AER: IKV Heart of Honor Invades Grand Comic Con: Volume 2

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.

Our display attracted a lot of attention.
How did that tribble get there?
Cdr. Akela helps with set-up on Saturday Morning.
Thor! Amazing Costume!
Cadet Hannah with a million dollar smile.
Jen was amazing with the public all weekend.
Cadet Hannah offers a Dum-Dum to R2.
Cadet Chrissy tests her skills.
Captain Marvel!
Raptor’s Heart Commander Akela joind us on Saturday.
There were quite a few Trek fans on hand.
Con-runner Doug Holmes.
With one of Grand Island’s Finest. A very convincing costume.
Abdrew and his Clay Creations.
Arden Ellen Nixon: an amazing artist.
With author Bruce Schindler.
We Handed out a lot of Dum-Dums to passing kids.
Calling a con truce with a Starfleet Admiral.
New crewman, Rob Paup (Right as Kingpin)
Breakfast. how do you like your tribbe?
Obviously, we are going to have to discuss Con etiquette at a future ship meeting.
Cadet Isaiah and a fully functional R2D2.
Me and my First Officer
Cadet Chrissy gets a drawing lesson from Phil Hester.

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