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December 2016

On December 4, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 1948 feature A Southern Yankee on her TV.  On December 8, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch two 1934 21-minute comedy shorts on her TV; Paree, Paree starring Bob Hope, and Art Trouble starring Harry Gribbon but with Shemp Howard supporting, and Jimmy Stewart as an uncredited extra.  On December 11, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 1958 feature Mon Oncle on her TV.  On December 14, Sherry takes Fred to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 animated feature Moana  After, they have lunch at the Outback Steakhouse.  From December 21 to 23, Fred is sent to Mission Community Hospital for some medical tests.

November 2016

On November 3, Sherry takes Fred to the Apple store in Fashion Center in Sherman Oaks to get some computer instructions.  They have lunch at the Stone Oven in the food court at the FC, then go to Sherry's apartment where Fred works on his computer.  On November 7, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC 16 Theater at the Burbank Center where they watch the 2016 feature Trolls .  After, they go to lunch at Fuddruckers, then stop at Barnes & Noble where Fred looks at s-f books.  On November 11, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 2016 documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life on her TV.   On November 14, Sherry takes Fred to an appointment with electrocardiologist Dr. Mark Lensky in Van Nuys.  He says that Fred is in fine health, except for being overweight -- a common problem of wheelchair patients who cannot exercise.  After, they go to Sherry's apartment for lunch.

On November 17, Sherry tales Fred to the mini-mall at Sepulveda & Roscoe in Panorama City to dentist Dr. Yvonne Arafiles to have his teeth cleaned.  After, they go to Hollywood Style and Barber Shop to get Fred's hair cut, then to the Yoshinoya Restaurant in the same mall for lunch.  On November 21, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC 16 Theater at the Burbank Center to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  After, they go to lunch at P.F. Chang's, then have dessert at Ben & Jerry's.  On November 24, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for a Thanksgiving dinner/lunch, and to watch the 1964 feature Seven Days in May on her TV.  On November 26, Sherry takes Fred to the LAX Marriott for Loscon 43.  They have lunch in the hotel's Latitude 33 Restaurant with Michael Burlake and Roz Gibson.  They shop in the Dealer's Room.  Fred discusses a new research project with JJ Jacobson of the Eaton Collection of S-F & Fantasy.

October 2016

On October 2, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch two movies on her TV; the 1937 drama The Prisoner of Zenda, and the 1940 comedy The Bank Dick.  On October 3, Fred gets a $31.78 royalty cheque from Stone Bridge Press for 14 e-book copies of his Watching Anime, Reading Manga sold during the first half of 2016.  On October 7, Sherry takes Fred to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 feature Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  After, they go to lunch at the Outback Steakhouse; then they go to the Museum of Neon Art.  On October 11, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch, and to watch the first three episodes of the 2014 Japanese animated TV series Terror in Resonance, and the 1927 feature The General on her TV.

On October 17, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for dinner.  After, they go to the DreamWorks Animation Campanile Theater in Glendale for Ron Diamond's 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows.  On October 20, prepublication announcements for Fred's Furry Fandom Conventions, 1989-2015 appear on the McFarland catalogue and on Amazon.  On October 22, Sherry takes Fred to the Home Town Buffet in Van Nuys for lunch, then to her apartment to watch the 2015 animated feature The Little Prince on her TV.  On October 24, Fred's review of the 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows is published on Animation Scoop.  On October 26, Sherry takes Fred to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 feature Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.  After, they go to lunch at the Outback Steakhouse.  On October 30, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 1983-84 animated OAV Dallos on his computer.

September 2016

On September 3, Sherry takes Fred to the Home Town Buffet in Van Nuys for lunch. Then they go to her apartment for a nap for Fred, and for him to watch the 1946 feature The Flying Serpent on her TV. On September 8, Sherry brings Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the live-action comedies The Cuckoos (1930) and Number, Please? (1920) on her TV. On September 13, Sherry takes Fred to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 Belgian animated feature The Wild Life, After, they go to lunch at the Outback Steakhouse in Glendale.

