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From The Executive Officers Desk

Greetings and salutations from The Executive Officer (XO);
Our Ship is greatly undermanned at this time and the Nanobots and Holograms are working overtime.  Due to this fact, discipline and training are becoming very important for Ships functionality.

The new Agonizer Booth technology (Imperial Terran) has now been implemented and is awaiting test subjects.  Also, with advances in Nanotechnology my Agonizer has been modified to work on most lifeforms (excluding Horta),  including Holograms and especially Ferengi.

That is all for now, carry on.

Chaplain (Commander) Rufus Barr
XO – USS Zavala




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    March  2015
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    Events on 3/01/2015
    • USS Zavala Fleet Week
      2/28/2015
      00:00
      Description: Plans for “Fleet Week” events over the weekend of 28 February and 1 March so far include Tribblefest III on Saturday including a showing of “Star Trek Into Darkness”, a combination service project and movie night. More details on raw materials and sewing supplies needed will be forthcoming. The goal is to have a large amount of tribbles on hand to adopt out at Comicpalooza and raise more money for our ship charities. Sunday will start with gaming at Gerard’s One-Stop in Webster including pizza with a formal dining out that night for the captain’s birthday at the King’s Biergarten. RSVPs will be necessary so that we can reserve a prime table in the main room. The weekend after will be the Houston Area Women’s Center Race Against Violence 5K Run Walk on 7 May. I’ve established Team Zavala as our group to participate in the race or to sponsor walkers and runners:

      http://www.hawc.org/en/support-us/rav-donate?kwoAdvocateId=FCUWPA9
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    Events on 3/08/2015
    • USS Zavala Artemis Training and Game Day (STARFLEET International Star Trek Fan Club)
      3/08/2015
      14:00
      Location: Gerard's One Stop Gaming Shop, El Dorado Boulevard, Houston, TX, United States
      Description: We are planning to have this at Gerards One Stop Gaming Shop in Webster.

      They have a variety of board games, RPGs and computer games.

      They have Artemis 2.0 loaded up on their servers, STO is also on their servers and has been patched. Computer gaming at Gerards on Sundays no longer free but still half price on Sundays, you just need to create an account.

      The ship currently has two accounts at Gerard's Gaming for playing Computer games. Rates there for your own account are currently $4 for 1 hour, or $20 for 10 hours.

      James W. Muench Jr. will be bringing board games. :) Maybe if we can get the owner to patch STO, we can play that too. Talk to Deborah Kent about STO and RPG's. Talk to me, Penelope McFadin about playing Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator.

      Bring money for food, there's a Pizza delivery place and a Chinese delivery that serves that area with a discount if you tell them you are ordering for Gerards.
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    Events on 3/12/2015
    • All-Con, Dallas
      3/12/2015
      00:00
      Location: Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria-Addison, 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001, United States
      Description: Imagine a 4-day festival where a person could sample and participate in the finest content that many different communities and conventions have to offer. All-Con fills the entire venue with exhibits, workshops, discussions, game shows, performances, and competitions. The selection of activities changes every hour from the start of the day until 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

      All-Con offers the core structure expected of most conventions. The vendor room and exhibit halls have 80 booths and tables.

      With over 300 different choices to offer in one weekend, All-Con has a set of headlining features around which the convention is constructed each year. Thursday is our free day, open to the public. The traditional Cosplay competition and Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow casting performance are Friday. Saturday has a ball jointed doll mini-con, Ms. Star Wars pageant, Maid contest, Texas Hold'em poker tournament, Costume contest, professional burlesque performance, and a themed dance. Sunday's signature is an overall super hero theme, ending with the Super Hero Sunday competition.

      The rest of the two hundred and ninety-plus events are a combination of All-Con supplied content (like our many game shows throughout the weekend), performances hired by the convention, and a recipe of the best community run features that change year-to-year.


      Who Attends All-Con?
      All-Con welcomes many genera-based fan groups each year. Some exhibit to grow their group, some present content, and some just show up to enjoy and participate at the convention. Costumers, from the hard core to the whimsical, are present en masse all day each day. The literary, filmmaking, podcasting, and social media interests are well represented as is the general public. All-Con's formula for success is to provide content targeted to existing fan cultures while also maintaining a selection broad enough for general walk-in public appeal. (The convention maintains family friendly standards until 8:00 p.m. when some events or discussion topics can turn to more mature themes.) An All-Con weekend is a destination for over 2,500 attendees; all enjoying the unique selection for that particular year.


      Which Communities Participate?
      It's difficult to list specific communities because there is so much cross over. If we said the "sci-fi community" we would also have to break out the subcultures with large attendances: Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr. Who, Firefly, etc. We would then also have to point out that of sci-fi, we get the gamers, the costumers, and the general fans.

      All-Con is community inclusive; not exclusive. So sticking with just the broad interests represented: Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Anime/Manga, Roller Derby, Costumers, Poker players, Super Hero, Shadow Casters, Media, Horror, Literature, Artists, Otaku Culture, Ball Jointed Dolls, Game Shows, Theater, Maids, Gamers, and Geeks all attend and present content.


      How Long has this Multi-Cultural Convention Been Going On?
      The very first event for All-Con was February 25-28, 2005 at the Sterling Hotel in Irving. It was the second year in 2006 that the event changed the event month to mid-March. At the end of the second year, All-Con had outgrown the Irving location and in 2007 All-Con III took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel North Dallas in Addison. The Crowne Plaza is still the home to All-Con. Comfortable rooms, a restaurant with good food and special low prices during the convention, and plenty of space to offer such a variety of events have all been factors keeping All-Con and our public happy.
    13
    Events on 3/13/2015
    • All-Con, Dallas
      3/12/2015
      00:00
      Location: Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria-Addison, 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001, United States
      Description: Imagine a 4-day festival where a person could sample and participate in the finest content that many different communities and conventions have to offer. All-Con fills the entire venue with exhibits, workshops, discussions, game shows, performances, and competitions. The selection of activities changes every hour from the start of the day until 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

      All-Con offers the core structure expected of most conventions. The vendor room and exhibit halls have 80 booths and tables.

      With over 300 different choices to offer in one weekend, All-Con has a set of headlining features around which the convention is constructed each year. Thursday is our free day, open to the public. The traditional Cosplay competition and Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow casting performance are Friday. Saturday has a ball jointed doll mini-con, Ms. Star Wars pageant, Maid contest, Texas Hold'em poker tournament, Costume contest, professional burlesque performance, and a themed dance. Sunday's signature is an overall super hero theme, ending with the Super Hero Sunday competition.

      The rest of the two hundred and ninety-plus events are a combination of All-Con supplied content (like our many game shows throughout the weekend), performances hired by the convention, and a recipe of the best community run features that change year-to-year.


      Who Attends All-Con?
      All-Con welcomes many genera-based fan groups each year. Some exhibit to grow their group, some present content, and some just show up to enjoy and participate at the convention. Costumers, from the hard core to the whimsical, are present en masse all day each day. The literary, filmmaking, podcasting, and social media interests are well represented as is the general public. All-Con's formula for success is to provide content targeted to existing fan cultures while also maintaining a selection broad enough for general walk-in public appeal. (The convention maintains family friendly standards until 8:00 p.m. when some events or discussion topics can turn to more mature themes.) An All-Con weekend is a destination for over 2,500 attendees; all enjoying the unique selection for that particular year.


      Which Communities Participate?
      It's difficult to list specific communities because there is so much cross over. If we said the "sci-fi community" we would also have to break out the subcultures with large attendances: Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr. Who, Firefly, etc. We would then also have to point out that of sci-fi, we get the gamers, the costumers, and the general fans.

      All-Con is community inclusive; not exclusive. So sticking with just the broad interests represented: Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Anime/Manga, Roller Derby, Costumers, Poker players, Super Hero, Shadow Casters, Media, Horror, Literature, Artists, Otaku Culture, Ball Jointed Dolls, Game Shows, Theater, Maids, Gamers, and Geeks all attend and present content.


