Liz Ho is an actor by day, Trek lover by night. Originally from a very yuppy suburb near San Francisco, Elizabeth now calls Los Angeles home. She loves Hello Kitty, pandas and food. You can get a glimpse into her thinking at her blog “The Positive Experiment”. You can also watch her on TV recurring guest star Rhonda Cheng on ABC Family’s newest show “Melissa & Joey”. Liz also appears in the INTERPRETATIONS commissioned short “Good Shot” by Offender David.
The Vegas Star Trek Convention 2010: the final frontier. These are the voyages of Liz Ho. Her weekend mission: to explore strange new venues, to seek out new costumes and new vendors, to boldly go where she has never gone before.
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I am a Star Trek fan. I have been since I was a kid. My parents were pretty strict about what we could and could not watch on T.V. My father, a closet trekkie (or trekker, I embrace both), deemed Star Trek appropriate for us to watch, something about how it was a scientific show (nice excuse, dad). So, on the weekends and during our school vacations, my sister and I used to sit up late at night with our bowls of ramen and watch re-runs of TNG (Star Trek: The Next Generation) until the wee-hours of the morning. There was something so magical about each episode. Who knew what was going to happen next to the Enterprise and her crew? The storytelling ignited my imagination. I just couldn’t get enough. Thus that summer, a trekkie was born.
Anyways, a couple of months ago, my friends and I decided that we should go to the 2010 Star Trek Convention in Vegas. I had never been to a Trek convention before and I was excited. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Sir Patrick Stewart, and more were supposed to be speakers this year. Fast forward to around midnight last weekend: I found myself in my car with my boyfriend, making the trek (haha, I’m so funny) to Vegas for my first Trek convention. The convention this year was held at the Hilton. Now, the Hilton was the hub of all things Trek for years. It was the home to the now defunct Star Trek: The Experience and all the previous Star Trek Conventions. Walking through the lobby from the garage, we were greeted by two Vulcans in full costume from the original series, a Klingon from TNG, and a kid dressed as kid Spock from the 2009 Star Trek movie. I hadn’t even set foot inside the convention and already it was awesome. Read more...