Rigel I

 October 20, 1973

   Star Trek Gathering

 June 28, 1980

 Rigel Tu

 August 24, 1974

   Star Trek 25th Anniversary

 September 8, 1991

 Rigel III

 September 6, 1975

   SBA 20th Anniversary

 February 5, 1994

 Rigel IV

 September 11, 1976

   Andromeda One

 April 22-24, 1994

 Rigel V

 April 23, 1977

   Star Trek Fest

 November 26, 1994

 Rigel VI

 August 8, 1980

   Andromeda Two

 March 10-12, 1995

 Rigel VII [part 1]

 October 9, 1982

   ConCussion 1 

 July 26-28, 1996

 Rigel VII [part 2]

 October 22, 1982

   Star Trek 30th Anniversary Celebration

 September 8, 1996

 Rigel VIII -- The Jedi Converge

 May 21, 1983

   Star Trek "First Contact" Video Party

 November 17, 1996

 Rigel IX

 September 13, 1986

   ConCussion 2

 July 25-27, 1997

 Rigel X

 August 29-30, 1992

   An Evening of Adult SF

 February 25, 1998

 Rigel XI

 February 10, 1996

   ConCussion 3

 July 10-12, 1998

 Rigel XII

 February 5, 2000

   ConCussion 4

 June 4-6, 1999

 Rigel XIII

 September 22, 2001

   ConCussion 5

 July 14-16, 2000

   ConCussion 6

 June 29-July 1, 2001

 

 

   ConStellation NE

 April 16-18, 2010

 

 

   ConStellation NE 2

 April 15-17, 2011

 

 

   ConStellation NE 3

 April 13-15, 2012

 

 

   ConStellation NE 4

 April 19-21, 2013

 

 

   ConStellation NE 5

 April 15-27, 2014

 

 

  SciFi Fandom at the Proms: Concert

 March 17, 2014

 

 

   ConStellation 6

 May 8-10, 2015

 

 

   ConStellation 7

 April 12-24, 2016

 

 

   Star Trek 50th Celebration

September 3, 2016

 

 

   ConStellation 8

 April 28-30, 2017

In addition to this Club History Timeline, please see the Club Information page for even more SBA background data.

accurate to: April 2012

Bold: Conventions/open houses/public events sponsored, at least in part by SBA
Italics: Conventions attended by at least two SBA members, primarily in Nebraska

The 1970s

7310.20 Rigel 1 ­ Bennett Martin Library

7311.29 group began meeting on Thursday evenings at Bennett Martin Library

7402.07 Formation of City-Wide Star Trek Club: Star Base Andromeda upon signing of the Conceptual Constitution by the four charter members: Richard Heim, Nancy Munden, Marvin Riedel and David Robinson; three additional members in attendance at this first "official" meeting are later allowed to sign the Constitution, becoming Charter Members: David Lowery, Marvin Bishop and Agris Taurins, Star Base Andromeda becomes the third science fiction club to exist in Lincoln. Both the Quai-Starmarian Network and Star Trek Fan Club Leminicus have been around since at least 1973.

7403.28 publication of first issue of club newsletter, tentatively named Dynastar (later changed to Andromedan Log)

7404.12-14 several members attended Equicon, a Star Trek convention in Los Angeles

7404.25 Star Base Andromeda becomes an official Chapter of the Star Trek Association for Revival (S.T.A.R.)

7408.24 Rigel-Tu ­ Bennett Martin Library

7502.27 SBA First Anniversary celebration

7508 publication of Kelvan Outpost number one

7509.06 Rigel 3 ­ First Federal Building [110 attendees]

7510.16 attended Leonard Nimoy talk at Omaha Civic Auditorium

7604.07 attended Gene Roddenberry talk at UNL

7609.11 Rigel 4 ­ Bennett Martin Library

7704 publication of Kelvan Outpost number two

7704.23 Rigel 5 ­ Nebraska Union

movies attended by SBA members in 1977 include Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind

