SO OF COURSE I'M GOING TO SPAM YOU ALL WITH PICTURES. JOIN IN THE FUN! 8D
So, as you all know, I went to the Star Trek Convention in Vegas this weekend and I can easily say they were two of the best days of my life, if not the best. I know people say that all the time, exaggerate to get a point across, but I honestly believe that this was the highlight of my life so far. Which sounds ridiculously corny, I know. However, it was surreal being there because this was where my parents met. An ST convention held by the same company in California. Without Roddenberry or Star Trek or Creation, I wouldn't have been born. So it was pretty surreal and so much fun and amazing and I cannot wait enough good things about this weekend.
The first day (Saturday), my friend Ali and I had nearly the whole day to wander the strip so that is what we did. :D
OKAY. I KNOW IT SAYS NEROS AND NOT NERO'S BUT I STILL TOTALLY LOLED.
Street performer at the Venetian. THIS IS WHAT SPOCK DOES ON THE WEEKENDS, BTW. He's one of those live statues and he looked at us and raised one eyebrow and I totally decided it was Spock on the weekends. XD
That night, we met up with some totally GQ peeps from here and we had the time of our lives. Seriously, this night was awesome.
Going around the table clockwise: Ali, manwich_bar, calumfan, and foamingpony.
Clockwise: anti_verb, simoneymonie, popcolony, WHY DON'T I KNOW YOUR USERNAME? D:, and sparkly_stuff.
So at our dinner, we named our tables. My table (with Ali) was Universe A and the other table was Universe Prime. AND THEN WE GOT INTO AN EPIC NAPKIN BATTLE. AND WE YELLED THINGS AT EACH OTHER EVERY TIME WE THREW THE NAPKIN. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL THING.
Universe Prime: What up, bbs?
Universe A: Leaf fans! What of it? Pew, pew, pew!
Universe Prime: I have no comment on the matter.
Universe A: So her name is Nyota.
Universe Prime: Hi Christopher, I'm Nero.
Universe A: SPOOOOOOOOOOCK.
Universe Prime: ...Bullshit.
Universe A: Did you leave the parking brake on?
Universe Prime: I DARE YOU TO DO BETTER. (bonus Tribble!)
Universe A: Do they have sandwiches there? (OMNOMNOM.)
Universe Prime: *LENS FLARE!*
Universe A: *drawing of Spock*
Universe Prime: I see your Spock and raise you: *drawing of Spock* This is your 34th attempt to illicit an emotional response.
Universe Prime: SPOCK-ANO!
Universe A: *drawing of Spock and Uhura* CENSORED *brb going to make out with Nyota*
Afterwards, we wandered over to the SpaceQuest casino/bar area. BASICALLY: THE GEEKY STAR TREK AREA OF THE HILTON.
Trek alcoholic drinks ftw.
Trek slot machines!
sparkly_stuff going to try her luck.
simoneymonie going to try her luck. In fact, no one from our group was all that lucky. xP
So then we got a group photo with these Klingons AND THEY TOTALLY HIT ON US. Poor foamingpony especially. One Klingon started massaging her neck and said to her: "That's not my belt buckle you're feeling." It was really quite hilarious. xD
sparkly_stuff and her Romulan Ale.
The giant post-it wall to bring back the Trek Exhibition to the Hilton.
sparkly_stuff's contribution. XD
At dinner, some guy thought we were all a sorority so we created our own STAR TREK SORORITY. TRUFAX. WE ARE THAT GQ.
Barry was our poster boy for the night.
ARTS & CRAFTS TIME.
We were working on making ZQ a card! This is the cover. :D
OMG THE EYEBROWS. We were trying to find something to add to it and I found fake mustaches in my purse! LOLOLOLOL. They were from an Evil League of Evil party I went to a couple weekends ago. But we cut one in half and totally made them into Vulcan/ZQ eyebrows. XD
This was the page with all our testimonies and whatnot. On the very back of the card it read at the bottom: "PS: Hope we didn't emotionally compromise you."
I rocked another one of the mustaches. xD
The last mustache was used for the best post-it of all.
RECREATION OF A WALKING POST. Myself as ZQ (fug hat, glasses!) and sparkly_stuff as Noah.
Rocking the fug hat.
IDEK. Oh, Ali. XD
So then we all parted ways and the next morning it was time for the con! WHOOOOO. For being general admission, we got some pretty good seats for all the panels. I was pleased. :D
THE ALMIGHTY PANEL STAGE.
AND NOW, MY FRIENDS, YOUR FIRST GLIMPSE OF ZQ AND HIS WONDERFUL PANEL.
He came on and started going on about snakeskin chairs because that's what he had. XD He was hilarious throughout the panel and such a sweetheart. He made fun of Chris Pine and totally got on about him for not being at the convention. Basically, ZQ was all: me > Chris Pine because I'm here and he's not.
He also talked a little bit about Heroes (distinguishing between Sylar and Spock, etc.), Before the Door Productions, various Star Trek stuff (Spock and Uhura's relationship, working with Nimoy, etc.).
