Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
One of the really nice things about knowing so many great fans, is at the holidays I get some awesome Christmas cards. This year, Axanar fan artist Mark Payton, outdid himself. He not only sent me a Christmas card, but included a “Captain Garth” card based on his amazing Axanar cartoon art. Then, to top that, he sent me a hand-drawn Star Trek bookmark. It is amazing and while I read almost everything on my iPad now, I think this will find a spot among my book collection (which includes mint first editions of every TOS hardcover book).
The other card I am posting about is Tim Butcher. Now I met Tim in 2016 at the Vegas Star Trek convention, while I was talking to Gary Graham. It was funny because Tim was totally shocked and almost speechless to see me, while Gary Graham was standing right there! I was kind of embarrassed, being the huge Gary Graham fan I am, but Tim was totally gracious and we chatted at length about Axanar and the lawsuit. Since then I have been on Tim’s Christmas card list and there is always a Star Trek photo in there of Tim and his family. This year, his card itself was my favorite card as it is a classic image of Christmas past.
So thank you to Mark and Tim, and to every Axanar fan who wished us a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or Happy Festivus!