7808.06 Star Trek Festival with George Takei ­ Hilton Hotel, Lincoln, NE

movies attended by SBA members in 1978 include Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Message from Space, Superman ­ The Movie

7903.12 Vincent, starring Leonard Nimoy ­ Kimball Hall, UNL

7912.07 attended premiere of Star Trek: The Motion Picture ­ State Theater

movies attended by SBA members in 1979 include Buck Rogers, Battlestar: Galactica, Alien

The 1980s

8006.28 SBA Star Trek Gathering ­ Bennett Martin Library

8009.14 SBA table at Pershing flea market

80??.?? Micron ­ Omaha, NE

movies attended by SBA members in 1980 include The Empire Strikes Back, Saturn 3

8108.08 Rigel 6 ­ Bennett Martin Library

movies attended by SBA members in 1981 include Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman II, Time Bandits

8203.17 publication of Kelvan Outpost ­ "Son of Issue Three"

8204.2-4 Fool-Con V - Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

8204.23-25 Con*tretemps ­ Omaha, NE

8205.28 SBA trip to Kansas City; appearance on All Night Live, a late-night movie-host show on independent station KSHB

8206.04 attended premiere of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ­ State Theater

8208.06-08 Omacon 2 ­ Omaha, NE

8210.06 Doctor Who began airing on NETV; SBA volunteers participated in several subsequent pledge drives for Nebraska Public Television

8210.09 SBA Open House (Rigel 7 -- Part 1) ­ Bennett Martin Library

8210.22 SBA Display Room & Video Room at Eastfest (Rigel 7 -- Part 2) ­ UNL East Campus

8212.17 Christmas party ­ Vicki Porto's home

movies attended by SBA members in 1982 include E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Blade Runner, Megaforce, Tron, Zapped!

8302.11-13 Love of Trek ­ Omaha Holiday Inn

8302.26 Betty Burch birthday party

8304.09 Scott Clark's D&D game (Peregrine) begins

8304.22-24 Con*tretemps 2 ­ Omaha New Tower Inn

8305.21 The Jedi Converge (Rigel 8) ­ Bennett Martin Library

8305.25 attended premiere of Return of the Jedi ­ Stuart Theater; gathering afterwards at Diane's

8306.03-05 Electracon 3 ­ Kearney, NE

8307.04 attended Fourth of July celebration at Lancaster Manor

8308.05-07 Omacon 3 ­ Omaha Sheraton Inn

8309 SBA volunteered at Health Trek booth at the State Fair

8310.01 Karlcon ­ Omaha, NE

movies attended by SBA members in 1983 include Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, Wargames, Octopussy, Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared Syn, Brainstorm, Never Say Never Again, The Dead Zone, The Right Stuff, Dawn of the Dead

8402.10 SBA 10th Anniversary Spectacular ­ Vicki Porto's home

8403.16 Greatest American Hero video marathon ­ Scott Clark's home

8404.27-29 Con*tretemps 3 ­ Omaha New Tower Inn

8406.01 attended premiere of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock ­ Cooper Theater

8407.04 Independence Day party ­ Betty Burch's home

8408.03-05 Omacon 4 ­ Old Mill Holiday Inn, Omaha, NE

8408 SBA volunteered at Health Trek booth at the State Fair

8410.26 SBA Halloween party at Diane's

movies attended by SBA members in 1984 include Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Neverending Story

8504.26-28 Con*tretemps 4 ­ Old Mill Holiday Inn, Omaha, NE

8507.02 attended "Weird Al" Yankovic concert at Royal Grove

8508.02-04 Omacon 5 ­ Omaha, NE

8512.31 New Year's Eve party ­ Agris Taurins' home

movies attended by SBA members in 1985 include A View to a Kill

8604.25-27 Con*tretemps 5 ­ Crown Court Quality Inn, Bellevue, NE

8605.23-26 MediaWest*Con 6, East Lansing, MI

8605.24 members Agris Taurins & Diane Elliott are wed

86??.?? Misfits of Science video marathon - Ann Larimer's home

8608.01-03 Omacon 6 ­ Omaha Holiday Inn Central

8609.11 James Doohan at Nebraska Bookstore

8609.13 Rigel IX ­ Bennett Martin Library

8611.26 attended premiere of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home ­ Plaza 4 Theater

