Nimoy, Takei, Wheaton, McNeill (and TrekMovie) At Phoenix Comicon This Weekend

This weekend Star Trek stars and TrekMovie.com are headed to Arizona for Phoenix Comicon. The Trek luminaries attending including Leonard Nimoy, Wil Wheaton, George Takei and Robert Duncan McNeill, along with other big stars from science fiction and comic books. Details below.

 

Trek Stars and TrekMovie at Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix Comicon, a very fan friendly con, has grown to be one of the biggest events in the west with a crowd estimated at 20,000+ for this weekend. Previews kick off tomorrow and the event runs through Sunday May 29th at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona.

This year there are a number of big Star Trek stars for the event, including Leonard Nimoy, Wil Wheaton, George Takei and Robert Duncan McNeill. Also on hand will be Battlestar Galactica’s Aaron Douglas, Babylon 5’s Bruce Boxleitner, Stargate’s Paul McGillion (who was also in Star Trek), Chuck’s Adam Baldwin, Billy Dee Williams (Lando!), Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee and many more.

On Friday at 3:00 I will be hosting a TrekMovie panel and discussion (called "Star Trek Lives Again!") all about the latest news in Star Trek, including the Star Trek sequel. I will be joined by some other fans and Morgan Gendel. I will also be modering the George Takei and Leonard Nimoy panels.  

A weekend ticket costs only $35, with lower prices for single day passes. More info at www.phoenixcomicon.com.

Here again is the Star Trek-themed commercial for Phoenix Comicon:

 

Schedule of Trek stuff

Here is the schedule of Star Trek-related panels

Friday:

  • Spotlight on Paul McGillion (Star Trek 2009): Friday 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Star Trek Lives Again! (w/ Anthony Pascale, Morgan Gendel, Chris Swanson, and Dr. David Williams): Friday 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Morgan Gendel writer of TNG’s The Inner Light: Behind the Scenes: Friday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Sherry Jackson ( android "Andrea" TOS: "What are Little Girls Made Of?") Spotlight: Friday 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Storytime with Wil Wheaton$10 registration: Friday 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday:

  • Spotlight on Robert Duncan McNeill: Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Leonard Nimoy: Saturday 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Roddenberry Productions Preview: Saturday 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Jamie Paglia’s Eureka! (w/ Wil Wheaton): Saturday 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Sunday:

  • Spotlight on George Takei: Sunday 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Chuck! Adam Baldwin and Robert Duncan McNeill: Sunday 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • * Aaron Douglas and Paul McGillion: Sunday  (Star Trek 2009)) 3:00pm – 4:00pm

 

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Commodore Mike of the Terram Empire.
May 25, 2011 3:50 pm

Looks like a ot of fun. Wish I could be there.

Harry Ballz
May 25, 2011 5:02 pm

When Nimoy and Takei arrive for the event, and are waiting backstage to be introduced, i wonder if they look at each other and feel like they’re in Galaxy Quest?

May 25, 2011 5:24 pm

Wonder if there will be any Man of Steel news there? Maybe even a photograph of Cavill in costume, that’d be nice.

May 25, 2011 6:50 pm

It sounds like fun. It would be great to hear Morgan Gendel, Hugo award winning writer TNG’s “The Inner Light” would say about the direction of Star Trek under Bad Robot.

Hold on. Just saw that Sherry Jackson is gong to be there. Remember her in that TOS “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” She was Andrea and wore that flimsy and sexy outfit.

Check her out from the episode.

freezejeans
May 25, 2011 7:56 pm

Hoping to be there this weekend!!

guest
May 25, 2011 8:30 pm

Dammit! Been sitting down here all week with nothing to do and come the weekend, I have to go home… just can’t win!!

CaptainDonovin
May 25, 2011 9:59 pm

Looks like a great line up, try & have some fun this weekend.

Uber Trekkie
May 25, 2011 11:06 pm

I live in Phoenix, just a few miles from this, but will wait till August and catch them all in vegas without the comic book people. i don’t really read comic books.

May 26, 2011 12:16 am

Phoenix seems to advertise better than Dallas. I had to find out about Dallas con last week from this site…and I live here.

Would like to go to Anthony’s panel. Would really like to see Sherry Jackson. Love her.

Anthony Thompson
May 29, 2011 7:21 am

Some great potential filming sites near Phoenix for the sequel: Cosanti in Scottsdale and Arcosanti (about 70 miles north of Phoenix).

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