Nauticon 2016: Now with 23% More Dark Matter!

innnnn SPAAAAACE!!!

Tired of the standard every day convention? Looking for something new? Then why the fuck haven’t you signed up for NAUTICON yet?!?

This is THE con to attend if you need something new and different. Nauticon falls under what we refer to around here as as a relaxacon, or a con without the con. Skip panels and rest on the beach. Wander around P-town buying useless crap and eating awesome barbecue (seriously, the captain knows a BBQ place so good you’ll forget how awesome cape cod seafood is!) Play some Beer Croquet with your con buddies. Hang out with Barfleet and Nauticon Jack ALL FUCKING DAY.

There’s a reason we call this convention HOME. You should too. ‪#‎nauticon‬ Nauticons (The 21+ Convention)

Nauticon 2015: Now with 87% More Debauchery!

BFNCHey kids! It’s almost time for the Shameless’ favorite-est con of the season! If you enjoy good food, good times, and drinks a-plenty, then you are no doubt familiar with the weapons-grade awesome that is Nauticon!

If not, then please immediately rectify this massive oversight in your life! Nauticon is 48 hours of 21+ geek-friendly revelry, held on the beach in P-Town, Cape Cod. In addition to all the usual panels and dealers booths, there are parties, various food and alcohol tastings, and this year, we’ll be bringing the Shameless Games, a series of events designed to test your sanity, or at least your sobriety.

It’s still not too late to unleash your personal party Kraken. May 15th to May 17th 2015! See you there!


P.S. There’s even a con-related discount on tickets for the Ferry between Boston and P-Town!

It’s that fun filled time of year once more

And that time is, of course, Arisia! One of the hottest East Coast geek conventions during the coldest Arisia_0025time of the year!

(You don’t need to leave the hotel anyhow…)

Arisia, of course, holds a near and dear place in our collective hearts, as we’ve attended over these past seven years. We’ve had some triumphs, and some tragedies, but Arisia’s sheer per-square-inch of awesome keeps us coming back. So of course we’ll be around, and no doubt you’ll have no trouble finding us, but I’ve been ask to relay some info for the upcoming events.

There may, or may not, be a booty draw, as there has, or hasn’t been, in years past. And some of the awesome things that may or may not be had include:

  • A bottle of Crystal Head Vodka, autographed by Dan Aykroyd himself. Someone had to do something with all that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull merch left over; but seriously, DADDY WANT. It also comes with skull shaped shotglasses!
  • And finally, there’s a life sized cutout of Daenerys Targaryen, who’s apparently a character from some surprisingly popular television show on cable based on some books; books apparently being things people still read. Eh, whatever you kids like, I know I personally will not judge you for whatever it is you end up doing with her (Yes, I will.)

So watch our page and watch our Twitter feed, because we’re focusing on making 2015 a great year indeed!

– Cmd. Liften “Noodles” Kherry, Executive Officer

I Like Pie PI!


Hey there Cadets!breaking-bad-star-trek-animated It’s PI Time!

8PI-Con Time, to be precise

The con that started it all for us, the place where we launched the good ship Shameless, has returned after a years hiatus. Join us in welcoming back this beloved CT/MA convention. This year’s Guest of Awesome is longtime Shameless Friend with Benefits Justine Graykin, with Guest of Honor Allen Steele. As you can imagine, we’ve missed this friendly, fun, and fancy-free convention. Sure to be a blast, so come on down and party with us June 27th – 29th!

(And yes, we strongly suspect there will be pie. But there’s only one way for you to actually find out!)

– Commander Liften “Noodles” Kherry, XO


Parties Ahoy!

Though the year got off to a rocky start, we are undaunted. Indeed, we have a Spring season just jam packed with slack, and wholesome (hah!) party goodness!


Nauticon 2014
May 2-4, 2014
Provincetown, MA

Do you like booze? Do you like the beach? Are you at least moderately inclined towards all things fannish? And are you particularly excited about what happens when all three things come together? Then good God, Nauticon is for you!

Back for it’s third year, Nauticon is going all out with a viking theme! The perfect accompaniment for our Saturday Night revelry and merrymaking.

The venue is gorgeous, not to mention that this is probably one of the most perfect times of the year to hit the Cape; fantastic weather and no craziness with the tourists yet.Come for the beach excitement, stay for the YTs!


