Category Archives: Conventions

April is here? Yes it is.

Wow we were so busy with March with our activities and the Salt Lake Comic Con FanX booth that we blinked and March was over.  Many thanks to the volunteers who helped out at the booth.  We had several compliments on how relaxed our “Ten Forward Lounge Theme” was set up.  So here is what we have coming up in April.

Wednesday, April 12th is our monthly meeting.  However our regular meeting location, the Roy Library, is booked for this month.  Luckily Ticonderoga crewmembers Damon and Amanda Ricks were able to set us up with a temporary location for this month.  So we will be meeting at the Marshall White Community Center located at 222 28th Street in Ogden.  The Ricks have set up a special event for our meeting so be on time for some prizes.  The meeting starts at 7:00pm and feel free to bring a friend.  In May we will be back at the Roy Library.

The Ticonderoga Senior Officer’s meeting will be held on Friday, April 14th at Starbase 40.  Please let the Captain know if you will be attending so she can make sure there is enough food for dinner.

April 21-23 are the dates for the StarFest convention in Denver. This is the 40th Anniversary of the convention and a lot of Seventh Fleet members are attending.  (especially if we missed the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention last August)  We have a discount ticket code from our friends on the USS Pioneer.  If you are interested in going, contact the Captain.  A few members may still have spots open for rides and/or rooms.  Walter Koenig and Rene Auberjonois are two Star Trek actors who will be in attendance at the convention.  This would also count as an out-of-state convention for those working towards the ‘command grade’ ranks.  Additional details can be found at www.StarFestDenver.com

We have a free event for Saturday, April 29th.  We will be visiting the Hill AFB Museum.  However instead of just wandering between exhibits as we have done before, we have a guided tour.  Please be at the museum lobby before noon in order to go on the tour.  We may have several visitors from other chapters joining us for this event.

Just a week later will be our May activity on Saturday the 6th.  We will be meeting at a park in Clearfield or Layton for a rocket launch and drone races.  This will run from 11:30am-3:30pm.  Bring your own picnic lunch for the event.

What we will be doing in June

FanCon2016Wow, May was such a busy month that we didn’t get a blog post in.  Sorry about that.  We usually have a TON of discussions going on with our USS Ticonderoga Facebook page (click on link to visit).

We have a very busy month in June.  On Saturday, June 4th we will have a booth at the Weber County Library 3rd Annual FanCon (formerly known as Fantasticon).  This will be held at the Roy Library (same location as our meetings) from Noon to 3:00pm.  There will also be a food truck rally held at the same time.  There is no admission cost for this event.  This is a costumed activity so come and be prepared to show off the fun we have in the club.

Wednesday, June 8th is the monthly USS Ticonderoga business meeting at the Central Park located at 300 East Center Street, Clearfield (just to the east of the Clearfield City Hall and Wasatch Elementary).  This will start at 7:00pm (first 30 minutes is socialization, then meeting announcements and don’t forget a Star Trek/SF show and tell).  This is not a uniformed event, but we encourage club or Star Trek shirts.  Bring your dinner to BBQ or brown bag it.  For July’s meeting we will be back at the Roy library (there was no room for us in June).

Friday, June 10th will be the USS Ticonderoga Senior Officer’s meeting at Starbase 40.  Please make sure you have your reports into your Department Chief before this date.

Saturday, June 18th is our monthly activity.  We will be meeting at the home of Captain Stark (Starbase 40) in Clearfield for a BBQ and Star Trek Beyond prep night.  Bring your own meat and a dish to share.  We will be finishing up any preparations for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie promotion in July.  Captain Stark has a new BBQ grill to use.  This event will start at 2:00pm and run until finished.

Captain Stark will be attending the Seventh Fleet Council Meeting on Saturday, June 25th.  If you have any proposals for the 2017 Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet (or any other proposals), you need to get them to Captain Stark before this meeting.

Also on June 25th and 26h will be the Hill AFB Air Show.  This event is free to the public and a lot of Ticonderoga members attend this event.  Make sure you bring your own lunch, water, sunscreen and folding chairs.  Give yourself lots of time with the crowds (traffic can be slow).  But seeing a lot of the older airplanes and newer craft can be very exciting.  This event only happens once every two years.

Don’t forget to check with your Department Chiefs for any upcoming department meetings or activities.

Future Events to keep in mind: July 13 Monthly meeting.  July 16 Seventh Fleet Games. July 22 Star Trek Beyond movie premier.  August 2-7 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.  Sept 1-3 Salt Lake Comic Con.

Seventh Fleet at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

The Shuttle Fairbanks at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015.
The Shuttle Fairbanks at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015.

Come see the Seventh Fleet at the 2015 Salt Lake Comic Con.  We will be in booth #3301 with our very own Action Figure Box 2.0 (new and improved) and with the USS Rendezvous Shuttle Fairbanks (also upgraded).  This year we are fundraising for the Cache Valley Children’s Justice Center.  We are also participating in various Star Trek events at the con including the Star Trek cosplay photo-op on Saturday afternoon at the grand staircase.  Come in your favorite Star Trek costume.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

USS Ticonderoga, NCC-74676-A officially launched

CaptStark_AdmHollingerNow that Captain Erica Stark has completed all of the requirements to achieve the rank of Captain (not an easy task in the Seventh Fleet) the next version of the USS Ticonderoga can now launched.  At the USS Ticonderoga room party at CONduit, Seventh Fleet CinC Admiral Dennis Hollinger officially launched the USS Ticonderoga, NCC-74676-A.  Ronin Class Starship.  Admiral Hollinger presented the dedication plaque for the new starship to Captain Stark.

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Even with this major goal accomplished, the Ticonderoga is not sitting on it’s laurels.  We have Fantasicon coming up at the Pleasant Valley Library (Weber County) on June 6th.  We also have a ton of events planned for the year and we are also continuing to grow.  We could have two new chapter-in-training Runabouts launched by the end of summer.  Now is when we need your help and now is when we need new ideas.  It’s time to boldly go.  Let’s see what’s out there.

*USS Ticonderoga* Seventh Fleet day and August activities

redAll hands to duty stations!

August is going to be a busy month for us!  Hope you all are up to the challenge.

 

August 9th is Tico RPG prep night. Come and create a character for the Ticonderoga/Seventh fleet role playing game. 6 pm, SB 40.

 

August 13th is our general meeting, held this month at the Roy library auditorium, 7 pm.

 

For department chiefs, we have the Senior Officers’ meeting on August 15th, at SB 40.  7 pm, and dinner will be provided.

 

August 16th is Fleet Day, and it’s been a long time (seven years) since the Tico hosted a fleet event.

I’ve already sent an email to the C.O.s and X.O.s of all the other ships, asking them for a headcount of attendees, because we will be providing the meal for the day.

The following departments are in charge of side dishes and/or salads:

Medical, Science, Conn, Engineering, Civilians, Communications and Tactical.

Security has drinks and Ops has chips.

Our illustrious X.O. is taking care of condiments.

The Rear Admiral and I will be covering the plates, cups, utensils, napkins, and charcoal for the grill, and the ship is providing the meat.

Security is also providing the Nerf guns for the target practice game.  We have a couple of styrofoam red shirts for targets.

If anyone has coolers that we can use for the day to keep our food safe, please bring them along. (Make sure they are marked, so they get back to the correct homes.)

We are also in need of donations of the following:

Buckets and large sponges (please no scrubby-tops) for the water fight; a game net, old towels (they will rip), and water balloons for the water balloon volleyball; lots of 6-sided dice for Liar’s Dice (there will be several games running at once, rather than 1 huge game); and an extra-long tape measure for saucer separation.

There will be AdvOTs/PMPs available to be taken and lots of command grade officers to pass them off.

We will start arriving at the park (Island View Park, 1800 South Main st., Clearfield), at 8 am to get everything set up.  We will begin serving lunch at 11 am.  The auction will begin at 12:30 and will only run for 2 hours. The games, panels, and Admiral’s Challenge will run from 3-7 pm, and cleanup will run until 8.

 

August 23rd will be another game night at SB 40. We will be playing Apples to Apples and Zombie dice.

 

Coming in the near future is Salt Lake Comic Con. The White Buffalo will again be running the Artemis bridge simulator, and will need help.  In order to qualify for the free passes, you will have to commit to at least 4 hours of service at the bridge simulator each day of the convention.  There will be a schedule for the volunteers, and more complete information will be coming soon.

 

Thank you for all that you do, and I hope to see you all attending at least one of the activities this month.

 

USS Ticonderoga – Weber County Library Event

505839_oGreetings All!

I hope these first days of Summer break have been fun so far.

This Saturday, June 7, is our first event of the month.  We will be providing photo ops and ambiance for a comic-con event at the Pleasant Valley branch of the Weber county library system.

The address is 5568 Adams Avenue Parkway, Ogden.  The event itself runs from 1-5 pm, though we can show up at any time after 10 am to set up.

