Saturday a friend and I drove up to Novi, Michigan for the spring Motor City Comic Con. This is always my favorite convention of the year. A there seemed to be more media guests than ever this year.
Disclaimer: I’m wearing heels in these photos, making me about 6’2″ at least. Some of the actors aren’t quite as short as they appear.
Robin Curtis, who played Lt. Saavik in the Star Trek movies 3 & 4 as well as a couple episodes of Star Trek: TNG, was the first guest we stopped and talked to. She was incredibly sweet and fun. We talked at length about dating and relationships. She acted as if we had known each other for years!
Here she is, looking as great as ever:
Dominic Keating (Lt. Malcolm Reed from Star Trek: Enterprise) was at the next booth. The British accent in addition to his flirting made for my highlight of the day. 😉
Dominic and I:
Imdb.com lists him as 5’9″… ?
Next was Connor Trinneer (from Star Trek: Enterprise as Cmdr. Trip Tucker and recurring role on Stargate: Atlantis). He may be standing on his toes for this one:
And Alan Ruck from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and many other great shows:
And speaking of flirts, Robert Picardo (The Doctor from Star Trek: Voyager and Woolsey from Stargate: SG1 and Atlantis) asked if he could put his arm around me as my friend was taking our picture. I said, of course. He asks, “You are over 18, right?” And I say (with a laugh), “Yes, I’m 30.” He says, “Well then!” And proceeds to hold me thus:
Ethan Phillips (Neelix from Star Trek: Voyager) jokingly asked an inappropriate question. And moving right along…
Jonathan Frakes (Commander Will Riker from Star Trek: TNG) had the longest line, by far. All day. Here’s another of my childhood icons. I was extremely excited to meet him. I talked briefly with him about what his upcoming projects were. He mentioned some pilots that he’s working on.
Unfortunately, this one came out blurry:
Also in attendance, but were charging for photographs with them:
Louis Gossett, Jr:
Tony Burton from the Rocky movies:
Corin (“Corky”) Nemec (most recently on Stargate: SG-1) was constantly talking on his phone. Though we did go up and meet him:
Eddie Deezen from Grease:
Major Victory from Who Wants to Be a Superhero?
Feedback from Who Wants to Be a Superhero?
Fat Momma from Who Wants to Be a Superhero?
And a few more guests that we didn’t get around to meeting:
Michael Gross from Family Ties:
Richard Anderson from The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman:
And the epitome of geekdom… Fans dressed up as different Star Wars characters did a little march around the room:
Replica Star Wars displays:
All in all, it was a very fun day. Just extremely long and tiring, since we drove there and back in one day. Over eight hours total of driving.