Piller Presented With Gene Roddenberry Award

By Christian
July 18, 2000 - 11:19 PM

Over at the official Star Trek site, they've posted an article about several conventions that took place in Southern California over the weekend.

In the first place, there was FantastiCon, which started on Friday with a special Gala Awards dinner. During this event, the Shooting Star Award was presented to individuals whose work has been instrumental in the evolution of science-fiction entertainment, including visual effects supervisor Ronald B. Moore, costume designer Robert Blackman and TOS Art Director Matt Jeffries. In addition, DS9 and Voyager co-creator Michael Piller was presented the highest honour of the evening: the Gene Roddenberry Award.

Other events at FantastiCon included a charity auction, where $5,700 was paid for a 'Voyager' set visit, a performance by Tim Russ (Tuvok) together with Neil Norman's Cosmic Orchestra, and a presentation of 'The Ferengi Family Hour'. In this play, written by Max Grodenchick (Rom) and Lolita Fatjo, Nog, Leeta and Moogie are featured, after Rom's appointment as Grand Nagus.

The other big Trek con taking place in California this weekend was the Universe 2000 Expo, which was attended by people such as science advisor André Bormanis, executive producer Brannon Braga, Michael and Denise Okuda, and Rick Sternbach. A short report on this, as well as photos from and more on FantastiCon, can be found by following this link.

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