G & T Show STLV 2015 Coverage – Reuel and Laura Interview
At Star Trek Las Vegas 2015, we had a chance to sit down and talk to Star Trek Online fans and players Reuel (he plays S’uvak) and Laura (she plays T’Sala). They are part of the Zenas Expeditionary Force, one of the largest role-playing sections of the game.
Nick was delighted to see that Laura was wearing a STO uniforms She was wearing the Odyssey formal variation with red on bottom and black on the shoulders. It’s their fleet uniform. This is the class B; the class A is all white.
Reuel was incognito.
Laura made both versions for herself, working with a woman named Erin McKnight. Laura is something of an apprentice to Erin, who did the detail work. There are over twenty separate fabric pieces for each class uniform just to make one jacket. Both took thirty-plus hours to be made.
Now that there’s pattern for the costumes, it is a lot easier to put them together. This is the first time it is being seen at a convention.
There are about seventy people in the fleet, with over 240 characters. As a role-playing fleet, they create interactive characters that speak to each other and otherwise interact. They tell stories set in the STO canon universe. There is usually an event three or four times per week with up to thirty or so players.
Reuel has been playing for three years; Laura has been playing about two and a half. Their characters fell for each other and they realized it was more than just the characters and the chemistry was really between them! Aww!
They were happy to meet new friends and to meet the STO developers. Nick agreed that the game has been a vehicle for making friends, and the convention is just the icing on the cake.
As always, STLV is the best! You never know who you’re going to meet.
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