Please join us for our first weekend happy hour! Since our group has been growing so fast, we've seen so much interest in our events that we've had to limit space at the majority of them. It's been a while since our entire group has been able to get together without restrictions or waitlists. So a few times a year, we'll be holding special events (such as happy hours, picnics, parties, etc.) so that we can all get together to mingle and socialize and to meet members we may not have shared an event with yet.
We'll also be using this time to hold a book swap. If you have any science fiction or fantasy books that you're no longer interested in keeping, please bring them to trade or pass on to other members. This is a great way to discover new authors (and help others do the same), while clearing space on your bookshelves!
We'll also have some great giveaways, including 5 hardcover copies of The Scar by Sergey & Marina Dyachenko! This award-winning Ukrainian-born couple is a huge hit in Russia and Europe, and this is the first english translation of their work, and has gotten strong reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal. If you'd like to whet your appetite, their award-winning short story "The Burned Tower" is free for Kindle (and for Nook).
World Book Night 2012 is April 23rd this year, and is meant to promote adult reading and turn on new or light readers to great books. We'll have 20 copies of Ender's Game by Orson Scott card available, if you'd like to gift one to a friend or child who you'd like to introduce to science fiction.
Houlihan's will have happy hour specials (along with generally low prices)!
- $4.00 domestic big (20 oz.) beers
- $1.00 off Bloody Marys
Houlihan's is located in the Hilton Springfield. Parking is plentiful, and there are buses from Franconia-Springfield Metro Station.