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Suggestion for improving Destination Star Trek

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First of all, this topic is not mean to be bashing nor insulting in anyway towards the people behind the organisation. So, please do not post such things here, this is intended more as a suggestion topic so that certain things that where not good or that could be improved can be taken into the consideration by the organiser if he reads them.

 

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I will write down few things that come to my mind and i hope that others might also contribute in order that next DST is improved and even better so that everyone can enjoy even more in it.

 

1. Lack of the closing ceremony: after 3 days spend at the convention I felt rather bad when everything just suddenly stopped after Keating&Trineer talk. It would have been nice to wrap all 3 days of this event in some closing ceremony so that thank you and good bye was said in friendly manner.

 

2. Klingon zone: although as an idea is great it could have been more klingon no? today with all cad / cnc machines it shouldnt be hard nor expensive to cut some simple bathlet shapes from plywood and some other klingon items that are not too complex to do and with bit of paint and faux leather to make some cool props which would surely give lot of spice and flavour to overall look and joy of the visitors.

 

3. No more gongs: although it was sympathic and fun for brief period after a while it turned into really annoying thing especially since cause of it many guest talks where rudely interrupted.

 

4. More seating options for people who want to rest. For example on both party nights many people did want to see the performance but due to the small crowded space many have left to other side, klingon zone to sit down. especially when you take in consideration that majority of people spend entire day on their feet, walking around additional options to be able to sit and watch the show could be nice.

 

5. Perhaps band stage can be combined with talk stage b? As i wrote above small band stage didnt allow all visitors to see the performance in proper way and if placed on bit bigger stage many people could have used the seating area both to relax and see the performers.

 

6. Microphone issues: due to the several issues with microphones on stage B, we lost lot of time on few talks.

 

7. Lighting issues, in the beginning, for opening ceremony and first talks on saturday morning, the light was incredibly strong on main stage that guests couldnt even look at the audience which seems like such elementary mistake to do.

 

8. in photo area B photographers always called for people with gold or platinum tickets so that they have line privilege, however in area A noone called and when i showed my ticket package i was told to go back to wait in the line. Perhaps more coordination about this could be done.

 

9. Perhaps opening ceremony can be little bit longer and more rich with details, videos shown, some performance, more of the show event than just quick walk of guests with hi and bye.

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8. in photo area B photographers always called for people with gold or platinum tickets so that they have line privilege, however in area A noone called and when i showed my ticket package i was told to go back to wait in the line. Perhaps more coordination about this could be done.

 

What area A photo session was that? I'm asking because I did the calling for the preferred ticket types myself at both areas, and I thought I was at area A most of the time. :lol: I'm saying most of the time because at some points I was running like a madwoman between area A and B though, so it's possible you were missed there. If I did, I'm sorry. You may have noticed that I was the only German speaking person in the photo sessions and unfortunately cloning isn't legal, so at some points I should have been present in three places at the same time. Also Sunday I didn't call that regularly about the special tickets anymore because those attendees seemed to know the procedure then - come and find me or another staff member and we'd sort them in.

 

If the non-calling issue was on Friday and you had a Gold Ticket again I sincerely apologize. At that point area A hadn't been told about the exact front of the line priviledges of the Gold ticket. We had been told then only Platinum and VIPs go in front. We only learned by chance that Gold tickets go in front too when I picked that up at area B at some point Saturday morning. So yes, that was miscommunication issue there.

 

I had one person ask me during the weekend "do golds go in front?" during the time we had wrong info, and I mistakenly sent them back in line. Hopefully that wasn't you. I was the woman in brown (Friday) respectively blue walking down the lines.

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Sell autograph tickets instead of plastic tokens. Then it would be easier for us to keep track on the autographs. Karl Urban's auto was €45 but the assistant would not accept 3x€15 tokes.

 

Have more perks for gold/silver holders. At DSTL we got captains talks etc.Btw, what ever happened to the t-shirt the gold pass holders were supposed to get.

 

Merch - More to choose from pls. I woul have loved to get a tee and a lanyard or something but they only had men's tees and a plastic cup. Lame.

 

I loved Suzy Plakson's make-up show. That was fantastic. Have more of that pls. Vaugh Armstrong also did a cool show on stage. Wouldn't it be great if the actors invited actually got to act on stage? Jeffrey Combs does an amazing show "Nevermore". I got an opportunity to see it in las Vegas a few years back. I've also seen th Shakespear show, "Vic Fontain" etc Btw, I love the Tim Russ concert at the Fri night party. I didn't go to the Sat party.

 

Use English first, then native language. Not the other way around.

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@Queen_Sindel, yes it was on Friday but its ok. no need for apologise, i didnt loose anything and thankfully i had pleasure of chatting with some random people while waiting. i just wrote that so that for next convention organisers keep things in better order. :)

 

i agree, makeup show was amazing and im sure lot of guests would like to see more of things of such nature. also interesting are not only actor talks but talk from people behind the scene. it would be great to include talks with prop builders or designers, people who are behind the star trek and who helped create it. thats quite educational and fun as well.

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I would also like to see some video footage from TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT and the movies before the guest appear at the talks. It was nice at the opening ceremony, but the clips were to short, badly cut and the quality of the screening was not very good.

I also would like some 'cinema' where fans could non-stop watch episodes/movies, more merchandise and better food.

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I would imagine showing episodes or longer clips would be cost prohibitive as you'ld have to pay for the privilege.

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True. However, they did show very short clips during the opening ceremony. They were one scene and they ended abruptly. That could and should be improved.

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One thing I really liked was that everything was so open (esp. the autograph tables). For me there was no need for a VQS.

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There comes another thing to my mind:

 

Everyone knows the names of the guests. But the guests don't know ours of course.

So maybe these little "Hello, my name is..." signs would be nice for every visitor. The guests could adress us much easier and you won't have to spell your name for every personal autograph again and again. I guess that could extend the "we're one big family"-feeling I had in frankfurt even more.

Edited by Jumanji

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