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SF Ball 21

On Saturday we packed up ready for the SF Ball in it's new home at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton. Carole had to work so I took Sarah, our Trekkie In Training, along. Because of new baby, we couldn't stay along as we wanted (like, all weekend!) so this review isn't as thorough as we'd like however we wanted to make an effort and see what we could of the Ball after hearing so much praise. We have been to all sorts of conventions, some are massive signing events, some are like a small gathering of friends, others are like drunken nights at Quarks. From what we saw of the SF Ball, it is a mixture of everything. The venue worked very well. If we're completely honest, the previous venue had put us off on previous years. We love hotel events, they foster a sense of community. It's like being on a school trip with … Continue Reading ››

DSTG Day 2 panels

Mornings are not our friend but fortunately we have a timezone shift on our side. So we just made the first talk of the day with Marina Sirtis and LeVar Burton, followed by Gates McFadden and Michael then Brent Spiner. This gave us an envious insight into what life must have been like back on the TNG sets. We say envious because we would have loved to have been part or that comraderie. But it's a privilege to have them share their stories with us fans.
Check out our Twitter feed for the highlights of these talks. We then had the honour of hosting the costume contest which was actually our idea to hold quite last minute. There were so many fantastic costumes it was really hard to choose. … Continue Reading ››

Round up DSTG Day One

We arrived a few hours before the convention opened via a sneaky site to site beam in. As we walked in the opening vista is the beautiful Enterprise D bridge. We were a bit nervous when we heard the organisers had commisioned their own bridge to be made, could such a venture be trusted in a commercial venture? (typical lefties) but we were stood relieved on the bridge which is a sympathetic tribute. Most importantly, you feel like a boss sat in that chair!
The museum was much improved from DSTL with more space to browse and a lot more costumes. Somehow seeing the clothes the actors wore makes us feel closer to them... Ok we sound creepy, we didn't touch anything we promise!
The Borg alcove, like the bridge help recreate the … Continue Reading ››