It is now time for another BSG Hero Award this week. But before that, just a reminder to everyone, please do not forget that we have two cons happening this weekend at the same time where we will have BFC represented. One is the Long Beach Comic Con headed by our very own BFC President Shawn O’Donnell. He will be sharing a space with Herb Jefferson Jr. and also President O'Donnell buddy Noel Gugliemi from the Walking Dead. He has been talking to him a lot about this convention so he is very thrilled to be meeting the fans there. They will be talking about Battlestar Galactica, Galacticon 4, the Walking Dead or it could be anything if our BFC President has his way :-)
That same weekend down South, Battlestar Raven will be representing Battlestar Galactica Fan Club at Wizard World in Austin, Texas headed personally by yours truly. We will be there to meet and greet the fans and talk about the club and the Raven and also to help promote Galacticon 4. So whether you are down South or over at the West Coast, don’t hesitate stop by at anyone of the tables we will have there.
Also, if anybody is not familiar with the Rockethut, it is a crowdfunding site that allows events, shows or even movies to be financed. This is one of the ways that we want to help finance Galacticon IV aside from ticket sales. It allows each and everyone of you to not only be a vital part of the campaign but you can get awesome cool stuff in the process. So please do not hesitate to come and check out the site at:
You can participate on it for as little as $10.00 dollars and be a part of the action.
Now, for the BSG Hero Award of the Week!
The recipient of the BSG Hero Award this week is no stranger to the BSG Community but also in the fandom community as a whole. He has been a long time science fiction fan since he was a young child. His love for science fiction can only be match by his golden heart and tireless effort in not only promoting BSG but helping others in the fandom community as a whole. He always makes time for anyone that needs help.
My love for cosplay really took off because of this person when I became his Chief Engineering Officer aboard Battlestar Aries in the Colonial Defense Forces. The things he does for the fans fascinated me and started learning from him. And he was always there to guide me. Little did we know that my love for science fiction/cosplay will take off the way it did because of him. We would at times spend hours chatting and just talking about anything when it comes to science fiction. I guess you can all call it that we were having “geek moments”. ;-) :-) We both have also been through the good and bad times together where our friendship was tested and at one point, we thought it was going to break apart because of some science fiction BS. But it survived and in time, it healed and even became stronger with a better understanding, that we both should not let some science fiction BS, affect our friendship and that whatever we do from then on, is truly only for our fans and members enjoyment. For without the fans and members, we will not all be here today. I am also proud to call this person my brother-at-arms in the arm forces because he also serves and help protect the very freedom which this great country of ours was founded on just like myself.
So without further ado, I would like to present this BSG Hero Award to none other than someone I consider not only as a mentor in the science fiction community but also a very good friend. And he is one of the few that has earned my true friendship which I rarely give out. The BSG Hero Award for this week goes to none other than Battlestar Galactica Fan Club’s very own Fleet Admiral, Miguel “Krash” Rivera.
And I thank President Shawn O’Donnell for giving me the honor of presenting this award to Miguel Rivera tonight! And I hope President O'Donnell is feeling much better today. He has been sick for the last two or three days. But according to him, he is ready for the Long Beach Comic Con. So don't hesitate to stop by his table tomorrow. And if you are down South, you know where to find me and the Battlestar Raven table :-)
SO SAY WE ALL!
Battlestar Galactica Fan Club Vice President