The biggest fan run convention is DragonCon in Atlanta, and every Labor Day weekend they have an impressive dedicated ‘TrekTrak’. This year is no exception with a huge line-up of Trek celebs including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Kate Mulgrew and Patrick Stewart. Plus there are a number of Trek related activities and panels and more celebs, details below.
SHATNER, NIMOY TO APPEAR ON DRAGON*CON’S “TREKTRAK”
ATLANTA – August 24 – Dragon*Con Director of Star Trek Programming Eric L. Watts is pleased to announce the star-studded line-up of seven guest celebrities scheduled to appear in TrekTrak programming at this year’s Dragon*Con, including three Enterprise captains. The convention takes place from Friday, September 4, to Monday, September 7, in downtown Atlanta. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy (“Captain Kirk” and “Mr. Spock” from Star Trek), Patrick Stewart (“Captain Picard” from Star Trek: The Next Generation), Kate Mulgrew and Garrett Wang (“Captain Janeway” and “Harry Kim” from Star Trek: Voyager) and John Billingsley and Anthony Montgomery (“Dr. Phlox” and “Travis Mayweather” from Star Trek: Enterprise) are all scheduled to appear.
Mr. Shatner will be making a single panel appearance at 10:00 Friday morning, sharing the stage with Leonard Nimoy for a one-hour Q&A in the Marriott Marquis Atrium Ballroom. Mr. Nimoy will make two additional panel appearances, at 4:00 on Saturday afternoon and at 10:00 Sunday morning. In addition, both men will be signing autographs on Dragon*Con’s Walk of Fame.
Dragon*Con once again welcomes the return of the popular “TrekTrak Show,” a Tonight Show-style event where Mr. Watts and cohost James Cawley (“Captain Kirk” from Star Trek: Phase II) will interview Patrick Stewart and Kate Mulgrew—a “must-see” event for those “who want to know.” Celebrity commentary and insight continues with the “TrekTrak Presents” series of discussion panels that includes your favorite Star Trek characters discussing all things Star Trek and responding to your questions. Star Trek guest stars scheduled to appear include Louise Fletcher (“Kai Winn” from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Richard Herd (“Admiral Paris” from Star Trek: Voyager), Alan Ruck (“Captain Harriman” from Star Trek Generations) and Dwight Schultz (“Reginald Barclay” from The Next Generation and Voyager).
Also at Dragon*Con, TrekTrak will world-premiere “The Child,” the newest episode of Star Trek: Phase II (formerly New Voyages), the fan-created, fan-produced Internet series that continues the fourth-year voyages of the original series starship Enterprise, starring James Cawley as Captain Kirk. Starship Farragut, another independent film series based on the original Star Trek featuring the crew of the USS Farragut, will present two episodes on TrekTrak: the award-winning live-action “A Rock and a Hard Place” and the animated “Power Source.”
The excitement of TrekTrak programming at Dragon*Con builds to a roaring climax with the presentation of the 11th annual 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, the pageant features the most beautiful women the Klingon Empire has to offer, to be judged in Beauty, Talent and Personality categories by celebrity judges John Billingsley, Anthony Montgomery, Garrett Wang and James Cawley.
TrekTrak is thrilled to present these celebrities and programs at Dragon*Con and the entire TrekTrak staff looks forward to seeing you there.
Star Trek Chicago Update: Shatner Not To Attend
TrekMovie has been informed that William Shatner will not be attending the "Star Trek Chicago Expo and Film Marathon" event on Labor Day weekend.