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Mark's solution -     Here is something Mark created for the group to use. SO for January you can either use this tool, or email it to the others on the group email. Thanks so much, Mark! "Hi Michael. In response to the issue of Meetu Michael Jan 4, 2017 12:55 PM
I've created a poll to see what members are most interested in for file sharing! - Please take the poll if you are interested! This is to help determine how we will share files in the future since Meetup has discontinued this service! https://www.meetup.com/Orlando­-Science-Fiction-and-Fantasy-W­riters/polls/1238624/ Michael Dec 29, 2016 4:51 PM
Alternate way of sharing files? -   Hello, Meetup is no longer supporting file uploads unfortunately, and they gave me no advance notice this would be happening unfortunately. They give a few suggestions of ways to share files, listed below, and there is also s Michael Dec 29, 2016 4:33 PM
Oasis Convention this weekend in Orlando -     Hi everyone, I just wanted to give a heads up about Oasis 28, a science fiction and fantasy convention happening this weekend in Orlando, April 22-24th, Friday-Sunday. http://oasfis.org/oasis/index.­php Ther Michael Apr 20, 2016 3:49 PM
The Florida Film Festival this week! -   Is in full swing this week, and there are a lot of amazing movies being shown. If you have questions about it, feel free to contact me! Here's two films I really enjoyed. If you like documentaries, humor and SNL: http Michael Apr 11, 2016 3:25 PM
Science fiction films at the Florida Film Festival -   You can also search the festival by genre, or in this case, by science fiction films! There are several great ones playing! http://www.floridafilmfestival­.com/program/films/genres/sci-­fi   Michael Apr 4, 2016 7:38 PM
FFF One Million Years BC free outdoors movie at Central Park -   And if you're looking for a free, outdoors film to see during the film festival,                     ­  One Million Years BC (and the trailer) has to be seen to be believed! Featuring special effects from the great Ray H Michael Apr 4, 2016 7:31 PM
The Lobster at the Florida Film Festival -   The opening night Florida Film Festival film looks interesting, since it has science fiction and fantasy elements to it. It's The Lobster, and it plays Friday night! And several of the shorts programs have science fiction films as well! Michael Apr 4, 2016 7:20 PM
Florida Film Festival April 8-17th Enzian Orlando, FL -   The Florida Film Festival is coming to Central Florida at the end of this week, April 8-17th at Enzian and the Regal in Winter Park! Here are all the details and I'll try to schedule a specific meetup for one of the films with a scie Michael Apr 4, 2016 7:15 PM
Book fair and a call for writers -   Here are two activities you might be interested in. The first is a book fair for authors where you can promote your book at a local comic book store, the second looks like a work opportunity (unpaid) for interested writers. I believe Michael Feb 23, 2016 12:09 PM
Amazon's warning labels! -   New precautions from Amazon are on the way! Are  you or the ones you love on the list? http://johndopp.com/writers/am­azons-new-warning-labels/   Michael Jan 27, 2016 1:27 PM
Speculative fic conference this weekend Friday/Saturday/Sunday Sep 25-27 -   Hi everyone, There is a speculative fiction conference this weekend in Maitland. Orson Scott Card and other authors/editors will be there.  This is their first year holding it from what I can tell. Here are the details. Michael Sep 24, 2015 3:38 PM
Libcon at the Orange County Library -   Hi everyone! I won't be able to attend this since I'm out of town, but it looks interesting for those able to attend! https://www.facebook.com/event­s/1649400005294201/ If you end up going, feel free to let me know how Michael Jun 24, 2015 3:11 PM
Meetup details changed: Watch Poltergeist (a new film--for free) - They changed the time of this movie to start at 6PM, and that means you'd probably have to arrive at 5 or 5:15 in order to get a seat. So since it's an earlier start time, I won't be able to attend, but hopefully others can make it. Best wishes Michael May 11, 2015 7:30 PM
April Fool's -   Hello--Just a quick heads up. The "Cowboys Orlando" and The Hitching Post email I sent on April 1st was actually an April fool's joke. I don't have any current plans to change our meeting place.   Thanks!   Michael Apr 3, 2015 11:59 AM
Future critique locations indefinitely suspended FYI -     Tonight's meetup will take place as scheduled! However, I'm having trouble with the Stardust cafe because of competing writer's groups, and our location tonight doesn't offer a free back room for quiet discussion so someti Michael Apr 1, 2015 4:10 PM
1 extra t-shirt XL for sale -   Hello everyone, I have one extra t-shirt for sale, $20.  Size XL--Extra Large. If you're the first person to email me, you can claim the shirt. To pay for it, you can do that at the next meeting in person, or through Paypal. Michael Dec 25, 2014 4:24 PM
Dues in 2015 information -     Hi everyone,   These are my thoughts for 2015 regarding dues. I will likely do away with the $5 membership fee (it's a lot of bookkeeping to keep track of this) and simply make it $5 per meetup, or roughly $60 a y Michael Nov 23, 2014 2:32 PM
Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing -     Hi everyone, Here's a quick recap of Elmore Leonard's 10 rules of writing, that Mike Gemmati asked me to post as a recap.  This is a slightly condensed version of what I read from last night, but the gist of it is all her Michael Nov 20, 2014 3:29 PM
t-shirts -   Hi everyone, If you haven't ordered a T-shirt yet, this is your last chance for now. Orders for the shirt will close tomorrow, November 11th. They also make great stocking stuffers, and will help you blend in during a holiday OSF& Michael Nov 10, 2014 3:06 PM
free movie? John Wick -   Hi everyone! I haven't made this an official meetup, but I thought I'd pass along the details if anyone else is interested. And if you see me there, feel free to meetup and a few of us can see it as a group. As of right now, Michael Oct 15, 2014 2:48 PM
Reminders Manuscripts and other forms of etiquette -     Hi everyone,   I hope you're all doing well and ready for Wednesday. A few reminders.  When you submit your story to the group, please have your name and the title on the first page and please number your Michael Sep 12, 2014 4:09 PM
call for submissions - Passing along a call for submissions to interested authors.  Thanks! Allison 6:43 AM Dear Michael, My name is Allison Silver. I am with the literary journal Pilcrow & Dagger. We recen Michael Sep 12, 2014 3:53 PM
Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men: Superheroes and the American Experience available -     Hi everyone, Just a heads up to mention that the new anthology Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men: Superheroes and the American Experience http://www.amazon.com/Age Michael Jul 24, 2014 3:42 PM
$20 OSFAFW t-shirt pre-order! Get Yours Here! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Orlando-­Science-Fiction-and-Fantasy-Wr­iters/events/158204222/ Michael Jul 24, 2014 1:38 PM
NEW Writer's Group t-shirt Announcement! -   Hello writers! Want to be the envy of all the other Florida writers? Tired of getting espresso kicked in the face while writing at your local coffee shop? Looking for a new fashion sensibility in 2014? Can't s Michael Jul 24, 2014 1:19 PM
Writing advice from Stephen King -   This all sounds like good advice!  22 pieces of tips from Mr. King!   http://www.businessinsider.com­/stephen-king-on-how-to-write-­2014-7?utm_content=buffer61d3f­&utm_medium=social&utm­_source=facebook.com&utm_c­amp Michael Jul 21, 2014 4:01 PM
Business Plan Critique - Hi everyone, I am taking a graduate class at UCF on writing Business Plans for microbudget films.   SO--If any member is a business owner (past or present) or lawyer (not necessarily entertainment, just a lawyer), who would Michael Mar 25, 2014 7:26 PM
Critique Guidelines -     A few things I'd mention for the critique tonight.  You're free to critique whatever you'd like within the piece, if you follow the basic group guidelines. Here are a few tips: 1. Feel free to pass if you think what Michael Feb 5, 2014 12:46 PM
2014 Membership and a special offer -   Hello Fellow Writers, I hope you're having a great new year! I've noticed other comparable writers groups in the area charge $5 dues per meeting. I really don't want to go that route and raise monthly costs f Michael Jan 2, 2014 12:32 PM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Mark's new book is out! - Preview not available Judy C. Jul 17, 2013 3:39 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Mark's new book is out! - Yay! Terrific news! Please give him my biggest congratulations! Bettie Elizabeth N. Jul 17, 2013 3:32 PM
