Hundreds of people met at a hotel in Burbank, drawn together by a love of their favorite science-fiction show. The show's creators were on hand, doling out tidbits of information to whet the nerdly appetite. Some of the show's stars were there, mingling with the fans. Surprisingly, William Shatner was nowhere to be found. Why? Because this wasn't a Star Trek convention; instead, it was a convention for the freshman show Lost.
Lost tells the story of a group of plane crash survivors who try to piece together answers about the mysterious island upon which they have crashed. Along the way, they deal with giant polar bears, maniacal kidnappers, and a mysterious French woman who sinisterly refers to a group called "the others."
The convention for Lost sated the fans' undying demand for information about what is in the hatch, who "the others" are, and whether or not there are more survivors of the plane crash somewhere else on the island.
Venerable sci-fi stalwart Star Trek regularly draw hundreds of fans, called "trekkies," to conventions all over the country. Lost is unlike Star Trek in that it hasn't been canceled. The season just ended weeks ago, and the show will return to television in the fall.
In this age of instant information, "Losties" need answers at warp speed.