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- And now: 2011
- A list of 2011 Continuum activities
- What to Bring For the Camping Trip
- Happy 45th Birthday, Star Trek!
- Mission Review: Camping Trip, Sept 9-11, 2011
- 10 years of Star Trek: Enterprise
- The Wishlists!
- Remembering John Lockhart
- Captain’s Log Supplemental
- The Year in Review 2012
- 20 years of DS9
- “The Trek Awards 2014”
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.
It’s been a busy summer,
and there have been a few changes here at the Continuum that I’d like to make everyone aware of.
For the past several months, our members have been discussing fundraising efforts. We have a lot of necessary expenses and have long-since been wanting to spend more of what we raise on our member, such as helping our members get Star Trek uniforms and other costumes, helping them with travel expenses to conventions, and building and maintaining our displays. Those things highlight our creativity and talents and encourage others to be involved.
And so, just this last month, we voted to raise our dues to $5 a month, plus $1 for each additional member of the same household. Other fundraisers used (i.e., donations from conventions) will be spent on these special projects for our members. Now, we realize that’s quite a jump from our previous dues of $12 a year. Anytime we raise prices, there’s a chance people could decide to leave. But not having goals or not providing something a bit unique people that they can’t find anywhere else can also discourage people from joining and sticking around. So we feel this right decision for us to do. We have a vision to make the Continuum the best it can possibly be. However, those that joined when the dues were only $12 plus $2 for each additional member of the same house
hold are “grandfathered in” until their membership comes up for renewal.
Also earlier this month: the Continuum had a great time at the Pensacola Comic Convention, August 8-9. Many thanks to the members who helped me run our table: Peggy Moshell, Mark Wright, Christina Tuttle, and Paul Jacobs. We made a few changes there that we hope many of you will find of interest. The most obvious being the addition of the green screen behind our Captain’s Chair that’ll allow us to have bridge pics photoshopped in. Check out the finished products found here.
We’ve also upgraded our speakers to the Chair, thanks to Chris Cazalet, which take up less room and have better quality sound. And our display boards have been replaced with moving Prezi display, featuring photos and text about the Continuum. All changes seem to have worked very well, and we hope to be using them in the future.
And finally, now that the convention is behind us, we’re looking forward to doing more costume and display-creation workshops. Keep checking back at our website for future dates. I’ve also been talking with the Parjai Squad about Costume Bowl II, which we’re planning for April 2016. We’ll be doing our first meeting very shortly; look for more information to be coming soon.
Part of the Doctor’s “daydreams” from “Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy,” Voyager’s sixth season.
From “The Way of the Warrior,” fourth season premiere of Deep Space Nine.
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve been able to update this site on everything that’s been happening. As always, we’ve been extremely busy.
Pensacon 2015: (Yes, it has been that long). The crew of the Continuum had a great time at this year’s Pensacon, and we’re looking forward to bigger things next year. We’re were somewhat spread out this year though with our table with Nomad and Vulcan lute dispalys in the Crowne Plaza lobby and our Captain’s Chair and new Helm/Nav console over at the Deck Bar. (The STARFLEET Milton chapter USS Harry Mudd was also with us in the lobby but had their NuTrek Captain’s Chair and Helm/Nav console in the Crowne Plaza’s bar).
This year’s event was busier than ever! And I have no idea how they’re going to handle their space problems outside of building a new convention center or finding more hotels & using the trolleys as none are in walking distance. There was a waiting line just to get into the dealer’s room on Saturday; many of those working the dealer’s room were afraid to leave in fear they would not be able to get back in. Who knows what’s going to happen next year the con’s hotel block at the Crowne Plaza has already been sold out as well as all the VIP passes?
Twenty years ago today, the USS Voyager was thrown into the Delta Quadrant, where it would spend the next seven years trying to get back home.
It took me a long while to actually appreciate this series. Maybe because it was airing the same time as Deep Space Nine. And I loved (and still love) that series best out of all the Trek series. But DS9 and Voyager were the most dissimilar of the bunch. The former was on a stationary space station in one sector of space; the latter was on a ship that was constantly on-the-move. The former was in the familiar Alpha Quadrant, focusing on several of the already-known alien species but occasionally introducing something new; the latter was the unknown Delta Quadrant, focusing on new alien species but occasionally going back those previously established. The former could call up Starfleet any time they needed them; the latter couldn’t. The former on serial storylines; the latter was more episodic. And so forth and so on… Night and day stuff.
On one hand, it was interesting to get back to exploring. And to do the isolation and survival-stories than they really couldn’t do in the other Trek series. But throughout those seven years, they may have been able to take Voyager out of the Alpha Quadrant, but they couldn’t keep the Alpha Quadrant out of Voyager. Writers kept finding some way for familiar alien and storylines to keep popping up. But on the other hand, a lot of things got “watered down” — the Borg as an adversary being one of them (although they did explore more of the inner-workings of the Borg than The Next Generation ever did). They could only put them at a disadvantage so much before it would be next to impossible for them to recover.
I watched Voyager until DS9 went off the air. And then I stopped until right before the end. It wouldn’t be until years later that I’d go back and see all that I missed. And I found, it was still a good series, one that had a lot of interesting stories. Isolation from the Alpha Quadrant. Civil rights for holograms. Seven of Nine’s human development. Insurrection: Alpha. Species 8472. The Hirogen. The Delta Flyer. Captain Proton.
So happy 20th, Voyager! It was a very good journey.
From “Scientific Method,” fourth season of Star Trek: Voyager:
Looking forward to the weekend of February 27th.
Well, it’s good to be back. It has been a crazy holiday season, and as always, that cuts fun time with the Continuum a bit short. But life now is slowly getting back to normal…
Or maybe not so “slowly.” And what the heck is “normal” anyway? I’ve gone from been busy at work to being busy with the Continuum all in one swoop.
But for starters, I am glad our website is back up and running. We had a few problems with updating WordPress and eventually it got to the point where it looked like our website threw-up the alphabet. Now that we’ve gotten that worked out, we’ll be sharing more news from our little corner of the universe.
Two very big items coming up in the early part of this year:
First, Pensacon, February 27 to March 1 at the Pensacola Bay Center and Crowne Plaza Hotel. We had such a great time last year, and we’re really looking forward to Year Two. Especially since they’ll be more Star Trek guests of honor in attendance this go-round. Don’t forget to check out our fan table (where we hope to have some new display to go along with our repaired Captain’s Chair) and our fan panel — a Family Feud-type game we’re teaming-up with our sister chapter from Mobile to bring you. We’ll also be helping out with this year’s Star Trek-themed party at the Deck. More details on all of that coming very soon.
Second… and I don’t want to reveal too much about this just yet, not until we get a few more things are finalized… but I, as ship’s CO have been secretly meeting with leadership of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion’s Parjai Squad to organize a charity bowling fundraiser at the end of the April. A little Star Trek and Star Wars fan action that looks to be a lot of fun.
2014 was a great year for us a group. Our membership is back on the rise after a brief dip, and we hope to see it continue to soar. We hope to be more involved in community service than in year’s past. And we’ll be looking at organizing some fun fundraisers to allow us to handle all this excitement! (Don’t forget to check out our Amazon Associates Store to help us with that ).
Just one more year to go before the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, and I want to make sure we’re ready to open the floodgates of positive possibilities! And we hope that you’ll all be with us for the ride.