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  1. Have something fun, different, or just plain odd in your world's fair/expo collection? Well, dig it out of the closet, garage, or attic and show it off to your fellow collectors. I'll be hosting a free "Show and Tell" session on Zoom this Saturday at 10 AM PACIFIC time (details below).

    Let's plan on each attendee getting five minutes to showcase the best of their collection. Hopefully this will give everyone a chance. If we cycle through everyone then we can start a second round, etc. I know some folks have collections that would fill the whole time but this way we can try to fit everyone in.

    Please pass this on to anyone else you know who would like to join in.

    Bill Cotter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: World's Fair & Expo - Show and Tell

    Time: May 30, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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  2. Bill Cotter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Montreal's Expo 67
    Time: May 23, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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  3. Bill Cotter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Montreal's Expo 67
    Time: May 23, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/96582318795?pwd=ckwrVkQyc1dOSzZkOUlHTVlKQjBMZz09

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  4. 5 hours ago, TOTHEFAIR said:

    Isn`t that the press Building?

    No, there's a building with what looks like a striped roof in some other photos that can be seen here just between the road and the Press Building. So far it has eluded us as to what it was. May not even be a building - possibly a tent for a major press event?


  5. You bet! I was an angel at school, of course, but saw what they did to the others.

    Actually, a true story. I went to a Catholic elementary school for a time and it was over-crowded so they went to split hours. I went in the morning, and my brother Jim, who was a grade behind, went in the afternoon. One day I was home watching cartoons or something when Jim came in the door and stared pounding me on the head yelling "I'm not Billy Cotter!" over and over. Well, when the fighting stopped, we finally got an explanation. He had been in class and the nun asked him a question and he didn't know the answer, so she said "Your brother Billy knew it last year." That apparently happened 3-4 times and Jim blurted out "Well I'm not Billy Cotter!" Out came the ruler. Poor Jim was not in a good mood when he got home.

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  6. My weekly world's fair talk will be "A RETURN TO TOMORROW - AN UPDATED LOOK AT NASA AND THE WORLD'S FAIRS."

    At the world's fairs, spacecraft and astronauts have been popular crowd-pleasers since the 1962 Seattle fair. Dr. Kenneth Carpenter of NASA and I will be discussing these very popular exhibits, which included actual hardware that had been flown in space as well as some concepts that never got off the ground. This is an updated version of a talk I gave at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. This free talk on Zoom will be Saturday, 5/16/20, at 10 AM Pacific. I'll post information here with the link to the Zoom session on Friday. Hope to see some of you there!

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