The latest news from the Joomla! Team

For those looking for information on the R7 Conference in November, please go to


For those wanting to make their hotel reservations online, please go to



SUB SPACE CHATTER: The Pre-R7 Conference Edition
The official R7 Command News Bulletin
By Vice Regional Coordinator Admiral Bob Vosseller

Welcome to autumn 2013. We’re about one month away to perhaps the most exciting regional event of the year, the R7 Conference! It will be held at the Embassy Suites in Maryland on the weekend of November 8-10. The bulk of programming will be on Saturday with some panels and workshops held on Sunday. Friday evening will be the RC mixer hosted by RC Wayne.

The Embassy Suites is in Hunt Valley, right across the street from the Hunt Valley Inn, home to Shore Leave.

Room rates are $129 per night (sleeps 4) and $149 per night (sleeps 6). We do not have to purchase any minimum number of rooms. The meeting room(s) will be what the region is paying for.
Wayne and I have been working on panels and workshop ideas and the schedule is just about complete and will be posted shortly.
The restaurant for the Saturday night dinner will be the “Silver Springs Mining Company” a favorite of our RC (and VRC too). Two words… fried pickles!!!.

We need a Region 7 Quartermaster. This position involves the promotion of all R7 merchandise. Anything that includes an R7 logo or seal plus assistance with those seeking ST uniforms of any type and era. For more details or to apply, contact our chief of staff, Jeff Victor.

R7 Recruiting Officer Karen Mitchell Carothers.
Karen will be coordinating a panel for recruiting during the conference so feel free to speak to her during the weekend about any recruiting issues, ideas or problems you may have. Karen can be reached at or

COs, PLEASE go into the SFI DB and double-check that your chapter contact information is correct. Our recruitment department utilizes this information to generate a spreadsheet flier that we run off to give to prospective members. You’ll want to take special care with website URLs and email addresses.
Prospective members aren’t going to take a second look at broken URLs, out-of-date websites, or email addresses that bounce. If your chapter doesn’t have a website yet, it’s easy to get a free one set up on Google Sites, or, or even WordPress or Tumblr. Don’t depend on Facebook for your PR.


The fall season has brought us a variety of events including a number of Ren Faire’s that chapters have attended, chapter hosted events such as the USS Susquehannock’s Sci Fi Day. The USS Accord took point on a regional fall tradition destination, Watkins Glen, a picturesque location and a wonderful retreat for nature and fellowship.
The fall has also brought us the return of familiar TV shows like Supernatural, Arrow, Haven and some new shows like Agents of SHIELD (picking up from the smash hit movie Marvel’s The Avengers) and Sleepy Hollow. American Horror in Horror Story: The Coven, and The Walking Dead are returning and I know many of you are awaiting the thunderous return of Marvel’s hammer hurling Avenger, “Thor: The Dark World” coming to theaters in November.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the conference next month. It should be fun, informative and a way to get to better know each other and a great way to learn how to operate your chapter and to get the most out of your Starfleet membership.

Any questions about the conference or anything else going on…let Wayne or I know. We may also have a special guest coming out for the event and you wouldn’t want to miss that.

By Adm. Bob Vosseller, VRC Region7

Yes, it’s back after waaayyyy too long an absence. The absence of which is entirely my fault and I thank your understanding and consideration for the delay. Real life has tossed me more than a loop in recent months and I can’t even recall when I posted the last Sub-Space Chatter but now it will return to a regular schedule (well at least I hope so).


RC Rear Admiral Wayne L.Augustson reported to the 7th Fleet this week that more details about this year’s R7 Conference is forthcoming.

“The contract has been signed with the Embassy Suites hotel (across from the Hunt Valley) Maryland and our Chief of Staff, Jeff Victor, will give all the necessary details. Bob and I are working on programming and we’ll also have an update,” Wayne said.


The USS Avenger, USS Challenger,USS Justice, USS Inferno, USS Serling, and USS Susquehannock were among the chapters in R7 that manned a promotion table for Star Trek: Into Darkness onthe weekend of May 17. The film provided a great opportunity to gain publicity for Starfleet, their chapter and more awareness of both to the local public. Other chapters found other ways to make their presence known.

The film itself has proven popular with the audience and while a few local Fleeters have expressed a dislike of the altered timeline, the majority of SF members of the 7th Fleet have expressed not only their enjoyment of the film but that they have seen it multiple times in multiple formats, 2-D, 3-D and I-Max.

A big event in the Maryland Sector returned during the same weekend of ST: Into Darkness release weekend, the Trek Olympics and several chapters came out to participate. Check out a full report on the athletic (?) event in a future CQ issue. Good job guys, Glad you had fun.

In general chapters have been keeping busy as we head into the busy summer season. The USS Mobius and USS Sovereign are among the chapters that will spearhead recruitment efforts atWizard World Philadelphia Comic Con from May 30 to June 2. The top guests are William Shatner and Summer Glau at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Members of other chapters are also invited to assist at recruitment stations at this popular convention.

The Deadline to apply for a STARFLEET Scholarship is approaching fast. Send your applications Reed Bates the Scholarship Director, by June 15. You may email them or mail them. The instructions are on the first page of the application. See

If you have any questions, you can send her an email at

Don’t forget Region 7 Fundraiser

Our R7 Finance Officer Mike Stein wants you all to remember to participate in the R7 Ink cartridges for cash fundraiser. You can contact RFO Mike Stein ( for details.

Break out the picnic baskets

It is that time of year again tothink about our annual anniversary picnic. It will once again be held at Alex Rosenzweig’s coordinates of 980 Linwood Place, North Brunswick, NJ from 12:30p.m. on June 15. The cost will be $7 per person. Let Avenger command know if you plan to come and if you plan to bring something to share.

The 5th Annual USS Abraham Lincoln Picnic will be held at noon on July 20 at Bear Mountain State Park. Check in with the Lincoln fordetails.

Other chapters will host BBQs/picnics throughout the summer season so watch the R7 Facebook page and the R7 list for further announcements. The Moebius is holding a launch party in July and the USS Challenger’s annual BBQ will be held at a new location this year. Posts concerning both those events and others will be making their way to you soon.

In closing it is an exciting time to be a Trek fan between the new movie, new novels, new comics and some new fan film projects. For sci fi fans in general the finale of Doctor Who left many of us wanting more and there is the return of Continuum and Defiance keeps plugging along on Sy Fy. Speaking of Sy Fy, Warehouse 13 will mark its last season next year but is continuing on for now.

We have Man of Steel flying into theaters in June and The Lone Ranger and Tonto galloping into theaters in July with Thor getting hammered in November. Don’t forget Falling Skies returns in June and for more zombie fun The Walking Dead will becoming back next fall.

Until next time, have fun and keep Trekkin’