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Category Archives: Destination Star Trek
Destination Star Trek is an officially licensed Star Trek Event ran by Media 10 and Massive Events. They have hosted the largest conventions in Europe. The Trekkie Girls have been official bloggers to all four events so far and can be seen in panels or hosting.
The first event in London 2012 boasted all five captains in attendance and was hailed the largest Star Trek Event in attendance. It always boasts a great lineup pulling in guests that haven’t been seen in the Star Trek convention circuit for year, such as Will Wheaton in 2016.
Over the years the event has grown it’s portfolio of sets, now including The Original Series bridge, The Next Generation Bridge, a Borg Alcove and Klingon Battle Bridge chair.
Considered an ‘event’ rather than a convention it hosts panels, costume contests, parties, a museum and trading stalls.
In 2016 the event smashed it’s own Guinness World Record of ‘The Most People Dressed as a Star Trek Character.
As I stood at the bottom of the steps, mic in my uncontrollably shaking hand, I assured myself that even if they did throw tomatoes, I was in a red dress, so at least the stains wouldn’t show. In a flash it was time to ascend those steps, on to the waiting stage and face my fears. At least I wasn’t alone, I had my fellow Trekkie Girls Carole and Teressa with me – if this ship was going down, we were sure as hell going down together!
This was my first experience of a Star Trek convention and I can hand-on-heart say, I absolutely LOVED every single minute of it!!
As it was, there was a rather modest audience for our cadet level quiz (undoubtedly thanks to the lovely introduction from Jordan Hoffman!), which seemed to be graciously accepted and enjoyed by all. Once my feet hit that stage, my nerves … Continue Reading ››
So the day after the night before - the night before being a Our Man Bashir inspired party, everyone was dressed in their trekkie finest and enjoying the music of both James Darren and Tim Russ who put on stellar shows. It again was a messy night continuing into the wee hours, thank you to Larry Nemecek who put up with our company for far too much of the evening.
Strange photo bomb
Sunday was about three people:
First the cutest, this is trekkie girl Sammy' s little baby bundle he so cute.
Look at this little Hughie. Could just eat him up. Plus he gets all the babes
Aka its not easy being green
With a 7am make up call and maybe 4 hours sleep...
Oh my god I forgot to mention the Friday night party on my day 1 overview. So the amazing Risa themed party with the Enterprise Blues Band playing, made for a great night. We partied with the Engage Podcast and danced the night away. The band stayed to sign CDs and join in the fun, Steve Rankin even stage driving at one point the success of which must be partly credited to the OriginalTiT - Sarah. The atmosphere was amazing and even after the bar closed the party continued...hence why for most of the morning of day 2 we were a trekkie girl down. Naughty Tress
As some of you may have heard the amazing TrekkieGirl Sam has had the most adorable little baby boy Hugh
So it has fallen to me to take up the blogging helm - so let me first apologise for the bad spelling and appalling grammar. But please do stick with me pretty please....
Destination star trek 3 over view Day 1
It started with us sneaking in, arriving a little early and making ourselves at home, obviously meaning we headed straight for the bridge which was no less as impressive as it had been in Germany. Knowing that soon not only would the TNG crew but the Shat himself be sat in those very seats we were excited to say the least.
Looking on like proud captains me and Sam are very excited to see our fledgling TiTs (Trekkies In Training) take to the centre stage this weekend. Me and Sam have tested them to their limits ( we made them watch the Star Trek the Motion Picture), have taught them how to survive a convention (though we are throwing them in the deep end this Saturday - lookout for the photos ) we have followed them on their journey to TrekkieGirls and we couldn't be prouder. I will be honoured to have them on stage with me this Friday 1630 for their first public appearance as we host a TiT quiz at Destination Star trek's Excelsior stage.
Hopefully see you there So join us if you're attending or follow us on @TrekkieGirls, @TheOriginalTiT, @snoweycampbelle for all the latest Destination Star Trek gossip image
Where to even start. Ok, for us, we like the massive TNG presence all bar Mon Capitaine and Wheaton. We will have you Will Wheaton...one day! These guys know how to bring fun to a convention, if you weren't able to get to DSTG/Frankfurt, then you are in for a treat. If you did see them, you know you want to see them again!
Then we got some faces we haven't seen at any DST events or even in the UK before! Jeri Ryan is a rare treasure to this island but we are super excited to see James Darren … Continue Reading ››
The big DST is heading home to London for it's third event! *Data Fist Pump*
There were a few slips along the way which added to the excitement and build up of the announcement. Tim Russ apparently mentioned in a tweet that he would be in London 3 - 5th October and took it down at warp speed. (We can imagine Janeway giving him the glare of doom for doing that).
Then Marina said tweeted that she would be at a DST in October this year whilst replying to a question (but she didn't remove it because she is fearless!).
The next clue was in an email from DST stating that the announcement would be exclusive on Facebook and Twitter however on some email platforms, the text under the embedded … Continue Reading ››
If you follow us on Twitter your feed was probably overwhelmed with our overexcited blow-by-blow account of the weekend at DSTG. To save you trawling through them forever more. Here are some of our highlights.