Adams Avenue parkway is the toll road from I-84 up to south Ogden, and the library is near Ogden Regional Medical Center.

Please be in uniform or costume – we want to show off the wide range of interests the Tico crew enjoys, so wear your favorite, whether or not it’s from Star Trek.  Make sure to also wear a smile, (because you’re never fully dressed without a smile!), and be ready to pose for pictures and prepared to have fun.

(Yes, this will be an ideal recruiting event, and we want to put our best foot forward.)

There are plenty of restaurants of all types in that area, so we can go for dinner as a group somewhere, and play my favorite game – freak the muggles.

I hope to see everyone there and having a good time.

 

USS Ticonderoga May 2014 Meeting

FanX/TNG_BridgeGreetings, All!

And a special welcome to those finding us from FanX!  I hope you all had a great time, and have recovered from the madness that is a sci-fi convention.

We have a lot of info to get out, so I’ll keep things as succinct as possible.

First off, for you department chiefs – remember that this Saturday, April 26th, is the senior officers’ meeting, this month held at the Prettyman/Lewis home, at 2 pm. Contact me for the address if you haven’t been there before.  Also, if you are going to be unable to attend, please either send a representative with a report, or send me your report directly. Several of us are looking at going to a roller derby game in Ogden afterwards, and anyone that wants to is welcome to join us.

Second, for May, remember that our activity will be taking place before the monthly meeting.

Activity details: Saturday, May 10 – Rocket Launch/Kite fly/Picnic, Ellison Park, Layton, 12 noon until we’re done.

Ellison Park is at the west end of Hill Field road.  Be sure to bring a kite to fly, a rocket to launch, a picnic (if you wish), plus chairs or blankets, sunscreen, and water. We  will have the banner up, and, if you have either a Tico shirt or the new fleet shirt, please wear it.

 

Meeting details: Wednesday, May 14 – BYOM Barbeque, Central Park, Clearfield, 7 pm.  (Meetings at the Roy library auditorium will resume in June.)

This meeting is bring your own meat & drinks, and a dish to share. The ship will provide plates/napkins/utensils, and charcoal for the grill.  Remember to bring any show-and-tell items, and your convention stories.

As an aside, if you want to purchase a fleet shirt, they are still available, though in limited quantities.  Sizes are adult medium through 3XL, and the shirts are $15.00 each.  We are looking at adding a Tico design to the backs of the shirts.  (If you had a chance to see them at the con, the USS Rendezvous had added the shuttle and ship to the backs of their shirts.) Contact myself or Lt. Dave Stock if you wish to purchase a shirt.

On our long-range sensors, we have the Weber county library event on June 7, from 1-5 pm at the Ogden branch. We will have a booth, and will need people in costume/uniform to mingle for photo-ops.  Any sci-fi and fantasy costumes are welcome, just be sure they are kept at a G or PG rating.

That will cover us for the next several weeks.  We’ll have a game day or two in May, and as soon as we have those dates set, you’ll find the info here, on Facebook, and in your email.  Have a great week!

 

Tim “Tuvok” Russ announced as a guest at CONduit 22

Today the Convention Chair for CONduit 22 announced that they have signed Tim Russ as the Media Guest of Honor for the convention.  Tim Russ has also confirmed this on his official website.  CONduit 22: The Time Lords of CONduit will be held on May 25-27, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tim is best known for his roll of Lt. Commander Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager.  He also directed an episode of the series and provided his voice for several Star Trek video games.  Tim also had other Star Trek roles on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Generations.  Tim has written for several Star Trek comics and directed/starred in the Star Trek fan film Star Trek:  Of Gods And Men. Tim also directed and produced the Gene Roddenberry tribute film, Roddenberry on Patrol.

According to his IMDB website, Tim has also appeared in The Twilight Zone,  Starman (TV series), Time Stalkers, Spaceballs, Beauty and the Beast (TV series), Alien Nation (TV series), Freddy’s Nightmares (TV series), Eve of Destruction, Journey to the Center of the Earth (TV movie), SeaQuest 2032, Spiderman (TV series)  and provided his voice talents to many different video games.

A video of the fun at Starfest 2011

So members of the USS Ticonderoga and the Seventh Fleet had a ton of fun last weekend.  WE had the opportunity to join our friends at Starfest 2011 in Denver.  While we were there, Brian Wesley of the USS Kelly had taken a ton of video footage.  He has been putting it together ind different videos showing the fun that was had at the con.  Here is the first video that he has posted on YouTube.

 

What memories do you have of the convention?