Conventions Archive

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April-May 2011 Conventions

There will be ten conventions, shows or appearances in April and May that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from four of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

Two Australian Supanova Pop Culture Expos will start off the month of April. Brisbane 2011 will be held from April 1-3 at the RNA Showgrounds and Melbourne 2011 will be held from April 8-10 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Guests of interests to Trek fans include Star Trek XI‘s Simon Pegg, and Christopher Lloyd.

On April 9, the two-day The Official Star Trek Convention: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary will be held in Phoenix, Arizona at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel. In attendance will be: J.G. Hertzler, Max Grodenchik, Robert O’Reilly, Armin Shimerman, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs, and Vaughn Armstrong.

Events include an optional Star Trek “Rat Pack” performance by Grodenchik, Armstrong, Combs, Biggs and Shimerman; Breakfast with the Klingons, an on-stage makeup workshop, and a costume parade.

Starfest will be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center from April 15-17. In attendance will be actors Jonathan Frakes, Jeffrey Combs and Casey Biggs, as well as authors Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore and Christie Golden.

Next up is Icon 30, which will take place on April 15-17 at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. In attendance will be actress Denise Crosby and Trek authors Bob Greenberger, Keith DeCandido and Peter David.

Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con will be held April 29-May 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center. In attendance will be Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, Denise Crosby, Sally Kellerman, John de Lancie, Catherine Hicks, and Lee Arenberg.

Wrapping up April will be William Shatner‘s Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show, to be held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, California.

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 Jonathan Frakes, Garrett Wang and Richard Herd.

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.

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December-January Star Trek Conventions

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

In December, there will be a convention and a cruise. For Star Trek fans living in Hawaii or looking for a good excuse to go to Hawaii, Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention in Hawaii will take place December 4-5 in Honolulu. Celebrating the 45th anniversary of Star Trek, celebrity guests will include: Armin Shimerman, J.G. Hertzler, Robert O’Reilly, Max Grodenchik, Casey Biggs, Vaughn Armstrong, Jeffrey Combs, BarBara Luna and Bobby Clark. Entertainment will include the Star Trek “Rat Pack” Performance with Grodenchik, Armstrong, Combs, Biggs and Shimerman, and Breakfast With The Klingons, where “Martok and Gowron have agreed to sit down at the table with humans for a ‘blood brunch.’”

On December 5, a Star Trek cruise, Star Trek Tribute Cruise 2010, will be departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a seven-day cruise, with four ports of call including Fort Lauderdale; San Juan, Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and Philipsburg, St. Maarten aboard the Celebrity Solstice.

Trek celebrities on the Star Trek Tribute Cruise 2010 will include Denise Crosby, Gary Graham, Chase Masterson, and Rod Roddenberry. Events include a Star Trek-themed Murder Mystery show, in which fans may see some of the Trek celebrities “make a brief appearance in this event.”

There are no conventions of note for Trek fans in January 2011 as of this report.