Comicpalooza 2013

Houston’s premier comic convention turned out to be a huge appearance for Fleet 31! Our presence attracted positive attention from fellow Star Trek fans who were also in attendance. The Monster Grays worn by Admiral Wilkinson and Commander Scheinemann received much attention.

The con itself was a huge step up from previous years. The whole bottom floor of the GRB was taken up by dealers, artists, guests, and autograph tables. The guest line up was equally impressive, especially for Star Trek fans with Armin Shimerman, Rene Auberjonois, Avery Brooks, and Sir Patrick Stewart all in attendance.

Many photographs were taken and numerous inquiries about Fleet 31 (and what we do) were made. Thankfully we had plenty of business cards provided by the admiral to hand out to curious con-goers. This led to a noticeable influx of new members. All in all it was a pretty good weekend for Fleet 31, and we all had a great time!

Lt.Cdr. Jared Salomone
First Officer
USS Constancy

Ship Commission: USS Veracity (NCC-75056)

Attention Fleet 31 crew of Seattle, WA!

The Intrepid-class starship USS Veracity (NCC-75056) has been commissioned for the Seattle area, to be run by Commander Michael A. Malomay.

All Seattle area crew, please report to Commander Malomay unless otherwise instructed.

Thank you.

Adm. Cam Wilkinson
Commanding Officer, USS Summoner

Dallas Comic Con 2013

It is an exciting time to be a member of Fleet 31, and it clearly showed at Dallas Comic Con 2013. So many people recognized Fleet members, and overall it was a great experience. The Admiral and other members of the fleet were featured in several videos and news articles, as well as numerous photo opportunities. This was my first con as a member of Fleet 31, and I will have to say it felt really good being noticed by so many folks.

We met new friends and had several prospective members ask about recruitment. Admiral Wilkinson and I made out like bandits with some awesome Star Trek memorabilia. The Fleet 31 Cadet Division was represented at this con as well, with Cadet Kirkham making a well-noted appearance as the Borg Queen on Saturday. Keep up the good work everyone, and keep Boldly Going!

Cmdr. Kevin Martin
First Officer
USS Summoner

The First Admiral

Fleet 31 has undergone explosive expansion in the last few months, since our retasking ceremony in January. Since that time we’ve gone from two ships of nebulous definition in one city to four ships covering three major city areas, with crew working hard to expand into several more. I’m proud of all the work that’s been put into this fleet, and I’m proud of my crew for making this organization something truly special.

That said, it has been quite some time since I’ve been able to focus on my duties as a captain due to the amount of time I spend on fleetwide administration. I believe it is important to have the proper infrastructure on which to build a successful organization, and to that end have been building on as much of the needed resources as I could foresee necessary.

To that end, it has become apparent that I should wear a rank more fitting of my duties, and as of today, with the approval of the fleet’s senior staff, I have accepted promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral Lower Half. (Protocol note: While “Commodore” is the name of this rank used in ST:TOS, the franchise has shown attempts to keep up with the US Navy’s rather confusing policy on this rank, and so in keeping I have opted to use Rear Admiral Lower Half, properly abbreviated RDML. Addressing me as “Admiral” or “Commodore,” which is properly abbreviated CDRE, is still considered appropriate. For the sake of simplicity, I will abbreviate as generic “Adm.”)

With this promotion, I intend to continue the expansion of Fleet 31 both in the United States and internationally as that time comes, and I ask for your continued support in making this thing even more beautiful.

Thank you.

Adm. Cam Wilkinson
Commanding Officer
USS Summoner