AER: IKV Raptor’s Heart at DemiCon 2015

RaptorsHeartLogoBanner_copy.jpgStardate:  57154.4
Earth-date:  2 May 2015
Ship’s name:  IKV Raptor’s Heart
Ship’s Class: B’rel class Bird-of-Prey Scout Ship

Commanding Officer: LTCDR Akela sutai-K’Tor/Sharon Boren
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First Officer: 2nd Lt. Jorn tai-Vampyr/John Shoberg
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Total Number of Personnel: 15

Number Attending Event: 4

Event: DemiCon 26
Location: Des Moines, IA
Duration:  May 1-3, 2015

Crew personnel present: CO- LTCDR Akela sutai-K’Tor/Sharon Boren
FO-2nd Lt. Jorn tai-Vampyr/John Shoberg
CMO-2nd Lt. Kalesta tai-K’Tor/Honey Davis
Helm-2nd Lt.                              /Trudy Myers

Event Report:

                 We decided to infiltrate the human gathering known as DemiCon 26.  After we checked in, we located the basic amenities and took our luggage to our rooms.  Tadao Tomomatsu was the Toastmaster this year and presided over the Opening Ceremonies to start the weekend off.

On the second day of the event, we donned battle dress and made our presence known.  First on the agenda was the Klingon Jail ‘N’ Bail. Once again, we assisted the IKV Black Thunder in pulling off this growing event.  After helping to set up, we waited for our first victim.  It wasn’t long before the first warrant of arrest was sworn out and we remained busy well past the official ending hour of 3 pm.  A young convention-goer, K’Vin (Kevin Ramsey) asked to join us for this event and help arrest people.  We were happy to oblige him and gave him an afternoon of fun.  When the dust finally cleared, we had raised $300 for the convention’s charity and had some very sore feet to nurse.

At 10 pm, we held a memorial tribute to an Honorable Vulcan Ambassador and Diplomat, Spock and the actor who portrayed him, Leonard Nimoy.  The panel was lightly attended due to the late hour and the fact that many of the Room Parties were getting started.  However, this was a trial run for a grand party being planned for Osfest 8 in Omaha, NE July 31 to August 2.  For a trial run, it gave us a good indication of what we need to change and where we need to improve.  As such, it wasn’t a bad experience.

All in all, it was a fun weekend and chance to get away from our usual duties.  New ideas and plans are being made for next year. My thanks to 2nd Lt. Kalesta tai-K’Tor, and to 2nd Lt. Trudy Myers for helping with the photography.  Trudy also hosted several panels for budding young writers this year.

LTCDR Akela sutai-K’Tor/Sharon Boren
Commanding Officer
IKV Raptor’s Heart
Cold Terror Fleet
Cold Death Quadrant


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 005.JPG All set up and ready to go.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 006.JPG 2nd Lt. Jorn tai-Vampyr (John Shoberg) and Ron Folden ready for action.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 014.JPG Ron Folden and Ben pose with our first prisoner the Captain of the Des Moines Manticorians.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 017.JPG Ben and I (LTCDR Akela sutai-K’Tor) lock another Manticorian
behind bars.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 023.JPG A lull in the action catches 2nd Lt. Kalesta tai-K’Tor (Honey Davis) and Jorn (John Shoberg) with Capt. JaPa (back to camera) in a moment.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 024.JPG Akela poses with a fellow Trek fan while waiting for the
next arrest.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 026.JPG Ben and I bring in Tadao Tomomatsu.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 032.JPG Young K’Vin (Kevin Ramsey) tries out a painstick.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 035.JPG K’Vin had fun arresting his grandmother.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 039.JPG And then he tortured her for a photo op.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 043.JPG K’vin helped me arrest Christy (David Pedersen’s book model).


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 045.JPG To make things more interesting, Ron Folden is arrested and brought in for his execution.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 046.JPGRon is readied for his execution.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 047.JPG The execution begins.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 049.JPG He’s dead, Jim!


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 050.JPG By the miracle of the Genesis planet, Ron Folden receives
his paperwork for his scrapbook.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 052.JPG Another attendee is arrested accompanied by Poison Ivy.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 057.JPG Another arrest, and more money for the charity.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 062.JPG Another Manticorian arrest.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 064.JPG Young K’Vin arrests mom!


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 065.JPG Mom is brought before the judge.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 069.JPG A human prisoner professes his innocence.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 072.JPG Another prisoner comes before the judge and chooses the “Stupid human” trick instead of paying bail.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 074.JPG The “Dying Fish” was performed for the amusement of those


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 079.JPG Yet another Manticorian is brought forth.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 081.JPG And he is summarily executed as requested.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 083.JPG John Shoberg, Ron Folden, JP and his sister look on some of the fun going on in the hotel’s lobby.


DemiCon 26 in Des Moines,IA 130.JPG Spock tribute panel, due to the late hour and all the running around at the Jail ‘n’ bail, we had to give the uniforms a rest.


  1. Lieutenant Commander Akela sutai-K'Tor

    That’s not the cover photo that I intended to have used for this report.  What happened to the one that was attached and not part of the report–the one with Obi-Wan behind the bars?  That’s the one that was to be the cover photo, not the one chosen here.  I think qurgh needs to double check the original email and find the right cover photo, but that’s my opinion on the subject. That the Raptor’s Heart AER is represented is the main thing.

    1. Admiral qurgh zantai-lungqIj

      I don’t see the “original email”, it’s processed by the system and added as a post. I just check the formatting and approve them. I’ve added you as an author to the post, so you are free to edit it and set it to any picture you like.

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