Viva Las Vegas!
San Antonio reached an unheard of 105 degrees, so the husband and I decided to find someplace even hotter to spend a few days. You know, to make San Antonio seem downright tolerable.
Or maybe it was the 30th anniversary of Star Trek TNG and we bought tickets months in advance to the big Star Trek convention?
Either way, Vegas in August is hot, y’all. Do not go outside. You may spontaneously combust.
Luckily, there was not much venturing outside for us as we stayed at the Rio, where the massive Trek party was held. That’s right, 5 days of insane introvert fun! We met no people and made no new friends, despite the fact that we spent 5 days with thousands of likeminded people! Introvert mission accomplished!
5 days of Trek is … a lot of Trek. The casual fan may wonder, what can you possibly do for 5 days?
Well, there’s panels! Panels with TOS actors. And with TNG actors. And with DS9 actors. And with Voyager actors. And with Enterprise actors. And with Discovery actors. And with the movie actors. And with the NEW movie actors. And with writers.
So … that’s a lot of panels.
And then there’s the autographs! Which means lots of waiting in line for autographs.
And then there’s the photo ops! Which means lots of waiting in line for photo ops.
And then there’s all the people that are dressed up! Which means a lot of people watching.
And then there’s the vendors room! With that one toy you wanted when you were a kid but couldn’t afford because, well, you were a kid. Still in the package, even.
And then there’s the trivia challenges and auctions and tv and movie prop displays.
It’s a little hard to believe, but … we didn’t even do all the things. Turns out maybe 5 days isn’t quite enough, after all.