|I don't know who these other people are, but George seems to be having fun.|
I'm no conspiracy nut but I saw military helicopters flying overhead so who knows.
Anyway, we parked the car and walked the 3-4 miles in arriving at the convention center around 1030am-- and the power was back on.
I've been to Star Trek shows in the past-- many years ago-- and this was my first one in a long time. I was surprised at how small the dealers room was-- actually two rooms of about average meeting room size. I'm used to the mega sized rooms of Comic Cons now I guess.
The big area was the arena where various Star Trek celebrities would speak to the thunderous enthusiasm of the Trekkers. I was also disappointed at the number of crazies-- yes there were a lot of yellow and blue shirt wearing fans of the original series-- only a handful of red ones especially among men, but very few aliens. I don't think I saw a single Klingon compared to years ago when they were there en masse and actually spoke the language!
This was a very small and informal type of convention-- Veronica was more excited seeing cast members of The Next Generation (I've never watched anything but the original series-- and even then I've only seen the same 9 episodes over and over again) but the highlight was meeting and getting our picture taken with William Shatner-- who lived up to expectations and displayed his quick wit in our conversation.
Nice when a boyhood hero lives up to his image. Live long and prosper Mr. Shatner.