March 2009 Archives
Despite various setbacks (transportation, etc.), I managed to attend the 2009 Lunacon convention last Saturday and had a pretty good time.
My thanks to all who attended the March 11th showing of the Route 66 episode "A Fury Slinging Flame", which guest-starred Leslie Nielsen. It was a lot of fun for me and I hope for you as well. (And as for that particular TV series that some of you asked about going to DVD anytime soon, alas, it doesn't seem to be in the cards, according to this link.) Our next program, spotlighting Get Smart, will be on April 16th at 7:30 pm. For more information, go here.
The New York Science Fiction Society will be hosting this year's Lunacon at the Hilton Rye Town hotel this weekend (March 20-22). Writers and artists who will be appearing include Larry Dixon, Eric Flint, Dave Freer, and Mercedes Lackey. For more details, go to the Lunacon site here. I hope to have some coverage of the convention in next week's blog.
Last December, I posted this item about Connecticut's Department of Motor Vehicles going after persons abusing Handicapped Parking permits. Now MSNBC has posted this update on the story. Basically, there are going to be some major changes in determining how many permits a disabled person will get.
Currently playing at theatres around the country, the film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' 1986 graphic novel, Watchmen, directed by Zach Synder (300), is so faithful to it's source that it fails to establish any outstanding qualities of it's own. Basically, the movie is just a re-enactment of the novel, almost like a play shot on film, with Moore and Gibbons' book used as stage directions.
Welcome to the first installment of the For Persons With Disabilities (FPWD) News Desk, where we'll post online links to news coverage that persons in the disabled community may not have been aware of, but nevertheless will find interesting.
On March 11th at 7:30 pm in the second floor Meeting Room, Greenwich Library will show an episode of the classic "Beat"-influenced TV series Route 66. The series starred Martin Milner (later of Adam-12) and George Maharis as two young, rootless men with no family ties who travelled down the legendary highway and found themselves in a new situation each week.
A few months back, I posted an entry on the site GettingHired.com here. The site is set up to assist persons with disabilities in posting online resumes and profiles to attract potential employers. Well, on Monday, March 9th at 2:00 pm in the library's Technology Training Center, I'll be giving a presentation on how patrons who are disabled and looking for employment in their chosen fields (or know somebody with a disability trying to enter/re-enter the work force) can access and use the site for their own benefit. It's free and open to all, so if you're interested, stop by. For more information about the event, go here.
Related link: This month's Technology Training Center programs.