Join me & 60 Trek family for Trek*Talks webathon to aid Hollywood Food Coalition

Surely you’ve seen all the buzz about this special event for a good cause — available globally! — but just in case: A quick charity shoutout for THIS Saturday,  Jan. 15  for  “Trek*Talks“ — an EIGHT-hour “webathon” to benefit the Hollywood Food Coalition : SIXTEEN  half-hour panels of various Star Trek actors and creatives! Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Frakes are …

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 …

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, …

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, …

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! …

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 …

Hey, it’s the DeForest Kelley Centennial — De is 100, but there’s no stamp

Happy birthday, Jackson DeForest Kelley ! Treklanders of any tenure know that I call out De’s birthday every year—he’s my guy in Trek, among the icons. But lo and behold, 2020 marks De’s 100th birthday. A century! His centennial! And while there’s no postage stamp, or no historical marker anywhere — either in Hollywood, or in Georgia — there is …

Voyager at 25: The first Trek I saw in the birthing room, and it still affects me

Happy birthday, Voyager! Twenty-five years ago this week, (25 ?!?!) the “third spin-off series” of Trek debuted on Jan. 16, leading off the opening night of rookie new network UPN itself… and this very-90s billboard proclaimed it across the street from Paramount Studios (“TV” and “Pictures” back then, thankyouverymuch—as God intended). So glad I thought to snap it at the …

Trekland is BACK at FanX Salt Lake this weekend— and I can’t wait to plunge in!

After my fun detour last year post-Labor Day,  I’m looking forward to spreading some Treklandia again among the great Trek folks in Utah and Idaho at FanX Salt Lake this weekend (formerly SLCC), back in the great Salt Palace and environs downtown. Just remember: It’s the con that runs Thursday through Saturday. More details coming, including my big booth location …

Visit your Trek outdoor memories *live* with LA Away Days Sept. 14 & 15

We’re back with another shot at your real-life away mission — on a budget! There’s nothing like living your Trek memories of those iconic Hollywood locations first-hand. I always love seeing the joy of Trek fans when they come to L.A. and experience the unmistakable sight of their favorite Starfleet adventures, live and in person, for the very first time. …