by Adm. KwISt zantai-XuDetlh (Joel 'Twisty' Nye)
I've found many positive ways to capture peoples' attention in
KAG. They swarm around us when we showcase our art, or share our
laughter, or band together with a mission.
I may be guilty of being the 'prop comic' too often, but it never hurts
to be armed with a conversation piece. Props catch the eye, be
they a Nerf painstick or panoramic murals or a Big-Freaking-Gun
have already seen Klingons on screen and at conventions for over 30
years. You're now competing with dragons and superheroes and
anime wonders. If you want to be something more than a
semi-posable action figure, you should consider how banners and gizmos
and other accessories can make you so much more. As Khar'ton
taught me, even a tiny lapel pin can be a conversation piece, turning
an everyday bus ride into a recruitment opportunity.
But how you look is hardly the half of it! People gravitate to
the fun of how we act. Fun will draw them to you, whether you're
the gracious party host, or the gregarious party guest. Discover
how surreal the world looks to you through your alien eyes... and share
it with those around you. Some of the best party themes come from
asking "wouldn't THAT be interesting?" Space pirates? Supervillian
tryouts? An imaginative stage invites imaginative players.
Creativity is cool, if not downright sexy. It's attractive to
dress creatively, build creatively, act creatively, work creatively,
and play creatively. Attraction is a great start, but it doesn't have
to end there... As people come to ask you how you do it, and they will
ask, you just tell them about the inspiration you draw from Trek's
vision and the spirit of the Warrior. It has to express itself,
and KAG is the stage for that expression. It's a richness they
will want for themselves.
Do what you love, but more importantly, love what you do.