Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The southwest Louisiana cons in Lake Charles have been kind to host me often in recent years, but this Saturday I'm excited to see more mid-state Treklanders and a little out-of-the-box as the guest of "CreativeCon" in Alexandria!
This second annual event of the local library, aimed at the general public to promote books and pop culture's modern links, is free of charge from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Mall —with a day full of hands-on fannish crafts and topics like propbuilding and cosplay, and a costume contest too.
And then, to help bring the message of Star Trek as it turns 50 this year, I get hauled away from my table at 1-2 p.m. as the featured guest with an all-new Trekland show. CreativeCon's mantra is "Remember: it was a book before it was a movie, game or TV show"—and while not technically true of Star Trek, there's no doubt that hundreds of books, comics and games have expanded Trek for folks ever since Gold Key #1 and Mission to Horatius hit the shelves.
A lot of my Cajun fan-friends will be on hand repping their own interests as well, and I hope to make a lot of new ones to boot.
Good on Rapides Parish and Alexandria for reaching out to the community in such a big way. The Big 5-0 for Trek rolls on!