Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Wow! Convention season 2014 is off and running! Even if "Who" is what it's about.
Yep, Shaun Lyon has once again invited Dr. Trek to be a part of Gallifrey One, the largest Who con in the world, and once again a sell-out at the LAX Marriott this weekend in its 25th edition.
Despite the focus on Doctors who use a screwdriver instead of a hypo, I've been assured—and seen first-hand—that there is a place for Trek at Galley. It's "a change-of-pace" for the travelers who show up for this mega-con who still have more than one interest.
So, come find me at my Trekland table—I'll have Stellar Cartography and Trekland: On Speaker CDs and off-bid Trekland Trunk trinkets of all kinds!
Most of all, I'll for sure be around for these showtimes:
—1:30 pm, Program C: The 2014 debut edition of the Trekland "Between the Cracks" show: gabbing about the state of Trek and the boom in Trek nonfiction… and of course ST Continues in post-premiere week! (The pocket program does not mention "Star Trek," so help me spread that concept across to the "new" Whovians with a wandering eye.)
—1 pm, Program D: Crowdfunding 101: I'll be among those talking about Kickstarter, Indigogo, and whatever's been invented in the last 47 minutes to help on projects like The Con of Wrath, Star Trek Continues, and whatever else The Suits are neglecting to give us.
—2 pm, Program C: RUR Genesis Preview screening and panel (left): Adaptor/director James Kerwin asked me to moderate the panel for his new project updating the classic 1918 pioneering robot/sci-fi play with Chase Masterson, Kipleigh Brown, and assistant director Joshua Lou Friedman. This is a wonderfully conceived setting in mod 1968, the actual setting of the play (by the writer-director of the next Star Trek Continues episode).
—11 pm-1 am in Program E: Our first "Dr. Trek" Show meetup-fundraiser of the year for The Con of Wrath documentary—and my first at Gallifrey! It will be an experiment among the Whovians, but let's go! We'll start up after the masquerade is over. Thanks to Shaun for finding us space rather than dragging outside the Marriott…and, as always, you put in $20 for two hours of prize trivia, rare Trek video, clips from the doc… and late-night Trek tales I shouldn't be telling!
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