Jasika Nicole from Fringe was up next and more fans filed out, some likely getting in line for the TNG Full Cast photo, which cost $379 and had more takers than you would imagine. I am not a fan of her character, but she came across as such a sweet, earnest woman, I blame the writers for how poorly created of a character Astrid is.
The Star Trek Yes/No Trivia game allowed 29 people to take part in winning $200. They held three different games and the winner was allowed to stay and go against 28. Some super nerd won two rounds and earned $400. The second game was hysterical when the first question about the name of Capt. Janeway's dog knocked out 26 people.
James Marsters of Buffy fame and other genre shows got right into questions and seems really into interacting with the fans, unlike some guests. I've never seen him act as far as I recall, but his enthusiasm is so infectious I'd recommend seeing him at future conventions. He obviously enjoys acting and sharing stories.
Before the Star Trek: TNG and Enterprise in HD! panel they tested the equipment for the presentation, which ended up showing the Blu-ray material in reverse image, but the few words were easy enough to read. The Enterprise TV series footage looked great. The TNG two-part episode “Best of Both Worlds” is being edited together and sold as a separate release. It will also be shown in theaters.
The Grand Slam No Minimum Bid Auction was up next. Items were placed on stage for perusal. The auctioneer stated that the couple of TOS pictures signed by the whole cast usually went for $3000. If true, the winning bids were a steal at about half that price. When a signature of Jack Haley was on the docket, a woman near the front row claimed she was a huge fan of The Wizard of Oz. When given the chance to go first, she generated a huge laugh by starting the bidding at $10. A collection of shirts were auctioned together with the option of exchanging for another size if needed, but considering the size of some of those folks, I would want to make certain my size was included before bidding.