We’re excited to announce our first foothold in the Southeastern United States at the TrekTrax convention in Atlanta, GA this weekend!
From Friday, the 25th, to Sunday, the 27th, the Star Trek-themed event will also feature a Firefly programming track. There’ll be costuming, games, door prizes, giveaways–not to mention us, too! The local Browncoats running the track will have a petition on hand and form letters for you to make your voice be heard to the Powers that Be at SpaceX that, when the Dragon has its first manned crew, the ship should be named Serenity!
See you there!
The new year has brought some big changes here at Take Back the Sky–welcome ones, that is, that will allow us to do more to get our ship out of atmo. The biggest and most important change of all is that we’re expanding in preparation for the 2014 con season.
Ni hao, everyone!
We’ve got another con coming up soon on our end (hopefully, some of you are planning to take the fight to the streets, as well!). In the meantime, among the renovations to our site are several new additions to the “Resources” section, including a complete listing of every single app that NASA has developed for smartphones and tablets–Shiny! You’ll find it under “Resources” above, or at the link below.
Ever since the age of twelve, I have been a huge fan of the Canadian rock trio Rush, who were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month. The band’s drummer, Neil Peart, whom I admire not only for his unparalleled skill as a percussionist but also for his talent as a writer of both song lyrics and prose, is somewhat famous (or perhaps notorious) for his desire to separate his private life from his rock and roll persona. He has written at great length about this topic in his many books, describing several awkward and sometimes even frightening encounters with fans whose zeal exceeded their consideration for his privacy and personal space. If you haven’t read his books, you should. They are compelling reading and his prose is every bit as entertaining as his complex and imaginative lyrics. I will warn you, though, that his anecdotes will make you stop and reconsider what it means to be a fan. Continue Reading