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 ====== The Unexpected Tale of Axacon ====== ====== The Unexpected Tale of Axacon ======
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 The actual physical turnout for Axacon appeared to be no more than a couple dozen over the course of the weekend, but that may have not mattered. The optics of the lit-up bridge set, with both fans and professional actors inspecting it, and their gatherings at restaurant tables celebrating Axanar, energized people halfway around the globe. The actual physical turnout for Axacon appeared to be no more than a couple dozen over the course of the weekend, but that may have not mattered. The optics of the lit-up bridge set, with both fans and professional actors inspecting it, and their gatherings at restaurant tables celebrating Axanar, energized people halfway around the globe.
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 +<fs large>​Alpha Waves Interview</​fs>​
 +{{youtube>​BKUiEtOALB0?​large|Carlos Pedraza Axacon Interview on Alpha Waves Radio podcast}}
  
 But that energy has a dark side: If you take a tour of the [[yout>​https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=VjOFIWO5fPg|comments section]] below the YouTube video featuring the Ares bridge you'll find that support for Axanar is closely associated with hatred for CBS (which sued Axanar) and its new Star Trek series, //​Discovery//,​ viewed as a betrayal of traditional Trek. But that energy has a dark side: If you take a tour of the [[yout>​https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=VjOFIWO5fPg|comments section]] below the YouTube video featuring the Ares bridge you'll find that support for Axanar is closely associated with hatred for CBS (which sued Axanar) and its new Star Trek series, //​Discovery//,​ viewed as a betrayal of traditional Trek.
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-Among the Axanar faithful I'm Public Enemy No. 1, and the subject of quite a few personal attacks. While observers often draw equivalence between the warring factions about personal attacks — they'​re not wrong — I myself have avoided responding in kind, hoping ​my work speaks ​for itself.+Among the Axanar faithful I'm Public Enemy No. 1, and the subject of quite a few personal attacks. While observers often draw equivalence between the warring factions about personal attacks — they'​re not wrong — I myself have avoided responding in kind, preferring to let my work speak for itself.
  
 It was in this context that I had decided to attend Axacon, feeling a duty to report on this important effort to rally the beleaguered fan film's fans. After all, the Axanar short films are project to cost as much as $200,000, a budget fans are going to have to pay for. It was in this context that I had decided to attend Axacon, feeling a duty to report on this important effort to rally the beleaguered fan film's fans. After all, the Axanar short films are project to cost as much as $200,000, a budget fans are going to have to pay for.
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 "The Oxford word of the year is a word or expression that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year, and have lasting potential as a term of cultural significance,"​ Oxford Dictionary said.(([[https://​www.upi.com/​Top_News/​US/​2018/​11/​15/​Oxford-Dictionary-picks-toxic-as-2018-word-of-year/​7461542314917/​|"​Oxford Dictionary picks '​toxic'​ as 2018 word of year," UPI]], 11/15/18.)) "The Oxford word of the year is a word or expression that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year, and have lasting potential as a term of cultural significance,"​ Oxford Dictionary said.(([[https://​www.upi.com/​Top_News/​US/​2018/​11/​15/​Oxford-Dictionary-picks-toxic-as-2018-word-of-year/​7461542314917/​|"​Oxford Dictionary picks '​toxic'​ as 2018 word of year," UPI]], 11/15/18.))
  
-And in a victory of human nature, we may have created something of a fragile peace. {{page>​footer}} */+And in a victory of human nature, we may have created something of a fragile peace. {{page>​footer}} ​ 
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