1975: Second British Star Trek Convention

One year later, the Elsons ran a second Leicester convention in the larger Leicester Centre Hotel. Guests Gorge Takei and Walter Koenig both had to drop out at short notice and James Doohan filled in for them.

About 500 fans attended, including one American, Alan White – although Trek cons were established in the USA, this happened to be his first. The Empath, one of the three”banned” episodes, was shown. The convention also featured a Galactic Fashion Show, with costumes designed by Helen McCarthy and modelled by a number of fan volunteers, and jewellery by Barbara Kitson.

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