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WillyCon XVII

Friday, April 10th 2015 - 12:00 am

WillyCon, the annual sci fi convention sponsored by the WSC Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, will be April 10-12, 2015. This year will mark the 17th consecutive year for WillyCon at Wayne State College. Each year guests of honor are chosen to take part in the festivities.

David Weber will be the author. His stories have military, particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre.

As a writer, Weber challenges gender roles in the military by assuming that a gender-neutral military service will exist in his futures. He frequently places female lead characters in what have previously been seen as traditionally male roles. He has explored the challenges faced by women in the military and politics. His most popular and enduring character is Honor Harrington, whose story, together with the “Honorverse” she inhabits, has been developed through 17 novels, five shared-universe anthologies, a young-adult series, and an upcoming “historical” series, written with Timothy Zahn.

Betsy Mott is the artist for WillyCon XVII. After nine years of college and two master’s degrees (English Literature and Theatre) Betsy Mott decided she wanted to be a professional artist.

For more than 30 years her media portrait, techno drawings and fantasy paintings have been seen in science fiction art shows all over the country. Her work can be seen on the Landmark, Great Warrior, and Great Space Ships series of published note cards, on cds, Web books, and on websites, fanzines and collections around the world. She has been featured in a PBS Northwest Profiles segment. She is a fourth generation native of Spokane, Wash. She and two siblings own and operate The Corner Door Fountain and Books in Historic downtown Millwood, Wash., also the location of her art studio. Her hobbies include kayaking, researching obscure subjects and playing trumpet in local orchestras and wind ensembles.

The Fan Guest of Honor is John Day of Lincoln. Science fiction and fantasy have been parts of his world since he can remember, from Isaac Asimov to Andre Norton to Roger Zelazny.  Some of the things you will encounter at WillyCon:

An art show and auction, displaying/selling science fiction and fantasy art, and a vendors’ room with gaming supplies and miscellaneous items. WSC art students and local artists are encouraged to submit their art. The art show, art auction, and vendors’ area at WillyCon are open to the general public.

Presentations and panels by students, faculty, and fans talking about a variety of things, gaming and movie/TV-related panels, panels exploring the science in movies, the opportunity to interact with our guest of honors and see their talent in action.

Activities like board games, card games, a masquerade show, gaming tournaments and more.

An Authors Workshop will allow the public to learn from a successful author and gather information about the craft of writing. An artist’s workshop will allow specific instruction from a talented artist on illustrative drawing or painting techniques.

WillyCon is an inexpensive, fun-filled weekend suitable for all ages – come join us on the Wayne State College Campus, April 10-12, 2015 for WillyCon XVII.

Registration for the convention is $25 for the weekend at the door. WSC students may attend at no cost. For more information, e-mail Ron Vick at RoVick1@wsc.edu (please include “WillyCon” in the subject line) or visit our website at http://www. willycon.com/.

Wayne State College, a regional, public four-year college located in northeast Nebraska, is a proud member of the Nebraska State College System.

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM EVENTS WINTER/SPRING 2015

Friday, April 10th 2015 - 7:00 pm at National Music Museum
414 E. Clark St

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM EVENTS
WINTER/SPRING 2015
Live music, classic movies on the big screen, and more!

April 10, NMM Live!
Western Javanese gamelan music — Will Peebles
Friday, 12:05 p.m. Free admission. National Music Museum.
Musician and Western Carolina University scholar Will Peebles performs gamelan degung, traditional to West Java (in contrast to the music of the NMM’s gamelan from Central Java).

April 23, NMM at the movies!
The Music Man
Thursday, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $5.00. Seniors, youth admission, $3.00. Free to USD students with ID and to NMM members-with-benefits. Coyote Twin Theater, 10 East Main St., Vermillion, SD.
Your chance to see a classic on the big screen! 76 trombones and a con man in love — in this beloved, Academy-Award-winning adaptation (1962) of the Broadway musical.

May 1, NMM Live!
Tatag Gamelan
Friday, 12:05 p.m. Free admission. National Music Museum.
Once a year you have the opportunity to hear the NMM’s extraordinary Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan percussion orchestra in a performance by area group Tatag. Don’t miss it!

