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Why are there never any TrekCons in Pennsylvania?

CaptainJ2400

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Report this Jan. 14 2008, 1:23 pm

I've lived here in Pennsylvania all of my 17 year long life, and not once have I ever heard of a Star Trek convention in this state.  Sure, this crap-state is full of hicks and idiots, especially in the western region I'm from, but still, I know a good number of people that would go to a convention if one came here.  There was even a new convention center built in Pittsburgh recently, and it'd be perfect to host a convention!  Is there anything I could do to see about getting something out here?

vgrbabe

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Report this Jan. 14 2008, 2:26 pm

I think the closest you can get right now is New Jersey

theres one in March with a lot of great guests

CaptainJ2400

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Report this Jan. 14 2008, 2:38 pm

Thanks for letting me know about that, but I haven't a car or drivers license, and I find it highly doubtful that either I or my family would have the time to drive all the way to New Jersey...

BElanna_

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Report this Jan. 14 2008, 2:40 pm

you could take a bus or a train

CaptainJ2400

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Report this Jan. 14 2008, 2:43 pm

Now that's an issue of money and time.  I've got very little free time to go that far (Pittsburgh would only be two hours away) and I have no job, ergo no money.  My family isn't the type that would fund a trip to New Jersey just for Star Trek.

KosherCoder

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Report this Jan. 14 2008, 8:16 pm

Best con I was ever at was in Valley Forge (north of Philly), about 3 years ago. Every TNG person you can think of, minus Stewart, was there. Several DS9 and VOY stars also.

The best thing was that, unlike Creation, this production company knows what fans want. You could spend time talking with the stars, even if you didn't buy an autograph. They were out mingling and having fun with the fans.

The dealer's room was larger and more full than any con I've been to in the last 15 years.

Alas, we're usually stuck with only herd-em-and-milk-em Creation.

vgrbabe

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Report this Jan. 15 2008, 2:27 pm

Quote (KosherCoder @ Jan. 14 2008, 8:16 pm)
Best con I was ever at was in Valley Forge (north of Philly), about 3 years ago. Every TNG person you can think of, minus Stewart, was there. Several DS9 and VOY stars also.

The best thing was that, unlike Creation, this production company knows what fans want. You could spend time talking with the stars, even if you didn't buy an autograph. They were out mingling and having fun with the fans.

The dealer's room was larger and more full than any con I've been to in the last 15 years.

Alas, we're usually stuck with only herd-em-and-milk-em Creation.

Creation is still better than nothing

and i've always had a blast at creation cons

KosherCoder

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Report this Jan. 15 2008, 2:29 pm

Me too, I just wish they'd lose the cattle mentality.
Non-Creation events have spoiled me.

jumpcon

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Report this Jan. 15 2008, 9:25 pm

We are bringing a convention to Pittsburgh in 2008 if this helps any - jumpcon.com

CaptainJ2400

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Report this Jan. 15 2008, 9:46 pm

:whatthe:  you're serious aren't you...
...
YOU'RE MY NEW BEST FRIEND!!!:D

vgrbabe

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Report this Jan. 16 2008, 8:10 am

Quote (KosherCoder @ Jan. 15 2008, 2:29 pm)
Me too, I just wish they'd lose the cattle mentality.
Non-Creation events have spoiled me.

you know what, that's why I loved Sulu at the Cherry Hill con. Yeah his autograph line took a little longer, but I didn't feel like cattle being herded and I even said that to him

KosherCoder

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Report this Jan. 17 2008, 6:46 am

I hope they're coming around on the problem.
The NY con's Gold description says "in-person non-rushed autographs". I don't remember seeing that on previous listings.

...and why are we not talking about the schedule yet? They've never posted this early before. Maybe Creation is starting to listen to the fans. What next, a decent dealer's room?

(yes, I know they can't control that)

vgrbabe

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Report this Jan. 17 2008, 6:57 am

Quote (KosherCoder @ Jan. 17 2008, 6:46 am)
I hope they're coming around on the problem.
The NY con's Gold description says "in-person non-rushed autographs". I don't remember seeing that on previous listings.

...and why are we not talking about the schedule yet? They've never posted this early before. Maybe Creation is starting to listen to the fans. What next, a decent dealer's room?

(yes, I know they can't control that)

I noticed that too, I wonder what that means? It probably just means that we will be standing in line longer  :laugh:  I don't realy like the volunteers that creation has (sorry) but that one redhead woman is scary

As for the dealers room, I guess that is both a blessing and a curse. I was very dissapointed with the room in Cherry Hill, but on the other hand I probably saved over $500

Funny story.......at the Cherry Hill con we bought an autograph of Patrick Stewart because we figured he would NEVER do a con here, and the very next con, well there's Patrick Stewart on the lineup  :laugh:

(I'm half expecting him to cancel at the last minute though)

jumpcon

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Report this Feb. 02 2008, 6:29 pm

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