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Star Trek Convention 2010

View of attendees

Photo credit: Shawn Jipp http://shawnjipp.blogspot.com/

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33 comments
peteloo
peteloo

Henry Wrinkler...what's he doing at the convention?

dcoder
dcoder

... the best!! :)

dukethepcdr
dukethepcdr

I live in Las Vegas but I was at the Classic Gaming Expo which was running at the same time. I had a great time at the Expo, but I wish I could have gone to the Star Trek Convention too. Maybe next year.

metaphysician
metaphysician

Unfortunately Creation Cons are pure commercial. You pays you money, and you pays your money, and you pays your money. The fan-run conventions are a lot more fun and you often get a star or two.

bobabrahams
bobabrahams

I still have programs from the Star Trek conventions in New York in the early 1970s.

TG2
TG2

Pic 55 - Everyone's a Vulcan except ... bottom of picture center.. a Left Handed Salute ... its like havin' a bushel of apples ... there's bound to be one bad or soured or sauced or slimey one ... a left handed salute? where do these people come from!? :)

tehpea
tehpea

have to do with IT? I can't see why I should have gotten this on my inbox.

Jaqui
Jaqui

Chekov. Walter Koenig aka Pavel Andreievich Chekov

boxfiddler
boxfiddler moderator

Droxine of Ardana. From 'The Cloud Minders'. Image 41, Nona. From 'A Private Little War'. And doesn't Tim Russ just look thrilled to be there? :D I'm having to look up episode titles... Phoo, not a Trekkie. :0

Jaqui
Jaqui

A Vulcan in a Sciences Blue Original Series Tunic and a Female wearing the "male" Command Gold Tunic from the Original Series. Original Star Trek series literally used the colour of the tunic to denote which segment of the force you were in. Gold for Command Blue for Sciences [ Medical included. ] Red for Security Scotty's Red was a slightly different shade, supposedly, to denote Engineering.

Fregeus
Fregeus

Is aging for both of them LOL TCB

erruve
erruve

The *real* conventions are fan run. I prefer those. They have heart, consist of panels such as: The Psychology of Star Ship Captains $3xual diversity in the Federation Etc etc. In other words, panels on very geeky subjects which obsessed fans can debate :P

erruve
erruve

They made Quinto do a right handed salute and he's left handed. I understand him having to do it since the character had been established as right handed, but All vulcans? There should be enough diversity in the population for this to be possible. LOL, yes I am a Star Trek GEEK and I don't care what anyone thinks.

RustyTheGeek
RustyTheGeek

... It's a Friday and I enjoyed this 5 minute break. It's a choice, not a requirement that you open it. If it wasn't for Star Trek, the IT world would be completely different and I would bet less advanced. It's the dreams that foster the reality.

TG2
TG2

What's it all doom and gloom in your IT world? Star Trek has been considered the defacto standard for all of geekdom since before time was time. While maybe not a headliner there's certainly nothing wrong with getting in a little trek while you have the time to relax, and if you don't have the time, then you probably need to relax even more.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler moderator

I was just gonna edit my post again. :^0

TG2
TG2

:) Hmmmm, geek much? I'm laughin' but at the same time writin' it down. :)

scott
scott

-- A Ferengi and his Orion Slave Girl Looks like we know where Lady Gaga gets her ideas for costumes in music videos. lol

learn4ever
learn4ever

... as an actor or his character. Over acting was his trademark. I wish they'd have cast someone else for the role.

learn4ever
learn4ever

There is no Psychology involved. I liked Star Trek... a lot, but it's just a show! Get outside under the sun (here on earth) and live a little!

deneventer
deneventer

To boldly go where no man has gone before....

Jaqui
Jaqui

at least I posted image number to help avoid duplication.

dcoder
dcoder

@TG2 - Great job on doing two things at once!! Bravo!

Jaqui
Jaqui

in any of the shows, on any of the series. it was in a novel for the original series. one that Gene Roddenberry wrote a foreword to. I figure, if he's putting content in, he would have had some input to the work. :D

erruve
erruve

My point was that in making choices as to which convention to attend, find one put on by fans rather than professionals. You're more likely to come away with your geek satisfied.

sparker
sparker

Everytime I see one of these ST conventions, it reminds me of the movie Galaxy Quest. By Grapthar's Hammer, it makes me laugh every time :-)

boxfiddler
boxfiddler moderator

is involved in everything people do. Which includes writing, filming, watching Star Trek, attending ST conventions, costuming up for that attendance...