Utah! Come say hi at FanX Salt Lake

As live events creak back into our comfort zone, how great is it to be back at FanX Salt Lake this weekend — Thursday through Saturday. Four panels (see below) — one sharing with the great John Eaves, can’t wait to catch up. And of course, a special Briefing Party for all things Trekland Saturday, with doorprizes, signup bonuses and …

Happy 100! Join the Gene Roddenberry Centennial birthday bash now—and later

  Well, here it is at last:  COVID couldn’t dim it and revisionists couldn’t dent it. It’s the day, and the kickoff of reflections and celebrations, to mark the birth centennial of The Great Bird of the Galaxy, Gene Roddenberry: Aug. 19, 1921, one hundred years ago. For all you lurker mundanes out there, Gene is of course — quite …

Join us July 23: Space law from sci-fi to sci-fact— at Comic-Con @Home July 23

Hopefully this is the last summer that San Diego Comic-Con has to go all-virtual “@Home” in the COVID-19 era — but hey, I’m still thrilled to bring another thought-provoking panel into the mix. This Friday July 23 —after you enjoy the Star Trek Prodigy/Lower Decks all-animation preview peeks from Paramount+ — just stay close to your wi-fi all day for …

“But Is It Trek?”: Join me in a LIVE virtual panel at LockDownCon II this Saturday

As we hopefully, slowly, cautiously emerge back into a world of live events and cons again… a few last virtual events remain. But unlike SDCC…  this one is LIVE: LockDownCon II! For TWO days, this Saturday and Sunday. This year’s “token Trek” panel has an AWESOME line-up I’m part of— check out that billboard! Author and ST: Prodigy consultant David …

ENCORE: Another S1 LOWER DECKS Blu-ray free drawing THIS Saturday—Live!

Yes, but HURRY: You have a third shot from Trekland at a Season 1 Bluray copy of Lower Decks. Hurry because it’s tomorrow— Saturday, May 22 (I warned you Tuesday, right?) during our regular Life Support LIVE show with Dr. Ali—right before we open up for  “Hailing Frequencies.” Same entry path:  Go RIGHT NOW and enter —the drawing is THIS …

Catch 3 Trekland LIVE events at virtual-again Penguicon Saturday, April 24

Three— count’em three— are the ways you can catch some flavor of Trekland at the makers/scifi non-profit convention Penguicon out of greater Detroit, now in its second virtual edition and with me frozen in time once again as a Guest of Honor. The con runs Thursday through Sunday with not just panels but social events and “Makers Mart,” all online …

VGR doc, Life Support sampler, fan voices: My WonderCon @Home v-panels

This time, they’re a little more planned and a little more polished: But the COVID-cancelled 2021 edition of WonderCon — little brother to granddaddy San Diego Comic-Con— is back in virtual form March 26-27 (for starters). And Dr. Trek is proud to be moderating/co-hosting and taking part in THREE fun, thought-provoking pre-recorded virtual Trek panels with many friends and colleagues, …

EXTENDED: Rebound into 2021 Trek with Portal 47’s easiest path to access

UPDATE:  Gift time’s over, but what about yourself? This missed a lot of folks with all the distractions, so I’ve extended the P47 holiday offer: but hurry—ends at midnight Tuesday, Jan. 5. ________________________________________ If Pandemic 2020 has taught us anything, it’s how much we need to stay in touch, despite Zoom fever. Here in our realm of starships and soundstages,  …

Happy New Year! My thoughts and THANKS from Trekland HQ

Yeah, shame on me. As all the livestreaming/podcasting has picked up— three times a week!—I do not post here near as much as I should. I’ve had events, thoughts, special offers all through this insane pandemic/political/justice-fighting year … and  never even given them the light of day here on this “page.” It sure feels all nice and shiny and a …

