The SDF-O's keel was laid down in 1994 in the mighty dockyard of Vista, California. Originally a conventional battlecruiser, a refit was ordered in early 1999. The guns were removed, the anime viewing lounge made several times larger, and the fan construction equipment installed. Captain Gideon Marcus, a veteran of many an Otaku-related skirmish was the first to crack a bottle of champagne upon the Suna-bedecked hull. A hardy crew of seasoned spacers soon reported for duty and the SDF-O can be seen at Conventions on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts and even in the Homeland. In addition, General Quarters is called every Wednesday night to ensure the crew is ready to act in any exigency be it a rogue virtual idol, a magical girl with a pure heart, or a letter from the End of the World.
The SDF-O's keel was laid down in 1994 in the mighty dockyard of Vista, California. Originally a conventional battlecruiser, a refit was ordered in early 1999. The guns were removed, the anime viewing lounge made several times larger, and the fan construction equipment installed. Captain Gideon Marcus, a veteran of many an Otaku-related skirmish was the first to crack a bottle of champagne upon the Suna-bedecked hull. A hardy crew of seasoned spacers soon reported for duty and the SDF-O can be seen at Conventions on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts and even in the Homeland. In addition, General Quarters is called every Sunday night to ensure the crew is ready to act in any exigency be it a rogue virtual idol, a magical girl with a pure heart, or a letter from the End of the World.
Dateline, October 7, 2013
Another Oktoberfest, and another exciting set of proclamations. Promotions all around, a new ship launched (the O.S.F. R.K.N. Captained by Mishipman Jadon Marcus), and fun had by all. The Queen is once again going to New York Comic Con, and the Admiral's family is going to Geek Girl Con 2013!
Dateline, August 10, 2012
The Royal Family of the O.S.F. traveled to the Convention most Girly and Geeky and did have a tremendous time with a score of new and old friends. Thank you all for making it a grand trip!
Dateline, June 16, 2012
With little pomp but much style, the Admiral, Queen and Princess attend AM2 2012 along with Mega General Glass, Spacers Shockey and Nikole, and escorted by Space Marine Jadon Marcus. Captain McCarty makes an independent sweep as well.
Dateline, April 3, 2012
Congratulations go out to Cade Commander Lorelei, who has founded the newest ship of the fleet, the O.S.F. Avenger!
Dateline, November 27, 2011
The O.S.F. welcomes Justine from Australia; the Money Pit is annexed as official Otaku Space Force property.
Dateline, July 23, 2011
The O.S.F. goes to Closet Con in a Big Way; The Queen shows the D.C. staff that she rules the night.
Dateline, July 2, 2011
In an OSF first, the First Family hit two conventions in one day! AM^2 was the superior of the two, AX 2011 being, as usual, a dull mess.
Dateline, April 2, 2011
The OSF celebrates the blessed birth of another ship, this time it is the OSF Kongo, captained by Captain Newman in the homeland, with Diana as XO, the rest of the crew being entirely Japanese!
Dateline, July 5, 2010
The SDF-O launches two concurrent expeditions in force to far corners of the Otakuverse. On July 1, an ambassadorial team led by Captain Vreeland, accompanied by Lieutenant Riehn, departed for Anime Expo 2010. They were joined the next day by Ensign Bonnafoux and Spacer 3rd (soon to be 2nd!) Berry. Specialist Wang held the beachhead at Artists' Alley as the Admiral, the Queen, the Princess and the MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER arrived on July 3. Meanwhile, an exploratory mission led by the intrepid Lieutenant (Not-Dragoon-Sergeant) Phan departed for points north, claiming large swaths of Redwood country with the aid of Gunner's Mates Benedict and Jones, Corporal Chase-Dunn, Spacer McCormac, and Specialist Garner. Next scheduled event is Octoberfest, 2010... but don't be surprised if something happens before then!
Dateline, May 31, 2010
It's been an inexcusable three years since the last news update, but the website has always been regularly maintained otherwise! :) And what a three years it has been! This year saw the return of the SDF-O to a convention in force: Anime Conji 2010 was a raving success. Thursday nights have moved to Sunday, and the flood of new Crew has been unprecedented! Big shout-outs go to The Queen for developing the new Crew Page, which makes updating a breeze. Watch this space for new updates!
Dateline, September 11, 2007
The Admiral, Queen, and Princess return from the motherland after a triumphant expedition to Nippon 2007! We would like to thank the O.S.F. Galatea for detaching Ensign Swanson (battlefield promotion) to provide fanboy protection services.
As a result of this mission, we now have *many* friends in Japan...
Dateline, May 23, 2007
Non Con 5 was an unqualified success with a great turnout, fun games, and awesome food. Oh, and a couple of stinkers from the closet. Next stop--SDF-Q on July 14th!. Welcome Ensign Riehn, Spacers Guitton and Rapacz, and Cadet Jaden Marcus to the Crew.
Dateline, December 8, 2006The SDF-O pages continue to be updated. Currently the Crew page is pretty much done with more personnel to maintain than ever before! SDF-O Radio is currently off the air and is likely to stay that way due to technical difficulties..
Dateline, August 9, 2006
The Otaku Space Force continues to steam right along. Several officers have completed their degrees in the mother tongue and have take on jobs in the industry. Elements of the Crew perform translation and liason duties at the largest conventions. And at long last, all of Gundam has been watched... Watch the Crew pages--in the midst of an overhaul. Tune in to SDF-O Radio, now serving over 1500 hours a month to listeners throughout the world!
Dateline, May 23, 2005
The OSF Galaxia and Ichigo are well established and
a new proto-ship is being formed in Kentucky! The Crew Pages have been
updated. See you at Non Con t!
Dateline, August 30, 2004
Site generally updated (including Fleet page). Three proto-ships slowly getting started--one in Washington, one in New York, one in Sweden!
Dateline, June 03, 2004
Fanime has come and gone, and a tremendous turnout was made by the O.S.F. All of the Galatea and eleven members of the SDF-O attended. X/y? had an excellent showing, we all wore our new uniforms, and karaoke was kicked off with a rousing, acapella rendition of Tatakae! Otaking! Congratulations to Lieutenant Johnston on his promotion.
Dateline, April 07, 2004
The newest and youngest recruit in O.S.F. history has been inducted into the Crew. Cadet Lorelei Esther Marcus was born on March 16, 2004. Justin Johnston has been promoted to Ensign. Crew and Studio pages updated!
Dateline, December 28, 2003
Sakura Web Server added to Misc. page. Katsucon 2001 added to Con Galleries. Sammy's page added to the Crew Page.
Dateline October 17, 2003
Crew page is up to date! Cosplay page updated. More updates to follow.
Dateline: May 30, 2003
Watch this site for continuous back updates for con reports and more! Crewmembers are signing on in droves. Soon, a special Space Marines site will be opening up as well as a new OSF site. www.otakuspaceforce.org will be the link. Planned conventions for the Fleet include Yuri-con in June, Anime Expo in July, and Otakon in August! Stay tuned--SDF-O Studios is coming out with two new movies soon to be exhibited at a con far from you.
Dateline: April 1, 2003
Welcome our fleet's newest ship: The OSF Tama-chan! Look for them at Anime Expo New York.
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