Early Summer Trek Conventions And ShowsPosted by T'Bonz - 31/05/10 at 06:05 am
There will be seven conventions or shows in June and July that feature Trek actors.
In June, The Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con, TREKFEST XXVI, Trek Expo and Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention will take place. July conventions include Shore Leave 32, held in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Super Mega Show & Comic Fest in New Jersey, and the London Film & Comic Con, which will be held in London, England.
This listing of conventions and shows feature Star Trek actors from all five televised series, and the Star Trek movies, including guest actors from Star Trek IV: The Voyager Home and Star Trek XI.
The Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con, held from June 11-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, will have several Star Trek actors in attendance, including: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Walter Koenig, Brent Spiner, John de Lancie, Avery Brooks and Cirroc Lofton.
TREKFEST XXVI will be held in Riverside, Iowa on June 25-26. Guests include Walter Koenig and Barbara Luna (original series Mirror, Mirror: Marlena Moreau).
Trek Expo will be held June 25-27 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and will celebrate its twenty-first anniversary. Trek guests include: William Shatner, Michael Dorn, Robert O’Reilly (Gowron), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Garret Wang (who will be Master of Ceremonies), Sally Kellerman and Gary Lockwood (Dr. Elizabeth Dehner and Gary Mitchell from Where No Man Has Gone Before).
The Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention will also be held on June 25-27, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. There are plenty of Trek actors appearing, including: Connor Trinneer, Max Grodenchik, Armin Shimerman, Vaughn Armstrong, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Chase Masterson, Barbara March (Lursa), Gwynyth Walsh (B’Etor), and Jacob Kogan (Young Spock from Star Trek XI).
July starts off with Shore Leave 32, which will be held in Hunt Valley, Maryland from July 9-11. Catherine Hicks (Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home’s Gillian) and Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise) will be the Trek guests.
Shore Leave features guest Q&A and autograph sessions, live performances, a Saturday night dance party, gaming tournaments, a costume contest, an art show and auction, a “Meet the Pros” party with a large number of noted Star Trek authors, children’s activities, workshops, photo opportunities, memorabilia rooms, science presentations, fan panel discussions, and video presentations of new and classic genre entertainment, including the latest fan film productions sweeping the web.
Trek authors in attendance at Shore Leave include: Ann C. Crispin, Christopher L. Bennett, Dave Galanter, David Mack, Dayton Ward, Gerri Leen, Glen Hauman, Greg Cox, Howard Weinstein, Ilsa J. Blick, Keith DeCandido, Kevin Dilmore, Lawrence M. Schoen, Lorraine Anderson, Marco Palmieri, Michael Jan Friedman, Peter A. David, Richard C. White, Rigel Ailur, Robert Greenberger, Scott Pearson and Terri Osborne.
The Super Mega Show & Comic Fest, to be held July 9-11 in East Fairfield, N.J. will have Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Marina Sirtis as a guest.
Finally, Star Trek fans in the U.K. can see several Trek actors at the London Film & Comic Con, to be held July 17-18 in London. In attendance will be: Andrew Robinson (Garak), William Shatner and Jonathan Frakes.