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Based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, ORAC holds regular meetings every month where socializing and discussions ranging from movies to technology to books to conventions to fandom to all sorts of subjects take place.  No matter what you’re interested in, you’ll probably find a kindred soul in ORAC.

ORAC was founded in 1987 as a fan club for the British series Blake’s 7 and has branched out to be a fan organization covering all types of science fiction/fantasy literature, art, music, and media.

Visit the FAQ for more information including our meeting schedule and how to join.  See the calendar for the current month’s meeting and activities.

ORAC also helped start FenCon, a general interest Science Fiction/Fantasy convention in Dallas.

Every December ORAC holds an auction to raise money for the club and causes important to or members. Check out the club calendar for the exact location of this year’s auction.

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2015 Annual ORAC New Year’s Party

Out with the old Star Wars and in with the new. Annual New Year’s Party at Jo and Sue’s at 952 Meadow Oaks Dr., Arlington starting at 5pm. Feel free to bring something tasty. Thanks and may the force be with you!

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About WordPress 4.1 Beta 1!
According to WordPress News, this software is still in development, so they don’t recommend you run it on a production site.

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Boxes, books, and bananas: A peek at the MIT Science Fiction Society

http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/mit-science-fiction-society-1010

“Our total book count is, last I heard, 62,270,” McKnight says. “At one point, our goal was to collect all the science fiction that had ever been published. But with the rise of self-published science fiction, that’s not even sort of possible anymore.”

Still, MITSFS (pronounced “MITS-fiss”) maintains what is believed to be the world’s largest open-shelf collection of science fiction. The Society strives to acquire every new science fiction publication for its collection, sometimes obtaining proofs before a book is officially published.

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First Peek at Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (and Ultron?!) on ‘Avengers 2’ Set

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-news/first-peek-at-scarlet-witch-and-quicksilver-on–avengers-2–set-223530125.html

“Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver looks especially, well, “Kick-Ass” as the super-speedy superhero, sporting athletic gear recalling the color scheme of the more stylized outfit worn by his comic book counterpart. (But we’re not quite sold on that wig…)

Elizabeth Olsen is dressed decidedly more conservatively than her four-color alter ego, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. In these new images her pose is ripped straight from the comics, down on one knee and working one of the Witch’s many hexes with her hands — probably right in a bad guy’s face.”

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Lego Sandcrawler rolls through ‘Star Wars’ universe

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57620079-235/lego-sandcrawler-rolls-through-star-wars-universe/

New $300 set brings Jawas’ Sandcrawler from “Episode IV” to life, with 3,296 pieces and seven minifigures — including Luke, C-3PO, R2-D2, and four Jawas.

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“The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot” Doctor Who parody about the Doctors not invited

http://scifistorm.org/2013/11/25/the-fiveish-doctors-reboot-doctor-who-parody-about-the-doctors-not-invited/

“It’s called “The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot”, created by the Fifth Doctor himself, Peter Davison, and looks at what happens when Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy are determined to appear in the 50th Anniversary special episode, even though they aren’t actually invited…lots of cameos by former companions, family members, etc.”

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Luke Skywalker to be primary focus of new Star Wars Trilogy

http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/11/2/luke-skywalker-to-be-primary-focus-of-new-star-wars-trilogy.html

“Disney now has the power to make STAR WARS films, and everything else in the Lucasfilm archives. The movies I told you about are indeed the primary focus. Luke Skywalker is a primary focus, as are many of the original trilogy cast. Disney also realised that George Lucas and STAR WARS are one and the same, so George will certainly have a voice on any angle taken, in fact I believe it’s one of many stipulations. However he will no longer have creative control, and as I said before George was already looking at other creative talents to bring his canon to life back before Disney and Lucasfilm really started negotiating (or at least to the best of my knowledge)…”

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VIDEO: “The Hobbit” The Way It Was Meant To Be Read: By Andy Serkis

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2012/09/video-the-hobbit-the-way-it-was-meant-to-be-read-by-andy-serkis/

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Syfy takes on Blake’s 7 remake

http://scifistorm.org/2012/08/21/syfy-takes-on-blakes-7-remake/

“Now Syfy has stepped up and will develop the remake with a script-to-series commitment (if they like the script, it will get a 13-episode green light). Joe Pokaski (CSI, Heroes) is writing the script, and Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern) will direct.”

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