Here’s all my best photos from the 50th Anniversary convention in Las Vegas (along with clever captions–read ’em; they’re funny!). Click on any photo to enlarge it, then click the “back” button to return to this page…
It’s the 50th anniversary of Star Trek in Vegas, baby!
Would the real McCoy please sit down?
Better dead than red…
The Gorn who stole Christmas?
Time for a nap…
Six thousand seats to watch the stars come out…
Some of these guys look a little cagey…
Like father, like son…Rom and Nog appeared on stage together in make-up!
It took me FOREVER to get this photo right!
Hey, buddy, I’ve got a bridge to sell ya!
It was an awesome replica, but it would cost fans $50 to take a picture in the center seat!
Photos of the bridge by itself were free, though.
Lots of pretty lights!
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Costumes of all sizes, colors…and shapes!
I guess you know where you stand when you see this guy!
Gowron, Martok, and little ol’ me (wearing my Axanar shirt)
Trelvis walks among us!
Even the new JJ Abrams costumes made it into the con!
Three TOS episodes in one photo–YEAH!
Shine on, Starfleet!
From the oldest uniform to the newest…
Greetings and felicitations!
Where’s da wedding at?
Tantalizing photo, right?
The Adams family…
And here’s what they handed me…
How cool is this–Tasha Yar with…Tasha Yar!
f Kirk had only looked under that pile of tribbles!!!
I don’t care ow you do it, I want these things off my ship!
I’m sure your bar tab can be negotiated downward….
Oh, I just HAD to photograph these two…
…at least a couple of times!
What’s cooking, Neelix?
And what’s a conventon without a 10-foot balloon Enterprise in the lobby?
Yep, it was all balloons!
As the sun sets on the Rio Hotel…
…I took these shots of the large Las Vegas hotel off the strip.
Ryan T. Husk invited me to the Renegades room party (or donors/cast/crew) on Friday night.
Fan film (and Hollywood) actor Rico Anderson at the Renegades party
The guy on the left is wearing a Renegades uniform, but the guy on the right is Alec Peters at the Axanar room party. See? Fan films can get along after all!
The Axanar room party was five floors directly under the Renegades party…and they were going on at the same time!
Alec Peters signed this cadet’s Starfleet Academy yearbook.
For a moment, I really thought this guy was Spock’s half-brother Sybok!
And here’s the Klingon kontingent…Q’pla!
Klingons look so awesome in red, don’t they?
Klingons of all shapes and sizes met in the lobby for a group photo.
This one’s a dancer in real life…
I didn’t want to wake her up!
An Enterprising family from California
Who says you can’t Winn in Vegas?
Yes, the dress on the left actually lit up!
Leading my first landing party…what could possibly go wrong?
Welcome to Ten Forward…
The secret to a healthy marriage? Tribbles!
Friday’s child but Saturday’s photo!
Best costumes of the weekend!
Of course, I had to get a photo with them!
This guy walked the hallways the whole weekend playing the same song on that Ressikan flute.
Green Orion slave…men? Someone call Sulu!
I couldn’t help notice your hat…
Don’t ask me why, but I just LOVE those golden boots!
Look Who decided to drop in!
When franchises collide!
Well, they’re now officially a couple. I suggest we ‘ship them: “Troid.”
I bid 400 quatloos for the hot drill thrall!
Tasha Yar and Armus finally make nice with each other.
It’s a pose from that DaVinci drawing, folks!
Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive…
Okay, now Yar gets to kick Armus’ ass!
Borg Queen Victoria
I bet Guy Fier’s never cooked up a spicy dish like this before!
The monster mash-up!
Chase Masterson serenaded the audience each night at Quark’s Bar.
The Roddenberries performed each night at Quark’s Bar. They were AWESOME! That’s Bjo Trimble and Rod Roddenberry in the center.
Spock out, baby!
Sons of Trek: Rod Roddenberry and Chris Doohan get down and get funky on Saturday night.
Fan film fun! Left to right: Nick J Cook of Star Trek: Intrepid, me, Norman C. Lao of Trek.fm, and Alec Peters of Axanar.
So this half-Vulcan science officer walks into a bar…
Admit it, you would SO love to step through that door!
The MAC Cosmetic circular booth was amazing!
Inside the booth, you could beam down on the transporter.
A few times each day, Spock and Uhura would come out for a brief performance.
Uhura would sing her two songs from “Charlie X” while Spock played the Vulcan lyre.
Renegades lives!!! Ryan Rusk and Rico Anderson…two of the fittest actors in fan filmdom!
And with that, I’d now seen every Starfleet uniform from every era of Star Trek canon (and even soem non-canon stuff, too!).
So here’s the 40-story Rio hotel tower…
…and what’s that way at the top?
Is it some kind of ride?
Hey, yeah…it’s a zip-line ride!
The zip line goes between the two Rio towers…
…and starts right outside my goddam hotel window! (Every three minutes I’d hear screaming and then see two pairs of legs speeding in front of my window.)
A final sunset shot of the two Rio towers from my 32nd floor hotel room…my last night in Vegas.
Remember how I said you couldn’t walk onto the bridge set unless you paid to have your photo taken?
Well, guess what?
I went to take one last look before the convention ended…
And the replica owner was letting people walk on and take pictures…for free!!!
Right place, right time. Live long and prosper, everyone!