A Brief History of Klingon Fandom Part 1

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Introduction Earlier this year I was on a panel on Klingon Fandom at MarsCon (the one in Minnesota) with several of my fellow KAG members. I was the proverbial dinosaur on the panel. No, not the oldest member, just the one who had been doing Klingon the longest, since the ...

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. ...

Sto-vo-kor on My Mini City

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

I ran across something new called My Mini city. It is a game in which you create a virtual city and then get people to come visit it by clicking a link in order to build up the population. As the population builds, various other aspects are introduced to develop ...

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 ...

A Klingon Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

A Klingon Christmas Carol, produced by the Comedia Beauregard, with support from several members of the IKV Rakehell (Klingon Assault Group), was an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic into Klingon, and told from the Klingon point of view. SQuja' (Scrooge), is a conniving money lender who has a bodyguard/strongman, QachIt ...

Klingons Invade a Holiday Classic

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Commedia Beauregard was on Fox 9 News here in Minnesota with a preview of what is in store this Saturday for the Klingon Christmas Carol that several members o the IKV Rakehell had a hand in. They've put in a lot of effort and it looks like it is going to ...

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 ...

Photos of qraS

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

It was just a couple of weeks ago that I posted a piece on the passing of my friend Sally. Since that time I have dug up a few photos of her in her Klingon getup, from when I still lived in California. Sally Field was known as qraS amongst ...

Sad News Today – Another Death Howl

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

My wife told me the news when I got home tonight that an old friend in California, known to many in Bay Area Fandom as Auntie Sally, or in her Klingon persona, qraS, passed away last night. She died of cancer, which she had been battling for nearly the ...

Star Trek 40th Anniversary

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek. It was on September 8th, 1966, that Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise hit the air waves. For 40 years, Star Trek has not only entertained us, but also inspired us, seeking careers in sciences as well ...

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 ...

Klingon Blogs?

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

Okay, I admit it, it has been a while since I have posted anything worthy of the Klingon community. Time for a change of pace. Since I am blogging more regularly, I thought I would do a google search and see what other Klingon oriented blogs are out there. Here's a ...