It may have been the 15th Annual Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas but the real key is that it is the 50th anniversary of the original airing of the show and just about everyone who has ever appeared on it was there to celebrate all these years among the stars.

We all remember the primary cast but sometimes we forget that people like Kirstie Alley was in one of the movies and made her first convention appearance or that Ron Howard’s brother Clint Howard had a famous role so many years ago.  The wall between cast members and fans definitely came down as you walked around and saw famous actors asking for pictures with cosplayers.  People were just people as they talked about their experience in front of the camera and in front of the television, it was the way it should be.

there was also an amazing art gallery and terrific photo ops, the only problem I would say is that it was sold out so quickly and so expensively that it did limit who could go and even how much media was able to cover it.  Every minute was precious though as the 15th anniversary of the the convention would only come around once and more importantly the 50th anniversary of the original airings is such a milestone that few can beat.


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Dustin "Ripper71" Thomas has been a staff writer with for over 10 years and has taken on the role of Editor with a brief stint as Editor-In-Chief. He is also a co-founder of @IsItOctoberYet where he covers haunt nightmares, amusement park fun and Golden Knights hockey.