We recently returned from the 56 Year Mission Event at Bally's, and while I think we can all agree that it was certainly different this year due to the change in venue, one thing that didn't change was the amazing time that we had seeing everyone in person and sharing our passion for one of Star Trek's most beloved alien pets.
Here's a look back at a few of our favorite moments from the Vendor's Room:
Dad was able to join us at a convention for the first time since 2019. We had a blast spending time with him and marveling at his skill demonstrating Tribbles.
I met the Gorn! Those of you who have been following us for a bit know what a huge fan I am of the Gorn. Bobby Clark is an incredible human. Whoever said not to meet your heroes clearly hasn't hung out with the Gorn.
Jay is our Tribble grooming specialist. He keeps our fuzzy friends looking their best when they meet folks at conventions. This is a new hairstyle he developed at the 56 Year Mission. He called it The Rose.
Even salt vampires are pleased to make the acquaintance
of the Tribbles. Don't worry, we had plenty of salt tablets to keep everyone at our booth out of harm's way.
We've discovered what type of pet Thanos would have if he were a Lower Decks admiral. Special thanks to Dan Davidson of the Trek Geeks for helping us sort that out.
Excuse me, do you mind stopping that trilling noise? Good thing the Tribbles can't make the gesture that follows in the movie.
More Gorns! We bumped into an incredibly rare Uni-Gorn.
First contact has been made! This photo is paired with the next. These two walked around together all day long. Even their mannerisms were spot on.