      How Long has this Multi-Cultural Convention Been Going On?
      The very first event for All-Con was February 25-28, 2005 at the Sterling Hotel in Irving. It was the second year in 2006 that the event changed the event month to mid-March. At the end of the second year, All-Con had outgrown the Irving location and in 2007 All-Con III took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel North Dallas in Addison. The Crowne Plaza is still the home to All-Con. Comfortable rooms, a restaurant with good food and special low prices during the convention, and plenty of space to offer such a variety of events have all been factors keeping All-Con and our public happy.
    14
    Events on 3/14/2015
    • All-Con, Dallas
      3/12/2015
      00:00
      Location: Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria-Addison, 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001, United States
      Description: Imagine a 4-day festival where a person could sample and participate in the finest content that many different communities and conventions have to offer. All-Con fills the entire venue with exhibits, workshops, discussions, game shows, performances, and competitions. The selection of activities changes every hour from the start of the day until 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

      All-Con offers the core structure expected of most conventions. The vendor room and exhibit halls have 80 booths and tables.

      With over 300 different choices to offer in one weekend, All-Con has a set of headlining features around which the convention is constructed each year. Thursday is our free day, open to the public. The traditional Cosplay competition and Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow casting performance are Friday. Saturday has a ball jointed doll mini-con, Ms. Star Wars pageant, Maid contest, Texas Hold'em poker tournament, Costume contest, professional burlesque performance, and a themed dance. Sunday's signature is an overall super hero theme, ending with the Super Hero Sunday competition.

      The rest of the two hundred and ninety-plus events are a combination of All-Con supplied content (like our many game shows throughout the weekend), performances hired by the convention, and a recipe of the best community run features that change year-to-year.


      Who Attends All-Con?
      All-Con welcomes many genera-based fan groups each year. Some exhibit to grow their group, some present content, and some just show up to enjoy and participate at the convention. Costumers, from the hard core to the whimsical, are present en masse all day each day. The literary, filmmaking, podcasting, and social media interests are well represented as is the general public. All-Con's formula for success is to provide content targeted to existing fan cultures while also maintaining a selection broad enough for general walk-in public appeal. (The convention maintains family friendly standards until 8:00 p.m. when some events or discussion topics can turn to more mature themes.) An All-Con weekend is a destination for over 2,500 attendees; all enjoying the unique selection for that particular year.


      Which Communities Participate?
      It's difficult to list specific communities because there is so much cross over. If we said the "sci-fi community" we would also have to break out the subcultures with large attendances: Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr. Who, Firefly, etc. We would then also have to point out that of sci-fi, we get the gamers, the costumers, and the general fans.

      All-Con is community inclusive; not exclusive. So sticking with just the broad interests represented: Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Anime/Manga, Roller Derby, Costumers, Poker players, Super Hero, Shadow Casters, Media, Horror, Literature, Artists, Otaku Culture, Ball Jointed Dolls, Game Shows, Theater, Maids, Gamers, and Geeks all attend and present content.


      How Long has this Multi-Cultural Convention Been Going On?
      The very first event for All-Con was February 25-28, 2005 at the Sterling Hotel in Irving. It was the second year in 2006 that the event changed the event month to mid-March. At the end of the second year, All-Con had outgrown the Irving location and in 2007 All-Con III took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel North Dallas in Addison. The Crowne Plaza is still the home to All-Con. Comfortable rooms, a restaurant with good food and special low prices during the convention, and plenty of space to offer such a variety of events have all been factors keeping All-Con and our public happy.
    15
    Events on 3/15/2015
    • All-Con, Dallas
      3/12/2015
      00:00
      Location: Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria-Addison, 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001, United States
      Description: Imagine a 4-day festival where a person could sample and participate in the finest content that many different communities and conventions have to offer. All-Con fills the entire venue with exhibits, workshops, discussions, game shows, performances, and competitions. The selection of activities changes every hour from the start of the day until 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

      All-Con offers the core structure expected of most conventions. The vendor room and exhibit halls have 80 booths and tables.

      With over 300 different choices to offer in one weekend, All-Con has a set of headlining features around which the convention is constructed each year. Thursday is our free day, open to the public. The traditional Cosplay competition and Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow casting performance are Friday. Saturday has a ball jointed doll mini-con, Ms. Star Wars pageant, Maid contest, Texas Hold'em poker tournament, Costume contest, professional burlesque performance, and a themed dance. Sunday's signature is an overall super hero theme, ending with the Super Hero Sunday competition.

