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This Week—The Trekkie Corner: Getting My Geek On!

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In celebration of our empty nesthood, we're finally going to attend the official Star Trek convention this week in Las Vegas at the Rio.  Instead of driving to Target and listening to kids complain while their moms pick out industrial-size packets of Bic pens, we're happily going to cast aside our dignity and rub shoulder pads with Klingons and powder-blue Andorians.

We'll beam in on Wednesday, shop for Earth groceries on the way out to Southern Nevada's version of Deep Space Nine, and then prepare for our four-day mission: to explore strange new parking structures on the Strip, to seek out good seats in the convention halls, and to boldly go where no man has gone before to get  autographs from our favorite Star Trek celebrities.

I's obnoxious, isn't it?  Well, I could be sharing my kid's school schedule with you, but I don't have to do that, anymore.  The psychological void created fr…