Better late than never. I just found out about this. Purchased tickets today. Patrick just gave me a heads-up. Will be flying up alone (not with a client this time). Rather hang-out with fellow prop makers and talk shop openly.
Option #1 Visitors: I would LOVE to give a talk on fiberglass mid grade Phasers (I Have some excellent “Museum Grade Examples”, photo’s & Molds). I also have a cool animated TOS Rifle on a stand. Option #2 Prop Makers: would be “The Nozzle Show” where a dozen nozzles, from assorted prop houses, get compared. Option #3: Both?? Format would be similar to the way James does the “Costume” showings; show and tell with samples & a few old B&W promo photo’s from the 1960’s.
I am presently (although quite inactive of late) Practice Faculty at the Boston Architectural College School of Design. I have had extensive experience in public speaking at; The Rhode Island School of Design (RISDI), Curry College in Wellesley, U-Mass Ahmerst, Newbury College, Northeastern University’s Wentworth Institute, Endicott College in Bevery Massachusetts, and so forth.
Upon departure for home (aka the end of my visit, not the start), I was planning on bringing up & donating that TOS rifle IF the museum does not have one on display. Waiting for some feedback from James (sent him a message). The rifle can be set with an LED or a 5 mw lecture-pointer strength visible-green-laser (super safe, but still visible indoors so long as it is not too bright an area). Has 3-sounds from a very high quality sound system, chaser lights and, all metal fittings, one step above a super heavy resin Rodd. The visitors may very much enjoy the suprise of the green laser beam accompanied by Phaser sounds.
Next; I manufacture and make; metal, acrylic, and fiberglass Star Trek products. I thought a free goodie bag for each attending member the “Prop Group” would be fun. To be handed out at dinner on May 3rd. I could use an accurate head count to help me plan. Nothing overboard but sure to make everyone smile.
And last all this other stuff; James Cawley/Steve Pielock Guided tour of the sets, Member talks in the Briefing room, Steve P/Joe B Vacuum forming 101, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at local establishments, break sessions to roam the halls of the Enterprise together, Photo ops all day long trough out the sets, count me in on all and, consider my volunteer proposal !. I have enjoyed my relationships with many of thefleetworkshop members and would like it to grow.