Say what you will about Eric Watts, between the www.trektrak.com page and the yahoo groups, he kept us Trek fans abreast of what was being planned.
He often sought out ideas and volunteers from us who supported the track.
We're about a week away from June and the new Trek Track site http://trektrack.dragoncon.org/ has absolutely NO information regarding programming or even the Ms. Star Trek Universe pageant Dragon*Con so heartily endorsed earlier this year. Not only are most of the links empty but the list of guest stars is incomplete. It’s as if whoever monitors and/or updates the website doesn’t know how to create additional pages.
By March of last year Eric had already lined a few contestants for the Ms. Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant. As a first time contestant I was able to find out about what was expected in regards to pageant events thereby having PLENTY of time to prepare costume and/or talent.
By April, tentative programming was listed.
And by June, some panels were also listed to include invites being sent out to some of us attendees to participate.
In no way will I feel slighted if I don’t participate in programming.
However, I WILL be slighted if information doesn’t start coming down the pike soon so ALL of us can appropriately plan and/or request participation, i.e. the Pageant.
I understand (even if I don’t agree) with this need to separate Trek Track from TrekTrak.
I get it.
What I don’t get is why is it taking so long to get info out to the hoi polloi.
The fears that were somewhat alleviated when Garrett Wang was announced as the new director and the interview given by D*C Director ensuring us that Trek Track will be better than ever are starting to resurface.
No, Trek Track isn’t the only place to hunker down at D*C. I enjoy many of the other activities. However as a true Trekkie, I do expect a level of professionalism and entertainment during the Star Trek portion of the ‘con and I don’t feel it’s unreasonable to expect great things of Trek Track.