Mark's new book is out! -     Hi everyone, I just wanted to pass along that Mark's new book is out. Congratulations to Mark and here's a blurb about it!   Mark Biddle recently released his first sci fi novel, titled “Ov Michael Jul 17, 2013 2:38 PM
Writer's workshop in September -     Hi everyone,   I'm not sure if I'll be attending, but this conference sounds interesting at least, and fairly close to Orlando. If anyone decides to attend, feel free to let me know: Michael Jun 26, 2013 3:23 PM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Thanks - Thanks Elizabeth! Michael Michael Jan 24, 2013 6:57 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Thanks - Congratulations, Michael! Elizabeth N. Jan 24, 2013 6:52 PM
Thanks -     Happy New Year everyone,   Just a thank you for those of you who helped critique my play, Brides of Cthulhu . In March, at IAFA, an international academic conference held in Orlando, they're going Michael Jan 24, 2013 3:36 PM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Rocky Horror Picture Show Theater show this weekend - Oh I did NOT just misspell "break"! Let me try that again.. Judy C. Oct 25, 2012 2:18 AM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Rocky Horror Picture Show Theater show this weekend - Congrats, Michael! Breal a leg! 'D Judy Judy C. Oct 25, 2012 2:14 AM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Rocky Horror Picture Show Theater show this weekend - Thanks Mike, It should be a good show! I know you Michael Oct 24, 2012 11:05 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Rocky Horror Picture Show Theater show this weekend - Michael, Congratulations and have fun.  I know you'll Mike T. Oct 24, 2012 9:47 PM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Rocky Horror Picture Show Theater show this weekend - Preview not available Michael Oct 24, 2012 2:32 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Rocky Horror Picture Show Theater show this weekend - Congratulations, Michael! Sounds like a lot of fun, and finally somewhat close to our new home in Eustis. Unfortu Elizabeth N. Oct 23, 2012 1:35 PM
Rocky Horror Picture Show Theater show this weekend -     Just a heads up for anyone who's interested.  I'll be acting in the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Athens Theater this Friday and Saturday night, the 26th and 27th.  Preshow is at 11:30, and movie begins at midnight. T Michael Oct 23, 2012 11:28 AM
Harper/Voyager taking unagented submissions -     I believe Mike Taylor already sent this out to the list (thanks Mike!), but if not, Harper/Voyager is open to unagented submissions for their eBooks line from now until October 14th.   You might want to check this Michael Oct 2, 2012 5:43 PM
meetup next week reminders -     Hi,   Just a reminder everyone, we're meeting at Mark's for the next meetup.  There is a security gate which you need to check in with first, prior to driving to his house. Mark says his house has wifi, a Michael Sep 20, 2012 1:42 PM
tomorrow's meetup -     So the three stories up for critique tomorrow night are: (These are located under "More" and then view "Files" from there to read/download the stories.) Immortal Dominion, Leave a Mark, and The Peripherals. Michael Apr 24, 2012 8:27 PM
Critique guidelines for members - Recently, another member forwarded to me some writer's guidelines from another local group. I think most of this is good advice. I've left a few things off from the list, but I think most of this applies to us. But generally Michael Apr 3, 2012 2:51 PM
opportunity to submit - Hi, this was forwarded to me from another writer's group. Sounds like a fun opportunity to submit: Hi There! I am the founder of a Minnesota meetup group called Tw Michael Mar 21, 2012 10:27 AM
Pieces for critique on Wednesday - Hello writers, OK, a location has been chosen for Wednesday evening. Also, here are the pieces that we will be critiquing on Wednesday evening: Sir Gwalchmai's Dragon, Katie Goad's piece, A Discreet Exorcism, Tria Michael Mar 5, 2012 7:27 PM
Congratulations to two of our members - Congratulations to Mike Taylor and David Morrese, who have BOTH sold stories to Strange Pulp! I hope everyone continues to submit their stories, and think it's great that two of our members have sold stories at the Michael Feb 29, 2012 2:02 PM
Forward from Sarah: Orlando Literati - Hi, Sarah, asked me to send this along to everyone, it sounds like a fun event! I would like to invite you to "Orlando Literati," a social networking event for anyone with a passion for books including authors, agents, editors, Michael Feb 28, 2012 10:32 AM
uploading stories - Hi everyone, If you have a story to share with the members for next time, please try to upload it to files by tomorrow. I know Kate just mentioned this in a posting that it's best to have at least a few day Michael Feb 8, 2012 4:31 PM
At a recent workshop I attended another writer shared these writing suggestions for revision: - I thought it was good advice. Here it goes, if this helps any,I wish you the best with it. And perhaps we can even discuss some of this after the critique at our next meeting. Michael Feb 8, 2012 4:22 PM
Incorrect email address strange pulp - Hi everyone, On that last email I sent out regarding Matt Fry's looking for stories to publish, he mentioned that the attached email address may have been incorrect. The Michael Jan 17, 2012 11:03 AM
Local publication looking for submissions - Good news everyone! (Doing my Professor Farnsworth impression from Futurama.) A west coast FL editor is producing a science fiction/fantasy magazine for a convention called Oas Michael Jan 10, 2012 11:07 PM
Roundtable critique on Wednesday (Four Stories) - Hello writers! So, for tomorrow evening, we should have these FOUR stories up for critique, the last part of Mark Biddle's "The Thing With Feathers," Geoff's "Transit Center Islands of Stability," Michael Furlong's "Wedding Day" Michael Jan 4, 2012 12:38 AM
Our Wednesday meetup Notes - Just a few notes about our meetup this Wednesday, if you're attending make sure to read the other writer's stories that have been downloaded in "files" so we can critique them as a group. Also, Michael Chang had downloaded t Michael Jan 3, 2012 1:06 AM
Tonight's meetup (location) Barnes & Noble Colonial - Just a reminder, tonight's meetup at 6:30 is at Barnes & Noble on Colonial. We are NOT meeting at Stardust Cafe because of a band playing there this evening. IN the event Michael Dec 14, 2011 10:11 AM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Meetup details changed: Writer's Critique Group - Jason M. Dec 14, 2011 1:55 AM
Re: [yes Im going Critique Group - --- On Tue, 12/13/11, Michael <[address removed]> wrote: michael c. Dec 13, 2011 2:53 PM
Meetup details changed: Writer's Critique Group - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Orlando-­Science-Fiction-and-Fantasy-Wr­iters/events/42944542/ Michael Dec 13, 2011 12:16 PM
stories theme - Oh, and of the stories submitted so far for this week, there appears to be a running Animal theme at this point! Michael Michael Dec 12, 2011 3:54 PM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Critique Meetup this Wednesday - user 1. Dec 12, 2011 11:39 AM
Critique Meetup this Wednesday - Hi, just a reminder, We are meeting this Wednesday (December 14th) at 6:30 PM for a writer's critique session. Meeting time is 6:30, but I think we might not start until 7PM if we're ordering food and such.&n Michael Dec 12, 2011 11:35 AM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Need New Organizer - Sarah, Con Mike T. Sep 6, 2011 5:18 PM
Need New Organizer - Hey everyone, First I want to apologize for being so MIA lately; life has been crazy for me and it's just now starting to settle down. So, I got a full-time job down in the Keys. I also became an intern for Entangled Publishing and join Sarah Sep 6, 2011 4:07 PM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Hello Im new to Orlando and would be v neha Aug 10, 2011 1:12 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - I have been trying to make meetings for months. I will try to make this one; well, try HARDER I guess ;p user 1. Aug 7, 2011 11:05 AM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Karen J. Aug 7, 2011 9:13 AM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - newbie here , 5/128 , and such an interesting name for the group , never been to a meet and yet I wonder why the low show , time of day  or what ? personas or lack of ? too structured or lack of ? On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 a SirHeart Aug 6, 2011 3:08 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Thanks Mike. I'll make it an official event on the site and we'll see who RSVPs BTW, Mike is an excellent writer and you should go to this meeting just so you can read one of his stories! For those not familiar with the format, he&# Sarah Aug 6, 2011 2:52 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - David M. Aug 6, 2011 2:38 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Preview not available Mike T. Aug 3, 2011 7:28 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - The Downtown Libary, has FREE MEETING/STUDY ROOMS Roland Roland Aug 2, 2011 9:30 AM
