Category Archives: Conventions and Events

Star Trek Conventions and Events we are attending in 2018 in the US and UK. Plus Reviews of previous ones we have attended.

Conventions Include Destination Star Trek, Star Trek Las Vegas and The Sci-Fi Ball.

Events we have attended include the Star Trek Beyond Fan Event, Los Angeles. The Star Trek Discovery Netflix event in London and the Star Trek Video Game launch.

Reviews include a written blog report, video and tweet highlights. If you’d like us to report on your Star Trek event please contact us.

 

 

Trekkie Girls – Friday Night Live Chat – Mergers, DS9 and DST

Every Friday at 21:00 BST we get together and talk all things Star Trek! This we talk about:

🖖 The CBS/Viacom merger. Mummy and Daddy are getting married! What this could mean for the Star Trek Universe. Obviously, we have no idea so we speculate what we'd like to see as fans!

🖖 Trekkie Girls Do Deep Space Nine We have been watching S2 ep 11 - 15.

🖖 Destination Star Trek. It's about time we had another convention to look forward too. Let's start planning!

🖖 Quarks Bar - What Star Trek themed beverage have we created this week?

 

We Have The ‘No Con Blues’ – STLV 2018 highlights

We didn't make it to Star Trek Las Vegas this year and we're trying not to feel sorry for ourselves because we know we are the fortunate ones. But missing out on a legendary convention that feels like home is worse that the 'Post Con Blues'. So we scoured the depths of our phones to make this short compilation of behind-the-scenes clips from last years STLV.

 

 

 

London Film and Comic Con 2019

Trekkie Girls LFCC
Photo: Michael Clark

Last weekend we went to London Film and Comic at Olympia. As we say every year, it seems to get bigger each time.  We attended on the Sunday which was perfect. Whilst it was hot it wasn’t completely sweltering and the crowd size was big enough to have a good vibe without being overwhelmed.

William Shatner

The William Shatner talk was PACKED. This man does a lot of conventions and still draws in the crowds. He keeps it fresh, entertaining and humorous. Because he never stops working he always has breaking news to share with the audience. 

This time he told us he was working on a Blues album! He Is also making a documentary about making a Blues album. 

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TREKKIE GIRLS CHAT TO SHAZAD LATIF ABOUT RETURNING IN SECTION 31 SERIES.

At London Film and Comic Con last weekend we caught up with Shazad Latif (Ash Tyler and Voq from Star Trek Discovery). He was very gracious and approachable, truly wonderful with the fans and was a pleasure to talk to.

We asked him how the Section 31 series with Michelle Yeoh is progressing:

The head of the CBS said it was about 2 years down the line, so we're maybe a year and a half away but it all depends on the people. Michelle is very busy, it depends on her being free, me being free. It depends if I fit into the timeline. There's loads of things that we don't know and they have to write it. We'll know more in a year.

- Shazad Latif, 28th July LFCC

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Voyager’s Robert Picardo in talks to appear in Star Trek: Picard

It’s a cameo that makes perfect sense and at London Film and Comic Con last weekend, Robert Picardo (The EMH and Dr Zimmerman from Star Trek Voyager) confirmed that his agent was in talks with CBS to possibly return in Season 2 of Star Trek Picard.

“I am pleased that they (CBS) have expressed interest in me. They have reached out to my agent about next season. So I’m looking forward to seeing what it is. As you know I play two characters, primarily the Doctor but also Lewis Zimmerman.”

Robert Picardo - Sunday 28th July, LFCC.

Check out the full interview here.

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Next Away Mission – London film and comic con

We'll be at London Film and Comic Con (LFCC) which runs 26 - 28th July - Olympia - London.

We say it every year but only because it's true. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BIGGEST LFCC EVER!

There is a HUGE lineup at LFCC with some bigger names such as Martin AND Charlie Sheen, Robert Carlyle, Jason Momoa, Carrie-Anne Moss and Brendan Fraser. Those are all great reasons to go to LFCC, but we are the Trekkie Girls... we go for the Star Trek!

This year Star Trek fans are being spoiled! We have a very impressive Trek present, especially considering we're only three months away from Destination Star Trek which boasts an exclusive Star Trek lineup.

Billed to attend from Star Trek are:

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UK Cinemas to show DS9 Documentary

The incredible Deep Space Nine documentary 'What We Left Behind' is coming to 44 UK cinemas thanks to CinEvents.

We'll be heading to our nearest screening in Southampton on the 26th June, we hope some of you will join us. If you have been to the Sci-Fi Ball previously, this cinema is a tribble throw from the Grand Habour Hotel.

If you can't join us you're bound to find a location close to you and you can book your tickets here.
UPDATE: Ireland, Austria and Germany now also included!

If you aren't aware of the documentary (where you been?) it's a showcase feature of the series dubbed Star Trek's 'middle … Continue Reading ››

Sci-Fi Ball 25 – Review

We are back from another incredible weekend at the Sci-Fi Ball Southampton. The guests included Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris, ST Voyager), Sean Pertwee, Andrew Lee Potts, Gigi Edgley, Dino Fetscher, Lucy Carless and Terry Malloy .

Now, being exclusively Star Trek bloggers, we wouldn't normally attend an event with so few Trek actors but we made an exception for the Sci-Fi Ball for several reasons. Most importantly because we want to support this particular event. It's primary mission is to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and over the weekend we heard from young people who had received invaluable support from this charity.

Secondly, we love all the people who work tirelessly to organise this event and everyone who attends. But also because we just have such good fun! We love conventions which are jam packed … Continue Reading ››

Sci-Fi Ball 25 – 8th – 10th February Southampton

Our next away mission is days away. It's one of our favourites, it's the Sci-Fi Ball! Now in it's 25th year it is marking this anniversary with a weekend of special events including the UK premiere of the film Hashtag, produced by Los Angeles-based Runic Films and Little Empire Productions, will screen at the 25th Sci-Fi Ball held at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton.

This year has another amazing guest lineup. For us Trekkies we have the return of Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris, ST Voyager). Other guests include Sean Pertwee, Andrew Lee Potts, Gigi Edgley, Dino Fetscher, Lucy Carless and Terry Malloy .

The Ball is a unique convention in the UK, it's by no means small. It takes over an entire hotel however it is intimate and personal. Everyone feels like a friend. There is much … Continue Reading ››

DST Day One – Set Up, Press Conference and Opening Ceremony

First day of Destination Star Trek and we managed to get a sneak peak of the event.

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Event Set Up

Our first impression was that this had all the hallmarks of being one of the best DST's ever! The queuing lines had been much improved, the vendors included all the ones fans had been asking for including Starship Collectors, The Silver Screen Bottling Co, Anovos and the Official Star Trek Merchandise. This is a great opportunity for us Europeans to buy  and get a sneak peak of what was to come.

Fan groups had tables along with independent vendors (Including Carole's 'dealer'!).

The gaming zone included Star Trek games which was a bonus! This ranged from pinball machines, retro PC games up to the Virtual Reality Bridge Commander which we were desperate to try all weekend but grateful we didn't because off Sam's gaming addiction!

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