I was ridiculously excited about my first Star Trek convention yet was also very nervous as I was worried my nerves would get the better of me as I’m autistic and not usually good in crowds but I ended up having a fantastic weekend and it could not have gone any better and have nothing negative to say about DST
Jeri Ryan was the main guest I was looking forward too and she was fantastic all weekend with me and was so incredibly lovely. firstly when I got her autograph on Friday (made her a priority to get as thought Jeri would be incredibly busy on saturday & sunday) she had a lovely chat & thanked me for coming. Then on Saturday I had my photo with her and again she was incredibly lovely & then yesterday I attended her “Seven Of Nine” panel and normally I don’t ask questions at panels as I’m too nervous, but Jeri made me overcome my nerves & was able to ask a couple of questions about Voyager & Dracula 2000.
Other guests I enjoyed interacting with were the Discovery cast at panels, photo shoots & autographs with special mentions for Sonequa Martin-Green who was really fun, bubbly & really lovely both when I got her autograph & at the discovery panel, Jason Isaacs who did a brilliant solo panel on sunday, Mary Wiseman who was more than happy to chat to me about Tilly as she was leaving a panel to go back to signing autographs and Mary Chieffo & Ken Mitchell who were both very funny & entertaining, especially at their panel on Sunday which closed my weekend at DST. Had a lovely chat with Jayne Brook too & Doug Jones is a lovely guy
William Shatner was very funny & entertaining in his panel I attended, enjoyed the panel with Michael Dorn & Terry Farrell too. Alice Krige & Gates McFadden were lovely
was really lovely chatting to other Trek fans who couldn’t care less that I was autistic & treated me as just a Trek fan.
will be back for more. Don’t think it will be next year, but I’ll be there in 2020