Re: Nancee Re: Meeting place... [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Karen, ucf sounds like a great location. I live in poinciana now but am hoping to move to orlando. I have my second interview at kaplan in admissions tomorrow so wish me luck... On Jul 31,[masked]:13 PM, "Nancee LaFaye user 1. Jul 31, 2011 11:26 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - I still haven't gotten a chance to attend the group, but wold be willing to help out. Would anybody else be interested in moving the meetings from Thursday to another day? I have a sketch group that night, which is the only reason I haven't been o Wayne Jul 31, 2011 9:13 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Preview not available Judy W. Jul 31, 2011 8:46 PM
Re: Nancee Re: Meeting place... [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Hi everyone! I've been somewhat of a lurker, but if we decide to have meetings in Winter Park, I may be able to start making meetings. (I've had severe and ongoing car issues.)   Laura Laura R. Jul 31, 2011 5:34 PM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Preview not available Michael Jul 31, 2011 4:03 PM
Nancee Re: Meeting place... [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Preview not available user 2. Jul 31, 2011 3:56 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Preview not available Sarah Jul 31, 2011 3:45 PM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Karen J. Jul 31, 2011 9:07 AM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Preview not available Lynda H. Jul 30, 2011 11:35 AM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Mike T. Jul 29, 2011 7:19 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - David M. Jul 29, 2011 3:35 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Hi, Sarah. How about co-leaders? Mike could handle the critique portion of the group and David doing the other necessary things, such as managing MeetUp? If Mike can't make a meeting, maybe he could work something out, such as emailing David a copy of Judy W. Jul 29, 2011 12:59 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - I can help in running the group if needed On Jul 28,[masked]:19 PM, "Mike Taylor" < [address removed] > wrote: user 1. Jul 28, 2011 7:11 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Preview not available Christopher P. Jul 28, 2011 6:30 PM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Karen J. Jul 28, 2011 5:31 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Sarah, Sor Mike T. Jul 28, 2011 5:01 PM
RE: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Karen J. Jul 28, 2011 4:25 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - My name is scott and i have been a member of this group for a few years, i would love to meet up for a coffee with some of you. Sent from my iPhone On Jul 28, 2011, at 1:43 PM, David Morrese &l Christopher P. Jul 28, 2011 4:24 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Hey Sarah, bummer. Hope things work out. Josep Jul 28, 2011 3:11 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - Sarah, Mike T. Jul 27, 2011 7:51 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - David M. Jul 27, 2011 6:13 PM
Re: [Orlando-Science-Fiction-and-F­antasy-Writers] Future of this group - David M. Jul 27, 2011 6:07 PM
Future of this group - Hey everyone! As some of you know, I've had trouble finding a job and recently, my truck engine blew up. So I have moved in with my parents until my truck can be fixed and I find a job. I have no idea when or if I will be able to Sarah Jul 27, 2011 5:56 PM
Meetup details changed: First Thursday of November - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Orlando-­Science-Fiction-and-Fantasy-Wr­iters/calendar/15446282/ Sarah Nov 14, 2010 6:40 PM
New Meetup: First Thursday of October - Today is the fifth Thursday of the month, so we won't be having a meeting. You can do like I'm doing and spend the time working on a WIP! :-) We'll return next week with a critique meeting: Announcing a new Meetup for Orlando Science Fiction an Sarah Sep 30, 2010 9:57 AM

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