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Star Trek convention comes to Riverside

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Trekkies from across the world were in Washington County Saturday. 

Riverside is hosting TrekFest once again this weekend.

Riverside is the future birthplace of fictional character Captain Kirk from the popular TV series. Trekfest featured live music, carnival games, star trek movies and action figures and a costume contest. Each year the convention brings up to 10,000 people to the small town of just 800.

"It shows that Riverside is a fun place to be its a small town community blended with high tech Trek atmosphere and everybody gets along together that way and its a good deal, " said Paul McCracken, president of the Riverside Area Community Club.

TrekFest is held in Riverside every year on the last weekend in June.

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