Monday, July 18, 2016

Shore Leave 2016

So I got back from this year's Shore Leave convention and had an absolute blast. The highlight for me was getting to meet Michael Forest, the actor who played Apollo in the classic Star Trek episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?" and reprised the role in the Star Trek Continues episode "Pilgrim of Eternity" this past weekend at the Shore Leave 38 convention.

He was really great to talk to, very nice and patient with all the attention he was getting from everyone, and had some fun behind-the-scenes stories. I saw him Friday night when the crowds weren't there, and got an autograph on a pic of him as Apollo crying with regret at the very end of the episode (one of my favorite scenes in any Trek series).

There was a game room open for the duration of the con, of course, and to my surprise, my daughter actually got really into playing Warhammer 40k. They did a scenario called "King of the Hill", and she was really into it. Heaven help me; my daughter might be getting into minis. If only it wasn't Games Workshop...

Anyhoo, here are some pics of the con, including the gaming and a lot of excellent cosplay. Enjoy!

A presentation about restoring the TV model of the Enterprise for the Smithsonian


seaofstarsrpg said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. Some fun costumes there.

I really look forward to seeing the restored Enterprise model next time I visit the Smithsonian. It had been hidden away in the basement of the giftshop.

Bill said...

Looks like a very relaxed, enjoyable convention!