The Broward Convention Center played host for the 2017 edition of Supercon. Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, it was the ideal midpoint for people from the tri-county area. New York Film Academy South Beach was fortunate to be joined by Adam Nimoy, director, former NYFA Filmmaking instructor, and the son of Leonard Nimoy — AKA Spock from “Star Trek.”
We were honored to be a part of Adam’s promotion for his documentary “For The Love of Spock.” Star Trek fans from all over excitedly came to meet Adam and learn more about his journey as the beloved son of Spock.
During the 4-day event, film buffs, comic book lovers, and anyone who loves a good excuse to play dress-up swarmed the convention center. Our NYFA South Beach booth was located in celebrity row, where fans swarmed Adam’s booth for autographs and personal pictures.
NYFA got a first row seat to see how passionate the Star Trek fanbase is. There were Star Trek tables dedicated to the franchise, which also included a life-size captain’s chair that Adam couldn’t help but sit in and reminisce.
At another end of the convention center, you could find a life-size version of the space station set where all the Star Trek characters would be found in a typical episode. Fans lined up to take photos with their family and friends, pretending to play the role of their favorite Star Trek character.
Adam’s Q&A on Saturday, which was moderated by South Beach Acting for Film Chair Mark Mocahbee, engaged fans that genuinely loved his documentary and were interested to learn his journey and process while making it.
Adam ended his Q&A with a special surprise for everyone by premiering the teaser trailer of his newest project, “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine.” The crowd of about 200 people that filled the Q&A room was overwhelmed by excitement to be the very first to see his new trailer.
Moments after the Q&A, the NYFA booth filled with fans that had just been at Adam’s panel hoping to speak to Adam directly and get an autograph.
For particularly impressive costumes, Mr. Nimoy would request photos with fans, which served as memorable moments for Trekkies.
All in all, NYFA South Beach’s takeover at Supercon in Fort Lauderdale was a tremendous success and the Academy hopes to play a part again next year.
Post written by: Sally Nieves