When the Friday of the con rolled around, I took up an offered sleeper sofa in a hotel right across from the convention centre, and stayed with the First Officer of our ship, the USS Navras, and his fiance. We worked well into the night, finishing up things for our booth inside the convention hall, and getting the jump start on our prosthetics so all we'd have to do the next morning was add the makeup before heading out the door.
Once they were off, I finished my own makeup and made ready for my other appointments. Before the con even started, I had outfitted the Denobulan, a Klingon, a Vulcan, and a Bajoran with prosthetics! I had one more Bajoran to apply at the con itself, and ended up selling the backup nose that I had made extra and brought with me just in case, so hooray!
The con itself was absolutely fabulous. The USS Navras table was in a great location, and we were one of the busiest tables in the entire dealer's room! We had a great turnout of actual crew members, probably about 25 of us, and people were stopping by to see all the cool Trekkies and pick up business cards and info fliers. The Captain, First Officer, and myself were all interviewed by both D Magazine and Prop Freaks, and our resident Klingon got to sing his drinking song for the Prop Freaks camera!
I spent most of my day at the Navras table, hanging out with my shipmates and generally having a fantastic time. As such, I couldn't tell you how any of the panels went, how the guests were, or anything like that. But I can tell you that the dealer's room was fantastic, and that I bought a tribble and the Van Gogh painting of the exploding TARDIS.
Here are some more pics from the con!
After the con was over, the crew headed over to i Fratelli, where we had our anniversary crew dinner. The restaurant was packed, and the room we had reserved was in the back of the restaurant, so we definitely got some choice looks from the other patrons!
The Captain handed out commendations and promotions, and yours truly was awarded a promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade, and a Captain's commendation for being generally awesome. A good number of shiny new pips were handed out to the crew, and many of us received commendations and awards, so the room was full of celebratory vibes and good conversation.
So yeah, Sci-Fi Expo turned out to be pretty fantastic, and I'm really looking forward to more Trek shenanigans with the crew when Dallas ComiCon rolls around! Our Captain is trying to cook up something particularly awesome, since one of the special guests is going to be none other than Sir Patrick Stewart. :D What is it? You'll just have to wait and see!