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Title: Greetings from the group who is about to make history.

If a small group of devoted Scapers has their way, their plan will lead to the first ever all Internet-Wide Party focused on the media, television, and the literary arts. A party by the fans for the fans.

In a world increasingly accustomed to hidden agenda's and ulterior motives these hardworking fans, known as Scapers, are not too "deep cover" when it comes to their true passion - Saving Farscape! The internet-wide party is planned as a showcase for ideas and creative exchange, the focus being television and its ancillary and allied arts, but the sub-text is the introduction of Farscape to a potentially new, and potentially huge, group of viewers. Hence, the outreach to the internet.

An additional bonus is the planned invitation of not only fans but "talent," including writers, actors, puppeteers, and even the occasional independent film maker. Of course it is hoped that members of the news media drop by and they will be notified as befits the 4th estate!

Please take a moment to read our invitation and please consider helping us promote this internet-wide event. If TV ratings are king, we hope to add a few more million people to the royal court!

CELEBRITIES TO ATTEND CYBER-PARTY

October 22, 2002 update:  For Immediate Release 

In an effort to save the award winning, highly acclaimed television show Farscape, Scapers have united in hopes of saving the show and getting the promised Season 5 that the Sci-Fi Channel had previously announced. The Sci-fi Channel has announced a Chain Reaction (episode marathon) for December 24, 2002, with Season 4 resuming in early January 2003, only to end in an unresolved cliffhanger. Farscape fans are working towards having another network pick up the series so the story may run to its intended conclusion.

A global event has been planned, this time taking place on the virtual landscape of the internet. "Journey to the Center of the Internet: A Cyber-Party" is planned to take place November 14-17, a virtual gathering via message boards, that will host fans of all entertainment and creative genres in the name of exchange of  information and inspiration. Invitations have been posted on hundreds of message centers across ALL science fiction, fantasy and entertainment fandoms, urging people to break away from their groups for a weekend and explore the possibilities offered by the internet. Fiction, humor, parody and poetry challenges will be offered for fan participation.

Professionals from fields such as filmmaking, costuming, makeup and others will be available to answer questions and discuss the creative process. Special guests agreeing to drop by to share thier expertise include, as of 10/21/02:

*Award-winning costumer extrodinaire Zelda Gilbert,

*Costumer/wardrobe/makeup professional Marti Acker (Cirque Du Soleil, World Con guest speaker, and most recently wardrobe supervisor for indie film, The Last Stand),  and

*Actress Pat Tallman (Lyta Alexander of Babylon 5,  Night of the Living Dead, and many other TV and film appearances)

The "Cyber-Party" will offer many of the best features of a convention -- the opportunity to network, make friends and learn -- without any of the travel, expense or inconvenience of leaving home. This event has been put together by an informal committee of fans with the cooperation of Save Farscape (www.watchfarscape.com) and other Farscape fan groups.

The "Cyber-Party" will take place on November 14-17 2002, at the address below: http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/browse.cgi/1/5/984

There is no fee to attend this event. All interested parties are welcome, as this is a public forum.

A FAQ on the event may be read at: http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/browse.cgi/1/5/984/2315534

Queries about this topic may be answered by replying to the FAQ post above as instructed in the body of the article.



 

Journey to the Center of the Internet

The Fall 2002 -World- Cyber-Virtual Party 

http://www.scifi.com/bboard/browse.cgi/1/5/984?lnum

Who: Are you funny? Does Larry David call YOU for gags?

Give us your best shot! No one can see flop sweat across the net!

Meet: fans , devoted, articulate, or a wee bit over the top.

Artists - describe your vision and see if we can all share it?

Actors- come on over and emote, and then tell us about your latest gig - or your last!

Pupeteers-Invited to come and pull the strings at this fete! What moves YOU?

Independent movie makers- green light this party.

Pitch a script idea–the next boffo blockbuster or a well crafted indie cult hit!

Ask:

A make up artist about her craft!

A costumer what ruffles her feathers!

What: Meet great NEW people-get out of your internet rut!

Discuss:

Television– Love it? Hate it? Why? No one’s neutral

The entertainment media- Is it Tony Soprano, Josiah Bartlett, or John Crichton for you?

Did you favorite show Jump the Shark? When?

Show off your:

Writing talent-post an idea and get feed back..or not..you’ll learn either way

URL for the Party!  http://www.scifi.com/bboard/browse.cgi/1/5/984?lnum

Drop in any time> November 11- November 14, 2002<

Just drop by and meet some great people and talk and share ideas.

-The internet..it’s not just for selling cars or finding stock quotes!-

Hosted by: The Fans of Farscape

URL for FAQ’s:  http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/browse.cgi/1/5/984/2315534


~~~~~Invitation: Internet-Wide Inter-Active Party~~~~~

*****The FIRST INTER NET PARTY!!****

*Imagine* if you could have talked to John Lennon, Gene Roddenberry or Ernest Hemingway?

If there had BEEN an Internet- can you Imagine?

The internet Connecting Human intellect !!!!!!

**PARTY**

The internet has joined TV and literary fans.

Are you an arm chair TV critic? Do you have the NEXT best Screen Play? Are you blessed with humor?

Is TELEVISION today a Vast WASTELAND? You think? ? Come tell us why!

Do you have a talent to showcase?

Do you have opinions and ideas about:

story lines and characterizations, good script writing, acting, dialogue, drama, comedy and romance.

An internet party by the people for the people!

A party to meet new people,----grab new ideas or bring them!!

What do you want to see on TV?

Science fiction?

Drama? Hard hitting news?

Comedy?

****LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD****

.....THE INTERNET...you could have talked to John Lennon....imagine..............

WHERE? http://www.scifi.com/farscape/

WHEN? November 11- 14th 2002

Hosted by: The Fans of Farscape/ *Let’s make our stand.*

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Note:

Gang, in order for this to work we need Scapers to pass this along on the internet anywhere and everywhere–remember we want to reach potentially new fans.

Be creative.....be proactive...please let us know so we can keep track and avoid dupes.

This will be re-posted again 2 weeks before and then the week of the Party!

This can work–but only with the help of many Scapers...let’s use the internet to reach out directly to viewers!!!


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