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Is it February 27, 2015 yet?  I instanpensacontly went from “Preparing for Pensacon 2014″ to “Experiencing Pensacon 2014” to “Dreaming of Pensacon 2015.”

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a week since the convention.  I had intended to write this blog early as I get back into the swing of things.  But just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, haven’t caught the news, haven’t been seeing billboards around Pensacola, haven’t been keeping up with fandom, etc., Pensacon is the newest convention to hit Northwest Florida.  

And hit it did!  With over 80 special guests and 17,000 fans in attendance, it turned out to be a huge success!  Mike Ensley and his team pulled this off with a good amount of grace that made it look like running a con of this magnitude easy.  And considering this is only Pensacon’s first year, that’s no small feat!  The con was so well run that it was enjoyed by fans, guests, and local businesses alike.

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Mission Review: Camping Trip, Sept 9-11, 2011
Mission Review: Camping Trip, Sept 9-11, 2011 avatar

Campers pose for a group photo right before leaving Blackwater River State Park Sunday afternoon.

Last weekend, fourteen crewmembers and four visitors (including two from the USS Jubilee) enjoyed the absolutely beautiful great outdoors at Blackwater River State Park during the Continuum’s Fall camping trip.  And once again, the weather was perfect.  Truth is, we’ve always been that fortunate: there has only been one camping trip where we’ve ever had to deal with rain, and this certainly wasn’t it.  If only we were so lucky with our yard sales.

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Putt putt tournament review
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On Saturday, March 19, Continuum crew members enjoyed our first ever “Star Trek Putt Putt Tournament” at Sam’s Fun City.

Four of us participated in Starfleet uniforms as we played eighteen holes of golf, but it was Peggy Moshell who won the tournament with a score of 51. Having the best score earned her the Star Trek collector’s plate of “The Menagerie.” Congratulations, Peggy!

The final scores were

Jay – 58
Katie – 64
Peggy – 51
Bob – 74
Kaydmaw – 69
Chris – 60

We look forward to having another “Star Trek Putt Putt Tournament” later this year.

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R2 Summit 2011 review
R2 Summit 2011 review avatar

This past weekend crew members Chris Hammonds, Bruce Dolan, DJ O’Brien, Kaydmaw Fass, and myself had a great time at the Region 2 Summit in Tampa, FL. This was the first time the Summit was in two locations: the Holiday Inn Suites and the Museum of Science & Technology (MOSI). The panels were a bit spread out, the drive was a bit lengthly, I had to constantly deal with grief from my XO (:P), and I had to bend my knees every time my picture with our rather short Regional Coordinator. (Geez, short people are everywhere).  But, all-in-all, we still had a great time and are looking forward to the 2012 joint-summit for Region 2 and 3 in Hammond, LA.

Oh, and we have yet another announcement regarding this year’s summit, but we’re saving that one for our meeting this Friday night.

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First Impression: The Walking Dead
First Impression: The Walking Dead avatar

Flat out excellent, baby! I have been touting this to friends, family, pretty much anyone I ran into for the past few weeks. Even while trying not to watch too much about it. The few things I had seen had looked good, and it seemed that comic series creator Robert Kirkman was having a lot of say in the screen adaptation, so that was enough for me. If director Frank Darabont (maker of the not-that-great The Mist and the magnificent The Shawshank Redemption) could transfer Kirkman’s tale to the small screen without too much medium distortion…

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DS9 Continued…
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Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Avatar, Books One and Two

Written by SD Perry

A Book Review

Rating: 4 Stars (out of Five)

Stephani Danelle Perry, in case you were wondering what the SD stood for, has written in various sf Universes, from Alien to Resident Evil, and even delved into the novelization, supplying the companion novels to the films Timecop and Virus. I admit to neverr having read any of these and never having heard of her at all until she moved into the realm of Star Trek. She wrote the books we are talking about here, helming, as it were, the DS9 relaunch. Set after the series finale, What You Leave Behind, these two novels set the stage for the continuing story of Deep Space Nine after Odo and The Sisko departed.

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