Conventions are bizarre things, bringing out the very best and very worst in fans. The United Kingdom hasn't held many large conventions celebrating Star Trek, though there have been a couple of exhibits in past years and I was at the London Hilton Hotel con back in 2007, where I met the Gorn in a lift. In the public consciousness, conventions are events for weird unemployed obsessives who dress up in cheap costumes and have Aspergers. This is largely untrue. In my opinion, these sorts of things are no different to football fans dressing up in team shirts and chatting about their favourite team down the pub, and if the event I just took part in demonstrates anything, its that there is just as big a following for my favourite television show as ever.
|My photo with Brent Spiner|
- he was very amusing!
|In the Captain's Chair... we got|
to play on the Enterprise's bridge.
|The Five (six) Captains on stage!|
|One of the talks - this one with some |
of Deep Space Nine's cast members.
|Ever the galactic pimp, I pulled two |
Klingons, a pair of Orion Slave Girls
|Patrick Stewart was a real gentleman|
and spoke of how he appeared as
an apparition to Brian Blessed.
Because hes EPIC.
|My Dad with his DS9 hero, |
|One-thousand and eighty of us |
fit into the Main Hall - and it turned into
a conference of Starfleet officers through
the ages. Plus a Klingon or two.
|With Ian and my Mum at the |
costume record attempt!
|The beautiful Nana Visitor|
|He is not a merry man! |
Its Michael Dorn.
|I was interviewed by the BBC|
about the event and my
favourite Captain (Picard).