The 10-Forward-Dinner in Hannover exists since January 1993 with participants between 15 to 30 people.
But on December 14th 2001 we had a new record: About 80 Trekkies joined the meeting and many of them in uniform.
The reason of course was our guest of honor Mark Allen Shepherd (Morn from DS9). Since he got to know a girl on a German convention and got married, he‘s living not far away in Bad Muender. Meanwhile they have got two little „Morns“. During this evening he was answering questions, e.g. how he got his role of Morn, than he sang a song (“Morn to be wild“ to the melody of „Born to be wild“ from Steppenwolf). Since a few years you can get a video to his song. You also could purchase pictures and autographs from him.
On this meeting he was telling more stories than on all other conventions together……This meeting happened about 9 years ago and I can‘t remember all the details.
For this event we made an advertising campaign by displaying flyers in comicbook stores, video stores , schools and universities.
In the 1990s we had from time to time something special during our 10-Forward-Dinner, e.g. the press was visiting us a few times and was quite disappointed that we didn‘t wear our Starfleet uniforms. SAT1(German TV station) was shooting and interviewing us for the broadcast „24 Stunden“. Some starguests were Dirk Bartholomae from „Star Trek Central Europe“ and Gerhard Raible from „TrekWorld Marketing“ as well as a few people from „Paramount Home Entertainment“ from Frankfurt.
Furthermore we had some visitors from other meetings like Goslar, Celle, Hildesheim, Cologne, Kassel Hamburg , Oldenburg and many more.
During the last years we are a hard core from 10 to 15 fans and a years ago we found a really nice non-smoking restaurant with good food and a huge parking lot nearby.
Sometimes we watch DVDs with a beamer and screen from Star Trek fan films like „Starship Exeter“ and „Der Apperatspott“. Ones we had a book review and a fleamarket. Lots of fun we had with the English version of „Who wants to be a Millionare“.
We meet each other always on the Friday after the 10th of a month (that‘s why it‘s called 10-Forward-Dinner) at 6 PM in the Restaurant “Ocean City” in the Gallerie Luise, opposite the main station. Parking opportunities are in the basement or behind the main station.
Contact: Andreas Kronemann, Phone 01 75 – 4 66 59 21, A.Kronemann@t-online.de
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What shall I say? Great organisation for over 60 Trekkies, great weather, great rides. And a great location to end this unique day. A BIG thanks to the organizers.
Underneath are a few impressions, and here they are in full resolution: https://www.flickr.com/photos/25975384@N05/with/20983824532/
Katja (size S) in Manfreds T-Shirt (size 4XL)
Stardate 201508.01: 10-Forward-Dinner on tour in Sarstedt-Giften. The Trekkies from Hildesheim invited us for their annual BBQ. It was great meeting them again at a great location with great food. Thanks again.
Here are some impressions of our meeting on December 12, 2014:
10-Forward on Tour in Hamburg at the “Weihnachts-Dinner 2014”.
Here’s a link sharing our visit with Mark Allen Shepherd: