Playtrekfest 2001

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Come celebrate four years of Playtrek.  Meet your fellow Playtrekkers in the flesh and exchange real time messages.  There is nothing like meeting other people who share your passions for Star Trek toys and collectibles.  All of Playtrek is invited.

When: Saturday, June 23rd, 2001, 10AM - ???

Where: The home of Jack & Joan Butrum in the backwoods of Maryland
3108 Valley View Court
Rohrersville, MD 21779
Detailed directions at the bottom of this page
Email: or for more info

Food:  King Robert and J'Ack will be smoking BBQ brisket (Dueling Smoked Brisket).  Burgers and hot dogs will be provided as well.  Otherwise, all attendees are asked to bring a side dish, dessert, drinks, etc.

Toys: Bring your toys.  Gawk at everyone's rarities, customs and other Trek collectibles.  Andy'll be bringing his Pile o' Figures.  (Remember the Plethora of Picards, Bunch of Borg, and World of Worfs?)

Games: Several games are planned, including the Ferengi gift exchange and the ever popular Trektionary.  Lots of prizes to be had.  Feel free to bring your own stuff for prizes if you'd like and help make a fellow Playtrekker happy.  Door prizes will be available as well, so you could get stuff just for showing up!

Other Fun Stuff: There'll be a full demonstration of how to cast 4.5" Trek figure heads.  Learn how to make your own!  There'll also be a video montage of past Playtrekfests, so we can revisit the first ever Playtrekfest, Tom Aliffi's Scotty imitation, looking for Riker's head in the grass, and Chris Doyle's shrill British accent.  The Sunday following the big party, partygoers are invited to a Jack Butrum, unpaid semi-professional tour of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington DC.

Hotel Information:
Hotel Butrum - The Butrums are generously inviting out of town Playtrekfest attendees to stay at their place on Friday and/or Saturday night for FREE.  Contact them at the email addresses above for further info on accomodations.  Otherwise...
Sleep Inn - (301)668-2003 - all rooms $79.00
Comfort Inn - (301)695-6200 - all rooms $79.00
Hampton Inn - (301) 698-2500 - 1 king or 2 doubles 94.00 (if a group checks in they will give lower rates) contact Karen
Holiday Inn (by FSK mall) - (301)694-7500 - 2 occupants are109.00; 1 occupant is 99.00
Holiday Express - (301)695-2881 - all 74.00
Courtyard Marriott - 1-301-631-9030  - Spacious rooms feature a comfortable sitting area, in-room coffee, hair dryers, iron and ironing board. Relaxation can be found in the convenient pool, whirlpool and fitness room.
Fairfield Inn - 1-301-631-2000  At the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, you always get a comfortable room, free continental breakfast, a pool, whirlpool and friendly service. Plus, free cable TV and free local phone calls.
Spring Bank Inn - 1-800-400-4667 - This historic landmark home offers spacious guest rooms, tastefully decorated in period furnishings, and delicious, beautifully served breakfasts.
Tyler-Spite House - 1-301-831-4455 - 1814 mansion located in historical downtown Frederick. Exquisite lodging with a great story of how the house came to be built on its location.
Hampton Inn - 1-800-426-7866 - Guests will enjoy high quality accommodations, friendly and efficient service, and clean comfortable surroundings.
Middle Plantation Inn - 301-898-7128
Hill House B&B - 301-682-4111
Cozy Country Inn - 1-301-271-4301 - This unique historic inn at the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains is decorated to commemorate the style of the Presidents and dignitaries who have visited the nearby Camp David.
Holiday Inn - 3 convenient locations in Frederick, MD:
999 West Patrick Street,  Frederick, MD  301-662-5141
5400 Holiday Drive,  Frederick, MD  301-694-7500
5579 Spectrum Drive,  Frederick, MD  301-695-2881


And here's some maps stolen off of the Mapquest site:

Hope to see you there!

King Robert & J'Oan of the House of J'Ack