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   Sacramento - January 2001

Star Trek Convention - by Creation Entertainment

August 2-3, 1997 - San Francisco, California

On Saturday, August 2, I went to my first Star Trek convention ever! And it was so cool, I think it will take me a while to get over such an experience! The guest stars on Saturday, August 2 were Terry Farrell and Nana Visitor (Commander Jadzia Dax and Major Kira Nerys on Deep Space Nine) and George Takei (Sulu). On Sunday, August 3, the guest stars were Tim Russ and Ethan Phillips (Lieutenant Tuvok and Neelix on Voyager) and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), however, I did not attend on Sunday.

As I said, I think it will take quite some time for me to get over this! It was so exciting, and being in an auditorium along with other Star Trek fans was an experience all in its own. But the biggest excitement was when Terry Farrell and Nana Visitor came out. They are two of my biggest idols, and I just could not believe I was in the same room with such great people!

But if you have never seen Terry Farrell and Nana Visitor together in front of an audience ... you don't know what you're missing. They're so funny together, always sarcastically ridiculing each other. But what was surprising was how different they were out of character. They didn't seem like the tough, duty-committed women we see on TV. They seemed like very normal human beings, each with a great sense of humor. They held a question-and-answering session, and people asked some very interesting questions. If only I remembered what they were ... I remember a few here and there, but there were just so many!

George Takei was great, too. Although he didn't have a question-and-answer session, he told us about a very amusing experience he had one time trying to get from Los Angeles to England. He had us all rolling by the end of the story. =)

I just wished I'd thought of taking notes about what was said, or something, because now I regret not remembering everything what went on. The schedule below gives me a vague idea, but it doesn't satisfy the specifics.

Schedule of Events
Events for Saturday

12:20 Creation's music video salute to THREE DOCTORS OF STAR TREK - Music video collage featuring Dr. Leonard McCoy, Dr. Beverly Crusher, and Dr. Julian Bashir.
12:25 CREATION'S SCI-FI MOVIE PREVIEW SESSION: clips and info on upcoming features including SPAWN, MORTAL KOMBAT 2, STARSHIP TROOPERS, ALIEN RESURRECTION, SPHERE, EVENT HORIZON and more!
1:00 MGM PRESENTATION: a peek at hot productions including OUTER LIMITS & POLTERGEIST.
1:10 Creation's music video salute to VOYAGER'S DOCTOR
1:15 BEVERLY WASHBURN guest star of THE DEADLY YEARS, the classic original series episode.
1:25 THE CREATION STAR TREK TRIVIA COMPETITION: win cash and prizes by proving that you know it all when it comes to all things Trek!
1:50 NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY PRESENTATION - a fairly interesting segment about sending cremated ashes into space.
2:00 STAR TREK UNIVERSE UPDATE: Get the latest scoop on all things Trek: the currently running series and gossip on what the stars are up to!
2:30 Creation's music video salute to THE BORG
2:35 Creation's STAR TREK AND SCI-FI NO MINIMUM BID AUCTION featuring a lot of great merchandise (including jackets, signed stuff, rare items) at low prices!!!
3:10 Creation's music video salute to STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
3:15 Life on DEEP SPACE NINE with NANA VISITOR and TERRY FARRELL
4:40 Creation's music video salute to THE CLASSIC CAST
4:45 GEORGE TAKEI
5:30 Creation's music video salute to ALL FOUR CASTS OF STAR TREK: "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
5:40 Autographs with George, Nana and Terry for those that have purchased preferred and gold seating tickets only.

Events for Sunday

12:20 Creation's music video salute to KIRK AND SPOCK
12:25 STAR TREK UNIVERSE UPDATE: Get the latest scoop on all things Trek: the currently running series and gossip on what the stars are up to!
12:55 PAUL MANTEE and VICTOR LUNDIN of the sci-fi flick ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS
1:05 Creation's STAR TREK AND SCI-FI NO MINIMUM BID AUCTION featuring a lot of great merchandise (including jackets, signed stuff, rare items) at low prices!!!
1:35 Creation's music video salute to STAR TREK VOYAGER
1:40 Life on VOYAGER with TIM RUSS and ETHAN PHILLIPS
3:00 NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY PRESENTATION
3:10 Creation's music video salute to UHURA
3:15 NICHELLE NICHOLS
3:55 Autographs with Nichelle, Tim and Ethan for those in preferred and gold seating only.
4:10 Creation's music video salute to THE CARDASSIANS
4:15 SLIDESHOW LOOK AT THE BEST OF BABYLON 5
4:35 Creation's music video salute to STAR TREK: TNG
4:40 MGM PRESENTATION: here's a peek at hot productions including OUTER LIMITS & POLTERGEIST.
4:50 CREATION'S SCI-FI MOVIE PREVIEW SESSION: we have clips and info on upcoming features including EVENT HORIZON, SPHERE, SPAWN, MORTAL KOMBAT 2, STARHIP TROOPERS, ALIEN RESSURRECTION and more!
5:20 Creation's music video salute to GENE RODDENBERRY
5:25 CREATION COSTUME COMPETITION: Come dressed up to win applause and prizes; as any sci-fi character!
5:40 HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS and XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS BLOOPER REELS (as featured in the official fan club kits: write Creation for more info on becoming a fan club member!)
5:55 Creation's music video salute to CAPTAIN PICARD


If anyone else was at the San Francisco Convention on August 2nd and remembers more about the Question & Answer session with Terry Farrell and Nana Visitor, please e-mail me with them! I'd be forever grateful!!

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