In loving memory

It’s with sadness that I write that Nichelle Nichols has passed away.

The Star Trek character of Officer Lt. Uhura was one that shaped my view of the world as a child in the 1960s. For me black women belonged as people of responsibility who made things work, all because of her. She was not only part of, but important . She was there in front of me every week in a show I idolized. I had no idea that women of color weren’t actually equal in any way at the time as I was too young. Therefore her character shaped this young white boy’s view of the world toward equality and acceptance. For that I am grateful.

For many people, especially those of color, she was an inspiration at a time of oppression and segregation.

I had the honor of meeting her in person at Comic Con in 2018.

Nichelle Nichols and Fearsome at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) July 21, 2018

In my hand is a toy called a Pop. It was of her as Uhura and she signed it. I treasure it and this photo today. As you can see we shared a moment of joy together. Her support staff was so taken with her obsession with Fearsome they even took photos with their phones for themselves. We were all laughing as she tugged on him. Her presence uplifted me that day and I’ll never forget the moment. She was truly a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul.

Nichelle, thank you for shaping a generation toward betterment. You’ve left behind a legacy that will not be forgotten as you have given inspiration to millions.

Godspeed.

Uhura Pop

 

Comic Con Day 4

Whew!
What a wonderful Con after a two year hiatus due to Covid they pulled it off and did it well. All attendees had to either show full vaccination or a negative Covid test to get in and everyone inside the venue, some 135,000 people, wore masks with no issues and we had a safe and wonderful time. 2022 was a success and cheers to 2023!

Fearsome and Buzz

Disasterina again!

Fearsome at the Monster High challenge game (he lost)

Fearsome around the campfire with Sponge Bob

 

Fearsome appearing on Patrick’s TV special

Fearsome with his greeter on the final morning

Until next year!

Comic Con day 2

Wow!

Crazy Fun Day!

Entering to the convention floor

Beavis  & Butthead, The Better Half and Fearsome

Mariachi Deadpool

Marvel

Lucas Films

Dr. Squatch

…Can’t remember his name…

Don’t know this one either

Spider-Man Dinosaurs eat Fearsome

Deadpool flirts with hot man

Fearsome meets a bearded lady

Boba and friends

Fearsome and his best new Alien friend

Goteblood and Fearsome (note that Goteblood is on my shirt and is the creation of Ed Luce in the Wuvable Oaf comic series)

Fearsome with Ed Luce

Comic Con Day 1

San Diego Comic Con, SDCC, started last evening with preview night. I apologize for being lazy and not taking any photos last night. Today I took a few and promise more to come. Here are a few to get us started.

Fearsome with a couple Greeters

Morning line behind me

Morning line in front of me

Legos

Mandalorian

Baby Yoda

Disasterina & Fearsome

Captian America Spiderman

A couple on the street

Starfleet Watering Hole

Comic Con Day 4

My apologies dearest blog thingy readers, I’m a day behind cause after day 4 we were exhausted but happy!

The Waldo Triplets

Cookie Monster

Beaker

The UPS Driver

Max Headroom

Disasterina

Fearsome with Ru Paul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 1 Winner Chad Michaels

Don’t know the character but she’s Fabulous!

Seen on the streets

Superman & Wonder Woman

Street Scene

Super Fabulous

Best Part of Comic-Con 2019, Friends!

Comic Con Day 3

Friends …aka Fearsome, Sassybear and Jeffrey… We Had A Blast! We hope they come back next year!

Thor

Beards

Ace and Gary

Streetwalkers

Green Arrow Signing

Damn Zombies

Spider Menz

Fun Cosplay

Fearsome and PeakaPool

Comic-Con Day 2

Pennywise …Damn Clowns

Fearsome working at the Krusty Krab

Make up artists at work

More freaking evil clowns

Setting up for the last ever Game of Thrones autograph signing at San Diego Comic-Con #SDCC #GOT

Cosplay

Fun and Frolic

Super Heroes!

Gay Stormtrooper Action Figure

Fearsome gets a hug

fearsome’s new friend Snoopy

Friends

Blogging has blessings, blogging makes friends.

Jeffrey, Fearsome and Sassybear

I’ve conversed via comment sections for many years with Sean (aka Sassybear) and grew to love him. Tonight I met not only him, but also his other half, here in San Diego for a laughter filled dinner. It was the first time we have ever met face to face and I will say this, no finer two gentlemen will one ever meet. Honored I am.

They arrived here this afternoon for Comic-Con. Fun we will have!

SDCC Comic-Con Day 1, 2019

Whew! What a day.

One of the very first things we saw up above in the Warner Brothers lounge was this gentleman:

Tom Cruise

He was an unexpected and unannounced surprise there to drop the Trailer for the upcoming Top Gun sequel. We saw him hidden in a lounge above the crowd and no one knew who he was except possibly a look alike until later when he surprised the massive Hall H.

Onto the floor we go…

Cosplay

Fearsome with Forky

Deadpool

Chewbacca

Fearsome and The Better Half at Iceborne

Cosplay

The Riddler

SDCC Comic-Con San Diego Day 4

Dama Fortuna

Fearsome with Miguel & Dante’

Dog America and his Captain

Fearsome caught between Peter and the Chicken

Someone got loose

Fearsome’s fortune says his new novel will be a smash hit due to his strong Viking energy

Sam Gao Sculptor

Looks like Fearsome and I beat The Simpsons to their own couch!

The Jekyll Island Chronicles

Watch out for this guy

Ed Luce creator of Wuvable Oaf

Damn Zombies

Best Comic-Con moment ever

Yesterday Fearsome and I had the privilege and honor to meet and talk to television groundbreaking inspiration Nichelle Nichols, AKA Lt. Uhura of Star Trek.

At tug

Another tug

Turned into a pull

And another pull

Then another tug

By now we are both laughing hysterically as is her assistant

Another pull and more laughter

A Tug and then

Her other hand begins to rise

A Vulcan Salute with a tug

Then a hug

Followed by a final Vulcan Salute

Live long and prosper. Fearsome Beard with one of his idols Nichelle Nichols.

She adored Fearsome and wouldn’t let go of him. I adored her. A beautiful, beautiful woman.

As seen in my hand in the photos:

A Freshly Autographed Lt. Uhura Pop

A priceless moment.

SDCC Comic-Con 2018 Day 3

Fearsome friend Disasterina

Scene out on the street

Ouch!

Nicole Kidman and Jason Momoa (swoon) at the cast signing for Aquaman

Jason’s (he doesn’t know it yet) future Daddy

Fab Pool

Missing Wizard?

Fearsome Kiss

Fearsome like a Viking

Snoopy!

Hirsute Astronaut

Beardspiration

Pulling Homer’s Finger