Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2012, 2016
Volume II, Number 12
Region 2 "Newsletter of the Year" Award, 2nd Place, 2011, 2014, 2015
Early August 2019
Region 2 "Best Electronic Newsletter" Award, 2009
Replaces Vol. I, #115, October 2017

 Sat., Aug. 3: Legion Comic Book, Toy and Art Convention
• Sat., Aug. 3: The Terror: Infamy: How Hollywood Is Telling the
   Story of One of the Darkest Moments in Our Nation's History

• Saturday, August 24: Boldly Going... to Dinner!
• Sat., Sept. 14: The Wrath of Con 2: Into Dorkness
Sat., Sept. 21: 14th Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge

Not-So-Recent Chapter Event Photos

 Membership Reenlistments
 Unrenewed SFI & Chapter Memberships in 2019
 You Forgot to Pay Your Chapter Dues!
 September Membership Renewals
• About the Republic
• For More Information
• USS Republic Online
• Crew Roster
• Trailer Screen Caps from Star Trek: Picard

Legion Comic Book, Toy and Art Convention
a.k.a. Smyrna Comic and Toy Convention

11:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019
American Legion Post 160 of Smyrna
160 Legion Drive SE, Smyrna  30080
(770) 436-2501
The Legion Comic Book and Toy Convention, hosted by Urbnpop and American Legion Post 160, will be the first-ever comic convention in Smyrna, Georgia.  Legion Comic Con is a one-day family-friendly event that brings local artists and comic creators together with comic and toy dealers.

The fun will start at 11:00 a.m. and go till 5:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 at the door.  Costumes encouraged!

Friend of the Republic Leigh A. Boros will have a dealer table at this event with lots of merchandise from Star Trek and other franchises, including 6" and 12" action figures, ships (mostly Star Trek), Micro Machines, non-sport trading cards in their original boxes (Dark Shadows, Archie Comics, X-Files, Advance Dungeons & Dragons, etc.) and Marvel and DC comic books.  Some of Leigh's merchandise is shown below.

The USS Republic will not have an official presence at this convention but encourages our members and friends to attend!
The Terror: Infamy:
How Hollywood Is Telling the Story of One of the Darkest Moments in Our Nation's History

3:40 p.m. — 5:30 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019
Mercer Ballroom
Loews Atlanta Hotel
1065 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta  30309
Join the USS Republic on an away mission to see an exclusive advance screening of The Terror: Infamy followed by a panel discussion hosted by Georgia Takei about his new documentary!
Set during World War II, the haunting and suspenseful second season of the horror-infused anthology The Terror: Infamy centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community and a young man's journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.  The series features a cast and crew with a number of personal connections to this historical time, starting with George Takei, who lived in two internment camps as a child and is on board as a series regular and consultant.  The lead character is played by Derek Mio, a fourth-generation Japanese American, whose grandfather lived on Terminal Island and was sent to Manzanar internment camp after Pearl Harbor.  Mio also recently appeared in the Netflix docuseries Medal of Honor, where he portrayed WWII Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi Miyamura.

This exclusive advance screening of The Terror: Infamy will be held at 3:40 p.m. in the Mercer Ballroom at the Loews Atlanta hotel.  Following the screening, at 4:30 p.m., a one-hour panel discussion featuring lead actor Derek Mio, actor/consultant George Takei and showrunner Alexander Woo will be presented.

The screening and panel discussion are part of REPRESENT, a day-long program for creators of color and their allies in news and entertainment media, presented by the Atlanta chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).  Tickets for the day-long program are $50 (+ $4.67) in advance by online purchase or $75 (+ $6.20) at the door.  There is no discount available for attending only the screening and panel discussion.

USS Republic CO Eric L. Watts invites you to join him for these two events.  Purchase your ticket online at the web site link below and confirm your plans to attend by clicking "Going" on the event page linked below.  USS Republic or Treklanta t-shirts encouraged!  Make it so!
Boldly Going... to Dinner!

:00 p.m., Saturday, August 24, 2019
Blue Ribbon Grill
4006 Lavista Road, Tucker  30084
(770) 491-1570
Join the USS Republic on an away mission to the Blue Ribbon Grill!
It's been a while since we gathered together to break bread with friends in fandom and fellowship, so let's have an awesome dinner with one of our longest-running supporters, the Blue Ribbon Grill, to catch up and talk about this year's Treklanta, the exciting new Star Trek: Picard series coming early next year and what your plans might be for Giant*Fire-Breathing*Lizard*Con the following weekend.  If you have your copy of this year's Treklanta program book, bring it to receive 20% off your check (coupon is on page 8) or simply print out this newsletter with the ad above intact and in color.

Our friends at the Blue Ribbon Grill always appreciate it when we can let them know how many of us to expect and prepare seating for, so PLEASE visit the event page below and click "Going" if you plan to attend.
  USS Republic or Treklanta t-shirts encouraged!  Make it so!
Dad's Garage Theatre Presents The Wrath of Con 2: Into Dorkness

:00 p.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019
Dad's Garage
569 Ezzard Street, Atlanta  30312
(404) 523-3141
Join the USS Republic on an away mission to Dad's Garage Theater to see Wrath of Con 2: Into Dorkness!
PROLOGUE: The Wrath of Con: This scripted comedy explored the eccentric, outlandish and yet exceptionally human realm of sci-fi fandom.  Luckily, here at Dad's Garage, we have first-hand experience with this subject matter... on account of the fact that we're all giant nerds!  The Wrath of Con had amazing musical numbers, "celebrity" sightings and a ridiculous amount of references all rolled into one show!

