This weekend there are some fun events for Star Trek fans all over the globe, from a Trek band playing in San Francisco, to the Farpoint Con in MD, to Trek improv comedy in Chicago to a huge Trek cosplay record attempt in London. And next weekend a Trek Murder Mystery kicks off in New Hampshire. See below for all the details.
FRIDAY – Feb 12th
San Francisco, CA — Warp 11 at Mac World
The Star Trek tribute band Warp 11 is performing a special show at 2:00 pm during MacWorld, inside the Moscone Center. The performance is part of Leo Laporte’s MacWorld Live event. You do need to be an attendee to see the show live, but it should also be broadcast live on twit.tv. More info at the Warp 11 site and Twit.TV.
FRIDAY – SUNDAY – Feb 12th – 14th
Timonium, MD — Farpoint Convention
The annual fan friendly Farpoint convention runs this weekend. Although there are no Star Trek actor celebrities attending, there are a number of fan activities and Star Trek authors who will be on hand doing panels and Q&As, including Peter David, Keith RA DeCandido, David Mack, Marc Okrand. Also the gang from Starship Farragut will be there. More details at farpointcon.com
Farpoint con this weekend
SATURDAYS – Starting February 13th
Chicago, IL — Improvised Star Trek
Every Saturday at midnight at the Del Close theater in Chicago, iO Chicago perform "Improvised Star Trek" which starts with an original title suggested by the audience, and the cast (which includes some former cast members of Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas) create a fully improvised “episode” detailing the adventures of a lesser-known crew on a less “enterprising” starship (set in the TNG era). Tickets are $5 (or free if you come in Star Trek costume. More info at ioimprov.com. Also check out the Improvised Star Trek YouTube Chanel for some character videos. Here are their ‘opening titles’.
Improvised Star Trek in Chicago
SUNDAY – February 14th
London, UK — Star Trek Costume Gathering Record Attempt
As part of the promotion of Star Trek Online, Atari and their European distributor Namco Bandai are trying to set a Guinness world record for the ‘largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters’ on February 14th at 1.00pm on London’s Millennium Bridge. The best dressed fans will win prizes including lifetime subscriptions to STO and more Trek collectibles. More info at startrekonline.com
Costumed fans at last year’s SF Giants "Star Trek Day" — going to need a lot more to set the record in London
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS – Starting February 19th (and beyond)
Rochester, NH — Star Trek Murder Mystery Dinner
The Governor’s Inn in Rochester, New Hampshire is hosting a musical murder mystery dinner called "Mystery of the Murder on the Fatal Frontier: The Wrath of Flan". The show features a cast of 12 actors who sing, dance, and "occasionally kill." They are accompanied by live musicians, a big stage, five set locations, a house tour, and a five-course dinner. Tickets cost $59. The show will run Fridays and Saturdays from February 19th to March 13th. More information at governorsinn.com
Some of the Governor’s Inn Trek Murder Mystery Cast
San Jose, CA — Star Trek: The Exhibition
Star Trek: The Exhibition, the traveling museum exhibit with original Star Trek props and costumes as well as replicas and motion simulator rides is at the The Tech Museum in San Jose, CA. The Tech is also still showing Star Trek (2009) in IMAX. More info at thetech.org/StarTrek
Star Trek at the Tech
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