Check Out the Vintage Charm of These Star Trek Conventions

Because we miss seeing other Star Trek Fans in person just as much as you do!

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Check Out the Vintage Charm of These Star Trek Conventions

With WonderCon and San Diego Comic Con both (rightly) postponed this spring and summer, we're looking back at some of our favorite convention shots from yesteryear. We can't wait to see our family of fans again in person! But, in the meantime, get planning on those costumes, and perhaps consider grabbing a few Star Trek masks to go with them, just to be safe!

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Fans dress up for a 1996 convention

Many fans of the Star Trek television series attended this 1996 convention, dressed in costumes of the show's characters. They traded paraphernalia, and some of the actors made an appearance and signed autographs

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Fans pose outside of a 1996 Star Trek convention in London

Star Trek fans Arthur Smith-Weston as Borg, and Sheri Backler as Romulan, from Portsmouth, who were the "fancy dress" winners at the four-day Star Trek convention being staged at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

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Star Trek fans commiserate at a 1976 convention

Reliving the good old days of Star Trek at a convention were fans dressed as Captain Kirk, and Mr. Spock (complete with pointed ears) comparing their gear with a friend. 

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Fans sign in at the start of a 1972 convention

The crowded registration desk at a Star Trek convention in New York City, 1972.

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Star Trek fans visit a 2001 Minnesota-based convention

Connie Walker, Paul Pearson and Sarah Tesch made their costumes for Halloween last year and decided to wear them to the convention, where they were shopping for phaser props. Tesch's costume is one that would have been worn by a crew member on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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A fan dresses as a Klingon at a Star Trek Convention in 1996

Many of the fans who attended this April 1996 Star Trek convention dressed in costumes of the show's characters. They traded paraphernalia, and some of the actors made an appearance and signed autographs.

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A fan dresses as Q at a Star Trek Convention in 1996

Many of the fans who attended this April 1996 Star Trek convention dressed in costumes of the show's characters. They traded paraphernalia, and some of the actors made an appearance and signed autographs.

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A group of Star Trek fans dressed as Andorians at STLV

A group of Star Trek fans dressed as Andorian Zhen pose for a photo on the third day of the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, 19 August 2006. Thousands of fans beamed into Las Vegas this weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek, the enduring science fiction television franchise whose appeal transcends boundaries of space and time.

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Klingons march in the first annual Dragon*Con parade

Klingons are not the most friendly aliens in the universe, and Darren Carter proves that while participating in the First Annual Dragon*Con Parade August 31, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Characters gather at Star Trek Las Vegas 2005

Characters from the "Star Trek: The Experience" attraction at the Las Vegas Hilton pose at the Star Trek convention going on at the hotel August 11, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Crowd at a Star Trek convention at the Stadtler Hilton

The crowd at a Star Trek convention at the Stadtler Hilton. (l-r) John Barry, Malcom Ferguson, David Reis, Diego Munoz Fred MacRae, all from West Islip LI. 

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Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett are greeted by fans

Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, with his wife Majel Barrett, surrounded by autograph-seeking fans at Star Trek platinum anniversary convention at Park Plaza Hotel.

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