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A USS Enterprise made of balloons? That (and more) at the Star Trek convention

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Stephanie Rowe, left, dressed as an Andorian, and Victoria Blake, as an Orion, both of Phoenix, look over a vendors area during the 13th annual Official Star Trek Convention at the Rio Thursday, July 31, 2014. The convention, expected to attract 15,000 Trekkies, runs through Sunday.
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13th Annual Star Trek Convention

Official Star Trek Convention | Rio Hotel & Casino | July 31, 2014

Star Trek fans really know their history. At the 13th annual Official Star Trek Convention I photographed fans dressed as the Edo people from Rubicun III, as seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Justice” episode. I met Cyrus Bickell, 13, of Colorado, who said he has watched every Star Trek episode in chronological order. Another highlight was watching Roger “the Balloon Wizard” Godin create a model of the USS Enterprise out of balloons. Pretty impressive.

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