WordCamp Minneapolis 2016

Wordcamp Mpls

 I attended this years Wordcamp Minneapolis 2016 and it’s Foundation Friday and had a wonderful time.

My Pictures are at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidkloempken/albums/72157668990623426

WordCamp Minneapolis Pic from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wordcampminneapolis/albums/72157669684013915




2016 Minneapolis Wizard World


Members of the USS Imperium attended Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis.

WWMPLS Comicon Pic’s for 2016



Czar’ak/Behr’ak Bowling 2016

Flahertys bowlMembers of the USS Czar’ak and USS Behr’ak held our annual bowling challenge at Flaherty’s Arden Bowl. We had a good turn out with 13 members and 10 bowlers.  We all had a really good time.

After bowling we had a meal at Flaherty’s Pub & Grill where we announced the results of our bowling

Best Game – 163 Steve (B) (Series High Score: 427)

Worst Score – 61 Ray (C)

Gutter Balls – 12 Tom (VB)

Strikes  – 8 Keith (B)

Spares – 15 Peggie (C)

Splits – 8 Doug (B)


USS Behr’ak three-game average of 319.4 (1592 total pins)

USS Czar’ak three-game average of 336.2 (1681 total pins)

Click here to see some photos from the event: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidkloempken/sets/72157651510200649/


Marscon 2016 Parallel Dimensions


MarsCon 2016
“Parallel Dimensions”
March 4-6, 2016

MarsCon is a fan-run science fiction convention for all ages held every March in the Twin Cities area. At MarsCon you’ll find panel discussions, parties, guest of honor presentations, music of many kinds, our art show, film/anime room, science room, dealers room, charity auction, and masquerade. The Dementia track is virtually a con in itself. Mix and mingle with a few hundred of your favorite fanish friends at MarsCon!

Guests of Honor
Actor William Morgan Sheppard
Artist Christine Mitzuk
Author Ruth Berman
Filmmaker Christopher R. Mihm
Musician / Dementia Artist The great Luke Ski
Prop Masters Dave BrownDave DucaMichael Glielmi, and Ann Neubauer

Our theme for 2016 is Parallel Dimensions. In our ordinary 3-D world, things have height, width, and depth; these dimensions are rarely parallel. In Plotworlds, things can get a bit… different, what with dimensions getting mirrored, duplicated, suplimented, duplicated, distorted, duplicated, and twisted back on themselves. We’re giving you room to play—we’re sure you’ll come up with novel interpretations of parallel.

Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425

Members of the USS Czar’ak and the USS Imperium attended.

There are Pictures of Members of Region 6 at: https://www.flickr.com/groups/region6/

Here are some pictures of the : https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidkloempken/albums/72157663407359773

Valleycon 2015

Valleycon 41 2015

Valleycon 41 in Fargo, ND
October 16-18, 2015

Members of the USS Czar’ak and the USS Imperium attended.

There are Pictures of Members of Region 6 at: https://www.flickr.com/groups/region6/

Here are some pictures of the : https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidkloempken/albums/72157663410805653

STARFLEET IC2015 in Niagara Falls, New York

IC2015 LogoSTARFLEET IC2015 in Niagara Falls, NY
August 21-23, 2015

Members of the USS Czar’ak and the USS Imperium attended this years IC In

Niagara Falls, NY

There are Pictures of IC and Members of Region 6 at: https://www.flickr.com/groups/region6/

2015 STARFLEET International Conference Niagara Falls, New York, USA August 21-23, 2015 Flickr Photo page at: https://www.flickr.com/groups/ic2015/

There will also be pic’s on the SFI https://www.flickr.com/groups/starfleet/

Czar’ak/Behr’ak Put-Put Challenge 2015


Members of the Czar’ak and Behr’ak held our Put-Put Challenge at Malt-T-Melt Malts Mini Golf

Here are some Photo’s: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidkloempken/sets/72157649331142132/

We all had a fun time.

CONvergence 2015



Members of the USS Czar’ak and Members of the USS Imperium attended this years, Convergence July 2 – July 5, 2015

Here are some pictures of the : https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidkloempken/sets/72157656652701196

There are also pictures from the Con at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/convergence-con/albums

Regional Awards 2015

2014 Region Awards

Chapter of the Year

U.S.S. Czar’ak NCC-1798-A

Commanding Officer of the Year

CAPT Debbie Fee (U.S.S. Vre’ kasht)

Flag Officer of the Year

ADM Linda Kloempken (U.S.S. Czar’ak)

Officer of the Year

CAPT Eugene Anderson (U.S.S. Vre’ kasht)

Enlisted Member of the Year

MWO Raymond Tingle (U.S.S. Czar’ak)

Support Chapter of the Year

USS Imperium NCC-2125-B

Shuttle of the Year

USS Scorpius NX-63542

Recruiter of the Year

Community Service Award

Party Barge

2015 R12 KS Sector Picnic

ISS Katana logoR12 BTB

ISS Katana hosted the 2015 Region 12 Kansas Sector Picnic at Shelter #2 at Hillsdale State Park.


 Robert Westfall

Despite some rain early on, the KS Sector Picnic went off without a hitch and a great time was had by all.

28 members, from 10 chapters and 3 regions came together for good food, fun, and friendship. The thanks of myself and the rest of the crew of the Katana go to the members of the Aux Arc, Czar’ak (R06), Dark Phoenix, Discovery, Horizon, Jeannette Maddox, Katana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Retribution Station (R03).

In addition to stuffing ourselves with hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, baked beans, chili, potato salad, coleslaw, chips, cake, and cookies two groups pitted themselves against each other in a spirited game of Geek Out. While the team lead by BDR Donovan proved to not be quite “geeky” enough to defeat the team led by ADM Westfall… but it didn’t really matter, the whole cookout was populated by irrepressible geekishness.

COMM Michelle Westfall was surprised with a promotion to Rear Admiral – which I had nothing to do with, thus do not have to sleep on the couch until Rura Penthe’s temperature equals that of the Mojave Desert on a July afternoon.

Also, the first Pennies for Potential “Cutest Mascot” Pageant was held, with 6 mascots competing for the first “title” – though the start of the pageant delayed until one of the contestants was able to be rescued from their horrific imprisonment in a mini-van.

Penny (from the USS Discovery), Sen (from the ISS Katana), Hoppy (from the USS Oklahoma), Pingin (from Retribution Station), Drachen Nachmittag (from the USS Jeannette Maddox), and ‘TG’ (from the USS Horizon’s Marine Strike Group). The winner was ‘TG’ with Sen placing second. All told, after counting the votes/contributions, and the matching chapter contributions, the event raised $183.93 for the STARFLEET Scholarship Fund!!!

Those who survived the 8-hour long, but fun, day, followed the Katana CO to a local restaurant where more food and fellowship was enjoyed for another 3 hours!!

I know that we were exhausted, yet pleased that everyone that attended the picnic seemed to have a good time, by the time Michelle and I got home… and I cannot wait to do it again next year!!

But for now, it’s time to recuperate a bit and plan for the Katana’s Annual Cookout in a few weeks.

Until later…

Members of the USS Czar’ak attended this years 2015 Region 12 Kansas Sector Picnic in Hillsdale State Park, KSThere are pictures of Members of the USS Czar’ak and Region 12 Members: https://www.flickr.com/groups/region6/ and at https://www.flickr.com/groups/starfleet12thfleet/

Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/797047663719299/

There are also pictures from the Con at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidkloempken/sets/72157654344044218