Axacon is done

November 5 2018

Axacon is done and dusted for 2018.

After the OWC Studios tour, there was screenshots of pictures that were taken at the convention that got a lot of attention from Axamonitor’s FB group, the photos themselves were from the dealers room and not where all the panels were conducted and that fact was later pointed out.

If you do a search on Facebook for Axacon 2018 you will find a couple of dozen pictures taken by those whose accounts are public and also those who work on Axanar have posted pictures and even video on their pages if you feel the need to poke around.

No doubt Axanar and Fan Film Factor will have blog reports on the action from Axacon over the coming days and those reports would be looked at by supporters and everyone’s favourite word to describe a group ‘detractors’.

The next few months will tell the story of Axanar, the bridge looks good and people do like it and it has generated new interest in Axanar but now it is up to them to press forward, let their work do the talking, don’t say anything stupid and get to the finish line.

Lastly, Jon M Tessler left a comment on our previous blog entry detailing his time at OWC Studios, the full comment is below for anyone who wants to read his observations and we thank him for posting.

I was at the open house/first day of Axacon. I could not stay any longer due to travel for work. There were approximately 30 or so people (the number Alec expected) at the studio.

Basically my day went like this…..showed up at the studio, said “hi” to Crysstal and Alec, got asked to go to lunch with Crysstal, Dale, & Steven Jepsen… of course I said yes. We went to a local restaurant and also meeting for lunch was Gary Graham and JG Hertzler. Spent most of lunch talking with Dale and Gary about competitive Shooting and military stuff.

Went back to the studio, got introduced to a lot of the crew that worked on the bridge set over the last year. Yep the monitors are in and for the most part working(PC hardware issue on one bank of them, easy fix). Yes the 40 inch TV’s are all installed “up top”.

The set looks AMAZING. The Plexi console stations are in place and lit up from below. There is a bit of finishing things to do(but coming forward from the open house last year) you can see exactly how much work got accomplished.

They did two live reads from the full 90 minute script, with Alec, JG, Gary and others reading. There were a ton of video recording of interviews of cast and crew I assume both for fan film factor and Axanar productions own web page.

Of course some information was shared with those in attendance (that I can not divulge), so after everyone was at the studio for about 5 hours(way longer than the 2 hours that was planned) a bunch of us went out to dinner, and that was it for the first day.

I know Alec was happy with the turnout, how the crew of people got the bridge set running, and how much those in attendance seemed to enjoy the day. Of course the pics(some of them) are on FFF and various Facebook groups.

I will say I am glad I made the trek to Lawrenceville for the day, I am bummed that work prevented me from staying for the panels and I missed meeting David Gerrold(writer of arguably the BEST TOS episode). But the way forward is clearer than it was a year ago,the actors are ready to get the two 15 minute episodes done, so they can bring the story to the fans.
Until next time, be good to each other.

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