"When We Were Trekkies #6 - On the Rim of Starlight" By Joe Sikoryak
A continuing graphic memoir of five cosplayers in the early fan scene of the Seventies. Operating at peak performance, the boys prepare for two Star Trek Conventions in New York City within one month’s time. They expand their circle to include Francesca and Ani, a pair of popular cosplay stars. Jonny is smitten with one — and the other feels the need to mark her territory. Many prizes are won, including free tickets to a talk show taping with everyone’s hero, William Shatner. So why is Jonny feeling more competitive than ever?
When We Were Trekkies is created by Joe Sikoryak, who attended some of the first conventions of the 1970s. His memoir blends awkward adolescence, nerdish spectacle and a generous spirit of adventure. While certain details are fictionalized, the costumes, festivities and unbridled passions are completely authentic.
5.5” x 8.5”, 24 pages. $4Duotone cover on 100# gloss, b&w interior, saddle stitched.