Closing day brought a surprise to Jan as a special honor was given to him by Cadet Jack McKirgan. A copy of Jack's second Tom Corbett novel, the dedication was to Jan Merlin.
The closing banquet brought an end of three days of excitement for the cadets who attended the festival. It was agreed by all, that a good time was had and that another gathering of the cadets would be a "good thing". Maybe we can interest one of the SF conventions to sponsor a Space Opera segment for the fans of early SF TV. If fans of the West can make welcome a unit of the Solar Guard, why not a SF convention who has it's roots in these early shows.
A personal note from Cadet Ed. It was great meeting fellow cadets Chuck Lassen, Jack McKirgan ,Mike Elmo and especially Senior Cadet, Jan Merlin. Even tho it was a "First Contact" for all us, it seemed that we had known each other for a longer period of time. Thanks. Till next time...
X Hunters Patch
Peter Merlin's Research Group
with his new novel
Closing Minutes of the Banquet
Larry, Barbara and Jan
Ride tall in the saddle and Spaceman's Luck