Monday, February 15, 2016

Mason Mistakes Masonic Week for Geek Convention; Disappointment Ensues

Washington, DC - While almost all of the brothers (and sisters) at the annual AMD Masonic Week convention were pleased to be there and enjoyed meeting famous Freemasons and listening to various lectures, Bro. Bryan Bursar of Raceway Lodge No. 286 in Raceway, Indiana expressed some disappointment. 
“I was really excited at first because I heard that Masonic Week was like a big Masonic geek convention, you know? Like, a MasoniCon, right? So I wore my Starfleet shirt because I had expected to be meeting Brent, the guy who played Data on The Next Generation.”

Commander Data was not played by Bro. Brent Morris.
Bro. Bursar had driven from Raceway, and took the week off from work, and said that he slept in his car. When asked to talk about why he was so upset, he went on to explain, “I got in the line for this book signing, and I couldn’t believe that I was the only one wearing a Starfleet shirt. I mean, a lot of the Masons I know are LARP addicts and gamers, so you’d think that there would have been more of them at MasoniCon.

“The worst part was when I got up to the table, and there was this old guy in glasses who was signing some kind of orange book. I waited in line for 45 minutes, and that’s when I discovered that the guy signing was named Brent Mortis, or something like that. Turns out, the guy who played Data was named Brent Spiner.”
Bro. Bursar went on to say that because he’d never heard the name “Brent” before, he figured that it was a stage name unique to the Star Trek actor. 
“They really should warn people before they go wasting their time on stuff like that,” he said ruefully.

-- Conte Calvino Gliostro