If you're a fan of all things Steampunk, or are interested in learning about the genre, pay a visit to the Jewelry City Steampunk Festival. The event will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at five sites in Downtown Attleboro Massachusetts.
Vendors will be selling all things Steampunk, there are demonstrations and workshops at the Attleboro Public Library, and you can watch the Splendid Teapot Racing event. There will also be music, dancing, and other delights. Admission is free, and parking available throughout the downtown area.
For more information, check out their website: https://jewelrycitysteampunk.com/
Harry Dean Stanton died of natural causes Friday, September 15, 2017 in Los Angeles. He was 91. The legendary actor's career spanned more than 6 decades. His credits also include "Repo Man," "Cool Hand Luke," "Paris, Texas," "Alien," "Wild at Heart" and "Twin Peaks."
Harry Dean's final performance will be seen in "Lucky," which is set to air later this month. He's also appeared in HBO's "Big Love" as a polygamist patriarch. Stanton was in the Navy in WWII and fought in the Battle of Okinawa.
Harry Dean was a talented musician who sang and played guitar. He performed for years with The Harry Dean Stanton Band.
Source: Scoop magazine
Len Wein, comics writer and co-creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, died on September 10, 2017. He was 69 years old.
Throughout his illustrious career, Wein made significant contributions to both DC and Marvel. He helped to revive the X-Men team, including co-creating Storm, Nightcrawler, and Colossus, and was the editor for Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen.
Wein was born on June 12, 1948 in New York City.
Throughout his career Wein won several awards, including a Shazam for Best Writer, Inkpot Award, Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Award, and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2008.
The Rhode Island Science Fiction Club held its recent meeting on September 9, 2017. James and Brenda hosted at their lovely home in Portsmouth, R.I., and the Club held elections of a new Board of Directors.
Elected for the 2017-2019 term:
On this date in 1966, the first episode of Star Trek: The Original Series aired on NBC! If it weren't for Star Trek, the R.I. Science Fiction Club probably would have never been organized, because it was a common love for Trek, and all things Science Fiction, that motivated the 'founding members' of this Club to get together. So Happy 51st Anniversary Star Trek!
Richard Anderson, who was best known for his portrayal of O.S.I. chief Oscar Goldman on The Six Million Dollar Man and its spin-off, The Bionic Woman, has passed away at the age of 91.
He appeared on such shows The Virginian, The Rifleman, Mission: Impossible, Ironside, Knight Rider; Dynasty, and Murder She Wrote, among others. On the original Perry Mason he played the recurring character Lt. Steve Drumm, while on Dan August he played Chief George Untermeyer. He narrated Kung-Fu: The Legend Continues, and was also featured on the highly rated two-hour finale of The Fugitive.
In 1973, ABC aired three TV movies featuring Lee Majors as Colonel Steve Austin, an astronaut who has his legs, one of his arms, and one of his eyes replaced by bionic parts following a crash. In the second of those telefilms, Anderson and his character, Oscar Goldman, replaced Darren McGavin’s Oliver Spencer from the first TV movie.
When the series was picked up by ABC shortly after, Anderson continued in the role of Goldman. He also played the character as a regular on The Bionic Woman with Lindsay Wagner, when that show was spun off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Eventually The Bionic Woman was dropped by ABC and picked up by NBC, leaving Anderson playing the same character simultaneously on two different networks.
He continued to act throughout the 1980s and beyond in such shows as 1980s on Charlie's Angels, Matt Houston, Knight Rider, Remington Steele, The A-Team, The Fall Guy, and Simon & Simon, among others.
Anderson is survived by three daughters, Ashley, Brooke and Deva.
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