Welcome aboard!
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On March 2, 2017, in News, by admin

We are Northwest Florida’s Premier Star Trek and sci-fi fan organization!

As a chapter of STARFLEET, we are open to ALL types of sci-fi fans who like to meet together — in person and online — and play games, work on costumes and other displays, be involved in community service, study science, watch movies, plans events, and enjoy each other’s company!

All events listed on the “Calendar” page are open to the public. To contact any of the Continuum’s Command Staff, please check out the “Members” page.

 

A new gallery has been added in the Continuum’s Photo Section.  See the slideshow here:

 
The crew discussing upcoming events at the July 11 2018 ship meeting at PoFolks

The crew discussing upcoming events at the July 11, 2018, ship meeting at PoFolks.

Okay, obviously, I can be terrible at making frequent log entries. 

It’s been a while since I’ve reported here as to what the Continuum has been doing.  And I’ll be honest: in the last couple of months, we’ve been a little break from major activities.  We’ve kept up with our meetings and our “Dinners at Ten Forward” monthly social but little else. 

But that’s about to change.

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Meeting change
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On February 7, 2018, in Events, News, by Jay

I apologize for this lateness of this post, but I wanted to make you aware of a few changes to tonight’s meeting:

  • It will be at PoFolks restaurant, 6895 N 9th Ave — the same location we had our Anniversary Dinner back in December.
  • Instead of taking an hour to order food and then eat before we begin the meeting, we’ll begin our discussion soon after we order and then taking a break when the food arrives.  (Ordering is optional but appreciated).
  • If there is time remaining after the discussion, we’ll have some fun with some Star Trek trivia questions.

We have quite a lot to discuss with happenings pertaining to Pensacon later this month.  We hope you’ll join us!

 

Engage us at PENSACON 2018!
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On February 7, 2018, in Events, News, by Jay

One of the biggest things I love about Pensacon is the opportunity to meet more Star Trek fans in the Pensacola area.  And in a little over two weeks from this writing (February 23-25), we’ll be back for Year 5!  There’s a number of ways the Continuum plans to be (or already is) involved with the Gulf Coast’s biggest sci-fi convention:

 

    1. The Guardian of Forever
    • THE GUARDIAN OF FOREVER AT PENSACOLA INTERGALACTIC AIRPORT.    Back on January 23, the Continuum revealed its new Star Trek themed display — the Guardian of Forever — at the Pensacola Intergalactic Airport’s Renaming Ceremony.  It’s located in the baggage claim area, and will remain until Monday, February 26.  Feel free to stop by to enjoy the display and take pictures.  (Many thanks to Ricky Wallace, Sarah Marie Jones, Paul Jacobs, Connie Fleming, and crew members of the Harry Mudd in the design of the Guardian and the additional displays).

     

    • THE BRIDGE AND TRANSPORTER SETS RETURN TO ATLAS OYSTER HOUSE. After you enjoy your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Pensacon, set a course for Atlas Oyster House where our Original Series’ Captain’s Chair, Helm/Navigation Console, and Transporter Console & Pad replicas will be back!  

 

 

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Deep Space Nine station and characters

Some of the many characters of Deep Space Nine surrounding the space station and the USS Defiant. Clockwise from top: Benjamin Sisko, Kira Nerys, Quark, Ezri Dax, Jake Sisko, Nog, Elim Garak, Vic Fontaine, Leeta, Odo, Michael Eddington, Kassidy Yates, Rom, Keiko O’Brien, Worf, Jadzia Dax, Julian Bashir, and Miles O’Brien.

We here at the Continuum are always looking to get together and celebrate Star Trek on every momentous occasion we can think of. “Star Trek Day” (aka “First Contact Day”) every April… the anniversary of our own commissioning as a chapter of STARFLEET every December… the 50th Anniversary of the Original Series back in 2016…  the 30th Anniversary of The Next Generation last year…  At 6 pm this evening at McGuire’s Irish Pub, we’ll be celebrating again.

Happy 25th Anniversary to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which premiered on this date back in 1993!

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2017 Award Winners and Promotions
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On December 31, 2017, in Events, News, by Jay

 

The crew at the Anniversary Dinner

The crew at our Anniversary Dinner of our commissioning, Dec 15, 2017, at PoFolks.  From L-R: Peggy Moshell, Lynette Bason, DJ O’Brien, James Rivazfar, Crystal Wark, Sandy Dolan, Don Villines, Dan Ditto (aka “Santa”), Gwen Conover, Lori Holdberg, Donna Jacobs, Paul Jacobs, Jay Gallops, Connie Fleming, Trip Wallace, Ricky Wallace, and Dorothy Wallace. 

Every year, in December, USS Continuum crew gets together to celebrate the anniversary of our commissioning as a chapter of STARFLEET.  Prior to the event, our Command Staff discusses amongst itself ship annual awards and promotions.

Back on December 15, as we celebrated our 24th anniversary, awards were presented to:

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Introducing our new Command Department
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On November 5, 2017, in Captain's Log, News, by Jay

star trek command insigniaAt our last meeting, the crew held our bi-annual ship elections. 

Jay Gallops, Peggy Moshell, and Paul Jacobs will continue to serve as Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, respectfully.

Ricky Wallace was elected our new Second Officer, and Lori Wallace Holdberg was chosen as Counselor.

The terms begin January 1, 2018 and will last until the close of 2019.

 

Every once in a while, the crew of the USS Continuum finds itself in the midst of a busy time.  Calendars are jammed full of events — celebrations, appearances, and our preparations for it all!  Well, fall 2017 is certainly one of those experiences as we look to close out this year and get ready for the next.  Here’s what you need to know in preparation for Wednesday’s meeting.

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LLAP!
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On August 25, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Gwen

 star trek spock leonard nimoy live long and prosper GIF

 

I know.  It’s been months since I last updated this blog, and by all appearances, it might appear that nothing is going on around here.  The truth is anything but.  We move from one crazy to the next: crazy from the Holiday Season, crazy from preparing for Pensacon, crazy from preparing for the Costume Bowl…  

Now we’re in a slightly different form of crazy: not centering around an event, per se, but on recruiting and fundraising — two things the Continuum needs right now to do all the cool things we want to do.  Granted, we’re always hoping to do those two, but this time, we’re just taking a bit more focus between events.  

But don’t worry: we’ll get back to the craziness of preparing for events very, very shortly.  The 30th Anniversary of The Next Generation is in September.  And then we have the premier of Discovery and then Quest-Con before we’re back into the Holiday Season and then onto 2018.

So what’s been going on in the meantime?

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