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Welcome new recruits

Besides raising funds for the Best Friends Animal Society of Utah, part of the reason we had a promotion boot at FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention, was to introduce ourselves to possible new members.

If you are checking out our website after visiting our booth, welcome. We hope that this site will help answer any questions you may have about joining our Star Trek family. If there is a question that you can’t find here that you need answered, feel free to email us at Info@SeventhFleet.org.

Just a reminder that there are no dues to join Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet. There are also no “uniform” requirements to join. Just show up and have fun is all we ask. The level of participation is completely up to you. Families of all ages are welcomed to attend, however anyone under the age of sixteen should be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

If you signed up at the booth to be contacted, that information has now been passed onto the local chapters. There were a few entries that were really hard to decipher. We tried to pass on the information correctly, but may have made a mistake in our translation. If you signed up and have not been contacted soon, feel free to reach out to the fleet at the above Info address and we can assist you.

We are also very active on the Seventh Fleet Facebook page. Most chapters have their own individual FB pages as well.

Hopefully we will get a chance to see you at a future event. Always remember to have fun.

FanX 2021 Photos/Videos Part One

And another FanX: The Salt Lake Comic Convention is in the books. Many thanks to the many volunteers from different Seventh Fleet chapters who helped out at the booth. We were able to raise some money for the Best Friends Animal Society-Utah. A big thank you to all of the members and friends who came by to visit us at the booth. And another big thank you to Dan Farr and his army of volunteers at the convention. We greatly appreciate your efforts in putting this show together.

If you are visiting our website after checking out our booth, welcome. Feel free to look around and learn more about us. If you have any questions or you would like to join one of our chapters, feel free to email us at Info@SeventhFleet.org. We hope that you’ll be able to join us at one of our many fun events in the future.

Here is a video taken at the con that features the Seventh Fleet.

Our own Admiral Stark was interviewed by Salt Lake Magazine at the con.

And we know that a lot of photos were taken at the convention. We would love to post them on a future blog post. Feel free to email them to Webmaster@SeventhFleet.org and we will upload them soon. Here are some that we already have.

Hailing Frequencies Open: SEPTEMBER 2021

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Hailing Frequencies Open September 2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2021 Fleet Day. We had a ton of fun meeting up with the members of our Star Trek family and seeing friends. It had been way too long since some of us had gotten together.

There are three items that we wanted to bring to your attention besides the usual assortment of news.

On Saturday, September 4th the USS Kelly will be celebrating it’s 35th Anniversary. This feat is amazing for several reasons. It shows the dedication and love that the members of the USS Kelly have put into their club. Through challenges and triumphs, the crew stuck together to reach the momentous occasion. They will be celebrating from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Murry Park Pavilion #3. All are invited to attend. Bring your memories.

The very next Saturday on September 11th, the USS Pulsar will be holding an official launch ceremony. Technically the Pulsar launched as a full-chapter in 2020, however certain events prevented a get together to celebrate the accomplishment. Captain Joe Coleflesh has decided that they will get together at 2:00pm in Utah County. Please RSVP on the Facebook Page Event so that they can get a proper headcount for food.

FanX the Salt Lake Comic Convention will be held at the Salt Palace on September 16th to the 18th. There are a ton of guests. From the Star Trek series we will have the opportunity to see Zachary Quinto (Mr. Spock from the Kelvin movies) and Edward Furlong (Fixer on the Star Trek Renegades fan film series). There are also guests from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, MASH, Doctor Who and more. The Seventh Fleet is planning to run a booth at the event raising money for The Best Friends Animal Society. (crosses fingers that all goes well)

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
September 1 USS Kelly anniversary (1986)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
September 8 Star Trek: The Original Series premiers (1966)
September 8 Star Trek: The Animated Series premiers (1973)
September 9 Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise)
September 10 Harry Treadaway (Star Trek: Picard)
September 10 The Orville Series premiers (2017)
September 11 Roxann Dawason (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise)
September 14 Walter Koenig (Star Trek)
September 15 Tom Hardy (Star Trek: Nemesis)
September 16 Jayne Brook (Star Trek: Discovery)
September 23 Rosalind Chao (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
September 24 Star Trek: Discovery premiers (2017)
September 26 Star Trek: Enterprise premiers (2001)
September 28 Star Trek: The Next Generation premiers (1987)

Other Dates To Note:
September 6 Labor Day
September 11 Patriot’s Day
September 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 22 Autumn Equinox
September 22 Hobbit Day
September 25 Comic Book Day
October 4-10 World Space Week
October 11 Federation Day
October 11 Columbus Day
October 21 Back to the Future Day
October 31 Halloween

Upcoming Events:
September 4 USS Kelly 35th Anniversary party
September 11 USS Pulsar Commissioning party
September 16-18 FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention
November 5 Seventh Fleet Council 4th Quarter Meeting

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.

Hailing Frequencies Open: MAY 2021

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It was good to see everyone at the Seventh Fleet Picnic on April 26th. If you missed it, don’t worry. Fleet Day (aka The Seventh Fleet Games) will be hosted by the USS Ticonderoga in Clearfield on Saturday, August 7th. There are several fun events planned. Get a hold of your Commanding Officer and let them know that you want to attend.

Hailing Frequencies Open May 2021

Congratulations To:
Captain Nada Linnarz has moved to St. George, Utah. Which unfortunately is too far to remain the CO of the USS Kelly. Lt. Commander Jill Bogler-Patterson and Lt. Commander Dawn Woods have accepted the position of Acting-Captain and Acting-Executive Officer. Congratulations to the new command staff and best of Luck Captain Linnarz in Southern Utah.

Fleet Birthdays and Anniversaries:
USS White Buffalo anniversary (2010)

Star Trek Birthdays and Anniversaries:
May 5: Mark Alaimo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
May 5: Santiago Cabrera (Star Trek: Picard)
May 8: Star Trek premiers (2009)
May 12: Jennifer Hetrick (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
May 12: Eugene Cordero (Star Trek: Lower Decks)
May 16: Star Trek: Into Darkness premiers (2013)
May 20: John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprise, The Orville)
May 24: Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery)
May 30 Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Other Dates To Note:
May 4: Star Wars Day
May 5: Cinco de Mayo
May 9: Mother’s Day
May 17: Tax Day (moved from April 15th)
May 31: Memorial Day
June 14: Flag Day
June 16: Captain Picard Day
June 20: Summer Solstice
June 20: Father’s Day

Other Items To Note:
We are looking for photos for the online photo album. Needed are photos from any chapter or fleet even from any year.

Upcoming Events:
July 31: Seventh Fleet Council 3rd Quarter Meeting
August 7: Fleet Day
August 11-15: Star Trek Las Vegas
September 16-18: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

Hailing Frequencies Open is posted on the 1st of the month at SeventhFleet.org. If you have an entry that you would like to be included in a future HFO, please contact your Commanding Officer. The CO needs to have it submitted to the Admiralty by the 2nd to last day of the month for inclusion.

Fandom Creativity and You

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A small example of the creativity produced by members of the Seventh Fleet.

At the official StarTrek.com website there is a very good article by Cindy Massre titled “Before Home Video, Science-Fiction Fans Worked Harder to Keep Fandom Alive” Before you read this blog post any further, take a moment to read that article. We will wait for you.

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.

fanx 2019 photos

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.