We are a Denver/Colorado Front Range, Star Trek fan community. Our goal is to spread awareness of the Star Trek franchise, meet others with the same interests, and help worthy charities in the process while having fun along the way.
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What does it mean to be a member
We are all friends that have found each other through our love of Stark Trek. We don't care how much of a "geek" you are. We all are "geeks" here.
We all are friends that have a love of Star Trek
We make a difference in Colorado by doing many community service projects.
We have a lot of fun when we get together, whether for work or play, we make it fun!
COME OUT AND SEE US AT THESE EVENTS
Some of our OTHER Events
We do several events a month ranging from our Friday Night Socials to Game Day and well just about anything we all can think of. Below are just some examples of stuff we do!
Every month the members of the USS Tiburon gather either in person or virtually to have fun, discuss upcoming plans and events, and watch some Trek. Feel free to check out our schedule posted below and on social media to join us and see what the Tiburon is up to.
Friday Night Socials
Monthly 2nd Friday
Every month the we gather at a different eatery in the Front Range area in order to enjoy each others company in a friendly casual atmosphere. Feel free to check out where we will gathering next and join us to meet the members in a friendly casual way.
We believe that it is important to use our time and talents to improve our little corner of the universe. We engage in multiple community service activities throughout the year.
In order to share our love of Star Trek we have put together a display to setup at conventions that any person, whether a casual watcher or die hard fan will enjoy.
What would a Star Trek fan group be without our "space pajama's" The Tiburon has taken it to the next step with many members to full alien makeup for our appearances.
From Borg Alcoves to Transporter Pads. There is nothing quite as cool as holding a Phaser Rifle or Bat'leth in your hands. What is even better is doing it after you built it!
We live in the great state of Colorado and it's beautiful outdoor spaces. What a better way to enjoy these areas then with you close Star Trek friends.
Having fun is part of being on the Tiburon and so we like to do all sorts of Social Outings. These include Beach Days, trips to Boondocks, the National Western Stockshow, and all sorts of other activities.
From tabletop to video games the group loves to get together to play all sorts of games. Several times a year we schedule these fun days to relax and enjoy each others company.
From Sci-Fi to Dramas, what would a social club be without going to movies, even ones that are not Star Trek, as a group and enjoying that movie together.
anything else we want
We are always looking for new things that we can do as a group. If you have any ideas of something the Tiburon can do please feel free to drop us a note and let us know.
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USS TIBURON COMMAND STAFF
The USS Tiburon's Command Staff is the decision making body of the USS Tiburon.
Bran has been a member and leader of the USS Tiburon since it started in 2005. He has worked tirelessly with the USS Tiburon Command Staff and the members to make the USS Tiburon the best group they can be. Bran has had the honor to serve in positions with STARFLEET the International Star Trek Fan Association Inc, as a Regional Coordinator for STARFLEET Region 17, encompassing Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, as well as serving as the Vice-Commander (Vice-President) of STARFLEET for a term of three years.
Tim joined the Tiburon on May 4th of 2019 at free comic book day, and he has never looked back. The Tiburon and STARFLEET have become a very important part of his life. I started as a Crewmen Recruit and quickly worked my way up the chain of command through hard work and dedication. Being part of this fun loving social and charity group has changed his life in ways he never thought possible. He has attended more comic-cons and nerdy events than he ever thought was possible for one person. He has attended cons and expos from Denver to Fort Collins and helped promote and run smaller events at local comic bookstores. Being part of the Tiburon has made him happier than he could ever remember, He even met my beautiful fiancé through the Tiburon. She joined at Denver Comic Con, also in 2019, and the rest, as they say, is history. Being able to be with likeminded nerdy people that love Star Trek as much as he do, has truly been a blessing. He hopes to see many more years with the Tiburon, and he also hopes to see many of you Trek fans out there join our ranks. To everyone, near and far, Live Long and Prosper.
Christina is one of the last founding members serving on the USS Tiburon Command Staff. Since 2005 Christina has let her talent and abilities to designing almost of the USS Tiburon graphics, brochures, banners and apparel. Christina has also served in multiple positions within STARFLEET the International Star Trek Fan Association, and STARFLEET Region 17.
Chief Of Operations
Lee has been a member of the USS Tiburon for 10 years. He has enjoyed his journey with the Tiburon, and participating in comic cons, community service projects and other fun get togethers. Lee is always happy to meet new Star Trek fans and talk with them about the USS Tiburon.
Chief Science Officer
Jen likes Star Trek
Chief of Security
Josh joined STARFLEET and the USS Tiburon in July of 2017 after talking with Tiburon members at their booth during what was then called Denver Comic-Con. The following year my wife Jen also joined and we hit the ground running, attending multiple events and helping at convention appearances, eventually working to both organize and host what would become the Tiburon’s annual membership appreciation bbq. Since January of 2021, I have served as an at-large member of the Command Staff. I am excited and honored to now be serving the ship as Chief of Security.
The Chief of Security also serves as the USS Tiburon's Chief Tactical Officer and Josh currently serves as the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the 888th Tigersharks, the USS Tiburon's STARFLEET Marine Corps Unit.
Chief Medical Officer
Becky joined the USS Tiburon at Denver Pop Culture Con several years ago. Since then she has used her crafting skills to help the Tiburon with their Tribbles for Charity program. by assisting with hand making Tribbles. She recently was elected as Chief Medical Officer. Becky enjoyed many varieties of Science Fiction and is a veteran of the United States Air Force Reserves.
Chief of the Boat
Dan joined the USS Tiburon by finding this website online and looking for fellow fans of the show. He joined and first met the group at a Friday Night Social at a local restaurant. Since joining the Tiburon Dan has become part of the Tiburon family, and has helped members move, listened to them complaint and whine about gaming, and has let the USS Tiburon store the convention display in his garage, well take over his garage anyway. Just recently the USS Tiburon Command Staff decided to create this new position, Chief of the Boat, just for him. Besides his volunteering with the Tiburon, Dan is a gamer and sports enthusiast.
Dan is contracted to have a Star Trek uniform prior to convention season 2022.
The USS Tiburon were amazing to work with when I invited them to host an event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver). The amount of work and dedication they all put into the event far exceeded my expectations, and moreover the teamwork the group displayed was outstanding. I hope to have the opportunity to work with USS Tiburon in the future, as they are a great group of hardworking individuals.
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver)
Our convention theme this year was close to a Star Trek theme. I first approached the members of the USS Tiburon for the possibility of crew members appearing at the con in uniform for effect.
Much to my delight the crew had a complete set up they were willing to bring to our convention, and they ran a charity event which helped us to raise additional money for our freedom service dogs.
Communication between myself and the members was excellent, this group is wonderful to work with. They are very professional with just a touch of whimsy that makes wonderful blend of fun.
The group was helpful in answering questions, and joined in the madness that was our fandom. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with any and all of the crew that were present. I think we even converted a few folks!
On behalf of DenFur 2019, I personally thank you for coming out and making our vision become a reality.
Noelle 'Wyld' White
The crew of the USS Tiburon truly come from the 24th century. Having visited their exhibit many times at Starfest and Denver Comic Con, I had to have them at our Con too.
The Tiburon’s appearance at Fort Collins Comic Con was nothing short of spectacular – complete with full Borg alcove. At Denver Comic Con, they stunned with a full-on Ferengi and Borgified Cardassian. Their uniforms are top-notch for every period and they know their Trek trivia. The entire crew is welcoming and approachable and always go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The Tiburon’s boundless joy for making your event spectacular shines through in every interaction.
They’ll be a pillar of our Con for many years to come and we can’t wait to see them again next year!
