It’s that time of year again! The 2014 SciWorld Online Convention (SWOC) is taking place this week. Join members from across the role-playing community as we get together for three days of chats, games, and webinars. Whether you run a game or are just a writer, you’ll likely find something of interest in this year’s SciWorld event.
This year’s events are taking place Thursday, May 1 through Saturday, May 3. That’s this week! Check out the schedule at SciWorldOnline.com to see what events are happening when.
If interested in hosting an event, go to this page and follow the directions to reserve a particular time slot. Those in Hawaii, New Zealand, or other time zones in that region are welcome to host an event better suited to your local time. This year’s SciWorld will hopefully cover the most time zones it ever has.
We hope to see you all with us at SciWorld 2014!
Congratulations to the following winners of the March 2014 Community Awards!
Sim of the Month (for April 2014): USS Atlantis
Community Award: USS Firewall
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award (for February 2014): USS Phoenix
Excerpt from the Summary:
The USS Phoenix is in a perilous situation. . . Again.
Just after establishing orbit around a Class G Planet for investigation as to its viablity for terraforming, it was reported the long range sensors were picking up incoming ships yet to be identified. In short order, all chaos broke loose on the ship.
The main computer core and auxiliary core started not responding to commands as entered. Communications started to fail along with engines and almost every other critical system on the ship. The ships orbit started to decay because of the planets gravitational pull, now with the ship in a bow down attitude.
Just before the Blue Screen of death was displayed on the main viewer, it was noted that the world was getting bigger in the window.
As the approaching ships got closer, they were identified as Gorn before the long range and short range sensor systems went down.
As the mayhem ensued a rapid transport arrived depositing a new crew member on the ship. A new security officer. Being the Phoenix was short a chief medical officer, the ship’s counselor took on the duties of administering the inbound physical and evaluation only to be interrupted by intruder alerts.
Now with no gravity and things floating about, the captain took it in stride and started issuing orders to all the departments as he hung around the center seat, literally. All of a sudden a new chief medical officer appeared on the ship and at the Captain’s chair.
After introductions, the Chief Science Officer and Helmsman went to work on on fixing the computer cores as the Captain suited up and headed out into the ship to assist with eradicating it of their unwanted visitors.
Will the Crew of the USS Phoenix survive the onslaught of Gorn? What are the Gorn after? Or will the Phoenix kill her crew and visitors?
The Federation Sim Fleet has been increasing it’s presence on the web and coming into the notice of more people. While this has many benefits there are several down sides. One major one is that we have been noticed by CBS Corporation who have sent us a Cease and Desist letter demanding that we cease all games based upon properties they own. The Administration will be meeting with members of Fleet Command as well as individual hosts in order to decide the best path moving forwards. This may necessitate many of our simulations to either change genre or possibly even stop altogether, and the FSF will likely have to change it’s branding full over to the simming.net names. In the coming weeks hosts will be assigned new names once we decide upon a suitable replacement for the “FSF” host name prefix. While this is shocking news and certainly very harmful, we can survive this setback, we have been seeing an increase in player growth recently and being forced to diversify more may help bring more players into our fold, players who are looking for enjoyable role play that is not a part of the normal Trek based variety. Please keep tuned to the forums over the next few days for more details, if you have any questions please feel free to contact FSF Titan, FSF Falk or FSF Who.