He was talking about the three things you have to love if you're from Pittsburgh. The first was the "Stillers" (Stealers) and I can't remember two and three but he's talking about two here.
I really like his back. :| It's very toned. I GOT TO TOUCH IT, OKAY?
~OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE~
HE IS SO RIDICULOUSLY ADORABLE.
JACOB KOGAN'S PANEL. AKA CUTEST KID IN THE WORLD.
He has amazing stage presence. He's so confident and sure of himself and he just demands your attention. It was a treat watching him and I asked him a question! 8D
He talked about his school life, cutting his hair and shaving his eyebrows, what he'd like to do in the future, how he really respects Leo DiCaprio, etc.
After Jacob's panel, Ali and I went shopping in the Dealer's Room but that will come later. It was then time to return for the William Shatner/Leonard Nimoy panel! Okay, seriously? This panel gave me shivers. I still can't believe I got to sit there and listen to these two talk for an hour and a half. It was phenomenal and such a memory to be treasured.
I COULD GET NO DECENT PICTURE OF SHATNER BECAUSE HE KEPT MOVING ABOUT. :| But that's probably just as well because I also couldn't stop laughing. Shatner is a funny, funny man. Especially when he's talking about the Jonas Brothers or how he stole Nimoy's bike so he could beat Nimoy to lunch on the set of Trek.
Then Nimoy came on to join Shatner AND THEY ARE SUCH BFFS. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. ♥
OKAY. LET ME EXPLAIN THIS.
Shatner was acting all ~bitter~ about Reboot (it was hilarious) and he started going off on how he always asked Nimoy to work in his (Shatner's) shows but that Nimoy never would. Then JJ called and Nimoy was all for it. This is Shatner imitating Nimoy falling on the floor to work for JJ. It was a beautiful, beautiful thing to watch. XD
Nimoy donning a hat from Vulcan, Canada.
Then Shatner left and Nimoy got some panel time to himself. I LOVE THIS MAN SO MUCH. :D
BUT HE TOTALLY GOT ME ALMOST CRYING. D: Someone asked about his bucket list and Nimoy started saying how he felt his life was fulfilled and he was happy and I just did not want to think about a day that I hope is far, far off.
Then ZQ and Jacob joined Nimoy on stage! One of the hightlights of the con, trufax. It was amazing to see all three generations there.
Besides, you know, that picture, this is my favourite picture of the whole weekend.
ZQ SAYS IT'S HUG TIMES.
So after that, Ali and I did more shopping and then THE EVENT happened. But yes, I am going to leave that for last. Be patient. We hung out with sparkly_stuff, anti_verb, and calumfan before taking off to rest before I had to go back around ten to grab my picture of THE EVENT.
While waiting, I snapped shots of my souvenirs.
One of my favourite TOS episodes so I had to get this shirt. 8D PLUS IT'S GANGSTA!SPOCK ON A SHIRT. THAT IS AWESOME.
USS Enterprise necklace. sparkly_stuff got the same one! WE'RE TOTALLY NECKLACE TWINS.
YES. SPOCK CUT-OUT. HE CAN NOW BE BFFS WITH MY HAN SOLO CUT-OUT. TRUFAX.
Ali and I started having way too much fun with him, though.
Spock post-destruction of Vulcan.
THEN WE MADE A SILENT FILM VIA PICTURES. INSPIRED BY THE BK KING.
OKAY, OKAY. NOW: THE EVENT. I stood in line with sparkly_stuff, anti_verb, and calumfan and we all had a blast and giggled a lot and were totally freaking out even if we didn't show it much. Then it happened.
I GAVE HIM A SPOCK KEYCHAIN. AND SO HE POSED WITH IT. 8D (It's a keychain from the sets that I help taconaco make.)
There are two distinct things I remember about meeting him: his voice (which was soothing and beautiful and totally made me melt) and his shirt (very thin to feel his toned back - I told you - and it was like baby skin soft - SERIOUSLY, THAT FABRIC WAS AMAZING). I gave him the keychain and got a hug (fantastic hug omg!) and we took our picture and it was just beautiful. I cannot stop grinning whenever I think about it. He's so genuine and sweet and I feel incredibly honoured and grateful that I got this opportunity. He is such a wonderful, wonderful person and he deserves nothing but happiness in life. ♥
And then afterwards some hilarious things happened. FIRST: I walked out of the room without my purse. XD I had to go back in to grab it, lol. I WAS IN SUCH A ~DAZE~.
Then, I got out with sparkly_stuff, anti_verb, and calumfan (and calumfan's husband) and we all kind of paused before simultaneously jumping up and down and squeeing and giggling (even calumfan's husband!). It was beautiful. XD I don't even know how it happened, either - it just did!
At ten that night I went back to grab the copy of my photo and hung out with anti_verb and peeps and had some great, hilarious conversations. Seriously, hanging out with all of them totally made the weekend that much better. They're so much fun and I want to do it again like right now. It was fabulous. Plus anti_verb totally said my picture was the best which made me kind of proud and I blushed and idek. I'M STILL IN A DAZE FROM ALL OF IT.
And now I get to wake up to that every morning. ♥
THE END (though I wish it had never ended). 8D