Last month Star Trek fans celebrated their love of Trek at Creation Entertainment’s 50 Year Mission Tour in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Articles by Michael A. Nguyen
We are all too familiar with the crewmember doomed to a certain fate who sports a red shirt. We have seen the terrible end for those brave crimson-clad crewmen time and time again. One man has taken this morose trope from the screen and turned it into a reality at the last Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)!
Wizard World Philadelphia runs all this weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. TrekMovie is on the scene and talked to costumed Trekkies about what inspires them to Go Boldly.
Trekkies are passionate about costuming and conventions. Earlier this year at New York Comic Con (NYCC) we had a chance to talk to a few fans about their costuming experiences and goals.
One of the highlights of the Convention was the costume contest held on Saturday, August 8. Every year convention goers share their creativity and enthusiasm with their costume creations. This year Creation invited participants to compete in three categories: ensign (beginner), lieutenant (intermediate), and captain (expert). Contestants had to submit photos of their costumes ahead of time as well as participate in pre-judging. There were six judges that came from a variety of backgrounds such as actors from Star Trek, costuming professionals, and science fields.
With just two weeks before Star Trek Las Vegas (STLV), Trekkies are in full swing, finishing final costume details for the biggest Star Trek convention in the country. For many Trekkies STLV is “the place” to showcase new costumes and strut their stuff.
Phoenix Comicon (PhxCC) is just around the corner, and Trekkies are deep into preparing their costumes for the big event. TrekMovie’s costuming expert Michael Nguyen talked with cosplayers from all over the Grand Canyon State to find out how they get Trekked out for the con. Whether they’re making costumes, commissioning them, or buying parts for them, one thing is clear: Trekkies from all over Arizona are busy gearing up for one of the biggest conventions in the Southwest.
The big Las Vegas Star Trek convention is officially over, the excitement (and hangover) has worn off, and we find ourselves back in our normal lives once again. This is the time when the Post-Con Blues hit hard. But, do you have to wait an entire year to recoup that amazing feeling of friendship, geekery, and belonging? Perhaps not. Michael Nguyen decided to beat the post-con blues by gathering up Trekkies in his local community to build a mini Star Trek convention of his own, or as he calls it, an away team. Read on to see why anyone can make their own Away Team and keep on Trekkin’!