Dinner at Colonnade Pizza, Wed Oct 23rd, 6pm

Colonnade Pizza is at 280 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON, at  the corner of Metcalfe and Gilmour.

We’ll likely be at a table in the right hand (north east) corner of the back section of the restaurant. Reservation will be in Alex’s name as well as OSFS.

Once again, keep watching our blog at the official OSFS web site www.OttawaSFS.ca and post any ideas for books, TV shows, movies or Internet links that would interest our membership, which now stands at over 100.

PLEASE RSVP SO WE CAN RESERVE ENOUGH SEATS.  We hope to see many of you on the 23rd.

Robert Sawyer to be honoured at Can-Con, Oct 4-6, Ottawa

Can-Con will be held October 4-6, 2013 at the Minto Suite Hotel, Downtown Ottawa. The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, “The cutting edge of science fiction and fantasy,” put on by The Society for Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature. CAN•CON is a science fiction convention with a professional orientation assembling writers, scientists, publishing professionals and fans for panel discussions, presentations, readings, launches, and networking opportunities.
See all the details at www.can-con.org

For the first time in 30 years — and only the fourth time ever — the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) is bestowing a Lifetime Achievement award, and the recipient is Ottawa-born author Robert J. Sawyer. Sawyer is to get his award in Ottawa on Oct. 6. He is one of only eight writers — and the only Canadian — to win all three of the world’s top awards for best science-fiction novel of the year:


Have dinner on Mon Sep 30 at Chinese Buffet

Join us for dinner at The Emerald Chinese Buffet, in the Eastview Plaza at Montreal Road near the Rideau River, on Monday, September 30th, 2013, at 6pm.

Place: The Emerald Buffet, 33 Selkirk Ave (at Montreal Road), 613-749-2088

All-You-Can-Eat. Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. Salad bar, Sushi bar, Dim Sum, Gluten and MSG free options. Check out our dessert bar and fresh fruit. Over 150 items to choose from.

Also if you find interesting books, TV shows and other events, post them on the blog at www.ottawasfs.ca

Please RSVP on our Meetup site at 

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of “X-Files” Fri Sep 13th

You are invited to mark the 20th anniversary of paranormal TV series The X-Files with a block party and movie screening at the intersection of Mulder Avenue and Scully Way in Orleans on Friday Sept. 13

After sundown, residents are expected to fill the intersection with lawn chairs as they watch the 2008 flick, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, on a large screen.

Proceeds from admission donations and a 50/50 draw will support Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region. There will be food trucks and washrooms on site.

More info in the Ottawa Citizen article

CAPCON 2013 Scale Plastic Model Show & Contest

CAPCON 2013 Scale Plastic Model Show & Contest
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Nepean Sportsplex

The event includes ship, armour, aircraft and space models. It is open to the public. By late morning, most models are on display. The vendor room is usually a treat as well.

Registration begins
Model Room opens for viewing
Vendor Room opens
Silent Auction begins

12:00PM noon
Registration closes

Judging begins
(Model Room closed to public)

Judging ends
Model Room re-opens
Vendor Room closes
Silent Auction ends

Awards Ceremony begins
Space & Science-Fiction theme — “Pre-1960 Storyline” : Celebrating pre-1960’s real space and “classic” science fiction. Subjects reflect story lines originating prior to 1960, Batman subjects (modern or classic) or Time Machine would be eligible as the stories both originated in 1939 and 1895 respectively; Sputnik would be also be an eligible entry. Star Trek (1966) or Star Wars (1977) subjects would not qualify for this theme.

Watch “Agents of SHIELD” kickoff on big-screen TV, Tue Sep 24

Join us for the premiere of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on a big-screen TV on Tuesday, September 24th, at
The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill

283 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1M1
Telephone: (613) 233-2219

The show itself would start at 8 PM, but we want to give time for people to get in and chat a bit beforehand.

Also if you find interesting books, TV shows and other events, post them on the blog at www.ottawasfs.ca

Please RSVP on our Meetup site at 

Star Wars Identity exhibit extended to Oct. 14th

If you haven’t had a chance to experience the force at the Canada Space and Aviation Museum, there’s no need to turn to the dark side just yet. The museum’s Star Wars Identity exhibit has been extended until Oct. 14.

– Ottawa Citizen