I've been a Star Trek fan since TOS was broadcast on TV. I went to a Star Trek con around 79 and it scared me away from Trekkie gatherings for several years. I tried another ST con around almost 10 years later (went with reinforcements, I mean friends). There was still some weird people but a lot of good ones. I joined a Star Trek fanclub and started calling myself a Trekker. Nowadays, I do Star Trek with my family. We watch episodes and movies together, share a family membership in the fanclub and my daughter plays Star Trek Online with me. This Halloween for the first time in my life, I dressed up as a ST character, Spock. Received a lot of compliments on my outfit. So I'm having a good time getting my ST geek on. Just wish I'd jumped in deeper sooner.