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Majel Barrett-Roddenberry dead at 76 by ( 18 December 2008 / ) - I just heard that Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, wife of Gene Roddenberry, has passed away from leukemia on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008. She was 76. The link is to the Access Hollywood announcement.

Majel Barrett is mostly known for her role as Nurse Christing Chapel in the original Star Trek series. She also played Deanna Troi's mother on Star Trek: The Next Generation. She along with her husband were active in science fiction fandom and will be sorely missed.

Profiles In History Sets World Record Sale Of Hollywood Memorabilia by Charles Mohapel (Profiles In History 17 December 2008 / ) - Congratulations to Profiles in History for their record setting auction. We suspect that many collectors are delighted with their purchases, some of which will no doubt make excellent Christmas and birthday presents. (more ...)

THREE MILLION ITEMS -- The Largest Auction of Hollywood Memorabilia in History, December 12-14 in Liquidation of Hollywood's Venerable Collectors Book Store by Charles Mohapel (Profiles In History, eBay Live Auctions, Live Auctioneers 08 December 2008 / ) - If you've ever wanted to begin your own collection of movie or television memorabilia or add to it, then mark December 12 to 14, 2008 on your calendar for those are the three days that this magnificent collection of memorabilia comes up for auction. From Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror to James Bond, Comedy, and Drama, this collection spans genres and generations. Click on the image in the top left hand corner and you'll see a poster for "Godzilla, King of the Monsters!", the 1956 film starring Raymond Burr ( ). (more ...)

Book View Cafe -- A New Publishing Venture by ( 05 December 2008 / ) - A new publishing venture with 21 other authors, including Ursula Le Guin and Vonda McIntyre: Book View Cafe:

Book View Cafe has everything from flash fiction to novels, and offers many genres, though it's heaviest on science fiction and fantasy. Both new work and reprints will be posted. Most of the content is free, but some authors will also be offering expanded work, subscriptions, print versions, and additional content for a fee. New fiction is posted every day.

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Hollywood Memorabilia Auction At Profiles In History Includes Science Fiction Treasures by Charles Mohapel (Profiles In History, eBay Live Auctions, Live Auctioneers 01 December 2008 / ) - Anyone who has had the chance to view the collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and genre movie and TV memorabilia at the Ackermansion in its prime, would have viewed the superb collection assembled by the legendary Forrest J. Ackerman. If you have a burning desire to begin your own collection or add to it, then mark December 11, 2008 on your calendar for that is the day that another magnificent treasure trove of exquisite memorabilia comes up for auction. (more ...)

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