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Join us TODAY for FallFest VI

Join us TODAY for the annual FallFest online convention! As a reminder: this event will take the place of our regularly scheduled fleet wide chat.

FallFest is today, Saturday, November 12. Festivities will last until 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern / 2am London / 1pm on Nov. 13 Sydney (AUS)

There is a lot on the schedule for you to check out, from chat-based roleplaying to a trivia contest. Be sure to stop by and say “hi!” during the following workshops led by our very own StarBase 118 staff: “Writing Romances” led by Fleet Captain Renos; “Standing the Test of Time: led by Admiral Toni Turner and Fleet Captain Renos; and “Adding Humor to Games” run by Captain Sal Taybrim. These sessions start at 9am Pacific / 12pm New York / 5pm London / 4:30am Sydney (AUS).

You can check out the full schedule and get the convention chat link here: FallFest 2016.

Get your convention hats on! Let’s storm the internet and show everyone how awesome StarBase 118 can be!


Join us this Saturday for the FallFest chat

It’s fall, and once again Ongoing Worlds is gathering online simming communities for FallFest, which we hosted last year. This is an interactive online convention that you can attend from the comfort of your own home!

This bustling chat based convention will take the place of our regularly scheduled fleet wide chat in November.

FallFest will be held on Saturday, November 12. The opening ceremony starts at 7:30am Pacific / 10:30am Eastern / 3:30pm London / 2:30am Sydney (AUS). The festivities will last until 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern / 2am London / 1pm on Nov. 13 Sydney (AUS), but you can come-and-go as you please for the sessions you want to join.

This year FallFest is being hosted by Obsidian Fleet, and will feature workshops, discussions, a live RPG chat and a trivia contest. Our community will be hosting three sessions in chat room 2: “Writing Romances” led by Fleet Captain Renos; “Standing the Test of Time: led by Admiral Toni Turner and Fleet Captain Renos; and “Adding Humor to Games” run by Captain Sal Taybrim. These sessions start at 9am Pacific / 12pm New York / 5pm London / 4:30am Sydney (AUS).

You can check out the full schedule here: FallFest 2016. The FallFest website will also have a chat link updated as we get closer to the convention date!

We would love to see strong community participation, so mark your calendars and get ready to have a whole lot of fun!


SciWorld: An Online Convention Experience

Last weekend StarBase 118 was one of many sims participating in the online convention SciWorld.  Running from Thursday to Sunday over two Internet Relay Chat (IRC) rooms, the convention featured multiple events from online simming demonstrations, discussions on character building, to how to incorporate crossover in games.

Session topics included a workshop on website and wiki building, blogging strategies, how to build your writing skills and how to deal with problem players in a game. Other activities included open chat-based simming, a Family Feud style game based on Star Trek trivia and plenty of humorous reminiscing. I even heard that Lt. Commander James got to blow up a starship in an open sim!

Sessions were hosted by representatives from over a dozen sims, including our very own Fleet Captain Diego Herrera and Captain Grier Reinard who led sessions on character development and building character relationships. 


Destination London’s Five Captains

This week, the enormous convention event revealed the crown that will top its impressive head: All five captains from the Star Trek television series — William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula — will appear together for the first time in history. Perhaps following on the success of William Shatner’s recent documentary “The Captains,” this announcement is sure to draw even more fans to London for this post-Olympic Trek con. Tickets will go on sale on April 30th via the event’s official website, www.startreklondon.com, so head on over now to learn more about other guests, exciting venues, travel highlights, and more!