Saturday, August 10: Away Mission
to Night at the Museum
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28: STARFLEET Bowling Challenge
12: Project: Potemkin Open House (Albany GA)
7: Farragut Fest 2013 (Kingsland GA)
21: USS Republic Christmas Party
TrekTrax Atlanta announces
host hotel for 2014
Away Mission to Europa
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Mission to Night at the Museum
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Tellus Science Museum
100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville GA 30120
the Tellus Science Museum web
August 10 isn't just any old night at a museum; it's Tellus'
annual Night at the Museum, an evening of fun unlike any other.
The fifth year of this staple event will feature unique guests
from the worlds of science and science fiction that will delight
fans both young and old. All children will receive a
special autograph book to capture the signatures of everyone
from Amelia Earhart to Darth Vader.
More than 30 characters will be wandering the galleries of
Tellus educating visitors on how science and science fiction
often intersect and influence each other. From Star
Wars to Star Trek, from physics to aviation, all
the bases are covered at Night at the Museum. Kids and
kids-at-heart are encouraged to talk to the characters, take
photos and, of course, collect autographs.
Also returning this year are the infamous Tellus Mad Scientists.
They will be back with more zany and unique experiments
in the theater. There's no telling what will pop up
(or explode) during their demonstrations.
Children 12 and under are encouraged to dress up as their
favorite science or science fiction character and be part
of a special parade at 8:00 p.m. Please no adult costumes;
let's avoid confusing the crowd. Night at the Museum runs
from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Café will be open until
9:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Tellus Science Museum
members and $20 for non-members.
Advance tickets are available for members to purchase now. Tickets
go on sale to the general public on July 1. Keep an
eye on this
page to see a list of characters as they are confirmed!
Call (770) 606-5700 ext 431 to purchase your tickets.
Save the date and plan to join your friends and crewmates
aboard the USS Republic for this exciting away mission
to the Tellus Science Museum. Arrangements for
carpooling to Cartersville will be announced in the next issue
of The Republiqué.
and cosplayers from several popular franchises
participated in last year's Night at the Museum, August
Photo courtesy of the 501st
Atlanta announces host hotel for 2014
Atlanta 2014 will be held at the beautiful Atlanta
Marriott Northwest at Galleria hotel in the Cumberland neighborhood
of northwest Atlanta, just off Interstate 75 near I-285. This
spacious, well-appointed hotel will be familiar to recent
attendees of AnachroCon
and represents a significant upgrade in quality and prestige
from our former home at the Holiday Inn in Chamblee. Even
better, TrekTrax Atlanta is pleased to announce that we have
arranged for a special convention rate of only $89.00 per
night for guest rooms, the exact same rate we offered
for our 2013 convention. A better hotel at the
This rate, however, can only be received by making your room
reservation online on
this page. We have been guaranteed that
our special convention rate will not be offered in person,
over the phone or through any other web site. This
reservations page is also linked on the TrekTrax Atlanta web
If you're planning to attend next year's convention, please
make your reservation now, even if you haven't purchased a
membership yet. Why not do
it now? Thank you! See you there!
Mission to Europa Report cancelled
Officer, Republic, isn't quite sure where Europa
Report is playing, but it doesn't appear to be anywhere
near Atlanta. According to both Fandango.com and
Eventful.com, Europa Report is not playing in this
market. As announced in the last two issues of
The Republiqué, the "away mission"
was scheduled for August 3, but we were unable to get this
information (or lack thereof) to the crew in a timely manner. We
apologize if anyone was inconvenienced by this. We
don't know whether or not Europa Report will make it
to the Atlanta market later this month or year, but if it
does, the Republic will not reschedule an away mission
January 30, 1954 - July 27, 2013
Richard Gurley passed away on July 27 from heart failure
at the age of 59. He was a former member
of the USS MacLeod, USS Republic and
the Klingon Assault Group, all during the 1990s. More
recently, he was well-known and very active in the
local gaming community. A remembrance of
Richard, written by Julian Thomas Reid III, was posted
Richard's funeral and burial service were held in
Aragon, Georgia, on Saturday, August 3.
