... And so does a Trekkie Girl!
Next week the annual official Star Trek Convention beams back the Rio with Creation Entertainment's Star Trek Las Vegas!
Taking place 2nd - 6th August
at the Rio All Suites Las Vegas the convention features over 100 stars from both in front and behind the scenes from each incarnation of Star Trek...yes, even the new movies (Mmm Karl Urban!).
If headliners such as William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (THE PICARD!) and Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) weren't enough to entice us trekkies to travel all over the world to attend, then the latest news that Star Trek Discovery
are sending an envoy to promote the new series, will have us flying to Vegas at Warp Speed.
Star Trek Discovery at STLV
The first day of the convention (Wednesday 2nd August) will have a heavy emphasis on Star Trek Discovery. This includes the exhibit of props/costumes and art. Having seen some of the props … Continue Reading ››
A couple of casual conversations and friends being excellent has meant that Sam attended San Diego Comic Con this weekend. Moonlighting as a roving reporter for TrekCore
I was able to attend the Star Trek Discovery Press Panel and speak to some of the cast and crew.
I flew into SDCC at warp speed Saturday morning. Unfortunately I didn't make it into the hall for the Discovery Panel hosted by Rainn Wilson who will play Harry Mudd. Those who made it in had been queuing since 6.30 am!
Soon after the panel in which they dropped this stunning trailer.
San Diego Comic Con went all phasers firing in promoting Star Trek Discovery (and rightly so!) with an exhibition showcasing props, costumes and set pieces for us to gawd over and admire/nitpick - depending which side of the neutral zone you sit on.Continue Reading ››
Are you going to Star Trek Las Vegas 2nd - 5th August? Even if you don't have tickets to the convention you can still attend the fabulous GAAAYS IN SPAAACE event and win a pair of tickets with the Trekkie Girls.
GAAAYS IN SPAAACE Las Vegas Events
Hosted on Friday 4th August at the newly opened club FLAIR, the evening party will include Star Trek supporters of GIS; Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), J.G Hertzler (Martok), John Billingsley (Dr Phlox), Aron Eisenberg (Nog) and Chase Masterson (Leeta).
For more info and to book tickets here.
If you can't make the evening event (or you want to attend both) then head to the Friday Family Brunch at Hamburger Mary's.
Book the Friday Family Brunch Here.
What is Gaaays in Spaaace?
"After so many years … Continue Reading ››
Breaking with their tradition of announcing months ahead of it's launch. Destination Star Trek
is returning to Birmingham NEC 19 - 21st October 2018
.... that's right 2018! This gives us almost an eternity to save up and plan!
With over a year to go, it's plenty of time to put in holiday request, threaten friends not to get married that weekend and avoid sexual relations nine months before.
Remarkably they are able to announce guests this far ahead including William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Linda Park (Hoshi Sato YESS!!), Armin Shimerman (Quark), Aron Eisenberg (Nog) and Max Grodenchik (Rom).
The difficulty event organisers face is whether to announce early with a small lineup or go fully loaded torpodeos with a large lineup so everyone knows what they are paying for, but not as long to plan.
We're glad they have decided to announce early. They have established a reputation … Continue Reading ››
Here we go again! The best way to get over the post con blues is to start planning your next event. It's like Q was watching, snapped his fingers and landed this on our social media channels.
It's Destination Star Trek
doing what Destination Star Trek does best, announce announcements!
But if you are subscribed to DST's emails, you will have seen this extra bit of information confirming that there is definitely another Destination Star Trek on it's way with tickets on sale next week! (21st June, 19:00 BST)
Remember, we're simple tailors...umm Trekkie Girls so we don't have any behind the scenes information to give you. But we do like to guess!
There's no clue as to when this will be held. The last DST's have been held in October or February. Could … Continue Reading ››
See our other Fedcon posts
The Highlight of the Fedcon weekend for us and many others was The Next Generation talk with LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, Colm Meaney, Denise Crosby and John de Lancie.
We're fortunate enough to have seen them together a few times now but it's always a treat. The report between them is legendary. They are friends who enjoy each others company and make each other laugh. That friendship and humour is passed on to the audience and the result is an electric atmosphere and memorable panel.
We're not sure if someone had snuck a Horga'hn into LeVar's luggage or something but he had sex on the brain during that panel!
The next question was from an actress in the audience who asked how they overcame nerves before going on stage. LeVar's response was "I find a good wank helps!" - seriously!! … Continue Reading ››
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Our day started by returning to our hotel at 4am for a brief sleep before finding ourselves oddly still alive when we awoke a few hours later!
We ran to the Chase Masterson talk only to find she was in the small hall and it was full! We were denied! After Star Trek talks there was only one other thing we could think of; food and drink. We needed it like a Jem'Hadar needs Ketral White!
We went to the hotel buffett and here's something a bit odd about Fedcon, you need tokens to buy food!? So we went to buy tokens, but they didn't accept credit cards. So we went to the ATM machine. And you know what? It was out of order!
We walked bloody miles (actually 500 metres but with a hangover - that's an eternity!) to get cash. We found … Continue Reading ››
The Trekkie Girls are at Fedcon for a second day, attending talks, visiting dealer stands and getting merry with fellow trekkies!
See our first impressions here
Normally at events we're screaming at the alarm clock at 6 am but Fedcon is chill! After a nice lay in we head to the LeVar Burton talk. All Trekkie have one thing on their mind at the moment - Star Trek Discovery and a lot of questions relate to it. LeVar was very open to working on the series.
After listening to LeVar speak for a while he seemed to remind us more and more of Geordi La Forge. He has that same calming sensitivity, intellect and optimism. So Sam decided to ask him he felt he had the closest personality to his character out of all the TNG cast. LeVar agreed although also felt Patrick Stewart was close with Picard and quipped "Patrick could be grumpy … Continue Reading ››
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Highlights from Day 2 continued.
Colm was the final guest to take to the stage on day 2 of Fedcon. Here are our top highlights from his talk:
The highlight of Colm's talk (possibly weekend) was when he sang Minstrel Boy from TNG The Wounded:
There aren't themed parties as such at Fedcon like there are at Star Trek Las Vegas or Destination Star Trek but that's because it's one long party! They have a pop up 'Romulan pub' bar. A dancefloor and a DJ adjacent to the Klingon Bar (our favourite). Don't worry, the dance floor served as a neutral zone between the respective Klingon and Romulan Bars!
When the panels finished we felt it was a good time to sample the local Romulan Ale. All conventions have their own style and we're sure shares in Blue Curaçao rise whenever thousands … Continue Reading ››
The first talk we attended was Fedcon's most favourite guest (as voted for by last years patrons) Marina Sirtis.
Marina can always deliver an entertaining talk and the audience hangs on to her every word. It didn't take long for her to get into politics!
Deanna Troi and Marina Sirtis is our favourite Juxtaposition. They are probably the most diametrically opposed personalities between an actor and her character. And we love them both!
We were there to bombard our twitter followers with every detail of our experience. Check out our top live tweets from the talk:
Marina also told Fedcon a hilarious story about how her temper got her onto the the TSA's flight watch list!
The opening ceremony was like most opening ceremonies at events, late to start but a great opportunity to see all the guests in one place. It also kick starts a … Continue Reading ››