StaRGazing 2012 Photos

All photos courtesy of Annette Hassell except as indicated

Welcome to the RG!

Welcome to the RG!

Michael:  A man and his games!

Michael: A man and his games!

Thanks Viki!  Hospitality always needs more help!

Thanks Viki! Hospitality always needs more help!

Early arrivals are ready for fun!

Early arrivals are ready for fun!

The Madsen brothers are off to a Gaming Start!

The Madsen brothers are off to a gaming start!

Presenter Stewart Farquhar seems to be taking a moment

Presenter Stewart Farquhar seems to be taking a moment

The StaRGazers' Lounge opens for those early arrivals!  (Is that our Hospitality peeps in the background???)

The StaRGazers' Lounge opens for those early arrivals! (Is that our Hospitality peeps in the background???)

Getting to know you…

Getting to know you…

Sherwood Jones getting ready for his presentation on the Illusion of Reality in Film

Sherwood Jones getting ready for his presentation on the Illusion of Reality in Film

Gloria is effervescent as always! (We smile to see you too!!)

Gloria is effervescent as always! (We smile to see you too!!)

Ah yes … Stratton in Hospitality … don't look away … we've seen you in action! ;-)

Ah yes … Stratton in Hospitality … don't look away … we've seen you in action! ;-)

I'm guessing that Jay's happy with the way tournaments are working out this year!

I'm guessing that Jay's happy with the way tournaments are working out this year!

Hmmm … is Michael's shirt a little too taboo for this tournament???

Hmmm … is Michael's shirt a little too taboo for this tournament???

Mensans talking in the halls at an RG … now why am I not surprised???

Mensans talking in the halls at an RG … now why am I not surprised???

Yum!  The gang gathers in Hospitality for some good eats!

Yum! The gang gathers in Hospitality for some good eats!

Barbara Schiffman addresses herself to the Akashic Records for our attendees

Barbara Schiffman addresses herself to the Akashic Records for our attendees

There was no mistaking this Celtic Lady - thanks for coming Rosemary!!

There was no mistaking this Celtic Lady - thanks for coming Rosemary!!

Looks like Lawyers' Games to me

Looks like Lawyers' Games to me

Tom is certainly interested in something at the front of that room

Tom is certainly interested in something at the front of that room

Monopoly is serious business!

Monopoly is serious business!

Laughing ladies are always a joy to be around!

Laughing ladies are always a joy to be around!

Jim Tanenbaum regales us with his Avatar anecdotes.

Jim Tanenbaum regales us with his Avatar anecdotes.

Comedy in the Courtroom looked to be a popular program!

Comedy in the Courtroom looked to be a popular program!

Madeline warming up for her set

Madeline warming up for her set

… and cheers to you, Brian Madsen, Member of the Year!

… and cheers to you, Brian Madsen, Member of the Year!

The always glamorous Danielle discussing…???

The always glamorous Danielle discussing…???

Ah yes! Our other Pub Crawl Mistress Hilary joins us for the Saturday reception.

Ah yes! Our other Pub Crawl Mistress Hilary joins us for the Saturday reception.

Rookie of the Year Vesper Burnett is hard at work for us again!

Rookie of the Year Vesper Burnett is hard at work for us again!

Good to see the LocSec smiling! Glad you enjoyed it Bruce Smith!

Good to see the LocSec smiling! Glad you enjoyed it Bruce Smith!

Why yes, award presentations can be a bit dry … but don't worry, Stratton and Jana - you are on the list!

Why yes, award presentations can be a bit dry … but don't worry, Stratton and Jana - you are on the list!

Honoree Alan Stillson is demonstrating his ever gracious attention

Honoree Alan Stillson is demonstrating his ever gracious attention

It's Gold and Silver for these two past LocSecs - Gene Schneider and Desiree Sagray

It's Gold and Silver for these two past LocSecs - Gene Schneider and Desiree Sagray

Now that's a group! Our Saturday Night Honorees (who were actually there, ahem…)

Now that's a group! Our Saturday Night Honorees (who were actually there, ahem…)
Photo courtesy of Gene Schneider

Our audio visual maven, committee member Peter Jeensalute seems more casual this Sunday morning

Our audio visual maven, committee member Peter Jeensalute seems more casual this Sunday morning

Speaker Shepherd Extraordinaire, Annette Mann is caught smiling between rooms

Speaker Shepherd extraordinaire Annette Mann is caught smiling between rooms

Ronda Wood and The Fatimas show us the world of belly dancing for all

Ronda Wood and The Fatimas show us the world of belly dancing for all

Dani & Eytan Kollin - authors and presenters

Dani & Eytan Kollin - authors and presenters
Photo courtesy of Gene Schneider


Partying on the Pub Crawl!

Partying on the Pub Crawl #1

 

Partying on the Pub Crawl #2

 

Partying on the Pub Crawl #3

 

Partying on the Pub Crawl #4

 

Partying on the Pub Crawl #5

 

Partying on the Pub Crawl #6

 


Popular Programs, Those Tastings!

Looks like a thirsty group!

Looks like a thirsty group!

Bryan is pouring with panache!

Bryan is pouring with panache!

The decadence of chocolate seems to appeal to our host

The decadence of chocolate seems to appeal to our host

Oh! Chocolate Fondue!!  I'm sooo there!

Oh! Chocolate Fondue!! I'm sooo there!

The chocolate enthusiasts are enraptured by the host … (or is it the table of chocolate in front of him???)

The chocolate enthusiasts are enraptured by the host … (or is it the table of chocolate in front of him???)

Yummy!!!!

Yummy!!!!

Hmmm … how many varieties of cheese did we taste??

Hmmm … how many varieties of cheese did we taste??

… still counting …

… still counting …

Another room full of anticipating tasters!

Another room full of anticipating tasters!

Now that's the way to enjoy some cheese - good wine, good friends, good fun!

Now that's the way to enjoy some cheese - good wine, good friends, good fun!


Kids Track is Fun for the Whole Family!

More Gaming in the Game Room to kick it off!

More gaming in the Game Room to kick it off!

Balloon Animals in the making

Balloon animals in the making

The Planetary Society presents to our younger attendees

The Planetary Society presents to our younger attendees

Why yes, we do have a Lot Going On!

Why yes, we do have a lot going on!

This celebrity dog knows how to mug for our camera!

This celebrity dog knows how to mug for our camera!