I attended the first 5 annual conventions to bring back Star Trek in the 1970s; mindblowing,
at the Grand Hyatt on 42nd Street and Lexington Ave (or its predecessor, the Commodore).
3 days of concurrent Star Trek 10AM to 2AM.
There were 1OOOs of us.
I was there.
I hope that we met.
I was very surprized when I ran into a guy there
with whom I had closely worked, in the 196Os.
I would be surprised if we weren't at some point in the same room at the same time.
Those conventions blew my mind.
The creativity of the attenders blew my mind
qua their costumes, and their artwork on the walls, scuptured Spocks and Kirks.
Remember all the dioramas of the Enterprise Bridge made by the attenders (many teenagers)?
The functioning fasers and communicators ?
Did u c the holografy
that was shown at one of them? Mindblowing.
At one of them, an Italian restauranteur (was it the nearby "Spaghetti Factory")
who offered a free meal to everyone when the convention closed for the day, at 2 AM??
I remember that some guys scupted from wood a huge model
of a Romulan War Bird, about 15 or 2O feet long n painte it
colorfully n accurately. At the end of its serpentine neck,
was its Bridge. U cud look in the front window and see
models of little Romulans and the flashing colored lights
of their computers.
Thay were from Ohio, and thay imported it to NY on a truck.
Thay did a beautiful job; obviously a lot of work.