Celebrating 50 Years of Women in Star Trek:
Javits Center, September 2016

Check out the full video of the Women in Star Trek panel that I moderated at Mission: NY in association with ReedPop and CBS. Panelists: Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Terry Farrell (Lt. Jadzia Dax, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Over 25,000 views & counting!

Onstage at Star Trek: Las Vegas in August 2016 with Kate Mulgrew (Left; Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black) and Dr. Kayla Iacovino (right; TrekMovie.com)

Onstage at Star Trek: Las Vegas in August 2016 with Kate Mulgrew (Left; Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black) and Dr. Kayla Iacovino (right; TrekMovie.com)

What made me get on stage and talk nerdy?

Honestly, it all started when I was seven years old and watched Star Trek: The Next Generation for the first time! Then, in 2011 after seeing Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe, Star Wars: Clone Wars) on a women in Trek panel at Star Trek: Las Vegas, I knew I wanted to be up there, sharing my thoughts and experiences. When Ashley left the panel due to her increasing busy schedule, moderator Mary Czerwinski asked me to join. The rest is history! We've taken the Women in Star Trek panel from the secondary stage to the main theater at Star Trek: Las Vegas, an annual 6,000-Trekkie event, where we are the only all-female panel at this five-day convention. I am proud to continue to be part of and support these types of panels across the U.S. I have also hosted variations of this panel in New Jersey, New York, and Maryland. 

For full details of past panels as well as upcoming appearances, visit my blog, Shoes & Starships. For everyday thoughts and too many cat photos, follow me on Twitter and Instagram (links below).