My son Nolan and I took a drive up to Seattle for the Creation Entertainment; Official Star Trek Convention over the weekend. I walked around with a sign on my back pitching this blog along with a handy QR code with the link to it. OK, so what, I am a geek.
This was not a huge convention by any standard but it was well run and frankly more fun than some of the bigger events I have attended. My son and I were able to see all of the guests on stage, cruise the small but fully stocked vendor area, a photo-op with William Shatner and I got one of Chase Masterson’s Jazz CDs autographed. I think she looks even better than she did back in the 90s 🙂
I was happy to meet Chase, not just because she is gorgeous either. She has an STO connection as the voice of Leeta the Dabo Girl for Quark Industries. You know, she makes you want to hang out and blow a bunch of credits playing Dabo. The best part is that my son said my wife is better looking than Chase, yeah it’s like that, I got it good.
During Nana Visitor’s (Kira Narisse on DS9) Q/A period, a young man and huge fan of the character Kira, told his STO story about his character and the connection to Kira. He was genuinely influenced positively by that character and he was very happy to have an opportunity to speak directly to Nana. This guy has a comprehensive back story for his character. I like that, I have back stories for mine also. This fan also queried her about her interest in doing voice work for the game and she said that in the past it would be no, but she felt very excited about the idea now.
Garret Wang was amazing on stage, great guy and probably the show stealer, sorry Shatner, you were pretty good too, but Wang was tops. Another 2nd for Shatner 😉
The fan mentioned above has inspired me to post a poll. I would say that my primary character is most influenced by James T Kirk. Which Star Trek character most influenced your primary toon on STO? Answer in the poll below.
There were quite a few STO players there and I am hoping that future conventions might have some STO booths set up with people offering up STO tips/books/ship setups, etc. How cool would that be?
Star Trek Online is now a big part of the greatest science fiction franchise of all time. With that said, I think I’ll logon and dust me some Borg 😀