DraftTrek

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Star Trek Convention
Name: DraftTrek
Dates: September 19, 1985
Frequency: once
Location: North Druid Hills Cinema and Drafthouse, Atlanta, Georgia
Type: fan run gathering
Focus: Star Trek: TOS
Organization:
Founder: Tim Farley and Randall Landers?
Founding Date:
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DraftTrek was a Star Trek mini-convention. The guest of honor was David Gerrold. He was, by description of the sponsors, the "only bright spot in what would later be termed as a 'financial disaster' by its sponsors."

There is transcript of the interview of David Gerrold done by Tim Farley and Randall Landers in the third issue of Power of Speech.

An excerpt of the interview in which Gerrold takes on K/S, saying there are far bigger issues in the world, like AIDS, starvation in Africa and a blood donor shortage, and that he doesn't consider K/S fans real Star Trek fans:

I think they are fat ladies with a sexual dysfunction.... I can't understand why I'm controversial. I always tell the truth... One of the truths I've been telling lately is that Kirk and Spock are not lovers... they're not even boyfriends. They're just good friends. This has offended a whole subculture that is convinced they are... I was at a convention in Milwaukee a few weeks ago. This lady comes up to me with this stuff, and after a thirty minute discussion, I finally said, 'Stop! We're arguing over whether or not two fictitious characters are getting their hands in each others' pants... Ten or fifteen years ago when fandom was first getting started, I couldn't understand why people were saying such mean things about me. They'd say, 'You're not a a nice person.' And I'd say, 'Yes, I am.' And they'd say, 'No, you're not!' After a few years, it began to sink in. You know, maybe they know something I don't? Maybe I'm not a nice person. And since I've begun telling everyone, 'I'm not a nice person,' my life has been a lot easier.'" [1]

References

  1. also see Sensor Readings #1, published in 1984