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February-March Star Trek Conventions

Posted by T'Bonz - 02/02/11 at 01:02 pm


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There will be five conventions, shows or appearances in February and March that feature Trek actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series.

Three conventions of note will take place in February. First up is TrekTrax Atlanta, which bills itself as the “new Star Trek convention in Atlanta.” TrekTrax will take place during President’s Day weekend, February 18-20, and will be held at the Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter.

In attendance at TrekTrax Atlanta will be: Tim Russ, Klingon sisters Lursa and B’Etor (Barbara March and Gwynyth Walsh), Starship Farragut actors, and several Star Trek authors, including Larry Nemecek, Diana Botsford, Brad Strickland and Dr. Ina Rae Hark.

On the same weekend, Farpoint will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Timonium, Maryland. In attendance at Farpoint will be Bonita Friedericy (Star Trek: Enterprise, Regeneration), over a dozen Star Trek authors, and actors from Starship Farragut.

Finishing up the month of February will be Vulcan Events, which will take place in Tampa on February 25-27. Vulcan has a new pricing structure with two different price levels. The $195.00 weekend price includes autographs, reserved seating and other perks. A more economical weekend price, $40.00, will make this convention affordable in these tough economical times.

Guests of interest to Star Trek fans include J.G. Hertzler and Robert O’Reilly, who will also appear briefly in full makeup and costume, Stephen Culp (Star Trek: Enterprise’s Major Hayes), Lee Arenberg (who appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise), Lee Meriwether (Original Series, That Which Survives), Lolita Fatjo and Star Trek author Peter David.

March kicks off with The Official Star Trek Convention: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary. This convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport and features plenty of guests of interest to Trek fans. In attendance will be: Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Connor Trinneer, Nana Visitor, Dominic Keating, Rene Auberjonois, Eric Menyuk (Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s The Traveler), and Richard Arnold.

There will be plenty of events at The Official Star Trek Convention, including a photography seminar with Leonard Nimoy, and Rene Auberjonois and Nana Visitor performing a play together.

The final convention in March will be MegaCon 2011 which will be held March 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. In attendance at MegaCon 2011 will be: William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Robin Curtis and Marina Sirtis.

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