      The rest of the two hundred and ninety-plus events are a combination of All-Con supplied content (like our many game shows throughout the weekend), performances hired by the convention, and a recipe of the best community run features that change year-to-year.


      Who Attends All-Con?
      All-Con welcomes many genera-based fan groups each year. Some exhibit to grow their group, some present content, and some just show up to enjoy and participate at the convention. Costumers, from the hard core to the whimsical, are present en masse all day each day. The literary, filmmaking, podcasting, and social media interests are well represented as is the general public. All-Con's formula for success is to provide content targeted to existing fan cultures while also maintaining a selection broad enough for general walk-in public appeal. (The convention maintains family friendly standards until 8:00 p.m. when some events or discussion topics can turn to more mature themes.) An All-Con weekend is a destination for over 2,500 attendees; all enjoying the unique selection for that particular year.


      Which Communities Participate?
      It's difficult to list specific communities because there is so much cross over. If we said the "sci-fi community" we would also have to break out the subcultures with large attendances: Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr. Who, Firefly, etc. We would then also have to point out that of sci-fi, we get the gamers, the costumers, and the general fans.

      All-Con is community inclusive; not exclusive. So sticking with just the broad interests represented: Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Anime/Manga, Roller Derby, Costumers, Poker players, Super Hero, Shadow Casters, Media, Horror, Literature, Artists, Otaku Culture, Ball Jointed Dolls, Game Shows, Theater, Maids, Gamers, and Geeks all attend and present content.


      How Long has this Multi-Cultural Convention Been Going On?
      The very first event for All-Con was February 25-28, 2005 at the Sterling Hotel in Irving. It was the second year in 2006 that the event changed the event month to mid-March. At the end of the second year, All-Con had outgrown the Irving location and in 2007 All-Con III took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel North Dallas in Addison. The Crowne Plaza is still the home to All-Con. Comfortable rooms, a restaurant with good food and special low prices during the convention, and plenty of space to offer such a variety of events have all been factors keeping All-Con and our public happy.
    • Deadline for Legendary Times submissions
      3/15/2015
      00:00
      Description: Deadline for submissions to the news letter, the Legendary Times. Newsletters will be published quarterly on the following 1st of the month. If you are an officer, please get your report in by this date. If you just want to make a submission, that's great too! Most all formats accepted. If we have a problem with your submission, we will contact you. Send your submissions to info@usszavala.org.

      Section 6: Chapter Newsletter
      The official Newsletter of the Chapter is titled Legendary Times, and is released on a quarterly basis. All members are encouraged to submit articles to the Newsletter, but only Senior Staff and Department Heads are required to do so. Publication Dates for The Legendary Times will be Jan 1, April 1, July 1, an Oct 1.
      Deadlines for submissions will be Dec 15, March 15, June 15, and Sept 15.
      The Legendary Times is sent via email to all active members of the Chapter. Downloadable pdfs will be available on Website. Printed copies available to SFI ship members for cost of printing.
    • USS Zavala Crew muster
      3/15/2015
      14:00
      Location: Becks Prime, 115 West 19th Street, Houston, TX 77008, United States
      Description: This is our standard monthly meeting for the USS ZAVALA.

      This will be held at Beck's Prime at 115 west 19th street, Houston, TX 77008

      Meeting Agenda
      1) Call to order/Roll call
      2) Introductions of any new members, visitors, and/or VIPs
      3) Vote of acceptance/rejection of previous meeting minutes
      4) Presentation of promotions and/or awards
      5) Reports of Senior Officers
      6) Reports of Junior Officers
      7) STARFLEET International business, news, or votes
      8) Region 3 business, news, or votes
      9) USS Zavala business, news, or votes
      10) Old business
      11) New business
      12) Announcement of next meeting
      13) Adjournment
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    Events on 3/20/2015
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    Events on 3/27/2015
    • Aggie Con
      3/27/2015
      00:00
      Location: Texas A & M University, 2121 West Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    28
    Events on 3/28/2015
    • Aggie Con
      3/27/2015
      00:00
      Location: Texas A & M University, 2121 West Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    29
    Events on 3/29/2015
    • Aggie Con
      3/27/2015
      00:00
      Location: Texas A & M University, 2121 West Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, United States
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