8612.13 Christmas party ­ Vicki Porto's home

movies attended by SBA members in 1986 include Aliens

8701.07 SBA members Agris & Diane Taurins and Mike Ponte participated in KLIN Morning Magazine radio show

8704.24-26 Con*tretemps 6 ­ Council Bluffs Holiday Inn

8705.22-26 MediaWest*Con 007, East Lansing, MI

8707.05 SBA picnic at Antelope Park

8708.07-09 Omacon VII ­ Omaha, NE

8709.25 video/pizza party, ST:TNG advance showing ­ Agris & Diane Taurins' home

8709.27 first combined SBA/Lincoln Comic Club meeting

8710.31 Halloween party ­ Melissa Sailors' grandparents' home

8712.19 Christmas party ­ Frank Dreier's home

movies attended by SBA members in 1987 include Masters of the Universe

8505.27-30 MediaWest*Con: Across the 8th Convention, East Lansing, MI

8805.29 SBA picnic at Pioneers Park

8806.11 attended Renaissance Faire of the Midlands, in Council Bluffs, Iowa

8808.05-07 Omacon VIII ­ Omaha, NE

8811.18-20 Con*tretemps 7 ­ Council Bluffs Holiday Inn

movies attended by SBA members in 1988 include Poltergeist III, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

8903.04 Creation convention with Nichelle Nichols ­ Omaha Red Lion Inn

8905.26-29 MediaWest*Con: The Ninth Generation, East Lansing, MI

8906.09 premiere of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier ­ Stuart Theater

8908.04-06 Omacon IX ­ Omaha Holiday Inn Central

8911.25-26 Creation convention with Walter Koenig ­ Omaha Red Lion Inn

movies attended by SBA members in 1989 include Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The 1990s

9005.25-28 MediaWest*Con: Back to the MediaWest*Con Part X, East Lansing, MI

9007.19 member Scott Clark & Becky Wurm are wed

9008.03-05 Omacon X ­ Omaha Holiday Inn Central

9105.24-27 MediaWest*Con '91/11, East Lansing, MI

9107.26-28 Impact 1 ­ Omaha Holiday Inn Central

9109.08 SBA Star Trek 25th Anniversary Celebration ­ Bennett Martin Library; news segment on KOLN

9110.19-20 Creation convention with George Takei ­ Omaha Holiday Inn Central

9112.06 attended premiere of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country ­ Lincoln Theater

9112.20 Christmas party ­ Agris & Diane Taurins' home

9204.03 SBA revitalization meeting

9205.22-25 Costume Con X ­ Nebraska Center, Lincoln, NE

9205.22-25 MediaWest*Con 12: Beyond Holidome, Lansing, MI

9207.24-26 Impact 2 ­ Omaha Holiday Inn Convention Center

9208.29-30 Rigel X ­ Bennett Martin Library; Godfather's Pizza after Saturday events, news segment on KOLN

9211.07 Creation convention with James Doohan ­ Omaha Civic Auditorium

9303.18 attended John H. Ames Reading Series -- Lincoln author Robert Reed

9303.21-22 Trekfest with Michael Dorn ­ Omaha

9305.28-31 MediaWest*Con Thirteen, Lansing, MI

9306.19 Andromeda One garage sale ­ Agris & Diane Taurins' home

9307.23-25 Impact 3 ­ Old Mill Holiday Inn, Omaha, NE; A1 room party

9308.06-07 Pseudo-con ­ Omaha Best Western; A1 room party

9309.17-19 Maelstrom ­ East Campus Union/Super 8 Motel; A1 room party

9310.21 attended talk by John W. O'Neill, Deputy Director NASA Mission Operations ­ Nebraska Union

