Over the weekend there were two Star Trek events held in the middle of America, TrekFest in Riverside, Iowa and TrekExpo in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Celebrities attending these events include Leonard Nimoy, Marina Sirtis, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Denise Crosby, and Walter Koenig. Below we have links and excerpts from news reports, plus images and videos from the events. [UPDATED: Plus new video from VulCon from Alberta, Canada]
TrekFest in Iowa
TrekFest, held annually in Riverside, IA (future childhood home of James T. Kirk) is part town fair and part Star Trek convention. The event includes a parade as well as Star Trek celebrities. This year was the 25th anniversary and they had three TOS stars appearing: George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, and Walter Koenig, who appeared around town and took fans questions. Here is a video of some of their Q&A (thanks to ‘frostedblue’).
And here is part of the parade, including the stars float and the ‘USS Riverside’ (thanks to REdwardBulter)
Here are Walter, Nichelle and George on their float
George, Nichelle and Walter n Riverside Parade (Photo Press Citizen)
More TrekFest 2009:
- Report from Iowa Press-Citizen
- More photos of the parade by Nathan Biel can be seen at flickr
- Finally, you can listen to a report on TrekFest 2009 from Iowa Public Radio.
As TrekMovie.com reported earlier, Leonard Nimoy (Spock Prime), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar/Sela), and John de Lancie (Q) were all guests at this year’s TrekExpo in Tulsa, Oklahoma. BAM’s Blog at NewsOK has a report and pictures from the event, which you can check out here.
Nimoy and de Lanci (NewsOK)
Marina Sirtis (NewsOK)
Denise Crosby (NewsOK)
And here is a quick video of Nimoy signing from the MovieGeekFeed
Attack of the show in Vulcan
Two weeks ago the town of Vulcan, Alberta Canada held their annual Spock Days/Galaxy Fest. G4’s Attack of the Show was there and today they will be airing a segment of their show on the event.
UPDATE: And here it is: