Count Zero wrote:
I don't fall into any of your categories, SFRabid
. Never been to a convention and don't plan to, either. And yet, I've been a Trek fan all my life.
To answer the OP: When you think of yourself as a Trekkie, you're a Trekkie. To me, it's as simple as that. I don't need to see any credentials...
I have been a Trek fan since I was about 6 years old, I know the story, consider the characters as friends and frequently go on long marathon Binges of whatever flavor Trek I am in the mood for at the time. I have never been to a convention, and though I may go to one eventually it is not something I need to complete my life. I do not own a uniform, though I do own many books and scripts.
People need their titles though. Can't have self anointed royalty without them.