VegasTrekCon10: Report & Photos From Star Trek Costume Contest August 11, 2010by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
One of the highlights of big Vegas Star Trek Convention over the weekend is the opportunity to see the great costumes fans have been working on all year. Some of them are humorous, some of them are technically challenging, but all of them are fantastic. This year’s contest, which favors high-skill, home made costumes, once again showcased hundreds of great fan-made costumes. Highlights of the event are below.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
In 2010 there has been a wave attempts to set new World Records for the most costumed Star Trek fans in one place. The record had moved all the way up to 507 leading into today’s attempt at the Creation Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. And now there is a new record. Details and photos from the event below.
Comic Con Videos & Photos: Spiner Staredown + WTF Trek + Trekkie Cosplayers + Headline Fail July 25, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Great Links,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Comic Con wrapped up in San Diego today. Although there were no panels on Star Trek, we have been sharing the new Trek merchandise and comments from Trek celebs from the event. To wrap up we have some more Trek celeb and product video of the less than serious kind, plus lots of costumed Trekkies and a total Trekkie headline fail. Check it all out below.Books,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
Back in March we first reported that Quirk Books (publishers of mashup fiction like "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies") were working on a Star Trek fandom/horror mashup "Night of the Living Trekkies". That book has just started shipping and Quirk books will be selling signed copies at Comic Con and giving away posters tonight. More details on this fun book below.Fan Productions,Fandom,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
Is it possible to find love at a Star Trek convention? Well one Trekkie made a love connection at a recent con in San Francisco, but then lost contact. He and a friend have made a short film to help him reconnect with his Trekkie dream girl. Check it out below.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Great Links , comments closed
Today’s photo comes from Riverside, IA, which is the future birthplace of James T. Kirk (or Kirk’s future childhood home in the JJ-verse). It is also home to the annual TrekFest, where they held an attempt to beat the world record for costumed Star Trek fans. One photo in particular from the event caught our attention, see it below plus a local news video report from the event.
IFT Fan Club Relaunches As ‘The Federation’ June 15, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom , comments closed
Today the 26 year-old International Federation of Trekkers fan club has relaunched (and rebranded) itself as "The Federation", complete with a brand new website, and a new online magazine. More information and links below in the official press release.
Photos (& Video) of the Day: Portland Cyclists Take ‘Star Wars vs. Star Trek’ To The Streets June 14, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
Over the weekend the annual Pedalpalooza was held in Portland, Oregon. The four day festival celebrating cycling included a number of events and rides, including a "Star Trek vs Star Trek" ride on Saturday. Lots of fans of both showed up in costume and with bikes modified for space-flight. Check out photos below.
D.C. Fontana To Judge Star Trek Fan Fiction Contest May 16, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Fan Fiction,Fandom , comments closed
Star Trek Fan fiction has been around since the first Star Trek series began in the 60′s, and now aspiring authors have an opportunity to have their stories critiqued by one of the original writers for Star Trek, Dorothy ‘D.C.’ Fontana. The ‘Starfleet’ Star Trek fan club has announced their second creative writing contest will be judged by Fontana, details below.
Star Trek – The Future Began 1 Year Ago Today May 8, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fandom,Review,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
On May 8, 2009 the future of the final frontier began again with the release of JJ Abrams Star Trek. One year later the film is still fresh in the minds of Trekkies while we await news (and the release) of the sequel the film inspired. Today TrekMovie takes a look back at the film, its history and impact.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
On May 1 Trekkies on two continents set out to break the world record for a gathering of fans in Star Trek costumes. The gatherings in Tampa, Florida and Bonn, Germany both succeeded in beating the record set in London earlier this year. But it was the group at the FedCon XIX Convention that wound up with what (pending certification) will be the new world record.
Canadians Want William Shatner As Governor General April 20, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Fandom,Shatner , comments closed
It seems that the people of Canada are yearning for some awesome. There are renewed calls for William Shatner to return to his native land and take on the role of Governor General. But is Bill willing to heed the call? All the latest on that, plus a great new photo of Bill and LeVar Burton.
FedCon XIX Preview: DS9 Stars + Phase II Screenings + Trek Costume Record Attempt + more April 14, 2010by Henning Koonert , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9,Fandom,New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
From April 30th to May 2nd Europe’s biggest Star Trek and Sci-Fi convention will take place in Bonn, Germany. Around 5,000 fans will meet over 20 guests, including Trek stars Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell, and Nicole de Boer. There will also be another attempt to break the Star Trek fans in costume record (on the same day as the attempt at Vulcan Con in FL). Details below.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
In February a promotional event in London for the European roll-out of Star Trek Online set a Guinness World Record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters”. However, with only 99 costumed Trekkies, the record was begging to be broken. And that is exactly what will be attempted on Saturday May 1st in Tampa, FL. Details below.Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
For years Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod Roddenberry has been working on a documentary titled "Trek Nation". Roddenberry has finally finished the film and today Roddenberry Productions has launched a new promotional website along with a new trailer. Learn more about the film and watch the trailer below.Fandom , comments closed
It appears that some people are having some fun with their new US Census forms, including thousands of Trekkies telling the government they not exactly human. However, the government doesn’t think it is very funny and you could end up getting fined (unless you can prove your non-terrestrial ancestry). More details below.Fandom,Great Links,Science/Technology , comments closed
When Star Trek meets technology you get Treknology, and there are a couple of examples of that to share with you about some new pieces of tech. One is a special fanmade Star Trek-themed promotion for the Google Nexus One (from the futuuuuure). And the other is the inevitable PADD application for Apple’s new iPad.
Picture of the Day: Nano Trek – The Tiniest Enterprise March 15, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom,Science/Technology,Trek Franchise , comments closed
With all the debate over how big new Enterprise is, here is something from the other side of the spectrum. There is cool Trek-themed image that is making its way across the blogosphere. The picture depicts the world’s smallest Enterprise at just a few microns across, check it out below with more details.Books,Fandom,Humor , comments closed
Trekkies don’t tend to be a scary bunch, but what if they were less interested nitpicking your brain with Trek triva and actually wanted to eat your brain? That is the premise of a just announced satire novel "Night of the Living Trekkies" from Quirk Books (publishers of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"). More info on this new Trek mashup novel below.
Watch Trek Fan Take On TrekMovie Challenge To Recite All 79 TOS Episode Titles From Memory February 23, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,TOS , comments closed
Could you recite the name of every original Star Trek episode in airing order (without the aid of a cheat sheet)? Well a Trek fan in New York took on that challenge (given to him by TrekMovie) and he not only did it, but did it in record time. Watch the video below.