Last weekend involved Fulfillment of a different sort, as Team Axanar (comprised of me, Alec, and actors Richard Hatch, Gary Graham, and Tony Todd) headed up to Alberta, Canada.
So what’s up there, you may ask, that could lure so many of us from sunny Southern California — aside from beautiful pastoral vistas leading to distant mountains as far as the eye can see, and the biggest, bluest, most-amazing skies (and biggest clouds) I’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing?
Okay, so it wasn’t “the” Vulcan; there was no Mount Seleya to go hiking on, and Soval — though present! — was without his ears, robes, and trademark hair.
What this Vulcan can boast of, however, is being a charming little town… along with having its own starship Enterprise, a nifty visitor center, an amazing museum (full of fantastic Star Trek costumes and props), cool local murals… and one positively-stellar little Star Trek convention. Oh, and some of the nicest people, not only from Vulcan, but also from Calgary and surrounding small towns.
Each of the actors had panels, autograph signings, and scheduled photo ops, and all of us gave interviews, and participated in the meet-and-greet and dinner open to all ticketed attendees on Saturday night.
Part of Saturday afternoon was even about donor fulfillment, as one of Axanar’s proud supporters — the talented and enthusiastic Doug Clark — was able to enjoy the realization of a dream (and fulfillment of his donation to Axanar!), when Richard, Alec, and I had lunch with him and his girlfriend.
In all, we had a wonderful time getting to meet a few of our fans and donors — including ones who BECAME brand-new fans and donors after talking to us! — of all-things Axanar.
In other words, pretty much what you’d expect, right? 🙂
As they say in Vulcan (on Vulcan, etc.),
Your Friendly Director of Fulfillment