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.
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
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!
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
Disasterina & Fearsome
Captian America Spiderman
A couple on the street
Starfleet Watering Hole
My apologies dearest blog thingy readers, I’m a day behind cause after day 4 we were exhausted but happy!
The Waldo Triplets
The UPS Driver
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
Best Part of Comic-Con 2019, 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!
Whew! What a day.
One of the very first things we saw up above in the Warner Brothers lounge was this gentleman:
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…
Fearsome with Forky
Fearsome and The Better Half at Iceborne
It’s that time.
Time for outlandish fun and frolic as the doors of the San Diego Convention Center open at 6 pm for this 50th Comic-Con’s preview night. Yes Fearsome will be there with bells on! WooHoo!
Comic Con returning badge holder registration. It’s alarming how accurate this scene is.
Wish us luck!
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.
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.