Noon Forums

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 12:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Noon Forums at Mount Marty have recently been set. Each Thursday on the Yankton campus presenters give a talk on a variety of topics. The events are held over the lunch hour in the South Dining Room of Roncalli and are free and open to the public. Brown bag lunches are welcomed and visitors are also welcome to purchase food in the cafeteria.
Spring 2015 Schedule:
• Apr 16 Mary Abbott, “Ten Days in Italy: Rome, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, and Florence”
• Apr 23 Sr. Cynthia Binder, Dr. Rich Lofthus, Dr. James Sullivan and MMC Students, “Europe Trip: WWII and the Liberation of France”

Unplug, Unwind, Craft

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 6:00 pm at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, is introducing a new program in 2015, “Unplug, Unwind, Craft.” This program takes place the third Thursday of each month, at 6 p.m. and is designed for adults and teens accompanied by an adult.

On Thursday, January 15, crafters have the opportunity to make spring wreaths, sugar scrubs, and an origami bookmark. There is a minimal charge to cover the cost of the materials which you must pay at the time of registration. The class is limited to twenty participants.

For further information, contact the library at 668-5276.

Noon Forums

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 12:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Noon Forums at Mount Marty have recently been set. Each Thursday on the Yankton campus presenters give a talk on a variety of topics. The events are held over the lunch hour in the South Dining Room of Roncalli and are free and open to the public. Brown bag lunches are welcomed and visitors are also welcome to purchase food in the cafeteria.
Spring 2015 Schedule:
• Apr 23 Sr. Cynthia Binder, Dr. Rich Lofthus, Dr. James Sullivan and MMC Students, “Europe Trip: WWII and the Liberation of France”

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM EVENTS WINTER/SPRING 2015

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 7:00 pm at National Music Museum
414 E. Clark St

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM EVENTS
WINTER/SPRING 2015
Live music, classic movies on the big screen, and more!

April 23, NMM at the movies!
The Music Man
Thursday, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $5.00. Seniors, youth admission, $3.00. Free to USD students with ID and to NMM members-with-benefits. Coyote Twin Theater, 10 East Main St., Vermillion, SD.
Your chance to see a classic on the big screen! 76 trombones and a con man in love — in this beloved, Academy-Award-winning adaptation (1962) of the Broadway musical.

May 1, NMM Live!
Tatag Gamelan
Friday, 12:05 p.m. Free admission. National Music Museum.
Once a year you have the opportunity to hear the NMM’s extraordinary Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan percussion orchestra in a performance by area group Tatag. Don’t miss it!

Preview Days

Friday, April 24th 2015 - All Day at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

Northwestern College will host nine Preview Days this school year to provide high school students with an introduction to the college. Preview Days are open to juniors and seniors and their parents, and are an excellent first step for students beginning their college search. The events will be held on  April 24th.
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For more information, contact Laura De Boer in the admissions office by calling 800-747-4757 or via email at visit-at-n-w-c-iowa-dot-e-d-u.

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM EVENTS WINTER/SPRING 2015

Friday, May 1st 2015 - 7:00 pm at National Music Museum
414 E. Clark St

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM EVENTS
WINTER/SPRING 2015
Live music, classic movies on the big screen, and more!

May 1, NMM Live!
Tatag Gamelan
Friday, 12:05 p.m. Free admission. National Music Museum.
Once a year you have the opportunity to hear the NMM’s extraordinary Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan percussion orchestra in a performance by area group Tatag. Don’t miss it!

Campus Visit Days

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - All Day at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The best way to know if Mount Marty College is the right college of choice is to visit. The Admissions Office at Mount Marty College will be holding Blue and Gold Campus Visit Day events for prospective students to learn about the college and academic majors, visit campus, and meet with faculty during this 2014-15 school year.
• Saturday, June 27
For more information on Blue and Gold Campus Visit Days, or to register, visit www.mtmc.edu/admissions/events.

Cars-N-Carroll Show & Shine

Sunday, September 27th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Main Street
Main Street

2nd Annual Cars-N-Carroll Show & Shine – Sunday – September 27, 2015 Main Street Carroll, Nebraska – Show Noon to 4:00 p.m.  Over 100 entries in 2014!  No Fee to enter and Free to public.  Registration 10:00 a.m.  People’s choice awards, door prizes, food, vendors & more.  Rain or Shine.  Dash plaques to first 100 entries.  Pre-registration not required but appreciated before Sept. 20th register at carsncarroll@gmail.com  For more information contact Jane 402-369-1914 or Tina 402-360-3931.

Come to Carroll, Nebraska and “Get the BEST parking spot in town”!!!

 

 

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