Shore Leave #27 : 2017 Vendor Room Spectacular (part 2)

Originally released on July 16, 2017

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Jeff and Heather are back with part two of Shore Leave's 2017 Vendor Room Spectacular with Lew Halboth from FanSets and a return visit from Larry Nemecek!

STLV News Segment

  • Ticket availability and new Gold ticket auctions
  • New guest announcements
  • Daniel Stewart cancellation
  • Jonathan Frakes appearance changes
  • The Tricorder Transmissions 4th Anniversary Party update
  • STLV Name Badges

FanSets Segment

  • Lew talks about the history FanSets and how they've grown so quickly
  • New TNG 30th anniversary pin set announcement
  • New STLV 2017 Mr. Data Poker Chip pin design (now available for pre-order)
  • What else will FanSets have available at thier table this year?
  • Reflections on what sets the Star Trek convention community apart from other cons
  • Lew, Jeff and Heather talk Star Trek Discovery and the future of Trek fandom
  • Lew tells us about one of his favorite memories from STLV 2016

Larry Nemecek Segment

  • Larry' Landing Party at the Masquerade Bar
  • Social media's impact on the newcomer experience
  • The evolution of fandom and how the geeks have won
  • The media's coverage of fandom and how it's changed over the years
  • Portal 47 update
  • Con of Wrath update
  • 50th anniversary convention hangover and will the crowds be back to normal levels this year?
  • Clickbait articles about Discovery, do they help or hinder?

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Jeff Hulit
Managing Partner of The Tricorder Transmissions Network and Administrator of the Unofficial Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Facebook Group.
Jeff is a regular host on Shore Leave, DiscoTrek, The Original Mission, Drawing Trek, and Supplemental Logs.


Heather Barker
Managing Partner of The Tricorder Transmissions Network and Administrator of the Unofficial Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Facebook Group.
Heather is a regular host on Shore Leave, DiscoTrek and The Original Mission.
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Larry Nemecek
Author, actor, editor, consultant, interviewer, producer, and Star Trek archivist.

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Lew Halboth
Partner at FanSets, makers of Star Trek (and many more franchise) pins.

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