It is that wonderful time of year where the changing of the seasons takes place. The pollen is the in the air, and the cool Louisiana weather is moving on. The sun is shining, the rain is falling, and the bees are a buzzing. But most importantly in the world of fandom, it’s the beginning of what we all refer to as prime time convention season.
That is right, April is the unofficial kickoff of the over the top, and exciting Convention season nationwide. In the South that can mean only one thing, LOTS OF EVENTS. The crew of the USS Lafitte is looking forward to attending some of these big events in the coming months. Our schedules are pretty full and we want to share them with you on our events page. To pose the question, where do we begin? Well, I guess we can start with the one thing that the USS Lafitte members are completely engrossed in year after year. That would be CyPhaCon !
Many do not know this, but a large portion of the USS Lafitte members are actually Board Members, and Volunteers for CyPhaCon. The CyPhaCon staff is not only made up of members of the USS Lafitte but many others from different walks of life. We have an amazing group of individuals who specialize in so many aspects of the convention from Gaming to Anime. In fact our XO and CO are actually in charge of CyPhaCon’s daily operations. As a cohesive group; we all work together week after week to put on an amazing event like no other in Southwest Louisiana. The goal when we formed CyPhaCon was to make a unique experience for the Anime, Gaming, and Scifi Community here in Lake Charles. We have succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. This year will be no exception, and CyPhaCon website has a wealth of information on everything we have planned.
But with all this there are some downsides. As the crew of the USS Lafitte we also learned that working an event and promoting our organization was almost impossible. Trying to recruit over the last 2 years at CyPhaCon was a big problem that we intend to finally rectify at this years event. The USS Lafitte will have a fully manned and staffed fan table this year, as well as sponsoring a unique and fun game at CyPhaCon you do not want to miss. Expanding our reach is very important and with that in mind we are excited to be joining BayouCon as a fan group this year as well.
Convention season is just getting ramped up but we cannot wait to spread the word about the USS Lafitte and to have some fun. So if you are attending any of these events please stop by and say hello!Read More
The members of the Calcasieu Area Trekkers Society are planning some fun events in the coming months. Most notable is our monthly meetings which take place the first Saturday of the month at one of our members houses.
Of course as always we have a fun time at our meetings watching one episode of TNG on Bluray and this months movie choice is Men In Black III. Also we are in the planning stages of putting together club outings and events year round. If you have any suggestions please email us at the top of the website with suggestions.
This year is also the year we are pushing for membership into Starfleet International, if you are interested please visit the Starfleet Page above to see what membership is all about.Read More
As we start off the new year we are going to dedicate more and more time to bringing you up to date information on what is going on with C.A.T.S and the members of the U.S.S. Lafitte Starfleet International Chapter. Last year was a busy one for all of us. This year we are bringing ourselves back down to Earth so to speak. Keep checking back as we add some cool additions to our website. We are going to start posting pictures and some short stories some of our members have written over the years. Things are going to get exciting and of course we would love for you to join us this year !Read More
On this day, October 24th, 1991 the world lost one of the greatest visionaries of all time. Gene Roddenberry passed away leaving a legacy few could have dreamed of. Creating a television series about a future were mankind works together, to become united, and work for the betterment of man. Star Trek will forever be his creation and as we remember the man who died 21 years ago, his legacy will go on for decades and inspire new generations to Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before…….Read More
This past Friday marked the 25th Anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed and award winning Science Fiction shows of all time. Star Trek: The Next Generation launched onto the small screen September 28th, 1987 to a record 22 Million people nationwide. It was the top rated syndicated show of it’s time and spawned 4 movies and without TNG there would not have been 3 more Trek series or a new Movie. TNG is more than a weekly TV show, it was about storytelling at it’s finest. Below are a few amazing articles about ST:TNG !!!