24 Hours of G & T: Hour Four
Hour Four: The G & T Show – it’s all about story, characters, and Star Trek
24 Hours of G & T: Hour Four is now available to download. Check it out here. This hour we give away a complete set of Star Trek: Seekers books. Our guest for this hour of our fundraiser is Star Trek Author: Dayton Ward. We discuss his daughters, books, his latest writing projects, and so much more. Nick Duguid from Star Trek Online crashes the interview. Towards the end of our time with Dayton, members from Club 602 start trickling into the studio.
This Hour’s Prizes
We return from our break and Terry announces that her and Allen have opted for cocktails rather than lunch. Nick asks Mike about an issue he’s having with the new design of the chat room. Mike promises to look into it. Steve surprises everyone with some epic sound effects as Mike then checks the tote board. They have raised $200 and are 1/10th of the way to their full goal. This hour, in honor of our guest, we are giving away a complete book set of Star Trek: Seekers Volumes 1 through 4 to the person who donates the most. Mike also reminds everyone that Nick takes a shot for every $100 donation.
With business out of the way, we turn our attention to our guest, Dayton Ward. Terry starts with sports and asks him about how the Kansas City Royals are doing since they are in the midst of the of the World Series. Nick shifts the conversation to Dayton’s favorite football team, the Buckaneers. It shifts once again to flavored vodkas. We talk about Daylight Savings and blamed it on the temporal anomaly. Mike is in a hotel room and nearly locked himself out during the break. Everyone teases Mike about renting the room.
Our Guest, Dayton Ward
Terry wishes Dayton a Happy Book Birthday. She shares a story about going to Barnes and Noble and their lack of Star Trek books on the shelf. She ended up buying most of their selection, but realized when she got home that half of the items she wanted to buy weren’t there.
Mike announces Woody Valley made a donation. Nick and Dayton exchange offensive memes periodically. Terry and Mike have been reading Seekers 3 and are looking forward to getting to the fourth book. She wants to know if there’s any plan for more books in the series. Dayton is hoping that there might be more Seekers in 2017, but the 50th Anniversary is taking up everyone’s attention. He shares how the publishing process works and announced that he’s got two books contracted for 2017, but he doesn’t have a lot of details about it yet. Terry loves the way Dayton writes Picard.
The conversation shifts to Dayton’s daughters. Nick shares a story about his own daughter and her sense of humor. Mike announces another donation to Mark for his donation in British Pounds. Terry returns to the discussion of Dayton’s daughters. They are second degree black belts and are ready move on to other things for the time being.
Nick Duguid Arrives
They are joined by Nick Duguid. Nick asks if Dayton is looking forward to the next Planet of the Apes movie. There are a few more Apocalypses due between now and then. Dayton hasn’t purchased his ticket for The Force Awakens yet. They talk about Star Wars and the hoopla going around about some of the rules theaters are imposing for the film.
Nick calls out the remaining time for the book set. Johnny Snowball joins the chat room and we send him a big thank you for his donation of our fundraiser’s big prize of a Commander Level Ticket for STLV 2016. We discuss the convention and the way listeners can win the ticket. Nick does his Buck Bokai Rookie Card voice. Terry decides that she’s going to have J.K. Woodward do a Buck Bokai Rookie Card.
Terry asks if the authors ever have a bet about placing specific words into a book. Dayton shares a dare someone made that he would not have Mr. Spock say booger in a book. In From History’s Shadow sequel, Elusive Salvation, Spock refers to a town called Booger Hollow, Arkansas. Nick offers Dayton his own challenge but decides to think about it as the rules were clarified. Finally, he challenges Dayton to write Sulu saying Purple Helmeted Love Warrior. The conversation degenerates into chaos as Nick quotes movie lines.
Terry brings up Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary. He has two books coming out: the sequel to From History’s Shadow and the third book in the Legacies trilogy that he’s writing with Kevin. He mentions that he’s having fun writing a Mars Attack novella. The novella is a perk in a Kickstarter that Topps is launching for a new set of Mars Attack trading cards. We talk about Topps trading cards and some of the books that have come out about some of their older sets, including Garbage Pail Kids, Star Trek, Mars Attacks, and the various Star Wars sets. Paula Block and Terry Erdmann wrote the text for the Star Trek book.
Everyone jokes about Terry’s drinking and how much fun she is to be around when she’s playing Star Trek Online. That’s when Dayton reveals that he’s working on a Vulcan Travel Guide, which catches us off guard. We ask for more details and Dayton describes the book and some of the art challenges the book is having. Dayton offered Star Trek Online as a possible source. They talk about Vulcan as it appears in STO. We try to identify episodes with scenes of Vulcan. The travel guide is being published by the same company that published the Star Trek: Costumes book.
More Books to Read
We talk about expanding our reading horizons. We talk about some of the non-trek books we’re reading. Steve is reading Stargate, the Legacy series. Nick is reading the Badge of Honor books. Xeveb from Club 602 joins us in the studio. They wind up the hour and announce their grand total so far. Listeners have donated $241.31 and Mark wins the Star Trek: Seekers book series. They talk about Club 602’s Black Magnum’s dislike of Mac and Cheese as poor people’s food. Chaos ensues as they describe our Green room. More members of Club 602 arrive and Nick Duguid bows out. They go around the room introducing themselves. Mike tries to reign in the conversation by announcing their next prize: Star Trek Catan.
We thank Dayton for joining us on the air. We wish him continued success and good luck. Dayton plans to be at Las Vegas for STLV 2016. Dayton will be doing more cons next year than usual, but has not nailed down his full schedule yet. He goes back to work and Club 602 takes over the show. Mike reminds everyone that we need to restart our recordings and officially end this hour of the show.
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He is the co-owner of Busy Little Beaver Productions and is the producer and co-host for G & T Show and Gates of Sto’vo’kor. He’s directed voice actors, and produced and edited audio podcasts and dramas because he doesn’t have the face for video. He plays well with others and is always on the look out for the next project, the next thing, the next next. If he wasn’t working on something with a half dozen other projects waiting in the wings, somebody please check to make sure he’s still breathing.
During the day, he’s a mild-mannered computer repair man who dabbles in web design in his small, rural, Central California community. He lives with his lovingly dysfunctional family and loyal canine companion and spends most of his time in the closet concocting some hair-brained scheme or another. He’s got an unhealthy obsession with Lego video games, Klingons, and Star Trek Online that borders on the neurotic.
Despite all this, he still finds the time to write the words. Find out what he's doing here.
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