Star Trek in Jersey!

Captain’s Log
Stardate: 08152010
Time: 10:30
Commander Adkins and I are on a diplomatic mission visiting the the Star Trek Convention in
Parsippany New Jersey. Unfortunately the transport has landed us in Morris Plains and according to the tricorder we’re 3.7 kilometers to the Hilton where the convention is held. There doesn’t seem to be another transport or shuttle so we’re setting out on foot. For some reason the New Jersey transit buses don’t seem to run on Sundays. FAIL.

Captain’s Log: Supplemental
Time: 10:45
The side walk has ended and we’re now venturing the true unknown wilds of New Jersey. According to our instruments we’re still on the right track but it’s looking like less of a stroll and more of a hike.

Captain’s Log: Supplemental
Time: 11:15
Still no sign of th
e Hilton but we’ve spotted a Wendy’s ahead. A slight course correction is in order! We need diet coke and chicken nuggets STAT!
Captain’s Log: Supplemental
Time: 11:30

After braving the walk across the Freeway on-ramp and almost walking into the Hampton Inn (which was cleverly disguised as the Hilton) we’ve FINALLY found the Hilton. It seriously look us an hour but we got here! The line isn’t bad and they haven’t opened the doors yet. We made it in plenty of time. It already looks like it will be fun day as the lobby is full of interesting characters. (more photos on facebook)

Captain’s Log: Supplemental
Time: Unknown
We’ve completely lost track of time! It’s the end of our day at the convention. There are many federation representatives here and lots of various species from other worlds. We encountered several Klingons (see below), some Borg, a Ferengi, and many Star Fleet personnel. Several celebrities in attendance spoke to the crowd and answered questions including 7 of 9 (Jeri Ryan), Martok (J.G. Hertzier), and Neelix (Ethan Phillips).

It was great! Tommy and I had SUCH a fun time and really got a chance to “nerd out”. I even competed in a Star Trek trivia competition and got down to the final 2 questions but sadly lost. It was a DS9 episode title questions that did me in. 😦 But it was still lots of fun. Oh- and I bought a vintage 1988 Thermos brand Star Trek TNG Lunch Box!!! I’m sure it will be all the rage in the officer’s mess. πŸ™‚

I think we need to go on more of these diplomatic missions in the future. Maybe the Las Vegas convention next year? Comic Con? Maybe we can get a big landing party together! That would be lots of fun!

Until then- this is Capt Mike signing off. llap

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