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Star Trek Lives! was an early and influential series of Star Trek conventions held in New York in 1972-1976. These cons were created by "a small group of die-hard fans" who felt displaced by the mainstream science fiction convention hosts and programming. The first convention was held January 21-23, 1972, at the Statler Hilton and featured guests Gene Roddenberry, Majel Barrett, Isaac Asimov, Hal Clement and D.C. Fontana. The convention also offered an art show, a costume call, NASA space displays (moon rocks and an astronaut suit), and a hospitality room. Episodes from the television show were screened from 16mm prints, including the original pilot The Cage and a blooper reel. Devra Langsam, a member of "The Committee", wrote about this con extensively in Star Trek Convention.

The phrase "Star Trek Lives!" was used on the flyers advertising the first convention in 1972 and was part of the Star Trek revival campaign undertaken by fans in the early 1970s.


Star Trek Lives! (convention). Fanlore. (n.d.).!_(convention). 

Star Trek Lives! Memory Alpha. (n.d.).!

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