If it were not for the enthusiasm of Star Trek fans, the magic would never have gone beyond the first two seasons of The Original Series. Star Trek conventions are a long standing gathering place for these fans, but I’d also been hearing about the Comic Cons. Comic Cons??? Really?
The grand-daddy of Comic Cons in San Diego has capped attendance at 125,000 and I hear tales of long hours camping out for some panels. That’s too much for me to leap into, clueless that I am.
Phoenix Comic Con looked more accessible – manageable crowds, less expensive. The PR showed pictures of superheroes and figures unknown to me. But Leonard Nimoy would be there. I lost my heart to Spock back in the 60’s and renewed my dedication with the 2009 reboot. So off I went.
Any doubts I had about whether this would be a congregation of Star Trek enthusiasts was dispelled by the program. I scheduled myself for panels.