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Kansas City Costumers' Guild Birthday Tea

Come help us celebrate the First Birthday of the Kansas City Chapter of the International Costumers' Guild!

Saturday January 10th
5:00-7:00 pm
at da Capo Teas
325 Main, Platte City, Missouri

Please Note: Paypal payment includes a small (less than $2.) handling fee. Any purchase of membership is not complete until the KCCG Treasurer has received the new members' email address, snail mail address, full name, and phone number. If efforts to receive this information fail you will be refunded the membership price through paypal. For a second member of the same household or child memberships for persons aged 15 and under please contact the KCCG Treasurer for special discount rates.

KCCG Members-$25.00

Ticket and 1 year KCCG Membership-$37.00
Membership Only-$15.00

Payment Options: Paypal linkie-boxes forthcoming, if you want to buy a membership now just paypal the total amount (we'll cover fees) to Include your name and email address in the comments box. If you prefer to not use paypal please contact Kelly Peterson at for information on mailing a check.

Tickets must be purchased by January 6th for us to RSVP to the tea house in time.

da Capo Teas
International Costumers' Guild, Inc.

Contact Info:
Event Questions- Aurora Celeste:
Payment and Membership Questions- Kelly Peterson:
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Tea and Guild FAQ located here:
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Denver Star Trek clubs?

A friend of mine is trying to find contact information for any Star Trek clubs in the Denver area. A search of teh intarwebs has resulted in a lot of contact information that is old, inaccurate, etc. Do you know any Star Trek fans from there? Or know someone who knows someone?
Costume Addict - Dinner Dress

Tea Time!!

Come Join the newly formed Kansas City Costumers' Guild in a Victorian High Tea to celebrate our 0 Year Birthday!

Who: Costume wearers and lovers alike!
What: 2 hour Victorian High Tea
When: January 19th, 5-7 pm
Where: daCapo Teas, Platte City, Missouri
Why: For lots of costumey fun and a good meal.
For More Info:

Tickets available for purchase through paypal at the link above. All flavors of costume or costume attempts welcome, including movie reproductions; historical fashions; cosplay; fursuits; and Gothic, Lolita, Steampunk, and other extreme fashions. Special dietary menu available on request. Deadline is January 12th!

Lane Robins book signing at Border's Friday night, August 24, 2007, at 7:00pm

Local author Lane Robins will be signing copies of her novel Maledicte at the Lawrence, KS Border's at 7th and New (where the first order sold out in one day) Come out with us and lend her your support!

Publisher's Weekly says, "Lane Robins is a fantasist with a future."

"Highly recommended."
--Library Journal
"A strong-willed debute whose painstakingly developed characters and tortuous plots exert an undeniably intense, if grim, fascination."
Kirkus Reviews

You can see a brief excerpt from Maledicte at (I think the lead-in paragraph for the excerpt is one of the worst in the book, and Lane keeps saying she's going to change it, but hey--Even the worst paragraph is pretty damn good.) You can view Lane's Livejournal here. The Lawrence Journal-World published an interview with Lane at this link.

Lane is one third of my local "writing cabal" that meets each week, so I got to read Maledicte before it came out in stores (nanny-nanny-boo-boo), and it rocks. As you can see from the above reviews, I'm not the only one singing her praises.


TODAY- Fiction Writers Emma Bull and Will Shetterly to Appear at Oread Books

Emma Bull and Will Shetterly will appear for a reading and book signing on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at Oread Books on level 2 of the Kansas Union on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. Each author is launching a new hardcover novel this month, published by Tor Books. Emma Bull’s new title, Territory, is a fantastic take on events in Tombstone, Arizona, in 1881. Will Shetterly’s book The Gospel of the Knife is a magical coming-of-age story set in turbulent 1969 Florida. The authors’ visit is presented as part of Oread Books’ yearly “Sci Fi July,” and free and open to the public.

Emma Bull graduated from Beloit College, and then worked as a freelance journalist, editor and graphic designer. She also performs as a guitarist and singer. Her novel War for the Oaks won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her subsequent works include the novels Falcon, Bone Dance (a Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-finalist), Finder and (with Steven Brust) Freedom and Necessity. Bull has also written screenplays, a children’s book and short stories. “Bull has quickly forged a stellar reputation for sharply original storytelling.” - Booklist

Will Shetterly writes novels, screenplays, short stories and comic books. His books include Elsewhere, Nevernever, Chimera, Double Feature and Dogland. His writing is inspired by an adventurous life including work on his parents’ trading post near Ojibwe lands in northern Ontario, Canada, and at a roadside attraction they operated in Florida, which inspired Dogland. He has been an actor, small press publisher and screenwriter. In 1994, he ran for Governor of Minnesota and finished third in a field of six. “Compelling, absorbing, hard-edged work.” – Kirkus Review, of Shetterly’s Dogland

Emma Bull and Will Shetterly have taught writing at Clarion West in Seattle, Washington and at the Pima Writers Workshop in Tucson, Arizona. They have conducted writing workshops in Los Angeles, California, and elsewhere and are members of the Interstate Writers’ Workshop. Bull and Shetterly are married and live in Bisbee, Arizona.

Oread Books is a full-service, independent bookseller located on the University of Kansas Campus in Lawrence on the second floor of the Kansas Union. As a non-profit organization, all proceeds are given back to KU through student programs and activities.

The selection and events at Oread Books are reflective of the campus community, always current and representing diverse points of view.

Added bonus - Emma is traveling with her guitar so we can probally get her to do a song or so at the signing / reading