The highly anticipated TNG 30th anniversary panel on Friday night was undoubtedly the jewel in the Sacred Chalice of Rixx for Star Trek Las Vegas. It boasted a full lineup of The Next Generation crew which ALMOST happened, except Jonathan Frakes' flight got cancelled due to weather. It would have been Frakes. Nonetheless, John de Lancie and Denise Crosby stepped up to step in, and honestly I think that's the last we heard of them all night! https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/893649158736715776 They start by sharing their stories of conversations with Gene Roddenberry. For example LeVar Burton once asked him why Geordi was blind, surely by the 24th Century they would have cured blindness and they'd be no need for a VISOR? Gene's response was "How do you know your sight isn't considered better?" The same was true with Data's skin colour and Picard's baldness. We were getting hung up on 20th Century standards … Continue Reading ››
Friday at STLV was an intensive panel day for me. I didn't intend it to be, but I found it hard to resist.
Women In Star TrekToday began (for me anyway) with the Women in Star Trek Panel with Jarrah Hodge (from Woman at Warp podcast), Dr Kayla Iacovino (Vulcanologist and editor TrekMovie.com), Lucia Lorenzo (literary scholar and cultural critic), Gates McFadden (Dr Crusher) and Aliza Pearl (actress, writer). The panel starts by introducing the panelists and discussing who was their Star Trek inspiration. Unsuprisingly, Beverly Crusher was top. Particularly for Kayla who is a scientist herself. The woman-after-my-own-heart was Lucia who cited Lwaxana Troi as her inspiration for all the same reasons Lwaxana is my favourite.That she is a flamboyant, outspoken, fabulous woman who is fearless and defiant. Yep, I want to be Lwaxana Troi when I grow up. The key message was … Continue Reading ››
Exploring the venue at STLV is fairly straight forward. BUT HUGE! The main theatre is HUGE. The vendors room is HUGE. Even the small stage is rather big.
SetsNew this year was the 10 Forward set. After the morning I had getting to STLV I was ready to slump myself over that bar and down a Samarian Sunset or six. What Creation Entertainment do very well is frame their prop sets. 10 Forward was in a room dedicated to showcasing items for the TNG 30 year anniversary exhibit. (see more photos in gallery below). The rooms that holds the TOS bridge has an ambience fitting of a sacred place...which it is. They have music and shmoozy lighting which shows of the colours of the set.
FanSetsThere are a huge number of vendors as always at STLV. The most popular … Continue Reading ››
Having already sat through two hours of Star Trek Discovery Panels, I was eager to hear more!
Star Trek Discovery - Creature DesignersNext up was Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page to talk about designing and creating the aliens we can expect to see in Discovery. What we received was an in-depth exploration of the development of characters, delivered in a concise and consciencous manner. (please note incorrect twitter handle was used in this tweet. Should be @glenn_hetrick) https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892896139854270464 Glenn and Neville showed us images from their design software which showed us the level of detail that goes into perfecting how the prosthetics will behave. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892896832623321089 As for the Klingons, they designed them from the inside out! They took the Klingon skull as the starting point and considered what features a predatory animal has. They often include holes in the … Continue Reading ››
Taking place August 2nd - 6th at the Rio All Suites Hotel Las Vegas. Check out our last article detailing the main highlights of the event. The main talks most attendees will want to hear are the Wednesdays Star Trek Discovery panels and the TNG 30 anniversary reunion on Friday night (separate tickets needed for general admission). But there is so much more to STLV than panels. Having seen many of the big name guests I'm thinking about going more 'lower decks' this year. Here's some highlights from the jam packed schedule plus some things that aren't on the panel.
Tuesday 1stThe action begins before the convention starts with the annual 'Landing Party' hosted by Larry Nemecek and Portal 47. Held in the Masquerade Bar from 21.00 it's a great chance to mingle, catch up with friends as well as participate in trivia and games. UPDATE: Masquerade Bar is … Continue Reading ››
... 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 STLVThe 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 ››
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 EventsHosted 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 ››
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 ››