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Star Trek Autographs

I’m a big Star Trek fan, so when I heard that there were Star Trek conventions twice a year in Edmonton, I had to go. I went to four of them in total.

The first three were all held at the same place. The final one was downtown. At the first two, I got to see Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker) and Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf). I was able to get an autograph from Michael Dorn, and he signed my Klingon Dictionary. Jonathan Frakes didn’t sign any autographs at all. At one of those conventions, I bought this book:

This is one of my favourite Star Trek books. Although it’s now quite outdated, only up to the first season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, it’s still an amazing resource, and I’ve read every entry. I want to read it again, and I’ll probably pick up the most recent edition sometime. However, in the third convention I went to, Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) was the guest. And I took up my Star Trek Encyclopedia and got her autograph under her entry:

At my last convention, I was very happy to see one of the Canadian actors from the original series, James Doohan (Scotty). I was able to talk to him briefly, and he seemed like a wonderful man. I also got his autograph in The Star Trek Encyclopedia:

I think I was very lucky to have met James Doohan. Of all of the actors I got to meet, he’s the top one. Sure, Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis were great, too, but you just can’t beat the experience of meeting James Doohan.

Have you met any Star Trek actors? Leave a comment and let me know.

1 Event That Will Help You Expand Your Readership: Meet and Greet

One thing I enjoy doing is discovering new blogs, commenting, and helping them out. I love my supporters, and try to give back in several ways. Well, a meet and greet is a great way to meet other bloggers. I’ve done it this month on here, but how about checking out another one? And for those of you coming across my blog from this meet and greet, I say hello! Come and stay a while. I hope you’ll find something interesting here.

Dream Big, Dream Often

imagesWhat day is it??!!  Meet and Greet Day!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So don’t be selfish, hit the reblog button.
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags (i.e. reblogging, reblog, meet n greet, link party, etc.), it helps, trust me on this one.
  4. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new bloggers to follow.  This helps also, trust me.
  5. And if you leave a link and don’t follow me, how about ya show ole Danny some love?

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and meet n greet your butts off!

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1,000 Follower Celebration: Meet and Greet


I love milestones, and this is a big one. This blog has finally achieved 1,000 followers! So, I thought, what could I do for this occasion? Well, some other people have done something similar, one for a 500 follower milestone, and another who just does it to bring bloggers together.

Let’s have a good old meet and greet! It’s very simple, just leave a comment with a link to your blog (the main blog or a single post, it’s up to you) and say something brief about your blog or yourself if you like. If you have a book, tell us about it, too. I’d also like to ask you to do one other thing: share this post as much as you like and anywhere you like. Tell other bloggers you know about this post so they can also find some great blogs to follow.

I look forward to meeting some new bloggers and discovering more blogs!

Who Are You?

Sometimes I like to find out about my readers.  I get a lot of comments from a lot of regular readers, but what about those of you who lurk and don’t comment?  I’m really wondering about some of my more international readers, as well.

I’ve gone through the stats before, which countries are my top readers, and I’ve even gone through which countries have had only one visitor to this blog ever.  I think it’s time to look at them again.

Here are my top 10 countries of all time.  Out of 35,434 views, here they are:

  1. United States (21,043)
  2. Canada (3,544)
  3. Japan (2,978)
  4. United Kingdom (2,061)
  5. Australia (831)
  6. India (474)
  7. South Korea (291)
  8. Norway (291)
  9. New Zealand (244)
  10. Germany (238)

Now for the bottom countries, the one with only one visitor each.

  • Botswana
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bermuda
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Aruba
  • Mauritius
  • Bahrain
  • Tanzania
  • Laos
  • Bolivia
  • French Polynesia
  • Jamaica
  • Uruguay
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • Honduras
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia
  • Jersey

So, how about you?  Who are you?  Where are you from?  Are you a regular reader?  How long have you been coming here?  Let me know in the comments.  I’d love to hear from many people.