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By Christian
July 12, 2000 - 11:18 PM

  • The official Star Trek site has been updated with a reminder of the fourth annual FantastiCon convention, taking place the weekend of July 14-16 at the Westin Hotel in Los Angeles. The con is the brainchild of William Campbell, who played Trelane on TOS and Koloth on TOS and DS9. As the reminder notes, the con will be featuring many SF guests, and will benefit the Country House and Hospital run by the Motion Picture and Television Fund.

  • Over at the Decipher site, they've put up the full card list from the new 'The Trouble With Tribbles' expansion set.

  • Patrick Stewart - the Actors' Actor is reporting that Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) will be following in the footsteps of William Shatner, as he will be appearing in TV commercials for Hotwire.com, collaboration of six major airlines to sell unsold seats at discounted fares. Priceline.com, also offering airline tickets at discount rates, was brought to the public's attention by a large ad campaign featuring a signing William Shatner.

  • The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has sent out a press release with more info on the Universe 2000 Expo, starting tomorrow. Some of the people who will be attending the conference include Robert Picardo (the Holodoc), Tim Russ (Tuvok) and Brannon Braga.

  • The official Jeri Lynn Ryan Homepage is reporting that this year's Star Trek christmas tree ornament from Hallmark will go on sale on the 15th of July. The ornament consists of a miniature figurine of Seven of Nine.

  • William Shatner's new novel 'Preserver' is doing fairly well in the important bestseller lists. The book is #22 among hardcover fiction books on USA Today's bestseller list, #34 on the New York Times Bestseller list, and the 4th best-selling science fiction novel on Amazon.com. By contrast, however, Shatner's first original Trek novels, such as 'The Return', managed to hit the top spot in the bestseller lists. Thanks go out to the Bring Back Kirk Campaign for this.

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