I cannot believe that my first Star Trek convention was a whole year ago today (3rd October 2014)! I feel like I owe it to myself, my TiTties and those gorgeous TrekkieGirls, Sam and Carole, to just take a minute and look back, to reflect upon my year as a “Trekkie In Training” (TiT).
DST3 was undeniably one of the best experiences of my life. I was really thrown in at the deep end, but vowed to enjoy every single minute of it, and that I did. Even when that meant being painted green and parading around in a bikini all day! I did get to have my photograph taken with the uber gorgeous Karl Urban after all?!
And I will forever cherish the time I Skyped the one and only, unforgettable Leonard Nimoy! May he rest in peace.
I have met some amazing people in the past year including Tim Russ (twice!), Larry Nemeck, the guys from The Engage Podcast and Star Trek Risa, Mike and Jon from VisionaryTrek, Alan Stuart, to name but a few, and some of whom I am still in contact with. More than that, I even consider them ‘friends’.
I attended my first Comic Con (LFCC), and then of course, there was the SF Ball in February, where, sadly a Carole down, Sam and I got to interview the incredible Robert Duncan McNeill and Manu Intiraymi – a fact I still pinch myself of everyday!!
Being a TiT is of course, not all about the away missions, it’s first and foremost about the Star Trek, currently (still) TNG. Although live tweeting sadly means it’s rendered me at an almost impossible distance away from reaching my original goal of having watched every single episode of Star Trek by the 2016 50th anniversary, I now wouldn’t do it any other way. I love the interaction that watching them with you guys brings. We have the funnest of times. And I guess you all must agree, as 1 year on, I have almost topped 500 followers! Wow!! #humbled
A HUGE thank you to every single one of you! But especially to @Captain_Revo, @TheeeRealBigDan, @moonman1970, @laura2215, @TheOnionMaid, @_Seal, @JaffaStar, @Drogun1701, @therealrobcook, @sezduck, @witchyMishi, @CNNbelle and @SpocksUnite, for sticking by me and joining my in almost every #TNGrevisited – it honestly wouldn’t be the same without you guys! THANK YOU!! (SO sorry if I’ve missed anyone!)
I can’t believe how excited I am to reach DS9. It was genuinely a series that never sparked my interest before, but now, over halfway through TNG, the anticipation is definitely building – I need to see what all the fuss is about over the Alexander Siddig guy?!
I’m sure the next year is going to bring even more experiences that, believe me, I am truly humbled to be a part of. And no, I’m afraid I don’t know what the big Showmasters announcement is – I’m just as excited as you all are to find out!! The suspense is killing us!! I know there are a lot of Trekkies/Trekkers that would love to be able to experience the things that I have in my relatively short fandom, I don’t take any of it for granted and love sharing them with you!
From assigning me to the “away missions”, to including me in the vlogs, from the very beginning Sam and Carole really made me feel like part of the team, an honorary TrekkieGirl. I love these girls with every fibre of my being, they are the best friends a girl could wish for.
Although I am still and will always be @TheOriginalTiT, I am super excited to announce that Sam and Carole consider me now to be a fully-fledged @TrekkieGirl!! (I’m in the icons and everything!) I hope I have, and continue to, do you all proud! I’m having so much fun, and am blessed to have met some amazing people, both in real life and in the Twittersphere! Long may it last. LLAP x