Exploring and celebrating the worlds of Star Trek.
Fandom - the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Nine Worlds Star Trek Track - its weekend-long mission to explore the future, to seek out new perspectives and new interpretations, to boldly go where no track has gone before.
Whether you were raised on a diet of jumja and leola root or you don’t know your bat’leth from your ahn-woon, there’s something in this track for you. From fun and games to discussions on the franchise, its fandom and its future, we’ll be celebrating the story that took us far beyond the stars.
Clear some space in your schedule, because you Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan’t miss this track!
Vid Long and Prosper - laid-back Star Trek fanvid fun - 8.00pm - 10.00pm, room 41
Join us for a relaxed evening's entertainment as Amy (such_heights) and Jenni (shinyjenni) present a selection of Star Trek fanvids from all corners of the franchise, from the sublime to the ridiculous(ly fun)! Vids will run 8.30 - 9.30, with space for socialising either side.
Amy (such_heights), Jenni (shinyjenni)
Star Trek Pictionary - 5.00pm - 6.15pm, Royal B
Silly shenanigans suitable for both hardcore fans and people who just know what Star Trek is. Come join us if you like fun!
Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations? Gender roles and queer identities in Star Trek - 6.45pm - 8.00pm, Royal B
A 101-level panel giving an overview of questions around gender roles and queer identities in Star Trek stories. How are women in Star Trek portrayed and perceived? How much is the futuristic society of Star Trek influenced by contemporary mainstream understandings of gender? Are there actually queer characters in Star Trek, or just Very Special Episodes? How are fans sharing their own ideas about gender and sexuality in the Star Trek future?
Cleo, Amy (such_heights), Neth Dugan, Viktoriya
We Are And Always Will Be: Star Trek Fans and Fandom - 10.00am - 11.15am, Royal B
What does it mean to be a Star Trek fan? How has being a fan of Star Trek changed over the years? Our panel of fans talk about their own experiences in fandom, Star Trek's rich fannish history, and the impact that Star Trek fandom has had on the wider world.
Natalie Wilkinson, Monty (glitteratiglue), John Allen, Llin
The Prime Directive: A Star Trek Crew on Trial - 3.15pm - 4.45pm (with LARP, room 40)
Your presence is required for the Starfleet Court Martial of a Starship crew. Together, the witnesses will use the holodeck to reconstruct the events that led them here.
What happened on the planet? Who violated the prime directive? Was there a mutiny? Where are the missing scientists? Or did something else happen entirely?
This is a game which uses collaborative improvisation to tell a story of the conflicts experienced by a Star Trek crew on a mission. No particular knowledge of Star Trek universe is required. Players will create their own characters and interrelationships, in a short workshop during the game.
Rei Hampden-Turner and Hanbury Hampden-Turner
Star Trek: The Expanded Universe - an exploration of Star Trek tie-in media - 6.45pm - 8.00pm, Royal B
Journalist Ed Fortune talks to bestselling tie-in authors Una McCormack and James Swallow about their work, the worlds beyond the televised adventures and how tie-ins add to the tapestry of the Star Trek universe.
Ed Fortune, Una McCormack, James Swallow
All These Worlds Are Yours: Star Trek worldbuilding - 11.45am - 1.00pm
Star Trek gives us grand political experiments, galaxy-spanning empires, romances and revolutions. This panel looks at the cracks in between the big ideas. What's a credit chip and how does everyone do without money? With telepaths around, how do you keep a secret? What do they have for breakfast at the Academy? And how many public toilets does the Enterprise need, anyway? Join us for these and other such momentous questions.
Iona Sharma, Katie Rathfelder, LM Myles, Una McCormack
The Future of Star Trek: where is the franchise boldly going next? - 1.30pm - 2.45pm
Since Star Trek began in 1966, it has grown and changed to reflect - and often challenge - the priorities and values of the world around it. With the latest movie incarnation both wildly popular and controversial with fans, and the expanded universe exploring new territory, what's next for Star Trek? Our panellists speculate on the possibilities.
Val Nolan, John Allen, Iona Sharma, Llin