AND NOW: Wrath of Con 2: Into Dorkness: The legendary Dad's Garage play now has a sequel coming September 2019.  Are you ready for the dorkness?

Yes!  We are!  Join us!  Tickets are $21.50 in advance; link given below.  Purchase your ticket for the Saturday, September 14 performance, then confirm your attendance on the Facebook event page linked below.  Costumes or USS Republic/Treklanta t-shirts encouraged!  Make it so!
Fourteenth Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge

6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019
Midtown Bowl
1936 Piedmont Circle, Atlanta GA  30324

(404) 874-5703 ||
Join the USS Republic for our Fourteenth Annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge!  The USS Republic has once again been challenged by our sister ship in Region 2, the USS Appalachia!  Capt. Tiffany Johnson and her merry crew of misfits from Blue Ridge, Georgia, will take their own "away mission" down to Atlanta to join us for a two-game tournament to determine which crew is the better bowlers!
Members and friends of the USS Republic and the USS Appalachia teamed up and faced off for two games at the 13th annual STARFLEET Bowling Challenge last year.  Left to right: Tiffany Johnson, Oshia Smith, Matthew P. Steinberg, Lee Johnson, Ron Ramspeck, Gaylen Greve, Eric L. Watts, Kevon Daley, John May, Tracey S. Harwell, Carly May.
All players are welcome!  You do not have to be a member of STARFLEET, the Republic or the Appalachia to play!  Just come on down and join us for an evening of fun and friendly competition!

The game fee is $20.00 per person for two hours of bowling and includes shoe rental.  CASH ONLY, PLEASE, and please pay the Republic, who has already paid for the lane rental, UPON ARRIVAL.  There is no discount for bringing your own shoes or ball.  We have rented two lanes for two hours which accommodate up to six players each.

Please let us know if you plan to join us by clicking "Going" on our Facebook event page.  Then, please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to pay for play, get your shoes and choose your ball.  First ball rolls promptly at 7:00 p.m., so please arrive early and be ready to roll (literally) at 7:00 p.m.  WE DO NOT WANT TO PAY FOR LANE RENTAL OVERTIME.  Midtown Bowl's food grill offers a broad range of menu items and adult beverages are available at the full-service bar.

The now-legendary 2007 Bowling Challenge was a huge media event with lots of TV cameras and all the challenges since then have been just as much fun, if perhaps not as well-attended.  This is a "costume encouraged" event, so plan to wear your best Star Trek costume, USS Republic sport shirt or t-shirt, or some other Star Trek-themed clothing, for this fun-filled family-friendly event!
Not-So-Recent Chapter Event Photos
Atlanta Science Fiction and Fantasy Expo  ||   March 11-12, 2017
North DeKalb Mall  ||  Decatur, Georgia
USS Republic CO Eric L. Watts talks about the Republic and Treklanta during a discussion panel called "Star Trek Fandom in Atlanta" at the Atlanta Science Fiction and Fantasy Expo
WHOlanta  ||   May 5-7, 2017
Atlanta Marriott Century Center  ||  Atlanta, Georgia
Cast and crew members from Star Trek Continues include Colin Baker ("Amphidamas," 1 episode), Donald Hustón ("Crewman," 3 episodes), James Kerwin (director, 3 episodes), USS Republic CO Eric L. Watts, Nicola Bryant (Lana, 2 episodes), Kade Wilson (script supervisor/production assistant, 3 episodes), Ginger Holley (costume design/wardrobe supervisor, 6 episodes) and Cassandra Tuten (first/second assistant camera, 3 episodes).
The Star Trek Continues panelists present a special screening of "The White Iris," guest-starring "the 6th Doctor" Colin Baker
Name and badge name spelled correctly!  Yay!
See 9 photos from
this event on Flickr


These members renewed their SFI and/or chapter dues since last issue.  Thank you

Carroll Allen
Katie Allen


These members' SFI and chapter dues expired in 2019.  
Please renew both now!

Thomas David Long, Jr.
Robert Louis Simon
Richard Tucker
Zarena Nova Tucker
Zannetta Law Tucker

These members renewed their SFI dues
but have not renewed their chapter dues.  Please renew your chapter dues now!

Carly May
John May
Jenilee Trew
Julianne Trew

These members' SFI and chapter dues
will expire in September 2019.  Please renew both now!

Jennifer Foley
Gaylen Greve
Vicki Greve
Tracey S. Harwell
Christopher M. Jones
Tina Louise Jones
Robert Marshall
Wilford B. ("Wil") Sims
Victor Valentin, Jr.
George Wong
Tiffany Wong
The 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 July 31, 2019, the Republic crew includes 39 members who are active members of STARFLEET in good standing.
The Republic plans and coordinates an active schedule of events for its members, but does not hold meetings on a consistently fixed date each month.
Because 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.  STARFLEET membership dues are $5 for one person and Republic chapter dues are $10 ($15 total).  The Republic collects a single combined dues payment for both groups and remits the STARFLEET portion to them on the Republic member's behalf.  STARFLEET offers family discounts for additional members as shown below.  Additional information about membership options, amounts due for additional family members, payment options and instructions for other forms of payment is on the "How to Join" page of our award-winning web site.
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  Eric L. Watts
Executive Officer
  Tracey S. Harwell

The Republiqué Volume II, Number 12, Early August 2019
[Replaces the unpublished
Vol. I, #115, October 2017]
Published (more or less) monthly by and
Copyright © 2019 USS Republic NCC-1371
Eric L. Watts, Editor