And don’t forget!:

June 27-29, 2014
Enfield, CT

Long time fans might remember a fateful day in 2007, when the intrepid crew of the UBS Shameless came together with con attendees, and christened our mighty ship during 2PiCon, an event that still lives on in legend as “The Painsphere Incident.” Neither hurricane force winds nor running out of rum has dulled our enthusiasm for this convention. PiCon will always have a special place in our history.

Returning triumphantly from their hiatus, 8Pi-Con will be June 27-29th, and the UBS Shameless will be there to party it up on Saturday Night! We are particularly thrilled that long-time Special Friend (with Benefits) Of The Ship, Justine Graykin, is this year’s Guest of Awesome.

Between Nauticon in May and Picon in June, the next couple of months are looking pretty damn spectacular. See you then!

-Command Liften “Noodles” Kherry, XO.

Oh Yeah Baby…We Want You…


You know a great place to find us? This Saturday, January 18th at Arisia!

-Liften “Noodles” Kherry, XO, who loves you, but doesn’t LOVE you love you…

Guess Who’s Back! Back Again!

Hey! Is it 2014? Then it must be time for Arisia!


Yes, time for the intrepid crew of the UBS Shameless to return to one of our favorite cons, Arisia. Come with us and roll the dice…will it be A) A blowout, B) an epic blowout, or C) an incredibly epic blowout?

(Ahem…we won’t talk about certain years past…)

There’s only one way to find out! Come join us and our awesome allies from Nauticon as we host:

Nauticon! Presented by the UBS Shameless
Saturday, January 18th
Rooms 506/507, 10pm to 2am

Astute cadets will note that we are starting somewhat later this year…but we’re also finishing up later as well. Please help us spread the word!  As always, you can keep up with the latest events via this webpage, our Facebook group, or on Twitter (@UBS_Shameless). See you then! -LNKXO

Nauticon Panel Ahoy!

Nauticon is almost upon us *GASP!* We got this communication this morning from barfleet command. For those sentient folks that don’t know what or think we are just a bunch of alcoholics *snicker* we will be having a panel at Nauticon to dispel those scandalous misconceptions and learn more about what we do and why. If you really like us you can learn how you can help.

Hailing Frequencies Open:
Meet the Minds behind Barfleet ~ UBS SHAMELESS

Friday 3pm – 4pm – Harborside
Ever wonder how the Barfleet came together to help nerds have a good time and stay safe?… Well wonder no more! Want to meet a Commodore and Captain all in one place? Come to our panel, find out the unique mission of the United Barfleet Ship Shameless, learn how they work together to keep people safe while having a good time at pop culture conventions and how you can support them!

On a serious note: The members of the UBS Shameless and the Barfleet as a whole are nerds and pop culture fans just like the people that attend our party and events. We feel it’s our duty as fans and human beings to provide an atmosphere of fun that is safe for all involved. We put a lot of hard work in what we do and many of us take significant time off from there personal life to do it. When your at one of our parties it may look like drunken chaos, but rest assured that there is a large crew of people there to make sure you have a good time and stay safe.

-Father Xenu

It’s Nearly Upon Us

After a long period of behind the scenes silence as we make our preparations and final checks, it’s almost time for Nauticon 2013!

Just a reminder, this is going to be an even greater blowout than usual: Not only are we providing official parties on Friday AND Saturday, but our own Commodore Erikson will be there as a convention Guest of Awesome ( The Commodore is the Barfleet founder, and will be there along with several members of the Fleet Command staff.

(You have no idea the lengths that the Padre has been going to, to secure ordnance for this event…it’s literally international.)

There’s still tickets to be had for the con, so be sure to grab yours before that changes! You can’t get into the party without a con badge!

For more info about Nauticon please visit there website at www, 


Special Announcement of Awesome!

Well, the cat is out of the bag and we are finally allowed to talk about it. This year at Nauticon (Sept 13-15,, the UBS Shameless will be the Guest Group of Awesome and will be the official party hosts! We will be throwing events on both Friday and Saturday nights! The details can be found here:

In addition, we are proud to announce that Nauticons Fan Guest of Awesome will be none other than Barfleets own Commodore Erikson! Details:

What’s that? You want to join us? That sounds like a great plan! See you there!