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Sam is one of the original founders of Trekkie Girls. Loves a Tranya, would permanently reside on Risa and wants to be Lwaxana Troi when she grows up.

Destination Star Trek Birmingham returns 19 – 21 October 2018

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 ››

Credit Cards on Standby for Destination Star Trek – On Sale Next Week!

Destination Star Trek announcement RED ALERT! 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 ››

Fedcon – TNG Cast Panel

  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. TNG talk Fedcon 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! https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/871415489590898688 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 ››

Fedcon Day 3

  See our other Fedcon Posts 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! Gates McFadden Fedcon 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 ››

Fedcon Day 2 overview Pt1

    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 
LeVar Burton

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.

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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 ››

Fedcon Day 2 Overview – Pt2

See all our Fedcon Posts Highlights from Day 2 continued.
Colm Meaney
Colm was the final guest to take to the stage on day 2 of Fedcon. Here are our top highlights from his talk: Colm Meaney Fedcon https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/871055524112060417 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/871057303906209792 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/871058978977058816 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/871061118986452992 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/871066266076925954 The highlight of Colm's talk (possibly weekend) was when he sang Minstrel Boy from TNG The Wounded:
The Evening
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 ››

Fedcon – Opening Ceremony and Marina Sirtis Talk

Marina Sirtis

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:

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Marina also told Fedcon a hilarious story about how her temper got her onto the the TSA's flight watch list!

https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/870656567368192000
Opening Ceremony

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 ››

Fedcon Day 1 – Review

It's our first visit to Fedcon in Bonn, Germany. We've been meaning to get here for years and our time has come! The funny thing about attending an event new to us after so many years, is that you cant help but compare them. That's ok for us because we are happy with different.  Fedcon first impressions
First impressions
The first thing that stood out for as different is the scale of the event. It is by no means small, the hotel is full. It's day one and a Friday so we suspect it will be busier tomorrow. It's a good number though. There's a good crowd here but I have been able to find a seat and table to write a blog post. Which for a Star Trek event, is usually a near improbable situation. The same is true with the guests. It's not near Destination Star Trek levels and … Continue Reading ››

Michael Burnham and the Vulcan Connection. Spock/Uhura’s Daughter?

There's a lot of speculation of a Vulcan connection surrounding Star Trek Discovery's lead character Michael Burnham. In the trailer, it appears as if a young Burnham is raised on Vulcan. But it goes beyond those 'on point' eyebrows and pixie haircut.
Michael Burnham - Vulcan Connection
In the trailer Burnham seems to talk with a Vulcan inflection at times. But she also shows emotion backing up speculation that she could be human, raised by Vulcans.
But as I lay awake last night considering all the possibilities, a theory of my own popped into my head. To use our new favourite meme:
rain robinson you can't stop a girl speculating
Yes I know we've … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Discovery Trailer Reaction

  Star Trek Discovery's 1st Trailer has finally arrived and here is Trekkie Girl Sam's  reaction!
Trailer Reaction
What an evening! I had been watching the Twitter feeds all night. Upon hearing that Les Moonves (CBS CEO) explain that some "short clips" would air, I presumed there would be a planned release from Star Trek/CBS whereby all social media channels would drop the clip at the time of the Upfronts to avoid crappy leaks. Unfortunately crappy leaks happened. I shouldn't have looked, but I'm only human! But in case you've been living under a rock, here's the actual trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dxe_ugmIVM Here's my reaction, it's extra authentic as I failed to hit pause on the record!: https://youtu.be/yG3jb5WFQ1U BTW that was a highly emotional response for a Brit! Everything about this is impeccably Star Trek. It truly feels like Star Trek is back, but new. I hate, hate, hate to use this term but 'as a woman' it feels even more like my Star Trek. Even though Star Trek has had … Continue Reading ››