MarsCon 2010 After Event Reprot

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Elements of the IKV Rakehell descended on the Holiday Inn, Bloomington, a day early for MarsCon 2010 in order to set up the ship's party room. Much decorating was done by the crew, with dinner afterwards. On Friday, the first day of the convention, many of the crew members were there ...

MarCon 44 AER

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Elements of the IKV Rakehell rendezvoused with the JaPa, the Cold Death Quadrant commander, and additional elements of the CDQ (Black Thunder, Ice Dagger, Phantom Cat, Warhammer) at MarCon 44/KAG Attacks! in Columbus, Ohio. Sue'La, Bindi, and myself, arriving later than planned due to an unscheduled trip to the ER (Little ...

Convergence 2008 Report

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Convergence 2008 was a wild, fun, and, at times exasperating time. Most of the time it was a very up convention, but they did run into some problems, some of which can be attributed to growing pains. Not surprising as the Con grew by about 400 attendees over last year. ...

MarsCon 2008 Videos Online Now

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Finally, after getting past the audio syncing problem with one of the clips, I have completed the videos and uploaded them to YouTube. Faces of British troops have been digitized. MarsCon 2008 Part 1 [flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STb536Lot5Y] MarsCon 2008 Part 2 [flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gva82d5ntww] Enjoy

MarsCon 2008 and the British Invasion

Friday, March 7th, 2008

MarsCon 2008 took place over the Leap Year Weekend of February 29th through March 2nd at the Holiday Inn Select in Bloomington, MN. MarsCon is mid-sized event with an attendance of about 850, which is up a bit from last year, and does not include the spontaneous British Invasion ...

Convergence 2007 Report

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Convergence 2007 was, once again, a convention that should not be missed. The Klingons of KAG were in full force with elements of the Cold Death Quadrant in attendance included the crews of the IKV Rakehell, IKV Black Thunder, and the IKV Warhammer. The Rakehell arrived the day before the ...

Day of Honor Celebration

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

The IKV Rakehell hosted a “Day of Honor” celebration, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the original broadcast of the Star Trek episode “Errand of Mercy.” This is the first episode to feature the Klingon empire, with John Colicos as the first major Klingon, Kor, and Victor Lundin as Kor’s ...

MarsCon 2007 Part 2

Monday, March 5th, 2007

MarsCon was well attended, despite the winter storms that hit the region on Thursday and Friday, with 675 people in attendance. Although down a bit from last year due to snows and bad driving conditions, the con was an overwhelming success. The Rakehell was very well represented, with most of ...

MarsCon 2007, Day 1

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

MarsCon 2007 is off to a good start with lots of good panels guests and parties! After missing the first panels on Friday and Opening Ceremonies due to a luggage mishap, it was full party mode on the first evening of the con. The IKV Rakehell has put on a ...

Convergence 2006 Report

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Convergence 2006 kicked off with a blast and never slowed down. There were five ships from the Cold Death Quadrant, and Klingons came from points further to see Robert O'Reilly (Gowron) and J.G. Hertzler (Martok), this year's Guests of Honor. And they were well worth the effort to ...

BayCon Meets MacDudes

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

Now that I've spent a good chunk of the last couple of days playing with windows Movie Maker and have figured out how to include it on my website, I thought I should share the fruits of my labor. During the run of BayCon, I indoctrinated one of the Klingons, Pete, ...

Rakehell Meeting

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Okay, I don't normally write about Rakehell meetings, but this time I will. You see, after we were finished with discussing plans for the upcoming meeting, Patrick pulled out a couple of old video productions of the Rakehell. specifically, Battleship Vengeance. As it turns out, in the third production, ...

Blog Number One In Klingon Empire

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

Hugh Hewitt's latest book, Blog has seized the top position on the New Praxis Times Best Seller List. Klingons everywhere have taken to reading it ever since it was revealed that the Klingon Bible Translation Project was referenced in this book on blogosphere battle tactics. Gallant Klingon warriors, including the ...