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!

Why I Love Barfleet

Barfleet can be very subtle in its nuances. For that reason, a lot of people walk away from our parties focused on how fun the party was, and it ends up being their sole takeaway.

And that’s ok. It’s not only understandable, it means we did it right. You had a fun time. But… it does mean a lot of people miss the levels of responsibility and professionalism our members accept and perform (and perform well).

At Arisia this past January, I awarded a commemorative coin to one Shira Lipkin and gave her the honorary title of “Shameless Friend”.  I mentioned lightly that it was because of her unabashed support of the ship, but in the interest of time I didn’t go too far into it. Here’s why:

Shira gets it.

She showed that, without being a part of the inner workings, she really and truly understood why and how we do this. She saw beneath the hood to the inner workings of the engine that is barfleet and recognized the amount of work and effort that we put in to making everone’s visit not just an amazingly fun experience, but that we are ever working hard to make it as safe as can be. There is no perfect level of safety that we can provide, but we will continue to work to improve that level of safety, and do our damndest to make it happen without you having to walk away focused on anything other than having a good time.

Without further ado, and with permission from the author, I present “Why I like Barfleet” by Shira Lipkin, Shameless Friend.

– Captain Rhandom Bhagczech

“Why I Like Barfleet
1. You can buy a cheap souvenir cup or take the plain cup and you get free drinks all night.
2. They actually card and are rigorous about not giving alcohol to minors. (Yes, I greeted the Commander with a hug and we traded stories about our kids. Yes, he still carded me. I have no quarrel with this.)
3. Great music. Okay, sometimes not good music, but fun music.
4. They actually do sexual assault prevention stuff.

Read #4 again.


The first time I personally noticed this was when I was sitting on the windowsill talking to friends and an adorably-slightly-inebriated [friend] plopped down by my feet, rested his head in my lap like he was a unicorn and I a maiden, and curled a hand around my thigh. Pretty much instantly, Barfleet staff surfaced and asked, “He okay?” In response to my “Yep! He always gets snuggly like this,” the staffer nodded and ninja-vanished, and it only occurred to me a moment later that that was a check-in; it wasn’t “Does he need a barf bag?” it was “Do you need him off of you?”

This wasn’t an isolated incident. Okay, a bunch of us got very snuggly that night, and some of us got a bit more-than, prompting my “we’re putting the whore back in Horta” tweet. And I saw multiple staff members performing multiple checks on multiple groups of people, as general policy. If it looked like there was a little drunk-sexiness going on, Barfleet staff made sure everything was cool. Unobtrusively, but decisively. Pretty much everything we’ve been saying party hosts ought to do for years.

So yeah. Props.”

They’re Going To Have To Invent New Ways To Describe Awesome Now…

So as many of you know, we had a tiny little shindig at Arisia, and it went okay.


Seriously, it was a personal best. Records were smashed. Those smashed pieces were then further violated (we’re not allowed to say how, in at least 32 states) and chucked out the window. We raised enough money that even after paying off our room bill and making our charitable donation to the ever-worthy Operation Hammond we still have a bit more money than we had right before our long string of bad luck began. Of course, we’ll need to start buying more cups, and other consumables, but the important part is NOW WE CAN AFFORD TO DO SO! Furthermore, there was so much awesome around that we now have to have command staff meeting tonight for the purpose of inventing whole new ways of properly containing it in the future.

A lot of people worked very hard to make it all come together, but we still couldn’t do it without the support of you, our fanbase, and our fabulous sponsors. Thanks for making it all worthwhile, and we’ll see you soon again!!

Executive Officer Liften “Noodles” Kherry
(Who has a major sad that he was unable to attend)

Party Alert! Party Alert!

We’re well underway getting the ship all set for the mission to Lensmen Patrol Headquarters, known to most sentient beings as Arisia. The crew has been working hard to stock the bar with a wide array of the finest ETOH in the fleet, and stocking the cargo bay full of high quality slack. All was going well until someone had the bright idea to rewire the big red “Engage” button that puts the ship into warp to the primary weapon firing controls. Needless to say, we wiped out an entire moon owned by the Vulcan Temperance Ministry. It was a complete utter accident (Yeah that’s right, an accident…yeeeah) and frankly we’re really very, very sorry. *snicker*

Come join us in little more than a week’s time at Arisia on Saturday Night in what we have been referring to as “Mystery Shadow Lounge 3000″. It’s going to be a blast and full of slack, entertainment and plenty of good cheer!

XO’s note: Dying to find out the location? Either track down a helpful Barfleet member, check out our Facebook page, or our Twitter feed.

Esprit De Corps (Not A Fancy Cocktail)

So the good Padre Xenu (I should just make that his official name: Good Padre Xenu) has come up with a kick-ass fleet banner.

Want to see this baby’s premier? Come and track us down at Arisia on Saturday Night in what I have been referring to as “Mystery Shadow Lounge 3000”. Hope to see you all there, regardless of what new shiny we have to show off…and there is indeed more shiny to show off.


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