Lindsey Tashlin

Our volunteer, Lindsey, helps the Intergalactic Travel Authority run like a well-oiled spaceship.

Lindsey has been helping out at the Intergalactic Travel Authority since our launch back in July. She has hands-on experience with the special brewing process of our Black Hole coffee and is an excellent Story Planet ambassador to Earthlings who want to learn more about what we do. She loves that the ITA is full of “positive energy, smart and creative people,” and every time she volunteers, she has fun!

When she’s not at the ITA, she enjoys hanging out with her two children and going camping in their 1966 fifteen-foot trailer. One day, she hopes to go camping on the Moon!

Thank you Lindsey for all your hard work! Your contributions make our mission possible!


1. Favourite planet to live (other than Earth):

Pluto. It’s the furthest away and most intriguing, even though it’s not technically a planet… it was when I was growing up!

2. Favourite book:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

3. Favourite artist/s:

Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Norval Morrisseau.

4. Favourite thing to do on Earth:


5. Best Earth food:

A really good homemade cheeseburger, not the ones from restaurant chains.


Thanks so much to Midoco for sponsoring Story Planet’s Featured Explorer.

Check out Midoco Art & Office Supplies for your one-stop-shop for creative expression.  Established in 1977, they now have two destination outlets in the Annex and the Beaches

Write On! Week 1 Update

With your help, we’ve raised $5,815!

We’re so grateful for all your support (there were many high-five montages and jumping scenes going on at Story Planet today).  An astronomical thank you goes out to our generous donors.  Your donations will help fund our new after-school program.

Let’s keep the momentum going towards our $20,000 goal by September 15th!


Book Flights with Your Intergalactic Passport!

Joey, citizen of Earth came by the Intergalactic Travel Authority this week to do some travelling.

Airline: Story Planet Air

Destination: Neptune

Flight number: Z1039 NEP

Gate: XG3079

Departure time: 07:16 August 3, 2012

Arrival time: 15:09 January 2, 2013

Joey has declared all his nine-armed beings and has passed through customs without incident. He is now able to land legally on Neptune. Safe travels!


Toronto Mars Party Sunday, August 5th!

On August 6th, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover will land on Mars at 1:30AM Eastern Time.

To remember this astronomical occasion, Toronto will be holding a Mars Party on Sunday night (August 5th) to celebrate.

This event will be held at Hotel Ocho from 8pm-2am and there will be a Kids’ Program from 6pm-8pm. All Martian-friendly families are invited to the event.

Click here to learn more about the Mars Party and to get tickets!