Star Trek Cosplay for Nevada SPCA
Every year, thousands of Star Trek fans descend upon Las Vegas for the biggest convention of the year. We come from all over and we spend our hard-earned dollars having fun and reconnecting with our Star Trek family.
We figured, why not try to do a little good for a local Las Vegas charity while we're out there!
It's simple: Dan and Bill from the Trek Geeks Podcast want to raise $1,000 for the Nevada SPCA--the largest no-kill animal shelter in the Las Vegas area--and if they can raise that amount, they'll show off their sexy legs at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention! They'll do it through cosplay, wearing the much maligned Skant uniform from Star Trek: The Next Generation's first season!
Saturday, August 5, 2017
The Official Star Trek 2017 Convention in Las Vegas
Rio All Suites Hotel
Las Vegas Nevada
There were several charities local to the Las Vegas area that were considered for this campaign. Both Bill and Dan are rescue dog lovers, with the four legged members of their families having come from similar facilities. They are both long time dog lovers and supporters of pet adoption, and that made selecting the Nevada SPCA quite easy.
Over the next couple of months, Dan and Bill will be having their uniforms made! The goal is to raise at least $1,000, but they certainly hope they can warp past that goal! (GoFundMe does charge fees for charity fund raising, so to net the $1,000 we need to raise a minimum of $1,100 +/-.)
Now this is the important part: ALL MONEY RAISED IN THIS FUNDRAISER GOES DIRECTLY TO THE NEVADA SPCA! Any funds you donate in this campaign goes straight to the NSPCA--it will not go to Trek Geeks first. You can donate to this with the full confidence of knowing your charitable contribution will go to where it's needed the most: taking care of the dogs, cats, and other adoptable animals at the NSPCA who are waiting to find their FUR-ever homes!
But wait, there's more! If you're at the Star Trek convention on Saturday, August 5th, Bill and Dan will donate $1 for the first 100 selfies people take with them in their skants and post to social media tagging Trek Geeks and the Nevada SPCA!
Please help and please share this campaign!
ABOUT THE NSPCA'S MISSION
The Nevada SPCA, a nonprofit organization, operates a no-kill animal sanctuary, promotes humane education, makes referrals for lower-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services, and challenges people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care.
We work to achieve our adoption goals by treating each animal as an individual, with a name instead of a number. We strive to match each rescued animal with people by personality and lifestyle in order to have the best chance to find a forever home.
We seek homes for the animals where they will be treated, cherished, and appreciated as members of the family. ( http://www.nevadaspca.org)
ABOUT TREK GEEKS
Trek Geeks is a casual discussion on Star Trek between two friends that have known each other for 20 years. Each week, Dan Davidson and Bill Smith will highlight various Star Trek topics covering The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise...as well as the new feature films and independently produced shows! In addition, they'll stump one another with trivia and have conversations with various contributors and celebrities throughout the Star Trek Universe. The Trek Geeks Podcast is new every Tuesday and available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and whereever podcasts are downloaded. ( http://trekgeeks.com)
Kali joined Dan and Susan’s family almost 9 years ago and was the first rescue dog for both of them. Named after one of their favorite rides at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Kali River Rapids, they were very excited to welcome her to their home. They already had one dog, a yellow lab named Fury, and they both felt it would be great for her to have a companion. Kali joined the family from a wonderful shelter called Almost Home Rescue of Maine. Although nervous at first when she arrived in Yarmouth, it was evident that she and Fury were going to get along just great, as this pic from their first night together shows!
As Fury was getting up there in age, Dan and Sue figured it would be a good idea to introduce a new pup into the family so Kali would have a friend when Fury crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Fury and Kali were very close and the idea of Kali being alone was unbearable to both of them. Arya, named for the feisty character from Game of Thrones (perfectly named) joined the family about 3 years ago (again from Almost Home Rescue of Maine) and was an instant hit with both Fury and Kali. Their idea kind of backfired though. Arya became just as attached to Fury as Kali was, so when Fury passed on, it was difficult for humans and dogs alike. But they have become inseparable and are the best of friends. Many people comment on how much they look alike and ask if they are actual blood sisters.