24 Hours of G & T: Hour One
24 Hours of G & T: Hour One is now available to download. Check it out here. During this hour of our fundraiser, we are joined by Brandon “Branflakes” Felczer for the first part of the hour, and then, Terry Erdmann and Paula M. Block joins us to close out the hour.
Nick starts us off with his Buck Bokai Rookie Card voice introducing some of the guests we wish we had. We introduce ourselves and the team joining us, including Steve, Janet, and Allen. Brandon is our first guest. He talks about working for Riot Games for League of Legends. It sparks an interesting discussion of the state of education. Janet, being the consummate professional, had developed a hashtag for the event #24hrGnT. Brandon talks about his role in Stonewall Fleet. We discuss Midnight, the state of Star Trek Online’s story, the latest episode Sunrise, and the other content and systems that came out with Season 11. He hadn’t played the Cardassian revamped missions yet. The conversation with him continues for several more minutes before we wind it down in preparation of our next guests.
Nick announces that everyone that he will take a shot of Vanilla Vodka live on the air everyone someone donates $100 or more. We talk about our big prize and what the fundraiser is for. Mike starts off by explaining that they have a big server bill in order to deliver all our shows each and every week from studio to streaming, chatroom to website hosting, and everything in between, including our website graphics which were provided by Thomas Marrone. Our goal was $2000. In order to get there, we have lined up guests, prizes, and more. Donations can be made on our Support Us page through PayPal, GoFundMe, and Patreon. Mike goes on to describe some of the prizes we have, including our Grand Prize of a Commander-Level Ticket for STLV 2016, which will be awarded to the person that donates the most throughout the course of the show. We thank CBS and Star Trek Online for our prizes. We send a special shout out to the individual that donated our Grand Prize.
Mike calls up our next guests, Terry Erdmann and Paula M. Block. After a chorus of hellos, we start our conversation with them. Terry and Paula will be spending the night at a graveyard, watching out for vandals. Nick shifts the conversation to their latest book Star Trek: Costumes. Their Pop-up book has finally made its way to the United States. Terry and Paula talk about the book and why it was only distributed to the UK initially. Terry couldn’t believe that we were actually going through with it and would be up all night doing this for 25 hours.
Mike announces that Robert Reyes has donated $100 and Nick has to take a shot. The highest donor for this first hour will receive a copy of Terry and Paula’s Star Trek Pop-Ups book in addition to an autographed poster of the cover of Star Trek: Costumes book.
Paula and Terry talk about the new Quark novella that will be released in the middle of the 50th Anniversary. We loved what they had done with Love’s Latinum Lost (And Found). The name of the new book is The Rules of Accusation. The group discusses costumes from the new film as well as products that are not sold outside of California. Terry and Paula are working on a new project, but they are unable to discuss it at this time, but they do drop a few vague hints.
Terry talks about his history working in publicity which leads to a discussion of conventions. Terry and Paula had met at a convention.
We wind up our conversation with Terry and Paula, since their next guest, Al Rivera, the lead designer for Star Trek Online, is already in the room. They take a short break to restart the recordings. We thank them for taking the time to join us and wish them success with their books. Paula requests anyone that bought their books to please leave a review for it on Amazon.
But, wait. There’s more.
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.