May-June 2011 ConventionsPosted by T'Bonz - 03/05/11 at 10:05 am
There will be twelve conventions, shows or appearances in May and June that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.
May begins with the Motor City Comic Con 2011 which will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan (Metro Detroit) from May 13-15. In attendance will be: Brent Spiner, George Takei, Kate Mulgrew and Lee Arenberg.
Next in May will be Mobicon, which will be held at the Asbury Hotel & Suites in Mobile, Alabama from May 20-22. In attendance will be Star Trek: Voyager‘s Ethan Phillips.
Australian fans in Melbourne and Sydney can see Trek actors at OzTrek5. OzTrek5 will be held on May 21 in Melbourne and May 22 in Sydney. In attendance will be Avery Brooks and Garrett Wang.
Also on May 21-22, another convention will be held, this one in the Dallas, Texas area. Dallas Comic Con, which will take place at the Irving Convention center, will feature the original series’ Leonard Nimoy.
Memorial Day weekend kicks off with Phoenix Comicon. Held at the Phoenix Convention Center & Hyatt Regency, Phoenix Comicon will feature Leonard Nimoy and George Takei, both of whom will be appearing on Saturday the 28th.
Finally, May wraps up with ComicPalooza, which will be held May 27-29 in Houston, Texas. In attendance will be Marina Sirtis and Tony Todd.
In June, ConCarolinas 2011 will take place at the Charlotte Hilton University Place, in Charlotte, North Carolina, from June 3-5. Star Trek: Enterprise‘s John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox) and Bonita Friedericy will be in attendance at Con Carolinas 2011.
Next up is Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention (Vancouver) to be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, from June 10-12. In attendance will be: Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, J.G. Hertzler, Robert O’Reilly, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer and Alan Scarfe (The Next Generation‘s Admiral Mendek from Data’s Day and Tokath from Birthright: Part 2.)
For Spanish Trek fans, Weekend Trek 2011 CIFICON (site in Spanish), will be held June 17-19 in Barcelona. In attendance will be Andrew Robinson and Alexander Siddig.
Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention (Parsippany) will take place at the Parsippany Hilton in Parsippany, NJ from June 24-26. In attendance will be: Jonathan Frakes, Nichelle Nichols, Connor Trinneer, Barbara March, Gwynyth Walsh, Dominic Keating, Grace Lee Whitney, Nana Visitor, Bobby Clark (The Gorn) and Rene Auberjonois.
On the same weekend, Texas Comicon 2011 will be held at the San Antonio Event Center in San Antonio, Texas. Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Brent Spiner will be in attendance.
Wrapping up June will be the Albuquerque Comic Expo. The Albuquerque Comic Expo will be held June 24-26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Trek actors in attendance include: Marina Sirtis and LeVar Burton.
In a peek ahead to July, Shore Leave 33, which will be held July 8-10 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland, has announced an additional guest of interest. In addition to the three Trek actors (John de Lancie, Sally Kellerman and Gary Lockwood), astronaut John Grunsfeld will be in attendance.
Grunsfeld will be giving a talk entitled “House Call in Space: Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope” during the course of the weekend, where he will detail his experiences in space, including multiple space walks. Grunsfeld has been a part of the crew of five space shuttle missions, and is also the Deputy Director of the Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute.