Shore Leave 33 is steadily approaching and a brand new guest list has been launched on the official website. Our good friend Miles from The Scifi Diner Podcast dropped us a note saying that a few of our Trek favs will be on hand at the year's event. If you've missed Shore Leave the last few years, Miles has provided reports for Subspace Communique from Shore Leave 31 & 32. Be sure to check those out and see just what you're missing. Details and guest list for Shore Leave 33 can be found below.
Shore Leave 33
Since 1985 the self proclaimed future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk has held it's annual Trek Fest, drawing Star Trek fans worldwide. This year though, Trek Fest is in danger of boldly going the way of the dodo (bird that is) due to financial restraints. According to an article on Press-Citizen.com, the Riverside City Council failed to pass a motion giving funds to the Riverside Area Community Club (RACC), the group responsible for Trek Fest.
The Vulcan Tourism Board in Alberta Canada has been running a VulCon: Spock Days/Galaxyfest event for the last several decades. It’s held on the second weekend in June each year. They just announced this year’s special guest and it’s none other than Star Trek Voyager’s Garrett Wang. They had Garrett shoot a quick video announcing his participation which they played at a recent Vulcon Tourism/Trek Station evening event. You can check out Garrett’s video on Facebook here.
Tourism co-ordinator Catherine Pooley said Wang was asked if he would be willing to prepare the video announcement ahead of time, and he gladly accepted.
"He did a funny one," Pooley said. "Everyone got a kick out of it so we were quite pleased."
Star Trek's Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, John De Lancie, & Catherine Hicks At Anaheim Comic Con In April
We had an absolute blast last year at the Austin Comic Con presented by Wizard World and it looks like another awesome Comic Con is shaping up in Anaheim, CA this April. Among the tons of guests appearing in Anaheim, Star Trek's own Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, John De Lancie, Catherine Hicks, & Lee Arenberg will be in attendance. Take it from us, Wizard World puts on one of the best conventions around and chances are if you miss Anaheim, there will be a show near you sometime this year. Check out the Wizard World website for a full list of Comic Cons nationwide.
From the Wizard World Press release:
Oh, Vegas Khhaaan! your superior intellect and super human looks are hard for us to resist. We had a blast last year covering the Official Star Trek Las Vegas Convention, meeting our readers and hanging with friends new and old. This year is setting up to be just as much fun. It's the 45th anniversary of Star Trek, and we've heard a rumor from an inside source that Creation is trying their hardest to land Avery Brooks and Scott Bakula to complete the full captain set. We have to say, that would be magically epic. Of course, Khhaaan! is always up to no good. It's all cordial and full of smiles until he tries to steal your ship. Let's just hope we don't end up with Ceti Eels attached to our cerebral cortex like last year.
Check out below for the guest roster thus far.
One of our con favorites, Tim Russ is heading out to Atlanta this weekend to be a part of the very first Trek Trax convention. Starting tomorrow (Feb 19th), you'll be able to catch Tim and the Duras sisters Barbara March & Gwynyth Walsh on stage plus Trek authors Larry Nemecek, Diana Botsford, Brad Strickland, & Ina Rae Hark. You'll also be able to check the crew from the fan series Starship Farragut, a Klingon beauty contest, and a ton of filking. Check out the full details and links below.
The Emerald City Comicon is upon us once again and is providing Seattle with a heavy dose of Trek, Geek, & Comic goodness. This year's roster is proving to be a full one with the likes of The Shat, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, & Wil Wheaton. Not that those are the only guests scheduled, but we know Trek fans like the good news up front. Just as a quick note, Shatner will be there Sunday only, with Frakes & Spiner all three days, & Wil Wheaton's alter ego on Friday & Saturday. Ya see, he's sporting a beard now, so he must be from the mirror universe. Check out below for the full list of media guests and event time & place.
9th Annual ECCC
March 4th - 6th, 2011
Washington State Convention Center
A Houston Texas area convention nearly slipped past our radar, with Marina Sirtis & Tony Todd listed as guests! Called Comicpalooza, the Houston based convention started in 2008 as a simple signing event set to coincide with the release of "The Dark Knight". In 2009, it grew to a two-day comic book festival set in a local mall, focusing on promoting creators, connecting with the media, and fostering new growth in the fanbase. In 2010, Comicpalooza moved to the George R. Brown Convention Center as a multi-format convention celebrating not just comics, but also sci-fi and fantasy, horror, steam punk, New Media, movies, film, and gaming of all types.
Star Trek's Mr. Spock is making a guest appearance in the Dallas Metroplex this May with a few other special guests including comic book legend Stan Lee. Called the Dallas Comic-Con, the convention is scheduled for May 21st & 22nd (2011) and includes not only Nimoy & Lee, but also David Prowse (Darth Vader: Star Wars IV, V, VI) and a slew of artists, writers, & publishers from the comic book world. Check details below.