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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$ HOLY TEMPLE of MASS CONSUMPTION $$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$ *N*E*W*S* $$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$ Issue #18: Let's Do the Lincoln-Disney Twist! $$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ the best things in life are F R E E Holy Temple of Mass Consumption F R E E PO Box 30904 SLACK@ncsu.edu Raleigh, NC 27622 StarFleet BBS (919) 782-3095 SHIT ALERT - SHIT ALERT - SHIT ALERT - SHIT ALERT The 1993 Award for the worst, phoniest bullshit goes to the entire city of MYRTLE BEACH, SC. After seeing it for the first time after a period of several years, the remaining vestiges of fun have all been turned into cheesy T-shirt shops. You can still play any kind of video game you like, as long as that game is a Kung-fu-fighting game. The best clubs have closed down, the few that remain have no slack or vibe whatsoever. The only thing that hasn't changed is the legions of butthead police, who must save you from the evils of drinking a beer or having fun. The beach itself is OK, being relatively free of toxic wastes. Not even doing away with the Sunday alcohol blue-law has helped the overall scene, though. If you're looking for fun, don't bother here. [and for those who might say that its just *me* getting older and more cynical, go look for yourselves. The psychic rot from NMB has finally spread south.] The only thing that kept the whole trip from being a complete fucking waste was the only late show in town (in a town which once had TONS of midnight movies..) Not for the squeamish, The Faces of Death part IV is highly recommended. This is *real* death on camera, ranging from the usual series of grisly accidents, to attacks by deadly mutant creatures from toxic pollution, culinary treats from other their own people in the streets. Maybe the NRA might be onto something after all. Plus, if you can make it through the entire showing, you get the OFFICIAL Faces of Death IV certificate of -> survival. It doesn't mention whether you made it through without tossing G your cookies, as there were definitely a few close calls in the theatre. R Congratulations, or something like that, to the graduating classes A of 1993. Now that you've finished kissing the asses of a bunch of Conspiracy teachers, get ready to pucker up and bend over for the P Conspiracy "Bureaucrats" that will define your existence from this point forward. Give a big thanks to Bill Clinton and previous H administrations for your future career flipping greaseburgers at your local McDonald's. Expect the only "change" that will occur I under this current batch of do-gooders is that the pace of the Conspiracy will INCREASE. Don't look at me- I voted for "Bob". C ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ COMIX to Want and Buy: *** The Hacker Files - Showdown (1.0) The fight against the Conspiracy continues. Hacker and gang infiltrate secret computer compound in Russia. DC Comics 1325 Avenue of the America NY NY 10019 **** Sugarvirus - Someone is tracking down and killing members of a vampire colony in Berlin, and they suspect that it might be another vampire. Not for the squeamish. Tundra Publishing UK Ltd, Unit 23, Eurolin Business Ctr, 49 Effra Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1BZ *** Savage Henry #26 - Hawkwind vs. The Forces of Chaos - Dave Brock, lead guitar for the band Hawkwind, starts slipping between reality levels. Henry helps find out who dosed Dave. Rip Off Press, POB 4686, Auburn, CA 95604 **** Post Brothers #30 - In order to get paid for his latest assassination, Ron needs the only witness, a little girl, to tell the police. But, in the attempt to frighten someone in a world without fear, awesome forces are unleashed. Rip Off Press. *** Ren & Stimpy #8 - "The Maltese Stimpy" - Twisted remake of the original movie, with the same characters, but finally, a better story. Plus, more