Space may be the final frontier, but Major Leo Handley-Page and Lieutenant Commander Velana will not be exploring it alone. After meeting through Starbase 118 via their characters, the two soon became friends – and that friendship turned into romance! On August 24 of 2013, the happy couple finally, and tightly, tied the not. Please congratulate them here if you have not already gotten a chance!
These two aren’t the first couple to meet through Starbase 118 and later marry. At least two other couples, including Fleet Captains Jaxx and Nicholotti, have met through Starbase 118 and gone on to get married as well, only adding to the rich history of almost two decades that this Fleet has. There is definitely something special to be found for those who choose such a path, in the writing and interaction that this community offers. Whether you choose to take things into the real world, or if you simply count your Fleetmates as friends, Starbase 118 really is ‘out of this world’.
And so, we now add these two to a growing list, and we wish them well as they continue their voyages – together!
While the community aspect of Starbase 118 is one of the things that we know, and love, there is an even bigger, and more diverse simming community out there. This community, often facilitated by Ongoing Worlds, doesn’t get together too often, but when they do, there is knowledge shared across proverbial borders, opportunities to participate in simming outside of what you may be used to, and fun to be had by all.
If you’ve been a member of Starbase 118 for long, of if you’ve taken a good look around the wiki at all, you know that we don’t limit ourselves to the creativity put forth by the creators and designers of Star Trek itself. From unique locations in space, to brand new alien civilizations, our members have come up with some pretty stellar ideas over the years. And while anyone is able to work with the Species Development Committee to create and design their own race within our game, now we have a chance to step outside the bounds of 118 and put that creativity to use while spreading the word about the Starbase 118 Fleet – by participating in Sci-Fi Ideas Alien Week!