9310.30 Halloween party ­ Agris & Diane Taurins' home

9311.20 Star Trek convention with Majel Barrett Roddenberry ­ Omaha

movies attended by SBA members in 1993 include Jurassic Park

9402.05 SBA 20th anniversary party ­ Bennett Martin Library

9404.12 attended screening of Mystery Science Theater 3000: "Outlaw of Gor" ­ Mary Riepma Ross Film Theater, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

9404.22-24 Andromeda One - Ramada Hotel

9405.27-30 MediaWest*Con Fourtoon, Lansing, MI

9405.23 SBA viewed final Star Trek: TNG episode "All Good Things" at Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall

9406.17-19 Con*tretemps 8 ­ Omaha, NE; A2 room party

9407.17 Trek-O-Rama with Wil Wheaton ­ Omaha, NE

9407.29-31 Impact IV ­ Old Mill Holiday Inn, Omaha, NE; A2 room party

9410.29 SBA Halloween party ­ Agris & Diane Taurins' home

9411.11-13 Maelstrom 2 ­ Villager Motor Inn; A2 room party

9411.18 attended premiere of Star Trek Generations ­ Douglas 3 Theater

9411.26 SBA Star Trek Fest ­ Bennett Martin Library

9412.31 New Year's Eve party/A2 meeting with LF&SF at Agris & Diane Taurins' home

movies attended by SBA members in 1994 include Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

9501.07 attended screening of The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters ­ Mary Riepma Ross Film Theater, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

9502.05 attended showing of original Invasion of the Body Snatchers ­ State Historical Society

9503.10-12 Andromeda Two ­ Ramada Hotel

9505.26-29 MediaWest*Con 15, Lansing, MI

9506.23-25 Con*tretemps 9 ­ Omaha Sheraton Inn

9509.06 SBA members attended ABC Breakfast Series talk by astronaut James A. Lovell, Jr. ­ Omaha Holiday Inn Central

movies attended by SBA members in 1995 include Apollo 13, Strange Days, Goldeneye, Toy Story

9601.09 surprise birthday party for Agris Taurins

9602.10 Rigel XI ­ Bennett Martin Library

9603.07 SBA members attended talk by astronaut James A. Lovell, Jr. ­ University of Nebraska-Kearney, Health and Sports Center

9603.10 Trekday with James Doohan at Old Mill Holiday Inn, Omaha, NE

9603.21 attended showing of Destiny in Space at Hastings IMAX

9604.27 SBA trip to Broomfest in Deshler, NE to see Yvonne Craig, Batmobile

9605.24-27 MediaWest*Con XVI, Lansing, MI

9606.07 joint SBA/Lincoln Northeast Sci-Fi Club meeting at Valentino's

9607.26-28 ConCussion One ­ Ramada Hotel, Council Bluffs, Iowa

9608.25 SBA first Annual Club Picnic ­ Max I. Roper Park

9609.08 SBA Star Trek 30th Anniversary Celebration ­ Bennett Martin Library; news segment on KOLN

9610.20 Trekday with John DeLancie at Old Mill Holiday Inn, Omaha, NE

9610.21 attended talk by Mike Hill, editor of Ron Howard's films, at the Temple building, UNL

9611.17 SBA Star Trek First Contact video party ­ Bennett Martin Library

9611.22 attended premiere of Star Trek First Contact ­ Cinema Twin

movies attended by SBA members in 1996 include Twelve Monkeys, Rumble in the Bronx, The Truth About Dogs and Cats, Executive Decision, MST3K The Movie, Twister, Mission: Impossible, Dragonheart, The Phantom, Independence Day, Supercop, Escape From L.A., Bordello of Blood, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Ransom, Space Jam, Mars Attacks!, Michael

9701.25 SBA Star Wars video marathon ­ Gere Library

9701.31 attended premiere of Star Wars: Special Edition ­ Stuart Theater

9702.21 attended premiere of The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition ­ Stuart Theater

9703.14 attended premiere of Return of the Jedi: Special Edition ­ Stuart Theater

