Back? Great. Admiral Stark was very impressed with this article as it aligns with some of the goals he has been promoting within the Seventh Fleet. Part of the reason we have our fan club is to keep the Star Trek dream alive. That through infinite diversity through infinite combinations life is worth while. This is why we are a “big-tent” organization instead of focusing on just one thing. You having fun with your corner of Star Trek fandom is something we want to help out with.
Do you like to create Cosplay? We want to see your costumes. The article talked about fanzines and books created by fans. As you can see from the photo above, we have many members interested in putting together art and publications. Putting together a Star Trek fan film? We’ve had experience doing that. Has Star Trek inspired an interest in science? It has with us as well. Prop building? From the hand held to the very large, we have had some experience putting these together. We have members who express their creativity through Star Trek filk songs just like the ones mentioned in the article. We love attending conventions and running booths that allow us to perform community service which requires a lot of creativity and planning. There are a lot of things we can create as fans to keep the Star Trek dream alive. Influences from the fandom of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s made their way into official publications and episodes (including episodes of Star Trek: Discovery).
There is also an added benefit from expressing our creativity for others to see. These become archives for the next generation of fandom who get a glance of what life was like for Star Trek fans at the date of publication. If you get a chance to look at your chapter’s past newsletters, you can see back into time. Admiral Stark has been trying to preserve older club newsletters and publications in PDF format so that they are easily available for all to see.
To give our members the opportunity for creativity, chapters can publish a newsletter or post articles on the ship’s blog. If your chapter doesn’t have a newsletter or a website yet, talk with your commanding officer. They are always looking for volunteers and there are those in the fleet that are willing to give advice on sites and publications. The Seventh Fleet will also be collecting the best articles of the year and publishing them in a Seventh Fleet Annual fanzine. This gives you the opportunity to display your creativity for future fandom. Currently an Issue Zero (concept publication) is currently being created and will be released soon.
What would you like to make today? Who would you like to inspire tomorrow? Let’s create.
The USS White Buffalo will be running the updated Artemis Bridge Simulator at SaltCON Spring this weekend (March 5-8) at the Davis County Convention Center in Layton. They have updated the lights for a more intense simulation. Check it out at this gaming convention this weekend. Details at https://saltcon.com/
We had a great time at FanX 2019, the Salt Lake Comic Convention last weekend. It always takes a few days to recover. Many thanks to the many fleet members who volunteered or just stopped by the booth to show your support. We were able to raise some funds for the Christa McAuliffe Space Center in Utah County.
Here are just a few of the photos that were taken at the booth with the Borg Alcove. We had visits from a wide variety of fans and guests including Larry Nemecek and John Eaves.
“Once again, I’m struck by your species’ desire to help others.” Dr. Phlox- Dear Doctor, Date: Unknown
Once again Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet will be hosting a charity booth at the FanX (formerly known as the Salt Lake Comic Con) on September 5-7 at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City. We will be at booth 2409 (as indicated on the map posted above) with the Borg Alcove and Science Station. This year the booth is being organized by the PCU Pulsar and volunteers from the fleet. The selected charity will be the Alpine School District/Christa Mcaullif Space Center. Feel free to stop by and have your picture taken with the alcove. Any donations will be gladly accepted. Thank you to Dan Farr and the many volunteers at FanX for helping us with our charity mission.
Log Entry: Stardate 68092.0, Rear Admiral Carl Stark recording. We had a ton of response from our Salt Lake Comic Con booth. We raised some money for HopeKids of Utah (which they said Thank You). We also had a lot of people sign up for more information about the club. If we could read your handwriting (some of them were a little difficult) you should be hearing something soon from a nearby chapter. We would like to thank the SS White Buffalo for running the Artemis Bridge Simulator and all of the volunteers who came out to help sell club t-shirts (still on sale) and promote the Seventh Fleet. We look forward to next Septembers Salt Lake Comic Con and thank all of the volunteers who helped put the event together.
Once again we had a large number of fans ask about a Utah County chapter. Currently at this time we do not have a chapter in that area, yet. Usually a new chapter is started when a member of an existing chapter moves to the new area and starts a chapter-in-training (also known as a Runabout) or if an existing club applies to become a chapter of the Seventh Fleet. However to our knowledge there is no Utah County only club and we have not been informed of anyone getting ready to move. Luckily thanks to our friends on the SS White Buffalo in Tooele, we do have an option for a nearby area that wants a chapter. Right now what we are doing is conducting a survey. If you live in Utah County and would be willing to participate in an exploratory meeting about starting a local chapter, please contact us at Join@SeventhFleet.org
If there is enough interest we can schedule the meeting and see what options we can do to start a new branch of our Star Trek family in the Utah County area.
Log Entry: Stardate 68090.2, Rear Admiral Carl Stark recording. Wow where did the summer go? We just completed a very successful Fleet Day and now we are gathering once again for the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con.
We are excited to once again team up with HopeKids of Utah and Idaho (just as we did for FanX). This time we are bringing back the Star Trek Bridge Simulator (via the Artemis computer program and the hard work of the SS White Buffalo). We will be in booth 2817 (near the celebrity autograph signing area on the west side of the Salt Palace).
Remember we would love you see you in your Star Trek/Starfleet costume. If you do not have a costume, please wear your club t-shirt. We will have the limited edition Seventh Fleet/Salt Lake Comic Con t-shirts for sale.
Log Entry: Stardate 67042.6. Rear Admiral Stark recording. Our apologies for the delay in uploading the photos. Our webmaster caught a stomach virus from the convention and it put him out of commission for a few days. However we are now happy to report that all of the photos taken with the shuttle Fairbanks are now posted online. CLICK HERE TO FIND THE PHOTOS
The USS Rendezvous had build the shuttle as part of their Star Trek fan film called The Inquiry. After they had completed filming, Captain Trowbridge of the Rendezvous recommended that we use the shuttle to also fulfill one of our other primary goals as a Star Trek fan club, helping our community. At the Seventh Fleet Admiral’s Banquet she proposed running a photo booth with the shuttle at the upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con-FanX. We discussed various charities and elected to support HopeKids of Utah and Idaho this year.
The fleet came together to help get the shuttle finished for the event. Following out motto of “We do not stand alone”, members of all chapters pitched in to help. They also helped when it came time to get the shuttle to Salt Lake (over 100 miles one-way) and especially to run the booth promoting both the fleet and HopeKids.
So we would like to give a big thank you to everyone from the fleet, HopeKids, The Salt Palace staff, Dan Farr and the Salt Lake Comic Con staff and to everyone who participated in this charity fundraiser. Over $2,000 was raised for HopeKids and we look forward to helping them at future events.
Side Note: Some of you may have your photo numbers stating that the dates the photos will be online will be from 5-23 to 6-23. To make sure everyone has a chance to download their photos, we will leave the photos up until 6-23. Afterwards they will be taken down.
“Second star to the right, and straight on till morning.” Kirk- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Stardate: 9521.6”
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