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

ALWAYS ONWARD A MEMBER OF STARFLEET INTERNATIONAL

August 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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Starfleet Renewal Reminders

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Away Team and Activity Schedule

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Star Trek News

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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 263, 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, Where has this year gone? We are in August and kids will be heading back to school. It seems like the year just goes by so fast. We have plenty of things left to do. Make sure you check out the Away mission calendar to see what we are up to. Also if you want to write an article, send a picture or give me a story to print in the anvil the deadline dates are on there too. I am always looking for a fresh look at the things that our club and Star Trek are doing out there. Also send in your achievements so we can give you the accolades you deserve. If you have an idea for something you think the crew would like to do, send them to me at my email address or on our Facebook page. As always see you around the ship, Capt. MarkAdam Miller cohephaestus@bellsouth.net

XO Briefing August is here with its hot temperatures, somewhat hot anyway. August seems to be a nondescript month. When I googled it, I found it was originally called Sextillis, but later the name was changed to honor Augustus Caesar. If you want or need a laugh, google SAMA, the Society for Abolition of the Month of August. We have important ship’s business coming up. We will have a Vote of Confidence for our CO MarkAdam Miller during the first three weeks of September, Sept. 1-21. You may email your vote to me at booklady44@charter.net. If you think he’s doing a good job vote “yes.” If not vote “no.” I will post this announcement on the List server also. That’s all this time. See ya. . Pat Hicks booklady44@charter.net

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Ship’s Log July 20, 2013 Social The Captain’s cookout was this month’s social. We had many people in attendance. Lots of food was consumed as usual. We also had a lot of games played. We played Dalmuti which was won by Danny Potts. Texas Hold’em Poker was won by Michael Burtyk with Brenda Miller coming in second. Munchkin was also played which was won by Roy Green. The TV was showing Sci-Fi show all day also. Attendance: 25 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. Looking to boost your Boothby Awards? The Starfleet Marines Academy may be your answer. Check out what SFMC Academy has for you. Major General Neil Yawn, OIC 1 BN, 2BDE, OIC 654 MSG

Treasury Report September Description

Payments

Deposits

Beginning Balance Poker Fund Raiser Cookout cost

$70.00 $

50.00

Ending Balance

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Balance $

82.74

$

152.74

$

102.74

$

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STARFLEET RENEWAL REMINDERS Lindsay Mangina Hicks family Carr DeGruy Miller Family

04/19/13 05/09/13 05/29/13 08/11/13 08/24/13 08/26/13

Youngblood-Yawn Potts Family Mohney Family Green

11/30/13 03/05/14 03/08/14 04/26/14

Away Team and Activity Schedule DATE Aug 3, 2013 Aug. 10, 2013 Aug 16,2013 Sept.7, 2013 Sept. 13, 2013 Sept 14,2013 Oct.5, 2013 Oct. 11, 2013 Oct 12,2013 Nov.2, 2013 Nov 8, 2013 Nov.9,2013

EVENT/TIME Anvil Deadline Social – 7 pm Poker – 7 pm Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm Anvil Deadline Poker – 7 pm Social – 7 pm

LOCATION/ACTIVITY cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Mohney’s House Pott’s’ House cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Burtyk’s’ House Mohney’s House cohephaestus@bellsouth.net Paul Mohney’s’ House Mohney’s House cohephaestus@bellsouth.net TBA Pott’s House (Note the Change)

