The Trekkie Girls discuss this years upcoming events including Fedcon, London Film and Comic Con and Star Trek Las Vegas. Also discussed is the Star Trek Deep Space documentary fundraiser; What We Left Behind.
Saturday had an intensive schedule which was difficult for us because we had not got very much sleep! See our last post for more details The Women in Star Trek panel was one we were keen to attend as we greatly admire all the panelists that consisted of; Kate Mulgrew, Mary Czerwinksi (Glue Guns and Phasers), Bjo Trimble (from saving Star Trek fame), Dr Kayla Iacovino (TrekMovie.com), Jarrah Hodge (Women at Warp) and Amy Imhoff (Shoes and Starships). They each spoke about how Star Trek had inspired feminism and their own personal choices with the biggest laugh going to Kayla who is an actual ‘Vulcanologist’. Continue Reading ››
‘Klingon Karaoke’ on Thursday night we enjoyed listening to fans with incredible voices (and signing credentials to back them up) wow those of us mingling on the dance floor. When Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating and Chris Doohan took to the stage, the audience were in hysterics. Then there’s the regulars who’s antics fill us casual attendees feed each August. Seeing the famous ‘Eric Allan Hall’ sing was a real treat. Eric is such a good Data cosplayer we can't say for sure that he isn't a Soong Android. Friday The day started by buying more MAC for Star Trek (we know, we don’t need to even insert the Picard face palming meme because you’re already imagining it!) Star Trek.com presented the 'Missing footage panel' with Roger Lay Jr (Producer), and the production team Michael and Denise Okuda, Phil Bishop, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. This was a panel we were very much … Continue Reading ››
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz7vc9hSfPo The five day long convention has passed us at Warp Speed! We're sorry we didn't do daily blog posts but we barely had a chance to eat or sleep! Hopefully you caught our extensive twitter feed covering all aspects. Wednesday The convention formally opens at 2.30, we're not sure why so late there must be a logical reason? On a selfish level this is fine as Sam has only just landed! We spend the afternoon getting our bearings, walking in and out of panels, drooling over the vendors room (especially the MAC Station - more on that soon!) and bear hugging old friends and twitter acquaintances. Something we discovered early on was that we were suffering 'missing out syndrome'. This might sound insulting if you weren't able to attend the convention and wished too but even at the event itself, there is always something else going on. When you're sat in … Continue Reading ››
Both Sam and Carole have now beamed in to Star Trek Las Vegas's 50th anniversary celebration. It is like Star Trek on viagra here! We spent Wedsnesday getting our bearings and keeping Sam awake! We won't post detailed pictures of the venue because our pictures come out rubbish and you can get better ones from official sources but the halls are massive! The vendors hall is probably the size of a galaxy class starship. The centre peice is the MAC cosmetics stand which resembles a bridge shape along with its own transporter set, ten forward and a smokin hot Seven of Nine model! We went to check out the range which you can buy ahead of its release in September. When we heard they were running dangerously low on 'Khaaaan' lipgloss and 'Where no man has gone before' lipstick we had to make an emergency … Continue Reading ››
We can hardly believe this is happening, Carole is already in the States and I fly this Wednesday as we prepare for the most epic of away missions/shoreleave of them all. Creation Entertainment's Star Trek Las Vegas 50th Anniversary Convention! I went to my first STLV in 2008 and that was a turning point for me as a Star Trek fan. This TV program that I love, suddenly felt so much bigger. It wasn't just a TV show anymore, it was a community. I returned with Carole and other friends in 2010 when I coincided my wedding so I could go to STLV for my hen (bachelorette) party. I met so many amazing people during those events and even though it was for a brief period of time, through the power of social media I never feel too far from that community. It also seems that half of the … Continue Reading ››
The Trekkie Girls discuss Star Trek news from the week including Destinations Star Trek's announcement that Wil Wheaton will be attending their convention, the (now verified) fake Star Trek New Series poster and news that Star Trek Beyond had been reshooting scenes.