August 23, 2011

The Smith family founded the Trekkie conventions.

Katie Rowe, a great-great-granddaughter of Soapy Smith has added some new information regarding the post on August 20, 2011 about the Star Trek Starship named the U.S.S. Jefferson Randolph Smith.

Katie's uncle, John Jefferson Moriarty Jr was in fact instrumental in the founding of trekkie conventions having had the concept and done the promotions for the very first ones with just a pilot a cast and Gene Roddenberry himself.

Katie, who has been involved in them since high school, says it runs in her blood. She's curious if the author of the book, How Much for Just The Planet might have known about the relation?

Very interesting!

Jeff Smith


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