Trinette Kern

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Name: Trinette Kern
Fandoms: Star Trek TOS
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Trinette Kern is a Star Trek: TOS fan, filker, fanzine publisher and writer. She was the founder of the press Skylarking Digest Press. She edited and published the first two issues of Off the Beaten Trek before having a falling out with the backers of the fanzine. (See the personal statement under issue #3 on Off the Beaten Trek page). She then formed a new publishing venture with her assistant editor Carol Mularski and together they published New Beginnings.

Trinette was a panelist at Mos Eastly Con.

cover of her popular novel, "The Climb"

From a 1977 Bio

Trinette has been a fan since Star Trek first came on but was introduced to fandom at her first convention, '75 in Pittsburgh. Diane Steiner was her first contact with other fans.

Currently, Trinette belongs to the Kraith Circle. She has published or been in Off the Beaten Trek, Mission: Highly Unlikely, and The Climb, a ST novel which will be professionally published. Trinette has also taught a Star Trek philosophy course at Chatham College, was the Kaytaytikh at the last New York Con Affirmation [1], and was a special guest on a ST hour radio program in Latrobe, PA October 22, 1976, and claims to be the craziest Trek fan in Pittsburgh. [2]

Zine Contributions


  1. ^ It is unknown if this "New York Con" was one of the Schuster Star Trek Conventions or the last Star Trek Lives! con.
  2. ^ from Who's Who in Star Trek Fandom