It makes perfect sense. StarTrek.com, the official Star Trek site, will be out in force at Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, hosting at least a session/panel a day during the mega-convention, which will run August 9-12. Dates, times and locations will be finalized as the long, star-filled weekend approaches, but here’s a sneak peek at what StarTrek.com has in store:
StarTrek.com presents… One Trek Mind LIVE
StarTrek.com's humor, nostalgia and list-making columnist Jordan Hoffman invites fans to join him for four fan-centric sessions. Together they will debate and determine new "best-of"s for various Trek topics. With luck, the sessions will confirm your most closely held beliefs and enrage you with their wrongheadedness – most likely at the same time.
Jordan Hoffman is a freelance writer, critic and independent film producer living in New York City. He fell in love with Star Trek through TOS reruns just as TNG was getting ready to launch. On his blog, Jordan has reviewed all 727 Trek episodes and films, most of the comics and some of the novels. In addition to the weekly One Trek Mind column, his work can be read on SlashFilm, NextMovie, ScreenCrush, IFC.com and other websites.
What’s the value of your Trek treasure? How can you tell what is real Trek treasure or a rip-off? Alec Peters, StarTrek.com guest blogger and CEO of Propworx, an auction house for Hollywood studios, welcomes fans to bring their Trek treasures to the Las Vegas convention for a free valuation. He will also offer tips to identify a real Trek prop versus a fake one.
Alec Peters has been a Star Trek fan since he first watched TOS on TV in the 60's. He started collecting screen-used Star Trek props and costumes at the Christie's Star Trek Auction in 2006 and then turned his passion into a business. His blog, StarTrekProps.com, is the leading website for information on collecting Star Trek props and costumes.
Star Trek: The Next Generation fans are finally getting their wish, with all seven seasons of the beloved series being retransferred into high-definition. Star Trek: The Next Generation – The First Season will be released on July 24th, and the team behind the project will give fans an insider’s look at how the original film elements were transferred into high-definition and how the visual effects were painstakingly recreated from the source material to look better than ever before.
StarTrek.com presents… The Federation Revealed
Federation: The First 150 Years author David A. Goodman talks about the history of the United Federation of Planets, including the research that went into this hotly anticipated book, which will be released on November 20, 2012. The discussion will include a sneak preview of select spreads and illustrations and a brief Q&A session.
Federation chronicles the events leading up to Humankind’s First Contact with Vulcan in 2063, through the creation of the United Federation of Planets in 2161, and the first 150 years of the Federation up until the year 2311. This deluxe volume features 50 previously unseen documents and 50 original illustrations uncovering the events, characters and history that began it all; presented in a sleek display pedestal featuring lights and audio narration by George Takei.
StarTrek.com presents… Trek Girls
Who is a Trek Girl, and how did she become one? Join our panel of female Trek fans as they discuss how female fandom has evolved over the years, particularly in the Star Trek universe. Fangirl expert, Ashley Eckstein will get Trek Girls and the audience talking about why they love the series, and why now is the best time to be a woman -- and a Trek fan.
Eckstein gives followers a unique point of view, having founded Her Universe, a new merchandise line featuring fashionable, feminine apparel and accessories designed specifically for fangirls. Having an expert in the world of female fandom will make this an event you won’t want to miss.
Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for updates about StarTrek.com- hosted events at Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention. And click HERE to visit the Creation Entertainment site for information about and tickets to the event.