Joe W.  
   June 29, 1974
   Erie, Pa - right on the shores of Lake Erie
   Part time gun dealer, white collar slacker and writer of stuff
   *TOS Nov. 25, 2003
   Raven Darkstar
   Leo Streely
Image copyright Robert Snow February 2003: Dedicated Service Ribbon, 6 months
Image copyright Robert Snow February 2004: Dedicated Service Ribbon, 1 year
Image copyright Robert Snow February 2005: Dedicated Service Ribbon, 2 years
Image copyright Robert Snow February 2006: Dedicated Service Ribbon, 3 years
Image copyright Robert Snow February 2007: Dedicated Service Ribbon, 4 years
Image copyright Robert Snow February 2008: Dedicated Service Ribbon, 5 years
Image copyright Robert Snow February 2009: Dedicated Service Ribbon, 6 years
Image copyright Robert Snow June 2009: Outstanding Leadership in the Sim (Episode 31)

How long have you been simming?

Since Galaxy TOS in the AESIM days, before that I simply dabbled in the yahoo groups world for a couple of years. I think I was in the same incoming class as Dallas was on the TOS.

What was your favourite episode (from the game or Trek in general)?

DS9's The Emperor's New Cloak: Kira kissing Dax. Nuff said.

What type of music do you enjoy?

Adult, Contemporary, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, House, Lounge, Metal, Oldies, Polka, Soundtracks, Swing, Techno

What is your favourite sport?

Baseball, Chess, Football, Wrestling

Do you put you left leg in first, or right? Or do you just jump into your pants both feet first?

I simply dont wear pants. It's easier that way.

Who is your favourite author?

Bently Little, James Patterson, Peter David, Dean Koontz, Patrick Robinson among others.

What is your favourite movie?

I have so many. The last good one I saw was Silent Hill. Extremely disturbing.

What is your favourite TV show?

24, Prison Break, Survivor, currently I am watching Miami Vice on DVD

What is your favourite quote?

The higher a monkey climbs, the more you can see it's ass.

What was the best advice ever given to you?

Always lock the door behind you before you go into her her bedroom. You never know who could walk in when you least expect it. Sage advice from up high on the mountaintop.

What was your favourite Galaxy moment?

Any of the great posts during the TOS "Firestorm" episode. (late 2000) It involved moving indians off of a planet doomed to die and it was my first appearence of Raven Darkstar.

Who is your favourite character on the Galaxy?

Rebecca Von Ernst - she was rich, well written and original.

What activities do you enjoy most?

I don't have a heck of a lot of free time, but when I have the chance, I enjoy shooting machine guns.

Have you ever had anything published?

Tons of newspaper editorials and several company manuals but nothing of importance yet. Im working on my Memoirs from my gun dealing heyday (hilarious!) and an original novel so we'll see what happens.

Ever met any Star Trek or Science Fiction celebrities?

Michael Dorn - he's a heck of a nice guy.

What is your claim to fame?

I know Kylie Ireland, porn starlet. I mean I KNOW her. ;)

What is your first memory of Star Trek?

Flipping through the channels and seeing Geordi Laforge. I thought his visor was the silliest thing. It nearly turned me away from the show.

What other sim groups have you been a part of?

A handful of defunct Yahoo groups sims. (Grail, Brant, Casseopeia) I also ran briefly with This Thing We Do, Star Wars Outer Rim, and Pat's Guardians SW sim. (I LOVED my charachter, Pat. Bring 'er back again!)

What hobbies do you enjoy?

Horseback riding. I don't get to do it much, but I love it. Strip Clubs. I collected comics for decades until Grant Morrison's X-Men run soured me to comics completely.

Anything else you want to share?

Don't let my Bio fool you. Sure I have one heck of a wild side. I live life to the fullest with no regrets each and every day. But I still am quite capable of serious prose and good natured fun. Plus I am the most opinionated person I know and have an opinion about evertything. To generate that, I am extremely well read.

   Read Chris' interview with Joe here.