DAMMIT, Lee, you didn't warn me!!!
Happy Birthday, Red! Bad AC and all, and may the AC angels appear in a trice to cool down the premises.
(The verse daemon wore himself out on something else yesterday and hasn't gotten out of bed yet...I'll see what I can do later.)
The verse-daemon was driven on the gale of my wrath yesterday, which wrath is not abating as fast as my poor digestive tract would like...being this angry overcomes even heavy-duty acid-lowering drugs.
Hopefully, wisdom and sheer exhaustion will prevail in the end, and I'll settle back down. But at the moment...even acting calm is a struggle.
2009-06-08 03:50 pm (UTC)
I think that this is an excellent idea
But I also think that it should be forwarded to existing Sci-Fi organizations to be advocated to state, local and federal legislatures. SFWA would be a great place to start.
2009-06-08 04:07 pm (UTC)
Re: I think that this is an excellent idea
My relationship with my state or federal legislators is such that if it comes from me, they hate it, and if it comes from them, I hate it. Go for it. I'm up to my cupcakes in sewage today, on other fronts and merely come here to get a breath of fresh air.
Bully for Cyrano, but 'round here, June 23rd is the last day of school, and the day I wave goodbye to my freedom-to-write, at least during daylight hours, until September...
Hmmm, I might do this. We have an extensive SFF collection here at Tech, unfortunately much of it in archives, but I'd love to do a display. Thanks for the idea!!
Would that be the Foote? They rock! After all, where else would a hobbitish type donate? [weg]
If y'all do a display, be sure to take lots of pix & let us know about it over at ASFS.
Any word on when renovations will be done, & y'all'll have room for donations again?
Yup, the Foote. :D Love it!!
I don't know about the donations - I'll ask in acquisitions and archives. But the renovations on 2 West will be done in Fall 2009 - unless you're talking about the massive construction next to the library... THAT won't be finished until March 2011: http://www.facilities.gatech.edu/dc/cp/result.php?id=29
I don't think I'll have time to do a display. I've been working my fanny off with my DVD collection, and I have a July 30 deadline on that one. :P
I checked with the head of Acquisitions, and he confirmed I wouldn't be able to do a display at this time, but maybe later... maybe in time for Dragon*Con? Heh. He also mentioned that because the Bud Foote collection is a self-contained donation, we aren't accepting donations for it specifically.
HOWEVER... our students have been highly annoyed that the Foote collection is archives only, and we are actively pursuing any sci-fi/fantasy donations which can be added to our circulating collection! We would also love for any sci-fi/fantasy authors in the area or otherwise to come by and speak, do signings, etc. We know our kids lurve the sci-fi and we're trying to cultivate it. So there you go! If you need more info, you can drop me a line at passionflower02 at neomail dot com. :)
It has previously been traditional for Ms. Yaszek to come to the December meeting of ASFS to collect donations. If you were to let ASFS know via the mailing-list on Yahoo [which at least one of you should be a member of, if only because it's a super source of information about news & events fannish, local, regional, and general], I'm sure the members would be willing [yea, enthusiastic, even] to bring the boxes they've been stockpiling for y'all at other times, too. That is, if someone can come collect them. You know how fans are: let them know a need exists, & they'll hurt themselves lunging to jump into the breach. ;)
It's a bit unusual to usurp an author's journal like this, but in the cause of spreading the book love, I hope she won't mind too much.
I will put it in my calendar. I think that's a great idea, but then I'm most definitely an SF/fantasy fan girl (well woman, but I've never heard that term used). Must pay homage to my role models. *grins*