This past Friday, Diana and I took off for Vul-con in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada. As I had helped arrange the appearance of Tony Todd, Gary Graham and Richard Hatch, the show promoter, Devan Daniels, a friend for many years, paid all expenses for both Diana and I to go and hang out at the convention. It was a tiny show, but of incredibly high caliber. And it was held in a town dedicated to Star Trek!
The first thing you see upon entering this town of 1,800 is a big Enterprise model on a huge pedestal. There is a visitor center dedicated to Star Trek, with various pieces of Star Trek merchandise and a very cool model of the solar system making up the ceiling.
The convention was a lot of fun, though pretty chill. Some good cosplay, including some great Babylon 5 action! (We love Babylon 5)
The dealers room was held in an ice rink, and was very well done and professional with a good variety of about 60 dealers. Then they had an auditorium for the panels, where I held a Collecting Star Trek Props and Costumes panel on Sunday.
Michael Mangold and Devan Daniels, who run the truly awesome Trekcetera museum.
The last night Devan took everyone out to this amazing restaurant, Aspen Crossing, built in a train, which also had a working train with a bar and more. Though the train wasn’t running at the time we got there, we got to hang out there and have a drink after dinner in the static train car.
The Trekcetera museum is truly spectacular and a treasure trove of props & costumes from Star Trek.
Diana and I flew back Monday so nothing to report on Monday, but thanks to Devan and his team for a wonderful convention experience.
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Cool, Alec! I have heard of Vulcan, they were in the news a while back for something, aha! They were raising $2 Trillion to build a real Enterprise. Now that was going to be a really big Kickstarter! Good for you that you and Diana got to go!
Ok was just over at the IndieGoGo site, and we’re just $400 away from the first starch level!!!! Let’s Go GO Go !
I only just became aware of the Axanar project. Amazing!!! Exciting!!! I am an introvert, so when I saw you on the panel at the Vulcan meet and greet I was too shy to say hi. What a mistake! There should have been a little more fan fair and promotion letting us know who you were and promoting Axanar. I would have loved to have actually meet you and heard you talk about the project! I wish for a successful conclusion, and look for to seeing the finished product. Thank you for visiting us in such a remote location and for bringing in Todd, Graham and Hatch. Star Trek people are the best,the friendlest and do the most amazing things. Live long and prosper.
Thank you for supporting us Allan!!
“Mis-STER Gar-I-Bald-I!” Sorry, it had to be said. 🙂