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FedCon Day 4: Sirtis & Wheaton Talk TNG, Nemesis & Star Trek 2009 + More Costume Pics

Sunday was the final day of FedCon here in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the con was winding down. Today, there was a combo Trek panel with Wil Wheaton & Marina Sirtis remembering their time working on TNG, and working with Gene and Majel Roddenberry. We also got more great pics of costumed Trekkies and sci-fi fans! Read on for highlights.


FedCon Day 3: Costumed Trekkies Record Broken + David Mack & Nicole de Boer Panels

It’s day three of FedConXX here in Düsseldorf, Germany, but the con is just as crazy as ever. In addition to setting the new world record for most costumed Trekkies in one place at one time, there were two Star Trek panels today: David Mack, author of Star Trek novels and screenplays for DS9 plus Nicole de Boer (Ezri Dax, DS9). Read on for highlights.




See Winners & Finalists For Int’l Talk Like William Shatner Day Video Contest + Judge Maurice La Marche’s Tribute

Part of the celebration of William Shatner’s 80th birthday is honoring the man through emulation with the 3rd International Talk Like William Shatner Day. TrekMovie asked fans to send in their best Shatners for a video contest and today we are ready to announce the winners. We also have a special video from Talk Like Shatner Day founder and judge Maurice LaMarche. Check them out below. 


Viral Video Double Feature: Trekkie Dances To Kinect + Federation v Klingons Dance Battle

Today we have a dancing theme for two viral videos to share. The first comes from the PAX gaming show held over the weekend with a Trekkie in TNG costume becoming a dancing machine. Then we have another recent upload with a group of Trekkies doing a TOS-era Starfleet v Klingon dance-off. Check them both out below.




Former Cast Members Try To Save Star Trek: The Experience Sign

Star Trek The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton closed its doors in September 2008 and earlier this year much of the attraction was auctioned off by CBS, but one piece remains. The original sign for ST: The Experience is still up at the Hilton, and some former Experience cast members are trying to preserve it. See the local news report below.  







Syfy Cancels Ron Moore’s Caprica + Moore Talks Trek Technobabble & Nitpickers

The critically acclaimed, but very, very low-rated, sci-fi drama series Caprica, co-created by Star Trek vet Ron Moore, has been canceled by Syfy, the network announced today. Five original episodes remain to be aired but they’ll be pulled from the schedule effective immediately. More details below, plus Ron Moore talks about differentiating Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica.


Klingon Shakespeare Extra Casting Call Tomorrow in DC + More Klingon Opera Video

We have a follow-up on last weekend’s story on how Klingons are hitting stages around the world. Tomorrow the Washington Shakespeare Company is holding an open casting call for extras for their Shakespeare in Klingon event next weekend. We also have another video feature on last weekend’s Klingon opera in the Netherlands.




VIDEO: TrekMovie Star Trek Fan Panel At Trek Las Vegas Con

Two weeks ago TrekMovie hosted a fan panel at the Creation Star Trek Star Convention to discuss the 2009 Star Trek movie, and the 2012 sequel. Joined by Larry Nemecek, Mary Czerwinski and Vernon Wilmer, we (and the audience) discussed and debated the new universe of Star Trek. You can watch video of the full panel below.


VegasTrekCon10: Report & Photos From Star Trek Costume Contest

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.



Comic Con Videos & Photos: Spiner Staredown + WTF Trek + Trekkie Cosplayers + Headline Fail

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.


Night of the Living Trekkies Mashup Novel Out Now + Comic Con Signing & Free Posters

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.



Photo (& video) of the day: Li’l Trekkies Help Try To Break Costume Record

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.



Photos (& Video) of the Day: Portland Cyclists Take ‘Star Wars vs. Star Trek’ To The Streets

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

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.



Trekkies in Germany and Tampa Beat Star Trek Costumed Fans Record

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.  


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