I would like to indulge my daughter's Star Trek obsession. All suggestions welcome; specific question about Trek conventions follow:
My daughter, age 11, has developed into quite the little Trekkie. She binge-watched the whole original series, has watched a couple original series movies, and has started TNG. Watching with her I feel that overall this is a pretty sweet obsession as obsessions go, and I am happy to indulge it a bit.*
I got her the Star Fleet Technical Manual
last week and she lost her mind with happiness.
I've told her we'll take her to a Star Trek convention too, but when I started looking into it, they seem kind of problematic. Here's
the link I found. They seem really expensive, and also kind of scammy how besides paying admission, you have to pay like 90 bucks to stand in line to meet William Shatner or whatever. So first question is, for those with experience with fan conventions in general, is this kind of pricing scheme typical? Also, for Trek fans, are Star Trek conventions fun? Can you imagine an 11 year old girl (who is a gigantic Trek fan, but has trouble connecting socially) having fun there?
Finally, is there other fun Trek related stuff she would enjoy? She's read a couple Trek novels from the library but if you have recommendations for specific ones that are better than others (and are appropriate for a pre-teen), I'd love to hear them. And any other Trek goodness.. please bring it on.
Thanks in advance and, Live Long and Prosper!
*Note to the judging judgers: We have had a low screen time household for my daughter's whole life, and most of the time she gets between zero and about 3 screen hours a week. I've allowed much more leeway in support of her Star Trek obsession because she loves it! Also, I'm not in the habit of spending big chunks of cash on her passing interests - just take my word for it when I say I buy her much, much, much less stuff than most of her peers of the same or lower income than us. But again, she fucking loves this and I want to indulge it.