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!