The first annual TrekTrax, Star Trek Convention in Atlanta is over President's Day weekend. For details, you can go to the web site at http://www.trektrax.org/. I registered over a month ago.
Aside from the main TV/movie guests, including Tim Russ (Tuvok), Barbara March (Lursa), and Gwynyth Walsh (Be'tor), there are several Star Trek authors attending. Even better is that one of them, Ms. Diana Botsford, will be running a writing workshop where she will provide a critique of a one-page summary submitted. Well, I'm not waiting. I put together a one-page synopsis of LEGACY SOLDIER: HYBRIDS DEPLOYED and emailed it today.
Aside from that, I'm talking to some local Klingons to see if I can borrow some Klingon weapons - Bat'leth and Mek'leth. If I have enough time, I plan to try to adapt my Tae Kwon Do school's bo and sword forms to the Bat'leth and Mek'leth respectively. Maybe I'll even try to put on a weapons demo.
If I do that, I've got about 3 months to borrow the weapons, practice, get a Klingon costume, and