Karen and Bob took some photos of this grand event which she's posted at her website here.
I read from Dwarf Stars and Symphony of the Universe and some other recent poems. After I sat down, the host Don Kingfisher Campbell unexpectedly read one of my poems.
Kendall also read from Dwarf Stars (between the two of us we read about 1/3 of the anthology), some work from his chapbook with David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Separate Destinations, and a wonderful poem from Bare Bone called "The Marionette's Revenge".
Jim and Ursula Gibson from the CFCP, Inc. were also present. Jim's a retired astronomer and read a long poem inspired by Arthur C Clarke's Prelude to Space and his experiences as an astronomer. Ursula read several "moon" poems from her book The Blossoms of the Night-Blooming Cereus inspired by a life of living with an astronomer. samhenderson read two tanka from the most recent Aoife's Kiss and a fantasy poem. Denise Dumars read some horror poems. Other non-sf poets in the audience tried to fit the theme, coming up with poems with hints of sf or astronomy elements. There were about a dozen open mic readers, including Kendall's daughter.
Dan Garcia-Black ended the reading with a bang, reading an erotic poem using rockets and black holes as images ending with a big bang as he suddenly clapped his hands together loudly. All in all, it made for an enjoyable evening of poetry.