Saturday, go live!: Join me among all the Vendors Haul virtual booths and panels

Whew!  Are you ready for a BREAK — I know you are! — like more free Star Trek fun this weekend? Especially the way Discovery is really piling it on with the new background and canon deep-dive ponderings? Well…. Kayleigha and Jay at tribble-happy Science Division are back with another virtual fun day tomorrow—Vendors Haul, loaded with lots of Star Trek licensed booths …

A LIVE panel and 5 days of virtual booth: we’re back at Virtual Trek Con 2 *now*

News of the not-unexpected cancellation of STLV in December, and delay until another August slot, makes this timing perfect: Just when Trek peeps are missing cons again … here comes Virtual Trek Con 2 THIS weekend, FIVE days from today/Thursday through Monday. And all FREE! (PayPal donations are accepted, however.) The first edition only last July was such a hit, …

‘Trek the Vote to Victory’ event is a hit; unrelated ‘Trek the Vote’ project goes on

I talked about this on Trekland Tuesdays LIVE last week— and clarifying now again. The Trek the Vote project (at right) is a non-partisan ballot, polling, and counting help and security project for now and well after Election Day if needed… for Election Month, if counting takes that long. Go scroll and see for yourself. It’s dressed up in LCARS-style …

Not more panels—it’s a virtual Star Trek cocktail party Sunday! Come be my guest

I am so excited to co-host this— and no, it’s not more virtual panels. How about three hours of  the “Trek family,” wandering around a virtual cocktail party while your hosts make introductions and get the latest news, check-ins and chitchat? With a streaming chat room and the chance to toss in your own questions? It’s coming up this Sunday, …

Happy birthday, Jonathan, Diana — and, via 2020 eyes, Gene Roddenberry

It’s that day again — August 19 — when we celebrate Star Trek birthdays for Jonathan Frakes and Gene Roddenberry, as well as Trek threepeat actor Diana Muldaur too! (Above: The guys in early 1989, backstage for TNG S2’s “Up the Long Ladder.”) Of all of them, we’re getting to congratulate Jonathan on his years of Rikering AND the fresh …

Join us! Star Trek’s last 3 official science advisors and I on SDCC @Home July 23

And now it’s San Diego Comic-Con‘s turn to go all-virtual— during the Year of the Virus. And I’m very honored to produce and host this panel for Comic-Con @Home, from an idea I’d thought about for some time now: Three Generations of Star Trek Science Advisors. Please click in now and be ready to see the link go LIVE at …

A holiday special from Life Support LIVE: A July 4 “Insurrection” Viewing Party!

Saturday the Fourth (of July) is a holiday in the U.S., obviously. But Saturday is also, 12 weeks in, the day Dr. Ali and I do Life Support Live — much to my growing enjoyment and pride. And we almost didn’t do a show on the holiday. But then we said, “Let’s do a special!”  How about… a watch party! …

Check out these Trek-related virtual panels at LockDownCon starting today

I was supposed to be “back home” right now in OKC/Norman for SoonerCon… the latest lost con on 2020’s hit list. Instead, I’ll be on a LIVE and FREE virtual panel this weekend, along with other Trek folks (John Billingsley, and Andre Bormanis twice) and many more, for LockDownCon — an online event that was likely about the first, before …

Join Sid, me and your first “virtual dealers’ room” Sunday June 14 at CONnected Community Con

In case you hadn’t noticed, 2020 is truly shaping up to be like no other year we’ve ever seen. Yes, we’re missing actors and writer guests, not seeing them live on stage—but now there’s at least “virtual panels.” So what about all the exhibitors that are losing out from COVID-cancelled cons this summer?   Well, here comes CONnected Community Con …

Portal 47 and all Trekland among #TrekkiesTogether alliance asking your support for groups fighting injustice

UPDATED 2:12 PM PT with more groups and media involved. Feels like I’ve crossed over two or three alternate universes since the last time we visited here. Even as, yes, I’ve been on mic and camera more than ever— and now YouTube and Twitch, too (subscribe and follow!). But know this, today: #BlackLivesMatter.*  As a Star Trek fan, I hope …