Shuni Awards Winners Announced

The winners of this year”s Shuni Awards ceremony have been decided:

Most Dependable Simmer (Serious)
Hawg – USS Stargazer (Space Fleet)

Most Likely to Abandon Ship (Silly)
Justin Zero – USS Cartier

Best Character Biography (Serious)
Maxwell Flynn – USS Phoenix

The Wardrobe Malfunction (Silly)
Josephine Tracy – Epsilon Station

Most Unique Character (Serious)
Maroth – USS Endevour

Mission of the Year (Serious)
Epsilon Station (FSF Starla & FSF Lowell) for “Shattered Mirror”

Most Original Game Website (Serious)
RSE Ascension at

XO Most Abused by the CO (Silly)
FSF Bri (by FSF Duke) on the USS Akira

Best Hosting Pair (Serious)
FSF Storm and FSF Dragon on USS Endevour

Craziest Forums Poster (Silly)
Adam Ravenstone

Most Homocidal Doctor (Silly)
Siobhan MacLean – Stargate: SG-3

Simmer Most Likely to Cause a Warp Core Breach (Silly)
Michael Ward – USS Akira

Most Twisted Host (Silly)
FSF Lowell – ISS Tyranny

Best Character Picture (Serious)
Dauntless – USS Phoenix

Most Involved Simmer (Serious)
achillain – USS Phoenix/Stargate: SG-3/Circus of the Damned

Simulation of the Year (Serious)
USS Stargazer (Delta Fleet)

Thanks for participating, you can read the log of the ceremony here.

J”Dan Medal of Valor – SLA Seth

The FSF is proud to award Seth Cotis the J”Dan Medal of Valor for his five year committment to higher simming, to the committment and loyalty he”s shown to the FSF and the Simming League and the friendship he”s bestowed on hundreds of people. This medal is FSF”s highest honor.

J”Dan Medal of Valor – Can be earned by showing exceptional talents. The highest honor in the FSF, the JMoV can only be given to someone with over two years of FSF loyalty, and has brought light to where dark sleeps. J”Dan was an FSF Host.

Goodbye Michael C. Back (SLA Seth)

Michael C. Back

Ladies and Gentleman,

I just got off the phone with Michael”s sister in Hobart, Indiana. It is with sad news that I verify what Sierra said on the SLA message boards: Michael C. Back has passed away. Seth was more than an online buddy of mine, Seth was a dear friend, a friend I am finding it hard to imagine is gone. Besides learning that he is gone, please know that Seth died peacefully in his sleep after complications between his diabetes and his heart. He was a healthy man and this is a shock to more than just his friends, but to his family as well.

His family wanted to let you know that in lieu of flowers, please send your heartfelt sympathies through a donation to the American Diabetes Association at ADA Donations Please give in memory of Michael C. Back.

Seth has been a steadfast friend to the FSF and has kept the Starfleet Legacy Alliance in close ties with our group for many years.

Seth became my friend in the Fall of 2000 when he brought the SLA to the Simming League for a possible joining. I was President of the League at the time and he and I fast became friends, sharing knowledge and experiences of running groups and running successful sims. He and I never had expectations from each other, we simply shared what we knew and learned from each other”s knowledge. Him and I, over the years, have been steadfast allies in the online simming community when it came to group relations and simple sim buddies. We”ve drifted apart over the past several months, but I was looking forward to talking to him once again when he returned from this little break he was taking. My last words to him were well wishes and a happy birthday on the 4th of July. He responded just as kindly and I looked forward to many years into the future with him.

His death has hit me hard. As I sit here writing my goodbyes to Michael I find it hard to describe how I feel. Talking to his sister was one of the hardest things I”ve done as far back as I remember. I will miss him more than he will ever know. Goodbye Seth, you were one of a kind.

The Simming Community as a whole has lost a great man. We will be affected by his passing for years to come. FSF bids you a fond farewell, my friend, rest peacefully.

Visit the online memorial guestbook.

~ Jonathan Shuni
Federation Sim Fleet

The Shuni Awards

We”re proud to announce that the Shuni Awards will be this Sunday at 10:00pm EST in the IRC chat room #FSF

The chat room can be entered by going here:
Just enter your nick and click “Go Chat!” and choose YES when the pop up ”pops up” 🙂

You can also get to the chat room page by going to:
FSF Keyword: chat room

Or you can connect your IRC client to and /join #fsf

We would recommend you trying to get into the room at LEAST 30 minutes prior to the event start so that nobody is left out. If you have trouble, we can”t hold up for you, so come early and flesh out the bugs.

If you cannot get into the room, IM FSF Tommy or FSF Josh for assistance.

The ceremony should last 1 hour. There will be festivities an hour before and clean up afterward. Feel free to hang around the entire time. 🙂

See you there!