FAQ

  1. What does ORAC stand for?
  2. When and where are the ORAC monthly meetings?
  3. What are some of ORAC's Fun Activities?
  4. Who are the ORAC Officers?
  5. How do I join ORAC?
  6. What is ORAC's Contact Information?
  7. What is the ORAC Restaurant Hall Of Shame?

Question: What does ORAC stand for?

Answer:

The original Orac is the advanced computer cube seen in Blake's 7. The acronym for the ORAC organization stands for Organized Rebel Adventurers Club.

Question: When and where are the ORAC monthly meetings?

Answer:

ORAC Meetings are usually scheduled for the second Saturday of each month starting at 2:00 pm.

See the calendar for directions.

2015
Jan 10: Location: Plano. Hosts: Tim and Meredith
Feb : No meeting is scheduled.
Mar 14: Location: Arlington. Hosts: Jimmy and Rhonda
Jul 11: Location: Plano. Hosts: Tim and Meredith
Aug 8: Location: Arlington. Hosts: Jo and Sue
Sep: No meeting is scheduled. A lot of us will be at FenCon.
Oct 10: Location: Irving. Hosts: Dave and Willa
Nov 14: Location: Arlington: Hosts: Jimmy and Rhonda
Dec 12: (auction)

2014
Jan 11: Location: Plano. Hosts: Tim and Meredith
Feb : No meeting is scheduled.
Mar 8: Location: Arlington. Hosts: Jimmy and Rhonda
Apr 12: Scarborough Faire / Meeting at Millerdome afterwards
May 10: Location: Flower Mound. Hosts: Tim and Loretta
Jun 14: Location: Millerdome / Waxahachie. Hosts: Russ and Louann. Summer Movie Watching Party!
Jul 12: Location: Plano. Hosts: Tim and Meredith
Aug 9: Location: Arlington. Hosts: Jo and Sue
Sep : No meeting is scheduled.
Oct 11: Location: Irving. Hosts: Dave and Willa
Nov 8: Location: Arlington: Hosts: Jimmy and Rhonda
Dec 13: Location: Lewisville: Hosts: Tim and Loretta (Auction)

(note: meetings are subject to change)

Question: What are some of ORAC's Fun Activities?

Answer:

• Movie premieres
• “Pub”-lisher crawls to bookstores around the Metroplex
• Conventions
• Script-reading parties
• Movie-watching parties
• Book signings
• The “Feel the Greatness Tour” to NASA
• Outings to planetariums, museums, and the Omni Theater at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the IMAX Theatre at The Science Place in Dallas
• Scarborough Faire
• Helped start FenCon, a literary SF/Fantasy convention in Dallas

Question: Who are the ORAC Officers?

Answer:

ORAC Club Officers

President: Michael Braun

Vice-President: Shanna Swendson

Treasurer: Ellen Braun

Archivist: Mike Braun

Mascot: Loki Simpson

Other Club Positions

Sergeant-At-Arms: Appointed as Required

Question: How do I join ORAC?

Answer:

Attend a meeting and pay annual dues of $10 a person or $15 for a household.

Question: What is ORAC's Contact Information?

Answer:

ORAC Yahoogroup mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/orac

Mailing address:

ORAC
P. O. Box 701448
Dallas, TX 75370-1448

E-mail us:

oracscifi AT gmail DOT com

Question: What is the ORAC Restaurant Hall Of Shame?

Answer:

For some reason, ORAC causes restaurants to close. We ate at these restaurants as a group, and they are now dust in the wind. No, we can\’t explain it either.

* Alamo Cafe, Dallas
* Crystal\’s Pizza in Irving
* Dairy Queen, Archer City
* Denny\’s, Midway at LBJ, Dallas
* Denny\’s, North Collins, Arlington
* Denton Independent Hamburger Company (on the square)
* Fuddruckers, Addison
* Fuddruckers in Irving
* GattiTown in Frisco
* Jojo\’s, Midway at 635, Dallas
* Luke\’s Hamburgers, Houston (now Zone D\’Erotica)
* McKay\’s Steakhouse, Bedford
* McKay\’s Steakhouse, Irving
* Monterey House, Hurst
* Mr. Gatti\’s, Arlington
* Mr. Gatti\’s, Hurst
* Old Spaghetti Warehouse, Fort Worth
* Olde Country Buffet, Denton
* Planet Hollywood, Dallas
* Shoney\’s, Dallas
* Underwood\’s Barbecue, Waco


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