Academy is a special collection of correspondence courses
available to every STARFLEET member. Over 60 Academy
Colleges offer courses spanning all aspects of Star
Trek and science fiction; some courses even cover non-sci-fi
real world topics. Each college offers dozens of different
courses at varying levels of challenge from super-easy to
really hard. In total, there are nearly 1,000 different
courses available. Take
a course today!
special going on in your life? Submit
your Personnel Record for publication in the next
issue of The Republiqué!
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soon to a DC*TV near you: Deena Roth (center) stars in "We
Are Klingon!", a parody of Kesha's "Die Young" music video
(screen shot below), filmed in Chamblee in early August
and due to premiere at Dragon*Con next month. Joining
Deena in the video are (left to right) Richard Burke as
"K'harg Merzan," Eric Koske as "Krenath," USS Republic
CO Capt Eric L. Watts as "Korgoth" and Marq Collins as "Moq
Kohless." Two words: Dancing Klingons.
Chapter Event Photos
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Summer Con || June 7-9, 2013
Michael Henigan, ENS1 Julianne Trew, ENS1 Claire Willis
and CO Capt Eric L. Watts are some of the members of the
USS Republic who attended this year's Sci-Fi Summer
Monday, July 1
ENS1 Zannetta Law Tucker
Monday, July 8
CDT1 Karl Dissinger
Saturday, July 13
ENS1 Todd Dissinger
Saturday, July 20
Adm Michael Henigan
These members renewed their SFI and chapter
dues in June. Thank you!
ENS1 Russell J. Broomfield
ENS1 Michael Shipley
ENS1 Jeff Trew
ENS3 Jenilee Trew
ENS1 Joanne Trew
ENS1 Julianne Trew
ENS1 Claire Willis
AND AUGUST MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
These members' dues
expired or will expire in July and August. Please
Ens Patricia Houk
ENS3 Tracy O'Quinn
Cmdr David A. Slaughter
Capt Eric L. Watts
USS Republic NCC-1371 was originally commissioned
as a chapter of STARFLEET International on May 14, 1988,
at the Dixie-Trek convention in Atlanta, Georgia. As
of August 6, 2013, the Republic crew includes 42
members who are active members of STARFLEET in good
Republic plans and coordinates an active schedule
of events for its members, but does not hold meetings
on a consistently fixed date each month.
the USS Republic is a duly commissioned chapter
of STARFLEET International and is bound and governed by
its Constitution and By-Laws, membership in STARFLEET
is a prerequisite for membership in the Republic. Combined
annual dues for both groups are $25 per person and is
collected by the chapter (family discounts are available
with certain conditions and restrictions). Membership
in the Republic includes access to our YahooGroups
message board, voting privileges in chapter elections
and additional privileges that occasionally become available.
Additional information on Republic membership
and how to join or reenlist is on our award-winning web
Shuttlecraft Galileo to Debut
July 30, 2013
restored original series Shuttlecraft Galileo will
be unveiled tomorrow.
restoration project, led by Adam Schneider, took a year
the newly-restored Shuttlecraft Galileo will be
seen in its new home at the Space Center Houston.
somebody told me when I was a little kid that I'd be donating
a spaceship to NASA," said Schneider, "I would have said
that they were kidding. How does it feel? It
feels amazing. It almost feels like it's all downhill
from here because this is such a high. It feels truly
like a success."
public event at Space Center Houston will be held tomorrow
to debut the restored prop which will include a celebrity
panel who will discuss the influence of science fiction
on space exploration. Celebrity guests will include
Don Marshall (Lt. Boma of "The Galileo Seven"),
Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager), Sylvester McCoy
(Doctor Who), Jason Carter (Babylon 5), Adrienne
Wilkinson (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed), Marshall
Teague (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek:
Voyager), Tracy Scoggins (Babylon 5) and Gil
Gerard (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century).
really very proud that it actually is going where it's going,"