Thoughts and ramblings of an ageing, music loving, Sci-Fi geekā€¦

Viva Las Vegas – the official 50th Anniversary Star Trek convention

To boldly go…. As the saying from the opening of Star Trek goes and I’ve certainly done my fair share of that this year. Lots of new places visited, maybe not always so boldly but they’ve been great experiences and I’ve just had another with a big trip to Las Vegas for the Official 50th Anniversary Star Trek ConventionĀ considered by many to be THE event of the year to celebrate the franchise. I’ve heard a lot about it from friends who have been before, wanted to try it and what better year than the 50th Anniversary plus a chance to see somewhere else completely new. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 14th August 2016 / Conventions, Holiday, Signings, Travel / 0 Comments

A little German adventure & other stories

Hi everyone (if there’s anyone still out there). Its been a while. One of those times when life gets in the way and sucks out any inspiration and motivation for things to write about but I’ve just had a great trip away and a birthday and it’s re-energized me a bit, so time for a catch up. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 30th May 2015 / Conventions, Holiday, Signings / 0 Comments

rockstar6662 / 10th October 2014 / Conventions, Photographs / 0 Comments

Destination Star Trek 3

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I think I’ve said somewhere along the line that I go to conventions. Not your business type conferences where you discuss the latest in grommet actuation technology or something, but conventions where you can meet actors from film and TV shows, get their autographs, have photos with them, give a bit of love back and hang out with a really cool bunch of like minded people.

These things have a bad reputation and the world is full of jokes about people dressing up as characters from their favourite show and walking around speaking Klingon etc. And yes, this does happen but to be honest it only adds to the atmosphere. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 7th October 2014 / Conventions, Signings / 0 Comments