Star Trek has turned a lot of people into writers over the years. I count myself as one of the converted. I grew up watching Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, and as a little kid I distinctly remember wanting to be Wesley Crusher (see...not everyone hated the character, and look how cool Wil Wheaton turned out to be?). My favorite tea became Earl Grey (hot). As I got older, my fan impulse morphed into an awareness that someone was writing these really cool stories that were both wildly imaginative and totally relevant to the world around us. Seemed like a cool way to make a living.
The Trek franchise has inspired and enabled the careers of multiple generations of writers, and it has one of the best fandoms in the history of...fandomage. Tomorrow (Monday Dec 10), contributors to all the Trek incarnations are marching with the fans at Paramount. The guild printed up some cool shirts for the occasion (pictured above). And if you're not in LA, or if you can't make it to the picket, StrikeSwag.com is selling a limited number of them with the proceeds going to the Support Fund.
The (non-inclusive) list of rumored attendees for tomorrow includes (this list is blatantly culled from TrekMovie.com): Ron Moore, Ira Steven Behr, Harlan Ellison, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman, Bradley Weddle, David Thompson, David Goodman, Chris Black, Bradley Thompson, David Gerrold, Ken Lazebnik, Jane Espenson, Mike Sussman, Anthony Montgomery, Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton, Walter Koenig, Armin Shimerman, Chase Masterson, Gary Graham and Vaughan Armstrong (with his band).
The check in spot is the Windsor Gate. The event runs from 11-3 on Monday at Paramount Pictures at 5555 Melrose in Hollywood.