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Rice Bringing Back Lestat?

Could Anne Rice be readying for a return visit by her vampire creation Lestat?


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Creation Developing New Fan Reality Show With William Shatner – Pilot Shooting At New Jersey Con

It looks like The Captains may not be William Shatners "final farewell" to Star Trek. Friday at Creation’s official Star Trek convention in New Jersey, Shatner began shooting the pilot for a proposed new reality show called "Fan Addic…

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This Weekend’s New Jersey Star Trek Con To Stream Live

This year in celebration of the 45th anniversary of Star Trek, Creation Entertainment has expanded its list of Star Trek conventions, bringing Trek cons to all corners of North America. But if you still can’t make it to one of their cons, they ha…

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Jim Beam Me Up! Trekkie asks Jim Beam to Send Him to the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

Jim Beam Me Up! One Trekkie has taken to Twitter to launch a campaign to get Jim Beam to sponsor him as the "first Official Unofficial Trekkie of Jim Beam" and send him to the big Creation Star Trek convention in Las Vegas this August. The Seat…

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June-July Star Trek Conventions

There will be thirteen conventions, shows or appearances in June and July 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.

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.

On June 11, the Frank & Son collectible Show will be held in from 9 AM to 5 PM in Industry, California. The autograph signing event is billed as their 2nd Annual Star Trek Fan Day. Trek actors in attendance will be Marina Sirtis, Tim Russ, John De Lancie, Catherine Hicks, Richard Herd, Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, Tucker Smallwood, Carolyne Barry, Larry Hankin and Carel Struycken.

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 at Texas Comicon 2011.

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.

The month of July kicks off with 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.

Polaris25 will be held from July 15-17 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, in Richmond Hill, Ontario. In attendance will be Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Armin Shimerman and author Keith R.A. DeCandido.

On the same weekend, the Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention in Boston will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge in Boston. In attendance will be William Shatner, Connor Trinneer, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Dominic Keating, J.G. Hertzler, Max Grodenchik, Robert O’Reilly, Ethan Phillips, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs and Vaughn Armstrong.

The popular San Diego Comic Con will make its yearly appearance at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego from July 21-24.

Cyphan 2 will take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill, from July 29-31. Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Picardo and Deep Space Nine‘s Chase Masterson will be at Cyphan 2.

Wrapping up July will be another Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention – Nashville, to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort July 29-31. In attendance, will be William Shatner, Connor Trinneer, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Dominic Keating, J.G. Hertzler, Max Grodenchik, Robert O’Reilly, Ethan Phillips, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs and Vaughn Armstrong.

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Creation’s Vancouver Con begins this week

One of Stargate’s biggest annual conventions begins this week — and we’re bringing you coverage!

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Epic Star Trek Vegas Con 2011 Shaping Up (including TrekMovie Panels)

Every year the biggest Star Trek convention is the August Creation Star Trek Con, and this year is no exception. There is an impressive lineup this year to celebrate Star Trek’s 45th anniversary with big stars, lots of special events and even some TrekMovie.com hosted fan panels.

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Ultimate Star Trek Getaway Sweepstakes

Two lucky fans will win tickets and a prize package for the Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention 2011 which will be taking place in August.

CBS Consumer Products and Creation Entertainment are teaming up to offer Trekkies the chance of a lifetime with the ultimate Star Trek getaway sweepstakes, which begins today and runs through April 29.

The prize for the two winners will include:

  • Two Gold Weekend admission passes to the Convention (now sold out) that include reserved seats for all major guest appearances, complimentary admission to VIP parties, in-person autographs from thirteen Star Trek celebs, a special limited edition collector’s coin and more!
  • Three nights at The Rio Suites Hotel, where the event is hosted. Check in is August 11 and checkout is August 14.
  • $2,000 travel and spending money
  • $100 gift certificate for Creation Entertainment convention merchandise.

“The convention celebrates the 45th anniversary of Star Trek and takes place from August 11-14 giving attendees the chance to rub elbows with legends like William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Sir Patrick Stewart, and many, many more.”

To enter, visit the Star Trek Facebook page, located here.

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Creation Entertainment Star Trek Convention Highlights

Last weekend, fans who attended the Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention were entertained by many actors from various Star Trek series, including Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Grace Lee Whitney, the Duras Sisters, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois and other guest stars.

On the first day of the convention, held in San Francisco, Richard Arnold, former assistant to Gene Roddenberry, started things off with a 45th anniversary slideshow and reminisced about 1970s fandom and the birth of the Star Trek conventions.

Grace Lee Whitney told the audience about her favorite Star Trek episode, The Enemy Within, which featured two Kirks, a good and a bad one. She was bruised during the scene when the bad Kirk grabs her and drags her across the floor of his cabin, she told the audience. Whitney also shared details about the “Janice Rand look” which included makeup, the way she was lit and of course, that famous basket-weave hair-do.

On the second day of the convention, Nichelle Nichols answered questions and sang for the fans, including a song about Charlie X from the episode of the same name. After her appearance, the Duras Sisters (Gwynyth Walsh and Barbara March) appeared in costume. “It all comes right back,” said March, who explained that the Klingon teeth they were obliged to wear were “like torture, so you can get in character and be pissed off already before you get on camera.”

The highlight of the second day was the appearance of Leonard Nimoy, who shared stories about his career in acting and photography. He spoke about his (at the time) controversial memoir, I Am Not Spock. “I called the chapter, I Am Not Spock,” he said. When his publisher asked him for the title of his book itself, he said, “Let’s go with I Am Not Spock. People will find that interesting.” But Nimoy soon found out that the fans ” found it interesting, all right, in the wrong way.”

The final day of the convention featured actors from Star Trek: Enterprise and Deep Space Nine. Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating entertained the audience and updated them on the actors’ current projects. When asked if the cast members stay in touch, Keating gave a reply which will surely please Scott Bakula fans, “Connor and I are very close,” he said. “And every Christmas we go to Scott Bakula’s Christmas party. I’m still on the list for that.” Keating also said that fans will be seeing a lot of Scott Bakula at conventions this year, because he’s signed on for several. “He recently remodeled his house,” said Keating.

The final appearance was that of Rene Auberjonois and Nana Visitor, on stage together. The pair talked about their careers and current projects, and of course, about their projects. Auberjonois told the audience why he developed a gruff voice for Odo. “When I went in to audition for the role … The casting director said nobody had been grouchy enough.” So Auberjonois chose to go into the audition already in character as Odo, gruff voice and all.

Visitor shared her memory of the Take Me Out to the Holosuite episode; where it turned out that she had no baseball skills whatsoever but had to acquire them quickly. “I was never so nervous because we had to stay there until I hit the ball,” she said. But when the cameras started rolling, she (and those working with her) were in luck. “I cracked the ball right away,” she said. “The crew was so thrilled they carried me on their shoulders.”

Auberjonois and Visitor also gave a unique dramatic presentation called “Cross Our Hearts: Poems and Prose,” which they plan to do at other conventions this year.

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Con Report & Photos: Leonard Nimoy Headlines Creation Star Trek San Francisco Con 2011

Creation Entertainment held a big official Star Trek convention in San Francisco over the weekend headlined by Leonard Nimoy with a bunch of big Trek stars including Nichelle Nichols, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating and more. See below for a report plus lots of photos from the weekend.

 
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