If you can make it to the Reno Nevada area on August 22, then you will want to be at the 1701st Fleet’s Starfleet USO Show to support the troops. The show is a 21+ event. The fun will start at 6 pm at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor. Some of the headliners include: Seasons of Insanity, Sit Kitty Sit (SF), Sisters Doom, Reno We Have A Problem, Abandon Minds, John and John (a TMBG cover band) and Nick Ramirez. There will be other special guest, drink specials and costumes; ” Cosplay and themed sci-fi attire encouraged!” All proceeds from the event will go to USO Las Vegas in efforts to support our troops.
Full Press Release:
The USS Oasis, 1701st Starfleet Fan Club – Nevada Squadron, is bringing you a show to benefit the troops! In the tradition of the USO, the evening of August 22nd will be full of high-performance entertainment, Reno style!
Starting at 6p.m. and hosted by Thee Reverend Rory Dowd at the one and only Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, located at 71 S. Wells Ave., the evening’s entertainment will include headliners Seasons of Insanity, Sit Kitty Sit (SF), Sisters Doom, Reno We Have A Problem, Abandon Minds, John and John (a TMBG cover band) and Nick Ramirez. The show will also feature the comedic antics of Patrick Schillito, Drake Nelson and Elgin Alway.
The USS Oasis 1701st Starfleet USO Show is a 21+ event. A $10 admission at the door will give you all access to live music and comedy, special guests and drink specials. Cosplay and themed sci-fi attire encouraged! Proceeds will go to USO Las Vegas.
The U.S.S. Oasis is a division of The 170st Fleet, a costumed fan group that makes appearances in uniform/makeup for public events and helps to raise funds for charity. Our ship is a Star Trek fan group based out of the Reno/Tahoe area of Nevada. Our goal is to spread awareness of the Star Trek franchise, meet others with the same interests, and help worthy charities in the process– and, of course, have fun while doing it.
A staple of the 1701st Fleet fan organization, the Starfleet USO is a regular event series dedicated to supporting the troops of the United States Military, while celebrating fandom at large.
In 2012, the Starfleet USO Show was created to be an annual public event, bringing together fandom to support the troops while raising money for the USO. The first event was a phenomenal success, which led to the decision in 2013 to make the Starfleet USO Show a regular event series, instead of an annual one. This will be the first such even in Reno, NV.
Fleet Vice Admiral Jenn Russell states, “As the Executive Officer of the 1701st Fleet, it brings me great joy that we can bring our signature STARFLEET USO SHOW to Reno and the Nevada Squadron. We’ve had great success with this show in other areas, and I’m looking forward to what this community can offer. Reno is such a generous town that has given recognition, assistance, and support to many different groups, and I’m confident that with the help of the 1701st and the wonderful artists and comedians that have signed on to do this event, we can offer the same to our troops!”
The 1701st Fleet’s goal with the Starfleet USO Show series is to hold events globally, in a variety of locations, which bring together the best aspects of fandom, cosplay, costuming, and entertainment, to benefit the USO and the men and women of our armed forces.
For the USS Oasis USO Show event page, visit: https://www.facebook.com/
For More Information about the 1707st Fleet’s USO Shows visit: https://www.facebook.com/
For more information, or to find out how you can become a part of what we do, visit the Fleet website at www.1701st.com