9704.26 SBA trip to Broomfest in Deshler, NE to see Burt Ward, Batmobile

9705.23-26 MediaWest*Con: 17th Contact, Lansing, MI

9707.25-27 ConCussion Two ­ Ramada Hotel, Council Bluffs, Iowa

9708.03 SBA second Annual Club Picnic ­ Max I. Roper Park

9712.11 joint SBA/Lincoln Northeast Sci-Fi Club meeting at Spaghetti Works; watched Star Trek: Voyager ­ "The Year of Hell"

movies attended by SBA members in 1997 include First Strike, Fierce Creatures, The Saint, Grosse Pointe Blank, Volcano, The Fifth Element, The Lost World, Batman & Robin, Face/Off, Men in Black, Contact, Operation Condor, Spawn, Conspiracy Theory, Event Horizon, Mimic, Kull the Conqueror, The Game, The Wishmaster, L.A. Confidential, The Peacemaker, Kiss the Girls, The Matchmaker, Seven Years in Tibet, Playing God, Casablanca, Gattaca, A Fairy Tale, Citizen Kane, Bean, The Jackal, Alien Resurrection, The Full Monty, Tomorrow Never Dies, Titanic

9802.25 An Evening of Adult Science Fiction ­ Gere Branch Library

9805.22-25 MediaWest*Con 18: A Long Time Ago..., Lansing, MI -- SBA as a group produced and premiered one Fannish Music Video ("Sunny Came Home", a Delenn B5 vid) at this year's con

9806.13 attended Renaissance Faire of the Midlands, in Council Bluffs, Iowa

9807.10-12 ConCussion Three ­ Omaha Holiday Inn Central

9808.30 SBA third Annual Club Picnic ­ Max I. Roper Park

9812.11 attended premiere of Star Trek Insurrection ­ East Park Plaza

9812.18 First Friday meeting/Christmas party at Agris & Diane Taurins' home

movies attended by SBA members in 1998 include Wag the Dog, Amistad, Phantoms, Deep Rising, Blues Brothers 2000, Sphere, The Borrowers, Dark City, The Man in the Iron Mask, Mr. Nice Guy, U.S. Marshals, Lost in Space, Mercury Rising, Deep Impact, Godzilla, The Truman Show, A Perfect Murder, The X-Files: Fight the Future, Out of Sight, Armageddon, The Mask of Zorro, Saving Private Ryan, The Avengers, Vampires, Psycho

9903.26-28 WillyCon ­ Wayne State College

9905.01 attended Robert Reed book signing at Southpointe Barnes & Noble

9905.11-12 stood in line for tickets to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; news coverage by KPTM, KOLN, KLKN

9905.19 saw midnight premiere of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

9905.28-31 MediaWest*Con 1999: We Can in Peace For All Fankind, Lansing, MI

9906.04-06 ConCussion Four ­ Omaha Holiday Inn Central

9907.17 members Frank Dreier & Terri Muggy are wed

9909.05 SBA fourth Annual Club Picnic ­ Max I. Roper Park

9911.18 attended John H. Ames Reading Series ­ Lincoln author Robert Reed

9912.31 SBA Y2K party at Agris & Diane Taurins' home

movies attended by SBA members in 1999 include The Thin Red Line, Shakespeare in Love, Wing Commander, Trekkies, The Blair Witch Project, The Iron Giant, The World is Not Enough, Toy Story 2

books discussed by SBA members in 1999 include Childhood's End, I Robot

2000 to 2009

0002.05 Rigel XII ­ Bennett Martin Library

0003.24-26 WillyCon Y2K ­ Wayne State College

0005.26-29 MediaWest*Con Y2K, Lansing, MI

0007.14-16 ConCussion Five ­ Settle Inn, Omaha

0009.10 attended Robert Reed book signing at Nebraska Bookstore - SBA held a meeting with Reed as a guest

movies attended by SBA members in 2000 include Chicken Run

books discussed by SBA members in 2000 include Neuromancer, Citizen of the Galaxy, The Parafaith War, Marrow