humor aimed above the heads of the kiddies. Marvel Comics *** Vampire Lingerie Fantasy Catalog - The Frederick's of Hollywood-style catalog for the well-endowed undead. Hopefully, some of these fashions will make their way to the cons. Acid Rain Studios, 51795 Old Mill Rd, South Bend IN 46637. Also ask for the 93 Vampire Bikini Comic Calendar. **** Milk & Cheese's 3rd Number One - Violence, mayhem, booze, and general bad attitudes from dairy products gone bad. Every institution in the world is their target. Slave Labor Graphics, 883 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128 ***** Milk & Cheese's 4th Number One - New heights of outrageousness as the dairy products go on sugar rampages, wino parties, and attacks on comics. This may be the last issue for a while. Slave Labor Graphics. **** The Tick #12 - Tick wins a secret hideout full of neat high-tech toys, but when the previous owner goes mad, Tick also inherits a host of enemies. New England Comics Press, PO Box 310, Quincy, MA 02269 *** Stickboy #6 - The Death of Stickboy, plus other cartoons and articles from Dennis Worden. The next incarnation of Stickboy will be a VIDEO ordered only from him, at PO Box 192, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693 ($15). This great comic is from Starhead Comics, POB 30044, Seattle, WA 98103 **** Gregory III - More adventures of the insane, institutionalized boy whose friends are rats and eats cockroaches. Piranha Press. *** Zippy Quarterly #2, "15 Minutes Ahead of His Time" - More strip adventures of Zippy and Griffy, including the special story "Life Before Velcro", their trip back to the 1890s. Fantagraphic Books,7563 Lake City Way, Seattle WA 98115 *** Heavy Metal July 1993 - with wild artwork by Ted McKeever, plus the usual collection of flipped-out stories. HM is really pushing that "X" rating lately. >>> *************** <<< >>> FACTSHEET 5 #47 <<< >>> *************** <<< The ultimate resource is now on the bookshelves, or available from PO Box 170099, San Francisco, CA 94117-0099. Sample issue $4.00 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ **** ZINES sent to the HToMC Sacred PO Box **** WE TRADE! The Nose #17 "exposing the west". I originally bought this magazine for the **** interview with Rev. Ivan Stang **** with all the latest news about the Church of the SubGenius (PO Box 140306 Dallas, TX 75214 and IGNORE the stupid Canadian rip-offs!) The whole magazine is incredible, with an expose of Dr. Gene Scott, Fashion from The Naked Guy, roadkills, reviews, and more stuff. $5.00 from The Nose, 1095 Market St., Suite 812 SF, CA 94103 (415) 621-7028 Baby Sue vol 4 issue 1 - The art of Yard Sailing, Professions to Avoid, Ace Backwords, plus the usual stream of outrageous and sickening comics. POB 1111, Decatur, GA 30031-1111 $8 for 4 issues Eyewash 4 - Analysis of the Great American Psychopath as revealed in several classic movies, plus tips on how to keep a fleet of $200 junk cars going. GREAT stuff- Cyclone Publications, PO Box 20013 Dayton OH 45420-0013 (Trades) Also available - Eleventh Pin - pictures of the traveling bowling pin 3dipsnewS vol. 7 - the official journal of the 3dipswhoaregoD is not dead! This one is a mind-expanding 8-pager. Pen up your nose! Send them money, stamps, parsley, anything for this one. Catfish, 915 W. Wisconsin Ave. Rm 412 (after August 15, use Rm 1012) Milwaukee, WI 53233 <- near Dahmner trial site The Church of Hemp has a NEW Jack-Chick-ripoff pamphlet: D.A.R.E: The Lost Generation. Plus, other pamphlets on Reefer Racism, Marijuana and Christianity plus other great books and magazines. For the latest, send $1 to: The Church of Hemp PO Box 1511 Bellingham, WA 98227-1511 Liberty Vol 6 #4 - Libertarians with guts, who aren't afraid to point out the pointless absurdities of the current administration, but their own foibles as well. Insightful articles on Bill Clinton, multiculturalism, rent control, Ayn Rand, and how to cut your taxes by 75%. $4.00 from