It was a glorious weekend in Grand Island for our ship and crew. All members of he Heart of Honor were present for the first full day of Grand Comic Con: Vol. 2 working the fan table and the crowd. Commander Akela of the IKV Raptor’s Heart joined us for the first day. On the second day, most of the ship’s personnel were on hand.
Now in it’s second year, the Grand Comic Con attracted some three-thousand people according to the con runner. There is a third year planned and already in the works. As it stands now, the con is mostly a large dealer’s room with people selling comic books, works of art, original works of literature, and fan tables. We were hoping to present our Klingon Jeopardy panel, but the venue was not set up for that. I have been assured that, as the event grows, there will be more opportunities for panels and presentations.
This was our first convention as a ship and everyone had a great time visiting with new friends and getting reacquainted with old friends we don’t get to see very often. We handed out hundreds of business cards and brochures as well as treats for the younger con-goers.
Our efforts did yield one new crew member for the ship. We welcome Rob Paup of Grand Island on board as the newest member of our growing ship. Rob’s motto on Facebook is “Human by birth, Klingon by choice.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.