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Dear Diary...The Image Was Too Powerful To Hold In My Memory
I found this on tumblr today:

The text above and below reads:
"SOMEONE WENT TO A STAR TREK CONVENTION IN THE 1980’S AS SPOCK AND KIRK’S PENISES I AM NOT MAKING THIS SHIT UP

THEY PERFORMED SPIRK THROUGH INTERPRETIVE DANCE."

I remember making this screencap for the Fanlore page. Wonderful to see it being re-discovered again and again.

And speaking of memories….Memories (or the lack of them) is one of the many reasons for Fanlore to exist. I watched the skit on videotape with my friend Sandy in the 1990s…I know this because she wrote a post to Virgule, the slash mailing list describing our glee and joy and hysteria. An email which I found 20+ years later tucked away in a folder. But in 2011, when someone asked me about the Dancing Penii, I had no memory of the skit. Or ever having watched it.  The image must have been too powerful to hold in my memory.  So I began researching in order to add more history to the Fanlore page. And that's how the screencap and Kandy's description of the skit  found its way there.

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heliophile_oxon From: heliophile_oxon Date: January 12th, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
How wonderful is this?!? Interpretive dance? Of course, what else!

Thank you for posting such a ... remarkable record *g*
catalenamara From: catalenamara Date: January 12th, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
The skit was recreated at the 2013 KiScon, to much applause...!
deejay From: deejay Date: January 12th, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
IDICon in Houston! I was there and saw it; almost peed myself laughing in hysterics! ="D
carbonel From: carbonel Date: January 23rd, 2014 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw a video of this! Either at Escapade or ZebraCon, at a fannish history panel. Cracked up the room.
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: January 23rd, 2014 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
speaking of escapade, when are you arriving? We also need to get the copy of the signed permission form - though email/fax would work.

carbonel From: carbonel Date: January 27th, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll be arriving on Thursday afternoon, as usual.
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