Friday Oct 14, 2016
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Bubonicon 47 science speaker Benjamin Radford tell the Albuquerque Science Fiction Society about his books and history of trying to contact the afterlife.
♣ Local writer/skeptic Benjamin Radford returns to tell the Albuquerque Science Fiction Society about Contacting the Dead: Séances from the Victorian Era to Modern Times for the Halloween season!
Bubonicon 47 science speaker Benjamin Radford returns to ASFS to give a talk and bring copies of his books for sale to anyone who is interested. “Though TV shows like Ghost Hunters have raised the profile of ghost hunting, there’s nothing new about seeking out spirits of the dead. For millennia people have tried to communicate with the deceased, using everything from chalkboards to Ouija boards to EVP (electronic voice phenomena). Focusing on the 1800s through today—including early mediums, the Spiritualist movement, and files from England’s Society for Psychical Research—writer and investigator Ben Radford discusses the theories and techniques behind attempts to speak to the dead. Fans of SF, fantasy, horror, and occult history will enjoy this informative and entertaining historical look at a century and a half of attempts to contact the afterlife.” Radford's most recent publication is "Bad Clowns" from UNM Press.
After Ben is done, ASFS will hold their annual Club Officer Elections! And choose an ingredient or theme for the December cook-off/party.
Newcomers are welcome with a $1.00 contribution to help pay our rent. Water/soda bottles and lidded beverage cups are permitted.
Please do not arrive until doors open at 7:15 pm (backside/north end of church). Sorry, but we have to set up the room ourselves, and straighten/clean-up around 10:00 pm.
We're in the Activity Room - west end of building, enter through door on northside of the church. St. Andrew is at the first street north of Erna Ferguson Library on San Mateo. Ponderosa is the northern border of Montgomery Park, and intersects with both San Mateo and San Pedro. The street is north of Comanche and south of Montgomery.