On September 17, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch two movies on her TV; the 2016 animated feature Norm of the North, and the 1934 live-action feature Hips, Hips, Hooray! . On September 20, Sherry takes Fred to dinner at her apartment. They then go to an ASIFA-Hollywood preview screening at the ABC Building in Burbank of Disney XD's Milo Murphy's Law. On September 22, Sherry takes Fred for an appointment in Reseda with opthamologist Dr. Sanjay Logani. He says that Fred's eyes are still good enough to keep using his same glasses. After, they go to lunch at The Claim Jumper in Northridge, and stop for dessert ay a Baskin-Robbins on the way back to his hospital. On September 26, Sherry and Fred pick up Phil Muchnik in Montrose and they go to the Pacific Theatre in the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 animated feature Storks. After, they go to lunch at Frida: Mexican Cuisine. On the way back to Fred's hospital, Sherry stops at a McDonald's for dessert. On September 29, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for dinner, then to a LASFS meeting for the annual vote for the Forry Award recipient. Fred donates his three latest books to the club library, and borrows two others.

August 2016

On August 6, Sherry brings Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 2016 French animated feature April and the Extraordinary World on her TV.  On August 10, Fred gets an announcement from Nozomi Entertainment that it will re-issue on November 1st the March 2003 Kimba the White Lion DVD boxed set with a 28-minute video interview of Fred on disc 4, plus a 30-page booklet, "How Kimba Came To Be" by Fred and Robin Leyden.  On August 11, Sherry takes Fred to Supercuts in San Fernando for a haircut, then to the AMC Burbank 16 to see the 2016 feature Nine Lives , then to Fuddruckers for lunch.  On August 14, Sherry takes Fred to Paseo Colorado in Pasadena to see the 2016 animated feature Sausage Party at the Arclight Theatre.  After, they go to  lunch at P. F. Chang's.

On August 18, Sherry takes Fred in the afternoon to the AMC Burbank 16 to see the 2016 feature Pete's Dragon.  After, they go to dinner at the Outback Steakhouse at the Empire City Mall.  On August 21, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 1951 animated feature Alice in Wonderland on her TV.  On August 25, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC Burbank 16 to see the 2016 feature Kubo and the Two Strings.  After, they go to lunch at the Olive Garden at the Empire City Mall.  On August 30, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the last two episodes of Season 1 of the 2014 Japanese TV series Space Dandy.

July 2016

On July 4, Sherry takes Fred to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 feature The Legend of Tarzan.  After, they go to lunch at the Outback Steakhouse in Burbank.  On July 7, Sherry takes Fred to the mini-mall at Sepulveda & Roscoe to dentist Dr. Yvonne Arafiles to get his teeth cleaned.  After, they have lunch at the Yoshinoya restaurant in the mall, and stop at a Baskin-Robbins for an ice-cream dessert on the way back to Fred's hospital.  On July 11, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC 16 Theater at the Burbank Center to see the 2016 feature The BFG .  After, they go to Fuddrucker's for lunch.  On July 13, Fred receives his author's copies of Gods with Fur from FurPlanet Productions.  Also in the package is ROAR vol. 7, edited by Mary E. Lowd, which is dedicated "For Fred Patten.  Thank you for being a true legend of the furry fandom".  On July 15, Sherry takes Fred to an electrocardiologist's appointment with Dr. Mark Lensky in Van Nuys.  He says that Fred no longer has liquid in his lungs.  After, they go to Sherry's apartment for lunch and to watch the 1954 feature Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on her TV.

On July 18, Sherry and Fred stop in Montrose to pick up Phil Muchnik, and they go to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 feature The Secret Life of Pets.  After, they go to the Outback Steakhouse for lunch.  On July 24, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC 16 Theater at the Burbank Center to see the 2016 feature Ice Age: Collision Course.  After, they go for lunch to Flavor of India.  Fred gets a request from Goal Publications to edit furry anthologies for them.  On July 30, Fred is quoted in El Mercurio of Santiago, Chile, as "el estadounidense Fred Patten, historiador experto en ciencia ficción y animé" in an article on the Japanese animated features of World War II.  Sherry and Fred go to a dinner with Roz Gibson and Dwight Dutton at the Outback Steakhouse in Newhall.  Roz gives Fred the Anthrocon 2016 souvenir book.

