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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Star Trek New York

Labor day weekend New York hosted a large 50th anniversary Star Trek convention and I was able to attend on Sunday.   




This was a big convention put on by CBS, at the Javits center in Manhattan and it was packed to the gills with vendors, photos, and displays for the new CBS show Star Trek Discovery.








          


                               

I bought a collar for Mr. Tuvok and a cat collar, I haven't decided which cat to give it too!  Both where a good price, ten dollars each.



Still I thought this convention was too focused on selling stuff, and that was after you paid fifty dollars to get in!  There where some displays about the characters and episodes:






and some props from the Original Series like Scotty's Engineering tools, and a medical kit, and some glasses and plates:





A model of the famous Alien head from the ending sequence was also there:




And the costume crafting book Make it Sew was on sale and they where displaying  a Skant uniform, a sort of short dress for men that was shown of the first season of Star Trek The Next Generation:


 



I still thought there was far too much stuff for sale, and far too little actual Star Trek stuff for fans to interact with or look at, especially considering the fifty dollar ticket price.  I really felt the Philadelphia convention was better, and for half the price!

Most of the panels where on Saturday but I did see a panel with some of the actors and writers from Voyager which was entertaining.










Best of all I got my picture taken with Levar Burton, who I really admire,  I loved his character, Geordie LaForge on the Next Generation and I appreciate everything he has done for children's literacy.  Another odd thing about this convention was the celebrities where behind curtains so you couldn't even glimpse them without a ticket.  I only had a second with Levar Burton but he was very nice, (and handsome), and I got to tell him that my late father who was a librarian and introduced me to Star Trek was a big fan of his.


The picture came out ok, Levar looks great, but I'm not so sure about me!






As you can see my hair is black, the semi permanent blue would not come out and was turning green, so my hair stylist dyed it this color to cover it for my return to work.   I hated it at first but, I'm adjusting.   

So overall it was a fun event but there was lots that could have been improved on.  Live long and prosper!



16 comments:

  1. I thought you had darker hair, but decided I was imagining it!

    That's a shame about the convention being heavily based around selling, especially after having to pay to get in! I went to a Rocky Horror Picture Show convention and that was very evenly spread between things to buy, people to meet and things to watch xxx

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  2. Oh I would luffs, luffs, luffs to go to a Star Trek convention!!!!!! How EXCITING!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS I finks you hair looks GREAT

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  3. Wow that must have been such a fun event. You could spend days there
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  4. I wondered who that brunette was.

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  5. I don't mind paying when there are events, panels, etc. to enjoy, but I've never understood having to pay so I can buy stuff at events like this or craft sales, etc. I get a cover charge to cover the cost of opening the building, but some of the cover charges are ridiculous just for the privilege of buying stuff.

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  6. Bet you were in your element at the Star Trek event!
    You look so different with dark hair!
    Lynne x

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  7. Always seems to be about merchandising, but glad there was some Trekness for you to soak up, too!

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  8. That sounded like it had a lot of potential for fun, but that's a bummer that it was too commercial. (In honor of the 50th I posted a pic on Facebook of me the other day in my 26 yr old homemade Star Trek costume. And we've been watching a lot of the old episodes that they ran uncut on BBC America. I taped all my old faves!)

    I like your hair that way!

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  9. Wow a hefty admission fee - to get you to spend more money.
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  10. That looks such a fun event! I love your photo with Levar Burton. And you look great with black hair!

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  11. Levar Burton is one of my faves but more because of Reading Rainbow. Fifty dollars is a lot of money and I'd be bummed too if it was so commercial. Your hair looks nice that color - think Elizabeth Taylor!

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  12. Bucket list is to attend a Star trek convention. The hubby and I were just talking about it the other day. I must "Make it so" :) Looks like you still had a fun time.

    I'm excited for the new series which is being filmed right here in my hometown of Toronto! Woot Woot! I won't see anything because it will be all sound stage but still super cool.

    Liz :)

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  13. I do love your new hair colour, it really suits you! And you really aren't looking too bad in that picture! How amazing that they have Star Trek dog and cat collars! xxx

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  14. Levar Burton! That's awesome that you got to see him and take a picture with him. I know what you mean about those pics. They always take the pics too quickly! Still, I think you look great! I'm glad you got to go to this convention though that's a bummer that the concentration was mostly on selling things. It reminds me of the last comic con I went to with curtains and all!

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  15. Too cool for words! Levar is the best. I've never seen him anything that I didn't adore him in (Reading Rainbow very much included :). What an amazing experience!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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