Space City Con AER
At the crack of dawn on federation stardate 07/31/2013 I boarded a federation transport (All Klingon vessels in the area were busy hunting Orion slavers) and departed the Terran city of Mansfield. Texas for the Space City Con held in Houston, Texas. The Con didn’t actually start until stardate 08/02/2013, but we arrived early at a primitive human spaceport called NASA to watch the unveiling of the TOS Enterprise Galileo shuttlecraft. After checking into the motel, I decided to take some down time to relax and focus on one of my academic pursuits.
The party began Friday morning. I went down, took my station to represent KAG, The Empire, and the IKV Melota. First thing I saw was Chancellor Martok (JG Hertzler), and the first thing he saw was my Klingon Monopoly game. JG & Bob (Gowron & Martok) did all the advertising for it JG said, but had NEVER seen on until mine. Needless to say, I now (At the moment) have the only Klingon Monopoly in existence in the universe signed my the Chancellors of the Klingon Empire. SCORE!!! Salek and I did a panel on meet and greet the IKV Melota, took turns manning the table so we could go to panels if we choose.
Saturday I was able to go the the Gowron & Martok Q&A panel. If you have never seen them do a panel together, be prepared to laugh until your sides hurt; especially if they do the chicken joke. I was even honored to have Gowron use my tournament combat bat’leth as part of the panel. At the conclusion of the panel, the chancellors led in a death howl for the last remaining TOS Klingon, Mark Ansara. At 1800 on Saturday Salek did a panel on how to construct a tournament bat’leth, and a local martial arts instructor joined the panel to spar with Salek (I will let him tell that tail in his AER).
Sunday involved checking out of the motel, Helping Salek run a Klingon language panel (Which we got stuck with kinda at the last minute), and heading home again.