DuPage Science Fiction and Fantasy Society

September 2020

Talk Like A Pirate on Jewish New Year's Day Party!

HOSTOID: Marty Berngard
WHERE: 9308 Home Court, Des Plaines
PHONE: 847-826-8280 (voice or text)
DATE: Saturday, September 19
TIME: 8:00 PM until ??:??

(Remember: Bring snacks or desserts to pass and, as always, BYOB!)

I certainly don't mean to ridicule one of Judaism's High Holy Days, and I hope that no one takes offense at my mash-up theme for this month's party. It's just that, given that Talk Like A Pirate Day and Rosh Hashana fall on the same weekend this year, I felt that I needed to include both. (I understand that Rosh Hashana is actually celebrated for two days.) I always try to defer to our hosts, of course; and when we asked Marty, at the August party, whether he would like to host the monthly DuPage SF&F party in September, he was agreeable to that, even though he's Jewish and it would be on the same weekend as Rosh Hashana. It was only later that I realized that Talk Like A Pirate Day fell on the same Saturday. Talk Like A Pirate Day is certainly a fannish favorite, so it seems appropriate that it falls on our traditional third-Saturday party date this year. In any case, I hope you will join me in expressing gratitude to Marty for having us over this month.

Meanwhile, our region of Illinois is still in Phase IV of our COVID-19 response, so we can still have a party without (in our case) worrying about the attendance limit. This does not mean that we should become complacent about wearing masks and practicing physical (not really social!) distancing, though. If you're looking for something else to celebrate besides our coincident days noted above, the date of our party happens to be Puppy Mill Awareness Day, Responsible Dog Ownership Day and National Cleanup Day according to National Day Calendar (those last two sound as though they ought to be closely related ;^). Whatever you choose to celebrate - or not - I trust you'll have a good time at Marty's.

Remember, please keep an eye on our Web site for future announcements: http://users.rcn.com/nickd.enteract/dupage_sf. We are sending a monthly email notice to those folks for whom we have current email addresses. If you're interested, send your up-to-date email address to Nick (see the contacts page).

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