Liberty, PO Box 1811 Port Townshend, WA 98368 Karma Lapel #4 - Nice collection of counter-cultural articles, plus extensive zine, comic, and music reviews. PO Box 5467 Evanston, IL 60204 $1 or trade 0.U.Z.M.T. (The 0fficial-Unofficial Zine of the Muselix Throng of the M00se Illuminati) issue 3-1. This chapter of the M00se Illuminati (BL00P!) can also be found at various cons in the southeast. The zine is free from: OUZMUT, the SnafuM00se Chapter, 702 Prince Edward Street Suite 4N Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Messiah #2, The Journal of Sex, Politics and Religion - lots of on-target social commentary, wiccan articles, humor, poetry, Rocky Horror news, and more. $3 from Jef Williams, PO Box 10035 Winston-Salem NC 27108 Funny Pages #42 - Anything is fair game for the jokes in this zine, so be prepared for politically incorrect, sick and disgusting material. Nice stuff. $1.50 each, 12/15$ Funny Pages, PO Box 317025 Dayton, OH 45437 Weekly devotional flyer from the Intergalactic House of Fruitcakes. This week, they are worshipping Libertinism, like any good Otis worshipper. With many pictures of Puritan witch-hunting to remind us how far we've come. Send Money! IHOF 955 Massachusetts Ave. Suite #209, Cambridge MA 02139-9183 Taproot Reviews #2.0 - this electronic zine is a FS5-like review of various independent, underground, and experimental real-world publications. Info and possibly subscriptions from: au462@cleveland.freenet.edu XDZebra #29 - Reviews of all the latest rave music, plus news & info. Write to: Addiction, 266 Delmar St. Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1817 electronic version send to all rave mailing lists, for info on one of them mail: mw-raves-request@engin.umich.edu ============================================================================ Donating Money for U.S. Debt Is Like Giving Booze to a Wino by Tom Barberi Am I missing something? The government has dug a $4.2 trillion - that's $4,200,000,000,000 - debt. It has done this by taking every dime it could, with every tax imaginable and spending more than it took in. Now the Clinton administration proposes to pay off the debt by taking even more money from us. Not only that, but it is going to spedn a whole bunch more on new stuff. On top of that, a 14-year-old North Dakota boy and his well publicized $1,000 donation toward the national debt has fostered similar nutty behavior. Could it be the hole in the ozone layer?, El Nino?, gloval warming?, Not evnough dietary fiber? What prompts otherwise rational people to take time out of busy lives to put on a bake sale and send the proceeds to that money-gobbling machine in Washington? I don't get it. Even a batch of fifth-graders from Ohio peddled baked goodies cleverly named for our leaders: Bill Brownies, Gore Goodies, Capitol Hill Cookies, Tipper Toffee and Oval Office Oatmeal. They raised $278.50. I'm surprised they didn't try to market Socks Suckers. Maybe they realized those might wake people up. This wave of citizen guilt for a problem they didn't create isn't limited to school kids. The staff of a weekly newspaper in North Dakota is planning a bake sale. The Eskimo Pie Corp. has decided to donate to the same cause: 5 cents for every box of its chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream snacks sold between tomorrow and April 4th. Isn't that like double taxation? If that company truly wanted to do something for the economy, wouldn't it make more sense to lower the price of an Eskimo Pie by 5 cents? That way the consumer would have more money to spend supporting other businesses that pay taxes or employ people who pay taxes. Sending the government more money that it already confiscates from us is like giving a wino a key to the state liquor store. What is the first thing that a credit counselor does when people come in for help? He or she cuts up the credit cards and creates a budget that will lead them out of debt. The ease with which government created this