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

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Star Trek News Remembering Klingon Commander Kang, Michael Ansara (1922-2013) Michael Ansara best known to Star Trek fans as Klingon Commander Kang passed away July 31 at the age of 91. Mr. Ansara first played Kang in the Star Trek episode “Day of the Dove.” He would reprise his role in Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode “Blood Oath” and in Star Trek Voyager episode ”Flashback”. He played one other character for Star Trek, Lwaxana Troi's Tavnian spouse, Jeya, in the DS9 episode “The Muse.” Mr. Ansara also is known in Sci-Fi circles as Kane in Buck Rogers. One of my favorite performances of his was his voice over work as Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze on the Batman Animated Series. He was married to Barbara Eden, “I Dream of Jennie” from 1958 to 1974. A Very Klingon Khristmas I know it is early for Christmas but something you may want to put on your list is “A Very Klingon Khristmas.” This book, written by Paul Ruditis and illustrated by Patrick Faricy in Norman Rockwell style, employs rhyming

verse to tell the story of the birth of Kahless and other Klingon Christmas traditions that are told on Qo’noS. Be a good Klingon child so you will receive this book instead of a Tribble in your stocking. Available Oct 29. Zachary on The Big Bang Theory? Zachary Quinto wants to do the Big Bang Theory but with his schedule he might not be able to work it in. The producers of the show are hoping to work it out but nothing is set in stone yet. Mr Quinto doesn’t want to come on as Spock but an evil twin of himself that gets into it with Sheldon. Here is hoping for him to be on The Big Bang Theory soon.

Star Trek Search for Spocl not on Netflix If you want to watch Star Trek: Search for Spock on Netflix you will have to wait. Netflix has pulled the film because the subtitles for the Klingon and Vulcan langue has degraded and rather than use the dubbing that DVD manufactures have done in the past they wish to restore the subtitles. Thank you, Netflix for bringing quality back to this great film.

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Area Conventions 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 1-4 -- StarFleet International IC2013 -- Dallas, Texas The annual IC for Starfleet International will be held at the beautiful and luxurious MCM Elegante Hotel in the heart of Dallas, Texas on August 1-4, 2013. We have a lot of surprises in store for those in attendance, in addition to all of the wonderful things you’ve come to expect from an International Conference! The theme for this IC is "The Year of the Phoenix. http://www.ic2013.com/ 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

SEPTEMBER September 14-15 -- Nashville Comic Expo -- Nashville, TN Over 40,000 sq. ft. of Comics, Cosplay, Videos, Toys, Action Figures, Anime, Video Games, Star Wars, Artwork, Trading Cards & Fun! http://www.nashvillecomicexpo.com/

OCTOBER October 3-6 -- SIEGE -- Atlanta, Georgia this is the 7th annual Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE) hosted by the Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA). Scheduled for Oct. 3 - 6, 2013 at the Atlanta Marriott NW - Atlanta, GA, SIEGE focuses on the fast-growing video game industry in the southeast. This year's SIEGE includes a College Fair, Games for Health Day, and Investment Conference, as well as the main SIEGE conference. As the South's leading gaming and interactive conference, SIEGE brings together professionals, academics, executives, government officials and more from across the region to celebrate the world of gaming. SIEGE's speakers include leading figures from a wide spectrum of the industry, including artists, programmers, designers, writers, teachers and business executives. Special events include keynote speeches, dynamic panels, a mini-incubator, USS HEPHAESTUS

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parties, networking events, and a student fair for high school students and others looking for colleges. http://www.siegecon.net/SIEGE2013/ October 11-13 -- PandoraCon -- Cincinnati, OH PandoraCon is the participatory convention that captures all aspects of science fiction, fantasy, anime, comics, gaming, and general nerdom. http://www.pandoracon.com/ October 11 – Con†Stellation -- Huntsville, Alabama Con†Stellation is an annual, fan-run, general-interest science fiction & fantasy convention sponsored by NASFA—the North Alabama Science Fiction Association. http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/wiki/ October 18-20 -- Wizard World -- Nashville, Tennessee Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they celebrate the best in pop culture. Nashville Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Graphic Novels, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! Nashville Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour! Attendees include: Adam West, Burt Ward, Henry Winkler, Dean Cain, Ernie Hudson and Stan Lee. http://www.wizardworld.com/home-nashville.html

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Alabama Phoenix Festival Memorial Day Weekend, 2014 http://www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com USS HEPHAESTUS

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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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