sign his newest novel, The Years of Rice and Salt.

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Events in Coming Months

    April 2002

  • Sunday, April 7th
    • Dark Carnival in Berkeley, CA : From 2 to 4 PM, author Ken Wharton will sign his new book Divine Intervention.

  • Tuesday, April 9th
    • Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank, CA : At 7 PM, author Laurell Hamilton will sign her new book A Caress of Twilight. She will sign two other books for every new book purchased.

  • Thursday, April 11th
    • The Booksmith in San Francisico, CA : Author Laurell Hamilton will sign her new book A Caress of Twilight. Time TBA, contact The Booksmith for more details.

  • Saturday, April 13th
    • Dark Carnival in Berkeley, CA : From 5 till 7 PM author Laurell Hamilton will sign her new book A Caress of Twilight.

  • Thursday, April 18th
    • JPL in Pasadena, CA : At 7:00 PM., Dr. Ross Salawitch, JPL Research Scientist, Atmospheric Chemistry Group will present the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Theodore von Kármán Lecture for April, The Changing Ozone Layer A Greenhouse Gas Connection?. This talk will examine future prospects for Earth's ozone layer, drawing upon research activities at JPL and Caltech in the three "pillars" of atmospheric sciences - laboratory measurements, atmospheric observations, and computer modeling. The lecture will be at the von Kármán Auditorium at JPL, Pasadena, CA. Admission is free. Seating is limited. See also the JPL lecture listing for April 19 and the addresses, phone and website in the venue information section.

  • Friday, April 19th
    • Pasadena City College in Pasadena, CA : At 7:00 PM., Dr. Ross Salawitch, JPL Research Scientist, Atmospheric Chemistry Group will present the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Theodore von Kármán Lecture for April, The Changing Ozone Layer A Greenhouse Gas Connection?. This talk will examine future prospects for Earth's ozone layer, drawing upon research activities at JPL and Caltech in the three "pillars" of atmospheric sciences - laboratory measurements, atmospheric observations, and computer modeling. The lecture will be at the Volsloh Forum at Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA. Admission is free. Seating is limited. See the JPL lecture listing in the venue information section for the address, phone and website.


    May 2002

  • Thursday, May 9 - Friday, May 10
    • Monsters Among Us: Horror & Sci-Fi Convention, at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles, 6225 W. Century Blvd. LA, CA. For more info call: (734) 242-6885

  • Thursday, May 9th
    • JPL in Pasadena, CA : At 7:00 PM., Dr. Roger Gibbs, Mars Odyssey Deputy Project Manager will present the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Theodore von Kármán Lecture for May, The Odyssey to Mars. This talk focuses on how the Mars Exploration Program learned from its failures, and how the Odyssey team ultimately overcame the difficulties in delivering their spacecraft on time and on target into orbit around Mars. The presentation will describe how Odyssey is unveiling mysteries of Mars' mineral and elemental composition, and how Odyssey fits into the broader Mars Exploration Program objective to "follow the water," seeking to determine if life ever arose on Mars. The lecture will be at the von Kármán Auditorium at JPL, Pasadena, CA. Admission is free. Seating is limited. See also the JPL lecture listing for May 10th and the addresses, phone and website in the venue information section.

  • Friday, May 10th
    • Dreamhaven Books & Comics in Minneapolis, MN {at their Lake Street Store} : At 6:30 PM, author Lois McMaster Bujold will sign her newest book, Diplomatic Immunity.
    • Pasadena City College in Pasadena, CA : At 7:00 PM., Dr. Roger Gibbs, Mars Odyssey Deputy Project Manager will present the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Theodore von Kármán Lecture for May, The Odyssey to Mars. This talk focuses on how the Mars Exploration Program learned from its failures, and how the Odyssey team ultimately overcame the difficulties in delivering their spacecraft on time and on target into orbit around Mars. The presentation will describe how Odyssey is unveiling mysteries of Mars' mineral and elemental composition, and how Odyssey fits into the broader Mars Exploration Program objective to "follow the water," seeking to determine if life ever arose on Mars. The lecture will be at the Volsloh Forum at Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA. Admission is free. Seating is limited. See the JPL lecture listing in the venue information section for the address, phone and website.

  • Saturday, May 11th
    • Uncle Hugo's Bookstore in Minneapolis, MN : At 1:00 PM, author Lois McMaster Bujold will sign her newest book, Diplomatic Immunity.

  • Tuesday, May 14th
    • The Booksmith in San Francisco, CA : Author John Shirley will sign his newest book, Demons. Time TBA. Contact the Booksmith for more details.


    June 2002

  • Friday, May 31 - Monday, June 3
    • Wellington, New Zealand : Joe and Gay Haldeman are Guests of Honor at New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention.

  • Friday, June 7 - Monday, June 10
    • Melbourne, Australia : Joe and Gay Haldeman are Guests of Honor at Australian National Science Fiction Convention.

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Venue Information

Los Angeles, CA vicinity
  • The California Science Center is located south of downtown Los Angeles in historic Exposition Park, just two blocks west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at the Exposition Boulevard exit. It is open daily from 10 AM. to 5 PM.except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. For more information call (323) 724-3623 or you can check out their web site.

  • Dangerous Visions is located at 13563 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks California. For more information, call (818) 986-6963, or you can check out their web site.

  • Dark Delicacies is located at 4213 West Burbank Blvd. in Burbank, California. For more information, call (818) 556-6660 or check out their web site.

  • The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series is held twice each month. The Thursday night lecture is held at The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA. The Friday night lecture is held at The Volsloh Forum at Pasadena City College, 1570 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA. For more information call JPL Public Affairs at (818) 354-0112. Check out their web site for additional information and archived webcasts of past lectures.

San Diego, CA vicinity
  • Information about ConDor, San Diego's Annual Science Fiction Convention can be found at the convention's web site.

  • Mysterious Galaxy Books is located at 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 302 in San Diego, California. For more information, call (858) 268-4747 or (800) 811-4747 or check out their web site. Authors appearing there will discuss their work and host a Q & A in addition to signing their books.

San Francisco, CA vicinity
  • The Booksmith is located at 1644 Haight St. San Francisco, CA For more information, call (800) 493-7323 or check out their web site.

  • Dark Carnival is located at 3086 Claremont Ave. Berkeley, CA. For more information call (510) 654-7323 or check out their web site.

  • Kepler's Books and Magazines is located at 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025. For more information call (650) 324-4321 or check out their web site.

Minneapolis, MN vicinity
  • Dreamhaven Books & Comics have two stores. They are located at 912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408, (612) 823-6161 and at 1309 4th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 379-8924. For more information check out their web site.

  • Uncle Hugo's Bookstore is located at 2864 Chicago Ave. Minneapolis, MN. For more information call (612) 824-6347. {No web site available.}

Philadelphia, PA vicinity
  • Philadelphia Fantastic - an informal reading and discussion with Philadelphia's writing and fan community meets at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. For more information call (215) 665-0716.

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