From April 3 to 5, fans packed the Vancouver Convention Centre for Fan Expo. In addition to a massive vendors room and artists' alley, visitors got the opportunity to check out "sketch duels" between comic artists like Pia Guerra and Sara Richard, geeky improv shows, and Q&A sessions with celebrities like Carrie Fisher, Jennifer Morrison and William Shatner. And of course, there was lots of cosplay.Read More
Reading Kate Mulgrew’s forthcoming memoir, Born With Teeth, feels less like reading a book and more like connecting with a new friend.Read More
When I got back from my fourth GeekGirlCon, held this past weekend in Seattle, I couldn't help but feel a little lonely. While other Canadians were celebrating Thanksgiving, I was spending time with, in a way, my other family. The one that I've seen once a year for the last four years since the GGC started. My people.Read More
Bigotry may not have a place on the Enterprise's bridge in the 23rd century, but here in the 21st it apparently has a place on the official Star Trek Facebook page, where a small number of very loud fans have decided to repeatedly share sexist, racist, and homophobic comments. Here's why it's not OK to sit back and let that happen.Read More
Which series fares best? Hint: It's WAY cool.
A little over a year ago, with the help of a few other Trekkies I met through Tumblr, I took on a huge but super-fun project: running each and every live-action Star Trek episode—from The Original Series through Enterprise—through the Bechdel Test.Read More
Obeying all Star Fleet rules and regulations regarding proper cadet hygiene and dress.
The cosplay at Star Trek: Las Vegas seems to get more creative every year! Check out some of the coolest costumes from the world's largest Star Trek convention, held July 31 to August 3, 2014 at the Rio.Read More
Green Girl Gets a Voice: the True Life Story of the Actress, Director, and Pilot Behind Star Trek’s Slave Girl
It's not easy being green.
Go to a Star Trek convention today and you're sure to find at least a couple of fans dressed up like an Orion slave girl; that first "green girl" started it all. Serious Trek fans will know the Orion "animal woman" is only one incarnation of the character Vina, and she's played by Susan Oliver, an actress who is the subject of a new documentary directed by George Pappy, edited by Amy Glickman Brown.Read More
"Ma'am" will do in a pinch, but they prefer "captain."
Walking the floor at Star Trek: Las Vegas, the world's largest Star Trek convention, you can see the tradition of active female Trek fans is alive and well. This year's "Women in Trek Fandom" panel, hosted by Mary Czerwinski of DVD Geeks and Glue Guns and Phasers, was a chance to reflect on how far we've come and what still needs to happen to achieve equality in fandom, as well as in terms of on-screen representations and behind-the-camera roles.Read More