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Re: Opinions On Trek Conventions

August 20, 2013 06:32PM
I lived in Las Vegas for a few years and have been to a Star Trek convention as well as when the Star Trek Experience was still relatively new. Both were fun and interesting, but times are changing a little. More and more of the fans are getting old and the newest generation of fans don't really tend to understand the romance many of us have with the original series.

That said, I had a great time at the convention I went to. I actually saw and spoke with a number of actors/actresses that were not even in Star Trek. Lots of them tag along and get a booth to sell autographs and such and are happy to chat with fans and take pictures. I think everyone should go to at least one if they are a fan or not.

The real success or failure of such a gathering is placed on those putting it together. Part of it is who they are getting in to talk to the fans. Some of it might be a matter of how accessable they are to the fans, but some of that is from the stars themselves. You can expect to lay out $150-$200 to get an autograph or pick with Shatner or one of the big names. Some of the mid level ones are about $80 and the people who were in only an episode or two are out with the vendors trying to wave you over to buy a pic for $20. The promoters and organizers are key though. If they get a good table of stars and promote it properly, it can be a great time. Depending on how many fans are in an area, if you aren't going to pack a place, it will be a struggle for them to make money, so it might be tough. If there is a huge crowd and thy are rolling in the cash, they are happier and more likely to be sharing of stories and answering questions. A good promoter is going to try and take at least a few questions and such from the cheap seats too. If they have not scheduled enough time, they can only afford time to keep their promices to the high rollers...which would suck. Ultimately it comes down to money. If they are not paying much, the stars are not willing to sit around all day. If they are paying well, they will agree to sit for that big check until their ass goes numb.

I would not give up hope, but see who is going to be there and for how long next time to see if you're going to get your money's worth. I would go again, but being in Las Vegas again is going to be harder. I hope this helps.

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