Fort Collins Comic Con & WTF Marketing
I have had the privilege of working with the members of the USS Tiburon (Denver) Chapter of STARFLEET since 2013. Through my interactions with these men and women, we have entertained over 13,000 people together, and created spectacular worlds all through the love of Star Trek.
In 2013, while the Director of Marketing & Promotions for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Triple-A Baseball Team, I decided to have one of our annual “theme” nights be a Star Trek Theme in conjunction with the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness. In February of 2013, I was introduced to Bran Stimpson, Gary Halverson and many of the incredible people that call Tiburon their passion at the GalaxyFest Science Fiction Convention in Colorado Springs It was easy to see why!
Over the next seven months, we worked on writing a script, pre-recording audio and video elements, and Mr. Halverson even built a full borg suit for the occasion. I was overwhelmed. And that was only the beginning. On a clear night in late August, we entertained over 7,500 fans with a story including our pre-recorded video and audio coupled with live action happening between innings and culminating in an unforgettable post-game skit. The Sky Sox mascot, Sox The Fox was chased around the ballpark by our borg and beamed from place to place in the stadium with the help of some creative lighting, effects on the video board, stunt doubles and a very convincing Gary Halverson in the suit.
The fans loved the action so much that the Sky Sox decided to reprise the Star Trek theme in 2014. This time, we went even bigger, inviting Walter Koenig from The Original Star Trek Series to join us and even have a speaking part live from the press box. For the reprisal and continuation of the show, I asked something above and beyond of the Tiburon crew. I asked to put live pyrotechnics on our Borg as the start of our fireworks show!
Gary didn’t bat an eye, while other members of Tiburon worked to create a real life comm system so that we could speak with him and give him up to the second directions while other pyrotechnics exploded around him, ultimately leading to a phaser shot fired from an actor that would hit the Borg and culminate our action. Everything went perfectly!!
The degree of professionalism, enthusiasm and passion regarding Star Trek is what made me gravitate towards the members of the Tiburon, and what makes me want to continue to look for ways to do work in the future! Though I have retired from my position with the Sky Sox, I will always consider the members of the Tiburon my friends and colleagues. My gratitude for them is unending.
Former Sr. Director of Marketing & Promotions (’08 – ’15) Colorado Springs Sky Sox Baseball
Star Trek on TV
The first television series, simply called Star Trek and now referred to as "The Original Series", debuted in 1966 and aired for three seasons on the television network NBC. It followed the interstellar adventures of Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew aboard the starship USS Enterprise, a space exploration vessel, built by the United Federation of Planets in the twenty-third century. The Star Trek canon of the franchise includes The Original Series, an animated series, five spin-off television series, the film franchise, and further adaptations in several media.
Star Trek Movies
Following the huge success of Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1977, Paramount decided to adapt its pilot episode, for a new Star Trek Series, into a Star Trek feature film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). Five more Star Trek feature films featuring the entire original cast followed. The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) starred in a further four films. The series was put on a hiatus until the franchise was rebooted with a new film, on May 8, 2009, simply titled Star Trek, serving as a reboot to the franchise with a new cast portraying younger versions of the original series' characters. A sequel to Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness, was released in theaters on May 16, 2013. A third film, Star Trek Beyond, was released on July 22, 2016, on the franchise's 50th anniversary.
Budget $720 million
Box office $2.3 billion
Original Star Trek Facts
Here are some interesting facts from Star Trek: The Original Series. It was aired on Television for 3 years, from 1966 to 1969. The total series is 79 episodes, that's 3,950 minutes of Star Trek goodness!
The USS Tiburon has been proudly serving the Colorado Front Range as a chapter of Starfleet: the International Star Trek Fan Association INC. since 2005.
STARFLEET: The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. is a Star Trek fan club which was created in 1974.
Get in Touch
If you are interested in getting more information about the USS Tiburon or you're an event organizer that would like to have the USS Tiburon appear are your event, please feel free to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you!