The Making of the Trek Conventions



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ISBN-10: 0385131127
ISBN-13: 978-0385131124
Paperback Page Count: 252
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A fascinating and funny behind-the-scenes account of the “Star Trek” conventions with 32 pages of never-before-seen photos, underground cartoons, the daily programs, and trivia contests.

Here it is – the story behind the “Star Trek” conventions. All the beloved bedlam and cherished chaos, presented in living black and blue.

A fascinating and funny account of the adventures and misadventures of the group that “started it all” with the very first “Star Trek” convention in 1972, written by Joan Winston, who was there from the beginning. Race along with her and “The Committee” from catastrophe to calamity and back again:

Try to get Leonard Nimoy out of the hotel and William Shatner in – past thousands of clamoring fans. How Nicelle Nichols made Joan cry. The Saturday night riot. Jimmy Doohan gives Security cardiac arrest. “Losing” George Takei, finding him, losing him … The Roddenberry Serenade. Creative wheelchair wrapping. Why it took three fans to bring DeForest Kelly one quart of orange juice…

In addition to the frantic behind-the-scenes fun, try your skill on the trivia quizzes, check the pocket programs, and actually feel you are there with Joan and The Committee – cruising at warp speed through a “happening” whose motto seems to be, “May the Great Bird of the Galaxy come and rest upon your planet…”

Joan Winston has worked for CBS and ABC, but she is best known to the public as one of the most enthusiastic and energetic “Star Trek” fans in the world. She is the coauthor of the best-selling Star Trek Lives! And she is known far and wide as one of “The Committee”