0103.16-18 WillyCon 2001 ­ Wayne State College - The Pfeiffer Family, SBA members, were Fan GoHs

0105.25-28 MediaWest*Con 2001: A Fan Odyssey, Lansing, MI

0106.29-07.01 ConCussion Six ­ Holiday Inn, Lincoln

0109.22 Rigel XIII ­ Bennett Martin Library

movies attended by SBA members in 2001 include Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

books discussed by SBA members in 2001 include Something Wicked This Way Comes, Flowers for Algernon, Flashforward, Mission of Gravity, Boat of a Million Years

0201.19 First annual Multi-Course Meal potluck is held

0202.02 attended Comic Art Symposium with Bill Sienkiewicz, Alisa Kwitney at Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

0204.05-07 WillyCon IV ­ Wayne State College

0205.24-27 MediaWest*Con Episode 22, Lansing, MI

0208.04 SBA fifth Annual Club Picnic ­ Max I. Roper Park

0208.06 KOLN news segment about Star Base Andromeda

0212.13 attended premiere of Star Trek: Nemesis at Edgewood Theater

movies attended by SBA members in 2002 include Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Trek: Nemesis. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

books discussed by SBA members in 2002 include Newton's Cannon, Tangled Up in Blue, Interstellar Pig, At the Mountains of Madness, Darwin's Radio

0301.19 2nd annual Multi-Course Meal potluck is held

0302.11 Club's official website at www.starbaseandromeda.com is launched

0303.09 James Patrick Kelly's on-line column On the Net features a mention of the SBA website in a discussion of sites associated with Asimov's magazine's most prolific contributors -- in this case, highlighting our Robert Reed page

0304.04-06 WillyCon V - Wayne State College, Wayne NE

0305.01 SBA Club members give a 1-hour "Intro to Science Fiction Conventions" presentation to the Lincoln Northeast High School SF club

0305.23-26 MediaWest*Con 23, Lansing, MI

0306.28 Long-time Club Presidio Mike Ponte weds Katrina Kagaykina.

books discussed by SBA members in 2003 include Lincoln's Dreams, The Dying Earth, Perdido Street Station, The Demolished Man, Revelation Space, Unicorn Variations

0401.11 Club website is mentioned in Lincoln Journal Star article about Lincoln science fiction author Robert Reed

0401.17 3rd annual Multi-Course Meal club potluck is held

0402.07 30th Anniversary of the founding of Star Base Andromeda is celebrated by 21 members with dinner at Old Country Buffet. For photos from this event, see our Club Info page

0403.26-28 WillyCon VI - Wayne State College, Wayne NE

0405.28-31 MediaWest*Con 24, Lansing, MI

books discussed by SBA members in 2004 include The Vor Game, Protector, Coraline, City, Rats & Gargoyles

0501.22 4th annual Multi-Course Meal club potluck is held

0504.08-10 WillyCon VII - Wayne State College, Wayne NE

0505.27-30 MediaWest*Con 25, Lansing, MI

books discussed by SBA members in 2005 include The Crossroads of Time, The Thief of Always, Little Fuzzy, 2005 Hugo Novelette nominees, The Forever War, Snowcrash

0602.11 5th annual Multi-Course Meal club potluck is held

0602.16 Helped to promote (and then attended) Robert Reed's appearance at the John H. Ames Reading Series for the Lincoln City Libraries

0603.31-0604.02 WillyCon VIII - Wayne State College, Wayne NE - Lincoln, NE author Robert Reed was Author GoH

0605.26-29 MediaWest*Con 26, Lansing, MI

0609.11-0609.15 SBA member Diane Taurins included in UNL Staff Art Exhibit in Student Union

books discussed by SBA members in 2006 include The Man Who Folded Himself, Sister Emily's Lightship and Other Stories, The Long Tomorrow, Beyond Singularity, The Big Time

