September 2016 – Quick meeting roundup

Grelfie

Thank you Lani for taking the photo.
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Phrase of the day

Lips with Boobs

Word of the day

Hipwrecked

Some of the discussions on Sunday in brief…

Online Critiques
Is it a good idea to put a sample of your work up to be critiqued by online groups?
What happens if all the comments are negative?
Scribophile was given a good wrap as an online critique forum.

Conventions
What does it cost to get yourself kitted out if you are going to be an exhibiter at a convention? The general consensus was a couple of hundred dollars; if you shop around or know where to go, it does not have to be exorbitant.
Where do you go to get posters, business cards, book marks, postcards and flyers made up?
Alternatively you can go to a company like Vistaprint where you can source all of your materials in one spot. Someone at the meeting said that they can do deals for a flat monthly fee.
Make sure that you have electronic payments as most convention goers no longer carry cash. Credit card readers can be purchased from Officeworks. Get the one that only takes a small percentage from each sale as their charge as opposed to charging you monthly.
Insurance? If you are doing a couple of conventions, get insurance for the year and not by event as that is much cheaper.

Grammar checker (not Grammerly)
We have heard of Grammerly but Ginger is new to us. Ginger does grammar checking, sentence rephrasing, dictionary etc. Their vision statement “Ginger’s mission is to remove language barriers between people by enabling everyone to communicate better and faster. “
If you want to read a 2016 review of Ginger – click here.

What have the Scifantorites been reading, watching…

Books
Brett recommends ‘Half a King‘ (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie
David has been reading ‘Down and Out in Paris and London‘ by George Orwell
Kim has been reading ‘2312‘ by Kim Stanley Robinson

Movies
Pete’s Dragon (2016)   a remake of the 1977 musical film
The Dark Tower        scheduled for release in 2017

TV
Lethal Weapons
Rush Hour
MacGyver

New TV Series – coming soon

The Punisher        scheduled for release in 2017

This month’s Micro Fiction theme…‘Abstinence, Absence, Absinthe’

Next month’s Micro Fiction theme is ‘Boobs’ or ‘Cleavage’ or both

Next month’s meeting…

Date: Sunday 16th October
Time: 9:30am to 11:30am (9am if you would like to join us for breakfast)
Venue: Royal Pines Golf Course – Tee’s Clubhouse
Where: Ross St, Benowa. Follow the signs for ‘Golf and Tennis’ to find the café.
NOTE: We are looking at different venues, somewhere quieter. We will advise if the location changes before the next meeting.

See you there!

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