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Digest - 17 Jul 2010 to 18 Jul 2010 (#2010-126)

Sun, 18 Jul 2010

There are 7 messages totalling 165 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Ye Olden Days (5)
  2. FK at conventions
  3. War #?


Date:    Sun, 18 Jul 2010 02:43:50 +0000
From:    chimel23@c.......
Subject: Re: Ye Olden Days

I came in relatively late, but I still can't believe I've been here about 8
years now.



Date:    Sat, 17 Jul 2010 22:57:50 -0400
From:    lthepoet@a.......
Subject: Re: Ye Olden Days

Ah memories...

I always thought I was bad luck or something, since I joined the list in
 late 1995, shortly before FK was cancelled on USA.  I have fond memories
 of printing out digests on the dot matrix printer in the campus computer
 lab in college.  :)

Lisa K.


Date:    Sun, 18 Jul 2010 00:47:15 -0500
From:    Margie Hammet <treeleaf@i.......>
Subject: Re: Ye Olden Days

Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 13:29:26 -0700 From: cindy clark
> ...for get togethers after the series ended, the opening of Post Script
> in Stratford in 2005 really showed how the fandom had stuck together.  The
> memories of GWD, Nigel Bennet, and Scott Wentworth hanging out like the
> 3-musketeers, is something I'll always treasure.

Someone's got to tell me about Post Script Productions.  I've never
heard about it.  (Maybe because in the summer/fall of 2005, I was going
through some medical stuff and couldn't get on the computer.)



Date:    Sat, 17 Jul 2010 23:47:55 -0700
From:    libratsie@s.......
Subject: FK at conventions

No one has mentioned 'Bridging the Knight' which was in my opinion a Forever
Knight convention. It was held not long after the show's cancellation and was a
charity fundraising auction of the show's props.

That's how I acquired The Ratsie Wot Kilt Screed and my first copy of Greg
Kramer's "The Pursemonger of Fugu." I say "first" as I've ended up with other
copies over the years though I tend to donate those for charity auctions.

Another item I really wanted was Screed's knife/mini-sword. I actually talked to
the guy who won it. To my surprise, it ended up on eBay a few years ago and some
fantastic friends here bought if for me! Greg doesn't recall Screed using a
knife but that's what it is dubbed and I keep forgetting to pull out the DVDs to
see for sure.

An irony of the convention is that a woman was there who lived not far from me
but we didn't meet until quite a while after Bridging the Knight!

I also value the friendships I've made not only e-wise but in person from
Forkni-L. I've vacationed with a number of you and have had a blast at sci fi
conventions with even more. One of my professionally published comic book
stories was a Forever Knight parody (SFA's "Atomic Mouse #2" features the story
with artwork by Joe Staton). The show took me to Toronto which I fell in love
with. I've met many of the actors - Ger when another list member and I just
happened to walk past him on our way to a theater to see Lisa Ryder!

If I remember I'll e-mail Greg "Screed" Kramer to see what he's up to this
summer. I know he's busy with several things but am not sure if he's acting or
directing. As for me, I'm in a production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and just
got home from a cast party so forgive me if this post doesn't make sense!

As a sidenote, I'll once again be a guest at 'FenCon' in the Dallas, Texas area
in September. I haven't checked the guest list but am pretty sure PN Elrod
(Nigel's co-author) will be there as well: http://www.fencon.org/

Oh! And please note I've legally changed my last name back to my maiden one so
future writings will be as Libby A. Smith. ;-)!

Keeper of the Ratsie Wot Kilt Screed


Date:    Sun, 18 Jul 2010 06:52:07 -0700
From:    fkforever <fkforever@y.......>
Subject: Re: Ye Olden Days

These posts are bringing back some great FK memories. I joined the list in
late 1997, when I purchased my first home computer. And one of the first
thing I found was the FK Fandom !!! YAH!!!

I remember days when my inbox was so full of main list and yahoo group posts
that it would take 2 hrs read them.   And the WARS!!!
  They were so much fun.  I participated in a few. There were so many posts...
  it was hard to keep up.  GOOD TIMES!!!

Most online fandoms are dead within 10 yrs of the show's cancellation.
NOT OURS.. the dedication of our membership is wonderful and nearly
unprecedented.  There are almost no fandoms that compare to ours.  The only
examples I can really think of are Star Trek and Dr. Who and they are a dynasty
unto themselves.



Date:    Sun, 18 Jul 2010 10:14:08 -0400
From:    Ramona Jackson <lexyladyjax@g.......>
Subject: Re: War #?

<builds fortifications on the beachhead where Elizabeth the Leper was
brought across>

Anyone?  Anyone?



Date:    Sun, 18 Jul 2010 10:20:25 -0700
From:    NAT <nat1228@c.......>
Subject: Re: Ye Olden Days

At 07:57 PM 7/17/2010, lthepoet@a....... wrote:
>Ah memories...
>I always thought I was bad luck or something, since I joined the
>list in late 1995, shortly before FK was cancelled on USA.  I have
>fond memories of printing out digests on the dot matrix printer in
>the campus computer lab in college.  :)

I know the feeling, Lisa! We first got on the Internet in November of
1995, and that's when I found FK fandom on-line. I think the first
War I participated in was #4, and every one after that, including the
"War" to save the show. When I first found FORKNI-L, I had to go to
digest, as there were so many posts per day! I think they generated a
good 3 to 4 digests, and I read every single one. I spent my days on
the computer reading posts from this list. It was wonderful!

Then, of course, there was the heyday of writing fanfic. I was
reading and writing so much I really didn't get off the computer
except to eat and sleep. LOL!!

I do miss the "good old days", but I'm so pleased that the list is
still here and still managing to putter along. Thanks to Greer and
others for their archiving of the fandom, and for sparking this
thread of conversation. It's good to see the list get active again,
and to hear from folks I haven't heard from in ages.


Nancy A. Taylor  -- Knightie, N&NPack


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