mammoth debt was illustrated the other night on the news when the manager of a former defense contractor, who was shifting his company to perform in-military work, said the company now would have to do some real thinking because private business won't pay $600 for a toilet seat or $400 for a hammer. To put out a fire you have to remove its fuel source. It only makes sense that to put out this D.C. spending inferno, we must cut off its money supply - or at least thin it out. [super-neat graphics unrelated to US debt] &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& The True Adventures of Jim Morrison: Space Ranger Part 1 The shooting had stopped. The jungle's quiet was disturbed only by the sound of inch-long mosquitos flying through the humid summer air. A full moon gave Morrison's face a ghastly pall as he reloaded his Tarantula 9000. The Tarantula was a fine weapon, a 50 caliber recoilless machine pistol of a type that would not be mass-produced for another twenty years. Damn. If only the Viet Cong patrol hadn't returned to their camp half an hour early. Damn. If only he hadn't gotten separated from his squad during the firefight. Damn. If only any of a vicious chain of events that deposited him here, alone, hungry and sick, in the jungles of southern Thailand, hundreds of miles away from his base camp, hadn't happened. Damn. Morrison tried to clear his mind by concentrating on his Tarantula. It was a prototype, a weapon he had rescued from the laboratories of a dead Ceylonese weaponsmith, and he hadn't been taking proper care of it. Now, the loading mechanism was jammed, and he didn't have the tools to repair it correctly. He tried to improvise using his pocketknife, the one he'd picked up during the Doors' last tour, years before. He worked long into the night, slapping at the mosquitos that descended in clouds to drink the blood from his exposed arms and chest. So intent was he on his work that he did not notice the subtle change in the quality of the moonlight as it slowly altered from silvery-white to blood-red, until the sound of inhuman voices nearby attracted his attention. [Moving shot from over the right shoulder of walking man. All we can see of the man is his dark blue suit and that he has short Bryllcreemed hair and a pipe, which occasionally trails smoke into the camera lens. He walks down a steel-grey corridor, his shoes clicking on the concrete floor. He stops at a door with two security guards in front of it. The guards immediately stand at attention as the man approaches.] Man: Hi guys! Gee, it's a real scorcher outside, isn't it? Guard 1: Yes, Mr. Dobbs. [Guards stand aside as Dobbs approaches a small panel beside the door. After a retinal scan, fingerprint scan, voice check, and magnetic ID check, the bolt on the door automatically clicks open. The camera pans back as Dobbs enters the room, revealing a blindingly white room, with computer and medical equipment lining the walls. Dominating the room is a large plexi- glass tank with a shadowy figure floating within. Around the tank are arranged more pieces of equipment and white-coated technicans.] Dobbs: Hi everybody! Gee, it's a real scorcher outside, yep. TECHNICIANS: Hello Mr. Dobbs. [Dobbs approaches the tank] Dobbs: So this is our man, eh? Stang, fill me in. Dr. Stang: We found him in Thailand three days ago, during a routine border patrol. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and malaria. It's a miracle he survived as long as he did. At the time, he kept mumbling 'give me back my tarantulas'. However, by the time we got him back to Dobbstown hospital, his condition had degenerated drastically, so I decided to bring him here. Dobbs: Well, well, well. Let's have a look at him, okay? [Dr. Stang lifts back the cover of the tank to reveal the mad, glittering eyes of Jim Morrison!] Dobbs: Hi Jim! Gee, it's a real scorcher outside, huh? Dr. Stang: "Bob", he can't hear you. Dobbs: Well, maybe not with his *brain* so much... Dr. Stang: We've