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Offline Magic Wand

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Astro-inspired collectibles?
« on: July 27, 2015, 11:30:58 am »
Gentlemen of HEF,

I'd like to request some of your brilliant ideas.

I am helping to raise funds via auction for the http://www.ourshadesofblue.org/about-us/ next month in Denver.

The event honoring Nichelle "Lt. Uhura" Nichols from the original Star Trek will feature a Black astronaut reunion.
It's going to be EPIC!

For the auction, we already have two hours in a B-777 simulator and a quadricopter.
I've got some astronaut-inspired paintings coming from a renowned artist in NY and some bronze sculptures from Ed Dwight, Jr.  The traditional holiday get-away and signed sports memorabilia has already been secured.  I'm negotiating for cool loot from the Tuskegee Airmen museum and may get something from the Mothership Connection.

I want to select additional thematically appropriate items.  What suggestions might you have for other cool collectibles?
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." --Aristotle, Greek philosopher

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Re: Astro-inspired collectibles?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 01:19:04 pm »


I want to select additional thematically appropriate items.  What suggestions might you have for other cool collectibles?





How about a sizable collection of seed packets?
Preferably, Romaine lettuce.

Very tasty when properly grown.




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Re: Astro-inspired collectibles?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 08:48:22 pm »


I want to select additional thematically appropriate items.  What suggestions might you have for other cool collectibles?





How about a sizable collection of seed packets?
Preferably, Romaine lettuce.

Very tasty when properly grown.




Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/c-373-romaine-lettuce-cos.aspx


Seeds?
For auction?
At an astro-themed event?

So far I have a Cockpit USA bomber jacket, an Endeavor snowboard (same name as one of the orbitors) signed by the astros, an Edwin Hubble snowboarder jacket, NY Times History of Aviation, NY Times History of Space, Lonely Planet's World,  a telescope, vintage Life Magazine signed by the Apollo astros, Blue Man Group tix, Soul Food by Adrian Miller (Adrian's joining us too!) dinner with an astronaut, breakfast with Lt. Uhura, NAO robot, astro-inspired jewlery, a fabulous signed painting from the incredible Mshindo, a photograph of earth from space signed by the astro that shot it and other items pending.
Y'all should come!  It's going to be EPIC!


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Re: Astro-inspired collectibles?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 05:54:54 am »


Seeds?
For auction?
At an astro-themed event?






Yes, Ms. Wandi...   seeds.

Astronauts have to eat, too, y'know...?

In fact, earlier this month for the 1st time in U.S. NASA history, edible organic food was grown in outer space.



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