|Lego R2-D2 wearing Star Trek Redshirt|
Artoo wasn't the only cosplayer there:
|R2-D2 with Star Trek Cosplay|
|Borg with Artoo Red Shirt|
Marina was really funny. She saw R2 in his red shirt and whipped out her phone... a Blackberry... asking if she could tweet a picture. There was lots of tapping and phone wrangling, but finally she held it out to take a picture... Whoops, another one... And another. Finally she apparently has a picture and taps a bunch more (all the while insisting she loves her Blackberry). Viola, she announces that she's done it and posted the pix to twitter.
Curious about this 5 minute picture taking of course I check twitter when we move on:
The universes collide!!!! R2D2 in a starfleet shirt!!!Hilarious, all that and no photo :)
— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) December 14, 2014
Later in the day the talent had no visitors, so we went back and let her know about the faux pas. It didn't take as long this time:
OK OK I know I'm dumb. Here's the pic of R2D2 pic.twitter.com/PPiGFOHRoTI know she likes that phone, but maybe she wants one with a better camera, just sayin'. Anyway, thanks a ton to Marina for providing us with such a fun story and memories.
— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) December 15, 2014
Another hilarious bit was when the talent first arrived. Apparently they had been told to bring photos, but Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes apparently hadn't been listening. Marina was like "men". Brent was griping and grouching, digging around his bag and pulled out the only shot he could find, all bent and torn, turning around and asking the fans if they'd buy that. (Someone did scrounge up some stills for them eventually.)
In short, we had as much fun as Lara predicted, and he was better received than I expected, considering that we had the wrong genre. I guess we're all just geeks.
|L3-G0 (in costume) saying hi to famous people|