June 2016

On June 4, Sherry takes Fred for a day at CaliFur 2016 at the Pomona Fairplex.  They have lunch with Roz Gibson at the Sheraton Fairplex's McKinley's Grill restaurant.  On  June 9, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC 16 Theater at the Burbank Center to see the 2016 feature Alice Through the Looking Glass.  After, they go to Fuddruckers for lunch.  On June 13, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 2015 anime feature The Boy and the Beast on her TV.  On June 14 to 16, Fred receives the galleys for his latest book, Gods with Fur, from FurPlanet for proofreading.

On June 22, Sherry takes Fred to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 animated feature Finding Dory.  After, they go to lunch at the Outback Steakhouse.  On June 26, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to see the DVD of the 2016 animated feature Zootopia and the first two of the DVD extras on her TV.  On June 30, Sherry takes Fred to Supercuts in San Fernando to get a hair cut; then to her apartment to have lunch and to see the 2015 feature Pan on her TV.  Fred's anthology Gods with Fur goes on sale at Anthrocon.

May 2016

On May 2, Sherry takes Fred to SuperCuts in San Fernando to get a haircut; then to the AMC 16 Theater in the Burbank Mall to watch the 2016 animated feature Ratchet & Clank.  Fred and Sherry both consider it so bad that they leave halfway through.  They go to Fuddruckers for lunch.  On May 6, Sherry takes Fred to an electrocardiologist's appointment with Dr. Mark Lensky in Van Nuys.  He says that Fred is fine except he still has liquid in his lungs.  He prescribes something else for Fred's caregivers at his convalescent hospital to perform on him.  After, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 1932 feature Hold 'Em Jail on her TV.  On May 10, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 2010 feature Alice in Wonderland on her TV.  On May 14, Sherry takes Fred to lunch at the Home Town Buffet in Van Nuys.  Then they go to her apartment to watch the 1941 feature Citizen Kane on her TV.

On May 19, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 2007 Japanese animated feature 5 Centimeters Per Second on her TV.  On May 24, Sherry takes Fred to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 animated feature The Angry Birds Movie.  After, they go to lunch at the Outback Steakhouse.  On May 28, Sherry takes Fred to lunch at the Home Town Buffet in Van Nuys.  Then they go to her apartment to watch an episode of the 2014 anime series Space Dandy on her TV.  On May 31, Sherry and Fred go to Galco's in Highland Park to buy some more soft drinks for Fred.  They buy a deli lunch there, and take it to Sherry's apartment to eat.  Fred takes a nap there before Sherry brings him back to his hospital.

April 2016

On April 4, Andre-Norton-Books.com, “The ultimate space for all things Andre Norton”, posted Fred's 28-page May 1963 UCLA MLS thesis, "Andre Norton: A Bibliography 1934-1963", for all to read.   On April 5, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch, and to watch the 2015 feature Pixels on her TV.  On April 11, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 2013 anime feature Patema Inverted on her TV.  On April 16, Sherry takes Fred to Home Town Buffet in Van Nuys for lunch, then to her apartment for a nap.

On April 19, Fred receives a request from Andrea Pachetti in Italy to translate Fred's "The Dynamic World of Go Nagai" afterword from Nagai's "Mazinger", published by First Comics in December 1988, and post it on Pachetti's "Atari Magari" online blog.  Fred agrees.  On April 20, Sherry takes Fred to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 feature The Jungle Book.  After, they go to the Outback Steakhouse for lunch.  On April 27, Sherry takes Fred to UCRiverside's Rivera Library to make new donations to his collection, and to get photocopies of reviews of Andre Norton's books for Andre-Norton-Books.com.  Fred spends most of the last ten days of April editing his two books-in-progress; the anthology Gods With Fur for FurPlanet Productions, and Furry Fandom Conventions for McFarland & Company, Inc.

