Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai

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Convention Update: Saturday

Saturday felt a lot lighter than Friday, probably due in part to the fact that I didn't come way early and knew what to expect from the day.

The second "news update" from Richard Arnold sounded astonishingly like the first, giving me a sense of deja vu. One of the surprises for me is that I seem to be at least as up to date on projects, etc. as anyone at the convention, and sometimes I've read things that are more current than the info coming from the stage. I'm beginning to think I'm some kind of idiot savant when it comes to tracking patterns of information (marm can vouch).

Celebrity panel of guest stars from the original series (Michael Forest, Joanne Linville, and Leslie Parrish) was a fun diversion. It's interesting in this forum to hear from actors for whom Star Trek hasn't been the majority portion of their careers, and yet those guest roles play a significant part in their lives even 35 years later.

Shatner and Nimoy were a hoot! Those guys just spent and hour or so cutting up with one another like nobody's business. Bill brought Leonard a gift from Pike Place Market (which he kept calling "Pike's Peak," even though he'd been corrected): a rock with "Live Long and Prosper" carved into it. I may have been laughing the loudest, because two years ago at this very time Stelena gave me one of those for my birthday. I mentioned it to them both in the autograph line.

Speaking of autographs, I got Nichelle's, Leonard's, and Bill's signatures on my Enterprise-D model saucer section (please note: of all the geekiness in this entry, this is officially the geekiest). So here's the autograph tally for that piece:
  • James Doohan
  • Michael Dorn
  • Jonathan Frakes
  • DeForest Kelley
  • Gates McFadden
  • Nichelle Nichols
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • William Shatner
  • Marina Sirtis
  • Brent Spiner
  • Patrick Stewart
Not too shabby.

Off to church in a bit. I though I was going to be free of Service Coordinating today, but the person who volunteered to take it over gradually backed out. It's funny how people can do stuff like that and still somehow not understand when I don't trust them.

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