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Mission Chicago Official Star Trek Convention Day 2

Time for Day 2 of Star Trek: Mission Chicago!  I returned to the McCormack Place West Building.  First up was going to the Main Stage Skyline Ballroom for the “Star Trek: Lower Decks Panel.”  Everyone was given a raffle ticket that could be exchanged for an 11×17 mini-poster at the Merch booth after the panel.  It was a wonderful panel, …

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Mission Chicago Official Star Trek Convention Day 1

Friday, April 8, 2022 I have never been to Chicago before and was amazed by the impressive McCormick Place convention center. Star Trek: Mission Chicago was held in the West Building, and both the Marriott and Hyatt connect to it via Sky Bridges. While ReedPop put on one of two licensed conventions for Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in 2016, ReedPop …

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QUEST FOR HONOR P:IV

Join us once again, warriors, as we continue our tale! Upon finally reaching the home world, our party made our way to House Vampyr’s great hall, where we celebrated my long-overdue return to Qo’nos. The next morning both K’tal and I were presented to the head of the house, Lord Vampyr; Captain K’Throg told the tale of our deeds on …

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Dark Christmas Traditions

This time of year, as we celebrate the holidays, we all have family traditions we observe. My family had a few that I thought were odd. My mother was German and Irish, and my father is Jewish, so we celebrated both Hanukkah and Christmas. My grandmother (German) always hung a pickle on the tree; the first person to find it …

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Sci-Fi as a genre and how it has influenced our society

Science fiction, sometimes shortened to sci-fi or SF, is a genre of fiction, usually from the writer’s own perspective, that typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life. In a lot of cases, all the aforementioned examples can be found in one movie or TV show. …

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Thanksgiving Thanks

With Thanksgiving tomorrow and the rest of the holidays right around the corner, I want to take a few minutes to tell you about the USS Tiburon, one of the things I am most thankful for this year. Now I could give you my normal rundown, as I do at an event when trying to recruit someone; you all have …

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Quest For Honor PIII

Hello again, honored warriors; I have returned from my errand to the home world, a brief but humorous journey. As to where we left off in our story. K’tal and I were accompanying the crew of the IKS bo’Degh laQ, a Brel Class ship, back to Qnos, a two-week journey. We were escorted to meet the ship’s Captain, a grizzled …

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Different Methods for Ongoing Learning

Many of us have once believed that once you have completed school in some fashion (getting your GED, graduating high school, obtaining a college degree), we are done learning and it is not beneficial in any way to continue our education. Maybe you hated school, the teachers, being in a classroom setting, or anything like that. We all learn in …

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Member Experiences at Fan Expo Denver – Special Edition 2021

Sam Baca   My first Con was a unique and incredible experience. It was very different from most people, as I also worked my first Con with the USS Tiburon. Working with a group of people who had a shared love of Star Trek and getting to nerd out over our shared love was truly special, and I felt like …

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Counselor Kat’s Favorite Drinks

As the ship’s counselor, I don’t recommend drinking alcohol regularly, but if you do, I have some cocktails you might like to try. When I am not on the ship, I bartend, and my manager gave me permission to make some new recipes for upcoming events. All but one are my own mixes because I did not have Earl Grey …