Traveling to a Star Trek convention can be very expensive especially if you are on a tight budget. But if you are a real fan this shouldn’t stop you because this might be an opportunity of a life time to see the movie stars and to hang out with other fans just like you.
We have collected for you 5 tips for saving money while attending a Star Trek convention that will inspire you to go and have a time of your life.
1. Book Hotel Rooms with a Discount Code
Do hotels have coupons? They sure do! You almost always book hotels online these days, and the checkout page will almost always have a little section to enter a coupon code. Hotels.com definitely does, you can check out some of their current promotions here: . You will find a great selection of excellent accommodations in the Vegas area to suit any budget. If you’re from the U.S., then you might want to try here.
A lot of people try to save money and don’t want to stay in Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino where the convention takes place. This is a big mistake! The amount of money you will spend on taxis to go to and from Rio Hotel will be enormous! Instead book your hotel room with the discount code from Creation Entertainment – the organizers of STLV. Usually you can get reduces rates for a hotel room at the end of the preceding year. Book early …
Exciting News For Fans of Good Storytelling
We are pretty excited about this news. More excited than a Shirtpunch coupon coinciding with a Star Trek bundle. According to Variety.com, Bryan Fuller has been named the showrunner for the new Star Trek series. This has us excited for a number of reasons. For one, he’s a great TV writer, and he understands genre fiction very well. Secondly: he has written for Star Trek before.
The Great Writing of Bryan Fuller:
You may not know it, but your television viewing habits have been influenced by Fuller’s great writing over the past ten years. Remember in season 1 of Heroes when everyone thought it was one of the greatest shows of all time? Fuller was a part of that. He personally wrote “Company Man”, a heartbreaking tale where the Horn-Rimmed Glasses man has his memory erased of his daughter to protect her from his bosses. The episode was named by TVguide as one of the 100 greatest episodes of all time.
Different writers on tv shows will usually be the ‘voice’ of a particular character. In Fuller’s situation he was the voice of “Claire”, the invincible cheerleader. Many fans and critics felt that her character (one of the most popular on the show) failed to grow after season 1.
Fuller left after season 1 to launch “Pushing Daisies“. If you haven’t seen Pushing Daisies, you likely know someone who has and glares at you each time you say you haven’t seen …
Remember how agonizing it was for us Star Trek: TNG fans to wait from May until September for new episodes to appear? Sure, you could watch Tasha Yar die in reruns forever and ever, but seeing brand new stories was something to get excited about.
Well, it’s been 10 years since Star Trek went off the air. I managed to stick with Enterprise more out of habit than anything else. I was actually one of the people that was glad when it was put down: it felt like an old dog that you loved, but it was getting sick and it was for the best of everyone if we just put it down for a while.
Now that time has passed, my appetite for a new Star Trek series is growing. And really, it’s a little insane that Star Trek isn’t on the air right now: special effects are a lot better and cheaper than they were twenty years ago. Television is much more open to serialized television and character arcs, something that Star Trek struggled with as it built a universe while telling standalone stories. And the general public is much more accepting of strange science-fictional ideas than it ever has been. One look at our smartphone/google glass culture and you realize that Star Trek fans aren’t the ostracized nerds they once were.
There are bigger questions that need to be answered before this Star Trek thing happens. That’s for a later post. For now I wanted to talk …