Dragon Con Has Impressive TrekTrak For Labor Day Weekend 2008 August 22, 2008by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , trackback
The Annual fan run Dragon Con event in Atlanta, Georgia is considered on of the most fun con experiences. Each year it has a dedicated ‘Trek Trak’ full of celebrity panels, discussions, as well as some fun Trek-themed events. This year is shaping up to be a good one, with stars from every show slated to appear plus some fan film showings. See press release below for more.
TREKTRAK ANNOUNCES DRAGON*CON’S STAR TREK GUESTS AND PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
Atlanta – August 22 – Dragon*Con Director of Star Trek Programming Eric L. Watts is pleased to announce this year’s star-studded line-up of nine guest celebrities from every Star Trek series for TrekTrak—“The Star Trek Convention at Dragon*Con.” The largest number of Star Trek stars ever scheduled to appear at Dragon*Con, which takes place from Friday, August 29, to Monday, September 1, in downtown Atlanta, includes George Takei (“Mr. Sulu”) and Walter Koenig (“Chekov”) from the original Star Trek series; Michael Dorn (“Worf”) from Star Trek: The Next Generation; Avery Brooks (“Captain Sisko”) and Cirroc Lofton (“Jake Sisko”) from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Robert Picardo (“The Doctor”), Tim Russ (“Tuvok”) and Ethan Phillips (“Neelix”) from Star Trek: Voyager; and Dominic Keating (“Lt. Malcolm Reed”) from Star Trek: Enterprise.
Dragon*Con once again welcomes the return of two installments of the popular “TrekTrak Show,” a Tonight Show-style event featuring one-on-one interviews with George Takei, Michael Dorn and Avery Brooks responding to probing and provocative questions from the unpredictable and outspoken host Eric L. Watts—must-sees for those “who want to know.” Celebrity commentary and insight continues with various “TrekTrak Presents” discussion panels that include your favorite Star Trek characters discussing all things Star Trek and responding to your questions.
The 2007 TrekTrak Show with Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden
Also at Dragon*Con, TrekTrak will present the world premieres of not one, but two fan films. First is the newest episode from Star Trek: Phase II (formerly Star Trek: New Voyages), “Blood and Fire,” written and directed by David Gerrold, based on a script originally submitted to Star Trek: The Next Generation, updated and adapted for Captain Kirk’s Enterprise and featuring an openly gay relationship between two main characters. Senior executive producer and star James Cawley, staff writer Carlos Pedraza, visual effects artist Joel Bellucci and second unit director Ben Alpi will take part in a panel discussion about the episode prior to the screening.
The second world premiere to be presented by TrekTrak is the independent fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, directed by and starring Star Trek: Voyager’s Tim Russ and featuring a number of Star Trek stars including Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Grace Lee Whitney and Alan Ruck, with guest stars Garrett Wang, J.G. Hertzler, Cirroc Lofton, Chase Masterson, Ethan Phillips and Gary Graham. This film is already currently available for Internet download in three installments; TrekTrak will present the film in its entirety for the first time in a public venue, with introductions and commentary by Tim Russ, Walter Koenig and Cirroc Lofton.
The excitement of TrekTrak’s programming at Dragon*Con builds to a roaring climax with the presentation of the 10th annual world-famous Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant, recognized by America Online as one of “The Top 11 Offbeat Beauty Pageants Across America” for two years in a row and as seen in Discover, Spin and Shock magazines and FoxNews.com. MKE creator and producer Eric L. Watts will serve as Master of Ceremonies; celebrity judges will include Michael Dorn, Ethan Phillips, Dominic Keating and James Cawley, with multiple beauty pageant titleholder and certified Miss America Organization judge Autumn Skye-Boothe returning as head judge.
The 2007 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
A comprehensive listing of programming events, a detailed schedule, full biographies of all our guests and programming participants and additional information about the TrekTrak can be found at www.TrekTrak.com. Detailed information about Dragon*Con, including memberships, host hotels and guests appearing on the more than 30 other concurrent programming tracks, can be found at www.dragoncon.org.