scheduled the brain surgery to implant the microchips for Thursday... Dobbs: Thursday? I go bowling Thursday... Dr. Stang: We've already cloned the replacement heart and right leg, so this will be the last operation. He'll be recovering in the tanks for a few months, though. Dobbs: You were able to save the... Dr. Stang: Uh, yes. Dobbs: Oh, good. Well, once you're back on your feet, Mr. Morrison, what should I do with you? Computer? Computer: Hi there, "Bob"! Dobbs: Hi! What are the latest projections involving Jim by Project Ragnarok? Computer: A real good question, "Bob"! It seems Mr. Morrison here will be vitally important to our plans during the summer of 1997, but the public can't be allowed to know that he's alive until 1993 at the earliest. At least, that's what the precogs say. Dobbs: And not letting him do concerts would rob him of vital Slack. Hmm... [Dobbs meditates briefly, and as he does, an eerie high-pitched hum fills the air. A technician kicks the terminal next to her and the hum stops.] Dobbs: Jeepers! I've got it! We'll put him on a mini-tour of this arm of the galaxy. Jimi's been needing a vocalist, and we can't get Lennon. Dr. Stang: And since he'll be travelling most of the distance near lightspeed, he'll hardly age, so he'll be in great shape for the end times! Great work, "Bob"! Dobbs: Aw, shucks. -- T.Rev? =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= C O N V E N T I O N S June 3-5, 1993 (Germany) HAMBURG PHANTASTIC '94/CON-COURSE '94/STARD '94. The Congress Center Hamburg, Germany. The largest convention in Germany combining parts of CON-COURSE '94 - the largest German Star Trek convention and STARD '94 - Germany's biggest convention for gaming. Info: Hamburg Phantastic 1994, Achim Sturm, Woltersburger Muhlenweg 10, W-3110 Uelzen, Germany; phone: (0581)4 34 60. June 4-6, 1993 (Arizona) LEPRECON 19. Camelview Resort, Scottsdale, AZ. GoH: S.P. Somtow, AGoH: Sue Dawe. Memb: $30. Info: Leprecon 19, Box 26665, Tempe, AZ 85285-6665; (602) 245-1440 (Doug Cosper). June 4-6, 1993 (Illinois) DUCKON II. Lisle Hyatt, 1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, IL; (708)852-1234; (800)233-1234; rms $62. GoH: Leo Frankowski, AGoH: Paul MacNerland; Filk GoH; Lynn Fancher; FGoHs: Bill Higgins, Barry Gehm. Memb: $30. Info: Duckon, Box 4843, Wheaton IL 60189; email: duckon@meltdown.chi.il.us. June 4-6, 1993 (Kentucky) CONJURATION/DEEPSOUTHCON 31. Executive Inn East, Louisville KY; rms $57 sngl/dbl, $67 tpl/quad. GoHs: Emma Bull & Will Shetterly; AGoH: Dawn Wilson; FGoH: Genny Dazzo; TM: Andrew J. Offutt. SF convention, Masquerade, Art Show, Dealer's Room, more. Memb: $35. Info: Conjuration/DSC '93, Box 5231, Louisville KY 40255. June 4-6, 1993 (Oklahoma) THUNDERCON 3. Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City, OK; (800)233-2219 (outside OK); (800-522-4383 (in OK); rms $45. Guests: Rick Sternbach, Larry Nemecek, Sylvester McCoy, Robert O'Reilly, more. Convention with emphasis on Star Trek and SF/Media. Memb: $25 (children 5 and under free; 6-12 half price). Info: ThunderCon 3, 207 Americana Court, Norman OK 73069; (405)329-1737; email: brett@gallifrey.ucs.uoknor.edu. June 4-6, 1993 (Maryland) CONTERPOINT. Holiday Inn, 1800 Belmont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21244; (410)265-1400; rms $49. U.S. Northeast Science Fiction Folk Festival including concerts, sing-a-longs, panels, workshops, dealer's room, parties, more. GoH: Bill Roper; TM: Dick Eney. Memb: $30 in advance, $35 at door; $10 supporting. Children 12 and under are free. Info: Ellen Granzer, 18 Riverdale Street, Allston, MA 02134. June 4-6, 1993 (Canada, Ontario) AD ASTRA 13. Sheraton Toronto East Hotel, Toronto, ON, Canada; rms C$82. GoH: Frederik Pohl; SGoH: Dave Duncan; AGoH: Robin Wood; guests: Ben Bova, Hal Clement, Greg Costikyan, Shirley Meier, Karen Wehrstein, Geoff Landis, Rob Sawyer, J.F. Rivken, Mark Asquith, more. Memb: C$32. Info: Ad Astra 13, Box 7276, St. A, Toronto, ON, M5W 1X9, Canada. June 