The economics of the future may be somewhat different but for those of living pre WW3, when going to a Star Trek event we have to watch our income.
We’ll cover more details in regards to accommodation and travel for Destination Star Trek London in a later post but for those of you wanting to dabble in dressing up, as well as our previous posts, this may help.
Choosing to dress up is a big step. But it can be pricey. I (Sam) made my first costume when I was about 14. I got a red T-Shirt and Black felt-tipped pen and coloured in the TNG costume. Then I covered my head with a pink swimming hat and went to school dressed as Captain Picard! I even gelled my brothers hair back, pasted his face in talcum powder and called him Data. It is a mystery I how survived the day!
When I got older, I got fussier but without the means to pay for my newly acquired expensive taste. So my stepdad destroyed his favourite red T-Shirt to make me this:
In the first part of our ‘How to Survive a Star Trek Convention’ we look at the ticket prices and how to spend your money wisely.
Please also see our previous post for ticket price information: Star Trek London Revealed
Six Months, Five Captains, One Destination equals Thousands of excited Trekkies!
Today was the big reveal. We feel like we have died and gone to Sto Vor Kor
William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula are all attending this incredible event.
From what we can see this is more than your average convention. There will be a bridge set for photos, original sets, props and stunt displays!? It promises to be interactive and more focused around the fans.
Continue reading Star Trek London Revealed!
There are so many great Trek related stories circulating the Federation News Network this week, we thought we’d take a minute to gather them altogether for you.
If you follow Nichelle Nichols on twitter. Your jaw would have dropped when she uploaded this picture of her with a fan:
Obama has fan-boy wrote all over him! Whatever their beliefs, it is always reassuring to know that a politician likes Star Trek. Would you vote for someone who hadn’t watched Star Trek?
Oh, and Nichelle, Love the necklace! Source: @RealNichelle
Like most Trekkies, everything we learnt, we learnt from Star Trek.
So we have always been baffled by Easter, as there is no reference to it in Trek. But we have got to the bottom of it. It is about an extraordinary man whom upon his death thousands of years ago promised he would return. His teachings are still practiced today. That man was….. Kahless The Unforgettable.
So we have it, it looks like it’s a convention but not as we know it!
Infact, it seems like a mashup of the two most popular ideas with guest stars and props meaning its got a bit of The Experience in there too.
It’s being held at the London Excel, which is huge but also within transportation range from where we live!
We are so excited, we won’t be able to sleep tonight!
Make sure you sign up so you can early www.startreklondon.com
They haven’t updated their website yet to reflect this news but it was only announced 10 minutes ago!
Plus there is more to be announced. So we could still see our Britains next top Trekkie yet….
How fabulously Starfleet! We have noticed that the UK fashion scene is becoming more and more Trek influenced as we reported from London Fashion week where Jasper Conran plagiarised Spocks outfit from The Voyage Home.
We’re heading to Karen Millen now with our Comm badges and pips!
Not too sure about their shoes, but this pair oozes fabulous Captain with Starfleet colours and a tribute to Qo’noS:
Now the tough choice. Which one do we buy first? Which one do we leave until next months pay check? (not including the Louboutins, to afford them we’d have to commit to horrid acts that would make a Jem’Hadar cry.)
Ok we are getting a little obsessed with the Star Trek London mystery. In episode 14 of our vBlog we explain why we think the event is based around the new movie.
There is a visual clue on the registration website and the avatar on the Twitter Account. That is the new look insignia, native to the JJ movie.
However, take a look at the back ground on @StarTrek_London ‘s twitter homepage: