The reason for going to Blackpool was so that two members of our party of nine could attend the Star Trek Convention being held that weekend at Norbreck Castle Hotel. There were over 5,000 attendees at the convention and the Norbreck isn't air conditioned either. With the temperatures in the 90s, the crowd of Trekkies got a little ripe! The convention was a big success with Lolita Fatjo, Tim Russ, Kate Mulgree, and Robbie McNeill to chat and sign autographs. Even with the heat, many of those 5,000 dressed in costume for the closing events. Anyway, our Trekkies were quite happy but ready to move on to our next destination...cool (we hoped) Glasgow.