0704.13-0704.15 WillyCon IX - Wayne State College, Wayne NE

0705.25-0705.29 MediaWest*Con 27, Lansing, MI

0706.09 Hunter Taurins, first "second generation" Star Base Andromeda member (son of SBA members Agris and Diane Taurins), graduates from Lincoln Southeast High School

0711.10-0711.16 SBA member Diane Taurins included in UNL Staff Art Exhibit in Student Union

books discussed by SBA members in 2007 include In the Garden of Iden, Eye in the Sky, The Speed of Dark, The Humanoids, Accelerando, More Than Human

movies attended as a group by SBA members in 2007 include Blade Runner (the Final Cut)

0804.04-0804.06 WillyCon X - Wayne State College, Wayne NE

0805.23-0805.26 MediaWest*Con 28, Lansing, MI

0806.29 Club Potluck Picnic at Brian and Susan's home, including neighborhood Disc Golf

0807.11-0807.13 OSFest, Omaha, NE

0808.06-0808.10 Denvention III, Denver, CO [66th WorldCon]

0810.31-0811.02 Icon 33, Iowa City, IA

0811.14-0811.16 WindyCon 35, Chicago, IL

0811.14-0811.16 Anime Nebraskon, Lincoln, NE

books discussed by SBA members in 2008 include There Will Be Dragons, Farewell to the Master, Brown Girl in the Ring, Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, Fledgling, Rogue Moon, Watchmen, "Who Goes There?", Watership Down

movies attended as a group by SBA members in 2008 include Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Blade Runner (the Final Cut), Labyrinth

0904.03-0904.05 WillyCon XI - Wayne State College, Wayne NE - SBA member Roderick Vasek was Fan GoH

0905.22-0905.24 ConQuest 38 - Kansas City, MO

0905.22-0905.25 MediaWest*Con 29, Lansing, MI

0807.17-0907.19 OSFest 2, Omaha, NE

0910.23-0910.25 MileHiCon 41, Denver, CO

0910.23-0910.25 Icon 34, Iowa City, IA

0911.06-0911.08 Anime Nebraskon, Omaha, NE

books discussed by SBA members in 2009 include Paul of Dune, The Sirens of Titan, Hunter's Run, The Minority Report, Dying Inside, Little Brother, Voyage of the Space Beagle, Undertow, What Mad Universe

movies attended as a group by SBA members in 2009 include Star Trek

2010 and Beyond...

1004.09-1004.11 WillyCon XII - Wayne State College, Wayne NE

1004.16-1004.18 ConStellation NE - Lincoln, NE [Several SBA members assisted in organizing and running this new convention]

1005.28-1005.30 ConQuest 39 - Kansas City, MO

1005.28-1005.31 MediaWest*Con 30, Lansing, MI

1007.08-1007.11 ReaderCon 2010, Burlington, MA

1007.16-1007.18 The Campbell Conference 2010, Lawrence, KS

1007.23-1007.25 OSFest 3, Omaha, NE

1008.09 Club Potluck Picnic at Brian and Susan's home, including neighborhood Disc Golf

1011.17 Betty Burch (a member of SBA from 1979 to 1984) dies in Aurora, Nebraska at the age of 52 - several SBA members attend her funeral

1012.11 Club Pizza Potluck at the Taurins home, with viewing of the 1982 film TRON

books discussed by SBA members in 2010 include Declare, The Best of Cordwainer Smith, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, The Space Merchants, Anansi Boys, Time and Again, The Practice Effect, Frankenstein

movies attended as a group by SBA members in 2010 include Inception

1104.01-1104.03 WillyCon XIII - Wayne State College, Wayne NE

1104.15-1104.17 ConStellationNE 2 - Lincoln, NE [Several SBA members assisted in organizing and running this convention]

1105.27-1105.30 MediaWest*Con 31, Lansing, MI

1107.08-1107.10 The Campbell Conference 2010, Lawrence, KS

1107.22-1107.24 OSFest 4, Omaha, NE

1108.17-1108.21 Renovation - the 2011 WorldCon, Reno, NV

1112.18 Table read performance of "Laugh it Up, Fuzzball" -- a Star Wars musical work-in-progress by Curt Bright (later to be titled "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star")

books discussed by SBA members in 2011 include World War Z, Babel-17, The Dervish House, Roadside Picnic, Timescape, The Skylark of Space, The Hunger Games, A Canticle for Leibowitz, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

