Well, I attended the convention this weekend. Let me just start by saying that some people just shouldn't wear tight-fitting Lycra ST uniforms. And if you're going to wear prosthetics (Vulcan ears, Klingon forehead), then the color should approximate your own skin color or should be blended with makeup. That is all.
Sorry, aimeee, no pictures! But we had fun. The day we went (Saturday) was devoted to Classic Trek. As we were walking in, we passed Nichelle Nichols (Uhura). She looked beautiful. We just smiled and weren't going to say anything, but she smiled very warmly and said "hello" so we said hello back. Very gracious. We missed her Q & A which had been earlier. There was also a joint panel with some bit players, like Lee Meriwether and Lesley Parrish, who was in "Who Mourns for Adonis?"; and the usual assortment of musical tributes and blooper reels.
The big highlight of that day was a rare joint appearance with Shatner and Nimoy. The format was VERY loose and they basically just clowned around and took a few audience questions and told some funny anecdotes and insulted each other for 90 minutes. Clearly they are good friends. Bill Shatner brought his daughter Elizabeth, who apparently just redesigned his website, so she got on stage and pimped the website for about 10 minutes.
Nimoy was just very loose and relaxed. Shatner, I swear to God, was drunk. Or just very goofy. He was really hyper and when he laughed, his entire face would turn bright red. They told some of the same stories that were in each of their books. Shatner kept referring to the Sea-Tac airport as "the Ticky-Tac airport" and to Pike Place market (Seattle's renowned Farmers' Market) as
"Pike's Peak." Someone mentioned that James Doohan (Scotty) was in the hospital recovering from pneumonia and neither of them seemed to know much about it.
Creation Entertainment is having a "Grand Slam" ST convention at the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton in August. There are going to be a LOT of ST actors there, and of course, they have the shuttlecraft Sim ride, the museum and Quark's Bar there already. Could be fun! Last time I was there, someone was having a ST wedding--with all the guest in costume. It was wild.
ocankhe and Zhakrin, you may be right about Enterprise getting better as it goes along. I hope so--it's the only thing that's keeping me watching.