RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 147,677
Posts: 5,840,057
Members: 26,171
Currently online: 421
Newest member: SGCombs

TrekToday headlines

Perth Mint Voyager Coins
By: T'Bonz on Sep 1

Face Off To Feature Trek Makeup
By: T'Bonz on Sep 1

Pegg Omaze Video Features Outtakes
By: T'Bonz on Sep 1

Vulcan Ale – The Genesis Effect
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Shatner Writing Book About Friendship With Nimoy
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Nimoy Documentary ON COPD In Progress
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Three New Star Trek Beyond Set Shots
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Retro Review: Elogium
By: Michelle Erica Green on Aug 28

Trek Swype Keyboard
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Meaney In Talks For McGuinness Role
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Site Forums > TrekToday News Items

TrekToday News Items Discussion of TrekToday news items

 
 
Thread Tools
Old December 4 2008, 03:24 AM   #1
TrekToday
Rear Admiral
 
Rod Roddenberry Reaches Out to Disappointed Convention Fans

Gene "Rod" Roddenberry Jr. sent a special video and goodies for fans of the cancelled Starbase Indy convention.

As reported by the Martinsville Reporter-Times, when Florida-based Vulkon cancelled the Thanksgiving weekend Starbase Indy convention, some fans were out-of-luck due to non-refundable airline tickets. They decided to hold their own convention, and word of it got back to Rod Roddenberry who decided to do something for them.

Roddenberry.com columnist Dennis Rayburn saw an article regarding the cancellation and showed it to Roddenberry. Roddenberry prepared an eighteen-minute video the day after Thanksgiving for the convention that included a tour of his late father's Los Angeles home office with the various mementoes and awards that Roddenberry Sr. received over the years. "Congratulations," said Roddenberry Jr. "You came together to put on this convention. You guys did an amazing thing after a lot of you felt stranded and abandoned. These events when off the cuff and loosely organized are special to people."

Roddenberry Jr. also donated a "Great Bird of the Galaxy" painting to be auctioned off at the event, which sold for four hundred dollars. He also sent "goodie bags" for the almost two hundred in attendance. The bags contained a button, lapel pin and a patch.

To read more, head to the article located here.

TrekToday is offline  
Old December 4 2008, 04:19 AM   #2
Data Holmes
Admiral
 
Data Holmes's Avatar
 
Location: North of the Mesa, drifting on the wind.
Re: Rod Roddenberry Reaches Out to Disappointed Convention Fans

You know, it's nice to see that GR's son respects the trek fans... He's a good guy.
__________________
Not all who wonder, are lost.
Data Holmes is offline  
Old December 4 2008, 04:22 AM   #3
ancient
Vice Admiral
 
ancient's Avatar
 
Location: United States
Re: Rod Roddenberry Reaches Out to Disappointed Convention Fans

Yeah, that was nice of him.
__________________
----------------------------
Time Travel was and will be confusing
ancient is offline  
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.