It’s Trek Vegas time!

Here we go! We have to put up with the bi-level stages and elevators of Bally’s…but can we get back to almost-normal STLV now? What a big year for everything Trekland! Look at all that. Check it out:

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 …

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, …

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! …

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 …

RIP DCF: Where to hear Dorothy Fontana on The Trek Files—plus, today’s LIVE

Such a flood of emotions on the sudden passing of Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana, our direct pipeline to 1964 and so much roots Trek (and roots TNG as well!). I’ll say more here tomorrow … although I’ve already said a lot: watch today’s  Trekland Tuesdays LIVE Ep. 132:  Our Guardian of Forever is Gone: RIP Dororthy Fontana. (Apologies for the signal …

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. …

ICYMI: Here’s a virtual-reality “video” from my Stellar Cartography VR talk!

I love overlapping real astronomy with Star Trek’s fictional spacescape — and have for years, as you Treklanders know. I also love this virtual world — have you heard about it? —that Rod Roddenberry and Co. have cooked up with the Sansar folks as one of many within their virtual domain— in this case, the virtual Roddenberry Nexus museum and …

Yes! Can’t wait to finally hit NYC Trekdom as a guest at Big Apple Comic Con

Just can’t tell you how excited I am to finally visit Manhattan and all our Trek peeps there March 9-10—as a guest of Big Apple Comic-Con at Penn Plaza Pavillion, repping all things Trekland! And hey — there’s still a whole range of ticket types available: click here. It is a broad-brush comic-con, of course, but this clambake has authors …

Looks like “The Brightest Star,” the next #ShortTreks, will make Trek history

UPDATE: “The Brightest Star” is beautiful, an old-school planetary culture exploration disguised as some well-received background on both Saru and his Kelpian people, well-timed in the Prime timeline … while at the same time, raising a host of new questions. It’s bizarrely and freshly off-kilter as to the “predators” of the famously “prey” Kelpians, and exactly who and how the …

Now through #ExtensionWednesday! CyberMonday in Portal 47! Get 2 new features NOW only, before it’s too late

(UDPATE: Due to email tech issues, deal cut-off is now #ExtensionWednesday /28th, midnight local time! ) Treksters, you know how proud and excited I am to keep building Portal 47, my project for Trekland past, present and future. So, what kind of a new, crazy idea can I hatch for Cyber Monday that will grab both your attention and your …

Thank you, UK: I’m joining the gang at Destination Star Trek — Birmingham

  At LAST I can talk about it!  (See schedule UPDATE below) As announced by Showmasters/DST,  I will indeed be back across the pond with all our UK Treklanders for Destination Star Trek— and my first time in Birmingham! MY SCHEDULE IN BRIEF: THURSDAY — 9-11 pm, Hilton Metropole Bar:  DST version of The Landing Party , hosting this team …

My ‘Stellar Cartography’ maps/book set gets a 2018 update for Discovery—and more

But hurry:  The online pre-order special ends soon! Yes, it’s an all-NEW update of the showy Star Trek: Stellar Cartography wall maps and book set — coming Oct. 9 with TEN large 2-D maps from various Trek eras and cultures and a guidebook. The itch that first got me into Star Trek backgrounding is back again, courtesy of the good …