1202.25 38th Anniversary of the founding of Star Base Andromeda is celebrated by 20 members with dinner at The Golden Corral

1204.13-1204.15 ConStellationNE 3 - Lincoln, NE [Several SBA members assisted in organizing and running this convention]

1205.25-1205.28 MediaWest*Con 32, Lansing, MI

1207.27-1207.29 OSFest 5, Omaha, NE

1208.30-1209.03 Chicon 7 - The 70th WorldCon, Chicago, IL

books discussed by SBA members in 2012 include To Your Scattered Bodies Go, A Shadow in Summer, A Princess of Mars, Kirinyaga, Deathbird Stories, The Player of Games, Non-Stop, The Bookman, The Halloween Tree, The Dark is Rising, Among Others

movies attended as a group by SBA members in 2012 include the retro showing of Young Frankenstein

1304.19-1204.21 ConStellation IV: A New Hope - Lincoln, NE [Several SBA members assisted in organizing and running this convention]

1305.24-1305.27 MediaWest*Con 33, Lansing, MI

1307.26-1307.28 OSFest 6, Omaha, NE

books discussed by SBA members in 2013 include A Case of Conscience, The Quantum Thief, The Mote in God's Eye, Downbelow Station, The Last Unicorn, Spin, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Redshirts, Brave New World, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume 1: 1929-1964

movies attended as a group by SBA members in 2013 include a showing of Gravity

1402.08 Many members attended a buffet dinner to celebrate Star Base Andromeda's 40th anniversary, one day after the actual anniversary date

1403.17 Star Base Andromeda helps organize a costumed fannish presence at the Lincoln Community Concert Band's "SciFi Fandom at the Proms" concert

1405.23-1405.26 MediaWest*Con 34, Lansing, MI

books discussed by SBA members in 2014 include The Rithmatist, The Ship Who Sang, After the Golden Age, Bug Jack Barron, Never Let Me Go, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ancillary Justice, Year of the Quiet Sun, The Magicians

1503.14 Pi Day Potluck at club members Brian and Susan's home

1503.19-1503.29 SBA member Scott Clark appears in Star Wars stage musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star" in downtown Lincoln - members attend on 1503.26 and 1503.28 (originally first publicly performed at an SBA-sponsored event on 1112.08)

1505.22-1505.25 MediaWest*Con 35, Lansing, MI

1512.18 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens worldwide; multiple SBA members attend opening day

books discussed by SBA members in 2015 include Beaker's Dozen, The Hobbit, The Sparrow, The Man in the High Castle, Mort, The First Men in the Moon, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Make Room Make Room, House of Leaves, Wild Seed

1604.22-1604.24 ConStellation 7 - Lincoln, NE [Several SBA members assisted in organizing and running this convention]

1604.26 Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage concert at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln - multiple SBA members attend

1606.03-1606.05 British Fest 2016

1608.17-1608.21 MidAmeriCon II - The Kansas City WorldCon - half a dozen SBA members attended the 74th WorldCon

1609.03 Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration - Lincoln, NE

books discussed by SBA members in 2016 include Fly by Night, The Chrysalids, The Dog Said Bow-Wow, Lest Darkness Fall, The Three Body Problem, Lord of Light, Planetfall, Shockwave Rider, The Eyes of the Dragon, Nerves

1701.07 Soup potluck at club members Agris and Diane's home

1704.28-1704.30 ConStellation 8 - Lincoln, NE [Several SBA members assisted in organizing and running this convention]

1705.26-1705.29 MediaWest*Con 37, Lansing, MI

books discussed by SBA members in 2017 include A Fire Upon the Deep, The Andromeda Strain, Transcendental, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, Blindsight, A Wrinkle in Time

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