March 2016

On March 1, Fred is given an extension by McFarland on submitting his furry fandom conventions book, to get more information and illustrations. On March 4, Sherry brings Fred to her apartment for lunch. After, they watch the 2015 film San Andreas on her TV, and attempt to watch a Space Dandy episode but it is cut off by a power failure. On March 8, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC 16 Theater at the Burbank Center to see the 2016 animation feature Zootopia. After, they go to lunch at the Olive Garden at Burbank's Empire Center. On March 9, Fred receives a package from Mario Rumor in Rome of five copies of Fumo di China #245, December 2015, with the two-page interview that Rumor conducted with Fred in April 2012. The magazine that originally authorized the interview had ceased publication, and Rumor spent four years getting another magazine to publish it. On March 10, Sherry takes Fred to the mini-mall at Sepulveda & Roscoe to dentist Dr. Yvonne Arafiles to have his teeth cleaned. After, they go to the Yoshinoya Restaurant in the same mall for lunch. On March 17, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch. After, they watch the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon on her TV.

On March 21, Sherry and Fred pick up Phil Muchnik in Montrose, and they go to the ArcLight Cinema in the Paseo Colorado mall in Pasadena to see the 2016 animated feature Zootopia again, which Phil has not seen. After, they go to lunch at P. F. Chang's. On March 24, Sherry takes Fred for an appointment in Reseda with opthamologist Dr. Sanjay Logani. He says that Fred does not need new glasses. After, they go to lunch at The Claim Jumper in Northridge. On March 27, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch part of the compilation The Godfather Saga on her TV. On March 30, Fred gets a royalty cheque from Stone Bridge Press for $21.81 for the sale of 14 ebook copies of his Watching Anime, Reading Manga during the second half of 2015. Total copies sold to date: 3,757.

February 2016

On February 2, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch, and to watch the 1956 American movie Forbidden Planet and an episode of Space Dandy on her TV. On February 4, Fred's hospital gives him an EKG test. On February 5, Sherry takes Fred to an appointment with Dr. Mark Lensky, the Electrocardiologist, in Van Nuys. He says that Fred is fine except for liquid in his lungs. He prescribes a treatment for Fred's caregivers at his convalescent hospital to perform on him. After, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 2011 animated feature Kung Fu Panda 2 on her TV. On February 8, Sherry and Fred pick up Phil Muchnik in Montrose and go to the Pacific Theatre in The Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2016 animated feature Kung Fu Panda 3. After, Sherry and Fred take Phil home and stop at a McDonald's for lunch before taking Fred back to his hospital. On February 12, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and a nap. After, they visit the San Fernando branch of the County Library. On February 15, Sherry takes Fred to the AMC 16 Theater at the Burbank Center, where they join Phil Muchnik and see the 2016 feature Hail, Caesar!. After, they have lunch at Fuddruckers. On February 19, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch. After, they watch the 1954 Hitchcock movie Dial M for Murder on her TV. On February 22, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch. After, they watch the 1938 movie The Adventures of Robin Hood on her TV. On February 29, Sherry takes Fred to the Supercuts Hair Salon at Value Square Center in Sylmar for a haircut, then to the Outback Steakhouse at the Burbank Empire Center for lunch.

January 2016

On January 3, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch, and to watch old 1920s cartoons and an episode of Space Dandy on her TV.  Jerry Beck cross-posts Fred's current column for Cartoon Research, on Pakistan's Burka Avenger TV animation, on Animation Scoop.  On January 8, Sherry takes Fred to the Pacific Theatre at the Americana at Brand in Glendale to see the 2015 movie Star Wars - The Force Awakens.  After, they go to lunch at the Outback Steakhouse.  On January 12, Sherry takes Fred to Supercuts in Sylmar for a haircut, then to a Quiznos in the same shopping center for a sandwich for lunch.  They go to Sherry's apartment to eat lunch, then to watch the 2010 movie  Furry Vengeance and a Space Dandy episode on Sherry's TV.  

On January 14, Fred's new anthology, Cats and More Cats, is premiered at Further Confusion 2016.  On January 19, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 1945 movie Lady on a Train.  On January 22, Sherry takes Fred to the Burbank Center's Burbank 8 theater to see the 2015 Chinese animated feature Monster Hunt.  After, they go for lunch to P. F. Chang's.  On January 27, Sherry takes Fred to her apartment for lunch and to watch the 1973 movie Westworld.  On January 30, Sherry takes Fred to the Anime L.A. 12 convention in Ontario. They have an Indian lunch at the Bombay Restaurant.

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