9-12, 1993 (New York) INSTITUTE FOR INQUIRY summer session. Ctr for Tomorrow, SUNY at Buffalo, Amherst Campus (Maple Rd. and Millersport Hwy) Sessions are: "Investigating UFOs" sponsored by CSICOP, and "Humanism, Religion and Mental Health" sponsored by CODESH. $125 each/$225 both. Hotel: Hampton Inn 1-800-426-8766, rms. $64/night. For seminar info call 1-800-634-1610 June 11-13, 1993 (Alabama) MOBI-CON. Mobile, Alabama. GoH: Margaret Weis; Gaming GoH: David 'Zeb' Cook. Info: Mobi-Con, Inc., P.O. Box 161257, Mobile, AL 36616. June 11-13, 1993 (Tennessee) MOUNTAINTREK '93. Hyatt Regency, Knoxville TN. GoH: Jean Lorrah; FGoH: Roland Castle. Star Trek Convention. Memb: $25 in advance, $35 at door; $5 supporting. Info: Mountaintrek '93, c/o 2116 Belle Terra Rd #C, Knoxville TN 37923; (615)632-7497 (days), (615) 690-8595 (evenings/weekends). June 11-13, 1993 (North Carolina) HEROES CONVENTION. Charlotte International Trade Center, 200 N. College St Charlotte, NC. Huge comic book convention with reps from Marvel, DC, Valiant, Aardvark-Vanaheim, and more. Plus, contests, siminars, workshops, exhibits. Info: Po Box 9181, Charlotte NC 28299-9181 1-800-321-4370 June 12-13, 1993 (Florida) VULKON. Orlando North Hilton, 350 South Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs, FL; (407)830-1985; rms $69 sngl/dbl, $79 tpl, $89 quad. Guests: Nana Visitor, Daniel Davis, Mike Okuda. Dealer's room, games, films, costumes, panels, more. Memb: $40. Info: Vulkon, c/o Joe Motes, 12237 SW 50th St., Cooper City, FL 33330. June 17-20, 1993 (Nevada) SCIENCE FICTION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION. Flamingo Hilton, Reno, NV; rms $80; (800)648-4882 (be sure to mention UNR's SFRA Conference). GoH: Poul Anderson. Other Possible Guests: Robert Silverberg, Lisa Mason, Tom Maddox, Timothy Leary, Joan Slonczewski, Rudy Rucker, Frederik Pohl, Jack Williamson, Pat Murphy, Elizabeth Lynn, Karen Haber, Robert Reginald, Charles Brown. Info: Milton T. Wolf, Getchell Library, UNR, Reno, Nevada 89557-0044; (702)784-4577. June 18-20, 1993 (Minnesota) DIVERSICON 1993. Seville Plaza, 8151 Bridge Road, Bloomington MN 55437; (612)830-1300, 1-800-860-7408 (inside Minnesota), 1-800-328-7947 (everywhere else); rms $44.94 king, $50.57 twin. GoHs: Eleanor Arnason, A.C. Crispin. SGoH: Ruth Berman. Small, discussion-oriented convention. Memb: $25 (Children $20); $5 supporting. Info: Diversicon 1993, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408; (612) 646-3852; (612) 825-9353; (612) 722-7577; email: curt%quest.uucp@cs.umn.edu or tmcinroy@aol.com. June 18-20, 1993 (Texas) GALAXY FAIR '93. Sheraton Park Central, Dallas TX; rms $66. Memb: $25 until 6/17/93, $30 after. Info: Galaxy Fair '93, Box 150471, Arlington TX 76015; (817)467-0681. June 18-20, 1993 (Louisiana) NEW ORLEANS SF & FANATASY FESTIVAL. Clarion Hotel, 1500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70112; (504)522-4500 or 1-800-824-3359; $65 sngl/dbl, $75 tpl/quad. GoH: Robert Silverberg; AGoH: Bob Eggleton; FGoH: Sherry Snyder; TM: Walter Jon Williams; Guests: George Alec Effinger, Joe Haldeman, Jack Haldeman, Barbara Hambly, Neal Barrett, Jr.. Memb: $20 until 5/31/93, $25 after. Info: New Orleans SF & Fantasy Festival 1993, P.O. Box 791089, New Orleans, LA 70179-1089. June 18-20, 1993 (Missouri) CONTINUUM '93. Holiday Inn Convention Center, Cape Girardeau, MO. GoHs: M.S. Murdock, media guests; AGoH: TBA; FGoH: Jean Kluge. Memb: $40. Info: CONtinuum '93, 1617 Lyndhurst, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701; (314)334-4386 (Janie McGaugh). June 19-21, 1993 (England) PROTOPLASM 4. Parker's Hotel, Manchester, UK. GoH: Bob Shaw; Guests: Mary Gentle, Dean Wayland, Mike Gearing. Memb: L18. Info: Protoplasm 4, 1 Shoesmith Ct., Merchants Place, Reading, Berks. RH1 1DT, UK. June 24-27, 1993 (Ohio) MIDWESTCONN 44. Quality Inn Central, Cincinnati, OH 45212; rms $65. TM: Wilson Tucker. Relaxacon. Memb: $18.50 until 6/1/93, $23 after. Info: Pat Sims, 34 Creekwood