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:
It’s our good friend the Enterprise -D
Now are we reading too much into this? Does it mean something?
The Next Generation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in September 2012 – coincidence? hmmm, we’re not sure. Either way we will hopefully know more this week, if you have registered then expect an email this week!
We have been to a few of these and they are generally well run, simple affairs. They are predominately a trading arena with lots and lots of stalls. With signing areas, photo ops and guest talks. From the ones we have been to before, the guest stars are sat in the main hall so we can stare at them and point (honestly, its like a pet shop!). But some guest stars are too precious to be left out like nerd bait for us to chew on so they store them away in secure areas.
This year there are loads of media guests but we are Trekkie Girls so these are the ones we want to see:
Normally we are jealous of all the Trek events that happen in the United States but at last it seems the UK is seeing some action. Fans in our little piece of the Alpha Quadrant have filled a big void. So we thought we’d have a look at whats to come. First up, May…..
Thanks to our anonymous Trekkie Friend who spotted this. Showmasters who run the Collectormania events might be involved. This post was seen on their forum today, posted shortly after Star Trek London’s announcement: ================================================ Hi everyone, Showmasters are always willing to help friends who have exciting projects and this is no exception; this is going to be big and we’re guessing most of the Showmasters team will be there – so make sure you sign up to get to know the full details first. We already know what’s going on, yeah, we’re really good friends, and can’t recommend enough that you get signed up – IsLondonReady? Join Starfleet now!
This fits one of our suggestions that its a big money making project?
That said, they don’t say they are partners or directly involved. Just that they are ‘friends and know what is going on’. Whilst it says most of the Showmasters team will be there, it doesn’t specify in what capacity.
This evidence adds weight to the hypothesis that this is a convention but it is not conclusive.
We have a launch date! Star Trek London are being as secretive as Section 31 with their plans but like all good agents they have disseminated a small piece of information to keep us guessing. But that’s not going to keep us from looking for more clues! Today @StarTrek_London revealed the ‘dates’ of this mystery event….
The popular opinion amongst fans is that its The Experience which is currently touring the United States. We have noticed that none of our great suggestions are circulating! (See previous post Is London Ready? and What is Star Trek London? ) We would have thought if it were he Experience they would host it for longer. This has to be a convention right? Oh please let this be a convention! Three days sounds about right? They may have wrapped up filming. Time to get started with viral marketing? What do you think? P.S We read in SFX that Section 31 is providing the security for the new Star Trek Movie. Maybe ST Movie and ST London should look at hiring the Obsidian Order.
By Carole Me and Sam have always loved to have something to get excited about. Be it the invention of a new cocktail (More Tranya?), a fabulous new uniform or the growing success of our TiTs (Trekkies In Training). But at the moment the mystery of Star Trek London has us laying awake at night. See our first post announcing and speculating about Star Trek London Numerous rumours and educated guesses are flying around but my hope is for something that’ll get us truly excited….. The opening of the first Starfleet academy!!! Instead of overlooking the bay of San Francisco, it can overlook the London skyline. I know it’s crazy but its my hope all the same. We will be enrolling, will you? What area would you specialise in?
Just swap San Francisco for London and the Golde Gate for Tower Bridge!
Ready!? We’re as ready as blood-fevered Vulcan trapped inside Janeway’s ready room. But ready for what? Let’s get all Sherlock Holmes like…. Here’s what we know. All the Trek News sites have got a press release with this link…..
As we have mentioned in our previous videos, we attended the 4.5th annual Starfleet/Klingon Banquet in Northampton. This spectacular event was put on by the crew of Starbase 24 and a big thanks has to go to Kehlan for the amount of hard work she puts into these events. Since starting the banquets in 2005 over £8500 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer support….damn Trekkies are awesome!
The night was made even more special by two surprise marriage proposals and a few birthdays!
This was the first banquet to be held at the Northampton Park Inn, previous ones were held at the Milton Keynes Holiday Inn but we were very pleased with the new location. Although there was one horrifying moment when they said there was no Champagne in the whole hotel! But it got fixed!
We got to conduct an interview with John Carrigan who was the guest of honour. John plays Captain Kargh on the web series Star Trek New Voyages and became an actor after visiting Gene Roddenberry and the Star Trek set. Honour is what Klingons ‘do it with’ – according to John’s T-Shirt btw. So anyone who lives near our neck of the planet should pop by next October for bloodwine, Romulan Ale, tribble hunts and Jamaharon! Get your Batleth out because here is our first interview!……
24th Century Socialites. Often found in Quarks, Ten Forward and the VIP bars of Risa