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THE ANVIL U.S.S. Hephaestus: NCC-2004

ALWAYS ONWARD A MEMBER OF STARFLEET INTERNATIONAL

April 2013


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INSIDE THIS ISSUE From the Ready Room

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XO Briefing

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Ship’s Log

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Starfleet Marine Corps

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Treasury Report

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Star Trek News

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Starfleet Renewal Reminders

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Away Team and Activity Schedule

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Area Conventions

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Command Structure

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HEPHAESTUS is the Greek name for the Roman god of the forge, Vulcan. Birmingham has the world’s largest iron statue, that of the Roman god, Vulcan. We named our Starfleet chapter the Hephaestus to give us ties to our city and to Star Trek, which has had its own Vulcan since 1966. Hephaestus forged armor and weapons for the gods. We create our own “armor and weapons” here, in our newsletter, so it is called The Anvil.

WEB LINKS Starfleet www.sfi.org Region 2 www.region2.org USS Hephaestus www.usssheph.org

Editor

MarkAdam Miller

Layout, Graphics and Publishing

Brenda A. Miller

Marine Reporting

Neil Yawn

Treasury Reporting

MarkAdam Miller

The Anvil, Issue 259, is the monthly newsletter of the USS Hephaestus, NCC-2004, of Starfleet, The International Star Trek Fan Association. All terms and phrases from Star Trek are owned by Paramount Pictures Corporation, a division of Paramount Communications and all rights are reserved.


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F r o m t h e R ea d y R o o m Greetings, April social is here and should be a lot of fun and games. Since Star Trek into Darkness is coming out in May on the weekend of our social it has been decided to go see it that Saturday. We plan to eat afterwards. If you have a particular theater you like or eating place then get your vote in now. Right now we are looking at the Rave in Patton Creek as we can go to the Food court in the Mall to eat afterwards. Hope to see you there. I am always looking for people to contribute to the Anvil. If you have any topics of interest you would like to see in the newsletter send your articles or updates to cohephaestus@bellsouth.net, subject Anvil. As always see you around the ship, Capt. MarkAdam Miller cohephaestus@bellsouth.net

XO Briefing The XO’s briefing was not available at the time of printing. Pat Hicks booklady44@charter.net

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Ship’s Log March 16, 2013 SocialThe social was moved from March 9, 2013 (the second Saturday of the Month) to March 16, 2013 due to a conflict with Regional Summit this year. The Group enjoyed pizza and other refreshments. Brenda and I showed a knew game which we learned at Summit call “Five Crowns” Attendance: people. Personnel Updates: If you have any news or accomplishments you would like to share with the group please email them to me at: cohephaestus@bellsouth.net. Also your personal updates can give your Captain added info to help get you recognition and an award at summit for your accomplishments.

Starfleet Marine Corps Greetings, The 654th MSG is looking for members. There is a completely different set of Academy schools for those trying to get the Boothby awards. There is no pressure in joining. There are two categories: Active which means all ranks will be Marine ranks, and Reserve which mean you stay primary Fleet and only use Marine ranks when doing marine stuff. Contact Major General Neil Yawn if you are interested or have questions. Major General Neil Yawn, OIC 1 BN, 2BDE, OIC 654 MSG

Treasury Report September Description

USS HEPHAESTUS

Payments

Deposits

Balance

Beginning Balance

$

82.74

Ending Balance

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82.74

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Star Trek News Star Trek Into Darkness Pre Ticket Sales The pre-sale of Star Trek into Darkness crashed the United Kingdom’s online ticket system. It was reported that the sales of the tickets online was 10 time the norm. The problem even had Paramount Pictures UK tweeting a phone number to get pre-sale tickets while the online system was down.

Dog that inspired name of Archer’s Dog dies. Porthos, Captain Archer’s Dog on Star Trek Enterprise, was named after a dog owned by Brannon Braga’s nephew. The nephew’s dog died the week of April 7, 2013. Brannon tweeted this information startling many fans think that the show’s dog had died. We wish to give our condolences Brannon’s nephew in the loss of his beloved pet. TV guide celebrate 60 years with Star Trek cover. TV guide will celebrate 60 years with collectable covers. The 6 covers are composed of a mosaic of covers from the 6 different decades. Star Trek mosaic is representing the TV guides published in the 60’s. The other 5 covers are I Love Lucy (50’s), Mary Tyler Moore Show (70’s), The Cosby Show (80’s), The Simpsons (90’s) and Lost (00’s). Mirina Sirtis lands role on “NCIS” Mirina Sirtis, Counselor Troi of Star Trek: TNG, has landed the role of Mossad Director Orli Elbaz on the television drama NCIS. She is expected to appear sometime in April.

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STARFLEET RENEWAL REMINDERS

Green Lindsay Mangina Hicks family Carr DeGruy

04/10/13 04/19/13 05/09/13 05/29/13 08/11/13 08/24/13

Miller Family Youngblood-Yawn Potts Family Mohney Family

08/26/13 11/30/13 03/05/14 03/08/14

Away Team and Activity Schedule DATE April. 6, 2013 April. 12, 2013 Arpril 13,2013 May. 6, 2013 May. 17, 2013 May 18,2013 May 24-26,2013 June 1, 2013 June. 7, 2013 June 8,2013 July 19, 2013 July 20, 2013

EVENT/TIME Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm Alabama Phoenix Festival Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm

LOCATION/ACTIVITY cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Pete Mohney’s House Mohney’s House - Spring Cookout cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Dennis Evans’ House Star Trek in to Darkness Cahaba Grand Conference Center cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Miller’s’ House Mohney’s House Pete Mohney’s House Mohney’s House - Captain’s Cookout

ALL EVENTS AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE, PLEASE REFER TO THIS SECTION FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION

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Area Conventions APRIL April 13-14 -- 221B Con -- Atlanta, Georgia A fan con for all things Sherlock Holmes. Guests include: Kristina Manente, T.D. McKinney, Stephanie Osborn, and Ashley D. Polasek. http://221bcon.com April 19-21 -- Trek Trax -- Atlanta, Georgia Three concurrent tracks of programming—Main Viewer, Qo'Nos and The Ready Room—will be dedicated to the Star Trek universe in general, the Klingon Empire in particular, and costuming & makeup together. The Holodeck will be devoted to role-playing games, board games and card games. A 24-hour video programming channel on the hotel's closed-circuit television will feature episodes of several well-known Internet-based Star Trek series, a variety of Star Trek-related TV specials, programs featuring Star Trek celebrities and of course, the ever-popular blooper reels! http://trektrax.org

MAY May 17-19 -- MOBICON XVI -- Mobile, Alabama MOBICON XVI 2013 is a scifi convention focused on writers and artists happening in 2013. Guests include: Chris Cason (Anime), Glenda C. Finkelstein (Author), Tony Finkelstein (Author), Lou Zocchi (Gaming) and Dr Annmarie Guzy(Paranormal). http://www.mobicon.org May 24-26, -- Timegate -- Atlanta, GA A convention that celebrates Dr. Who and Stargate series, and everything in between. Guests include: Colin Baker (The Doctor, 1984-1986), Graeme Harper (Director, Doctor Who, 1966 - 2009), Colin Spaull (Actor, Doctor Who, 1985 & 2006) and many others. http://www.timegatecon.org/ May 24-26 – Alabama Phoenix Festival -- Birmingham, Alabama Celebrating creativity and imagination. Guests include celebrities from: Film & Television (Colin Ferguson, Daniel Roebuck, Gil Gerard, Ernie Hudson, Jeremy Roberts), Authors (Lou Anders, Joe Crowe), Comics, Art, Illustration, Theatrics/Costuming, Paranormal, and Gaming. http://alabamaphoenixfestival.com/

JUNE June 8-9, -- Con Kasterborous -- Huntsville, AL Grab your sonic screwdriver, your psychic paper and don't forget to feed your Tin Dog - because on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th, 2013 we're materializing at the Holiday Inn near Madison Square Mall to bring to you Con Kasterborous 2013 - the first Doctor Who Convention in North Alabama! http://conkasterborous.com

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June 28-30, -- LibertyCon -- Chattanooga, TN The south's friendliest science fiction convention will be held June 28-30, 2013. http://www.libertycon.org June 29-30, -- Creation: Star Trek -- Nashville, TN Creation: Star Trek, a convention, is happening June 29-30, 2013, and takes place at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. This convention focuses on meeting special guests from the Star Trek series. http://www.creationent.com/cal/st_nashville.html

JULY July 18-21 -- Play On Con 6 -- Birmingham, Alabama Play On Con (POC) is a family-friendly four day fantasy and science fiction fandom convention held each year in Birmingham, Alabama--the Magic City! We focus on four main areas for our attendees: Programming, Gaming, Parties and Community. http://www.playoncon.com

AUGUST August 30-September 2 -- Dragon*Con -- Atlanta, GA Dragon*Con is one of the largest multi-media, popular culture conventions that focuses on fiction, fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. http://www.dragoncon.org

For other conventions please visit http://scenic-city.com/sfrg/calendar.htm

If you have information about up coming conventions or events that you would like to have published please send info to cohephaestus@bellsouth.net

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Alabama Phoenix Festival May 24-26, 2013 http://www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com

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USS HEPHAESTUS COMMAND STRUCTURE COMMAND STAFF

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

MarkAdam Miller, Captain – Commanding Officer Pat Hicks, Fleet Captain – 1st Officer Brenda Miller, Lt Cmdr – Second Officer

SueEllen Mohney, Captain Denby Potts, Rear Admiral Danny Potts, Rear Admiral

SCIENCES

NAVIGATION

Roy Green, Brigadier, SFMC – Archaeology and Anthropology

Pete Mohney, Admiral

COMPUTER SCIENCES

ENGINEERING

Danny Potts, Rear Admiral

Flo Hurst, Commander

COMMUNICATIONS

SECURITY

Brenda A. Miller, Lt Cmdr Pat Simmons, Lt Cmdr Melissa Boartfield, Crewman

Roy Green, Brigadier– Security Intelligence, Chief

OPERATIONS

MARINES

SueEllen Mohney, Captain – Chief of Operations and Counselor Shelia Benton, Lt Col – Stampede Coordinator, SFMC Brenda A. Miller, Lt Cmdr – Ships Stores Officer and Secretary Lynnette Yawn, Lt. – Ships Galley Officer

Neil Yawn, Major General, SFMC Roy Green, Brigadier ,SFMC Shelia Benton, Lt Col

MEDICAL

UNASSIGNED CREW AND CIVILIANS

Shelia Benton, Lt Commander – Chief Medical Officer, SFMD

Gloria Greening, Lt Nicholas Mohney, Ensign Edward deGruy, Lt Cmdr Renee Gainer, Lt JG Haley Youngblood, Crewmen

CADET TRAINING Matthew Potts, Petty Officer Katrina Mohney, Cadet Crewman Tara Mohney, Cadet Athena Youngblood, Cadet

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