Swuare, Glendale OH 45246. June 25-27, 1993 (Georgia) ATLANTA FANTASY FAIR. Hyatt Atlanta Airport, Atlanta GA 30337. GoHs: David Prowse, Grace Lee Whitney, Caroline Munro, Monique Gabrielle, Jeff Rector, Gunnar Hanson, irish McCalla. Memb: $27 until 6/5, $30 at door. Info: AFF, 4175 Eliza Court, Lithonia, GA 30058 (404) 985-1230 June 25-27, 1993 (California, Northern) ANIME AMERICA. Westin Hotel, Santa Clara, CA. GoHs: Fred Patten, Adam Warren, Yoshihiro Yonezawa. Memb: $35 until 6/1/93, $45 after. Info: Anime America, 298 4th Ave., #472, San Francisco, CA 94118. June 25-27, 1993 (Missouri) ARCHON 17. Collinsville, IL Convention Center & Collinsville Holiday Inn ($70 sngl-quad, other nearby hotels cheaper; write PO Box for Housing Bureau information); St. Louis area. GoH: Howard Waldrop; AGoH: Carl Lundgren; FGoHs: Rich Cross, Tom Seymour, J.D. Streett IV, Ted Smith; TM: Roger Zelazny. Six or more tracks of panels, seminars, & readings, Children's & Grand Masquerades, art show & auction, dealers room, pool parties, gaming, children's programing track, Fri. night meet-the-pro's reception/dance and hall-costume contest, 2 video rooms plus Amateur Video Contest (for info, write John Donigan, 7480 Rupert, St. Louis, MO 63117), hospitality suite, more. Free Pizza Party With the Pro's on Sunday for all volunteers who work 4 or more hours. Memb: $19 until 5/31/93, $22 after (no mail-ins after 6/11/93; Children 6-12 $5 (under 6 free) at all times, but MUST be accompanied by an adult member; MC and Visa accepted. Info: Archon 17, P.O. Box 50125, Clayton, MO 63105; Rich or Michelle Zellich (314) FAN-3026. email: zellich@ST-LOUIS-EMH2.ARMY.MIL. June 25-27, 1993 (Czech Republic) PARCON '93. Czech Republic. Czech National Convention. 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Cedar St. | Info: (704) 376-8675 Holy Temple of Mass Consumption | PO Box 30904 |---------------------------------------- Raleigh, NC 27622 | June 12 OBLIVION LEXINGTON KY | For ezine version, mail: | DJ Strobe/ or DJ Hyperactive | DJ Boomer from Detroit Slack@ncsu.edu to get on list | DJ Kevy Kev from Columbus quartz.rutgers.edu - back | DJ Mind Candy from Cinci issues ( | DJ Wilbthere from Cinci (uc) | 10,000+ Watts o' bass * --------------------------------------| 20' Fractal/Mind's Eye Tripout Video* ************************************* | Loops by Sebastian * >>> NC Rave Line - (919) 574-2555 <<< | Roboscans, Dataflashes, by Technocolor* ************************************* | Psychoactive Bar by GET SMART - Detroit STRANGE BUT TRHE | For info call the Bluegrass Raveline at Friday, Feb. 5th evening, a large | (606) 281-4144, or monitor MW-Raves party near the Purdue campus was | email jsquared- broken up and the residents of the | apartment were cited for violation of |---------------------------------------- the West Lafayette noise ordinance. | friday JUNE 18 till SALT LAKE CITY Apparently, while watching The Little | sunday JUNE 20 Mermaid, the students began to sing | along with the movie loud enough to be| SOLSTICE heard a block away. The students were | To be held in small canyon south of allowed to keep their videotape, on | SLC, in an old cowboy camp. for more the condition that they wouldn't sing | info contact: pashdown@slack.sim.es.com quite so loudly. | ---------------- |---------------------------------------- Several years ago two friends pulled | June 19 METAMORPHOSIS II GREENSBORO an art prank. There was a art show | going on, my friends took a 2 foot | DJ Darren Greensboro section of a 2X4 and painted it blue, | DJ Threat Chapel Hill then drove a 10 penny spike into the | DJ Thomas Velvet in Atlanta side of it and mounted upright. They | w/special performace by PARIS named it something odd like "Man's | Inhumanity to Man". They not only won | West Market Fleat Market a prize but some fool gave them 100 | 6500 W. Market St. Greensboro, NC bucks for it. | Call NC Raveline for info


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