Trekkers gradually came to @america started at 12 PM. Lots of them used uniform, including me (for that, I have to thank my friend Admiral Berthold). During the preparation, I've met some friends and also took pictures here and there. We also have Vulcans and Klingon joined our gathering!!!
The atmosphere surrounding venue has changed. All screens in @america was playing Star Trek movies from the first until the last one, Star Trek: The Future Begins. Well, the venue itself proposed a Star Trek atmosphere. We joked that we have a warp core, while the truth is just big column in the middle of the auditorium.
When the show finally begun, one of my friend, Manto asked me to tweeted about the event using Indo Star Trek's Twitter account. So if you happen to watched the timeline of Indo Star Trek, it was me. At first, I also tweeted from my own account, but then my hands began to full, so I concentrated in Indo Star Trek only. The event was hosted by Bagus Priambodo from TV One, who also a Trekkers.
First part, IST was presenting the facts about Star Trek, lead by Mas Eri. This serial itself already have more than 700 episodes (from 5 series) and 11 movies. Such an achievement for a sci-fi story. The second part, the history about IST itself. IST has evolved several times, started with USS Batavia as the first community for Indonesian Trekkers. Lots of community emerged, both offline and online. Those communities united under one name, Indo Star Trek. Wow, what a journey!!!
Star Trek is way of life. Some Trekkers in the world live their life based on Star Trek philosophy. This was proofed by Ligwina Hananto, the famous financial planner from QM Financial. The Vulcan salute, "Live Long and Prosper" drove Ligwina to became a financial planner. According to her, Vulcan salute is possible to applied in our lives. Her mission, to make Indonesian middle-class stronger and can contribute to other, with managing their financial. She wrote a book called "Untuk Indonesia yang Kuat: 100 Langkah untuk Tidak Miskin". On her book, Ligwina quoted Star Trek's tagline, "To boldly go where no one has gone before". She also put Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, in her "Thank You" note.
Next part, games. There are 2 games here. First, what should I call it,,, Okay let's call this game, "Why we love Star Trek?". There were 3 scenes from Star Trek played. The point of this game was what is the message from the scene. As we know, Star Trek have lots of theme that related to our reality. It was interesting hear some opinions from audience about the message from the scene.
Second game, guess the character. One player came to the stage, wore bandana with picture attached to it. The player had no idea who is the character. This person must gathered the clue by asking the audience in front of them , who simply answered "yes" or "no". They only have 10 questions for the clue. This game is fun and lots of laugh. The biggest surprise came when Daniel, a 10-year-old Trekkies, guessed the character with 2 questions only!!! Whole auditorium erupted in cheers and laughter, with the biggest laugh came from his dad, Mas Bowo. I bet he was so proud because his son could answer the question.
By the end of the event, we have photo-hunting with professional model with Uhura costume. We also have snacks for the audience. In our own "Ten Forward", we talked and discussed to each other about Star Trek. The names we only knew online, finally we can meet face-to-face that day.
The event ended with photo session with all audience. We took pictures several times, because we can't get enough of blitz everywhere hehehe. The photo session ended, continued with Costume Day in Secret Recipe Pacific Place.
Basically, the Costume Day is fitting session for everyone who interested to have Star Trek uniform, and we invited the tailor for this purpose. While other were fitted, some members talked about the event. Glad that the event ran well and meet new friends.
See you at the next event!!!
PS. I will uploaded pictures from the event. But I need to collect pictures from my friends