Last Sunday I attended the Creation Entertainment Star Trek convention in Cherry Hill, NJ. It was my second convention and the first time I went alone, which I was nervous about at first, but I had a great time. I wore favorite vintage sci-fi outfit. My rocket skirt from Girl in A Whirl
and I used the Star Trek lunch box a friend game me as a purse.
A few of the convention attendees asked me in a confused way if I was dressed as a character from the show, many people where, and I had to explain I always dress like this. One women told me I was very brave which I found interesting since I don't think of myself that way at all. I'm shy!
The main reason I went to the convention was to hear William Shatner. He gave a talk that I really enjoyed even if I could barely see. I bought a ticket to have my picture taken with him and along with tons of other people I lined up for a picture. You only get one second, he looks at you, says thank you and snap, picture taken. I think a little akward in the picture, and Shatner may look like a card board cut out, but I'm still happy I did it and the picture is now hanging prominently on my living room wall.
I had fun walking around the convention too. Trekkies are usually very friendly people so I had nice conversations with several people. I bought a Star Trek wobbler cat toy:
Its a Klingon warrior and I love the little beard. I already have a few Star Trek dog toys but this was the first Star Trek cat toy I've ever seen.
I also bought a Gorn ornmanent.
The Gorn episode is one of my favorites:
I saw a lot of the same vendors from last year:
There was also a model of the Nomad probe from the famous The Changeling episode.
In one of the rooms you can talk to some of the actors, and I got the autograph of Max Grodenchick who played Rom on Deep Space Nine, my favorite character on the show.
The Cherry Hill convention was just the beginning of the my adventures for Star Trek's 50th anniversary. Yesterday, I got my fifth tattoo.
It's the Enterprise from the Original Series and its on my right arm so I can wear my geekdom on my sleeve. I'm not gonna lie it hurt a bit. My last tattoo, a dog on my left wrist didn't hurt at all, which made me think this wouldn't hurt. I was wrong! I really like it though.
On Sunday, I'm going to the Star Trek Mission New York convention. Live Long and Prosper!