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Games? [Dec. 1st, 2006|09:35 pm]
Louisville Geeks

Now that I'm finally getting settled into Louisville it's time to find people to play games with. Is anyone interested in coming over to my place to play games or alternatively interested in joining a D&D campaign to be started after the first of the year?

Ideally we'd be looking at a weeknight for board gaming, maybe Wednesday night around 7:30-ish so people have the ability to do dinner beforehand. We'll have snacks and if you want to bring some feel free. Kids are welcome as we have three of our own (ages 4, 4, 6).

As far as the D&D game, we'd do character gen before the new year and then plan on playing bi-weekly on Saturday nights starting the first Saturday in January (the 6th). Games would start around 9pm and again, kids are more than welcome to come along. For this game we're looking at no more than four additional players since we currently have three who have committed.

Any questions, let me know
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Sci fi Books Meme [Nov. 16th, 2006|11:29 am]
Louisville Geeks

This is the list of the 50 most important/influential Sci Fi/Fantasy books through 2002. Bold the ones you've read, Itialicize the ones you've started but never finished, Underline the ones you've hated, and mark the ones you loved with an asterix.

1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien*
2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
3. Dune, Frank Herbert
4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein*
5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
6. Neuromancer, William Gibson
7. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley*
10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
15. Cities in Flight, James Blish
16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett
17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
19. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey*
22. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card*
23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl
26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling*
27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams*
28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
31. Little, Big, John Crowley*
32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute
38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
39. Ringworld, Larry Niven
40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien*
42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
44. Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein *
47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock
48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
49. Timescape, Gregory Benford
50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer
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Greets all [Oct. 24th, 2006|12:44 am]
Louisville Geeks

[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |Monday Night Football]

So I would be the creator of this here shindig, got the idea from Columbus (where I have been living) having one and my wife put me up to creating it (ok who am I kidding, she logged in as me and created it because I wouldn't have the slightest clue how to).

So I just landed a job down here at SHPS as a Software test manager and we'll be relocating down here soon (we just put an offer in on a house off Taylorsville Rd between Jeffersontown and Gene Snyder, if anyone could give me any info on what that area is like I'd be much obliged), for the time being while I'm waiting for papers to close and us to get moved I'm staying in an extended Stay Hotel off Hurstborne Rd (Fun, Fun I know) during the week and traveling home to Columbus on the weekends.

So enough about the real world, what make me a geek is what you really want to know I'm sure. :-)

Where to start, I've always been a geek, since before it was cool to be a geek. I've been playing D&D since sometime around 1979 or 1980 and have enjoyed Battletech, Shadowrun, Mage, and many other RPG's over the years. I'm a fan of pretty much all Sci Fi TV although I could never get into Farscape and the new Battlestar Galactica annoys me as much as it amazes me, in general I consider Babylon 5 to be the height of all filmaking art (with the caveat that I have only seen 2 episodes of Firefly so far). In addition to that I have been into reading a fair ammount of Sci Fi/Fantasy with my favorites being Tolkien (I have even read the Silmariallion several times), Heinlein, Niven/Pournelle (combined or seperate although I like Pournelle better as a solo writer), Brooks, Battletech and Shadowrun novels (Michael Stackpole is a highly underrated author IMO), and Neil Gaiman. Most other areas of geekdom I am into Passively, as in I like them but don't have time to really get into them hard core, this includes things like The SCA (hard to work into my schedule and even harder as I have young children), Cons (Ditto), Animee, Computer Games, Filk, etc.

So great to meet you all and looking forward to meeting you all in person.

p.s. Oh, the reason I wouldn't know how to create a community is I don't use LJ all that often and mostly when I do use it it is to post in Communities.
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Baaa Baaa [Oct. 23rd, 2006|08:34 pm]
Louisville Geeks

[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |Dar Williams - The Pointless Yet Poignant Crisis of a CoEd]

While I don't really consider myself to be a geek, my partner in crime does and so here goes nothing.

I play D&D, EQ2, WoW (in short bursts), tons of board/card games, enjoy reading (currently reading Coraline by Neil Gaiman to the six year old after enjoying it immensely myself), am active in the local (Columbus) ghost hunting group and hope to find an established group in the area once we get settled in Louisville.

My favorite games include Settlers of Catan, Munchkin (in all its various flavors), Scattergories, Balderdash, and I have a special weakness for The Name Game.
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Another Intro [Oct. 23rd, 2006|07:53 pm]
Louisville Geeks

Thought I would do the short intro thing too. Moved back to Louisville last year, miss being around other geeky people. I am not a gamer but into scifi, comics and anime. I am an amature costumer and photographer, and travel to various conventions (mainly anime but love going to DragonCon). I am trying to get involved with local convention Conglomeration here to add some anime programming, since I was a director of an anime convention when lived in Tennessee.
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No entries yet? [Oct. 23rd, 2006|11:37 am]
Louisville Geeks
[mood |excitedexcited]

Hi. I'm Nez Master. I've been in Lousiville for 42 years, and have been a hardcore gamer for 26 of those years.
I ran a louisville larp group for 8 years, started gaming at louisville conventions at a now defunct convention called Rivercon. I was supposed to run the larp department at this years Conglomeration, but real life intervened.
I have over 200 board games, and have had up to 35 people come over for gaming on a given night. I used to host movie nights at the broadway cinemas (now defunct) where we would watch the premiere of the big geek movies. (all three LOTR, Spiderman, Daredevil, Star Wars 2&3, etc..)

In my youth i was active in the RHPS scene. Currently I work for Eight Foot Llama games as their national sales director, and also do some work for Chessex games. I've also done consulting and representation work for the Louisville Game Shop.

So I'm pretty into 'geek community' and 'louisville geek community'. Thank you for putting this list together. Glad to be here.
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