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Fayetteville Comic Con 2019 Debrief

People of the Fleet:

Fayetteville,NC has undergone another successful gathering of everything geek.

This time, some classic BSG was finally thrown into the mix;Thanks to the appearance of Jack Stauffer (Bojay), The rag-tag fugitive fleet is now A part of Fayetteville's geek community.

Jack helped the con kick off the panel…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on October 23, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Jack Stauffer's Musical/Comedy Cabaret: An extra Treat for Fayetteville Comic-Con fans!

Jack 'Bojay' Stauffer:Not only is he an Ace Viper Pilot,He can sing and dance too!

Jack will be at Fayetteville Comic-Con on both days,October 19th and 20th,Not only to sign autographs and meet the fans,but he also has the first panel discussion of the con: Saturday at 10:30.

And, A Bonus! He's bringing his Musical/Comedy Cabaret for…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on October 15, 2019 at 9:22am — No Comments

A Journey Begins

Four Years ago today, A new Ship in the BFC Fleet began it's Journey.

In A Ceremony presided by A former CAG of the Battlestar Galactica, The Gunstar Trireme,GSR-0201 was launched with the Blessings of the Lords of Kobol.

Our job was as First Escort to the Flagship, The Battlestar Raven; Our Mandate: Defend the Raven and the Raven Battle…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on August 1, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

50 years ago

Had this not happened 50 years ago today,where would the Dreams and Ideas of Glen A. Larson,Gene Roddenberry,and George Lucas be?

Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on July 20, 2019 at 10:15am — No Comments

" Bojay, you are clear to land; Call the Ball.."

It seems that for Fayetteville Comic Con,The 3rd time is the Charm.

After 2 previous attempts to have A BSG guest grace the con(Noah Hathaway,2016,who had to pull out because of scheduling conflicts,and, Richard Hatch,2017,who passed one month after the announcement of his being A guest),The premier con of the sandhills of NC is having Jack Stauffer,aka Bojay, as part of it's guest list this october 19-20.…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on May 6, 2019 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Fayetteville Comic Con 2018 Debrief

Another comic con in the books; Gunstar Trireme was there,telling fans about the BFC's mission;During the weekend,also met some great people,including Tony Todd,aka,Kurn,Worf's brother from Star Trek; Also met Butch Patrick,aka Eddie Munster,who also brought his cool rides from the show! And That 'Tough Guy' himself,WWE HOFer 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan;In addition,Horror legend Tom Savini,who actually lived in my area was present;At an afterparty on saturday night at A local restaurant,we sat at…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on October 22, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments

Cylon guardian basestar model..... Plus: Intelligence update

This is one of my recent projects: The cylon guardian basestar from 'Razor';Kit was furnished by the facebook group Colonial Fleet Shipyards.

A very simple kit with few parts; Went together in one day,then was put aside so I could…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on July 15, 2018 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments

Hercules comes to Fayetteville!

 In two weeks,Geeks from all walks of life will converge at the Crown Expo Center for Fayetteville's 3rd annual Comic-con!

This year, the big headliner will be the demigod himself,Mr. Lou Ferrigno,who first gained notoriety with his mano a mano battle against Arnold Schwartzenegger in the documentary 'Pumping Iron';He would go on to play the title hero in the '80s version of 'Hercules':…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on October 6, 2017 at 5:08pm — No Comments

BRIEFING: OP 'Made Ya Look'

 Covert intel obtained by the colonial ministry of defense has discovered that the cylons have established A station/listening post about 5km behind their side of the red line:

It is reported that this station is equipped with an advanced tracking system,capable of looking up to 30 km into colonial space;This will make it ideal to track colonial fleet…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on August 22, 2017 at 6:32pm — 6 Comments


The battlestar thermopylae was one of A hand full of nova class battlestars in service with the colonial fleet just before the second cylon invasion;The Nova class was an upgrade from the mercury class;It survived the cylon onslaught probably because it's commander chose not to activate the new CNP program,which the cylons exploited throughout the fleet.

The thermopylae joined with other  surviving colonial fleet elements,and maintained subspace silence in case the cylons were…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on August 12, 2017 at 9:21am — 13 Comments


People of the BFC fleet,

Two years ago,the first escort of the raven battle group,the Gunstar Trireme(GSR-0201),was sent on it's journey.

We have stood in defense of the BFC flagship,the Battlestar Raven(BFC-002),In our continuing conflict with the cylons,to keep the colonies safe.

We have added our firepower to that of the raven's,and supported the action of her best asset,The raven air wing.

We have taken our share of bumps and bruises;And returned the same to…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on August 1, 2017 at 5:44pm — 7 Comments

GUNSTAR TRIREME: Message From Beyond

The Gunstar Trireme was on it's usual duty,10 km off battlestar raven's port bow;In CIC,There was A discussion on the Caprica MMA championship,broadcast on the CUBN the evening before; Chief navigator Geiken was in A not so good mood; His favorite fighter lost in the semifinals,and, geiken lost A fair amount of cubits:

" It's not fair! Had the ref not been…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on June 8, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments

1/32 Viper Mk.III

When I got out of the academy on picon, they assigned me to the battlestar themistocles;I found myself the driver of A gently used Viper Mk.III with thor squadron;I had qualified in the Mk.II,but, I found this quite an upgrade! Even as A nugget,this was just too good! Thor squadron raised A lot of hell with the cylons;This is where I bagged my first 17 confirmed kills.

When I moved on to the Battlestar Raven(where I transitioned to the Mk. VII),the chief of the themistocles promised…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on March 16, 2017 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments

Richard Hatch coming to Fayetteville comic-con

It was recently announced that Mr. Richard Hatch, Capt. Apollo from the original series, and Tom Zarek from the RDM series, will be appearing at Fayetteville comic-con this October.

Huge indeed...So say we all!

Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on January 11, 2017 at 4:51pm — 2 Comments


On Behalf of the Officers and Crew of the Gunstar Trireme,First Escort of the Raven Battle Group,I would like to extend Wishes to Everyone for a safe and Happy Holiday and a most Prosperous New Year!

This Saturday Evening,we are expecting Heavy DRADIS Traffic in Anticipation of what is described as A Red Raptor pulled by nine Reindeer,and Piloted by a Jolly Fat Man with a White Beard:…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on December 23, 2016 at 4:07pm — No Comments


People of the Fleet,

Suffice to say that the Second Annual Fayetteville Comic-Con was A Resounding Success! Over the Two Days the con took Place at the Crown Expo Center,Many A Creature made the rounds in the Exposition Hall and found out why they said: "If it's Geek,We got it!".

The Gunstar Trireme,First Escort of the Raven Battle Group, Had…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on October 17, 2016 at 5:39pm — 4 Comments

Librari-Con 2016

 Gunstar Trireme Was one of Many Attractions At the 10th Annual Librari-Con at the Cumberland County Library and Information Center.

I Spoke with Several People In Attendance,And Got some good Feedback About the Display:

The Most Used Phrase was "I remember the Old Series Way Back then"; Well, as I Told them,We are Loyal to the Old, but have…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on September 3, 2016 at 6:12pm — 1 Comment


FLASH.........AAAAAAH! Savior of the Universe...Is coming to Fayetteville Comic-Con!

In all the Cheesey '80s Glory, Sam Jones has been Confirmed as A Attendee for this year's Comic-Con in Fayetteville NC on October 15/16; This Certainly Makes up for the Loss of Noah Hathaway(The Original Boxey)(The Con Folks are going to try to get Noah Here in 2017);…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on August 17, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

The TRIREME: One Year Old

People of the Fleet,

Today, The GUNSTAR TRIREME,First Escort of the RAVEN BATTLE GROUP,is One Year Old;We Stand Before the BFC Fleet as It's Newest Addition;We are,to Date, Proud of What we Have Built so Far;We,of course, Know that we Are Still in our Infancy,and Taking Toddler Steps Forward;However there is Confidence that we have the Solid Foundation for Success;And,With A Dedicated Crew,and Hard Work,That Success will be Assured.…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on August 1, 2016 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Gunstar Trireme - Cargo of Shame

One Week after the Mission at Zebulon; Ens. 'Freya' Willis is In Trireme CIC after Shuttling Parts and Supplies from the Raven ,And Talking with Trireme CO Leonidas.

"Well, that should be it Sir;They're Probably Finished offloading Now;Anything you need me to Take Back?"

A Couple of things;A Few Smaller Items That have been Boxed up,Checked,and Should have already been delivered to your Raptor by Now;And This(Pulls out A bottle of Honey Ambrosia) Hand this to Lt. Red Dog of my…


Added by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on April 16, 2016 at 7:41pm — 3 Comments




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