Hitting the Target

If you’re tired of hearing how much fun we’re having, and more importantly, tired of not being a part of it, maybe you should head over to our how to join page.

Yesterday was the Texas Lottery’s big attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most costumed Star Trek fans in one room or something like that. Overall, it was a pretty abismal attempt. Despite advertising on every radio station and a few billboards (not to mention web adverts) that William Shatner would be on hand and signing autographs – and many of the writings indicated the autographs would be free – only 561 of us showed up at the Dallas Convention Center to be counted. Even worse, Shat only stuck around long enough to give a three minute speech and sign autographs for the five VIP contest winners before beaming out.

Don’t get me wrong, we had a great time at the event, but it wasn’t because of the Texas Lottery, and it certainly wasn’t thanks to Shatner. We met some really cool people yesterday, including a few promising recruits (woohoo!), and spread the word of our involvement in the Walk For Wishes next Saturday (more details here).

Even better, a handful of us went to Main Event in Lewisville to join the USS Navras in “tactical exercises” yesterday evening. We hadn’t heard at the time that the USS Navras had cancelled the event, but with the appearance of a few of the day’s recruits, we had ourselves a grand ol’ time.

And in keeping with our mission to provide a better online knowledge resource for Trek knowledge, work has continued on the Memory Core with completion of articles on the captain’s vest from Star Trek: First Contact, as well as variations of the Monster Grays, and more to come. Want us to add more knowledge to the Memory Core? Tell us what you’d like to see!

Capt. Cam Wilkinson
Commanding Officer
USS Summoner

A Better Bridge

The bridge of a ship is the control center, where every aspect of the ship can be collected and assessed easily. In an attempt to bring this website closer to that ideal, I’ve been spending a little time here and there over the last week or two adding a few small functions to the site.

In particular, the “What is F31?” section of the top menu is now a drop-down menu, offering up our organization’s mission, history, code of conduct, and guidelines for joining.

Furthermore, the “Events” portion of the top menu has been replaced by a drop-down menu featuring a list of upcoming events and information, as well as a list of post-event reports.

Next up, the Memory Core is now receiving its first two articles, including one covering the details of the Fleet 31 uniform design, dubbed the Monster Grays. These articles will take some time to complete, though, considering the level of detail they will represent.

That’s all for now, so let me know what you think of the changes, and what you’d like to see changed!

Capt. Cam Wilkinson
Commanding Officer
USS Summoner

Welcome to the new…

You see this? This is you. I’m serious! Right here, life is about to form on this planet for the very first time. A group of amino acids are about to combine to form the first protein. The building blocks¬†[laughs]¬†of what you call “life.” Strange, isn’t it? Everything you know, your entire civilization, it all begins right here in this little pond of goo. Appropriate somehow, isn’t it? Too bad you didn’t bring your microscope; it’s really quite fascinating. Oh, look! There they go. The amino-acids are moving closer, and closer, and closer.”
– Q, “All Good Things” (TNG S7E25-26)

Welcome to the new Fleet 31 blog. This is where we’ll be posting about news and events of the Fleet, as well as updates on running projects, from costumes and props to charities and fundraisers. Contributions will be made by local captains and other field experts, so check back from time to time for the latest!