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Posts Tagged ‘Franklin Institute’

Lucky Trek Couple Marries

Monday, September 14th, 2009

A couple who won a Star Trek wedding at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia were married last night on the bridge of the USS Enterprise.

Brad Siegel and Kate Erwin, who met at a Star Trek convention in 2006, were married by a “Vulcan-speaking” Buddhist priest and surrounded by green faeries and dark angels.


An Evening With George Takei

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Philadelphia-area fans were able to meet George Takei (Sulu) at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute last Thursday, where he spoke about Star Trek and gay rights.

Fans were able to get questions answered, take pictures and have autographs signed by Takei, who is known for being fan-friendly. “I love having any opportunity to meet with fans,” said Takei. “Whatever community turns out at these events, I am always touched by the outpouring of heartfelt affection and honor. I have had a long career and it is all thanks to you.”