So much to brief you about, oh Keepers of the Prime Directive.
First up: Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go!
It’s Dr. Seuss, it’s Star Trek, it’s a floor wax AND a whipped cream topping. Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go is the latest away mission from Glenn Hauman of ComicMix , the legendary David Gerrold (Star Trek TOS’ original Mr. Tribble himself) and is illustrated by the humble rabbit that usually occupies this blog. Cleverly disguised as a children’s book, it’s the story of a young, eager, federation trained lad, exploring a universe of weird Seussian landscapes and familiar alien worlds, certain to delight fans of the Lorax and the Gorn alike. But who speaks for the Horta?!?
The Kickstarter went live today. There’s information and all kinds of rewards there if you click this link: Please click it.
But wait–there’s more! The Legendary David Gerrold will be at Star Trek: Missions this weekend and he will have copies of the NEW editions of his much beloved books, The Trouble with Tribbles and The World of Star Trek available for sale. The new editions feature all-new covers by the clearly not-all-that-humble rabbit, and once I get to the Post Office, I will have copies available at my table, P16A, at FanExpo Canada all weekend (or until they sell out). Get your copy signed by some of the cast at the convention. We’ve invited some famous actors JUST for that reason.
Oh but WAIT!! There’s MORE of the more… on Sunday 1pm at FanExpo Canada, I will be part of a live reading of Star Trek: Wrath of Khan, as part of the GrokSpock team. We’ve had a raucous time doing these readings (in March of 2015 and 2016) as fundraisers for the Lung Association in Leonard Nimoy’s honour, and have no choice but to continue the raucous when and where we can. According to my call sheet, I shall be recreating the roles of Mr. Scott and transporter chief Kyle with gusto and questionable levels of accuracy.
And, as always, I will be doing sketches and signing books all weekend long at my table P16A. Stop by and say hello. I’m willing to talk about things that aren’t Star Trek related, but I might accidentally blurt out a secret project with some OTHER major, famous characters I’m working on.
Dear Mr. Templeton – I am a law professor at Santa Clara University. I would like to use the legal dispute concerning “Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!” to help teach my students about copyright law. Would you be kind enough to send me a copy of the allegedly infringing book, so that I can have my class analyze whether they think it is infringing or fair use? (I will be glad to pay for it at whatever Kickstarter level is appropriate.) If not, would you be kind enough to send me a copy of the Kickstarter page that was being used to solicit donations, before the lawsuit was filed? In either case, I promise NOT to post it to the web or otherwise make it available to anyone other than my students without further permission. Thank you very much for your consideration. Prof. Tyler Ochoa, Santa Clara University
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