Last weekend was the big Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, which was my third time. I had a lot of fun, but a big highlight was on the last night when Anthony from TrekMovie arranged for me to interview Jacob Kogan (on video). You can see that below and also a bit of my report from Star Trek Las Vegas 2009.
Jacob Kogan Interview
Anthony thought it would be interesting to have the TrekMovie kids correspondent interview the kid who played young Spock in the new Star Trek movie. I was really excited, but nervous as it was my first ever interview. Here it is (in two parts).
What was great is that Jacob (and his mom) were really nice, and he is just like other kids my age. We had a lot in common and even have the same kind of wallets with chains on them.
Me and Jacob after the interview
In addition to interviewing Jacob, I had a lot of fun at the convention this year. One of my favorite parts was Sunday when William Shatner appeared along with three Spocks (Nimoy, Quinto & Kogan) and I loved Max Gordenchik’s Ferengi Rap. I also had fun at the costume contest where I won third prize (for kids) dressed as Tommy Starnes from the TOS episode "And The Children Shall Lead" (thanks to Anthony for the idea). I also won 6″ Playmates Nero action figure during the trivia contest at the TrekMovie ONE LAST TREK Star Trek screening, which was also a lot of fun.
Me as Tommy Starnes in the costume contest
Another highlight of the con is when I asked Jonathan Frakes a question and complimented his cap, and Mr. Frakes actually came off the stage and gave it to me, saying “let’s see how it looks on you.” I really enjoy interacting with the guests at the conventions and getting a chance to talk to them about their time on Star Trek. I have also noticed that a lot of people who go to the conventions are starting to recognize me from all the questions I ask and also from my articles here at TrekMovie.com.
Me waiting in line to talk to George Takei
Can’t wait for the next con.