After a crazy start of the year, the Continuum is slowly (and cautiously) getting back together:
Meetings on the first Friday at PoFolks have resumed. For those that would rather join us online, however, we will have a Facebook Messenger Room that you can join. (You don’t have to have a Facebook profile in order to do so). Please contact Jay Gallops to receive an invite or more information.
We’re in the process of possibly updating our governing documents. The last time we did so was way back in 2012, and we feel it’s past time to fully reexamine them.
We hope to have ongoing display workshops. At Pensacon last February, we noticed a few displays that needed repairs, and we’d also like to build new props and displays for the public to enjoy as our time and finances allow.
Plans are still underway for the annual Costume Bowl charity fundraiser to support Manna Food Pantries and Gulf Coast Kid’s House. We sincerely hope we’ll be able to safely do so on Sunday, October 4 at Cordova Lanes Bowling Center as since 2015, this has been a fun, successful event to support those in need within our community.
Other events will resume on a case-by-case basis.
As always, we strongly encourage you to follow the appropriate health guidelines before deciding to participate in any of our events. But we hope you’ll do what you can, whenever you can.
It’s been 26 years since the USS Continuum has become a commissioned chapter of STARFLEET! On Friday, December 6, we’ll be celebrating our Anniversary Dinner at PoFolks (6895 N 9th Ave, Pensacola) at 6:30 pm. Join us for the evening as we get together for food, promotions and awards of our outstanding members throughout 2019, and our “Sneaky Santa” gift exchange!
Requested dress is Starfleet uniform or other Star Trek costume or semi-formal attire. The only cost is for your meal and tip.
We ask that you please bring one wrapped and unlabled gift for the gift exchange and recommend you spend no more than $25 on it. At the conclusion of the evening, we go around the room with each person having the option of taking a gift and unwrapping it OR stealing one from another attendee already unwrapped.
Our website is changing! A new theme! New updates! A few pages here very possibly will be going away. A few others might be added. We hope that’ll be easier to keep up with all the amazing things the USS Continuum will be doing in the next few months.
April is the month of changes. Almost every one of our regularly scheduled events has altered in some ways at some new ones have been added. Here’s a list of everything you need to know:
APRIL MEETING & “STAR TREK DAY” 2019.
Typically held on the first Wednesday of the month, we’re swapping it with our “Dinner at Ten Forward” for April.
For the past few years, we’ve made it a tradition to celebrate “Star Trek Day” (aka “First Contact Day”) on or around April 5. But we don’t like to have too many events too close to each other if we can help it. And so, our “Star Trek Day Celebration” will start at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 5 at the Cactus Flower Cafe, 3425 N 12th Ave.
Our meeting this month this month has been moved to 6 p.m., Monday, April 15 at our typical location — PoFolks, located on 6895 N 9th Ave. We’ll resume our typical schedule for meetings on Wednesday, May 1.
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.
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!
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:
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 Muddin 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!
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 StarTrek 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!