Mega Yard Sale Jul18-19, 9am-4pm, with SF/Star Trek books & more

When : July 18/19, 2015
Time: 9am to 4pm both days 

Where: 4234 Old Almonte Rd. Ottawa, ON. K0A 1A0
– off Dwyer Hill Rd. between Hwy 7 and March Rd. 
Contact: Fran 613-256-3726
– 2 boxes of science fiction books all 1st edition Canadian paperbacks of Star Trek and a few other popular series books.

From: Fran

We are holding a two day mega yard sale to support Soi Foundation to help build a new rescue shelter. The items below may be of interest to some of your club members. A friend from New York will be coming and has kindly offering these for sale to raise funds. Proceeds from the sale will be used for this cause. Please pass along.

– Have ads running on Kijiji and UsedOttawa for this upcoming sale with a list of some of the other items.

OSFS March supper – Mon Mar 23, 6pm, Perkin’s Restaurant, St Laurent

Have supper and chat

Date & Time: Monday, March 23, 2015, 6pm
Place: Perkins Restaurant

1130 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON

  • March OSFS supper
    Monday the 23rd at Perkins on St. Laurent Blvd across Ogilvie from the St. Laurent Centre, which is on various bus routes.
    Starts at 6 pm. More discussions about movie outings, books and the meaning of life are likely.
  • As part of our effort to move the OSFS get togethers about the city to give more people a chance to, we will be at Perkins for March and April and then Colonnade on Metcalfe for May and June. After a summer break, we’ll be back in the west end for September and October.
  • Don’t forget the Ottawa Geek Market is coming up and in June, Prose in the Park, Ottawa’s first outdoor literary festival. More on that in a separate communication.
  • Grant Duff prepares a monthly OSFS newsletter called The Statement. If you would like to be on the email mailing list, contact Grant at
  • Please RSVP at either our Meetup site or by email to

Come to our “almost monthly” supper, Mon Sep 29th, 6:30pm, Colonnade Pizza, Metcalfe St

Date: Monday, September 29, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Colonnade Pizza
280 Metcalfe Street,  (at Gilmour)
Ottawa, ON K2P 2P6 map

We’ll discuss possible events for the coming months. We’ll also warm up for Can-con convention the following weekend. See more about it at:

Please RSVP at our Meetup site
or by email to:

Prose in the Park (PiP), 2015 open-air literary festival/book fair, organizing meeting Sep 28/14

Dear Friends,The purpose of this message is to invite you to a meeting to establish an organizing committee for Prose in the Park (PiP), a new initiative for a major open-air literary festival/book fair in Ottawa in 2015.

We have set up the following website to explain the proposal in detail . We invite you to read the information there. Here is, however, a summary of the project initiative.The proposed PiP venue is the Parkdale Park in Hintonburg (between Parkdale and Hamilton streets and just north of Wellington Street West). PiP will be a tented literary festival/book fair with the main authors events taking place on the covered stage in the park. The date of PiP is yet to be determined but notionally it would be on one Saturday from late Spring to the end of Summer 2015. We hope to attract 2000 book lovers, 60-70 local authors; 10-15 out-of-NCR authors (e.g., from Montreal, Toronto, Kingston, and Perth); 10-18 publishers. The Ottawa public library, NCR-based bookstores, literary online and print magazines, literary festivals, reading series and national/provincial writers organizations with members in the NCR would also be invited.

Meeting Details
Venue: Second Floor of the Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong.
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 3 pm


Ian Shaw
Outreach Director
Ottawa Independent Writers
223 Armstrong Street

MARVEL Agents of SHIELD premiere party, Tue Sep 23, 7pm, Patty Boland’s

Date: Tuesday, September 23rd
Time: 7pm
Patty Boland’s, 101 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON

We have the Dining Room from 7:30 until they close. Since the show isn’t on until 9pm, there will be lots of time to have dinner and socialize. And yes, the room is accessible.

Please RSVP at our Meetup site or by email to:

Click here for a copy of the poster below in PDF format

Monthly supper get together to discuss all things SS&F and summer activities

Monday, June 16, 2014, 6:00 PM

Colonnade Pizza
280 Metcalfe Street at Gilmour, Ottawa, ON

We will be in the back right hand corner.

This is our last scheduled dinner until September but members with ideas for summer activities can talk them up. Lots of movies coming to town.

Please RSVP at or by email to so we can let the restaurant know how many to expect.

Excursion to the Canadian Aviation & Space Museum with MONSFFA

Sun Jun 08, 11:00 AM
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON 

Hello Fellow Fans, A few of the members of MONSFFA (Montreal Science Fiction & Fantasy Association) are going to Ottawa to visit the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum next Sunday June 8th. Perhaps some of you would like to join?

Organized by Sylvain St-Pierre (MONSFFA) & Diane Bruce (OSFS)

Attend book events – Sundays June 8 & 22, Byward Market

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 11:00 AM

By Ward Market area, Ottawa, ON (edit map)

The Bards of the Byward will be back in the Market on Sunday June 8.
Our stall is in front of the EQ3 furniture store on George St. across from the Freiman Mall entrance to the Bay store.

Mike Young, Ian Shaw, Martin Buneo, Bob Barclay and Alex Binkley will be glad to sell you books, answer questions or engage in witty conversation. The buskers near us are usually entertaining.
We will return for our final show of the month on June 22. Other events are under development. As well, Martin, Bob and Alex will be at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair at the Jock Purcell Centre on Saturday the 7th.

Small Press Book Fair – Sat Jun 7, Elgin Street

Sat Jun 07, 10:00 AM
Jock Purcell Community Centre, Elgin St
320 Jock Purcell Lane join off Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

There’s a variety of book sellers at this event. There’s parking in the area and several bus lines run up and down Elgin. Alex will have a table for selling his science fiction book Humanity’s Saving Grace. Come by and say hello.
Hosted by: Alex Binkley