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Post by slawton » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:08 pm

My wife got me a late Father's Day present, so we went to Supercon in Miami. Here's me (I'm geeking out a little) with the man:

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I was only there for the day, but I got to hear William Shatner, Walter Koenig, Robert Picardo and Henry Winkler speak. Also saw Denise Crosby, Rene Auberjonois and Bruce Boxleitner.
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Post by Moongrim » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:04 pm

Kewlness ! :mrgreen:
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Post by trekriffic » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:37 pm

Meeting the Shat! Aww man that's cool! 8-)
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Post by slawton » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:45 pm

trekriffic wrote:Meeting the Shat! Aww man that's cool! 8-)
Well it was kind-of an assembly line for the picture - was there for all of three seconds. He did say "Looks great!" regarding my weak attempt at a costume (PJ top from the wife with black pants).

Given the 50th Anniversary and the passing of the other originals (Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, James Doohan, etc.), there may not be too many remaining opportunities to see our lifelong heroes.

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The speakers talked anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, answering questions from the audience. They were all great - they are really talented people. Both Henry Winkler and William Shatner were great performers -- sharp, funny and energetic (for their age) -- almost stand-up comedian worthy. Robert Picardo was also good, but maybe not quite as polished. He's been involved in promoting space exploration even though his first love was biological sciences.

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Walter Koenig seemed to be the only one that showed his age, being somewhat feeble, hard of hearing and slower thinking. But he did recall meaningful stories giving insight on how show business runs and the challenges of acting.

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Lots of people wearing costumes (several TOS ones) and lots of booth vendors. There's a 1701 group that had a lot of cool props - got to experience a lifelong dream to sit in the Captain's chair:

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Post by TrekMD » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:57 am

Very cool. I was there this weekend as well! It was great seeing the Shat and the other actors.
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Post by el gato » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:55 pm

That is super cool! Congrats on meeting the man!
slawton wrote:Also saw Denise Crosby, Rene Auberjonois and Bruce Boxleitner.
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